Now this is a 3D printer! Enrico Dini has built this printer dubbed the D-Shape and wants to put one to the Moon to build space stations! Seriously. You have to read this article!
Showing that the possibilities for 3D printing really are endless, Jiri Evenhuis and Janne Kyttanen developed a range of 3d printed textiles which were selected for the permanent collection of the MOMA, in New York. Various weaves have been developed which can be applied to suitable garment designs and actually worn!
Pauline Van Dongen, a masters student of fashion at ArtEZ in Arnhem teamed up with Freedom of Creation to produce a range of 3D printed high heel shoes. The collection is dubbed Morphogenesis and was exhibited at the Amsterdam World Fashion Center in early 2010. Projects like this are really exploring the possibilities of 3D printing technologies.
The V-Flash 3D Printer is a powerful easy to use 3D printing solution. The V-Flash is bringing the rapid back into the “rapid prototyping” industry. Unlike other competitive 3D printing Systems the V-Flash doesn’t get slowed down producing multiple part at the one time. Continue Reading →
The highly anticipated Desktop Factory is coming. The Desktop Factory by 3D Systems aims to be the most affordable 3D printer on the market. The Desktop Factory 3D printer comes with it’s own proprietary software which is able to import STL files along with other 3D printer formats. The software will then automatically slice and orientate the part for the very best build quality possible including any support structures that may be required.
Along with many large companies BMW are now using a number of rapid prototyping techniques for design, research and development. BMW are using the new technologies more and more in both their car manufacturing and Formula One racing teams to save time and money.
Yes it’s true, 3D printing has now taken to the sky’s, but not only inside the ventilation systems of the Air Bus A380. A company called Flogos in northern Alabama are now using special machines to 3D print foam clouds in to logos that float. So in a way its a man made cloud! See more in the Video.
This is seriously cool, not really a 3D printer (more of a 3D construction machine) but who cares because this is really really cool. Basically you design your own custom lego building using MLCAD (Mikes Lego CAD) and send the design to the printer which builds your design using bits of lego, block by block. I can’t think of any practical application for it but its still very impressive. I guess you could call it a 3D printer but at very low resolution!