New metal 3D printer is 100x faster, 10x cheaper than existing laser technologies

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Quite rapidly, 3D-metal printing could be the go-to for manufacturing around the world. This is because the method, which was developed by Desktop Metal, is faster, safer and cheaper than existing systems. Indeed, the company claims it can produce reliable metal printing up to 100 times faster, with 10 times cheaper initial costs and 20 times cheaper materials than existing laser technologies on the market.

3D printing has been a hot topic for years now, but the Massachusetts company… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building



Tesla’s new Solar Roof is actually cheaper than a normal roof

Good news for those who have been eyeing Tesla’s new Solar Roof since it was announced less than six months ago. Recently, the company revealed the cost of the eco-friendly solar tiles, and they have a price tag of just $21.85 per square foot. That’s nearly 20 percent less than a normal roof — even without factoring in the energy savings.

The sought-after Tesla Solar Roof tiles are made of glass layered over a photovoltaic substrate as a replacement for traditional roofing materials…. View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building