Entrepreneurs run our economy now, McGee observes. They have liquidity and they’re ready to take risks. The economy remains a concern for small business owners like me.
Looking to build an unusual 3D printer? You might consider Blue Eagle Labs’ Kossel Clear 3D printer kit. It’s a delta 3D printer, which employs a different mechanical approach than traditional linear X-Y-Z methods such as Cubify and MakerBot
If you thought you and your RepRap were safe from posers, you’re sunk: Amazon has just opened a store for 3D printers and printer accessories that seems to, at the very least, allow smaller manufacturers to get a foothold in an increasingly tight market.
They say necessity is the mother of invention, and nowhere was it more necessary than in the case of Kaiba Gionfriddo’s life. The infant was born with a condition called tracheobronchomalacia that results in weakened support for the trachea, and his fate seemed all but decided until researchers at the University of Michigan proffered an unlikely solution: a 3D-printed tracheal splint. The splint was custom-made just for the child and designed to hold the trachea in place as the bronchus builds around it, giving it strength
Something rad happened recently on Thingiverse when the mobile device company Nokia uploaded a design for the shell of a Nokia Lumia 820 that can be downloaded and 3D printed. Killer! We saw this at MakerBot and took the liberty to adapt the design to work perfectly on the MakerBot Replicator 2 Desktop 3D Printer .
Michael Harper for redOrbit.com – Your Universe Online For many, the future will be a place where instead of going to a store to buy a product or ordering it from the Internet and waiting for it to arrive, consumers will simply download it and have it printed almost instantly on their desktop 3D printer . While the technology is still in its infancy, many companies are pushing for this new future to become reality very soon
We just put this short video together to visually explain 3D printing. We managed to get it down to 37 seconds – using minimal text explanations. It spans the typical product design process starting from the initial product concept or idea that a designer would sketch on paper, to the CAD design stage; through to 3D printing that produces a functional model that can be tested and validated in your hands
When it comes to architectural 3D modeling, 3D print resolution is everything. Check out the ultra-fine details on this 3D printed victory arch – printed on the Objet Eden or Connex range of 3D printer in 16 micron detail using clear transparent material