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Bio-inspired 3D Printed Hygroscopic Programmable Material Systems. XTC-3D nuovo prodotto per la rifinitura degli oggetti stampati in 3d - Stampiamo in 3d - Il blog Italiano sulla stampa 3D. Nano Sculptures by Jonty Hurwitz — Jonty Hurwitz. Just how small is “nano?”

Nano Sculptures by Jonty Hurwitz — Jonty Hurwitz

In the International System of Units, the prefix “nano” means one-billionth, or 10-9; therefore one nanometer is one-billionth of a meter. It’s difficult to imagine just how small that is, so here are some examples: A human hair is about 100,000 nanometers (100 microns) thickThe scale is these sculptures approximately equals the amount your fingernails grow every 5 or 6 hours. First 3D-Printing Tattoo Machine Invented! It is a geek’s dream come true.

First 3D-Printing Tattoo Machine Invented!

Turning a standard 3D printer into a tattoo machine, able to tattoo the design you want…on a simple click! This idea, which is a bit crazy, but obvious when you think about it, was developed from the mind of 3 students of Paris-based design school ENSCI-Les ateliers (France), Piotr, Johan and Pierre, during a 8 hour workshop. Their goal? “Bringing a new tool to tattooists”, they answer. Ultimaker and Joris Laarman Lab 3D Print a Chair to Solve the Ultimate Design Puzzle. 3D-Druck: Mikroskop fürs Smartphone zum Selbstdrucken. The Sculptify David 3D Prints Direct From Pellets. Sculptify has an innovation in desktop 3D printing you might want to check out.

The Sculptify David 3D Prints Direct From Pellets

Called 'David,' it uses pellets rather than the filament we've come to expect and while it doesn't seem cheap, it might help to consider what you get for the money. The David can take pellets of various materials and print with them directly. Sculptify plans to offer those pellets in nine different materials: PLA, ABS, TPU, EVA, HIPS, HDPE, Nylon, PC and Wood Composite. The last five of those are expected to be available once the company finishes fully optimizing them for the device. The company says the Sculptify brand of PLA or ABS will be priced at $18 per kg. The retail price will be $3,195, putting it at the high end of the consumer market, but 'early bird' backers can purchase this innovative 3D printer for as low as $2,745.

"There are certain grades, sizes, and shapes (of pellets) that are optimal for use with David, and there are some that simply won't work with the system. Have you heard the news? Man 3D-Prints Castle In Back Garden Using Concrete Printer He Invented. A 3D-printed castle, built by Andrey Rudenko, an inventor in Minnesota(Andrey Rudenko) A building contractor living in Minnesota has developed his own 3D printer which can print concrete directly from CAD design software, and he has used it to 3D-print a castle in his back garden.

Man 3D-Prints Castle In Back Garden Using Concrete Printer He Invented

According to, Andrey Rudenko has printed a small single-level castle (a child's playhouse) in just three months, as part of a test before printing a full-sized two story house, which would make it bigger than the houses that were 3D-printed in 24 hours in China. Similar to the Chinese inventor Ma Yihe, Rudenko has built a 3D printer that prints out a mixture of cement and sand in layers measuring 20mm by 5mm, using technology and software from the open-source RepRap 3D printing project. Rudenko's 3D printer set-up in his back garden(Andrey Rudenko) However, Rudenko, who has a background in architecture and engineering, is critical of Ma's design.

DANIELDEBRUIN. This Giant 3D Printer Built 10 Houses In Just 1 Day – Seeing It In Action Is Mesmerizing. Using a mixture of construction waste (a mixture of sand, concrete and glass fiber) and concrete for printing material, a single-story, one-room house can be printed for less than $5,000.

This Giant 3D Printer Built 10 Houses In Just 1 Day – Seeing It In Action Is Mesmerizing

Using a 6.6-meter-tall, 32-meter-long industrial printer a Chinese company is using 3D-printing technology to build cheap housing for modernizing housing conditions in Chinese villages. We’ve covered contour crafting 3D printers before and as mentioned back then “even just a handful of these units in a given geographical region could have an enormous impact on housing in the near future”.

Now, I’m a big believer in natural and traditional building methods such as log homes or cob because of the low energy input, low environmental impact, low cost, and the fact that anyone can build such a house for themselves without needing a degree in engineering. Tinkerine. Cortex: A Conceptual 3D-Printed Exoskeletal Cast by Jake Evill.

One of the worst aspects of fracturing a bone, other than the excruciating pain and subsequent hospital bill, is the itchy, smelly, plaster cast. Sure, all your friends get to write hilarious things on it, but you end up being the kid in the shallow end of the pool with their arm stuck inside a giant trash bag. Definitely not cool. LIX: The World’s Smallest 3D Printing Pen Lets You Draw in the Air. LIX is the latest contender in the handheld 3D-printing field.

LIX: The World’s Smallest 3D Printing Pen Lets You Draw in the Air

Launched just a few hours ago on Kickstarter, the developers say the super compact design is smaller than any other pen on the market and it can even be powered by the electricity from a USB port. After turning it on the LIX takes less than a minute to heat up and you’re ready to start creating vertical illustrations. 3D printed cast could heal bones 40 per cent faster. Printing Teddy Bears: A Technique for 3D Printing of Soft Interactive Objects. Scott E Hudson (Carnegie Mellon University, Disney Research Pittsburgh) [Press Release] This paper considers the design, construction, and example use of a new type of 3D printer which fabricates three-dimensional objects from soft fibers (wool and wool blend yarn).

Printing Teddy Bears: A Technique for 3D Printing of Soft Interactive Objects

This printer allows the substantial advantages of additive manufacturing techniques (including rapid turn-around prototyping of physical objects and support for high levels of customization and configuration) to be employed with a new class of material. This material is a form of loose felt formed when fibers from an incoming feed of yarn are entangled with the fibers in layers below it. The resulting objects recreate the geometric forms specified in the solid models which specify them, but are soft and flexible – somewhat reminiscent in character to hand knitted materials. Stalactite 3D HD printer. The Stalactite 102 is a high definition resin 3D printer designed to meet the most demanding standards, with innovative technology, yet still at an affordable price.

Stalactite 3D HD printer

At Stalactite we are convinced that excellence resides in the details. The excellence we intend to convey through uncompromised industrial and product design. We opted to introduce innovative ideas and key improvements to pre-existing concepts that often did not deliver on what had been initially promised. We are now unveiling our desktop 3D Printer, designed from the ground up by our team of engineers and product designers. Be ready to be amazed! This Robot Can Print A Bridge Out Of Sand. Using soil or sand and some solar power, this little robot can 3-D print the walls for a single-story house or even a bridge in the middle of the desert.

This Robot Can Print A Bridge Out Of Sand

“We wanted to use robotics to solve problems that can’t be solved by traditional construction methods,” says Petr Novikov, who built the printer along with Inder Shergill and Anna Kulik as a thesis project in 2012 at the Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia. They decided to tackle the challenge of building in drylands and desert areas, where construction materials are limited and labor is especially difficult because of the heat. The design uses local materials, prints everything on site so there's no transportation involved, creates no waste, and is low-cost. It's somewhat similar to Markus Kayser's Solar Sinter, which also prints using sand. But this robot can use soil as well, making it more versatile, and it's also much smaller, so it's easier to move around.

10 completely 3D printed houses appears in Shanghai, built under a day. April 1, 2014 Back in 2011, University of Southern California Professor Behrokh Khoshnevis said new technology will soon allow massive 3D printers to build entire multi-level houses in under a day.

10 completely 3D printed houses appears in Shanghai, built under a day

A group of 3D printed houses, 200 m2 each, recently appears in Shanghai, China. These building were created entirely out of concrete using a gigantic 3D printer, and each costs only 30,000 RMB ($4,800). The company behind these 3D printed building, Shanghai WinSun Decoration Design Engineering Co, said it has for years been working on developing the system and its materials. The company owns 77 national patents of construction materials, such as glass fiber reinforced gypsum and special glass fiber reinforced cement. 3D Printing in Empowering Innovators. Grass Roots Engineering. I have completed construction of a completely 3D printed, customized Kayak. The Kayak measures 16ft 8in [5.08m] long and cost around $500 to make. It is made of ABS plastic, machine screws, brass threaded inserts and a little bit of silicone caulk.

That’s it. And it floats. And I can Kayak around in it. The Kayak The Kayak is comprised of 28, 3D printed sections. Optomec Awarded Aerosol Jet 3D Print Head Patent, Enables 3D Electronics Printing. ABS. Filament Sculptures in open architecture open design. Filament Sculptures in open architecture open design. Animals cells could be used to make "Frankenstein-esque hybrid organs"

This synthetic biology project by design graduate Agatha Haines proposes using animal cells to print new types of organs, which could be implanted into humans to prevent heart attacks or strokes (+ movie) Agatha Haines' graduation project from the RCA's Design Interactions course is called Circumventive Organs and illustrates how "Frankenstein-esque hybrid organs could be put together using cells from different body parts or even different species.

" The project proposes using cells from animals such as rattlesnakes, leeches or electric eels to create organs that could perform tasks like kick-starting the heart following a heart attack or thinning blood clots on the brain. Filament Sculptures in open architecture open design. Filament Sculptures in open architecture open design. An Exclusive Look At The BotObjects ProDesk3D Color 3D Printer. The ProDesk3D by BotObjects has been one of the most controversial 3D printer products over the past few years. Built by a small firm in London and purported to print in full color – albeit only in bands of mixed color that appear in gradations along the length of the printed objects – pre-orders sold out quickly and customers waited… and waited. While I don’t have shipping details – the founders Martin Warner and Mike Duma told me they are beginning to send machines to customers and are building in the U.S. and the UK – I can say I’ve finally seen how the machine works and it appears to be ready to go.

The machine is quite large. It’s about two feet tall and is made of an aluminum base and coated metal body. There are a few external air intakes and three internal fans to cool the extruded plastic. The print head is quite unique. The “secret sauce” is in this small mixer and in the 13 motors that pull the plastic from the cartridges. Top Printers, Materials & Manufacturers. 3D Printing Will Destroy The World Unless it Tackles the Issue of Materiality.

Urgent rethinking is required to avoid the revolutionary potential of 3D printing being lost in a sea of pointless plastic products Norman Foster plans to print moon bases using an array of mobile printing nozzles on a 6 metre frame to squirt out sequential layers of lunar soil that will be set with a binding solution. The current system can work at a rate of 2 metres per hour, but next generations of printers are expected to reach 3.5 metres per hour or more, and be able to finish an entire building in a week. Back on Earth, firms are using Contour Crafting to structurally match building design with their environments by combining 3-D printers and Geographic Information Systems (GIS). This experimental technology may one day design entire ports to withstand future earthquakes that devastate places like Haiti, at a fraction of the cost of a traditional construction company. And more 3-D magic is on the way.

3D Printing Will Destroy The World Unless it Tackles the Issue of Materiality. The Replicator 2: An Honest Overview of the Machine and the Experience. Top Printers, Materials & Manufacturers. 12 Ways to Fight Warping and Curling. EmailShare 105EmailShare Curling As printed plastic parts cool the different areas of the object can cool at different rates. Depending upon the parts being printed, this effect can lead to warping and curling.

Although PLA has a much lower shrinkage factor than ABS, both can warp and curl, potentially ruining a print. There are some very common ways to deal with this potential problem, the most notable being a heated build platform. Some corners like it hot. Large objects with sharp corners, such as the Mendel z-leadscrew-base, produce enough stress to form a blister in the PET tape on my heated bed. These can only be flattened again by pricking the tape. I can't understand how air gets in and cannot get out again, but that is what seems to happen. Accessories by Catherine Wales - Additive Fashion. Make the objects — LEO the Maker Prince. Top Printers, Materials & Manufacturers. Viva la réplicaciòn !! Joyeuse révolution astrale (terre-soleil) à toutes et a tous ! Après être rentré dans notre -pas si glaciale pour la saison- région nord-est, commencé à préparer le déménagement du GsiLab, l'imminente inauguration des locaux d'Open Edge, et mille et une petite choses... ce soir je tenais à partager un petit point d'avancement dans la conception de mes RepRap (FoldaRap, Mondrian, KosselM), qui partagent toute un trait caractéristique : celui de remplacer les coûteux éléments de guidage linéaire par de simples pièces en plastique glissant directement sur les profilés en aluminium de la structure de la machine, de quoi faire d'une pierre six coup, simplefficace quoi.

Fini sournoises courroies, bonjour belles crémaillères ! Actuellement en test depuis quelques semaines sur ma fidèle FoldaRap #000, ce principe pourrait à nouveau se transposer sur les modèles conçu avec la même base, et ça c'est super pratique :) (modularité powa). Viva la réplicaciòn !! Comment fabriquer ses filaments d’ABS pour son imprimante 3D à moindre cout. Mon imprimante 3D devrait arriver d’ici une semaine, et je recherche déjà des techniques pour obtenir des filaments d’ABS à moindre coût. Lors de mes recherches, le projet Lyman Filament Extruder revenait souvent, mais il restais encore trop onéreux. Le projet de DeltaPrinter se base sur le projet de Lyman mais en utilisant que des éléments courants du commerce et une pièce imprimée en 3D. Cela permet d’obtenir un coup de revient de l’ordre de 100€, ce qui est de suite plus raisonnable.

Le système est composé d’un tube de 10mm en acier inoxydable avec une ouverture dans lequel un foret à bois va faire l’office de vis sans fin pour pousser les billes d’ABS vers l’extrémité. Giant 3D printer could build homes in under a day. Carr - Metric Extreme-Temperature Tubing Made with PTFE, 4 mm ID, 6 mm OD, 1 mm Wall, Semi-Clear White.

PTFE. For a list of PTFE tubing suppliers see --> Bowden. PTFE, also known under the brand name Teflon, has the lowest coefficient of friction of any known solid material and melts between 260°C and 327°C. It's fairly hard and fairly stiff too, so it's ideal for RepRap parts including things low friction bushings to main assembly parts. Thermoplastics often swell just before they melt, so PTFE tube inserts are used in many extruder hot ends so that the swelled plastic slides on this insert, instead of wedging itself in, preventing extrusion. PEEK tubing can also be used for this purpose. Write a tune, get it 3D-printed with Music Drop. Clearing nozzles - Makerbot 3D Printers Wiki. MakerGear. Tus impresiones con el BCNozzle.

3D Printing with Cotton Fiber.