Tagged with: 3D Printing

UPS Adds 3D Printers to Nearly 100 of Its Stores

UPS Adds 3D Printers to Nearly 100 of Its Stores

Can't afford your own 3-D printer? Just head to the UPS Store. UPS announced plans Monday to bring in-store 3-D-printing services to nearly 100 stores across the country, billing itself as the first national retailer to do so. With the UPS system, customers can submit their own designs for objects like product prototypes, ...

Shelly Palmer Radio Report – September 22, 2014

Shelly Palmer Radio Report – September 22, 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 3&Dbot is a 3D Printer on Wheels With Endless Possibilities

The 3&Dbot is a 3D Printer on Wheels With Endless Possibilities

3D printers are far from a perfect technology at this point, but one of their most glaring issues is that their printing capacity is limited to the size of the machines. The print head on a 3D printer can only travel so far, which is why moving it onto a wheeled platform that's completely mobile is a brilliant idea, and ...

‘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 ...