2015

Now You Can Get a 3D Printed Mini-You in British Supermarkets

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If you have quite a bit of spare change and some time, you can get a 3D printed figurine of yourself at select UK supermarkets. While still in the beta stage, 3D scanning pods are being set up in grocery stores to facilitate DIY figurine self-portraits. The process is simple.

11 Experts Share Their Top 3D Printing Beginner Tips

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Let's be honest, 3D printing can be quite tricky. Home 3D printing technology is still immature and 3D printing beginners who just bought their first machine are faced with a multitude of challenges when it comes to getting reliable and repeatable 3D print results. [.]. Beginners Corner

Major Brands Adopt 3D Printing

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Commercial 3D printing has been around since 1988, but change over the past two years is unlike anything we’ve seen in the industry’s first 25 years. Major corporations are making commitments to 3D printing.

LitePlacer DIY pick and place machine with camera guidance

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Juha Kuusama developed a DIY pick-and-place machine inspired by Shapeoko CNC router. It is fully functional with computer vision / camera effector guidance, BOM import and precise enough to place 0402 parts with the vacuum head.

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3D Medical Applications

Held in Baltimore, Maryland, this event will bring together thought leaders, experts, engineers, doctors, researchers, and regulators in the many medical methods for 3D technology.The 3D Medical Applications conference is the most comprehensive, game-changing, meeting of minds for the future of 3D in healthcare.

Autodesk releasing HSMWorks 2016 for SOLIDWORKS

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Time to strengthen up your CNC toolkit. SOLIDWORKS 2016 is here for the design. To make it better, here is HSMWorks 2016 for manufacturing. The standard for CAM companies is one major release a year. But, the Autodesk CAM development team sends updates out all the time; One of my favorite things.

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Automated customization powered by 3D printing: Showcase Schunk eGRIP

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Read in this blogpost about a great showcase of automated customization powered by 3D printing: Schunk eGRIP

Additive manufacturing moves beyond the “cool” phase

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The next trend you’ll find with Additive Manufacturing (AM), also known as 3D printing, is the growth of additive services. Part of this growth is driven by customer need, part by the frequent acquisitions made by the larger vendors. Customer need turns out to be an interesting driver.

A breath of fresh air in a crowded 3dprinting market

Philip Cotton

I first saw this printer at the 2013 3dprintshow in London and it caught my eye immediately. This was different from other printers. This actually had good design as the core feature.

Doctor in Gaza Uses 3D Printing to Design Stethoscopes that Costs Just $.30

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In the Gaza Strip, medical supplies are not only at a premium, they are sometimes non-existent due to restrictions and blockades. So looking to improve the lives of those around him, one doctor worked with other medical professionals to do something about it. “I

World’s First 3D Printed Titanium Sternum Implanted Successfully in Patient With Giant Tumor

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A woman in China just received the world’s first 3D printed titanium sternum implant thanks to a team of innovative doctors at the Tang Du Hospital, Fourth Military Medical University. Gu was having chest pains and was diagnosed with a massive tumor growing on her sternum.

Some Mad Genius Hacked an IKEA Side Table into a Cheap 3D Printer Enclosure

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Ingenuity and an empty wallet can be the mother of some great hacks. Now one maker dubbed ‘phatima’ has figured out how to make a 3D enclosure using IKEA furniture and very little cash that just so happens to solve some common 3D printing woes. It also starts with two of those $9.99

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How to Store 3D Printing Filament – A Simple, Quick and Cheap Way to Keep Your Filament Dry

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Did you know that some of your 3D prints may have partially or completely failed just because of humidity contained in the filament you used?

Not for Everyone

Wohlers Talk

Contrary to what some would like you to believe, owning and operating a 3D printer is not for most consumers. It may be easy to buy one, but it’s definitely not easy to create the 3D model data needed to produce a unique design.

Robert Cicetti claims he made first hemp based 3d printing filament

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Robert Cicetti claims he made worlds first hemp based 3d printing filament. His pictures look cool but there are no details about the material or how its made. It is still cool, hemp could be very cost effective and environmentally sustainable filament source.

New 3D House Printer Cranks out 1,000 Square Feet a Day

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3D printing is set to revolutionize the construction industry and its ability to build affordable houses. A new 3D printer created by Russian engineer Nikita Chen-Yun-Ta is capable of printing over 1,000 square feet per day.

Bioprinted Valves That Grow: How 3D Printing is Transforming Heart Surgery

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Technology is transforming the field of cardiac surgery.

3D printing is gaining speed with the new CLIP technology developed by 40 million $ backed startup Carbon3D

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Carbon3D presents with CLIP — Continuous Liquid Interface Production – a new 3D printing technology, which is 25 - 100 times faster than others. The 40 million $ backed startup is definitively one of the key player to watch. Read more about the CLIP technology here

A wake up call for consumer based 3D printing?

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The news that MakerBot missed its financial targets (only 7% revenue growth in 2014 versus the projected 25%) and had to lay off about one-fifth (120) of its employees may be big news within the media.

3D Printed Bricks Can Cool Home Without AC

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A group of designers from Emerging Objects has designed a brick that can soak up water and function to cool the home. Each sponge-like brick can suck up water and retain water. When air flows through the brick, it absorbs the evaporated water, getting cooler in the process.

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Now You Can Create 3D Print Creations Made from Coffee Waste

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A North Dakota company is turning bio-waste into 3D printing filaments. C2renew specializes in sourcing agricultural materials that would otherwise be thrown away and repurposing it into something that is both environmentally-friendly and renewable.

Older Folk React to a 3D Printer and It is Hilarious (VIDEO)

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The team at Five Brothers Entertainment had the brilliant idea of putting a Robo3DR1 3D printer in front of a group of older folks to see how they would react. The results were pretty hilarious. One woman decided the printer must be an automatic lanyard maker.

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Surgeons Replace Heart Valve Without Open Heart Surgery Thanks to 3D Printed Model

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A 66-year-old man is doing much better these days thanks to 3D printing technology. Richard Whitaker had a heart condition that caused fatigue and swollen ankles. He also has unusually large pulmonary arteries, which made surgery difficult to repair his condition.

What Material Should I Use For 3D Printing? – Advanced Materials Review #2 – Taulman 618 and Taulman 645 Nylon

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Welcome to another post in our Advanced 3D printing materials review series. This time, we’ll take a closer look at some more exciting 3D printer filament types and their inherent properties: Taulman Nylon 645 and Taulman Nylon 618.

Jobs from 3D Printing

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Government officials have been asking how 3D printing will create jobs in their part of the world. The subject came up again last week in Melbourne, Australia when meeting with people at the state government of Victoria.

Making induction heated extruder

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Standard extruders are heated by simple resistive heaters and you basically need to push enough 12 or 24 V DC electric current trough a resistor and simple MOSFET.

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FLEXIBLE 3D PRINTING

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The concession stand at the Midwest Rep Rap Festival did not disappoint when it came to the expected fare: hot dogs, walking tacos, and bananas for scale. But the yummiest things there could not be bought—the Nutella prints coming off the Ultimaker² at the structur3D booth.

One Day Humans May Live in a 3D Printed Bubble House on Mars

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Fabulous, a French 3D printing firm, has brought together a team of scientists to develop a 3D printed dwelling that could be used to colonize Mars. The design uses plentiful iron oxide found on the red planet as the raw materials for the 3D printed structure.

Additively ist strategischer Partner der Additive Manufacturing Expo

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Additively ist strategischer Partner der AM Expo, der Additive Manufacturing Expo Schweiz 2016

Does 3D printing need its own operating system?

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Whether you use professional 3D printing machines or more commercial desktop units, every user has some issues with getting the designed part to print correctly. Part of the problem is the software used to convert a design into 3D printable slices.

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These 3D-Printed Antimicrobial Teeth Could One Day Replace Fillings

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A new innovation in 3D printing may lead to the eventual replacement of traditional fillings for your teeth. Researchers in the Netherlands have been working on a new technology for the dental industry.

Middle Schoolers Create Awesome 3D Printed Prosthetic ‘Spiderman’ Hand for 5-Year-Old

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Peter Graven teaches 8th grade at a school in Wisconsin. He also had an idea. He wanted his students to use their new 3D printing printer to do something great.

The Future of Jewelry: 3D Printed Gold

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A new 3D printer that can create with gold promises to reshape the jewelry industry and transform how fine jewelry is made. Already, jewelry designers have embraced 3D printing to create elaborate molds. However, because of the cost of fine metals, printing directly with gold was avoided.

Would You Want a 3D Printed Model of Your Unborn Child?

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Expectant parents in England can now have an unusual keepsake of their pregnancy. For around $230, they can order a 3D printed model of their unborn child. British firm Baby:Boo started as a way to provide a more personalized baby scanning service for pregnant moms.