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Samsung Galaxy S4 3D Printed Smartphone Cases

Annex Products has been using a new flexible SLA material to 3D Printer prototypes of flexible parts similar to silicon or TPU before manufacturings the final product.

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Annex products have used 3D-Printers to print a flexible prototype phone case before creating their new Quad Lock Samsung Galaxy S4 Bike Mount.

This material is not watertight, not dishwasher safe, not recyclable, and not food safe, but it’s a great material for this application because it replicates the Quad Lock’s Poncho case which will be made from TPU very nicely.

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On the left is the 3d printed prototype and on the right is the first real case from the production tool (T0)

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3D Printing in Space

NASA has approved a 3D printer to be sent to the International Space Station next year so that astronauts can print components, tools and equipment on-demand.. in Space!Testing a 3D Printer in Microgracity
This printer has been built specifically to handle the environmental challenges of space and has been tested during 4 microgravity flights last two hours so that they could test the printing capabilities of the 3D Printer in space.
This printer is estimated to be capable of building 30% of the spare parts on the space station as well as hundreds of useful items that will be able to be printed on demand from clips, buckles and containers to replacements for broken or damaged accessories.

An Amazing step forward into the future of 3D printing and NASA.

NASA has a 3D Printer

More info can be found here: http://www.dezeen.com/2013/07/29/nasa-3d-printing-in-space-by-made-in-space/

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FormLabs release software for the Form1 – PreForm

Since the huge success of their kickstarter campaign the people at FormLabs have been working diligently on the release of their new PreForm Software.

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