Z Corp.'s ZPrinter®
250 (multicolor) are easy to use out of the
box; build 3-D models with five times the resolution; and have the industry's
lowest operating cost (lowest cost per model). They print five to 10 times faster than other 3-D printing technologies, with
the ability to print multiple, stacked models simultaneously.
150/250 specifications include:
Resolution: 300 x
Size: 0.016 inch (0.4 mm)
Speed: 0.8 inch/hour (20 mm/hour)
Build Size: 9.3 x
7.3 x 5 inch (236 x 185 x 127 mm)
Both incorporate automation features first offered in the midrange ZPrinter
450, including automatic setup, automatic powder loading, and self-monitoring
of materials and print status. The ZPrinter 150 and ZPrinter 250 are available
now through Z Corp.'s worldwide reseller network. Suggested retail price in the U.S is $14,900 and $24,900 respectively.
The Beam Store from Suitable Technologies is managed by remote workers from places as diverse as New York and Sydney, Australia. Employees attend to store visitors through Beam Smart Presence Systems (SPSs) from the company. The systems combine mobility and video conferencing and allow people to communicate directly from a remote location via a screen as well as move around as if they are actually in the room.
An MIT research team has invented what they see as a solution to the need for biodegradable 3D-printable materials made from something besides petroleum-based sources: a water-based robotic additive extrusion method that makes objects from biodegradable hydrogel composites.
Focus on Fundamentals consists of 45-minute on-line classes that cover a host of technologies. You learn without leaving the comfort of your desk. All classes are taught by subject-matter experts and all are archived. So if you can't attend live, attend at your convenience.