Category: 3D Printing

Stratasys 3D Continuous Build Demonstrator – Manufacturing on demand

Stratasys 3D Continuous Build Demonstrator – Manufacturing on demand

| August 4, 2017

Stratasys recently released a video showing it’s version of manufacturing on demand.  It’s an interesting concept utilizing a continuous build sheet that advances and is cut off to leave a new build area behind.  The parts collected in a bin attached to the 3D printer.  I haven’t personally seen a “in the wild” 3D printed production […]

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I Found My New 3D Printer… And CNC Machine

I Found My New 3D Printer… And CNC Machine

| August 31, 2016

Thermwood, who is a common name in the CNC industry, has launched a new machine called the L-SAM.  That stands for Large Scale Additive Manufacturing.  This concept is not entirely new as DMG Mori has an additive 5 axis metal 3D laser sintering and VMC.  The L-SAM prints slightly over-sized in all the common plastics and then […]

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This drone could save your life!

This drone could save your life!

| October 30, 2014

In what has the be one of the most positive uses for drones I’ve seen in a while, this young man has created a drone emergency responder.  The drone can be dispatched to an emergency in a fraction of the time it would take a standard ambulance.  The people at the scene can communicate to […]

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3D printed paper airplane shooting factory!

3D printed paper airplane shooting factory!

| October 9, 2014

This guy has created a 3d printed launcher that’s takes a sheet of paper, folds it into an airplane and finally launches it out of the device.  It’s a repeater none the less.  The device is powered by a cordless drill motor.  Great job! Hit the link to see it in action. 3D printed paper […]

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Low cost 5 Axis CNC machining (and more) – 5AXISMAKER

Low cost 5 Axis CNC machining (and more) – 5AXISMAKER

| September 22, 2014

A new Kickstarter project launched today for the 5AXISMAKER multi-fabricator.  What is a 5 axis CNC you say?  It’s basically the holy grail of CNC machining.  The 5 axis CNC machine can access 5 side of the part being machined which means most parts can be produced in one setup with no need to re-position […]

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Artist creates fantastic 3d printed ceramics

Artist creates fantastic 3d printed ceramics

| August 21, 2014

Dutch artist Olivier van Herpt is creating some very nice pieces with his custom ceramic 3d printer.  I love the textures produced by the printing process.  It’s great work that is pleasing to the eye and functional as well.  Click the link to see his website.  

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3D printing furniture with a robot

3D printing furniture with a robot

| June 23, 2014

The French company Drawn is 3D printing large and small furniture items with an industrial robot.  This process allows them to create custom pieces for their clients very easily.  Click the link below for and overview video.  Click the company’s link above for an interesting 3D printing point of view 🙂 3D Printing Furniture With […]

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Disney creates 3d “printed” Teddy Bear

Disney creates 3d “printed” Teddy Bear

| June 3, 2014

Disney Research has come up with a way to print (stitch) soft, 3d objects.  You can see how it works in the video.  The results look very promising.  What a great job those guys and gals have.  The get to take the most cutting edge of tech and morph it at will!  Science at Play […]

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Latest sub $300 crowd sourced 3d Printer – New Matter MOD-t

Latest sub $300 crowd sourced 3d Printer – New Matter MOD-t

| May 28, 2014

Here’s the latest in a long line of low cost, crowd funded, 3d printers. The MOD-t recently launched on the Indiegogo crowd sourcing site.  You can get in on the action for less than $300.  It has a respectable 6x4x5 inch build area and software selectable 0.2, 0.3 and 0.4 mm layer heights.  This would be a […]

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Low Cost, Open Source 3D Metal Printer

Low Cost, Open Source 3D Metal Printer

| February 17, 2014

Michigan Tech has come up with a very low cost way to 3d print objects from metal.  This system is built off of a standard RepRap 3d printer design.  It make use of the motion of the RepRap platform and combines it with a stationary welding head.  The creator says it can print anything a […]

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