Polaroid becomes first global household name to launch 3D printer range

Polaroid, one of the world’s most trusted brands, has confirmed a three-year partnership with UK manufacturer Environmental Business Products (EBP). EBP is Europe’s largest and longest established collector and remanufacturer of inkjet cartridges with over 20-years experience and credibility in the print industry. In 2014, the company diversified into the 3D printing market introducing the… [read more]

3D Printed Hair: Fused Deposition Modeling of Soft Strands, Fibers, and Bristles (Video)

Gierad Laput, Xiang ‘Anthony’ Chen, Chris Harrison (UIST 2015) We introduce a technique for furbricating 3D printed hair, fibers and bristles, by exploiting the stringing phenomena inherent in fused deposition modeling 3D printers. Our approach offers a range of design parameters for controlling the properties of single strands and also of hair bundles.

Dollo 3D: The next step toward a completely self replicating machine (Video)

A couple of weeks back, I wrote about the Snappy, a new RepRap 3D printer that consists of over 70% 3D printable parts. As the RepRap project’s stated goal is to eventually develop a fully self-replicating 3D printer, the Snappy would mark a significant step towards that goal. After the article, I was made aware… [read more]

New York State to Invest $125 Million in Building World’s First Industrial-Scale 3D Printing Facility

New York state will invest $125 million to build the world’s first industrial-scale 3D printing facility as part of a private-public partnership with Norway’s Norsk Titanium AS, according to sources familiar with the deal. A groundbreaking for the plant is expected in late October or November in Plattsburgh, New York, about 160 miles north of… [read more]

Designer 3D Prints Brushless Pulse Motor (Video)

Nathan Matthews, by day a web developer in California, has designed and built Delta Tower, Core XY, and Cartesian style 3D printers. While he says he’s currently working on a 2.8W, 245nm laser cutter and etcher, it’s his 3D printed brushless pulse motor that caught our attention.

Gizmo 3D Printer Capable of Printing Objects in 6 Minutes (Video)

Active members of the 3D printing community will doubtlessly recall the uproar caused a few months ago, when the Australian-made Gizmo 3D DLP printer was unveiled – the machine that could become the world’s fastest high quality 3D printer. It hit the web with force with a video illustrating its ‘Continous 3D printing’ DLP technique,… [read more]