Latest RepRap Project Stories

2014-09-10 23:03:00

MM1’s versatility to eliminate future needs for 3D printer upgrades (PRWEB) September 10, 2014 MakerMex is preparing to launch a crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter to fund the company’s latest 3D printer, the MM1 modular 3D printing system. This new system will be capable of printing single extrusion, dual extrusion and paste extrusion in a multitude of different materials like ceramic, chocolate, batter, rubber, plastics, conductive material, clay and more. What makes the MM1...

2014-06-09 23:02:25

This report includes in-depth, ten-year market forecasts for equipment, materials, software, services, and scanner markets for personal 3D printing. SmarTech breaks equipment and material forecasts down further into separate forecasts for FDM machines and personal SL equipment. Charlottesville, VA (PRWEB) June 09, 2014 The market for personal 3D printing products and services will reach $1.05 billion (USD) by 2019 says the newest report from SmarTech Markets Publishing. According to...

2014-03-24 23:03:15

Open-Electronics launched a competition on his 3D printer to reward those who demonstrate their skills in 3D printing. Three categories to allow each participant to give the best. Gallarate, Italy (PRWEB) March 24, 2014 Open Electronics (http://www.open-electronics.org), the brainchild of a world leader in hobby electronics Futura Group srl, launched a competition on his 3D printer 3Drag/K8200. In 2013 Open-Electronics create his completely open source 3D printer, based on the reprap...

2014-01-22 08:32:30

Aleph Objects, Inc., sponsors 3D printer giveaway at biggest 3D printing show in North America LOVELAND, Colo., Jan. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Aleph Objects, Inc., makers of the LulzBot(TM) line of desktop 3D printers, will be sponsoring and hosting giveaways at the 2014 3D Printer World Expo, hosted by 3dprinterworld.com. The two-day celebration, connecting educators, businesses, artists and entrepreneurs, will take place in Burbank, Calif., from Jan. 31 and Feb. 1, 2014. (Logo:...

Scientists Build Low-cost 3-D Metal Printer
2013-12-03 14:09:39

Michigan Technological University Key ingredients are steel, a MIG welder, and a microcontroller OK, so maybe you aren't interested in making your own toys, cellphone cases, or glow-in-the-dark Christmas decorations. How about a brake drum? Until now, 3D printing has been a polymer affair, with most people in the maker community using the machines to make all manner of plastic consumer goods, from tent stakes to chess sets. A new low-cost 3D printer developed by Michigan...

3D Plastics Printing Is Greener Than Conventional Manufacturing
2013-10-04 05:21:19

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online A new study finds that 3D printing of plastic products is not only cheaper, but also greener, because it releases less carbon dioxide than producing things en masse in a factory and shipping those products to a warehouse. Michigan Technological University’s Joshua Pearce conducted the study using a RepRap 3D printer designed for home use, which works by melting filament, usually plastic, and depositing it layer by layer in a...

3D Printer Revolutionize Education
2013-07-31 10:48:26

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Twelve teams of Michigan teachers are visiting Michigan Technological University (MTU) this week to get some hands-on experience with 3D printing technology. Here they'll learn about the emerging trend of creating tangible objects from 3D Computer Aided Design (CAD) models and even build their own units to take back to the classroom with them. The workshop is sponsored by GM, PACE (Partners for the Advancement of Collaborative...

3D Printing Can Save Time, Money And Hassle
2013-07-30 04:36:28

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Much of the talk surrounding the so-called revolution of 3D printing is centered around the DIY (or Do It Yourself) aspect, people sharing designs (or creating designs themselves) and then creating them in the comfort of their own home. The DIYers of old may have either taken great pride in using everyday household items and more which they fashioned with their hands or simply chose to do so to earn some extra cash. With some 3D...

Trash Technology: 3D Printing With Recycled Material
2013-03-05 11:29:40

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online The future of 3D printing is still being determined by researchers in laboratories, and one new project is helping to shape that future, with trash. Michigan Technological University´s (MTU) Joshua Pearce and colleagues are working on a tool for 3D printing called a RecycleBot that turns trash like empty milk cartons into 3D printing material. The tools are open-source, and the mechanical and electrical designs are currently...

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