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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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Where to find free 3D CAD models for 3D Printing

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Feb 2013

Where to find free 3D CAD models for 3D Printing

There are several places to find 3D models on the internet. If you still learning how to design, but want something to print we have put together a list of some of the most popular online collections of objects for you. Sharing is Caring


3D Printed Ship model

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Feb 2013

3D Printed Ship model

U.S. Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWC) Carderock Division completed a fabricated model of the hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20) on Jan. 10, 2013. From what we know, this could be the first ship model to be created using 3D printing technology. As a hospital ship, USNS Comfort (T-AH 20) provides emergency, on-site medical and surgical services for U.S. combatant forces deployed in war or for use...

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When 3D printers become a common consumer/household product, how will this change the economy?

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Feb 2013

When 3D printers become a common consumer/household product, how will this change the economy?

With printers increasing their resolution and allowing for different materials (even food) to be printed, the impact will probably be massive. First of all, manufacturing of goods will change from mass production facilities in cheap labour places like China to anyone’s desk or house. Rather than mass producing a set range of products, each product will be custom made for each customer. This will also...

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Testimonial – Voodoo magic

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Feb 2013

Testimonial – Voodoo magic

Hello there. I have had a few days to put the UP! Printer through its paces, and I have got to say I am suitably impressed. The results I’ve been getting have exceeded expectations. I thought I’d share some of my first prints with you as there probably isn’t that much printed in the higher 0.15mm resolution.



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