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3D Printing News Briefs, December 3, 2020: Continuous Composites, AIMS, ULTRAWAVE, Digital Building Technologies, QOROX, Disney

In this edition of 3D Printing News Briefs, Continuous Composites has opened a new manufacturing facility, while Kickstarter device AIMS was designed to fully automate 3D printing with an AI…

Researchers Recreate Hopping Disney/Pixar Lamp with 3D Printed Actuator

3D printing has previously been employed to create passive mechanisms and machines, as well as the actuators used to make them go. According to a new paper, titled “A Miniature…

Disney Research Invites You to Share the Magic of Augmented Reality with a Seat on the Magic Bench

As an important part of The Walt Disney Company, the Disney Research company’s mission is to increase the value for the company by developing and delivering scientific and technological innovation…

Disney Research Uses 3D Printing to Bring Animated Characters to Life

As one would expect, the team at Disney Research is very familiar with 3D printing, and has of course used the technology for countless innovations. They have been behind the…

Disney Research Uses 3D Printing to Design Bendable Machines

In the construction world, certain characteristics like strength, stiffness and rigidity are highly valued for the integrity and stability of structures. In nature, however, those characteristics are rarely found –…

Disney Files Patent Application for “Anti-Scanning” Material that Would Make Figurines Harder to Scan and 3D Print

While consumers use 3D printers for a wide variety of reasons, one thing that many people love to do is to 3D print figurines of characters from their favorite movies,…

Disney 3D Prints Prototype for Humanoid Robot, Files Patent Application

“It’s kind of fun to do the impossible.” – Walt Disney For decades, Disney has been behind progressive technology not meant just to please visitors to their parks, but also…

Disney Research Devises a Method of 3D Printing Models That Balance or Breakdance

It’s incredibly frustrating when you spend hours – or days – designing and 3D printing a perfect figurine or other decorative object only to have it refuse to stand up…

Disney Research Creates Compiler for Industrial 3D Knitting of Apparel & Structures

Although learning to knit has always been one of my aspirations, thus far I’ve been a well-known failure in this area amongst my artsy-craftsy friends, who have given up on…

Disney Research Just Invented a “3D Copier” That Uses Light-Cured Resin to Duplicate Entire Objects Instantly

Using light-cured resins to 3D print physical objects is not a new technology. In fact, the oldest form of 3D printing is stereolithography (SLA), a process that uses a laser…

Is Disney Getting into the 3D Printing Business? They Just Filed for Three New Related Patents

When you hear Disney you usually think theme parks, big budget movies, animated fairy tales and merchandise licensing deals that just won’t quit. But Disney didn’t become one of the…

Check Out ‘Saber,’ the 3D Printed Mechanically Complex Character Inspired by Disney Research

Disney is a never-ending source of entertainment–and a bottomless well of inspiration. Steeped in the world of wonderment and innovation for decades, their team is known for having the creativity…

Never Miss a Connection Again with 3D Printed Connectors from Disney Research

On a road trip last year, I relied on my friend’s GPS to get me through the eight-hour drive. It was working just fine, until the suction cup mounting the…

Disney, Marvel and Star Wars Themed 3D Printed Bionic Hands are Here

Open Bionics is teaming up with Disney to offer three new 3D printed bionic arms for young amputees. The arms are the first officially developed bionic hands developed by Open…

Disney Magic Creates Varying Elasticity within Single 3D Printed Objects

Disney Research, not surprisingly, is bringing their latest project home with some new 3D printed materials that are unlike anything we’ve ever seen, even perhaps bordering on–dare we say it?–the…

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