With great Kickstarter success, comes great responsibility to backers. Expectations are heightened; exposure maximized; and the reset scope of the project can overwhelm even the most eager entrepreneurs. According to Ariel Briner, the co-founder of Cartesian and the man who designed the EX¹ prototype, the one thing he needs now more than ever is...LISTED UNDER: Circuit Boards, Program Boards | Prototypes, Engineering | Prototypes, Metal Fabrications
With less than 18 hours remaining, Brisbane, Australia-based Cartesian Co. is set to join an exclusive club. Cartesian’s Kickstarter campaign is an effort raise funds for the launch of the EX¹ 3D printer for circuit boards. The printer's success began as...LISTED UNDER: Prototypes, Engineering | Prototypes, Metal Fabrications | Rapid Prototyping
The U.S. House of Representatives voted Tuesday to renew a 25-year-old prohibition against firearms that can evade metal detectors and X-ray machines just as 3D printers are increasingly able to produce plastic weapons. But printing a gun isn't cheap and it's unclear...LISTED UNDER: Materials and Prototyping | Manufacturing/Services | Materials
Engineering Live is an exclusive live roundtable discussion that premieres on Tuesday, November 12, 2013 at 12:30 pm CST. PD&D has assembled some of the top minds in the additive manufacturing/rapid prototyping industry to discuss ...LISTED UNDER: 3D Printing Equipment | 3D Scanning | Prototypes, Engineering
Police thought they'd made a major discovery, but they may have jumped the gun. British officers said Friday they had seized what appeared to be gun components made on a 3-D printer — then, hours later, cast doubt on the find after ...LISTED UNDER: Materials and Prototyping | Manufacturing/Services | 3D Printing Equipment
Gun parts made with a 3D printer were found by officers during a raid on suspected gang members in the Bagley area of Manchester. Police said Friday that if the gun were viable it would be the first such seizure in Britain ...LISTED UNDER: Materials and Prototyping | Manufacturing/Services | Prototyping/Rapid Mfg.
Saelig Company has announced the availability of the MakerBot Digitizer Desktop 3D Scanner, which uses laser line triangulation to scan an object to produce a ready-to-print 3D file usually without ...LISTED UNDER: 3D Printing Equipment | 3D Scanning | Rapid Prototyping
I was shot in face at Rapid 2013. Had I known that the show, produced by the Society of Manufacturing Engineers, was going to be so brutal, I would’ve never ventured to Pittsburgh, PA, in the middle of June. Upon entering the convention center, I headed down ...LISTED UNDER: 3D Printing Equipment | 3D Scanning | Rapid Manufacturing Equipment
PD&D recently had the opportunity to review a couple of desktop 3D printers, the LulzBot TAZ and the Afinia H479. The review, while enlightening, only left us thirsting for more. So this is our short and sweet Top 10 wish list of 3D printers that ...LISTED UNDER: 3D Printing Equipment | 3D Scanning | Extrusions
NASA is preparing to launch a 3-D printer into space next year, a toaster-sized game changer that greatly reduces the need for astronauts to load up with every tool, spare part or supply they might ever need. The printers would serve as a flying ...LISTED UNDER: Electrical and Electronic Components | Materials and Prototyping | Prototyping/Rapid Mfg.
Based in Rome, Italy, three co-founders of a small start-up formed a basic business plan to develop a useful and engaging 3D printing app. With a pair of engineers and a product designer, Makoo was launched after ...LISTED UNDER: 3D Printing Equipment | 3D Scanning | Prototyping/Rapid Mfg.
The hot-fire test required significant material design data development from the SLM process to ensure adequate safety and reliability. The injector, designed by AR engineers, reduced the manufacturing lead time from more than a year to just a few months.LISTED UNDER: 3D Printing Equipment | Prototyping/Rapid Mfg. | Prototypes, Engineering
Continued growth at Clinkenbeard (Rockford, IL) has resulted in continued expansion with the addition of a new five-axis CNC machine to the company’s stable of CNC and milling machines. The new machine will feature an extra-large and expanded tool magazine for quicker throughput and added speed and efficiency as well as a higher speed control.LISTED UNDER: 3D Printing Equipment | Rapid Manufacturing Equipment | Rapid Prototyping Equipment
3D Creation Systems is an additive manufacturing facility that offers SLS, SLA, FDM, and composite technologies to members for as little as $2,500. The 3D Creation Systems concept is reminiscent of Tech Shop, another membership-based, do-it-yourself workshop.LISTED UNDER: 3D Printing Equipment | Composites | Composites, Fabricators
The innovators selected to participate in StartX MedIC were unbelievable individuals. The participants included physicians, surgeons, physicists, electrical engineers, mechanical engineers, computer scientists, data scientists, computer programmers, industrial designers, interface designers, interaction designers, start-up founders, serial entrepreneurs, inventors, PhD students, medical students, and marketing executives from all types organizations and institutions.LISTED UNDER: Prototypes, Engineering | Rapid Prototyping