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January 11, 2013
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Makerbot Announces Improved Experimental 3D Printer, The Replicator 2X, New Apps, And API

Makerbot just announced an interesting improvement to the Replicator 2, called the Replicator 2X, that is tweaked to work with ABS plastic rather than the rigid, organic PLA. This new version is for experimenters who are looking to print in more materials. The extruders – the things that squirt out plastic – are also less temperamental.

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3D Printing Gets Its Own Dedicated Convention In April

WebMediaBrands announced that it's hosting the inaugural Inside 3D Printing Conference and Expo in New York City this year. The event will take place on April 22-23, and feature the latest and greatest innovations in 3D printing.

Sculpteo 3D printing lets you stick your face on an iPhone case

Sculpteo's 3DP Case creation tool lets you design, print, and order your own iPhone case directly through the free Sculpteo app for iOS. With it, you can select the image or design you want, pick a color, pick a material, add additional detail, and then have the case printed and shipped anywhere worldwide.

Daimler Funds 3D Printer for Auto Production

Automaker Daimler AG has funded the development of a large build volume additive manufacturing (AM) system for use in automotive production.

Crayon Creatures turns children's drawings into 3D printed sculptures

Crayon Creatures, launched a few days ago, hopes to take advantage of children's imagination by turning drawings into colorful (and sometimes slightly creepy) 3D printed sculptures made of sandstone.

Products and Designs

[Product] Raspberry Pi Case 1.0

A very slick looking Raspberry Pi case that can be assembled with a power LED.

[Design] A Dodecahedron Speaker for Desktop Printers

A dodecahedron speaker can be a useful tool in acoustics research, and is definitely a fun toy to pull out at parties. Total cost for parts and materials is just under $100.

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