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We first covered Jamie Wolfond ‘s work when he was still a student at the Rhode Island School of Design, stuffing plastic pellets into fireproof molds and slumping them over other objects to create his Frumpy Chair series . Now, just a few months after graduating, Wolfond has launched Good Thing , a Brooklyn-based company that takes a new approach to manufacturing by building production into the ideation phase, collaborating with designers, artists and vendors to create a seamless process for realizing new products.
Formerly owned by Google, Trimble Navigation ‘s SketchUp is a free beginner-friendly Computer Assisted Design (CAD) software that can create highly detailed, 3D printable architecture (i.e. houses), furniture (i.e.
Captured Dimensions offers 3D scans and prints at competitive prices. They use a process called photogrammetry to create 3D scans of you, your baby, or even your dog.
We’re looking at a company whose entire focus is post-processing equipment and services for 3D printing: Postprocess Technologies.
If you’ve been 3D printing you’ll be familiar with the challenge of printing overhangs. Now there’s a terrific solution that enables printing almost any shape on any 3D printer
We’re reading an interesting account of complex color 3D printing on the new 3D Systems ProJet 4500.
How to reduce the price of your 3D prints The price of your 3D print depends on many factors: the material you choose, the volume the object occupies, the amount of used material and the finishings, to name a few. Sculpteo designed two simple features especially for you, to better fit your budget. This post will help you to better understand the tools you have at your disposal to pay less for your 3D prints.
Big things occasionally come in small packages. Earlier this month we blogged about Spor, a pocket-sized solar charger in a 3D-printed case, but there are plenty of other Kickstarter campaigns that bring innovative 3D printing technologies into reality. If you have a passing interest in 3D printing, then you’ve most certainly read about the smallest 3D printing pen in the world, LIX .