Specialist company deploys 3D printing for both prototype and customized end-use parts production Unmanned aircraft systems (drones) for civilian commercial applications are one of the most exciting disruptive technologies these days. With more than 200 of its aircraft already in use, Netherlands-based Aerialtronics is poised to offer systems for applications ranging from infrastructure inspection and mapping to livestock monitoring and creative filming for advertising and marketing. Joost Hezemans, Head Designer at Aerialtronics As a small company with only 35 employees, a major challenge for Aerialtronics is to develop systems that could meet the requirements of a variety of industries without dissipating its resources on dozens of discrete designs.
A new car racing game is bridging the real and the digital worlds. 3DRacers makes use of 3D printing, Arduino-based electronics and smartphone control. Users can design their own cars, 3D print them at home or via 3D Hubs, customize their performance and control them via a mobile app… Continue Reading 3DRacers lets you design, tune and race 3D-printed cars Section: Electronics Tags: 3D Printing , Arduino , Games , Indiegogo , Toys Related Articles: Maker Club is hoping to start a 3D-printed home robot revolution Microsoft releases 3D printer app for Windows 8.1 3D print your own little piece of Norway with Terrafab 3D-printed castle heralds future of click-and-print architecture Arduino adds affordable 3D printing to its open source hardware model Gifpop uses lenticular printing to print any animated GIF Read more: 3DRacers lets you design, tune and race 3D-printed cars
The 3D printers of today can produce objects that may be quite intricate in shape but, by and large, these objects are still made solely of “dumb” plastic. This may be about to change thanks to the Voxel8, a printer presented at CES that makes it much easier to blend plastic, conductive ink and other electronic components in the same object to manufacture highly customizable devices, such as your very own quadcopter… Continue Reading Voxel8 paves the way for 3D-printed electronics Section: Electronics Tags: 3D , 3D Printers , CES 2015 , Printer , Quadcopter , Silver Ink Related Articles: “Carbomorph” material to enable 3D printing of custom personal electronics LAYWOO-D3 allows for 3D printing of (sort of) wooden objects Microsoft releases 3D printer app for Windows 8.1 IKEA-inspired MM1 looks to future-proof 3D printing LulzBot TAZ claims largest build area for desktop 3D printers Disney researchers 3D print speakers in any shape imaginable The rest is here: Voxel8 paves the way for 3D-printed electronics
It’s time for the annual International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas and MakerBot is there. Back in 2014, we brought three new MakerBot Replicator 3D Printers to market, plus we launched numerous other initiatives including MakerBot Desktop, MakerBot Mobile and MakerBot PrintShop
One of the 3D printing giants swallowed up a small startup making a multicolor personal 3D printer: 3D Systems owns botObjects. botObjects has been around for a couple of years now, focusing on a multicolor process for personal 3D printing. The company has been considered controversial by many due to their very mysterious marketing approach combined with technological claims that were not likely feasible
One of the key metal 3D printing vendors is Arcam. How have they been doing lately
It seems there are an awful lot of 3D print services available today – but can they all survive? Only a few years ago there were relatively few services you could contract to perform a 3D print.
The CERAMAKER 3D printers from 3DCeram are able to print ceramic components.
People who are new to personal 3D printing sometimes learn the hard way that you must design for purpose.
YouMagine has opened an unusual 3D printing challenge, with the prize being an Ultimaker Original.