Our friend Jeff Boller, AKA "Simple Carnival" has released a nice video from his 3D for Kids workshop. For those of you new to 3D or want to learn more about the technology, Jeff has a great presentation that gets quite in depth while still easy enough for kids to understand.
The minds from MIT Labs have once again come up with something that just blows my mind with a device called inForm. inForm uses Dynamic Physical Affordances and Constraints through Shape and Object Actuation. Ok, let me non-MIT that for you. The device uses a type of 3D scanning system to "see" the users interactions. The system then transmits that data to a display table which can then be seen and used by the observer. If you have ever seen those hand print pin toys, then you will have a good idea on how the display table works, in general.
Porsche took over the Forbidden City, Tai Miao on October 17th, to put on a spectacular display for one of the longest running production cars (and definitely the least changed car) in history, the Porsche 911. Check out this video; if you are a Porsche nut, you might even get a little emotional at the end.
Solid Concepts, a 3D Printing and prototyping service in Austin TX, announced they have made the world’s first 3D Printed Metal Gun using a process called DMLS Direct Metal Laser Sintering. This process uses lasers and powdered metals to create the 3d part.