At last: a low-cost, professional-grade light-based 3D printer Form 1 (credit: Formlabs) Formlabs’ new Form 1 3D printer could bring professional-grade 3-D prints to the home workshop. Desktop 3-D printing has largely been the domain of extrusion-based machines like MakerBot’s Replicator and homebrew RepRap designs. These lag 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 been an elusive goal until now. The Form 1 is a desktop-sized machine that creates professional-grade, light-cured 3-D prints, Wired reports. Their prototype units are fully functional and Formlabs will finance manufacturing via a Kickstarter campaign that broke their $100,000 target in 2.5 hours. Initial backers will be able to pre-order the Form 1 for $2,299 (only 25 will be available at this price); additional units are priced at $2499 and $2699, based on order of contribution. How it works
HABU 3D printing may put global supply chains out of business: report Will 3D printing make global supply chains unnecessary? That's a real possibility, states a recent report from Transport Intelligence. 3D printing (or "additive manufacturing," as it's called in industrial circles) takes offshore manufacturing and brings it back close to the consumer. It has enormous potential to shift the trade balance. Goods will be cheaper to reproduce within the domestic market, versus manufacturing and then shipping them from a distant low-wage country. The report, authored by John Manners-Bell of Transport Intelligence and Ken Lyon of Virtual-Partners Ltd., points to the growing role of automation in production resulting from 3D printing: "New technologies which are currently being developed could revolutionize production techniques, resulting in a significant proportion of manufacturing becoming automated and removing reliance on large and costly work forces. Manners-Bell and Lyon predict the following disruptions to the global supply-chain market:
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Southampton engineers fly the world’s first ‘printed’ aircraft :: University of Southampton Southampton engineers fly the world’s first ‘printed’ aircraft Ref: 11/75 28 July 2011 SULSA is the 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. 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 project team worked in partnership with 3T RPD who undertook the manufacture and detailing of the design, as well as supplying laser sintering knowledge and expertise. The electric-powered aircraft, with a 2-metres wingspan, has a top speed of nearly 100 miles per hour, but when in cruise mode is almost silent.
2012 New Year's TrendMix Illustration by Beatthepulp 2012 New Year’s TrendMix Ring in the new year with ringing ears. 2012 promises to be a bountiful year of new artists, new albums, and new obsessions, but let us say farewell to 2011 by celebrating favorite Trendland finds and preview what is to come! We’ve been spoiled by releases from The Black Keys, Kanye West/Jay-Z, Florence & the Machine, James Blake, Cut Copy, Zola Jesus, tUne-YaRdS, and of course, Adele’s ubiquitous “Rolling in the Deep.”And it all distracted us from the hysterical rumor that 2012 would bring the demise of our world. I highly doubt it, but if the world is going to end, you might as well go out dancing. Happy listening, and Happy New Year! Awolnation – “Knights of Shame” 1. awolnation-knights-of-shame_[MP3JUICES.COM] FM Belfast – “New Year” 1. Hook & The Twin – “Tribes” 1. Bob & Earl – “Harlem Shuffle” 1. 02 Harlem Shuffle Foster The People – “Houdini (RAC Mix)” 1. Jay Z & Kanye West – “Why I Love You (Ft. 1. 02 Julius 1. 1. 1. 02 Shake It Out 1.
First 3-D Printing Store Opens In U.S. The 3-D printing world just took another big leap into the consumer market. Next stop: world domination? MakerBot, the unofficial leader of the hobbyist 3-D printing movement, is putting the finishing touches on a consumer store located in the posh Manhattan neighborhood of NoHo. Sure, the rare 3-D printer can be found in the corners of business service centers across the United States. But MakerBot claims their location at 298 Mulberry Street is the first one in the country dedicated to selling 3-D printers, supplies for the machines, and bespoke objects printed on-location. If the new business proves successful, 3-D printing stands to expand from a relatively high-cost hobbyist venture into a mainstream consumer market. "This is the first retail 3-D printing store" in the United States, said spokesperson Jenny Lawton from inside the shop. On the heels of today's announcement the company also unveiled a 3-D printer called Replicator 2. Things From the Thingiverse 3-D World Domination?
Unstuck 3D Printing and the end of ownership - my plastic future There is a lot of discussion online regarding the possible (inevitable?) copyright/intellectual property/patent/legal fights around personal 3D printing. However, I’ve yet to see anything about a different fight that I have experienced several times now, so I figured I’d write about it and see what others think. Mine, mine, mine! As long as I’ve been printing on my Thing-o-Matic I’ve felt joy, wonder, and a bit of pride over the things I’ve been able to design and 3D print and hold in my hand in a matter of minutes. Several times over the past months that I have been 3D printing things, I’ve misplaced a piece or two here or there; or like today, a whole bag of pieces! And then I realized in one of those physically stumble and grab onto something moments: I can simply replace these “things” by 3D printing more of them. Unlike other items that share this sense of personal ownership, I hadn’t paid money for these items. Questions questions… Do we then lose the wonder of our own pieces?
Diptyque's Scent of Home To celebrate fifty years of creation, diptyque wanted to encapsulate the essence of its first boutique. The place where the company was born, a place that has a genuine soul. In essence, the intention was to interpret the memory of diptyque and its history, one that is constantly being reinvented through new projects, in the notes of the emerging emblematic fragrance. Named after the birthplace of the house, the 34 Boulevard Saint Germain is a unique scent for the body and home that encapsulates its first boutique with rare and precious fragrances, to give everyone a little part of this place and its rich history. Each of the five products that make up the line has a connection with the atypical and refined universe dreamed up in 1961 by Christiane Gautrot, Desmond Knox-Leet and Yves Coueslant, the three friends who started diptyque. Dazed Digital: '34 Boulevard Saint Germain' explores diptyque's history. DD: How would you describe 34 Boulevard Saint Germain?
Who will get the biggest slice of 3D-printed pie? | Crave MakerBot's Bre Pettis says his 3D printers are for everyone. 3D Systems' Cathy Lewis begs to differ. Each spokesperson made a strong pitch during our 3D printing roundtable at this year's Consumer Electronic Show. Who's right? 3D Systems: Old guard expertise 3D Systems announced its Cube 3D printer at CES this year, but the company has been involved with additive manufacturing and rapid prototyping since 1986. It developed the STL file format, the industry standard for 3D printed object plans. Along with its forthcoming $1,299 Cube, 3D Systems will also sell you its Sinterstation Pro DM250 (PDF), a $1 million machine that can print usable metal hip implants. Between the Cube and Sinterstation, 3D Systems offers 3D printers, laser-based stereolithography machines, and other additive manufacturing products for customers ranging from hobbyists to industrial and mechanical engineers. Cubify primarily offers two services. Cubify also lets designers sell their plans as standalone files.
The Image Makers: Inez And Vinoodh: style file: daily fashion, party, and model news In a new series, Style.com sits down with the best in the field of contemporary fashion photography to talk about both the process and the product. First up: the husband-and-wife Dutch shooters Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin. At exactly 34 characters long, Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin easily have the longest photo credit in the business. Admittedly, the count includes A-N-D, but that little linking word is crucial. Van Lamsweerde and Matadin are partners in every sense—creatively, romantically, as parents of their 9-year-old son Charles Star Matadin, and seemingly everything in between. There’s yet more neat duality in their work, which straddles art and fashion, gives you high glamour with a touch of the surreal or grotesque, ranges from classical black-and-white portraiture to near camp, and inevitably includes some degree of gender-bending. —Meenal Mistry You have this book now but you had the retrospective exhibit last year in Amsterdam. And very Karl. It’s true.