We just got back from the Bay Area Maker Faire over the weekend and wanted to share some highlights with you. This was our first time at the Maker Faire here in the US and it was simply incredible. There were so many people excited to learn about 3D printing and what we do, that we had a constant flow of people in the booth.
Carsten Fulland and his company Zendome use their MakerBot Replicator 2 Desktop 3D Printer in order to rapidly test new parts for everything from strength to ergonomics for their modular geodesic domes and mobile spaces they make for events.
Don’t let the excitement around 3D printed guns obscure the reality about 3D printing which can be a great force for good. Read more: Peter Cochrane’s Blog: Beyond 3D Printed Guns law of attraction money
3D printers are getting cheaper and cheaper all the time. Soon enough, we’ll start seeing more than just hobbyists and industrial designers working with the technology. Unfortunately, the CAD software designers use to make 3D models is still expensive and/or complicated.
There is a lot of talk about how great 3D printing is already, and how it is going to change the world.
Filament is expensive. Ask any 3D printing enthusiast and they will agree that the cost of the plastic filament used to print objects is oftentimes overpriced. If only there was a product that let you recycle all the worthless plastic sitting around your house into usable filament.
Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com – Your Universe Online A few years ago, I saw an inventive 3D printing machine sitting in a tiny booth at CES in Las Vegas. Who knew, just a couple years later, MakerBot would be as big as it is now, and inspiring one artist to create bronze sculptures