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Chocolate 3D Printing The project is funded as part of the Research Council UK Cross-Research Council Programme – Digital Economy and is managed by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) on behalf of ESRC, AHRC and MRC. It is being led by the University of Exeter in collaboration with the University of Brunel and software developer Delcam. The research has presented many challenges. Chocolate is not an easy material to work with because it requires accurate heating and cooling cycles. These variables then have to be integrated with the correct flow rates for the 3D printing process. Researchers overcame these difficulties with the development of new temperature and heating control systems. Research leader Dr Liang Hao, at the University of Exeter, said: “What makes this technology special is that users will be able to design and make their own products. A consumer- friendly interface to design the chocolate objects is also in development. Dr Hao added:

Use 3DVIA to Make a 3D Print of Your 3D Models Today! We are very proud to announce another great service to the 3DVIA 3D Designers Community : Online 3D Printing! You can now use 3DVIA to print a real 3D model of your uploaded content through our partnership with 3D printing site, Sculpteo.com . It’s easy. Simply click the “Send to Sculpteo 3D Print” button on the view page of your own 3DVIA models and follow the instructions. Our friends over at Sculpteo will take care of the rest, including analyzing your 3D model to ensure the best print result possible. What Can Be 3D Printed Through 3DVIA.com and Sculpteo? I give you “ The Mush ”! You can see the before and after photos above of the 3D Model from CATIA and the resulting REAL 3D print of this innovative product. How to create 3D print-ready designs As mentioned, simply upload your 3D model in any of the formats that 3DVIA.com supports and click the “Send to Sculpteo 3D Print” button on the view page of your 3DVIA model. You imagined it. Tagged as: 3D , 3D model , 3D Print , Sculpteo

3D Printers, Rapid Prototyping, Milling Machines, and Service | Purple Platypus Print To 3D Home Grow It 3D 3D Printing & Rapid Prototyping by Objet Geometries Ltd Los Angeles - Rapid Prototyping, 3D Modeling, Tooling An Open Web-based 3D Modeling Program for 3D Print… and More - SolidSmack There are only a few things that get me excited: mild shocks, alligator punching and web-based 3D. I wish I could say the following combined all three, but two outta three ain’t too shabby. Benjamin Nortier from London, UK has done the unthinkable. He’s taken it upon himself to develop a free, parametric 3D modeling program for the browser, whereby combining alligator punching mild shock and web-based 3D. Putting 3D Modeling in the Browser For a breakdown of what inspired Benjamin to take this on, and why other modeling programs are not adequate, you can read his thoughts at his blog. Benjamin’s goals is for a 3D modeler which: is cheap, free or opensourceis parametric and has variables for complex modelshas a productive UI The only thing I’d add to that is cross-platform. There are three components he’s using to make all of this possible: You’ll notice the creation of the geometry is currently all numeric entry. Onto Something Big Benjamin is onto something big here. Via Fabbaloo

3D Printer Success: University of California San Francisco (UCSF) As unhealthy as it may sound, Joe Derisi has a passion for viruses. DeRisi is a professor and vice-chair of the Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics at the University of California San Francisco (UCSF). At his lab, he and his team focus on the cause of malaria and investigate other viruses such as SARS, Avian Flu and others. Winner of a MacArthur “genius” grant, DeRisi is known for his enthusiastic pursuit of new techniques and is responsible for designing and constructing the “ViroChip”, a groundbreaking tool for detecting the presence of all known viruses in only one step. As you might imagine, DeRisi’s line of work requires a high degree of scientific rigor, which translates into substantial lab hours and equipment costs. In order to control these costs, DeRisi started to think about how he might manufacture key pieces of equipment in-house. The uPrint Cure Designed for the desktop, uPrint requires only a 25 x 26 in. footprint and features an 8 x 6 x 6 in. build envelope.

Will 3D Printing Reboot Manufacturing? [PICS] Dictionary.com has 17 definitions of the verb “to print,” but none of them conjure up images like the metal cross you see on your right, or other objects such as glass figurines, iPad covers or even shoes — all of which can now be printed with the help of special machines. The process of "3D printing" only loosely corresponds to our common image of printing. It may, however, revolutionize the way we define and interact with manufacturing. Chief among the proponents of this view is The Economist, speculating in a February cover story that the technology “has the potential to transform manufacturing because it lowers the costs and risks,” thus opening it to smaller players. It’s not hard to see this line of logic. Just picture a local craftsman able to make his own customized bicycle using parts created from his printer. "3D printing will for sure be a new mode of manufacturing," says Peter Weijmarshausen, the CEO of Shapeways, which creates 3D objects for consumers. The Cost

getitmade: market-test and fund your idea; from prototype to product Creation corner 3D modeling service You have some great ideas in your head to 3D print, but you don’t know how to design in 3D? No problem, with our 3D modeling service you can easily find a qualified 3D modeler. Now that 3D printing is getting bigger and becoming mainstream, more and more people want to design 3D printable objects. The example above shows the collaboration between shoe design student Katrien Herdewyn and Frederik Bussels, listed in 3D modeling service. Instructables Still figuring out what to make? Rearview Mirror 2010: DIY 3D Printing Timeline Upside down Printing Dec 29, 2010 Building upon the RepRap project's earlier success, the Thing-O-Matic joins the upside down printing club. 3D Printers Added to CNCZone Dec 26, 2010 3D Printer section added to "CNCzone.com-The Largest Machinist Community on the net!" 101 Mendels Printed Dec 18, 2010 The illustrious and industrious nophead of the RepRap project prints 101 Mendel 3D printers in 2010. Printed Glazed Ceramic Objects Dec 17, 2010 3D printing materials savant Mark Ganter and his research team at the Solheim lab introduce glazed gypsum as a 3D printing material. Prusa Mendel Kit Announced Dec 11, 2010 MakerGear announces their first 3D printer kit, the Prusa Mendel. Botacon #0 MakerBot Industries presents the first Botacon, a gathering of roboticists and robot enthusiasts to discuss the future. Thing-O-Matic Ships Dec 9, 2010 Announced earlier this year, MakerBot Industries ships the first batch of its Thing-O-Matic 3D printers to eager customers. 5000th Thing on Thingiverse Dec 2, 2010 Dr.

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