Shell’s Eco-Marathon is a brilliant concept, bringing together teams of students from all over Europe who use their creativity and ingenuity to develop ultra-fuel-efficient vehicles. Vehicles are entered in one of seven fuel categories – petrol, diesel, biofuels, fuel made from natural gas (GTL), hydrogen, solar or electricity. The challenge involves doing ten laps of
Do you remember Terminator 2, where the shape-shifting robot rises from a pool of liquid? Well, that inspired the researchers from the company Carbon3D to change their perspective on 3D printing. Instead of printing layer for layer, this technology ‘grows’ the parts. Watch the video to get an impression.
One of Carbon3D’s co-founders Joseph DeSimone, who is also a professor of chemistry at North Carolina State and the University of North Carolina, explains in more detail the technique behind the new 3D printing approach in this interesting TEDx talk.