A Department of Energy grant will fund research to advance an additive manufacturing technique for fabricating 3D nanoscale structures from a variety of materials. Using high-speed, thermally-energized jets to deliver both precursor materials and … [Read more...] about Improving nanoscale additive manufacturing
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Here's an interesting video of the Voxeljet 3D printer. The manufacturer of this printer, Voxeljet, just had an initial public offering. The cool thing about this printer is that you can build very long items. This video explains more. Leslie … [Read more...] about How the Voxeljet continuous 3D printer works
On the heels of the launch of the LulzBot TAZ 1 earlier this year, Aleph Objects, Inc. announced the release of its fifth generation TAZ 3D desktop printer. New to the TAZ 2, the printer features an LCD display with an SD card reader that lets you … [Read more...] about LulzBot’s fifth generation 3D printer can print without computer
Based on discussions I’ve heard lately, the next trend in 3D printing/additive manufacturing will be systems and machines that execute the 3 dimensional build function differently. For example, engineers and makers are already thinking about how you … [Read more...] about How can 3D printers build differently?
One of the more interesting aspects of additive manufacturing/3D printing is how other people are exploring innovative ways to add material to create an object. Here is Mataerial, developed by Petr Novikov and Saša Jokić, who claim that this is a new … [Read more...] about Out-of-the-box 3D printing: anti-gravity object modeling
Aleph Objects, Inc. has introduced a 3D printer, the LulzBot™ TAZ to its line up that it claims is a "a game changer." With the "largest print volume of any desktop 3D printer in its class," the TAZ (formerly known as TK-0) can print on a 12 in. X 11 … [Read more...] about Desktop 3D printer with print bed big enough for a basketball
Faster build speeds, tighter tolerances, smoother finishes, desktop size, and lower costs are just a few of the wishes of many who work with or who desire 3D printers. How can developers deliver such features? Some will argue better components. Some … [Read more...] about “Out-of-the-box” 3D printer designs