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3DPI.TV – By Flow Launching the Most Portable 3D Printer Yet

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If the holy grail of production is full delocalization, a truly portable desktop 3D printer is a must. Well, a new project called ‘By Flow’ is taking a crack at it. The FFF 3D printer project, undertaken by 3Dbyflow, folds and sits comfortably inside a small case, requires no plate calibration and allows for direct SD Card 3D printing with filament as well as plastics, ceramics, food and even metal.
The By Flow 3D printer weights only 7 Kg and has a build volume of 215 x 220 x 160 mm, using 1.75 mm diameter filament.…

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3DPI.TV – Replacing Oil Based Materials for 3D Printing

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As the industrialized nations of the world work to ween themselves off fossil fuels, it’s important to find manufacturing materials that aren’t derived from oil. UK-based Biome Bioplastics is attempting to get an edge in this important market by creating sustainable polymers made from plants. And, in seeking to replace unsustainable plastics in the 3D printing industry, they’ve released a biodegradable plastic filament called Biom3D, which they believe will adequately supplant other materials made from oil.
Working with 3Dom Filaments, the bioplastic developer has launched a biodegradable filament that yields better print finishes, and is easier for 3D printers to process, leading to higher printing speeds.…

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3DPI.TV – Certificate of Quality for Your 3D Printing Filament

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Softx, an Italian IT company from Treviso, has decided to expand its core business to target the 3D printing sector, by offering accurately selected ABS and PLA filament.
Softx’s new online filament retail venture is called 3Dfilo and brings forth the company’s focus on making their customers experience as trouble free as possible, through solid ongoing relationships based on transparency and fairness. Leveraging this experience, the team at Softx decided to transform what was a personal passion into a new area of business, by offering what 3D printer owners need most to put their hardware to work: consumables.…

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3DPI.TV – Bad Devices Introduce Their 3D Printer

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Some companies in the booming 3D printing world begin with an idea, create a website then hit Kickstarter, try to find funding, then, usually after an unspecified amount of time, they bring a product to market… sometimes.
Bad Devices took another approach: it built a high quality, solid 3D printer and launched it on the market. No fuss, no intermediate passages, and even before having a full blown website, they already have a discrete number of satisfied customers.
Bad Devices took its little friend BadPrinter2 out to Rome’s Maker Faire for every one there to say hello.…

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3DPI.TV – Portable 3D Printed Drones for Hikers

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For the rugged, outdoorsy type, navigating rough mountain trails can sometimes prove difficult when an obvious trail is obscured by boulders, trees, and hilltops. With a rugged and portable drone, however, an aerial view of the path ahead could give hikers a leg up on Mother Nature. This is what the makers of Backcountry Drones realized while hiking through the wilderness surrounding Granite Mountain in Prescott, Arizona.
Backcountry Drones is in the process of developing a drone, dubbed First Ascent, ideal for backpackers and the like to capture quick photos of hiking trails and they’ve made significant progress.…

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3DPI.TV – 360 Degree Video Helmet Made Possible with 3D Printing

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360° Videos is a company set to give us a new “view” on what video cameras can do. They’ve created a helmet cam that can hold eighteen GoPro cameras, which can be controlled remotely to capture any event from 360 degrees around the wearer.
Of course, the result is many different video clips. At that point, though, according to 360° Videos, the single videos are then cut and put together to one “straight” video and synchronized with the sound, as it is done when using the already known handheld camera holding device.…

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3DPI.TV – 3D Systems Borrows $150 Million

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Recently, 3D printing industry leader 3D Systems entered into a $150 million five-year, unsecured revolving credit facility with its group of lenders. With the new credit facility, the company, which has made a reputation for regularly acquiring smaller businesses, will have an initial aggregated $150 million with which to meet its financial goals. In addition to this first $150 million, the company may be able to augment the loan with an extra $75 million.
3DS CEO Avi Reichental, said of the Credit Agreement, that the credit facility strengthens their capital structure and provides them with greater financial flexibility to decisively execute their growth strategy.…

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3DPI.TV – Carbon Fibre 3D Printed Remote Control Car

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Advances in various types of 3D printing have progressed to the level where they parallel the output quality of more traditional methods of production. A good demonstration of this can be found in a remote control car model that was 3D printed using carbon fibre reinforced polymers.
Graphite Additive Manufacturing has teamed up with Schumacher Racing Cars to 3D print a remote control car in carbon fibre reinforced plastic. Graphite printed the parts using the Selective Laser Sintering 3d printing process, using carbon fibre reinforced plastic material.…

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3DPI.TV – Custom 3D Printed Surf Board

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LA-based studio Karten Design has paid tribute to California’s surfing scene with a stunning piece of laser-sintered artwork. The artwork will be a part of A plus D Architecture and Design Museum – at Los Angeles‘s annual gala and fundraiser, this year titled “CELEBRATE: GROUNDSWELL.”
To meet the gala’s 2014 sun-‘n’-surf theme, Karten Design has created “Endless Sinter”, a custom built, 3D printed surf board. Playing off the title of the classic 60s documentary about surfing and the process by which it is made, Endless Sinter has a uniquely hollow frame made up of overlapping concentric rings.…

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3DPI.TV – SOLIDWORKS Donates 3D CAD Software to the Fab Foundation

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Fab Foundation has just announced that SolidWorks has donated a premium copy of its popular 3D CAD software to each of the 350 Fab Lab facilities all over the world.
Each official Fab Lab is eligible to receive one free commercial copy of the entire 3D CAD SolidWorks suite. Additionally, all Fab Lab sites that host the popular Fab Academy ‘How to Make (Almost) Anything’ courses will receive ten student licenses.
SolidWorks Director of Education Community, Marie Planchard, explained that since 1995, they have instituted a number of programs that help users ranging from the active SolidWorks Community to a project that identifies start-up companies that need technical support to assisting First Robotics teams.…

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