Posts tagged with ‘3d printing

Some guys convert a 3D printer into a tattoo machine. So if you’re looking to get into tattooing, you probably have about 20 years or less before you’re replaced by a robot

3D Printing is making practical effects more competitive with CGI effects

Sadly, the art of hand-made models for practical effects in films is dying. Filmmakers cite a lot of reasons. Cost and the time involved in model-building are usually the main reasons to go with CGI instead of a model shot. However, 3D printing is making practical effects cheaper and faster to the point where they can compete with CGI from a cost and time perspective.  This is a good thing overall, since the human brain is very good at detecting bad CGI. The days of completely hand-made models may long gone, but there is a good chance that practical effects are still here to stay for a while.

Adobe adds 3D printing support to Photoshop CC for Shapeways and Makerbot models

In an update to Photoshop CC last week, Adobe updated Photoshop’s 3D tools to add support for exporting 3D models. Photoshop has had rudimentary 3D model support for a while, and this update doesn’t make Photoshop a primary 3D modeling tool, but you’ll be able to add Photoshop to your workflow— as in you make your 3D model, bring it into PS for touch-up and finalization and then export it in a format either to send off to Shapeways or to print on a Makerbot printer.

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Will 3D printing change everything?

The future is coming! Some are calling it the 3rd or “3D Industrial Revolution”. But how does 3D Printing work, and what can you expect?

In the future, McDonald’s may print out Happy Meal toys in the store on a 3D printer

With 3D printing becoming cheaper and more accessible all the time, there could come a point, according to Mark Fabes, McDonald’s IT director, that when you or your kid orders a Happy Meal, the toy will be printed right there in the store on a 3D printer. He’s not saying that this is something McDonald’s is actively pursuing right now, but it doesn’t sound too far fetched.

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When 3D printing goes apeshit. Or How to build a 2,500 square foot house in 20 hours or less.

Got a 3D printer? Like sex toys? There’s now a 3D printing marketplace for your dildo needs

There are several good marketplaces for things models you can download and print on your 3D printer, and while you can find sex toys at these places, you have to wade through other useful shit to find them. But with Makerlove, you can cut right to the chase and snag as many dildos, vibrators, butt plugs and anal beads as you have the plastic for.

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Forget 3D printing, the US military is interested in 4D printing

3D printing is changing a lot in the way that products are designed, manufactured and distributed, but then you have to assemble the printed components. The US military wants to eliminate a step by using 4D printing— not creating items in a fourth physical dimension, but the more common fourth dimension of time. That is, printing objects that either self-assemble or change over time depending on circumstances.

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Researchers developing a 3D printer that prints with graphene

There isn’t much that someone hasn’t figured out how to incorporate into 3D printing, from food to living cells. Now, a group of researchers at American Graphite Technologies have announced they’re working on a way to print with graphene, The details are sparse right now, but if this works, it could drastically speed up the use of the super carbon molecule in all kinds of products and electronics.

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Bizarre 3D printed toothbrush cleans your teeth in six seconds

For the most part, toothbrushes haven’t evolved much past antiquity. A stick with some hair or bristles has turned into a plastic stick with rubber grips and plastic bristles at weird angles, all claiming to be the best at getting that crap out of your mouth. But with 3D printing and 3D scanning, the Blizzident toothbrush is basically part toothbrush, part mouthguard— bite down on it for six seconds and every surface and crevice of your teeth are clean.

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The World’s First 3D Printed Skateboard
Dutch artist Samuel Abbot won a 3D printer in a contest organized by 3DPrintUK and CGTrader. He then used the printer and his trusty design skills to create this amazingly badass skateboard. Click through for more pics and a video to see how it was made.
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The World’s First 3D Printed Skateboard

Dutch artist Samuel Abbot won a 3D printer in a contest organized by 3DPrintUK and CGTrader. He then used the printer and his trusty design skills to create this amazingly badass skateboard. Click through for more pics and a video to see how it was made.

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MakerBot unveils the Digitizer, a $1400 3D scanner to pair with your 3D printer

MakerBot has helped usher in the 3D printing revolution, but if you want to replicate a physical object, your best bet right now is to painstakingly reproduce whatever in a 3D modeling program. But with something like the MakerBot Digitizer, you can scan your object using LASERS, then import it into your MakerBot printer. Voila.

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