How to Build your own 3D Printed Quadcopter Drone

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This is an introduction to building your own 3d printed quadcopter drone. You will learn some basic concepts and we'll introduce you to several step-by-step guides. It is a relatively easy endeavor cause the guides are so detailed. Besides a 3D printer you will need some non-printed parts like the motors to power it, the batteries, some electronics, the sensors, the remote control unit and some basic skills to put everything together. To put it more simply you can 3D print the frame, all … [Read more...]

The Palette Filament Feeding System

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Mosaic Manufacturing just launched The Palette filament feeding system. It can be attached to almost any FDM 3D printer and with it you can print objects in multiple colors or multiple material properties. There have been many systems that promised fluid color changes and color mixing but most of them were based on new specialised extruders and in-nozzle mixing which made real application complex and heavy. The Palette approaches this problem differently and comes in the form of a separate box … [Read more...]

Metal Filled Filaments to be Used to Create Fully Sintered Metal Objects

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A group of engineers in Massachusetts called the Sinterhard led by Bill Kovacs have developed a new series of filaments – The Sinterhard Metal Filled Filaments. Upon the completion of the crowdfunding campaign of this project, Sinterhard will begin to manufacture ABS and PLA plastic filaments mixed with 316 stainless steel and aluminum powders that could easily be used by the 3d printers currently in the market. The metal powders aluminum and stainless steel selected by Sinterhard are the … [Read more...]

Gaming Brand Combines VR and 3D Printing

Virtual reality is what people in the technical and film world are focussing on. The Oculus Rift and the HoloLens proved that it's an urgent, innovative technique with lots of possibilities. However, the technique is also this new and relatively expensive that not many people own a VR headset themselves yet. Gaming brand Razer is about to democratize the VR world by putting out a 3D printable VR headset. Meet their OSVR's Hacker Dev Kit. The San Diego-based company introduced their OSVR … [Read more...]

California-based Company 3D Scans Entire Families

Getting a 3D printed figurine of yourself is nice, but what if you could get your whole family 3D printed directly? California-based company Twindom has been one of the pioneers when it comes to 3D printing figurines, and now the company expands its work by offering a service to 3D scan entire families. The company had to create an entirely new 3D scanner for this project. Twindom noticed that most of their customers - 85 percent - were interested in getting 3D printed portraits, while … [Read more...]

3D Printed Meditational Cocoon in Paris by March

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When it comes to architecture, professionals are using 3D printing techniques to create lots of different things. All eyes are on WinSun, the Chinese company that 3D prints entire buildings, but there are many more interesting projects to discover. A 3D printed wall? Check. Architectural artworks? Check. A 3D printed cocoon to bring you in a state of meditation? No, we haven't heard that one before. Nevertheless, this is what French company Meïsō has been working on. Their 3D printed … [Read more...]

WinSun 3D Printed Giant Apartment Building and Villa

3D printing houses; many parties are currently trying their luck with this new kind of architecture. In California there is a project called Contour Crafting which aims to one day 3D print an entire house in a single day. Well, last year a Chinese company did the exact thing that Contour Crafting was aiming at: Shanghai-based company WinSun 3D printed as many as ten houses in only a day. We initially doubted this story, but it turned out to be true. And even better: those houses only cost 4800 … [Read more...]

How 3D Printing Helped a Sculptor

3D printing techniques can help to create sculptures in a much easier and faster way. While sculptors had to do everything by hand in the past, 3D printing techniques are now helping them out. Richard Loffler is an artist who makes wildlife sculptures which are often made in large-scale sizes. He created a series of buffalo sculptures, and it took him as long as five years to finish them, because he crafted all details with his own hands. That, however, was before he found out about 3D printing … [Read more...]

This Company Turns Children’s Drawings Into Car Models

3D printers are capable of creating highly accurate drawings. They simply use their algorithms to provide us with extremely detailed drawings. However, the impressing thing about good drawings is that they're made by humans. And within the field of the work of humans, what is more unique than children's drawings? Some start-ups such as Crayon Creatures and DoodleSculpt are working on projects to turn children's drawings into 3D printed figurines. Right now, we can add a new name to this list: … [Read more...]

This is How I Got 3D Printed

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3D printing technology can be used for many interesting causes, such as saving animals, ending houselessness or advancing lighting. However, sometimes the technique can do good in a less world-improving way. Many companies over the world are setting up businesses that 3D print figurines of people. As a customer, you get 3D scanned after which the scans are being transferred into a 3D model. The file of this model has all the information a 3D printer needs in order to print out the object. I've … [Read more...]