At the dawn of rapid prototyping, a common predication was that 3D printing would transform manufacturing, spurring a consumer revolution that would put a printer in every home.
To make a three-dimensional color statue of yourself, you could grab a chunk of marble and enlist the services of a sculptor and a painter, or you could take the simple approach and use a 3D scanner and a 3D full-spectrum multicolor printer. Since the first option is expensive and time-consuming and very few of us have access to the equipment for the second, Shapify has launched a service that lets users scan themselves at home, using a Kinect… Continue Reading Shapify uses a Kinect to let users create a 3D Mini-Me from home Section: Electronics Tags: 3D , 3D Printing , Christmas , Color , Image , Kinect , Model , Photo Related Articles: Got a Kinect and a laptop
What if it was possible to scan someone really easily and then order a 3D print of the scan? This issue has been around for quite some time now.
While 3D printing has become significantly less complex, it is still beyond the realm of casual consumer use. The workflow from digital model to physical print involves skills, experience and tools that are daunting to most consumers, even though they can be handled by techies.
While I’m wary of analyst reports that offer exact figures, Gartner expects 56,507 sub-$10,000 3D printers to ship in 2013, a 49 percent jump over last year. They also expect 98,065 units sold in 2014 and double that in 2015
You’re considering buying a 3D printer for your own use? There are things to think about before you take the plunge:
Andrew Mazzotta from 3DHacker has released another video, this time of him unboxing the Series 1 personal 3D printer from Type A Machines. This printer is known for its relatively large build volume very high resolution
On our recent visit to the UK we happened to drop by the iMakr store, which is one of the very few, perhaps the only, true retail store focused entirely on 3D printing. It’s tagline is “The World’s largest 3D Printing Store”, and we think they could be right
In June, we announced a proposed merger with Stratasys, Ltd. (NASDAQ: SSYS), the leader in 3D printing and additive manufacturing. Today, MakerBot is excited to announce that the merger has been completed and MakerBot is now a wholly owned subsidiary of Stratasys