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BrisScience / New frontiers in 3D printing

What do a mechanical and materials engineer, a food scientist and a periodontist have in common…?


…surprisingly, 3D printing.

Join our panel as they challenge your preconceptions about 3D printing and, hopefully, change the way you think about manufacturing, food production and dentistry forever.


  • Monday 6 June 2016
  • 6:30pm to 7:30pm (doors open at 6pm)
  • The Edge, State Library of Queensland, South Brisbane
  • Light refreshments will be provided following the presentation
  • RSVP This is a free event. Please register to secure your seat

REGISTER HERE


 

Meet our panel:

Dr Michael Bermingham is a mechanical and materials engineer working with new metallic additive manufacturing technologies in the Queensland Centre for Advanced Materials Processing and Manufacturing at The University of Queensland. Michael’s research explores how additive manufacturing (3D printing) can enhance the design and manufacture of products for medical, automotive and aerospace applications.

Professor Bhesh Bhandari is a food scientist at The University of Queensland exploring the potential application of 3D printing for novel food product design and development. Bhesh and his team are looking at how food can be digitally designed, printed in a 3-dimensional shape and applied to develop new texture, taste and appearance.

Professor Saso Ivanovski is a periodontist at Griffith University. Using 3D bioprinting, Saso and his team are revolutionising regenerative medicine by printing living bones, gums and teeth using a patient’s own cells. This research has big implications for the field, providing innovative ways to restore form, function and aesthetics following the loss of tissue or organs due to disease and trauma.


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Questions? Please contact the Event Organisers: BrisScience.

 


 

 


BrisScience / New frontiers in 3D printing

What do a mechanical and materials engineer, a food scientist and a periodontist have in common…?


…surprisingly, 3D printing.

Join our panel as they challenge your preconceptions about 3D printing and, hopefully, change the way you think about manufacturing, food production and dentistry forever.


  • Monday 6 June 2016
  • 6:30pm to 7:30pm (doors open at 6pm)
  • The Edge, State Library of Queensland, South Brisbane
  • Light refreshments will be provided following the presentation
  • RSVP This is a free event. Please register to secure your seat

REGISTER HERE


 

Meet our panel:

Dr Michael Bermingham is a mechanical and materials engineer working with new metallic additive manufacturing technologies in the Queensland Centre for Advanced Materials Processing and Manufacturing at The University of Queensland. Michael’s research explores how additive manufacturing (3D printing) can enhance the design and manufacture of products for medical, automotive and aerospace applications.

Professor Bhesh Bhandari is a food scientist at The University of Queensland exploring the potential application of 3D printing for novel food product design and development. Bhesh and his team are looking at how food can be digitally designed, printed in a 3-dimensional shape and applied to develop new texture, taste and appearance.

Professor Saso Ivanovski is a periodontist at Griffith University. Using 3D bioprinting, Saso and his team are revolutionising regenerative medicine by printing living bones, gums and teeth using a patient’s own cells. This research has big implications for the field, providing innovative ways to restore form, function and aesthetics following the loss of tissue or organs due to disease and trauma.


BrisScience Logo

Questions? Please contact the Event Organisers: BrisScience.

 


 

 


BrisScience / New frontiers in 3D printing

What do a mechanical and materials engineer, a food scientist and a periodontist have in common…?


…surprisingly, 3D printing.

Join our panel as they challenge your preconceptions about 3D printing and, hopefully, change the way you think about manufacturing, food production and dentistry forever.


  • Monday 6 June 2016
  • 6:30pm to 7:30pm (doors open at 6pm)
  • The Edge, State Library of Queensland, South Brisbane
  • Light refreshments will be provided following the presentation
  • RSVP This is a free event. Please register to secure your seat

REGISTER HERE


 

Meet our panel:

Dr Michael Bermingham is a mechanical and materials engineer working with new metallic additive manufacturing technologies in the Queensland Centre for Advanced Materials Processing and Manufacturing at The University of Queensland. Michael’s research explores how additive manufacturing (3D printing) can enhance the design and manufacture of products for medical, automotive and aerospace applications.

Professor Bhesh Bhandari is a food scientist at The University of Queensland exploring the potential application of 3D printing for novel food product design and development. Bhesh and his team are looking at how food can be digitally designed, printed in a 3-dimensional shape and applied to develop new texture, taste and appearance.

Professor Saso Ivanovski is a periodontist at Griffith University. Using 3D bioprinting, Saso and his team are revolutionising regenerative medicine by printing living bones, gums and teeth using a patient’s own cells. This research has big implications for the field, providing innovative ways to restore form, function and aesthetics following the loss of tissue or organs due to disease and trauma.


BrisScience Logo

Questions? Please contact the Event Organisers: BrisScience.

 


 

 


Hack the Evening

Attention all artists, makers, tinkerers, programmers, developers and hackers. Each Thursday we host a meetup for those that want to get in and apply their skills to new and crazy projects which require a little bit of technical skill and pizzazz.


At Hack the Evening, we give you access to our power tools, soldering irons and Arduinos and just about any other gear and materials you can find hoarded in the basement. In return you get to make new things and meet new people in our hackerspace.

No experience or bookings are necessary for Hack the Evening, just come along and start a conversation. You can also connect with Hack the Evening group via meetup.com and Facebook groups.

 


Hack the Evening

Attention all artists, makers, tinkerers, programmers, developers and hackers. Each Thursday we host a meetup for those that want to get in and apply their skills to new and crazy projects which require a little bit of technical skill and pizzazz.


At Hack the Evening, we give you access to our power tools, soldering irons and Arduinos and just about any other gear and materials you can find hoarded in the basement. In return you get to make new things and meet new people in our hackerspace.

No experience or bookings are necessary for Hack the Evening, just come along and start a conversation. You can also connect with Hack the Evening group via meetup.com and Facebook groups.

 


Hack the Evening

Attention all artists, makers, tinkerers, programmers, developers and hackers. Each Thursday we host a meetup for those that want to get in and apply their skills to new and crazy projects which require a little bit of technical skill and pizzazz.


At Hack the Evening, we give you access to our power tools, soldering irons and Arduinos and just about any other gear and materials you can find hoarded in the basement. In return you get to make new things and meet new people in our hackerspace.

No experience or bookings are necessary for Hack the Evening, just come along and start a conversation. You can also connect with Hack the Evening group via meetup.com and Facebook groups.

 


#MadeToday

If you follow us on Facebook, you might have already seen our little intro to #MadeToday. This album is the start of our inspiration gallery and a way to answer the question: “What can you do at The Edge?”. Because really, the answer to that question is “how curious are you?”, and “how big is your imagination?” We’ve got all the tools here; the rest is up to you!

And, this is where you (yes you!) come in! We’d love to see what you’re creating in our space so we can share it with The Edge community. Whether you’re in the Fabrication Lab whipping something up on the sewing machines, mixing tracks in the Recording Studio or designing up a poster in the DML – we’d love to see it!

It’s really simple, should take you no longer than 2 minutes, and can be done on your phone.
 
HERE’S HOW IT WORKS:
There are 3 online forms you can use to submit your work in progress / masterpiece / disaster / assignment / tinkering project, and picking the right one will depend on what resources you’ve used at The Edge.

If you’re using the Fabrication Lab: 3D Printers, Laser Cutter, Sewing Machines, Hand Tools or Soldering Irons, then use this form:

MADE TODAY

If you’re mixing an audio track or video, you can use this form:

MUSIC MADE TODAY

And lastly, if you’re using any of the software in the Digital Media Lab, you can use this form:

MEDIA MADE TODAY

 

Next Step? Jump onto one of the online forms and submit something…

PS. We’ve created a few forms, because it allows us to tailor questions to the type of project you’re working on. We’re also trailing these forms out, so if you think we’ve missed off an important question, or you have any feedback for us, let us know by leaving a comment below.

 

#MadeToday is a gallery of inspiration.When people ask, “What can you do at The Edge?” … the answer really is “how…

Posted by The Edge, Queensland on Monday, 25 May 2015


Sound Extrusions: Interview – 3D Printing, Prototyping & Muffins with Mick Byrne

I have come across another obstacle in the proposed porcelain speaker design recently — how to actually attach an inductive speaker onto the interior surface of the proposed porcelain shape … Mick Byrne from The Edge came up with a great idea to use a 3D printer at The Edge to do the job. We found out that it probably won’t print the final piece for the installation (it’s quite fragile and wouldn’t hold the weight properly), but it would be great for making a prototype and help with latex mould creation for later resin casting of the part itself!

After the bold introduction to porcelain making in the last blog post, here’s another topic, yet again very much connected with object design and modelling. This technique, completely new to the creative tool box, is based on recreation of digital models through printing, using various materials.

I have caught up with Mick Byrne for a short interview on 3D printing, just to give you a quick glimpse into this new emerging creative hi-tech universe, mixing computer graphics and design into one. Thank you Mick, for also sharing with us a great document covering the sintering experiment by Markus Kayse. Powered by the sun and using sand as printing material in the Sahara desert, it looks like a great adventure!

How far away are we from printing our muffins for breakfast in the morning, Mick?

In fact the technology is already out there, it just wouldn’t make sense to do it money-wise I would say!

Being in Australia right now makes me think about printing even surfboards on demand!

Yeah, you are right, the scale of 3D printers changed quite a lot recently. There are already some building companies using it for computer controlled injection of materials  which is pretty much the same thing as a filament printing process we do use here at The Edge.

It feels somehow, that 3D printing has a bit too much hype  being this new and seductive an element is an almost fetish approach to technology, don’t you think?!

I would say it’s more about narrowing the technology divide and allowing pretty much everybody to try it out. Not just the big companies with research parks behind them. In a way it’s democratizing the creative industry right now (on-line jewellery boutique shops, etc.). It’s a bit similar to what happened in the movie production some years ago.

This brings me to a tricky question, which has arisen quite recently  the publication of a 3D printed gun on the internet. What’s your point of view on that?

It’s not a real issue from my point of view. It was just a single use gun. It still has to be loaded with regular and controlled ammunition anyway …

Anyway, what is the most intriguing object you have come across concerning 3D printing?

It’s actually a sintering machine powered only by solar heat using mirrors and lenses. That is quite cool!

What’s the sintering process anyway? We have been talking about filament printing, which makes use of liquefied plastic cords what’s the difference then?

It’s a very different printing process: consecutively laid layers of powder on top of each other (which could be anything from plastic to titanium!) are heated in a very precise way with a laser to form the object. The beauty in that is that each layer of the actual powder adds a supportive structure to the originating element. In the end you just blow off the dust & away you go!

Is it very different to traditional production methods, such as mould casting or block subtractive manufacturing?

Sure, big time! You are able to build quite complex even interlocking structures, which are not possible to achieve with traditional industrial design approaches.

What are the current trends in 3D printing?

I know about amazing medical applications  basically you would print a shape of an organ, as an ear for example, out of cellulose. Then you “invite” the cells to grow onto it to form the actual organ, great idea!

Let’s finish off the interview with connection to my actual Sound Extrusion project! What are the workflow ideas in this case for me?!

It’s pretty straight forward  first of all you have to clean your model (we use Tinker CAD, but any other 3D or CAD software will do), export it to 3D printer and print the prototype. The next step would be to cover the printed object in a release agent (to prevent it from sticking to the actual mould) and use a two part latex putty to create a casting mould. Then you can use regular resin to produce the object for real life use.

Thank you Mick, for your time and the workflow ideas!

solar sinster video
Markus Kayser – Solar Sinter Project from Markus Kayser on Vimeo


Crowdfunded 3D Printers for The Edge

We’re under a month away from completing our first Pozible crowdfunding campaign, which will see 3D printers available for you to use at The Edge.

If this campaign is successfully funded it will create the first public resource of its kind in Queensland, you will be able to walk into The Edge, book a printer and put it to work on personal projects, experimental works, prototyping and anything in between.
If you are an artist, entrepreneurs or creator of any kind, this opens up a whole new realm of possibilities for your work.
At the moment over $6000 of the $9300 goal has been pledged, with just over 20 days remaining in the campaign. Pledges will not be converted to contributions until the campaign has met its fundraising goal.

To support the project you can contribute anywhere from $1 to $930, with a range of rewards matching each level of contribution (including priority booking to our intro and intermediate workshops – you all know how hard it can be to get into those!).

Every printer pledged to The Edge will be built through a socially inclusive training program, providing marginalised young people with an entry point into 3D printing technology. If you put $930 down on the table we will reward you with your very own personal 3D printer, to have and to hold for ever and ever.
For further information and to pledge to the Build a Rep Rap campaign, head to http://pozible.com/edgereprap.


3D Piracy

3D printing is cool, and new. It is a peripheral device in its infancy and when I look at a 3D printer it is the same feeling of excitement I have as I did in 1998, staring at the x2 speed CD Burner that had just set my partner back nearly a thousand dollars. It was bulky, connected via SCSI and wholly magical. It could fit the entire content of our Powermac 6500’s hard drive on four disks. That took six hours and the disks were eight dollars each, but we accepted this as the way of new technologies.

New technology needs to be slow and bulky, the consumables costing a small fortune and the ripples that the device has in the wider world will not be apparent until they are firmly out of control.

To follow through the above commenced case in point; music CDs. When first launched the music industry felt assured it was the ultimate step in copy protection. You could dub the content to tape but there was quality loss. You had to purchase the disk to hear the music in all its post LP glory, with the technology required to circumvent the protection costing millions of dollars.

With the advent of CD burners and some dodgy software in the late nineties, that all changed and the new age of piracy commenced. Gone were the days of selling cassettes at the local thrift markets, replaced by the arcane art of decryption, ripping and forty-five minute disk burns. A small fortune was made in the distribution of duplicated objects off of list servers, out of swaps meets and secure circles of physical distribution. The companies tried to wage war, the pirates moved around a lot and no one really won out as the problem shifted from the hands centralised organised crime into a decentralised mass of children, teenagers and house wives.

Then there was the MP3, the compressed bundle of aural joy that lacked the high fidelity of the CD quality sound but was small enough to distribute over dial up modems and the beginnings of the high speed internet. The rise of the peer-to-peer networks, bit torrent protocols and Usenet servers providing the methods of distribution that provided for piracy. You could illegally distribute in (relative) anonymity to a faceless audience without a disk changing hands. This was the shift from the object orientated economy to a content economy. It happened so fast and so quietly that the industry (largely) did not notice and when they did, could not kill it fast enough. The model eventuated into the industry standard, and in little over ten years the war was over and a multi-billion dollar distribution platform was (largely) destroyed.

This was the industrial revolution for the entertainment industry and these lessons are about to be taught all over again.

My 3D printer – still in pieces – cost me less than $500. Once built, it will print replacement Ikea parts, model components, and game pieces for my fortnightly Pathfinder role playing game, models possibly lifted from World of Warcraft using Open GL 3D model ripping software. If it fits on the print bed and the extrusion head has sufficient resolution, anything is printable, including (to reference Horst Hortner of Ars Electronica’s Future Lab) Lego parts.

I can (not to say that I will) model 3D replicas of my favourite Lego bricks and distribute the .stl files via bit torrent, Usenet or whatever the newly minted method of decentralised distribution of pirated materials ends up being.

De ja vu, all over again.

Copyrighted materials digitised and distributed before the rights holder have the opportunity to kill the idea. How long will it be before a 13 year old living in Brisbane will be able to download a full Lego kit and print the thing on the 3D printer they built from salvaged parts?

How long before we see the first instance of legal action between Lego and the self-same 13 year old?

Lego Man

Addendum: After five minutes in the Google Sketchup 3D Warehouse, I found the 3D models for a Lego man. Yay?

About: A nerd with first class honours, Daniel loves to indulge in digital tom foolery and hacktavist activity. In his spare time he makes theatre with young people, writes for stage/screen /comic books on the train.