All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘3D printers’

Helix Brings A Professional 3D Printer To Kickstarter

Kickstarter has been a great place to support affordable 3D printers, but most of those projects are intended for hobbyists and consumers. The professional 3D printer market is still largely made up of the big players like Stratasys and MakerBot, but one company has taken to Kickstarter to fund what they feel can beat those guys at their own game. …

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QU-BD One Up Is The Latest Affordable 3D Printer To Hit Kickstarter

Kickstarter is quickly becoming the go to place to buy a 3D printer anymore. Why spend all the money on a MakerBot Replicator 2 when you can buy an open source 3D printer for just a few hundred dollars, right? Well, that’s the thinking behind the latest affordable 3D printer to hit the crowdfunding Web site and it just might …

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Watch These 3D Printed Cars Race, Jump And Explode

Every year, the Industrial Design Society of America hosts a conference where designers around the world meet up to discuss the latest trends and share their latest designs. As part of the conference this year, Inventables hosted an event called Launch Day that challenged designers to design and 3D print a derby style car. Now, any regular old design conference …

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You Can Now Build Your Very Own 3D Printed Humanoid Robot

Are you lonely? Can’t find a partner and/or pet to make the journey we call life more bearable? Would a humanoid robot buddy make living less of a chore? If so, you can now build your own with a 3D printer and some off-the-shelf parts. Inria Flowers Lab has just recently revealed its latest creation – the Poppy humanoid robot. …

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3Dsimo Is The Future Proof 3D Printer Pen

Earlier this year, a 3D printer pen called the 3Doodler took to Kickstarter asking for a modest $30,000. As it turns out, people really liked the idea of being able to create 3D printed objects with only a pen and the project ended up raising over $2.3 million. Now another 3D printer pen is asking for your support, but don’t …

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This 3D Printer Can Print On Any Surface

Despite being around for over two decades, the 3D printer hasn’t really changed all that much. You still have an extruder that moves in straight lines across a bed to create a 3D printed object from the bottom up. What would happen then if we turned that concept on its head with a 3D printer that can print on any …

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Here’s Some Footage Of That NASA-Funded 3D Pizza Printer

Back in May, NASA announced that it was working with Systems & Materials Research on a 3D printer that could make food. The idea was that astronauts on long trips could print their food instead of having to eat from a tube. The initial goal was to have the 3D printer make a pizza, and now we know it has …

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FilaMaker Will Turn Your Old Plastic Into 3D Printer Filament

Unused plastic is everywhere. It just sits around waiting for somebody to toss it, or use it in some weird art project. Well, now you can finally do something with all that plastic thanks to a new machine that debuted over the weekend. 3ders reports that Marek Senick√Ĺ showed off his new FilaMaker machine at Maker Faire Rome this past …

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3D Babies Takes The Creepy Crown From Those 3D Printed Fetuses

Remember those 3D printed fetuses that were all the rage in Japan last year? It was a little creepy, sure, but at least it was a little endearing. A similar project from the U.S. is now seeking funding, but it’s a hell of a lot creepier. Say hello to 3D Babies – a startup that promises to 3D print a …

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MakerBot CEO Bre Pettis Talks 3D Printers, Windows 8.1

Over the past few years, MakerBot has quickly grown from a promising 3D printer startup to one of the biggest suppliers of desktop 3D printers in the world. The company’s success even led to it being acquired by Stratasys, one of the world’s largest 3D printer manufacturers, for $403 million. Now the company is making its next big move – …

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This 6-Axis 3D Printer May Be The Future Of Additive Manufacturing

There’s no denying that 3D printers are amazing. The progress made over the last few years in the field has been nothing short of phenomenal. That being said, there’s still much progress to be made, especially in how 3D printers actually, well, print. At the University of Southern California, Professor Yong Chen and students Xuan Song and Yayue Pan have …

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Here’s What People Are Using 3D Printers For

3D printers are no longer the playthings of industry. Hobbyists and regular Joes all around the world are now discovering the joys of 3D printing through the proliferation of cheap printers. That means 3D printers are now being used to create more things, but what kind of things? 3D Hubs, a 3D printer owner community, has published a study using …

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