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Tag: 3d Printer

Your Unborn Baby, Immortalized in a 3D Printed Figure

Your Unborn Baby, Immortalized in a 3D Printed Figure
Technology has made it easier for prospective parents to see what their child looks like, even before he or she is born. There’s ultrasound (to get a rough outline), 3D imaging, and even 4D ultrasound so you can clearly see your unborn baby’s face and physical features in real time.

Deltaprintr 3D Printer Extrudes Simplicity

Deltaprintr 3D Printer Extrudes Simplicity
Even though 3D printing is still a young technology, customers already have a lot of brands and types of 3D printers to choose from. The founders of Deltaprintr hope to set their device apart by coming up with a great balance of simplicity, efficiency, quality and affordability.

Minecraft Virtual 3D Printer: Inkblocks

Minecraft Virtual 3D Printer: Inkblocks
You can use a 3D printer to create replicas of items made in Minecraft. YouTuber ItsJustJumby did the opposite: he built a virtual 3D printer using Minecraft.  Actually he built a 3D modeling program, a computer and a 3D printer inside the game.

Foodini Home Food 3D Printer: Downloadable Delectibles

Foodini Home Food 3D Printer: Downloadable Delectibles
We’ve seen a variety of 3D printers designed to make food, but most of them either make only one kind of food or are designed for professional use, like serving astronauts in space. A company called Natural Machines is working on a food printer that will be easy enough for ordinary people to use and will be able to make a variety of dishes.

Robot Builds Salt Sculptures While You Lounge in the Jacuzzi

Robot Builds Salt Sculptures While You Lounge in the Jacuzzi
Using a robotic mechanism that works sort of like a giant 3D printer, artist Jonathan Schipper has created a device which fills a room with tiny sculptures made from grains of salt.

3D Printed Pizza: Now You’re Printing with Cheese!

3D Printed Pizza: Now You’re Printing with Cheese!
Earlier this year word got out that NASA is funding mechanical engineer Anjan Contractor to develop a food printer, which the space agency hopes can be used to feed astronauts during long distance space travel, such as on a trip to Mars.

LumiFold Portable 3D Printer Aims to Put 3D Printing in Your Backpack

LumiFold Portable 3D Printer Aims to Put 3D Printing in Your Backpack
Crowdfunding sites are flush with 3D printer projects these days, so it’s getting increasingly difficult to tell which printer you should buy or if you should just wait for the market to shake out in a few years.

Atomium Concept Turns 2D Drawings into 3D Edibles

Atomium Concept Turns 2D Drawings into 3D Edibles
With few exceptions, 3D printers can’t be used to print edible things, but wouldn’t it be extremely cool if we could one day print whatever food we can imagine using 3D printers? That’s the idea behind the Atomium.

Zeepro Zim 3D Printer Starts at Just $599, Available with Dual Print Heads

Zeepro Zim 3D Printer Starts at Just $599, Available with Dual Print Heads
As expected, 3D printing technology is getting more and more accessible. While there are numerous printers on the market in the $1000-$2000 price range, there are only a couple which dip significantly below that pricepoint. While I broke down and ordered a bargain-priced Buccaneer for myself – that project has already closed on Kickstarter.

Zeus 3D Printer Introduces 3D Faxing: Zero Day Delivery

Zeus 3D Printer Introduces 3D Faxing: Zero Day Delivery
Just a couple of weeks ago I thought that this versatile 3D printer was the 21st century printer, copier, scanner and fax machine. I was wrong. AIO Robotics’ Zeus 3D printer is that machine. It prints, scans, copies and faxes 3d objects.

FABtotum 3D Printer, Scanner and Milling Machine: One Stop Shop

FABtotum 3D Printer, Scanner and Milling Machine: One Stop Shop
Meet the descendant of the all-in-one scanner, copier, printer and fax machine. The FABtotum Personal Fabricator lets you print, scan and mill objects in just one compact device. Think of it as the Dremel tool for the 21st century. 

World’s First True Color 3D Printer Has a Secret Ingredient: Paper

World’s First True Color 3D Printer Has a Secret Ingredient: Paper
The color of 3D printed objects is usually limited to the color of the filament that they’re made of. But the Iris 3D printer by Mcor Technologies can print objects in practically any color, allowing for more realistic replicas or sophisticated products and prototypes.

Mataerial Anti-Gravity 3D Printer is Literally Off the Wall

Mataerial Anti-Gravity 3D Printer is Literally Off the Wall
Remember the 3Doodler, which raised $2.3 million on Kickstarter last March? It’s basically a 3D printing pen that lets users create art and sketches in three dimensions. That, and the fact that you can use it for minor repairs using plastic, are what appealed most to backers.

Pirate3D Buccaneer to Offer 3D Printing on the Cheap

Pirate3D Buccaneer to Offer 3D Printing on the Cheap
One of the things that I have yet to purchase – awaiting both product refinement and for the cost to come down – is a proper desktop 3D printer. And while interest has certainly caused numerous 3D printers to be announced and released onto the market, I have still yet to take the plunge.

3D Printers Now Available via Staples: Print Me an Easy Button!

3D Printers Now Available via Staples: Print Me an Easy Button!
3D printing is a fantastic way to rapidly prototype something that you’re trying to design or develop for business or personal use. The problem is that 3D printers can be pretty expensive, and you can’t just walk into most retailers and buy one.

Gigabot Large Format 3D Printer: 3DD

Gigabot Large Format 3D Printer: 3DD
3D printing has really taken off these last couple of years. We’re seeing not just affordable 3D printers but ones in all shapes and sizes as well. Last month we featured the 3Doodler, a pen-shaped 3D printer.