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Today’s edition of Sliced, 3D Printing Industry’s news digest, features new powdered materials, Stephen Nigro’s departure from HP, Cody Wilson, Wallace & Gromit, Ricoh, solid oxide fuel cells, a heavy metal Thomas Edison and more.
An interactive Gromit dog from Aardman Animations’s classic Wallace & Gromit comedy series is causing a stir at the M Shed museum in Bristol, UK. Part of a 67 sculpture trail across the city, the Gromitronic is part of The Grand Appeal raising money for Bristol Children’s Hospital and the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at St Michael’s Hospital. Complete with a plasma ball nose and light controlling buttons, the Gromitron was made using additive manufacturing by apprentices and engineering graduates of UK metrology firm Renishaw and is on display until September 2, 2018.
Development - Gun - Debacle - Giant - Amazon
In the latest development of the 3D downloadable gun debacle, online retail giant Amazon has reportedly removed a book containing 3D printable gun models from its site. The book titled The Liberator Code Book: An Exercise in the Freedom of Speech is written by C J Awelow and yields no results when searched on the site. Cody Wilson’s official account on the rise of the downloadable gun, Come and Take It: The Gun Printer’s Guide to Thinking Free is however, still available, and with Prime delivery.
Screengrab via Amazon UK.
Dresses - Swarovski - Crystals - Exhibition - National
3D printed dresses studded with 32,000 Swarovski crystals are highlighted in a new exhibition at The National Museum of Singapore. The dresses were created by Jamela Law and Lionel Wong of Baëlf Design for the museum’s DigiMuse digital art initiative. The dresses will be on display in Singapore through October 15 2018.
Addressing the wealth of digital and 3D printable museum artifacts online, researchers from University College London have published a paper proposing a code of ethics and standards relating to the ownership of the files. Published...
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