FDM printers use a thermoplastic filament, which is heated to its melting point and then extruded, layer by layer, to create a three dimensional object.
he latest entry in Autodesk’s 123D line of 3D design tools, 123D Creature gives iPad owners the power to sculpt and paint their own three-dimensional creatures and then share them with the community, export them as a 3D mesh, or have them sent to a 3D printing service to be transformed into real stuff. 123D Creatures has a Follow this link: Build Creatures On Your iPad, Bring Them To Life With 3D Printing anonymous
In what I can only describe as one of the most interesting and strange re-imaginings of 3D printing technology, two guys, Pete and Max (aka Wobble Works LLC), have created the world’s first 3D pen. Over at Kickstarter the duo describe their project, “Have you ever just wished you could lift your pen off the paper and see your drawing become a real three dimensional object? Well now you can 3Doodler is the world’s first and only 3D Printing Pen.
We know you’ve had that childhood dream: You spent hours in your room conjuring up doodles, wishing you could take them right off the page. Who doesn’t imagine waving a hand to make their creation magically appear in thin air
redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports – Your Universe Online A device capable of quickly manufacturing three-dimensional objects smaller than the diameter of a human hair was recently presented by researchers from the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology ( KIT ). The researchers, who are officially affiliated with KIT spin-off organization Nanoscribe GmbH , demonstrated what they claim is the world’s fastest 3D printer of microstructures and nanostructures at the Photonics West international science fair, held from February 2 through February 7 in San Francisco, California. The device is “based on a novel laser lithography method” and can create miniscule three-dimensional objects “with minimum time consumption and maximum resolution,” officials from the high-tech company explained Wednesday in a statement.
Printing technology has come a long way in the 21st century, moving swiftly from two dimensional into the realm of 3D. Furniture, cars, shoes, a replica of King Tutankhamun – these are all things that have been made with 3D printing technology. However, it doesn’t stop at material objects
This week’s selection was encountered during our visit to the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City, specifically in the Modern Art section. The Fractal.MGX table is a stunning demonstration of the possibilities when one combines creativity, size, mathematics and of course, 3D printing.
Lots of expecting couples get ultrasounds of their babies, and even take the grainy black-and-white pictures home. Now a clinic in Japan is offering models of the fetus, using 3D-printing technology. Fasotec, an engineering company and Parkside Hiroo Ladies clinic have teamed up to offer the service since July 30
At the Techonomy conference in Tucson, industry leaders discuss the future of three-dimensional printing — and how the technology will change markets forever. [Read more] See the original post: 3D printing: the next digital transformation car insurance in ny