3D printing giant 3D Systems isn’t standing still. At the EuroMold exhibition today they announced not one, not two, but twelve products to bolster their already considerable portfolio of equipment, software and services.
Is 3D printing a fad for consumers, or is it a technology that will thrive in the hands of hobbyists and small-business owners who understand its potential?
Not too long ago, a couple of MIT scientists asked themselves a lofty question: “Can you 3-D print an airplane?” It didn’t take long for them to realize that 3D printing anything on that scale was impractical.
In case you haven’t heard, 3D printing has entered the mainstream , and it will disrupt every industry’s manufacturing processes slightly differently. Let’s talk about why it will work in fashion. 3D printing is not entirely new to the fashion industry, as jewelry designers have for years outsourced quick modeling jobs to printing companies.
See that squeezable bunny up there? It was created in a material 3D printing mail-away company Shapeways calls Elasto Plastic
Michael Harper for redOrbit.com – Your Universe Online What began as a wildly successful Kickstarter campaign last summer has finally resulted in a very real and very shippable product. Ouya , developer of the world’s first indie-friendly, Android-based gaming console, has begun shipping the first of these devices to Kickstarter backers today.
Most 3D printed objects are made out of hard plastic. While its great for some projects, others require a material with more elasticity
While debate rages over using 3D printers to make guns or gun parts, technologies for other possible abuses are emerging — including the ability to cheaply copy and reproduce works of art and jewelry. A few days ago at the South by Southwest conference in Austin, Texas, 3D-printer company MakerBot introduced the other end of the equation — a device called the MakerBot Digitizer Desktop 3D Scanner that can create a computer model of any small object. Makerbot founder and CEO Bre Pettis didn’t name a price for the new gadget, which goes on sale this fall.