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Fear The Engineer

"the glass is twice as big as it needs to be."

personalfactory:

And counting… on You Buccaneer! :D First 3d printer for mass market ?

So good!

personalfactory:

And counting… on You Buccaneer! :D First 3d printer for mass market ?

So good!

New York may use 3-D-printed pilings to save its crumbling waterfron

engineeringisawesome:

(h/t Ant De Rosa)

This is my final design inspired by the work of Chuck Hoberman. 3D printed in 132 parts, pre-assembled on Solidworks and printed using an EOS Formiga P100. Once fully cleaned the sphere is able to expand and contract fully. More designs coming soon!

nukevintage:

My 3D Printed, Voronoi Form (prototype for unspecified project). First iteration.

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I love this! Great work.

(Source: keviisgay, via monolithos)

Multiple colour 3D heads, built layer by layer with 2D printed paper, then cut … AMAZING DETAIL … i want one.. or two

(Source: 3dprintingindustry.com, via eidesis)

This is the iPhone case you have been looking for.

This is the iPhone case you have been looking for.

(Source: shapeways)

shapeways:

The Lyman Filament Extruder May Drop the Cost of Desktop 3D Printing Forever

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The Desktop Factory Competition launched in June 2012 challenged makers to design a cheap, open source method to turn plastic pellets (which sell for $10 kg) into filament suitable for a desktop 3D printer (that currently sells for $50 per kg).  83 Year old inventor Hugh Lyman developed the Lyman Filament Extruder II which for under $250 in parts can take standard plastic ABS pellets and squeeze them into filament.
The fact that this device is released as open source hardware means that others can modify and improve the mechanism to lower the cost and increase the efficiency, just as we have seen with the open source desktop 3D printers based on the RepRap.  
Not only will this result in a massive reduction in the cost of raw 3D printing media, but it is also a very small step away from being able to grind and reuse failed 3D prints to feed into fresh new filament, or perhaps adding conductive media into the hopper to create filament suitable for making basic elctronic circuitry, or any type of tweak to customize the base material.
The speed of innovation in the open source 3D printing world is making many of the large industrial 3D printer manufacturers appear to be moving in slow motion.  We are not seeing the same rate of innovation in machines nor materials and we at Shapeways would LOVE to have new materials to share, or have a way to drop the material cost by a factor of five or ten as we see made possible by innovations like the The Lyman Filament Extruder.  
Congratulations to Hugh Lyman who scored a giant $40,000 cheque for his invention and the respect of thousands of makers around the world.
via Time.com

shapeways:

The Lyman Filament Extruder May Drop the Cost of Desktop 3D Printing Forever

The Desktop Factory Competition launched in June 2012 challenged makers to design a cheap, open source method to turn plastic pellets (which sell for $10 kg) into filament suitable for a desktop 3D printer (that currently sells for $50 per kg).  83 Year old inventor Hugh Lyman developed the Lyman Filament Extruder II which for under $250 in parts can take standard plastic ABS pellets and squeeze them into filament.

The fact that this device is released as open source hardware means that others can modify and improve the mechanism to lower the cost and increase the efficiency, just as we have seen with the open source desktop 3D printers based on the RepRap.  

Not only will this result in a massive reduction in the cost of raw 3D printing media, but it is also a very small step away from being able to grind and reuse failed 3D prints to feed into fresh new filament, or perhaps adding conductive media into the hopper to create filament suitable for making basic elctronic circuitry, or any type of tweak to customize the base material.

The speed of innovation in the open source 3D printing world is making many of the large industrial 3D printer manufacturers appear to be moving in slow motion.  We are not seeing the same rate of innovation in machines nor materials and we at Shapeways would LOVE to have new materials to share, or have a way to drop the material cost by a factor of five or ten as we see made possible by innovations like the The Lyman Filament Extruder.  

Congratulations to Hugh Lyman who scored a giant $40,000 cheque for his invention and the respect of thousands of makers around the world.

via Time.com

(via monolithos)

amandakayhughes:

3-D Printed Dress

Recently debuting on Dita Von Teese, the dress was created virtually with Schmidt designing it exclusively on his iPad and communicating with Bitonti via Skype. The process included the printing of 17 pieces and 3,000 joints that allow the dress to move as the body does. Shapeways did the printing of each piece and once complete, they were lacquered black and detailed with 13,000 black Swarovski crystals.”

 

Finding the strongest shapes with 3D printing

(Source: youtube.com, via slartibartfastibast)

(Source: materialsgirlny)

itsanotthing:

10 Objects that Prove 3D Printing Will Change the World
Not mentioned on the list, but splint making is another thing that will be revolutionized by 3D printing.

itsanotthing:

10 Objects that Prove 3D Printing Will Change the World

Not mentioned on the list, but splint making is another thing that will be revolutionized by 3D printing.

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