Architect to build home using 3-D printer

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Discussion:  A Dutch architect is building a home made from 3-D printed blocks–the first of its kind.  Instead of printing small items and trinkets as we are used to seeing, the D-Shape, a mega-scale free form 3-D printer, will print 20 by 30 foot marblelike blocks that will make up the structure.  The “Landscape House”  is designed in… Read more »

3-D printer MakerBot cracks down on blueprints for gun parts

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Discussion:  A MakerBot is a 3-D printer that “prints” or creates physical objects.  These 3-D printers use design files as blueprints, then fabricate items from layers of plastic material like powder or liquid.  The printers can be used to create just about anything the user can design, including figurines, iPhone docks, coffee cup holders, and gun parts. … Read more »

A 3-D printer created this shoe

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Discussion:  3D printers, now available for use in your home, can print real objects just like regular printers print documents.  The CEO of 3D Systems Corp states that, “if you dream it, if you think it, you can print it.”  The printers print objects one layer at a time, fusing the layers together as it… Read more »

3D printed glasses are Fashion Week’s hottest accessory

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A model poses next to a MakerBot printer wearing 3D printed glasses. Discussion:  3D printed sunglasses by MakerBot were the hottest accessory on the Runway at Fashion Week.  The device allows users to download and scan designs which are then “printed” as physical objects.  The MakerBot machine was used at designer Asher Levine’s show, where… Read more »

Transplant jaw made by 3D printer claimed as first

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Discussion:  3D printing recently produced its first patient-specific human jaw.  The jaw was made out of titanium powder which was heated and fused together by a laser one layer at a time.  The implant involves articulated joints, cavities to promote muscle attachment and grooves to direct the regrowth of nerves and veins. Source:  BBC News… Read more »

Klaus Stadlmann: The world’s smallest 3D printer

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. Discussion:  Klaus Stadlmann has created the world’s smallest 3D printer.  With the use of laser systems that can focus on microscopic points, and a sophisticated positioning system that moves the lasers, Stadlmann is able to produce 3D models.  All that needs to be done from a users perspective is to import a 3D file,… Read more »

Manufacturing the dream: Game changing new production

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Discussion: Using just a laptop and a full-featured three-dimensional (3D) design software program, anybody with a creative vision can now build a prototype and have it “printed” layer by layer out of plastics or metal.  Shapeways, a company on the cutting edge of manufacturing, can take a 3D design submitted over the Internet, build it,… Read more »