Additive manufacturing is often associated with small, high-value, low-volume items. Since the early 1980’s 3D Printing technology has continually challenged the boundaries of what is possible– and how large a 3D printed item can be. Most 3D designs can be digitally re-sized and printed at a large size, but that is not the main intention of a large-scale 3D print
There’s been a rather exciting announcement from PP3DP: they’ve developed a new personal 3D printer, the UP BOX.
While lowering costs and growing material range has allowed 3D Printing to grow in popularity over the past few years, the future of the industry may lie in the hands of our schoolchildren as the industry and government alike seek create a generation of creators. Last October the UK Department of Education revealed a pilot project which would allow 21 state secondary schools to use 3D Printers across the curriculum with the aim to encourage students to embrace the design process and better equip them with the engineering an design skills required by employers.
Apple reaches new records for the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus launch weekend, HTC is said to be working on the Nexus 9 tablet, and a 3D printer will build tools in space.
Made In Space, a company dedicated to the idea of taking 3D printing off the surface of the earth, finally sent their gear aloft.
This past week was a big one in the 3D printing world, here’s a quick recap on some of the biggest stories… 3D Printing to conquer Mars There are no boundaries for 3D Printing. Even the boundaries of the atmosphere. On September 20th, the first 3D printer intended for in-space use will depart aboard a rocket from Cape Canaveral, Fla., headed for the International Space Station (ISS)
Dremel's Idea Builder 3D printer comes in at under $1000 and is aimed at the novice user who wants to try 3D printing for the first time.
We’re looking today at a new software solution to 3D printing: the 3DPrinterOS.
Once again Stratasys is giving designers and manufacturers more options to shape the way things are made with the introduction of its new Objet500 Connex1 and Objet500 Connex2 Multi-material 3D Printers . Debuting this week at IMTS (International Manufacturing Technology Show) in Chicago, the new 3D printers combine multiple materials and high throughput for prototyping and production tooling using Stratasys’ unique triple-jetting technology. The Objet500 Connex Multi-material 3D Printers based on triple-jetting technology have a large build envelope and the high material capacity to enable users to 3D print sizable parts or many small to medium parts all in one automated job Stratasys triple-jetting technology allows users to build products with up to three different materials in a single run, or even mix multiple material droplets to form new digital materials such as tough Digital ABS