Materialise by .MGX has an awesome range of lights and furniture designed by some very interesting designers from all over the world. The thing that sets MGX apart from other lighting and furniture companies is that all their products at 3D printed! Thats right, everything you see on their website is printed using various techniques.
Scott Summit is an Industrial Designer who runs his own design firm in San Francisco. He has been involved with design from the introduction to 3D CAD right through to current technologies such as 3D printing and 3D scanning. He gives a very insightful presentation on the unlimited possibilities that 3D printing opens up as a manufacturing process. He’s designs for prosthetic legs are amazing! Continue Reading →
The guys over at thingiverse are highlighting a bunch of new designs for a mouse trap. The designs are interesting to say the least. However the great part about these designs and thingiverse is that the 3D data is available for download free of charge so if your one of the lucky ones with a 3D printer or Rep Rap machine you can print them out and see if they work! Continue Reading →
Formero recently put on an event titled “Factory of the Future” which travelled around Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane and Adelaide. Intrigued by the title I curiously went along to the Melbourne event hoping I’d walk into a room with shiny white walls, magical sliding doors, flouro illuminated control panels and sexy female assistants in lyca body suits straight out of Star Trek! Well… Continue Reading →
This awesome Hexapod Spider was designed by Matt Bunting from the Robotics and Neural Systems Laboratory, University of Arizona. The Hexapot Spider has been totally constructed from FDM parts printed on a Dimensions 3D printing machine. 3D Printing makes the impossible, possible. Tooling or machining of so many complicated parts would have been too expensive and near impossible for such a project, but the FDM machine prints ridged useable parts perfect for the robotic applications. Check out the video!
Bre and Zach from MakerBot talk to Ellie from RocketBOOM about how MakerBot Industries got started and what exactly is MakerBot. Who is this Ellie chick as she is smok’n (just like the bunny in the last video).
Z-Corporation have signed a non exclusive deal with EnvisionTEC to distribute their Ultra 3D printer under the Z-Corp Brand. Unlike conventional SLA printers, the Ultra uses a high resolution DLP projector to project each slice of the 3D model onto the resin bath so it cures a complete layer in a single flash as opposed to a laser that traces the profile of the slice bit by bit. This technology allows parts to be printed a lot faster then convention SLA machines. The surface finish looks pretty darn good too.
Checkout this cool accelerated video of a MakerBot CupCake CNC 3D printing a version of the Statue of Liberty.
UPDATE 15/05/2012: 3D Systems have just released two new awesome ProJet models with great new features at a much lower price! More information on the new ProJet1000 and ProJet1500 3D Printer.
The ProJet 3D Printer by 3D systems are the latest in 3D printing technology. The machines are built around 3D Systems patented Multi-Jet Modeling (MJM) technology. This proven technology delivers market leading part quality with super fine detail . The ProJet is not just one printer but a entire range of printers that specialise in a number of different fields. See below for a brief overview of range. Read More for the Video!!
This is a really cool video put together by Design Glut and Switched. Design Glut is a Product Design Company that were challenged to bring a product from concept to reality in a single day. This is exactly what they did with the help of a MakerBot CupCake CNC 3D Printer. Check out the video and product pics. PS it’s very “Indy”