Today’s big news, courtesy of Quartz , is about the expiration of laser sintering patents that will change the face of 3D printing in 2014. In short, the reason “good” 3D printers – namely the ones that create solid, injection-molded style pieces – aren’t cheap or readily available is that older 3D printing companies have held the laser sintering process hostage.
Russell Holly was able to pick the brains of the two biggest geeks on television. In our interview Adam and Jamie discuss Superman, 3D printing, Google Glass, the DIY movements, and other geeky stuffy
We recently reported on a study published by the technology research firm Gartner. Their report concluded that companies who adopt 3D printing technology early would see an advantage over their competitors. However, when it came to consumer adoption of 3D printing the study wasn’t nearly as sanguine
Like many complex 3D-printed projects, this violin isn’t entirely made on a 3D printer but it’s interesting nonetheless. It is a violin that costs about $12 to build and uses paper, 3D printed parts, and some cheap wire to make an instrument that, while not pretty to look at, is definitely capable of making some sort of music. The project, run by Alex Davies, is definitely in the extreme DIY vein
Idle 3D printers are the bane of the creative class. That’s why MakeXYZ.com is so important
French journalist Gilbert Kallenborn had a big problem when the lock of his sliding window didn’t function any more. Perfect for a DIY 3D printing project! Gilberts window dated from the seventies and he was looking for a solution for months. He couldn’t find any spare parts so he asked smithlocks, friends and family, but no one could help him and it would cost 3000 euro to buy a new window.
When we hear about drones, some of us tend to think about war, destruction, lost lives, and other horrible things. But there are several other use cases for these unmanned aerial vehicles that have nothing to do with war.
Originally posted on businessoffashion.com LONDON, United Kingdom — Remember Maison Martin Margiela’s L’Incognito sunglasses from 2008? Of course you do. A futuristic strip of dark polycarbonate that wrapped around the wearer’s eyes like an identity-obscuring black bar, they were an instant sell-out and are now sought-after collectibles