Filaments from outer space – a few impressions from CES 2016

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CES 2016 is over for now, but it was a blast. Thanks for everyone for stopping by to check out our booth, or simply to have a chat, and for the positive feedback we got! It was awesome seeing you all!

We’ve seen an unimaginable amount of neat stuff all around, so we’ll try to fit a small portion of it in this post.

Futuristic company Planetary Resources was showing a 3d printed metal model of a spacecraft component, made of alien metal that has been extracted from an asteroid by pulverizing the rock with plasma. Sounds like hardcore science fiction, but it was there, it was real and we were amazed.

Another popular eye-candy was the life-sized 3d printed stormtrooper on 3d System’s booth. Surely, it was more of a statue then a cosplay costume, but it’s fine details made a lot of people to stop by for a few minutes. (…and to take uncountable selfies with it, of course)

Some of us was drawn to the booth of Robo 3D by delicious fruity scents. That’s right, after Proto-pasta’s coffee-smelling filaments, they’ve made their own material, that smell like apple, blueberry, grape or even strawberry!

We were happy to see, that NinjaTek came out with some new materials as well. They’ve unveiled their new Cheetah filament which is a flexible, fast printing material, with high interlayer adhesion and fine detail. Their other new product, named Armadillo is a highly durable, rigid plastic, that is resistant to oils and most industrial chemicals, and told to have almost no warping issues. Perfect for working parts!

That’s it for this year’s CES, goodbye, enjoy this tough little armadillo.

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