Tag Archives: 3D Printing

Fast Fashion – 3D Printers Dress Up the Catwalk

Everyone’s gone completely mental over 3D Printing. Now clever fashion designers are using 3D Printers to make bespoke creations for the catwalk. German designer Pia Hinze is part of this new generation of designers and used 3D printing for her … Continue reading

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Microsoft Releases ‘3D Builder’ – a 3D Printing App for Windoze

3D Builder allows users to view, design and prepare objects for printing and includes a library of editable objects to help users familiarize themselves with the software.

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3D Library Services at the University of Michigan

FormFonts 3D has the world’s largest 3D library of professionally developed SketchUp components, and we have a fondness for library sciences, and all things 3D. So we are delighted to see the University of Michigan is keeping up with the … Continue reading

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5 things to Know about MakerBot’s new 3D Printer

MakerBot released its Replicator II last week to much fanfare. I largely ignored the press release, as 3D Printing is officially now at the height of it’s Hype Cycle. This is when I generally tune out. Just to underscore this … Continue reading

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The Cube – A Personal 3D Printer

If FisherPrice and 3D Printing had a love-child, it would be The Cube – an adorable 3D printer made by 3DSystems in Rock Hill, South Carolina. The Cube (so named for its 5.5” cubic print space) costs $1250, and makes … Continue reading

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World’s Best Investor Backs… 3D-Printed Meat

by Fred Abler PayPal founder Peter Thiel has been making a lot of news of late. Earlier this week Theil sold most of his Facebook stock. Thiel invested about $500,000 in Facebook early on, and that investment alone.. made Thiel … Continue reading

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The Material Web 1.0 and Creative Capitalism

by Fred Abler By now we all know that 3D Printing is Fab’ulous. People are 3D printing everything: jawbones, human blood vessels, medicines, concrete buildings, working semi-automatic rifles, cassette shaped MP3 players, and even entire museum collections. Last week a … Continue reading

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3D Printing with Concrete – The Future of Construction?

by Fred Abler The ability to ‘materialize’ 3D geometry with additive manufacturing has revolutionized rapid prototyping and design, and in some cases replaced machining of limited-run parts or specialty fittings, etc. However, it has yet to replace any significant manufacturing … Continue reading

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Going Places.. with Master Modeler Gabriel Concha

by Fred Abler A few years ago, FormFonts was working with Stratasys to help proof their 3D printing division for Architects (RedEye ARC). I asked Gabriel Concha if there was one or two of his 3D models he might like … Continue reading

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