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Video: Inside Shapeways Factory, the Amazon of 3D Printing

Shapeways logo

In the video below, Andy Greenberg from Forbes interviews Shapeways Evangelist Duann Scott onsite at their New York factory. Scott answers questions ranging from technical to strategic.

Highlights of the interview:

  • Shapeways uses Selective Laser Sintering (SLS) to get finer resolution and more flexibility than fused deposition modeling (FDM) can offer.
  • Scott does not see home 3D printers as competition; to the contrary, people with 3D printers at home will become better designers, testing their iterative concepts at home and then looking to a marketplace like Shapeways for the final product.
  • Shapeways also enables customers to sell their designs and print in a multitude of materials.
  • They built their factory in New York to be close to their customers.

See why Duann Scott calls Shapeways the “Amazon of 3D printing” in the video below.



Via Forbes.

Video: Think You Can Solve Rubik’s Cube? Try 3D Printed X-Cube

3D Printed Rubiks Cube

Dane Christianson, a student at the Illinois Institute of Technology, used CAD and 3D printing to create X-Cube, a version of Rubik’s Cube for serious puzzle experts. Dane comments on his creation.

I created this using CAD and 3D printing. It’s a Rubik’s type puzzle with fully functional additional layers on four of the faces of a typical Rubik’s Cube.

This project was completed through the Idea Shop at the Illinois Institute of Technology.

Watch the video below to see the mega-puzzle in motion.

Video: Objet’s Largest Ever 3D Printer Objet1000 Hits the Market

Objet1000 Large 3D Printer

The Objet1000 is Objet‘s largest ever 3D printer. With a build platform of 1000 x 800 x 500 mm (39 x 31 x 20 inch), the system enables designers, engineers and manufacturers to quickly and easily create large and very precise models for prototyping parts and products in automotive, defense, aerospace, consumer goods, household appliances and industrial machinery sectors. The system features Objet Connex multi-material technology offering standard and ABS plastic performance, a choice of over 100 materials and the ability to mix up to 14 different materials in a single prototype or model to achieve the true look, feel and function of your intended end product.

Video: A Look Inside Staples Easy Button Solution For 3D Printing

Staples 3D Printing Easy Button

Earlier this month, Irish 3D printing company Mcor Technologies secured a massive deal with retail giant Staples to develop a new service called Staples Easy 3D in Europe.

The video below shows how this service will enable consumers to order a 3D print as easily as photo prints are ordered today.

Video: BBC Reports on the Growth of 3D Printing

From toys to cars – what will you make on a 3D printer? BBC reporter Dan Simmons looks into the amazing world of 3D printing.

Around 200 years ago the industrial revolution changed the way we create things. Today nearly everything we own is mass produced in factories but that could all be about to change again.

Just as consumer tech has helped many of us become photographers, DJs and even journalists – could it be about to remove the barriers to production itself.

In the video below, Simmons reports on MakerBot, Anarkik3D, the 3D Print Show, and more.