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The E3D BigBox 3D Printer. by BigBox3D Ltd

The E3D BigBox 3D Printer. by BigBox3D Ltd
E3D and LittleBox have 15 years of combined 3D printing experience between them. We know what we're doing. We're constantly testing nearly all the big name printers out there, and have built over 15 different RepRap designs. We're insatiable, and we wanted a machine that had it all: huge print volume; high quality prints; every material: all the fun features and all the convenient extras. That machine just didn't exist, so we had to create yet another 3D printer Kickstarter (!). So here it is. The most striking feature of BigBox is an absurdly huge build volume. Objects built in the plane of the bed are stronger than tall objects built away from the bed so this is a real practical advantage. The motion system designed by LittleBox is rigid, smooth and accurate with fantastic resolution for detailed, accurate printing. We've done things properly - well aligned belts, with proper cable chain on every axis ensures consistent, low drag motion across the whole build volume.

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Amazon teams with 3D Systems, Sandboxr to 3D print custom video game characters for you July 8, 2015 | By Simon With over $20 billion spent annually on video games and video game content, it’s clear that today’s video game options have come a long way since the days of Pong and Pac-Man. Unsurprisingly, many gamers aren’t just kids these days as many of the parents themselves grew up playing Nintendo and have their own dedicated video game consoles or computers. In our current age of on-demand 3D printing, it’s also become quite common for enthusiastic gamers to have various characters from their favorite games 3D printed, too. Today, Amazon has announced that they are teaming up with Sandboxr and 3D Systems to offer fans an entirely new way of customizing 3D printable figurines from directly within Amazon. The online retailer giant will be offering a “Personalize Now” widget which will allow customers to customize the characters from some of their favorite games.

Full Spectrum Laser RetinaCreate™ is ideal for beginners and 3D Printing experts alike, with a best in class automatic support algorithm to get you printing fast. For the pros, RetinaCreate™ has advanced user-editable settings and the ability to fully control the supports on your model. It gives you full control over your build. Surgeon's Helper: 3D Printing Is Revolutionizing Health Care Scott Dunham is a senior analyst for SmarTech Markets Publishing, which focuses exclusively on additive manufacturing and 3D printing. Dunham is a regularly featured speaker at 3D printing industry events worldwide, and he will be presenting at the Additive Disruption Summit on April 1 and the RAPID conference on May 19. He contributed this article to Live Science's Expert Voices: Op-Ed & Insights. Health care is a constant topic of debate today — but health care is not all about politics. Innovations in treatment and technology are revolutionizing how we care for one another, though there are still practices that are remarkably outdated or fall short of the goal of improving, or saving, lives. Now, with the rapid evolution of additive fabrication — the increasingly popular technologies often referred to as 3D printers — the future of health care is advancing in ways both familiar and dramatically new.

Cults' Top 18 3D printable toy models for Christmas Dec 5, 2014 Thanksgiving has only just come and gone, but Christmas is moving in fast. With just less than three weeks to go, decorations are going up all around us, and it wouldn't be a bad idea to start thinking about this year's Christmas presents. If that's an annual cause of stress because time and money tend to run out quickly, why not consider 3D printing some presents? This will save you some money and allows you to keep your Christmas preparations in the comfort of your own home. LumiPocket LT: More than a 3D Printer, a Personal Fabricator by Lumi Industries Risks and challenges From our last experience with Lumipocket, our last campaign, we have finally defined a group of reliable suppliers who already know what what we need and when we want it. Moreover, most parts have already been produced with success and needs only to be replicated, so that all our attention can be put on the UV laser module, so on half of the components.

What material should I use for 3D printing? This article will give you a quick overview of the current consumables used in 3D printing and will explain the main differences in terms easily understood by beginners. As explained in our previous article “What is 3D printing?”, there are mainly two sorts of 3D printers, the industrial-type printers and the consumer-oriented 3D printers, a.k.a. desktop 3D printers. The present article will only focus on the most common consumables used in consumer 3D printers using the FDM (fused deposition modeling) technology. A traditional inkjet printer needs ink cartridges in order to be able to print – the situation is similar for 3D printers, except that 3D desktop-type printers need plastic filament. These consumables are mostly available online in a variety of types of material (ABS, PLA, PVA, etc.), colors, diameters and lengths.

What Is 3d Printing - 3d Printers - How 3d Printing Works An array of additive manufacturing devices at MIT. The U.S. hopes such technology can give a boost to its manufacturing sector.Credit: 2010, Courtesy of Neil Gershenfeld, Center for Bits & Atoms, MIT A 3D printer cannot make any object on demand like the "Star Trek" replicators of science fiction. But a growing array of 3D printing machines has already begun to revolutionize the business of making things in the real world. 3D printers work by following a computer's digital instructions to "print" an object using materials such as plastic, ceramics and metal.

formlabs in Interviews , News 500 prints. 12 printers. 2 days. We built a Popup Factory for SOLID Conference 2015 — where we printed, soldered and assembled wearable bands for attendees. Here’s what we learned. We were approached by Solid Conference’s organizers O’Reilly Media with a challenge: design and construct a PopUp Factory in a matter of hours, print 500 parts, and disassemble it — all within two days.