TNO shows new platform that makes 3D printing for mass production possible

Apr.30, 2012 -   TNO has been working for a long time developing Additive Manufacturing technology. They help improve the existing 3D printers such as getting higher accuracy, faster production and using more and more different materials. More

New 3D-printed Kinetic sculptures from a eMaker Huxley

Apr.29, 2012 -   It was a while ago Erik Pettersson (snille) designed and made the inspiring gear painting on his eMaker Huxley 3D printer. Since then Snille has been working on another project: A big kinetic art project - Gear Project 2. More

3D-printed whistles and WhistleGen code by Josef Prusa

Apr.29, 2012 -  At TEDxPrague2010 and TEDxVienna2010 conference Josef Prusa, designer of the Prusa Mendel, gave every visitor a 3D printed whistles as souvenior for showing off what a RepRap 3D printer can print. More 

Christopher Barnatt's online 3D printing experiment with i.Materialise

Apr.28, 2012 -   Professional futurist Christopher Barnatt tried his own online 3D printing experiment. He uses the i.Materialize online service to 3D print a metal model. More

3D printed hat Daisy wins Hats Off to 3D Printing Design Challenge

Apr.28, 2012 -   British jewellery designer Mark Bloomfield impressed the jury headed by milliner Elvis Pompilio and Wilfried Vancraen, CEO of Materialise with his hat "Daisy" during the finals. More

Auto-Leveling Platform for 3D printers under development

Apr.27, 2012 -  Thingiverse user atntias is developing a simple solution for solving the problem on an aluminum bed. atntias wrote the code as a part of printrun for his project, named as Auto Leveling Platform. More 

Maxit 3D printer joins Human vs machine re-match tonight

Apr.27, 2012 -   The 3D printer supplied by A1 Technologies is their newest developed model Maxit 3D printer. The Maxit is super light (only 2.7kg) and very easy to transport. It contains not more than 200 parts. More

Arkitypo project - 3D printed alphabet shows typographic history

Apr.26, 2012 -   London-based design consultancy Johnson Banks have collaborated with Ravensbourne College design a "three-dimensional alphabet of alphabets", the Arkitypo project. More

Teach or learn 3D design and 3D printing on Skillshare 

Apr.26, 2012 -  Skillshare is a community marketplace that provides valuable tools and information to help career development or expand technical skills, and it enables users to learn anything from anyone.More 

Food printing experiments with a Makerbot at milan design week 2012

Apr.24, 2012 -   During exhibition "The Future in the Making" in Milan design week 2012, spanish architect josé ramon tramoyeres of GGlab (green geometries laboratory) and deniz manisali showed to the audience how 3D printing could change gastronomy and haute cuisine. More

Human vs. 3D printer

Apr.23, 2012 -   What a fun idea to start this Wilcox vs 3D printer race. A couple of month ago British designer Dominic Wilcox tweeted that he wanted to race a Rapid Prototype Machine - that is a battle between human and 3D printer. More

3D printing rubber balloons 

Apr.23, 2012 -  What these researchers have done is they take desired 3D shapes and create a program that calculates what empty balloon shape should be needed to produce the inflated-balloon design, and then they create a mold to make the uninflated balloon on a 3D printer. More 

New Affordable Bukobot 3D printer with expandable framework

Apr.22, 2012 -   Another new and affordable 3D Printer is on Kickstarter. Named as Bukobot, this 3D printer uses new Buko framework designed by Diego Porqueras of Pasadena, CA, USA. More

3D printed Hop Pod for life size Iron Man suit

Apr.22, 2012 -   This is video uploaded by James Bruton of Southampton, UK about how he made the 3D printed Hop Pod for his life size Iron Man suit. This piece is 0.9mm thick to save on plastic/costs. More

3D printing a special bracelet for Mother's Day 

Apr.21, 2012 -  What are the best gift to make for Mother's Day, if you have a 3D printer? These bracelets from Nervous System won't disappoint her. The Diagrid Bracelet, Regular bracelet and Subdivision Bracelet from their Cell Cycle collection.. More 

Objet appointed Altech Shanghai as Distributor in East China Region

Apr.21, 2012 -   Objet Asia Pacific Ltd., a subsidiary of Objet Ltd., announced the appointment of an Altech Co. Ltd. subsidiary as a new Objet distributor in the East China region. More

Beautiful 3D printed air turbine lamp by Margot Krasojevic

Apr.20, 2012 -   Inspired by the Ropatec wind rotor architect Margot Krasojevic designed this lamp that acts as a vertical axis wind turbine. The body of the light is attached to a vertical axis which turns a diode rotor that transforms the movement into light. More

The new Solidoodle G2 3D printer is launched - starting at $499 

Apr.19, 2012 -  At NY Tech Day yesterday Solidoodle launched their new Solidoodle 2. The prices for this pre-assembled 3D printer serie with a larger 6x6x6" (152x152x152mm) build area start at $499. More 

Barobo launches modular robot for a very reasonable $270

Apr.19, 2012 -   A single Mobot module has four degrees of freedom: Two body joints and two rotating faceplates. It uses a quick release snap connector to mount other modules or accessories to its six mounting surfaces, rather than using screws. More

iRapid - A new 3D printer built with "rack and pinion" concept

Apr.19, 2012 -   iRapid, a new 3D printer made by in Germany is ready to hit the market. iRapid is a complete assembled 3D printer, one of the first fully assembled 3D printers in Europe. More

Hohenstein Institutes unveil compact portable 3D scanner 

Apr.19, 2012 -  Researchers at Germany's Hohenstein Institute have developed a new handheld, portable 3D scanner which allows quick and precise recording of small and medium-sized shapes, objects and body parts. More 

Rapid Shape brings fastest 3D printer to the market

Apr.18, 2012 -   The 3D printers TNO developed in past four years, is now brought to the market by Rapid Shape, a German company specializing in creation of jewelry, via a process of lost wax casting. More

Stratasys to merge with Objet - key facts

Apr.18, 2012 -   In Stratasys and Objet Investor Presentation there are some interesting figures: Objet: - More than 2,800 customers - Only technology with multi-material 3D printing capability More

From Chocolate to Ceramics 3D printing 

Apr.17, 2012 -  In February Tom Salo posted his Chocolate Extruder on thingiverse, a very interesting topic in 3D printing. The head he uses is a Moineau pump (progressive cavity pump) and can feed the chocolate through the printing nozzle to print any objects. More 

3D-Printing custom labware for chemical synthesis and analysis

Apr.16, 2012 -   Cronin built a Fab@Home, a low-cost 3D printer(~$2000) in his laboratory and used it to print reaction vessels using quick-drying silicone polymer, type of sealant typically used for bathrooms. More

Stratasys and Objet agree to merge - Combined company valued at about $1.4 billion

Apr.16, 2012 -   Stratasys, Inc., and privately held Objet Ltd., today announced that the boards of directors of both companies have unanimously approved a definitive merger agreement under which the companies would combine in an all-stock transaction with a combined equity value of approximately $1.4 billion. More

Filabot's new website is on line now 

Apr.16, 2012 -  Filabot, a 3D plastic extrusion system, grinds and melts the old plastic items such as milk jugs, shampoo bottles and plastic packaging in an extrusion to make usable filament for 3D printing. More 

Young student builds hexapod robot with Dimension 3D Printer

Apr.15, 2012 -   With access to the 3D Printer in the school, Matt Bunting of the University of Arizona created a spider-like hexapod robot that makes use of artificial intelligence to learn how to move. More

3D printed metal - twin rail Mobius pendant with ball-bearings

Apr.14, 2012 -   A Möbius strip is a two-dimensional topological structure: a three-dimensional figure containing only one side and only one boundary component. More

Landre expands capacities in 3D printing through acquisition 

Apr.14, 2012 -  Landre, supplier of production technology for metal and plastics and 3D printing, has expanded his activities in the field of 3D printers and CAD / CAM software by taking over the staff and activities of Duoteq. More 

Anarkik3D launches Cloud9 - a 3D modeling platform with 3D touch feedback

Apr.13, 2012 -   Inspired by increasing availability of digital technology and 3D printing, Ann Marie Shillito – an internationally recognised contemporary jeweller, and CEO and founder of Anarkik3D, creates Cloud9, a 3D modeling platform specifically for studio artists and designers. More

Progress on 3D printed circuit board

Apr.13, 2012 -   We'll be building circuit boards with 3D printers in few years, and it will not be too far away from now. Hobbyists are trying to produce simple circuit boards using a 3D printer to push the days coming earlier.  More

Voxeljet introduces first continuous 3D printing machine 

Apr.12, 2012 -  Continuous 3D printing technology represents a new dimension in the manufacturing of moulds and models without tools. The process steps of building and unpacking run in parallel, without having to interrupt system operation.  More 

Designer lamps from 3D printers

Apr.12, 2012 -   A trend-setting project led by architect Wieland Schmidt is offering a glimpse of what digital production in the future may look like. As part of the project, designer lamps designs are digitalised and subsequently printed into the final product at voxeljet's 3D service centre. More

Home 3D Scanning with X box Kinect

Apr.12, 2012 -   How computers make sense of our environment? How can we detect the movement, position and rotation of a object by using an input device? More

../articles/20120411-personalised-3d-printed-scrappies-is-now-on-indiegogo.htmlPersonalised 3D printed Scrappies is now on Indiegogo 

Apr.11, 2012 -  Ulrich Schwanitz creates bronze sculptures and pendants from digital designs and has them manufactured on 3D printers.More 

More progress with multicolored printing

Apr.11, 2012 -   Myles has another progress with the mixer nozzle. It has a small DC motor turning a stirrer in the brass hot end to churn the melt up. More

../articles/20120410-custom-your-own-3d-printed-iphone-case-with-kees.html Custom your own 3D printed iPhone case with Kees

Apr.10, 2012 -   There are plenty of 3D printed iPhone covers online. But with Kees you can design and create your own unique cases for iPhone 4 & iPhone 4S. More

New Maxit 3D printer will be launched soon 

Apr.10, 2012 -  London based A1 Technologies is a distributor of low-cost 3D Printers established in 2009. With the experience and expertise accumulated in the years A1 Technologies decided to design and make their own version of 3D printer More 

Step by step tutorial to fix a 3D scan for 3D printing

Apr.9, 2012 -   Tony Buser at Makerbot made this execellent step-by-step tutorial showing how he uses a variety of programs to fix 3D objects. More

Precise offers a scaled likeness 3D model of the individual in Dubai

Apr.9, 2012 -   Lothar Hohmann, Managing Director of Precise, announced worldwide launch of company's latest innovative product, TIM on Wednesday in its TIM Studio in Al Barsha, Dubai. More

3D scanning and printing of the ancient Chinese artefacts in the Forbidden City 

Apr.8, 2012 -  Thousands of individual historic relics in the Forbidden City, the Palace Museum in Beijing, China will be restored using 3D printing technology. More 

A nice video on the "3D printing today and tomorrow" made by Chris Barnett

Apr.8, 2012 -   This video discussed what 3D printing is and its advantages today and what it will be in the future. It is nicely presented by Christopher Barnatt of More

3D-print your head to pop on your favourite superhero action figure

Apr.7, 2012 -   U.K. novelty company Firebox can get you a personalised superhero action figure of your own. All you need to do is to upload two pictures of your face, one from the front and one from the side. More

Nendo's "Lacquered Paper-Objects" made on 3D paper printer 

Apr.7, 2012 -  Nendo, a Japanese design group has developed "Lacquered Paper-Objects", a collection of small containers using a 3D printer.  More 

Join Volkswagen "Polo Principle" campaign to design your own Polo

Apr.6, 2012 -   Here is a campaign from Volkswagen, devised by DDB Denmark and Society 46, The Polo Principle campaign. The campaign is launched to demonstrate the principle on which Volkswagen build the Polo - through the the best technology and innovations. More

World's first 3D chocolate printer now up for pre-order

Apr.6, 2012 -   Choc Creator, world first commercial 3D chocolate printer is launched. The company behind it is Choc Edge Ltd, a spin-off company from the University of Exeter, UK founded by Dr Liang Hao.  More

MiiCraft - A pico projector based home built DLP 3D printer 

Apr.5, 2012 -  Guys from MiiCraft are also developing an affordable Stereolithography 3D printer. MiiCraft has a similar design to that of Junior Veloso's DLP Printer but it uses a "pico" projector. More 

../articles/20120405-mit-team-could-use-nano-size-robot-pebbles-to-create-crude-3d-shapes.html MIT team could use nano-size robot pebbles to create crude 3D shapes

Apr.5, 2012 -   MIT researchers from the Distributed Robotics Laboratory (DRL) demonstrated this week the "smart sand," nano-size robot pebbles, each equipped with a rudimentary microprocessor. More

Leapfrog introduces fully assembled plug-and-play 3D printers to mass market

Apr.4, 2012 -   Dutch startup Leapfrog wants to bring fully assembled high quality 3D printers to mass market. More

Printable gripping tool and insect-like robot 

Apr.4, 2012 -  The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) is leading an ambitious new project to reinvent how robots are designed and produced, in collaboration with the University of Pennsylvania and Harvard University. More 

High resolution DIY 3D printer on Indiegogo

Apr.3, 2012 -   High resolution DIY 3D printer from Junior Veloso has got enorm positive feedback and ever since they are listed in Indiegogo, in just 1 day they have raised $45,279 of $300,000 Goal. More

MatterPort's scanner makes 3D capture as digital photography

Apr.3, 2012 -   Silicon Valley startup MatterPort recently unveiled their new technology at Y-Combinator's Bi-Annual Demo Day, a new compact scanner that allows users to basically point a gun and do instantaneous scan-to-model of their surrounding environment. More

Audi to come out of a 3D printer 

Apr.2, 2012 -  3D printers let you manufacture any 3-dimensional object including cars. Audi, a luxury automobile manufacturer has been using a Eden500V™ 3D Printing System from Objet to print parts. More 

Fly 3D printers to Mars and print out spacecraft

Apr.2, 2012 -   NASA is studying a technology known as "3D-Printable spacecraft", which is one of 30 potentially revolutionary technologies NASA is working on. The idea is to collect science data by embedded electronic devices. More

Build a heated build chamber for Rapman 3D printer

Apr.1, 2012 -   UglyBuddha owns a Rapman 3.2 but as soon as he began to print, he started to experience noises and warping in larger printed objects. More

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