In 2009 at SXSW in Austin, the founders of MakerBot presented the prototype of our very first 3D Printer, the Cupcake CNC . Today, four years later, MakerBot CEO Bre Pettis took the stage for opening remarks, and did it again! In perfect MakerBot/SXSW fashion, Bre unveiled an early prototype of the newest addition to our 3D ecosystem, the MakerBot Digitizer Desktop 3D Scanner .
While on holiday last month I ventured into the Krakow Museum of Modern Art only to discover (much to the joy of my inner geek) a Solar Sinter machine designed and developed by Markus Kayser. Selective Laser Sintering is the process of creating a very precise 3D object from a variety of powdered plastics, resins and metals using high tech lasers to trace out shape based on computer drawn 3D designs.
As 3D printing and modeling moves into the mainstream, it’s interesting to see the rise of small players in the market and the capital raised.
3D printing enthusiasts will get a lot of laser-like precision for their buck from Formlabs. The Formlabs Form 1 3D desktop printer is in full production, and that is big news for tinkerers and creative tech types. That’s because the printer employs a process that is significantly different than that used by other 3D printers on the market today
Two makers on opposite ends of the globe, Ivan Owen in Bellingham, Washington and Richard Van As in South Africa, teamed up to build a custom robotic hand and publish it on Thingiverse .
Think about the meat on your plate and where it comes from. Consider the process from slaughter to table. Science at Modern Meadow has potentially devised a way to print a 3D model of meat that may be gracing your table in lieu of cow.
If your Facebook profile could look like an object, what would it be? A new series of apps does just that
This Article Originally was Published here: http://www.energyandcapital.com/articles/industrial-scale-3d-printing-technology/2974 Additive manufacturing, more commonly known as 3D printing, has been hailed as a technology with the ability to bring manufacturing back to America.
After the first two days of show at the International CES we can know say that our booth is bringing a lot of attention. You have been so many passing by our exhibition area, asking us everything about our materials, our online service and white label 3D printing engine… Thanks! At the Sculpteo CES booth (#26111 in South Hall 2) this morning…Clément Moreau, our CEO, presenting Sculpteo on Discovery Channel. Here are the top 10 questions you have been interested to know more about
MakerBot Replicator 2X Hopefully by now you’ve heard about MakerBot’s newest 3D printer, the Replicator 2X. While 3D printing opens up a new world of possibilities, being able to print with a second plastic extruder at the same time takes it to another level entirely. There are a lot of things that become possible with a dual extruding 3D printer that are simply not feasible by any other means.