Category: 3d

MakerBot Announces New Scanner

MakerBot Announces New Scanner

It’s SXSW  time again already, so it should come as no surprise that companies involved in the interactive space are rolling out press releases and product announcements designed to leverage the excitement of the moment. The most exciting, and interesting announcement that we’ve seen so far came from Makerbot on Friday. The company’s CEO, and [...]

3D Printing PLA Filament in Fruity Colors

3D Printing PLA Filament in Fruity Colors

One of the design constraints facing artists and other creative types using 3D printing is the limited palette of available plastic filaments. Most sources of affordable filament tend to stick with primary (elementary school) colors like Red, Yellow, Blue, Green, White, and Black. That’s fine if you want to create items in the a LEGO [...]

Using 3D Printing for Practical Designs

Using 3D Printing for Practical Designs

Design World has an online webinar scheduled for next Tuesday, December 4th, featuring Chong Pak of Olloclip explaining how they used 3D printing technology to design and manufacture their 3-in-one lens system for the iPhone camera. According to the webinar registration webpage: “Olloclip has created the ultimate 3-in-one lens system for your iPhone that fits [...]

Stratasys Video Interview Features PRUSA 3D Printer (Video)

Stratasys Video Interview Features PRUSA 3D Printer (Video)

The US Embassy in Prague posted a video featuring an interview with Jeffrey E. DeGrange, a Stratsys V.P. during the October 2012 3D Print Days Conference. Unfortunately the Stratasys printers are completely enclosed, so it’s difficult to capture any video of them actually producing parts. As a result the video editor, either knowingly or unknowingly, [...]

Bre Pettis Responds to the Makerbot Going Closed Controversy

Bre Pettis Responds to the Makerbot Going Closed Controversy

Bre Pettis, one of the original founders of Makerbot Industries and the current CEO, put together a thoughtful, frank, and detailed response titled “Let’s try that again” to the current controversy over Makerbot going closed. Whether you agree with Pettis, or disagree, you have to give him tons of credit for addressing the questions head-on [...]

Prusa RepRap i3 3D Printer in Action (Video)

Prusa RepRap i3 3D Printer in Action (Video)

Here’s a closeup look at Josef Prusa’s new i3 RepRap 3D printer in action:

No Surprise Makerbot is Going Closed

No Surprise Makerbot is Going Closed

It retrospect, it really shouldn’t be a surprise to discover that MakerBot is headed down the closed system path. Turns out that on November 9, 2011 they filed a patent application for “Automated 3D build processes” that was successfully granted July 24, 2012.

Using MakerWare Software with Older Makerbot Printers (Video)

Using MakerWare Software with Older Makerbot Printers (Video)

It didn’t take long for Josef Prusa to figure out how to hack the new MakerWare software from MakerBot so that it could be used with earlier Makerbot printers like the Cupcake and Thing-o-matic. Surprisingly, Makerbot didn’t provide this functionality, at least not with the initial release of MakerWare. They seem to have left their [...]

Shapeways 3D Printing & the Culture of Creativity (Video)

Shapeways 3D Printing & the Culture of Creativity (Video)

The latest promotional video from Shapeways:

Shrinking the Design Process Using 3D Printing/RepRap

Shrinking the Design Process Using 3D Printing/RepRap

[Flash Snoot - test print at approximately 10% completion.] One of the primary advantages of affordable, accessible 3D printing like RepRap is the way that it facilitates the design process. The ability to imagine a new part or product then quickly prototype the concept and hold the actual part in your hand within an hour [...]

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