Digital imaging specialists at the Smithsonian Institute in Washington created a 3D bust and life mask of U.S. President Barack Obama. The process involved the use of a high-speed system consisting of 14 cameras, 50 LED lights, and handheld 3D scanners to capture every nuance of his skin, which allowed the team to capture detailed shape and facial properties in… Continue reading The First 3D-Printed Bust Of Barack Obama At Smithsonian
Local Motors, an Arizona-based manufacturer, created the world first 3D printed car called the Strati. The two-seater is a battery powered car made out of 49 parts. It took 44 hours to print the car which is mostly made out of ABS plastic reinforced with carbon fiber. Watch the car in action in the video below.
This year at CES in Las Vegas, companies gathered to show off their most advanced products including ultra-high-definition curved televisions, more advanced wearable technology, 3-D printers, and fuel cell concept car. Exhibitors, industry analysts, investors, and media all converge in one place to determine what lies ahead for the technology industry in the upcoming year. Here are the most standout… Continue reading The Most Futuristic Products at CES 2014
Asda, one of Britain’s biggest supermarket chain is selling 3D-printed figurines, offering customers a chance to be scanned and made into a detailed miniatures statues. The supermarket is holding a trial of the service at their York store in northern England. Having your whole body scanned takes between two-three minutes, with a small handheld machine recording images at a… Continue reading Asda 3D-Printer Builds Mini Versions of You
Inspired by a little figurines in a Japanese pop-up shop called Omote, the world’s 3-D photo booth, Kristina Neurohr and Timo Schaedel started a business called Twinkind, a company based in Hamburg, Germany, that will turn you, your loved ones, or your pets into a detailed little statues, using 360-degree scanning and 3-D printing technologies. The final figurines, which can range in size… Continue reading Stunning 3-D Printed Version of Yourself
Robugtix T8 is a wirelessly controlled bio-inspired octopod robot made with high resolution 3D printed parts. It uses a total of 26 motors, 3 in each leg and 2 in the abdomen, that enable it to move like a real spider. It is powered by the Bigfoot Inverse Kinematics Engine which performs all of the necessary calculations for smoothly… Continue reading Realistic 3D Printed Robot Spider
The Liberator is the world’s first 3D-printed plastic handgun. It’s almost entirely made from plastic, formed of 16 components made inside a Stratasys Dimension SST 3D printer. The only non-printed piece is a common hardware store nail used as its firing pin. The design is complied with the Undetectable Firearms Act by inserting a six ounce cube of non-functional steel into the… Continue reading The Liberator: World’s First 3D-Printed Plastic Handgun
Introducing the 3Doodler, the world’s first 3D printing pen. The pen can draw 3D objects that extrudes thin strips of heated plastic in midair or onto any surface it touches. The toy company WobbleWorks launched the Kickstarter page Tuesday for the new pen, which prints fine strips of ABS plastic (the material used by many 3D printers) into predetermined shapes, the 3Doodler… Continue reading 3Doodler: The World’s First 3D Printing Pen