Tag: 3d printing

Aug 8, 2014

This is What a 3D Printed Saxophone Sounds Like

This is What a 3D Printed Saxophone Sounds Like

Olaf Diegel previews his incredible 3D printed alto sax design. The sax has 41 components excluding all the springs and screws. It is printed in nylon on a SLS machine and weighs less than a quarter of a real sax (575 grams vs 2.5 kg. A couple of the notes are slightly out of…

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Jun 25, 2014

3D Printed Sugar Cubes are Here

3D Printed Sugar Cubes are Here

Earlier this year, 3D Systems introduced their ChefJet series of kitchen-ready 3D printers for edibles. The first two printers in the series are the monochrome, countertop ChefJet 3D printer (8x8x6″) and the full-color, larger format ChefJet Pro 3D printer (10x14x8″). Both are expected to be available in the second half of 2014. ChefJet printable…

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May 19, 2014

This 3D Printed Flower Bouquet is Incredible

This 3D Printed Flower Bouquet is Incredible

“Mazzo di Fiori” is an incredible 3D printed flower bouquet by artist and inventor Joshua Harker. The 3D printed floral sculpture is made from 1,918,416 triangles and you can explore the complex 3D model here. For the last 18 months Harker has been developing a new 3D printing technology to usher in the next…

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Apr 30, 2014

This is the World’s Smallest 3D-Printing Pen

This is the World’s Smallest 3D-Printing Pen

The LIX 3D printing pen does not require paper as it enables you to doodle in the air. The pen functions similarly to 3D printers. It quickly melts and cools coloured plastic, letting you create rigid and freestanding structures. LIX is highly portable with its small size and a power…

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Apr 5, 2014

You Know Those ‘Tiny Planet’ Photos? This Guy Made a Video Version

You Know Those ‘Tiny Planet’ Photos? This Guy Made a Video Version

Using six GoPro cameras in a 3D printed mount, artist/photographer/filmmaker/journalist Jonas Ginter made this fantastic 360 degree spherical panorama video. While people have been making spherical panorama photos (commonly referred to as Tiny Planets) for years, this is the I’ve seen in video form. You can learn more about the project and the mount…

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Mar 6, 2014

This Revolutionary Membrane Can Keep a Heart Beating Outside of the Body

This Revolutionary Membrane Can Keep a Heart Beating Outside of the Body

Photograph by University of Illinois and Washington University via St. Louis Public Radio You are looking at a thin, elastic membrane imprinted with an array of sensors and electrodes and designed to stretch over a heart. The cardiac device could one day help prevent heart attacks and replace the bulkier pacemakers and implantable defibrillators…

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Feb 24, 2014

This 3D Printed Clock Writes the Time with a Marker

This 3D Printed Clock Writes the Time with a Marker

Plotclock is a clock that uses a marker to write the time on a small whiteboard. When the time changes, the clock erases the previous time and writes the current one. The open-source design was made by joo, a user on Makerbot’s Thingiverse, the world’s largest online design community for discovering, making and sharing…

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