Monthly Archives: Januar 2016

Hilf der e-NABLE Community und mach mit bei der CREATE T.I.M.E Challenge

e-NABLE ist eine Community aus mittlerweile mehreren tausend Mitgliedern weltweit, die günstige Handprothesen für Kinder designen und am 3D-Drucker herstellen.

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How to make a low-cost, Open Bionics 3D printed prosthetic hand

Open Bionics is a low-cost 3D printed prosthetic hand company that has been attracting attention since showcasing their device at last year’s CES in Las Vegas. As with other 3D printed prosthetic endeavours, the goal is to bring the cost of custom prosthetics down so those most in need, often situated in developing countries, can have access to the life-changing technology.

Neri Oxman predicts 3D printing will usher a new age for humanity at Davos Conference

The phrase “the third industrial revolution” as a means to describe the impact 3D printing will have on the world has been tossed around for quite a while now. The story goes that the mechanization of the textile industry got things rolling with the first industrial revolution prior to the ushering in of the second industrial revolution via Henry Ford's assembly line. 3D Printing, a technology that focuses on a collaborative and digitally inspired small-scale approach to manufacturing is arguably driving the third industrial revolution in these early, frontier days.

U.S. DOE investing $1M in 3D printing research to develop cheaper wind turbine blades

On August 3rd, 2015, US President Barack Obama and the Environmental Protection Agency announced a new Clean Power Plan. The fundamental goal of the initiative is to reduce our reliance on carbon heavy energy sources like coal and petroleum and shift toward greener, more renewable solutions like wind and solar. It appears that the timing of this initiative couldn’t have been better as electicity generated by wind is already booming and powering 17.5 million homes across the United States. On top of this, at 2.35 cents per kilowatt hour, wind power is proving to be cheaper than the average price of wholesale electricity in much of the country.

Most Read 3D Printing Articles – January 30th, 2016

By Michael Molitch-Hou

New Global Filament Directory Helps You Navigate the 3D Printing Jungle
Even though we know full well – thanks to one of the most stable charts in 3D Hubs’ monthly trend updates – that at least 50% of all desktop FFF 3D printing is done either in black ABS (for technical …

CEO Receives First 3D Printed MFH Crown from Own Company
How better to demonstrate confidence in your own product that to use it yourself? This is how Rik Jacobs, CEO of Vertex-Dental B.V./NextDent B.V., sought to demonstrate the power of NextDent’s dental …

Update: Live on Kickstarter, the 1.75/3 mm All-Metal Hotend from Kai Parthy & ReprapUniverse
After having transformed the world of desktop 3D printing with his original wood and stone filaments, German inventor Kai Parthy has teamed up with 3D printer manufacturer ReprapUniverse to create a h…

Exclusive: NVBOTS Launches NVLABS with New High-Speed, Multi-Metal 3D Printing
The world of metal 3D printing has just become a lot more interesting, as an unexpected player enters the game.…

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Free 3D Printable of the Week: A Voxel Castle

By Michael Molitch-Hou

Right now, Sketchfab, 3D Hubs, Qubicle, and 3D Slash are hosting a voxel-themed contest to demonstrate the creativity that can be achieved with simple and easy 3D modeling. By submitting a story-filled voxel diorama, entrants have a chance to win 3D Hubs 3D printing coupons, a Qubicle Master license, a Parrot Airborne Cargo drone, 12 months of Sketchfab PRO, a Lego Studio box and more. Showing off just what’s possible, Sketchfab user elbriga has created this downloadable castle.

Not every model submitted to the contest is downloadable, but those that are shouldn’t be too difficult to 3D print, given the simplicity of the shapes.…

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US Air Force approves first-ever 3D printed parts for AWACS aircraft

With all of the hype and general excitement surrounding 3D printing these days, it’s easy to forget that the research dedicated to advancing the technology happens for a reason. The fact is, 3D printing is sometimes the only way to produce something from a manufacturing perspective; it is also often the most cost-effective way of getting things done. The 552nd Air Control Wing of the US Air Force has taken both of these aspects to 3D printing to heart after approving, for the first time, 3D printed parts to be used on the E-3 Airborne Warning and Control System (AWACS) surveillance aircraft.

Become an Extreme Drone Racer with Customizable 3D Printed Arrow Drones

By Michael Molitch-Hou

With the idea that “FPV Drone Racing will become the next popular extreme sport in 2016”, ArrowDrone has launched a Kickstarter with what they believe will be the perfect method for just about anyone to get into that extreme sport. And, if the awesome footage captured by the Drone Racing League is any indication, ArrowDrone may just be set to take off.

ArrowDrone argues that creating one’s own drone is a difficult task, given the technical challenges involved.  Arrow Drones, however, are meant to be customizable so that anyone can assemble them and then add their team’s own branding to the vehicle. …

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