Printrbot Teases Infinite Build Volume Printer   

[Brook Drumm] of Printrbot is teasing a new 3D printer. This is no ordinary 3D printer; this is an infinite build volume 3D printer, the Next Big Thing™ in desktop fabrication.

The world was introduced to the infinite build volume 3D printer last March at the Midwest RepRap Festival with a built by [Bill Steele] from Polar 3D. The design of [Bill]’s printer began as simply a middle finger to MakerBot’s Automated Build Platform patent. This was patent engineering — [Bill] noticed the MakerBot patent didn’t cover build plates that weren’t offset to the plane of the print head, and …read more


          6/30/2017: GREATER TORONTO: Markham uses 3D printing to make 12-foot cake   

Every big birthday needs a cake. So to celebrate Canada 150, Markham is going all-out: more than 500 volunteers have used 3D printing pens to create a 12-foot-tall Canadathemed delicacy. The only problem? You can’t eat it. The cake will be “iced” with...
          3D printing could improve mining uptime and productivity   
Forward-thinking mining organisations are realising that industrial-scale, three-dimensional (3D) printing of equipment used in mines could make operations more cost effective and reduce the frustrations of equipment downtime, says information technology consultancy and systems integration firm Wipro South Africa energy and natural resources director Louise Steenekamp. “By 3D printing the spare parts and replaceable components that complex mine machinery requires . . . operators can gain greater control over the supply chain and ensure smooth running of . . . equipment.” She avers that the current methods of producing tooling and components are often time consuming, expensive, wasteful and rely too much on third-party equipment manufacturers. “[Further], mines have to bear the brunt of excess inventory, warehousing and storage costs, as well as the logistical costs of urgently transporting parts.”
          New comment on Item for Geeklist "My Kickstarter History - Shames and Triumphs."    

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Related Item: Vast: The Crystal Caverns

Another one that I did the Print and Play for. Another user already posted all the 3D printable files up so once I get to this one it will be a good looking game on the table.
          Z Gallerie CIO Gary Zorko and Son: 3D-Printing Artificial Limbs for those in Need   
Montreal colleague Helen Kostis informed us of an amazing story of caring from within the extended Aptos community: she told us how Gary Zorko, CIO of Z Gallerie, and his son spend time on the weekends putting their 3D printing skills to work to create artificial limbs for those in need. Gary and his son … Continue reading Z Gallerie CIO Gary Zorko and Son: 3D-Printing Artificial Limbs for those in Need
          3D Printing Changing the Game – Personalization   
3D printing makes hyper-personalized consumer goods possible. And makes those items ready in a snap of the fingers. No more waiting, no more fitting in. And all up to you.
          Pixologic ZBrush 4R8 Win Fixed..   
Pixologic ZBrush 4R8 Win Fixed Keyshot now working, also some other minor bugs fixed ZBrush is the 3D industry's standard digital sculpting application. Use customizable brushes to shape, texture, and paint virtual clay, while getting instant feedback. Work with the same tools used by film studios, game developers and artists the world over. Dynamesh is ZBrush's digital clay. It rebuilds the topology of your model as you sculpt, creating a smooth, even surface for you to add fine details. Step between different resolutions of your model, and changes on any level will be applied to each one. This enables you to create complex models, but still be able to make big changes when you need to. If you're a concept artist or illustrator, you'll find that ZBrush bridges the gap between 2D and 3D. Compose 2D images where you can make real-time changes, while maintaining accurate lighting and depth. Paint models with pixel-by-pixel control using customizable brushes. Use GoZ to create complex textures in PhotoShop and see them applied to your scene as you work. ZBrush 4R8 introduces multi-language support, as well as many other enhancements such as a new transformation tool, the Gizmo 3D and a new text generator that will allow the artist to create text and logos with real-time adjustments. And these are only the beginning! Live Boolean For all their power, Boolean systems have historically required a lot of trial and error before finally getting a satisfying result. With Live Boolean, artists gain the ability to combine multiple sculptures together and see in real-time what the resulting mesh will look like. Any model can be subtracted from another, regardless of their polygon counts. You can even use Live Boolean with the existing instancing systems in ZBrush such as NanoMesh and ArrayMesh. While Live Boolean is active, you can even sculpt on your models while previewing the Boolean results. All of these options can be combined together to provide new sculpting workflows that are unique to ZBrush. Real-Time Preview Live Boolean is also excellent for creating hard surface models. Live Boolean makes it possible for you to preview any addition and subtraction operations between your source models, allowing adjustments to be made on the fly. There is no guesswork, since you are able to dynamically see the end result before committing to the operation. You can adjust any part on a mesh and see it instantly impact the model. It's 100% interactive, non-destructive and works with any sculpt. Using Live Boolean for 3D Printing Live Boolean is perfect for creating models for manufacturing, toy design, product design, collectibles, and more. Use any sculpt to create articulated joints, keys for 3D printing, hollowing, or even to create molds for production. Converting Your Live Booleans The Live Boolean function is not only a preview system inside ZBrush but can also be converted to true geometry to allow export for use in other applications. When it comes time to finalize a Live Boolean creation, simply click a single button and the Live Boolean process will be converted to geometry. The structure of your models will change as little as possible, with topology changes only taking place where the source models connect to each other. Even with models that are comprised of several million polygons, the result can be generated in just a few seconds. Vector Displacement Mesh Feature Expand your Alpha arsenal with a new library of Vector Displacement Meshes (VDM). These are 3D sculpts used as brush building blocks that will allow undercutting when drawing on a model's surface. As an example, you can draw a nose complete with nostrils in a single brush stroke. Or an ear with complete front and back sides. Or a bent finger, scales with a raised angle or even an open mouth. All of this without lost depth or detail. DOWNLOAD: http://nitroflare.com/view/42709C56B761764/Pixologic.ZBrush.4R8.Win.Fixed.part1.rar http://nitroflare.com/view/3DB4E6E0CB215E4/Pixologic.ZBrush.4R8.Win.Fixed.part2.rar http://nitroflare.com/view/D4D3FEBBBFBD624/Pixologic.ZBrush.4R8.Win.Fixed.part3.rar http://nitroflare.com/view/5C60AF3B7F7892A/Pixologic.ZBrush.4R8.Win.Fixed.part4.rar http://nitroflare.com/view/54B14ECE149FC09/Pixologic.ZBrush.4R8.Win.Fixed.part5.rar http://nitroflare.com/view/D3DC04E9FF2764C/Pixologic.ZBrush.4R8.Win.Fixed.part6.rar
          3D Coat 4.7.31 (x64) + Manual | 775 Mb |   
3D Coat 4.7.31 (x64) + Manual File Size: 775 Mb 3D-Coat is an advanced program designed to allow you to easily create detailed 3D models, to which you can add textures, colors and various special effects. 3D-Coat is the one application that has all the tools you need to take your 3D idea from a block of digital clay all the way to a production ready, fully textured organic or hard surface model. Today 3D-Coat is available to learn at 204+ Universities and schools worldwide. Complex interface Being that the software is a state-of-the-art piece of software, its interface had to incorporate a multitude of features and options. The workspace is neatly disposed so you can have a large overview of the on-going project. The easy control of the 3D environment with only the mouse allows you to quickly examine and modify your 3D model. Also, the menus along the sides of the actual workspace allow you to quickly access the tools you need in order to edit your artwork project. Working on layers Most of the digital image editing and creation programs use the layer system to allow you to disassemble your project and work on each individual component. 3D-Coat takes things further and incorporates the layer system in the 3D modeling process. These layers can contain depth, color and specular, and they can be edited by adding extrusion, transparency, contrast, multiplication of depth or additional specular. Any layer can be easily disabled or enabled at any time, allowing you to quickly try out different versions of the project. A multitude of features The program puts at your disposal a large collection of effects and textures for you to use when creating a 3D model. The Retopology and UV, along with Voxel Sculpting, allow you to create extremely detailed and realistic models, to which you can easily add color and textures. An advanced program for 3D sculpting The vast array of options and features 3D-Coat has to offer, along with the intuitive interface and the easy mouse control over the workspace make the program a complex and professional tool for 3D sculpting, with impressive realistic results. FEATURES Easy Texturing & PBR - Microvertex, Per-pixel or Ptex painting approaches - Realtime Physically Based Rendering viewport with HDRL - Smart Materials with easy set-up options - Multiple paint Layers. Popular blending modes. Layer groups - Tight interaction with Photoshop - Texture size up to 16k - Fast Ambient Occlusion and Curvature map calculation - Rich toolset for all kind of painting tasks, and more... Digital Sculpting Voxel (volumetric) sculpting key features: - No topological constraints. Sculpt as you would with Clay - Complex boolean operations. Fast kit bashing workflow Traditional sculpting offers you such powerful technology as: - Adaptive dynamic tesselation (Live Clay) - Dozens of fast and fluid sculpting brushes - Boolean operations with crisp edges 3D Printing Export Wizard. And more... Ultimate Retopo Tools - Auto-retopology (AUTOPO) with user-defined edge loops - Fast and easy-to-use manual Retopo tools - Possibility to import reference mesh for retopologization - Use your current low-poly mesh as your retopo mesh - Retopo groups with color palette for better management - Advanced baking settings dialog - And more... Fast & Friendly UV Mapping - Professional toolset for creating and editing UV-sets - Native Global Uniform (GU) unwrapping algorithm - Multiple UV-sets support and management - Support ABF, LSCM, and Planar unwrapping algorithms - Individual islands tweaking - Lastly, it is fast, easy, and fun to use. OS: Windows Vista / 7 / 8 / 10 (64-bit) HOMEPAGE http://3dcoat.com/home/ DOWNLOAD: http://nitroflare.com/view/FD1CF7F069614DE/k5561.3D.Coat.4.7.31.x64..Manual.rar http://nitroflare.com/view/B11D9427F24F8DF/k5561.3D.Coat.4.7.31.x64..Manual.rar
          Anet A8 ab 131€ (3D Drucker, Bausatz)   

Neupreis: 130,82€ (Gutscheincode GBA8EU)
Zum Angebot ( Gearbest.com)
Techn. Daten: Bausatz 3D Drucker, Düsendicke 0,4 mm, Druckdicke 0,1 - 0,3 mm, 220 x 220 x 240 Druckgröße, SD Kartenslot,  G-code, OBJ, STL, LC-Display


China scheint aktuell gefallen an günstigen 3D Druckern gefunden zu haben, was für uns ja nicht zum Nachteil sein muss. ;-) Der Anet A8 ist gerade ab 130,82€ auf Gearbest.com als Import erhältlich. In diesem Falle musst du vor der Nutzung allerdings ein wenig dein handwerkliches Geschick unter Beweis stellen: es handelt sich um einen Do-it-Yourself Bausatz.

 A8 Desktop 3D Printer Prusa i3A8 Desktop 3D Printer Prusa i3A8 Desktop 3D Printer Prusa i3A8 Desktop 3D Printer Prusa i3

Irgendwie finde ich die 3D Drucker natürlich auch ziemlich interessant. Eigentlich wüsste ich aber nicht wirklich, was ich ständig drucken soll. :-D Mit einem Raspberry Pi Projekt im Kopf, schaut es jedoch schon anders aus. Schneller kommt man kaum an ein frisch gedrucktes Gehäuse, eine Aufnahme oder sonstigen Halterungen die man gerade so benötigt. Allerdings dauert es ein wenig bis der A8 Desktop 3D Printer Prusa i3 einsatzbereit ist. Der 3D-Drucker wird nämlich in Einzelteilen geliefert. Mit der beiliegenden Anleitung und dem passenden Werkzeug sollte das aber auch alles im Rahmen des Machbaren sein. Auf YouTube gibt es sogar Schritt-für-Schritt Anleitungen für den Zusammenbau.
Die Druckfläche liegt bei recht großen 220 x 220 240 mm und einer Düsendicke von 0,4 mm. Die Dicke der Drucklagen liegt zwischen 0,1 und 0,3 mm. Mit dem SD Kartenslot lassen sich auch offline Drucke erstellen. Die Formate G-code,OBJ und STL werden unterstützt.
 Die Geschwindigkeit beim Drucken liegt bei maximal 100mm/s. Die verwendete Software ist Cura. Auf dem LCD Bildschirm lassen sich wie üblich wichtige Informationen ablesen. Als verwendbares Material ist ABS, Nylon, PVA, PLA Holz und auch Leuchtfäden nutzbar.

  • Auf Amazon wird mit 5,0 Stars 50  Sternen bei 1 Kundenrezensionen bewertet. (Stand 10.11.2016)

Testberichte / Erfahrungen / Meinungen

Tatsächlich gibt es sogar eine Rezension auf Amazon.de zu finden. Wenngleich der Preis auch recht teuer erscheint, ist der Käufer mit seiner Wahl zufrieden. Das Zusammenbauen mit Hilfe der erwähnten YouTube Videos sei in 3-4 Stunden erledigt. Die Ergebnisse nach dem Einarbeiten in den Drucker sollen ziemlich gut sein. Diese Meinung spiegelt auch die der Käufer auf den unterschiedlichsten Import Seiten wieder. Günstig, leicht verständlich zusammenbaubar und ziemlich praktisch.

Features

  • Bausatz 3D Drucker
  • Düsendicke 0,4 mm
  • Druckdicke 0,1 - 0,3 mm
  • 220 x 220 x 240 Druckgröße
  • SD Kartenslot,  G-code, OBJ, STL
  • LC-Display

Neupreis: 130,82€ (Gutscheincode GBA8EU)
Zum Angebot ( Gearbest.com)
Techn. Daten: Bausatz 3D Drucker, Düsendicke 0,4 mm, Druckdicke 0,1 - 0,3 mm, 220 x 220 x 240 Druckgröße, SD Kartenslot,  G-code, OBJ, STL, LC-Display



          3D-printed bacteria could make bespoke graphene-like materials   
How do you make a bespoke material with graphene-like properties? By putting bacteria to work using a 3D printer.  Such bacteria could create brand new materials. For example, if you could use bacteria to print a substance resembling graphene – the 2D material made of single-atom...
          Binderjet (3D Printing) Technology Overview   
ColorJet Printing has the unique capability of producing part directly in high definition colors, and offers a fast, cost-effective solution for producing complex geometries. Master copies for vacuum casting and other low volume prototyping techniques Patterns for investment casting Functional testing prototypes Low volume/ limited edition products especially for complex geometries Visual prototypes for
          Printrbot Teases Infinite Build Volume Printer   

[Brook Drumm] of Printrbot is teasing a new 3D printer. This is no ordinary 3D printer; this is an infinite build volume 3D printer, the Next Big Thing™ in desktop fabrication.

The world was introduced to the infinite build volume 3D printer last March at the Midwest RepRap Festival with a built by [Bill Steele] from Polar 3D. The design of [Bill]’s printer began as simply a middle finger to MakerBot’s Automated Build Platform patent. This was patent engineering — [Bill] noticed the MakerBot patent didn’t cover build plates that weren’t offset to the plane of the print head, and …read more


          Notre Dame Football's New Shoes -- The Story   



This shoe is currently not available to the general public -- the soles are produced by a 3D printer...

LINK:  THE STORY

LINK:  UNDER ARMOUR -- ARCHITECH

          360° Video using 6 GoPro Cameras - spherical panorama timelapse   

First attempt to create a 360° spherical panorama video using 6 GoPro Cameras in 3D printed mount. And it works! :)

More Information here: jonasginter.de/360-grad-video-mit-6-gopro-kameras/

music:
The Custodian of Records
freemusicarchive.org/music/The_Custodian_of_Records/She_Hate_Me/Your_Blogs_in_my_business

Copyright: Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 United States: creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/us/

Cast: j0n4s

Tags: gopro, spherical, panorama, 360, 360°, little planet, tiny planet, globe, timelapse, bremen, bike, perspective and 3d print


          3D printers will change manufacturing   
MANUFACTURING advances often take time to catch on. Only later does their real significance become apparent. The flying shuttle, invented in 1733 by John Kay, a British weaver, allowed the production ... - Source: www.economist.com
          EnvisionTEC Receives FDA Approval for E-Denture Material to 3D Print Removables   
DEARBORN, Mich.---- EnvisionTEC, a leading global manufacturer of desktop and full-production 3 D printers and materials, today received FDA approval for its new E-Denture material for the 3 D printing of lifelike dentures. EnvisionTEC has received FDA approval to sell its E-Denture material for the 3 D printing of lifelike pink denture bases.
          shiny new job?   
Preparing for a technical/artistic interview? The position is for a post-grad research assistant at a newly established digital sculpture lab, at a large university in Toronto. Essentially, someone got a schwack of money to buy a computer controlled milling machine, 3d printers, etc.

The lab will be attached to a large and well-respected BFA/MFA program, and the position involves fabrication work, research into digital/generative projects, working with students/profs/resident artists in the lab, preparing funding applications, and pursuing independent projects.

I'm a year out of architecture school, (MArch) with a strong interest in this area -- I worked with 3d printers and CNC milling at the architecture faculty, am planning to (eventually) become involved with RepRap (once I've upgraded my electronics skills), am involved at Interaccess, the local new-media artist run centre, and am aware of (at least some) of the other big players in the field (MIT's centre for bits and atoms, etc..)

Umm.. what more can I do to prep? My traditional sculture fab skills are a bit weak (some wood-working and casting experience). I've never written a grant. I've never gone for an interview for this type of job. Any recommendations would be appreciated.
          Comment on Everything We Know about 101Hero, the $49 3D Printer by Francis Hui   
Can look into this I just back this. https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1403065126/obsidian-3d-printer-high-quality-sleek-and-afforda/comments
          Comment on PETG Filament for 3D Printing: Explained & Compared by Tyler Koslow   
Thank you! Verbatim has been added to our list.
          Comment on PETG Filament for 3D Printing: Explained & Compared by Jonathan Colbourne   
Nice article. Can you please add Verbatim's PET to this list? http://www.verbatim-europe.co.uk/en/prod/verbatim-pet-filament-175-mm--transparent--55751/
          Unieke E-commerce Stage bij 3D Printer bedrijf - SEEDA - Wieringerwerf   
Een leerzame omgeving, waar je kunt leren van je fouten en een begeleider die jouw stage ondersteunt. SEEDA 3D Printing systems is op zoek naar nieuwe collega’s... €450 per maand
Van Indeed - Mon, 17 Apr 2017 11:03:49 GMT - Toon alle vacatures in Wieringerwerf
          Customize Your Corvette Cheaply With Technology and Elbow Grease   

Doing your own 3D printing opens up a new world of customization. Best of all, parts get cheaper when you make them yourself.
          How to have a great weekend by engaging in "serious leisure"   

Katrina Onstad, author of a new book called The Weekend Effect: The Life-Changing Benefits of Taking Time Off and Challenging the Cult of Overwork says people usually feel better after a weekend of engaging in engaging social activities instead of binge-watching TV, loafing, and drinking. From Quartz:

Serious leisure activities provide deeper fulfillment, and—to invoke a fuzzy ’70s word—“self-actualization.” Self-actualization is the pinnacle of human development, according to humanist psychologist Abraham Maslow, who describes it as “the desire to become more and more what one is, to become everything that one is capable of becoming.” In other words, getting self-actualized is the whole point of life, and passive, hedonistic leisure (fun and occasionally necessary as it might be) won’t get you there.

Instead, the weekend goal should be “eudaimonic” happiness, which is a sense of well-being that arises from meaningful, challenging activities that cause you to grow as a person. This means spending the weekend on serious leisure activities that require the regular refinement of skills: your barbershop-quartet singing, your stamp collecting, or slightly less dorky, but still equally in-depth, projects. You pursue serious leisure with the earnest tenor of a professional, even if the pursuit is amateur.

Thinking about my own weekends, I like ones that include loafing *and* social stuff. My ideal weekend would include reading for a few hours, learning Japanese for an hour, meeting with my amateur magic club for a couple of hours, having a fun date night with Carla (dinner and a movie), watching a couple of episodes of a show we like, taking a long hike with Carla (and one of my daughters if they are around) in the Hollywood Hills, making meals that require lots of chopping and prep, sketching with my daughters, and fixing something broken around the house (especially if it requires me to design a 3D model and make something on my 3D printer). Sometimes, I achieve a weekend that includes all of these things, but it's rare, because other obligations get in the way. But I usually am able to do a few of these things, which is enough.

          DFM01 Ouisa: the world’s first viable 3D printed road bike?   

DFM01 Ouisa: the world’s first viable 3D printed road bike?


          Drop the Base: No need for Meshmixer with CEREC Ortho STL Export   

    I got Todd hooked on 3D printing and right out of the gate he showed me something!  One somewhat annoying aspect of most scanners, not just CEREC is that the files are exported as shells.  As you can see in the gray image, which is mesh mixer, we have some work to do…

The post Drop the Base: No need for Meshmixer with CEREC Ortho STL Export appeared first on Digital Enamel.


          3D printers will change manufacturing   

MANUFACTURING advances often take time to catch on. Only later does their real significance become apparent. The flying shuttle, invented in 1733 by John Kay, a British weaver, allowed the production of wider pieces of cloth. Because its movement could be mechanised, the shuttle later became one of the innovations which paved the way for the Industrial Revolution. In 1913 Henry Ford brought motoring to the masses by making his Model T on a moving assembly line; but it was Ransom Olds, a decade earlier, who had come up with the idea of an assembly line to boost production of the Olds Curved Dash. Throughout the 1980s factory bosses scratched their heads over Taiichi Ohno’s Toyota Production System and its curious methods, such as the just-in-time delivery of parts. Now it is the global benchmark for factory efficiency.

What, then, to make of the potential of Chuck Hull’s invention in 1983 of “stereolithography”? Mr Hull is the co-founder of 3D Systems, one of a growing number of...


          Read how 3D printing can save your life   
Developments with 3D printing technology continue to advance and the technology is making strong inroads into the medical and biotechnology sectors. We take a look at three recent innovations.
          Comment on 3D Print a Supersized Seven-Segment Clock by hasan muratovic   
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          Comment on 3D Print Custom Stamps Using Inkscape and OpenSCAD by Yashunandan   
Hi, I am facing the same issue as Théophile Guettier. I took you suggession and extruded it too but it does not seem to work. I am getting ERROR: CGAL error in CGAL_Nef_polyhedron3(): CGAL ERROR: assertion violation! Expr: e->incident_sface() != SFace_const_handle() Please help
          How 3D Printing at Home Saves Big   

Having a low-cost, open-source 3D printer at home promises a 100 percent return on your money. Just plug it in and print household items. In a recent study published in Technologies, Michigan Technological University Associate Professor Joshua Pearce set out to determine how practical and cost effective 3D printing at home is for the average […]

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          gDraw - free software for you!   

gDraw Screenshot

I recently wrote a little piece of software – and I thought I should share it before Christmas. It is a 2D drawing program which creates a G-Code file that can be 3D printed. I just used it to make greeting cards and maybe you need a last minute gift and want to do the same.

Or you want to use it to make delicate window decoration, or sophisticated business cards, or you just need to keep your kids busy, or perhaps you have a much better idea for what this code can be used. In that case, drop me a line, because I’m curious to hear what you came up with!

Scroll down to find out how to download & to use gDraw.

2D greeting card printed with a 3D printer

2D greeting card printed with a 3D printer

2D greeting card printed with a 3D printer

Here’s how it works:

Download and installation:

First you need to download gDraw as .zip archive from my server – or you can find the code also on Github. gDraw is written in Processing, which you also have to download. Processing works with Windows, Mac OS X and Linux and you can get it here for free.

How to use:

Unzip the downloaded archive and place the folder “gDraw_V0_15” in Processing’s “Sketches” folder. Then run gCode from Processing.

You can draw in two modes, the free mode and the fixed mode. “Free” is nice for organic drawings, “fixed” is good for geometric drawings, as it creates always straight lines in a metric grid. You can toggle between the two modes either by pushing the button “F” on your keyboard or by hitting the free/fixed button in the menu on the left.

You can zoom in and out of the canvas with the mouse wheel.

Interrupt the line by hitting the space bar. The program displays the path of the printhead, when it just moves but does not print, as a thin line. Because the printhead might still squeeze out small amounts of plastic during those paths and therefore you might want to keep control over where the printhead moves exactly.

You can save drawings by hitting the save button and you can load them again by hitting the load button. As the current drawing will not be deleted when you load a path, you can merge drawings by loading one drawing after another.

Finally, in order to create printable G-Code, you hit the “save G-Code”-button. You have to give your file the extension “.gcode” otherwise your printer might not recognize it as a valid G-Code file.

How it works:

G-Code is the “language” that a 3D printer understands. It is a text file, with a list of coordinates for X, Y and Z axis, and also for E (the extrusion motor). The printer reads this file, moves from coordinate to coordinate and squeezes out plastic as indicated in the value for E.

gDraw is a simple vector drawing program that turns your drawings into G-Code so you can print your drawings as lines of plastic.

Disclaimer:

I have an Ultimaker 2, so I wrote the program in such way that it works with my printer. If you have a different printer, you might have to adapt the G-Code header in order to make it work for you. Have a look in the lines 486-511 of my code. This is where the G-Code header for the Ultimaker 2 is written.


          Array of Light   
Andy Stallwood, Mechanical Designer at Diamond Light Source Ltd. talks us through the 3D printing of a complex part enabling the study of objects at a cellular level.
          3D printing harnessed to produce bone-cutting drill with internal coolant system   
toolcraft has collaborated with the Institute of Production Engineering and Machine Tools (IFW) at Leibniz University to 3D print a surgical bone drill.
          AONIQ launches PVC 3D Printer   
Australian firm announces industrial grade 3D printer and propriety PVC filament. The machine builds upon established polish 3DGence printers.
          This Guy Has Created Coolest Star Wars Lightsaber Using 3D Printer.   
A French designer from leFabShop decided to take upon the task of converting the awesome light saber into a real easy DIY project. All of you who have ever dreamed of your own heroic, shiny light saber can have one with the simplest of the tools – 3D printer             […]
          Transforming eHealth into a Political and Economic Advantage   
eHealth has quickly become a symbol of the democratization of healthcare, as well as an opportunity to meet the challenges caused by an ageing society, the epidemic of non-communicable and chronic diseases and the dramatically rising costs of healthcare. Some say that technology in the XXI century is a paradigm shift, which is unprecedented in history and because of that we cannot see clearly what lays ahead: is it 3D printing of human organs, decreasing the transaction costs in health or providing universal high-quality service to everyone at a fraction cost of the price we pay today.

          Xbox cofounder Seamus Blackley takes R&D post at augmented reality firm Daqri   

Seamus Blackley, the cofounder of the Xbox, has teamed up with augmented reality startup Daqri to run a new research and development for them. The initial work will focus not on AR. Rather, it will look into the commercial applications related to an instant 3D printing technology that Daqri makes possible. Daqri is working with […]


          Michelin unveils airless, 3D printed concept tire   
Michelin unveils what it says is the tire of the future - a 3D-printed tire-wheel combination that could be altered and customized based on driving needs. Bob Mezan reports.

          Cat Phone Stand, Phone Holder Many Colors by EngraveCraze   

7.99 USD

This little phone stand holds all smartphones, including the iPhone 6s Plus and the Galaxy Note Series! Use this stand to Skype, FaceTime, or watch videos with friends.

3D printed in ABS (Lego material) or PLA, a biodegradable plastic derived from renewable resources such as corn starch.

Pictured with an Iphone 6.

Several colors to choose from!

EngraveCraze is not charging any design fee on this item. We are simply offering a 3D printing service. We only charge for a printing service fee and a material fee.


          3D Printing Ceramics Market 2017 New Research Study   
(EMAILWIRE.COM, June 30, 2017 ) 3D Printing Ceramics Report by Material, Application, and Geography - Global Forecast to 2021 is a professional and in-depth research report on the world's major regional market conditions, focusing on the main regions (North America, Europe and Asia-Pacific) and the...
          Boys of Tech 339: Standard poppable bubble wrap   
Sony denies rumours it will exit the smartphone business, 3D printed flute attains microtonal notes, Casio to introduce its first smartwatch, bubble wrap that cannot be popped, calls to ban the use of smartwatches while driving.
          Volkswagen Autoeuropa 3D Prints Manufacturing Tools to Save Thousands of Euros   

Desktop 3D printers are being found in the manufacturing industry at an increasing rate. 


          UL Confirms Suspicions of 3D Printer Safety   

Over the past few years we’ve always advised those with desktop 3D printers to ensure appropriate ventilation is present. 


          Ultrasonic 3D Printing: Not 3D Printing, But Still Interesting   

I’m reviewing a video of a new concept called, “ultrasonic 3D printing”. 


          Why Are Isotropic 3D Printed Parts Important?   

A word you may be hearing more frequently in the world of 3D printing is “isotropic”. Let’s look into what that means...

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          Laboratory Technologist - National University of Singapore - Queenstown   
Familiarity with prototyping equipment like 3D printers and CNC mills. To assist in the setting up of 3D printers, laser cutters, drill presses, electronic test...
From National University of Singapore - Tue, 20 Jun 2017 08:20:34 GMT - View all Queenstown jobs
          Design Engineer - Division of Industrial Design - National University of Singapore - Queenstown   
Knowledge of digital fabrication skills, CAD, CNC, 3D Printing and Generative Design. Planning and Execution of design research and student projects initiated...
From National University of Singapore - Wed, 12 Apr 2017 15:57:58 GMT - View all Queenstown jobs
             
Sino-US Relations Still Strong, Despite Trade Friction
Global Times
2017/6/29 21:33:40
 Philipp Rösler Photo: Li Qiaoyi/GT

Editor's Note:

In a multi-polar world, China and the US are decidedly two of the most powerful countries that underpin the global economy. But while China has continued broad-based efforts to rebalance its economy and integrate itself more into the world economy, the US has chosen to turn inward. This has inevitably resulted in tremors across the global economic and trade framework. Sharing his input on the complex yet significant bilateral relations between the two countries, Philipp Rösler (PR), head of Regional and Government Engagement and member of the Managing Board of the World Economic Forum (WEF) and former German vice chancellor, talked with Global Times reporter Li Qiaoyi (GT) in an exclusive interview on Wednesday at the "Summer Davos" forum in Dalian, Northeast China's Liaoning Province.

GT: What do you think are the main problems facing China and the US in opening their markets to each other?

PR: I think they should have deep discussions around different topics: foreign trade certainly, and customs, among others. There are always agriculture questions in the pursuit of free trade talks. The most challenging questions are those about food security, food safety and nutrition. But I guess it's first and foremost relevant to see that the two largest economies in the world are coming together.

And it's not only between China and the US. If you see the detailed discussions between the EU and the US, the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership also had to work through agriculture questions.

GT: Would you describe the opening-up of bilateral markets as horse-trading?

PR: At the World Economic Forum in Davos in January, Chinese President Xi Jinping made an important speech, which is clearly a strong statement in favor of global trade. It was an excellent beginning and at the opening ceremony of the Summer Davos on Tuesday, Chinese Premier Li Keqiang also mentioned the country will open up even more. I think it's a clear statement and it's underscored by activities such as the vision of the Belt and Road (B&R) and even the sub agreements like the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC). So there's a lot going on. Certainly China has taken over the leadership role in terms of global trade. At the same time, we see a strong domestic focus in the US. There's really a change and the change is being led by China.

GT: With the US already expressing an interest in participating in the B&R initiative, what areas and what kind of projects do you think will be of greatest interest to the US?

PR: It's not a secret that many other countries are attracted by the B&R initiative. And there's diverse interest, certainly in trade, in the US as well. And even more, it creates the right framework, for example, the right infrastructure that gets financial support from the likes of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank, which interests more countries.

In the case of the US, however, the initiative matters more in trade relations terms rather than in terms of infrastructure. So far, there's yet to be any indication that the US will participate in any concrete projects along the route such as the CPEC that involve building infrastructure.

GT: What do you think are the primary areas of competition between Chinese firms and their US counterparts?

PR: The main area of competition is a question of speed. As WEF founder Klaus Schwab mentioned in his opening remarks, it is not a case of the big fish eating the small one, but the faster one eating the slower one. That's exactly the area of competition in the era of the Fourth Industrial Revolution. So the fastest country will be the most successful country. New technologies such as blockchain, artificial intelligence and 3D printing already exist, but the question is how fast countries and economies can implement all the new technological developments. China has been adopting new technologies at a very fast pace. Also, the US is not sleeping, with innovation bustling in the country. At the same time, there are also discussions about the traditional industries. The merging of digital and traditional industries in order to improve production is also believed to be an area of competition.

The main message is that both have the same opportunity, which means it's really a level playing field for competition. And the good news is that it will not be a question of whether you have already had development before. So you don't have to run through the three previous versions of industrial revolution to catch up. You can leap forward. That's the message. It's more a question of the leadership internally, and if you have the power and willingness to implement and adopt new technologies.

GT: What do you think is standing in the way of forging closer China-US economic ties?

PR: Admittedly, there are discussions about frictions between the Chinese and US economies. But it shouldn't be overlooked that the same discussions also exist between the EU and the US, concerning subsidies, dumping and airlines. However they still have good relations, good trade relations in particular. What I would like to say is that negotiation is part of the normal relationship in business terms. Maybe sometimes there are tough discussions, but it's still part of normal negotiations. So I would not overstretch some debates. Instead, I would say the entire picture shows strong trade and business relationships and that's for the good.

GT: There are arguments that the US' withdrawal from the Paris climate deal offers a chance for China and India to take the lead in global energy transformation. Do you agree and what's your take on it?

PR: It's indeed very sad because everyone was in favor of the Paris agreement. Nevertheless the world's largest economy is leaving the agreement, which raises some questions.

The consequence, however, is not that others will say it's a defeat and will cancel the agreement. On the contrary, we should put some extra effort into making it a success anyway. China is taking a leadership role in fighting climate change. Certainly, it would be better if everyone could be integrated, but the reality is different as we all know.

GT: China has played a part in promoting inclusive growth, but with US President Donald Trump and his "America first" policy, which seems to be the other way round, is it the case that inclusive growth as a doctrine has yet to be received across the globe?

PR: There are two levels of inclusivity. The first is if countries and regions are included in trade systems and agreements, and the second is if inside the countries and regions everyone can benefit from the wealth created by the economy. The US has decided to focus more on the domestic market. Let's see how this works out. The others are not just waiting. Take the US' withdrawal from the Paris pact for example. The other countries would say if this does not come together, why don't we try something on our own? This motivates others to make extra efforts. Yes, some decided for themselves to go a different way, but the vast majority are going together. 

          Business Development Executives 3D printing business - 3D FOREGOER - Hyderabad, Telangana   
Automotive, aerospace, engineering, manufacturing, automation etc.). Business Development Executives 3D printing business (additive manufacturing / rapid... ₹10,000 - ₹35,000 a month
From Indeed - Tue, 27 Jun 2017 10:06:35 GMT - View all Hyderabad, Telangana jobs
          Napravite strukturu od plastičnih boca i 3D štampanih čvorova koristeći SketchUp   
Zahvaljujući Trussfabu, desktop 3D printeru i flašama, svako može da kreira slobodnostojeću strukturu koja može da ponese težinu čoveka. Iako su 3D štampa i digitalna fabrikacija postali opšte prihvaćeni, njihova mogućnost korišćenja za ličnu upotrebu je i dalje u razmatranju. Međutim, za razliku od ostalih sistema, Thussfab ne zahteva naprednu opremu, niti specifično inženjersko znanje […]
          The Week in 3D Printing: Bridges, Blockchains, and Cars, Oh My   

We crossed a 3D printed bridge milestone, watched the U.S. Navy take its 3D printers into the blockchain, wondered how...

The post The Week in 3D Printing: Bridges, Blockchains, and Cars, Oh My appeared first on Shapeways Magazine.


          Computer HUD for Mechanical Keyboard by pazu #3DThursday #3DPrinting   
pazu shares: From the 3D printing side of things, this uses a cheap 5″ LCD from ebay with HDMI inputs and a Raspberry PI with a 3.5″ backpack – that part list below is just for the screen setup. download the files on: https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:2397833 Every Thursday is #3dthursday here at Adafruit! The DIY 3D printing […]
          OpenSCAD Choker by @RealSexyCyborg #3DThursday #3DPrinting   
SexyCyborg shares: It is a (attempt at a) tutorial for teens to introduce them in OpenSCAD and 3D printing. It needs to be printed in flexible filament. The STL will fit a 32cm neck but it is not difficult to adjust for other sizes. download the files on: https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:2394831 Every Thursday is #3dthursday here at […]
          Raspberry Pi Display Case Customizable Cutout #3DThursday #3DPrinting   
ftobler shares: Raspberry Pi Case Customizeable Cutout The original Raspberry Pi Display Case Thanks Riham for STL to OpenSCAD converter download the files on: https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:2395683 Every Thursday is #3dthursday here at Adafruit! The DIY 3D printing community has passion and dedication for making solid objects from digital models. Recently, we have noticed electronics projects integrated […]
          Gothic Lantern by Shira #3DThursday #3DPrinting   
Shira shares: Gothic Lantern design. Without any support in printing. Important to use with led lighting. download the files on: https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:2395716 Every Thursday is #3dthursday here at Adafruit! The DIY 3D printing community has passion and dedication for making solid objects from digital models. Recently, we have noticed electronics projects integrated with 3D printed enclosures, […]
          Bench PSU with Helping Hands by sverd-industries #3DThursday #3DPrinting   
sverd-industries shares: All parts are made with nice margins so everything should fit together easily. This also means you have room for several different power supplies and electronics if you want to switch out anything later on. download the files on: https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:2404871 Every Thursday is #3dthursday here at Adafruit! The DIY 3D printing community has […]
          3D Printing Lightweight Props for DJI Spark – Timelapse Tuesday #3DThursday #3DPrinting   
Every week we’ll 3D print designs from the community and showcase slicer settings, use cases and of course, Time-lapses! This week: Printable Propeller Guard for DJI Spark By: https://www.thingiverse.com/HisashiIMAIhttps://www.thingiverse.com/thing:2389945 Delta GO Gray PLA 2hrs 10min X:103 Y:117 Z:30mm .2mm layer / .4mm nozzle 0% Infill / 3mm retract 230C / 0C 7G 70mm/s Every Thursday […]
          Banana Keytar with Circuit Playground by @morganrstewart #3DThursday #3DPrinting   
mstewmakes shares: Laser cut pieces for a Banana Keytar frame. We used a Circuit playground and clipped bananas to the capacitive touch pads. We generated random colors, and flashed these as notes were played. download the file on: https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:2137976 Every Thursday is #3dthursday here at Adafruit! The DIY 3D printing community has passion and dedication […]
          3D Hangouts – Buttons, Servos, Drones and LEDs   
This week I talk about my arcade button controller box. Update to the Guardian robot with servo and LED. Pedro flies his new DJI Spark drone in the studio and we barely got through the show. Live shows FTW! Hang out with Noe & Pedro Ruiz and discover 3D printing! Get your 3D news, projects, […]
          3D printed planetary models   

3D-printed scale models of asteroids and other planetary bodies are used for real-life testing of spacecraft navigation and landing systems – martian moon Phobos seen in the foreground here.

The models are based on accurate digital elevation model data gathered from past space missions,” explains Olivier Dubois-Matra of ESA’s Guidance, Navigation and Control Section.

“We then add colour and surface finishing. Asteroids and comets do tend to be very dark – the images usually seen have been lightened and enhanced to reveal detail.”

Mobile cameras manoeuvre around a model – to give the equivalent of a spacecraft’s eye-view – enabling the real-world testing of guidance and landing software and systems, which are often based on the mapping of surface features.

Such physical testing can be carried out in parallel to virtual testing, such as that carried out using the dedicated ‘Planetary and Asteroid Natural scene Generation Utility’ or Pangu software.

Tomorrow, 30 June, is international Asteroid Day, spreading the word on the tiny bodies that Earth shares space with, as both a scientific resource and a potential danger.


          3D printed two-seat electric vehicle impresses at Taiwanese trade show   

Taiwan has just made some serious leeway in the 3D printed automotive race, this time in the form of a two-seater electric vehicle . Late last week, the tech world caught wind of this exciting development from Taiwan Automotive Research Consortium , which is quickly proving to be a game-changer in the colliding fields of 3D printing and electric cars.


          TMBA314: The 3D Revolution   
http://www.tropicalmba.com/3dprinting/ In this week’s episode Dan and Ian invite you to share in one of Bossman’s many interests: 3D printing. This technology has been around for a while - mostly used by designers and engineers to conceptualize and test prototypes. But, as 3D printers become cheaper and more sophisticated, might it begin to revolutionize not only the world of retail but also DIY? What are the opportunities and potential pitfalls for entrepreneurs? Lawyers like Alan Rothenbuecher are already advising firms on how to handle the growing number of IP issues that crop up in relation to 3D printing. TMBA also talks to one of the co-founders of The Pirate Bay, Tobias Andersson, about why he thinks 3D printing is going to have the same impact on design as file-sharing sites have had on the music business.
          Lucky Bamboo, Lucky 3D Printing   
My desk is loaded with 3D prints, I’m surrounded by plastic! To even things out a bit I’
          Summary for Official Camelot Case for 1541 UII+ tape adapter v3.4 (R)   
As I got my 1541U I wanted a case for my tape adapter
- having a 3D printer I checked the web to see if someone
already had made an stl, but I only found some overpriced
preprinted cases. No one released an stl until recently,
and when it was released it wasn't free. That's not in the
spirit of the c64 scene, so when I had a spare night where
I didn't have to deal annoying kids and a demanding wife
(Just kidding, honey), I meassured out my tape adapter and
did a free model on my own.

So here it is the first version of the official Camelot
Case for the 1541U II+ tape adapter v3.4.

The case might fit other versions too, but I really don't
know :)

Feel free to print it, but if you want to sell your prints,
I encourage you to do it for cost price. It's our duty to
protect the worlds dying population of C64's from death by
static! ;)

Also, if you want to modify it for other versions of the
tapeadapter, I encourage you to do so, because I probably
won't :)

Greetings to the whole C64 scene past and present, and
especially the gentlemen present at Gubbdata 2017, as well
as the developers of 1541U, and firmware and tools for it
You guys rock!


Cheers
/VIC
          Michelin unveils airless, 3D printed concept tire   
Michelin unveils what it says is the tire of the future - a 3D-printed tire-wheel combination that could be altered and customized based on driving needs. Bob Mezan reports.
          Laboratory Technologist - National University of Singapore - Queenstown   
Familiarity with prototyping equipment like 3D printers and CNC mills. To assist in the setting up of 3D printers, laser cutters, drill presses, electronic test...
From National University of Singapore - Tue, 20 Jun 2017 08:20:34 GMT - View all Queenstown jobs
          Design Engineer - Division of Industrial Design - National University of Singapore - Queenstown   
Knowledge of digital fabrication skills, CAD, CNC, 3D Printing and Generative Design. Planning and Execution of design research and student projects initiated...
From National University of Singapore - Wed, 12 Apr 2017 15:57:58 GMT - View all Queenstown jobs
          Metal 3D printing moves toward more realistic prosthesis for amputees   
3D printed artificial limbs are popular projects for makers and organizations around the globe. Computer aided design (CAD) and the cost of materials means that ... - Source: 3dprintingindustry.com
          ETH Zurich digitally fabricating three-storey DFAB HOUSE with 3D printers and robotic arms   
Swiss university ETH Zurich has revealed its proposed construction of a three-storey house using robotic arms and 3D printers. Working with the National Centre of Competence ... - Source: 3dprintingindustry.com
          Argentinas Atomic Lab provides 3D printed superhero prosthetics to kids in need   
Atomic Lab, a Buenos Aires based startup founded by maker Gino Tubaro, has provided hundreds of children in Argentina with low-cost 3D printed prosthetic hands that have enabled them to play sports, d ... - Source: www.3ders.org
          University of Pittsburgh awarded $1.275M DoE grant for research into 3D printed nuclear sensors   
A 3D printed graphene aerogel developed by three materials engineers has been named the “least dense 3D printed structure” by Guinness World Records. The structure is so light it can be placed on top ... - Source: www.3ders.org
          Humanscope 3D printed Aumi nightlight alerts you of messages, retweets, WiFi connectivity, and more   
Humanscope, a Toronto-based product development company, has created a smart 3D printed nightlight perfect for those among us who have fully embraced the tech takeover of our lives. Called the Aumi Mi ... - Source: www.3ders.org
          3D printing, UAVs, and dark web could give terrorists access to WMDs, says UN official   
In a recent address to the United Nations Security Council, UN High Representative for Disarmament Affairs Izumi Nakamitsu spoke about the potential threats that new technologies, such as 3D printing, ... - Source: www.3ders.org
          Cytosurge Fluid FM technology enables metal 3D printing at an impossibly small scale   
A revolutionary new form of 3D printing will enable the production of complex structures on a scale that was previously too small to conceive of. The Fluid FM µ3Dprinter will allow users to accurately ... - Source: www.3ders.org
          It’s official, 3D printed graphene aerogel is the lightest material in the world   
A 3D printed graphene aerogel has been recognized by Guinness World Records as the "least dense 3D printed structure." Developed at Kansas State University, the ... - Source: 3dprintingindustry.com
          3D printed graphene aerogel claims Guinness World Record for least dense 3D printed structure   
A 3D printed graphene aerogel developed by three materials engineers has been named the “least dense 3D printed structure” by Guinness World Records. The structure is so light it can be placed on top ... - Source: www.3ders.org
          3D printing helps Eviation Aircraft develop one of worlds first all-electric commuter planes   
Eviation Aircraft, an Israel-based manufacturer of electric aircraft, is developing one of the world’s very first all-electric commuter aircrafts. The company, which hopes to make eco-friendly and cos ... - Source: www.3ders.org
          Xact Metal launches $120K XM200 metal 3D printer that can fuse at 1.5 meters per second   
Xact Metal, a 3D printing company located in State College, Pennsylvania, has launched its first 3D printer. The XM200 is an industrial-level, laser-based metal 3D printer, and is priced at $120,000. - Source: www.3ders.org
          3D printing enables “world’s first all-electric commuter plane” and “world’s fastest electric race car”   
North American 3D printer manufacturer Stratasys is supporting the development of the "world's first all-electric commuter plane," while Belgian 3D printing company Materialise has a ... - Source: 3dprintingindustry.com
          Disruptive 3D printing theory and a strategy for market entry   
The relationship between 3D printing and economics might well be described with the phrase, “it’s complicated.” Since coining the term Disruptive Innovation in the 1990’s, Harvard ... - Source: 3dprintingindustry.com
          Digital Smile Design uses 3D printing and scanning to help patients choose their ideal set of teeth   
3D printing has now firmly established itself as a great way to make life-changing prosthetics and implants for patients in need, but what about people just looking for a little cosmetic improvement h ... - Source: www.3ders.org
          Disturbingly realistic masks made with Lulzbot 3D Printers   
Meme master Landon Meier, president and creator (AND CHIEF NIGHTMARE INSTIGATOR) of Hyperflesh shows how he uses a Taz 5 3D printer to make the moulds for his viral videos of hyper-realistic masks.
          Avalanche in Additive Manufacturing   
In Todd's latest column he looks at how 3D printing technology has gone into overdrive since his talk at TCT Show back in 2016.
          Neurotechnology ultrasound researchers are developing an ultrasonic 3D printing method   
Researchers in ultrasound working under Neurotechnology, a company providing algorithms and software products, have announced the development of an ultrasonic 3D printing method.
          ARBURG presents updates to Freeformer 3D printing platform   
TCT Editorial Assistant, Sam Davies was present as ARBURG unveiled a series of updates to its Freeformer additive manufacturing machine, which was initially launched in 2013.
          Stratasys launches 3D printing solution for certified aircraft interior parts   
At Paris Airshow, Stratasys has launched the Fortus 900mc Aircraft Interiors Certification Solution designed to remove the complexity from achieving FAA and EASA certification.
          Materialise says co-creation is key to success in 3D printing industry   
Deputy Group Editor, Laura Griffiths reflects on the Materialise's bi-annual conference in Brussels where talk of Research Co-creation and Development was central.
          Ricoh to retail EnvisionTEC 3D printing products in Japan   
Ricoh Japan signs deal to retail EnvisionTEC’s range of 3D printers, materials, training and support to the Japanese market.
          Trying out the CNC mill at Noisebridge   

I've been doing quite a bit of fabrication work at Noisebridge over the last year or so -- mostly electronics, plus a bit of 3D printing. One bit of equipment I've been interested in for a while is the MaxNC 10 CNC mill, which has been covered by a sheet for a while and appeared out of order, but has recently been unearthed and looks a bit happier. I gave it a try tonight, and it looks like it should be usable!

It's controlled by a computer under the desk running an ancient version of Ubuntu, with a realtime kernel for the control software. Booting it up and double-clicking the maxnc10ol link on the desktop brought up LinuxCNC. Flipping the red switch on the mill brought it to life, and the machine started up properly after hitting F1 then F2.

The axes are set up so that the origin is the bottom left front corner of the thing being milled, and the positive direction is right/back/up in the x/y/z axes:

  • X axis: + moves the platform left, - moves the platform right
  • Y axis: + moves the platform towards the user, - moves the platform towards the machine
  • Z: + moves the bit up, - moves the mill down

When homing axes, you can only move an inch in the 'negative' direction before the software will stop you -- need to rehome the axis (redefine your negative position as 0) then hit F1 twice and F2 again, then you can move it another inch. So it took a few tries to get the machine to move far enough to the left (moving the platform over to the right), and a couple to get the Y axis homed.

Once the spindle looks like it's in a safe place, you can run your program with Machine | Run Program. This will start the spindle and move through the program, then stop wherever it finished. It happily ran through its demo program.

The mill is a little small for the sorts of things I have in mind (large wooden boards cut in interesting shapes, like a lot of art at Burning Man these days) but could work nicely for PCB milling -- someone at Noisebridge has had some luck with this -- if I get some cheap PCB blanks from Aliexpress, and a couple of carbide mill bits. I suspect that the sweet spot here would be for very simple single-sided boards which are SMD-only... for example, one-off custom LED fixtures with a string of addressable LEDs and no onboard controller (or a very simple one that doesn't need any complicated traces or small pads -- so my favourite tiny MCU, the MKE04Z8VTG4, would be out, but the SOIC version would be OK, or maybe the 0.8mm TQFP44 MKE*VLD* chips).

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          Octave Precision PLA Filament 1.75mm 4 Spool Bundle Any 4 Colors   

The Octave Precision PLA line is designed to produce better results, fewer clogs and less wasted filament than any other PLA available today. When your print job demands the best, reach for Octave Precision.

  • Superior Diameter Consistency

    During production, laser measurement instruments constantly check filament diameter and roundness, ensuring no greater than 20 microns in variation. Your 3D printer’s hot end is going to be fed the amount of material it expects at all times, which means less discrepancy in layer height and depth, and smoother prints.

  • Intelligently Wound Spooling

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    Produced in an atmospherically pure, temperature and humidity-controlled environment, airborne particulates cannot reach the filament as it is being made and unwanted moisture is not introduced into the process. Technicians clean the extrusion machinery after every run to guarantee each spool suffers no imperfections from material build-up. Octave Precision PLA begins its life as pure PLA and remains pure PLA after it becomes filament.

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    Every spool of Octave Precision PLA is inspected by a technician before it is packaged. If it doesn’t meet our quality-control checklist, it is discarded.

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          EinScan-Pro PLUS Handheld 3D Scanner with R2 Software   

This multi-functional 3D scanner can be used in handheld modes, or with a tripod and turntable for automatic scanning. Using safe, white light LED scanning, the EinScan-Pro Plus rapidly captures and delivers watertight 3D data of real objects for 3D printing, or non-watertight data for reverse engineering applications. With its ergonomic design, and weighing only 1.75 lbs (0.8 kg), the multi-functional 3D scanner is portable and fit for any duration of handheld scan. An optional external camera is also offered to enable full-color 3D scanning.

The EinScan-Pro+ carries on the consistent excellent scanning quality of the EinScan-Pro. It provides multiple scanning modes and delivers simple and fast scanning with its convenient handheld design. The new EinScan-Pro+, offers a brighter and more fashionable champagne-gold color. Although similar in appearance to the EinScan-Pro, it is full of new innovations:

  • Handheld high definition scanning mode (Handheld HD Scan) adopts a new international proprietary technology, achieving a perfect combination of 3D scanning speed and acquisition details.
  • The range of single-frame scanning has been enlarged 1.6 times, to offer a comprehensive improvement in the scanning speed, in handheld scanning mode.
  • EinScan-Pro+ offers an enhanced handheld HD scanning mode by implementing and using an intensive line-scanning strategy. The original 7 data capture lines have been increased to 100 lines. The scanning speed under the handheld HD mode has been increased to 550,000 points/second.

Four Scan Options

Choose the scan mode that best suites your needs. The EinScan-Pro Plus offers Handheld Rapid Scan, Handheld HD Scan, Free Scan, or Automatic Scan.

  • Handheld Rapid Scan for portable, rapid scanning
  • Handheld HD Scan for capturing objects with high accuracy (50 microns)
  • Automatic Scan for completing a 360-degree scan in just 1.5 minutes (Optional Industrial Pack - Tripod/Turntable required)
  • Free Scan for scanning larger objects
EinScan-Pro+ succeeds to scan industrial parts and fine objects rapidly in high accuracy. Brand New R² (Rapid Registration) Optional Scanning Module (with reference point align) is also suitable for scanning large objects with few geometrical characteristics, such as wood carving, stone carving.
$5,299.00

          EinScan-SE 3D Scanner with Turntable   

Shining EinScan-SE 3D Scanner with Turntable

The EinScan-SE 3D scanner creates printable 3D models with high accuracy for a range of creative 3D printing applications. The scanner is a perfect fit for educators, designers, and home hobbyists looking to expand the capabilities of their 3D printer. The full-color texture scanning option is a perfect fit for animation and graphic arts. With a  low price point and fast, accurate scanning (~0.1 mm), the EinScan-SE delivers detail and performance even for non-technical users.

The EinScan-SE has both an automatic scan mode with an automated turntable and a fixed scan mode for larger objects. The SE is a white-light scanner using structured light or light phase shifting technology. This creates a scan that is highly accurate without the use of lasers which be dangerous to eyes.

Automatic scans take three minutes to complete, which is many times faster than similar desktop 3D scanners in the market with turntable scans. The EinScan-SE automatic scan mode allows a model to be scanned that is up to 200 x 200 x 200 mm in size. Fixed scan mode maximum size is 700 x 700 x 700 mm.

The EinScan-SE 3D Scanner comes with an Afinia, industry-leading 1 year warranty, parts and labor.  Afinia live technical support is provided by phone/email and is available Monday - Friday from 8 - 5pm Central Time.

System Requirements:
Windows 7, Window 8, Windows 10 (64-bit)

Minimum Computer Requirements:

  • Processor: Intel I5 CPU
  • RAM: 8GB
  • Free Hard Drive Space: 1GB
  • Graphics Card: Nvidia series
  • Graphics Memory: 1GB minimum
  • USB Ports: Must have 1 USB 2.0 or 3.0 port

Included Accessories:
Scanner: EinScan-SE 3D Scanner with Turntable.
Accessories: USB cable, Calibration pattern assembly.
Setup Information: Users Guide, USB drive with installation software.

$1,199.00

          Ninjatek Cheetah Flexible Filament, 1.75, 500g, Snow (White)   

Color: Snow (White)
Diameter Size: 1.75 mm
Filament Type: Flexible (TPU - Thermal Polyurethane)
Spool Size: 500 grams

CHEETAH™

Industrial Grade Flexible Filament

Cheetah flexible filament is the fastest and easiest to print flexible filament on the market.  The focus in development of this material was on optimizing the user experience.  The result is a filament that is printable across all types of desktop 3D printers of ABS and PLA speeds, many times the speed of other flexible materials on the market.

Cheetah filament possesses industry leading durability along with impact strength 84% greater than ABS. The abrasion resistance is also second only to NinjaTek’s Armadillo product, making Cheetah the perfect blend of speed, toughness and strength.

Suggested Applications: seals, plugs, hinges, sleeves & snap-fit parts.

$52.99

          3D Printing Ceramics Market to 2021-Industry Analysis, Applications, Opportunities and Trends   
3D Printing Ceramics Report by Material, Application, and Geography - Global Forecast to 2021 is a professional and in-depth research report on the world's major regional market conditions, focusing on the main regions (North America, Europe and Asia-Pacific) and the main countries (United States, Germany, united Kingdom, Japan, South Korea and China). The report firstly introduced the 3D Printing Ceramics basics: definitions, classifications, applications and market overview; product...
          Death Watch (Pre Vizsla) Mandalorian Gauntlet 3D Printed Kit Mark 4 Hinged Model by AprilStormProps   

80.00 USD

These are based on the second screen version of Pre Vizsla's gauntlets from the Clone Wars. They are basically a mirror image of the Bo Katan gauntlets, with a different left nozzles (which is a flame unit in the series)

This is a new version (Mark 4) that replaces the old plastic clip for a locking pin that slides in from the rear of the gauntlet. It is much more durable.

The gauntlet kit comes with:

Left and Right hand gauntlets already assembled
1x retractable blade which slides into the housing printed in PETG
1x retractable indestructible blade printed in flexible TPU
8x translucent red LED covers
4x translucent white LED covers
2x Blaster Nozzles
5x 3d Printed Darts
1x Larger Blaster Flame Nozzle

These come partly assembled and include a working hinge mechanism and latch that matches the screen almost exactly. They are highly detailed, light and extremely strong, printed in ABS plastic on printers with linear rails for high precision @ 200 micron

Please note these do not come painted unless you select that option. Rather the expectation is you will sand and attach accessories yourself f.You will need to sand and remove print lines then prime and paint accordingly

These gauntlets come in 4 sizes.

Please measure the circumference of your wrist and select accordingly. If your wrist is bigger or you feel you have a wider than average forearm I can tailor the gauntlet. Please contact me with a custom request.

Finish Options:
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Raw Print:

Raw print, assembled, but as it comes from the printer, print lines need to be removed by sanding and painting.

Sanded and Undercoated:

Print has been sanded and most print lines removed, though it is sometimes impossible to remove all, also the prop has painted with a primer that helps cover print lines. All you need to do is paint in your desired colours. Accessories like blades, nozzles etc are not painted as these need to be glued.


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          Top 3 Emerging Trends Impacting the Global Knee Replacement Devices Market from 2017-2021: Technavio   
...get the third for free . The top three emerging trends driving the global knee replacement devices market according to Technavio healthcare and life sciences research analysts are: • Growing demand for cementless knee replacement • Emergence of 3D printing of knee implants • Growing ...

          Stratasys Represents 3D Printing as Part of Prestigious 'Future Lab' at Goodwood Festival of Speed in UK   
...things are made. Headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota and Rehovot, Israel, the company empowers customers across vertical markets, including aerospace, automotive, healthcare, education, and consumer products, by enabling new approaches for design and manufacturing. Stratasys solutions offer design freedom and manufacturing flexibility ...


          Global 3D Printing Plastic and Photopolymer Material Market to Grow at a CAGR of 21.5% (From 2017-2023), Reports BIS Research   
...of plastic and photopolymer, their cost effectiveness as compared to metals and their widespread acceptance in major industry verticals like healthcare, consumer, automotive and aerospace & defense are some of the major reasons for the growth of 3DP plastic and photopolymer material ...


          Comment on Filabot by Potent Rope Uses Filabot to Make Edible Cannabis Filament for 3D Printing - 3D Printing Media Network   
[…] Paige Colen and Ashley Herr, Potent Rope is an edible 3D printing cannabis filament, extruded on a Filabot system, that combines a water-soluble thermo plastic polymer with different cannabinoids and […]
          Comment on Stratasys by Eviation Uses 3D Printing to Develop All Electric Commuter Aircraft - 3D Printing Media Network   
[…] yet another high profile collaboration in the civil aviation industry, Stratasys the 3D printing is partnering with Eviation Aircraft, a global manufacturer of all-electric air […]
          Comment on BioBots by New BioBots Gelatin Bioink Enables Bioprinting of Complex 3D Structures with High Viability - 3D Printing Media Network   
[…] cell-encapsulating bioinks require choosing between high print fidelity or high biocompatibility. BioBots, manufacturer of the first affordable desktop bioprinter and commercial bioprinting materials, has […]
          Grim Dawn Devs Celebrate 1 Million Sales With Sick Statue   
Not everybody cares about collectibles, and there's nothing wrong with that. But when your team busts out a giant 3D printed figurine to mark the one million sales mark for your game, it's hard not to be a little touched. More »
   
 
 

          Pixologic ZBrush 4R8 | Update #1   

[ #PIXOLOGIC #ZBrush4R8 ]
Pixologic has released ZBrush 4R8 updated #1 includes a number of changes for improved stability in ZBrush 4R8


NEW
• Floating License Clients have been released with Patch 1.
• Added a "Modulate By Color" slider to NanoMesh.
• Boolean preference was added to allow user control to delete the temporary Make Boolean Mesh files.
• A Claytubes-Constant brush has been added. This will allow constant depth to the surface when a morph target is applied.
• A Brush3D Template Project has been added with a polygroup outline. This will make preparing VDM's easier.

UPDATES
IMM Viewer
• Updated the IMM viewer to update instantly when inserting or deleting items.
• IMM Viewer to turn off /on immediately as user changes the preferences settings.
• IMM Viewer Preferences to save with any UI config.

Brushes
• Brushes that have been saved with older versions will have the "Adaptive Map Size” in the Brush>Alpha and Texture menu set to zero in order to be compatible with earlier versions of ZBrush.
• ClayTubes brush will now have Fast Samples on by default in order to be compatible with earlier versions of ZBrush.
• The new shift-to-Line stoke will be auto-disabled when using Smoothing brush.
• Updated to turn off the new Shift Line when the Shift key is pressed before touching the surface.

ZModeler
• Brush Edge action inserts by default a single edge loop instead of multiple loops.

UI
• Custom palettes may now be deleted and the UI will immediately reflect the change.
• Button Size can now be set to max 120. This will allow for large text and buttons. Ideal for larger displays.
• Custom palettes can now be deleted.
• The font on Mac OS X should now be easier to read.

GoZ
• All visible SubTools are now sent to the target application.

Plugins
• 3D Print Hub will now export textures when a VRML is exported.
• 3D Print Hub can send to Preform and will send all visible SubTools.
• FBX Export now has merged UV's.

Other
• Make Union Mesh is now support on OSX Mavericks 10.9
• The Subtool-Track of Timeline will be disabled by default in order to be compatible with earlier versions of ZBrush.
• The Inflate with Right Click on the Transpose Line has been removed (this will be replaced by future deformers).

>> See Also: Zburhs's Tutorials

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          Fischertechnik 3D Printer - Test   
Der Bausatz für einen 3D-Drucker von Fischertechnik ist eher ein Lernprojekt als ein vollwertiger Drucker.
          30th Jun: The Supervet: Bionic Specials (2016), 1 Season [TV-14] (6/10)   
From biomechanics to 3D printing, this series offers an in-depth look at the amazing tech veterinarian Noel Fitzpatrick uses to help our animal pals.

          Funny Pictures – June 29, 2017   
First go at 3D printing. via New PETA ad looks like two guys had a threesome with a chicken and she completely blew their minds. via Friend’s dad heard fruits and dads were popular right now. via Trust me, I’m an engineer. via When you leave your husband alone with the garden decor. via Help […]
          Need Help:my nozzel keeps hitting the bed T_T   
i'm new in the 3D printing and i resently bought a pruisa i3 clone with and autolevel,, sooo i set everything, i level the bed by hand, i hit auto...
          Nexxt Labs/ Nexx Tech   
Do not do business with this company!!!! The company I work for order 2 RapidShape 3D printers from Nexxt Labs at the end of last year. We were...
          Laboratory Technologist - National University of Singapore - Queenstown   
Familiarity with prototyping equipment like 3D printers and CNC mills. To assist in the setting up of 3D printers, laser cutters, drill presses, electronic test...
From National University of Singapore - Tue, 20 Jun 2017 08:20:34 GMT - View all Queenstown jobs
          Design Engineer - Division of Industrial Design - National University of Singapore - Queenstown   
Knowledge of digital fabrication skills, CAD, CNC, 3D Printing and Generative Design. Planning and Execution of design research and student projects initiated...
From National University of Singapore - Wed, 12 Apr 2017 15:57:58 GMT - View all Queenstown jobs
          Jay Leno Takes Joyride in Divergent3D’s “3D Printed Supercar”   

Jay Leno's Garage takes a spin in the world's first 3D printed environmentally friendly supercar: the Divergent Blade.

The post Jay Leno Takes Joyride in Divergent3D’s “3D Printed Supercar” appeared first on All3DP.


          3D Printing Service Guide 2017 – 33 Best Online Services   

Looking for the best 3D printing service? Read our guide to the best online 3D printing services for consumer & small business in 2017.

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          Printrbelt from Printrbot and Polar3D is Going to Blow your Mind   
printrbelt

Printrbot and Polar3D collaborate on the Printrbelt; with an infinite build on the Z-axis, it takes a radical angle on desktop 3D printing.

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          25 Best Raspberry Pi Projects (You Can Do with a 3D Printer)   

A Raspberry Pi and a 3D printer are a match made in maker’s heaven. Here are the best Raspberry Pi projects you can do with a 3D printer.

The post 25 Best Raspberry Pi Projects (You Can Do with a 3D Printer) appeared first on All3DP.


          3DEO Reduces Metal Printing Costs With “Intelligent Layering”   

Los Angeles based company, 3DEO, is using a new technique called Intelligent Layering to help reduce the costs of metal 3D printing.

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          How to 3D Print a Super Nintendo Mini with RetroPie and Raspberry Pi Zero   
super nintendo mini retropie

For retro gaming fans, September is an awfully long wait. Here's a tutorial to 3D print a working Mini SNES Pi Zero with functional switches.

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          20 Best Cheap 3D Printers Under $500/$1000   
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Maker on a budget? Read our buyer’s guide to the 20 best cheap 3D printers under $1000 you can buy today, with ten 3D printers under $500.

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          Laboratory Technologist - National University of Singapore - Queenstown   
Familiarity with prototyping equipment like 3D printers and CNC mills. To assist in the setting up of 3D printers, laser cutters, drill presses, electronic test...
From National University of Singapore - Tue, 20 Jun 2017 08:20:34 GMT - View all Queenstown jobs
          Design Engineer - Division of Industrial Design - National University of Singapore - Queenstown   
Knowledge of digital fabrication skills, CAD, CNC, 3D Printing and Generative Design. Planning and Execution of design research and student projects initiated...
From National University of Singapore - Wed, 12 Apr 2017 15:57:58 GMT - View all Queenstown jobs
           MIT built a robot that can 3D print a building    
A robotic system developed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology can 3D print the basic structure of a building.
          Notre Dame Football's New Shoes -- The Story   



This shoe is currently not available to the general public -- the soles are produced by a 3D printer...

LINK:  THE STORY

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          Believe in your dream and yourself!   

RUHRSOURCE 3D printing prepress software: CUR3D Please introduce yourself and your startup RUHRSOURCE to our readers! Hi, my name is

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          Comment on The whole package by Alfred Thompson   
I just got back from ISTE 2017. My wife presented this year which was very exciting for both of us. She talked about a joint 3D printing project she did that matched up some of her high school seniors with second grade classes as they learned about animal and the landscapes they live it. IT was one of those real teachers talking about real teaching sessions and was well received. ISTE was a so-so experience for me. I went to a few sessions but they mostly, though not always, covered things I already knew. On the other hand some were about mixing making things with CS and those gave me some good ideas for teaching this coming year. For CS I find the CSTA conference a better fit for me. (Hope to see lots of people there.) The highlights of ISTE for me this year as most years are the face to face conversations both in the hallways and in the exhibit hall. It is hard to tweet about those things though I did try. And I blogged a bit about things from the conversations while I was there. More will come as I review all the stuff on robots that I picked up. That was my focus this year.
          Video: Eviation’s electric plane takes flight with 3D printing   
Eviation is in the race to provide commercial passenger flights with an aircraft powered by electricity. In this video, the Israeli start-up’s CEO Omer Bar-Yohay and chief engineer Ofir Laor describe how 3D printing for rapid prototyping, tooling and end-use parts has allowed them to develop Alice, a unique design of electric-powered commercial aircraft. Eviation’s […]
          Watch Dogs 2 Gets 4 Player Party Mode via Free Update   



Watch Dogs 2 – 4-Player Party Mode Coming in Latest Free Title Update on July 4

Since launch, Watch Dogs 2 has received over five major free updates in addition to three sets of DLC, bringing new missions, weapons, outfits, vehicles, map locations, and online modes. From the start, the game has encouraged playing with others, and on July 4, you’ll be able to bring even more friends along for some San Francisco hacking antics with the biggest online update yet that includes a new and long-awaited 4-Player Party mode (Patch Notes).

“It’s something we’ve been thinking about for a long time,” says Watch Dogs 2 producer Kris Young. “It’s always more fun to be in a team, and the online modes we have are great, but we really wanted to expand on them. We also pay attention to what our community is saying, and it’s something they’ve been clamoring for, so we’re happy to finally make it available to everyone.”

How will it work? Players can start a public or private party with room for up to four friends (or strangers, if you use matchmaking). From there, the party is free to explore San Francisco. “The cops will be there. You could try to take down the Red Zones. Everything that’s in the city of San Francisco will be there, so you can immediately have some fun exploring San Francisco with four people” Young says. “Then, at any time, you can launch the activities that support the 4-player Party – Bounties, Invasions, Loot Trucks, Races, Showd0wn, Man VS Machine Robot Fights, and the DedSec Virus events are all available for you to have fun with.”

Young also explains that the 4-Player Party mode is intended to be more about cooperation than competition, so anything that happens in this mode will not affect leaderboard standings.

In addition to the 4-Player Party mode, the latest update will also include some slight fixes and improvements to make the experience of playing with others a little smoother. “Watch Dogs 2 already has a fun world to explore, so we mostly had to do some adjustments and gameplay balances” says Young. “We introduced an option to let you skip the cinematic when you’re using the 3D printer, we know that was kind of frustrating. We also fixed the shuffler takedown move and outfit that some players weren’t able to unlock properly, with a few other stability fixes as well.”

To celebrate this new update as well as the Bay Area’s rendition of Independence Day, Watch Dogs 2 will also hold a special in-game event during the month of July that includes fireworks displays over the city of San Francisco and a festive change to the paintball gun that makes it shoot red, white, and blue pellets.

Watch Dogs 2 is currently available on PS4, Xbox One, and PC.

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          2017 Summer Programs: Week 2   
STEM Summer Programs at Discovery are in full swing now with five sessions each week! This week we had kids exploring space, the ocean, dinosaurs, and making movies, speakers, 3D printed objects. A T-Rex even stopped in for a quick visit! We have six more weeks of programming available, and many sessions still have space […]
          WATCH: 3D Printed Alien Xenomorph costume   

James Bruton at XRobots uses 3D printing to create cool cosplay outfits of his own design. He's been working on an amazing Alien xenomorph and posting regular updates on his progress. (more…)


          3D Printer Timelapse   

Cast: Jed Welland


          Senior Mechanical Engineer With Manufacturing Experience - USA-CA-San Diego   
at ******* San Diego, CA, US Apply for this job We are looking for a Senior Mechanical Engineer who wants to build the future of robotics, 3D printing, and footwear manufacturing up close and han...
          How to have a great weekend by engaging in "serious leisure"   

Katrina Onstad, author of a new book called The Weekend Effect: The Life-Changing Benefits of Taking Time Off and Challenging the Cult of Overwork says people usually feel better after a weekend of engaging in engaging social activities instead of binge-watching TV, loafing, and drinking. From Quartz:

Serious leisure activities provide deeper fulfillment, and—to invoke a fuzzy ’70s word—“self-actualization.” Self-actualization is the pinnacle of human development, according to humanist psychologist Abraham Maslow, who describes it as “the desire to become more and more what one is, to become everything that one is capable of becoming.” In other words, getting self-actualized is the whole point of life, and passive, hedonistic leisure (fun and occasionally necessary as it might be) won’t get you there.

Instead, the weekend goal should be “eudaimonic” happiness, which is a sense of well-being that arises from meaningful, challenging activities that cause you to grow as a person. This means spending the weekend on serious leisure activities that require the regular refinement of skills: your barbershop-quartet singing, your stamp collecting, or slightly less dorky, but still equally in-depth, projects. You pursue serious leisure with the earnest tenor of a professional, even if the pursuit is amateur.

Thinking about my own weekends, I like ones that include loafing *and* social stuff. My ideal weekend would include reading for a few hours, learning Japanese for an hour, meeting with my amateur magic club for a couple of hours, having a fun date night with Carla (dinner and a movie), watching a couple of episodes of a show we like, taking a long hike with Carla (and one of my daughters if they are around) in the Hollywood Hills, making meals that require lots of chopping and prep, sketching with my daughters, and fixing something broken around the house (especially if it requires me to design a 3D model and make something on my 3D printer). Sometimes, I achieve a weekend that includes all of these things, but it's rare, because other obligations get in the way. But I usually am able to do a few of these things, which is enough.

          Air Force Research Lab Breaks New Ground with Additive Manufacturing   
Scientists at Air Force Research Lab, Wright Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, work with additive manufacturing/3d printing to design lighter, more durable electronics.
          A little spot of bloggy   
Hey team! Another quiet month. The only interesting thing that happened to me is that as the temperature reached 9°F two weeks ago, I woke up to find that my house's boiler had failed. I have hot water heat, so this meant that my house was completely without heat or showers. While allegedly a superior method of heating the house, hot water radiators have a serious design issue now extra familiar to me, which is that if they fail, then the natural next step is for the cold water radiator pipes running through your floorboards to become ice radiator pipes, and when the hot water is reinstated at the emergency price of $10,400, the pipes are invigorated with the pressure of hot water and slipping ice plugs, and explode, creating copious ceiling waters. (This is despite me taking precautionary system-draining steps as the house's temperature dropped—there are just some pipes that are nearly external due to poor insulation.) So if you have a house that was built less than 100 years ago or have forced air or some other heat, please take this moment to ha-ha me. Oh and then ha-ha again that due to what was apparently a configuration error, the new boiler entered a lockout mode while I was on vacation in Connecticut, so I helplessly watched the temperature fall on my Nest app all of Christmas Eve day, imagining that all the while new ceiling floods were filling the house with liquid water. Ugh! Big ups to Reed, who thankfully was still in town, and drove over to turn the thing off and verify the floor water level at 0.

I did get to make a project out of it, since I'm going to try to insulate one of the especially prone pipes (as I can see that this is not the first burst!) using some overly complicated or labor-intensive approach, i.e., Tom style.

Oh I also made a 3D printed present for my nephew, trying to take literally his Christmas request, but now it's too late for me to upload that thing cuz I gotta to go this NYE party.

The hacking project I mentioned in last month's resignation is turning out to be harder than I thought, but in a good way. I think it's interesting enough to become a video, so stay tuned. Happy 2017!
           Zurich researchers start work on digitally fabricated DFAB House    

Once complete, the DFAB House will be used to test smart home and IoT technologies

We've seen quite a few building projects recently that make use of robots or 3D printing tech, or both, but a bunch of professors from ETH Zurich are attempting to make the whole design and build process digital. Once constructed by robots, the three-storey DFAB House will be used to test smart home technologies.

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          Comment on RAMPS 1.4 3D printer board Marlin firmware installation guide by BarronV   
I have assembled the board according to the graphs, and loaded the firmware with the recommended Adrino.exe and Marlin file. Only the z access will move. X Y and Extruder appear to not be powering. When I plug one of the Z motors into the X or Y interface, still no motion. Might it be in the pin assignments in marlin?
          Zurich researchers start work on digitally fabricated DFAB House   
We've seen quite a few building projects recently that make use of robots or 3D printing tech, or both , but a bunch of professors from ETH Zurich are attempting to make the whole design and build process digital. Once constructed by robots, the three-storey DFAB House will be used to test smart home technologies.
          How 3D Printing in Aluminum Really Works   
A month ago, we informed you about our amazing increase in aluminum 3D printing size . Now it’s time to give you an insight on how 3D printing in Aluminum really works. We’ll take a look at the technology and inform you about all the details you’ve always wanted to know
          Ultrasonic 3D Printing: Not 3D Printing, But Still Interesting   
A particle suspended in mid-air by ultrasonic waves I’m reviewing a video of a new... Read the whole entry...
          Why We Love To Buy Boring Businesses   
For every high-flying startup focused on 3D printing, wearables, or the sharing economy, there are thousands of boring businesses working for a very good living. That’s the thing about boring businesses: They just make money.
          Bespoke Food Platform Delivers Popsicles In Any Shape You Desire   
3D printing platform Pixsweet lets customers design their own ice pops
          Chat: Are the wheel centres for the 1.2 A2s easy to get hold of?   
While browsing for useful A2 related 3d print files I came across one for the wheel centres on the 1.2, I am guessing that they are still available...
          Michelin unveils airless, 3D printed concept tire   
Michelin unveils what it says is the tire of the future - a 3D-printed tire-wheel combination that could be altered and customized based on driving needs. Bob Mezan reports.
          Multi Jet Fusion 3D Printing Application Engineer - InterPRO - Additive Manufacturing Systems & Services - Deep River, CT   
Becoming fully expert on HP's Multi Jet Fusion 3D printing technology. Determining how Multi Jet Fusion technology addresses clients' unique needs and... $35,000 - $45,000 a year
From Indeed - Tue, 20 Jun 2017 14:38:11 GMT - View all Deep River, CT jobs
          Buy Deanfun Fries Drawstring Bags 3D Printed Food Pattern Women Backpacks SKD 46   

You can buy Deanfun Fries Drawstring Bags 3D Printed Food Pattern Women Backpacks SKD 46 now !

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          Scribbler DUO: The World's First Dual-Nozzle 3D Printing Pen Launches Kickstarter Campaign   

Cleveland, OH -- (SBWIRE) -- 06/29/2017 -- Scribbler DUO is the World's First Dual Nozzle 3D Printing Pen that has been designed to redefine creativity and technology. With several amazing features and benefits, the 3D printing pen has been offered with several amazing functions and features. It is Scribbler's 4th Generation Pen and has been designed for the users of all age groups including children and adults. The pen is now seeking community support on Kickstarter and everyone is welcome to back it on the crowdfunding platform.

Scribbler DUO 3D Pen uses highly affordable filaments that are strong and create precise 3D structures. Moreover, the pen has an electronic system of heating the filament and this temperature can be controlled by the user. Moreover, the speed of operation can also be controlled by the user while using this pen of the future. These two active nozzles are a scientific breakthrough that will redefine 3D printing and writing

The Kickstarter Campaign is located on the web at: www.kickstarter.com/projects/675897582/scribbler-duo-the-worlds-first-dual-nozzle-3d-prin and it offers several pledges ranging from $60 to $1750. For only a $60 pledge, supporters can get this pen for more than 50% discount off the retail price. Moreover, for a $1750 pledge, backers will be able to get 20 pens and 20 bundles of 500 feet value to save more than $1600.

About Scribbler DUO
Scribbler DUO is the World's First Dual Nozzle 3D Pen that is now available for anyone around the world through Kickstarter. The pen has amazing features and benefits and it is highly affordable for everyone. Moreover, it is safe, clean and people from all age groups can easily use it. The company is now seeking community support from the international community on Kickstarter for this pen and is welcoming everyone to back the crowdfunding campaign.

Contact:
Contact Person: Alexander Vasilev
Company: Scribbler
Address: Cleveland, Ohio, USA
Phone: 2168323728
Email: info@scribbler3dpen.com
Website: www.kickstarter.com/projects/675897582/scribbler-duo-the-worlds-first-dual-nozzle-3d-prin

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          Hotel Bathroom Interior 3d Max Model Free   

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          Luxury Banana Bathtub 3d Max Model Free   

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          Interior Toilet Scene 3d Max Model Free   

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          3d Max Model Scene Public Health Interior   

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          Bathroom Sink 3dsMax Model Free   

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          Pastoral Sink Bathroom Scene 3d Max Model Free   

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          3d Max Model WC Interior   

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          Luxury Bathroom Interior Scene 3d Max Model Free   

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          3d Max Model Scene Fantasy Bathroom   

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          3d Max Model Scene Toilet Interior   

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          Folder Compact Tripod #3DPrinting #celebratephotography   
From MakerTronica on Thingiverse: Printer: Recicled parts 3d printer Rafts: No Supports: Yes Resolution: 0.2 Infill: 30% Read more We #celebratephotography here at Adafruit every Saturday. From photographers of all levels to projects you have made or those that inspire you to make, we’re on it! Got a tip? Well, send it in! If you’re […]
          Fablab London - Hands-on Digital Fabrication   

I was at the Fab Lab in London a few days back to get a closer look at 3D printing, laser cutting and well, as I found out at digital fabrication in general!

As we arrived we were welcomed by Tony Fish, Susana, Heman and Nealesh to be given a tour of the Fab Lab and get a feeling of what digital fabrication is really about.
Susana, Herman and Nealesh are interns at the FabLab and they are themselves skilled makers with a very nice project crowd funding as I am writing. The project is called Pegged-In and their website is a must see as it is a piece of art in itself.

Tony suggests that we are at a turning point with regards to technology and that the digital world should now turn its attention to moving from pure ether to the physical world. Something, he says, that can be achieved by new technologies like 3D printing and laser cutting but mostly by a community which is more than ever detaching from the sole role of being consumers to become owners and manufacturers of their own ideas.
Ideas which are also worth spreading in a manner that takes a lot of the open source ethos.

The FabLab London opened a year ago in what had been one of the hottest day in a long while, on the day we were visiting it was a rather chilling January morning just a few degrees above zero. The lab was anyway a warm place, full of energy and people buzzing about doing the most disparate things form modelling, to design, coding, meeting with others, crafting, you could enter the FabLab with an idea and get out with an actual product in your hands! Yes because the Fab Lab is not just a furnace of ideas but mostly a very practical, pragmatic place where ideas become reality.
The two main services the lab offers are in fact the digital fabrication and the rapid prototyping whereby the lab staff will help you refine your project and create a usable prototype of it.

The session was mostly aiming to be an informative one to bring awareness and get a little flavour of what this new revolutionary approach to "making" is about. It was mostly addressed to journalists so that when they would write on the subject of digital fabrication they would be more knowledgeable about it. I was obviously an intruder.
The approach of the session was then intended to be more pragmatic than simply a tour of the lab so that we could have ended up making something in the end. That;s what hands-on is all about!

The FabLab comes out of MIT and there is now more than 600 around the world. It was started on questions like: "How do we make sure that a product can be replicated exactly every time, the millionth one equal to the first?"
This lab opened September last year and is already counting 10K people that went through the lab showing how successful the idea has proven.

The first rule of FabLab is: learn, make, share. This applies to everything from coding to electronics, from crafting to sewing.
Making lets you realise how difficult and valuable manufacturing, designing and developing a product is and also how new skill sets are needed to foster and sustain this new movement.

People in the FabLab come from several backgrounds and this is what makes the place such a resourceful environment. One of the intern for example comes from a designer background he is a product designer, another is a physic, others have electronics engineering background and so on.

As Tony was finishing his welcome speech he showed us the cannon ball that Martina had skilfully transformed into a piece of art by creating little magnet boats and an elegant stand.



After the introduction we moved immediately in the area where the 3D printers were busy working, buzzing about and depositing material layer after layer.



The 3D printers are essentially made of a table that moves vertically up and down and a nozzle that squirts heated plastic onto the table. The nozzle moves along X and Z coordinates via two stepper motors and deposits the plastic on the table with extreme precision.
The plastic is heated at 220 degrees and the filament is pushed through the nozzle by cogs in a mechanism at the back of the printer which steadily moves it through the nozzle for it to melt it.



A good enough printer would cost in the range of £1700 allowing for products which are rendered with a very good quality. But there are printers for all sorts of budgets starting at as little as £200/£300. A filament costs around £20 for 750g reel.
The quality depends on how precisely the objects are created in much like the same way as you would measure video cards or traditional printers resolutions. The smaller is the detail that you can render the better is the resolution of the 3D printer.

The initial set-up of a printer, especially for the not so expensive ones, can be rather tricky and although a set-up software will guide through the process, it might require some time to get through the whole thing.  Getting used to your printer will help you over time to spot problems with the tuning and quickly put the printer back in check.
The table will need to be perfectly levelled, the corners to which the nozzle will move to will have to be precisely identified, the distance of the nozzle from the table will have to be perfectly set and other settings will have to be adjusted from software for every object created. A bit more work then you would need to do than with your normal printer I guess but you are printing in 3D!
More expensive printers will come with a set of sensors which allow for the printer to auto-calibrate but that increases the cost quite substantially.
The majority of printers will only use one colour of material but there are already some that can handle two different types of filaments.

With regards to the materials used the filament can be made of reusable PLA a fantastic things which is also great for the environment.and that allows for discarded materials to be reduced back into pellets and reeled as filament once again.
At the FabLab they had bought a new tool just for that.



The most common filament is the PLA but there other types depending on the design requirements. Some come with conductive material, some are photoelectric, you can have wood like, glass, metal; the sky is the limit
Even when it comes down to the printer itself the choices are many. Some printers can be build by laser cut material like wood or acrylic, some like the RepRap can reproduce itself!

This is the one on which we practised our skills or should I say lack of thereof :)


Next we were in ore of the laser cutter where we met Helen that was cutting cardboard for a box she was preparing for an Arduino based kit targeted to schools for STEM. I was later able to see the finished product at Bett Show 2016.



The principle of the laser cutter is very similar in this case to the traditional pen plotters (if you are old enough to have seen one) except that instead of using a pen this cutter fires a laser on the material underneath. The power of the laser, the speed and the frequency of the pulses can be adjusted in order to work on different materials. Too much power and you are burning the material too much. too little and you won't cut it. Changing the parameter also allows for the laser to work as an engraver and instead of going completely through the material it will only "scar" it to a chosen depth.



Having a laser cutter is not only expensive because of the cost of the cutter itself but also for the space it takes and for the infrastructure that goes with it like the extractor fan for the fumes. Not something you could easily have at home!

At the FabLab there is also a well set-up electronics lab full of components and tools which can accommodate the majority of your needs.

Next to it there is a workshop for mechanical works complete with a lathe where we found somebody making parts for a clarinet! When I said you can anything at the FabLab I actually meant it.

Passing in front at the spaces that can be used for work groups to come together and develop ideas, we eventually got in the last section of the FabLab.
At the end of a narrow corridor we found Martin and the lab manager Frank busy at work with computer programmable sewing machines. By using conductive thread they were getting ready for a workshop to be given to 25 French teachers which on their way to the Bett Show 2016 also wanted to visit the FabLab to gain some insight in digital fabrication. The kit was not ready but we could already see from the sketches on the white board and the prototypes being worked that it would have become the basis for a rather interesting workshop on wearable technologies.

That concluded our little tour of the lab and off we went to practice on the 3D printers.
After being given a bunch of laptops we were instructed to visit the website Thingiverse where anybody can go and find a design for something that would be later fed to the 3D printer.
The printers in fact have an SD card reader and through a display you are given the possibility to choose the design on that card that you want executed.
Some parameters needs to be set on the downloaded design like whether you want to print a draft or an accurate reproduction of the object. This is done through a modelling tool and once saved the file is ready for the printer. Depending on the parameters chosen you are also advised of the time it will take to print the object so that's when it is very important that you understand the implications of your parameters e.g. draft or quality will change the time dramatically.

In the end I managed to get away from the lab with just a small keyring but what counts more with a much better understanding of what digital fabrication is about and of the many opportunities it is starting to offer.



The lab is opened free of charge on Fridays for the public and during the week you can use it at a cost.
So what are you waiting for? Visit the FabLab closer to you and get ready to learn, make and share.





          My SD card Swiss knife 3D printed from Ryanteck   
I have a sense of deja vu every time I have to somehow catalogue and store my SD cards, it really reminds me of the floppy disks nightmare. With this Swiss knife things are bound to improve!

Have a look at my newly 3D printed SD card Swiss knife! Ryanteck made an excellent job.

It took some tweaking because the original design from Dranoweb needs ... some improvements but the end result is really nice.


          Upgrade your old laptop with a Raspberry Pi   

Have you ever wondered what to do with that old laptop you kept for so long because you never had the heart to trough it away?

Plug a Raspberry Pi2 into your old laptop and give it a second life! Also wouldn't it be great to get your Pi around the house with a very portable setup? I know you get a Pi-Top (I'll admit it's cool but $269.99 without the Pi!!!), you can get a Touchscreen even the original from the Pi Foundation, but the recycler in me sometimes screams for justice.

This setup I am using costs near to nothing and gets the dust off those useless laptops in the loft.

The idea is pretty easy; we get a Pi, plug it in two USB ports of the laptop via a Y cable, connect it via the Ethernet port to the NIC of the laptop, VNC into the Pi, configure the Wi-Fi and job done.


Fix the Pi on the back of your laptop's screen with whatever you can think of and enjoy a Pi with no dangling cables but with a nice keyboard, video and mouse setup.



I made sure that the steps to follow are as simple as possible and that the configuration should work in the majority of situations. By all means this can be further improved and I'll be glad to hear from anybody who might have suggestions.

The configuration and setup can be replicated pretty much on any laptop you might have, even a new one!

Hardware requirements


The requirements for the laptop are:
2 USB ports
1 NIC ethernet
1 Working keyboard and 1 Working Touchpad/Mouse :)
1 Working Screen :))



Mine is quite old as you can see



The Pi needs a Y USB cable with the usual micro connector on the other side. This StarTech 1 feet USB Y Cable for External Hard Drive - Dual USB A to Micro B can do just the job.
A short (20-30 cm) Ethernet cable CAT5e would be more than enough.
Finally a compatible Wi-Fi card.

This is essentially it from the HW point of view. The reason for the Y cable is to make sure that the Pi receives enough current to power itself correctly. Each USB ports in USB1/2 delivers a maximum of 500mA so if you have a laptop of that era you certainly need the Y cable.
The Ethernet cable doesn't need to be a cross-over although that wouldn't hurt if it is. The Pi is capable of Auto MDI-X and will be able to adjust to a straight or a crossover cable directly connected to the laptop; no Ethernet HUB/SWITCH required.

Software configuration


Software wise the Pi will come with its usual distro Raspbian and the Laptop in my case is Elementary Linux. Different combinations of distros should certainly work but might require adjustments compared to what I am showing here.

06-02-16 Please check the information at the bottom of this page before going ahead with the ICS setup.

The quickest A quick way to have the best "Plug & Play" experience is to configure the laptop to work as a DHCP for the Pi, this will ensure that the Pi can just come out of a freshly burned SD card (If you use NOOBS you need to install an OS first) with no need for any configuration only requiring to only install VNC server on your Pi but with no need to configure its networking.

Most NetworkManager distributions should allow for "internet connection sharing" for each network cards. This allows for the laptop to use a service called Dnsmasq to provide automatic configuration of networking parameters for the guests, in our case the Pi. Great!
This is how I configured my laptop:




Once the "internet configuration sharing" is setup our Pi can be plugged in in the USB ports of the laptop and hooked to the Ethernet cable.
After a while we should have an IP for the PI but we are not going to know which is going to be that easily. Luckily both Rasbian and Elementary (Linux in general does) support something called mDNS out of the box. mDNS is for DNS what Link-local address is for IP (you know those 169.254.x.y addresses?) and it allows for DNS names to be setup "democratically" amongst computers in the same network. Raspbian sets its name as


raspberrypi.local

and once it gets an IP you should be able to ping raspberrypi.local without knowing the IP, excellent!
If you can ping it, you can SSH to it and that's the next thing to do.


We SSH to the Pi and start the VNC server (of course there will be a one off password to setup, keep it simple and use the Pi user password).



The server should be started with the same resolution of your laptop screen as we want to run the Pi in full screen on the laptop. The command to run on the Pi will be something like:

vncserver -geometry 1280x800 

or whichever is the resolution of your laptop, I hope you know how to find it :)


We now have a VNC server to connect to, note that it runs on screen :1 but don't try yet to get on the Pi until you have done the steps below otherwise you won't be able to use F8 to close the session as the keyboard might not work.

One thing you may find in fact is that once in fullscreen the keyboard is not working on the remote session. To fix this I had to edit /etc/X11/app-defaults/Vncviewer as sudo

sudo nano /etc/X11/app-defaults/Vncviewer

This is distribution dependant and you might have to look elsewhere for this file depending on what you run on the laptop.



The line that we are uncommenting is:

Vncviewer.grabKeyboard: true

on the laptop we should now be able to VNC safely to the Pi. The command I am using is:

xtightvncviewer raspberrypi.local:1 -fullscreen -compresslevel 3

we are connecting on host raspberrypi.local on screen 1 in fullscreen and compress the session to get better performance. I made a script just not to have to type that all the time.


You can play with compresslevel from 0 to 9 where 9 is less compressed. The network should not be the bottleneck as it is a dedicated fast-ethernet connection but the video card on you old laptop might be the one not actually able to keep up.

If the command above succeeds you should be prompted for the VNC server password you set earlier on and after that you should finally be in your Pi's desktop!!

We are not done yet unfortunately, a few more tweaks.

The first thing to do on the Pi is to configure the eth0 card as static IP.


The reason is still within the realm of keeping things as simple as possible. You remember that Dnsmasq you mentioned earlier? Well as a good DHCP it will keep on refreshing periodically the information of the Pi's Ethernet adapter not only with IP and Mask but also with Gateway, DNS and default route. Now, after we will enable the Wi-Fi card on the Pi we'll want for the default route and the DNS server to be only the ones of the Wireless card not the ones configured from the DHCP server on the laptop. This will ensure that the Pi will be able to connect to the internet only through its Wi-Fi card.
The best thing to do is to configure the IP address of the Pi's eth0 as the one it used to receive from the DHCP's laptop and


uncheck "Automatically configure empty options"

leaving the Router and DNS sections empty.



Note that this will configure the network mask of the Pi as 255.0.0.0 whilst the laptop interface will have a mask of 255.255.255.0. This is not going to cause any problems although it is quite an horrible thing to live with if you have done any serious networking in your life!

Next we need to edit:

sudo nano /etc/resolv.conf

on the Pi to remove the settings obtained from the laptop. We need to remove the line that says:

nameserver 10.42.0.1

or whichever is the IP of your laptop
it should look like this:


Lastly we need to remove the default route 0.0.0.0 associated with the laptop's address, in my case:

sudo route del -net 0.0.0.0 gw 10.42.0.1

so that the routes will look like this:


At this point we'll need to configure the Wi-Fi connection on the Pi in the standard way and we should be done!!!


After these steps connecting again should be just a question of powering up the laptop, starting the VNC server on the Pi (which can of course be set to start automatically) and VNC into the Pi.

What is left to do


A lot more automation can be done. When the laptop shuts down for example we should be able to also run a clean shutdown and wait for the Pi to be off before shutting down the laptop. The VNC session could also be run automatically at the startup of the laptop including passing the password for the Pi. The initial configuration of things for both the Pi and the laptop could be scripted to make things easy even for the less expert.
Finally get a better networking configuration, I hate that thing about the network mask!!

Also some good designer cloud come up with maybe a 3D printed enclosure or VESA fix like structure that can be adjusted to most laptop screens. It'll be nice to find a way to accommodate a breadboard too although having it always fixed on the back of the screen might not be ideal.

I leave it here I guess but this is clearly far from being something to "resell".

Notes


If your laptop comes with a Wi-Fi interface then you could use that to connect the Pi to the internet in a much more traditional ICS configuration. This hides the Pi behind a NAT and for the majority won't be a problem and work great, I preferred to use the laptop just as a KVM though.

I must admit that I have tried to find out whether the Pi supports Link-local address which would have made things less complicated but I couldn't find much about this and eventually opted for the more cumbersome "internet connection sharing" approach.

TIP


In the long run having to type a password for the laptop and one for the Pi can be tedious so my advice is to at least enable autologin on the laptop and disable the password prompt when exiting the screensaver

06-02-16 - UPDATE


Link-Local Address


Since I wrote this article I researched a bit more into the matter of Link-Local Address and specifically with regard to the support of this in Raspbian. It turns out that the Pi is more than capable of supporting IP auto configuration and this is in fact the quickest way to go about configuring the Pi in tailless mode (I like calling it this way!).
By configuring the laptop Ethernet interface as Link-Local only the adapter will get a 169.254.x.y address and will be immediately ready to resolve raspberrypi.local.



This doesn't mean that the steps I discussed in the main part of this article are wrong only that the networking setup can be achieved in a much easier way if using Link-Local address instead of ICS.

Sorry for the confusion

          3D Printing News roundup: Tricorbraun boosts 3D printing capacity, Leapfrog 3D Printers get new investment, more   
3D printing technology marches on at an unrelenting pace, but we're here to stop you from being trampled underfoot. Here's a round-up of some recent stories you might have missed, including ... - Source: www.3ders.org
          German hobbyist wows Elon Musk with his 3D printed replica Space X rockets   
While access to 3D printing technology continues to get easier, the technical expertise required to make good use of it can still seem like something that is out of reach for beginners. This isn’t nec ... - Source: www.3ders.org
          3D Printing News Sliced: Ultimaker, Höganäs, DuPont, Benchy, Lulzbot, Hyperflesh   
In this edition of Sliced 3D printing news, we feature: GE, Arcam, Höganäs, MIT Technology Review, Carbon, Desktop Metal, 3D Systems, Ultimaker, Stratasys, Leapfrog, DuPont, ... - Source: 3dprintingindustry.com
          MCU Infinity Gauntlet - All parts were cast in resin from molds of the 3D printed master parts. 3D printed master was printed in ABS on a Powerspec Pro.   
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          Government contributes over $2M to medical 3D printer center in Québec   
The Québec Industrial Research Center (CRIQ) and the CHU Québec-Université Laval network of hospitals has launched a project to open a $2.874 million (USD) medical 3D printing center ... - Source: 3dprintingindustry.com
          University of Twente reveals Stormram 4, the smallest MRI-compatible 3d printed biopsy robot to battle breast cancer   
A groundbreaking new development in the field of robotics is poised to have a major impact on the medical world, specifically in the diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer. The Stormram 4 is the lat ... - Source: www.3ders.org
          Quebec to establish $2.31M medical 3D printing center   
The provincial government of Quebec has announced plans to invest nearly 3 million CAD ($2.31M) for the establishment of a medical 3D printing center. The facility, to be located in Quebec’s capital c ... - Source: www.3ders.org
          A1 Filament discusses aspirations following Kickstarter launch   
We asked A1 Filament's Bennett Little about the company's plans for the future having launched its kickstarter for superior 3D printing filaments. The North American materials ... - Source: 3dprintingindustry.com
          Asteroid Day: ESA uses 3D printed models, NASA runs supercomputer impact simulator   
June 30 is Asteroid Day, an annual global event that aims to raise awareness about asteroids and their potential impact on Earth. To mark the occasion, the European Space Agency (ESA) and the National ... - Source: www.3ders.org
          ArianeGroup (Airbus Safran Launchers) developing 10x cheaper 3D printed Prometheus engine for ESA   
Airbus Safran Launchers, which will tomorrow become known as ArianeGroup, has signed a first contract with the European Space Agency (ESA) to develop the Prometheus demonstrator, a partially 3D printe ... - Source: www.3ders.org
          3D printing investor opens Station F, crowns Paris startup capital of the world   
Station F, a 34,000 square metre innovation campus for startups, has officially opened its doors in Paris, France. The project is backed by tech and telecom ... - Source: 3dprintingindustry.com
          AONIQ Set to Release the new 888 – PVC 3D Printer   
Australian start-up AONIQ has developed a new PVC-based 3D printer. While PVC is an interesting material with diverse capabilities, there has not been a significant push to use it. This has been large ... - Source: 3dprinting.com
          ETH Zurich team builds digitally fabricated DFAB House with 3D printing, robots   
A team from ETH Zurich university in Switzerland is developing what could be the first house in the world to be designed, planned, and built using using mostly digital processes. The project, called D ... - Source: www.3ders.org
          New conveyor belt 3D printers Polar3D Flash and Printrbot Printrbelt   
3D printing with conveyor belts has seen a flurry of activity this year. Now, Bill Steele of Polar3D has posted several interesting videos featuring new ... - Source: 3dprintingindustry.com
          DoE grants University of Pittsburgh $1.3 million for 3D printed nuclear sensors   
The University of Pittsburgh Swanson School of Engineering has won a grant of $1.275 million from the U.S. Department of Energy (DoE). The fund will ... - Source: 3dprintingindustry.com
          Metal 3D printing enables bone drill with intricate cooling system   
Leibniz University of Hanover researchers have used a metal 3D printer to create a bone cutting drill with an internal cooling system. The Institute of Production ... - Source: 3dprintingindustry.com
          Singapore researchers use nanoparticles to improve strength of 3D printed Inconel 625 superalloy   
Researchers at Singapore's A*STAR Institute of Manufacturing Technology and Institute of Materials Research and Engineering have improved the physical, thermal, and mechanical properties of 3D pr ... - Source: www.3ders.org
          GIGABYTE GA-AB350 Gaming 3 Review   
One of the more striking aspects of the AB350-Gaming 3 is that it features the Accent LED Overlay similar to that found on the Aorus motherboards, to which you can download a 3D printable document which can be customised to your own liking. This overlay forms part of the 'Surround' RGB lighting experience to which GIGABYTE have included headers for... [PCSTATS]

          Building and 3d printing a Nixie FunKlock @ LanOC Reviews   
A few years ago when I first replaced my desk I wanted to add a clock to the office to keep track of time better. I didn’t want something normal and went with a retro looking flip clock. The flip design was something I always liked but the model that I picked up didn’t fit well under my monitors and later the noise from the motor, not the actual f... [PCSTATS]

          Comment on Nifty resource by Paul Koning   
It would be neat -- and probably fairly easy -- to do a Liberator II type thing and publish a 3d printer design for a useable suppressor.
           Zurich researchers start work on digitally fabricated DFAB House    

Once complete, the DFAB House will be used to test smart home and IoT technologies

We've seen quite a few building projects recently that make use of robots or 3D printing tech, or both, but a bunch of professors from ETH Zurich are attempting to make the whole design and build process digital. Once constructed by robots, the three-storey DFAB House will be used to test smart home technologies.

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What I love about this is how the people feel re-connected with themselves. 3D-printed, individually designed prosthetic legs that are unabashedly artificial and completely personal. Source: http://pinterest.com/pin/69031806758345278/ via Lifekludger on Pinterest
          EnvisionTEC Receives FDA Approval for E-Denture Material to 3D Print Removables   
DEARBORN, Mich.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--#3dprinting--EnvisionTEC, a leading global manufacturer of desktop and full-production 3D printers and materials, today received FDA approval for its new E-Denture material for the 3D printing of lifelike dentures. Combined with EnvisionTEC’s FDA-approved E-Dent 100 and 400 materials for the direct printing of restorations that simulate teeth, EnvisionTEC is now the only 3D printing company worldwide that offers a complete digital denture workflow solution. E-Dent is curren
          Laboratory Technologist - National University of Singapore - Queenstown   
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          Additive manufacturing: 3D printers will change manufacturing   
Date: 29-06-2017 Source: The Economist Sceptics doubt the technology can be used for mass production. Just wait MANUFACTURING advances often take time to catch on. Only later does their real significance become apparent. The flying shuttle, invented in 1733 by John Kay, a British weaver, allowed the production of wider pieces of cloth. Because its […]
          Zortrax to submit IPO prospectus next month   
3D printer manufacturer Zortrax plans to enter the WSE by end-2017 and will submit an issue prospectus to the Financial Supervision Authority (KNF) in July, company’s CEO Rafał Tomasiak.
          Crazy ultrasonic 3D printer that can assemble electronics   

A Lithuanian company called Neurotechnology has developed a device they are calling an ultrasonic 3D printer. Built by the firm’s Ultrasound Research Group, it is just a prototype at this stage and is only capable of assembling printed circuit board (PCB) electronics. In fact, it is less 3D printer and...

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          The rise and rise of Iris van Herpen   
INTERACTIVE TIMELINE

Iris van Herpen is said to be a jack of all trades: designer, artist, couturier, innovator, and futurist. Her one-of-a-kind designs, which seamlessly blend fashion with technology, have earned her worldwide recognition and critical acclaim. Since her graduation from ArtEZ Institute in Arnhem in 2006, the Dutch creator has presented beautifully complex garments inspired by​ the fields of biology, medicine and the rise of the digital world. Known to be more sculptural and experimental than most fashion designers, Iris van Herpen's work reflects her interests in the worlds beyond fashion.

Over the years she managed to hone her craft, and her designs consist of a mixture of traditional artisan skills with the latest developments in tech, including 3D printing and​ ​new materials. Under her design​ ​​ethos “New Couture" shemerges references from the past and the future into a distinct vision of the present.​Needless to say, the Dutch designer is recognized as one of the fashion industry's most forward-thinking designer and continues to push the boundaries of fashion design. As the designer prepares to show her latest collection on schedule at Paris Couture Fashion Week ahead of her eponymous label 10 year anniversary, FashionUnited explores its archives to share with you the highlights of Iris van Herpen's rise to fame.

Use the arrows to navigate through the events ordered by date or click on a timeframe (in the grey bar) to learn more.

Paris Couture Fashion Week officially starts on Sunday, July 2. Iris van Herpen is set to show on Monday, July 3.

This timeline was created by Joanna Mania, Georgie Lilington and Vivian Hendriksz.

Homepage picture: Iris van Herpen. Credit: Catwalkpictures.com

          Reserving the Time, Finding the Space to Grow the Maker Movement   
Exiting a narrow, spiral staircase into Caleb Kraft’s basement, the first thing I notice is a pegboard lined with octopodes hanging above a cluttered workbench. Plural of the sea creature is “octopodes or just octopuses, believe it or not,” Kraft tells me. ”I’ve actually got a whole pile of them somewhere else.” The downstairs is equipped with multiple 3D printers. For one device in particular, its test item is what’s called a Rocktopus – an octopus holding up a rock-n-roll hand sign. “Every new material I get I print an octopus so that I can compare the feel and the flexibility and the look of the materials for future reference.” Kraft works out of his east Springfield home as senior editor for San Francisco-based Make Magazine , a bimonthly publication that focuses on do it yourself projects. In short, Kraft is a maker, with creations ranging from stuffed animals to giant sculptures that spew fire using an assortment of tools. Kraft shows me a Brother Embroidery Machine, and some
          Additive manufacturing's expanding world   
RAPID + TCT is a 3D printing and additive manufacturing event, which this year took place in Pittsburgh. This is fitting, as some are calling Pittsburgh

the “Silicon Valley of 3D printing” because of the technology’s growing presence in the region.
          Winnie Y Zheng is attending Desktop 3D Printer.   
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          Image to Life: The Most Amazing 'Baby Factory' Launches Kickstarter Campaign   

Marion, IL -- (SBWIRE) -- 06/29/2017 -- Image to Life is an all new startup company that aims to create 3D printed baby sculptures for pregnant women across the United States. These 3D images of babies will be sculpted from the Ultrasound Images of the baby and this inspiring project will enable many pregnant mothers to touch and see the faces of their babies before they are even born. Moreover, the sculpture is a virtually indestructible lifelong keepsake that every pregnant mother will be able to have and therefore, this inspiring project is now seeking community support on Kickstarter.

"We intend to make a high quality baby factory so that every woman and her family can share in this incredible bonding experience." Said the spokesperson of Image to Life project while talking about this initiative for the American mothers. This process of creating baby sculptures from ultrasound images has never been introduced in the United States before and this makes it even more exciting for many families. Furthermore, due to the lengthy printing time as well as processing of the sculptures, the only way to scale to the incredible potential demand is by scaling up the number of printers and technicians that requires funds.

The Kickstarter Campaign is located on the web at: www.kickstarter.com/projects/1698539892/image-to-life and supporters can make several pledges but the greatest pledge is for $500 by which, parents from all of the United States will be able to get a sculpture of their unborn baby.

About Image to Life
Image to Life is an inspiring project of sculpting the faces of unborn babies based on their ultra sound images. These images can bring joy to the pregnant mothers like never before because it will enable them to touch, hold and feel their unborn babies. The project is the first of its kind in the United States and is now seeking generous community support on Kickstarter.

Contact:
Contact Person: Michael Schifano
Company: Intellibumps
Address: 3408 Office Park Dr, Marion, IL - US
Phone: 618-997-5266
Email: schifano55@aol.com
Website: www.kickstarter.com/projects/1698539892/image-to-life

For more information on this press release visit: http://www.sbwire.com/press-releases/image-to-life-the-most-amazing-baby-factory-launches-kickstarter-campaign-826508.htm

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          Some Sticker designs by born4purpose   
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          Students meet innovators to discuss 3D printing and robotics   
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Friday, 23 June, 2017

As part of their current art unit on creative thinking, Grade 4 students visited Makerstown, a new technology and innovations fair at Autoworld, this week. They had fun trying on the latest virtual reality glasses (Gisa even won the raffle and went home with a pair).

They met and discussed with many inventors, designers and scientists and discovered the latest drones, androids, eco 3D printers, digital musical instruments for disabled and many other amazing innovations. They participated to a workshop on robotics and 3D printing and had lots of fun designing a chair.

 

 

 


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          AutoCAD Project Design Internship in Delhi at Baud Scientific   
Baud Scientific - Delhi - during the internship: 1. Design wind turbine/tunnel systems in AutoCAD 2. Design AutoCAD of components of turbine to facilitate 3D printing 3.... Research animation in CAD # of Internships available: 1 Skill(s) required: AutoCAD Who can apply: Only those candidates can apply who...
          UL Assessed the Safety of 3D Printing   
In the first phase of its project to generate standards for safer 3D printing, the UL assess airborne particles and volatile compounds released during extrusion of several polymer filaments.
          3D Printing Dives into Mass Production   
The top FDM and SLA 3D-printing companies are looking to grab more market share from the injection-molding industry.
          Volkswagen Autoeuropa: Maximizing production efficiency with 3D printed tools, jigs and fixtures   
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          Guide to Leveraging Continuous Fiber for Strong 3D Printing   
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          3D Printing Takes Parts Count from 100 to 1 for Antenna   
Simulation and optimization help to develop a smaller, lighter antenna that could be made quickly.
          Monster 3D Printer to Further Revolutionize Aerospace Manufacturing   
An innovator in 3D printing for jet-engine components, GE aims to raise the bar for jumbo-sized 3D printers.
          Designing for Industrial 3D Printing: Plastics   
This webinar will cover the 3D printing processes used by today’s designers and engineers, the materials those processes offer, and important considerations that should be accounted for during design and production.
          DoD Eyes 3D Printing to Repair or Replace Older Parts   
The military uses a host of planes and weapons that are decades old. Replacement parts are scarce or unavailable. 3D printing might fix that.
          3D Printing Goes Big—and Mobile   
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          3D Printing Technology to Pioneer Manufacturing in Space   
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          Desktop 3D Printing Hits the Enterprise   
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          3 Tips to Maximize the Impact of 3D Printing   
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          3D-Printed Magnets Attract Market Interest   
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          WHO WANTS TO LIVE FOREVER?   

A new facility will store tens of thousands of cryogenically frozen people. The hope is to one day bring them back to life, but just how realistic.

For centuries, the world’s physicists, writers and philosophers have argued over whether time travel is possible, with most coming to the conclusion that it’s never going to happen. But on an 800-acre small town of Comfort, Texas, a group of architects, engineers and scientists are building a ‘Timeship’ that they say could transport tens of thousands of individuals to a far-distant future.

Their approach does not involve the use of flux capacitors, or zooming at light-speed through black holes. Instead, the Timeship aims to store people at such low temperatures that their bodies are preserved for a future civilisation to reanimate them, a concept known as cryonics. “Just as a spaceship allows people to move through space, Timeship will allow people to travel to another time in the future,” explains Stephen Valentine, who is the director and principal architect of the Timeship project. Valentine has been given a multimillion-dollar budget from anonymous donors to develop a ‘mecca’ for cryonics and life extension. As well as a fortress-like building that can store frozen people, Timeship plans to store other precious biological samples such as organs, stem cells, embryos, and even the DNA of rare or threatened species. The site will also house the world’s largest life extension research centre, the Stasis Research Park.

The entire facility will be off-grid, using wind and solar energy to avoid potential power outages, and the location has been carefully chosen to be far from earthquakes, tornadoes, snowstorms and any other turmoil the world might throw at it in the next few hundred years. “You don’t want to be near a military base or nuclear plant either,” says Valentine, who speaks at a frantic pace with a theatrical Boston drawl.

He has spent five years finding and designing the site, while studying pyramids, ancient tombs, bank vaults and medieval fortresses – “anything that has stood the test of time”. He has even consulted experts on how to protect frozen time-travellers from the effects of a nearby two-megaton nuclear bomb.

The resulting design is an epic spaceship-castle hybrid, with thick, low, circular walls surrounding a central tomb-like chamber, where thousands of storage pods will be held under high security. The exact techniquethat will be used to cool the bodies is not yet clear, but it is likely to involve the bodily fluids being drained and replaced with a solution that helps protect tissue from the formation of ice crystals. The storage pods will use the cooling power of liquid nitrogen to keep the bodies at around -130°C, and should be able to maintain low temperatures without power or human maintenance for up to six months, says Valentine. He hopes to start testing the first prototype pods next year.

A Chilled to Perfection

The idea of freezing people in the hope of reawakening them is not new. Fifty years ago, James Bedford became the first person to be cryogenically frozen, and his body remains in cold storage to this day. Various organisations and companies have offered similar services over the past decades, often using hopelessly crude freezing techniques or failing to store the bodies properly. Today, the cryogenic freezing of human stem cells, sperm, eggs, embryos and other small tissue samples is a routine part of scientific research and reproductive medicine in many countries.

Vitrification, a process that turns samples into a glasslike state rather than ice, was developed in the early 2000s as a way of overcoming the problems of ice formation in and around cells. Ice formation is an issue because it can cause dramatic differences in concentration inside and outside the cell, sucking water out and destroying it. In late 2002 and early 2003, a team led by vitrification pioneer Gregory Fahy used a cocktail of antifreezes and chemicals to cryopreserve a whole rabbit kidney. The organ appeared to function normally after it was thawed and transplanted back into its donor.

Several other breakthroughs have encouraged Valentine, and the wealthy entrepreneurs backing Timeship, that freezing a person properly is now feasible. In 2015, a team from the company 21st Century Medicine claimed to have developed a new vitrification technique that preserved pig and rabbit brains without any visible damage. That same year, scientists from Alcor, a company associated with Timeship, found that when microscopic worms were deep-frozen and thawed, they not only survived but could ‘remember’ associations they had learnt before they were frozen.

For Valentine and the cryonics community, these studies are proof that if the most advanced scientific techniques are used, then human organs, brains, and even memories and personalities could survive being frozen. However, cryonics is unique in that it is utterly reliant on technology that does not exist yet. Even if so-called ‘patients’ are frozen perfectly after death, they are simply guessing that scientists will one day be able to reanimate them and cure their illnesses – and will want to. Prof Brian Grout, chairman of the Society for Low Temperature Biology, says that cryonics has become more credible in recent years, and that it would be “wrong to dismiss the idea of whole-body freezing”.

But he does have one big problem with the central idea of the Timeship mission: the preservation of dead bodies. “The biggest difficulty is not whether it is possible to recover a whole person from ultra-low temperatures – there is a reasonable chance that will happen in the future. It is the fact that they will be dead. If they were dead when they were frozen, they will still very much be dead when you thaw them out.”

A Frozen in Time

Freezing people alive could mean they can be placed in suspended animation for, say, long-term space flights, says Grout. Technology that may be able to cure what are now incurable illnesses is also not hard to imagine, he says, but overcoming death is another matter. “The technology they will need is not cryotechnology, it’s reversing death. That’s a pretty big leap for me.”

Valentine refuses to be drawn into a debate on whether Timeship would accept living patients if the authorities allowed such a thing, saying that it is a matter for the medical and legal professions. But he and others believe that various technologies such as gene editing and nanotechnology could one day change how we perceive death, and reverse it.

Other futurists believe that it may one day be possible to upload our minds onto a computer, freeing humanity from the restraints of a physical form entirely. Banking on these future technologies may seem like a pretty big gamble, especially when the costs of cryonic preservation start at around R408,000. Yet for people whose lives are cut short by illness, a miraculous breakthrough may literally be the only hope they have. An example is the 14-year-old British girl who recently made headlines around the world after writing, before she died of cancer, that she wanted to be frozen. A judge ruled that her wishes must be respected, and her body was sent to the US to be frozen. She wrote: “I’m only 14 years old and I don’t want to die, but I know I am going to. I think being cryopreserved gives me a chance to be cured and woken up, even in hundreds of years’ time.”

A Breaking the Ice

What the world will look like in hundreds of years’ time is anyone’s guess, but there are many logistical challenges for anyone who is woken from the dead. For a start, all your money, friends and family would be long gone, and you’d probably struggle to find work in whatever hyper-advanced society has managed to resurrect you. And there are bigger questions about how the planet would cope with a human population living far longer than it does now.

“We are not going to have to worry about all that right now,” says Valentine, frustrated by questions he sees as pointless hypothesising. “The world may have changed in ways we can’t even imagine! We could be inhabiting other planets or have modified ourselves to live in other environments.” It’s certainly hard to dismiss these ideas completely, given the remarkable progress our species has made in just the last few decades. And Valentine is confident that a change of mindset is just round the corner.

“If scientists one day freeze a rabbit and bring it back to life, then the idea will spread so fast. People will start tothink: ‘why am I being buried in the ground? Why am I being cremated? I’ll get frozen, and then one day, who knows’. There could be many of these places around the world. This might become the norm.”

Valentine himself is not currently signed up to be frozen at the Timeship – he says it would distract from his architectural mission and could look like he was designing “some kind of monument for myself”. But his excitement and enthusiasm for this ambitious project is clear. Will the travellers in the Timeship find themselves alive and well in the future, freed from the limitations of today’s medical science? Or is it an expensive folly, doomed to result in several thousand bodies denied a proper burial? There’s really only one way to find out – and it involves a very long, very cold wait.

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5 MORE WAYS TO CHEAT DEATH

Don’t fancy freezing yourself? Here are some alternative ways to prolong your life ...

UPLOAD YOUR MIND TO A COMPUTER

Some believe that we may one day be able to recreate every detail of our brains on powerful computers, enabling our thoughts and experiences to live on without physical bodies. However, neuroscientists still struggle to simulate the workings of the most primitive animal brains, so it remains a distant prospect.

HIBERNATE

Doctors sometimes lower the body temperature of patients dying from severe injuries to buy more time while they perform emergency surgery. Lowering the body’s temperature from 37°C to around 10°C slows down all biological processes, resulting in a kind of ‘induced hibernation’. A similar technique has been proposed as a way of putting long-distance astronauts into a deep sleep.

BUILD YOUR OWN BODY

Human tissue such as cartilage and even simple organs, such as bladders, can now be grown in a lab using a patient’s own cells and special 3D printers. If the technology continues to develop, doctors may be able to grow new body parts to replace diseased or worn-out ones.

BECOME A VAMPIRE

After research in mice showed that the blood of young animals helped old animals’ memory, endurance and tissue repair, trials have begun to see if blood transfusions from young people can reduce or reverse ageing in older humans, too. Scientists hope to identify the blood-borne chemical components of ageing.

TIME TRAVEL

If it was possible for a person to travel at very close to the speed of light, then time would slow down for them relative to everyone else. This means that when they return to Earth, thousands of years may have flown by. Unlike in Back To The Future, there would be no way back to the past.

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A BRIEF HISTORY OF CRYONICS

1940s

French biologist Jean Rostand studies how extremely low temperatures affect the properties of materials and living things – now known as cryogenics.

1962

Inspired by Rostand’s work and science fiction, a physics teacher and war veteran called Robert Ettinger publishes The Prospect of Immortality, proposing that humans could be frozen and awoken in the future.

1965

As societies and companies dedicated to life extension start to form across the US, the term ‘cryonics’ is coined for the movement started by Ettinger.

1967

Prof James Bedford is the first person to be frozen. In 1991, when removed from storage to be evaluated, his body is found to be preserved but damaged, with discoloured skin and “frozen blood issuing from his mouth and nose”

1979

Nine supposedly frozen patients are found decomposing in the ‘Chatsworth crypt’ in Los Angeles. In the 1960s and 1970s, cryonics pioneers struggle to maintain the temperature of their frozen patients. Bedford is the only person frozen in this era who remains frozen today.

1980s

Cryonics companies start freezing people’s heads but not their bodies (known as ‘neuros’), based on the idea that our brains could be transplanted, supported by machines or uploaded to computers in the future.

1999

The first baby is born from eggs that have been frozen. Freezing embryos, sperm and other bodily tissue soon becomes a routine part of medicine.

2002/03

The first whole organ, a kidney, is successfully vitrified (turned into a glass-like state), thawed, and retransplanted back into a rabbit, where it appears to function normally.

2015

Experiments appear to show that microscopic worms can survive cryogenic freezing and retain memories from events that took place before they were frozen.

2016

The Timeship project, headed up by Stephen Valentine, announces plans to store thousands of patients at a purpose-built facility in Texas. There are thought to be around 250 people currently cryogenically frozen in the world.

By Tom Ireland in "Very Interesting" UK, issue 36, August 2017, excerpts pp. 28-33. Digitized, adapted and illustrated to be posted by Leopoldo Costa.
          3D Printed Ovaries   

3D printed ovaries help infertile mice to have a healthy offspring.

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          Interview: Lining Yao, Interaction Designer and Maker of Novel Materials   

We recently interview Lining Yao, Chinese interaction designer who uses organic materials as a technology that brings us back to nature.

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          Local students use 3D printer to make prosthetic for kids   
One local university is taking the technology of 3D printers from the classroom to the community.
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          3D Printing is Breaking New Ground With Video Games   

Originally this post 3D Printing is Breaking New Ground With Video Games appeared first on 3D PRINTER CHAT.

There are myriad applications for 3D printing, and with the technology still in its “infancy”, enterprising creators are constantly finding new ways to use it. We’ve witnessed 3D printers be used to make everything from medical instruments to car parts and toys. And now, we’re starting to see the marriage of 3D-printing and gaming technology […]

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          Top 10 3D Printing Projects for Kids you’d love to try this weekend!   

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When it comes to 3D printing, most people will exaggerate about your ‘apparently expensive’ hobby. On the other hand, your partner might be skeptical about the practical uses of having 3D printed stuff around the house. Fortunately, this article gives you awesome ideas on 3D printing projects for kids, so you and your family can […]

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          June 29th - Open Build Night   

6 - 9 PM

 

Come on down for Open Build Night. We'll be working on various projects and plans. If you need to use the 3D Printer or the Shapeoko, swing on by tonight. See you there.


          The Drill Down 416: Backed By Science   

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          Disabled Children’s Superhero Dreams Come True   
Daniel Garavito got his new 3D printed prosthetic Iron Man arm with the help of Fabrilab, in Bogota, Colombia: Fabrilab...

          Virtual Curation Laboratory in Virginia builds huge catalog of replica 3D printed artefacts - 3ders.org (blog)   

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Virtual Curation Laboratory in Virginia builds huge catalog of replica 3D printed artefacts
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          What is Google Tango and Daydream? – All you Need to Know   
What is Google Tango and Daydream
Google has always been an innovative company, and with billions of Android smartphone in the market, that company has lots of goal and expectation. And to fulfill that requirement, Google is constantly on the verge of innovation, the most recent examples are the Daydream and Google Tango, which was recently launched in India. What is […]     Continue Reading

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          Envisioning a revitalized Detroit with 3D printing   
How a local development firm, a creative agency and the 3D printing company Stratasys used 3D printing to build support for a 50-block makeover of downtown Detroit.
          #10: Monoprice Select Mini 3D Printer with Heated Build Plate, Includes Micro SD Card and Sample PLA Filament – 115365   

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          GIGABYTE GA-AB350 Gaming 3 Review   
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          Building and 3d printing a Nixie FunKlock @ LanOC Reviews   
A few years ago when I first replaced my desk I wanted to add a clock to the office to keep track of time better. I didn’t want something normal and went with a retro looking flip clock. The flip design was something I always liked but the model that I picked up didn’t fit well under my monitors and later the noise from the motor, not the actual f... [PCSTATS]

          Envisioning a revitalized Detroit with 3D printing   
How a local development firm, a creative agency and the 3D printing company Stratasys used 3D printing to build support for a 50-block makeover of downtown Detroit.
          DON’T KNOW LAM? YOU WILL   
Ultimate 3D Printing Stores joins German RepRap USA to promote Liquid Additive Manufacturing, the next evolution in commercial 3D production ODESSA, FL – Jul 1, 2017 – Liquid Additive Manufacturing,
          3D Printing Medical Devices Market Size is Projected to be Around $9.8 Billion by 2025 - Market Research Globe   
(MENAFN Editorial) LAS VEGAS, June 27, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- A research study titled, "3D Printing Medical Devices Market by Component, Technology, Application, and End User - Glob...
          Unieke E-commerce Stage bij 3D Printer bedrijf - SEEDA - Wieringerwerf   
Een leerzame omgeving, waar je kunt leren van je fouten en een begeleider die jouw stage ondersteunt. SEEDA 3D Printing systems is op zoek naar nieuwe collega’s... €450 per maand
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          Robot Missions: Shoreline Intervention with Digi XBee   
With beach season right around the corner, that can often mean more debris left behind. Robot Missions brought together makers and environmentalists to create a tool that addresses the increasing amounts of harmful pollution along the shoreline. Comprised of 90% 3D printed material, Robot Missions, was created for Citizen Science in order to navigate less […]
          How to have a great weekend by engaging in "serious leisure"   

Katrina Onstad, author of a new book called The Weekend Effect: The Life-Changing Benefits of Taking Time Off and Challenging the Cult of Overwork says people usually feel better after a weekend of engaging in engaging social activities instead of binge-watching TV, loafing, and drinking. From Quartz:

Serious leisure activities provide deeper fulfillment, and—to invoke a fuzzy ’70s word—“self-actualization.” Self-actualization is the pinnacle of human development, according to humanist psychologist Abraham Maslow, who describes it as “the desire to become more and more what one is, to become everything that one is capable of becoming.” In other words, getting self-actualized is the whole point of life, and passive, hedonistic leisure (fun and occasionally necessary as it might be) won’t get you there.

Instead, the weekend goal should be “eudaimonic” happiness, which is a sense of well-being that arises from meaningful, challenging activities that cause you to grow as a person. This means spending the weekend on serious leisure activities that require the regular refinement of skills: your barbershop-quartet singing, your stamp collecting, or slightly less dorky, but still equally in-depth, projects. You pursue serious leisure with the earnest tenor of a professional, even if the pursuit is amateur.

Thinking about my own weekends, I like ones that include loafing *and* social stuff. My ideal weekend would include reading for a few hours, learning Japanese for an hour, meeting with my amateur magic club for a couple of hours, having a fun date night with Carla (dinner and a movie), watching a couple of episodes of a show we like, taking a long hike with Carla (and one of my daughters if they are around) in the Hollywood Hills, making meals that require lots of chopping and prep, sketching with my daughters, and fixing something broken around the house (especially if it requires me to design a 3D model and make something on my 3D printer). Sometimes, I achieve a weekend that includes all of these things, but it's rare, because other obligations get in the way. But I usually am able to do a few of these things, which is enough.

          Virtual Curation Laboratory in Virginia builds huge catalog of replica 3D printed artefacts - 3ders.org (blog)   

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Virtual Curation Laboratory in Virginia builds huge catalog of replica 3D printed artefacts
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          Multi Jet Fusion 3D Printing Application Engineer - InterPRO - Additive Manufacturing Systems & Services - Deep River, CT   
Becoming fully expert on HP's Multi Jet Fusion 3D printing technology. Determining how Multi Jet Fusion technology addresses clients' unique needs and... $35,000 - $45,000 a year
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          Comment on 3D Printing is Breaking New Ground With Video Games by Jared Heifetz   
I love video games and can't wait to see what next steps come along side 3D printing!
          Comment on Top 10 3D Printing Projects for Kids you’d love to try this weekend! by Brandon   
Reading this excited me! I have BOXES of remote control parts from my racing days I want to break out and start planning a one-off R/C car! I know it won't be great or probably even good at first but it will be mine and designed be me! It's like an artists empty canvas and the possibilities are endless! I know I got to go through a learning curve but I'm thinking that will be fun. I have patience and know that will help out at first!..haha
          Comment on Sydney Toddler with cerebral palsy takes first steps wearing 3D printed orthotics by Pam Jackson   
Interesting article. God bless the people at AbilityMate for the amazing work they are doing
          Comment on Top 10 3D Printing Projects for Kids you’d love to try this weekend! by Jared Heifetz   
Unfortunately, my son is a little too young for these projects, but I don't see why I can't do them myself :)
          Thread: Outlive:: General:: Survivor Token Adapters - A Bump Free Flat World   

by bobpony

I was disappointed to learn that the flat survivor tokens don't fit into the punch out holes in the CE version of the game. I really like the colorful art and the flat aesthetic, and also love the protection the cutouts provide against someone bumping the table. The designer let me know that this was by design, as it would be too difficult to pry the little survivor tokens out of the rooms:

Survivor Tokens do not fit in CE Rooms

I still wanted the option of using those flat survivor tokens, so...I present the Survivor Token Adapter:



They're made on my 3D printer. It took a bit to get the design just right, especially as the Airlock cutouts leave very little space between tokens. And one of those holes in the airlock is not like the others - the second one from the left in the bottom row is much tighter than the others due to the shape of the cut. But I figured it out.



The survivor tokens are just a press fit into the adapter, the prongs on the side hold the token in place. And I left a hole in the bottom of the adapter to make it easy to remove the token in the future (I recommend using a Q-tip).



So there you have it - a solution for those of us that enjoy colorful, flat tokens in a bump-free, CE world.


          Thread: Centauri Saga: Abandoned:: News:: Update #15 Miniature Update! New Gen Con Event Approved!   

by Vesuvius Media

Production Update on Bosses

It took us a little bit longer than we expected, but we had to make multiple changes until the quality of the new bosses matched the rest of the miniatures. So, here are some 3D Printed photos, to see how they will look like:







We expect to start the mold production in about 10 days from now, so we should be on time with our production schedule.

Graphics and art for the Upgrade Pack, Special Ops and all stretch goals has finished. They are all ready for production. We expect to have all the Legacy components finished by end of July.

Our goal (if everything continues to go as planned) is to produce in August, ship out of China in September and deliver (on time) in October.

So far, everything is looking good

New Gen Con Event Approved!

The first event's tickets were sold out in minutes after the Gen Con Event registration opened. We immediately register for another event and it was just approved.

This is your chance to come and play with us and the designer, and get a sneak peak on the Legacy and Special Ops before anyone else.

Get your tickets now!
https://www.gencon.com/events/122580

Sinister Plots

Our campaign for "Covil: The Dark Overlords" is almost done. There are about 4 days left, and we have already unlocked 21 Stretch Goals and a really cool expansion to the game



[url]https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/vesuviusmedia/covil-the...
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Stay tuned, coming up next final versions of the rulebooks and the two new scenarios!