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This is a guest post by Joris Peels , the Community Manager of i.materialise , a 3D printing service for designers, inventors and consumers.
Hobbyists may have provided the first demand for 3-D printing, but while DIY enthusiasts were creating online communities to make their own action figures and knickknacks out of plastic, industrial manufacturers were discovering how new materials and techniques in 3-D printing could change the way they make commercial products. A 3-D printer deposits a string of hot plastic, lets it cool, and moves on to the next plane to build a three-dimensional object slice by slice. Using the same principles of layering, additive manufacturing can build objects out of metals, plastics, and ceramics in geometric shapes that are impossible to achieve with other manufacturing techniques.
Kudos to ZCorp for their recent new video reaching a lot of people (3.9 million views on YouTube as of this writing) who clearly had never heard of 3d printing before.
Alice...my makerbot Look around and you'll see more and more articles in the mainstream press about 3D printing and printers. Makerbot Industries has built a business (and gotten investment) on kits for 3D printing over the last few years and there are actually a number of competitors now for them in the hobbyist market.
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It may sound like something from a sci-fi movie—a machine that prints out actual models of designs, rather than two-dimensional renderings on paper—but three-dimensional printing is not only real, it has established a beachhead with businesses of all kinds in recent years. As prices on the machines fall, small business owners, particularly those such as industrial or architectural designers using computer aided design, or CAD, for product development, are accessing the technology.
'Solar Sinter' by Markus Kayser is a solar powered 3D printer that uses sand as source material #3dprinting #environment #energy #rcaAmongst the wonderful collection of work currently on show at the Royal College of Art, in the corner on the first floor sits an installation/object by Markus Kayser called Solar Sinter.
Deep in a sub-basement of the GM world headquarters, dozens of high-tech machines emit a soft whirring sound. In a sandy liquid, as an arm passes quickly overhead while a model slowly emerges. It’s the side-mirror of a new concept vehicle with a place to insert the mirror and bolt the part into place.
The permanent exhibition, Full Print3d. Printing objects provides an introduction to digital fabrication through a series of projects that illustrate the conceptual implications of this type of production for design.
If you were stuck in the desert & only had one provision to choose from, what would it be? Well if your name is Markus Kayser you’d likely take your solar sintering 3D printer of course!
“Emergent City” is Joseph A. Sarafian’s 5th year Thesis project at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles. “By the turn of the Twenty-Second century, a new epoch in global survival had emerged.
Binnenkort wordt 3D printing gemeengoed. Daarmee ontstaat een wereld waarin niet alles meer in massa wordt geproduceerd. Iedereen kan zich ontwerper noemen en eigen producten maken in steen, metaal, plastic of glas; het maakt niet uit.
Here you can download an electronic copy of the book. The price is entirely up to you. To download, simply click on the link above or the book cover pictured on the left.
A few days later, my clone is ready! My producer stuck the head on a stormtrooper body for me ^^; Now all that's left is to get him to do some work - any of the following from my daily schedule. TV production, Final Cut editing, blogging, meetings, working with illustrators, account management for our clients, artwork in Fireworks/Photoshop/Illustrator, preparing Keynotes, web UI design, new client acquisition, hoovering, toilet cleaning.