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Disney Creates A Method To Turn Any 3-D Surface Into A Display. When we imagine displays, we think of computer monitors and smartphone touch screens. They’re basically TVs we stick to things. The idea works well for anything already shaped like a rectangle. But nothing curved quite works--it becomes a tacky retrofit, as seen in minivans and airline seats. Disney Research has come up with an interesting solution called Printed Optics. It’s a threaded display (basically fiber optics) embedded within an object itself--almost like a circulatory system that moves light rather than blood. The breakthrough here is that Disney is printing these fiber-optic-like tubes right inside any solid form, via 3-D printing.

As of now, the team has successfully printed light pipes as small as 250 microns, the diameter of a few human hairs. “The limiting factor is the resolution of the printer,” Willis explains. PERSONAL(IZED) PRODUCTS. * Shapeways 3D Printing - Make & Share Your Products with 3D Printing. MIT-spinoff ontwikkelt highres-3d-printer | Core. Jeetje wat een moeimaker ben je. Naast dat iets altijd een foutmarge heeft. Waar jij van uitgaat is de algemene in 1959 ondertekende standaard 1 inch = 2,54 cm. In de US wordt voor onderzoeksdoeleinden ook wel 1inch = 1/39,72 m = 25,540005mm gebruikt. Dit (printer) is ontwikkeld door het MIT, welke standaard zij gebruiken weet ik niet maar stel, dan zou je rekensom niet kloppen. Reken maar na. Over de inch, bron wikipedia; Modern standardisation The current internationally accepted value for the imperial and US customary inch is exactly 25.4 millimetres.

In 1930 the British Standards Institution adopted an inch of exactly 25.4 mm. In 1946 the Commonwealth Science Congress recommended a yard of exactly 0.9144 metres for adoption throughout the British Commonwealth. Gewoon 12,5 x 12,5 x 16,5 aanhouden lijkt me duidelijk. Formlabs Creates a Low-Cost, Light-Based 3-D Printer | Wired Design. The Form 1 is a precision-designed desktop 3-D printer that uses a high-resolution resin system. Desktop 3-D printing has largely been the domain of extrusion-based machines like MakerBot’s Replicator and homebrew RepRap designs. While this process’s print size, speed and quality have improved over time, it still lags behind the capabilities of pricier, professional stereolithography devices, where UV light cures incredibly thin layers of resin to create objects on par with manufactured goods.

Developing this type of printer at a consumer price point has thus far been an elusive goal, but a today trio of MIT grads with impressive backers announced a new machine, called the Form 1, that can potentially bring professional-grade 3-D prints to the home workshop. With this insight, and their technical chops, they raised a round of seed funding from former Google CEO, Eric Schmidt; Media Lab director, Joi Ito; and Mitch Kapor, the founder of Lotus. The New MakerBot Replicator Might Just Change Your World | Wired Design. MakerBot cofounder Bre Pettis says his new 3-D printer, the sleek Replicator 2 (shown at right), has a design that’s “Darth Vader driving KITT while being airlifted by a Nighthawk spy plane.” Photo: Joe Pugliese Take the subway to an otherwise undistinguished part of Third Avenue in Brooklyn. Knock on the door. Wait for some stylishly disheveled young man to open it and let you in. The BotCave is home to MakerBot, a company that for nearly four years has been bringing affordable 3-D printers to the masses.

Unlike the jerry-built contraptions of the past, the Replicator 2s are sleek, metal, and stylish: MakerBot CEO Bre Pettis likens the design to “Darth Vader driving Knight Rider’s KITT car while being airlifted by a Nighthawk spy plane.” You’ve heard of 3-D printers, but you probably don’t own one yet. Prototypes of the Replicator 2 print out test items before the machines go on sale in September.Photo: Joe Pugliese This is MakerBot’s Macintosh moment. Top 6 Cheap & Affordable 3D Printers. Thingiverse - Digital Designs for Physical Objects. Trimble SketchUp.

Solidoodle 3D Printer - 3D printers. May 10, 2012 1:13 PM PDT / Updated: May 15, 2012 11:19 AM PDT Consumer 3D printers used to have fairly clear price points. Premade printers, like the $1,999 I just reviewed, sold for roughly between $1,500 to $2,500. You could alternatively buy a build-it-yourself kit, like the MakerGear Mosaic 3D printer I built in January, starting around $700. Then a little company in Brooklyn, N.Y., introduced the Solidoodle 2, a preassembled 3D printer starting at $500.

I first learned of the Solidoodle 2 at the NY Tech Day startup event last month. On a beat-up folding table way in the back of the hall sat Sam Cervantes and his tidy little printer, churning out plastic tchotchkes. Sam has worked for MakerGear, the 3D printer maker from Ohio, and also served as MakerBot's chief operating officer. So Sam, as CEO and founder of Solidoodle, gives his company credibility. On the one hand, then, the Solidoodle 2 seems to completely disrupt the 3D printing market with its low price.

3D printen van maquettes in de praktijk - Meet-Tekenwerk.nl. Home » nieuws » 3D printen van maquettes in de praktijk Geplaatst op 05-01-2012 Eén van onze opdrachtgevers wilde graag een maquette van zijn omvangrijke terrein waarop alle gebouwen en terreinvormen te zien zouden zijn. Wij doken in de wereld van het 3D printen en kwamen tot de conclusie dat deze techniek in veel gevallen zeer interessant kan zijn, zelfs voor eenvoudige en kleine maquettes. We spraken met een aantal bedrijven in Nederland en ontvingen van één van hen medewerking en informatie over de mogelijkheden en kosten. Hieronder leest u het artikel over 3D printen in de praktijk en de kosten daarvan. Datum bericht: 05-01-2012 3D printen in de praktijk Waarom 3D printen?

Met de laatste 3D printtechnologie is het mogelijk om prototypes of maquettes naar eigen ontwerp te printen. Wanneer 3D printen? 3D printen geeft de mogelijkheid creatieve vormgeving vanaf vrijwel elk 3D modelleer tekenpakket om te zetten naar een fysiek product. Hoe werkt het? Voorbeelden uit de praktijk CNC frezen. -3DParts- Prototyping, Maquettebouw, 3D Printing, Rapid Prototyping, 3D Printservice, 3D Printen, Prototyping, Maquettebouw, 3DPrinting, Rapid Prototyping, 3DPrintservice, 3DPrinten.

Zcorp 3D Printer 650. * formlabs. MakerBot » Home. * Reconstruct your world with ReconstructMe. Kinect-based turntable 3D scanner looks very promising. 3D Laser Scanner, Coordinate Measuring Machine and 3D Scanning. RAPID PRODUCTION. * Manufacturing: The third industrial revolution.

THE first industrial revolution began in Britain in the late 18th century, with the mechanisation of the textile industry. Tasks previously done laboriously by hand in hundreds of weavers' cottages were brought together in a single cotton mill, and the factory was born. The second industrial revolution came in the early 20th century, when Henry Ford mastered the moving assembly line and ushered in the age of mass production. The first two industrial revolutions made people richer and more urban.

Now a third revolution is under way. Manufacturing is going digital. As this week's special report argues, this could change not just business, but much else besides. A number of remarkable technologies are converging: clever software, novel materials, more dexterous robots, new processes (notably three-dimensional printing) and a whole range of web-based services. Towards a third dimension The old way of making things involved taking lots of parts and screwing or welding them together. Additive Manufacturing Will Change in the Next 5-10 Years. 3D manufacturing: Print me a phone.

3D Printing, Digital Manufacturing, Rapid Prototyping. Digital Fabrication | Economist - World News, Politics, Economics, Business & Finance. Engineers fly world's first 'printed' aircraft. Engineers at the University of Southampton have designed and flown the world's first 'printed' aircraft, which could revolutionise the economics of aircraft design. The SULSA (Southampton University Laser Sintered Aircraft) plane is an unmanned air vehicle (UAV) whose entire structure has been printed, including wings, integral control surfaces and access hatches.

It was printed on an EOS EOSINT P730 nylon laser sintering machine, which fabricates plastic or metal objects, building up the item layer by layer. No fasteners were used and all equipment was attached using 'snap fit' techniques so that the entire aircraft can be put together without tools in minutes. The electric powered vehicle aircraft, with a 2-metres wingspan, has a top speed of nearly 100 miles per hour, but when in cruise mode is almost silent. Laser sintering allows the designer to create shapes and structures that would normally involve costly traditional manufacturing techniques.

Materials. * The Implications of 3D Printing for the Global Logistics Industry | EyeforTransport. Chris Saynor the CEO of eyefortransport comments on a new white paper written by John Manners-Bell the CEO of Transport Intelligence and Ken Lyon the CEO of Virtual Partners. According to the White Paper authors; ‘3D Printing’, or ‘additive manufacturing’ as it is also known, has the potential to become the biggest single disruptive phenomenon to impact global industry since assembly lines were introduced in early twentieth century America I largely agree with their statement, and indeed would highlight the impact on Spare/Service-Parts Logistics as being the most pivotal when it comes to the impact on LSPs and how this technology could revolutionize a company’s own internal spare parts management structure.

John and Ken write: >>>The Service Parts Logistics sector would be one of the first to be affected. At present billions are spent on holding stock to supply products as diverse as cars to x-ray machines. Giant 3D Printers. The VX4000 offers excellent features: Build space of 4000 x 2000 x 1000 mmContinuous operation with multiple building platformsVariable use of build space for individual applicationEffective and continuous operation through rugged design and high-quality componentsFast and economical manufacturing of large components and batches The Urbee Hybrid: the First 3-D Printed Car | Fast Company Think hybrid cars are futuristic? How about a hybrid car that has literally been printed out? Fast 3D printing with nanoscale precision. 285-micron racecar (credit: Vienna University of Technology) Printing three dimensional objects with very fine details using two-photon lithography can now be achieved orders of magnitude faster than similar devices in a breakthrough by Vienna University of Technology (TU Vienna) researchers.

The 3D printing process uses a liquid resin, which is hardened at precisely the correct spots by a focused laser beam. The focal point of the laser beam is guided through the resin by movable mirrors and leaves behind a hardened line of solid polymer a few hundred nanometers wide. This fine resolution enables the creation of intricately structured sculptures as tiny as a grain of sand. “Until now, this technique used to be quite slow”, says Professor Jürgen Stampfl from the Institute of Materials Science and Technology at the TU Vienna.

“The printing speed used to be measured in millimeters per second — our device can do five meters in one second.” In two-photon lithography, this is a world record.