3D Printing Will Transform Manufacturing

3D Printing Letter

#35

May 03, 2013
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Chris Dixon: 3D Printing Will Transform Manufacturing, Social Media Startups Are Facing “General Fatigue”

Chris Dixon, the entrepreneur-turned angel investor-turned general partner at VC firm Andreessen Horowitz, today said that he believes the 3D printing movement has the potential to revolutionize manufacturing and that it is an area where he would like to make multiple investments in the future.

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News

BotObjects announces first full-color desktop 3D printer

In the ProDesk3D, 3D printing outfit botObjects has come up with not only the first full color desktop 3D printer, but thanks to its anodized aluminum body, unquestionably one of the prettiest.

3D Burrito is a new design marketplace where people can buy models for 3D printers

3D Burrito is a new online store where people can go to buy and sell design models for 3D printers straight from their creators. If 3D printing is really going to go mainstream – and all signs point to yes – then the startup behind the site may be on to something.

Chicago 3D Printing Shop Opens for Business

The constant buzz surrounding 3D printer technology is finally making its way into the mainstream and a new company in Chicago is welcoming consumers to try out the revolutionary concept firsthand. The 3D Printing Experience, a new space that opened in Chicago Monday, is educating the public on how the technology works by offering a chance to watch or experience the printing process.

At Shapeways facility, order emerges from 3D-printed chaos

One of the leading companies in the 3D-printing services industry, Shapeways has figured out a very efficient way to print hundreds of items.

10 Products That 3D-Printers Will Ruin

Sit back and imagine the world of 3D-printing technology that lies before us. It is a new and wondrous place, filled with all of your imaginations hopes and desires, like 3D-printed chocolate. That might all change very soon though, if the long arm of the patent law has its way.

3D printing a working car key

It may look like something straight from an Italian Job sci-fi sequel, but 3D printing car keys is a reality for this Mini Cooper owning, member of the Google Plus 3D Printing community.

BotObjects announces first full-color desktop 3D printer

In the ProDesk3D, 3D printing outfit botObjects has come up with not only the first full color desktop 3D printer, but thanks to its anodized aluminum body, unquestionably one of the prettiest.

MakerBot Founder: 3D Printing and the "Next Industrial Revolution"

You can 3D print just about anything, from dresses to snowboards to a human face. A big part of the reason 3D printing is closing in on the mainstream is thanks to MakerBot, which is equipping anyone with an imagination—and $2,200 for a MakerBot Replicator—to print the physical manifestations of their dreams. Gizmodo interviewed Makerbot founder Bre Pettis.

Rise of the Cybermen: The Terminator-style bionic ear that could give people 'superman' hearing

The 3D printed ear that can hear radio frequencies beyond the range of normal human ears could soon be used in prosthetics, or developed as a hearing aid.

Products and Designs

[Product] Heart Dipping Dish

This is a dish for dipping bread in olive oil. Fill the dish with enough olive oil to cover the heart, and then add balsamic vinegar to the heart. The vinegar will sink to the bottom and fill out the heart! You might need to push the vinegar around with a toothpick to fill out the heart really cleanly, but it is easy to do, and continues to look nice even after you start dipping bread.

[Design] Safe Box

A small and handy safe box with a built in combination lock. The whole box prints preassembled including hinges, the only thing to add are the combination lock dials and rods which easily slide into position.

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