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Korea’s Publishing King Brings 3D Printing to Print Magazine

By Mark Lee and Park Hyeong Yeol

Though the 3D printing movement has been growing by leaps and bounds within the professional and educational sectors for a little while, it now appears that the Korean public at large is finally ready to embrace the technology.  At least, this constitutes the belief and hopes of the publisher of a new set of specialty publications dedicated to 3D printing.
We met Mr. Cho Sung-Su at the Imperial Palace Hotel in downtown Seoul to discuss his new ventures and ask him why he thinks Korea is now ready for its own 3D printing publication.  …

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Need 3D Printing Experience? MakerBot Needs You!

By Michael Molitch-Hou

By now, anyone who’s reading this site has likely heard of MakerBot, the largest manufacturer of desktop 3D printers and a subsidiary of Stratasys, the largest manufacturer of industrial 3D printers.  Well, if you want to become a part of the big name brand, now may be your chance, as MakerBot is accepting applications for its 2015 MakerBot Summer Intern Program.

The Brooklyn-based company is currently looking for undergraduate and graduate students to fill internship roles in a variety of fields, including, according to the company “engineering, manufacturing, production, customer support, sales, marketing, public relations, software and business development.”  And these aren’t unpaid gigs; these are paid positions that will see interns work with the company’s senior leadership, as well as attend lectures and work in 3D printing programs dedicated to their area of specialization. …

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Two New 3D Printing Concepts Earn Ultimaker Printers

By Laura Kobylecky

YouMagine set forth a challenge. They challenged people to “Develop a New 3D Printing Technology.” Their winning idea would be chosen based on a combination of merit and achievability. The winner is to receive an Ultimaker, with which to implement their idea and share it with the YouMagine community. Succeed or fail, they are mandated to document and share their by June 1st.
On February 1st the decision was made and YouMagine actually selected two winners for the contest. The first winner is Laird Popkin.…

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Biodigital “Carapace Project” Explores the Benefits of 3D Printed Facial Exoskeletons

By Davide Sher

MHOX Studios has been exploring 3D printing both as a means to create personalized, biocompatible medical devices and fashionable design accessories. Now, they are combining both experiences in their new CARAPACE PROJECT, which studies the mimicry of natural forms, such as exoskeletons of crustaceans, to produce wearable objects that are intended to be simultaneously visually and physiologically enhancing.
“Contemporary scientific and technological research are changing the way man relates to his body. Synthetic biology, advanced prosthetics, biohacking let us imagine future scenarios of physical transformation and redefinition, aesthetic and performative,” the studio said in a statement.…

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XYZprinting Makes Big Upgrade to Proprietary 3D Printing Cartridges

By Michael Molitch-Hou

Though XYZprinting has long touted its da Vinci 3D printer as being extremely consumer-friendly, with a particularly friendly price of $499+, one issue related to the printer has been quite a sticking point for many Makers.  Due to the totalitarian ink cartridge regime imposed by the 2D printer manufacturers, most consumers have had it with proprietary printing consumables and, in the case of XYZ and 3D Systems, they may be particularly hesitant about purchasing a printer with proprietary filament cartridges.  Fortunately, XYZprinting has announced a change to its filament scheme.…

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i.materialise’s 3D Printed Bling Receives 18k Upgrade

By Michael Molitch-Hou

As Shapeways has continued to up its precious metal game, Belgian-based 3D printing service provider i.materialise is keeping pace with the competition.  Not long after Shapeways announced the ability for customers to purchase prints that could be cast in platinum, 18k gold, and 14k rose, yellow, and white gold, i.materialise has expanded its own materials portfolio. The company has added to its precious metals line, which previously maintained a 14k gold option, 18k yellow gold, red gold, and white gold.
via the i.materialise blog.…

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Hey, Hackerspaces! Win a Free LulzBot 3D Printer!

By Michael Molitch-Hou

Aleph Objects, Inc., manufacturers of the LulzBot line of 3D printers, is now hosting its Fourth Annual LulzBot Hackerspace Giveaway.  This means that eligible hackerspaces around the world will be able to get their hands on a free 3D printer.
Last year, Aleph Objects gave away 12 3D printers to winning hackerspaces, but, this year, the company is upping the ante and throwing 32 machines to the public, giving the winners the choice between the recently released LulzBot Mini and LulzBot TAZ 3D printer (now in its 5th generation).…

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3D Printing Shrinks Rubik’s Cubes to Guinness Record Proportions

By Joseph Inclan

Russian puzzle designer Evgeniy Grigoriev is doing his best to reinvent the wheel, or in this case, the cube. July 26, 2015 is the 35th anniversary of the Rubik’s Cube international launch. When first created by Hungarian Erno Rubik in 1974, it took the inventor a month to learn to solve the puzzle. Now, cube-solving competitions are filled with people from across the globe, finding solutions in just seconds. In the age of 3D printing, the Rubik’s Cube is being reengineered, scrambled, and modified by cutting-edge designers aiming to test the skills of enthusiasts world wide.…

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This Wednesday: 3D Printing Wunderkind Easton LaChappelle on All-American Makers

By Michael Molitch-Hou

From as far back as Alexander the Great to as recent as V.I.C.I from Small Wonder or MasterChef Junior, people throughout history have been taken by young people with talent.  And, ever since he first began work on his 3D printed, bionic hand at the age of 14, one self-taught, young lad has captured the hearts and minds of those who’ve come across his work.  Five years, one start-up, and a NASA job later, Easton LaChappelle will show his work to an even wider audience, as he appears on All-American Makers this Wendesday to show off his robotic prosthetics.…

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Voxeljet’s US Plant is Go and Driving Revenue Growth in 2015

By Davide Sher

I don’t usually like to write articles on a company’s yearly financial guidance; I generally prefer “harder data”, like actual financial results; however I think it is worth it to make an exception for voxeljet, a company which, in a way, has become the perfect example for the volatility of 3D printing stocks on financial markets and is now expecting up to 50% growth in 2015.
While 2014 was not an easy year for the company on the financial markets, having lost almost 80% of its value from its post-IPO highs, the company was still profitable and growing up until the third quarter, backed by a solid 3D printing technology.…

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