Monthly Archives: Mai 2015

Wire-feed additive manufacturing might be the future of metal-based 3D printing

Of all of the areas that have seen a lot of attention in the additive manufacturing space, the use of metal in the additive manufacturing process has not seen nearly enough attention as it should be. While the ability to ‘3d print a metal object’ is more complex and costly than thermoplastic parts, the finished products are arguably much more usable and long-lasting. Among other examples we’ve seen of metal parts that have been made through the use of additive manufacturing techniques include a titanium bicycle from Portland’s Industry design studio as well as both helicopter and airplane parts. While the production of creating these metal parts involved the use of laser sintering, a new study that was published in the Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology aims to look at another - and possibly cheaper - way of creating metal parts through the use of additive manufacturing techniques.

This article Wire-feed additive manufacturing might be the future of metal-based 3D printing is first published at 3ders.org.

XpertFab new Creation Workstation is an all-in-one personal desktop fabrication factory

Although we seem to hear about a new 3D printer project on Kickstarter on an almost weekly basis, few of those projects aim to offer an all-in-one solution for the entire creation process - particularly, processes that involve 3D printing as well as other manufacturing methods including laser cutting and machining. Up until now, Makers have needed to have separate machines on their desk or in their studio for carrying out a variety of manufacturing tasks - such as having laser cutter for laser cutting tasks, a 3D printer for 3D printing tasks, etc.

This article XpertFab's new Creation Workstation is an all-in-one personal desktop fabrication factory is first published at 3ders.org.

Most Read Articles from Last Week – May 31st

By 3D Printing Industry

The Top 10 3D Printing Stocks for 2015
Although the stock market has not been kind to 3D printing companies as of late, the financial economy is one thing and the real economy is oftentimes something entirely different. That means that sto…

Former MakerBot CEOs Invest in Low-Cost Laser Cutter Start-Up
Seattle-based start-up Glowforge has just come into a bit of money, $9 million in Series A funding to be exact. The round of funding was led by Foundry Group and True Ventures, with participation fro…

Free Filament in 60 Colors is Just the Tip of EUMAKERS’ 3D Printing Iceberg
I met the team behind EUMAKERS at the recent PLAST show in Milan, one of the largest events for plastic manufacturers and resellers and they captured my attention for their offer of over 60 different …

Lightning Fast Romanian Delta 3D Printer Goes Multifunction with CNC & Laser
It took some time, but, in the end, the first 3D printer entirely made in Romania by Symme3D looks like it has been worth the wait.…

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MatterFab Raises $5.75 Million for Metal 3D Printing

By Andrew Wheeler

Metal 3D printer manufacturing company, MatterFab has announced the completion of round one of their Series A Financing. The company has raised $5.75 million dollars from investors including leading industrial manufacturer GE Ventures. Innovate Indiana, a fund that provides capital to companies with an Indiana University connection has also invested in MatterFab. The company plans to use the money to complete the development and design of their first commercial industrial 3D printer.

Indiana native Matt Burris, CEO of MatterFab says, ““Our vision is not just to solve today’s biggest challenges with metal 3D printing, but to revolutionize the capabilities of metal printing.…

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Better Than Cadavers – 3D Printed Anatomy Kit Ready To Ship

By Andrew Wheeler

A new 3D printed anatomy kit for medical students is now available to ship worldwide. This is certainly one of the more practical and useful ways to use 3D printing.
Melbourne, Australia-based scientists at Monash University developed the kit, which is the first resource of its kind to be commercially available. The team announced this project last year and have been working on it ever since using laser hand-held scanners, CT scans and MRI imaging.

Paul McMenamin, Director of the University’s Centre for Human Anatomy Education explains, “For centuries cadavers bequested to medical schools have been used to teach students about human anatomy, a practice that continues today.…

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MyMiniFactory’s Lego Brix Could Be Building a Case

By Davide Sher

As a 3D printing industry journalist I have got to thank MyMiniFactory and the iMakr network for these “pearls” on the issue of IP and free circulation of ideas. The 3D model database has been introducing a series of objects that very closely resemble famous characters and objects from even more famous entertainment and toy franchises. That inevitably brings up the discussion on what can and what cannot be 3D printed. And also on how it can and cannot be made available.…

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Kondensatormotor aus dem 3D-Drucker gebaut

Kondensatormotor

Ein Hobby-Maker hat seinen eigenen Kondensatormotor aus dem 3D-Drucker zusammengebaut. Das zeigt, wie wichtig diese Technologie für die Suche nach alternativen Energiequellen sein kann.

3D-Drucker sind in vielen Bereichen zu einem echten Segen geworden, sei es in der Medizin, Industrie oder dem Schiffs- und Flugzeugbau. Auf der Suche nach alternativen Energiequellen sind schon einige Ideen von Hobby-Makern und Technikfans publik geworden. Auch hier bei 3d-grenzenlos haben wir über einen deutschen Bastler berichtet, der es mit einem 3D-Drucker und ein paar Handgriffen geschafft hat einen Stirlingmotor herzustellen; und auch Windturbinen gehören zu seinem Repertoire.

Kondensatormotor

Alle Einzelteile stammen aus dem 3D-Drucker (Foto: © 3dprint.com)

Jetzt hat ein Hobby-Maker ein Design entwickelt, mit dem man ganz leicht einen elektrostatischen Motor bauen kann. Auch als Kondensatormotor bekannt, arbeitet dieser Motor mit den elektro-magnetischen Feldern und dem daraus gewonnenen Strom. Da diese Art von Motoren wenige Komponenten brauchen, können sie kostengünstiger produziert werden. Genau das hatte der Entwickler des namenlosen Motors, der unter den Namen “Joehan” bekannt ist, wohl auch in Betracht gezogen.

Auch wenn die generierte Energie aus normalen Kondensatormotoren nicht besonders hoch ist, meistens an die 100 Volt, so sind sie dennoch stabil. Diese Art von Motoren, wenn noch nicht so weit verbreitet, werden vor allem in mikro-magnetischen Systemen verwendet. Die Idee solche Motoren zu bauen ist nicht neu, denn es waren Wissenschaftler wie Benjamin Franklin und Andrew Gordon, die Mitte des 18. Jahrhunderts schon darauf gekommen sind. Der große Unterschied dazu ist heute, dass die einzelnen Komponenten dafür ganz einfach mit 3D-Druckern hergestellt werden können.

Neben einfachen Werkzeugen, die jeder Zuhause hat, kann das Design des Motors sowie die Einzelteile dafür im Netz eingesehen und genutzt werden. Das Zusammenbauen ist einfach und auch wenn man sich dessen bewusst sein sollte, dass man mit Elektrizität arbeitet, ist es dennoch ein simples Projekt, das für jeden 3D-Druckfan geeignet ist.

Was haltet ihr davon? Würdet ihr euch auch euren eigenen Motor bauen wollen? Hinterlasst einfach eure Kommentare oder diskutiert mit uns auf unserer Facebook-Seite.

Hier könnt ihr sehen, wie der Motor funktioniert:

Researchers Develop 3D Printed Scaffolds to Cure Type 1 Diabetes

Researchers at the University of Twente in the Netherlands have successfully built 3d printed scaffolds to increase the success rate of an experimental method used to help Type 1 diabetes patients. Around five percent of diabetes patients suffer from Type 1 diabetes, also known as juvenile diabetes which are often diagnosed in children and young […]

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XL Spulen von colorFabb für 1,75mm Filament verfügbar

Ab sofort sind bei dem Niederländer Materialspezialisten XL Spulen vom 1,75mm Filament verfügbar. PLA/PHA Standard White, PLA/PHA Standard Black, PLA/PHA Natural, colorFabb_XT White, colorFabb_XT Black und colorFabb_XT Clear sind jetzt in 2,2kg Spulen verfügbar! Ausgeliefert wird am Montag, dem 1. Juni. Andere Farben können auch individuell bestellt werden. Hier gilt jedoch eine minimale Abnahmemenge von vier

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Jelwek 3D prints an intake system for Polish team's Formula Student race car competition

While we’ve seen how 3D printing has helped create prototypes for a range of mechanical designs for the use in transportation designs, it is perhaps the use of additive manufacturing in creating custom, one-off parts for high-performance engines that is the most impressive. Using additive manufacturing technologies including EOS Selective Laser Sintering (SLS) methods, quality control factors such as heat distribution, powder degradation, dimensional accuracy, repeatability, component quality and performance quality have all carried over from traditional manufacturing to additive manufacturing without a hitch.

This article Jelwek 3D prints an intake system for Polish team's Formula Student race car competition is first published at 3ders.org.