Monthly Archives: April 2015

Transaction Project combines the best of ceramics & glassblowing into beautiful 3D printed art

3D printing technology has been finding its way into the hands of more and more artists recently, so it’s great to see more and more 3D printed works of art appearing. But as the Swedish Transaction Project, proves, it’s not just about making something new and fashionable. For as this artistic collaboration reveals, 3D printers can also be used to overcome traditional craft problem.

This article Transaction Project combines the best of ceramics & glassblowing into beautiful 3D printed art is first published at 3ders.org.

Multitool Stepcraft 2 aus Deutschland sammelt 500.000$ auf Kickstarter

Vor gut einer Woche ist eine crowdfunding Finanzierungsrunde auf Kickstarter beendet. Das Objekt der Begierde ist ein Multitool mit bis zu sieben verschiedenen Aufsätzen. Ein Aufsatz für FFF Extrusion ist natürlich auch dabei. Der Stepcraft 2 ist der Nachfolger des Stepcraft, eines Multitool für den Schreibtisch. Das Desktop Gerät bietet bis zu sieben Optionen um verschiedenste Materialien

Der Beitrag erschien bei 3Druck.com unter der URL Multitool Stepcraft 2 aus Deutschland sammelt 500.000$ auf Kickstarter

CIDEAS Shows Off Next Generation 3D Printing Quotation Engine

By Davide Sher

There are a few companies that I credit for opening up the world of 3D printing to me: one of them is Mike Littrel’s CIDEAS, a rapid prototyping service from the Chicago area that was among the first to show off four of the main 3D printing processes (PolyJet, SLS, SLA, and FDM) in clear and easy to understand videos.
After being among the first to understand the mediatic appeal of industrial 3D printing, now CIDEAS is getting ready for the next phase in AM evolution, in which consumer trends affect professional tools, making them more accessible, complete, and appealing to a wider demographic.…

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CIDEAS Shows Off Next Generation 3D Printing Quotation Engine

By Davide Sher

There are a few companies that I credit for opening up the world of 3D printing to me: one of them is Mike Littrel’s CIDEAS, a rapid prototyping service from the Chicago area that was among the first to show off four of the main 3D printing processes (PolyJet, SLS, SLA, and FDM) in clear and easy to understand videos.
After being among the first to understand the mediatic appeal of industrial 3D printing, now CIDEAS is getting ready for the next phase in AM evolution, in which consumer trends affect professional tools, making them more accessible, complete, and appealing to a wider demographic.…

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Dutch startup Refil creates 3D printing filament from old Volvo and Audi dashboards

Perhaps it can be attributed to a surge of new 3D printer offerings we’ve been seeing over the past year or maybe it’s just simply the fact that people want more options for their projects, but regardless, the amount of filament options for 3D printing have never been as expansive as they are today.

This article Dutch startup Refil creates 3D printing filament from old Volvo and Audi dashboards is first published at 3ders.org.

Because Rectangles are Better: German RepRap’s New X350 3D Printer Optimizes Build Space

By Tarun Tampi

One of Germany’s leading manufacturers of professional and industrial-grade FFF 3D printers, German RepRap, has recently announced the launch of its latest product, the X350 printer. With this release, the ambitious Feldkirchen-based company is adding to its range of commercial 3D printers, like the X1000, X400, Neo and Protos.

The X350 has quite a few unique features that could distinguish it from other FFF printers in the same category. It claims that “there is no 3D printer available with a more optimized print space compared to its size.” This is because it has a rectangular build platform, as opposed to a traditionally square one, which optimizes the accommodation of 3D models, since most do not have a square footprint. …

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Xerox reicht Patent für 3D-Drucker mit rotierendem Druckbett ein

Das amerikanische Technologie- und Dienstleistungsunternehmen Xerox, das sich bereits früh zu einem der führenden Unternehmen im Druckbereich entwickelte, hat nun ein Patent im Bereich der additiven Fertigung eingereicht.  Das Patent mit dem Titel “Digital Manufacturing System for Printing Three-Dimensional Objects on a Rotating Surface” beschreibt einen 3D-Drucker, bei dem sich hauptsächlich das Druckbett anstatt des Druckkopfs

Der Beitrag erschien bei 3Druck.com unter der URL Xerox reicht Patent für 3D-Drucker mit rotierendem Druckbett ein

Dutch scientists develop 3D printed fiber structures for bone cartilage repair on a large scale

It looks like 3D printed medical applications are spreading to every corner of academic hospitals, and I’m not just talking about 3D printed implants or prostheses. For now Dutch scientists from the University Medical Center Utrecht have unveiled their own 3D bioprinting innovation: a hydrogel solution that can be used for repairing bone cartilage on a large scale.

This article Dutch scientists develop 3D printed fiber structures for bone cartilage repair on a large scale is first published at 3ders.org.

Buzz Technology Changes IR3 3D Printing Robot’s Course

By Davide Sher

One great thing about rapid prototyping, and the new streamlined nature of many companies working in – and with – 3D printing, is the possibility to just hit restart. Sure, you wasted some time, some materials, and some money, but nothing that can not be undone and rapidly replaced by something better. That is more or less what is going on with Buzz Technology. Shortly after launching a Kickstarter Campaign for their IR3 robotic assembly system, they had to face the fact that the actual support has been far less enthusiastic than the media attention they had raised.…

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The inside-out and 3D printed KAZbrella umbrella hits Kickstarter

While some 3D printed products that launch on Kickstarter feel a bit cheap or not inspiring enough to really excite the masses, a new product has just launched a crowdfunding campaign that seems to have it all: it’s cheap, 3D printed, functional and features a design so clever and simple that you become annoyed that you haven’t thought of it yourself. It’s the KAZbrella, a reverse-engineered umbrella that opens and folds to the outside.

This article The inside-out and 3D printed KAZbrella umbrella hits Kickstarter is first published at 3ders.org.