While on holiday last month I ventured into the Krakow Museum of Modern Art only to discover (much to the joy of my inner geek) a Solar Sinter machine designed and developed by Markus Kayser. Selective Laser Sintering is the process of creating a very precise 3D object from a variety of powdered plastics, resins and metals using high tech lasers to trace out shape based on computer drawn 3D designs
There are very few 3D printing companies that you can invest in. Most are privately held, with the major exceptions of 3D Systems and Stratasys – but now we hear that ExOne has “filed a registration statement for an initial public offering”. That means they intend on issuing shares to the public, pending various approvals and legal steps.
This Article Originally was Published here: http://www.energyandcapital.com/articles/industrial-scale-3d-printing-technology/2974 Additive manufacturing, more commonly known as 3D printing, has been hailed as a technology with the ability to bring manufacturing back to America. Unlike subtractive manufacturing, where an object is carved from the material, or casting, where an object is formed in a mold, 3D printing slowly “prints” the object, adding layer upon layer of material until the finished product is complete. The technology is finally being perfected and gaining popularity
ExOne, manufacturers of “two of the largest printers on the world market for 3D printing of sand and metal materials”, has recently taken the first steps towards making an IPO. According to their press release, “The ExOne Company… announced that it has filed a registration statement with the U.S
At last count by the Energy Information Administration, the United States is importing roughly 9.1 million barrels of crude on a daily basis. Of those imports, 48% is coming directly from OPEC members. Those numbers aren’t really where we’d like them to be, but let’s face it; our addiction to Middle East oil has never been a secret
Created by Petr Novikov, Inder Shergill and Anna Kulik, Stone Spray is a construction method which uses soil as the base material and a liquid binder to solidify the soil granules. The device uses an Arduino UNO, Processing application and a custom built jet spray system to deposit the mix of soil and binder, for constructing architectural shapes Continue reading…. StoneSpray – 3D printing with Sand Original post: StoneSpray – 3D printing with Sand earth fever book
wo articles ln 3D printing that push the envelope… Interesting use for a 3D printer! Jay Leno’s 3D Printer Replaces Rusty Old Parts http://www.jaylenosgarage.com/extras/articles/jay-lenos-3d-printer-replaces-rusty-old-parts-1/index.shtml#.T7Ou5Ji_Gvo.twitter “Jay Leno has a lot of old cars with a lot of obsolete parts. When he needs to replace these parts, he skips the error-prone machinist and goes to his rapid prototyping 3D printer. Simply scan, print and repeat.” The Man Who Prints Houses http://neilperkin.typepad.com/only_dead_fish/2012/05/the-man-who-prints-houses.html “Enrico Dini has developed a 3D printing technology large enough to print buildings.