3D printers are great if you want to print small plastic widgets.
No, we’re not referring to the identically-named giftshop at Kennedy Space Centre where you can buy all the freeze-dried ice cream you’d care to eat; we are instead referring to NASA’s Advanced Digital Materials and Manufacturing for Space initiative at their Ames Research Center. It’s basically a FabLab for NASA makers.
Most 3D printed objects are made out of hard plastic. While its great for some projects, others require a material with more elasticity
The future may be printed in 3D, but MakerBot Industries doesn’t want guns to be any part of it. In the wake of the tragic Sandy Hook school shooting, MarkerBot has taken the step of removing gun components from an online repository of 3D printing models called Thingiverse. An attorney for MakerBot has confirmed in Here is the original post: MakerBot removes gun parts from 3D printing repository healthinsurancehunter.com
Citing its Terms of Service, MakerBot has removed designs for AR15 and other weapon components from its 3D printing file library. [Read more] Follow this link: MakerBot purges 3D printable gun parts from Thingiverse http://puregreencoffee.org
Pills, pills, pills. (Photo: Global Post) 3D printing aficionados eager for the new technology to disrupt the vice market were dismayed to discover this week that the much-hyped 3D printed gun fired six shots before falling the f*ck apart
CONFIRMATION as to how seriously some companies are taking additive manufacturing, popularly known as 3D printing, came on November 20 th when GE Aviation, part of the world’s biggest manufacturing group, bought a privately owned company called Morris Technologies. This is a small precision-engineering firm employing 130 people in suburban Cincinnati, Ohio.
As 3D printers become more and more accessible to a consumer audience, one question lingers above the rest: why? Granted, they’re incredibly cool, but what, if any, are the practical implication of such a technology
Although our friends at Teague tipped us off about their Labs’ latest project prior to Tad Toulis’s unveiling of 13:30 at Maker Faire this past weekend, his presentation was our first time seeing the 3D-printed headphones . It’s both a thought experiment and a case study for personal fabrication, challenging the convention of “the current consumer electronics paradigm,” which is “all about mass production and distribution.” “Using 3D printing technology and consumer-sourceable components, 13:30 creates an equivalent product at an equivalent price, but made on demand—just for you.” And while we’ve been admiring (and using) the prefab pair they sent us over the weekend—complete with custom packaging—they’ve also posted the plans on none other than Thingiverse. With 3D printers becoming more accessible we decided to have a think around the concept “life in beta” as a future scenario.