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
We’ve been fortunate to be able to examine some 3D printed objects from Objet in their Vero Clear material first hand. While we’ve seen clear (and clear-ish) items printed before, there seems to be advantages when used in a multi-material 3D printer.
3D Printing a large object with holes . Printing with Natural clear PLA
We caught news of an interesting artistic application of 3D printing, on display this past week in Munich at the 84Ghz exhibition. Artist Daniel Hilldrup created two works from his series Fragments in Time using 3D printing tech from Objet.
Our UK team recently visited Daniel Hilldrup (in photo above) , an exciting artist in residence at the London Metropolitan University to get a sneak preview of some unique 3D printed artwork from his upcoming series ‘Fragments in Time’ . Daniel’s passion for using digital technology to create functional sculptures and objects of ‘beautility’ led him to the world of Objet Connex