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July 4th 3D Printing Sale Offers Great Deal on 3D Printing Accessories

July 4th 3D Printing Sale Offers Great Deal on 3D Printing Accessories | COOL 3DPRINTING | Scoop.it
Kick off the July 4th weekend with new 3D printing grab bags! Have you been wanting to try a new 3D printing filament? Or curious about our best-selling Wolfbite formulas like Nano, the highly popular 3D printing adhesive for PLA?

This is your chance to save some money and start experimenting with all kinds of new filaments and 3D printing accessories — without breaking the bank!

For less than the price of two rolls of Platinum Series PLA (which is certainly making its way into some of these bundles!), your 3D printing grab bag comes stuffed with an assortment of 3D printing goodies like 3D printer nozzles, Wolfbite 3D Printer Adhesive, and Airwolf 3D schwag (an over $150 value!)*. You might even get extra lucky and receive a fun sample print 3D printed right here by the Wolfpack!

Plus, all 3D Printing Grab Bags ship FREE! An incredible deal for novice and advanced 3D printer users, these grab bags are in short supply, so GRAB them while you can!
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Short Sellers Stepping Back From 3D Printing Stocks

Short Sellers Stepping Back From 3D Printing Stocks | COOL 3DPRINTING | Scoop.it
Short interest in the two-week period ending November 28 fell for three of the four 3D printing companies we follow.
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World's First 3D Printed Band Plays Live

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World's First 3D Printed Band Plays Live

3D printing, music, band, The first live concert with a band consisting only of 3D-printed instruments has taken place at Lund University in Sweden.


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See Local Motors’ 3D Printed ‘Strati’ Car in action

See Local Motors’ 3D Printed ‘Strati’ Car in action | COOL 3DPRINTING | Scoop.it



Earlier on this month at the International Manufacturing Technology Show (IMTS) in Chicago, Arizona-based automobile manufacturer Local shown it's Strati 3dprinter car for the first time.


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This 3-D Printed Robot Could Secure the Ports Of The Future

This 3-D Printed Robot Could Secure the Ports Of The Future | COOL 3DPRINTING | Scoop.it


Transport by sea has been a favorite of smugglers for centuries - it's hard to patrol an entire coastline, and it's easier to move a ton of stuff by sea than by land.


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Stratasys Salutes the World Cup With 3D Printed Maracanã - YouTube


Rio de Janeiro's legendary Arena Maracanã was originally built for the 1950 World Cup. More than 60 years later, it is still looking beautiful 


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Boeing and Lotus Team up to Create Super Strong Carbon Fiber Reinforced 3D Printing Method

Boeing and Lotus Team up to Create Super Strong Carbon Fiber Reinforced 3D Printing Method | COOL 3DPRINTING | Scoop.it


When it comes the production of aircraft and high performance cars, two companies may stand out.


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If You Think 3D-Printed Guns Freaked People Out, Get Ready for 3D-Printed ... -

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If You Think 3D-Printed Guns Freaked People Out, Get Ready for

To that end, Rokudenashiko employs 3D printers and molds in ways that suddenly make 3D-printed guns almost seem passe.

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3ders.org - 3D printing with ice cream? MIT students create a 3D ice cream printer

3ders.org - 3D printing with ice cream? MIT students create a 3D ice cream printer | COOL 3DPRINTING | Scoop.it

Three students at MIT, Kyle Hounsell, Kristine Bunker, and David Donghyun Kim have created a ice cream printer using the principals of a fused deposition model printer. (3D printing with ice cream?


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3D Printing RWBY Cosplay Weapons

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With her MakerBot Replicator 2 cosplayer Sheena Duquette put together some really amazing 3D printed weapons for her RWBY costumes.


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3D Printing Solution Solves NASCAR Electrical Problem

3D Printing Solution Solves NASCAR Electrical Problem | COOL 3DPRINTING | Scoop.it


If you follow NASCAR at all, then you know how important it is for each team to follow all mandates that NASCAR sets forth in regards to each stock car involved (3D Printing Solution Solves NASCAR Electrical Problem


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Printeer is the 3D printer your kids can use

Printeer is the 3D printer your kids can use | COOL 3DPRINTING | Scoop.it




There's no denying that 3D printers are cool. However, they're not exactly easy to use for kids -- not unless Junior has a knack for modelling software, anyway. If Mission Street Manufacturing printeer hits its crowdfunding goal, though , children will have a 3d printer they can truly call their own.
All you need to create a plastic masterpiece with Printeer is an iPad and a basic ability to draw.


There's no scary-looking CAD programs or other intermediary tools. The machinery itself is also friendly to young creators, with both an easily removable build platform and a transparent shell that shows how all the parts work together.


The company hopes that schools will use it to teach the basics of design and engineering to kids who might otherwise wait years to get started. You'll have to act quickly if you want to get a Printeer as soon as possible. Right now, Mission Street is offering a limited batch of early units to those who pledge at least $549; if you're one of those precious few, you'll have a printer in your hands around October.


After that, you'll likely have to sit tight until sometime after November, when production kicks into high gear. With that said, your patience may pay off if Printeer lives up to its billing -- it promises to make 3D printing appealing to a much wider (and much younger) audienc

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Local Motors Has Chosen A Design For Its 3D Printed Car - Gas 2

Local Motors Has Chosen A Design For Its 3D Printed Car - Gas 2 | COOL 3DPRINTING | Scoop.it


Winners have emerged from Local Motors’ 3D Printed Car Design Challenge to design the ultimate 3D-printable car.


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Metal 3D printing applications: Top 7 of the coolest ones!

Metal 3D printing applications: Top 7 of the coolest ones! | COOL 3DPRINTING | Scoop.it
Metal 3D printing is a very promising technology, creating great opportunities for many industries. Using this manufacturing technique, you can produce fully functioning 3D printed parts with great mechanical properties. At Sculpteo, we strongly believe this is a real game-changing technology, and so do our customers. In our 2017 study dedicated to 3D printing, metals ranked as the third most used kind of materials. But what can you actually create with metal 3D printing? What are the real-life applications of this technology? Here are 7 of the coolest ones!


Metal 3D Printing Application n°1: Creating custom-made hearing aids

Sonova, a Swiss company, started using 3D printing to create custom-made hearing aids, using Acrylic. How do they make it? First, they take an impression of the patient’s ear canal by hand, using silicon. Then, the mold is 3D scanned and turned into a 3D model.

They recently succeeded in creating Virto-B Titanium devices, which fit better the patient’s ear and are more resistant. Indeed, hearing aids made with this material are 15 times stronger than Acrylic ones. Moreover, the device is 26% smaller than the average products on the market, being approximately the size of a fingertip, and remaining as performant as other hearing aids.

Metal 3D Printing Application n°2:  Designing bike handlebars for the Tour de France

The Tour de France is a major cycling event which takes place each year, and that can sometimes be seen as a bit old school. But that would be a mistake to judge it in this way: innovation is coming! Indeed, Pinarello, an Italian company, has used metal 3D printing to create a unique handlebar design for two cyclists: Chris Froome and Geraint Thomas.

Metal 3D printing has been chosen since it allowed to create custom-made designs, with cost and lead time reduction. And it worked! Geraint Thomas won the first race of the event. And Chris Froome is currently leading the Tour, which will end on Sunday, July 23rd.

 

Did you know that at Sculpteo we already designed a bike using 3D printing? And that our team rode this partly 3D printed bike from Las Vegas to San Francisco? Discover how we created it in these two blog posts!

 

Geriant Thomas trying his special bike. Credits: Leon van Bon

Metal 3D printing application n°3: Making plane seats 

3D printing is a common prototyping and manufacturing technique in the aerospace industry, especially to make their parts lighter. If the plane is lighter, you need less fuel, and thus your costs strongly decline.

A scientist from Autodesk found a new metal 3D printing application using this technology: he created extremely light plane seats. Indeed, this new structure is more than 50% lighter than regular seats (766 grams, versus 1672). How did he do that? Using magnesium, a metal that is lighter than regular aluminium, but that is harder to melt. This new structure is still being tested, but it opens really interesting possibilities for the aerospace industry!

 

The researcher and its 3D printed part. Credits: Autodesk

 

Metal 3D printing application n°4: Creating submarine parts

Metal 3D printing can send you up in the air, but it can also help you dive deep down under the water… in a submarine! Indeed, the International Submarine Engineering (ISE), an engineering company, decided to use 3D printing for one of their projects: a submarine that will be deployed in the Antarctic and that will go down up to 5000 meters under the surface.

They 3D printed a titanium ballast tank, a component which provides stability for the vessel in any water-based vehicle. It holds water and helps the submarine dive and emerge. Using metal 3D printing for this element reduced both production time and costs in a significant way.

 

The 3D printed titanium ballast. Credits: Sciaky

 

 

Metal 3D printing application n°5: 3D printing cranial implants

3D printing is contributing a lot to the rapid evolution of facial reconstruction. This extreme challenge requires ongoing innovation to create the best custom-made implants for the patients. Companies such as BioArchitects started using 3D printing to make patient-specific implants to replace hard tissues, 3D printed with a biocompatible titanium.

How is it made? The doctors take an MRI scan of the patient’s head, and the images they obtain are used to 3D print a titanium part that perfectly fits, using the EBM technology (Electron Beam Melting). It is fixed to the patient’s head using self-tapping titanium screws.

 

A 3D printed cranial implant. Credits: BioArchitects

Metal 3D printing application n°6: Replacing bones

Metal 3D printing can also be used in the medical sector for other purposes than the creation of cranial implants. You can create custom-made elements for a lot of body parts. One of our customers, Spine Vision, uses it to 3D print bone implants for the spine, using both stainless steel and titanium.

Thanks to their products, doctors can treat various pathologies like degeneration, trauma, scoliosis, tumors, etc. Implant range, shape, and size can be modified depending on each patient, in order to make the best implant possible.

 

Discover their project through this interview we made and learn how they actually use metal 3D printing.

 

3D Printed Prototype for the cage support, which allows to insert a bone transplant in the implant. Credits: SpineVision

Metal 3D printing application n°7: Designing high-security cylinder locks and keys

Last but not least of these cool metal 3D printing applications: making your door safer! Using this technology, you can 3D print unique high-security cylinder locks and keys. That’s precisely what UrbanAlps, a Swiss company did. They mass produce locks and keys, but they’re all different one from another.

The main benefit of these keys is that they are extremely hard to reproduce, thus highly secure. How come? Most of the mechanical security features are hidden inside of the key, which makes it impossible to scan.

 

The 3D printed key. Credits: UrbanAlps

 

We hope you enjoyed these metal 3D printing applications as much as we did! If you want to use metal 3D printing, it might be for other types of projects. To help you choose which metal 3D printing technology is right for you, discover our blog post “Metal 3D printing: Which technologies for which applications?”

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Francis Bitonti creates pixellated 3D-printed shoes using cellular automaton

Francis Bitonti creates pixellated 3D-printed shoes using cellular automaton | COOL 3DPRINTING | Scoop.it


Fashion and technology: New York fashion designer Francis Bitonti has used a mathematical model to "grow" pairs of shoes with gradients of colour on a 3D printer.

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Marvelous Designer 2 – How to model the 3D clothing ‘quick and easy’ Fashion Modelling

Marvelous Designer 2 – How to model the 3D clothing ‘quick and easy’ Fashion Modelling | COOL 3DPRINTING | Scoop.it



If you are in entertainment, and you want to try Marvelous Designer, go to "marvelousdesigner.com"; and download the trial version. 

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3D Printed Graphene Batteries – Graphene 3D Lab Files Provisional Patent & Plans Demonstration

3D Printed Graphene Batteries – Graphene 3D Lab Files Provisional Patent & Plans Demonstration | COOL 3DPRINTING | Scoop.it



One of the more common questions I hear, from those just beginning to find an interest in the 3D printing space, goes something like this: "When will we be able (RT @nayampally_arm: 3D Printing is all charged up!


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Beijing hospital performs world's 1st 3D printed vertebra surgery - CCTV

Beijing hospital performs world's 1st 3D printed vertebra surgery - CCTV | COOL 3DPRINTING | Scoop.it



A hospital in Beijing has carried out the the world's first 3D printed vertebra surgery.


The surgery replaced the second vertebra in a 12-year-old boy's neck.


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▶ Is 3D Printing the next industrial revolution? | Herbert Hermens | TEDxBendigo - YouTube

This talk was given at a local TEDx event, produced independently of the TED Conferences. Reflecting the first Industrial Revolution and its impact, Herbert argues that 3D Printing will have a greater impact. It will also create a more equitable distribution of wealth than the previous revolution. 3D printing will affect all aspects of our lives from replacement organs to the construction of our homes.

Herbert Hermens is a widely experienced executive. This has included international operating responsibility extending from sales and marketing management and general management to managing director roles in the industrial, professional and consumer products industries. Career achievements include entering new distribution channels, positioning organisations for sustainable growth and launching new products as well as developing strong business links with key distributors, suppliers and end users.

About TEDx, x = independently organized event In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.* (*Subject to certain rules and regulations)
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STACEY WARWICK's comment, July 17, 2014 12:44 PM
its clearly the new thng that will proliferate for a few years yet. but what is the implicatiuon in terms of recyleing ?
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First 3D Printed House - Green Building Elements

First 3D Printed House - Green Building Elements | COOL 3DPRINTING | Scoop.it


An architecture firm that was founded in 2004 in Amsterdam by Hans Vermeulen, Hedwig Heinsman and Martine de Wit called DUS Architects is in the middle of a 3-year research project that may change the construction industry forever.


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MIT Researchers 3D Print Shape Shifting Materials, Could Lead to New Types of Robots

MIT Researchers 3D Print Shape Shifting Materials, Could Lead to New Types of Robots | COOL 3DPRINTING | Scoop.it


Massachusetts Institute of Technology researchers, with the help of 3D printing, have developed a material that can switch between hard and soft.


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15-Year-Old is Creating a 3D Printer ’10X Faster, Most Reliable & Advanced Ever’

15-Year-Old is Creating a 3D Printer ’10X Faster, Most Reliable & Advanced Ever’ | COOL 3DPRINTING | Scoop.it


The number one issue that people have with 3D printers today, is the speed at which they print at. People now-a-days want things quickly, at the touch of a button.


Over the years, many of our everyday jobs, chores, and desires have reached a point of almost becoming instant. For example, when you want to print a document from your computer or tablet, its done in approximately 5-10 seconds.


When you want to bring up a website on your smartphone, it’s up in a matter of 1-2 seconds. Just about every aspect of our lives, when compared to that of the technology we used a few decades ago, has moved into a new realm where everything seems to be running in “fast forward”. 3D printing, however, when it comes to speed, is still chipping at the ice in the Ice Age.


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3D Printing Your Own Drone?

3D Printing Your Own Drone? | COOL 3DPRINTING | Scoop.it


Ready to create your own drone? Soon enough, Amazon won’t be the only one with the ability to produce drones.

Just seven months ago, Amazon announced Prime Air: an unmanned air drone that promises to deliver packages to customers in 30 minutes or less. The company predicts that it will be launching sometime in 2015.

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Online 3D Printing Classes start 7/17 (through PCC Extension ...

Online 3D Printing Classes start 7/17 (through PCC Extension ... | COOL 3DPRINTING | Scoop.it


Have you always wanted to take one of our in-shop workshops to learn how to use a 3D printer, but do you live too far away? Or have you wanted a bit more advanced training?  Now you can take a beginnner, intermediate or advanced project class entirely online.


Deezmaker’s Joan Horvath will be teaching the classes through Pasadena City College’s Extension program.  Registration is open now at this link:


http://pcclearn.org/makertech


The live, synchronous online parts of the class will be held on Thursday nights from 7-9 PM Pacific Time.  Each course is four weeks long; details of the content are on the PCC site.


If you already have a 3D  printer you will be able to print out projects on your own machine.If  you don’t have a printer the course will just require that you develop files, but you can optionally contract directly with us at Deezmaker to have the objects printed.

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3D Printed Soccer Ball Salutes World Cup

3D Printed Soccer Ball Salutes World Cup | COOL 3DPRINTING | Scoop.it
While Pelé might not have been talking about 3D printing when he called it “the beautiful game,” this stunning 3D printed soccer ball (or football depending on where in the world you live ) is a must see.
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