Urbee 2, the first road-ready, fuel-efficient car built using 3D printing, is the subject of a collaboration between design firm KOR EcoLogic, direct digital manufacturers RedEye On Demand, and 3D-printing manufacturer Stratsys. Their aim is to put the 7 hp (5 kW) three-wheeled, rear-steering eco-hybrid on the roads by 2015, and then demonstrate its capabilities by crossing the US using only ten gallons (38 L) of fuel.
For those of you scrambling to find a source for inexpensive filament, we found one: Seacans. They have a reasonable selection of colors that should satisfy most buyers, but the important thing is price. You can buy a 1kg spool of 1.75mm filament in either PLA or ABS plastic for only CA$19.99
In a world where mammoth human-driven robots walk the earth (“Pacific Rim”), exotic blue aliens fight for freedom (“Avatar”), and flying superweapons blast bad guys (“Iron Man”), one company creates the effects that give moviegoers the fantastic worlds they crave. That company is Legacy Effects, and one man, lead systems engineer Jason Lopes, uses his MakerBot ® Replicator ® 2 Desktop 3D Printer to create the physical objects that power CG-animated movie magic
Last year’s inaugural Innovation Month was a great success. Following those tracks, this year’s edition will also be a good opportunity to celebrate the people, companies, and institutions that make San Francisco one of the best cities to live and work. Since our headquarter in the US is based in San Francisco, we figured it would be a great thing to support Innovation Month and get every US residents a 10% discount code on our 3D printing service
Once upon a time there were things called jobs , and they were well understood. People went to work for companies, in offices or in factories. There were exceptions — artists, aristocrats, entrepeneurs — but they were rare.
We recently listed three types of 3D print businesses you probably shouldn’t try to launch , but we thought we’d list some factors that we believe could make your 3D print business venture a lot more successful.
Photo by Luciana Golcman The emerging field of biometrics, a.k.a. the Quantified Self, is giving 3D printing a run for the money as a contender for the next big thing in consumer electronics. Just as the former is a subcategory of digital fabrication, so too do wearable technologies represent the anthropomorphic side of augmented reality and the burgeoning Internet of Things.
By: Jason Brown When you think of carbon fiber, what’s the first thing that comes to mind? If you think of a carbon fiber mesh, you’re not alone! Carbon fiber (fibers made from carbon) is made of ultra-thin carbon atoms.