Natural Machines has a 3D printer, the Foodini, that is capable of printing entire meals at a time. You feed the printer raw/uncooked foods and it prints them out into the shape of food, which you then cook or eat (if it doesn’t require cooking).
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If you live in New York City, Illinois or California, you’re in for a treat because Makerbot 3D printers will be available for purchase at your local Home Depot.
MakerBot and Home Depot announced a new partnership to bring 3D printing capabilities to the
You’ve all probably heard of the Flashforge Creator 3d printer, one of the most popular printers to date. The main reason the Flashforge has been so popular is that it was one of the first printers to combine both quality and low price. Although there are many other lower price printers now (like the Davinci for $499) the Flashforge was one of the first to break the $1000 barrier.
If you read our review you’ll notice that for the price the quality is equal to much more expensive printers. Another thing that made the Creator stand out was its wood construction, which also helped to lower the price. Well now there is another option for the Flashforge Creator, and it’s one with a metal frame.
The Flashforge Creator Pro metal has all of the same great features as the original Creator but with a very sturdy metal structure, making for much sturdier operation and will no doubt stand up to more abuse.
The recently launched Printeer is a 3D printer designed for kids. Utilizing a drawing app for the iPad, kids can finger-paint a design they like and then send the picture to the Printeer over wifi.
It then swings into action, laying down layer after layer of plastic strands. Kids can see everything, including the brightly colored gears turning, because the printer’s guts are enclosed in a clear plastic shell.
Airwolf 3D, a privately-held 3D printer manufacturer, has just unveiled the AW3D HD2x dual hot end 3D printer. This is one of the first set and forget dual head 3D printers. In the past the attempts at dual hot-end 3D printers have resulted in many problems, including messy print jobs, slippage and job shutdown. The main cause of these problems with dual heads stemmed from the challenge of maintaining alignment, temperature, and flow control over two separate and distinct hot ends.
We have seen alot of breakthroughs recently in 3D printing, including foods, and it looks like the next breakthrough may be in larger objects. The breakthrough comes from a team of researchers at the Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia (IAAC), based in Barcelona, Spain. Their breakthrough approach involves detaching the print head from the printer and allowing it to move around the the object it’s printing, allowing for exponentially larger objects to be printed including buildings.
NASA has cleared their first 3D printer for launch to the International Space Station in August. The decision follows trials at Marshall Space Flight Center in the state of Alabama, and was developed by California start-up Made in Space.
“NASA was able to provide key guidance on how to best comply with strenuous space certification, safety and operational requirements, and Made in Space excelled at incorporating that insight into the design,” NASA 3D project manager Niki Werkheiser said in a Thursday statement.
A new 3D printer uses molecular gastronomy to print “fruits” in a few minutes.
Well it’s kind of like fruit. The printer from the Cambridge,
Here is the big list of the best FREE 3D printing software available now, with links of course:
- Google SketchUp - Google SketchUp is fun and free, and is known for being easy to use. To build models in SketchUp you draw the edges using a few simple tools that you can easily learn. With with Push/Pull tool you can extrude any flat surface into a 3D form. It also works together with Google Earth so you can import a scaled aerial photograph directly from Google Earth, or use SketchUp to build models which can be seen in Google Earth. Probably the most popular of the free softwares.