All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘3D printers’

Here’s A TEDx Talk On 3D Bioprinting

You could say that 2013 was the year of bioprinting. Researchers and private companies alike made huge strides in printing live human tissue, from ears to livers. From 2014 onward, we’re going to see some amazing advancements made in the field of bioprinting. Ben Harrison, a proponent of 3D printers, recently gave a TEDx talk in which he proclaims 3D …

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XYZprinting To Launch Da Vinci 2.0 3D Printer In April

Taiwan-based XYZprinting shook up the 3D printing industry earlier this year when it announced it would be a launching a hobbyist 3D printer for only $500. The Da Vinci sported performance on the level of a MakerBot Replicator 2 at a quarter of the price. Now the company has an even better 3D printer set to launch next month. XYZprinting …

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The Government Is Making A Super Fast 3D Printer

3D printing is the future of manufacturing, or at least that’s what some proponents will tell you. One of the major roadblocks standing in the way of that vision is print speed of current 3D printers. It takes a long time to even print small objects so large scale production would take months when traditional manufacturing only takes days. The …

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Smithsonian 3D Prints Whale Fossils Because Science

It’s generally accepted that a lot of the earth was covered in water millions of years ago allowing all sorts of sea creatures to travel to places that are landlocked today. That’s why we can find fossils of sea creatures in the mid-West. Now scientists at the Smithsonian are trying to figure out how a bunch of whales ended up …

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ProDesk3D 3D Printer Emerges From The Shadows

3D printers can generally only print in one or two colors thanks to the limitations of the technology. Stratasys announced last month that it had broken through those limitations with its Objet500 Connex3 3D printer that can incorporate 46 colors into a single print. Before the Connex3, however, there was the ProDesk3D. 3ders reports that BotObjects revealed the ProDesk3D – …

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MakerBot Opens Pre-Orders For Its Replicator Mini 3D Printer

At CES 2014, MakerBot unveiled three new 3D printers – the Replicator, the Replicator Mini and the Replicator Z18. The Replicator Desktop 3D printer is already available, but the other two would launch later in the year. 3ders reports that MakerBot Replicator Mini will presumably be available soon as the order page went live today. Those who are interested in …

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Microsoft’s 3D Printed Xylophone Player Performs The Windows XP Jingle

It’s common knowledge by now that Microsoft has a maker space on its campus called the Microsoft Garage. Employees use the facility to explore new ideas and the company even holds an internal “science fair” for employees to show off their latest creations. Recently, Microsoft decided to show off one of the projects that came out of its makerspace – …

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Trimaker Unveils Its Latest 3D Printer

One of the most amazing things about the 3D printing industry is that it’s not restricted to just one part of the world like so many other industries. There are dozens of manufacturers all over the world creating new 3D printers today that offer a little something for everyone. Today’s 3D printer comes from Trimaker – a manufacturer based out …

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Here’s What May Be The First 3D Printed Music Video

Using stop motion in a music video is nothing new. The White Stripes, The Birthday Massacre and more have all utilized the animation style for their music videos. These videos, however, always used puppets or legos for the dolls. One band from Australia may be the first to have used 3D printed figurines for their music video. 3ders reports that …

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3D Systems Buys Digital PlaySpace To Further Its 3D Printed Toy Ambitions

3D Systems really wants to be in the toy business. In early January, the company purchased Gentle Giant Studios – a company that makes toys based on popular films and other media. Now the 3D printing giant is going after another side of the toy industry – dollhouses. 3D Systems announced today that it has acquired Digital PlaySpace for an …

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BigRep One Makes 3D Printed Furniture A Reality

3D printers are generally pretty small. The gold standard – the Makerbot Replicator 2 – has a build volume of 285x153x155mm. If you wanted to go big, the Objet1000 is there for you with its massive 1000x800x500mm build volume. If you wanted to go even bigger, it wasn’t really possible until now. BigRep unveiled its latest 3D printer – the …

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Shoes That Perfectly Fit Are Coming Soon Via 3D Printers

Finding shoes that perfectly fit is a chore. There are plenty of shoes in your size, but a lot of them just feel a little off. With help from 3D printers, one company is aiming to solve this problem by making shoes custom designed for your feet. CNBC reports that feetZ, a startup formed out of the idea that shoes …

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