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CL3VER Gets Clever with Interactive 3D Models - 3D Printing Industry

CL3VER Gets Clever with Interactive 3D Models - 3D Printing Industry | UVB-76 | Scoop.it
CL3VER is a cloud-based software for sharing 3D models, scenes, and animations.
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CLE3VER (HQ based in Barcelona, received $ 800k seed funding in April 2013) offers a cloud-based storage for 3D models via SaaS - after uploading the 3D models you can share them on Facebook, integrate them on your website (or wherever) and others can interact with your models. The nice thing is, the sharing includes interactivity - you gain full control over cameras, materials and lightning and it works on any online device.

 

The Business Model is based on a monthly subscription fee - depending on the package you pick a pre-defined number of unique visitors can access your file and play with it. Tricky: it´s not really the number of UV but the amount of data transfer. One UV equals one 5 MB download from an individual user. Packages range between $ 19.95 (500 UU) up to $ 149.95 - and in case you want a custom (enterprise) number of UV you can go for that as well.

 

Note: the tool does not allow you or your "visitors" to edit the "cloud files" online - meaning there is no basic tool set allowing for collaboration and real crowdsourced evolution of models and ideas - you basically upload your 3D/CAD model and ppl can use a set of interactivity tools to check it out.

 

If cl3ver is really cl3ver they may enhance their business model by adding those features in the future (maybe a shiny cooperation or acquisition) - for now they are in the startup phase and need to focus on their basic BM. That could be a nice way to enhance the "remix" model provided by thingiverse into something more powerful (and accessible). 

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Pearl Freesculpt: 3D-Replikator für 1.100 Euro - Golem.de

Pearl Freesculpt: 3D-Replikator für 1.100 Euro - Golem.de | UVB-76 | Scoop.it
Mit dem Freesculpt des Versandhändlers Pearl sollen Gegenstände kopiert und wieder ausgedruckt werden können. Das All-in-One-Gerät soll 1.100 Euro kosten und wird mit einer Kamera zum Erfassen
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This 3D printer from Pearl comes with an included "copy shop" - for € 1.100 you not only get the "classic" ABS 3D printer but also pre-installed camera equipment and software tools. In combination those tools create a version of a replicator (o.k., it´s not like using a replicator on board of the Enterprise BUT it´s still a nice package).

 

Basically you the Freesculpt uses the camera to take shots from all sides, then the software (Triscatch 3D) calculates the model and another piece of software (Trimodo 3D) allows for modifications/editing and creates the *stl file. After that... you print your masterpiece. 

 

On the one hand a very nice "tool box" for experiments on the other hand another brick in the wall towards the discussion of intellectual property rights (such as copyright, trade dress/trade mark and patents). Reminds me of the Gladiator scene "at my signal unleash hell". 

 

 

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3ders.org - Infographic: The Impact of 3D Printing on Supply Chains | 3D Printer News & 3D Printing News

3ders.org - Infographic: The Impact of 3D Printing on Supply Chains | 3D Printer News & 3D Printing News | UVB-76 | Scoop.it
3D printing has the potential to change how and where manufacturing takes place. Jones Lang LaSalle EMEA Research made an infographic to show the impact of 3D printing on supply chains.

Via Carlos Aledo
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Simplified overview of a traditional supply chain (industrial standard/producing industry) vs. a changed supply chain created by 3D printing and its advantages regarding logistics and production. 

 

Although it´s an interesting visualization it would have been more effective to focus on a real 3D manufacturing supply chain including all key steps of the chain (especially since the graphic is supposed to hint on new business opportunities along the chain): (1) 3D Scanning (Software/Hardware Solutions) - (2) 3D Modeling (Software Solution: create/edit/optimize) - (3) Conversion Software - (4) 3D Printing ([Software]/Hardware) - (5) Distribution (via file formats or printer farms) - (6) Services (e.g. market places, sharing platforms, supplies etc.).

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Interesting comment Susanne. Thanks! :)
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Microsoft, Autodesk Bring 3D Printing Closer to the Mainstream

Microsoft, Autodesk Bring 3D Printing Closer to the Mainstream | UVB-76 | Scoop.it
Is 3D printing ready for prime time? The addition of a "3D printing pipeline" in Windows 8.1 allows apps like Autodesk's 123D Design to make it as simple as pushing a button.

Via Michael Dunham
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Some more information about the Windows 8.1 integration of 3D printing - receive a file of a 3D object, hit one button and go for it, that´s at least the idea... sounds good!

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Flexing Ceramics: Formatec Defines ADMATEC for Ceramic 3D Printing - 3D Printing Industry

Flexing Ceramics: Formatec Defines ADMATEC for Ceramic 3D Printing - 3D Printing Industry | UVB-76 | Scoop.it
Formatec combines 3D printing systems, Cerafab and ADMAFLEX, commercially competitive 3D printed ceramic production provides small precise parts with large parts in high volume.

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Formatec (specialized on production of ceramic products) starts a new project called Admatec to keep a leading position in the field of ceramic 3D printing. Interesting portfolio of products (http://www.formatec.nl/en/) - the company from the Netherlands offers Jewelery and art-driven products as well as moulds and ceramic packaging. 

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Biomimetik: Fraunhofer entwickelt Krakenantrieb für Boote - Golem.de

Biomimetik: Fraunhofer entwickelt Krakenantrieb für Boote - Golem.de | UVB-76 | Scoop.it
Kleinere Wasserfahrzeuge könnten sich künftig per Rückstoß wie ein Krake vorwärtsbewegen. Der Antrieb, den Fraunhofer-Forscher entwickelt haben, kommt aus dem 3D-Drucker.
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Scientist developed a new way to power (small) boats - it´s similar to the way an octupus moves when in flight modus. Since it´s very quiet and creatures can´t get intangled in the device it seems like a good alternative to actual power solutions for water vehicles. Even better: the device can be created via a 3D printer...

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3D-Printing Comparison: Top 3D-Printing Services and Companies

3D-Printing Comparison: Top 3D-Printing Services and Companies | UVB-76 | Scoop.it
Compare top 3d-printing and 3d-modeling services. See which 3d-printing company best fits your project.

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Overview naming and comparing 3D-printing services (yes, not only shapeways delivers 3d prints! :-P).

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Microsoft: Windows 8.1 unterstützt 3D-Drucker - Golem.de

Microsoft: Windows 8.1 unterstützt 3D-Drucker - Golem.de | UVB-76 | Scoop.it
Windows 8.1 wird Treiber für 3D-Drucker mitbringen, womit das Drucken von 3D-Objekten so einfach werden soll wie das Drucken herkömmlicher Dokumente, verspricht Microsoft.
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Support of 3D printer hardware will be part of the new Windows 8.1. - will be interesting to observe whether the "ease-of-use" promise can be put into effect. In addition connections between Microsoft`s Kinect solution/technology (and its relevance regarding scanning) and this step toward "mainstreamed" 3D printing could be a nice step.

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GM’s Malibu in 3-D - Point of View - June 2013

GM’s Malibu in 3-D - Point of View - June 2013 | UVB-76 | Scoop.it
Mainstream industrial production employs 3-D printing successfully.

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Another example for 3D printing technology as part of industrial production - and not only for rapid prototyping processes.

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3D Printing's curator insight, June 26, 2013 2:21 PM

Axis makes #3Dprinted car parts

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INFOGRAPHIC: Your Future, 3D Printed

INFOGRAPHIC: Your Future, 3D Printed | UVB-76 | Scoop.it

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Nice infographic showing an overview of incoming technologies and 3D printing products as well as some numbers regarding the use of those products divided by business/industry segments vs. consumer products. Estimation for development of 3D printing market (hardware) is included as well but seems rather cautious when compared to numbers delivered by Forrester, Geomatic and 3D Systems.

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Carlos Aledo's curator insight, June 22, 2013 6:28 AM

This Infographic by Mark Joseph Stern offers a basic overview of the technology and its applications. 3D printing is not just for scientists and doctors, it is changing your life, notes the graphic.

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Imagineers Founders: China's 3D Printing Present and Future

Imagineers Founders: China's 3D Printing Present and Future | UVB-76 | Scoop.it
Imagineers Co-Founders Discuss the Present and Future of China's 3D Printing Startups

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Nike and Adidas Are 3D Printing Prototypes At "Impossible" Speeds

Nike and Adidas Are 3D Printing Prototypes At "Impossible" Speeds | UVB-76 | Scoop.it
It shouldn't come as a surprise that 3D printers are helping shoe manufacturers accelerate the prototyping of new shoes. But just how big is that impact?

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3D Printer Manufacturer Stratasys In Acquisition Talks With Makerbot | TechCrunch

3D Printer Manufacturer Stratasys In Acquisition Talks With Makerbot | TechCrunch | UVB-76 | Scoop.it
Makerbot, the Brooklyn-based 3D printing company, is in talks with Minneapolis/Israel-based Stratasys regarding a possible acquisition according to a source close to the matter.

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The 3D Printing Revolution You Have Not Heard About

The 3D Printing Revolution You Have Not Heard About | UVB-76 | Scoop.it
From bones to guns, 3D printing’s route to mainstream consciousness (and media notoriety) has largely consisted of fantastic objects made using the technology. Not many, however, have reported of a prosaic, medical object made using this technology.
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Forbes Article explaining a shift in production of hearing aids (from generic to customized [and localized] due to 3D manufacturing/printing. It also states that the although production costs - as expected - are lower than before the initial invest in hard- and software overall leads to higher costs. 

 

It´s a good example for the meaning of 3D printing regarding new or enahnced products as well as bringing the production itself back to our doorsteps but also is a good reminder that (IMHO) the core of the 3D printing revolution does not essentially lie on the consumer 3D printing but - even more important - the overall (!) increasing availability of the attached technologies by a growing range of 3D printers (and scanners) in combination with falling prices. Lower costs are not only a door opener for distribution of 3D manufacturing technology towards "end consumers" but they open the gates for tons of existing or new small businesses. 

 

When calculating sizes for the 3D printing market in x years the size may not mainly be connected to hardware distribution in our living rooms but a lot more to the emergence of lots of small and micro businesses using technology in a price segment right between consumer products and those used in industrial mass production. 

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3D Printed Batteries Showcased as Future Energy Solution

3D Printed Batteries Showcased as Future Energy Solution | UVB-76 | Scoop.it
In a recent Science Friday episode on NPR, the topic was "Aiming For 'Wild and Crazy' Energy Ideas".  The Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy, or ARPA-E, backs energy technologies that are too risky for investors, but offer a potentially huge...

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3D printing batteries that can fit on a grain of sand - Jennifer Lewis (Wyss Professor at Harvard) makes an interesting comment by saying "the concept is to integrate form and function". I guess it´s one of the most important things about 3D manufacturing that the main two main steps of the process (scanning/modeling and printing) and their technological evolution open tons of possibilities for innovation whether it´s construction and architecture or dentistry as well as art or fashion by allowing for new creative and combinations of form (that aren´t suitable for substractive manufacturing) and function. And if you can print batteries on basically any surface it will create new innovations ... emergence.

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U.S. Army Deploys Rapid Prototyping Labs to Afghanistan

U.S. Army Deploys Rapid Prototyping Labs to Afghanistan | UVB-76 | Scoop.it
The U.S. Army has deployed a number of rapid prototyping labs into Afghanistan. The labs are packed into standard 20-foot shipping containers, each with their own generator and method of climate control.

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Ofc 3D manufacturing is especially interesting for the military. The need to reduce logistic costs as well as to improve supply management makes the technology very appealing.

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Modern Meadow

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Modern Meadow wants to use 3D manufacturing/printing to produce meat and leather products. PayPal co-founder Peter Thel just announced to donate $ 350k to support the company.The basic idea is to use tissue engineering to overcome the need for "animal farming" (and attached issues like cruelty to animals, ecological footprint, hunger crisis etc.). Welcome to a world with replicator technology and "meals on demand"?

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www.thinkerthing.com

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This may sound insane but gets us closer to our favorite science fiction worlds - meaning: it´s cool! thinker thing tries to overcome special knowledge needed to create 3D models (= 3D prints) by building a path to your brain. Imagine playing with lego bricks - imagine them to be part of a virtual building set and... there you go: build something, watch it on the screen and then print in (in this case using a MakerBot printer). Ofc the development status of that technology is far way from being "ready to rumble" but let´s see what can be done in the future. 

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YrStore

The world's first live, all-over garment printing store is opening in London - for four weeks only - this summer. Inspired by the art, fashion, and lifestyles of…
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This article doesn´t promote ideas regarding 3D printing but instead follows the direction of retail allowing customers to create or choose a design, print in (in this case shirts) and take it home - creation is possible at home, in the store, alone or with others. Of course the prints take (a lot) less time than 3D prints do nowadays but that will change over time...
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The Next Frontier for Stratasys is Metal

The Next Frontier for Stratasys is Metal | UVB-76 | Scoop.it
Recommended articles:BMW 3D Printed Wheelchairs with the Latest F1 TechnologyBen Heck’s Double Decker 3D PrinterJapanese Valentine’s 3D Printed ChocolatePrototyping & Developing a Self-Cleaning Fish TankCubify teams up with Big Brothers Big SistersVortex...

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Additive Manufacturing Technology and Smart Packaging: A Reality Check

Additive Manufacturing Technology and Smart Packaging: A Reality Check | UVB-76 | Scoop.it

Via Michael Dunham
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Interesting article regarding several aspects of 3D Manufacturing/3D Printing technology (Speed, Material, Costs) - especially an incoming more or less "seamless" integration of RFIDs within the production process adds a lot of potential. 

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Beth Robinson's curator insight, June 28, 2013 6:32 PM

Great article evaluating whether the current 3-d printing tech is sufficient to carry out what sounds like a neat idea to solve an existing problem in adopting a different leading-edge technology The answer is no, but the thought process is worth reading.

Proto3000's comment, July 17, 2013 5:27 PM
RFID has so many applications that can save lives.
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A 3D Printed World – TEDxTraverseCity 2013

A 3D Printed World – TEDxTraverseCity 2013 | UVB-76 | Scoop.it
Recommended articles:3D Printing, Augmented Reality and ArchitectureThing Tracker — A Proposal for a Decentralised Network of ThingsIt Takes a Village to Build a Free, Open Source, 3D-Printed RobotDr.

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Video introduction to 3D Manufacturing and Printing including information on history as well as usage (prototyping, industries, consumer) of available 3D printing technologies. Also includes "hints" on maker movement as well as disruption effects regarding the economy (means of production, assembly lines etc.).

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10 Ways 3D Printing Can Be Used In Education [Infographic]

10 Ways 3D Printing Can Be Used In Education [Infographic] | UVB-76 | Scoop.it
10 Ways 3D Printing Can Be Used In Education [Infographic]

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How 3D printing will change architecture and construction

How 3D printing will change architecture and construction | UVB-76 | Scoop.it
3D printing technology will change the future of architecture, with architects racing to build the first 3D printed house.

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3D Printing Shop Makes a Big Move

3D Printing Shop Makes a Big Move | UVB-76 | Scoop.it
Consumer-friendly 3D printer maker, Makerbot, has moved to a bigger Brooklyn shop.

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