Bioplastics – the quest for Open Source material production « Mindflip Chris, Mendel and myself have been involved in a bit of bioplastics experimentation over the past few days, which appears to be generating some interest. We’re doing the research/experimentation for a couple of reasons 1. It’s fun 2. Imagine how cool it would be if you could make plastic products from scratch in your kitchen. Installation of Repetier-Firmware for Arduino 3d printer boards Arduino-IDE First you need to get and install the development software. Don‘t worry, it is easy and you won‘t need special programming skills. Get your version of the Arduino IDE from . The software is available for WIndows, Linux and Mac.
AO-101 3D Printer Inventory Alert: The LulzBot TAZ 5 is currently only available on LulzBot.com to ship from Canada and the United Kingdom, and may take 2-6 weeks to arrive if being delivered to the United States. We encourage U.S. customers to buy a LulzBot TAZ 5 today from one of our U.S.-based resellers, including: SparkFun Electronics, MatterHackers, and Amazon.com! Braintree Printing Brings Ideas to Life with 3D Printing Service Braintree Printing, a digital printing and offset printing company serving printers and print brokers throughout the Northeast, stays ahead of the curve when it comes to new printing technology. This month, the Braintree, MA-based printer has boldly gone where no other printer in New England has dared to go with its recent purchase of a Dimension 1200es 3D printer by Stratasys. Braintree Printing, one of the top digital printing and offset printing companies in the Northeast, is now the first printer in New England to embrace 3D technology with the recent purchase of a Dimension 1200es 3D printer by Stratasys. In just minutes, customer digital files become physical 3D objects. Prototypes, customized parts, architectural and medical models and more can be easily produced by the 3D printer. Braintree Printing has always been a visionary when it comes to printing and owner Jim Corliss views his latest embrace of 3D technology as a natural next step in the industry’s future.
The Most Incredible 3-D Printed Things We’ve Ever Seen ⚙ Co The levees have broken for 3-D printing, and the resulting deluge of printing-concepts-on-the-cheap is flowing faster than we can gather. The best of these rise to the surface for their innovating predictions of a faster/safer/healthier future. A Robotic Hand That Doesn’t Cost An Arm And A Leg Teen engineer Easton LaChappelle created his first robotic hand out of Legos, fishing wire, and surgical tubing--a feat that earned him 3rd place at the Colorado Science Fair. More importantly, it introduced him to a young girl who was born without an arm and needs new prostheses as she grows, which cost a hefty $80,000 per arm. Sensing an opportunity, LaChappelle taught himself 3-D printing and created a dextrous arm controlled by an Arduino chip.
Make Cornstarch Plastic Experiment 2 Materials: 7 tablespoons of water orG is a simple, open source 3D printing program - ReplicatorG This is the software that will drive your MakerBot Replicator, Thing-O-Matic, CupCake CNC, RepRap machine, or generic CNC machine. You can give it a GCode or STL file to process, and it takes it from there. It's cross platform, easily installed, and is based on the familiar Arduino / Processing environments. ReplicatorG is used by thousands of MakerBot Operators, and has printed tens of thousands of 3D objects and counting. ReplicatorG 0040 Released November 14, 2012 ReplicatorG 0037 Released June 22nd, 2012 Introducing the Aluminatus "TrinityOne" 3d Printer The Aluminatus TrinityOne Nil Satis Nisi Optimum "Nothing But The Best Will Do" THE ALUMINATUS TrinityOne PRO printer is available for purchase!!! Congratulations to those who got their orders in for the Aluminatus TrinityOne Printers! We are working diligently to get the final batch sent to you!
iMakr - The Opening of a 3D Printing Store in London Today I joined 300 other makers, designers and tech enthusiasts at the opening of iMakr. In fact the opening has proved so popular that it has been spread over 2 days so that more people can attend. The store describes itself as a "Total 3D Experience" and stocks a range of both 3D printers and 3D scanners as well as a selection of other accessories and software. 3-D printing: Wave of the future 3-D printing: Wave of the future If you’ve been wondering about 3-D printing, it’s probably for the same reason we are. On May 17, we learned that surgeons had placed a life-saving support — built on a 3-D printer — into the airway of Kaiba Gionfriddo. Credit: The Why Files Alejandro Roldan of the University of Wisconsin-Madison holds a printed, 3-D model of a heart against its computer design, which was based on a patient’s MRI scan. The system, still under development, could be used to guide surgery to repair defective organs.
Polylactic acid Poly(lactic acid) or polylactide (PLA) is a thermoplastic aliphatic polyester derived from renewable resources, such as corn starch (in the United States), tapioca roots, chips or starch (mostly in Asia), or sugarcane (in the rest of the world). In 2010, PLA had the second highest consumption volume of any bioplastic of the world. The name "poly(lactic acid)" does not comply with IUPAC standard nomenclature, and is potentially ambiguous or confusing, because PLA is not a polyacid (polyelectrolyte), but rather a polyester. Production Open Book on "Low-cost 3D Printing for Science, Education and Sustainable Development" Low-cost, three-dimensional (3D) desktop printing, although still in its infancy, is rapidly maturing, with seemingly unlimited potential. The hope is that this cutting-edge 3D technology will open new dimensions to science and education, and will make a marked impact in developing countries. This book gives a reasonable, first overview of current research on 3D printing.
dood présente DOM: Digital Object Maker The project Who are we? We are two childhood friends with complementary skills: mechanical engineering, business, arts, marketing, music, teaching... 3D printing has been a passion of ours for years. High Resolution Desktop 3D Printer Form Fans, The Formlabs journey began early 2011 through conversations among a group of designers and engineers. Just like you, we saw the power of 3D printing but were frustrated by the complexity and enormous price tags that come with high-end professional machines. And so, we started to dream of a digital fabrication tool that was intuitive, powerful and affordable all at once.