It’s common for functionality and creativity to overlap in the world of 3D printing, and we’re capturing that dynamic in this week’s #WeekendMake. The “Wall Mount Paper Clip” by Thingiverse user Tosh lets you hang sketches, grocery lists, and childrens’ doodles without leaving pinholes in the paper. DOWNLOAD FROM THINGIVERSE
Medical students have learned anatomy and practiced surgery using cadavers for centuries. Now that doesn’t always have to be the case.
From an outsider’s perspective, 3D printing can seem difficult. But chances are, you already have the natural skills and resources to get started. And that’s good: 3D printing is growing in popularity because it allows individuals to create one-of-a-kind products in a short amount of time— without heavy production costs.
We’re excited to announce that the Maker Faire is coming back to Detroit, Michigan for the 5 th year in a row. We are grateful to be a part of this event and are looking forward to sharing our passion for 3D printing with you
One makes planes, the other designs race cars. It would seem that on face value Boeing and Lotus Racing have little in common aside from a need for speed. However, just beneath the surface both companies rely on different permutations of the same physical processes to achieve success.
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Earlier this year, we introduced MakerBot Desktop , a complete, free 3D printing solution for discovering, managing, and sharing your 3D prints. We incorporated the features of our popular MakerBot MakerWare into the MakerBot Desktop app, and added features like a personal MakerBot Cloud Library, the ability to monitor, pause, or cancel a print from your computer, and Explore, Store, and Learn sections. We began the rollout of the MakerBot Desktop app with our Fifth Generation MakerBot Replicator 3D Printers.
While the impacts of 3D printing are indeed far-reaching, the medical industry stands to gain as much as any from this fast-growing technology. Following in the footsteps of patient-specific surgeries and treatments such as skull and jaw implants, as well as custom-molded mouthpieces for sufferers of sleep apnea is the first spinal fusion surgery performed using a 3D-printed spine cage.