Monthly Archives: Dezember 2014

Bigger Penis for the New Year with 3D Printing? Nope! (NSFW)

By Michael Molitch-Hou

Who wouldn’t want a bigger penis? Don’t answer that! Otherwise, you may ruin the marketing scheme of PenisMaster.com. The company, which manufactures a number of penis enhancement devices, has managed to collide the world of willy enhancement spam with the world of 3D printing spam.
In a recent YouTube video, a penis is outfitted with a futuristic and terrible device meant to extend the foreskin of its wearer to somehow enlarge the penis. The reason anyone would humiliate themselves like this?…

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New eBook: Top 20 3D Prints of 2014

This past year has been a huge one when it comes to 3D printing, yet the full capabilities of the technology are still unknown. We’ve put together an eBook explaining some of the most innovative projects that have helped push 3D printing from an at-home hobby into a factory-scale means of fabrication.

The largest advance in the technology has come in a shifting of what the technology is capable of. It’s no longer just for creating small trinkets and bits but for production scale manufacturing (in fact we released another eBook a couple months ago to prove it).

However, the technology doesn’t just offer innovation when it comes to manufacturing. In our most recent eBook, we’ve sorted some of our client’s creations from the past year into three categories: Small Series Manufacturing, Rapid Prototyping, and Artistic Projects. Each of the categories with its own way of utilizing the technology.

To download the eBook, head over to the download page (or click the cover below).

COVER copy

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Proto-pasta Getting Ready to Electrify CES with Conductive 3D Printing Filament

By Davide Sher

After announcing its upcoming Stainless Steel and Magnetic Iron PLA filaments for 2015, Vancouver, Washington-based filament producer Proto-pasta is now going electric by launching a Kickstarter campaign for its Electrically Conductive PLA Filament, just ahead of the company’s participation at the International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas.
Truly conductive filament has been eagerly awaited by Makers everywhere and the KS campaign was immediately successful, reaching its, rather conservative, $2,250 goal well ahead of the campaign’s conclusion. Having done most of the research and testing already, Proto-pasta does not need large amounts of money to kick off large scale production through their own extrusion system, built in-house.…

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Stumpy the Turtle Gets New Leg From Elementary Students

By James Lefebvre

3D printing has helped improve the lives of lots of people by lowering the cost of prosthetics and making them easily customizable. Although prosthetics are usually designed for humans,we aren’t the only ones who benefit from this technology (as we’ve seen with the loveable Derby the Dog). An article from SavannahNow shows how 3D printing has helped to benefit a turtle by the name of Stumpy.

In early September, a box turtle, who would soon be named Stumpy, arrived at the Oatland Wildlife Center vet’s office in poor shape.Shehad a severely injured leg that was infected and required amputation.…

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Rachel Park’s Top 5 3D Printing Applications for 2014

By Rachel Park

2014 has certainly been a wild ride — the 3D printing industry is maturing. As a result the number of stories about the tech and its applications is proliferating exponentially and keeping up has been the wild bit. And, when I say ‘stories’, I am including the real stories, the nearly stories and also the complete and utter nonsense that this industry throws up. I’m not including any of the nonsense stories in my 2014 top picks, but there is one self-indulgent story.…

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Brainsgate and Formlabs Team Up to Research Patient-Specific 3D Printing for Stroke Treatment

By Andrew Wheeler

It’s always exciting news to discover that 3D printing is finding its way into medical treatments and research.  Most recently, Princeton embedded tiny light emitting diodes into a contact lens, proving that the capabilities of 3D printing include creating complex electronics.  And, most broadly, the ability of 3D printing to create custom prosthetics like the ones fashioned by Robohand USA and E-Nable provide heartwarming proof of the power of 3D printing to change lives.
In a recent press release, the BIRD (Binational Industrial Research and Development) Foundation announced that, among the 11 recipients of a new $8.2 million round of investments,is a collaborative effort between an Israeli company called Brainsgate, and Formlabs. …

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Airwolf 3D Orchestrated World’s Largest 3D Printer Farm to Create 201 Robohand Prosthetics

(3D Printing Industry) – Airwolf 3D  teamed up with Robohand to orchestrate the world’s largest 3D printer farm, the Airwolf 3D Print-a-thon and first-ever international Flash Print. Robohand was originally created by Richard Van As and Ivan Owen and has since evolved to provide those in need with 3D-printed prosthetic hands, fingers, and limbs. The Airwolf... View Article

OwnFone Receives $1.2M Investment for 3D-Printed Phones Targeted at the Blind, Elderly, Children

(3Ders.org) – London-based OwnFone has developed number of intricate yet affordable 3D-printed phones aimed at children, the elderly, and the blind. These 3D-printed phones are the size of a credit card, and feature a set number of numbers it can dial, like a child’s parents, healthcare workers, and the emergency number. Each button has been... View Article

A New 3D Printer Company in Korea: Things Are Happening in a Moment

By Park Hyeong Yeol (David)

A while ago, Mark Lee took a visit to G-star 2014, one of the largest video gaming shows in the world, and, as readers may recall, found a 3D printer there.  As it turned out to our surprise, it was the only printer at the show. Curious about this printer, I decided to do a follow-up investigation, and, here, I will share some of what I found.
The printer is called the ‘Moment’ and, despite its rather sudden appearance in the world, the company seems to be growing very quickly.…

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