Here are 7 things you didn’t know were made with a 3D Printer!
Is it even real metal?! Let’s find out! We got some rolls of Chinese Copper and Aluminium PLA into the studio to test. Is this really metal? Does this change the game in metallic 3D Printing?
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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 […]
Adding to the ever growing list of 3d-printable materials, researchers at the University of the West of England have developed a new way to 3d-print ceramic. As you may already know, ceramics require a very high temperature usually in a kiln to harden the ceramic material into a final product which is then glazed. The […]
Retinal degeneration is a leading cause of blindness. With recent developments in 3d-printing technology it is possible to actually print eye cells. The added precision with a 3d-printer can arrange the cells in the complex arrangements necessary to function. Retinal damage is a three dimensional problem requiring layers of cells intricately placed. Researchers at Cambridge […]
Maybe you have heard of graphene. For many it was the holy-grail of material sciences. This material is a single layer of carbon atoms. The carbon atoms arrange to make a honeycomb shape. With a thickness of one carbon atom, it is considered two dimensional, yes TWO-DIMENSIONAL. It is essentially the thinnest layer of graphite. […]
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 […]
Living in Boulder has been somewhat enlightening through the constant harassment by so many protesting groups trying to save the world. We eat too much, they eat too little, the tigers are dying, the trees are disappearing, the ozone is depleting, meat is murder. One of these messages actually got through my head. Recycling. It […]
What would you 3D Print? Find out what CU students what to 3D print. By Dane Guberud, reporting for the 3D Printing Channel What Would You 3D Print – Video Series
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 […]