This month it’s all about resins at i.materialise, we have so many options: high detail resin , paintable resin or transparent resin. To start off we’ll introduce you to the magical world of transparent resin! Tonight is THE night at RAPID 2013 .
From clothes and shoes to smartphone cases and even guns , there seems to be no limits to what 3D printers can create. And now, you can add prosthetic hands and fingers to the mix.
Now that we have confirmation that the Liberator 3D-printed pistol can be fired without destroying the body, let’s address what this means for 3D printed weapons and, presumably, weapons in general. I’ve prepared a FAQ as this story begins to expand.
A 3D printer produced invisible cloak could be the next advancement with interesting and, some might say, frightening consequences, according to a Monday report from Science Daily . (The full report was originally published in the academic journal Optics Letters .) Following up on Duke University engineering experiments from 2006, assistant research professor in electrical and computer engineering for the school told the website that “anyone who can spend a couple thousand dollars on a non-industry grade 3D printer can literally make a plastic cloak overnight.” Not good news for those of you who may be somewhat frightened at successful recent experiments producing firearms through the 3D printing process (aka stereolithographic fabrication). What’s so worrisome about “a plastic cloak”
MakerBot was in full force at the Inside 3D Printing Conference and Expo where they demonstrated the range of playful and purposeful objects that can be made with 3D printers like MakerBots’. Read more: 3D Printing: From Doodads To Prosthetic Hands | Video affiliate marketing blog
3D printing service Shapeways has raised a $30 million round led by Andreessen Horowitz. Current investors including Union Square Ventures, Index Ventures, and Lux Capital also chipped in.
One of the more interesting things about the Ouya game console is that its completely open source, including its design. To help things along, 3D printer owners will soon be able to print their own console cases. At the Game Developers Conference, Ouya announced that it has partnered with MakerBot to provide custom 3D printable Ouya cases via Thingiverse.
Well, it’s hard not to be flattered by this one: at the end of a post about Samuel Bernier’s recent 3D-printed IKEA hack , I idly mused that he should join forces with fellow DIYer Andreas Bhend of Frosta remix fame .