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Markforged raises $82 million for its industrial 3D printers

By | 3d printer, 3d printing, Fundings & Exits, Gadgets, markforged

3D printer manufacturer Markforged has raised another round of funding. Summit Partners is leading the $82 million Series D round with Matrix Partners, Microsoft’s Venture Arm, Next47 and Porsche SE also participating. When you think about 3D printers, chances are you’re thinking about microwave-sized, plastic-focused 3D printers for hobbyists. Markforged is basically at the other […]

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This light-powered 3D printer materializes objects all at once

By | 3d printers, 3d printing, Berkeley, Gadgets, Hardware, holograms, holography, Science, TC, uc-berkeley

3D printing has changed the way people approach hardware design, but most printers share a basic limitation: they essentially build objects layer by layer, generally from the bottom up. This new system from Berkeley, however, builds them all at once more or less by projecting a video through a jar of light-sensitive resin.

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Researchers use AI and 3D printing to recreate paintings from photographs

By | 3d printing, Artificial Intelligence, Gadgets, TC

Researchers at MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory have created a system that can reproduce paintings from a single photo, allowing museums and art lovers to snap their favorite pictures and print new copies, complete with paint textures. Called RePaint, the project uses machine learning to recreate the exact colors of each painting and […]

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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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