Sunday, September 28, 2014

Print The Legend - Netflix Documentary on 3D Printing Become The Next Industrial Revolution



Published on Mar 10, 2014
Courtesy: The Texas Tribune.

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Monday, July 28, 2014

Video: Amazon Launches A 3D Printing Store With Customizable Goods. Watch Out Shapeways!



Published on Jul 28, 2014
TechCrunch reports that Amazon has launched a new store for 3D-printed goods, which include items that can be customized to change their size, color, material and even aspects of their design. Amazon Marketplace Sales director Petra Schindler-Carter said in a press release announcing the new storefront, “The introduction of our 3D Printed Products store suggests the beginnings of a shift in online retail – that manufacturing can be more nimble to provide an immersive customer experience." One-offs and small runs are much more affordable via 3D printing, so theoretically the sky’s the limit about what types of things customers could order--provided 3D printing technology keeps evolving.

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Wednesday, March 26, 2014

HP plans 3D printer announcement for June


Hewlett-Packard claims to have solved the two biggest problems with today’s 3D printers and will make its first big technology announcement in that area in June, CEO Meg Whitman said Wednesday.
There’s a lot of “buzz and hype” around 3D printing, but the systems available now have two big challenges, Whitman said at HP’s shareholder meeting. One is that they’re deathly slow.
“It’s like watching ice melt,” she said.
The other, according to Whitman, is that the quality isn’t as good as it should be. “The surface of the substrate is not perfect,” she said.
“We believe we have solved both these problems and we’ll be making a big technology announcement in June around how we are going to approach this,” Whitman said.
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3D printing comes to SF State's College of Business



Published on Mar 18, 2014
This spring semester SF State's College of Business invested in plastic extrusion machines, popularly known as 3D printers, that will help business students design prototypes of products.

Sunday, March 16, 2014

How 3D printing could transform Amazon and online shopping



Amazon’s recent decision to create an e-commerce storefront for 3D-printed products could finally bring 3D printing to the mainstream, but not in the way you might think. 

If you take a quick look at some of the nylon plastic products on offer via Amazon’s partner, 3DLT, it’s easy to come to the conclusion that the new pilot program is really just about an incremental e-commerce push at Amazon. In other words, Jeff Bezos now allows you to buy groovy new jewelry designs and quirky plastic toys made by 3D printers on Amazon.com rather than on a third-party site from Shapeways, Cubify or MakerBot. You’ll now be able to pick up a designer $18.86 plastic belt buckle and $28.26 designer iPhone 5 case at Amazon.com along with your books and lawn products and fashion items and have it all delivered via Amazon Prime.

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Optomec ready to unveil new process


Optomec next week will unveil the details of its newest 3D printing technology that will connect directly to existing metal machine tools.
Optomec, which has a patented technology that can 3D print metals, will unveil the new LENS Print Engine at the Laser Additive Manufacturing Conference in Houston. Optomec’s printers are some of the few on the market that can print 3D metal structures.
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Allen Moore explains 3-D printing



Published on Mar 10, 2014
Allen Moore, owner of TouchStone 3D Services, talks about how 3D printers work and how inventors can benefit from them.
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