3D Printed Plane, keeping 3D Printing free and more Kickstarter projects

3D Printing Letter

#9

November 2, 2012

Featured

Students Build and Fly 3D-Printed Plane

The sky’s the limit for 3D printing. Two students at the University of Virginia 3D-printed and assembled a plane. When it successfully took off, their unmanned plane became just the third 3D-printed drone to ever fly.

News

MeshUp: Mashup for meshes

MeshUp is the first real volume modeler for meshes. It wants to make life easier for 3D printing and for creators. Uformia, the company behind MeshUp, envisions a very different experience for users, where without effort, a creator can be sure that their models are always ready for 3D printing.

£7m available for 3D printing research and development

£7m of Government investment is to be targeted at 3D printing technologies, the Universities and Science Minister has announced. Grants for collaborative R&D projects are available for 3D printing, also known as “additive manufacturing.”

Students win prize with device that turns plastics into toilets

A new 3D printer design could help turn discarded plastics into composting toilets and components for rainwater collection systems.

The EFF Needs Help Keeping 3D Printing Free

The Electronic Frontier Foundation is planning for a future when 3D printing, thanks to “creative” patents, could no longer be free. Because the technology is so nascent, patenting parts of the process or renewing expiring patents could prevent incremental improvement of the technology out of fear or patent infringement. The EFF wants to head this off at the pass.

Kickstarting affordable 3D printing suffers setback

Panda Robotics’ Kickstarter campaign to build a “friendly, affordable 3-D printer” has been kicked to the curb less than a month after its launch.

3D Printed Nanomachines May Soon Be A Reality

3D printing is usually used to create visible objects. It’s very rare that we get to see people experimenting in the creation of nanoscale objects. The few experiments in the field thus far have been used in medical applications, but the future may in fact lie in manufacturing.

Automate Your UK Kickstarter Appeals with Brikstarter’s 3D Print and Design School

Brikstarter calls itself an “integrated Kickstarter design studio,” with the team backed by an existing 3D printing company that has all the in-house tools needed to get something from the brain/fag packet phase to working 3D prototype level.

Automate Your UK Kickstarter Appeals with Brikstarter’s 3D Print and Design School

Brikstarter calls itself an “integrated Kickstarter design studio,” with the team backed by an existing 3D printing company that has all the in-house tools needed to get something from the brain/fag packet phase to working 3D prototype level.

Products and Designs

[Product] The Wrap - cable winder for iPhone charger

The Wrap is an accessory that attaches to the USB end of your iPhone charger, transforming it into a handy little cable winder for the charging cord.

[Design] A useful 3D-printed tripod

Okay, so you own a camera and you want to take a steady video, a timelapse or a group photo, here's a quick 3D printable tripod!

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