CLIP: A Revolutionary New 3D Printer

CLIP: A Revolutionary New 3D Printer

Did you know that there’s now such a thing as “traditional” 3D printing? Yes, tech moves fast.

While 3D printing may seem like it just got invented last year, you’ll find that there are new innovations popping up all over the place – though not many quite as game-changing as CLIP.

Move Over Lidar, SWEEPER is here

Move Over Lidar, SWEEPER is here

Big, expensive, and the opposite of aesthetically pleasing are what usually pops into a techie’s head whenever he or she hears the word Lidar, which stands for light detection and ranging. Due to its rather hefty price tag, Lidar’s wondrous abilities are only utilized by experimental cars. The US’ Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) says that things are about to change.

Enter SWEEPER, which is basically a Lidar-on-a-chip system. SWEEPER is an acronym for: Short-range Wide-field-of-view Extremely agile Electronically steered Photonic EmitteR.