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METHOD Mechanical Gripper

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According to Marco Perry, Pensa’s founder, “The dimensional accuracy that we’re getting with the Method compared to any industrial FDM is as good or better.”

https://pages.makerbot.com/methodbenchmarkgripper-form.html?utm_source=marketo&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=benchmarkgripper&mkt_tok=eyJpIjoiWXpOa09HVTFNVGMyTlRjNCIsInQiOiJ5NU0xdGJUNzAxbzVXczNvXC9GOWVKVWg3U3lZbWJTTjhXN1lTYUFKU0k5NEpuejJMdndhUkh5aHRVOGl4d0lPV2hYMTc0TTRzVysrZXNPaVhXTjErS1V6MW5palZCeW52Y0xzWnRlckZ2aWxiYWRaR3FVZ2hWXC8yOFl2dEMxNis2In0%3D

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3D-printing an Aventador in the garage

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According to CTV News,” the Colorado physicist Physicist Sterling Backus who’s constructing this lookalike, Lamborghini, using a 3D printer. 3D-printing an Aventador in the garage.”
According to MOTOR, “My son said he loved the Aventador and wondered if it was possible to build one. He did not need to twist my arm too much!”

 

 

https://www.motor1.com/news/358976/lamborghini-aventador-3d-printed-body/

https://www.ctvnews.ca/lifestyle/father-son-team-3d-printing-a-full-size-lamborghini-lookalike-1.4503265

https://www.linkedin.com/in/sterling-backus-17b2a2a7

https://www.whichcar.com.au/news/physicist-3d-print-lamborghini-aventador-garage

ExOne and Siemens Digital Industries partnership for 3D printing

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According to Dr. Karsten Heuser, Vice President of Additive Manufacturing at Siemens Digital Industries and ExOne CEO John Hartner, “With this expanded partnership, ExOne will deliver even more value to our foundry and manufacturing customers who rely on our industrial3D printers. We are proud to be the first industrial 3D printer to fully integrate the latest of Siemens control, sensing and motion technologies and this new MindSphere technology, which will give our customers a new level of control and plant integration.”

We are proud to further strengthen our partnership with ExOne and advance the industrialization of additive manufacturing. Siemens brings new digital technologies and its profound industrial domain know-how to help ExOne generate further value. The new ExOne S-Max Pro™3D printer proves that seamlessly integrated software and automation solutions result in shorter time-to-market, higher performance, and maximum availability.”

 

https://www.exone.com/en-US/News/ExOne-and-Siemens-Partner-to-Bring-Industry-4-(1)

https://www.siemens.com

The World’s Fastest Dental Model 3D Printer

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This is a guest contribution by Egor Driagin, Chief Marketing Officer at Top 3D Shop

Structo, Singapore-based dental 3D printer manufacturer partners with Ulab, a U.S.-based orthodontic treatment planning software developer to modernize the production of clear dental aligners. The two companies announced their partnership focused on supplying various segments of the market with their new dentistry solutions. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Source: www.structo3d.com

In the framework of the new project, Structo’s DentaForm 3D printer will be used together with the uLab uDesign treatment planning software to create aligner models. The 3D printer will become a part of the uLab’s uPrint ecosystem.

 Joe Breeland, chief commercial officer at uLab commented: “DentaForm’s high throughput capabilities of printing up to 10 arches in 30 minutes is exactly what existing uLab customers need to help them with their in-office aligner manufacturing.” 

The companies’ cooperation will also include working on additional solutions, such as Structo’s Velox desktop 3D printer and Structo Elements, a modular 3D printing system capable of printing up to 500 models per day.

 

Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=asDMnBZDXZg (Structo 3D)

“Our teams will also collaborate on new products that will involve the rest of our portfolio,” said a chief commercial officer at Structo, Dhruv Sahgal. “On top of our Velox desktop 3D printer, another exciting new solution that we are working on is an aligner specific module for our Elements automated and modular factory in a box.”

Structo introduced its first dental 3D printers back in 2014 – they were intended for building patient-specific devices and dental models. Structo’s proprietary technology MSLA (Mask Stereolithography) allows to print much faster than other SLA 3D printers. One of the key partners of the company is ClearCaps, a German clear dental aligner manufacturer. Last year, ClearCaps managed to produce 250 models per day with the DentaForm system.

 

Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lE8TxgpXx9M (Structo 3D)

The new joint project involves the integration of the DentaForm system into the uLab platform that allows dentists to create digital models based on intraoral 3D digital scans of the patients. uLab allows orthodontists to quickly design treatment plans for aligners and create dental movement plans. The resulting 3D digital model can be exported directly to 3D printers in dental practitioner’s office. Since the software’s launch in summer of 2018, it was utilized in treatment of over 13,000 dental patients. 

Structo DentaForm is the seventh 3D printer integrated into the uLab platform. Others include Carbon M2; the Objet 500 and 260VS Dental selection from Stratasys; the Formlabs Form 2 and Vida and Micro XL from EnvisionTec. 

3D-printed Nintendo Switch

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According to All3dp and Howchoo, “In this video, I’ll teach you how to build your own Nintendo Switch mini arcade cabinet using a 3D printer and some other basic electronics. This cabinet will even charge your Switch while you play.”

https://all3dp.com/1/3d-print-your-own-nintendo-switch-arcade-cabinet/

https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:2485151

https://store.makerbot.com/3d-printers/printers/?

https://all3dp.com/1/best-online-3d-printing-service-3d-print-services/

Is 3D printing worth it?

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Is 3D printing worth it? According to, Marius Hornberger “A few real-world workshop examples that make use of 3D-printing.
I hate how 3D printers are always advertised with the things they can make. Mostly figures or models of stuff that just looks cool in the first moment, but very few people actually need that.
That’s why I didn’t want to dive into 3D printing for some time. Since I then had access to the printer of my dad I came up with a few things that actually make good use of a printer for the workshop.
The materials I used were PLA and PETG. Everything that was white was PETG and the rest was PLA.
I use SolidWorks for designing.”

According to comments from the video,”

  • Yes, you can make parts that don’t exist and make replacement parts for existing equipment.
  • Sometimes you seem like a wise old guy who’s been around precision workshops for decades, passing on your skills to the youngsters in the audience. I’m 74 years old and enjoy being one of the youngsters. Those endless examples of your high-quality design & 3D printing had me captivated.
    -It was one of the best videos about practical 3d printed parts. Great job!
  • Genius use of 3D printing. Really inspiring!
  • My 3D printer is my favorite woodworking tool. You demonstrated excellent use of it. Your designs are well thought out and I can tell you’ve spent some time on them. Well done!
  • An excellent video highlighting practical uses of 3D Printers.
  • the biggest negative on 3d printing is time. granted you don’t have to sit there watching the printer doing its job but you still need to keep an eye on it in case something fails and I don’t have a good feeling about letting a machine work for that long all alone. other than that, I love my 3d printer a lot, even though it’s only a cheap version of the original i3, it still produces reasonable prints.
  • Awesome work, I also have a 3d printer (mk3 and MK2s) and a workshop. I’ve made dovetail templates, corner clamps, screw boxes, drilling templates and more. Your designs are really good, I love the chamfer interlock system you designed for the connections. Is that all in PLA.”

Please tell us what is your opinion:)

 

 

 

 

https://www.xyzprinting.com/en-US/material/petg

Original Prusa i3 MK3

3D printing and origami

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3D printing and origami. According to Arnav Wagh, “he created ‘FLXO’ as a tool to explore soft-robotics these four actuators work is inspired by origami. They work as soft engines for a given mechanism. They are entirely 3D printed on a conventional desktop printer.”

 

 

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https://www.designboom.com/tag/robots/

‘TripleCell’ shoe soles

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According to Katherine Petrecca, New Balance General Manager of Footwear at the Innovation Design Studio,” New Balance and Formlabs take a giant step forward in delivering on this vision with the announcement of TripleCell: a premium technology platform powered by Formlabs stereolithography (SLA) 3D printers and completely new material, Rebound Resin. TripleCell 3D printed shoe sole.”

https://www.newbalance.com/pd/990-sport-triplecell/U3DSPTV1-29869-U.html#color=Black_with_Castlerock_and_White&width=D

https://formlabs.com/blog/new-balance-formlabs-drive-footwear-performance-customization/

https://formlabs.com/customer-stories/newbalance/

https://www.foxbusiness.com/technology/new-balance-3d-printed-soles-shoe

https://www.wired.com/story/new-balance-triplecell-3d-printed-shoe/

Fourth Industrial Revolution technology in ‘Sierra Leone’

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According to the President Julius Maada Bio,” the West African country of Sierra Leone used a 3D printer to create a map of Sierra Leone with the distribution of the number of girls not attending primary schools across the country. The idea evolved over lunch at State House where senior government officials were discussing the status of education within the country.”
According to the head of UK’s Department of Foreign International Development Mary Hunt, “the fact you can pick it up and turn it around to see different aspects of the map makes you feel like you are there – in Kenema, Kabala, or Bonthe – seeing the challenges in peoples lives and what needs to change. I was so drawn to its clarity and potential I had to ask the President if I could take it with me I wanted to share it with others.”
This is the ‘Fourth Industrial Revolution technology’.

 

https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2019/06/sierra-leone-3d-printing-model-state/

http://www.sierra-leone.org/

Growing human hair in a dish using 3D printing

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Growing human hair in a dish using 3D printing.
According to Angela Christiano, Ph.D., the Richard & Mildred Rhodebeck Professor of Dermatology at Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons, “Our previous studies implicated JAK-STAT signaling as one potential new therapeutic pathway for hair loss disorders by targeting hair follicle stem cells with JAK inhibitors. A biotech company recently reported results of a small phase 2 trial of a topical JAK-STAT inhibitor based on these studies. Here, we show that blocking the source of the JAK activating signal outside the hair follicle is another way to target this mechanism.”

 

 

https://www.cuimc.columbia.edu/news/studies-uncover-new-approaches-combat-hair-loss-men-and-women

https://www.cuimc.columbia