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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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I love watching this Datron CNC cut aluminum like butter!

I love watching this Datron CNC cut aluminum like butter!

| August 7, 2014

Listen to the sweet music this Datron CNC is making.  With it’s high speed spindle and unique mister for lubrication, aluminum doesn’t stand a chance.  You have to love the built in stock sensor as well. Datron CNC in action  

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Synchronized ultra high precision motion control

Synchronized ultra high precision motion control

| July 18, 2014

I know you’re thinking “what is Synchronized Ultra High Precision Motion Control exactly”?  Well, it’s really fun to watch, that’s for sure (at least for geeks like me).  This setup uses a combination of linear and traditional rotational motors to put on quite a show.  The little black bars between the two rotating motors are actually pencil […]

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JIBO, The world’s first family robot.

JIBO, The world’s first family robot.

| July 16, 2014

Dr. Cynthia Breazeal a robotics pioneer from MIT has created a family robot named JIBO.  It looks to be highly interactive, with the ability to understand common language.  It can be a video conferencing tool, photographer, story teller and overall personal assistant.  Dr. Breazeal has launched a crowd funding campaign on Indiegogo to make the […]

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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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Pipe Bending Ninja!

Pipe Bending Ninja!

| June 23, 2014

I’ve seen many pipe and wire benders over the years, but none like this.  This machine bends pipe like and artist sling their paintbrush.  It’s very interesting to watch.  It’s an old video with sub par quality but it’s still worth a look. Nissin Pipe Bender Click the link for the video.  

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Small in stature but huge in flexibility – Fanuc LR Mate Robots

Small in stature but huge in flexibility – Fanuc LR Mate Robots

| June 3, 2014

I see it all to often,  Custom machines built to do only 1 thing.  Though they have their place, that “place” is shrinking on a daily basis.  Today, robots offer the flexibility to retool at will, at a much lower cost that scrapping an entire custom machine.  This work cell uses a Fanuc LR Mate […]

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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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Don’t know how to program a robot?….

Don’t know how to program a robot?….

| June 2, 2014

I’m willing to bet that you could program this Kuka robot. You’ll see just how easy it is in this video.  All you have to do is lead it to the desired waypoints and task target.  Then it will repeat. Kuka – Teaching By Demonstration

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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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