Over the past few years, 3D printers have become more versatile and accessible to the average consumer.
Sure there are portable monitors you can take along with you to increase the screen real estate of your laptop. You can even use your iPad as a second monitor with an app like Duet.
What is it with maps and design entrepreneurship? Two weeks ago we spotted a firm making their bones with digitally fabricated bathymetric maps , and last week we looked at a woman creating objects emblazoned with maps related to the end users’ personal experiences. Now we’ve come across a firm doing a little of both.
In the 3D printed Aleph1 speaker design, sound travels in a perpetual self-feeding loop, preventing it from interfering with the signal outputting to the front, for extraordinary acoustics You can’t solve an 80-year-old problem with 80-year-old technology.
Mattel has announced that it’s bringing back ThingMaker, its toy making kits which launched in the 1960s.
One of the world’s largest toy makers, Mattel, has long embraced the idea of helping kids build their own toys. Back in the 1960s, the company released the very first ThingMaker, which let kids create figurines by pouring liquid plastic into molds and then heating them up in an oven
Trilobites are everywhere: you’ve probably seen them in museums, or if you’re lucky, in the rocks near where you live. While we’re used to seeing the fossils, one scientist has turned to 3D printing to bring these creatures back to life. Read more… Original post: These 3D Printed Trilobites Are Absolutely Stunning
(credit: HRL Laboratories, LLC) Ceramics have many useful properties: they can be extremely durable, and hold up to very high temperatures. Unfortunately simple flaws in the material can leave the door open for catastrophic failures, making manufacturing, especially of complex shapes, challenging. Now, a team at a company called HRL Laboratories has described a method of 3D printing ceramics
2015 was an incredible year for 3D printing enthusiast. Let’s look back at what happened during the last 12 months. Join us for our year in review! January: 3D Printing Hits the Right Note In January Salvatore Capuano printed an entire guitar