new holographic printing technique makes it possible to create the entire thing at once — in as little as a second or two, quickly producing the desired structure.
Researchers 3D-print WiFi-connected Objects That Don’t Need Power – The Objects Contain Antennas That Reflect Surrounding WiFi Signals.
“But the big challenge is how do you communicate wirelessly with WiFi using only plastic? That’s something that no one has been able to do before.” To do this, the team used things like 3D-printed springs, gears and switches that could be used to translate motion into antenna-transmitted information.
GE has the ability to print parts as large as 1 meter in diameter directly from a computer file.
The process looks something like a hi-tech sewing machine weaving an emblem onto a garment.
But soon the pattern begins to rise and swell, and a nose, constructed using a bio-ink containing real human cells, grows upwards from the glass, glowing brightly under an ultraviolet light.