Monthly Archives: Mai 2015

Inspired By Nature – Meet Janne Kyttanen & His 3D Printed Sofa So Good

By Andrew Wheeler

Janne Kyttanen has created Sofa So Good using a 3D Systems ProX 950 super-wide 3D printing system. Coated in high-polish copper and chrome, Sofa So Good measures 150 x 75 x 55 centimeters, weighs only 2.5 kilos and was fabricated using just 2.5 liters of material. Each of its 6000 layers measures exactly 0.0099 centimeters thick. The geometric design can hold up to 100 kilograms.

Inspired by the ultimate designer, Earth, Janne was inspired by nature’s 3D printers, silkworms and spiders. …

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Peachy Printers $100 DIY SLA 3D Printer is Ready for Action

By Andrew Wheeler

Peachy Printers is accepting pre-orders for their DIY Peachy Printer Kit deigned to allow users to specify their build volume. The printer has a price point of $100, an amazing deal if you are willing to put in the hours for assembly.

The assembly itself is pretty simple, just fined two straight-walled containers and put one on top of the other. The next step is to mount your Kit above the lower reservoir. From there you can change your set up from larger to smaller, increasing your flexibility exponentially.…

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Solidscape Partners with Kangshuo for Largest 3D Printing Service Bureau in China

By Andrew Wheeler

Stratasys subsidiary Solidscape makes high-end 3D wax printers for the jewellery industry.  They’ve just announced a strategic agreement with China’s Kangshuo Group Co. Ltd. Together they hope to set up the largest 3D printing service bureau in China to serve the domestic jewelry industry and the burgeoning custom jewelry market.

Kangshuo Group is a 3D printing, air treatment and clean energy conglomerate. They plan on constructing four 3D printing service bureau centers this year and next, with the first center opening in Shenzhen in June, followed by Guangzhou in October and Shanghai and Beijing in 2016.…

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Explore, Download & 3D Print Recently Discovered Tools From 3.3 Million Years Ago

By Andrew Wheeler

What are some of the most common tools used by members of the human race today?  Computers are probably the most sophisticated tools we’ve ever built for ourselves.  They’re so sophisticated and easy to use that we’ve begun to see them as an extension of ourselves.  But they are tools,  and like primates, they’ve evolved considerably over time.  But there is always going to be more information to uncover and quantify.  Recently in Kenya, the oldest stone tools known to man were discovered. …

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ASTM International To Offer Guidelines To Evaluate Mechanical Properties Of Industrial 3D Printing

By Andrew Wheeler

A proposed American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) additive manufacturing standard will offer valuable guidelines for industrial 3D printing. Currently an ASTM international committee is working on these standards to help evaluate the mechanical properties of additive manufacturing materials.These guidelines will use currently available standards for measuring mechanical properties including fatigue crack growth and fracture toughness specifically applied to industrial 3D printing.

Mohsen Seifi, a doctoral researcher at Case Western Reserve University, says that many mechanical testing standards are applicable to parts currently produced using additive manufacturing.…

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Would You Buy a 24K Gold Delta 3D Printer from Symme3D?

By Davide Sher

In my presentation on how to get a start up featured on International media I said that the one of the first things to do is make sure that the product has at least one unique feature. Symme3D did just that by announcing the availability of a 24 carat gold plated version of its 3D printer which, incidentally, is now available for pre-order.
The Rumanian company, which we covered recently, proposes a very fast multi-purpose delta 3D printer which is available in several different colors and a few different materials.…

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Einzelteile für Rennwagen mit 3D-Drucker hergestellt


In Polen hat ein Team aus Technikstudenten, Automobilliebhabern und Hobby-Makern einen Rennwagen gebaut, der mithilfe von 3D-Druckern erst den Standards entsprechen konnte.

3D-Drucktechnologie hat schon seine Vorzüge, vor allem in der Automobilbranche hat sich dies mehr als bewährt. Große Hersteller wie Local Motors, Ford oder Rolls Royce zeigen immer wieder, wie vielseitig 3D-Drucker eingesetzt werden können. Auch ein Rennwagen-Team aus Polen ist sich dieser Woche dessen bewusst gewesen.


Das polnische Team hat es geschafft mit 3D-Druckern Einzelkomponente ihres Rennwagens zu optimieren (Foto: ©

Der PRZ-Rennwagen-Club an der Universität für Technologie in Rzeszów, der am alljährigen Formula Student Event im Juli und September in Italien teilnehmen wird, hat mit dem eigenen Projekt bewiesen, dass sich 3D-Drucktechnologie im jeden Fall auszahlt. Der Wettbewerb wird vom Institut für mechanische Ingenieure und dem SEA International ausgetragen und versammelt Studenten aus aller Welt, die mit einzigartigen Fahrzeugen und Designs gegeneinander antreten und tolle Preise gewinnen können.

Das polnische Team hat es sich zur Aufgabe gemacht ein Rennwagen zusammenzubauen, dessen wichtigsten Eigenschaften, wie die Brennstoffeffizienz, Pferdestärke und den Drehmomenten den Standards entsprechen sollten. Noch vor dem Bau war dem Präsidenten des Teams, Thomas Krzosek, und den sechs anderen Mitgliedern klar, dass 3D-Drucktechnik eine wichtige Rolle beim Bau des Rennwagens spielen würde. Jeder Fahrzeugbauer weiß, wie wichtig es ist, dass jede Wagen-Komponente einwandfrei funktioniert und so wurde der Einsatz von 3D-Druckern zu einem wichtigen Teil der Konstruktion.

Rennwagen mit 3D-Druckteile

Vor allem die Herstellung der Dichtungsringe hatte eine große Herausforderung dargestellt (Foto: ©

Nicht nur was das Design angeht werden diese innovativen Geräte in der Automobilindustrie eingesetzt, auch für die Herstellung entscheidender Komponente werden sie jeden Tag immer wichtiger. Vor allem für das Gewicht und der Anpassungsfähigkeit machen sich 3D-Drucker und dessen Technologie bezahlbar. Dabei ist es nicht immer ganz einfach das richtige System zu finden, das die richtige Herstellung der Einzelbauteile garantiert. Mit 3D-Druckern wie NinjaFlex und Prusa Jelwek i3 FFF hat das Team keine Minute geruht, bis nicht das perfekte intakte System für den Bau des eigenen Rennwagens gefunden wurde.

Die strikten Regeln des Wettbewerbs haben es dem polnischen Team nicht immer ganz einfach gemacht und vor allem bei der Herstellung von Dichtungsringen, die die einzelnen Komponenten am Ende zusammenhalten sollen, hat das Team kräftig rum werkeln müssen, doch sie haben es geschafft. Die Bilder beweisen es. Nun hoffen sie so in ein paar Monaten den Sieg holen zu können.

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South Africa Fouche3DPrinting announces new Waltruder 8 pellet extruder

Of all of the various add-on features for fused deposition modeling (FDM) 3D printers that can help put a few pennies back into your pocket, the use of pellets rather than filament is one of the easiest ways for saving as much as 75% of your additive manufacturing costs.

While some may prefer the convenience of pre-made filament delivered directly to their door, those with some extra time (and space) on their hands can just as easily create their own thanks to a myriad of options available these days – including options that also enable users to recycle old prints into new filament again. Now, an exciting new product from South Africa’s Fouche3DPrinting aims to make the process even easier before.

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Blind 4-year-old boy learns how to use utensils thanks to 3D printed custom spoon

Although we’ve seen how 3D printing can be used to rapidly iterate between various product design ideas, one of the better examples of how we’ve seen the technology being used includes the use of creating one-off products for otherwise difficult to find products – such as those that are created for those with special needs. If you’ve been paying attention to the various news stories in the additive manufacturing space, then this might sound familiar to you: 3D printed prosthetics are among the most commonly printed objects that are the perfect example of this in action.

But the need for custom-designed products doesn’t just end with 3D printed prosthetics; of all of the special needs out there, the need for a replacement limb is just one of hundreds – if not thousands – of other needs. More recently, this came in the form of a special spoon design that was made possible thanks to the low costs of manufacturing with 3D printing.

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Create your own electrostatic motor using a 3D printer

While the wide range of 3D print-based DIY projects could keep anybody busy for the rest of their life, some of these projects aim to solve some of the more pressing problems that we’re dealing with as of late – such as climate change and energy usage. With Elon Musk’s recent announcement of the new Tesla Powerwall, his call for action to find solutions for energy-related problems only became more apparent.

Among other alternative energy solutions, wind turbines have been a consistently reliable source of energy that have been around in some form or another for over 1,000 years. While some of the earliest wind turbines were simple windmills for powering a single operation such as gathering water, today’s wind turbines feature state-of-the-art materials and technologies to ensure that they are a reliable supply of power for an electrical grid. Regardless of what form they take on however, a wind turbine is simply a device that converts kinetic energy from the wind into usable electrical power for both domestic and industrial use – and can very easily be made by hand.

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