By Davide Sher
One of the biggest benefits of 3D printing is de-localized production. That means you can put a bunch of 3D printers anywhere in the world and have a small, environmentally sustainable factory. That, however, is not entirely de-localized production, since the production still happens in one place, just a potentially remote one. Truly delocalized production is what the TOME Hackaday prize project wants to offer, by developing a portable, battery powered, 3D printer.
The Hackaday prize will award a trip to space for the open source project – submitted by early next August – that will have the greatest social impact.…
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By Evan Chavez
Artist James Cain takes fan art to a whole new level with 3D printing and using Zbrush and Modo for rendering Ubin from The Banner Saga. He also provided an interview for Yui from i.materialise. While Cain admitted to a steep learning curve, the artist’s meticulous attention to detail and spirit of the character speaks for itself. It is not the first work 3D printed by Cain, but it does establish his talent with the medium and provides a supportive impetus to continue experimenting with 3D printing and similar fan art interpretations.…
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By Hsin-Ju Chuang
Amputees have more active lifestyles than ever before. Mobility after an accident that forces an amputation is no longer a question, but rather an expectation. Therefore, it should come as no surprise that there’s a growing demand for fairings (removable, protective covers for prosthetic devices) that offer superior comfort, body contouring — and style.
UNYQ, a startup with boutique studios in San Francisco and Seville, is reshaping the world of prosthetics by meeting this demand. By using 3D printing, UNYQ has created a fashionable collection of limited edition, custom-made fairings.…
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As applications of 3D printing expand and prices drop, this technology is more accessible to schools and young students. A three-month research project conducted by researchers Vasilis Kostakis, Vasilis Niaros, Christos Giotitsas attempts to examine to what extent the technological capabilities of open source 3D printing could serve as a means of learning and communication.
This article Open source 3D printing as learning tool in two high schools in Greece is first published at 3ders.org.
By Michael Molitch-Hou
In a mass-manufactured world, nothing quite fits the individual. Thankfully, 3D printing is stepping in as a modern savior in this bleak, cookie cutter, dystopian future. No longer will your shoes fit just a little too snugly. You won’t have to buy pants that are 36W 30L when your actual size is something more like 35.5W 29L. And, with OwnPhones, you’ll be able to wear a pair of earbuds that situate properly in your ears. Just yours!
OwnPhones, as you might imagine, are 3D printed, wireless earbuds that are designed to fit into your perfectly. Using a mobile app, users will be able to scan their ears by recording a short video and, with photogrammetry software, the company will be able to 3D print personally-tailored headphones. Customers will have the option of printing their earbuds in a variety of materials and colors – such as plastic, gold, and silver – and they’ll have the ability to add customized designs as well.…
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By Michael Molitch-Hou
Here in Los Angeles, we surf all day long, thanks to our perfect climate (it’s true of all of us, all of the time). And LA-based studio Karten Design has paid tribute to that fact with an awesome piece of laser-sintered artwork, to be a part of A+D Architecture and Design Museum > 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 of the title of the classic 60s documentary about surfing and the process by which its made, Endless Sinter has a uniquely hollow frame made up of overlapping concentric rings. The resulting pattern echoes the swells formed when the Northern and Southern Pacific meet, leading to the perfect surfing conditions. From nose to tail of the single-fin board, a thin strip of dark walnut adds a stark contrast to the lightness of the board itself.…
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Virginia Tech has teamed up with Quantum Materials Corp. to develop uncloneable anti-counterfeiting 3D printing technology to help to ensure positive identity of any particular object.
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By Rachel Park
From my own experience talking to non-3D printing people about 3D printing, the one thing that gets the most animated response is the potential of printing food. Home in on chocolate and their eyes pop even wider. So I am not overly surprised to hear that when Choc Edge unveiled the latest version of its Choc Creator 3D printer — at the World 3D Printing Technology Industry Conference and Exhibition in China — it got a very positive response.
With this new version, the company reveals that the Choc Creator II builds on the first version of the platform but uses a bigger, heated syringe to make 3D printing chocolate even more practical.…
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The Office of Intellectual Freedom sees 3D printing as interactive content that shares the same First Amendment rights as other content libraries offer.
The model is on display at an interactive exhibit which features a two-story neural network climbing model with lights and sounds that are triggered by footsteps.