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You are in: Future Technologies : 3D Printing 3D Printing Imagine a future in which a device connected to a computer can print a solid object. A future in which we can have tangible goods as well as intangible services delivered to our desktops or highstreet shops over the Internet. Such a future may sound like it is being plucked from the worlds of Star Trek. The following provides an overview of 3D printing technologies and their present and likely future application. Current Technologies 3D printing is an additive technology in which objects are built up in a great many very thin layers. Another 3D printing technology based on the selective solidification of a tank of liquid -- or 'vat polymerization' -- is DLP projection. A final 3D printing technology that creates objects by using a light source to solidify a liquid photopolymer is known generically as 'material jetting', or commercially as 'polyjet matrix'. Commercial 3D Printers and Online Services Personal 3D Printing Finally(!)

algorithm - converting 2D images to 3D with matlab 3-D printing is revolutionizing product development SAN FRANCISCO — When Ford Motor shows off the latest version of its hybrid car at an Atlanta auto show this month, its drive train and other key parts will be products of a new development process that's taken hold across Corporate America and the world. Rather than using custom machine tools to build early prototypes of new parts, Ford is now using 3-D printing technology to design and test its engineers' latest ideas.The new method allows product developers to have a prototype in their hands in as little as a week after they create a new design — compared with a previous wait time of three to four months. "We're building more and more parts every day using this process," says Harold Sears, a technical expert in rapid manufacturing at Ford's design facility in Dearborn, Mich. Ford's new hybrid transmission was developed on a 3-D printer that costs about $300,000 and which can turn a pile of aluminum powder into a working prototype in a day or two.

Rapid Ready Technology | {S}PATIAL .BRAIN Impression 3D - Kallisto, distributeur de materiels 3D : conception 3D et prototypage rapide Impression 3D L’impression 3D est une technologie de fabrication rapide récente. Développée par le MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology), elle permet de générer un objet réel à partir de données numériques (fichiers CAO) en le découpant en tranches puis en ajoutant et solidifiant de la matière couche par couche pour au final obtenir la pièce terminée. Le principe est proche d’une imprimante 2D classique : les buses utilisées, qui déposent de la colle, fonctionnent de manière similaire aux imprimantes de bureau. Facile d’utilisation, abordable (excellent rapport qualité/prix) et assez compacte pour un bureau, l’impression 3D est utilisée par les concepteurs, les ingénieurs et les amateurs pour développer des concepts et concevoir des produits en 3 dimension, afin d’accélérer le processus et la mise sur le marché. Entrez dans une nouvelle dimension !! Les applications de la Modélisation à Jets Multiples Nouveau : Impression 3D avec les systèmes de production 3-D ProJet™

Finally, A 3-D Printer That Can Sculpt With Silicone, Nutella, Or Pretty Much Anything Viscous Most 3-D printers are great at turning designs into solid structures, but can only build with one or two types of solid plastic. But a new Kickstarter campaign from Ontario-based Structur3D Printing offers an aftermarket add-on letting common printers work with a wide variety of gel materials to produce everything from silicone-based orthotic shoe inserts to custom cake toppers printed from icing sugar. The Structur3D team decided early on not to try to jump into the crowded 3-D printer market by producing their own complete unit and to focus instead on expanding the capabilities of existing hardware, says cofounder and R&D director Andrew Finkle. "One of the first things that we decided, because we are materials engineers, [is that] we wanted to focus on just the system that deposited the material," says Finkle, who's completing a PhD at the University of Waterloo. "Because they all run on very similar electronics, we were able to design an add-on." [Image courtesy of Structur3d]

Dreambox : une imprimante 3D en libre service Démocratiser l'usage de l'imprimante 3D, c'est ce que souhaitent les créateurs de la Dreambox, une imprimante trois dimensions qui fonctionne en libre service. C'est un produit qui nous vient directement des Etats-Unis. Derrière ce prototype d'imprimante 3D autonome nommé Dreambox, se cachent trois ingénieurs issus de l'université Berkeley, David Pastewka, Richard Berwick et Will Drevno. Si le concept de l'imprimante 3D est connu depuis un moment (une parenthèse cocorico pour citer l'entreprise française Sculpteo), ce n'est pas non plus un service à la portée de tout un chacun, comme peut désormais l'être le domaine de l'impression photo. C'est pourquoi ce trio de Berkeley s'est mis en tête de produire une machine complètement automatisée, pour imprimer des documents en trois dimensions, afin de "pallier à l'impossibilité d'imprimer sur le campus [de Berkeley] et de se passer des délais de deux à quatre semaines pour un service d'impression 3D en ligne".

3D Printing News Solid Ideas - Model Making and 3D Printing Service :: Topography For winning projects and communicating solutions, nothing beats showcasing Geographic Information Services (GIS) data as real physical 3D models. -W. Yang, SWA Group "Oscar's knowledge of file preparation and 3D printing allowed us to visualize and engineer our designs, which then helped us successfully present our vision to our clients. Caltrans “Solid-Ideas 3D printing service and model making skills enables our customers to more clearly understand our design proposals and it reduces the amount of time required for project acceptance”. -M. -P. Our topographic models are used by the natural resource sector, real estate industries, museum and visitor centers and our architecture clients. Our client needed to accurately calculate, visualize and communicate the volume of overflow. GIS Contours We started the project using real world land data to build the area of interest. Litigation Animation Oil & Gas We are experts at building models—real or virtual—for oil, gas and mining applications.

Votre design 3D devient réalité avec l'impression 3D RepRapWiki TEDxEWB Talk: Adrian Bowyer at Imperial College, London, introduces RepRap RepRap is humanity's first general-purpose self-replicating manufacturing machine. RepRap takes the form of a free desktop 3D printer capable of printing plastic objects. RepRap is about making self-replicating machines, and making them freely available for the benefit of everyone. is a community project, which means you are welcome to edit most pages on this site, or better yet, create new pages of your own. RepRap was the first of the low-cost 3D printers, and the RepRap Project started the open-source 3D printer revolution. RepRap was voted the most significant 3D-printed object in 2017. RepRap state-of-the-art is well represented by John Mulac's Mulbot and Mike Jeffs' ReprapMJ. About | Development | Community | RepRap Machines | Resources | Policy