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Chorogenesis To Disrupt Construction Industry. 3D Systems Reveals Additional Details About Their ’50X Faster’, Continuous, High-Speed Fab-Grade Printer. It’s truly incredible what competition can do to any industry.

3D Systems Reveals Additional Details About Their ’50X Faster’, Continuous, High-Speed Fab-Grade Printer

Bring in a few big players, and the entire industry can explode with innovation. Within the 3D printing space, competition has been key to the recent developments we have seen within the hardware, software, and materials areas of the market. With that said, HP’s recent entrance into the space seems to have lit a fire under many of the long-time players within the industry.

One of these companies is 3D Systems. Although they have been working hard on a new system for incredibly fast printing, rumors throughout the year that HP would soon be developing their own printers, as well as the fact that 3D Systems is working with Google to produce modules for their upcoming Project Ara, certainly has spurred on this development. Industrial 3D Metal Manufacturing on Your Desktop. Gmass. New Liquid Metal 3D Printing Process. Seattle designers Pensar develop 3D printed DNA shoes tailored to your anatomy. Oct. 2, 2014 | By Alec Lately we've been seeing more and more indications that 3D printing technology is slowly creeping towards our wardrobes as well.

Seattle designers Pensar develop 3D printed DNA shoes tailored to your anatomy

After all, 3D printed accessories are slowly becoming a stable in printing experiments and on-demand services like Shapeways, while 3D printed clothes are venturing out on fashion runways as well. But recently, the Seattle-based company Pensar (Italian for 'to think') has been working on a far bolder step. They have developed a concept for DNA shoes: 3D printed footware that has been modified to not only fit your own feet precisely, but also to suit any athletic requirements you might have. As the company stated on their website, 'What if your shoe was based on your anatomy + biomechanics? ' Pensar is an award-winning Research and Development company that focusses on (technological) product development.

As they stated on their website, the idea behind it consists of transferring your personal DNA to your wardrobe. The printer in action. Inbox (4) - lbutts51 - Gmail. First Zero-G 3D printer scheduled to launch to the ISS in 15 hours. Sep 19, 2014 This Saturday, on September 20 at 2:14 am the first 3D printer intended for in-space use will depart aboard a rocket from Cape Canaveral, Fla., headed for the International Space Station (ISS).

First Zero-G 3D printer scheduled to launch to the ISS in 15 hours

This "machine shop for space" will mark the first time that a 3D printer will be utilized off-world to create parts, tools and emergency solutions. The 3D printer is developed by Made In Space, Inc., under a contract with NASA Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC), for the challenges of the space environment. Following delivery to ISS, the 3D printer is scheduled to be installed in the Microgravity Science Glovebox (MSG) to conduct its series of prints. Stratasys VP's predictions about 3D printing over the next 10 years. Sep 14, 2014 |By Alec At the 3D Printshow, which was held in the Old Billingsgate in London between 4 and 6 September, IB Times UK caught up with Andy Middleton of Stratasys for a particularly interesting interview.

Stratasys VP's predictions about 3D printing over the next 10 years

Middleton is the Senior Vice President and General Manager EMEA at Stratasys, one of the largest manufacturer of 3D printing equipment and materials in the world. He shared some very interesting perspectives on what's going to happen in the 3D printing industry in the near future, and how incredibly fast it has changed the past four or five years. As he told the interview, 'if we turned the clock back just five years, its moved from the best kept secret in the industry, to a huge sense of awareness and hype, partially hype around it. What can 3D printing do and what can't it do? ' High demand for jobs in 3D printing industry. As the 3D printing industry grows, naturally so will the demand for additive manufacturing jobs.

High demand for jobs in 3D printing industry

According to a recent analysis by, this is already the proven case. The industry site began covering hiring trends for 3D printing and additive manufacturing jobs and on Monday released data on what they had found. How 3D Printing Will Affect Manufacturing Jobs. Welcome to Forbes. Gartner: mainstream consumer adoption of 3D printing is more than five years away. Aug. 19, 2014 Each year research firm Gartner puts out a Hype Cycle for emerging technologies.

Gartner: mainstream consumer adoption of 3D printing is more than five years away

And this year 3D printing appears multiple times on the chart. Although the technologies are still five to 10 years away from mainstream adoption, the market for enterprise and consumer 3D printers and 3D printing is still rapidly expanding. U.S. Agencies to Open 3D Print Sites. SOLS Rolls Out 3D Printed Insoles Across US - TCT - 3D Printing, Additive Manufacturing and Product Development Technology. One of the key benefits of 3D printing is the ability to replace current manufacturing methods and solve problems of everyday life through simplification with additive manufacturing.

SOLS Rolls Out 3D Printed Insoles Across US - TCT - 3D Printing, Additive Manufacturing and Product Development Technology

Orthopaedic company, SOLS Systems, has done just that and this month rolled out its signature product, SOLS, across the US. Sols are tailor made insoles that are specifically manufactured using 3D printing to cater to the needs of the individual taking into consideration their weight, activity level and medical needs. SOLS technology has revolutionised prescription tailor-made insoles with 3D printed insoles produced in a single piece of industrial-grade nylon. The product can be adapted to suit the needs of the wearer to fit not just physical requirements but also the individual’s personality with a range of styles to choose from.

Researchers Combine Ideas of 3D Printing With Molecular Self-assembly – Is Molecular Manufacturing Next? What’s the ultimate extension of 3D printing technology?

Researchers Combine Ideas of 3D Printing With Molecular Self-assembly – Is Molecular Manufacturing Next?

Where could 3D printing take us in the future? For me, I believe that eventually, whether it’s in my lifetime or not, we will have nano-factories, 3D printing at the molecular level. I envision a future where we are able to turn our garbage into just about anything we want, via a sophisticated computer system, along with hardware capable of breaking any mass down to its molecular level, before using those molecules to construct a brand new object. Yes, I realize that many of you are probably thinking, “Why am I reading this article from this kook?” Recreus Designs Comfortable 3D Printable Women’s Sandals Using Filaflex Filament.

There is no doubt in my mind that one day we will all be wearing our 3D prints on our bodies.

Recreus Designs Comfortable 3D Printable Women’s Sandals Using Filaflex Filament

Whether it is clothing, shoes, hats, or jewelry, there will come a time when almost everyone you see will be wearing something that has been 3D printed. This won’t happen overnight, but as several aspects of 3D printing progress (material capabilities, printer speeds, and ease of use), and then converge, 3D printers will be much more integrated into our daily lives. It’s just a matter of time. 3DPI's 3D Printing Beginner’s Guide PDF. Ray Kurzweil’s Predictions For 3D Printing at The 2014 Google I/O Conference. Aerojet Rocketdyne 3D Prints An Entire Engine in Just Three Parts. It’s often funny to listen to skeptics claim that 3D printing is just a fad, and that it can’t be used for anything meaningful.

Aerojet Rocketdyne 3D Prints An Entire Engine in Just Three Parts

From a layman’s point of view, who is looking at plastic doo-dads which have been printed on a typical FDM based 3D printer, this is somewhat understandable, as you need to account for their lack of innovative foresight. The facts are, that every day millions of dollars and thousands of hours are being saved via additive manufacturing, within the manufacturing sector, and these number are only going to increase rapidly. Last month we cover a story about how Elon Musk’s SpaceX had 3D printed one of the most important parts of their new Dragon Version 2 spacecraft, the engine chamber for the SuperDraco thrusters, which powered the highly sophisticated vehicle.

This in and of itself was very impressive, with Musk stating that his company saved a ton of time and money by 3D printing the parts rather than using traditional manufacturing methods. 3D Printing Billion Cell Organs. Dubai’s First Direct Digital Factory. The Coming Ecosystem of 3D Printing. 3D Printed Metal Goes Big at RAPID 2014. Recreus 3D printing materials. Elastic & flexible filament Filaflex -

Michele Badia Creates Unique 3D Printed Shoes – Free to Download or Only $49 Already Printed. If you asked me a year ago, if we would be wearing 3D printed shoes anytime soon, I probably would have given you a good belly-laugh. I would have told you that consumer level 3D printing is for the creation of hard plastic objects, and there is no way a 3D printed shoe could even come close to being comfortable, let alone attractive. However, a year later, a lot has changed. Consumer level 3D printers have gotten better, and most importantly the materials have evolved to a point where we are no longer limited to hard plastic objects.

With the release of flexible filaments, such as NinjaFlex and FilaFlex, we are now able to 3D print objects that have many more uses. If you were to ask me now, if we will be wearing 3D printed shoes anytime soon, I’d probably say that there is a good chance of it. Strati to Become 1st Fully 3D Printed Car. FBI Orders Stratasys Objet24 3D Printer To Help Fight Terrorism. Everyone seems to be adopting 3D printing in one way or another. Whether it’s to make cool little doo-dads in your garage, 3D print a car, or fight terrorists, 3D printing is everywhere. Yes I said ‘fight terrorists’! On Thursday, the Department of Justice posted a Synopsis/Solicitation for the acquisition of a Stratasys Objet24 3D Printer for use within the Federal Bureau of Investigation. “The 3D printer is cutting-edge technology that will be used by the Terrorist Explosive Device Analytical Center to enhance their capabilities in exploiting improvised explosive devices,” FBI spokeswoman Ann Todd told in an email on Friday.

With all the high tech devices on the market today, and several companies producing them, some may wonder why the FBI chose a $19,999 3D printer from Stratasys. “The Objet24 Desktop Personal 3D printer is the only instrument capable of producing the high accuracy and resolution results to meet Agency testing standards. Airbus' 3D Printing Transformation. 3D Printing Remote Controlled Race Car. Lockheed Martin’s Love with 3D Printing.

3D printer headed for Space Station is ready for launch in August 2014. Jun 12, 2014 Made In Space's 3D printer, specially designed for use in microgravity on the International Space Station (ISS), has passed final NASA certifications and testing and is ready to launch to the International Space Station in August 2014. Due to the project meeting all milestones with minimal risk, the 3D Printer has been moved up to a launch on SpaceX CRS-4 in August 2014 instead of the originally slated SpaceX CRS-5. The 3D printer was subjected to a series of tests at NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC) with the goal of verifying that the hardware met NASA safety and operational requirements for ISS use. These tests included Electromagnetic Interference (EMI), vibration, materials compliance, human factors, electrical, and ISS interface checks.

NASA has certified that the hardware meets all necessary operational standards. 3D printing Henry VIII's crown. 3DXNano™ ESD ABS. 3DXNano™ ESD ABS Carbon Nanotube (CNT) enhanced compounds are used in critical applications that require electrostatic discharge (ESD) protection and a high level of cleanliness. Manufactured in the USA from 100% virgin ABS (Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene) resin and multi-wall carbon nanotubes. We use state-of-the-art resins & manufacturing technologies to give you the best possible printing experience.

ESD ABS is our first product in the 3DXNano™ family. Rabbit Proto & 3D Printed Circuit Projects. Authentise Guardtime Partner 3D Print Streaming. 3D Printing: one step closer to a Star Trek future? [Infographic] April 20, 2014 has published a nice infographic titled "3D Printing: One Step Closer To A Star Trek Future" to help illustrate the power of 3D printing. "On the original Star Trek TV series from the 1960s, they had their fictional replicator technology that materialized food, drink and non-edible objects. ... 3D printing is turning fiction into fact. There's even a 3D printer by MakerBot Industries called the Replicator. The Dutch Are 3D Printing a House. Index - 3Dprinting. The 3D Economy. Last May, Cody Wilson produced an ingeniously brief but nuanced manifesto about individual liberty in the age of the ever-encroaching techno-state-a single shot fired by a plastic pistol fabricated on a leased 3D printer.

While Wilson dubbed his gun The Liberator, his interests and concerns are broader than merely protecting the Second Amendment. As Senior Editor Brian Doherty documented in a ... Why the composites industry will be excited about a carbon fiber 3D printer. As of this week, you can pre-order a 3D printer that prints in carbon fiber (or fiberglass or Kevlar, if you prefer). How does the Secured 3D printing cloud work? Make your own clothes with this open source printer. 1st 3D Printed Inflatable Flower is Not a Gimmick. The World’s “First” 3D-Printed House Begins Construction. 3D Printing in Medicine. Forget Wearable and 3D Printed, This Is 3D Fabricated Injectable Electronics. 3D Systems and Sugar Lab Bring ChefJet 3D Sugar Printer to CES. For $5,000 to $10,000, high-end chefs will have a new toy and tool later this year—a 3D printer specializing in sugar. 3D Systems’ ChefJet series can print monochromatic or full color shapes to adorn cakes and other edible works of art.

The machines will come in two sizes, one to fit snugly on a countertop and another larger printer with more accommodating print size and color printing capability. 3D Systems will include its Digital Cookbook software to make design easy for chefs not familiar with 3D modeling software, and the sugary materials will come in a variety of flavors like sour apple, watermelon, and chocolate. Beyond the sugar cube? Geoweaver Roaming 3D Printer Walks the Walk and Caulks the Caulk. 3D Printing in Ceramics on Shapeways. Escape holes allow unbuilt material inside hollow products to be removed. When Ceramics products contain hollow cavities, they are often still filled with powder even after they are removed from the build tray. If escape holes are not large enough, or the geometry of the product makes it difficult to remove excess powder, we cannot successfully clean it before glazing.

When products contain hollow cavities, they are often filled with powder even after they are removed from the build tray. If escape holes are not large enough, or the geometry of the product makes it difficult to shake or blast the powder out, we cannot successfully clean it. To ensure a successful, cleanable product, make sure to include sufficiently large escape holes for each hollow cavity in your product. A single escape hole at the end of a cavity will not allow material in the corners near the escape hole to fully escape. Many 3D Printing Patents Are Expiring Soon: Here’s A Round Up & Overview of Them. Flashforge1. T-glase Features - taulman 3D. 3D Printing your house keys. Taulman 3D - Home. Nylon Material for Entry Level 3D Printers. Honeycomb: Free, Web-Based Parametric CAD Program.

Scientists develop new app to turn mobile phones into 3D scanners. The stunning 3D printed Quixotic Divinity Headdress by Joshua Harker. Mass Production using Additive Manufacturing? Yes, Says a New Research Collaboration. Review of Materials that Can Be 3D Printed at Home. News - taulman 3D. Smithsonian 3D Scans Bring Museum to Your Files and 3D Printer. ExOne's New Material & Binders. MIT Develops New Ways to Streamline, Simplify 3D Printing. 3D printing will explode in 2014, thanks to the expiration of key patents - Quartz. Infographic: The Impact of 3D Printing on Supply Chains. ‘Anti-Gravity’ 3D Printer Uses Strands to Sculpt Shapes on Any Surface. China shows off world largest 3D printed titanium fighter component. Additive Manufacturing Growing and Being Integrated to Improve Traditional Manufacturing Processes and Speed to Market.