3D printing is still in its relative infancy, but more and more folks are using machines like the MakerBot Replicato r and Formlab’s Form 1 to turn digital plans into physical reality.
If you thought downloading music from the internet had nothing new to offer, think again. One of the tech editors over at Instructables — Amanda Ghassaei — has put a new twist on the digital delivery of music by 3D printing a record.
Objet is still at Eurmold 2012, and the company is showing off some of the most impressive 3D printed work to come out of its line of industrial printers. Today’s creations are sets of fasteners and connectors created by Rotite , a company that specializes in modular fixing technology. The company created prototypes on an Objet Connex500 that are already proving to be ridiculously strong
3D printers make prototypes that ensure major investments like tooling are made only after the design has been proven out. Parts from the FDM process provide additional value because they can be used as manufacturing tooling and even as finished product
If 3-D printers become good and ubiquitous, the number one question is going to be, can somebody make up an object and get paid for it? Just hypothetically, let’s say 3-D printers are good enough to print out a new phone, which is conceivable, not immediately but it will happen, or to print out a new computer, a new tablet you’d want to use, or some other device.