3D printed records, new printing techniques and more

3D Printing Letter


September 14, 2012


3D-Printed Records Play Led Zeppelin And ‘Star Wars’ Theme On A Fisher Price Record Player

A tool, made in Visual C# 2010, could program a CNC machine to print the plastic records for the ’70s style Fisher Price record player toys.

Ancient Egyptian Technique is Key to 3D-Printed Ceramics

A 7,000 year old technique, known as Egyptian Paste (also known as Faience), could offer a potential process and material for use in the latest 3D printing techniques of ceramics, according to researchers at UWE Bristol.

Difference Engine: The PC all over again?

Tinkerers with machines that turn binary digits into molecules are pioneering a whole new way of making things. Will manufacturers brand the 3D printer as a piracy machine?

New App Lets Users Design and 3D-Print iPhone Cases

An app from French 3D-printing company Sculpteo lets users design their own iPhone cases. Users choose from one of five available templates and customize the design by tweaking the shape, switching the colors, or adding images and text.

Shapeways Can Now 3D Print Pretty Much Anything You Can Think Of

Shapeways’ marketplace now offers “6 billion product variations.” Or, as they clarified, “one unique product for everyone on the planet.”

NASA Turns to 3D Printing for Self-Building Spacecraft

A modest proposal to use 3D printing technology aboard a tiny satellite to create a much larger structure in space.

Products and Designs

[Product] PadFoot - stand for iPad

PadFoot clips to the corner of your iPad and will securely stand it upright in both landscape and portrait mode. It’s great for watching movies, clips and slideshows, for making FaceTime calls, as well as for use in presentations and (shop) displays.

[Product] Customizable Lens Cap Holder

Many photographers lose their lenscap. So it was time to solve this problem. With this cap holder you just click your lenscap in and you're ready to go.

[Product] iPhone 3G / 3GS bike mount

The Bike Mount for iPhone lets you attach your iPhone 3G / 3GS to your bike’s handlebars so you can track your GPS position, your speed, or distance travelled, while you ride.

[Design] iPhone 4Gs stand with amplifier

Allow passive amplification of your iPhone sound with this 3D printed iPhone stand.

[Design] Monster Wine Bottle Holder

Decorative stand for wine bottles, champagne, coke and more. Store and stack the bottles without moving in the fridge.


Coming soon: Visual diffs for 3D models

CubeHero is a new tool for collaboration on 3D printable models. Besides visual diffs, the project aims to provide visual versioning, 3D object sharing, and bill of materials integration. Go check them out!

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