Monthly Archives: April 2014

Time Is on Your Side: Create Your Own Pocket Watch Heirloom with 3D Printing

By Evan Chavez

Bringing some old world class to the new age, Matthew “Rick” Shaw has provided instructions and downloadable prints for a 3D printed pocket watch. All of the gears and plates can be printed if compatible with the models. A few parts still need to be purchased separately like the springs, which require tension not readily available with 3D printing and a glass front if that is the customer’s face choice. However, as Shaw points out, there are numerous clear materials available for 3D printers, so the limitations are confined to printers and material available, and it will take precise measurements to attain the right compatibility.…

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Two Hulls Are Better Than One on 3D Printed RC Boat

By Michael Molitch-Hou

There’s an old German saying, “If at first you cannot boat, boat and boat again. That is, two hulls are better than one.” The saying, origins unknown, applies almost too perfectly to the experience of wersy on Thingiverse.  When wersy designed, printed and tested out his remote controlled motor boat, he found that his high powered plane out-runner motor was too strong. And, so, he added an extra hull.

You can see the designs for wersy’s first iteration here, and in the video above.  Running on an out-runner motor for an RC plane, the boat continually capsized when the throttle was pushed too far.  While some may be impressed by the design of the 3D printed RC boat, others will marvel at the doggy that barks at it without cessation.…

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3DPI.TV – Transforming Ordinary Items with 3D Printing

By 3DPI.TV

Some folks will complain about the unfinished, monochromatic aesthetic of objects made by many desktop 3D printers. With a little creativity, however, this aesthetic can be used to its advantage. TAKT Project, a Japanese design agency, has transformed ordinary objects into genius designs using small, 3D-printed widgets.
TAKT, which has worked with big names such as MUJI and Sony, has developed what they call 3-PRING Product. 3-PRING combines the DIY attitude of the growing Maker movement with the mass-produced aesthetic of industrial design.…

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Apply For Fellowships with the Advanced Manufacturing Research Institute

By Shane Taylor

In the US the Department of Bioengineering at Rice University will be hosting the Advanced Manufacturing Research Institute (AMRI) for fellowships again this year. For Summer 2014 there is an open call for applicants in three exciting projects in the areas of e-NABLE 3D Printed Prosthetic Devices, Selective Laser Sintering and 3D Photolithography of Living Tissues. Applicants do not require prior scientific experience to apply. Selected Fellows will follow the AMRI workflow developed last year. Fellows should have demonstrable familiarity with RepRap, Arduino, Raspberry Pi, BeagleBoard, or other related open source technologies that can be used.…

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LIX, the World’s Smallest 3D Printing Pen, Launches on Kickstarter

(iDigitalTimes) The LIX Pen, the world’s smallest 3D printing pen, launched on Kickstarter on April 29. The LIX team also announced that it will be slashing the original price in half — it will only cost $70 for the first 100 backers. The LIX 3D Pen offers up a futuristic alternative to doodling — users can create firm, freestanding structures by simply writing and drawing in the air. To begin creating, users need to plug in the LIX Pen power cable to a USB outlet and wait less than one minute for the colored plastic (works with both ABS filament and PLA filament) to heat up to the desired temperature. By quickly melting and cooling the filament, designers can quickly and easily create lightweight works of art.

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LIX, the World’s Smallest 3D Printing Pen, Launches on Kickstarter

(iDigitalTimes) The LIX Pen, the world’s smallest 3D printing pen, launched on Kickstarter on April 29. The LIX team also announced that it will be slashing the original price in half — it will only cost $70 for the first 100 backers. The LIX 3D Pen offers up a futuristic alternative to doodling — users can create firm, freestanding structures by simply writing and drawing in the air. To begin creating, users need to plug in the LIX Pen power cable to a USB outlet and wait less than one minute for the colored plastic (works with both ABS filament and PLA filament) to heat up to the desired temperature. By quickly melting and cooling the filament, designers can quickly and easily create lightweight works of art.

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3D Cartilage Printing Technology Could Combat Osteoarthritis

(3Ders.org) In a significant step toward reducing the heavy toll of osteoarthritis around the world, Dr. Rocky Tuan, director of the Center for Cellular and Molecular Engineering at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine (plus his team of scientists) have created an innovative 3D printing approach to create replacement cartilage for patients with osteoarthritis or soldiers with battlefield injuries. Creating artificial cartilage requires three main elements: stem cells, biological factors to make the cells grow into cartilage and a scaffold to give the tissue its shape. Tuan and his team sought to manufacture replacement cartilage derived from the patient’s own stem cells that could be added into the joint. Their 3D printer extrudes thin layers of stem cells embedded in a solution that retains its shape and provides growth factors.

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Jewelry Replicator Will 3D Print Family Heirlooms from a Photograph

(Yahoo.com) A new service from New York City-based jewelry company American Pearl takes photos of old jewelry and turns them into 3D digital models. It can then 3D print and sell those heirlooms to you just like any other piece of jewelry in its store. Via the “Jewelry Replicator,” American Pearl will turn a photo of a piece of jewelry into a digital model for free, although it won’t then give you that digital model. Customers can instead choose to order a 3D printed version of the model. Pricing depends on the metal and gemstones used in the piece, but American Pearl’s president Eddie Bakhash told Tom’s Guide that something like a simple silver ring would be a few hundred dollars.

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