Desktop Factory's June 2007 Newsletter Online!

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Their June 2007 newsletter is now online and reveals the planned schedule for the next few months. See the June Newsletter and find more news links at: Desktop Factory Newsletter June 2007 And, while you are there, check out the new web site with much better images and more complete information about the Desktop Factory product, company and goals. We''re more excited than ever about the goals of Cathy Lewis and her team to bring desktop 3D printing into our homes.

Fourth International Fab Lab Forum - August 22-23, 2007

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The Fourth International Fab Lab Forum and Symposium on Digital Fabrication will be hosted in Chicago from August 22 to August 23, 2007. The progam for the event can be found at: Fab Lab Program 3D Printing is just one of the methodologies that will be discussed at the forum. Covering everything from nanoscale protein to large scale construction it draws researchers and industry leaders from around the world.

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Gamer Alert - Wall Street Journal Article

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Here is a link to an excellent article published in the Wall Street Journal that discusses the rapid rise in the number of companies dedicated to proving physical models of virtual world through 3D printing. Print the model. Electronic Arts is even getting into the 3D printing game.

3D Software for 3D Printing Forums

3D Printer Users

We''re very thankful to JANDSCREATIONS.COM for providing a forum where we can discuss 3D Modeling as it relates to Desktop 3D Printing. If Desktop 3D Printing is to become as popular as 2D printing, then a much wider range of users will need to feel comfortable with 3D modeling.

It Ain't Smoke and Mirrors!

3D Printer Users

If the V-Flash actually kicks out some parts in front of the crowd at EASTEC 2007 we can rest a little easier. 3D Printing Desktop Factory V-Flash Back in the early days of video games we were constantly hearing this rumor or that rumor, only to learn that it was all "Smoke & Mirrors".

DC SIGGRAPH Looking forward to 3D Printing

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But, toward the end of the meeting, the attendees had the opportunity to view a single small object printed by an early prototype of the Desktop Factory 3D printer. And, desktop 3D printing while be one of the primary creative forces behind the excitement.

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3D Printing is Coming Your Way!

3D Printer Users

3D printing is on the way to our desktops. 3D Modeling 3D Printing Desktop Factory FabatHome RepRap V-Flash Make no mistake about it. This blog is being created as a place where we can follow the development of Desktop 3D as news and low cost products are released.

Beware the Evil Mad Scientist! (Calorie Alert!!!)

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Candy Fab 4000 Temptations Aside from his obvious evil intentions, our Evil Mad Scientist is showing us that 3D printing and fabrication has an enormously wide range of new applications. Wouldn''t you know it.

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A first look at the Desktop Factory 3D Printer

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It''s a part that was printed in the Desktop Factory printer and then smoothed. Frankly, the cost of farming out 3D printing is just too expensive to allow much experimentation. The above image is from a larger image that we''ve obtained.

Be a Visionary

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The use is ''we'' is intentional because this blog is intended to be a place where many visionary people can contribute to our understanding of the soon-to-be rapidly growing desktop 3D printing phenomenon.

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Desktop Factory now in Beta!

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Desktop Factory Newsletter - July, 2007 This is great news. The Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California has been using a variety of additive fabrication systems for some time and has wide experience with 3D printing. The July newsletter from the Desktop Factory indicates that beta machines are now in the field. At least one of the beta sites is guaranteed to give it a good workout.

New Images on Desktop Factory Web Site

3D Printer Users

The latest images show some real improvements in the surface and success at printing more intricate designs. Notice the size of the Maze and how smoothly the sides printed. As the beta testing continues, Desktop Factory has added some new photos of the output of their desktop 3D printer. Layer alignment seems greatly improved in these new images. Earlier samples showed some slight misalignment from layer to layer so these images represent some great news.

V-Flash 3D Printer - Early Info & Specifications

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That translates to 114dpi in the 2D printing world. But, if not, the printed objects can be sanded and printed. One of the capabilities of 3D printing system is that of building loose items within a cage or gears that are built right onto their shafts. The software that will be delivered with the V-Flash system will accept.STL files and will be able to resize and reorient the models to be printed. 3D Printing Desktop 3D Specifications VFlash

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Bloggers helping Bloggers

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Michael Berman''s Blog Recent PBS Radio Interviews regarding 3D printing One of the great things about Blogging is being introduced to other Bloggers having similar interests. An email arrived today from Michael Berman, the Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer for Pasadena''s Art Center College of Design. He was letting us know that he was linking to one of our articles from his blog. Visiting his blog was a real treat.

3D Printing of Game Characters

Wohlers Talk

The exhibit included 3D printed figures from EA’s new Spore game. . Even so, this exciting new application of additive fabrication (AF) will introduce 3D printing to millions of people. The idea has been discussed in the past and now it’s a reality. Ed Fries, former vice president of Microsofts video games business, rolled out FigurePrints last week. The 9.3

We Need More Invention

Wohlers Talk

Its been said that inventiveness is the source of American wealth, explained Leland Teschler in his March 8, 2007 column in Machine Design magazine. The fourth annual Bright Minds Mentor Program, held last week, introduced advances in CAD solid modeling, 3D printing, rapid manufacturing, and laser scanning to 50 Detroit-area students at the RAPID 2007 Conference & Exposition.

Will Fab@Home Succeed?

Wohlers Talk

About a dozen people are building one and three are complete and running, according to a March 5, 2007 story published by The Engineer Online , a web-based publication in the UK that quoted Lipson. More importantly, they could popularize 3D printing among those who would never consider a more expensive system. Fab@Home has been receiving a lot of attention lately. What is it? Fab@Home is an open source 3D printer development at Cornell University.

Google Alerts

Wohlers Talk

I bumped into a guy recently at an industry event that had the following to say: The single most important piece of information I picked at this time last year was the availability of Google Alerts. The tip came as a response to a question from a CEO that asked, What can users of 3D printing do to stay up-to-date and educated on some of the latest announcements and events in our industry?.

The World is Small

Wohlers Talk

Individuals were eagerly talking about the latest in 3D printing and how they might apply additive fabrication to custom and short run production. New information, methods, and applications of technology are transferred so incredibly fast today, compared to years ago. South Africa is a case in point. It is currently applying some of the most advanced technology in the world and receiving a constant flow of machines, software, and know-how from the U.S. and Europe.

Stiffening up


Print it out 1:1 and cut round the outline. Having severely underestimated how stiff a milling machine needs to be several times, I decided to make a solid job with my next attempt.

Ever decreasing circles


I wrote some test code in Python to check that my firmware was working properly. This turned out to be incredibly easy using the socket and struct modules. I have not written a lot of Python before but it never ceases to amaze me how much more productive it is compared to C++.

It speaks, but my PC has its fingers in its ears


I almost got UDP working this evening. I wrote a simple Python test script to send a "get status" command to HydraRaptor.

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CATI Tech Notes: Stratasys Adds Flexible Color Materials To The.

CATI Tech Notes

The Objet500 Connex3 builds on the Connex technology introduced in 2007. The Objet500 Connex3 takes the technology to a new level by adding the capability to print with 3 materials instead of two. This leaves six print heads for three model materials. CATI Tech Notes. Archives.

Advances in robotics made easier by forthcoming 3D printed TurtleBot

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Since launching in 2007, the Robot Operating System (ROS) has become the most widely used programming language for commanding robots. Education 3d printed components 3d printed robot OSRF robotics robotis robots turtlebot turtlebot 3As an opensource language, the creation.

Interview With Greg Haye of Local Motors About Co-Creation and 3D Printing

Local Motors burst onto the scene in 2007 using crowdsourcing and cooperative design to develop cars. 3D Printers 3D Printing Business Exclusive Interviews autonomous cars BAAM baam 3d printer carbon fiber cocreate cocreation composites local motors LSAM Olli open innovation Open Innovation ProgramTheir visionary and bold approach lead them to become a nexus for designers, engineers, and. View the entire article via our website.

RepRap: Blog: Your 3D print in the London Science Museum

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Your 3D print in the London Science Museum. The Science Museum in London is producing an exhibition on 3D printing. It is intended to feature as part of its introduction a wall of 3D printed items, of all shapes, sizes, colours and materials. RepRap: Blog.

GE Transportation Jumps on the 3D Printing Train


GE Transportation’s concept for a hybrid electric train, showcased in 2007. Image courtesy of Railway Gazette.). Read the whole entry. » » usage

Penguin has Happy Feet Again!

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In 2007, he had some fishing line wrapped around his left leg, causing severe damage which led to the leg being amputated. 3D Printing Medical & Dental Animals Bagpipes the Penguin prosthetics University of CanterburyMeet Bagpipes the penguin.

RepRap: Blog: 3D Printing Where It Needs To Be

RepRap Blog

3D Printing Where It Needs To Be. To quote Vik Olliver: "3D Printing Where It Needs To Be.". We would donate money but all the money for donations we have is donated to, Printing a Future Foundation." RepRap: Blog.

Best Way To Learn Autodesk Fusion 360

I can still remember that Saturday afternoon in 2007. 2007 was a long time ago, and yes, I still feel frustrated when learning new software. My hero, Tony Robbins said: “You can only learn by connecting something unknown to something you already know.”.

RepRap: Blog: Unreasonable Rocket's 3d Printed Rocket Engine.

RepRap Blog

Unreasonable Rockets 3d Printed Rocket Engine Takes Flight! My two passions are Rocketry and 3d Printing. Paul Breed has combined the 2 in his test flight of a 3d printed stainless steel rocket engine. He did not fly the printed engine. 3d printing + rockets major win.

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RepRap: Blog: RepRap Morgan by Quentin Harley wins the Gada.

RepRap Blog

Great to see some giant leaps in the evolution of opensource 3D printing via some genuinely ingenious ingenuity! RepRap: Blog. Blog for the RepRap project at - a project to create an open-source self-copying 3D printer. Thursday, July 04, 2013.

Self-forming structures made with 3D printing at Nervous System

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The Nervous System studio was founded in 2007. Since then their exploration of generative design, often drawing on 3D printing technology, has made the work of founders Jessica Rosenkrantz and Jesse Louis-Rosenberg a regular appearance on this site. Projects from the Somerville, Massachusetts studio include the 4D printing Kinematics system and working with New Balance […].

Designer Creates a 3D Printed/CNC Milled Portable Nintendo 64

Downing says that between 1998 and 2007, his life... View the entire article via our website. 3D Design 3D Printing 3d print nintendo 3d printed case mods Chris Downing N64 case mod nintendo nintendo 64Chris Downing is an enthusiast of electronics and music. He’s also a salesmen and husband and acts as a moderator for the Modded by Bacteria website.

RepRap: Blog: Solving a nagging question about print adhension

RepRap Blog

Solving a nagging question about print adhension. In which a long term question about print adhesion to an acrylic print table is answered via thermal imaging. RepRap: Blog.

RepRap: Blog: Solid prints

RepRap Blog

Solid prints. In which your narrator attempt to print a large, complicated part in solid ABS without support or warping. RepRap: Blog. Blog for the RepRap project at - a project to create an open-source self-copying 3D printer. Tuesday, May 10, 2011.

3D Printing + Color + Adobe

Studio Fathom

3D Printing In Color—New Multi-Material and Multi-Color Options from Adobe Creative Colors Software and Stratasys’ Connex3 The Connex3, a staple in PolyJet 3D printing since its first iteration in 2007, … Read More.

RepRap: Blog: Inside 3D Printing Event

RepRap Blog

Inside 3D Printing Event. Come to the Inside 3D Printing event in New York City ! RepRap: Blog. Blog for the RepRap project at - a project to create an open-source self-copying 3D printer. Tuesday, February 05, 2013. The event runs from April 22-23 2013.

It Takes a Village – CloneScan3D Scans and 3D Prints Models of Everyone in a Tiny Spanish Town

Grupo Sicnova was founded in 2007, and they design, build, and sell 3D printers and scanners at... View the entire article via our website. 3D Printing 3D Scanners 3d printed figures 3d printed models of people 3d printing a Spanish village 3d scanning 3d selfie Ángel Llavero CloneScan3D Grupo Sicnova spain Spanish firm Grupo Sicnova says they can make you smaller, and they can do it very fast.

Dark Matter – Artist Morehshin Allahyari Tweaks Iranian Government With 3D Printing

Morehshin Allahyari, born and raised in Iran, moved to the United States in 2007, and that move spurred her to begin a virtual, and often critical, examination of her native land. 3D Design 3D Printing Editorials / Opinions 3d printed art 3d printed sculpture 3d printing politics art Dark Matter In Mere Spaces All Things Are Side By Side Iran Morehshin Allahyari

Lima Corporate’s EBM 3D printed hip plant ‘could last a lifetime’

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In 2007 Dr. Guido Grappiolo became the first surgeon to use a 3D printed trabecular titanium (TT) hip cup for a patient. Over ten years later Dr. Grappiolo speaks to Lima Corporate, the developer of the technology, and reports that the first TT implant is still going strong. 100,000 patients later Trabecular titanium is a biocompatible […].

Shapeways Co-Founder Peter Weijmarshausen Resigns as CEO, Will Remain on Company Board

3D printing platform and marketplace Shapeways is 10 years old this year – and with that milestone comes change. Back in 2007, Shapeways was co-founded by Peter Weijmarshausen, who helped to. 3D Printing Business 3d printing executives 3d printing marketplace CEO Peter Weijmarshausen shapeways Tom FinnView the entire article via our website.

3D Printed Flowers Cross Pollinate Ecological Research at UW

3D Printing Industry

One of the first 3D printing projects my designer friends (and 3D printing gurus) at Growthobjects ever worked on, back in 2007, was a special set of 3D printed flowers with Braille words written on their petals. By Davide Sher.