Emerging Technology Trends in 2016

During your crystal ball gazing exercises you may or may not have come across the Gartner’s Hype Cycle of Emerging Technologies. Keeping an eye on Gartner’s yearly report can be useful and interesting as it shows what stage of development emerging technologies are at – from conception to maturity and mass adoption. It has been used since 1995 to show the […]

Are you an artist, maker, baker, hardcore technologist or digital dabbler?

3Dify is bringing 3D technology to the masses. Whether you’re an artist, baker, maker, hardcore technologist, digital dabbler, or someone whose only tablet is kept in the medicine box, the people behind this tech start-up would love to hear what you think. All those who complete the quick survey (5 minutes – we promise) before 15th May will be entered into a prize […]

The race is on to get 3D printers into schools

Ultimaker’s open source and MakerBot’s closed source 3D printers are making their way into schools. Ultimaker’s CREATE initiative in UK schools Ultimaker GB is launching 3D printing school initiative CREATE at the Education Innovation Conference in February 2014 with the aim to get a 3D printer in every UK school.

Brighton Maker Faire announces stellar line-up

Developing Dreams’ interactive 3D printing installation, a giant knitting robot, laser printed trains, and a social media powered photobooth are just some of the highlights at the Brighton Mini Maker Faire at the Corn Exchange on 7 September. In addition to all the amazing makers in the interactive exhibition, there will be some inspiring speakers and high profile panellists discussing burning issues, which Developing Dreams helped […]

3D printing on the moon and beyond

To take one pound of equipment into outer space costs around $10,000, according to Autodesk’s director of strategic research. It doesn’t take an accountant to figure out why governments are already ploughing swathes of cash into researching the application of 3D printing in a zero gravity environment.

3d Printing a Brave New World

Imagine if after an earthquake you could airdrop machines that build houses in under a day. Imagine if you had cheap and accessible medical kits that could produce bespoke medicine on demand. Imagine if you could fabricate shoes, clothes, solar cells, lamps, toilets, pipes, water pumps, and just about anything else on site and at the touch of a button. […]