Carbon 3D – CLIP technology

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Carbon 3D – CLIP technology
The next generation of desktop 3-D printers might do away with the excruciatingly slow process that current units use. Researchers have unveiled a printer that replaces the current extruder nozzle that squeezes out melted plastic one layer at a time with light and oxygen. 

Traditional 3D printing requires a number of mechanical steps, repeated over and over again in a layer- by -layer approach. CLIP is a chemical process that carefully balances light and oxygen to eliminate the mechanical steps and the layers.

It works by projecting light through an oxygen-permeable window into a reservoir of UV curable resin. The build platform lifts continuously as the object is grown.

Their work builds on the process called stereolithography, an additive manufacturing technique developed in the 1980's that builds parts layer by layer with liquid resin cured by light. 

Watch:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UpH1zhUQY0c

Know more:
http://carbon3d.com/

#3dprinting   #carbon3D   #stereolithography   #scitech   #innovation  

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How #Google stays ahead in #Innovation and #Technology http://hubs.ly/y0vtb10

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How #Google stays ahead in #Innovation and #Technology http://hubs.ly/y0vtb10


The Eight Pillars of Innovation – Think with Google

How does a company like Google continue to grow exponentially while still staying innovative? From Think with Google.

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"Innovation can't be owned or ordained, it needs to be allowed"

"Innovation can't be owned or ordained, it needs to be allowed"

Reshared post from +Eric Schmidt

Unfortunately there is no app for innovation (although that would certainly be innovative). Until that’s developed, the best way we’ve found to foster it at Google is to create an environment where ideas can collide in new and interesting ways, and the good ones are given resources to grow.

One of the reasons that Google operates differently than other companies is that we haven’t tried to wall off innovation to one particular department or project. Everyone is encouraged to look for new ways of doing things, and successful pilots are quickly scaled.

More at: http://www.slideshare.net/ericschmidt76/how-google-works-final-1

#HowGoogleWorks #google #innovation

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An invention out of #southafrica  

An invention out of #southafrica  
Lot's of cool tech coming out of Stellenbosch!

#linkedin   #gadgets   #innovation  

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Backtracker radar system warns cyclists of approaching cars
Cycling on the highway can definitely be a risky business. If riders are distracted or have the wind in their ears, vehicles rapidly approaching from behind can be almost right on top of them before being noticed. Gadgets such as mirrors and rear-view cameras can help, although riders still have to think to check them. The Backtracker, however, uses a radar signal to automatically alert cyclists whenever a car is closing in on them.

http://www.gizmag.com/backtracker-bicycle-radar/32834/

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