Although far from reaching it’s full potential, the 3D printing industry has evolved by leaps and bounds in its young existence, quickly turning doubters into believers as chalkboard material is now turning into a reality. 3D printing has risen from a technology of interest for hobbyists and forward-thinking businessmen, to a technology that has garnered […]
LUXeXceL recently 3D printed two pairs of eyeglasses for the Dutch king and queen. They were printed out in one go, including the frame and lenses and wholely skipping the dusting and cleaning process afterwards, thanks to Dutch LUXeXceL’s innovations in laser sintering. The lenses can be colored and textured or left blank and smooth. […]
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 […]
Japanese police forces have been using 3D printing for about 3 years mostly to recreate crime scenes and weapons in 3D-printed, interactive models. Recently, they found a new use for the technology: sketch artistry aided by 3D printing! The Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department took a sketch of a wanted criminal, used a 3D printer to […]
In his State of the Union address in January, the president proposed that the government should create 15 new “innovation institutes,” modeled on a public-private partnership that he helped start in Youngstown, Ohio, that is devoted to developing 3-D printers. There was more in this vein in his administration’s 2014 budget, offered in April. And […]
3D printing technology has completely taken the world by storm. Though it is new to some ears, architects and engineers have actually been been using it for more than a decade. It’s popularity over the last couple of years has been fanned by the fact that it offers industries an inexpensive way of creating prototypes […]
While the name “”lasto Plastic” sounds like an 80’s punk band, it is, in fact, a new material from 3D printing company Shapeways. The plastic is elastic to a certain degree yet maintains its shape after stretching or squeezing. It will break when pulled too hard and is still in the experimental stage on the […]
We look forward to sharing content and opinions with the founders of Sols… the first 3D printed orthotic.
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A man who wanted a 1961 Aston Martin DB4 is on his way to owning one – after 3D printing it off in his garage. Ivan Sentch decided to build the iconic car – the precursor to James Bond’s DB5 – after getting a £500 3D printer for Christmas. Mr Sentch is using a Solidoodle […]
Welcome to the future. The 3D Printing Podcast wants this be your resource to hear podcasts about the 3D Printing Industry. We will keep them light, informative and entertaining. Will people be patient enough to use a 3D printer to print what they need? Is 3D printing too technical? Will 3D printers replace the assembly […]