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Leapfrog Creatr 3D Printer | Leapfrog 3D Printers. Back in 2012, the Creatr was a real game-changer in desktop 3D printing. Today, the Creatr'14 still is the most affordable, high quality starting point for professionals and educational institutes, allowing them to discover the incredible value 3D printing can bring to them. Users can count on both professional support from the Leapfrog support team (free with your purchase of the printer) and the well-documented advice of the user community. The Creatr'14 is an alltime favorite among engineers, schools, architects and medical users, who love the versality of the printer. Engineers use the 3D printer to save tremendous costs and time in making prototypes and in validating their design. 3D Printer | Afinia H480 3D Printer. Dimension 1200es 3D Modeling Printers| Stratasys. Bring Performance Prototyping In-House The Dimension 1200es features the largest build envelope available in a Design Series Performance 3D Printer.

Powered by FDM Technology, it prints in nine colors of real ABSplus thermoplastic. This 3D printer lets you choose fine resolution or faster printing, with layer thicknesses of 0.254 mm (0.010 in.) or 0.33 mm (0.013 in.). Image Gallery Dimension 1200es 3D Print Pack The 3D Print Pack is everything you need to start building 3D models. The SST 1200es 3D Printer The SCA-1200 support removal system A startup supply of materials Materials and Bases The Dimension 1200es uses ABSplus thermoplastic to build your models. Modeling bases provide a stable platform where your prototype builds. More Design Series Performance 3D Printers Dimension 1200es Printer Specs Model material: ABSplus in nine colors Support material: Soluble (SST 1200es); breakaway (BST 1200es) Build size: 254 x 254 x 305 mm (10 x 10 x 12 in.) Power Requirements: Regulatory Compliance: Product | NVBOTS. Replicator Desktop 3D Printer (Fifth Generation Model)

AW3D HDL - Airwolf 3d Printers. 3D Systems ProJet 260C. The marriage of math and art in 3D printing. Feb.6, 2014 Cool math concepts and 3D printing swirl together in new ways in the work of Paul Nylander – which ranges appearance from "lovely light vortex" to "nautical Buckminster Fuller tribute. " In his work, Nylander takes complex mathematical concepts and makes them visual and accessible – a lot like how computer graphics work to visualize code. Nylander, who is also known as "bugman123," is largely a self-taught artist, scientist, and programmer.

Much of his formal education was in mechanical engineering, but in his art and design Nylander wants to share things that were hard for him to learn in the form of simple code and graphics that can often be use to make 3D printed objects. This Loxodrome Sconce light uses what's known in mathspeak as "stereographic projection" to make these lovely light swirls. In his Geodesic Spheres, Nylander mixes 3D printing and the concept of geodesic domes to produce some amazing, hand-held, nautical spacey balls.

Images credit: Paul Nylander. 3D Math Models | A group blog for the Wesleyan Math & CS department's 3D printing project. 3-D Printing of Mathematical Models. It’s getting easier to make physical models of mathematical objects. This video surveys some examples of surfaces and polytope models. A variety of software packages are used to create a description of the geometry (an “stl file”), which is then sent to a 3-D printer to be fabricated. The software used for these models is: 3DSurG Stella SeifertView Mathematica VisCAM View netfabb Rhino Maya Shapeways Many other programs are available and may be useful: The 3-D printer shown is a Replicator. Tori parametrically defined as 0 < u < 2Pi, 0 < v < 2Pi: x = (3 + cos(v)) * sin(u) y = (3 + cos(v)) * cos(u) z = sin(v) x = (3 + 0.2 * cos(20 * u) + cos(v)) * sin(u) y = (3 + 0.2 * cos(20 * u) + cos(v)) * cos(u) Triply periodic surface: cos(x) + cos(y) + cos(z) + 3/2 cos(x)cos(y)cos(z) = 0 Share This Article.

About mathgrrl. Hacktastic. This is the second in a series of posts that walk through the 3D design construction of some Polyhedral Light String Ornaments. In our previous post we covered Step 1, using the PolyhedralData package in Mathematica to create and export an STL file of a Snub Cube. In this step we’ll scale that Snub Cube to “ornament size.” In case you want to jump in and play along but don’t have the file from the previous step, here is a link to the file we’ll be starting with: Snub Cube from Step 1: In the second step of our design path, we will use Tinkercad to scale this Snub Cube. Along the way we’ll have a chance to learn about Tinkercad’s importing, scaling, and the Ruler and Align tools.

Tinkercad is one of the simplest ways to make or modify 3D models, so no matter how much of a beginner you are, this step is a good place to start. Step 2. To import our model into Tinkercad we use the “Import” tab in the right-hand menu. That’s it for Step 2! MakerHome. Solid Edge Educator Resources: Siemens PLM Software. Siemens PLM Software provides secondary school to university educators with industry-leading technology to support the teaching of product design and science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) for educational programs that meet or exceed student and industry needs. Resources are developed by teachers for teachers. For Middle School and High School Educators Middle school and high school play an essential role in educating future engineers and product designers. It’s at this stage in their education that many students first experience the spark that ignites their passion for design and engineering.

The Solid Edge High School Edition enables teachers to prepare junior and high school students for the future of engineering and product design. Download Free Solid Edge Software For College and University Educators Professors at the college and university level can provide students with the knowledge and skills to help secure engineering or product design careers. Online Learning ... 3D printing produces a perfect replica of a sixth-century sword - CNET. A damaged sixth-century sword in a museum in Norway has been perfectly reproduced as new through 3D printing.

After hundreds of years as a great power, the Roman Empire finally crumbled, seeing its final days in the fifth century. Of course, the destruction of something so vast could only be achieved by a perfect storm of exacerbating factors -- but one of the largest was the Germanic unrest. For centuries, the Germanic people had been revolting against Rome, and the pressure finally proved too much to bear.

During the final years and after the fall of Rome followed a period of migration across Europe, as first the Germanic and then the Slavic tribes packed up and made homes in new lands. Museums, of course, have some of these swords: greatly dilapidated, in many cases, but valuable artefacts of the time. The instruction that the museum gave Anderssen was that the sword should look and feel exactly like the original would have done when it was new. Smithsonian X 3D.

Piecemaker Technologies strikes 3D printing deal with Toys "R" Us. Piecemaker Technologies in East Liberty has launched one of the first true mass applications of 3D printing technology in retail and announced that Toys”R”Us will offer 3D printing in two retail outlets, just in time for the holiday shopping season. Customers will be able to print small gifts and personalized items, from key chains to brick toy compatible blocks. Prices for printed pieces range from $6.99 for smaller items like personalized guitar picks to $12.99 for bigger pieces. The first retail outlets with the Piecemaker 3D printing are in Cranberry, Pa. and Totowa, NJ.

How did the Pittsburgh AlphaLab Gear startup break through and create a product for the childrens’ retail market? The partnership plans solidified after Piecemaker piloted its technology in three independent stores in the region, including S.W. Randall toy stores. Co-founder Arden Rosenblatt credits two things. 3D Printing | 3D Printing Machine - Maker Shed. Getting Help With Your New 3D Printer.

Hopefully many of you received brand new 3D printers for the holidays. If so, I’m sure there are more than a couple of you wondering, “What do I do now?”. Thankfully, there are fantastic communities that have sprung up around 3D printing and they are here to help you. Dedicated Communities: Numerous groups around the world have come together to form dedicated 3D printing communities. A 3DPPVD meeting at the igus headquarters. Hacker/Maker Spaces: Many hackerspaces have nights that are dedicated to 3D printing, and often open these up to the public.

Libraries: Many libraries across the country are adding 3D printers to their community offerings. 3D Hubs: 3D Hubs has created an easy way to connect those who need 3D prints with those who have 3D printers. I am beginning to compile a list of 3D printing meetings and events. Matt Stultz Matt is a community organizer and founder of both 3D Printing Providence and HackPittsburgh. Related. Thingiverse - Digital Designs for Physical Objects. Education - 123D Blog. Meshmixer 2.7 was released today full of new tools for 3D printing. Here I use the new version of the app to create a 3D printed kit of parts that can be printed in one job, and assembled together with pin connectors. To do this I used several of the new features to make this a fast and painless process. I dug up a 123D Catch capture I took of a bronze sculpture of John Muir.

I found it in my dentists office, it turns out my dentist sculpted it. I made use of the new pin connectors solid parts that are included in the release (in the miscellaneous bin). This new release has some other nice updates. . - New Layout/Packing Tool under Analysis for 3D print bed layout - New Deviation Tool for visualizing max distance between two objects (ie original & reduced version) - New Clearance Tool for visualizing min distance between two objects (ie to verify tolerances) - Under Analysis menu, requires selection of two objects) - Support Generation improvements - Better DLP/SLA preset Have fun!! Intro to 3D Printing for Education | Table Top Inventing. Reconceptualising the School Library as Collaborative Makerspace | Services to Schools — By Peter M According to leading educational thinker, Sir Ken Robinson, in order to meet the challenges of living and working in the 21st century, we need to deliberately and systematically create spaces and processes in our schools that foster creativity and innovation.

We shouldn’t be anaesthetising our children, he argues, we should be waking them up: Creating educational environments that nurture (rather than undermine) creativityCreating conditions where kid’s natural talents can flourishCultivating creativity across multiple types of intelligence In re-visioning the school wide learning environment through the lens of creativity and innovation, there is an opportunity for school libraries to rethink both the library space and role. Since 2009, a growing wave of library ‘makerspaces’ have emerged in public libraries, museums and community facilities in the United States to foster collaboration and creativity. Moving into the unknown requires a pioneering spirit. Additional resources: