Archive for July, 2012

Locking joint for 3D printed objects

Locking joint for 3D printed objects

Here’s an interesting 3D printing video I think you will find useful: Via: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fp63gR9HTJA

Small Treasure Chest

Small Treasure Chest

120731 Treasure Chest-1, a photo by Robots-Dreams on Flickr. Small Treasure Chest (http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:27635). This was the first attempt and went much better than I expected. The lid fit perfectly with the hinges snapping into place. The 3D model was sliced with 150 micron layers and printed in PLA with no stringers or other problems. It [...]

CRAZY Singing Red Bull Can – Motivated (Parody)

CRAZY Singing Red Bull Can – Motivated (Parody)

Here’s an interesting 3D printing video I think you will find useful: Via: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RXPTIF9KdOY

3D Printing Pigs – Stop Motion Video

3D Printing Pigs – Stop Motion Video

This ‘behind the scenes’ video dramatically illustrates how 3D printing is having a radical impact on traditional processes. In this case, the stop motion video production company was able to produce a dramatic, and extremely professional, commercial for Chipotle Mexican Grill in a fraction of the time it would have taken before the introduction of [...]

Build a 3D Printer That You Can Take Anywhere!

Build a 3D Printer That You Can Take Anywhere!

Here’s an interesting 3D printing video I think you will find useful: Via: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xJndXebTG9I

Will Minecraft and Makerbot Usher in the Post-Scarcity Economy? | Idea Channel | PBS

Will Minecraft and Makerbot Usher in the Post-Scarcity Economy? | Idea Channel | PBS

Here’s an interesting 3D printing video I think you will find useful: Via: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=klQ7bb8bBsQ

Anxiously Awaiting Joseph Prusa’s New Book on RepRap 3D Printing

Anxiously Awaiting Joseph Prusa’s New Book on RepRap 3D Printing

Just received another notice from Amazon that Josef Prusa’s new book, “Getting Started with RepRap: 3D Printing on Your Desktop” is still delayed. That’s really unfortunate since Prusa is one of the most well known, and well respected leaders in the RepRap community. The current projection for the book release is the end of August. [...]

All RepRap Filament Is Not Created Alike

All RepRap Filament Is Not Created Alike

120708 Fraser Valley RepRap Group-9, a photo by Robots-Dreams on Flickr. I mentioned before that an important learning during my recent Canada/US trip was that RepRap filament suppliers don’t all produce filament with the same characteristics. Filament quality can vary considerably, and even basic dimensions, like the filament diameter, can be all over the map. [...]

Fantastic RepRap Part Finish

Fantastic RepRap Part Finish

120708 Fraser Valley RepRap Group-25, a photo by Robots-Dreams on Flickr. Derek Anderson with Army of Evil Robots shared some RepRap printed parts with me during my visit with the Fraser Valley RepRap Group that had a glass like finish on the bottom. A lot of us print using the 3M blue painters tape and [...]

MakerBot Replicator – Hacks and Upgrade Ideas

MakerBot Replicator – Hacks and Upgrade Ideas

Here’s an interesting 3D printing video I think you will find useful: Via: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=33jfRYFuxA8

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