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Novel Approach to Digital Fabrication 

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Four 3D printer robots that are way cooler than MakerBot - GigaOM

Four 3D printer robots that are way cooler than MakerBot - GigaOM | Digital Fabrication | Scoop.it
Four 3D printer robots that are way cooler than MakerBot
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We've heard a lot about 3D printed robots, but what about robots that can 3D print?
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3D Printing Micro-Satellites

3D Printing Micro-Satellites | Digital Fabrication | Scoop.it

Aerojet Rocketdyne has asked Professor Bandyopadhyay, and Professor Susmita Bose to conduct research into the possibility of 3D printing a micro-satellite from metal and ceramic materials


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Dizingof invents super-fast Tetrahedral Modeling 3D printing

Dizingof invents super-fast Tetrahedral Modeling 3D printing | Digital Fabrication | Scoop.it
The 3D modeler and math artist Dizingof has developed a procedural technique that places geometric mesh into objects, and it uses less material.
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5 Axis Robot Carves Metal Like Butter (Video) | Singularity Hub

5 Axis Robot Carves Metal Like Butter (Video) | Singularity Hub | Digital Fabrication | Scoop.it

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Tool Fabrication Robot

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From a single room startup to a successful multidimensional robotics firm – JAY ROBOTIX

From a single room startup to a successful multidimensional robotics firm – JAY ROBOTIX | Digital Fabrication | Scoop.it
Globally, we're increasingly seeing adoption of robotic automation in industries and other spheres of life. Indian industries have also realized the importance of robotics & automation and are marching ahead on its path.
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Microsoft Demos 3D Printing with Windows 8.1

Microsoft Demos 3D Printing with Windows 8.1 | Digital Fabrication | Scoop.it
Microsoft demos 3D printing at the Inside 3D Printing conference in Chicago

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Susanne Kahle's curator insight, July 16, 2013 5:08 AM

Another anouncement regarding the Windows 8.1 support of 3D printing. The article contains an interesting comment related to the "maybe biggests bottleneck"when it comes to the distribution of 3D printing technology and software: know-how - or more specific: special know-how you need nowadays to develop 3D models with CAD and modeling software. Basically it´s possible to leapfrog this step in case you can scan an existing model, but even then you´ll usually need to edit/repair the file to optimze the print result/object. 

 

While Gartner research director Pete Basiliere names this fact as a severe roadblock regarding the distribution of 3D printer hardware to (end) consumers one could argue against that prediction on several levels:

 

- the development of software e.g. HMTL - already some companies (not only startups but established companies as well) are on their way to develop new a lot more intuitive user interfaces to simplify complex steps in developing or editing 3D models. 

- the key to 3D printing and whether it makes sense to have a 3D printer in your living room may not be that deeply connected to the consumers ability to use modeling/CAD software as it seems: the combination of a fast growing number of easy to obtain 3D models (market places, sharing platforms - e.g. shapeways, thingiverse etc.) and the development of "smarter hardware" (partially replacing "assembly lines" by offering a set of tools in on package; e.g. milling) as well as more capable file formats (I remember a presentation from Adrian Bowyer stating the disadvantages or shortcomings of *.stl) may reduce the necessity of know-how a lot. You search and discover the item you want, you buy the model, you print it - end of story.

- micro tasking may also be a factor (but with a smaller impact regarding mass market). There are already several platforms offering (payed) help in case you need a specialist to create a 3D model based on a sketch.

- roadblockers for 3D hardware distribution may lie in other areas of 3D manufacturing: size (restrictions towards the size of printed objects), materials (availability, usability) and complexity added by necessity to use several materials in one production step, easy access to high tech printers via 3D printing farms (e.g. shapeways but also staples and may be other retailers)

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Ceramic 3D Printing at Medalta

Ceramic 3D Printing at Medalta | Digital Fabrication | Scoop.it
Recommended articles:Shapeways and their vision of the futureA 3D “Alphabet of Alphabets”3D Printing Does Retro — Check Out the BioscopeNew 3D Printing Guide From Make MagazineWhat is a Design Engineer?

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Laika Robotics for Raspberry Pi and Scratch

Laika Robotics for Raspberry Pi and Scratch | Digital Fabrication | Scoop.it
Here is a great aretical on Tech Age Kids about our new product Laika Robotics for Raspberry Pi and Scratch http://t.co/bkGtLS3i7h
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3D Printing with Liquid Metal at Room Temperature

3D Printing with Liquid Metal at Room Temperature | Digital Fabrication | Scoop.it
The process of 3D printing is gaining a lot of ground. Now, scientists have developed 3D printing technology that can create free-standing structures made out of liquid metal at room temperature.

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Beth Robinson's curator insight, July 12, 2013 3:29 AM

Very cool. New ways of handling materials mean different things can be made more effectively. I have no idea what will be easier to do with this technique than the current metal printing techniques, but I'm sure someone will use it to increase the possibilities.

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3D Printing Helps Ford Cut Production Time on Some Parts by 25%

3D Printing Helps Ford Cut Production Time on Some Parts by 25% | Digital Fabrication | Scoop.it
Companies are continuing to reap the benefits of 3D printing, a decades-only technology that has increased in popularity over the past few years. (3D printing shaves 25-40% off the production time of a cylinder head for our EcoBoost engine.

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Motion Data Generative Design | artselectronic

Motion Data Generative Design | artselectronic | Digital Fabrication | Scoop.it
This project by Daniel Franke & Cedric Kiefer for Onformative, a studio for generative design, is of a moving sculpture recorded from the motion data of a real person. Similar to painting, a single point appears to be still very ...

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astonishing movement interpretation.

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Digital Fabrication Alliance

Digital Fabrication Alliance | Digital Fabrication | Scoop.it
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International network comprised of digital fabricators

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

Printing in gel takes 3D printing freeform and enables an undo function - Gizmag | Digital Fabrication | Scoop.it
Printing in gel takes 3D printing freeform and enables an undo function Gizmag To calculate the movements of the robot's joints, the NSTRMNT printer uses an inverse kinematics solver that Harms developed for Grasshopper (the 3D modeling plugin for...
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MIT researchers to lay out an easier method for 3D printing - Boston Business Journal

MIT researchers to lay out an easier method for 3D printing - Boston Business Journal | Digital Fabrication | Scoop.it
Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's Computer Science and ...
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3D printing with "undo" function developed by SCI-Arc student

3D printing with "undo" function developed by SCI-Arc student | Digital Fabrication | Scoop.it
A student the Southern California Institute of Architecture has developed a method of 3D printing that comes with an "undo" function.

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Beth Robinson's curator insight, July 23, 2013 5:24 PM

I think the more interesting part of this method, despite the headline, is the 3d head movement in a medium that does not require building supports as part of the process. I'm curious as to how users will find it practically different.

Utkarsh Sharma's curator insight, July 24, 2013 1:19 AM

Interesting development with the undo, potential to add onto the varying flexibilty that AM provides developers

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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 | Digital Fabrication | 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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Susanne Kahle's curator insight, July 23, 2013 8:31 AM

The main focus of the article follows a possible "new boost" for 3D manufacturing technology and its development into consumer households due to the expiration of patents regarding laser sintering technology (probably leading to tons of new hardware models, reduced hardware pricing and a big leap towards 3D printed objects that are delivered in a "ready to rumble" version.

 

Some of the other insights in regards to shapeways (3D printer farm) situation are likeways interesting: fulfilling orders (3D prints) takes them around two weeks - reason is an (at least for me) unexpected bottleneck: a 12- to 18-months waitlist for printers from 3D Systems (DDD). 

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Outside Architecture + Design: Digital Design and Fabrication Workshop - ArchDaily

Outside Architecture + Design: Digital Design and Fabrication Workshop - ArchDaily | Digital Fabrication | Scoop.it
Outside Architecture + Design: Digital Design and Fabrication Workshop ArchDaily Taking place at the College of Architecture and Urban Studies at Virginia Tech August 5-9, the Outside Architecture + Design: Digital Design and Fabrication Workshop...
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Metaverse One: ESRI User Conference 2013 - When the World's Digital Information met Digital Fabrication

Metaverse One: ESRI User Conference 2013 - When the World's Digital Information met Digital Fabrication | Digital Fabrication | Scoop.it
When a web3d geek goes to #ESRIUC for green building, digital fabrication, & GIS @Esri @iamwill @oculus @cityengine http://t.co/QzKiwSY02B
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The Internet of Things and the future of manufacturing | McKinsey & Company

The Internet of Things and the future of manufacturing | McKinsey & Company | Digital Fabrication | Scoop.it
Executives at Robert Bosch and McKinsey experts discuss the technology-driven changes that promise to trigger a new industrial revolution. A McKinsey & Company article.

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IDEAbuilder's curator insight, July 14, 2013 2:36 PM

How far it can, and inevitably, will go.  The ideas, technologies, and efficiences are evolving at an accelerating rate.  The primary constraint against faster implementation is human - especially in highly-fragmented and change resistant industries like building.   The good news?  One doesn't have to look far for ideas and proven systems and processes that could change the industry.

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The future of higher education: reshaping universities through 3D printing

The future of higher education: reshaping universities through 3D printing | Digital Fabrication | Scoop.it

Featuring four towering limestone columns and classic Flemish-bond brickwork, the century-old Mackay School of Mines Building at the University of Nevada, Reno, has long served as a bastion of Silver State history.


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Model production in education

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Is This 3-D Printed Cast the Future of Healing Broken Bones? | Wired Design | Wired.com

Is This 3-D Printed Cast the Future of Healing Broken Bones? | Wired Design | Wired.com | Digital Fabrication | Scoop.it
The Cortex Cast is a 3D-printed brace that is lightweight, washable, ventilated and recyclable.

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Microsoft Confirms Plans to Take 3D Printing to the Masses at Inside 3D Printing Chicago

Microsoft Confirms Plans to Take 3D Printing to the Masses at Inside 3D Printing Chicago | Digital Fabrication | Scoop.it
Software giant seeks to make 3D printing seamless for home use In late June, during their annual Build Conference, Microsoft announced that Windows 8.1 would support 3D printing.

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hayden tay's curator insight, July 10, 2013 9:51 PM

3D printing is made more accessible now with Micosoft's plan to intergrate 3D printing softwares into theirs.

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What is a FabLab?

What is a FabLab? | Digital Fabrication | Scoop.it

This is a post I've been waiting to write for a long time, either because I've been very busy or because I've wanted to write something meaningful and with a direct experience. After working on the...


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Electronic Delectables: Digital Fabrication: Building the Tango

Electronic Delectables: Digital Fabrication: Building the Tango | Digital Fabrication | Scoop.it
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Origami Wall - Mock-Up

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