cars and motorcycles created with 3d printersInnovations will never cease to exist, most of the technology we consider to be futuristic are already in development.  The type of devices that we see in Sci-Fi movies like holographic screens are already in development, there will always be someone who will attempt to create these things  and convert dreams into reality.

The 3D printer is one of the patents that we did not have much faith in at the beginning and thought that they were going to be something short lived, I was one of those who thought ‘How is this possible? Where do they get the material from? ‘But let me fast forward a little, without a doubt 3D printers are the future for many manufacturers in the innovation of their products. Believe it or not a 3D printer capable of producing whole buildings is now in development, it will leave many unemployed but it will be a new way to save time and money, it is now even possible to produce motorcycles and cars with a 3D printer and who knows what else …

Divergent Dagger, the 3D motorcycle

The company responsible for this is Divergent 3D, a manufacturer specialized in the development of new patents and projects of 3D impressions. If some companies are already printing large scale projects such as business buildings, it shouldn’t take us by surprise that a manufacturer would create a motorcycle with a 3D printer, what is surprising is that it works in such a way that it combats real environmental problems hereby aiding the reduction of pollution. Thanks to the material used in its’ production.

The Divergent Dagger was presented at the Auto Show in Los Angeles, the motorcycle uses a supercharged Kawasaki H2 engine and it adapts a chasis from the same company. Divergent 3D also declared in this exhibition that it was neither the first nor the last motorcycle created with a 3D printer, such a powerful patent has never been created before and this is just the beginning for 3D printing. There are millions of manufacturing possibilities with 3D printing and it lowers some manufacturing costs related with labour and raw materials.

Divergent Blade, the 3D supercar

There is no doubt that Divergent 3D has developed something that we can sum up with only one word; Amazing. Divergent 3D has given us so much reason to believe that they can be one of the best manufacturers of automobiles created with 3D printers and as if that’s not enough they aspire to be on the same level with supercars like the Bugatti Veyron, Tesla Model S and even smart cars from companies like Apple, Google and Samsung, but without a doubt Divergent 3D has gone a step further than expected.

If you do not believe me imagine a car with a weight / power relationship never before created; The Divergent Blade only has a weight of 635 kg and an unequaled power of almost 700 CV ( Horse Steam), with this we deduce that the Divergent Blade can go from 0 to 100 km / h in only 3 seconds, certainly many high performance traditional cars  can do this but most of them take up to more than 5 seconds to reach that speed.The Bugatti weighs 1838 kg, which is almost 3 times the weight of the Divergent Blade.

Cars and Motorcycles of the future

I do not think it’s a topic for debate, if companies like Divergent 3D join the automobile market with 3D impressions then we will have more patents than we can count. Manufacturers should also think about the money, cost of materials and time. Since a super 3D printer can be much faster that it produces a car for you in lesser time than the conventional manufacturing process.

Divergent 3D may be the first company to take a revolutionary leap in automobile manufacturing with 3D printers, as its CEO (Kevin Czinger) said; “We are developing a path to sustainability for the automobile industry.” We are all well aware that we need more of these projects for use in daily life, these cars and motorcycles will also use much less gasoline, electricity and other materials needed for maintenance  compared to many traditional cars.

Homes from $40 with a Super 3D printer3D printers have had a great impact on society, not only because of innovation or demonstrating to the public that they can create very perfect prototypes with 3D printer templates, it is more than that … 3D printers have helped to create custom-made plasters and parts of the cranium for people with disabilities; A girl with hydrocephalus received a skull printed in 3D to her exact measure, the real head of the girl weighed 20 kg and this weight problem was resolved using a 3D printer, reducing it so much so that the girl did not suffer any more problems.

It is here we realize that innovation is not only about displaying better graphic components or satisfying the whim of some users, technology has always had both sides of the coin but it all depends on how you see it; You can use it to improve your wellness, health and daily life or use it to tickle your fancy of taking pictures with higher resolutions or  playing lots of video games, neither side is bad and we do not always have to have a negative view of technology. If technology continues to advance in improving social relations as well as entertainment, surely it will also help to improve healthcare.

Cheap houses printed in 3D

There is nothing more admirable than seeing a manufacturer dedicating itself to do something special for  humanity, like making a special 3D printer that can be used in printing small and economic houses, and even considering to take it further and create a town with these houses so that the homeless can live in them. Needless to say, this kind of project requires government assistance, and the proposal is currently under consideration because of the benefit it can give to the homeless especially to those made homeless as a result of natural disasters.

$ 40 for a 3D house

The biggest complaints from customers who love technology is the high cost of products, even the high-tech patents developed for medicine have a much higher cost than normal but in turn their performance is highly desired, this aspect has been changed because we with the 3D printers, lots of heavy machinery will not be needed (only one) even $40  is not enough for the gasoline of the big truck (12 meters high and 7 meters wide) that works in conjunction with the 3D printer in making the houses.

Wasp, the company in charge

The Italian manufacturer has been responsible for taking this innovation around the world to demonstrate that technology can also be used for humanitarian aid. But this is not Wasps’ first innovation, previously it had made mention of some 3D projects but undoubtedly this was the one that caught the attention of the government and large manufacturers who perhaps are betting on the speed of construction. Building the main structure of one of these houses can take up to a week for 3D printers, Wasp needs to work on this aspect if it wants to continue with the project.

As a matter of fact, this is the first house built by Wasp but they assure us that $40 would be enough to pay for the building materials and fuel for the 3D printer, the rest of the work is only “carpentry”. But why is it so cheap? One of the reasons is that they are not going to need a lot of staff to work on this project because they would not be constructing 2 storey buildings.

Mud and straw, just that …

This should be one of the best innovations by Wasp; the use of mud and straw as a material for 3D printing to make houses of $40, incredible right? The large 12-meter-high machine will do most of the work; Combining the raw material as ‘ink’ for the 3D printer and the production of the default template for these economic houses.

Certainly it’s not going to be a big house, the house consists of a circular structure of 6 meters in diameter and 4 meters in height, without a doubt it is like a single room big enough for one person to take refuge comfortably, this is also a good option for students who would like to reside near their university. There are a lot of things for Wasp to improve about this 3D printer if it wants to secure its’ position in the market place, one of which is speed and the other, performance.

The first print out of 3D BuildingsSince the 3D printer was released, new patents, new materials and new companies have been created that specialize in 3D printing designs. It is impressive how this new technology has helped many people and many companies to start developing prototypes using the corresponding materials in which they can print certain products with the 3D printer. The designs have been perfected over time, many developers since the departure of the 3D printer have been studying and developing new designs and today have taken these designs to real scale sizes, both as casts and not so large figures.

The 3D printer works in a very perfect way, the designs that are made have to be on a computer and they give it a specific size. The operation is divided into 3 parts so that a figure can be processed, it takes the original design of the figure that we want, next it makes it into a model in CAD and after that it makes it a model in separation of layers compatible with the 3D printer. The most common 3D printers are laser, the separation of the model into layers is so that when the first laser passes, the first layer is made and so on until all the layers of the modeling have been completed, it is necessary since beginning from the first layer till the last is what will give you a perfect design.

Buildings printed in 3D

It’s not a surprise that this has happened, technology is taking everything we are familiar with, over and beyond, and full-scale 3D prints is not a surprise, we have seen 3D prints with plasters, skulls and even figures up to half a meter. That’s why new business-size printers are being created that have enough space to create full-scale printouts. Materials are a broader theme of how the realization of these figures are made, some can be toxic and for this reason so much of the materials to be used in future have been taken into account in order to perfect them.

Holland is the first country to present the proposal for 3D buildings for the year 2017, but we are not talking about small sculptures of the Eiffel Tower or small buildings of less than one meter, we are speaking of a building on a scale of up to more than 90 meters Squares, a very interesting and surprising proposal that can enable buildings to be built more quickly but at a greater expense. “Meetings Factory” is the name given to this building that will soon be developed in Holland, the tentative date for construction to commence is early July 2017.

A construction of 375,000 Euros

The budget for the approaching year with respect to the materials needed for July 2017 is around 375,000 Euros, this can be more than 400,000 Dollars for a construction of this magnitude and we are only referring to 3D printer materials but we have left aside other machine costs, if they have to buy a real-scale 3D printer and the materials for printing, it becomes a bigger budget. De Vergaderfabriek are the people interested in creating this “Meeting Factory” for the meetings of a small luxury hotel that is located in the city of Teuge, in the Dutch province.
Only 10 days will be needed for the construction of a building of this magnitude, this creates controversy because it only needs a 3D printer built for this type of work and many construction workers will be left unemployed, so in addition to accelerating the construction process they will lose many employees, they will only need those who will verify that everything is in perfect condition. If this promise of De Vergaderfabriek is fulfilled we will see that many more companies will be interested in creating this type of projects, just for the fact that employees will not be needed but only an investment in materials for the 3D printer and the adequate materials for its’ construction.

The first building without environmental consequences

One of the promises of De Vergaderfabriek is that it will be the first building that will not suffer any environmental consequences and this is one of the best proposals that has ever been seen at the level of building construction. One of the materials used by 3D printers is called concrete, these does not produce almost any carbon emission therefore it will be better in terms of quality and reduction in environmental pollution, this proposal may also be one of the best so far in the market of 3D printers.

The expected reduction is up to 40% of CO2 (Carbon Dioxide) and more than 75% in construction waste, something that today is affecting the environment and what may seem bad for us at the moment could be a big step for the future of building constructions, there would be less material waste and this is really good for the environment. Material waste is one of the biggest complaints from environmental activists and people who protest against the construction of companies or factories that could cause damage to the environment.