Lets try this again… the download link is now live….I need YOUR help!…. Yes you… I’m talking to YOU…

I entered a competition to win a 3D printer and I need your help. It is really simple, I promise and you will get an awesome set of 3D models in the process. All I need you to do is follow the link bellow, create a free profile and download my files. The more downloads I get the better chance I have for winning this competition. https://myminifactory.com/object/valentine-s-sweet-nothings-jewelry-set-5169 Continue reading Lets try this again… the download link is now live….I need YOUR help!…. Yes you… I’m talking to YOU…

Desktop printer and 3D scanner all in one?… cool!

Someone recently shared the link to this press release about a new desktop fdm 3d printer that uses a rotary table and has a 3d scanner incorporated into it. The best part is that because it already has the scanner in it, it can check its own quality as it prints… COOL! Continue reading Desktop printer and 3D scanner all in one?… cool!

Are the big boys in trouble? (Hint: HP is not the threat)

Whether it is my current line of work, or just my fascination with technology, I keep up on the latest news concerning 3D Printing– mainstream and hacker alike. Lately there has been a lot of interest in HP’s announcement to enter the 3D printing market. I can tell you first hand, don’t count too much on that one (Just trust me on this one). I think the real threat is in the little overlooked guys that are figuring out how to make printers that are better than the old and out dated piles of junk that the big boys keep … Continue reading Are the big boys in trouble? (Hint: HP is not the threat)

Makerbot hits a rough patch….

I don’t know how many of you closely follow 3D printing news. But for some of you that do, you may have noticed that Makerbot has been in the news a lot lately—and not always in a good light. Just recently there have been rumors about a class action lawsuit against Makerbot centered around the Replicator 5th gen—I believe this would be the first class action lawsuit in 3D printing history, but don’t quote me on that, and if you know/hear otherwise I would be curious to learn about other cases. I was curious what got them to this place? … Continue reading Makerbot hits a rough patch….

3D Printing as Disruptive Innovation in Emerging Practice… AIA Practice Management Webinar

I had the honor some months back of being one of three presenters during a discussion around the disruptive nature of 3D printing in the AEC industry. I recently found the recording of the full webinar on line and couldn’t resit sharing with everyone. Take a look… Continue reading 3D Printing as Disruptive Innovation in Emerging Practice… AIA Practice Management Webinar

Desktop printers… the frustration and the happy mistakes.

This was a rather good article about a typical frustrated user of desktop 3D printers that had a very surprising and happy mistake that yielded a rather beautiful piece. It is just a good example of the kinds of forms that 3D printing excels at and we should be looking to leverage this emerging technology towards… Continue reading Desktop printers… the frustration and the happy mistakes.

Finally… 3D printed “textiles” that look more like textiles…

Bradley Rothenberg has been one of the leaders in the brainstorming to figure out how to us 3d printing in the fashion industry. There has been a lot of weird, uncomfortable and some rather risque pieces so far. But this one is finally looking like something wearable. Continue reading Finally… 3D printed “textiles” that look more like textiles…