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State of the Printer: A Look at Industrial Additive Fabrication

State of the Printer: A Look at Industrial Additive Fabrication

These top-of-the-line machines can print huge parts from a range of materials. In some cases, they even print parts for aircrafts.

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PreNav Reveals Centimeter-Accurate Drone System

PreNav Reveals Centimeter-Accurate Drone System

With the launch of its centimeter-precision drone platform, PreNav is bringing quadcopter flight into highly technical arenas, both outdoors and in.

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How-To: Pipe Frame Coffee Table

How-To: Pipe Frame Coffee Table

For as long as I can remember, I’ve been a huge fan of industrial elements in home decor, and I love that current design trends are so in line with my own aesthetic tastes. A perfect example: this simple, modern pipe frame coffee table project!

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Chris Thorpe: 3D Printing the Industrial Revolution

Chris Thorpe: 3D Printing the Industrial Revolution

The mainstream news media is awash with speculation that 3D printing is bringing about a second industrial revolution. Whether this is true or not, nowhere is the comparison more apt than with The Flexiscale Company, a small UK startup making 3D models of the great steam engines of the first industrial revolution. I caught up […]

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“The Machines That Made The Jet Age”

“The Machines That Made The Jet Age”

If you like giant machines—and who really doesn’t?—don’t miss Tim Heffernan’s wonderful new feature over at Boing Boing: The magnificent machine pictured above is a closed-die forging press, one of the biggest in the world. (For reference, check out the men standing at its foot, down there on the left.) It and nine other huge […]

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Rebar bike frames

Rebar bike frames

They’ve got to be heavy, and I can’t imagine how they might ride, but there’s no denying the post-apocalyptic awesomeness of sporting a bike you welded up yourself from a pile of rebar. Up top is a shot from the consistently-amusing-but-often-offensive There, I Fixed It, that got me Googling around for more….

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