Monthly Archives: Dezember 2014

Research Group Creates First 3D Printer Capable of Printing LED Lights

(Printed Electronics World) — A research group led by researcher Yong Lin Kong and Ian Tamargo, and sponsored by the Air Force of Scientific Research and the Defense Advanced Research Project Agency, has created the first 3D printer capable of printing LED lights after more than two years of effort and an estimated $20,000. With... View Article

New-year resolution tips: how to clean your personal gallery on sculpteo.com

Managing your personal gallery of 3D designs on sculpteo.com is easy. We provide automatic organization tools that make setting tweaks or deletions as easy as a few clicks. Let’s start 2015 with a fresh and good-looking gallery!

Each Sculpteo user has a personal gallery called ‘Your objects’.  You can see it on the home page if you are already logged into your account. Otherwise, you will need to register and then connect to your account.

On average, a Sculpteo user owns 40 designs in their personal gallery. But some of us own more than 1,000!  It’s no surprise when you are prototyping: you can upload 5, 10 or 20 updated versions during your iteration process.

That’s why we decided to offer an organization by default of your objects gallery, easily accessible through tabs. We split the models into a list based on filters:

  • all (no filter)
  • my uploads i.e. the designs whom you are the author
  • my public designs i.e. the models that can been seen by other people
  • my orders i.e. the designs that you have already ordered
  • 3D printed i.e. the designs that have already been 3D-printed successfully (which is usually less than the count in ‘My orders’ tab since some designs may have been rejected)

Below is an example on the account of Marine, the Sculpteo CMO (who is not the biggest uploader on sculpteo.com by the way!)

Gallerytab

 

She uses mainly ‘My uploads’ and  ‘My orders’ tabs but her favorite feature is the search tab. It’s not very hard to imagine why!

We would definitively advise her to clean her personal gallery a little bit and delete some useless designs, it’s also very easy to do:

  1. select the design or the version of the design that you want to delete by clicking on the thumbnail of the original design
  2. Press on the arrow icon on the top right corner of the thumbnail
    myobjects2 personal gallery on sculpteo
  3. Select delete

myobjects3 personal gallery on sculpteo

 

It’s done!

Happy new year and happy cleaning!! ;)

 

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3D Systems Announces Partnership with Culinary Institute of America

(Yahoo! Finance) — 3D Systems has announced a partnership with The Culinary Institute of America to provide faculty and students the opportunity to explore the intersection of 3D-printed food and artisan culinary methods. Together, 3D Systems and the CIA plan to develop a series of educational collaborations and commence a beta program for the ChefJetTM... View Article

3D Printed Molecules May Help Researchers Design New Drugs

(LiveScience.com) — 3D printing is allowing scientists to gain insights into biological molecules, some of the tiniest constituents of the universe. Researchers have used computer-generated models to visualize the origami-like process of protein folding for years. However, 2D computer visualizations have limitations that make them hard to interpret. “The experience itself is very different between... View Article

Use of 3D Printing in Automotive Set to Quintuple in Five Years

By Davide Sher

A few weeks ago, we reported on a SmarTech report compiled by Senior Analyst Scott Dunham, which saw the compound value of 3D printing technologies and materials in the automotive sector set to grow to $1.1 billion within the next five years. The information in SmarTech’s first release, however, did not include the tech’s current value, so it was not clear what the rate of growth would be, a detail that would give us the full scope of the potential for 3D printing in this field
We, thus, contacted Mr.…

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Can 3D printing defy physics? Man claims to have printed “Impossible Triangle”

3D printing has gone above and beyond what many of us could ever have imagined, but can it defy the very laws of physics? One man claims to have printed the “impossible triangle,” which as the name implies, may not be as straightforward as it seems.

This article Can 3D printing defy physics? Man claims to have printed “Impossible Triangle” is first published at 3ders.org.

Capture Paris or Catch SF in 3D: Who had the best 3D print?

If you’ve been following our blog posts about our meetups and other events, you would know that we had a Capture Paris in 3D and a Catch SF in 3D event! Here at Sculpteo, we thought it would be fun to compare the two events and see which event had the best 3D print!

The Capture Paris in 3D event had a lot of interesting models that people had captured. While the Catch SF in 3D event was plagued by a lot of rain, that didn’t stop them from trying to capture what was around the Autodesk Gallery even if that meant capturing themselves!

paris-baguette

After viewing the models that were captured from the Capture Paris event, the baguette easily is the winner. There were many good models. The original capture data of the baguette is pretty clear. In the image, the original data is on the left and the 3D printed version is on the right. What do you think, does it look delicious?

alva_svoboda

From the Catch SF event, there weren’t many models that made it but one that stood out was the portrait of Alva Svoboda. His original capture data is on the left and the 3D print is on the right.

Now, who had the best 3D print? Well, if mother nature didn’t throw a wrench into the Catch SF event plans, I think Catch SF would have won easily. However, Catch Paris had many more models to show and many 3D prints. So the choice is clear, Catch Paris is the winner!

Eventually, Catch SF shall have their revenge! In the mean time, why don’t you go and learn how to use Autodesk 123D Catch and produce some of your own fun 3D models!

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The Mobile 3&D 3D Printing Bot: the Proof Is in a Cycle of Inspiration

By Andrew Wheeler

As far as prototypes and proof-of-concept machinery goes in the 3D printing industry, it’s best to be a little weary.  A proof of concept may be have quite a dip on its product roadmap ocean floor, and everyone can think of a time when they saw a new machine surrounded by a lot of jargon, waiting for it to eventually disappoint.  I think the reason a lot of people add so much jargon to their proof of concepts and prototypes is because the ideasre big, and the vision and enthusiasm are endless. …

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Slovenian construction pioneers BetAbram share footage of their 3D house printers in action

Are you looking to print a new house with your own 3D printer? That’s already possible. While several companies have been experimenting with construction printing for a while now, the Slovenian pioneers from BetAbram looks to bring their technology to the marketplace. Now they have also shared more information and footage of their printers in action, so we can all see what they’re capable of.

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