These days the focus has been on increasingly sophisticated, pre-assembled shiny 3D printers that work out of the box. But what if you wanted to build one from scrap?Read More
Chris Thorpe, the person behind “I Can Make”, needs your assistance TODAY.
Thorpe is one of only ten finalists selected from hundreds of entries vying for an opportunity to pitch their innovative idea to Sir Richard Branson and a panel of distinguished and successful entrepreneurs this May. It’s part of Virgin Media Pioneers’ Pitch to Rich competition.
Thorpe’s entry is his concept for a 3D model service that provides specially made kits for home 3D printing and assembly. It sounds like a great service for kids - and those older folks who are really kids at heart. Their intent is to deliver twelve unique 3D model kits this year, including such notable - and previously unavailable - 3D models as Stephenson’s Rocket, a very early steam engine from 1829, the first British Jet, the Gloster E28/39 and of course, the Virgin Spaceship One.
But in order to qualify he will need your vote. And you’ll need to vote before April 23rd, mid-day UK time.
It’s time for the 3D printing community to step up and support one of their own. Please vote for Thorpe’s project at the link below and raise awareness of 3D printing technology and potential.
The folks at intentional3D have managed to acquire a new MakerBot fifth generation Replicator and performed a tear down on the fancy new “Smart” extruder.Read More
3D printing newbies often complain about the supposedly unsightly layer lines that are often quite visible on coarsely-printed objects. Now there’s a safer way to get rid of them.Read More
Personal 3D printer manufacturer Solidoodle has abruptly placed several of their popular models on sale. It may be a good time to pick one up.Read More
This week’s selection is the St Christopher medallion by jeweler Chris Parry.Read More
Stratasys’ annual student 3D design contest has ended with the announcement of winners in all categories.Read More
Peer-to-peer 3D printing network 3D Hubs released its latest report on 3D printing trends.Read More
A persistent issue with 3D printed parts, particularly those printed on lesser machines, is strength and durability. They aren’t quite as strong as injection molded parts. Now there could be a way to easily rectify this problem.Read More
A new service jointly developed by Sculpteo and Dassault Systèmes hopes to provide lovers worldwide with a new option.Read More
In the Additive Manufacturing User Group conference’s first keynote, industry expert Todd Grimm laid out his view of the 3D Printing landscape, highlighting many of the technologies and trends that are driving the industry.Read More
Whoopass is a bobble head manufacturer. You’d think they could make great use of 3D printing technology, but it didn’t work out for them.Read More
While Cubify has been selling their inexpensive handheld “Sense” 3D scanner for some months, it is now supported under OS/X.Read More
It used to be that to spend USD$500 on a 3D printer, you’d expect to receive a bag of parts and spend your time building it yourself. Not so anymore - or not?Read More
We’re reading some thoughts from Eric Hunting on the Open Manufacturing list regarding future possibilities for large-scale 3D printing, specifically for housing. He’s got some very intriguing ideas.Read More
We’re checking out a new jewelry generator called “Jweel”. It looks like one of the best we’ve seen so far.Read More
We’ve always been slightly annoyed at the overly simple manner in which 3D models are sliced and printed. Much more is theoretically possible and that may now become reality with the work developed by Project Silkworm.Read More
A new online marketplace focused on professional 3D printing services has launched: RP Marketplace.Read More
Netherlands-based 3D printer manufacturer Leapfrog has made the jump into a new headquarters.Read More
3D printing videographer Andrew Mazzotta took a swing by Robo3D’s San Diego offices to check out their operations.Read More