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Apple patent shows new way to create 3D printed models

By | Apple, apple inc, Canada, computer graphics, Gadgets, mathematics, printing, Shape, TC

A patent filed by Apple Inc. shows a new method to print 3D models using triangular tessellation. The patent office approved the method, which breaks smooth surfaces into little triangles that approximate the shape of the original model, on October 23, 2018. The unique aspect of the patent involves the infill and surface. The infill […]

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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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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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Printrbot has shut down

By | 3d printing, Computer Hardware, Gadgets, Innovation, Kickstarter, Makerbot, printing, science channel, Startups, TC

Printrbot, a popular Kickstarter-backed 3D printer company, has shut down, leaving only a barebones website and little explanation. The founder, Brook Drumm, wrote that “Low sales led to hard decisions.” “We will be forever grateful to all the people we met and served over the years,” he wrote. “Thank you all.” Printrbot’s machines costs about […]

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XYZPrinting announces a $3,000 full-color 3D printer

By | 3d printing, Gadgets, graphic design, ifa 2017, office equipment, printer, printing, TC, xyzprinting

 Full-color 3D printing at home has long been a wild-eyed dream of consumers and hobbyists alike. Thus far it’s been fun to print out little trinkets in a single color, but to create something more akin to a painted action figure would be a game-changer. And, thanks to inkjet technology, we just might have reached that milestone. XYZprinting, the maker of the popular Da Vinci line of… Read More

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Markforged announces two 3D printers that produce items as strong as steel

By | 3d printing, Gadgets, industrial design, manufacturing, markforged, printer, printing, TC, Technology, typography

 Markforged, a 3D printer manufacturer based in Boston, has just announced two new models — the X3 and the X5. Both of these printers are designed to create carbon fiber-infused objects using a standard filament printing system and both can produce items that can replace or are stronger than steel objects. Both printers have auto-leveling and scanning systems to ensure each printed object… Read More

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