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Voxeljet Concept: The First Continuous 3D Printer

Voxeljet Concept: The First Continuous 3D Printer
If there ever was a major leap in the evolution of the 3D printer, the voxeljet Concept is the benchmark machine to follow. In the explosive arena of start-ups that produce innovative 3D-printers, voxeljet has decided to challenge and change the direction of how 3D printers work. Taking a look at three specific factors that set this process apart from others on the market, it becomes quite clear just how revolutionary this concept is. The ability to have a continuous supply of consumables delivered to the machines as it is making a model. At a layer thickness of 150 to 400 microns, the resolution is decent when compared to others 3D printers but it is worth noting that this is still in the concept phase so there is the possibility to improve the layer thickness. Continuous 3D-Printing Technology represents a new dimension in the manufacturing of moulds and models without tools. Check the promo vid after the jump... Related:  3D printing v průmyslu3D printing obecně

Multifunctional 3d printing delta robot ZeGo launching on Monday April 26, 2014 The ongoing race to build the cheapest, most versatile 3D printer continues with the impending launch of the ZeGo bot, an opensource multifunctional delta linear robot. ZeGo Robotics, a Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania based startup, is set to launch ZeGo bot on crowdfunding website Indiegogo on Monday. The ZeGo bot is multifunction delta robot. Plotter: A drawing device which can draw with a pen on paper or a LCD sketchpad. The combination of the PCB mill and the pick and place machine allows you to do the electronic prototyping in house. The ZeGo bot was based on Rostock opensource design and co-developed with Billy Zelsnack. The ZeGo classic assembly kit, starting at $549, comes with all of the hardware, electronics, tools and software that you need, to assemble and operate your ZeGo bot, including one attachment of your choice to expand the functionality of this tool.

Filabot Turns Your Plastic Junk Into Material for 3-D Printers | Wired Design It’s all too easy for forget the first two R’s before “recycle”: “reduce” and “re-use.” By letting makers reuse their plastic scrap, Filabot helps skip the recycle box. Photo: Whitney Trudo Filabot promises to help turn your plastic crap into 3-D printed fanciness, alleviating one of the biggest sustainability problems for 3-D printing. Just over a year ago, Tyler McNaney was on break from college. For desktop 3-D printers to work, they need some kind of material to work with. Think a meat grinder on top of a pasta maker and you get the general idea. The need for something like this is enormous. “I am working on this because this is the next system that is needed for at-home manufacturing,” says McNaney. “3-D printing is in its infancy, and when coupled with a Filabot a 3-D printer will be a complete closed-loop recycling system on your desk, office or school. Unlike some of the more outlandish promises about how 3-D printing might save the world, McNaney’s project has a point.

KamerMaker Man Constructs 3D Printed Concrete Castle Minnesotan contractor Andrey Rudenko is now the king of his castle; his 3D-printed concrete castle, that is. After completing a journey that took more than two years, Rudenko developed a customized 3D printer to extrude concrete and build a castle that he had designed himself. The entire structure is approximately 3 meters by 5 meters, which really makes it an amazing backyard fort rather than an actual livable structure. Extruding concrete to create 3D-printed buildings isn’t entirely novel. Image credit: Andrey Rudenko, Total Kustom As a machine capable of extruding concrete wasn’t commercially available, Rudenko had to develop his own. The concrete was extruded in layers that were 3 cm wide and 1 cm thick. Now that Rudenko has proven that aesthetically-pleasing customized structures can be created with 3D printers, he’s hoping to scale up operations and create an actual livable medium-sized home. Unfortunately, his castle isn’t for sale. [Hat tip: Jason Lamb, Geek Exchange]

Foam-squirting quadcopter becomes a flying 3D printer The swiftlet may not look much different than other little birds, but it has one unique ability – it builds its nest out of its own saliva. Inspired by the swiftlet, scientists at Imperial College London's Aerial Robotics Lab have created a robotic quadcopter that can extrude polyurethane foam while in flight. By targeting where that foam goes, it can build up simple structures, essentially becoming a flying 3D printer. View all Developed mainly by Graham Hunt and other members of a team led by Dr. In its current form, the aircraft uses GPS and an external system of 16 infrared cameras to identify targets upon which to spray the foam, within an indoor lab. Down the road, however, Kovac's team hopes to create fully-autonomous UAVs equipped with their own high-speed cameras and 3D depth senors, that could function in a variety of chaotic, real-world conditions. It's a hexacopter, and instead of an extrusion system, it just has a disposable flat surface on its underside.

FORM 1: An affordable, professional 3D printer by Formlabs Are you frustrated that low-end 3D printers don’t have the quality to make the true beauty of your designs real? Do you dream of having the power and resolution of a truly professional machine on your desktop? We’ve created an easy-to-use system that rivals the output of high-end printers at a fraction of the cost. Our reason for starting this project is simple: there are no low-cost 3D printers that meet the quality standards of the professional designer. As researchers at the MIT Media Lab, we were lucky to experience the best and most expensive fabrication equipment in the world. But, we became frustrated by the fact that all the professional-quality 3D printers were ridiculously expensive (read: tens of thousands of dollars) and were so complex to use. We’ve been hard at work for over a year, and with your help, we’re ready to take the Form 1 into full-fledged production. We’ve gone to extraordinary lengths to design a complete 3D printing experience: They look like this: Spiffy, eh?

Plastics that can be recycled for 3D printing — Perpetual Plastic Project Okay, so we're heading towards the 2 year anniversary of Perpetual Plastic Project. By now we have done over 40 events all over Europe to show people the possibilities of 3D printing with plastic waste. But what plastic waste is suitable for the PPP process of recycling and 3D printing? For most materials there is no documentation available for recycling for 3D printing, according to the PPP team the best way to find out is to try it out! We've started out with the familiar PLA at Lowlands festival 2012 in The Netherlands.

3D Printing Will Change the World I'd love for Emma Lavelle, a four-and-a-half-year-old, to be able to move her arms on her own. She was diagnosed at birth with Arthrogryposis Multiplex Congenita (AMC), a rare neuromuscular condition in which joints develop in the wrong places. When Emma was born, her legs were attached to her ears. But what's that, you say? Emma's already been given a robotic exoskeleton with custom-made appendages that allow her to move her arms. Incredible. Then I'd like a new house, please... I'd like it custom-designed and completely constructed in the next 20 hours — including plumbing, electric, and all fittings and finishes. Wait, what? Then I want custom cases for all my electronics, with design and aesthetics that relate to my hobbies and interests, and that are fully functional. Throw in a made-to-order charging dock in any shape or pattern I want that doubles as a speaker amplifier. These are also on the market? C'mon, you're telling me creating new organs from my existing ones can already be done?

Keramické kompozity a 3D tisk pomáhají snižovat spotřebu letadel | Hybrid.cz Malajské aerolinky AirAsia si objednaly druhou velkou dodávku motorů LEAP, pohonných jednotek nové generace. Pro jejich výrobu se využívají součástky vytvářené za pomoci 3D tiskáren a keramické kompozity snižující celkovou hmotnost motoru, což vede k nižší spotřebě paliva a vyšší účinnosti. Keramické kompozity uvnitř motoru LEAP umožňují provozní teplotu přesahující až 1300° C, při níž většina slitin začíná měknout.foto: GE Aerolinky si objednaly dodávku 128 motorů LEAP a souvisejících služeb v celkové hodnotě 8,6 miliard dolarů. Když AirAsia v roce 2011 na Pařížském aerosalonu oznámila své rozhodnutí vybavit 200 Airbusů A320neo motory typu LEAP-1A, jednalo se v té době o historicky největší objednávku leteckých motorů. CFM dosud obdrželo objednávky na celkem 4500 pohonných jednotek LEAP. Technický pokrok umožnil návrhářskému týmu snížit hmotnost motoru v řádu stovek kilogramů a zároveň zvýšit teplotu uvnitř motoru, a dosáhnout tak vyšší účinnosti. Podle Chahroura bude tzv. tisková zpráva

RepRap *3D Printer that can print a 3D Printer* RepRap is humanity's first general-purpose self-replicating manufacturing machine. RepRap takes the form of a free desktop 3D printer capable of printing plastic objects. Since many parts of RepRap are made from plastic and RepRap prints those parts, RepRap self-replicates by making a kit of itself - a kit that anyone can assemble given time and materials. RepRap is about making self-replicating machines, and making them freely available for the benefit of everyone. Reprap.org is a community project, which means you are welcome to edit most pages on this site, or better yet, create new pages of your own. RepRap was the first of the low-cost 3D printers, and the RepRap Project started the open-source 3D printer revolution. RepRap was voted the most significant 3D-printed object in 2017.

První 3D tiskárna na světě, která tiskne karbonové kompozity, stojí jen 5000 dolarů » 3D tisk Na konferenci SolidWorks World 2014 v San Diegu byla představena překvapivě levná 3D tiskárna, rozšiřující klasickou technologii tisku z plastového vlákna o stavbu pevných kompozitových prvků. Hned na začátek si nedopustím jednu připomínku směrem k zástupům garážových i profesionálních výrobců 3D tiskáren, které pouze kopírují technologii FDM, tedy nanášení plastu z taveného drátu. Ti všichni by totiž udělali mnohem lépe, pokud by dokázali uvažovat tak, jako autor zařízení, jež vám díky přímé účasti na zmíněné konferenci mohu představit přímo z místa jeho premiéry. Na trhu, jehož nasycení popravdě již nyní neodpovídá reálné poptávce po „levných“ 3D tiskárnách, totiž o úspěchu každého nového zařízení nebo firmy bude rozhodovat především jedinečnost a reálná užitná hodnota nabídnutého řešení. Chcete tisknout kolíčky na prádlo, nebo tuning na Ferrari, jako Greg Mark? Greg Mark, vynálezce a zakladatel firmy Mark Forg3d, už svoji kouzelnou inovaci objevil. Mohlo by vás také zajímat

Fast 3D printing with nanoscale precision 285-micron racecar (credit: Vienna University of Technology) Printing three dimensional objects with very fine details using two-photon lithography can now be achieved orders of magnitude faster than similar devices in a breakthrough by Vienna University of Technology (TU Vienna) researchers. The 3D printing process uses a liquid resin, which is hardened at precisely the correct spots by a focused laser beam. This fine resolution enables the creation of intricately structured sculptures as tiny as a grain of sand. This progress was made possible by combining several new ideas. Faster printing for large objects too “The resin contains molecules, activated by the laser light. In contrast to conventional 3D-printing techniques, solid material can be created anywhere within the liquid resin rather than on top of the previously created layer only. Because of the dramatically increased speed, much larger objects can now be created in a given period of time.

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