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This week’s featured Fab Lab is called Fablab Amsterdam in the Netherlands. They are offering classes on how to build your own 3D printer.
Fablab Amsterdam offers you the opportunity to build your personal 3D printer and learn all there is to know about 3D printing. After an introduction of the Fablab and the basics of 3D printing, you will learn how to set up a model for printing (day 1). In the next three days you will build your own printer, this is a model based on Orca (RepRap Mendel). On the last day (day 5) you will be printing your model(s) and get a hands-on troubleshooting on operating your 3D printer.
The summer school is available for maximum of 16 participants. You are to bring your own laptop and a 3D model, that you would like to print. Summer school only continues when it has at least 8 participants!
When? From 6 to 10 August 2012, 10.00 AM till 18.00 PM
Where? Fablab Amsterdam, Nieuwmarkt 4, 1012 CR Amsterdam
Fab Lab photo by TonZ used under Creative Commons license.
At the Dutch Electronic Art Festival (DEAF), a workshop was held on 3D printing and textiles, to explore the combination of both techniques. During this 1.5 day workshop participants created many samples of truly integrated ‘fabric 3D prints’.
The Ultimaker team (NL) and the Smart Textiles Design Lab team (SE) were sponsors of this event.
The video below shows the participants crafting the future with 3D printing.
Netherlands-based Leapfrog launched a new 3D printer line in Europe. There are two models: the Creatr for € 1250 and the Xeed for € 4920. Both printers should be ready to ship by May 2012.
Leapfrog lists their mission statement as:
The purpose of Leapfrog is to bridge the gap between the current state of technology of 3D printers and the future of 3D printing as a whole. We aim to deliver very easy to use, plug and play devices that look awesome. Our drive is to become a worldwide recognized brand name, capitalizing on the high growth in the market for 3D printing and to take 3D printing to the next level. We strive to deliver devices which make a high quality of printed product available to a much broader customer base at an affordable price. You, the customer are central and should not have to deal with understanding the technology, letting you what you do best: designing and creating new cool things.