-Now your drawings can go in three dimensions.
-Draw with plastic with this handheld 3D printing pen.
-Two speeds, plus eject (so you can quickly and easily switch colors).
-Two temperature settings for use with ABS and PLA refills (sold separately).
-Quick heat up time (approx. 1 min) with LED indicator.
-For both right and left hand use.
-Extra-bonus super-maker features: A mounting bracket is built into the back of the pen, and requires two 3mm screws. Also, there is a three-pin control port that controls the speed buttons without actually touching the 3Doodler.
Submitted by Exponential Times on Sun, 2014-01-19 00:23
3D Systems introduced their ChefJet line of food 3D printers at CES 2014, which will be the first kitchen-ready food printer when it's released later this year. We learn about how the ChefJet works and what kinds of food and shapes it can make, and then taste test some geometric sugar candy and chocolates created by the printer. Be sure to stick through to the ending!
Submitted by Exponential Times on Sat, 2014-01-11 00:43
3D printing is huge at this year's Consumer Electronics Show, and Trace checked out three of the newest printers: 3D Systems' edible-model-printing ChefJet, the enormous MakerBot Z18 and the ultra-cheap Da Vinci 1.0!
Submitted by Exponential Times on Tue, 2013-12-31 06:18
3D printing allows for cheaper and quicker production of complex and novel items. The technology has been used by industry to build prototypes and specialized parts since the 1980s, but interest in desktop applications of the technology has increased in recent years as the price for the machines has dropped.
Proponents of the technology often cite the environmental benefits of 3D printing, though fundamental questions remain: What technologies are involved in 3D printing? How efficient are these technologies in the use of materials and energy? Does the design of printed objects reduce end-of-life options? Does more localized production reduce the carbon footprint? Will simplicity and ubiquity cause us to overprint things, just as we do with paper?
Robert L. Olson explored some of these questions in his article "3D Printing: A Boon or a Bane?" in the November/December 2013 issue of the Environmental Forum. The article discusses the enormous potential of 3D printing and examines the paucity of research on the environmental impacts of the technology.
Submitted by Exponential Times on Tue, 2013-12-31 02:21
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3d printers have been around for decades but have only gotten media attention in recent years. That being said, every day new creations are being made with the use of a 3d printer. It might sound crazy but in the future it won't be uncommon to go to a friends house and see a 3d corner in the room next to the computer. I am already making money from 3d printing and I urge anyone who is willing to put in some effort to try and do the same. If more people get involved in this industry, even more money will be made and the world just might become a better place. http://3dmillions.com
Submitted by Exponential Times on Mon, 2013-12-30 13:24
This is a close-up of my figures-in-jello-printing 3d-printer hack. Content of the shot glasses is jello (duh), printing fluid is a mixture of banana liquor, food colouring and starch to make it less viscose. Printer is made out of old cdrom drives. Article on how it's made is online at http://spritesmods.com/?art=jello3dpr...
Submitted by Exponential Times on Fri, 2013-12-27 13:23
Christine Zheng of the University of Exeter showcases the world's first 3D chocolate printer. Chocoholics can now get their face made out of their fave treat - a firm called 'Choc Edge' has designed the state-of-the-art machine which allows users to build any 2D or 3D shape out of delicious Belgian chocolate. Customers can send an image of themselves through the company's website and the machine creates a thick layered portrait - like a mask - for between £50 to £80. There is also a cheaper version - the machine will produce a 2D portrait on edible rice paper for £24.99.
Submitted by Exponential Times on Tue, 2013-12-24 13:42
Solid Concepts (http://blog.solidconcepts.com/industr...) teams up with Area-I and creates the world's smallest jumbo jet to test high-risk circulation control systems, conformal fuel tank concepts and other advanced aerospace concepts with SLS 3D printed parts.