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Amazon. Why 3D Printing Is Overhyped (I Should Know, I Do It For a Living) Autodesk : mythes et réalités de l'impression 3D. Carl Bass, président d’Autodesk, a publié une longue tribune sur le site de Wired pour donner son point de vue sur l’impression 3D.

Autodesk : mythes et réalités de l'impression 3D

Un avis de poids, alors qu’Autodesk se penche de plus en plus sur cette technologie pour revitaliser sa gamme de logiciels de modélisation. Seven Things You Must Know About 3D Printing. Many Fabbaloo readers are new to the idea of 3D printing.

Seven Things You Must Know About 3D Printing

You may have been attracted to the technology because you've seen it on the web, or perhaps someone told you about it. But not having experienced it directly, there are some things you should know. It's Slow. Do not expect Star Trek Replicator speed with today's 3D printers. FabLab. La nouvelle révolution industrielle. Future of Digital Fabrication Blows 3D Printing Out of the Water.

Just when I thought I’d heard it all in the latest 3D Printing news, I went to a meeting last week at MIT on Digital Fabrication that just blew 3D Printing out of the water.

Future of Digital Fabrication Blows 3D Printing Out of the Water

The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy [OSTP] asked Neil Gershenfeld, Director of the Center for Bits and Atoms at MIT, to organize a meeting that allowed the digital fabrication community to voice their needs for policy and programs to the Executive Branch. Tom Kalil, the OSTP Deputy Director for Technology and Innovation, made clear “the President believes manufacturing is important to the future of the nation. Since R&D and manufacturing are coupled, the White House believes that if manufacturing goes off-shore, then R&D will follow.” And it is innovation in R&D that has been an American strength for decades.

8 Hackerspaces Changing the Arab World. Open source hardware meets the p2p economy. We are at this moment in history when we can say with certainty that open source hardware (OSHW) is economically viable.

Open source hardware meets the p2p economy

The video below tells the success story of Adafruit Industries. Barely formed, this business model relying on OSHW might already be obsolete. A new model, the open value network, is already threatening to transform the landscape of the open source economy. A 3-D Printer For Every Home! (Yeah, Right) There are a few Holy Grails on the Internet--things that thou shalt not touch because the Internet is still pretty much run by geeks.

A 3-D Printer For Every Home! (Yeah, Right)

You can’t criticize the hilarity and hive mind intelligence of memes, even when they’re, you know, really stupid. You can’t discuss the potential reasoning behind DRM, even when, to be a little fair, the web is a fantasy land of copyright infringement. Why a DIY Pioneer Dislikes 3D Printing. NEW YORK — The DIY enthusiasts involved in today's "maker movement" love experimenting with 3D printers to turn digital designs into real-life objects made of plastic, metal, even chocolate.

Why a DIY Pioneer Dislikes 3D Printing

But one of the leading do-it-yourself pioneers has come forth to explain why he really dislikes the 3D printing craze and sees it as just a steppingstone to something greater. Modern 3D printers use lasers or squirt hot materials to build objects layer by layer from a computer design. Creating open source soil for joint development. How 3D printers change the rules of manufacturing. Telkom and Korea's KT Corp are edging steadily nearer to a deal.

How 3D printers change the rules of manufacturing

Now they need shareholder support. Telkom is inching closer to a deal with Korea’s KT Corp, the JSE-listed fixed-line operator told shareholders on Wednesday. The operator once again renewed a cautionary notice to shareholders about the talks, which it first revealed in October 2011. According to a new statement from Telkom, the two companies have completed a “diagnostic review and harmonised their respective findings”. “The companies are now in the process of finalising the terms of the potential strategic venture,” Telkom says. When it first announced the talks, Telkom said it was negotiating to sell a 20% equity stake in the operator to KT Corp. Redesigning Reality: How 3-D Printing Is Shaping the Future of Art, Engineering, and Everything Else.

Two interesting things happened this year.

Redesigning Reality: How 3-D Printing Is Shaping the Future of Art, Engineering, and Everything Else

First, doctors in Belgium performed the country's first face transplant. Fabrication and manufacturing: The future of African hardware innovation. Across Africa there is a vibrant culture of people creating things.

Fabrication and manufacturing: The future of African hardware innovation

Hardware products. It’s rarely glamorous as our inventors and micro-entrepreneurs innovate on products due to necessity — there simply aren’t enough jobs and they need to feed their families. Why 3-D Printing Isn't Like Virtual Reality  I’d like to sneak up on the question of 3-D printing by way of boring old 2-D printing.

Why 3-D Printing Isn't Like Virtual Reality 

Typography used to be heavy industry. Why 3-D Printing Will Go the Way of Virtual Reality. Update: Tim Maly has published an excellent counterpoint to this post over at the Tech Review Guest blog. There is a species of magical thinking practiced by geeks whose experience is computers and electronics—realms of infinite possibility that are purposely constrained from the messiness of the physical world—that is typical of Singularitarianism, mid-90s missives about the promise of virtual reality, and now, 3-D printing.

As 3-D printers come within reach of the hobbyist—$1,100 for MakerBot’s Thing-O-Matic—and The Pirate Bay declares “physibles” the next frontier of piracy, I’m seeing usually level-headed thinkers like Clive Thompson and Tim Maly declare that the end of shipping is here and we should all start boning up on Cory Doctorow’s science fiction fantasies of a world in which any object can be rapidly synthesized with a little bit of energy and raw materials. Let’s start with the mechanism. Disruptions: The 3-D Printing Free-For-All. Big DIY: The Year the Maker Movement Broke. About a year ago, I wrote a weekly post at Wired‘s Gadget Lab called “DIY Friday.” The first story was about MintyBoost, a USB charger made from AA batteries and an Altoids tin, devised by Adafruit’s Limor Fried. That was what DIY/maker hardware news mostly looked like in the last week of August 2010. Now, let’s look at the first week of August in 2011: Design software giant Autodesk, creators of AutoCAD, Maya, Sketchbook and 123D, purchased Instructables, a popular online community for DIYers to share and discuss their projects, and help others build their own.MakerFaire Detroit, sponsored by Ford, Pepsi and Microsoft as well as Etsy, Boing Boing and O’Reilly, gently wound down after officially closing July 31, featuring everything from giant Halloween displays to sewing tutorials to tiny children on crazy leaf-blower go-karts.

Whether they’re at established mainstream companies or hungry startups, people all over the world have figured out that DIY can be good business. Will 3D printing revolutionise manufacturing? 28 July 2011Last updated at 00:09 By Peter Day Presenter, In Business Loughborough University's machines can even print larger structures such as building materials With the creation of many products - including building materials - now possible at the touch of a button, will 3D printing sound the death knell for mass production?

In a way there is nothing new about 3D printing. Makers » Download for Free. There's a dangerous group of anti-copyright activists out there who pose a clear and present danger to the future of authors and publishing. They have no respect for property or laws. What's more, they're powerful and organized, and have the ears of lawmakers and the press. I'm speaking, of course, of the legal departments at ebook publishers. These people don't believe in copyright law. "Makers", le roman qui prône la révolution par le bricolage. Extrait du film « Fight Club » (David Fincher, 1999) .MGX opens world's first store dedicated to 3D printed goods. Is your Matter Compiler broken? Well, step on down to the local .MGX for all your 3D printed needs!

Materialise's .MGX brand has just opened its very own flagship store in Brussels, and it professes to be the first physical store solely dedicated to 3D printed wares. Design And The New Industrial Revolution  If you hadn’t heard, there’s a new industrial revolution sweeping the world. This revolution, say the champions of this new kind of making, is the result of three factors that together change the nature and economics of manufacturing.

The first is free software for designing complex 3D objects; the best known example being Google Sketchup. The second is 3D printing in which computerised machines turn virtual designs into physical models that you can prod, fondle and squeeze. Finally, there is the precipitous drop in the cost of 3D printers and other rapid prototyping techniques. 3-D printers will be your next home accessory - Jun. 6. Impresoras 3D: la próxima revolución digital. Open source hardware. Fabulous Fab(Labs) Dans Tintin et le lac aux requins, le professeur Tournesol invente un engin révolutionnaire: le photocopieur en trois dimensions. The Future of Manufacturing is Local. Think manufacturing, and most likely your brain defaults to abandoned factories, outsourcing and economically devastated regions like the Rust Belt.

MakerBot Is a New 3-D Printer. La prochaine r?volution ? Faites-la vous m?me ! ? Article ? OWNI, Digital Journalism. Les hackers ne s'intéressent pas qu'aux logiciels, mais font aussi dans le "Do It Yourself". Et quand ils s'en prennent aux objets, le résultat est souvent étonnant. Petit tour du monde du DIY. Mark Suppes, l’homme qui fusionne des atomes dans son garage » Article. Le chercheur Mark Suppes s'adonne à un loisir bien particulier, qui pose in fine la question de l'alternative à la technique utilisée actuellement dans les centrales. Rassurez-vous, ce n'est pas un savant fou. Mark Suppes et son Fusor. L'impression 3D ? port?e de tous ? Le | • Mis à jour le | Par Damien Leloup Dans son roman L'Age de diamant, l'auteur de science-fiction Neal Stephenson décrit un futur où, à chaque coin de rue, des machines synthétisent les objets de votre choix, grâce à des nanotechnologies poussées.

La technologie n'est pas encore au point, mais l'impression 3D, ou création d'objets à la demande à partir d'un fichier informatique, a connu ces deux dernières années un développement accéléré. Très coûteuse et réservée à une clientèle de professionnels, l'impression en trois dimensions se démocratise peu à peu. En théorie, cette technologie qui permet de créer des objets à la demande est pourtant simple : elle s'inspire du système de fonctionnement des imprimantes classiques, avec un chariot qui fait des allers-retours pour déposer point par point un dessin sur une feuille de papier.

Les machines d'impression en 3D fonctionnent de la même manière : elles solidifient, au laser ou à l'eau, un tracé défini dans un fichier. Technology: Print me a Stradivarius. In the Next Industrial Revolution, Atoms Are the New Bits.