Monthly Archives: Juli 2016

Moose Toys präsentiert mit „Qixels 3D Maker“ einen 3D-Drucker für 25 US-Dollar

Qixels 3D Maker

Der australische Großhandelsvertrieb Moose Toys hat mit dem Qixels 3D Maker einen 3D-Drucker für Kinder vorgestellt. Der Preis für den 3D-Drucker beläuft sich auf nur 25 US-Dollar (ca. 23 Euro). In Australien erhielt der 3D-Drucker den Titel „Spielzeug des Jahres“.

Moose Toys LogoDer 3D-Drucker Qixels 3D Maker ist das aktuellste Produkt der Qixels-Produktlinie von Moose Toys. Die Qixels-Produktlinie wurde entwickelt um in „Minecraft““ vernarrte Kinder weg vom Bildschirm zu holen. Entwickelt wurden physische Würfel, mit denen sich Gegenstände und Bauwerke aufbauen lassen, ähnlich wie die Pixel-Würfel im Computerspiel Minecraft. Die Würfel werden zusammen mit Wasser zu einem Objekt verschmolzen. Die Qixels-Linie ist für Kinder im Alter ab fünf Jahren geeignet und der nun vorgestellte 3D-Drucker ist auch für ältere Kinder gedacht.

Zur Nutzung des Qiyel 3D Makers sind weder CAD-Kenntnisse noch Erfahrung mit Elektronik erforderlich, weil die Würfel schichtweise aufgebaut und mit Wasser verputzt werden und sich so zum gewünschten 3D-Objekt erstarren. Die 3D-Objekte lassen sich basierend auf Vorlagen oder eigenen Designs erstellen. Der Kinder-3D-Drucker eröffnet einen leicht verständlichen Weg in die Welt des 3D-Druckers, ohne es (unnötig) kompliziert werden zu lassen.

Qixels 3D Maker 3D-Drucker für Kinder

Der Qixels 3D Maker ist zwar neu auf dem Markt erhältlich, in der Spielzeugndustrie der vergangenen Monate aber kein Unbekannter. Im Jahr 2016 wurde der Der Qixels 3D Maker mit dem Titel „Spielzeug des Jahres“ der australischen Spielzeugvereinigung ausgezeichnet. Die Qixels-Linie erhielt den „Australian Development Award„. In den USA wird der 3D-Drucker und die gesamte Qixels-Produktlinie ab August erhältlich sein. Als einzigen deutschen Online-Shop haben wir den Qixels 3D Maker auf coolshop.de entdeckt.

Contour Crafting Expected To Be Used To Build Homes By 2018

Contour Crafting made headlines in 2014 when the pioneer of the 3D printing method, Dr. Behrokh Khoshnevis of USC, was crowned the winner of NASA’s ‘Create The Future’ competition. The construction method leverages the power of additive manufacturing to build homes, and Dr.Khoshnevis has insisted it can do so in less than 24 hours. Contour […]

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Cashing In on the Wedding Industry: Laser Cut Centerpieces

How Others are Finding Success Making and Selling Table Numbers and Centerpieces

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Wedding guests have their first taste of things to come with custom laser cut invitations, and we’ve seen how fun and playful laser cut photo booth props entertain and delight. The all-important wedding cake has also had a romantic laser cut makeover, and today we are turning our attention to laser cut solutions for tables and guest seating.

With over 2.5 million weddings in the US annually, clever Etsy sellers are tapping into a niche market that has an eye for custom centerpiece design. From table numbers to decorative center features, laser cutting enables designers to explore creative themes that enhance the magic of the wedding day.

Pictured above is a three-panel centerpiece from Personalised Favours. Across the different panels there are laser etched details featuring the table number and also the menu, putting all the important table information into one neat package. Other popular Etsy offerings are freestanding table numbers such as the neat script from Foote and Flame (below, left) and a romance-themed numbered heart from PinkSwann (below, right).

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Also from Personalised Favours, the ornate script of these staked numbers (below) make great use of the complex contours that are enabled by laser cutting. Rather than have an attached base for the numbers to stand on their own, these can be inserted into an existing centerpiece for more height and greater presence on the table.

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Acrylic, another favorite material for laser cutters, also lends itself well to the wedding table. Pictured below is a bold laser cut table number set with integrated heat-formed base from ZCreateDesign. Options for these table numbers include black, transparent, silver or gold mirror acrylic.

laser cut wedding table zcratedesign

Further creative outcomes can be achieved when combining laser cut table numbers with other functional table elements. We saw the laser etched menu earlier, and the following examples from Foote and Flame also demonstrate ways to merge concepts together. The laser cut text becomes a romantic illuminated feature when a tealight candle is inserted into the assembly, and a laser etched coaster identifies seating arrangements and also becomes a personalised keepsake for the lucky guest to take home.

laser-cut-wedding-table-collage-2

Wedding decorations are an opportunity to express personality and explore the inspired creativity that fits so naturally when love is in the air. Through clever use of laser cutting, centerpieces and table numbers can easily become a part of the happy couple’s unique expression on the big day. Let us know in the comments below how you would use Ponoko’s Personal Factory to create some truly inspirational laser cut table features.

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Cashing In on the Wedding Industry: Laser Cut Centerpieces

How Others are Finding Success Making and Selling Table Numbers and Centerpieces

laser cut wedding table personalisedfavours

Wedding guests have their first taste of things to come with custom laser cut invitations, and we’ve seen how fun and playful laser cut photo booth props entertain and delight. The all-important wedding cake has also had a romantic laser cut makeover, and today we are turning our attention to laser cut solutions for tables and guest seating.

With over 2.5 million weddings in the US annually, clever Etsy sellers are tapping into a niche market that has an eye for custom centerpiece design. From table numbers to decorative center features, laser cutting enables designers to explore creative themes that enhance the magic of the wedding day.

Pictured above is a three-panel centerpiece from Personalised Favours. Across the different panels there are laser etched details featuring the table number and also the menu, putting all the important table information into one neat package. Other popular Etsy offerings are freestanding table numbers such as the neat script from Foote and Flame (below, left) and a romance-themed numbered heart from PinkSwann (below, right).

laser-cut-wedding-table-collage-1

Also from Personalised Favours, the ornate script of these staked numbers (below) make great use of the complex contours that are enabled by laser cutting. Rather than have an attached base for the numbers to stand on their own, these can be inserted into an existing centerpiece for more height and greater presence on the table.

laser cut wedding personalisedflavours2

Acrylic, another favorite material for laser cutters, also lends itself well to the wedding table. Pictured below is a bold laser cut table number set with integrated heat-formed base from ZCreateDesign. Options for these table numbers include black, transparent, silver or gold mirror acrylic.

laser cut wedding table zcratedesign

Further creative outcomes can be achieved when combining laser cut table numbers with other functional table elements. We saw the laser etched menu earlier, and the following examples from Foote and Flame also demonstrate ways to merge concepts together. The laser cut text becomes a romantic illuminated feature when a tealight candle is inserted into the assembly, and a laser etched coaster identifies seating arrangements and also becomes a personalised keepsake for the lucky guest to take home.

laser-cut-wedding-table-collage-2

Wedding decorations are an opportunity to express personality and explore the inspired creativity that fits so naturally when love is in the air. Through clever use of laser cutting, centerpieces and table numbers can easily become a part of the happy couple’s unique expression on the big day. Let us know in the comments below how you would use Ponoko’s Personal Factory to create some truly inspirational laser cut table features.

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