Though 3D printing technology is still relatively new, it may become an important tool for architects and the construction industry, as highlighted by projects like the recent 3D-printing of 10 homes in a day .
A new company hopes to launch the first affordable SLS-based 3D printers. Norge Systems has developed a unique laser engraving system that they’re applying to 3D printing. Their products, the ICE1 and ICE9 SLS 3D printers use the advanced laser system to selectively melt powder in layers to produce 3D objects.
Years ago Isaac Asimov developed the “Three Laws of Robotics” to govern the behavior of robots. Do we need something similar for 3D printing? But first, what the heck are the “Three Laws of Robotics”?
Since we launched MakerBot Academy, our education initiative to put a MakerBot Desktop 3D Printer in every school in America, we’ve been keeping track of all the MakerBot projects going up on DonorsChoose.org.
Renderings during the TRIG design process Creative artist Daniel Hilldrup is hard at work putting the Objet500 Connex 3 Color Multi-material 3D Printer by Stratasys through its paces with TRIG – a fully 3D printed, multi-color lampshade in the style of Gaudi. Hilldrup is unusually gifted at pushing the envelope of 3D printed art applications.
The 3D printing revolution has been a long time coming—but, to borrow William Gibson’s famous quote, it’s just not very evenly distributed. Or rather, it’s limited to the constraint of a relatively small build platform, at least when it comes to affordable consumer- and prosumer-level machines.
3D printing may be one of the few technologies that actually holds a solid claim to the over-used adjectives “disruptive” and “world-changing,” but its bulky hardware and complicated operation still largely limits its appeal to a market of enthusiasts and experts. Blacksmith, a startup from Nanyang Technological University in Singapore, hopes to give 3D printing more mass market appeal with the Blacksmith Genesisa, a new all-in-one 3D printer, scanner, and copier that handles all of the tedious and tricky parts of the process for you… Continue Reading Blacksmith Genesis has 3D-scanning and printing in a spin Section: Electronics Tags: 3D Printers , 3D Printing , 3D Scanners , Indiegogo , Nanyang Technological University Related Articles: Makerbot announces the Digitizer, a consumer 3D scanner at SXSW Up close with Zeus, the first consumer all-in-one 3D printer, scanner and fax Staples stores to offer custom 3D printing BotObjects announces first full-color desktop 3D printer Got a Kinect and a laptop? Get ready to 3D print How to print from Modern apps in Windows 8.1 Read this article: Blacksmith Genesis has 3D-scanning and printing in a spin mobile car insurance
Recently we’ve seen multiple solutions to help 3D printer owners operate their machines. But is this really the right answer? The problem being solved is lack of adhesion on the print surface.
3D printing gives clients a true sense of the finished product in this marriage of fashion and technology zero360 wristband prototypes produced on an Objet500 Connex3 Color Multi-material 3D Printer by Stratasys (photo by IPF) A recent analysis by ResearchMoz , as quoted by Geektime , predicts that, “The global Wearable Technology Market…is expected to reach USD 5.8 billion in 2018…” To keep up with this rapidly growing field, wearable technology designers are looking to 3D printing to complement their R&D process. The ability of a designer to show a client a tangible prototype is especially valuable for wearable tech.