Monthly Archives: August 2015

Kabuku receives $3.3M from Global Brain to boost 3D printing marketplace Rinkak

Japanese startup Kabuku, headquartered in Tokyo, which manages Japan's largest online 3D printing service Rinkak, announced that it received 400M JPY – about 3.3 million USD – from Global Brain financing. The company’s total new shares through third-party allocation are worth 750M JPY.

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All Signs Point to AR as Apple Poaches HoloLens Developer

By Michael Molitch-Hou

A number of tech giants are openly entering the 3D space, transforming 3D printing from its own isolated industry into a subset of the larger 3D ecosystem (called “reality computing” by Autodesk, “blended reality” by HP, and “mixed reality” by Microsoft).  And, as they do, there’s always an apple-shaped void waiting to be filled, leaving us to wonder where the makers of the Mac are in this emerging 3D scene.  Today, market research firm Piper Jaffray suggests that void may be filled with augmented reality, as Apple has poached a lead Hololens Audio Engineer from Microsoft.…

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Katjes’ Magic Candy Factory 3D Prints Gummies On-Demand

By Michael Molitch-Hou

Food printing is getting sweeter every day.  And, while only a few food printers are on the market, there are new products and companies being made public on a regular basis.  The most recent comes from the home of Hansel and Gretel, where the third largest German candy maker, Katjes, has begun 3D printing gummies.

With a device they’re calling the Magic Candy Factory, Katjes is 3D printing gummy treats at their Grün-Ohr café in Berlin.  Like the majority of food printers, the Magic Candy Factory relies on extrusion technology, squirting viscous food pastes out of a syringe layer by layer.  …

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3D Printed Micro-Fish to Explore the Oceans of Our Bodies

By Tyler Koslow

In the exponentially vital industry of nano-engineering, 3D printing is now being utilized to make sure the inner workings of our bodies are running swimmingly. Two professors of nano-engineering from the University of California San Diego are utilizing advanced 3D printing technology to produce ‘microfish’, fish-shaped microrobotic devices geared towards traveling and delivering medicinal products to hard-to-reach places within the body.

The leaders of this project, Professors Shoachen Chen and Joseph Wang, recognized that most microrobots that have already been produced are unable to perform more advanced tasks due to their simply-shaped designs and inorganic physical make-ups.…

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3D Printing Awakens the Force with Complete Printable Episode VII Stormtrooper Costume

By Tyler Koslow

As a new era in the Star Wars universe is coming into existence, popular producer of the tech-based Youtube show Nerdgasm, Jerry Berg (better known by his Barnacules personality), has collaborated with MyMiniFactory to 3D print their own Imperial Army. Equipped with full body armor and a Stormtrooper VII TFA blaster, Barnacules had the entire costume modeled around his body, creating the ultimate 3D printed cosplay costume.

MyMiniFactory, the industry’s largest curated 3D printables platform, connected Barnacules with 3D designers based in London, where the costume was first designed in parts by project leader Lloyd Roberts, along with the assistance of Ricardo Salomao and Kirby Downey.…

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High Art Walks on Air with Neta Soreq’s 3D Printed Shoe Designs

By Tyler Koslow

As the influence of 3D printing slowly spreads among the fashion world, especially in the industry of footwear, uniquely designed products and prototypes are grabbing our attention from all around the world. Coming straight from Israel’s Bezalel Academy of Art and Design is a shoe design that looks as fit for a modern museum as it does for your feet. The Energetic Pass collection, created by design student Neta Soreq for the final project in her shoe design course, consists of two sets of 3D printed shoes inspired by a natural spiraling design.…

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University of Pécs to Host 3D Bioprinting and Medical 3D Printing Conference

By Davide Sher

There are many – more and more every year – conferences on 3D bioprinting and medical 3D printing applications; however, when one takes place in Hungary, it makes more noise than other ones, since two of the best known companies operating in the bioprinting and biomanufacturing field, Organovo and Modern Meadows, were founded by people of Hungarian origin.
The University of Pécs, the oldest University in Hungary, is organising an International Interdisciplinary Conference on 3D Printing which will focus heavily on medical applications, with participation from e-NABLE’s Joe Cross and Danny Cabrera form BioBots, among many other doctors who will detail the use of 3D printing in their specific practices.…

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Shape Memory Resin Demonstrates Remarkable 3D Printing Potential

By Davide Sher

St Georgen, Germany-based 3D-LABS is a rapid prototyping service founded in 2009, which has been one of the first to widely publicize its adoption of Prodways MOVINGlight (Scan LED) technology, along with its SLA and MJM manufacturing capabilities. Adoption of this SLT technology as early as 2011 allowed the company to build a significant experience in working with Prodways’ unique materials capabilities, so much so that 3D-LABS is now even producing and testing its own resins.

These currently include their own LED.A resin and are now in the process of adding a new LED.W resin which may be one of the most interesting resins materials yet.…

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Your Nyth, Your Style: ROCCAT introduces 3D print library for its Nyth MMO mouse

In the wake of the release of the Roccat Nyth MMO Mouse, a fully modular and customizable specialty gaming mouse, the Hamburg based company Roccat has launched its own 3D Print Library from which gamers can choose and purchase their additional parts and buttons.

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Additively’s Database Gets Physical with Online 3D Printing Material Finder

By Davide Sher

There are many online services that are trying to classify and organize the world of 3D printing to help professionals gain easier access to these new technologies and the possibilities they offer. 3DPI does it with information; others, like Additively, do it by creating databases of 3D printing service companies and, now, materials.
I have personally counted about 350 different 3D printable materials, hybrids, and alloys. Additively has done the same in its new Material Finder and, leveraging the team’s expertise on the subject (the company is an ETH Zurich spinoff, built by people who have been using and studying additive manufacturing for years) it has classified them so that they are searchable for their characteristic and applications.…

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