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Posts Tagged ‘ world’s first ’

Worlds First 3d Printed Metal Gun By Solid Concepts


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It seems there’s no end to 3D printing’s potential, and the world’s first 3D-printed metal gun is the latest innovation to be birthed from the budding technology. Many of you will remember the first 3D printed plastic gun (it was literally toasted after firing off just one shot), but this is something entirely different. The folks at Austin, Texas based Solid Concepts have created a metal 3D-printed gun using DMLS (direct metal laser sintering) technology, and this thing shows a lot of promise. Unlike its plastic predecessor, the metal version of the 1911 series firearm has fired off 50 rounds, and still going strong, with no damage to the gun itself (at least that’s why Solid Concepts says).  Before you get too worried about your neighbor printing out a batch of guns, the company says that “there are barriers to keep the public away from the technology for years.”

 

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World’s Tallest Water Slide 17 Stories Known as The Verrückt


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Schlitterbahn is world famous for its innovative water parks. The flag ship location in New Braunfels, Texas made headlines last decade when it unveiled the “Master Blaster,” the world’s first uphill water coaster. But Schlitterbahn’s latest project may be its most ambitious yet. The Verrückt, which appropriately enough means “insane,” is a 17-story water slide that designer Jeff Henry promises will be the tallest, fastest and steepest water slide in the world.

World’s First 3D Printed Twin Tip Skateboard


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Dutch artist Sam Abbott is the designer of the first fully-functioning skateboard that has been built and modeled using a 3D printer. After winning a competition by 3DprintUK, co-hosted by CGtrader, abbott was chosen to have his concept for a twin tip skateboard printed by the company on a 3D printer. Because the design of the object is slightly longer than the available build tray, the deck is adapted and assembled in pieces — cut into 3 separate sections and joined together with connector pins to ensure optimal accuracy and strength. The surface of the printed board is patterned, and traditional grip tape and trucks are added design features, augmenting the characteristics of a traditional skateboard with a technological twist.

The World’s First Fully Autonomous UAV Drone Aircraft


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Developed by french Lehmann Aviation, the LA100 is conceived as the world’s first fully autonomous UAV drone aircraft.
designed for capturing images and HD video using a GoPro, the system takes flight at heights of 80-100 meters, returning automatically to the user within 5 minutes. With options to mount the camera on the top wing or bottom wing for
simultaneous use of two GoPro’s, the unit is capable of withstanding harsh environments and diverse climate conditions: from -25°C to +60°C, humid or dry air and high wind resistance. made mostly out of carbon fiber and foam, the LA100 is also easy to transport, weighing less than 1 kg with a wingspan of less than 1 meter long.

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