BuildBee is a new online tool for 3D print job preparation.
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A new strategy by some vendors to provide 3D printer profiles may backfire.
Charles Goulding and Andressa Bonafe of R&D Tax Savers discuss 3D printing and artifact restoration.
This week’s selection is the useful “3D Printers for Libraries” by author Jason Griffey.
You can’t afford your own 3D printer, or are too timid to jump into the hardware to build one from a kit. You don’t want to use a 3D print service because you don’t quite understand what it’s all about. What do you do? Go to the Library! A growing trend is for local… Continue reading 3D Printers at the Library
What is it? It stands for Cornell University’s Kinematic Models for Design Digital Library. A recent post at the Steampunk Workshop pointed out this interesting library of models. Great for Steampunk fanatics with a 3D printer and a mathematical bent. We believe libraries of this type will prove incredibly useful for hobbyist 3D printers. The… Continue reading KMODDL?
A tipster put us onto a new 3D print service: ZapFab. This Manchester, UK-based business is a bit different than your run-of-the-mill “send us your 3D file and we’ll print it” operation. They offer not only the printing process, but also have a highly usable user-generated library of pre-made designs of various types. Fabbaloo readers… Continue reading Zapped by ZapFab!
We’ve discussed the idea of having large libraries of 3D models in the future, so that we can quickly print out any required object. But where exactly do these models come from? There are only two possibilities: Design it yourself. Obviously difficult, especially if you don’t have specialized training and a whole lot of… Continue reading 3D Scanner from NextEngine
Over at the Adobe Design Center Think Tank, Allan Chochinov posts an interesting analysis of “fictional products” from the design point of view. Fictional products are those which don’t actually exist but parallel existing products. Consider a speculative version of a future iPod, for example. Chochinov points us to online services where designers of such… Continue reading Not Quite a 3D Library