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These Custom-Made, 3D Printed Earphones Actually Stay In Your Ears 3D printing has done it again this time enabling the electronics company Normal to create custom-made earphones, the kind that actually stay in your ears. On the Normal website , consumers find these golden words promising a new era in the world of headphones: Without giving away secrets, we use nerdalicious software and 3D printing to sculpt each one-of-a-kind pair. A proper fit helps every single note go directly into your sound craters. No noise left behind. In a video promotion on the Normal website, CEO and founder Nikki Kaufman explains the reasoning behind custom-made earphones. What you may not realize is that your ears are quite unlike anyone elses, Kaufman said. Completely unique, in fact, which is why we created this. To order your custom-made earphones, all you need to do is download the Normal app and snap a photo of both your ears. After you send the photos to Normal, the company will design earphones to fit your unique ears and then3D print the product. Consumers should be forewarned: crafting these earphones is a pretty tough projectand might cause some strange smells. The price is currently set at $199. Manufacturing the perfect likeness of an ear is not for the amateur, Kaufman said.
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So what can colleges and universities do to engage more women in engineering? I talked with the chair of the engineering department, Professor Liz Orwin , and the associate department chair, Professor Nancy Lape , about what is working so well at Harvey Mudd. Maria Klawe: What has your department done to get more women interested in engineering? Liz Orwin: I think three factors are key in our success: hands-on classes that incorporate project-based learning, a high percentage of female faculty, and active mentoring. Our engineering program starts with a yearlong project-based, experiential introductory class called E4: Intro to Engineering Design. Students work in small teams to apply techniques for solving design problems. This setting allows their diverse talents to emerge, and it has a great impact on building confidence in their abilities, particularly for the women. Klawe: Can you give me some examples of project-based experiences that have been impactful for women? Nancy Lape: One of the most popular electives across the college is a first-year engineering lab called E11: Autonomous Vehicles. Students build small robotic cars using electronics and 3D printing, and then compete in a final capture the flag competition. The course is a hands-on introduction to mechanical, electrical, and computer engineering, computer science, design, systems, and controls.
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+1 Developer Turtle Rock Studios and publisher 2K Games have announced that you can now 3D print the hunters and monsters from their upcoming first-person monster-hunting game, Evolve . The designs for the eight announced hunters and two announced monsters are available to download for free on Evolve's website . All you need is access to a 3D printer. If you own one, you can simply load the files into the printer and create the models. Otherwise, you can submit and buy the printed models from 3D printing shops like Sculpteo and Shapeways . From the pictures, the models--especially the Goliath monster figure--look pretty cool. The hype surrounding Evolve has been steadily growing over the past months. At the E3 conference this year, the game received the E3 Critics Game of the Show award . You can learn more about Evolve with our extensive Next Big Game coverage that includes previews of a bunch of the game's characters. Evolve launches on October 21 for PlayStation 4 , Xbox One , and PC .
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Send Thanks! A link has been sent. Done USPS: 3D printing could increase shipping revenue by hundreds of millions By Signe Brewster July 8, 2014 8:10 PM 0 shares Content preferences Done 3D printing is often named as a solution for minimizing shipments of little plastic trinkets halfway around the world. But the U.S. Postal Service thinks that people will continue to ship goods short distances, and 3D printing could boost package revenue by $323 to $646 million annually in the future. Graph courtesy of the US Postal Service Office of Inspector General. According to astudy published by the USPS Office of Inspector General: It is often not cost effective for private delivery firms to make separate stops to deliver small, relatively inexpensive packages particularly in rural areas. However, the Postal Service is already visiting these locations every day. As such, other delivery firms often use the Postal Service for last-mile delivery. In fact, nearly two thirds of lightweight, commercial packages are delivered to their final destination by the Postal Service.This is directly relevant to 3d printing, as the vast majority of 3D printed consumer goods are relatively lightweight. Along with shipping, it states that the USPS could create regional centers for 3D printing
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