Monthly Archives: Oktober 2014


By Michael Molitch-Hou

Halloween is here! And so is an enormous, 2.25′ tall Frankenstein head, 3D printed by 3DPUnlimited.  The 3D printer manufacturer behind the 3DP1000 3D printer, which has an impressive build volume of 1 meter x 1 meter x 0.5 meter (39.3″ x 39.3″ x 19.6″), has celebrated this All Hallows’ Eve by 3D printing the head of Frankenstein’s beloved monster and publishing a spooky video of the printing process.  To get a feel for just how big the head is, take a look at the photo below.…

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Materialise Releases Latest Magics Update

By Shane Taylor

The annual update to Magics by Materialise (NASDAQ: MTLS) is here. Since 1994 the software has provided the additive manufacturing industry with a platform to streamline data preparation workflow, increase build efficiency, import an ever increasing range of file types for 3D printing as well as incorporating the latest means of optimizing output volumes.
Magics17, released in 2012 incorporated a 3D-Nester module, improved in Magics18 with sub-nesting capacity for SinterModules. In Magics18 the SinterModule was expanded to include Sinterboxes – mesh encasings of optimized grouped parts within the build area.…

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Make Your Halloween Sinister and Spooky with These 3D Printed Project Ideas

Halloween is just around the corner, but there’s still time to unleash the power of your creativity by creating an unforgettably terrifying 3D project. The possibilities are only limited by the scope of your evil plans. Whether you need to add some finishing touches to your ghostly costume or add eerie props for your house for warding off the kids, 3D printing will help you put your unique spin on one of the funnest times of the year. 

Jack O’ Lantern

“I thought we were frieeeeeeeeeeends!”

“I thought we were frieeeeeeeeeeends!”

Jack O’Lanterns are the staple of Halloween. Carving out a pumpkin with grotesque faces is a fun, creative option for warding off the kids from your evil lab. Now you can create intricate designs and 3D print your pumpkin WITHOUT all the mess associated with carving it.  Take for example this creation from Sebastian Kerner. Sebastian’s piece features a pumpkin consuming another tiny pumpkin! (Run away little guy!) Sebastian has put together an instructable to walk you through the whole process here. After you have your 3D file ready to go you can 3D print it at i.materialise and have it delivered to your door by one of our headless horseman*.

*Delivery method may vary.

Creepy 3D Printed Jewelry

Skull Whistle Pendant by Michael Mueller

Skull Whistle Pendant by Michael Mueller

Now that we got the outside of your lab covered, why not show those pesky kids you mean business by sporting some Halloween-themed jewelry, more specifically a skull whistle. Michael Mueller made a tiny damned loud whistle! It’s so noisy, you might be able to wake up the deceased. Therefore, beware of using it near cemeterys on spooky nights! Now that’s some forward-looking that we can get behind.

Around the World with Daft Punk Helmet

3D Printed Daft Punk Helmet

Photo Credit © Adafruit

Leaving your lab can be a devastating experience but we have a disguise that may help ease the burden of socializing. Infiltrate any facility while grooving to your favorite beats with the Daft Punk Helmet. No one will suspect a thing thanks to this great tutorial by the Ruiz Brothers.

Dress up Your Henchman as Dr. Finklestein

Dr Finkelstein

Photo Credit ©

Evil Geniuses can’t do everything alone. Sometimes you need backup. Which is why Jim Clark used 3D printing to dress up his son henchman as Dr. Finkelstein, from Nightmare Before Christmas. We think it’s an improvement. Learn more about the project here.

Kostenlose Filament-Proben bei German RepRap

In einer Presseaussendung gab der 3D-Drucker-Hersteller German RepRap bekannt, dass es im firmeneigenen Online-Shop nun die Möglichkeit gibt kostenlose Filament-Proben zu bestellen. Im Online-Shop von German RepRap gibt es jetzt kostenlose Filament-Proben. Derzeit können Muster von PLA in 3 mm und 1.75 mm bestellt werden. Das Angebot wird aber sukzessive erweitert. German RepRap Filamente zeichnen […]

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Google’s Project Ara Prototype is Working This Time!

By Michael Molitch-Hou

At Google I/O in June, the multinational gave audiences a glimpse of a “working” prototype of Project Ara. Unfortunately, their modular smartphone, which will have its modules 3D printed by 3D Systems’ mass customization process, failed to fully launch and the audience was met with a frozen boot screen.

Ever the monstrous megabehemoth, Google isn’t one to give up.  NK Labs in Boston has been hard at work designing functioning components for the phone and Google has published a video of an actual, functioning prototype of Project Ara, that they’re calling Spiral 1.…

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This Week in 3D Printing (25 – 31 Oct )

This past week was a big one in the 3D printing world, here’s a quick recap on some of the stories that caught our attention…

Hewlett Packard enters the 3D Printers market

Everyone has been waiting this move for quite a long time. HP finally emerges in the 3D Printing world. Two days ago, they announced the upcoming release of their new 3D printer. It will use an entirely new technology called Multi Jet Fusion. According to Dion Weisler, Executive Vice President of HP, their technology will not only be 10 times faster than the ones we already know, but it will also allow electrical conductivity, color, and translucy. Here, at Sculpteo, we can’t wait to discover more about this astonishing technology.

HP technology


Giving life back to demolished landmarks with to 3D Printing Technology

There’s no need to discuss the use of 3D Printing in the educational world. Those last months have seen so many creative projects related to 3D Printing being developed. At Ball State University, 3D printing is being used in more ways than one. Carol Street, Archivist for Architectural Records at the College of Architecture and Planning at Ball State University found a great way to interest her students. They began with Romanesque Revival building, torn down in 1967: 3D designing it from actual drawings was a great challenge. She found that her students who showed little interest in the drawings previously were now drawn to the 3D printed versions, and were spending more time comparing items on the print to those from the original drawings. A great Success Story!

Architecture 3D Printing

How to turn a 3D Printer into a tattooing machine

3D Printing tattoo

These two french designers finally did it: they crossed a tattooist’s needle with a Makerbot. And the result is incredible. Appropriate Audiences, who created the tattooing machine, called Tatoué, adapted software produced by Autodesk to turn tattoo designs into digital files that can be downloaded to the machine. A sensor reads the surface of the skin of the user, meaning the needle can respond to changes in skin texture and the dimensions of the limb. It offers a new tool for tattoo enthusiasts and tattoo artists, which offers plenty of possibilities. Anything the customer wants can be designed on the computer and replicated onto the skin. More complicated designs are to be printed. Can’t wait to discover more.

Hewlett Packard Emerges! Witness the Birth of a 3D Printing Behemoth!
- Ball State University Students Recreate 3D Model of Demolished Landmark with 3D Printing Technology
French designers hack a 3D printer to make a tattooing machine

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Redditor 3D Prints His Own Warhammer 40K Army

By Scott J Grunewald

A Reddit user posted a picture of his 3D printed Space Marine army for the tabletop miniature game Warhammer 40,000. The work-in-progress army isn’t perfect, but it’s close enough to the real thing that I would imagine Games Workshop – the games manufacturer – might start to get a little worried.
The growing popularity of 3D printing figures and armies for Warhammer games, to me, says more about the rapidly increasing prices of Games Workshop products than the current accessibility of 3D printers.…

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V3RS 3D Printed Design Lightning

During the Dutch Design Week 2014, the lighting design brand V3RS has exhibited their design fixtures in their Eindhoven based studio in The Netherlands. V3RS designs and creates exclusive design lighting objects and also work on design projects commissioned by external parties, and in this all they use 3D printing for their amazing work. Earlier […]

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XYZPrinting arbeitet an 3D-Kopierer

Da Vinci 1.0AiO

Mit dem Da Vinci 1.0AiO erweitert der taiwanesische Hersteller für 3D-Drucker XYZPrinting sein Produktangebot um einen 3D-Kopierer. Der All-In-One 3D-Drucker verfügt über einen integrierten 3D-Scanner, 3D-Drucker und weitere Features, wir wir in diesem Artikel vorstellen.

Da Vinci 1.0AiO

Logo XYZPrintingDas chinesische Unternehmen XYZPrinting arbeitet an der Entwicklung eines All-in-One 3D-Kopierers. Der 3D-Kopierer mit dem Namemn Da Vinci 1.0AiO wird den Firmenangaben zufolge mit einem 3D-Scanner ausgestattet sein. Der 3D-Scanner sorgt für eine Abtastung des zu kopierenden Objekts und druckt es anschließend als 3D-Objekt mit dem integrierten XYZ 3D-Drucker aus.

Der Preis für das Kompaktgerät soll sich auf nur 800 US-Dollar belaufen, was unserer Ansicht nach einem sehr interessanten Preis für einen 3D-Kopierer entspricht.

Die Objekte aus dem Da Vinci 1.0Aio werden den Angaben zufolge mit einer Auflösung von bis zu 0,25 mm eingescannt und die 3D-Scans dann jeweils als STL-Datei gespeichert. Gedruckt werden Objekte im FFF-Verfahren mit Abmessungen von maximal 198*198*198 mm und mit maximal 0,1 mm Schichtauflösung. Der Da Vinci 1.0Aio verfügt außerdem über ein digitales Display, 3D-Scanner, Single-Extruder und kann sowohl PLA als auch ABS verarbeiten.

Die 3D-Drucker von XYZPrinting sind im Handel schon für weniger als 800 Euro erhältlich und bieten nach unserer Auffassung ein sehr gutes Preis-/Leistungsverhältnis. Bei Anwendern erfreuen sie sich einer steigenden Beliebtheit, was auch die Expansion des Unternehmen innerhalb Europas bestätigt.

Draw in 3D is just as easy as drawing on a piece of paper

Anyone who has ever worked on a 3D printing project from scratch, will likely confirm that making a printable 3D image is perhaps the most difficult phase in the entire process. Even when working with very user-friendly pieces of software, you’ll still need a bit of IT-literacy to be successful. Of course, this is all part of the maker’s experience, but it also scares off numerous potential hobbyists. But it can be easier. A brand-new iOS application has just been released that takes intuitive functionality to a whole new level: Draw in 3D.

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