Let's Go To The Faire!

RepRap Blog

RepRap is going to the 2010 Bay Area Maker Faire May 22nd and 23rd, 2010, San Mateo County Event Center, California. 2) Folk selling machines, parts, kits, sundry subsystems, supplies like plastic filament, electronics, steppers and so on. Maker Faire San Francisco World Domination RepRap being: 1) Folk showing off their machines! 1a) You! 2a) You! 3) Folk who are still building machines! 3a) You!

3D-Printed Guns

Wohlers Talk

With the “green light” looming for the 3D printing of guns on July 31, I was contacted by CNN, ABC7 News (San Francisco), and others. In 2013, soon after the idea of plastic 3D-printed guns was introduced, Australian police 3D-printed two of them.

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Hershey’s Chocolate 3D Printer Whips Up Any Sweet Design You Want

3D Printing Review

We can print anything that you could print with a plastic printer in chocolate. We caught up with Mundt and the CocoJet while it was on display at Brit and Co’s Re:Make 2015 conference in San Francisco to check it out.

Figure 4 Direct Digital Molding – Workflow


Here are a couple of parts loaded into 3D Sprint , the part preparation software for 3D Systems plastic 3D printers. Enough of theory. Let’s see how a typical workflow of Figure 4 Direct Digital Molding looks like in real life.

3D printing your own clothes just became (kinda) a reality

3D Printing Review

Now, a team in San Francisco believes that it has taken another leap towards our utopian future by building a “3D printer” for our clothes. Essentially, the Electroloom is a plastic box that can hold a thin metal template, for instance a crudely crafted tank top.

4 Incredible Examples Of 3D Printed Homes

Shapeways Blog

3D printing is also more environmentally friendly, as it is possible to print using raw soil and waste from the rice production chain or print using our overabundance of plastic. . Building a house has always been a time consuming, expensive and labor intensive task.

Find the hackerspace close to you with the Makermap


The project was created by Renee DiResta and Nick Pinkston and first covers the San Francisco region. plastic. Beyond summer beaches and music festivals what about visiting an hackesrspace and being inspired by making stuff?

Designer Spotlight: Tiny Right Brain

Shapeways Blog

I’m a native San Franciscan and have lived all of my life in the San Francisco Bay Area. About five years ago, I purchased a pair of 3D printed plastic earrings from a designer at a show at SFMOMA and was fascinated with them.

New frontiers and costs of recycling

3D Perspectives

With plastic or electronics products, the brand is usually identifiable, even on discarded goods. San Francisco and its service provider are building digesters, with the resulting gas used to fuel collection and transfer vehicles, Mr. Drew says. Written by Catherine Bolgar.

Bootstrapping the Bike Strap (Or, How to Get a Product Out of Your Head and Into Stores)

Shapeways Blog

In 2010 I moved to San Francisco, where I met my wife, Melissa. Soon after, we replaced my bottle-cage amputees with White Strong and Flexible Plastic delivered to my doorstep. That said, the Bike Strap isn’t just a plastic bracket and a hook and loop strap.

How 3D Printing in Alumide Really Works


Is it plastic? While the polyamide gives alumide the properties of a rigid plastic material, the aluminum in it gives the printed part a matte and metallic-looking surface. Bronze Rhinoceros by Autodesk 123D Catch courtesy of the Asian art Museum of San Francisco.

Beyond 3D Printed car and Supercar: can you 3D print car parts?


The Strati has many 3D printed parts in ABS plastic that has been reinforced with carbon fiber, including the chassis/frame, exterior body, and some interior features. For instance, most plastic parts are designed to take most benefit of injection molding.

Outsourcing options for 3D printing

Leslie's Blog

Fast Radius is an industrial manufacturer with capabilities in cutting edge 3D plastic and metal printing technologies, CNC machining and rapid injection molding. Leslie Langnau, Managing Editor. You don’t have to own a 3D printer to obtain prototypes or finished parts.

My Very Little Part in the Largest Ocean Cleanup in History

The Solidworks Blog

Therefore, you can understand my interest and motivation when some years ago I found a Ted-x talk on the Internet where Boyan Slat, founder and CEO of The Ocean Cleanup, explained his pioneering idea for cleaning up the oceans of all the plastics.

Tips for 3D Printing the Internet of Things


While attending the Intel Developers Forum 2015 (IDF15) in downtown San Francisco I sat in on a session entitled “Designing for the Internet of Things: The Technology Behind the Hype” and what I learned in that session in particular is worth sharing with you today. .

Sculpteo Releases Second Annual Report on The State of 3D Printing

Additive Manufacturing

Paris and San Francisco, June 8, 2016— Sculpteo , the leading force in online 3D printing, today announced the publication of The State of 3D Printing 2016. Sculpteo is an online 3D printing service based in San Francisco and Paris.

The Future Of Manufacturing As Told In Four Objects

Design 2 Part News

One could also combine metals with plastic in one printing run. At its Pier 9 workshop space in San Francisco, Autodesk engineers built this swingarm, which attaches the rear wheel to the frame, by combining traditional manufacturing methods and 3-D printing.

Designer Spotlight : Stephen Arsenault

Shapeways Blog

I have worked in ad-tech since arriving in San Francisco in 2012 from Canada. To me, it was just a buzzword for people toiling away over hot extruded plastic. 3D printing is all about pushing boundaries and solving problems.

Recently in…Automation

The Solidworks Blog

Not to be passed by in the connected home market, Apple is readying a major connected home announcement at its Worldwide Developer Conference on June 2 in San Francisco. Think about how much we struggle to open hard plastic packaging: scissors, sharp edges, plastic cuts, oh my!

Sculpteo-Fliike, the First Facebook Counter, Prototyped in 3D Printing

Additive Manufacturing

Romain further explains the utility of Sculpteo’s plastic, “3D printing those pieces enabled us to test them out, and refine them as best as possible. Thus, when we ordered our plastic molding, we were entirely sure about the product we’d get.”.

SOLIDWORKS World 2017 Day One Recap: Experience the New, the Next, and the Never Before

The Solidworks Blog

100+ teams from around the world are competing to build a train that can travel from Los Angeles to San Francisco in 35 minutes. These products include MBD, Inspection, Costing, Plastics Injection Sim, DFM, and Composer. Since 1999, SOLIDWORKS World has been an experience.

A Visit to 3D Systems SF

Tales of a 3D Printer

Yesterday, I had the opportunity to go on a "field trip" to 3D Systems San Francisco office. Seth originally worked for San Francisco-based BeSpoke (which has since been acquired by 3D Systems).

In formnext Start-up Challenge, Impressive Innovations Map Out the Future of AM

Additive Manufacturing

Identify3D, which was founded in San Francisco in 2014, has developed digital supply chain software that adapts processes and products to established engineering standards.

Sculpteo-The Spectacular Mission of Rosetta Due to Land on the Comet in November

Additive Manufacturing

Thanks to Sculpteo’s plastic material , it was also possible to color it afterward. Sculpteo is an online 3D printing service based in San Francisco and Paris. Using 3D Printing to land a spacecraft on a comet.

SOLIDWORKS Sponsorship for FIRST Robotics Teams

The Solidworks Blog

SolidWorks Plastics for manufacturing simulation of injection modeled parts. Last week, FIRST Robotics Supplier Summit dinner was held in the airplane hangar of  Dean Kamens house. SOLIDWORKS was recognized for being a FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC) Crown Sponsor. I

GE Capital-Aerospace Suppliers Ramping Up To Meet Surging Orders

Additive Manufacturing

With offices in Atlanta, Chicago, Los Angeles, Toronto, New York, and San Francisco, GE Antares is a leading middle market lender, offering a “one-stop” source for GE’s lending and other services offered to middle market private equity sponsors.

Will 3D Printing Change The World?

3D Rapid Pro

by Brad Hart Imagine youre steaming across the Pacific Ocean on a container ship on a great circle course to the San Francisco sea buoy. Plastic and PVC all the way up to Aluminum and Titanium parts can be printed, and printers can even print themselves.

Introduction to 3D Printing

Tales of a 3D Printer

All worked, though, by building products up layer by layer from powered metal, droplets of plastic or whatever was the appropriate material. and - in the case of this innovative San Francisco company - stylish prosthetics.

How Sculpteo 3D Enabled the Creation of the Smallest Breathalyzer in the World

Additive Manufacturing

I knew that if I were to make DrinkMate a reality, I needed to have a 100% final design in my hands to test with, especially with regards to the plastic enclosure to ensure that any future plastic injection molded components would work properly.

Personalized Care Drives Innovation in Medical Product…

Design 2 Part News

Pia Kumar, director of corporate development for Mayfield Plastics, a custom thermoforming company based in Sutton, Massachusetts, can vouch for medical device OEMs’ reliance on suppliers that have experience in medical manufacturing.

How a Startup Built a Groundbreaking 3D Printer

Design 2 Part News

It’s an example of what Formlabs Co-founder David Cranor meant when he exhorted attendees at O’Reilly Media’s 2014 Solid Conference in San Francisco in May to “focus on what’s really important.”. By Mark Shortt, Design-2-Part Magazine.

These cute 3D knitted flats are made from recycled water bottles


It seems that San Francisco based footwear company Rothy’s is hoping to get shoe lovers and fashionistas on board with sustainable fashion with their latest collection of flats made from, believe it or not, recycled plastic bottles.