Form1 - Kickstarter 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. Introducing the Kühling&Kühling RepRap Industrial We are excited to be able to finally publish first details on our new RepRap design after a full year of development. As we mentioned earlier we went the extra mile and started from scratch instead of modifying an existing design in order to incorporate all features we desired. This is a true RepRap. An open source 3D printer that can print its own components by Fused Filament Fabrication from materials like ABS plastic. Nearly all additional unprinted parts are either standard parts (steppers, nuts, bolts, washers etc.), flat sheet material that is cut into rectangular pieces and drilled (acrylic and wood for the case, aluminium composite board for bottom of print bed), or extrusions and shafts that are easily cut to length with a chop saw. For us it is very important to mention that we have incorporated a lot of good ideas from the great diversity of existing RepRaps into our design that we want to highlight as we’ll further document more details over the coming weeks.
Use 3DVIA to Make a 3D Print of Your 3D Models Today! We are very proud to announce another great service to the 3DVIA 3D Designers Community : Online 3D Printing! You can now use 3DVIA to print a real 3D model of your uploaded content through our partnership with 3D printing site, Sculpteo.com . It’s easy. 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. 3D printing products at home is "cheaper than shopping" News: consumers can save money by printing products at home rather than shopping for them, according to Janne Kyttanen, co-founder of design studio Freedom of Creation and creative director of 3D printer company 3D Systems (+ interview). Kyttanen said 3D printers are now so affordable that you they can print "normal household products" more cheaply than you can buy them. "This iPod Nano holder for example costs two Euros to make," he adds, holding a plastic strap, which was printed in a just over an hour on 3D Systems' new Cube printer (above). "So why go buy something when you could just make your own things?”
Form 1 - article TechCrunch The Form 1 3D printer, which you may recognize from Kickstarter, has topped $1.4 million in pre-orders in just under a week on the crowd-funding platform. With nearly 1,000 backers already, the FormLabs team has sold out of all their early-bird pledge packages, so anyone who backs the project now is only ahead of the official website sale shipments. Mad Kickstarter success always comes down to demand. Disrupt runner up gTar walked away with 3x its funding goal because it made learning the guitar fun and easy.
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An Open Web-based 3D Modeling Program for 3D Print… and More - SolidSmack There are only a few things that get me excited: mild shocks, alligator punching and web-based 3D. I wish I could say the following combined all three, but two outta three ain’t too shabby. Benjamin Nortier from London, UK has done the unthinkable. He’s taken it upon himself to develop a free, parametric 3D modeling program for the browser, whereby combining alligator punching mild shock and web-based 3D. He’s just started down the path of shaking up the 3D modeling possibilities, but as you’ll see, he’s already able to go from model to 3D print. Putting 3D Modeling in the Browser
RepRapWiki TEDxEWB Talk: Adrian Bowyer at Imperial College, London, introduces RepRap 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... D-Shape prints the Rygo, the largest 3D print in America What you are looking at is the largest 3D print in North America (and perhaps the Western Hemisphere). It’s called the Rygo, designed by the magnificent “math artist” Bathsheba Grossman, and printed in Italy on Enrico Dini’s massive D-Shape 3D Printer. The six foot tall Rygo almost never made it to print.
Mojo Discover the Magic of Mojo A 3D printer so brilliant, it could have designed itself. No need to leave your chair — Mojo prints professional-quality models at your desk. It’s as simple to use as a document printer, yet powered by Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM) Technology to build spot-on, functional concept models and rapid prototypes in ABSplus thermoplastic. 0120059503 Abstract A conveyor or other transport mechanism is provided to support multiple, sequential builds from a three-dimensional fabrication machine. The conveyor may be heated/cooled, coated, or otherwise treated to assist in adhesion during a build, as well as removal of objects after a build. Each fabricated object may be automatically removed from the conveyor as the conveyor moves in order to restore a buildable surface for fabrication of additional objects.
Will 3D Printing Reboot Manufacturing? [PICS] Dictionary.com has 17 definitions of the verb “to print,” but none of them conjure up images like the metal cross you see on your right, or other objects such as glass figurines, iPad covers or even shoes — all of which can now be printed with the help of special machines. The process of "3D printing" only loosely corresponds to our common image of printing. It may, however, revolutionize the way we define and interact with manufacturing. Chief among the proponents of this view is The Economist, speculating in a February cover story that the technology “has the potential to transform manufacturing because it lowers the costs and risks,” thus opening it to smaller players.