Cosplay and the Dilemma of 3D Printing

The convention grounds bustle with activity. Walls of photographers form, their cameras flashing as cosplayers pose for photos, each dressed in colourful costumes from various anime, game and TV series. The cosplay industry is a fairly niche area. The intention is to replicate a specific character from a manga, anime or film. Cosplay costumes vary greatly from simple themed clothing to highly detailed costumes. Many cosplayers create their own outfits, often referencing images of the characters. The skill of a […]

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Three Singapore Companies Show Why Manufacturing Startups Should Use 3D Printing

3D printing is quickly altering the way entrepreneurs think about their production cycles. Invented in the 1980s, the technology has advanced to the extent that we can confidently say it is becoming a practical part of the way businesses operate today. Companies such as Nike have attributed part of their revenue growth to 3D printing, citing a 13% growth in 2016. So what can small companies and startups do with 3D printing? Benefits of 3D printing to Startups Startups that […]

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Renata Ferrari & Will Figueira: Saving the Great Barrier Reef, One 3D Print at a Time

Australia’s Great Barrier Reef is in trouble. Two consecutive years of mass coral bleaching is bad news for conservationists because there is no time for the coral to regenerate between bleaching events. However, this has led to heightened awareness and efforts to prevent the death of what is known as the earth’s greatest living organism. At The University of Sydney, researchers Associate Professor Willam Figueira and Dr Renata Ferrari are stepping up efforts to create virtual 3D maps of the […]

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Ghost in the Shell Special Effects a Triumph of 3D Printing & CGI

Rebooting the ground-breaking Ghost in the Shell (GITS) anime of 1995 was so significant that it had to be done with the latest cutting edge effects technology available. The final film is a technical masterpiece of live-action, CGI, animatronics and – yes – 3D printing. The shelling sequence of Ghost in the Shell – the creation of Major – involved the filming of a full-scale 3D-printed endoskeleton plus a one-and-a-half scale head. To create the skeleton, director Rupert Sanders turned to […]

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What We Can Look Forward to at MTA 2017

Manufacturing Technology Asia 2017 (MTA 2017) is back. Come April, the manufacturing technology industry event will kick off new specialised zones at the event halls – The Optics & Photonics Innovation Hub, The Semiconductor Innovation Centre and 3D Printing @ MTA, in addition to the recurring Capabilities Hub. “The new features are designed to serve industry players looking to leverage on technology and innovation to maintain their market leadership and stay ahead of the change curve,” says Mr. William Lim, […]

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