3D Printers

Utsc Researchers Turned Used Mcdonald’s Cooking Oil Into 3d Printer Resin

University of Toronto Scarborough (UTSC) researchers found a way to turn used cooking oil from McDonald’s into a light-sensitive plastic for 3D printers. When researchers began dabbling with 3D printers about three years ago, they noticed the...
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A New Spin On 3d Printing Can Produce An Object In Seconds

Your 3D printer is not a real 3D printer until you print 3D Benchy, a popular torture test that takes the form of this cute toy boat. [credit: EPFL ] ...
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Bringing A Swap Meet 3d Printer Back From The Dead

At a recent swap meet, [digitalrice] found what appeared to be a like-new QIDI X-Plus 3D printer. It wasn’t clear what was wrong with it, but considering it retails for $900 USD, he figured the asking price of $150 was worth the gamble. As you...
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Stratasys Launches J826 Mid-range 3d Printer

Stratasys' J826 aims to lower the cost of creating quality prototypes from designers.
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Teenage Engineering Offers Free 3d Printable Files To Mod Its Speaker Line

If you picked up a 3D printer and have absolutely no idea what to do with it, Teenage Engineering has a solution.The company released a whole bunch of ‘hacks’ for its Ikea Frevkens line of speakers, which launched earlier this year....
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The Best 3d Printers And Scanners For Makers And Creators In 2020 - Cnet

Fire up the 3D printer, scan a real-world model, or even carve your own custom wood gifts with the latest hands-on creative technology.
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Could Future Homes Be Built With Bacteria?

Imagine if we could grow a building the way coral polyps grow a reef, or if living cells in our clothes could break down sweat and body odor. Imagine colonies of bacteria on space stations produced the filament for 3D printers. Imagine materials we...

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Could The Next Generation Of Particle Accelerators Come Out Of The 3d Printer?

Imagine being able to manufacture complex devices whenever you want and wherever you are. It would create unforeseen possibilities even in the most remote locations, such as building spare parts or new components on board a spacecraft. 3D printing,...
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Fastest High-precision 3d Printer

3D printers working in the millimeter range and larger are increasingly used in industrial production processes. Many applications, however, require precise printing on the micrometer scale at a far higher speed. Researchers have now developed a...
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Lathe And 3d Printer Help Repair Buried Buttons

Usually corroded buttons on a piece of electronic equipment wouldn’t be that big a deal to repair, but as [Haris Andrianakis] recently found out, things can get a little tricky when they are sealed inside a device meant to operate in a marine...
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Stylish Thermometer Is Diy Hardware Perfection

Over the last few years, we’ve seen a steady improvement in the sort of custom hardware a dedicated individual can produce. With affordable desktop 3D printers and PCB fabrication services, the line between store bought and home built can get...
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Broken 3d Printer Turned Scanning Microscope

A few years ago, [Wayne] managed to blow out the main board of his Flashforge Finder attempting to change the fan. He could have just fixed it of course, but where’s the fun in that? Instead, he’s used its mechanical components and a...
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Feel The Force With A Pocket Magnetometer

With the rise of affordable 3D printers, we just don’t see the projects in Tic Tac boxes that we used to. That’s kind of a shame. Not only are you upcycling existing plastic when you use one, they’re decently sized component...

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Spring Clamp Is Completely 3d Printed

Dual-filament printers may seem like a gimmick to the uninitiated, but they open up some powerful options for advanced designs. [Darren Tarbard] shows this off with a nifty spring clamp that is 3D printed in a single operation. The clamp is similar...
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Wirecutter's Best Deals: Save $150 On A Tiertime Up Mini 2 3d Printer

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Experiments In Soft Robotics

[Arnav Wagh] has been doing some cool experiments in soft robotics using his home 3D printer. Soft robots have a lot of advantages, but as [Arnav] points out on his website, it’s pretty hard to get started in the same way as one might with...
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Chocolate Lovers May Fall In Love With This 3d Printer — Future Blink

Appropriately named “Cocoa Press,” the printer molds chocolate into any shape. Read more...More about Mashable Video, Chocolate, 3d Printer, Future Blink, and Cocoa Press
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Space 3d Review: Affordable Large Format Resin Printer

Our verdict of the Space 3D:An all-metal design results in a sturdy device and reliable printing. The build volume is unparalleled at this price point, but equally such a large build plate makes this awkward for beginners to resin printing. Those...

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3d Printing And The Murky Ethics Of Replicating Human Bones

Ten years ago, it wasn’t possible for most people to use 3D technology to print authentic copies of human bones. Today, using a 3D printer and digital scans of actual bones, it is possible to create unlimited numbers of replica bones —...
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3d Pens Can Make Ugly Drone Parts That Almost Work

Small hobby aircraft and light plastic parts go hand in hand, and a 3D printing pen makes lightweight plastic things without the overhead of CAD work and running a 3D printer. So could a 3D pen create useful plastic bits for small quadcopters?...
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