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Boffins at the MIT Media Lab and MIT Glass Lab have found a way to print with glass extruded from a kiln at 1900ºC.

Glass 3D Printing (G3DP) uses a two chamber concept to heat and cool the glass before funnelling it via an alumina-zircon-silica nozzle into fully programmable shapes.

But never mind that. Just watch the glowing goo go.



Sébastien Molines and his son Theo and partner Judith Printed to Size.


That day is NOW.

You may recall flamboyantly fringed, razor-cheekboned, Dublin-based Frenchman Sébastien Molines and his child growth app.

Sébastien writes:

I have another app..Print to Size is a simple WYSIWYG (“what you see is what you get”) editor for images on a page, with a helpful display showing the printed size and resolution of the selected image.

It works like this: You choose the paper size you intend to print on (US Letter, A4, 4×6″ or others). You add one or more images anywhere you want on the page. You resize and crop your images to physical dimensions (inches or cm). You print or export as PDF

The app is FREE until Valentine’s Day and It has no ads and never will. It works on any iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch running iOS 8. Direct printing requires an AirPrint-compatible printer, but the app can also export as PDF to let you print via other methods.

I would love to get  feedback from Broadsheet readers.

App Store link here

Previously: Cheese Eating French App Monkeys

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Mechaneu v1 is the first in a series of 3D sculptures by NY based Proxy Design Studio designed to explore the limits of the 3D printing process.

Created using custom algorithms based on cellular growth patterns, the printed object is a sphere whose surface is formed by 64 gears, synchronised by a supporting spherical grid.

Spin one gear and the whole surface moves.

Designer Toru Hasegawa explains:

…nature solves many problems through shape alone, using material only where needed and taking out where unnecessary. This is a strategy you find over and over in the natural world, leading to complex geometries such as bone structures. we used this same logic on every part of the Mechaneu to create a porous object that feels completely solid.

It is – as you will no doubt already have gathered – witchcraft.