FormLabs prepares to ship its long-awaited 3D printer

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May 17, 2013
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Formlabs Prepares To Ship The Super Sexy Form One 3D Printer

The boy geniuses of Formlabs, David Cranor, Maxim Lobovsky, and Natan Linder have posted a video detailing their Form One 3D printer, one of the most well-put-together 3D printing devices we’ve seen in a while. The Form One uses a form of stereolithography that prints the objects “upside down” by activating polymers with laser light.

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News

Banned 3D printed gun files will never truly vanish from the Web

Schematics for 3D printing a working handgun have been yanked from their original website by order of the State Department—but the files remain online at the Pirate Bay website and elsewhere.

Why fear of 3D-printed guns is overblown

Despite worries about the dangers of 3D printed firearms, there's little chance of anyone with a MakerBot device gunning people down. Even gun-control advocates think the hype is too much.

White House Looks to Invest $200 Million in 3D Printing

It's been hard to escape the furore surrounding the popularity of the first operational gun released via 3D printing this week. Over 100,000 copies of the weapon have already been downloaded. Despite the intense debate around this news, the White House is looking to 3D printing as a means of both revolutionizing the American manufacturing industry, and also saving the states money.

The Legend of Zelda inventory recreated using a 3D printer

Hyrule Foundry, a blog dedicated to the Legend of Zelda universe and 3D printing technology, shared photos of The Legend of Zelda's item collection, recreated through the use of a 3D printer.

Will networked 3D printing be the next big thing?

It’s a manufacturing network that’s distributed within communities around the world. It’s mashing-up the real world need for industrial production with the digital networks and individuals that share them, like Facebook for products. That means anyone can connect their home 3D printer to 3D Hubs, transforming it into a local node on a global distributed manufacturing facility… it is, quite literally, making money.

What happens when you combine 3D printing and augmented reality? Magic

Augmented reality and 3D printing, while very different technologies, circle around the same general concept: bridging the gap between the physical world and the digital world. 3D printing makes the digital physical, and augmented reality enhances the physical world with digital overlays.

SliceRex: An STL slicing tool

You just finished designing your 3D model. There's only one step left between you and your final 3D printed product. SliceRex helps you painlessly convert your STL files into the G-code that you need for printing.

Building a 3D printer with a 3D printer

A NYC open source community member plans to launch a self-build 3D printer kit

Products and Designs

[Product] Amour Fou Pendant

A nice and good-looking pendant that says AmourFou.

[Design] Fully Printable Microscope

Well almost, you still need to locate 4 lenses from some disposable cameras and a light source. For the light source use an LED or mirror, whatever you have. I used a cheap LED wall light from Wal-Mart.

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