Three Ways Handmade Jewelry Designers can use 3D Printing

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We get asked this question a lot, so we put together three key ways it can speed up your design and production process, save you money and free you up to have more design time (and space). The best part about being a designer is the design process; it’s the ideation, the sketching, and the execution of that new piece of jewelry, getting to bring it into the physical world. That experience is especially fruitful when your design is recognized and wanted by others.

Startup Connector: Hardware Startups Are Gaining Momentum

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Creating a functional prototype is no longer a hassle thanks to design software advances and 3D printing technology. Entrepreneurs are able to design and develop prototypes in a matter of days instead of months. Reaching consumers used to be a challenge, but that is no longer the case. Crowdfunding is not only helping raise capital, it is also validating ideas and build a relationship with consumers early-on.

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Sustainability Series blog post: A Decade of Evolution in Sustainability — Q&A

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Now we definitely need to accelerate and develop new business models to decouple economic growth from carbon emissions and resources use. 3DS: What kind of influence do consumers have on corporate sustainability strategies? However, consumers are powerful industry drivers.

3D Printed Drones are Making Drones More Affordable

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Kespry provides drone-based aerial intelligence for industrial use; drone parts 3D printed with Shapeways. Sometimes referred to as unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), drones have been in use by the United States military since the turn of the century.

Fashion industry & 3D printing: Exclusive interview of Danit Peleg, Interlaced’s founder & Electroloom’s team

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Their uses of 3D printing has known a viral success, but beyond that, from a professional point of view it’s their vision that matters. Danit Peleg – How designers could use the 3D printing. It’s not the first time that 3D printing is used in the fashion industry.

Fashion industry & 3D printing: Exclusive interview of Danit Peleg & Interlaced’s founder

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Their uses of 3D printing has known a viral success, but beyond that, from a professional point of view it’s their vision that matters. Danit Peleg – How designers could use the 3D printing. It’s not the first time that 3D printing is used in the fashion industry.

DIMENSIONEXT: Materialise IPO?

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Consultancy giant McKinsey ranked it as one of the technologies poised to have an economic disruptive impact by 2025 and said in a recent report that consumers use of 3D printing could save them 35-60% in costs per product. Pages. SECTOR NEWS. REPORTS. REVIEWS. SEARCH. PRINTEREST.

TCT2012 show report and Industry growing pains.

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I asked if she likes the printed cases (pointing to a number of Raspberry Pi cases scattered around the Cube printer)  yes they are wonderful, people really like them Do you know who designed it? Voxeljet printers are used by Car companies to make massive prototype parts.

Automation expands deeper into aircraft production, speeding…

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To pick up the production pace, manufacturers and their suppliers are refining the automation systems used for drilling, filling and fastening operations and finding new opportunities for automation. This pulse line uses KUKA robots with special end effectors from a KUKA company, Alema Automation, for performing riveting operations currently done by hand. Aerospace manufacturers are improving manufacturing processes and using automation to make the assembly process less costly.

BQ unveils Witbox Go!, the first Android 3D printer

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The printer is designed for consumer use, packs a Qualcomm Snapdragon chip under the hood, and will be released later this year. Madrid-based technology company BQ has unveiled the Witbox Go!, the world’s first Android-powered 3D printer.

HP new Sprout Pro PC makes 3D scanning easy for classrooms and enterprises

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Originally designed for consumer use, Sprout is a computer that incorporates a projector, 3D scanner, touch-screen and 3D camera into one desktop device. HP has just announced the Sprout Pro, an updated version of the computer platform released in 2014 that will now focus on the educational and enterprise sectors.