The James Webb Telescope will be NASA's biggest science mission to date, the largest telescope ever launched, and the first to carry a camera optimized for viewing infrared light, the NIRCam. Lockheed Martin's Advanced Technology Center (ATC) is tasked with building it.
To move things along the team at ATC purchased a few MakerBot Replicator Desktop 3D Printers. John Camp, a former Lockheed Martin mechanical engineer, created the 3D printing lab that helped ATC deliver the NIRCam to the Johnson Space Center on time and continues to serve ATC's many projects for NASA.
Brooklyn Tech is the largest specialized high school for STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) in the United States. In this video, teacher Tom Curanovic talks about how rapid prototyping is transforming his computer-integrated manufacturing lab, and senior Vishnu Sanigepalli describes what he has learned by using the MakerBot Replicator 2 Desktop 3D Printer.
Interested in learning more about how educators are using MakerBot 3D printers to accelerate classroom learning? Head to http://www.makerbot.com/uses/for-educators.
Kisi is a startup that turns your smartphone into a keycard and lets you send keys over email with more security and flexibility than, say, leaving a spare key under the flower pot. Kisi began in Munich, Germany and is now based in Brooklyn, NY.
Kisi uses a MakerBot Replicator 2 Desktop 3D Printer to prototype its hardware in real time along with its software. Kisi also produces the housing for its devices on a MakerBot Replicator. 3D printing allows Kisi to continue improving their devices based on real-world feedback from customers.