3D Printed knots, add them together to create wearable 3D printed fashion at home.
Author: Joris Category: Makers Corner

The MakePrintable 3D Printing Roundup will be a weekly recurring post where we want to bring you a condensed summary of all the interesting, groundbreaking, exciting and fun things happening in 3D printing. We’ve noticed that lately it has become more difficult to distinguish between the truly interesting 3D printing innovations and the hype. We want to be a filter for you by giving you one blog post to rule them all. We welcome any feedback as to what we include here, so do tip us at roundup@mxd3d.com

Printables of the Week

We found some super fun printables this week for you to print out:

Over on YouMagine there is a nice Amazon Echo Wall Mount, The NYU School of Engineering uploaded a bunch of very exciting educational models for STEM education using 3D printing. This hook is a really simple print and works really well.  

3D Printed knots, add them together to create wearable 3D printed fashion at home.

3D Printed knots, add them together to create wearable 3D printed fashion at home.

On Thingiverse Knot Knits are 3D printable modular garments, Snakez are fun bendy twisty playful things and you can now get a prosthetic Deadpool arm.

On Pinshape there is this lovely bird feeder design. MyMiniFactory is continuing the Pokeball aimer trend with new phones being added and a nice Micro Drone printed in Carbon Fiber. Cults has Moveo a fully open source printed robot arm. Instructables has a guide on how to make your own 3D printed quadcopter.

 

News

Fabbaloo reports on Formlabs significant new investment, while Aleph Objects reports its revenue and Zortrax may have to answer some more questions on the Dell deal that wasn’t while Stratasys and 3D Systems disclose their quarterly results.    

3DPrint.com reports on a 3D printed cubesat.  

This could be a 3D print with mass appeal. Functional variable density insoles.

This could be a 3D print with mass appeal. Functional variable density insoles.

3Ders mentions that San Draw has introduced variable density 3D printed insoles in silicone. This is a very important development and Steve Wood has been working on using Filaflex variable density insoles for a while. By varying infill insoles could be custom made that would be specific to one’s weight or walk, something that can not be done with traditional manufacturing methods. Interestingly currently these insoles print better and less expensively on desktop 3D printers and could be commercialized in that way.  

MakePrintable News

Ideally a 3D printing file format would have all the information needed to make a football in it. Color, texture and material information would have to be in it. This is not the case in STL currently. A rendering of a football.

Ideally a 3D printing file format would have all the information needed to make a football in it. Color, texture and material information would have to be in it. This is not the case in STL currently.

Patents

Somebody patented a 3D printed custom corset in China, this interchangeable printhead patent could block quite some 3D printing progress.

Hyrel 3D had hot swappable interchangeable tool heads for 3D printers a few years ago in 2013. Prior art or something else entirely?

Research

This LED array 3D printer paper could point the way to a whole new generation of 3D printers. Currently Stereolithography (SLA) and DLP printers dominate the market for molds, jewelry and hearing aids. Increasingly however people are working on using LED arrays to 3D print, letting 3D printing piggyback on the huge investments in LED. This could bring about a whole new generation of more efficient 3D printers.

Uniz has launched a Kickstarter LED 3D printer, as did MakeX, the Morpheus also uses LED and RichRap is building an open source printer using a different technology. RichRap uses LCos panels found in Pico projectors. Asiga has had its LED based systems on the market for a few years now.

This downloadable paper on Big Area Additive Manufacturing (BAAM) looks at creating large 3D printing systems using pellets instead of filament and servo driven screw extruders instead of steppers. A lot of people are looking at making larger scale systems and the switch to servos and pellets would bring a lot of cost and speed advantages to 3D printing.  

Images & Videos of the Week

You Wouldn't Download a Car?

You Wouldn’t Download a Car?

 

 

 

 

 

 

12 hour and counting video of people live printing Pokemon to hide around Dixon, Illinois. Currently printing air.

What are the Muggles talking about? 

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