Isaac What we have done with Isaac is transform the basic Mendel into a machine that can be replicated using CNC machines instead of relying on the slow process of printing one. Isaac is a derivative of Mendel with the primary goal of making it easy to produce on 2.5D CNC machines. Isaac is a RepRap/RepStrap hybrid with parts that can be either printed on a Mendel sized 3D printer or a budget sized CNC machine. Once you have one you can print one for your friend either off our design or the original. We have spent a significant amount of time on this design and we hope that our variation will allow cheaper machines to be produced as more and more people offer this kit.
FoldaRap FoldaRap2 Release status: working In my obsession dreaming of a folding RepRap, I finally started to make one, after 5-7 months of development I'm able to travel with it around the town/country/world :) (adventures pictured on flickr / youtube / ustream) Rostock delta robot now moving at 400mm/s The build area is essentially a Venn diagram of the maximum reach of each arm. The central, intersecting set is the build area. If the reach of an arm is less than the pillar-to-pillar spacing, then there are cutouts in the set where the arms cannot reach. You can see that as the reach of the arms increases, the build area becomes a triangle.
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.
Metrix Create:Space Because of who we are (hackers of all ages) and where we are (residential/business district), when we decided to set up PCB Fabrication for our electronics work, we decided it had to follow some strict guidelines. Our lab had to be safe. It had to be capable. It had to be fast. We started down our path and built it, without compromise. The shape of things to come: A consumer's guide to 3D printers CES 2013 proved to be something of a coming out party for consumer-facing 3D printers. Sure MakerBot earned a fair amount of attention at last year's show with the announcement of the Replicator, which snagged its share of awards from various press outlets. This year, however, saw a relative deluge in 3D-printing representation, with strong showings from 3D Systems, FormLabs, MakerBot and the cloud-based 3D printer, Sculpteo.
reprap A little while ago I started work on a Thing Tracker Network (TTN) Client, with the intention of having at least a working beta before the end of the year. This proved to be rather optimistic, and whilst the work is still ongoing, I thought it useful to write a post outlining the goals I have in mind, and the challenges I believe have to be overcome. At this stage I believe the core design is reasonable, and so feel comfortable asking for opinions, feedback and help. The client concept differs from many alternatives by it being a distributed system. Whereas the majority (all?) of the existing 3D printing repositories require registration to a central service, this client, in conjunction with the TTN, requires none, and the various Things are stored in the network itself. 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. It’s not hard to see this line of logic. Just picture a local craftsman able to make his own customized bicycle using parts created from his printer.
3D Candy Printing: An Interview with Designer Marcelo Coelho - Food Three-dimensional printers are getting a lot of hype at the moment. In February, MakerBot Industries started shipping its Thing-o-Matic desktop 3D printer, which, at just $1,225, "democratizes" 3D printing, allowing you to "live in the cutting-edge personal manufacturing future of tomorrow!" The same month, the typically restrained Economist headlined a story "Print me a Stradivarius: How a New Manufacturing Technology Will Change the World." Business Insider even called it "The Next Trillion Dollar Industry." The idea, for those of you who aren't familiar with it, is pretty simple. You create a 3D design on your computer or download a premade blueprint.
LAYWOO-D3: New FDM filament can print wood with tree rings Sep.20, 2012 Inventor Kai Parthy has developed a new FDM filament that can print "wood" on RepRap 3D printers. This wood filament LAYWOO-D3 is a wood/polymer composite - the filament contains recycled wood and harmless binding polymers. The material has similar thermal durability as PLA and can be printed between 175°C and 250°C. "After printing it looks like wood and smells like wood." Depending on the temperature you can even print wooden-like objects with annual rings.
Creation corner 3D modeling service You have some great ideas in your head to 3D print, but you don’t know how to design in 3D? No problem, with our 3D modeling service you can easily find a qualified 3D modeler. Now that 3D printing is getting bigger and becoming mainstream, more and more people want to design 3D printable objects.
Wiki 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.
OpenSL 3D Printer: A Stereolithographic printer, For Everyone. What is sLAMPS? sLAMPS is an open design for a 3d SL (Stereo Lithography) resin printer. I've been working on it for the last few months and have gotten it to the point where it is ready to print -- once I get a good supply of resin. How does it work? The printer works using a galvanometer and mirrors to steer a laser into a cured vat of resin. The resin cures at 405nm (which the laser puts out) and turns the liquid pool (Of Zero VOC Environmentally friendly resin) into little Yoda heads and Pink Panther Ladies.