MakeTank MakeTank is a multi-vendor marketplace where people who combine design and artisanship with digital fabrication and open hardware techniques can list and sell their work. A complimentary blog is used to explore the related world of product design and technological innovation, reinforced by social media. Makers, designers, artisans and creatives use MakeTank to list and sell hundreds of products. These are appreciated by clients who want original pieces that have stories behind them, be it for their home or office, as a gift or to enhance their look. These clients understand that they are also supporting independent designers and makers.
3D printing: The hype, the hopes, the hurdles MARANA, Ariz. - Three-dimensional printing: hype, or hope? That's the question industry leaders sought to answer at the Techonomy conference here in the sunny greater Tucson area. A panel of experts -- Geomagic's Ping Fu, Shapeways' Peter Weijmarshausen and PARC's Stephen Hoover, with CNET's own Paul Sloan moderating -- discussed the promises, pitfalls and potential of a technology that allows almost anyone to turn a digital file into a perfect copy of a physical object, from puzzle pieces to airplane wings, in materials such as plastic, metal and rubberlike polymers. Can 3D printing change the world? Let's dive in. The hype Interest in the technology has increased substantially in recent years, said Weijmarshausen, whose New York-based company hosts the leading marketplace for 3D printing.
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. This is made possible because the bed of consumables sits above where the models are actually made.
3D electronic printing holds promise of various applications for Soldiers <div id="others"><ul><li><a href="/media/322878/"><img src=" width="150" alt="3D printing" /></a><div class="title" style = "font-weight:bold;"></div><div class="caption">James Zunino, Picatinny Materials Engineer, displays a object that was created by an additive printing process. 3D printing gives engineers the flexibility to quickly print items of various shapes, materials and structure.</div></li><li><a href="/media/322879/"><img src=" width="150" alt="3D printing 2" /></a><div class="title" style = "font-weight:bold;"></div><div class="caption">James Zunino, Picatinny Materials Engineer, displays a modular tool that can be added onto the Multi-Axis Modular Manufacturing Platform for additive manufacturing. Different tools allow the machine to perform different manufacturing techniques.</div></li></ul></div> PICATINNY ARSENAL, N.J.
Beehive Beehive has been using 3D printing to make eyewear for a long time. Now we want you to do it too. We’re developing an online interface for you to create glasses frames with some really simple tools. We mean really simple. Play-Doh 3D Printer Brings Designs You Create on Your iPad To Life Play-Doh has created a 3D printer that would even impress Dr. Seuss, the king of quirky curiosities. The printer works in tandem with the iPlay-Doh 3D app that you download to your iPad to create any design you can dream up.
3D printing vending machine automates the invention process The popularity of 3D printing has exploded, but even as prices for the devices have fallen, not everyone is prepared or able to shell out the cash necessary start experimenting. But what if there was a 3D vending machine that made experimenting quick and easy, without the printer investment? Well, now there is. Created at Virginia Tech's DREAMS Lab, the DreamVendor allows students to quickly print out prototype designs by simply inserting an SD card containing a physible data file into a large bank of four Makerbot Thing-O-Matic 3D printers. Once completed, the printed object is deposited into a vending-style retrieval shelf, similar to the one from which you might snag a candy bar or a bag of potato chips.
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. And it is one of the fastest ways to get involved in DIY robotics and 3D printing. Right now ZeGo Robotics offers 5 different attachments and applications developed for the ZeGo bot.
about us We created Nervous System to explore a design approach that relates process and form in a context of interactivity and openness. Our trajectory focuses on generative design methods using both algorithmic and physical tools to create innovative products and environments. Formally we are attracted to complex and unconventional geometries. Our inspirations are grounded in the natural forms and corresponding processes which construct the world around us. RepRapWiki edit is restricted to the sysop group (set from the "protect" tab)move is restricted to the sysop group (set from the "protect" tab)read is restricted to the sysop group (set from the "protect" tab) About | Development | Community | RepRap Machines | Resources 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. It also means that - if you've got a RepRap - you can print lots of useful stuff, and you can print another RepRap for a friend...
Fablab low cost prosthesis In the Fablab Low Cost Prosthesis programme we develop the technology to produce a 'lower knee' prosthesis in line with the open innovation principles, so that end users, designers, researchers and manufacturers can arrive at product innovations by joint effort. The Fablab prosthesis programme has emerged as possible business case for the HONFablab in Jogyakarta, Indonesia. Fablab Yogyakarta could provide prostheses for two people per day.
Replication Revolution: Best 3D-Printed Objects in Entertainment, Science and War Amazing 3-D printed creations are starting to surface at an incredible rate, demonstrating the innovation potential that the technique holds for almost every industry. While these machines have been around for over two decades as a bona fide method of high-end design and manufacturing, they had largely gone unnoticed by the general public until the advent of compact, open source, free-software printers like the RepRap. This movement helped bring the technology to a wide group of users and allowed for small-scale commercial, educational, and domestic use. Mass interest and adoption is now resulting in new concepts and designs in almost every segment of commerce.
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. It has been proposed to quickly create inexpensive housing in poverty-stricken areas and even to build infrastructure on Mars before the arrival of astronauts.