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MakerBot Starts Taking Pre-Orders For Their Itty-Bitty 3D Printer - TechCrunch

MakerBot Starts Taking Pre-Orders For Their Itty-Bitty 3D Printer - TechCrunch | 3d Printing | Scoop.it
Technabob MakerBot Starts Taking Pre-Orders For Their Itty-Bitty 3D Printer TechCrunch Back at CES 2014, MakerBot announced three new 3D printers: one small (Replicator Mini), one huge (Replicator Z18), and one that's about the same size as the one...
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Nathan Hindman's comment, March 6, 2014 2:16 PM
MakerBot has created a mini 3D printer that will sell for much cheaper, though it's not on the market yet. The small 3D printer will be priced at $1,375, which is cheap... for 3D printers, at least. Preorders are already available, but there is no set date when it will be fully released. This will be good for the average consumer with a little bit of extra cash if they're looking into getting into the 3D printing field.
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3D printing gives new life to garden design - Telegraph

3D printing gives new life to garden design - Telegraph | 3d Printing | Scoop.it
The first ever exhibition of 3D printed gardens will go on display at The Strand Gallery, in London (World's first 3D printed gardens are to go on show http://t.co/e27Au1WwUy)...
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Nathan Hindman's comment, March 6, 2014 1:55 PM
3D printers have now started to take a role in gardening planning/design. The featured 3D-printed gardens by Hobs Studio are simply a miniature version of a garden. This is a good thing for garden designers and gardeners, since 3D models on a computer simply don't fully cut it. This is just yet another usage for 3D printing that has popped out recently.
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Print your food: 3D printing accelerating food product development ...

Print your food: 3D printing accelerating food product development ... | 3d Printing | Scoop.it
For now this is still very far from reality, but worldwide there are more and more companies and start-ups that get started with 3D printing of food. It is already possible to create a three-dimensional shape with plastic, ceramic ...
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Nathan Hindman's comment, March 5, 2014 2:06 PM
3D printing is currently affiliated mostly with plastic, but nowadays, edible products are being tested and used by 3D printers. Chocolate is a commonly looked-at food, as it is simple, though one man, Anjan Contractor, is already working on a printer that could make pizza. This has already gotten a $125,000 grant from NASA. Many believe this will soon change the entirety of the manufacturing sector of the food industry, as it will cut costs in a large number of ways.
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The Father Of 3D Printing Is Being Inducted Into The National Inventors Hall Of Fame | TechCrunch

The Father Of 3D Printing Is Being Inducted Into The National Inventors Hall Of Fame | TechCrunch | 3d Printing | Scoop.it
With all the hubbub surrounding 3D printing as of late, it's easy to think of it as something new. Something that, before 5 or 6 years ago, only existed in..
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Nathan Hindman's comment, March 5, 2014 1:53 PM
3D printing has been thought to be relatively new, but in actuality, it's been around for a couple dozen years, the first prototype dating back to 1984. The original inventor of the 3D printer, Chuck Hull, is now being inducted into the National Inventors Hall of Fame, the same Hall of Fame that includes Edison, Jobs, Einstein and other massive names in history. Hull initially proposed the idea of focused UV light at "photopolymer" turning the material into a solid form from a previously gooey type. Though we have proceeded to develop much past the old methods Hull created, he still deserves the credit that he is now being rewarded with.
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Can 3D Printing Upend Fashion Like Napster Crippled the Music Industry?

Can 3D Printing Upend Fashion Like Napster Crippled the Music Industry? | 3d Printing | Scoop.it
With advances in 3D printing, the fashion industry is headed toward uncharted terrain in copyright law. (Can 3D Printing Upend Fashion Like Napster Crippled the Music Industry?
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Nathan Hindman's comment, March 3, 2014 2:12 PM
3D printers are getting a bit more advanced every day. Nowadays, 3D printers are able to use metals, wood, plastics and nylon in their systems. While there's currently no way of being able to print out a new T-shirt for yourself whenever you want, we will be able to see the ability to do so in not much time---possibly in just a few years. 3D-printed bracelets and rings are out there right now, so other clothing will follow soon enough, and these are certainly in consumers' budgets, which, if taking a look at the bigger picture, could mean trouble for the fashion industry and market. On top of the simple novelty of the idea, the convenience of never having to worry about something being too large/small in terms of size may help push 3D printed clothing to the next level.
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3D Printing Metal Structures with a 6-axis Robot - Hack a Day

3D Printing Metal Structures with a 6-axis Robot - Hack a Day | 3d Printing | Scoop.it
[Joris Laarman] is working on a project called the MX3D-Metal which uses an ABB industrial robot arm and a welding machine to create strong metal structures on any working surface and in any direction.
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Nathan Hindman's comment, March 6, 2014 2:09 PM
Joris Laarman is creating a device that uses a welding machine and robot arm that will be used for 3D printing metal structures. The device will be able to print at any angle and on any surface. While this new device, the project of its creation called MX3D-Metal, is being created, Joris has already created copper, stainless steel, bronze, steel and aluminium already.
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3D Printing Goes Mainstream! - 3D Printer at mass consumer retail

Mainstream consumer level 3D printing is here. Finding a 3D printer sitting on a shelf in Australia's largest office supply department store chain is a big f...
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Nathan Hindman's comment, March 5, 2014 2:15 PM
Office Works, the biggest office supply store in Australia had offered a 3D printer for sale at 1500 Australian dollars for the average consumer. While this may not seem to be a big thing to some, this is a very big moment for the 3D printing market. It is a big moment for the scene to now make its way towards being more mainstream, which obviously would bring huge improvement in sales, as well as extra hype and consumer awareness.
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3Doodler: World's First '3D-Printing Pen' Lets You Draw Designs in Thin Air!

3Doodler: World's First '3D-Printing Pen' Lets You Draw Designs in Thin Air! | 3d Printing | Scoop.it
The 3Doodler from WobbleWorks is the world's first 3D pen printer that costs only $75 through Kickstarter. (The world's first 3D-printing pen lets you draw designs in thin air!
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Nathan Hindman's comment, March 5, 2014 1:59 PM
The world's first 3D-printing pen has been created, opening up new opportunities--dare I say dimensions--for artists. The "3Doodler" from WobbleWorks is an alternative 3D printing method from desktop 3D printing in the sense that it will very quickly let you take manual control and build/draw structures that you wish. The pen uses a piece of PLA or ABS plastic in the back, a heated extrusion head from a typical 3D printer as the tip. While not as nicely finished, the created objects will stand just as strong as anything made by the desktop 3D printer.
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How A Jewelry Company Is Making $250000 Pieces Using 3D Printing And ... - Forbes

How A Jewelry Company Is Making $250000 Pieces Using 3D Printing And ... - Forbes | 3d Printing | Scoop.it
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Nathan Hindman's comment, March 3, 2014 2:24 PM
Eddie Bakhash, CEO of American Pearl, plans to incorporate 3D printing into the $275 billion industry using computer-aided design software and a 3D printer. American Pearl plans to offer fully customisable rings that can be delivered within 3 to 4 days to the consumers. By now using this machine, American Pearl is cutting out a lot of human error and labour costs, creating new jewellery quicker and cheaper than the competitors. A few pieces have already been created and sold. An example would be the $105k 3D-printed Diamond Riviera necklace Bakhash has sold. The process will create the ring made of gold (or other material) by filling a 3D printed customised mould to fit the consumer perfectly.
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500X Faster -- New Ultra-fast 3D Printer In Works - Forbes

500X Faster -- New Ultra-fast 3D Printer In Works - Forbes | 3d Printing | Scoop.it
500X Faster -- New Ultra-fast 3D Printer In Works
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Speed. We do not like to wait. Printing a document on a laser printer makes us antsy and that's fairly quick. Printing a large item on many 3D printers takes an eternity, but the U.S.
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Nathan Hindman's comment, March 3, 2014 2:05 PM
3D printing is relatively new, and thus is nowhere near perfected in terms of efficiency and more importantly in this day and age, speed. It takes a very long time to print something rather small in size, but now Dr. Lonnie Love, the group leader of ORNL-Cincinnati project, has expressed how some new innovative ideas and tweaks to current 3D printing technology could speed up the process by five hundred percent. For example, a larger nozzle, which would allow extrusion of fibre reinforced material, thus changing the behaviour of the material, enabling it to grow out of the oven. This and the ability to simply spray down a lot more material faster would help speed up the process exponentially.