How do you take into account thermal shrinkage and printing resolution when you’re designing your 3D model? Matthew, process engineer at Sculpteo, explains the process in detail and give tips for your mechanical parts.
Yet another 3D printing company has debuted their first printer on Kickstarter. Focusing on ease of use and affordability, the Anvil 3D printer is available for less than the price of a smart phone, USD$349. Including several user friendly features only found in much more expensive units, the Anvil Creation Center by Anvil Technology (a Shanghai-based company) will bring a “new definition to ease-of-use”.
Almost 5000 copies of the Chaosmos board game are now reaching the US! Back to a successful Kickstarter campaign, launched by Mirror Box Games and prototyped through Sculpteo. Chaosmos game is not like any card-driven strategy game: its main asset is definitely its wonderful and unique alien miniatures. All of these miniatures are very unique and represent distinct alien life forms
A new approach to 3D printing promises to drastically speed up the 3D manufacturing process by “growing” objects out of a pool of resin rather than printing them layer by layer. Carbon3D announced its Continuous Liquid Interface Production technology (CLIP) on stage at the TED conference this week, claiming it can produce commercial-quality objects from a range of polymer-based material at speeds between 25 and 100 times faster than conventional 3D printing. ..
Taking a 3D design from Sculptris into a physical object is not the most direct process, we’ve decided to put together a guide to make it a bit easier! Given it’s low price point, Sculptris does not come inherent with all of the exporting functions that you’ll need to export your file for a Sculpteo upload. There are a few tricks and best practices that you’ll need to be familiar with in order to take your design to the phyiscal. That’s why we put together a full-length Sculptris tutorial to help you get there.
Carbon3D shows off a fascinating liquid-resin process that bypasses the typical layering approach of 3D printing. More here: Terminator-style 3D printing grows objects from a pool of liquid
The priceless antiquities and artefacts destroyed by ISIS at the Mosul Museum may one day live again — through 3D printing and one dedicated team.
A thin and flexible chameleon-like material developed by engineers at the University of California, Berkeley changes color when stretched or bent even tiny amounts. With potential applications in camouflage, structural fatigue sensors, display technologies, and more, the material’s color changes reliably as it gets flexed thanks to rows of ridges that are precisely etched onto a silicon film one thousand times thinner than a human hair… Continue Reading Artificial “skin” changes color in response to minute force Section: Science Tags: Color , Light , Materials , Optical , UC Berkeley , University of California Related Articles: Potentially very-useful “polymer opals” change color when stretched Squids inspire an autonomous camouflaging system Flexible, transparent graphene-and-silver electrodes have many potential uses Shapeways introduces a soft plastic for 3D printing ColorPhase camo changes color with the season Crystal-forming microparticles could lead to color-changing tanks and planes Here is the original post: Artificial "skin" changes color in response to minute force
This is the last of our ten Tech Specs interviews. Previously, we talked to wearables expert Rebeccah Pailes-Friedman .
A team of doctors at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center are exploring new avenues to improve surgical preparations and patient care. The hospital recently partnered with the University of Cincinnati’s College of Engineering and Applied Science (CEAS) to produce a 3D printed heart model of a patient with a rare, life-threatening heart condition. 3D printed anatomical models derived from patient scans enable doctors to “practice” surgery in advance and assess possible complications for delicate procedures, improving the outcome of operations.