3d Printing
The 3D printing industry is doubling annually, and it will be huge at CES® 2016 (CES Tech West, Sands Level 2). According to Gartner, worldwide shipments of 3D printers will reach 496,475 units in 2016, up 103 percent year over year. Sales are expected to double every year, reaching 5.6 million units per year by 2019. You’ll find almost every type of 3D printer at CES. Here’s a quick guide to help you determine which 3D printing technology may have an immediate impact on your business, and if you’re thinking about buying one, which 3D printer might be right for you. Continue Reading →
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, engineering parts Continue Reading →
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 layer at a time. 3D printing Continue Reading →
3D-Printed Saxophone
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 Continue Reading →
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 for professional users (like engineers, Continue Reading →