Tagged with: 3D Printing

‘David,’ A New 3D Printer, Saves You Money By Using Pellets Instead of Filament Spools

‘David,’ A New 3D Printer, Saves You Money By Using Pellets Instead of Filament Spools

If traditional printers use ink and toner cartridges, most commercial 3D printers use plastic filament spools to create the objects you want. These filaments, however, are typically made from plastic pellets, so an Ohio company called Sculptify thought: "Hey, why don't we make a 3D printer that uses pellets straight up?" ...

3D Printing Helps a Chihuahua Named TurboRoo Get Around Without Front Legs

3D Printing Helps a Chihuahua Named TurboRoo Get Around Without Front Legs

Is there any cute animal 3D printing can’t save? Just look at TurboRoo, a tiny Chihuahua born without front legs, who has been given a new “leash” on life thanks to a Makerbot and a 3D designer from 3dyn. Mark Deadrick, president of 3dyn, saw TurboRoo’s call for wheels on the Internet and designed a small wheeled ...

Someone 3D-Printed a Saxophone — And it Sounds Pretty Great

Someone 3D-Printed a Saxophone — And it Sounds Pretty Great

Olaf Diegel enjoys making music with unusual instruments. He's the designer behind a series of guitars, a set of drums, and a keyboard shell that all came out of a 3D printer. He wasn't content to rest there, though. Now he has a 3D-printed alto saxophone, an instrument that shows both the current capabilities and future ...

Itseez3D (iOS) Turns You and Your Things Into 3D Models

Itseez3D (iOS) Turns You and Your Things Into 3D Models

If you've ever wanted to turn household objects (or yourself!) into interactive 3D models, all you need is an iPad and the Itseez3D app. Designed to work with the Occipital's 3D Structure sensor, the Itseez3D app lets you turn people, furniture, toys and more into interactive 3D models. Itseez3D is especially helpful ...

Solidoodle is Taking Aim at the Inexpensive 3D Printing Market

Solidoodle is Taking Aim at the Inexpensive 3D Printing Market

In a market filled with low-cost, user-friendly 3D printers, Solidoodle was one of the first — it was announced in early 2012 as a simple $500 box for people who didn't need the relatively high-end features of something like a MakerBot Replicator. Two years later, dozens of people have had the same idea, and Solidoodle is ...

The Army Wants to Use 3D Printing to Personalize Soldiers’ Food

The Army Wants to Use 3D Printing to Personalize Soldiers’ Food

Three-dimensional printing is changing the way the Army treats injuries and builds bombs, and now the technology is poised to revolutionize how soldiers are fed. 3D printing will allow the Army to print food on demand, from pasta to pizza, and tailor its nutritional content to an individual soldier’s needs. Feeding ...

MakerBot Brings its 3D Printing Business to Europe

MakerBot Brings its 3D Printing Business to Europe

MakerBot is planning to capitalize on the European market for desktop 3D printing with the launch of MakerBot Europe. Announced on Friday, MakerBot -- a developer of desktop 3D printers and a subsidiary of Stratasys -- is taking over assets of Haftner's Buro, a German partner with connections to MakerBot resellers across ...

Shelly Palmer Radio Report – July 31, 2014

Shelly Palmer Radio Report – July 31, 2014

MakerBot's Replicator Mini, the company’s entry-level 3D printer, has made its way into Home Depot stores. Calling the Mini an "entry-level 3D printer" is a terrible name for it, because it’s spectacularly interesting. 3D printing – or additive manufacturing – lets you create almost anything you can imagine, one ...

The U.S. Army is Looking Into the Possibilities of 3D Printing

The U.S. Army is Looking Into the Possibilities of 3D Printing

As the number of materials 3D printers are compatible with grows, so do the applications. And the U.S. Army knows that: It is considering using the emerging technology for applications as diverse as feeding soldiers and building weapons. The most recent issue of the Army Technology magazine says the military branch is ...

Amazon Launches 3D Printed Products Store

Amazon Launches 3D Printed Products Store

Amazon.com will offer 3D printing services that allow customers to customize and build earrings, bobble head toys and other items from third-party sellers using a new personalization option on its website. Most of the more than 200 items available on the company's new 3D printed products store, which launched on Monday, can ...