Being done with EVs, it’s time for rocket porn ? ! Oh yeah ! A mission, Elon Musk himself & all the space enthusiasts were waiting since 2011 to happen. Yes, we are talking about the Falcon Heavy launch which successfully took off from Cape Canaveral & made history. Let’s talk about why this launch was so important & monumental ! more “Falcon Heavy launch successful | SpaceX sends car to space”
Sounds cool, eh? Yeah, well, they are cool ! So in this detailed post we are going to see what is turbine, what are the types of turbines, their working & applications in various powerplants.
What is turbine ?
A turbine is a rotating part which converts kinetic energy of a working fluid into useful mechanical energy and/or electrical energy. Simple, right? Well, nothing is simple when you go deeper.
There are set of blades mounted on a rotor which helps in extracting energy from the moving fluid. The efficiency of turbines depend on the design of the blades.
Different applications need different designs & designing them isn’t a layman’s job. more “What are Turbines ? | Types of turbines & their applications”
Alright, alright, alright… so the 2017 Tesla event blew everyone’s mind like NEVER before, all thanks to the real life Iron man aka. Elon Musk ! The numbers are jaw dropping & I’m sure they won’t disappoint you. Elon first presented the Tesla Semi truck & grabbed everyone’s attention while surprisingly – the Roadster was the cargo, the truck was carrying ! Enough of this intro, you have no idea how excited I am to share the mind-blowing facts about Tesla Semi truck & Tesla roadster with you ! ? more “Top 10 mind-blowing facts about Tesla Semi truck & Tesla roadster you must know !”
SUPERCHARGERS – sounds cool, right ? Well, it is. You might have come across it in NFS or other racing games if you are hardcore racing fan like me 😛 . So what are superchargers, their types, advantages, how do they work ?
Lets know everything related to them today, right here, right now ! more “What are Superchargers ? | Working, Types, Advantages, Limitations”
If you are an auto enthusiast or even NFS lover you definitely have heard about them ! We also know that they increase the power of the vehicle but, which is better, how do they work & what are the differences between superchargers vs turbochargers ? Lets dive right in.
Let me give a basic idea about superchargers & turbo before proceeding to the differences. more “Differences between Superchargers vs Turbochargers”
When I was a kid, I always used to think, is there a need of clutch ? what does it do exactly ? & as a kid I was able to imagine the working of brakes & how does the speed increase but I was never able to understand clutches ! It was truly a satisfying moment for me when I was completely able to understand clutches. So here it is, today we’ll see everything you need to know about Clutches ! more “How car clutches work ? | Parts, function & types !”
So what is 3D printing ?
Additive manufacturing – commonly referred to as 3D printing – is the process of creating a solid three dimensional physical object from a digital file or design.
Unlike traditional manufacturing methods where material is removed from a solid block, 3D printing technologies build products layer-by-layer, only adding material where it is needed. A variety of 3D Printing technologies enable a wide range of materials to be processed, including polymers, resin, plastic, paper, wax, sandstone, metals, ceramics and bio-materials.
First commercialised in the late 1980s, additive manufacturing technology initially found widespread usage in producing prototypes and tooling; but is also being applied across various engineering industries, architecture & medical sector !
About TIME TO 3D :-
Time To 3D is India’s first-of-its-kind 3D printing hub located at Mumbai. While 3D printing technology has been around for three decades, it has mainly been restricted to industrial and B2B(business to business) applications. Founder Mr. Rahul Shah sensed the need to bring this technology to direct consumers, and to bridge the gap between technological advancement and public awareness. As a result, Time To 3D was founded with the aim of creating a platform to increase awareness on 3D printing and to engage directly with consumers.
This initiative is a partnership between Imaginarium (India’s largest 3D printing company) and the Time Media Group. You will find state of the art equipment at the hub that can cater to both consumers and industries.
Highlights at the hub :-
3D printing services –
Customers have a choice of bringing in their own 3D digital file or download one free from the internet.
- You can choose from a range of novelty customized products.
- 3D selfies :- Yes, you heard it right, 3D selfies ! First, you’ve to visit the hub to get scanned by their structure sensor linked with iPad. The sensor then converts the scanned file into a 3D model file & is then uploaded to the 3D printer. Voila, you’re done ! Now let the printer do rest of the job !
- 3D printing offerings :- Using latest 3D printers and software, consumers can 3D print any household item or even a school/college project in a wide range of materials. Also Time To 3D caters to clientele in the fields of jewellery, engineering, aerospace, architecture, medical, dental, fashion, interior design, automobile, prototyping, manufacturing, education, casting/moulding, entertainment and many more.
Doodle Pen Sessions –
Compact and easy to use 3D doodle pens extrudes heated plastic that cools down immediately to form a solid object. The hub offers hands on 3D doodle pen sessions for 30 minutes, 60 minutes and 90 minutes.
Regular workshops and courses are conducted at the hub that are designed for anyone of any age in any field where no prior knowledge of 3D printing is required.
Birthday Parties –
At Time To 3D, a combination of fun and learning is served to young consumers. Birthdays parties are organized in a manner that children enjoy themselves while learning. Party activities include an introduction to 3D printing, hands on scanning and doodling sessions.
Other offerings –
True to their word of being a one stop shop for 3D printing, the hub also offers 3D printers, 3D doodle pens and 3D filaments for customers to purchase directly. Unlike any other platform, consumers have the opportunity to walk in and experience 3D printers and doodle pens first hand before making a purchase.
My personal experience at the hub –
You feel that you’ve entered into an entirely world the moment you enter into the hub ! There were tons of products at the display & it was hard to believe that every one of them was 3D printed ! Then they showed variety of products they manufacture. The products included from engineering sectors such as gears & exhaust manifold, buildings, medical sectors & other show-pieces which I wasn’t able to take my eyes off !
After that, I had my eyes on a little miniature Einstein. The detailing on the miniature model was unbelievably marvelous ! They didn’t fail to notice my curious mind & showed me how these types of miniature models & selfies are manufactured with their modern tech ! They also let me have a hands-on session on 3D doodle pens 😀
They handed me a goodie bag too at the end of the event ! It contained small 3D printed keychain, mobile holder & other stuff ! I recommend that you should at least visit the hub once & believe me you would like to have every one of them once you lay your eyes on them !
Time to 3D is located at Vile Parle, Mumbai; just 500m away from Vile Parle station ! If you want to dig up more information or shoot any enquiries, visit their website !