Everyone hands out business cards – it’s been the standard method of exchanging business information for a very long time. But now Nanning de Jong of 3Dwergen in The Netherlands has created an alternative approach using 3D printing: Business Figurines.
We’ve previously reported on Defense Distributed , an organization that seeks to design and print fully-functional guns using 3D printers and share the digital files for them so others can do the same. We don’t like this idea one bit .
This topic just won’t go away. Last week 3D printer manufacturer Stratasys revoked the 3D printer lease of Defense Distributed, a team intent on producing an open source, 3D-printable gun design – using a Stratasys 3D printer.
Emil Vicale’s phone hasn’t stopped ringing since his company, Herobuilders.com, released a tanorexic doll earlier this week, spinning it off from news about burnt-sienna-hued New Jersey mom Patricia Krentcil.
The movie industry is beginning to see how much value 3D printing offers, especially on effects-heavy films that are made with huge numbers of 3D digital models. This glove, used in ‘Iron Man 2,’ was made using a 3D printer, and is part of a full-body suit used in some of the film’s live-action scenes.
Most kids would say that they would want to become a superhero when they grow up. Obviously they realize that this is impossible by the time they reach the fourth grade, but it’s still a fun dream to hold on to. Well, today, Firebox is making their dreams come true.
Designer Joong Han Lee wants to humanize the way we deal with virtual objects in design and prototyping. His answer is Haptic Intelligentsia, a human / robot hybrid that allows users to build physical items around a virtual model using only their sense of touch. Created as Lee’s master’s thesis at the Design Academy Eindhoven, the project consists of a closed box, which users access through a pair of gloves, and a glue gun attached to a computer-controlled robotic arm. Lee programs a virtual object into the workspace — in this case, a simple cylinder — and the robotic arm provides haptic feedback whenever the gun comes into contact with the object’s “surface.” Using the quick-drying glue, users can then build real objects while sculpting around the model’s virtual contours