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Staples to Introduce In-Store 3D Printing

Staples to Introduce In-Store 3D Printing | 3D-Print Tech | Scoop.it
This makes so much sense, as long as they get good machines and staff who know how to use them (TS)- ironic this is blogged by treehugger... This from of rapid prototyping (LOM) would be a huge consumer of paper. Lets hope it's recycled!
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3D-Printed Ford Gran Torino Is the Muscle Car From Hell - Mashable

3D-Printed Ford Gran Torino Is the Muscle Car From Hell - Mashable | 3D-Print Tech | Scoop.it
3D-Printed Ford Gran Torino Is the Muscle Car From Hell
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Walk through this year's New York international Auto Show, and it's clear that the current crop of cars are rapidly catching up with the concept vehicles of the future.

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One audacious 3D-printed car on display at the event, a Ford Gran Torino, looks like it just arrived from the underworld or an alien planet — and we doubt automakers will ever catch up to this kind of design.


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The Rebirth of Manufacturing: 3D Printing Is Trying to Build a New World Out of More Than Plastic

The Rebirth of Manufacturing: 3D Printing Is Trying to Build a New World Out of More Than Plastic | 3D-Print Tech | Scoop.it
A low, mechanical thrum creates an ever-present soundtrack at Type A Machines, a 3D-printing company on the third floor of San Francisco's TechShop, in SOMA. Big and drafty and sunlit with exposed pi...

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3D Printing Creates Unique Exoskeleton For Broken Bones

3D Printing Creates Unique Exoskeleton For Broken Bones | 3D-Print Tech | Scoop.it
Images courtesy Jake Evill and Cortex Cast systems The future of health technology might not be designed by a technologist, scientist or roboticist, but by an artist, designer or dreamer.

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Live 3D Printed Injection Mold Demo at EuroMold 2013 (English)

"Watch this amazing live demonstration of the value of using 3D printed tools for injection molding. It takes place at the Stratasys booth at EuroMold 2013 and is presented by Michael Anton, Senior Pre-Sales and Application Engineer, EMEA."


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Brian Robin's curator insight, December 10, 2013 6:40 PM

rapid-prototyping at its best!

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This 3D-Printed Brain Is a Squishy Playground for Newbie Neurosurgeons

This 3D-Printed Brain Is a Squishy Playground for Newbie Neurosurgeons | 3D-Print Tech | Scoop.it
Brain surgery is intricate, high-stakes work. So mastering it on a real, live patient, with an attending physician breathing down your neck and watching your every move, certainly can't be easy.
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3ders.org - Lab to develop 'Super-material' graphene for 3D printing | 3D Printer News & 3D Printing News

3ders.org - Lab to develop 'Super-material' graphene for 3D printing | 3D Printer News & 3D Printing News | 3D-Print Tech | Scoop.it
Lomiko Metals, announced today the formation of Graphene 3D Labs Inc. to focus on the development of high-performance graphene-enhanced materials for 3D Printing.
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Live 3D Printed Injection Mold Demo at EuroMold 2013 (English)

"Watch this amazing live demonstration of the value of using 3D printed tools for injection molding. It takes place at the Stratasys booth at EuroMold 2013 and is presented by Michael Anton, Senior Pre-Sales and Application Engineer, EMEA."


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Brian Robin's curator insight, December 10, 2013 6:40 PM

rapid-prototyping at its best!

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How 3D Printers Are Cranking Out Eyes, Bones, and Blood Vessels

How 3D Printers Are Cranking Out Eyes, Bones, and Blood Vessels | 3D-Print Tech | Scoop.it
At the dawn of rapid prototyping, a common predication was that 3D printing would transform manufacturing, spurring a consumer revolution that would put a printer in every home.
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3-D Printing: Hot Air? | Art Jewelry Forum

3-D Printing: Hot Air? | Art Jewelry Forum | 3D-Print Tech | Scoop.it
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Finally, some level headed discussion about the reality of 3D printing minus the hyperbole.

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Augment for 3D Printing - Preview in Augmented Reality before Printing in 3D

Download Augment on iPhone, iPad and Android. Visit http://agmt.co for more information.

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3D printer-built robot has insect moves (w/ Video)

3D printer-built robot has insect moves (w/ Video) | 3D-Print Tech | Scoop.it
(Phys.org) —Some robotics experts focused on biomimicry have turned to work in tech hives where their tiny robots are designed to imitate the moves of insects.
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3D printing will explode in 2014, thanks to the expiration of key patents

3D printing will explode in 2014, thanks to the expiration of key patents | 3D-Print Tech | Scoop.it
Here's what's holding back 3D printing, the technology that's supposed to revolutionize manufacturing and countless other industries: patents.
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So, if you have a stock tip for me, please send me an email. 

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Microsoft Makes 3-D Printing As Simple As Clicking “Print”

Microsoft Makes 3-D Printing As Simple As Clicking “Print” | 3D-Print Tech | Scoop.it
To be honest, 3-D printing technology just isn’t there yet for consumers. It’s expensive. It’s relatively lousy. And it takes a slew of skills--from technical to artistic--to produce anything worth printing in the first place.
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Connect's curator insight, July 3, 2013 3:26 AM

Si l'impression 3D n'intéressera pas tout le monde, son intégration dans Windows 8.1 sera un relais de "démocratisation" dans les usages et "d'expansion" des solutions proposées

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Each Frame of This Stop-Motion Animation Was Made with a 3D Printer

Each Frame of This Stop-Motion Animation Was Made with a 3D Printer | 3D-Print Tech | Scoop.it
With highly accurate 3D animation the standard in today's world, it’s refreshing to see someone taking animation back to its origins when every frame was h (Each Frame of This Stop-Motion Animation Was Made with a 3D Printer

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FUN!

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Henrik Safegaard - Cloneartist's curator insight, April 14, 11:49 AM

To create Bear on Stairs the team designed and printed 50 individual 3D printed sculptures featuring their polygonal bear lumbering along.
Read more at http://www.visualnews.com/2014/04/13/frame-stop-motion-animation-made-3d-printer/#FwrsxqgF59vq2ayM.99

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World’s first 3D-printed metal gun successfully fires over 50 rounds

World’s first 3D-printed metal gun successfully fires over 50 rounds | 3D-Print Tech | Scoop.it
Solid Concepts has successfully produced what it claims to be the world’s first 3D printed metal gun. And unlike the Liberator before it, this one looks a whole lot closer to the traditional...
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Is piracy possible on any object?

Is piracy possible on any object? | 3D-Print Tech | Scoop.it
With a "Spotify for objects" being set up and the potential for everything to be pirated, is it an opportunity for developers to realise their dreams or is there a risk that their ideas will be taken for nothing?

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Top Ten Tips: Designing Models For 3D Printing

Top Ten Tips: Designing Models For 3D Printing | 3D-Print Tech | Scoop.it
Kacie Hultgren, aka PrettySmallThings, is a Broadway scenic designer who uses her 3D printer to build scale models for set designs, among other amazing things, like her 3D printed "Clutch Purse" and "Zip Top Bag." She was also a member of the 2014...
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OOh...more hyperventillation about crappy resolution FDM parts.

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cwwang.com » Archive » Soft Pneumatic Exoskeleton

cwwang.com » Archive » Soft Pneumatic Exoskeleton | 3D-Print Tech | Scoop.it
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Inflatable?

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3ders.org - Produce your own filament for 3D printer with FilaFab | 3D Printer News & 3D Printing News

3ders.org - Produce your own filament for 3D printer with FilaFab | 3D Printer News & 3D Printing News | 3D-Print Tech | Scoop.it
FilaFab (Filament Fabricator) is capable of converting pellets into fresh filament for your 3D printer with ease.
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What? No spool winder?

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Turning Mobile Phones into 3D-Scanners

More details on: http://cvg.ethz.ch/mobile/ This video showcases new mobile technology for Interactive 3D Mobile Reconstruction developed at the Computer Vision and Geometry Group from ETH Zürich.


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the future 

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The EX¹ - rapid 3D printing of circuit boards

The EX⊃1; makes printing circuits as quick and easy as printing a photo - allowing you to print on the material of your choice.
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How NASA Will Use 3D Printers in Space

How NASA Will Use 3D Printers in Space | 3D-Print Tech | Scoop.it
Starting next fall, astronauts will be able to use a new 3D printer to fabricate the tools and materials they need in space.
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I wish this story covered more about the type of printer planned, instead of going all "Star Trek replicator" with it. 

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3D printed open SLR camera

3D printed open SLR camera | 3D-Print Tech | Scoop.it
Bozardeux, a recent French graduate and Instructables user, has undertaken a project to make an open, 3D printed DSLR camera. All the parts and designs are licensed CC Attibution-ShareAlike.
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Now, if you can find 35 mm film and a photo lab....

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Printing in gel takes 3D printing freeform and enables an undo function

Printing in gel takes 3D printing freeform and enables an undo function | 3D-Print Tech | Scoop.it
The LA-based NSTRMNT team led by Brian Harms, has created a 3D printing process called suspended disposition that gets around gravity by printing objects wi...
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a new concept in 3d printing, solving the problem of gravity and support structures needed by conventional methods. 

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3D Printing with Graphene Is Coming, and It Will Power the Future

3D Printing with Graphene Is Coming, and It Will Power the Future | 3D-Print Tech | Scoop.it
If scientists can pull this off, the future could really be an unrecognizable place.

Via João Greno Brogueira
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fascinating...'3d printing' might be the wrong term, but some form of point of use or in situ manufacturing of graphene would be a game changer!

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Susanne Kahle's curator insight, July 15, 2013 5:08 AM

Scientists are trying to get graphene (an allotrope of the chemical element carbon, "C") ready for 3D printing which would be a HUGE step (e.g. due to its special properties graphene is in high demand for batteries/to store energy and also to manage extremly high temperatures).


"Complex electronics, unbreakable frames and brackets, and even sources of renewable energy could be printed in graphene. Hell, since carbon is floating around us, it may be possible for a 3D printer to pull graphene literally out of thin air."

Nicola Karesh's curator insight, July 21, 2013 10:19 PM

3D feels so other-worldly and just so fascinating!