3D Printing News
The Lady of Cao was a Peruvian princess that passed away over 1,700 years ago. Using 3D printing her face was reconstructed. 3D printing has been used before in archeology in order to give us an idea of what famous ancients looked like. There is also scope to see how victims of crime looked in order to identify them.
DesignNews is looking at using 3D printing for manufacturing and stronger FDM parts. Desktop machines are already being used for manufacturing and it is nice to see this news percolate to the media.
Car and Driver discusses 3D printed car parts. A lot of experimentation and testing has been done in this area but so far not many start ups have emerged. Out of use, rare or expensive car parts present a big opportunity for 3D printing either in using the printed parts directly or casting metal parts from 3D prints. Spare parts are a big source of profits for dealers and car brands so it remains to be seen if they will join the business themselves or try to sue people that attempt to do this.
3D Printables of the Week
This is a very specific solution: a magnet so you can tell people if the dishwasher is clean or dirty.
A nifty little cable organizer.
Octopus tentacles cake toppers, this is a nice idea that could work with many different designs.
3D Printing Videos
The Cereality has a lot of hype at the moment, heres another review.
GE Interviews Greg Morris the metal 3D printing pioneer.
Here is a series of Sketchup tutorials for 3D printing.
Using 3D printed patterns for metal casting at home.
Many people use PEI sheets as a build surface for 3D printing. This user glues his PEI sheet to his borrosillicate bed. Not sure if thats a great idea?
Quality Assurance is very important if we want to go towards being a fully fledged production technology. Here EOS shows you how they want to add QA to 3D printing.
3D Printing Research
In this paper metal 3D printing was analyzed using machine learning in order to optimize it. There will be a lot more research like this in the future.
This researcher found a filament fed way to 3D print glass.
What the muggles are talking about….
Potent Rope is a 3D printed edible marijuana start up.