Monday, July 22, 2013

Catalyst - 3D printing revolution

ABC Australia science show story on DIY Reprap machine in Bath UK.

Uploaded on Sep 22, 2011

Sunday, July 21, 2013

Saturday, July 20, 2013

Free 3d Printer Software: Autodesk 123D Design for iPad, Mac, Windows, and web

Introducing 123D Design, a new way to create 3D models for 3D printing and fabrication. Available on iPad, Mac, Windows, and the web, 123D Design has simple, natural tools for making your own products, parts, or creations. What you design is up to you.

Print your own Custom iPhone case for $1.00

Sharon Vaknin shows you to use a MakerBot printer to print a custom iPhone case.

Build a 3D Printer That You Can Take Anywhere!

Got a briefcase? Then get to building your portable 3D printer. Make awesome 3D objects wherever you are - think of the possibilities!

Sunday, July 7, 2013

Dsword 3D Printer TR-1 Print Your Dream Build

  • Build envelope: 225 x 145 x 150 mm | 8.9 x 5.7 x 5.9 in
  • Build volume: About 5 liters
  • Layer thickness: 0.1-0.3 mm
  • Nozzle diameter: 0.4 mm
  • Uses ABS plastic

Software: ReplicatorG

Compatibility: Linux, OSX, and Windows. Strongly suggest installing softwares on 32 bit system, 64 bit may not be compatible • Print from SD card or over USB

Input file type: STL, gcode,s3g Printing Build envelope: 225 x 145 x 150 mm | 8.9 x 5.7 x 5.9 in Build volume: About 5 liters Layer thickness: 0.1-0.3 mm Nozzle diameter: 0.4 mm Speed: 40 mm/s Flow Rate: Approximately 24 cc/hr Extruder Temperature Recommended: Maximum 230 C Heated Build Platform: 120 C Maximum Positioning precision: 2.5 micron on Z axis ..: 11.micron on XY axis Materials

Works well with ABS • Filament diameter: 1.75 mm


Mbot Cube 3d Printer Dual Head

  • Full Assembled Mbot Cube 3d Printer Dual Head [WOOD]
  • 20cm x 20cm x 20 cm
  • 0.1-0.3 mm layer thickness

Please note this 3d printer is not made by MakerBot, but it is compatible with MakerBot.

The MBot Cube is a affordable big size personal 3D printer made by Magicfirm LLC, with single or dual extrusion (2-color printing)--and a bigger printing size, you can print things much LARGER! It have a bigger build platform, Max build size: 200x200x200mm.

Support dual extruder Support LCD control Support SD card print Starter Gift: filament x 1 or 2(dual) 3M Blue tape, 2 inch width x 1 small spade x 1 hex tool m3 x 1. This is a new version of personal 3d printer based on MakerBot's Replicator. Thanks for MakerBot's Open Source Project.


RepRap Prusa Mendel Iteration 2 Complete 3D Printer Kit

  • Open source RepRap Prusa Mendel 3D printer kit
  • Includes everything you need to build a fully functional and high quality 3D printer
  • Kit requires assembly

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Afinia 3D Printer Bundle #2

  • Afinia H-479 3D Printer + 3D Printer knife set + Extruder Nozzle Temperature Switch + Octave ABS 1.75mm Filament 3 spools - 1 white, 1 black and 1 red.
  • Save with this bundle offer featuring the Afinia 3D Printer, Octave's 3D printer toolkit, and 2 spools of Octave ABS filament.
  • The Afinia H-Series 3D Printer provides a true "Out of the Box 3D Printing Experience" as the 3D Printer comes fully assembled, with easy to install software for both the PC and Mac.
  • 3D Printer knife set including 5 versatile cutting Tools. Extruder Nozzle Temperature Switch for the Afinia and UP! 3D Printers reduces the nozzle temperature by approximately 30° C.
  • Octave ABS 1.75mm Filament 3 spools - 1 white, 1 black and 1 red.

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FlashForge 3D printer, dual extruder w/2 ABS spools

  • An equipment which can turn your 3d design into real object.
  • Low price with stable quality.
  • Bigger print volume of more than 300 cubic inches
  • Printing objects in two colors
  • Good aftersale service

Manufactured and sold in China, the FlashForge Creator is a high quality, dual extruder, 3D printer that provides an affordable way to join the desktop 3D printing craze. The Creator ships direct from the FlashForge factory.


3d Printed Penny Sling Shot

This nefarious device can launch a U.S. penny across a room with ease. This miniature weapon packs a little more oomph than the Zheng3 Penny Catapult, and is a natural first upgrade for many Seej Players.

New website for 3D printing aims to make it easier to buy and sell printable designs

If Shapeways is the Etsy of the 3D printing world, Layer by Layer is the iTunes. The brand new online marketplace provides a place for designers to sell one-time prints of their designs, from vases to phone cases to toothbrush handles.

The key phrase is “one-time.” Unlike sites like MakerBot’s Thingiverse, which allows you to download design files to your computer, Layer by Layer users do not receive a file. After they hit the “Print Now!” button next to an object they desire, Layer by Layer sends instructions to their personal 3D printer, automatically printing that object.

“The whole process is a little too complicated for average people who aren’t engineers or computer scientists,” co-founder and CEO Jonathan Schwartz said. “This takes the whole printing process and simplifies it to the click of a button.”

The lack of a file transfer presents a layer of protection for designers who wish to keep their original design under wraps. When someone posts their design on Thingiverse, they are broadcasting it to anyone who cares to look and enabling endless duplication. That’s not a good feature if they want to make money off of their design. Right now, a lot of sellers turn to Shapeways, where they can set up a virtual shopfront with their designs. Shapeways takes care of the entire 3D printing process and ships objects out to buyers.

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