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3d printing

The Zortrax Apoller safely smooths 3D prints

By | 3d printing, Design, Emerging-Technologies, Gadgets, industrial design, microwave, TC, zortrax

The Zortrax Apoller is a Smart Vapor Smoothing device that uses solvents to smooth the surface of 3D-printed objects. The resulting products look like they are injection molded and all of the little lines associated with FDM printing will disappear. The system uses a microwave-like chamber that can hold multiple parts at once. The chamber […]

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Researchers discover a new way to identify 3D printed guns

By | 3d printing, Buffalo, Design, Emerging-Technologies, Fingerprint, Gadgets, industrial design, Makerbot, printer, printing, TC, Technology

Researchers at the University at Buffalo have found that 3D printers have fingerprints, essentially slight differences in design that can be used to identify prints. This means investigators can examine the layers of a 3D printed object and pinpoint exactly which machine produced the parts. “3D printing has many wonderful uses, but it’s also a […]

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This 3D-printed prosthetic hand combines speed and strength with simplicity

By | 3d printing, Gadgets, Hardware, Prosthetics, Robotics, Science

Prosthetic limbs have come a long way from the heavy, solid hands and legs of yesteryear, but it’s still difficult to pack a range of motion into them without complex or bulky machinery. But new research out of Cornell uses a cleverly designed 3D-printed mechanism to achieve speed and strength with simple construction — and it costs a lot less, too.

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French designers build a 3D-printed metal watch

By | 3d printing, Emerging-Technologies, France, Gadgets, industrial design, laser, learning, manufacturing, paris, Stainless Steel, TC

French watchmaker Unitam and 3D printing company Stainless teamed up to build a unique 3D printed watch, essentially the first of its kind. The team created the watch case using laser sintering to melt stainless steel 316L powder on a Renishaw AM250 printer. The watch, which uses French-made hands and a Miyota movement, isn’t completely […]

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Zortrax launches a new high-speed, high-resolution printer, the Inkspire

By | 3d printing, central europe, Co-founder, DLP, Economy, Europe, Gadgets, industrial design, laser, printer, printing, Startups, Stereolithography, TC, Technology, zortrax

Zortrax has launched a new printer, the Inkspire, that prints using an LCD to create objects in high-quality resin in minutes. The printer – essentially an upgrade to traditional stereolithography (SLA) printers – uses a single frame of light to create layers of 25 microns. Most SLA printers use a laser or DLP to shine […]

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3DHubs, once a community 3D printing service, is now sourcing all 3D prints internally

By | 3d hubs, 3D modeling, 3d printing, Economy, editor, Emerging-Technologies, Gadgets, industrial design, metal, printer, printing, Startups, TC, Technology

3D Hubs, like MakeXYZ, was a community-based 3D printing service that let anyone with a printer sell their prints online. Founded in the heyday of the 3D printing revolution, the service let thousands of makers gather a little cash for making and mailing prints on their home 3D printers. Now, however, the company has moved […]

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XYZPrinting announces the da Vinci Color Mini

By | 3d printing, ceo, equipment, Gadgets, indiegogo, industrial design, office equipment, printer, printing, TC, xyzprinting

XYZPrinting may have finally cracked the color 3D printing code. Their latest machine, the $1,599 da Vinci Color Mini is a full color printer that uses three CMY ink cartridges to stain the filament as it is extruded, allowing for up to 15 million color combinations. The printer is currently available for pre-order on Indiegogo […]

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New material design stores energy like an eagle

By | 3d printing, energy, Gadgets, Latch, materials, matter, TC, universe, university of cambridge

Auxetics are materials that store energy internally rather than bulging out. In this way they can store more energy when squeezed or struck and disperse it more regularly. Historically, however, these materials have had sharp corners that could break easily with enough pressure. Now researchers at Queen Mary University of London and University of Cambridge […]

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This 3D-printed camp stove is extra-efficient and wind-resistant

By | 3d printing, Camping, ETH Zurich, ETHZ, Food, Gadgets, Hardware, Outdoors, Science

I love camping, but there’s always an awkward period when you’ve left the tent but haven’t yet created coffee that I hate camping. It’s hard not to watch the pot not boil and not want to just go back to bed, but since the warm air escaped when I opened the tent it’s pointless! God! Anyway, the Swiss figured out a great way to boil water faster, and I want one of these sweet stoves now.

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