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Eleven 3D Printing Predictions For the Year 2011 Eleven 3D Printing Predictions For the Year 2011 This is a guest post by Joris Peels, the Community Manager of i.materialise, a 3D printing service for designers, inventors and consumers. They are part of Materialise, a company with over 20 years experience in 3D printing and the market leader in 3D printing services and software. Making predictions is a sure fire path towards getting ridiculed. But, I’ll be brave and go right ahead and make 11 predictions for 3D printing in 2011.
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. Manufacturers Turn to 3-D Printing Manufacturers Turn to 3-D Printing
3D Printing: It’s Real, And Real Work » Danny Thorpe 3D Printing: It’s Real, And Real Work » Danny Thorpe 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. However, all these 3D noobs blathering on about “wow! 3D printing is brand new!” and “star trek replicators are real!”
» 3D Printing Sucks or the State of Things Open Buddha » 3D Printing Sucks or the State of Things Open Buddha 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.
3D printing: The world's first printed plane - tech - 27 July 2011 Read full article Continue reading page |1|2 Video: First flight of 3D printed plane Read more: "3D printing: Second industrial revolution is under way" The promise of 3D printing has finally taken off with the development of a drone that takes just a week to create 3D printing: The world's first printed plane - tech - 27 July 2011
3D printing: The world's first printed plane - tech - 27 July 2011 3D printing: The world's first printed plane - tech - 27 July 2011 Read full article Continue reading page |1|2 Video: First flight of 3D printed plane Read more: "3D printing: Second industrial revolution is under way"
» 3D Printing Sucks or the State of Things Open Buddha
Eleven 3D Printing Predictions For the Year 2011
3D Printing: It’s Real, And Real Work » Danny Thorpe
Manufacturers Turn to 3-D Printing
Manufacturing, 3D Printing and What China Knows About the Emerging American Century - Mark P. Mills - Energy Intelligence
Posted by Jon Udell under Uncategorized[22] Comments This National Geographic video about 3D printing exemplifies the worst kind of gee-whiz reporting. Just scan a crescent wrench, print it, and bingo, you’ve copied a real tool with moving parts! Not. 3D printing and human skill 3D printing and human skill
How 3D Printing Will Make U.S. Self-Sufficient
Design And The New Industrial Revolution  If you hadn’t heard, there’s a new industrial revolution sweeping the world. This revolution, say the champions of this new kind of making, is the result of three factors that together change the nature and economics of manufacturing. The first is free software for designing complex 3D objects; the best known example being Google Sketchup. The second is 3D printing in which computerised machines turn virtual designs into physical models that you can prod, fondle and squeeze. Finally, there is the precipitous drop in the cost of 3D printers and other rapid prototyping techniques. Design And The New Industrial Revolution 
How 3D printing is saving this jewelry design business 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. Some are buying their own machines; others outsource their designs to another business that provides this service. The technology works hand in hand with 3D CAD models by building up microscopic layers of plastic resin and hardening them with ultraviolet light similar to what dentists use for porcelain fillings. The print beds are typically about 20 inches square and can print up to 10 inches high; they can also print out multiple designs at once. How 3D printing is saving this jewelry design business
'Solar Sinter' by Markus Kayser is a solar powered 3D printer that uses sand as source material #3dprinting #environment #energy #rca 'Solar Sinter' by Markus Kayser is a solar powered 3D printer that uses sand as source material #3dprinting #environment #energy #rca Amongst 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. An MA Design Products student project, Solar Sinter is probably one of the most inspiring projects this year, aiming to raise questions about the future of manufacturing and triggers dreams of the full utilisation of the production potential of the world’s most efficient energy resource - the sun. In a world increasingly concerned with questions of energy production and raw material shortages, this project explores the potential of desert manufacturing, where energy and material occur in abundance. In this experiment sunlight and sand are used as raw energy and material to produce glass objects using a 3D printing process, that combines natural energy and material with high-tech production technology.
What is 3D printing? A beginner’s guide to the desktop factory - Yahoo! News 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. This rapid-prototyping room runs all year long, every day, seven days a week. The machines never quit. Designers make dozens of “first run” models that are fitted with other parts.
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How 3D Printing Will Make U.S. Self-Sufficient
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! The abundance of sand and sunlight in this environment provides both raw materials and energy. Allowing any failed mutineer or downed pilot to make nearly any provisions they could ever dream of! “By using the sun’s rays instead of a laser and sand instead of resins, I had the basis of an entirely new solar-powered machine and production process for making glass objects that taps into the abundant supplies of sun and sand to be found in the deserts of the world.” – Kayser Video and further images after the jump… 3D printing glass in the desert
Emergent City / Joseph A. Sarafian “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.
De tipping point voor 3D printing is daar 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.
The Pirate's Dilemma 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.
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