Discussion in 'Techforge' started by Tuckerfan, Mar 10, 2013.
U.S. Navy: heck, let's just 3D print some buildings.
Another bit of a milestone for 3D printing technology has been reached, inflatable objects can now be made using a 3D printer.
European supermarket trials 3D printed "selfies" made while you shop.
3D printer uses lasers from blu-ray players to lower production costs.
Dell orders 5,000 3D printers.
Ingram Micro, who runs a number of different distribution businesses, along with medical, and advertising divisions, is now handling 3D printers.
Software shows you how to mock up your design in Lego, before you print it.
Combine it with that software mentioned upthread that allows you to print out custom Lego bricks, and you'll really have something!
Yippee! Two companies that offer DRM for 3D printed objects are suing one another over patent violations! Irony, much?
This is supposed to be HP's new 3D printer.
Couple has 3D printed "selfie's" on their wedding cake.
Another duck gets a 3D printed foot.
And we now have a 3D printer that uses carbon fiber, and other materials.
And the price? $5K. That's just about what a decent desktop CNC machine will set you back.
3D printer heavyweight Stratasys introduces a full color 3D printer which can work with a variety of materials.
Anyone interested in a 3D printed ukulele?
3D printed pizza is demonstrated.
Here's a use for 3D printers I never thought of: Recreating crime scenes!
Teenager uses 3D printer at local library to make a prosthetic hand for a young friend. Not a lot of details with the story, but the kid's beaming face as he shows off his hand speaks volumes.
More kids in India building 3D printers.
Major 3D printer manufacturer wins award from dental association.
Sales growth for 3D printers projected to be 21%.
Honda now allows you to download and print out models of some of their concept cars.
Remember that guy upthread who's using a 3D printer to help him make a replica of an Austin-Martin? Somebody who wants to do it with a Honda will have a much easier time, thanks to this.
3D printed gold iPhone case will set you back $75K. No idea how they did it, or why they think it should cost that much.
Disabled people using 3D printers to improve their lives.
South Africa to get ruggedized 3D printer.
In the "Fuck You, I'd Rather Starve" Dept. we have 3D snacks made using cricket and dung beetle paste.
The stock market is crying "Bubble!" when it comes to 3D printers.
Reminds me of the early days of the internet when a bunch of tech companies had slightly off years and people were declaring the internet dead. Or maybe its closer to the early '80s when PCs were starting to be more common, and the real tech bubble wouldn't happen for another couple of decades.
Some of the things from last weekend's 3D Printer Expo in Burbank.
Another Indian built 3D printer.
AT&T to start selling 3D printers.
3D Systems is working with Google on something related to 3D printing.
High performance bicycle company uses 3D printed parts to shave weight off their designs.
That, as they say, was only the beginning.
Near the end of this episode of MacBreak Weekly, tech writer Andy Ihnatko talks about going to a local museum, taking pics of a statue of Lincoln by Daniel Chester French, and discovering just how easy it was to upload them to the web where they were processed in such a manner as to make it easy to 3D print a replica of the statue. As Andy makes clear, he had no intention of doing this when he took the pictures, but only thought about it when he got home and started fiddling with the applications. He used 123D Catch Online and 123D Make Online to do it. (I am totally going through all my pictures of Tuckers this weekend to see if I've got enough to come up with something!)
Taiwan analysts expect 3D printer market to grow dramatically in the next few years.
Man makes a prosthetic finger with custom tips.
There's a scene in the movie The Machinist where Bale's character is talking to a guy named Ivan who had his thumb replaced with one of his big toes. Ivan described it as making things difficult to walk, "but the ladies love it!" I'm wondering if Call doesn't say something similar about his new prosthetic.
Play-Doh is coming out with a 3Doodler style 3D printer.
Group estimates that 3D printing will result in $100 billion dollars a year worth of intellectual property theft by 2018.
Of course, this raises all kinds of questions as to what constitutes IP theft. If, for example, I use a 3D printer to make a new handle for a knife, because my only option would be to throw that knife away and buy a new one, have I committed IP theft? (Would it be IP theft if I glued the handle back together instead of printing out a new one?) Did they use the same kind of "accounting" that the music industry uses, where one illegally downloaded track is worth something like $2,500, even though it sells for $.99 on iTunes?
Inspired by the open source nature of the 3D printer movement, a group has come up with an open source automatic loom that can be partially 3D printed.
$39K for a 3D printer capable of printing out furniture.
It can also do CNC machining.
Oak Ridge National Laboratory and Cincinnati Inc. teaming up to develop a high speed, large format 3D printer.
Exhibition of 3D printed art. Check out the detailed photograph of the ceiling fan looking thing.
Ann Arbor, MI gets a 3D printshop.
Breakdown of the costs of 3D printed parts vs. traditionally manufactured parts for aircraft.
Notice that the 3D printed part looks slightly different than the conventionally cast one. Speaking from experience, both designs could be done with conventional casting methods, but the 3D printed design would have a much higher scrap rate if you tried to cast it.
Market researchers worry about a possible ban on 3D printed tissue.
3D printed skis demo'd.
Video interview with developer of a 3D printed underwater drone.
Man turns spare 3D printer parts into air hockey table.
The video of him playing against the computer is pretty impressive.
Michelin starred restaurant gets 3D printer.
Small 3D printer debuts at NY show.
Printrbot comes out with an all metal, minimalist design.
DIY chocolate 3D printer.
3D printed bicycle frame.
Using 3D printers to make lighter, stronger, designs.
Want to 3D print custom eyeglass frames, but not sure where to get lenses made? Go Dutch.
Man gets a 3D printed pelvis.
Really interesting article, as the patient apparently didn't have any choice for a replacement hip. It was either the 3D printed pelvis or nothing.
China to build the world's largest 3D printer.
On a related note: Local Motors to sell 3D printed electric car.
Making a 3D object look like it wasn't 3D printed.
Remember that combination robotic arm and 3D printer I posted awhile back? Its just been upgraded.
A car's only 41.5 megs?
Jeez, that's like 1/20th of an HD porn video.
It takes more hard drive space to watch Sunny Lane ride some dude than it does to build a Maserati?
Grad student invents two filament 3D printer.
Four head 3D printer used to print tissues.
Kiwi Mechatronics professor Olaf Diegel sells 3D printed guitars.
3D printed pacemaker.
Landscape designer uses 3D printer to model garden designs.
The "Dark Side" of 3D printers.
Some of the items, such as copyright laws, are well-known issues, others, such as the ability to 3D print illicit drugs, are not.
Clone yourself in Nanjing.
3D printing, WWLD (What Will Lego Do)?
Documentary about 3D printing to debut at SXSW.
Scientists love 3D printers.
3D printers aid in particle research.
****Graphic photo of open heart surgery at the link.***** Doctors use 3D printing to save the live of a young boy.
3D printed suit helps paralyzed woman walk.
^ Julian Bashir, eat your heart out...
Using a a 3D printer to recycle plastic uses 90% less energy than making new plastic.
You can now 3D print some ugly ass sneakers.
MakerBot introduces their largest machine ever.
Remember the folks talking about building a 3D printed house in Amsterdam? They're doing it.
Based on some details in the article, it looks like if they made a few minor changes (different type of plastic, smaller house, etc.) they could print the house in slightly less time, if they really wanted to. (Of course, this is only the first version, so its to be expected to take longer. The next one will probably be built in less time.)
German 3D printing company considers IPO.
3D printing goes "high fashion."
3D printed KFC drumstick slightly less appetizing than you might think.
What I find most interesting about it is that the drumstick was printed using gypsum, which I didn't know anyone was using in 3D printers.
Another day, another new design for a 3D printed prosthetic hand. How long before somebody whips up one that's more capable than a flesh and blood hand? Will people start looking at their flesh hand and going, "Hmm. You know, it would be nice to have one stronger, with built-in USB, greater sensitivity, and customizable for individual situations."?
Another desktop 3D printer announced.
With 3D printed jewelry, nerds now stand a better chance than ever of getting lucky.
What's Amazon up to with 3D printing?
Oreo hooked up a 3D printer to Twitter, in an absolutely stupid use of the tech, but it does show that its getting more mainstream.
Researchers believe that 3D printed sugar structures could be used to grow stem cells.
UK's largest glass bottle maker has purchased a 3D printer to do prototype work. No word what the material used by the printer is, or if the company will be investing it 3D printers to make molds for glass bottles.
15 year old kid uses 3D printer to make an iPhone case that allows you to use the device as a stethoscope.
He'll probably be a billionaire before he's old enough to drink.
Canadian company hopes to offer a 3D printer aimed at schools for less than $2K.
Article about how Aussie universities are able to save money with 3D printers.
10 houses printed in 24 hours in China. http://www.adafruit.com/blog/2014/0...-hours-3dxarchitecture-3dthursday-3dprinting/
3D printer for your makeup.
"Prosumer" model 3D printer to launch.
Art exhibit speculates on what life will be like when 3D printers are common.
Multifunction 3D printer.
Its a 3D printed tumah!
Orange County Choppers (Remember them?) 3D print custom bike parts.
3D printer used to develop blood filter machine.
Disney working on soft, cuddly, 3D printed teddy bears.
3Doodler gets some competition.
Poles love 3D printing, it seems.
3D printing a magazine cover the size of a grain of salt.
My daughter just told me her school has a 3D printer. I can't wait till she's in whatever class gets to play with that.
There are oodles of software programs you can download for free that'll work with any 3D printer out there. Get her interested in them now. No matter what career she goes into, she'll have a huge advantage because she'll be so familiar with the tech.
Elon Musk's SpaceX Dragon V2 capsule features 3D printed engine components.
(Despite what the article says, I don't think the entire engines are 3D printed, just some of their components. If Musk is actually printing entire engines, that's pretty freakin' huge.)
Flying 3D printer drones.
Yeah, I agree. It gives an idea of what might be possible in a few years, but its not 3D printing.
Tokyo man arrested for possessing 3D printed guns.
Leading CAD software developer AutoDesk introduces its own line of 3D printers.
Scientists use 3D printer to reproduce shark skin.
Sesame Street comes to MakerBot.
3D printer to make it easier to gum your meals.
3D printed chair made out of puzzle pieces.
Intel's 3D printed robot.
You can now 3D print a T. Rex skeleton that's 2 feet long.
Presumably you could edit the files to make a larger version of the T. Rex.
The guys who first developed 3D printed prosthetic hands have decided to check out legs.
3D printer expo to be held in Seattle in August.
3D printed meals made from insect parts. (Yeah, I think I'll stick to the vat grown steaks, thank you very much.)
Researcher demonstrates 3D printing blood vessels before Congress.
Famous for selling some of the cheapest HDMI cables on the planet (seriously, less than a dollar a foot, and the same quality as those sold for big bucks), Monoprice gets into the 3D printer game, with a slightly less affordable option.
MakerBot patents 3D printer which can switch materials mid-job.
3D printed hand given to child in Haiti.
3D printer uses nanotubes.
Potentially, this can lead to new types of embedded electronics.
Sub-$300 shows up on Kickstarter, asks for $50K, gets $1 million in less than 30 hours.
Company claims to have a new process for 3D printing, but is secretive about the details.
Its said to be 12 times faster than other printers.
Another crowdfunded sub-$300 printer to be launched.
The article doesn't mention it, but the MOD-t has some tech industry insiders behind it.
Women gets 3D printed hip in the UK.
All-in-One 3D printer, 3D Fax Machine, and Copier unveiled.
3D printer uses pellets instead of filaments.
Blind kids use 3D printed mapss to understand history.
Artist 3D prints the world's fugliest car, plans to print a house next.
3D printer concept inspired by microscopes.
UK based iMakr to expand into NYC.
Apple rumored to be developing a 3D printer.
3D print a replica of the Taung Child's skull.
Sales of metal 3D printers increased by 76%. Of course, considering how few of them there are, its not really hard to do.
Doctor used a 3D printer and grew me a new kidney!
Kickstarter backed sub-$200 3D printer starts shipping, and shows off next-gen model.
3D printed "fruit."
Next version of the Call of Duty franchise will include a machine gun which 3D prints bullets on the fly.
Yeah, I don't think we'll ever see anything like that in the real world.
Long article about the toy industry and 3D printers. Its interesting in that the head of the company that's working with Hasbro and other toy companies on 3D printed toys is comparing the technology to MP3s and is telling the toy companies that if they don't start work on capitalizing on the technology now, they'll be left in the dust.
3D printed bar bot with Arduino electronics.
Canadian company claims to have developed easy to use 3D printer.
They also make biodegradable filament for 3D printers.
Full color 3D printer costs a "mere" ~$4K.
Concrete 3D printer built using Arduino electronics.
China shows off the world's largest full color 3D printer.
3D printer puts part of king Richard III back together again.
3D house printer set to hit the market for $16,000!
DRM program claims to be able to enforce copyprotection on 3D printed items, but also block them from making guns.
Good luck with that guys. I can't imagine any of the folks designing opensource 3D printers going for including your software in their machines.
Compact robots designed for printing houses.
Makerbot had a "Design a 3D printed Mars base" contest.
DIY 3D printer for $75.
I think I've got most of that stuff already. I'm going to have to do some digging this weekend and find out for sure.
Sub-$1,000 metal 3D printer in development.
Company claims 3D printed injection molds are a huge boon to their business.
E-Z-Bake 3D printed robots.
Another mating of robotic arms and 3D printers.
VT builds a vending machine for 3D printed objects.
A lower cost laser sintering 3D printer.
$15K is the current estimate for how much it'll cost. The next generation design will probably be even cheaper.
Homebuilt 3D printer can print things like circuit boards, and then install electronics into them.
3D print Nutella.
17 year old kid develops $150 metal 3D printer.
3D printer for kids.
3D Printed Cast Speeds Bone Recovery Using Ultrasound
April 28, 2014 | by Stephen Luntz
Photo credit: A' Design Awards. Ultrasound could be the killer app that makes 3D printed casts take off
A new prototype brings together 3D printing, room to breathe and ultrasound pulses to create a cast that is not only comfortable and stylish to wear but is expected to speed healing relative to existing options.
Designer Deniz Karasahin has adopted the idea of using Low-Intensity Pulsed Ultrasound, (LIPUS) to speed bone regrowth. Pulses of sound waves too high frequency to hear have been shown to increase the incorporation of calcium ions in cultures of cartilage and bone cells, as well as increasing the expression of genes known to assist in healing.
However, despite success in vitro and promising results from clinical studies LIPUS has not been widely adopted, partly because the measured benefit has varied across trials, in some cases appearing too small to justify the effort.
LIPUS currently involves a daily session at a medical clinic,but Deniz Karasahin added a portable ultrasound generator to this cast. "For single 20 minute daily sessions this system promises to reduce the healing process up to 38% and increase the heal rate up to 80% in non-union fractures," he has claimed, using figures from the top of the ranges produced in trials of LIPUS without changing cast technology.
Operating LIPUS with conventional plaster or fiberglass casts is tricky however, since probes need to be attached directly to the skin, requiring a break in the cast. The Cortex exoskeletal cast offers a way to eliminate that problem. The brain child of New Zealand designer Jake Evill, the 3D printed cast has several benefits. Besides being lightweight it would allow air to ventilate, the owner to scratch an itch on the affected limb and avoid the common smelliness of casts. Karasahin realized it provides plenty of opportunity for LIPUS probes to access the skin, and took it to the next level.
In both Evill's original and the Karasahin extension, dubbed the Osteoid Cast, an X-Ray and 3D scanner map the area that needs to be supported and a cast is designed and printed. The lattice is made in two halves and snapped together. The holes are made smaller around the injury site to increase support, but are still large enough to allow probe to be threaded through.
Costs are still unknown, but likely to fall as 3D printing becomes more widespread.
Okay, at the risk of leading with the coolest story of all, 11 year old girl creates 3D printed hand prosthetic as a science fair project.
Absolutely cool, right? Sierra's next project puts her amongst some of the coolest people on the planet.
That's right, two pre-teen girls are raising money so they can print more prosthetic hands for people who need them.
The US Army looks to 3D print warheads.
How long before some GI decides to copy the files for that warhead to a thumbdrive in order to save it "just it case" he needs it after he leaves the military?
Free software adapts designs so that they can be printed in small machines, and then assembled into a large object.
6 year old boy gets 3D printed arm, uses it to hug mom. The cost of that arm? $350. The cost of a conventionally made arm? $40,000!
Color changing filament for 3D printers.
MIT student mod webcam to improve 3D printer functions.
School teacher designs a couple of unique 3D printers. The article's too complicated to quote in a meaningful manner, but one of his designs is able to do away with a motor, while maintaining resolution levels, and the other is able to be easily folded up for transport.
Company hopes to offer lower priced metal 3D printer.
GE plans to expand its 3D printing operations.
Meet the latest in combo CNC and 3D printing machines.
NASA unveils 3D printable models of spacecraft.
A "google" for 3D printer files.
Japanese artist jailed for making 3D printed versions of her vagina available for download. No, I'm not shitting you.
MIT students develop 3D printer for ice cream.
3D printer can make use of materials not previously available for such devices.
NASA plans to 3D print space telescopes (minus the lenses).
High end audio company opens a NYC store that is also a factory, thanks to 3D printers.
Disney, yes, that Disney, has developed a way to 3D print realistic hair on dolls and action figures.
The pics are pretty impressive.
Disney has also figured out a way to make any 3D printed design into a top.
3D printed sex toys are here!
Just a word of warning, your sex toy is probably laden with bacteria.
Kickstarter project plans to offer customized 3D printed earbuds.
They may not make it into production, but I'm sure somebody will eventually start selling them.
To celebrate the upcoming arrival of a 3D printer to the ISS, company is holding a contest, and the winner will have their design printed on the ISS.
Arizona man gets new fingers, thanks to a 3D printer.
[Homer Simpson]Hey, Lisa! I printed you out a new saxomaphone![/Homer Simspon]
Singaporean company to offer bio printers for lease.
Open sources plans for a folding 3D printer have been published.
High school kid builds innovative 3D printer using K'Nex and Meccano pieces.
Company announces the world's largest 3D printer. The print bed is 19 feet long.
3D printer may save lives of infants in Africa.
Company prints 3mm high figures for model maker. They're pretty highly detailed for something so small, and the company thinks that they can make even more detailed figures that size.
Yum, yum! 3D printed ice cream, sure can't wait to get me some!
Don't like the idea of paying a pesky human to stand around and unload your 3D printer between jobs? Get a 3D Printer Broom and fire that human!
3D printer plans to use plastic pellets instead of filament line.
US Army looking at using 3D printers to feed soldiers.
Company offers 3D printer than can print using mashed potatoes. Because, after all, who doesn't want their mashed potatoes to look like Devil's Tower?
Amazon's 3D printed goods store launches.
Okay, I'm going lead with my "big guns." If you don't find this amazing, just go ahead skip the rest of the post. Company unveils mind blowingly awesome 3D printed chess set.
There's more pictures at the link, and having done injection molding work, CNC work, and lost wax casting, there's no other way chess pieces with that kind of detail could be done by anything other than 3D printing. You could get close with some of those methods, but the cost per piece would be an order of magnitude or more higher. The fine detail on them is utterly amazing.
Doctors implant 3D printed vertebra in 12 year old boy.
20+ years ago, a friend of mine was in a car wreck and it fractured one of his vertebrae in such a manner that the doctors missed it on the initial X-ray. By the time they discovered it, there was nothing that they could do to repair it. He spent the next several years in considerable pain before committing suicide. I have to wonder if this technology had been around when he was alive, if it could have helped him.
3D printed tungsten parts.
Tungsten is some hard shit. Its commonly used in machine tools and armor piercing weapons. Being able to 3D print with it opens up some interesting possibilities.
Copy keys using a 3D printer.
Company plans to offer a service which guarantees the 3D files you download will be perfectly compatible with your printer.
3D printed books for the blind.
Man builds 3D printed "castle" in his backyard.
I must admit, that I didn't believe the first pictures I saw of it were real.
NASA is getting more involved in 3D printing rocket engine parts.
In Putin's Russia, underwear is printed by you!
Company aims to have every school in the UK equipped with a 3D printer.
Please do not offer my 3D printed god a peanut.
RepRap introduces a combination 3D printer/CNC mill/laser cutter/laser engraver.
Four extruder head 3D printer developed.
Another 3D printed Iron Man costume.
Chinese farmer to get skull plate thanks to 3D printer.
"Dent" is putting it mildly. A better description would be "chunk missing from his head."
Instructable shows you how to modify an existing 3D printer to use UV cured resin instead of standard plastics.
We are so fucked now.
First 3d printer in space launches next friday. Here is the experiment description. I know, Tuckerfan already posted about this, but I think it's so cool, you can't have enough links about 3D printing in space:
The national acedemies press has a free PDF about 3D printing in space: http://www.nap.edu/catalog.php?record_id=18871
And NBC has a short video as well : http://www.nbcnews.com/science/spac...er-could-revolutionize-final-frontier-n199726
So yeah.. it's going to take 'a while', but building large structures in space, instead of delivering components from Earth, should become a possibility. I hope
Okay, remember that kid who got the 3D printed Iron Man hand? Well, fuck me, its started a movement which just goes to show that kids today have some of the coolest shit imaginable. Kid gets 3D printed Wolverine hand!
DIY metal "3D printing." Its a bit of a cheat, but still pretty cool.
3D printed dress "disappears" when you tweet.
Surgeons use 3D printed model of a brain to save child.
53 cubic foot 3D printer unveiled.
Bioprinting (i.e. using a 3D printer to print tissues and living organs), is currently a $400+ million/year business.
3D printed plastic hearts help surgeons prepare for operations.
Every burglar's wet dream has just come true.
Aussie university to open world's first nanoscale 3D printing facility.
Company plans to introduce 3 low-cost 3D printers this year.
Indian company unveils sub-$500 printer.
Last, but not least, on Saturday, September 13th, Local Motors unveiled a 3D printed car which was produced in only 44 hours.
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