The picture above and companion tweet below pose some interesting questions. If you can print from a photo (a lot of questions as to how he added dimention to the image) then how good does the photo need to be?
If your fingerprints can be scanned from 20 feet http://bit.ly/QX3g89 ; then perhaps external keyrings will become a thing of the past?
RT @Just_this_time: RT @TheSuggmeister: My friend / colleague has been 3d printing keys, from photos of keys...and they work.
Clément Moreau: Founder, Sculpteo All products will become customisable "Big brands will integrate 3D printing into their offering, because it enables them to create a very unique experience for the...
This has to be one of the most incredibly lovingly-detailed 3D printed models I have ever seen! These pictures show a 3D printed mechanical octopus vehicle or ‘octopod’ created by Sean Charlesworth, and printed on the Objet Connex500 multi-material 3D printer.
If you’re a fan of the Men in Black trilogy and 3D printing, then this is your lucky day!
Moddler is a San Francisco-based custom 3D printing shop. Using their in-house Objet Eden500 3D printer they were able to create a number of uniquely designed futuristic hand-gun prototypes for the 3rd installment of the MIB films (here’s the trailer in case you haven’t yet seen it yet)!
We might still be years away from being able to easily print functional organs that could be used in humans, but there are still other applications for 3-D printing technology in healthcare using (for lack of a better word) simpler printing methods.For...
3D printing and access to said printers have grown exponentially in the last year as the technology becomes more affordable for all. That being said, there are those who would rather restrict the technology for their own profit instead of making it open source. Now the EFF has joined the fight to keep 3D printing open and innovative.
Not only did Mayor Mike Bloomberg cut the ribbon today at the new Shapeways 3D printing factory in New York, he did it using 3D-printed scissors. And they came out of the printer fully assembled. How amazing is that?
By Todd Grimm, Additive Manufacturing Users Group, AM Industry Advisor
3D Printing has been in use by major product designers and manufacturing companies for over 20 years now, and yet it is still considered in many ways a niche industry – even by many 3D printing companies!
My fundamental tenet is that phenomenal growth for 3D printing, as a production process, will occur only after industry stops trying to replicate what is already possible with conventional molding, machining, casting and fabrication. Simply replacing conventional processes with 3D printing undermines much of the value of this unique class of technology