Meet AIO Robotics ‘ Zeus “3D copy device”: a 3D printer, 3D scanner and 3D object faxing machine that’s blasted past its $100,000 Kickstarter funding goal after about a day on the crowdfunding trail. This hybrid box is on a mission to consumerise 3D printing by converging multiple functions and taking away some of the rough, manual edges.
After years of process, US patent number 8,515,826 has been issued to Bryan Norman of KraftWurx fame.
After the monstrous success of 3Doodler, others hope to duplicate their success, including the 3D Printed Pen that replicated much of 3Doodler’s design. Now we see another: swissPen, made by Groupe JL Monnin, based in, of course, Switzerland.
MakerBot tipped off some of its loyal fans last week by way of newsletter, but now the Digitzer's arrival is officially officially. The next piece of the Brooklyn company's ever-expanding 3D printing ecosystem has been revealed piece by piece since debuting back at SXSW , and now it's finally ready to make its way to maker hands.
Although 3D printing technology has progressed in leaps and bounds in recent years, most printers are still only capable of printing a solid object out of a single material. That’s fine if you want to produce a plastic object with the same density throughout, but what if you want to use multiple materials in the one object or alter its internal architecture to vary its density and therefore its flexibility? A team at MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab (CSAIL) has developed a new software pipeline that makes both these things possible… Continue Reading MIT’s new software increases the speed and flexibility of multi-material 3D printing Section: Science Tags: 3D Printers , 3D Printing , Materials , MIT , Software Related Articles: Shapeways introduces a soft plastic for 3D printing Staples stores to offer custom 3D printing Got a Kinect and a laptop?
Sculpting in a digital environment gives you the freedom to create impossibly balanced models and gravity-defying poses, and that’s all well and good until you go to 3D print it. Depending on the severity of the model’s shape, size, and pose, it may need to be glued to a heavy pedestal or even modified just to remain upright.
If you want to print in 3D, there are three ways to obtain a 3D design: create it yourself, download from Thingiverse, or scan and then print.
The buzz surrounding recent advancements in additive manufacturing technology, or 3D printing as it is commonly called, is nearly as palpable as the objects being created. This emerging science has been touted as the next trillion-dollar industry, and for good reason. The implications of 3D printing are vast: from industrial to military, from commercial to personal, the applications are virtually endless.
eBay, known for its auction and sales system, stepped deeply into 3D printing by launching a 3D print iOS app. The app (and service) isn’t revolutionary as it is similar to services launched by many 3D print companies, which provide a means to customize and print an object.