A Chinese company is using 3D-printed blocks to build cheap and quickly assembled houses as a possible solution to the urgent problem of modernizing housing conditions in Chinese villages. A company in China has used giant 3D printers to make 10 full-sized, detached single-storey houses in a day, it appears. A private firm, WinSun, used […]
Here is the first-ever miniature 3D-printed chocolate, sugar candy and plastic toy 2015 Ford Mustangs. The chocolate 3D printer is an all-new prototype, and the chocolate Mustangs are warmed and finished after for a dark chocolate glow. What kind of 3d printer kit did they use for this? And how is it on gas?
Through additive manufacturing or 3D printing, we are bringing people closer to products and solving challenges in new ways. We are pushing the limits of this technology to produce parts quickly and affordably with geometry and design that has never been possible before. Here is use of 3D Printing in defense using a specialized process. […]
The first working 3D printer was created in 1984 by Chuck Hull of 3D Systems Corp. The 3D printing technology was applied first to prototyping (starting in the 1980s), creating rapid prototyping. Its expansion into production (job production, mass production, and distributed manufacturing) was foreseen at that time and took several decades to develop. Production […]
The sculpture would be easy enough if the artists wanted to sculpt what looked like a pair of wings from clay or metal, but they had their sights set much higher. Using a 3D printer, the two artists created 200 individual feathers that would eventually make up the wings for their sculpture. To make things […]
Although they own a commanding lead in the retail world, they need to stay on top of their game in order to remain the leader. Amazon.com is likely their most feared competition, with the largest online marketplace on the planet. Clearly Jeff Bezos’ company is keeping the executives at Walmart on their toes. So what […]
The goal was to build a printer for less than a hundred euros. And he darn well did it. The most expensive part was the hot-end coming in at 20 euros. He managed to find a Chinese Arduino MEGA 2560 for only 10 euros, and everything else was basically too inexpensive to count. Wow, a […]
It provides a graphic vision of the 3DP today and in the future. The question is, “what is the current state-of-the-art, and what remains fiction’ – you decide. 3d printing software makes this easier and easier…less futuristic and more real! By the way, the video is from Spain
The market for dentistry in general has been constantly expanding. Especially here in the United States, people have come to value their teeth and their appearance more and more. It is estimated that by 2018, the orthodontic supply market alone will be worth 1.1 Billion. That is just for supplies (braces, retainers, molds). With the […]
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The 3-D printing in Zero-G technology demonstration experiment will show that a 3-D printer can work normally in space. A 3-D printer extrudes streams of heated plastic, metal or other material, building layer on top of layer to create three-dimensional objects. Testing a 3-D printer on the space station is the first step towards establishing […]
At the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Tibbits and researchers from the firms Stratasys and Autodesk Inc were trying to come up with a way of describing objects they were creating on 3D printers… objects that not only could be printed, but thanks to geometric code, could also later change shape and transform on their own. […]
Design is a bit of a passion of mine. I find the artistry of it endlessly fascinating, and I love picking a design apart and wondering what thought processes went into creating it. The actual science of a lot of design is probably beyond me, I’m just not math guy, but I’ve picked up enough […]
Singapore’s first 3D printing festival held at NTU. Among the highlights: an exhibition of 3D-printed fashion pieces by award-winning fashion designer Melinda Looi and artworks by Italian designer and architect Niccolo Casas. The festival also marked the finale of two international 3D printing competitions, where four teams from Australia, China, Vietnam and Singapore successfully clinched […]
The 3d printing revolution came to medicine and is making people happy while scaring them at the same time! 3-D printing—the process of making a solid object of any shape from a digital model—has grown increasingly common in recent years, allowing doctors to craft customized devices like hearing aids, dental implants, and surgical instruments. For […]
The N12 bikini is the world’s first first ready-to-wear, completely 3D-printed article of clothing. All of the pieces, closures included, are made directly by 3D printing, and snap together without any sewing. Designed by Jenna Fizel and Mary Huang of Continuum Fashion, and made possible by Shapeways, N12 represents the beginning of what is possible […]
But while 3D printing holds promise for patients, it poses immense challenges for regulators, who must assess how to—or whether to—regulate the burgeoning sector. In a recent FDA Voice blog posting, FDA regulators noted that 3D-printed medical devices have already been used in FDA-cleared clinical interventions, and that it expects more devices to emerge in […]
Part 2 of the printing project using Autodesk and other tools for remote, collaborative 3d printing. It uses many 3D printing materials to get the job done. And uses people to do it from all over.
3D printing firm MakerBot is bringing a downloadable Sesame Street figurine to its digital store, the first such file for its newly licensed brand. Mr Snuffleupagus is currently the only Sesame Street character on offer, although the company intends to release more in the future. Some toy industry insiders fear 3D printing may have a […]
Here is an interesting project in 3d printing using Autodesk and other tools for remote, collaborative 3d printing. It uses many 3D printing materials to get the job done.
3d printed products on display at 3d printing show from 3dprintingindustry on Vimeo. The manufacturing technique should be very flexible, to boot. We already knew that 3D Systems would be making conductive ink (with the help of Carnegie Mellon University and X5 Systems) to print working parts, like antennas. However, it will also print parts […]
Scientists have created a robotic quad-copter that can extrude polyurethane foam while in flight. By targeting where that foam goes, it can build up simple structures, essentially becoming a flying 3D printer. The technology could have some very important applications. Subscribe to the 3D Printing Channel
Scott Hudson is a professor at Carnegie Mellon University’s Human-Computer Interaction Institute. He developed the felting printer with backing from Disney Research Pittsburgh. The printer works similarly to a regular 3D printer, except it uses yarn instead of plastic spools to create the layers. A felting needle pushes through the yarn, attaching it together. It’s […]
Recently, giant 3D printers in China were able to produce ten houses in just one day, and at a cost of less than $5,000 per house, proving just how time and cost efficient 3D printing can be. So how does 3D printing work, and why is it so efficient? How can 3D Printing enter the […]