Polymaker’s PC-Plus 3D Printing Filament Lifts 480 Kg of Concrete

Polymaker’s PC-Plus 3D Printing Filament Lifts 480 Kg of Concrete

By Michael Molitch-Hou

After rebranding and new financing, Chinese filament manufacturer Polymaker has quickly become one of the leading materials providers in the world, releasing new functional and exotic filaments on a regular basis and partnering with some important players.  The latest big line from the company is its polycarbonate material Polymaker PC, developed in partnership with Covestro (formerly known as Bayer Material Science). To demonstrate just how powerful their new PC-Plus material is, Aussie reseller 3D Printing Solutions has shown off the polycarbonate filament in some pretty impressive strength tests.…

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Polymaker’s PC-Plus 3D Printing Filament Lifts 480 Kg of Concrete

This Might Be the Strongest AND Lightest Material Ever Seen in 3D Printing

This Might Be the Strongest AND Lightest Material Ever Seen in 3D Printing

By Tyler Koslow

One of the most scientifically mind-blowing materials ever discovered, graphene (an allotrope of carbon) has been praised for having an unbelievable combination of material characteristics, including low density, top-notch mechanical properties, thermal stability, and even electrical conductivity. In fact, graphene aerogel is one of the lightest materials ever discovered, reportedly weighing seven times less than air…But these great qualities only really hold true in graphene’s original 2D material composition, which are greatly diminished when graphene is made three-dimensional. That is until now.…

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This Might Be the Strongest AND Lightest Material Ever Seen in 3D Printing

CHROMAT Projects NYFW into Your Home with VR & 3D Scanning

CHROMAT Projects NYFW into Your Home with VR & 3D Scanning

By Michael Molitch-Hou

Last year, we covered exciting work by tech-fashion studio CHROMAT, which featured some really cutting edge and great looking designs. The looks from that night not only featured 3D printing, but responsive apparel that relied on Intel technology. And all of the looks were captured as 3D scans by Intel RealSense and published to Sketchfab.  For CHROMAT’s Fall/Winter ’16 show, the runway show had its own 21st century appeal, this time because the looks were not just captured using the all new version of RealSense from Intel, but also because the show was live-streamed in VR.…

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CHROMAT Projects NYFW into Your Home with VR & 3D Scanning

Nintendo Classic ‘Duck Hunt’ Rebooted in VR

Nintendo Classic ‘Duck Hunt’ Rebooted in VR

By Tyler Koslow

One of the most iconic and popular video games of all time, Nintendo’s 1984 NES title Duck Hunt, might be a bit outdated, but who is to say that the classics can’t be reborn with a little help from emerging 3D technology? After attending this year’s Global Game Jam event, one 21-year-old developer from New Jersey named Joesph Delgado became inspired to take Duck Hunt, now over 30-years-old by the way, and reformat it for Virtual Reality.

I’m sure there were a lot of elements of both VR and Duck Hunt for Delgado to consider, implementing the classic Nintendo gun controller, tracking hand motions and ducks, and just making the VR experience as enjoyable as possible, for instance.…

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Autodesk & Mattel Release New $299 3D Printer for Families

Autodesk & Mattel Release New 9 3D Printer for Families

By Michael Molitch-Hou

In April of last year, Autodesk first announced its partnership with legendary toy manufacturer Mattel, saying that they would be powering the toy company’s design apps.  We are now seeing the biggest result of that partnership as Mattel reboots its classic ThingMaker product.  While in the 60s and 90s the ThingMaker was a desktop molding machine, the 21st century version is a desktop 3D printer.
Introduced in the 1960s and then resurrected in the 1990’s, the ThingMaker was a device that allowed kids to fabricate squishy toys, like bugs and flowers, by pouring liquid resin into metal molds, which were then baked within the device’s scalding hot oven. …

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How to 3D Print in Full Color: DIY Style

How to 3D Print in Full Color: DIY Style

By Tyler Koslow

From Taiwan to Ireland, 3D printing enthusiasts around the world are preparing for the next big thing in additive manufacturing: full color 3D printing. 3D printing companies such as 3D Systems previously dominated the full color 3D printing race with the ColorJet Printing, but their hefty price tag of around $40k is discouraging for your average Maker and 3D printing enthusiasts. One user from Instructables.com named Jason Powell has just come up with a DIY path to bring full-color 3D printing to his redesigned Rostock Max, the popular delta 3D printer with a mere $1,000 price tag, making for a much more affordable color printer than any other company on the market.…

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3Doodler Releases 3D Printing Pen Just For Kids

3Doodler Releases 3D Printing Pen Just For Kids

By Tyler Koslow

Since successfully funding the first model of their 3D printing pen on Kickstarter back in 2013, 3Doodler has been trying to put the power of 3D printing technology directly into our hands. 3Doodler has been aiming at artists and Makers alike with their unique, handheld plastic extruding devices, encouraging those who may not have the means for a 3D printer to use their mind as CAD software and their hand as the printer. Now, 3Doodler has announced a 3D printing pen for a younger audience, the 3Doodler Start, a more affordable and colorful version of their original 3D printing pen.…

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3Doodler Releases 3D Printing Pen Just For Kids

Source3 & U.S. Army Make Licensing Agreement for 3D Printed Goods

Source3 & U.S. Army Make Licensing Agreement for 3D Printed Goods

By Michael Molitch-Hou

Source3 is capable of roping in some pretty big names for its licensed 3D printables platform. Before, it was Capcom and CD Baby. Now, it’s the U.S. Army. The startup, founded by 3D printing and music licensing experts, has just made a licensing agreement with the Army to offer 3D printed personalized ornaments for U.S. Army service members, family, and friends.

The agreement, facilitated by brand extension agency Beanstalk, will see customizable 3D printed keepsakes sold on the MyKeepsake website. The products, which so far include prints of vintage Army memorabilia and personal photographs of U.S.…

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Source3 & U.S. Army Make Licensing Agreement for 3D Printed Goods

MakerBot to Expand Thingiverse with Developer Program

MakerBot to Expand Thingiverse with Developer Program

By Michael Molitch-Hou

Thingiverse has never been quite the same since MakerBot changed its Terms of Service in 2013, but the MakerBot printables site has continued to exist under the vision of Stratasys. And, after MakerBot launched a developers program for MakerBot-focused apps, the company is now announcing a new developer program for Thingiverse itself. The new MakerBot Thingiverse Developer Program will see the Thingiverse API opened up to developers in order to add new features and functionality to the printables site.

In an announcement today, the consumer 3D printer subsidiary has said that it will implementing a developer program that will allow developers to create new tools for Thingiverse.…

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MakerBot to Expand Thingiverse with Developer Program

Singapore Makes Plans to 3D Print Public Housing

Singapore Makes Plans to 3D Print Public Housing

By Michael Molitch-Hou

In a world of economic scarcity, public housing has become essential for sheltering our species’ most vulnerable populations. Interestingly, the island city-state of Sinagpore having a unique approach to public housing, with 80% of the resident population living in government buildings and, more than that, the small nation implemented some housing practices that the United States has sometimes been too afraid to tackle when it comes to public housing: socioeconomically integrated public developments. Now, Singapore is moving beyond these important strategies to novel methods of construction, namely 3D printing.…

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