Sign Up for a Service Like PreCheckPrograms like TSA PreCheck and Global Entry can help you get through the line faster although they re reportedly slowing down, too .PreCheck costs $85 for five years, and you simply go through a shorter TSA line.Thrillist also ranked the airlines with the longest wait times, so if you re flying out of any of these, look into nearby alternatives or at least be prepared for the wait .The TSA has it s own website for checking security wait times also available as an app on Android and iOS , and it will notify you of any delays and tell you the latest security checkpoint wait times by terminal.First, make sure you ve checked in and your boarding pass is printed or saved on your phone.TripIt brings up another important point about dressing for the security line:Remember that belts, buttons and zippers, along with hip replacements and underwire bras, are liable to set off the machines.
Printer Ink Refill KitsIt s crazy to think how reliant we still are on printed documents in the digital age.We recently told readers how to save 90% or even more when buying replacement ink cartridges for your printer, and we received a tremendous amount of positive feedback after running that article.DON T MISS: This hidden iPhone trick just became my new favorite featureAimed at consumers and people with home offices, Brother s new MFC-J985DW and MFC-J985DW XL bring the price of entry to its INKvestment line down under $300 for the first time ever.The former costs just $199 and prints black pages for less than a penny per page, while the latter runs $299 and can print for up to two years before you have to purchase additional ink cartridges.Here are some key details about these two new models: Regardless of brand of ownership, SoHo customers haven t been shy with expressing their feelings about the price of ink and cartridge yields Brother marketing boss Phil Lubell said.The MFC-J985DW and MFC-J985DW XL are both available for purchase beginning immediately from leading retailers including Amazon, and we all know what to do with our old printers…Thanks to the sharing economy, living in five different cities in five years has never been more doable.
Printed electronics pilot factory is located in Oulu. VTT's printed electronics pilot factory has entered a new era. We wanted to change this by developing electronics production line is easily a post-production sensor assembly and visualization system, which allows the associated data value-added services opened out via the interfaces, explains lead researcher Marko Jurvansuu VTT. Pilot Factory offers companies a research environment, where the new sensor assembly and IoT solutions can be customized and tested in a real production environment. The solution also enables big changes in practice, as, for example, the printing press condition monitoring and predictive maintenance can also be partly outsource the measurement data. The first VTT's solution utilizes the company has Offcode by ADN IoT platform is integrated into the model.
Originally released way back in 1970, the unique sound of the Minimoog analog synthesizer means the hardware is still in demand today.But since Moog stopped producing the synths back in 1981, they re incredibly rare and expensive now—unless you re happy to add this sofa equivalent to your studio.The sofa s outer shell is made from washing machine-safe canvas that s been printed with an oversized Minimoog design using eco-friendly inks.It s filled with polystyrene beads, which means that without a frame it probably feels more like plunking down on a bean bag chair instead of a sofa—but that s still a great place to take a nap.Pricing is around $420 so it s definitely more expensive than a nondescript bean bag chair.If you still want to make music with it, just go download Moog s new $30 synthesizer app and curl up with your smartphone.
SAP and UPS combine software and logistics to let customers order parts instantly – if it s cheaper than traditional manufacturingSAP and UPS are working together to deliver an on-demand 3D printing service that links the former s supply chain software with the latter s industrial manufacturing and logistics networks.Customers will be able to approve and order custom 3D printed parts directly from within SAP software, which will then be manufactured at one of 60 UPS facilities cross the US.SAP UPS 3D printing partnershipUPS 3D printing 2It is claimed the partnership will allow companies to simplify supply chains and open up 3D printing to smaller companies without access to a machine, those who cannot justify a long production run or those who need a prototype made quickly.This agreement with SAP adds an important UPS capability to help customers right-size inventories and lower short-run production costs, and help entrepreneurs bring their ideas to life faster than ever, added Stan Deans, president of UPS Global Distribution and Logistics.3D printing has come down in price in recent years with analysts predicting the technology will become more mainstream.Makerbot has targeted small and medium businesses, while HP s recently announced 3D Jet Fusion range is looking at bigger firms, costing between £94,000 and £114,000 per unit.
Oliver Franklin-WallisAssistant Editor, WIREDFollow @olifranklinThis article was first published in the June 2016 issue of WIRED magazine.Be the first to read WIRED's articles in print before they're posted online, and get your hands on loads of additional content by subscribing online.The Singapore-based designer hand-built the walking mecha toy Codename: Colossus from 435 3D-printed parts."I learned from scratch."Sng also hand-wired the working legs, guns and lights, and hand-painted each part, including the interior and tiny characters.HMC Boudicca can traverse the battlefield or room with its RC hexapodal legsColossus was part passion project, part audition: under the Machination Studios moniker, Sng's conceived a fictional universe for the toys, set after the first world war "where air power never happened, and tanks just got bigger and bigger."
Originally released way back in 1970, the unique sound of the Minimoog analog synthesiser means the hardware is still in demand today.But since Moog stopped producing the synths back in 1981, they re incredibly rare and expensive now—unless you re happy to add this sofa equivalent to your studio.The sofa s outer shell is made from washing machine-safe canvas that s been printed with an oversized Minimoog design using eco-friendly inks.It s filled with polystyrene beads, which means that without a frame it probably feels more like plunking down on a bean bag chair instead of a sofa—but that s still a great place to take a nap.Pricing is around $420/£287 so it s definitely more expensive than a nondescript bean bag chair.If you still want to make music with it, just go download Moog s new £23 synthesiser app and curl up with your smartphone.
Originally released way back in 1970, the unique sound of the Minimoog analog synthesiser means the hardware is still in demand today.But since Moog stopped producing the synths back in 1981, they re incredibly rare and expensive now—unless you re happy to add this sofa equivalent to your studio.The sofa s outer shell is made from washing machine-safe canvas that s been printed with an oversized Minimoog design using eco-friendly inks.It s filled with polystyrene beads, which means that without a frame it probably feels more like plunking down on a bean bag chair instead of a sofa—but that s still a great place to take a nap.Pricing is around $420/£287 so it s definitely more expensive than a nondescript bean bag chair.If you still want to make music with it, just go download Moog s new £23 synthesiser app and curl up with your smartphone.
The Tangible Media Group at MIT s Media Lab bucked the trend that bigger is better and used their l33t 3D printing skills to produce a 3D-printed micro-pillar object they call Cilllia.Standard CAD software is not set up to print hair-like strands of material, so the team had to start from the ground up by building a custom software program.With the software out of the way, the researchers began experimenting with their printing system, and used it to generate a variety of different hair-like items.The cilia can be printed in any hair shape at a range of thicknesses, with the smallest strands measuring an impressive 50 micrometers.The researchers are developing ways of adding mechanical adhesions, actuators, and even sensors to the final product.In another application, they printed a micro-pillar mat of cilia that could detect the touch of a finger and respond to different swiping patterns.
An undergraduate at New Jersey Institute of Technology made his own plastic braces using a 3D printer, $60 of materials, and a healthy dose of ingenuity — and they actually worked.Amos Dudley had braces in middle school, but he didn't wear a retainer like he was supposed to, so his teeth slowly shifted back.He didn't want to shell out thousands of dollars for a whole new round of braces, so the digital-design major decided to make his own.On his blog, Dudley writes that he was an unlikely combination of two things: He was broke, but had access to a high-quality 3D printer through his university.He took full advantage of this.The process wasn't exactly easy.He had to research orthodontic procedures and plot the route of his successive braces, so his teeth would move in the right way.But once that was done, all it took was fabricating a series of models out of relatively inexpensive plastic, and then following through on wearing them.And it was worth it for Dudley, whose smile turned out looking remarkable.Here is the process he went through:  View As: One PageSlides
The GO wheelchair not to be confused with the HU-GO, another 3D-printed wheelchair project is the brainchild of Benjamin Hubert, director of London design agency Layer.For instance, someone with a spinal injury midway up the back might require more support and a taller seat-back, while someone who has lost a leg might want things to be adjusted to take her off-center balance into account.Only the seat printed on a large-format device — it won t come out of a desktop printer and footrest sintered aluminum for durability are custom-designed; the rest is constructed of off-the-shelf parts, to keep the costs down and repairs simple.The company has been in dialogue with wheelchair users and designed things with their feedback; the GO isn t quite ready for wheelchair basketball those chairs are tanks in their own right, said Hubert , but players were consulted anyway.Right now the GO is still in prototype form, and will be on display at Clerkenwell s Design Week later this month.Hubert said that the design is mostly finalized, but now faces scrutiny from the National Health Services and the European counterparts to the FDA.
I was talking with some people recently about self-driving cars and how one day you'll be able to pull your phone out of your pocket and order a taxi, and it'll show up just like an Uber car, only without the driver in fact, Uber's working hard to ditch all of its human drivers .We adjust our habits or actions in light of both strangers' awareness and our own awareness of their awareness...even if we don't realize we're doing so.Of course, these future autonomous taxis will probably have more than a couple varieties of deterrents: perhaps a security camera that monitors everything you do, the threat of paying handsomely for any damage you're proven to have caused, and the public shame of being blacklisted from a particularly popular mode of transportation.Who cares about potentially paying damages if you're registered with a limited-funds prepaid credit card and under a fake name?If cartoonish printed eyes on a sign can deter littering, can a pair of life-like eyes somewhere inside an autonomous car keep bored or otherwise destructive people in check?Or, in a less draconian fashion, manufacturers may choose to distract their riders into peaceful obedience with on-board VR headsets and built-in movie projectors.
A 3D-printed replica is nothing more than a plastic trinket if it doesn t function as well as the original.But as revealed last year, a company called 3Dvarius has created the world s first 3D-printed playable electric violin that sounds just as good as its wooden equivalent—and now you can finally buy one.Its creator, Laurent Bernadac, and the rest of the team at 3Dvarius, have turned to Kickstarter with a $56,000 crowdfunding campaign to help put the 3D-printed instrument into the hands of musicians around the world.That s certainly on the pricier side of violins, even for electric models, but none look like an instrument from the future.The 3Dvarius shape and design is also based on the revered Stradivarius, which can fetch millions at auction.Just don t expect the Antiques Roadshow to get excited when you bring it in for an appraisal.
A 3D-printed replica is nothing more than a plastic trinket if it doesn t function as well as the original.But as revealed last year, a company called 3Dvarius has created the world s first 3D-printed playable electric violin that sounds just as good as its wooden equivalent—and now you can finally buy one.Its creator, Laurent Bernadac, and the rest of the team at 3Dvarius, have turned to Kickstarter with a $56,000 crowdfunding campaign to help put the 3D-printed instrument into the hands of musicians around the world.That s certainly on the pricier side of violins, even for electric models, but none look like an instrument from the future.The 3Dvarius shape and design is also based on the revered Stradivarius, which can fetch millions of dollars at auction.Just don t expect the Antiques Roadshow to get excited when you bring it in for an appraisal.
Image: APWorksThe word Airbus probably brings to mind an image of a hefty airplane that flies you around the world.But this time around, Airbus has made a decidedly different kind of vehicle: a 3D printed motorcycle that looks like something straight out of Alien.Called Light Rider—man, David Hasselhoff is probably pissed—the vehicle was created by Airbus subsidiary APWorks.It weighs in at just 77 pounds and is powered by a six kilowatt electric engine that helps it go from zero to 50 miles per hour in a few seconds.And if it looks a little web-like, that s intentional:The frame itself was made using a selective 3D laser printing system that melted minuscule aluminum alloy particles together.The end product was a series of parts made up of a lot of extremely thin—as in 60 microns thin—layers.
View photosMoreThe CEO of Airbus, Tom Enders, left, and the head of APWorks, Joachim Zettler, present the first 3D printed electric motorcycle in Ottobrunn, Germany, Friday May 20, 2016.An electric motorcycle made from tiny aluminum alloy particles using a 3D printer.European aeronautics giant Airbus unveiled the 'Light Rider ' in Germany on Friday.The frame weighs just 13 pounds, about 30 percent less than conventional e-motorbikes.APWorks chief executive Joachim Zettler said the complex, branched hollow structure wouldn't have been possible with conventional production technologies such as milling or welding.The company is taking orders for a limited run of 50 motorbikes, costing 50,000 euros $56,095 , plus tax, each.
A US craft beer brewery is developing edible six-pack rings that feed rather than snare marine life.Florida's Saltwater Brewery has partnered with New York-based ad agency We Believers to create the Edible Six-Pack Ring.Rather than being made from plastic like traditional slosh-up sheaths, the Edible Six-Pack Ring is made from boozy byproducts like wheat and barley.An initial production run saw 500 six-pack rings manufactured, with Saltwater ultimately planning to produce some 400,000 rings every four weeks – enough to meet its current monthly output.We hope to influence the big guys and hopefully inspire them to get on board, commented Saltwater Brewery president Chris Goves.You can learn more about the Edible Six-Pack Ring by watching the video below.
Airbus APWorks; Jungfernfahrt Light Rider; 20.05.2016; Ottobrunn Image Source: AP Works3-D printing has been used to make all sorts of products of increasing complexity, including rockets for spacecraft and engine components.The oh-so-cleverly-named Light Rider is produced by Airbus subsidiary AP Works.Even including the chunky tires, suspension and electric motor, the whole bike only weighs in at 35kg.DON T MISS: Apple s stores have gone from serious to absurd in 15 yearsDespite the low weight and electric motor, the bike still has enough power to make it a serious around-town commuter: 50mph top speed, and 0-30 in three seconds.All in all, it s like some kind of electric bicycle/Vespa hybrid, and it sounds ideal for my daily commute.The entire project is really a metaphor for 3-D printing s battle against more conventional manufacturing technology.
We're seeing 3D-printed versions of just about everything these days, from shoes and robots to even working cars, and now it's the electric motorcycle's turn.APWorks, a subsidiary of airplane-maker Airbus, has produced what it says is the world's first 3D-printed motorcycle, complete with a total weight of just 35 kg 77 pounds .This all helps to make the bike 30% lighter than the typical e-motorcycle.The company had an intentional design goal of using bionic structures and natural growth patterns when programming its algorithms.Parts of the frame are also hollow, allowing cables and pipes to be run through them, another aspect that contributes to the weight reduction.The material was developed for use in additive layer manufacturing, bringing those benefits to the metallic 3D printing process.
The Light Rider, made from aluminium alloy particles, runs on electric power and is 30% lighter than other motorcyclesHave you ever wanted an alien-looking motorbike?A 3D-printed motorcycle that looks like a next-gen alien-like machine has been developed by aeronautics giant Airbus' subsidiary firm AP Works, which, according to the company, is the world's first 3D printed functional bike.The hollow frame, which looks similar to an exoskeleton of sorts, was made using a selective 3D-printing system.The bike's lightweight frame was shaped using AP Works's own Scalmalloy material, which in itself weighs only 13 pounds.AP Works used a unique algorithm in order to ensure that the machine was kept at a minimum weight, yet was structurally strong enough to handle the weight of an adult rider and the added on-road stress of daily driving scenarios.Airbus has manufactured a very limited number of Light Riders, each of which has been priced at $56, 095 £38,663 .
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