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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. 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.

The system, which is described by 3D Systems as a Continuous, High-Speed Fab-Grade Printer, promises to fabricate objects up to 50 times faster than today’s top-of-the-line jetting 3D printers. 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. 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). 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. Made In Space will be operating the printer from a mission control ground station. ""There were dozens of specific problems we had to solve in constructing a 3D printer for the Space Station. "This new capability will fundamentally change how the supply and development of space missions is looked at. " Posted in 3D Printers inShare2.

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. 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? ' However, it's the additive manufacturing sector – where actual end-user parts or end-user products are being printed rather than prototypes – that is set to be the real future of 3D printing. InShare0. High demand for jobs in 3D printing industry | Inside3DP. As the 3D printing industry grows, naturally so will the demand for additive manufacturing jobs. According to a recent analysis by Engineering.com, 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. The number of job ads requiring workers with skills related to additive manufacturing and 3D printing increased a whopping 1,384% since July 2010 and over 103% from August 2013 to August 2014.

Source: Wanted Analytics Equally as interesting was the array of industries with a demand for people with these skills. Industries with the most demand for 3D printing (2010-2014) Other Computer Peripheral Equipment ManufacturingColleges, Universities, and Professional SchoolsTire and Tube Merchant WholesalersSearch, Detection, Navigation, Guidance, Aeronautical, and Nautical System and Instrument ManufacturingAluminum Sheet, Plate, and Foil Manufacturing Why marketing managers? 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. 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. However, although consumer 3D printing is at the peak of its hype, Gartner believes that consumer adoption will be outpaced by business and medical applications that have more compelling use cases in the short term. Source: Gartner, August 2014 "Consumer 3D printing is around five to 10 years away from mainstream adoption," said Pete Basiliere, research vice president at Gartner. "3D prototyping enables organizations to reduce or mitigate the risks associated with the design, form and functionality of products in research and development programs.

First, the enterprise 3D printing market is very different from the consumer market. Source: Gartner (July 2014) 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. 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.

A community of podiatrists and SOLS-certified physicians has been put into place offering patients local options across the US for where they can make use of the service. Researchers Combine Ideas of 3D Printing With Molecular Self-assembly – Is Molecular Manufacturing Next? What’s the ultimate extension of 3D printing technology?

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?” The two men have combined the ideas of 3D printing with that of molecular self assembly to create a process which they call ‘genetic 3D printing’.

The discovery, which was accidental, allowed the researchers to create proteins which have the ability to self assemble into fibers. “I immediately thought it was a mistake,” Barone said. Researcher Justin Barone. 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. 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 When I sit back and think about putting on a pair of 3D printed shoes, the first thing that pops into my head are images of blisters all over my feet. 3D printed shoes must be comfortable, and that is nearly impossible when using the typical ABS or PLA hard plastic filaments. Also the lack of stretching ability is a problem with rigid materials on shoes, because you need a tight fit, which only flexible materials can offer.

One company,called Recreus, understands this. 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. 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 week we got word that an even more impressive feat has taken place around the additive manufacturing space. A Test conducted by NASA and Aerojet Rocketdyne on a 3D printed hydrogen rocket injector. 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 - Recreus.com. 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.

Over the past year, we have gradually begun seeing more and more footwear hit 3D printing depositories around the net, as well as grab headlines on 3D printing news websites. 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 NextGov.com 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. The first series of items intended to be 3D printed on the ISS were also tested and will serve as ground controls. Posted in 3D Printers inShare8. 3D printing Henry VIII's crown. 3DXNano™ ESD ABS | 3DXTech. 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. Near-term, 3DXTech is developing a full portfolio of CNT-based products including PETG, PA12, POM, & PC.

Our plans include adding CNT-baseed ultra-performance polymers such as PEEK, PPSU, and PEI. Benefits of CNTs include: Consistent surface resistivityLow additive loading ratesImproved retention of impact & elongationLow particulate contaminationMinimal contribution to outgassing and ionic contamination Typical applications include: Target conductivity for 3DXNano™ ESD ABS: 10E7 ohm/sq surface resistivity Recommended Print Conditions:

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 Bestcomputerscienceschools.net 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. Okay, we're not quite at the Star Trek level yet, but the number of objects we can 'print' is quickly growing, and the list includes useful things such as human organs, limbs and even synthetic food including pizza.

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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 | 3D Printer. Additive Manufacturing Growing and Being Integrated to Improve Traditional Manufacturing Processes and Speed to Market.