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MakerBot Announces Winners of 3D Printed Assistive Technology Challenge

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From ConnSense Report MakerBot Announces Winners of 3D Printed Assistive Technology Challenge by Clare Scott The design and development of assistive technology is one of the most promising facets of the 3D printing revolution. Easing the lives of people with disabilities has been a priority for a number of companies, schools, and organizations who have sponsored challenges and makeathons geared towards the development of assisitve devices. At the end of September, MakerBot launched an Assistive Technology Challenge that invited Thingiverse users to use the recent Bay Area Makeathon as inspiration to develop their own assistive devices.  The mouse was designed as a mouthpiece with a...

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3D printing takes off at Timmins library

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3D printing takes off at Timmins library

From TimminsPress.com By Sarah Moore Tuesday, January 26, 2016 12:01:04 EST PM Karina Douglas, the reference librarian at the Timmins Public Library, has been busy teaching people in the city how to operate the MakerBot 3D printer. The printer arrived at the library back in October and has recently become available for public use TIMMINS - Almost 30 people have become qualified 3D printer operators since the Timmins Public Library began holding orientation sessions on the technology this month. The MakerBot Replicator landed in Timmins back in October and after taking some time to orient themselves with the machine and work out...

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3D Print This Incredible Superhero Mask from Zortrax

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3D Print This Incredible Superhero Mask from Zortrax

The costume and replica prop communities have taken to 3D printing like wildfire. From making full Iron Man costumes to Thingiverse’s amazing collection of Star Wars props, 3D printing has become a great way for fans to show their love for their favorite movies or characters. Last week, 3D printer manufacturer Zortrax gave back to that community by creating an amazing 3D printable mask inspired by the comic book superheroes we all love. The Zortrax Super Hero mask was designed to be printed on the Zortrax M200 using Zortrax’z Z-HIPS material. Don’t worry though — if you don’t have an M200, Zortrax...

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Afinia To Show Their 3D Printers and Scanner At TCEA 2016

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Afinia To Show Their 3D Printers and Scanner At TCEA 2016

CHANHASSEN, MINN (PRWEB) JANUARY 28, 2016 Afinia will show their award-winning H-Series Desktop 3D printers and white-light 3D scanner at TCEA, booth 2057, February 3–5 in Austin, TX. In 2014, the H-Series (H480) won “Just Hit Print”, and in 2015, won “Reliable Performer” over 26 3D printers in Make: Magazine’s Ultimate Guide to 3D Printing. The Afinia H-Series is the only 3D printer series to win awards in Make’s 2013, 2014, and 2015 Ultimate Guides. The Afinia H800 3D Printer features Auto-Leveling Platform Calibration and Nozzle Height Detection and has a 10” x 8” x 8” (254 x 203 x...

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What the Future Holds for 3-D Printing in Architecture and Design

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What the Future Holds for 3-D Printing in Architecture and Design

Designers worldwide are creating 3-D-printed buildings, furnishings and materials. Will we be seeing this trend in our own homes? Three-dimensional printing is one of the most talked-about technologies of this decade. Some consider it the beginning of the third industrial revolution, while others point out the constraints of the technique. Is 3-D printing changing our architecture, and is it the way we’ll design our homes in the future? Below, we look at the phenomenon of 3-D printing worldwide, including a delicate resin pavilion in China, classical-design-inspired concrete beams in Italy and buildings that “think” in Germany. Read more on Houzz.com ...

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