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RigidBot 3D Printer by Michael Lundwall

RigidBot 3D Printer by Michael Lundwall
Check our updates tab for the most updated information. **Now all $299 pledges and above have a heated bed! See stretch goals** Upgrade options - We have several upgrade options to add even more value to your RigidBot. What is 3D Printing 3D printing is an exciting technology where you can create and build plastic objects right from the comfort of your own home. Why RigidBot 3D? The RigidBot 3D Printer is an easy to use consumer 3D printer engineered for the everyday user. You can buy it fully assembled and ready to use, or in kit form and have fun putting it together. With our printer there is no limit to your creativity. The RigidBot 3D design is fully expandable in the X, Y and Z directions. Stretch Goals! We are excited to offer some new stretch goals that will benefit all of our backers at the $299 pledge level and higher. **In the news** Printed Examples Awesome Owl design by tom cushwa Great Design Specs The KIT Related:  3D Printer

Japicain Revolution 3D Printer: Changing the way you print by Japica Demo of how the J-Rev prints upward What is the Japicain Revolution? (AKA: J-Rev) The J-Rev is a 3-Dimensional Printing Machine. In basic terms, it can make any physical object out of a chosen material, typically plastic. Currently, there is a huge variety of 3D Printers available, ranging from $500 up to a $500,000 and up. Most FFF printers can produce good results, but have yet to reach the ability to print as good as high-end Commercial 3D Printers. A 3D Printer can produce most anything you desire, and be a useful tool in your life. Home - 3D Printing Business (Huge demand)Prototype printing - Test your designs before productionLow-Medium Volume Manufacturing - Forget Chinese Manufacturing and build your products yourself.3D Art - (One of the things we love to use them for)Make everyday items (Broken parts, Vases, Tools, Toys, and more)Visit for even more ideas and 3D Object files. The J-Rev is a unique 3D Printer. OK.... Above are 3 printers that Japica use to build

Bukito Portable 3D Printer - Take it everywhere! by Diego Porqueras If you missed out on this Kickstarter project, you can visit for more information on how to get a Bukito See updates: Colors Strips, Aluminum plates, Heated Platform, LCD, Carrying Case and more! The Bukito is our new sturdy, fast and portable 3D printer. This new 3D printer design is the result of the desire and passion to make a great portable printer that we can take with us anywhere. Build Volume: 5"x6"x5" (125mmx150mmx125mm)Resolution: <50 microns (0.05mm) X/Y & 100 microns (0.1mm) ZNozzle Size: 0.5mmFilament Diameter: 1.75mm (No special cartridge needed)Speed: 150mm/sec - 350mm/sec Materials*: PLA, ABS, MABS, Nylon, LaywoodPower: Includes 110-240 Power adapter. * Some materials may require a different platform to print properly (which we will be offering later), but the extruder system can still handle all of these material. "We got to witness its stability first hand. Video From "Deezmaker Launches Bukito on Kickstarter"by Mike Titsch at 3D Printer World High Quality

3D printing for every single one of us Looks like we’re all going completely potty about 3D printing. Recently, our celebrity crush Dita Von Teese donned the world’s first completely 3D-printed dress, and even an entire building is slated to be made from 3D printing in the next year or so. What’s left? Well, accessibility to the rest of us plebeians, that’s what. Which explains the deluge of 3D printing gadgets that are starting to flood the marketspace and calling out for a bit of crowdsourcing support. Pretty nifty too. Or the RigidBot 3D printer which purports to be not just customizable, but expandable to fit any 3D prototyping needs you have.

The Buccaneer® - The 3D Printer that Everyone can use! by Pirate3D Inc Manufacturing timeline and Stretch goals sections are at the very end for those who just want to go there. FAQ is also at the back, do check it out in case the questions you have are already answered there. Hi everyone! We have had many requests to see the internals of our 3D printer while it is printing. It's a bit messy because our prototype box doesn't have the compartments for proper storage but it looks great either way. The item printed is the Cute Octopus from Makerbot, Created by Jason Bakutis and is a creative common. We at Pirate3D are creating a full 3D printing solution for home consumers. Here is what we offer: Easy and Intuitive set up, The Buccaneer is built to be as easily set up as possible. Cloud Printing like pulling information directly from our store (Treasure Island) into your Buccaneer. Smart Objects allow everyday users to easily customize 3D objects without having to learn how to use 3D Design Software. Here is our baby, The Buccaneer. For multiple units Summary

Kossel Clear - Let's build a full sized delta 3D printer! by Blue Eagle Labs Update: We reached our stretch goal! Please check our updates tab for more information. We are Blue Eagle Labs and we are HUGE fans of 3D printers. For the past 6 months, we have been working on our rendition of the delta printer, the Kossel Clear. The Kossel Clear offers the following main advantages: Complete Build Documentation: For the 1st time builder, making your own delta 3D printer might seem to be a daunting task due to the vast amount of information that needs to be gathered. 1. 2. 3. Our Kossel Clear is a delta type 3D printer that uses 3 stepper motors to control the kinematically linked effector for movement in the x,y,z axis. Design Highlights Auto Calibration: Thanks to Johann Rocholl's auto calibration routine, builders will now have a lot less on their minds. Acrylic Parts: Acrylic offers the best combination of aesthetics, 'manufacturability', and cost. Acrylic Rods/Arms: Measure twice, cut once? Aluminum Extrusions: We love these aluminum extrusions. Table 1: Table 2:

W.Afate 3D printer On dit de l’imprimante 3D qu’elle aura le même impact que la machiné à vapeur. Un jeune togolais est peut-être en train d'écrire une des pages les plus belles et pleines de promesses de cette nouvelle épopée technologique... Soyez à la source de cette éclosion. Filez un coup de pouce à l’innovation « Made in Africa ! » Ecologie. _Valoriser les e-déchets et contribuer à nettoyer les dépotoirs informatiques qui comme à Agbogbloshie au Ghana, s’étendent à l’échelle de quartiers entiers. _Mettre la technologie à la portée de petites gens et faire de l’Afrique, non pas une spectatrice, mais une actrice à part entière d’une prochaine révolution industrielle plus vertueuse. _Favoriser le détournement et la réutilisation des machines usagées pour éviter de les envoyer à la casse et ainsi génerer un nouvel apport économique aux ménages africains, aux écoles et aux cyber cafés. Le WoeLab lance un appel à soutien. Les origines de la W.AFATE. La fabrication de la W.AFATE en 10 étapes 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6.

Printrbot: Your First 3D Printer by Brook Drumm I designed the Printrbot to be the simplest 3D printer yet. There are some great kits out there - the Makerbot, the Ultimaker, the Prusa Mendel, and others - but none as small and simple as the Printrbot. This all-in-one 3D printer kit can be assembled and printing in a couple of hours. The Printrbot is my original design, but borrows from many great designers in the open source 3D printer world (check out Pictures of the Printrbot: Video of the Printrbot: More Info: We could have (and will eventually) build this printer using all lasercut wood like Makerbot and others, or poured molded plastic, or even injection-molded plastic, but I believe in the original purpose: to build a self-replicating machine - one that anyone can build given time and materials. This kickstarter will do more than fund a single project.

Nanotechnology Helps Engineers Build Stronger, Tougher Bikes and Planes Just because something’s tough doesn’t mean it’s strong. In fact, finding materials that are both tough and strong is one of the biggest obstacles facing those who design everything from bridges to bicycles and bullet-proof vests. But a new nanofiber from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL) could be the well-rounded material long sought after by engineers. This structural nanofiber – a type of synthetic polymer related to acrylic – fulfills both the strength and toughness requirements needed for building objects that are simultaneously resilient and light-weight. In structural materials, strength and toughness are usually mutually exclusive qualities, with strength often occurring at the expense of toughness. Strength refers to a material’s ability to carry a load. Take, for example, a ceramic plate. A rubber ball, on the other hand, can easily be squished out of shape, but it’s hard to break. Dzenis and his team knew that making their material thinner would also make it stronger.

The gMax 3D Printer - Print. Bigger. by Gordon LaPlante If we reach: Read About gMax Printer At: Imagine a world where you can come up with a design in your mind and have the physical object, large or small, in your hands with just a few clicks on a computer in the comfort of your own home or office. 3D printing is something that I was interested in long before I designed the gMax printer. Throughout this process I was working full-time and taking my exams to become a licensed architect, which I completed July 2012 – the first prototype was completed that Winter and I’ve been continuously updating, upgrading, and optimizing this printer ever since. Below are several renders showing the design's progression: With a 16'' x 16'' x 9'' (2,304 in3) build volume, the gMax 3D Printer is among the top when it comes to build volume capabilities. Also, the 16’’ square acrylic bed does not require heat if you’re using PLA. Another note worth mentioning is how quietly the gMax prints. Summary: Specifications Dimensions Weight Frame

ZEUS: The World's First ALL-IN-ONE 3D Printer / Copy Machine by AIO Robotics Also seen in: Wouldn't it be great to buy a 3D printer, take it out of the box, plug it in, and be able to use it right away, the same way you would with any other piece of consumer electronics such as computers and TVs? Just as 2D printers naturally evolved to incorporate more functions into one device, we set out to revolutionize the 3D printing industry to give makers a complete 3D printing experience with a multifunctional machine. Finally, you will now be able to scan, print, copy, and fax objects from one device at an affordable price. The result of this endeavor for the past 5 years has been breathtaking. Our design philosophy is to create a product that can be beautifully displayed and used in any environment. Instead of plastic or wood, all linear components are made by CNC-machined aluminum (xyz-carrier, turntable) and the external metal enclosure ensures an extremely rigid body. Layer Resolution: 100 microns (200 & 300 options available for faster prints) Timeline:

Makerbot, Ultimaker and Cb printer: customer support comparison | A girl with a 3D printer 3d printers are fun, but you will eventually have problems and will have to write to the customer support to solve them. Maybe after months of faithful usage like it happend to our Replicator or just after unboxing and trying to assemble the creature, but sooner or later you will have to write an email and ask information or spare pieces to who sold you the machine. Sometimes it’s a nice experience, sometimes it’s awful. You already are sad/annoyed/angry because your printer isn’t working and a good user support will brighten or darken your day. So here are our experiences so far, let me know yours! Cb-printer: I’ll start easy, the error was theirs. Makerbot: after working perfectly for months on one day we heard a pop, a bad smell and the printer was dead. Great support, would love to recommend it Ultimaker: I already wrote about the problem we had in my assembly post and won’t get into details again. Based on the user support I would never recommend Ultimaker

Modular Desktop CNC Machine by AJ Quick What is CNC? A CNC is essentially a machine that is controlled by a computer and can perform highly intricate maneuvers over and over again (similar to a printer). In this case instead of dispensing ink onto the paper, it uses a cutting tool to cut very detailed shapes into common materials like wood, plastic, & aluminum. It is a critical machine in any manufacturing factory, or research and development lab. We think it’s a tool that will be found in every workshop and home garage in the future. We want to make that future a reality! The Pitch In August 2010 we pitched an idea to University of Minnesota staff to create a challenge for five graduating seniors in the field of Mechanical Engineering. Our Project Our CNC Machine is 26” by 20” with a useable cutting area of 18” x 12”. The Prototype One of the benefits of being designed by engineers means that we have already scrutinized every aspect in the prototype of our design. The Rewards $10 Level. At this level we would love your support.

Spherical "Ekinoids" to house future generations in off-grid towns A self-assembled spherical house may sound like a simple idea, but the founders of the Ekinoid Project are extraordinarily ambitious. It's thought that the global population could reach 9 billion by 2050, and to house some of those 2 billion extra people, the Ekinoid Project would see pop-up off-grid towns of its spheroid pods accommodate 10,000 people at a time in some of Earth's least hospitable places. View all Spherical houses might sound like a gimmick, and an ineffective use of space, but the designers think that a sphere provides great structural strength while markedly reducing the amount of raw materials required for each sphere. It's thought that Ekinoids would be made from either steel or glued laminated timber, which would be insulated or clad according to your inhospitable environment of choice. As is often the case, the off-grid rationale reads like a sustainable technology shopping list. Source: Ekinoid Project, via Boing Boing