Monthly Archives: März 2016

3D Printed Head and Tail Lights Paving the Way to Road Safety

An important aspect of road safety is to ensure that vehicles are seen by other motorists in dark, foggy scenarios. This is where the necessity of front and rear lights comes into play. In order to ensure road safety for vehicles, the headlights have to be regularly checked and correctly aimed by professionals. These need […]

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Dremel Announces New Ideal Builder 3D40 3D Printer

I’ve heard nothing but pretty good things about the Idea Builder from Dremel, which isn’t too surprising because I’ve heard nothing but good things about the printer off of which it is based, the Flashforge Dreamer. Now, the Idea Builder has gotten a big upgrade that is sure to please previous fans, as it comes […]

Growth of 3D printing industry opens doors for superior material development, says Frost & Sullivan

As the 3D printing industry grows and the technology is gradually used in more and more types of production, the quest for developing new and innovative 3D printing materials becomes increasingly important. In following with this, American growth partnership company Frost & Sullivan has found that companies that supply materials must continue to move from a product-based approach to an end-industry based approach. In other words, rather than adopt a “one-material-fits all” strategy, 3D printing material suppliers should begin to focus on developing application-based material products.

Injection molding meets 3D printing in this 300 piece 3D printed injection molding machine

Additive manufacturing or Injection Molding? It’s a debate that has been going on for years, particularly since 3D printing became known as Fourth Industrial Revolution, promising to displace the cost, time, and material waste associated with traditional scale-production techniques. What has become apparent over the years, however, is that 3D printing and injection molding don’t necessarily have to compete—they can co-exist, and even complement one another.

Mass Portal Works to 3D Print Tactile Books for the Blind

There’s no shortage of projects aiming to help the visually impaired through 3D printing.  With 300 million people in the world with visual impairments, 40 million of which are completely blind, the more projects the merrier! The latest comes from Latvia’s Mass Portal, who aided the 2015 winners of the “Global Startup Battle”, a project […]

Zortrax User 3D Prints Complete Injection Molding Machine (Model)

The desktop manufacturing revolution is only just beginning, with startups like Mayku and Allforge bringing new fabrication tech to your workshop. One Zortrax user named Luca Toson made their own desktop version of injection molding technology, only it isn’t exactly functional.  No Toson’s prototype for a complete injection molding machine is only a model, but […]

Dremel unveils 2nd generation Idea Builder 3D40 3D printer to boost STEM education

For the second time this year, Dremel has reaffirmed its commitment to expanding STEM education and 3D printing opportunities in the classroom. After launching Dremel Dreams in February, a digital ecosystem that provides educators with 3D printing lesson plans, software, and equipment, the tool manufacturing company has today released the Dremel Idea Builder 3D40, the second generation of its plug-and-play, classroom-friendly 3D printer.

Animated Laser Cut Fox

Playfully pouncing from frame to frame

laser cut fox animation

The inner musings of talented artist Sarah Capon have been brought to life thanks to an animated collaboration with Industrial Designer Benjamin Donnelly.

The process started off with a neat series of drawings that make up each frame of the animation, capturing the motion and physical suspense as the fox steadies itself before pouncing playfully. Sarah’s sketches were then converted and sent to a laser cutter to be etched and cut from plywood, along with a clever support bracket designed to hold the laser cut fox frames in place during filming.


Watch the full animation in the video below, along with behind-the-scenes footage that gives a good taste of the process that enabled this playful laser cut animated outcome.

Sarah Capon via YouTube

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Joris Laarman Lab 3D Prints Cellular Aluminum Chair

Joris Laarman Lab has become most notable for its work to 3D print a bridge in Amsterdam, through MX3D studio, but before this large-scaled metal welding robotic arm, the lab was implementing more traditional methods of metal 3D printing technology.  In addition to large-scale bridge projects, the Lab is known for its intricate furniture design, […]

WinSun 3D prints two gorgeous concrete Chinese courtyards inspired by ancient Suzhou gardens

Back in 2014, Shanghai-based company Winsun reached headlines all over the internet for building not one, but ten 3D printed houses in less than 24 hours. Since then, Shanghai WinSun Decoration Design Engineering Co., to give its full name, has been following up their initial success with one 3D printed concrete creation after another, and have just revealed their latest achievement: two gorgeous 3D printed Chinese courtyards, inspired by the ancient Suzhou gardens.