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November 16, 2012

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How 3D printed cars were created to spare the priceless original while filming Skyfall

If you thought producers spent millions on James Bond’s Aston Martin DB5, which was put through a series of huge explosions and stunts during the filming of Skyfall, including one scene where the priceless vehicle exploded in flames – think again.


World’s First 3D Printing Photo Booth to Open in Japan

The world’s first 3D printing photo booth is set to open for a limited time at the exhibition space EYE OF GYRE in Harajuku, Japan. From November 24 to January 14, 2013, people with reservations can go and have their portraits taken. Except, instead of a photograph, you’ll receive miniature replicas of yourselves.

3D-Printed Rockets Help Propel NASA’s Space Launch System

Parts for the rocket engines of NASA’s Space Launch System will be created using a method of 3D-printing known as selective laser melting. The space agency is taking advantage of new technology to help improve safety and save money as it builds the SLS — a heavy-lift launch vehicle intended to facilitate long-duration deep space exploration, including trips to near-Earth asteroids and, ultimately, to Mars.

MarkerBot announces new dashboard and follow feature on Thingiverse

Recently MakerBot launched a couple of new features on its Thingiverse website that will allow users to fine, manage, and follow their favorite digital designs. The newly-added features on Thingiverse includes a Dashboard that will be an all-in-one place to track your favorite digital designs, designers, and activity on the platform. To access the Thingiverse Dashboard, just click the top left tab on the homepage upon signing in.

[non-Blender] Repairing Reality with 3D Printing

Here is an amazing and inspiring little video about a crazy application of 3D printing.

£7 million 3D printing competition announced

The Technology Strategy Board has announced a £7 million fund to support 3D printing design initiatives.

iPhone case made with 3D printer beats out 70 other designs

The Shapeways team had dozens of entries for their 3D Print Contest for iPhone 5 accessories back in October. ArtizanWork won the top prize — $500 worth of 3D printing — with its "knitted" Sweater case.

US military working on backpack-sized, £440 3D printer

The US Army already uses a 3D printer setup to produce spare parts in Afghanistan, but it has now unveiled a smaller, cheaper version that it says could make its way into people's homes in the coming years.

Programmer turns computer algorithms into easily fabricated designs

Jennifer Jacobs doesn't just make lamps: she codes them. "The goal of this project was to write an application that allows someone to describe an object through code, and then fabricate that object," she says.

Dutch artist 3D prints CT scan of his own skeleton

In what could be described as the ultimate memento mori – a genre of art that reminds us of our own mortality – Dutch sculpture Caspar Berger has reproduced an exact copy of his own skeleton. He underwent a CT scan, which provided detailed anatomical data, which was then output on a 3D printer.

Products and Designs

[Product] iPhone5 Charger Integrated 5000mah Battery Case

All in one integrated power pack for iPhone5.

[Design] The Hanger Chain

The hanger chain. Hang the hook and link as many hangers and you can handle. Let me know if it works for you.

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