Marcus Thymark's Open-Source FilaMaker Shreds and Recycles Plastic for 3D Printing German engineer and inventor Marcus Thymark is developing a filament-producing machine that allows 3D printing enthusiasts to grind up and reprocess discarded printed objects and other scrap plastic for re-use. Called the FilaMaker, Thymark’s machine is based on a powerful hand-cranked shredder that can be made from steel or stainless steel. He is working on integrating the shredder with a melter and extruder, which will allow the user to recycle scrap plastic into new filament. Thymark says the FilaMaker can handle different kinds of plastic, such as acrylonitrile butadiene styrene (ABS), polyethylene (PE), and polypropylene (PP). Thymark has begun selling two models of his shredder. + FilaMaker Photos courtesy of Marcus Thymark
Azteeg X1 3D Printer Controller v1.5 RoHS Description: The Azteeg X1 3DP is an open source controller designed to be used in RepRap 3D Printers and similar cartesian based machines including CNCs. It has all the features needed to run all current and future single extruder designs. Will work with Prusa Mendel, Mendel Max, Ordbot, Printrbot and most 3D printers The Azteeg X1 is based on Sanguino/Sanguinololu and is compatible with most Arduino based firmware(Sprinter, Marlin, Repetier, plus others.). Compatible with Pololu and Stepstick stepper motor drivers with the ability to use an external power source for the motors with higher voltages. The Azteeg X1 3DP is your low cost, compact and expandable 3DP printer controller. Features: Atmel ATMEGA1284P with FT232RL FTDI USB chip. What's in the box: Azteeg X1 3DP controller board with Arduino Bootloader and Test FirmwareSelected connector set option Documentation:
Deezmaker | 3D Printing Fun 3D-Drucker Ein ORDbot Quantum 3D Drucker Der 3D-Druck ist ein Generatives Fertigungsverfahren. Beschreibung[Bearbeiten] Unter 3D-Drucken versteht man in erster Linie den Fertigungsprozess des Urformens. Innerhalb der Maschinenklasse der digitalen Fabrikatoren stellen die 3D-Drucker die wichtigste Teilklasse der additiven, also anhäufenden, aufbauenden Fabrikatoren dar. Die wichtigsten Techniken des 3D-Druckens sind das selektive Laserschmelzen und das Elektronenstrahlschmelzen für Metalle und das selektive Lasersintern für Polymere, Keramik und Metalle, die Stereolithografie und das Digital Light Processing für flüssige Kunstharze und das Polyjet-Modeling sowie das Fused Deposition Modeling für Kunststoffe und teilweise Kunstharze. Die erreichbare Auflösung eines Kunstharz-Druckers betrug Ende 2012 z. Multipler 3D-Druck[Bearbeiten] Meist arbeiten 3D-Druckmaschinen nur mit einem Werkstoff oder einer Werkstoffmischung und einem Druckverfahren. Industrie[Bearbeiten] Anwendungsgebiete[Bearbeiten]
gTar: The First Guitar That Anybody Can Play by Incident Thanks to your overwhelming support, our Kickstarter is now over! Don't worry though, you can still get a gTar. Head over to www.incidentgtar.com for more information or to place an order. What people are saying about the gTar: "If you're ever picked up a guitar for the first time and tried to play a favorite song, you know how discouraging it can be. "The gTar by Incident is disruption defined." - TechCrunch "The proof is in the pudding. "欲しい！ We've also been featured on: CNN, Rolling Stone, Wired, Mashable, PC Mag, Create Digital Music, and out of the six finalists at TechCrunch Disrupt NYC 2012, we were selected as the runner-up. If you're a fan, please take a second to follow us on Facebook, Twitter, or on our blog! Update #8: Last Call + T-Shirt Designs (!!) Update #7: New Video Update + Demo Update #6: New Color/Pick Guard Option at $350k! Update #5: Shipping We've added international shipping options - thanks for for patience. United States: Free Canada: $10 Rest of the World: $60. Go Further
83-Year-Old Inventor Designs Inexpensive Open-Source Filament Extruder to Cut the Cost of 3D Printing Hugh Lyman, an 83-year-old retiree from Enumclaw, Washington, won The Desktop Factory Competition with his design for a low-cost, open-source machine capable of turning resin pellets into inexpensive filament for 3D printing. The competition, sponsored by Inventables, Kauffman, and the Maker Education Initiative, required that the parts used to make the machine could cost no more than $250. Lyman first entered his proposal in August 2012, but was disqualified because the machine exceeded the budget of $250. After modifying the project, he resubmitted it under the name “The Lyman Filament Extruder II”. The machine works by filling a hopper with plastic pellets, which are then heated to their melting point. To highlight the cost benefits, for instance, if one wanted to make 392 chess pieces using a 3D printer, it would require the purchase of 2.2 pounds of plastic, which costs about $50. + The Lyman Filament Extruder Via Techland
What to buy? - Personal/DIY 3D printers up to $3,500 - 3d Printing Are you thinking about buying your own 3D printer? Then take a look at this overview. Here you will find all companies and communities that sell personal/DIY 3D printers with a maximum price of $3,500 USD. Adjunct Engineering LLC About: Billy Zelsnack from Adjunct Engineering LLC recently launched his desktop 3D printer on Kickstarter and already has enough backers to reach his primary goal to realize the printer. The Printxel 3D printer is a complete kit including the mechanics, motors, extruder, electronics, power supply, but not including heated platform. Printer: Printxel 3D printer Build envelope (LxWxH mm): 140x140x140 Price: DIY kit: $300 (not including heated platform) Visit their site Afinia About: Afinia, is a division of Microboards Technology LLC, a leader in specialized printing solutions. Printer: Afinia H Series Build envelope (LxWxH mm): 245x260x345 Price: $1,499 Visit their site Bits From Bytes Printer: RepMan 3.2 3D Printer Kit Build envelope (LxWxH mm): 270x205x210 Price : BotMill
Decentralize the web with Diaspora by Daniel G. Maxwell S. Raphael S. Ilya Z. We're fully funded! Check out some of the other great projects on Kickstarter Diaspora - the privacy aware, personally controlled, do-it-all distributed open source social network We are four talented young programmers from NYU’s Courant Institute trying to raise money so we can spend the summer building Diaspora; an open source personal web server that will put individuals in control of their data. What is it? Enter your Diaspora “seed,” a personal web server that stores all of your information and shares it with your friends. For a little more detailed explanation, checkout this blog post. What is the project about? We believe that privacy and connectedness do not have to be mutually exclusive. Why are we building it? This February, Eben Moglen, Columbia law professor and author of the latest GPL, gave a talk on Internet privacy. But why is centralization so much more convenient, even in an age where relatively powerful computers are ubiquitous? Why do we need money? Our Promise.
Business-Trend: 3D-Drucken - Business Industrieunternehmen sparen sich durch die Konstruktion von Werkstücken am Computer eine Menge Geld. Doch irgendwann kommt der Punkt, an dem das virtuelle Modell im Rechner nicht mehr ausreicht, ein Prototyp muss her. Mit einem 3D-Drucker kann man ein Modell ganz einfach ausdrucken. 3D-Druck wird bezahlbar 3D-Drucker sind keine brandneue Erfindung, im Gegenteil.
Filabot: Plastic Filament Maker by Tyler McNaney Filabot is a 3D plastic extrusion system. For example mostly any type of recyclable plastic, such as milk jugs, detergent bottles, soda bottles, shampoo bottles, product packaging, and many more, can be processed through the Filabot to make usable 3D printing filament. This will allow for users to remake filament from an old print that is bad or not needed. The Filabot will grind, melt and extrude the plastic filament. It is a one stop shop for all the filament you could ever need. Plastic recycling and extrusion have been around since plastic was invented. The Size of Filabot and Operation: Going along with the desktop theme, The Filabot will be designed to fit on a desktop. The grinding unit of the Filabot will process plastic up to the diameter of 4in, larger pieces will have to be broken down before feed into the grinder. After grinding the plastic will be a uniform size and will be automatically feed into the hopper. Finally the filament is rolled onto the spool for future parts.
Custom Online CNC Machine Shop | Free CAD Software | Mahwah | NJ Printrbot Talk • View topic - Var kan man köpa vad? Tänkte dela med mig av den puttelilla visdom jag kan anse mig ha skaffat mig under byggets gång. Var man kan köpa vad och var man inte bör köpa dem.Har ni några förslag på saker som bör vara med i listan, tveka inte att posta här i tråden så adderar jag dem till första posten här när jag har tid. Köp/sälj platser för 3dprintermaterial Printerbot's egna sida är ju given. Chris Granger - Musings and such. 15-Year-Old Maker Astronomically Improves Pancreatic Cancer Test Maryland young maker Jack Andraka isn’t old enough to drive yet, but he’s just pioneered a new, improved test for diagnosing pancreatic cancer that is 90% accurate, 400 times more sensitive, and 26,000 times less expensive than existing methods. Andraka had gotten interested in pancreatic cancer, and knew that early detection is a challenge. He gleaned information on the topic from his “good friend Google,” and began his research. Yes, he even got in trouble in his science class for reading articles on carbon nanotubes instead of doing his classwork. When Andraka had solidified ideas for his novel paper sensor, he wrote out his procedure, timeline, and budget, and emailed 200 professors at research institutes. He got 199 rejections and one acceptance from Johns Hopkins: “If you send out enough emails, someone’s going to say yes.” Watch Andraka talk about his improved test: Goli Mohammadi Contact me at goli (at) makermedia (dot) com. Related