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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New 3D Systems Innovations to Accelerate 3D Production

At the AMUG 2017 Convention, 3D Systems has just introduced new products and capabilities to accelerate additive manufacturing in the growing investment casting, jewellery and dental markets. Most notable is expansion of the company’s industry-leading MultiJet Wax family with the new ProJet® MJP 2500W and VisiJet® M2 CAST RealWax™ material, for applications in jewellery and industrial casting. The new wax system combines the precision of the successful MJP 2500 platform with a next-generation 100% real wax material to deliver precise, durable, high-resolution […]

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HP Supports Open Platform With Materials Development Kit at AMUG 2017

HP has just announced 3D printing industry’s first Materials Development Kit (MDK) at AMUG 2017 in Chicago. This is just after it launched its 3D Open Materials and Applications Lab in Corvallis, Oregon about a week ago. The MDK allows companies to test powder spreadability and compatibility with HP Jet Fusion 3D printers prior to submitting these materials to HP for further testing. This would simplify testing and certification of new partner-developed materials before they are used for manufacturing purposes. The Kit is part of HP’s […]

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The Zodiac Signs Are Telling? Wear Them to Show Your Eternal Love

Valentine’s Day is coming, and Ginkgo3D’s in-house designer Adrian has created a new range of customised pendants that will bind all lovers’ signs together – the Moving Hearts Pendant. Wear this with a matching Zodiac Ring to celebrate and cement your eternal love. On the day one is born, a Zodiac sign accompanies that new arrival. Of course, if one is a Chinese like yours sincerely, you could also be a ‘Dragon’, ‘Rabbit’, or ‘Pig’ based on the Chinese Zodiac, and your parents might be quipping about […]

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Waterhouse Highlights 3D Printing Challenges, Offers Solutions

Matthew Waterhouse, CEO of 3D Matters, warns that 3D printing faces a number of challenges before it can become a mainstream technology. “Designs require IP and IT security,” he says. There is also the need to develop international printing standards as well as standards in supplier management. “The current materials used in 3D printing have short-term performance and hence, more research is required to make them as durable as materials used in traditional mould-and-die manufacturing,” he says. “We also have to […]

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Solidworks 2017, Scanning and Shaping Technologies Shine at ECS Singapore’s Innovation Day

Singapore – ECS Singapore Solidworks Innovation Day 2017 brought together experts from various industries in Singapore to share key trends that shaped design and innovation fields. The launch this year presented an exciting array of speakers from Dassault Systemes SolidWorks, hyperMILL and Faro, exploring the latest trends in design innovation and tools aiding manufacturing processes. Tay Eng Hoe, Chairman of ECS Singapore, opened the event with his motivating welcome remarks to set the stage for the rest of the event. He shared […]

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TechInnovation 2016 Review

Singapore – TechInnovation came back for the fifth time at Resorts World Convention Centre. The annual two-day technology exhibition is Singapore’s premier technology brokerage event that brings together international and local technology providers and seekers to explore technology and business collaboration opportunities through open innovation. The Additive Manufacturing (AM) forum brought together a panel of industry experts who shared how manufacturers could leverage on its technology and integrate it with traditional manufacturing processes for clients. Christian-Friedrich Lindemann of Direct Manufacturing Research […]

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IMTS 2016 Wrap-up

Nearly 115,000 attendees visited the exhibition floors of IMTS from 12 to 17 September 2016 in Chicago. At one of the world’s largest industrial trade show, over 2000 manufacturing industry professionals displayed a selection of leading-edge technologies on the verge of going mainstream. Ginkgo3D rounds up some highlights of the show. 3D Systems Figure 4 Named after Chuck Hull’s Fig. 4 illustration in his original patent filing for SLA, Figure 4 was one of the star attractions. This fully-integrated automated system combines robotics, printers, scanners and software to produce parts […]

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Kubo, the Marvel With a Million Faces

Forty-eight million. That’s the number of facial expressions the titular character of the newest stop motion animation film, ‘Kubo and the Two Strings’ can potentially portray, thanks to interchangeable 3D printed parts that make up his face. I’m certain MY real human face can’t come up with half as many expressions. That’s not the least of it. Monkey and Beetle, Kubo’s trusty animal sidekicks in the story set against the backdrop of an ancient Japan fantasy, are brought to life with 30 […]

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