3d printing

  1. modi123

    Checking in with my Ender3 pro

    I picked up a: SainSmart x Creality Ender-3 PRO 3D Printer from woot over black Friday. Figured the entry price point was low enough for me to tinker with, and not something I would be angry at if I left on the curb. ($155) Assembled it over Christmas, and have been dickering with it ever...
  2. Supercharged_Z06

    New Prusa Mini has arrived!

    I went ahead and ordered one... half the price of the MK3s. Will be nice to have a back-up for smaller jobs and something the kids can also play around with.
  3. AlphaAtlas

    Resin Solidification Speeds Up 3D Printing

    Researchers from the University of Michigan's engineering department have discovered a way to 3D print complex shapes "up to 100 times faster" than conventional 3D printers. Instead of laying down plastic filaments or other materials layer by layer, the researcher use two lights to selectively...
  4. AlphaAtlas

    PC Gamer Gets a Prosthetic Arm From Deus Ex

    According to the first episode Red Bull's PRISM series, Daniel Melville 3D printed a prosthetic arm modeled after Adam Jensen's bionic limb from the Dues Ex series. Melville was reportedly inspired by Jensen, saying "He had these cool augmented arms and he was a badass, and I thought 'I'd like...
  5. cageymaru

    3D Printed Ryzen Mini-ITX Gaming PC

    Longtime Hardocp community member cbutters has 3D printed a custom computer case for his AMD Ryzen Mini-ITX gaming PC. He designed the case using TinkerCAD and the build features cooling ventilation with the AMD logo printed into the vents! The system consists of an AMD Ryzen 5 2400G with Radeon...
  6. AlphaAtlas

    DoD Funds Study to Regrow Bone Segments Using 3D Printers

    Scientists from the University of Arizona's College of Medicine are working with the Department of Defence to help heal bones using 3D printers. The basic idea is to print a plastic "scaffold" filled with calcium and stem cells to replace broken or missing sections of a bone, and allow new bone...
  7. AlphaAtlas

    Researchers 3D Print Lithium Ion Battery

    Traditional lithium ion batteries are produced in fixed shapes, which limits their applications and often forces designers to build devices around a battery. However, a 3D printed battery could not only fit in any form factor, but be used as a more prominent structural element in devices...
  8. AlphaAtlas

    HP Introduces Metal Jet 3D Printers

    HP launched the "Metal Jet" printer, which it calls the world's most advanced metal 3D printer. The printer uses one moving head to spread layers of fine metal powder, and another head to bind the powder together, building up a structure layer by layer. The metal is cured, excess powder is...
  9. AlphaAtlas

    US Marines 3D Print Concrete Barracks

    In August, the US Marines built the world's first continuous, 3D printed concrete barracks. A joint effort between multiple US military divisions, the 500 square-foot barracks was printed in just 40 hours. The marines had to manually fill the printing machine with concrete and monitor its...
  10. FrgMstr

    3D Printing Some Lung Parts

    Build a little 3D printed trachea and bronchial branch stickhouse out of collagen, then use stem cells to help fill in all the open spaces, and voila, you get a airway feeding into a real lung. OK, maybe it is not quite that simple, but we are getting there according to MIT Tech Review. I...
  11. DooKey

    Now We Can 3D Print New Corneas

    Believe it or not, over 15M people a year need cornea transplant - only 44,000 are completed due to lack of supply. Because of this, the scientists from Newcastle University have developed a way to 3D print corneas using a new "bio-ink" technique. They can build a new cornea with the printer in...
  12. R

    Boston Marathon Runner Will Be Wearing 3D-Printed Flip-Flops

    Footwear engineer Chris Bellamy will take on the Boston Marathon this Monday wearing a pair of 3D-printed flip-flops. The flip-flops are made by a company called Wiivv (pronounced weave :rolleyes: ) that is preparing to launch a full line of custom built sandals this spring. The sandals use an...
  13. FrgMstr

    Mini will 3D Print You Custom Trim Pieces

    This is actually a pretty cool way of dressing up your Mini, and we all know it will be just a short while till we see those of you with a 3D printer at home start abusing your friends for driving a Mini. I got $20 for the first one of you that sends in a video of you printing out and attaching...
  14. M

    MODIVIO XCASE: customizable console-style case

    Hi! I've been peeking on the forum for months now, reading threads on S1, S4, A4, Sentry and many other great, community based projects. In fact I've been working on a project on my own, and I finally got the courage to present it to you. I'd really appreciate an honest feedback. Due to the...
  15. R

    Michelin Unveils 3D-Printed, Rechargeable, Biodegradable Tire Concept

    At the 2017 Movin' On conference in Montreal, Michelin has unveiled Vision, it's newest concept airless tire. Vision is an airless tire-and-wheel in one, made from from organic, bio-sourced materials that are both recyclable and biodegradable. Its tread is rechargeable via 3D printing, which...
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