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GE Renewable to 3D Print Larger Wind Turbine Bases On-site

Wind turbines can be extremely effective but they must be able to stand up to the elements, meaning that finding the correct materials for long-term use can be challenging. Currently,…

Taiwan: Researchers Refine Small Wind Turbine Power Generation via 3D Printing

In the recently published ‘Small wind generation using complex airfoil turbine,’ researchers from Taiwan 3D printed a small wind turbine for small power generation in public utilities like streetlights. The…

Sandia National Laboratories Wins Award for 3D Printing Work with Wind Turbine Blades

US Department of Energy contractor Sandia National Laboratories has been working to improve wind power for decades, focusing on the technology at its Scaled Wind Farm Technology (SWiFT) facility, and a couple…

Startup Looks to 3D Printing to Make Taller, More Effective Wind Turbines

The average height of wind turbines in the United States is about 80 meters. The taller a wind turbine is, the more valuable and productive it is, as taller turbines…

RMRD Tech. & MatterHackers Partner to Provide 50 3D Printed Wind Turbines to Nicaragua

To combat the rising heat of summer–and escalating power bills–I decided to splurge on a new fan for my desk area this past weekend. Although it had been on my…

Making Wind Turbines Bat-Proof: Researchers to Create 3D Printed Echolocation Whistles

Cashing in on the pros of wind energy sure sounds like a great idea up front, but before you go erecting a wind turbine in the expanse of your back…

3D Printed Wind Turbine for Urban Areas Charges Batteries and Small Electronic Devices

Whether you’re trying to get your home at least partially off-the-grid or are just looking for methods for using less electricity and saving money, Instructables contributor Jeff Heidbrier, of Mansfield,…

PhD Student Designs 3D Printable Wind Turbines to Bring Cheap Power to Remote Locations

When most people imagine wind turbines, they think of huge wind farms dominating the landscape with pristine, sleek, white towers, or perhaps instead think about old-fashioned windmills in an idyllic…

HOUSTEX 2015 Student Summit Offers 3D Printed Wind Turbine Challenge for Houston Area High Schoolers

Because Texas is indeed the ‘Heart of Manufacturing,’ that is the theme for this year’s HOUSTEX Student Summit, sponsored by SME, which endeavors to introduce area high school students to the merits…

AirEnergy3D’s Omni3D Seeks Funding For 3D Printable Wind Turbines

The AirEnergy3D Project is an open source, 3D printed wind turbine that was developed by Omni3D. Each turbine can generate up to 300 watts of electrical power and is, moreover,…

3D Printing & Wind Energy: Refining the Elliptical Savonius Turbine

In the recently published ‘Experimental Study of the Performance of the Elliptical Savonius Turbine and New Design for Blade Shape Using A 3D Printing Technology,’ researchers from Malaysia and Iraq…

Supercomputers to Aid GE Research in Gas Turbine Design

If you had access to the world’s #1 supercomputer, what would you do? Figure out whatever happened to the legendary PROMIS software developed for the U.S. Department of Justice? Predict…

3D Printed Molds Save the Department of Energy Time and Money on Wind Energy

It’s funny how often it seems that when you begin researching or exploring a particular idea, that idea or element suddenly seems to show up everywhere, whether you’re looking for…

New 3D Printed Rotor Blade May Help Us More Effectively Harness the Wind

Whenever I drive past the Great Lakes Science Center on my way into Cleveland, I pass the giant wind turbine installed outside the museum. I’ve seen it so many times that…

3D Printed Micro Turbines to Bring Electricity to Urban Areas & Help the Energy Impoverished

Wind turbines are plentiful out west, lined up along the highways like futuristic, noble giants, doing their work gracefully, at the whim of what mother nature provides–often quite plentifully. The…

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