This has to be one of the most uniquely disruptive uses of 3D printing I’ve seen: an ink refill company has successfully 3D-printed a Kodak ink cartridge, refilled it, and printed with it.
We are very excited to announce today that i.materialise will be an exhibitor at the New York Maker Faire on September 21-22, 2013 in Queens, NY. We had such a great time at the Bay Area event that we’ll be back for more in just a couple of months! There were many 3D printing-related things to see at the last Faire, so we’re anticipating another great gathering of 3D printing enthusiasts
If you are interested in 3D printing and you don’t have any CAD (computer aided design) skills, the first question to cross your mind often is “how will I design my own 3D models?”. While there are many solutions out there, ranging from the free Sketchup or Blender solutions to the more costly softwares like 3DS Max, Solidworks, or Catia, it is always difficult for the newcomers to find anything really easy
As a lover of all things mechanical I’m awe of Chris Fenton’s Entabulator . Using an old book on mechanical loom-making, a 3D printer, and some serious patience he engineered a computer that can read a program off of punch cards and, in this case, calculate the Fibonacci sequence. The machine runs using a hand crank (Fenton notes you can overclock it by cranking faster) and it is quite finicky but also quite beautiful in its own way