GIGTANK, located in Chattanooga, TN — one of the strongest manufacturing hubs in the Southeast and the home of America’s fast Internet — GIGTANK brings a wealth of experience in commercial scale manufacturing into the 3D printing arena. Startup teams will enjoy access to Chattanooga’s robust network of industry experts and working facilities as they […]
The London Bike show in February revealed the first 3d-printed bike. Empire bikes in collaboration with Renishaw additive manufacturing was able to completely print and assemble the titanium bike frame making the model significantly lighter and stronger than a comparable aluminum model made from traditional manufacturing processes. The unique structure building capabilities of 3d-printing enabled […]
You may have heard that HP tried to join the 3d-printing game in 2010 when it signed an agreement with Stratasys, which was going to start manufacturing 3d-printers under the HP brand name. However, the agreement fell through in 2012 and was discontinued. Well two years after that failure, HP has come back to say […]
If you pay attention to the major innovation in the 3d-printing industry, its practically guaranteed you have heard of Stratasys. These guys have been around since the dawn of 3d-printing. S. Scott Crump was one of the first innovators of the additive manufacturing technology when he wanted to make a toy frog for his daughter […]
While this video is a good explanation of the 3D Printing technology, it shows us what we’ve been talking about for years. It talks about the 3D Printing marketplaces and the websites for CAD designs. 4 areas of growth in the 3D Printing industry : 1) prototyping. Tangible goods (instead of power point presentations) for […]
Here, our guest was invited by Professor Aart van Bezooyen who heads up MAKE, a platform for materials and technology at Burg-Halle University in Halle near Leipzig, Germany to run a workshop printing paste materials using the DIY 3D printer. The video shows experimentation of 3D printing with locally dug clay, builder’s silicon, wax, sugar […]
My introduction to 3d-printing began when my roommate and I attempted to make a magnetic motor. It didn’t work well, but it would have been impossible without 3d-printed plastic pieces. The problem we actually ran into was the lack of variety with the magnets. We used neodymium rare earth magnets. These are considered the most […]
I remember growing up in an area of Colorado under heavy construction. We constantly had houses being built around the neighborhood and being the danger-ignorant young ones we were, we would constantly go play with all of the materials left over. Thank god for Tetanus shots, because with the number of holes in my feet […]
This promotional video gives a little introduction to 3D Printing and the world of additive manufacturing
Here are some cool products that came from a 3D Printer. (toy gun, Inca model and some Hoover tube attachments). Imagine not having to go to the store to get these! These were all done in a home.
In Normal 3d Printing, First, the printer prepares the printing chamber. Then, the model is printed by shooting colored glue on layer by layer of plaster powder. When all layers have been printed, the model can be dug out of the printing chamber with the help of a vacuum cleaner that is built into the […]
She feels that she is late to the 3D Printing game. She designs pots and pans, dishes, hundreds of products. So here is a true mainstream user of 3D Printing.
This analyst feels that the Industrial Market for 3D Printing is larger than the consumer market. With 7 Different 3D Printing technologies, she feels hopeful on 3D Systems and Stratasys.
This 3D printer makes objects that look, smell, and feel like wood. As 3D Printing Technology gets better and better, more and more applications and materials are being perfected.
Here is a quick fun 3D Printing Video which shows a 3D Printed Coffee Cup, being made before your eyes. Enjoy this 3D Printing demonstration and maybe your next cup of coffee will be 3D Printed? Maybe you want to invest in a 3D Printed Startup which makes these?
Can we 3d Print a car? And can it be a green car? 3D Printing uses such little waste to begin with, that we are working with green technology. But how green is a green 3D Printed Car? Watch this quick video and see.
Not everybody has a 3D printer at home. They still are not the easiest things in the world to use, especially for those of us without much in the way of technology or DIY skills. This is why we’re so excited about Dreambox— it’s an on-demand 3D printing vending machine that takes care of all […]
Frontman of the musical talent Bloc Party, Kele Okereke, has combined his passion for making music with the booming technology of 3D printing and created the world’s first full song to be 3D printed on a record. Okereke stumbled upon this idea while reading about Instructables software engineer Amanda Ghassaei using a Stratasys 3D printer […]
GE has designated Dec. 3 as the official 3D Printing Day, and has also launched a new campaign to promote 3D printing gifts for Christmas.
3D Systems and Motorola Mobility LLC, a Google company, have entered into a multi-year development agreement to create a continuous high-speed 3D printing production platform and fulfillment system. Users will have the ability to customize their smartphone with functional and design choices. Read more here: Google Enters 3D Printing Arena
Apple has filed 5 new patent applications on the process of using Liquidmetal to build the next generation of smartphones, tablets and digital displays. Apple’s patent applications also relate to 3D printing and how 3D printing technology would be used to build certain devices with Liquidmetal.
TV and film special effects company, Legacy Effects, utilizes 3D printers in the development of movie props and costumes.
Wired magazine talks about Desktop Manufacturing (another term for 3D Printing.) His focus is schools and getting the breed of makers into the mix. Desktop, Personal and easy to use makes it a vector for ideas.
Coral reefs are disappearing at a rapid rate around the world as pollution, overfishing, coastal development, and global warming are all playing a significant part in this alarmingly fast decline. In the Persian Gulf, coastal and off shore developments have left the coral reef ecosystems severely damaged in the waters off of Abu Dhabi, Bahrain, […]