Mechanimal Sketches - DRAWTHROUGH: the personal and professional work of Scott Robertso Welcome DVDs Bio Contact Mechanimal Sketches Seven amazing marble machines by Paul Grundbacher Paul from Thurgau, Swizerland, sent me some pictures of his marble machines. Paul writes: There is nothing to do in the garden in winter, so I have time to tinker. 3D Printed Electric Car Unveiled At Auto Show This week, at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, Michigan, Local Motors showed off their new 3D-printed electric car called the “Strati.” The Arizona-based car company astonished attendees by using a 3D printer to manufacture the vehicle right there at the car show. The car is made out of carbon fiber infused plastic, and can be printed in pieces in an area of about 40,000 square feet. The pieces then must be attached to other parts that can’t be printed such as the motor, battery, tires, and suspension. Currently, the car takes about 44 hours to print, but Local Motors is hoping that they can eventually cut the production time down to one day.
Bottle Reworking Link to Bottle Labels I consider bottle slumping to be one of the really boring activities in the world, but I will share some information about it since everyone who gets anywhere near a kiln seems to be interested in it for a while. The problem from my point of view is that unless one gets really creative, there are only a limited number of things one can do: stretch the bottle, flatten the bottle, make a spoon holder, make an ashtray. [Some people have made societal comment by arranging slumped bottle shapes in ways that suggest comment on mechanical and tired society - "Preacher and Choir", "Exhaustion", but that is more art than slumping, I think, and not me. 2002-07.] HP Reveals New, Ultra-Fast 3D-Printing System HP today announced Multi Jet Fusion, a new 3D-printing technology that, according to the company, can print objects in 3D at much faster speeds and lower costs than existing methods. Its speed is due to the fact that it can quickly apply and fuse large areas of material rather than extruding it point by point. HP's 3D-printing system is geared to commercial use in short-run manufacturing, at least for now. According to HP, the new technology is 10 times faster than the existing 3D-printing methods of fused deposition modeling, in which acrylonitrile butadiene styrene (ABS), polylactic acid (PLA), or similar molten plastic is extruded through a nozzle, and selective laser sintering (SLS).
Deckadance Deckadance (often referred to as DD) is a DJ console and mixing tool developed by Image-Line software. Initially released in May 2007, it operates on Windows and Mac OS X, and comes in a House Edition and Club Edition. The latter has support for timecoded vinyl. History Software overview NIH launches 3D print exchange NIH launches 3D print exchange By GCN StaffJun 23, 2014 The National Institutes of Health has launched a 3D Print Exchange, a public website that lets users share, download and edit biomedical 3D print files that can be used to print custom laboratory equipment and models of bacteria and human anatomy in 3D, the NIH said in its announcement.
The 27 best free VST plug-ins in the world today The internet is now awash with free VST plug-ins - you’ll find instruments, effects and others that defy categorisation. However, while it’s great to have so many to choose from, this weight of numbers means that it’s difficult to work out what’s worth having and what you should steer clear of. Of course, you won’t lose out financially by downloading a dud or two, but to save you a lot of time, effort and potential disappointment, we’ve compiled a list of the best free VST (and Audio Units) plug-ins in the world today. Our shortlist was put together based on your nominations from 2010, when we ran our first poll, and 2012, when we put the word out that our list was being updated.
3D printing will explode in 2014, thanks to the expiration of key patents - Quartz Here’s what’s holding back 3D printing, the technology that’s supposed to revolutionize manufacturing and countless other industries: patents. In February 2014, key patents that currently prevent competition in the market for the most advanced and functional 3D printers will expire, says Duann Scott, design evangelist at 3D printing company Shapeways. These patents cover a technology known as “laser sintering,” the lowest-cost 3D printing technology. Because of its high resolution in all three dimensions, laser sintering can produce goods that can be sold as finished products. Whenever someone talks about 3D printing revolutionizing manufacturing, they’re talking about the kinds of goods produced by, for example, the industrial-grade 3D printing machines used by Shapeways.
papercrete, fibercrete, fibrous concrete - Living in Paper If you are opposed to using Portland cement, you should try some experiments with paper and clay and with other binders (see Other Binders below). There are some interesting websites on the internet, which give some fascinating insights into "paperclay." What you need for fidobe (any fibrous material and earth with clay) or padobe (paper and earth with clay) is a fibrous material or paper, and earth with high clay content. The clay content of the earth should be at least 30 percent. 3-D Printed Car Is as Strong as Steel, Half the Weight, and Nearing Production Engineer Jim Kor and his design for the Urbee 2. Photo: Sara Payne Picture an assembly line not that isn’t made up of robotic arms spewing sparks to weld heavy steel, but a warehouse of plastic-spraying printers producing light, cheap and highly efficient automobiles. If Jim Kor’s dream is realized, that’s exactly how the next generation of urban runabouts will be produced. His creation is called the Urbee 2 and it could revolutionize parts manufacturing while creating a cottage industry of small-batch automakers intent on challenging the status quo. Urbee’s approach to maximum miles per gallon starts with lightweight construction – something that 3-D printing is particularly well suited for.
Online 3D Converter Convert 3D models between file formats (i.e. FBX to OBJ or OBJ to STL for 3D printing, DAE to JSON for use with WebGL, ..). Supported input file formats include 3DS, FBX, Blender, OBJ, DXF, LWO, STL, PLY and more than 25 others. Output formats include Collada, 3DS, X, OBJ, PLY, STL (Text and Binary), JSON (Assimp2Json) and more. WFH House In Short: • The WFH concept is a patented modular building system, based on a design principle, using 40 feet high standard modules as structural system. Open Source, Powder-Based 3-D Printer Has Full-Color Potential PWDR doesn’t look fancy, but it could be the first technicolor tool for 3-D printing. PWDR is an open source, inkjet-based 3-D printer that has the potential to bring a Wizard of Oz-like range of color to the previously black and white world of additive fabrication. Unlike the MakerBot and RepRap printers that build objects by melting plastic, or the Form 1 that uses a laser to cure resin, PWDR works just like a desktop printer. An HP inkjet deposits a liquid binder, mixed with ink, onto a layer of white gypsum powder. After the printhead passes, a roller bar drags a thin layer of powder across the surface and the process repeats a couple hundred, or thousand, times. When completed, the printer looks like a fish tank full of baby powder and the model needs to be carefully removed, dusted off, and dipped in clear glue that infiltrates the part and solidifies it.