HOME  |  NEWS  |  BLOGS  |  MESSAGES  |  FEATURES  |  VIDEOS  |  WEBINARS  |  INDUSTRIES  |  FOCUS ON FUNDAMENTALS
  |  REGISTER  |  LOGIN  |  HELP
Rob Spiegel
User Rank
Blogger
Cool bunch of objects
Rob Spiegel   11/1/2013 10:50:13 AM
NO RATINGS
That's a pretty cool collection of 3D printed objects. 3D printing came out of nowhere and now it's going everywhere. Loved the cappuccino art.

Elizabeth M
User Rank
Blogger
Re: Cool bunch of objects
Elizabeth M   11/4/2013 5:39:00 AM
NO RATINGS
Impressive slideshow! Thanks for showing us the cutting edge of what's possible.

Elizabeth M
User Rank
Blogger
Re: Cool bunch of objects
Elizabeth M   11/4/2013 5:42:23 AM
NO RATINGS
The 3D printed arm and the Khora are especially impressive. The arm especially could go a long way to helping people and making high-tech prosthetics more affordable for people.

ungarn
User Rank
Iron
Re: Cool bunch of objects
ungarn   11/4/2013 10:30:19 PM
NO RATINGS
I would really like to know how Khora will handle the licensing and copyright.  I am sure users will want "prints" of NFL Football logos, or Marvel Comics characters.

Elizabeth M
User Rank
Blogger
Re: Cool bunch of objects
Elizabeth M   11/5/2013 7:05:40 AM
NO RATINGS
Yes, you bring up a good point, ungarn. That is one thing that will have to be sorted out with all of this 3D printing--the copyrights of things being duplicated.

Charles Murray
User Rank
Blogger
Re: Cool bunch of objects
Charles Murray   11/4/2013 6:43:09 PM
NO RATINGS
Yes, 3D printing has been around a while. Part of the recent explosion in interest in it stems from the name -- 3D printing. I wrote about stereolithography 20 years ago and there wasn't much interest in it. Similarly, the use of the terms "selective laser sintering" and "fused deposition modeling" didn't send anyone's heart racing, either. But the name "3D printer" captured the public's interest, and captured the interest of the mainstream press, even though many "3D printers" don't look like printers at all. The clever name will ultimately allow the world to consider it long enough to see the amazing things a that an FDM machine or SLS machine can do.

Rob Spiegel
User Rank
Blogger
Re: Cool bunch of objects
Rob Spiegel   11/5/2013 6:02:07 AM
NO RATINGS
Thanks for the history lesson, Chuck. I've been wondering where this techology came from. It seemed like it popped out of nowhere. As well as being an attractive name, 3D printing clearly describes the object's function.

NadineJ
User Rank
Platinum
more history
NadineJ   11/3/2013 9:49:15 AM
NO RATINGS
It's too bad that you didn't talk about the history of 3D printing instead.  The slideshow is nice but connecting the dots to history would have been more informative and interesting.

RTristani
User Rank
Iron
Feedwire Spool for the $100 Printer
RTristani   11/4/2013 8:46:33 AM
NO RATINGS
The $100 printer is amazing!  Cups, bowls, perhaps a version of tupperware?  We can always hope.  Does anyone know where he gets his spools of plastic?  I have wondered if one could adapt weedwacker wire.

Thank you for the article!

William K.
User Rank
Platinum
Re: Feedwire Spool for the $100 Printer
William K.   11/4/2013 8:23:55 PM
NO RATINGS
Good news, whic is that those expensive spools of plastic are not at all the only way to print with plastic. A mechanisation quite similar to a hot glue gun can dispense small drops of molten plastic, which can be from ordinary regrind plastic. LOts cheaper and available in a whole lot more places. And the mechanism may even be simpler than the feed for the plastic string stock. The main downside is needing to reload a bit more often. But extruding drops of melted regrind is a great way to make things indeed.

Jim S
User Rank
Gold
3D Printing
Jim S   11/4/2013 10:10:43 AM
NO RATINGS
I think the prosthetic hand points to the future. Imagine if stem cells taken from your body could be grown and printed to form a new replacement body part that was genetically the same as the owner. There would be no rejection issues. I believe this will happen, just a matter of time.



Partner Zone
Latest Analysis
Take a look at the top 20 US undergraduate engineering programs. Then tell us -- did your school make the cut?
Producing high-quality end-production metal parts with additive manufacturing for applications like aerospace and medical requires very tightly controlled processes and materials. New standards and guidelines for machines and processes, materials, and printed parts are underway from bodies such as ASTM International.
Engineers at the University of San Diego’s Jacobs School of Engineering have designed biobatteries on commercial tattoo paper, with an anode and cathode screen-printed on and modified to harvest energy from lactate in a person’s sweat.
A Silicon Valley company has made the biggest splash yet in the high-performance end of the electric car market, announcing an EV that zips from 0 to 60 mph in 3.4 seconds and costs $529,000.
The biggest robot swarm to date is made of 1,000 Kilobots, which can follow simple rules to autonomously assemble into predetermined shapes. Hardware and software are open-source.
More:Blogs|News
Design News Webinar Series
7/23/2014 11:00 a.m. California / 2:00 p.m. New York
7/17/2014 11:00 a.m. California / 2:00 p.m. New York
6/25/2014 11:00 a.m. California / 2:00 p.m. New York
5/13/2014 10:00 a.m. California / 1:00 p.m. New York / 6:00 p.m. London
Quick Poll
The Continuing Education Center offers engineers an entirely new way to get the education they need to formulate next-generation solutions.
Sep 8 - 12, Get Ready for the New Internet: IPv6
SEMESTERS: 1  |  2  |  3  |  4  |  5  |  6


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.
Next Class: September 30 - October 2
Sponsored by Altera
Learn More   |   Login   |   Archived Classes
Twitter Feed
Design News Twitter Feed
Like Us on Facebook

Sponsored Content

Technology Marketplace

Copyright © 2014 UBM Canon, A UBM company, All rights reserved. Privacy Policy | Terms of Service