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3D Printers

Recently there seems to be a lot of excitement building around the things that can be done with 3D printers.

Today, it is possible to make just about anything using a 3D printer, from ceramic cups to fancy chocolate cakes, metal machine parts, plastic toys, or stoneware vases. We took a good look on 5 cool things that most of us would print themselfes if we had a 3d printer at home:

1. Camera And Lens

By spending merely $30 in parts and waiting for 15 hours, a fully-functional SLR camera can be printed using a 3D printer. As long as you have the instructions, the camera can be assembled in merely an hour. The camera will be compatible with all photographic lenses and you will be able to take quality photos with it. However, you can also print a lens for the camera using the 3D printer. While the picture quality may not be great, the effects can be really cool. Continue reading

3D PrinterTechnology just never ceases to amaze us every time with the new discoveries and innovations it brings. It defies what people think are impossible. And a testament to this is 3D printers.

At first, people could not comprehend a unit that can print 3D images. But comes this printer, we were mind blown. It sure is amazing to own this kind of printer but just like anything, a good dissection of the product is needed before you cash in the money and consider it a smart purchase. So to help you with that, here is a quick review on Cubify’s Cube 3D printers.

Before anything, you must know that the printer ink in this unit is different from the liquid ink used in 2D printers which prints documents. It makes use of a plastic filament that fastens to the left side of the printer and feeds up through the nozzle for the printing. This unit, in particular uses compostable PLA and recyclable ABS. Continue reading

MaketBot DigitizerAbout four years ago, the then-unknown startup MakerBot presented at the American exhibition and conference “South by Southwest Interactive” first prototype of a three-dimensional desktop printer that can make exact copies of plastic small objects.

Bret Petty, the founder of the company, says that the machine could make a simple components, such as glasses, and much more complex, such as industrial elements.

On Friday, Petty at the same conference SXSW presented further development of three-dimensional technology, shows another prototype device for three-dimensional design. This time MakerBot showed a device that can accurately scan and digitize three-dimensional objects.

Novelty called MakerBot Digitizer and represented the company, in addition to the previously shown 3D-printer Replicator. With the help of her any object of appropriate size can be digitized in real time and re-create a three-dimensional printer. Underlying Digitizer are two laser scanner and webcam. See object can scan objects up to 20 cm in diameter. The entire scanning process takes about three minutes. Continue reading

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