A large portion of the 3D printing community is within the open source world, while the rest is commercially oriented. Conflicts have occurred, but now there could be a way to reduce them.
After quickly meeting and surpassing its Kickstarter goal, the cheap and highly user-friendly 3D printer “The Micro” is expected to reach the market early next year. At only US$300 and with a highly intuitive user interface, this printer could make the attractive but foreign world of 3D printing much more attractive to consumers around the globe… Continue Reading The Micro aims to bring 3D printing to the rest of us Section: Electronics Tags: 3D Printers , Affordable , Kickstarter Related Articles: QU-BD One Up: A 3D printer for under US$200 Tag On That lets you print on almost any object InVision HR 3D Printer can print jewelry parts in a day LulzBot TAZ claims largest build area for desktop 3D printers Zim offers dual-head 3D printing right out of the box ChocaByte promises 3D chocolate printing for US$99 Read more here: The Micro aims to bring 3D printing to the rest of us
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Two months ago, bhold launched a new design house committed to innovative, user-centric designs! But that’s not it, the team has been been working on a new design process to allow more testers to give them feedback on their products. From the beginning, bhold has been receiving feedbacks from a large variety of testers at its Soho office in New York.
The 3D printer market looks set to swell in size over the coming years, as the appeal of 3D printing builds — shifting from being the preserve of makers and hobbyists (and TC’s own John Biggs ), to something that more mainstream consumers and business users feel comfortable dabbling with.
Meet AIO Robotics ‘ Zeus “3D copy device”: a 3D printer, 3D scanner and 3D object faxing machine that’s blasted past its $100,000 Kickstarter funding goal after about a day on the crowdfunding trail. This hybrid box is on a mission to consumerise 3D printing by converging multiple functions and taking away some of the rough, manual edges.
Meet AIO Robotics ‘ Zeus “3D copy device”: a 3D printer, 3D scanner and 3D object faxing machine that’s blasted past its $100,000 Kickstarter funding goal after about a day on the crowdfunding trail.
Hex’s tiny Airbot drone first turned heads earlier this year at China-based hardware accelerator Haxlr8r’s second demo day, and now the team behind it is finally pushing to bring the inexpensive flier to market by way of a recent-launched Kickstarter campaign . The basics will probably sound a little familiar: like other consumer-oriented drones on the market, users can control the Hex from smartphones with Bluetooth 4.0 support, and the team is also selling camera modules to bolt on the the thing as it goes off on its 7 minute flights. Throw in a flight stabilization system to simplify the controls and you’ve got a fun little toy to harass the neighbors with.
A Danish company called Create It Real has built a software package that recognizes digital gun part models and prevents them from being printed. The software compares each piece you are attempting to print with a database of potential firearm parts and, the company notes, “for safety reasons, there are no models of firearms stored on the user’s computer but rather a list of characteristics.” The CEO, Jeremie Pierre Gay, has created a proof-of-concept add-on to his turnkey, OEM 3D printing software that he is using to offering to other firms who would like to brand and sell a 3D desktop printer. “It will be possible make it as a service or integrate into another platform,” he said