As cool and wonderful as Lego is, those plastic bricks can be tricky to handle if you want to step up from mere constructive play into serious custom-built prototyping. UberBlox hopes to fill that gap. It’s a metal construction set and prototyping system with a single-connector locking mechanism and a variety of control boxes for accommodating whatever computer connection or automation needs a project might have… Continue Reading Uberblox: The Lego of the 3D printer age
3D printers are the appliance of choice for a new generation of makers keen to rapidly prototype straight from their computer. But many materials with which 3D printers can produce items have limitations, and there are others that they can’t work with at all. Enter Carvey – a working prototype of a desktop mounted, rapid-modelling, 3D carving device that can sculpt wood, plastic, and metal into almost any object that you care to design… Continue Reading Carvey: The desktop 3D carving machine Section: Electronics Tags: 3D Printers , 3D Printing , CNC , Desktop , Kickstarter Related Articles: The Filabot recycles scrap plastic into inexpensive 3D printing filaments ProJet 4500 3D printer creates multi-colored plastic items Handibot brings portability and apps to CNC fabrication Shapeways introduces a soft plastic for 3D printing “Felting printer” creates soft 3D-printed teddy bears US$15k uPrint personal 3-D printer brings rapid prototyping to the desktop See original here: Carvey: The desktop 3D carving machine
3D printers are the appliance of choice for a new generation of makers keen to rapidly prototype straight from their computer. But many materials with which 3D printers can produce items have limitations, and there are others that they can’t work with at all.
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.
Have you been looking to get your feet wet in 3D modeling? If you’re in the Bay area Honey Point 3D is what you’ve been searching for, and they are offering classes at 61% off via Groupon! Honey Point 3D offers modeling classes for all ages at two locations in the Bay area, and right now they have a sale on a class and tour of the AutoDesk Headquarters! For $39 you’ll get admission to a modeling class, a 3D printing demo, a tour of the Autodesk gallery, and free refreshments provided by AutoDesk and Honey Point 3D. All of that has a value of $100 — that’s a savings of $61!! Here’s a link to the Groupon where you can claim your spot
In 2011 EADS, the European Aerospace and Defence group produced Airbike, the worlds first bike built using Additive Layer Manufacturing technology.
Before ’3D printing’ became a catch-all term, the hardware, which has been in use for decades, was referred to as a rapid prototyper. But even waiting five hours for a ‘rapidly’ printed part can be a waste of time.
A new online marketplace focused on professional 3D printing services has launched: RP Marketplace.
The company that helped invent rapid prototyping has been in the 3D printing game for nearly three decades. In recent years, 3D Systems has been making an aggressive play at the consumer market with products like the Cube, CubeX and Sense as one of ...
Like you, we've dreamt about owning one of those industrial rapid prototyping machines since the first time we saw one in action. Of course, certain financial and real estate realities have made such fantasies a resolute impossibility for our modest ...