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Doing the numbers on 3D printing in aerospace

Doing the numbers on 3D printing in aerospace

The new LEAP engine contains 3D printed nozzles that improve efficiency by 15%. GE Additive, the 3D printing products and services division of industrial giant GE, is reporting brisk sales this week at the Paris Air Show for the next-generation LEAP jet engines. These new engines work with a variety of mid-range airliners including the […]

By June 23, 2017 Read More →
Facecake app brings augmented reality to choosing new eyelashes

Facecake app brings augmented reality to choosing new eyelashes

Battington makes silk eyelashes; Facecake shows how they look on you. A new augmented reality (AR) app provides the opportunity to see how new eyelashes will look on you. Battington has been creating silk lash collections for years, but claims its new iOS app Facecake — created by a development team of the same name […]

By June 22, 2017 Read More →
NASA’s hybrid reality astronaut training system uses 3D scanners

NASA’s hybrid reality astronaut training system uses 3D scanners

3D scanning technology is becoming vital tool for space exploration missions. NASA established Hybrid Reality Lab in late 2015 based on Unreal Engine 4 and incorporating consumer-grade VR, physical mockups and models, wearable technologies, and room-scale technology to create training environments. One of the applications of the lab is a detailed mixed reality (MR) replica of […]

By June 21, 2017 Read More →
Varjo Technology announces “eye resolution” virtual reality for professional use

Varjo Technology announces “eye resolution” virtual reality for professional use

The Finnish start-up claims resolution of 70x all current shipping and announced products. Product design and architecture are key early markets. Varjo — Finnish for “Shadow” — emerges from the shadows of stealth development today by announcing what it calls the first human eye-resolution headset for immersive display in virtual reality (AR). Today’s announcement is […]

By June 19, 2017 Read More →
Explore 3D capabilities of the web in a live festival setting

Explore 3D capabilities of the web in a live festival setting

Autodesk is co-sponsoring the 3D Web Fest that is presented by the art and tech communities to illustrate the 3D capabilities of the web. The 3D Web Fest is like a film festival – with a focus on the best of the 3D Web. The first ever 3D Web Fest came into existence in year 2015. The event  showcases […]

By June 16, 2017 Read More →
Seeing in augmented reality is hard

Seeing in augmented reality is hard

The next step for pixels and eyeballs is smart glasses. Jon Peddie sees many challenges ahead before we all wear them. Smart glasses are the next wave for augmented reality (AR), says graphics industry pioneer and analyst Jon Peddie. They will be quite popular in industrial settings, and somewhat popular in the consumer marketplace. But […]

By June 12, 2017 Read More →
Diversity on display in Siggraph VR Village 2017 

Diversity on display in Siggraph VR Village 2017 

New technologies and novel presentations go hand-in-hand at this popular new hands-on part of the Siggraph experience.  VR Village has only been a part of the Siggraph scene for a few years, but has already proven itself as both a crowd-pleaser and a sneak peek at where virtual and augmented reality technology is going. Researchers […]

By June 9, 2017 Read More →
New development kit puts hands inside virtual reality

New development kit puts hands inside virtual reality

ManoMotion offers a way to add gesture recognition to products and apps. A new software development kit (SDK) makes it possible to add gesture recognition into products and applications for virtual reality, augmented reality, and other new immersive visual technologies. ManoMotion says its new SDK allows people to see their actual hands in VR/AR/MR. Using […]

By June 7, 2017 Read More →
AR future: holographic near-eye displays in regular-sized glasses

AR future: holographic near-eye displays in regular-sized glasses

Microsoft’s new lightweight prototype display comes with trade-offs. Recently, a group of industry and academic researchers met at the SCIEN Workshop on Augmented and Mixed Reality to discuss the future of virtual and mixed reality (VR/MR). Undoubtedly, people would like to experience VR/MR on lightweight devices while maintaining precision of human vision. Microsoft had introduced the […]

By June 5, 2017 Read More →
New 3D printing method produces low-cost, high-quality medical implants

New 3D printing method produces low-cost, high-quality medical implants

The University of Florida researchers are building stronger, more comfortable and less expensive implants with a soft silicone printing process. Researchers from the University of Florida have devised a new process for 3D printing in soft silicone to manufacture medical implants like ports for draining bodily fluids, implantable bands, balloons, soft catheters, slings, and meshes. […]

By June 2, 2017 Read More →