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Pioneers in 3D Printed Designs

In occasion of its fourth store opening in The Netherlands, Azzurro, one of the most exclusive luxury Dutch fashion shops, has chosen to involve the most innovative Dutch design brand, Freedom Of Creation. In addition to the best clothing brands, the store will also feature some of the most trendy Freedom Of Creation products, including men’s accessories. Freedom Of Creation pieces will be exhibited as true jewels of design among creations of Dolce&Gabbana, Prada, Yves Saint Laurent and many others big names from the fashion industry. There will also be on display a Cube 3D printer, which allows people to create their own accessories and designs. Moreover, next fall/winter, Freedom Of Creation will launch new fashion products and try new 3D personalization concepts in the FOUR by Azzurro store. FOUR by Azzurro is located at PC Hooftstraat 127 in Amsterdam.

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i.materialise 3D printing service blog Are you looking for a specific model; but can’t find the right size? Dave Cowden, a mechanical engineer with a passion for 3D printing, came up with the solution: Parametric Parts . An interview! a blog about 3D printing and what comes next 3D Systems purchase of Geomagic is the latest in a long string of acquisitions the company has made in the 3D printing industry. 3D Systems seems intent on being active in any and every area of the 3D printing industry and having the complete software toolchain as well as a 3D printer or 3D printing service for every segment. The inventors of stereolithography amazed many people when they all of a sudden started aggressively acquiring companies a few years back. The Geomagic purchase is one of 3D System’s largest and also surprised many in the industry. In retrospect it seems a logical move, purchase a company with mesh repair software, generative tooling as well as 3D authoring tools.

Freedom Of Creation develops Tree-D Printing in Wood We have been preaching about the sustainability of 3D printing for a long time, but it is still quite difficult for most to understand the bigger picture. As all should know by now our transportation of the future will be limited to just emails and our stock is reduced to just files stored on our hard drives. However, the base materials still need to be created from scratch and they still need to be shipped all over the world. We have been very motivated to find alternatives for this that truly democratize creation. 2013 – time for the New Industrial Revolution? You would have to be living under a stone to have missed the rise of the “maker movement”, especially in the last 12-months. In 2012 the Raspberry Pi arrived in the UK, a basic computer motherboard designed to teach children how to build a PC. Chris Anderson, ex editor-in-chief of WIRED, published a book called Makers: The New Industrial Revolution, a eulogy to the growing movement of people making their own stuff. Universities globally are opening Fab Labs – fabrication or “fabulous” laboratories – where students and paying punters can design, test and make. Articles about the maker movement popped up everywhere last year and a group of young people in the US made a semi-automatic gun with a 3D printer. Two industrial phenomena, the maker movement and the mass personalisation of products will receive a lot more scrutiny in 2013.

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Classifying Objectives View in Web Browser /instructional/_layouts/VisioWebAccess/VisioWebAccess.aspx?listguid={ListId}&itemid={ItemId}&DefaultItemOpen=1 Now You Can Do 3-D Printing Out of Sawdust From our friends at Fast Company , "bridging the fuzzy border between design and business." Used to be, if you wanted to make a detailed shape out of wood -- for a nice little fruit bowl, say -- you had to carve it by hand using a big chunk of timber, which is a.) time-consuming b.) expensive and c.) bad for the environment. (Think of all the scraps you end up with.) Now, you can just pull it out of a printer. The Dutch rapid-prototyping outfit Freedom of Creation (FOC) announced today that it has added wood -- one of the planet's most abundant natural resources -- to its suite of 3-D printing materials.

Solidoodle 3 is an $800 3D printer that you can stand on, we go hands (and feet) on (video) Companies will go to fascinating lengths to demonstrate their belief in a product, but there was still something refreshing in watching Solidoodle founder Sam Cervantes climbed atop his company's latest creation, beaming. After all, the announcement of a $500 printer back in April left us wondering what sorts of corners the company would have to cut to offer a product at a fraction the cost of what Cervantes' former employer, MakerBot, has brought to the market. Asked whether Solidoodle had to make any compromises to hit such an impressive price point, the one-time aerospace engineer stood by his product's build quality. And then he stood on it. Announced in November and due out next month, the company's latest product doesn't quite hit that price point.

Project Photofly: What You Is See Isn't Always What You Get Project Photofly is our technology preview of converting photographs to 3D models. You start with a set of photographs that you load into a Photo Scene Editor – a small application you install on your Windows PC. Using the Photo Scene Editor, you upload the photos to the Project Photofly server. The server then converts the photographs to a 3D photo scene by lining up features in the photographs and returns the photo scene to the Photo Scene Editor running on your computer. Cool Science Facts: Metal In space, if unprotected pieces of metal touch each other, they stick together permanently. This doesn't happen on Earth, because the oxygen in our atmosphere forms an extremely thin film of oxidized metal on every exposed surface. The oxidization layer acts as a barrier that conveniently prevents chunks of metal from sticking to other chunks of metal. In the vacuum of space, however, there is no oxidation layer. If the atoms of two metal objects come in contact with each other, what you suddenly have is one continuous metal object, and a lot of explaining to do to your mission commander.

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