3D printing is creating a ‘new class of entrepreneurs’

Chris Anderson of 3D Robotics

Chris Anderson is building drones in an industrial park on the outskirts of Tijuana. The former editor-in-chief of Wired magazine readily acknowledges that just a few years ago, he knew almost nothing about the aerospace industry. But after building a small plane out of Lego parts with his kids, and realizing that even children’s toys now come packed with advanced sensors and controls, Mr. Anderson decided to start a company called 3D Robotics Inc. and manufacture his own aerial vehicles.

 

 

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‘The Liberator’ – world’s first entirely 3D printed gun

“The Liberator” 3D printed gun

“The Liberator,” a 3D printed gun made by Cody Wilson, the 25-year-old University of Texas law student who was the star of Motherboard’s documentary Click. Print. Gun. Wilson has built the prototype weapon and has released the CAD files for the gun to the public. Basically, anyone will then be able to print the weapon with no background checks or serial numbers.

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3D printed implant replaces 75% of a man’s skull

The 3-D printing technology is ideal for implants custom-shaped to each patient’s anatomy.

For the first time ever a patient has received an implant made specifically for him using 3D printing technology.  the patient, an unidentified man, had 75% of his skull replaced with a 3-D printed implant made by Oxford Performance Materials, a Connecticut company.

 

 

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Inventing the 3D Pill Printer

Futurist Thomas Frey: The next big innovation in healthcare may very well be a printer. But this is no ordinary printer.

Professor Lee Cronin heads up a world-class team of 45 researchers at Glasgow University in England. His team has figured out how to turn a 3D printer into a sort of universal chemistry set capable of “printing” prescription drugs via downloadable chemistry.

 

 

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HP busted for putting less and less ink into printer cartridges

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What you see is not what you get.

The price for HP ink cartridges isn’t shrinking but the amount of ink that HP puts into those cartridges sure has, according to an investigation by HP Ink Cartridges.co.uk.

The site took two of the same model of ink cartridges, the HP 350. One was produced in 2010, the other in 2012. They sawed off the top and measured the spot that holds the ink with a sponge. The one from 2012 held about half the ink from 2010. But from the outside they looked the same…

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Crazy iPhone cases made by the 3D printing community

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The gumPhone

Engineer Vs. Designer, a design blog has challenged the 3D printing community to create “the most absurd 3D-printable iPhone accessory” one can imagine (and, in turn, have a chance to win a MakerBot Replicator). The result? A whole basket-load of crazy. (Pics)

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3D printed nanoscale race car measures about the width of a human hair

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3D printed nanoscale race car.

Researchers at the Vienna University of Technology decided to print a race car on a nanoscale, using lasers. “The focal point of the laser beam is guided through the resin by movable mirrors and leaves behind a polymerized line of solid polymer, just a few hundred nanometers wide. This high resolution enables the creation of intricately structured sculptures as tiny as a grain of sand.” This is a technique they call “two-photon lithography.” (Video)

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Scientist pushes 3D printing boundaries with 3D camera & printer that doesn’t require software

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Balaji Tammabattula’s invention allows anyone to duplicate any item, simply by photographing it.

Following the recent development of 3D printing technology, one Indian Computer Scientist has taken the revolution one step further.

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Adaptive Ink’s Continuous Ink Supply Systems Provide Hassle-Free Continuous Color Printing

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Continuous Ink Supply Systems (CISS) a featured invention at the DaVinci Inventor Showcase 2010

Adaptive Ink’s Continuous Ink Supply Systems (commonly referred to CISSs or CIS systems) are quality systems, designed for business or home office use, but priced competitively with CISSs from China. Once installed, color printing costs are reduced dramatically – providing a penny-per-page color ink solution. The ink tanks are completely sealed, so ink chemistry is protected for years. Our CISSs and tanks are available in various volumes (the largest set providing over 38,000 color pages per ISO/IEC 24711). Installing a new tank is as simple as installing a typical printer cartridge.

 

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Club Workshop – Open Access Workshop Club

Club Workshop - Open Access Workshop Club 

Featured Invention at the Colorado Inventor Showcase 

Do you create? Are you an inventor?  Do you build things? Do you work on your own car? If you are any of the above than you’ve got to check out Club Workshop!  Denver’s first open access workshop club, featuring equipment, facilities and training for a wide variety of personal projects and interests; from automotive to electronics, inventing to prototyping, woodworking to metalworking.

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