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3D printing will explode in 2014, thanks to the expiration of key patents. Here’s what’s holding back 3D printing, the technology that’s supposed to revolutionize manufacturing and countless other industries: patents.

3D printing will explode in 2014, thanks to the expiration of key patents

In February 2014, key patents that currently prevent competition in the market for the most advanced and functional 3D printers will expire, says Duann Scott, design evangelist at 3D printing company Shapeways. These patents cover a technology known as “laser sintering,” the lowest-cost 3D printing technology. Because of its high resolution in all three dimensions, laser sintering can produce goods that can be sold as finished products. Whenever someone talks about 3D printing revolutionizing manufacturing, they’re talking about the kinds of goods produced by, for example, the industrial-grade 3D printing machines used by Shapeways.

The company used by countless industrial designers, artists and entrepreneurs who can’t afford their own 3D laser sintering printers, which can cost tens of thousands of dollars each. 3D-Printed Triple Gear. Blacksmith Genesis has 3D-scanning and printing in a spin. 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 Genesis has 3D-scanning and printing in a spin

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. View all Whereas most existing commercial 3D printers use a Cartesian coordinates system, sliding inflexibly in flat planes, the diminutive Genesis – which is slightly taller than a conventional home printer and has base dimensions slightly larger than US legal paper – functions in a manner similar to a record player – with a revolving platform that rotates the object being scanned or printed. Product page: Blacksmith Genesis. Rostock Delta 3D printer build. Rostock !

Rostock Delta 3D printer build

Hello and welcome to the Rostock build, it's take a while to get this one documented, I blame that on having way too much fun with my printers and development at the moment, I'll try to be a little quicker on future projects. The Rostock 3D printer was originally developed by Johann C. Rocholl and is now quite well established in RepRap terms, it's over a year old and has had many different spin-off's and variants by other users and developers. Even Johann has a new design (Kossel Wiki here) based on the openbeam Aluminium construction.I rather liked the simplicity of the original design, and while I thought about making an aluminium T-slot design around the time SeeMeCNC were doing their very impressive development, I settled on just a few small changes for my Rostock build.

The Rostock has a Delta configuration (Stewart platform) rather than the more common Cartesian coordinate system used by most other RepRap's. Imprimez vous-même la maison de vos rêves. c0d3. Open Heacent RepRap Prusa Mendel 3DP01 3D Printer Assembly Kit /0.4mm Nozzle/3mm Filament. Para permitir descontos por volume neste site, use o código do cupom: BULKRATE durante o checkout.

Open Heacent RepRap Prusa Mendel 3DP01 3D Printer Assembly Kit /0.4mm Nozzle/3mm Filament

Você vai ver um desconto aplicado na parte inferior do carrinho de compras. ReplicatorG is a simple, open source 3D printing program - ReplicatorG. 3D printers DIY plans and build instructions. 1.

3D printers DIY plans and build instructions

Darwin RepRap 3D printer - The first RepRap RepRap 1.0 "Darwin" is a rapid prototyping machine that is capable of making the majority of its own component parts. Instructions and all necessary data are available completely free under the GNU General Public Licence from this website to everyone. As RepRap 1.0 "Darwin" can copy itself, once you have one you can make others for your friends; or if they have one you can ask them to make one for you. Of course, you can also make as many as you want for yourself; the more you have, the faster you will be able to make other items. Darwin consists of a frame made from rods and printed parts.

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Fast 3D printing with nanoscale precision. 285-micron racecar (credit: Vienna University of Technology) Printing three dimensional objects with very fine details using two-photon lithography can now be achieved orders of magnitude faster than similar devices in a breakthrough by Vienna University of Technology (TU Vienna) researchers.

Fast 3D printing with nanoscale precision

The 3D printing process uses a liquid resin, which is hardened at precisely the correct spots by a focused laser beam. The focal point of the laser beam is guided through the resin by movable mirrors and leaves behind a hardened line of solid polymer a few hundred nanometers wide. This fine resolution enables the creation of intricately structured sculptures as tiny as a grain of sand. “Until now, this technique used to be quite slow”, says Professor Jürgen Stampfl from the Institute of Materials Science and Technology at the TU Vienna. This progress was made possible by combining several new ideas.

15 Amazing Designs That Were Impossible to Make 15 Years Ago. Richard DuPont's untitled sculpture uses data from a self-scan he did back in 2001.

15 Amazing Designs That Were Impossible to Make 15 Years Ago

Image: Courtesy of the artist Wim Delvoye's created his Twisted Dump Truck by laser cutting steel into an intricate victorian-style lace pattern. Image: Courtesy of the artist Achim Menges and Jan Knippers' ICD/ITKE Research Pavilion (2011). The bionic pavilion is the result of computer-based design and computer-controlled manufacturing. Voxeljet Concept: The First Continuous 3D Printer. If there ever was a major leap in the evolution of the 3D printer, the voxeljet Concept is the benchmark machine to follow.

voxeljet Concept: The First Continuous 3D Printer

In the explosive arena of start-ups that produce innovative 3D-printers, voxeljet has decided to challenge and change the direction of how 3D printers work. Taking a look at three specific factors that set this process apart from others on the market, it becomes quite clear just how revolutionary this concept is. The ability to have a continuous supply of consumables delivered to the machines as it is making a model. This is made possible because the bed of consumables sits above where the models are actually made. The printhead sits in an area that it tilted at about a 35 degree angle with a printhead resolution of 600 DPI. At a layer thickness of 150 to 400 microns, the resolution is decent when compared to others 3D printers but it is worth noting that this is still in the concept phase so there is the possibility to improve the layer thickness. Loudspeaker is first-ever 3-D-printed consumer electronic.

Cornell University researchers have 3D printed a working loudspeaker, seamlessly integrating the plastic, conductive and magnetic parts, and ready for use almost as soon as it comes out of the printer.

Loudspeaker is first-ever 3-D-printed consumer electronic

It's an achievement that 3D printing evangelists feel will soon be the norm; rather than assembling consumer products from parts and components, complete functioning products could be fabricated at once, on demand. The loudspeaker is a project led by Apoorva Kiran and Robert MacCurdy, graduate students in mechanical engineering, who work with Hod Lipson, associate professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering, and a leading 3D printing innovator. "Everything is 3D printed," said Kiran, as he launched a demo by connecting the newly printed mini speaker to amplifier wires. For the demo, the amplifier played a clip from President Barack Obama's State of the Union speech that mentioned 3D printing. World's first 3D-printed titanium bicycle frame could lead to cheaper, lighter bikes.

The MX-6 Evo mountain bike, sporting its 3D-printed titanium frame Image Gallery (3 images) When it comes to a high strength-to-weight ratio, titanium is just about the best material out there for manufacturing bicycle frames. Unfortunately, those frames are also quite expensive. They could be about to come down in price, however – two British companies recently teamed up to create the world's first 3D-printed titanium bike frame. Renishaw, an additive manufacturing firm, joined forces with Empire Cycles to build the one-off titanium MX-6 Evo mountain bike. The frame was built using an AM250 laser melting machine manufactured by Renishaw.

Because titanium has a higher density than aluminum, less of it had to be used if Empire wanted a finished bike that was lighter than the stock model. As a result, at a total of 1,400 grams (3 lb), the finished Evo frame weighs 33 percent less than its aluminum counterpart. 3d printing. Biological 3d printing. 3ders.org - 3D printer and 3D printing news, trends and resources.

Cheap Deltaprintr 3D printer 40% funded on Kickstarter, with 28 days to go. Dec.7, 2013 Deltaprintr, a new low cost Delta 3D printer made his debut at Maker Faire in September. Created by College students Shai, Andrey, Yasick and Eugene, the Deltaprintr is engineered to be simple, efficient, and affordable. Deltaprintr uses three stepper motors to control the carriages that move the hot-end. The minimal carriage design allows you to simply slide the assembled carriage onto the extruded aluminum beams without having to make any adjustments. Instead of belts, the Deltaprintr uses 65lb Spectra fishing line to control the carriages, allowing you to expand the build volume later with very little cost.

The printer currently has no ABS option. This week Deltaprintr team launched the printer on Kickstarter asking for $195,000 by Jan.4 and has reached a quarter of their goal in less than 24 hours. Thanks to Sebastian for the tip! 3D Printing. InMoov_3D_Printed-Robot. 3D-Printed. 3D printers. Newton 3D, une imprimante 3D métal disponible début 2014. 3D Print Your Own Working Life-Size Humanoid Robot for less than $1k — and Join a community of fellow InMoov builders across the world #3DThursday #3DPrinting « adafruit industries blog - Nightly. The Mark One Carbon Fiber 3D Printer. We took a look at a surprise 3D printer unveiled this week: Mark Forg3D’s Mark One, after a year of secret development work.

At a glance, it looks like any other personal-sized 3D printer, albeit with a very slick metal case. But then you look at what’s being printed. Carbon Fiber. Yes, this device can actually 3D print carbon fiber. We believe it is the very first 3D printer capable of producing objects made from carbon fiber, a wondrous material with extreme strength and very light weight. Carbon fiber produced by the Mark One is said to be 20X stronger than ABS - and even slightly stronger than aluminum! We were surprised to learn that you don’t need to 3D print objects made entirely of carbon fiber.

According to Mark Forg3D, a typical part would be printed in a combination of nylon and carbon fiber. The Mark One has another very unique feature: it’s removable print bed has capabilities we’ve not seen before. 3D Printing Will Change the World. I'd love for Emma Lavelle, a four-and-a-half-year-old, to be able to move her arms on her own. She was diagnosed at birth with Arthrogryposis Multiplex Congenita (AMC), a rare neuromuscular condition in which joints develop in the wrong places. When Emma was born, her legs were attached to her ears.

Her shoulders rotated the wrong way and she had nearly nonexistent biceps. But what's that, you say? 3D printing: The printed world. 3D printed prosthetic foot saves duck's life. Jun 27, 2013 3D printed prosthetic foot saves duck's life. The Medical Potential of 3D printing - Orca Health Decide. This is a guest post by HK Rapid Prototyping–a leading European supplier of 3D printers. 3D printing is going to revolutionize the medical industry. We just don’t know how. A recent New York Times article described how 3D printing is rapidly transforming many industries. Developed over the last three decades, what has already been achieved using 3D printing technology is incredible. Originally intended to be used for prototyping, it didn’t take long for other sectors to realise that 3D printing has serious potential. In an age of on-going global financial crisis and conflict, medical advancements are often the only silver lining on the cloud that is the daily news.

Already Achieved. 3D Printing Profits from the Health Care Industry. I managed to go 12 full years before breaking my first bone. It happened during the fall of 1983 while playing football with some neighborhood kids. Meet The 17-Year-Old Who Created A Brain-Powered Prosthetic Arm. Easton LaChappelle’s story offers a reminder of the simplest key to success--if you want something badly enough, do the work and find creative ways to achieve your desired outcome. If traditional systems aren’t providing what you need to accomplish your mission, then break away--break away from your 9-5 job, break away from the agenda that’s set by conventional mind-sets.

Easton broke away from the limitations of the public education system and taught himself what he wanted to know. For LaChappelle, this meant learning how to build a better prosthetic arm. 3D-printed hip implant lets teenager walk again. 10 ways 3D printing is changing the medical world. 3D printing has changed the world in quite a few aspects, but I think we all should pay more attention to its advances within the medical world.

3D printing cancer drugs molecule-by-molecule, using DNA scaffolds. Imagine designing parts that can self-assemble into a house. Now imagine that these same houses can self assemble into cities. On the nanoscale, as for biomolecules and tissues, this scenario is so commonplace that it hardly deserves mention: Your entire body, and every other living thing on Earth, self-assembled. 3D Printed Heart Saves a Child's Life - Technology News. 3D printing is getting more and more new applications every day. Although it looks more suitable for industrial manufactures, the latest application of the 3D printing process is regarding medicine.

3-D organ holograms bring out-of-body experience for surgeons. 3D-printed mouthpiece clears the air for sleep apnea sufferers. World's first 3D acoustic cloaking device created. MakeVR brings motion control to 3D modeling. Foam-squirting quadcopter becomes a flying 3D printer. MIT's New Self-Assembly Lab Is Building A Paradigm Shift To 4-D Manufacturing. Neri Oxman who plans to ‘3D print’ buildings wins Vilcek Prize. 3D Printed Airway Saves Toddler’s Life. A Woman Has Been Given A New 3D Printed Skull. 3D Printed Embryonic Stem Cell Clusters Will Change Lives. Paralyzed woman walks again with 3D-printed robotic exoskeleton. About robohand. Fab Year Book 2010 by Fablabs Switzerland.

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