In this era of pocket computers and 3D printing, one of the most eternally important gadgets can go overlooked: the toilet.
The third nominee of the i.materialise Designer of the Year Award is Isaie Bloch and the founder of Eragatory , the name of his atelier with a focus on Design for 3D printing and creative fabrication. Isaie Bloch made some really great designs in different materials such as brass , silver and multicolor .
Sourcing 3D print ready designs can be real bummer! We know the feeling. All we want is to browse through beautiful designs, and be able to print them.
3D-printer company Makerbot is leading a crowdfunding drive to buy 3D printers for every school in America. The push, called Makerbot Academy, will begin with CEO Bre Pettis personally pledging a Makerbot to every public high school in the company’s home town of Brooklyn.
In a prime example of past meets future, a Texas-based company has used a century-old classic firearm as the blueprint for the world’s first 3D printed metal gun. Solid Concepts’ use of a laser sintering method to create a fully functional Model 1911 automatic pistol is the latest demonstration of the potential of 3D printing techniques in industrial processing… Continue Reading Solid Concepts manufactures first 3D-printed metal pistol Section: Science Tags: 3D Printing , Firearms , Solid Concepts , World’s First Related Articles: Signal builds world’s first 3D-printed snowboard First working 3D-printed firearm built Sintercore creates first commercial 3D printed metallic firearm component New 3D printing techniques raise potential of free-standing metal structures UCSD students test fire 3D-printed metal rocket engine Nike shows off first-ever 3D-printed athletic cleat
Normally when you embark on building a DIY 3D printer you’d search online shops for the best and least expensive components. Bring them together with the right plan and you’ll soon have an operating 3D printer.
New York-based Meetup , an online platform for organizing real world get-togethers, is today announcing its first acquisition since its founding back in early 2002. The company is acquiring Dispatch , a TechStars grad focused on email-based collaboration, which got its start as a TechCrunch Disrupt NY 2011 hackathon participant. Given its ambitions, Dispatch had only raised a small (under $1 million) amount of outside funding to date. The acquisition terms were not provided, but from what we’re hearing it was basically a small deal.
Is the 3D modeling space big enough for multiple competitors? Martijn Elserman, Siert Wijnia and Erik de Bruijn sure think so. They’re the founders of a new 3D object sharing site called YouMagine and were the creators of the Ultimaker , a $1,500 3D printer that comes in kit form and is a favorite with the DIY set
3D printing is taking off, but the next version of the technology could make it look as old hat as a traditional factory line. The world of manufacturing is starting to tip upside down because of 3D printing. Rather than use specialized tooling and dedicated production lines, these devices use plastics, resins, and even metal to create objects and parts on the fly