3D printers

3D printer for chocolate and food Gift Box (DIY )

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3D printer for chocolate and food Gift Box (DIY )


 

We can have 3d printed making chocolate goodies and gifts . 🙂

3D Printed Box Accessories :

 


Box :  

We have selected some of the Box designs if you would like to choose. 🙂

https://www.amazon.com/Djeco-Origami-Small-Boxes/dp/B00CDL8Q7S/ref=sr_1_27?ie=UTF8&qid=1490992564&sr=8-27&keywords=origami+paper+box

Printer :

3Drag

Prize :

Velleman K8200/ 3drag printer complete kit, DIY 3D printer.

  • $399.00

 

Technology:

FFF (Fused Filament Fabrication)

Repetier version 0.84 and up www.repetier.com

 

 

Best Feature :  

 

Printed parts will come off easily.

https://www.open-electronics.org/the-3drag-choco-chocolate-3d-printer-cooling-system-explained/

Software:

http://www.repetier.com

http://reprap.org/wiki/3drag

firmware and software from RepRap world. This will allow you to upgrade your printer with the new firmware and software solutions that gradually people will be able to create to make 3D printing easier and more intuitive.

 

Alerts :   Always   Caution for Laser, Chemicals, Equipment, Other Hazardous things. Be                        careful, Use proper precaution for using anything related.
                 Please read manual properly before handling anything. 🙂
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Student Straigtens His Own Teeth by 3D Printing His Braces

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Student Straigtens His Own Teeth by 3D Printing His Braces


Amos Dudley, an intern at NJIT used 3D Printer to make his clear braces.  Usually getting work done to straighten your teeth can be quite expensive.  Amos managed to straighten his teeth in $60.

Due to his interesting story, Formlabs, a Massachusetts based company that manufactures 3D  printers offered him a job.  Formlabs was founded in 2011 by Maxim Lobovsky, Natan Linder, and David Cranor of MIT.

According to Lobovsky, founder of Formlabs, “Amos’s work pushes the limits of 3D printing applications.  That kind of inventiveness is exactly what our customers hope to achieve with our products.”

http://www.njit.edu/features/student/amos-job.php

https://formlabs.com/

 

The best 3d Printers (2017)

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The best 3d Printers (2017)

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Every year 3D Printers getting improve and more user friendly. This year’s categories are based on mainly, “production by consumers”. 3D Printers have better quality and more features so we can use 3d printers easily.

Makergear M2 is $1,825 it is in the top rating . The rating is 9.2, and The Ultimaker 2+ is in the top list too and rating is 9.1. It build incredible quality prints.

 

http://www.computerworld.com/article/3141976/3d-printing/3d-printer-owners-rate-the-best-14-machines.html

https://www.3dhubs.com/best-3d-printer-guide#sls

 

HP Multi Jet Fusion technology

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HP Multi Jet Fusion technology

HP has introduced a Multi Jet Fusion technology for 3D printing.  The multi jet fusion technology offers better speed and control compared to other printing technologies.

dual carriage system separates functions of writing and coating.   Therefore each function is separately optimized for performance and productivity.  The Hp technology can transform the properties of each volumetric pixel (voxel).  For example, the HP Multi Jet Fusion 3D printers can print each voxel in a different color.  HP expects to make millions of colors available for 3D printing.  Other than color, HP expects to be able to control other properties, for example, opacity, conductivity, surface roughness, strength, elasticity, to name a few.

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http://h41367.www4.hp.com/campaigns/ga/3dprinting/4AA5-5472ENW.pdf

http://www.wsj.com/articles/hp-looks-to-make-its-mark-in-3-d-printing-1463488204

http://seekingalpha.com/news/3184245-ssys-ddd-lower-analysts-evaluate-threat-hp-3d-printers

 

Affordable da Vinci Mini 3D Printer from XYZPrinting

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Affordable da Vinci Mini 3D Printer from XYZPrinting

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XYZ Printing announced the da Vinci mini 3D printer at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) held this year (2016).  The da Vinci mini will be available for $269.  It is an easy to use device and includes support for Wi Fi and USB. It has received awards from Reviewed.com, Tom’s Guide, and TWICE.  XYZ Printing provides other models of 3D printers that are in the affordable price range.  XYZ Printing brings new technology to consumers in the form of easy to use and affordable products.

 

http://xyzprinting.co.nz/

 

XYZ Printing on Facebook

 

News Release on da Vinci Mini 3D Printer

 

 

 

 

Tom’s Guide article on da Vinci Mini

XYZprinting Da Vinci 1.0 3D Printer from Amazon.com

XYZprinting Da Vinci Jr. 1.0 3D Printer from Amazon.com

World’s Smallest Image printing using 3D NanoDrip Technology

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World’s Smallest Image printing using 3D NanoDrip Technology

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ETH Zurich and a startup called Scrona Ltd. have been announced world record holders for the smallest inkjet-printed color image. They used 3D NanoDrip printing technology to print a tiny image of clown fish around a sea anemone.  The image is of the size of a cross section of a human hair.  The image is 0.0092 mm2 in area and can only be seen under a microscope.

The image is printed using nano particles called quantum-dots.  Quantum-dots can emit lights of different colors depending on their size.  Layers of red, green, and blue quantum dots can be created to generate different colors.

Scrona also developed µPeek, a credit card sized microscope that can be used to see the tiny image.  The microscope can be interfaced with smartphones allowing you to see it using the smartphone and to take pictures of the image.

https://www.ethz.ch/en/news-and-events/eth-news/news/2015/12/tiniest-color-picture-ever-printed.html

http://www.scrona.ch/

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-3361560/The-smallest-picture-Record-breaking-Finding-Nemo-snap-smaller-width-human-hair.html

 

Carnegie Mellon University 3D Prints Hair

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Researchers and Carnegie Mellon University have developed a technique for 3D printing hair, fibers or bristles.  The researchers used a fused deposition modeling (FDM) printer.   The technique is similar forming thin strands by extruding glue from a hot glue gun and suddenly moving the gun away.   Similarly, the technique extrudes molten plastic from the nozzle of the 3D printer and then moves the nozzle away rapidly.  The researchers call the technique furbrication.

3D printers typically can not move the nozzle up rapidly.  However, they can move the the nozzle sideways with respect to the print bed rapidly.  Therefore, instead of moving the nozzle up, the researchers moved the nozzle sideways.  The amount of molten plastic extruded and the speed with which the nozzle is moved away can be varied to control the thickness of hair generated.  These parameters are programmed into the 3D printer.

The technique presently creates hairs strands by strands.  Therefore, the process is slow and takes 20-25 minutes to generate hair on 10 square mm2.  Different types of material can be extruded from the 3D printer to create hair having different properties.  The technique can be used to add hair to 3D printed objects, for example, hair on a head, whiskers, or hairy tails.

http://www.cmu.edu/news/stories/archives/2015/october/3-D-printer-hair.html

http://www.chrisharrison.net/index.php/Research/3DPrintedHair

 

http://chrisharrison.net/projects/3dprintedhair/3dprintedhair.pdf

http://www.gierad.com/projects/furbrication/

http://3dprintingindustry.com/2015/11/03/carnegie-mellon-researcher-develops-finely-3d-printed-hair-from-pla/

BioBot: a Desktop 3D Printer for Living Tissue

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BioBot: a Desktop 3D Printer for Living Tissue

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Biobots, a Philadelphia based startup has developed a desktop 3D printer for printing biomaterials.  The 3D printer called BioBot 1 was demoed at TechCrunch Disrupt NY in May 2015.  Biobots was found the most innovative startup out of 48 startups at the SXSW Accelerator in Austin.

Biobot 1 uses a compressed air pneumatic system that allows it to precisely control the printing operation .  Biobots has developed biomaterial that is placed in the syringe along with cells for printing.  The biomaterial  hardens as it is extruded.  Biobot 1 uses visible blue light to cure the biomaterial.  Unlike UV light, visible blue light is not harmful to living tissue.  The technology can be used to 3D print living tissue such as cartilage, bone, or liver.  The technology can find valuable applications in clinical development of drug.

Biobots aims at bringing down the cost of bioprinting significantly.  Typical bioprinters cost in the range of hundred thousand dollars. Biobots managed to bring down the cost by an order of magnitude.  Biobot 1 is also designed for ease of use.  According to Danny Cabrera, cofounder of Biobots, “As soon as you get a BioBot, you can print something. What we’re doing is we’re saying anybody can do this. [It’s] this MakerBot of biology idea.”

 

http://www.biobots.io/

http://fortune.com/2015/07/13/biobot-the-makerbot-of-biology/

 

 

 

 

http://techcrunch.com/video/biobots-is-a-3d-printer-for-living-cells/518812512/

http://technical.ly/philly/2015/03/16/biobots-most-innovative-sxsw/

Carnegie Mellon University Researchers 3D Print Tissues Using MakerBot 3D Printers

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Carnegie Mellon University Researchers 3D Print Tissues Using MakerBot 3D Printers

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Human body can repair small tissue damages by itself.  However, human body has its limits and cannot fix several types of damages.  For example, human body is unable to fix several heart, problems, kidney problems, liver problems, and so on.  These problems are fixed by performing organ transplants.  Thousands of Americans are on waiting lists for various organ transplants.

Professor Adam Feinberg’s group at Carnegie Mellon is performing research that one day could make it unnecessary to transplant organs.  Instead, the required organs will be 3D printed.  Professor Feinberg’s group  is using MakerBot’s 3D printers for 3D printing tissues.

The technology can best be described in the words of Professor Feinberg, “The challenge with soft materials — think about something like Jello that we eat — is that they collapse under their own weight when 3-D printed in air.  So we developed a method of printing these soft materials inside a support bath material. Essentially, we print one gel inside of another gel, which allows us to accurately position the soft material as it’s being printed, layer-by-layer.”

One important aspect of this research is that it is based on use of off-the-shelf 3D printers and not conventional bioprinters.  These off-the-shelf 3D printers cost in the range of a thousand dollars which is much more affordable compared typical bioprinters that cost in the range of hundred thousand dollars.  Also the research group is using open source software and releasing their 3D printer designs under an open source license.

http://engineering.cmu.edu/files/images/press/2015/Fixing-Broken-Hearts-Infographic.jpg

http://www.makerbot.com/blog/2015/11/05/3d-printing-tissues-and-organs-with-makerbot

 

 

http://engineering.cmu.edu/media/feature/2015/10_23_feinberg_paper.html

http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-34505242

3D Printing Materials: Glass

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3D Printing Materials: Glass

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3D printing using glass is difficult because of the high temperatures required to melt the material used for 3D printing. Technologies for 3D printing using glass exist so far mainly in research labs and Universities.  Some of these efforts are described below.

In 2009, researchers at Solheim Rapid Manufacturing Laboratory of University of Washington developed a process called Vitraglyphic.  In this process powdered glass is mixed with an adhesive materials and loaded into a 3D printer.  A binder is deposited into the powdered mixture and used for 3D printing shapes.  These shapes were put in a kiln so that the layers of glass fuse and create a solid glass object.  The team used similar procedure to 3D print ceramics objects.

In another effort, researchers led by Professor Neri Oxman of MIT’s Mediated Matter Group developed a 3D printer that extrudes molten glass.  The 3D printer maintains a nozzle through which the glass is extruded at temperatures of about 1,900 degrees Fahrenheit. This is significantly higher than the temperatures used for other 3D printing, for example, plastic.

An Israel based company Micron3DP has also announced that they have developed an extruder that can 3D print using molten glass at temperatures as high as 1640 degrees celsius.

 

https://sv3dprinter.com/2015/08/23/mit-develops-platform-for-3d-printing-glass/

http://news.mit.edu/2015/3-d-printing-transparent-glass-0914

https://depts.washington.edu/open3dp/2009/10/vitraglyphic-3d-printing-in-glass/

http://www.gizmag.com/3-d-glass-printing-method-developed/12963/

http://micron3dp.com/blogs/news/34473924-breakthrough-in-3d-printing-glass

https://sv3dprinter.com/2015/11/24/micron3dp-develops/

 

 

 

Fab@Home: The DIY 3D Printer from Cornell

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Fab@Home: The DIY 3D Printer from Cornell

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Fab@home was one of the first two open source do-it-yourself (DIY) 3D printer (the other open source DIY 3D printer was RepRap.) The Fab@Home 3D printer utilizes syringe tools that can make objects out of multiple materials.  The first version of Fab@Home print head had two syringes.  Later versions of Fab@Home 3D printers had more syringes going all the way up to eight syringes that could be used simultaneously.  Fab@Home 3D printers could be used with several materials including epoxy, silicone, food materials such as chocolate, cookie dough and cheese, among others.

The Fab@Home project was started by Hod Lipson and Evan Malone of the Cornell University Computational Synthesis Laboratory in 2006.  Before the release of open source 3D printers the 3D printer market was dominated by industrial 3D printers.  The goal of Fab@Home was to make 3D printers more popular and accessible for common people.  The project was continued until 2012.  The project was considered complete when the rate at which do-it-yourself 3D printers and consumer printers were being distributed exceeded the rate of industrial 3D printers.

http://www.fabathome.org

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fab@Home

 

CoLiDo Technology Making it Easy to Remove Printouts from 3D Printers

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CoLiDo Technology Making it Easy to Remove Printouts from 3D Printers

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3D printers print objects on a build tray.  The filament used for 3D printing objects (for example, PLA filament) is melted for creating the 3D printed objects and cools down on the build tray.  As the melted filament cools down, the generated object sticks firmly to the build tray.  Removing the object can be messy.  It often requires tools like cutters, knives, or hammers.  In the process, the object can break or the build tray can get scratched.

Colido 3D printers address the problem of the melted  filament sticking to the tray.  CoLiDo 3D printers use a patented glass platform that is coated by a material that prevents the melted filament from sticking to it.  This allows the 3D printed object to be removed easily.  CoLiDo printers show the temperature of the build tray so you know if it has cooled down.  Once the tray has cooled down sufficiently, one can remove the object with bare hands.  Any waste remaining on the tray can be wiped clean.

CoLiDo 3D printers and filaments are powered by Print-Rite.  Print-Rite is a leader in the aftermarket printer consumable industry.  Print-Rite is headquartered in Hong Kong, and has manufacturing facilities in Zhuhai, Shanghai.  Print-Rite has over 1,800 patents in aftermarket printer consumables. Print-Rite provides information for the CoLiDo brand of 3D printers and related products through CoLiDo.com.

http://www.colido.com/

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