University of Waterloo Lab Will Help Shape the Future of Industrial 3D Printing

Additive Manufacturing

Experts at the Multi-Scale Additive Manufacturing Lab , which is backed by nearly $27 million in cash and in-kind support, will help Canadian companies tap the enormous potential of AM, commonly known as 3D printing, while also advancing the technology itself through research.

Replacing LinuxCNC with a Smoothieboard for CNC milling. Not as easy as for 3D printing!


But it never was an option to me, even for 3D printing: it sounds like I would be trying to control a caterpillar with a primitive gamepad (and without a screen -- unless you buy a really expensive one). It also was made initally for TinyG and GRBL, though it says it supports Smoothieware.

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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++.

RepRap: Blog: Automatic documentation and project evolution

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Basic ThingDOC comments looks like this: /** * Slides on the x-axis with extruder. * * @name X carriage * @category Printed * @using 4 m3x10 * @using 4 m3washer * @using 4 m3nut * @using 4 bushing */ I don’t want to talk about syntax here, there is already a wiki page about it. RepRap: Blog. Blog for the RepRap project at - a project to create an open-source self-copying 3D printer. Wednesday, March 16, 2011. Automatic documentation and project evolution.

Italian Open BioMedical Initiative unveils three low cost 3D printed biomedical prototypes


No 3D printing innovation is more important or revolutionary than a medical one, and in that respect we are very happy to learn of some new fantastic designs by a young Italian nonprofit organization. 3D Printing Applications

Robot Factory launches Copperface kit for coating plastic or resin 3D printed parts in metal


While the cost of 3D printing has been steadily decreasing over the past few years, this trend is almost entirely tied to FDM 3D printing. Desktop metal 3D printing, one of the few ‘holy grails’ of the industry, is still largely unaffordable. 3D Printing Applications

MakerBot-ready Apps Portal launched, with eight apps now available


Initally eight apps are available in the MakerBot-Ready Apps Portal, including three design apps: Leopoly, Zotebook and Cookie Caster; three entertainment apps: Modio, World of Rabbit and Robot Factory for MakerBot; a useful app: Fraemes; and an education-themed app: Makers Empire.