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Coca-cola campaign gives old bottles '2nd lives' with 16 functional caps. Jun 03, 2014 coca-cola campaign gives old bottles '2nd lives' with 16 functional caps coca-cola campaign by ogilvy & mather gives bottles ’2nd lives’ with 16 innovative capsall images courtesy ogilvy & mather china as part of its global sustainability program, coca-cola has launched ’2ndlives’, a line of 16 innovative caps which can be screwed onto bottles after consumption, transforming them into useful objects, such as paintbrushes, waterguns and pencil sharpeners. to encourage consumers to reuse and recycle plastic, the beverage company teamed up with advertising agency ogilvy & mather china for the campaign, in which 40,000 free bottle caps will be distributed throughout thailand and indonesia with soda purchases.

coca-cola campaign gives old bottles '2nd lives' with 16 functional caps

Open-source metal 3-D printer. Source[edit] Gerald C.

Open-source metal 3-D printer

Anzalone, Chenlong Zhang, Bas Wijnen, Paul G. Sanders and Joshua M. Pearce, “Low-Cost Open-Source 3-D Metal Printing” IEEE Access, 1, pp.803-810, (2013). doi: 10.1109/ACCESS.2013.2293018 open access preprint. 3D printed universal PET bottle screw tops combined for creating a vase. Oct 08, 2013 3D printed universal PET bottle screw tops combined for creating a vase 3D printed universal PET bottle screw tops combined for creating a vase ‘screw you’ is a collection of products reinterpreting the familiar PET bottle in unfamiliar ways. making clever use of the universal PET bottle screw top, the ‘screw you vase’ transforms 12 single use PET bottles (0,5 l) you add yourself, into a beautiful vessel for your flowers that is made to last. the system links multiple PET bottles to form a larger system the vase rests on the three centre bottles which need to be the exact same height in order for it to stand upright. for easy filling, first fill all the bottles with water (half full is perfect) and then screw them into the connector one by one. varied combinations of PET bottles complete the design presented at dutch design week 2013, the ‘screw you’ collection is for sale at layers, a design label founded by studio david graas.

3D printed universal PET bottle screw tops combined for creating a vase

World’s Fastest Filament Extruder Launches Kickstarter Campaign and Crushes All Goals. (PRWEB) July 09, 2013 The ExtrusionBot is the world’s fastest automatic filament extrusion Bot in the market today.

World’s Fastest Filament Extruder Launches Kickstarter Campaign and Crushes All Goals

Home-designed and home-built, it can make color in ABS (Acrylonitrile butadiene styrene plastic) and PLA (Polylactic acid plastic) filaments of up to four feet per minute, which is so much faster than any extruder in the market today. The only part of 3D printing that has not evolved and decreased in cost over the years is the filament; with backers help we will change that. ExtrusionBot is the invention of Mark Dill, a designer, engineer and project manager at Intel for 20 years. ExtrusionBot - kickstarter for fastest DIY filament extruder. From kickstarter page: Why ExtrusionBot?

ExtrusionBot - kickstarter for fastest DIY filament extruder

What other machines do in a day, we do in an hour... ExtrusionBot gives you the speed to produce the quantity of filament with out the wait.ExtrusionBot has the smallest foot print on the market. Only 7in x 10in. Save desk space put it right beside you 3D printer .The ExtrusionBot has built in spooling. 83-year-old inventor wins $40,000 award for his DIY filament extruder. Mar.4, 2013 On March 2, 2013 Zach Kaplan, CEO of online store Inventables, presents a giant check to inventor and competition winner Hugh Lyman.

83-year-old inventor wins $40,000 award for his DIY filament extruder

Inventables, the Kauffman Foundation and Maker Faire announced in May 2012 the launch of The Desktop Factory Competition - each team is required to design an open source machine capable of making plastic resin pellets fit for use in a low cost 3D printer. The purpose of this competition is to drive down the cost of filament by creating a new filament extruder. Currently the cost of plastic filament is $30~50/kg, by creating such a new machine the organizers seek to make the filament price drop to around $5.

The first one who uploads a solution will be the winner -The first team/person to build an open source filament extruder for less than $250 in components can take ABS or PLA resin pellets, mix them with colorant, and extrude a 1.75mm +/- .01mm filament that can be used in a 3D printer is declared the winner. Making plastic filament at home. Search Thingiverse. Stephen Colbert Cufflinks by Starno. Yoda Head Cufflink by evamvid. Printrbot. The Printrbot Simple Maker’s Kit is an exercise in 3d printing minimalism.

Printrbot

It includes only what is needed to get started in the world of 3D printing. Our Printrbot Simple Maker’s Kit is $349 , and we think you will agree that it is both tiny…and a really big deal. Features of the Printrbot Simple Kit: The 2014 model comes standard with Aluminum Extruder and Aluminum print bed for $3490.1mm resolution (and beyond)100mm cube of printing volume (~4″ cube)Printrboard electronicsPLA only (no heat bed)Ubis 1.75mm Hotend200lb. test fishing line – the X & Y “belts”12v 6A laptop style power supplyOuter dimensions: 7″ x 8″ x 9″~5.25lb total weightSample of 1.75mm PLA filamentFan and end stops includedLaser cut wood parts are standard 1/4″ (6mm) thick Printrbot does not guarantee the technical proficiency of it’s customers. Simply stated; If you order a Printrbot kit, we cannot guarantee that you have the technical ability to assemble and calibrate the Printrbot.

Store. 25 (Free) 3D Modeling Applications You Should Not Miss. 3D-modeling tools help turn individual ideas into beautiful models and prototypes for a variety of fields.

25 (Free) 3D Modeling Applications You Should Not Miss

These tools allow building and customizing models from the ground up, no matter if you are a keen beginner or a professional engineer. Popular in various industries such as film, animation, gaming, architecture, and interior design, 3D models are key aspects of various projects. Choosing the best modeling software is often difficult because of various aspects and the wide range of features available in these tools. 16 Free 3D modeling software to create your own 3D models at no cost. There are many professionnal oriented and totally free softs to help you If you want to create a 3D model of a modern space-craft, an animated monster, an entiere world or a tiny bunny !

16 Free 3D modeling software to create your own 3D models at no cost

Look at this picture above ! Everything has been done with an easy to use 100% free soft ! Here is a list of the 16 most usefull FREE 3D modelers softwares you can find on the web. All of them are totally free, some are also open source. Autodesk 123D - Free 3D Modeling Software, 3D Models, DIY Projects, Personal Fabrication Tools. 3DTin. Tinkercad - Mind to design in minutes. 3D printing services in your neighborhood. Category: Art. Monitor: More than just digital quilting. As Patent Drama Continues, 3D Printing Provides A Way Out For Mashup Creators. Editor’s note: Michael Weinberg is vice president at Public Knowledge where he focuses primarily on copyright, issues before the FCC and emerging technologies like 3D printing.

As Patent Drama Continues, 3D Printing Provides A Way Out For Mashup Creators

Follow him on Twitter @mweinbergPK. Mashups are one of the great art forms of our time. Easy and accessible digital tools have allowed anyone to remix videos, music and photographs into their own original works: Mashup culture has produced fantastic music, critical video, and delightful cultural artifacts of all kinds. However, mashups are ultimately limited by the nature of their source material.

The types of things that mashups draw from – videos, music, photos – are also the types of things that are protected by copyright, which means mashup creators need to take copyright into account when creating their works. David Laser Scanner offers DIY, low-cost 3D recording solution. Low-cost 3D-scanning using gray scale camera, laser pen and calibration points Image Gallery (7 images) 3-D modelling is maturing fast.

Increasingly affordable solutions are not only raising general awareness of 3D workflows but revolutionizing design, engineering and manufacturing processes. A home 3D printer to turn your ideas into real objects.