Autodesk introduces Spark, an open 3D-printing platform. Autodesk is making a bold attempt to finally push 3D-printing technology well into the mainstream by introducing an open software platform called Spark and its own 3D printer.
Spark will supposedly make 3D printing more simple and reliable, as well as giving the user more control over how the model comes to be printed. The printer will be an accompanying reference product for the platform to run on, setting a benchmark for how the process of 3D printing should be developed. The open nature of the platform is undeniably one of the key interesting things about it. Some commentators have already compared Spark to Android, which took niche technology and made it accessible to the masses. Whether Spark will be able to replicate this kind of success in the world of 3D printing remains to be seen, but Autodesk's certainly willing to give it a go.
MX3D printing. This 3D printer technology can print a game controller, electronics and all. News April 25, 2014 04:09 PM ET Computerworld - A group of Stanford University graduate students have created an 3D printer attachment that lays down functioning circuitry right alongside the thermoplastic extruder head of an existing machine, enabling it to make functioning electronic prototypes.
"Our project enables 3D printers to deposit conductive material along with traditional plastic. The conductive material can be embedded within the 3D model and printed in the same 3D printing process," said Alex Jais, one of three students that created the print head. The Rabbit Proto (short for prototype) 3D print head is designed to fit onto several different versions of a RepRap printer. "There are so many RepRap machines out there. The Rabbit Proto attachment enables designers and makers to speed up their prototyping and ideation process, going from computer design to interactive prototype with a click of a mouse. Rabbit Proto is an open source project. . Huge DIY 3D printer predictably prints huge 3D items. Solidoodle : une imprimante 3D à moins de 400 euros. Ca y est, les imprimantes 3D sont réellement à portée du grand public.
L'an dernier, nous avions publié un article sur l'iModela iM-01 proposée à moins de 800 euros, et plusieurs d'entre vous nous avaient fait remarquer à juste titre qu'il ne s'agissait pas d'une imprimante 3D au sens propre, mais plutôt d'un sculpteur qui grave les objets dans un bloc. Cette fois, la Solidoodle 2 vendue 499 dollars (375 euros) est bien une imprimante 3D qui fabrique les objets par superposition de matière plastique.
Le Cube – La première imprimante 3D à un prix abordable. Objet Lifts the Bar on 3D Printing Systems. Objet Ltd., the Israeli company soon to merge with Stratasys, launched a new desktop 3D printer that offers seven different materials, including, for the first time on a desktop system, clear transparent material and high temperature resistant material.
It raises the bar on additive manufacturing technology, which debuted in the 1980s with very large, very expensive machines that relied on photo-sensitive polymers that were not useful for functional purposes. “Having the correct tools and resources to advance our product development is critical for our organization,” said Gregory Janice, Engineering Manager at Princeton Tec, which has been testing the machine. “The Objet30 Pro’s ability to print parts made with a clear transparent material on a desktop 3D printer combined with its ease of use and versatility made the Objet30 Pro a sound investment for our team.” Former Chief Editor at Plastics World and Modern Mold & Tooling. Build a Laser 3D Printer - Stereolithography at Home. Here is how to make a Stereolithography 3D Printer.
It is still a bit of a work in progress but so far it is working pretty well. This is mainly an experiment which started as a Delta Robot Stereolithography Printer but ended as a more traditional Cartesian Stereolithography Printer. "I'll be honest, we're throwing science at the walls here to see what sticks. No idea what it'll do. " - Cave Johnson Stereolithography (SL or SLA from Stereolithography Apparatus) is an additive manufacturing process using a vat of liquid UV-curable photopolymer "resin" and a UV laser to build parts one layer at a time.
I have wanted a 3D Printer for a while now and there are some very reasonably priced kits available like the Makerbot, Ultimaker and the RepRap project. I decided to enter this in the Epilog Challenge Contest because I could really use a laser cutter :-) I also have some ideas how to redesign this project, for creation on a laser cutter. This project is Open Source Hardware. L'impression 3D se joue de la gravité [VIDEOS] Imaginez le crayon de Picasso, Matisse, Dali ou même Rodin, libéré de la feuille de papier.
Ces artistes auraient pu nous livrer leur création en trois dimensions. Une colombe flottant dans l’espace… Leurs successeurs seuls auront cette possibilité grâce à une technologie surprenante. A partir d'une baguette de matière plastique que l’utilisateur fait fondre à l’intérieur d’un gros stylo, elle crée des formes filaires dans l’espace. Certes, il faut sans doute prendre le coup de main. Publicité Un tel système se distingue nettement des techniques d’impression 3D existantes. Pour cela, deux systèmes ont été révélés récemment. Why basic 3D printers are crazy cheap now. Last fall, Ars reported on the opening of a Southern California shop that was selling a $600 3D printer.
The brick-and-mortar store seemed to bring the total number of 3D printer retail stores in America (and possibly the world) to two. Inside Printrbot: One of the rising, inexpensive 3D printer manufacturers. DIY high resolution 3D DLP printer (3D printer) 3D Systems Sweetens Its Offering with New ChefJet™ 3D Printer Series. ROCK HILL, South Carolina –January 7, 2014 – 3D Systems (NYSE:DDD) introduced today the ChefJet™ series of 3D printers, launching an entirely new, kitchen-ready 3D printer category for edibles.
The first two printers in the series are the monochrome, countertop ChefJet 3D printer and the full-color, larger format ChefJet Pro 3D printer. Early feedback characterizes ChefJet as the must-have companion for the professional baker, cake master, and high-end event and restaurateur. Equipped with The Digital Cookbook, easy to use ChefJet software for the non-CAD user, the ChefJet printers enable stunning edible prints to be incorporated into any professional kitchen, effortlessly. The ChefJet series of printers will be showcased for the first time at the 2014 International CES in Las Vegas, NV, January 7-10, 2014, at the 3DS booth 31424, LVCC South Hall 3. Makerbot announces three new 3d printers, including a massive 47.5cm tall monster. Yesterday at CES, Makerbot CEO Bre Pettis announced three new 3D printers, including a massive, fifth-generation Replicator capable of producing objects that are 45.7cm tall and 30.5cm wide/long.
Interestingly, all three new models -- there's also a simple, one-button version and a desktop prosumer version -- sport clear plastic sides. 3D printers are very susceptible to disruption from even slight breezes (the wind cools the plastic between the nozzle and the previous layer) but there's a completely batshit patent on the totally obvious "invention" of putting see-through sides on a 3D printer, so in general printers don't ship with sides, and manufacturers don't publicly advise their customers to add plastic sides to their machines.
It may be that these patents have expired, or that Eos Stratasys, Makerbot's new corporate owner, holds or licenses the patents. MakerBot Replicator | The Class of 2014. Foodini 3D Pizza Printer. “It’s not delivery, it’s Dih-I just printed this pizza out.”
OK, so maybe that’s not the slogan the Foodini will go with, but anything is possible in a world where you can hit Print on your computer and get a robot to start slinging marinara sauce for you. Made by Natural Machines, the Foodini is aiming to eventually be a typical kitchen appliance like a toaster or microwave, only this one has the ability to make ravioli, cookies, or yes, a whole pizza pie. The device can only handle one ingredient at a time, so you can’t just hit Enter, walk away, and come back to find a double cheese with pepperoni. But the Foodini promises remarkably accurate results when it comes to creating intricate shapes. So like, if you want your pizza to resemble Phillip Seymour Hoffman (something Domino’s doesn’t do anymore), the only thing holding you back is your Google image search skills.
3D Printering: Making A Thing In Autodesk 123D. 4 Axis Delta Router Says Hello World.