A report in The Register quotes the Director of IT for McDonald’s UK operation as stating at an event in Munich that the giant food mega-corp may be considering using 3D printers to produce small toys to be included in their popular (amongst youngsters) Happy Meals.
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Over the past couple of years, interest in 3D printing has exploded.
In order to ensure that all incoming students are comfortable (at comparable levels of proficiency) with the skills, processes, and facilities they’ll be engaging from day one of their first semester, the Designed Objects program at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) recently created the first classroom in the world equipped with a class-count of individual 3D printers with support from Printrbot , Taulman 3D and Simplify 3D . The 11 students were encouraged to 3D print output by proposing textiles, printing intelligence and a future that celebrates the immediate, provisional, and transient. The course is action-oriented and exhibition-driven, and is more about experiencing fast and complete cycles of realization (with idea development de-emphasized in favor of range of exposure)
Some of the best things on Thingiverse are part of a long line of derivations, designs that are based on other community members’ creations. Thingiverse allows community members to easily cite their sources and give credit to the folks whose designs inspired new ideas and iterations
The weekend is coming up, and it means one thing. It’s time to relax and take some time to explore our designer stores! It has been a while since we didn’t feature any designer’s store
This is the Grounded Experimental Delta 3D printer, aka the Simpson, a project built by computer science teacher Nicholas Seward that does away with the excess frames, pulleys, and hardware associated with earlier models. Seward wanted a machine that could print itself and used “less vitamins,” namely metal parts that the machine couldn’t create from scratch. There are still motors and controllers, but there are fewer in this model than in any other I’ve seen
Jake Lodwick is a startup guy who rubs some people the wrong way , but he’s helped create a bunch of successful startups. His background includes investing in Bleacher Report, which sold to Turner for $213 million, co-founding Busted Tees, creating Vimeo and “quasi” co-founding CollegeHumor.