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3D Printed UAV

26

Jul 2012

3D Printed Plane

Using a 3D Printer to make unmanned air craft! is able to fly for up to two hours and can reach speeds of over 40 mph This could add a whole new market in model planes, flight photography and film! See the whole article at  Minutemanpress


3D Printed camera mount – windsurfing

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Jul 2012

3D Printed camera mount – windsurfing

designed a range of 3D printed camera mounts for windsurfing Check out this awesome set of designs! Made for mounting cameras to windsurfers and surfboards to catch all the action! There are options for both surfboards and windsurfers, so you can capture the epic adventures of each sport! Source: 3ders


Photo credit: Design News

26

Jul 2012

An endless future

Dirk Vander Kooij has created his own 3D printer, of sorts. He obtained an industrail robtic arm from China and over the last few years, reprogramed it and perfected it as a 3D printer for funature! At this present point in time, he is able to print out chairs in 3-4 hours using recycled items as a the raw material. material for his self-constructed printing machine is...

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Bird Skull Shoes

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Jul 2012

Bird Skull Shoes

What happens when you take inspiration from nature? Well, you could end up with something as beautiful these shoes. Designed by Marieka Ratsma and American architect Kostika Spaho, show how using the minimalist design of a birds skull can result in light weight and attractive footwear.           Source: Dezeen


Some elbow grease and paint.

18

Jul 2012

Some elbow grease and paint.

I sanded it down a bit and then I gave it multiple layers of filler. Lastly I used my airbrush with some metallic green and topped it off with clear lacquer. Now it looks almost as shiny as a car, and no print lines whatsoever are visible. Have you ever seen such an awesome looking Android phone stand? I haven’t before I saw this post.It...

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Want to start designing your own stuff?

18

Jul 2012

Want to start designing your own stuff?

If you are looking at getting started with 3D modeling but don’t know whereto start, you should check out this guide from Lifehacker. It covers everything from getting to know your software all the way to object selection and transposition.


FabLab and 3D Printing Systems

17

Jul 2012

FabLab and 3D Printing Systems

Using a 3D scanner (an Xbox Kinect)  and an UP Plus 3D printer, the Wellington FabLab created a 3D model of the TVNZ One News reporter in a matter of hours! Check out the video!  


17

Jul 2012

Design:Made:Trade

This weekend we will be at Design:Made:Trade in Melbourne, Australia. From Thursday 19 July to Sunday 22 we will have our 3D Printers and models for you to come see, touch and hold. Be sure to come and say “Hi” to us at stand number 42! See our new orange and black plastic printed models as well as our white 3D models. Seen it all...

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Problems for law enforcement

17

Jul 2012

Problems for law enforcement

What happens when you have a 3D printer and a set of hand cuffs? You print out keys of course! With the new type of manufactoring that is 3D printing, anyone, anywhere can make things. Anything at all. Even keys. The security of high-end handcuffs depends on a detainee not having access to certain small, precisely-shaped objects. In the age of easy 3D printing and...

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Scale your house, ready for 3D printing!

16

Jul 2012

Scale your house, ready for 3D printing!

If you are wanting to print out a model of your house, but are worried about what will happen when you scale it down?  Once you are ready to turn your design into a 3D printable model, upload your design file and set your parameters: scale, profile, and desired 3D printer. 3DMTP automatically processes the file without any additional operator interface. 3DMTP also fixes holes...

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