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Zortrax M200 is a Professional 3D Printer from Poland

| 3D Printers, News | May 28, 2013

Poland might well have its first commercially built 3D printer with the Zortrax M200. This Kickstarter project aims to raise $100,000 to fund the production of this professional grade 3D printer by the Poland based Zortrax company. The Zortrax M200 is aimed to be an easy-to-use 3D printer that can be set-up quickly straight out…more »

3D Printed Joy Division Unknown Pleasures

German blogger and 3D printer enthusiast Michael Zoellner has combined art and technology and produced a 3D print of the iconic album art of Joy Divisions first LP, “Unknown Pleasures”. After being inspired by Grant Gee’s 2007 documentary film on the band he decided to base his project on their debut album. Joy Division was…more »

Kaiba Gionfriddo 3D Printed Implant

Researchers at the Unitversity of Michigan have created a life-saving custom made 3D printed implant for a baby boy, which has been recently reported in the New England Journal of Medicine. Kaiba Gionfriddo was born with a rare disorder, called tracheobronchomalacia, in which one of the airways to his lungs was collapsing when he exhaled….more »

President Obama 3D Printer

Wohlers Associates, Inc. an independent consulting group has released its annual industry report which shows that industry revenue from additive manufacturing products and services were $2.2 billion last year. This is an increase of 28.6% over 2011. Their 2012 report stated growth of 29.4% in 2011 and 26.4% over its 24-year history, with global sales…more »

3D Printed Photo Bump Mapping

Amanda Ghassaei, assistant tech editor at Instructables, has shown how photographs can be printed on a 3D printer giving them a relief appearance. After demonstrating how to 3D print LP records last year Amanda used the ModelBuilder library by Marius Watz to computationally create the 3D models from the original photographs. The algorithm assigns a…more »

3D Printed Pizza for NASA

NASA has awarded a grant to prototype a 3D printer for food, specifically pizza, to a mechanical engineer called Anjan Contractor. Anjan’s food printer will deposit layers of food and flavor powers which is then melted together ready for consumption. The powders are stable at room-temperature for long periods and can be produced from abundant,…more »

3D Printed Shotgun Slug

A YouTube user has uploaded a video which shows the first ever 3D-printed bullet being fired. In the video “Taofledermaus” fires three bullets from a Mossberg 590 shotgun at various targets to determine how effective they are. In recent weeks Defense Distributed have show video of the worlds first 3D printed gun successfully firing a…more »

Tinkercad 3D Design Software

Autodek, Inc have announced they have acquired Tinkercad, the easy to use 3D design tool aimed at 3D printer enthusiasts. The development team recently announced that Tinkercad was to be shut-down so that they could concentrate on Airstone, an interactive simulation environment product. Co-founded by Kai Backman and Mikko Mononen, Tinkercad will be consumed into…more »

Star Trek 3DMe Figures

Cubify, 3D Systems’ 3D printing service, has launched a new Star Trek 3DMe figure printing service. The web app allows you to upload a photo of your face and then create a full-color, personalized 3D figurine of themselves in an original series uniform. Trekkies first select the type of model they’d like, one wielding a…more »

Lulz Liberator 3D Printed Gun

Less than two weeks after Defense Distributed released the digital files for their Liberator 3D printed gun a Wisconsin engineer called “Joe” has created a version of the gun on a $1,700 LulzBot A0-101 3D printer. His “Lulz Liberator” successfully fired nine times before requiring a new barrel, compared with the single firing of the…more »

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