When your car runs out of gas, you can fill it up at any gas station you like. You never worry if the company that made your car has an exclusivity deal with one gas station or another, or even if that company has a preference for one brand of gas
When your car runs out of gas, you can fill it up at any gas station you like. You never worry if the company that made your car has an exclusivity deal with one gas station or another, or even if that company has a preference for one brand of gas. In fact, you would probably find it some combination of ridiculous, galling, and offensive if the company that made your car threatened you with a copyright infringement lawsuit if you didn't go to their preferred gas station to fill up
Remember ZMorph? The 3D printer that can use multiple heads for functions beyond mere 3D printing? They just added… Read the whole entry…
Remember ZMorph? The 3D printer that can use multiple heads for functions beyond mere 3D printing
We’re used to 3D-printed objects being hard and unyielding, or perhaps a little rubbery.
Architecture, art, product design – even fashion – are all closely interrelated. They have in common the need for an iterative creative process that enables design visualizations to be shared with colleagues and customers – and allows for design changes to be incorporated at early stages while it is still practical and feasible. In architecture, investments and final products are of course quite sizable, so any design modifications made at an early stage are well worth the effort.
Being able to construct an object through 3D printing—directly in color to boot—is a very enticing prospect. To achieve this, some 3D printer manufacturers have developed technologies that allow color to be added directly during the 3D printing process
For a few years now, folks like Michael Weinberg have been pretty vocal about warning the world not to screw up 3D printing by falling for the same copyright/patenting mistakes that are now holding back other creative industries. Trying to lock up good ideas is not a good idea
When it comes to 3D printing, NASA has always been a forerunner. Not only are they using the first 3D printer in space to print tools and spare parts on the International Space Station (ISS), but they also manage to actively include their community in their projects. In this post, we review NASA’s contribution to the field of 3D printing and take a look at their 3D model database and show you how it can be used to create 3D prints
If you’ve never used a 3D printer, then you might not be aware of the fact that the objects they create don’t always emerge in their final, flawless form. They often contain small printing errors, fringes of stray material, and supporting structures that need to be removed