Imagine a world where any product you buy (as an end-consumer or as a business) can be 3D-printed on the spot and in your hands or your warehouse in hours, 3D-printed before your eyes. Oh, wait, that is our world! Does that mean consumers and orderers of things can say goodbye to shipping? Well, in […]
This device from AIO Robotics will be one big 3D printer, 3D scanner, 3D copier, and 3D fax-machine. It will begin the crowdfunding process through KickStarter next week on September 4th. The machine will even have a color touch screen! Now, what kind of money are we going to have to spend on this thing? […]
Printing with liquid metal is nothing new, but now there are more 3D printable metals being added into the mix. “3D printer supplier ExOne has added iron infiltrated with bronze, and bonded tungsten” to its list of usable materials with one of its 3D printer product lines. Currently, the available materials are “silica sand, ceramic […]
Despite the growing popularity of 3D printers, being limited to purchase through specialist stores and online shops means they still occupy a niche market of hobbyists and professional designers. Soon, though, you will be able to just dance into your local office supply store and pick one up along with a your pens, pencils and […]
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Proponents of 3D printing say it has the potential to alter radically a number of industries. Peter Marsh, FT manufacturing editor, talks to one such supporter – Abe Reichental of US-based 3D Systems – to find out how it works and if it really is a ‘disruptive technology’. Go to: http://video.ft.com/1700835179001/3D-printing-bigger-than-internet/Companies
Mataerial, a collaborative project between Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia and the Joris Laarman Studio, is pioneering a patent-pending 3D printing method it calls anti-gravity object modelling. Researchers claim ‘this new out-of-the-box printing method can help manufacture structures of almost any size and shape’. This video is three times the normal speed.