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FROM `THOUGHTS’ TO `THINGS’

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Mar 2013

FROM `THOUGHTS’ TO `THINGS’

It’s an incredible way of making your imagination real: whatever you want to do or have dreamt of doing, 3D Printing Systems can take the idea and turn it into a physical reality. While 3D print technology has been around for over 20 years, it’s only now that lapsing patents on early technology has created affordable 3D printers for a vast array of modern businesses....

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Mar 2013

Build Creatures On Your iPad, Bring Them To Life With 3D Printing

he latest entry in Autodesk’s 123D line of 3D design tools, 123D Creature gives iPad owners the power to sculpt and paint their own three-dimensional creatures and then share them with the community, export them as a 3D mesh, or have them sent to a 3D printing service to be transformed into real stuff. 123D Creatures has a lot of depth for a tablet-based amateur design app, yet...

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Is 3D Printing Overrated? Not at All, Says GE’s Jeffrey Immelt

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Mar 2013

Is 3D Printing Overrated? Not at All, Says GE’s Jeffrey Immelt

There is a lot of  talk about how great 3D printing is already, and how it is going to change the world. Some people believe this is just all hype or a fad that is going to end soon. While this may or bay not be true for the home user, in industry it is a real game changer. 3D printing is “worth my time,...

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Feb 2013

3D printer and 3D printing forum

We are happy to annouce the launch of our own forum. http://forum.3dprintingsystems.com/ In the future we will be using the forum to answer common questions, and as a place for you to share your ideas. There is a section dedicated to education, so teachers and students care share the class room projects and in the future browse it for inspiration.


3D Printing model aircraft scale parts

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Feb 2013

3D Printing model aircraft scale parts

Our UP range of 3D printers are being used to create parts for model aircraft. Dude from Nitrodude has been using his UP Plus to make parts he can’t get anywhere else for his model aircraft. In this example he has created a handle for his balsa USA Pup. This is another example of how 3D printers have found to be useful outside of the realm prototyping. Before 3D...

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Magic Box (hint it is a 3D printer!)

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Feb 2013

Magic Box (hint it is a 3D printer!)

In this video by eva they discuss Ben’s new 3D printer, an UP Mini. How it has changed the way he works and comparing it to the popular Shapeways printing service. You can see on Prometheus5 blog his first impressions of the Mini and what he has been making on it.  The nice thing about the printer is that I can start it when I wake up in the morning,...

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CSIRO’s goal: Track big fish with 3D Printing

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Feb 2013

CSIRO’s goal: Track big fish with 3D Printing

CSIRO in Australia is 3D printing tags from its very own 3D printing facility, Lab 22, in Melbourne. The tags are used for tracking of marine life in the oceans and are printed overnight and then shipped to Tasmania where marine scientists are trialing them. Tags are made of titanium for several reasons: the metal is strong, resists the salty corrosiveness of the marine environment,...

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President Obama recognises the importance of 3D printing

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Feb 2013

President Obama recognises the importance of 3D printing

You know something is big when the President of the United States of America talks about it in their State of the Union speech. “There are things we can do, right now, to accelerate this trend. Last year, we created our first manufacturing innovation institute in Youngstown, Ohio. A once-shuttered warehouse is now a state-of-the art lab where new workers are mastering the 3D printing...

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3D Printed custom action camera mount

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Feb 2013

3D Printed custom action camera mount

A customer of ours has used his 3D printer to create a part that he couldn’t get anywhere else, read his story below. I am currently a paintball player that has just purchased a Contour Roam HD sports camera, and I plan to mount the Camera onto the barrel of my gun. However there are a few issues with the manufacturers bar mount. Firstly, the...

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