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Vader Systems create 3-D Printer For Printing with Liquid Metal

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3-D printing liquid metal with Vader Systems



University of Buffalo student Zack Vader has created a machine that prints three-dimensional objects using liquid metal.

According to Professor Edward P. Furlani  of Chemical and Biological Engineering and Electrical Engineering departments of University at Buffalo, Vader’s process uses a magnetic field to manipulate conductive fluids.  The magnetic field is used to create pressure for squeezing the liquid out of an ejector nozzle.

According to Furlani “It’s a transformative technology.  It’s very exciting interdisciplinary engineering. I think its application base will continue to broaden and expand for the foreseeable future.”

According to Chi Zhou, Assistant Professor at University of Buffalo, “I can see at this stage that it can complement traditional metal printing, but later, maybe 10 years later, it can dominate the metal printing market because it can print better quality, cheaper and faster.”

Vader’s 3-D printer can be used in future for making custom knee and hip replacements.

BUFFALO, N.Y. — A father and son team in the START-UP NY program have invented a liquid metal printing machine that could represent a significant transformation in manufacturing. A breakthrough idea five years ago by former University at Buffalo student Zack Vader, then 19, has created a machine that prints three-dimensional objects using liquid metal.

 

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Mixamo Fuse – Make a 3d character in mintues!

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Mixamo Fuse – Make a 3d character in mintues!

 

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Hello! I’m just an indie game developer making some videos about game development. I also build custom rigs for gaming. At the moment I’m just showing off Mixamo Fuse character creation software. I added some indie game music and a couple of clips of some indie game development with Unity and AGFPro (world construction) software […]

via Mixamo Fuse – Make a 3d character in mintues! — Ron’s Gaming & Tech Site

3D print of Defender Class Cruiser

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3D print of Defender Class Cruiser


3D Printing is my Passion. I always like to see if somebody has any creative imagination.

I always try to find out more about 3D printing. This post i liked it so i would like to share with our followers.

A few months ago I put up a post on the subject of 3D printing couple of photos, that post can be found HERE. Well I’ve now finished painting it and thought I’d put up another couple of pictures a long with a picture of the original computer model that that was used to create […]

via 3D print of Defender Class Cruiser — Edmond Barrett

Get Subpixel Printing With a DLP 3D Printer

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Get Subpixel Printing With a DLP 3D Printer

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A DLP 3D printer works by shining light into a vat of photosensitive polymer using a Digital Light Processing projector, curing a thin layer of the goo until a solid part has been built up. Generally, the resolution of the print is determined by the resolution of the projector, and by the composition of the polymer itself. […]

via Get Subpixel Printing With a DLP 3D Printer — Hackaday

3D Printing Weapons

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3D Printing Weapons

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Defense Distributed is an open source organization that develops designs for weapons that can be downloaded from internet and 3D printed.  Defense Distributed developed a fully functional gun called the Liberator.  On May 5, 2013, Defense Distributed made the 3D printable files of the Liberator publicly available.  Few days later, the United States Department of State cited a violation of the International Traffic in Arms Regulations and asked Defense Distributed to remove the files from the internet.  On May 6, 2015, Defense Distributed sued the Department of State for violating its constitutional rights.  The case is currently on appeal.

The ability to 3D print weapons raises important practical as well as moral challenges.  On one hand, the Second Amendment of the Constitution states that “A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.”  On the other hand the ability to download and 3D print weapons raises the issue of weapons easily falling in the wrong hands.  The final outcome of the case remains to be seen.

 

Defense Distributed Website

Wikipedia Page of Defense Distributed

Bay Areas 2016 Maker Faire

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Bay Areas 2016 Maker Faire

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Maker Faire is for Makers in San Mateo Bay Area May 2016.

A 3D printed full scale pavilion from maker Zachary Schoch.

3D Printed Robot from Maker  Team Bezelie.

3D Printing and their unique products.

Meet the Makers

 

Disabled Wisconsin Duck walks with 3D Printed Feet

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Disabled Wisconsin Duck walks with 3D Printed Feet

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A duck named Phillip lost his feet to frostbite in Wisconsin.  He was found by a teacher Vicki Rabe-Harrison who first considered euthanizing him considering his condition.  Instead, she contacted Jason Jischke, a middle school teacher who had a 3D printer in his class.  Jason asked her not to put Phillip down.  Jason worked with his students to develop feet for Phillip.  After multiple attempts, finally they managed to 3D print feet that fit Phillip.  Phillip struggled initially with the prosthetic feet but figured out fast how to use them.  He got a second life thanks to his 3D printed feet.  Phillip now lives in Wisconsin’s Autumn Farm Sanctuary, near Lake Michigan with other duck friends.

 

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/phillip-duck-3d-printed-feet-disabled-wisconsin-autumn-farm-animal-sanctuary-a6992656.html

 

http://www.al.com/news/index.ssf/2016/04/wisconsin_duck_named_phillip_g.html

 

 

ChefJet Pro Food Printer from 3D Systems

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ChefJet Pro Food Printer from 3D Systems
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ChefJet Pro is a professional 3d printer for food from 3D Systems. 3D printing allows culinary artists to create intricate culinary forms that were very difficult or impossible to develop before. 3D Systems also started Culinary Lab, a center for 3D printing culinary innovation in 2015. The Culinary Lab is in Los Angeles and provides a forum for collaboration and interaction between people interested in culinary art and 3D printing.

http://www.3dsystems.com/culinary/culinary-lab

https://player.vimeo.com/video/129606650

3D Printing Entire Fashion Collection

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3D Printing Entire Fashion Collection

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Dalit Peleg, an Israeli fashion designer has 3D printed entire fashion collections using small consumer 3D printers.  She experimented with different printers and different materials.  She realized that materials like PLA are inflexible and not suitable for use as fabric.  However, she found a material FilaFlex which is flexible and strong.  She 3D printed a red jacket using a Witbox 3D printer and FilaFlex material.  Once she figured out how to 3D print textile, she started creating full collections including shoes.  She has shown that we can design our own textile and manufacture clothes from our home using 3D printing.

 

http://danitpeleg.com

 

 

 

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2015-08-31/israeli-designer-danit-peleg-s-3d-printed-fashion-collection

First Running Shoes with 3D Printed Midsoles from New Balance

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First Running Shoes with 3D Printed Midsoles from New Balance

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New Balance announced launch of the first high performance running shoes with 3D printed midsoles.  The shoes will be first launched in Boston in April 2016.  Subsequently they will be launched in select locations worldwide.  New Balance is collaborating with 3D Systems for this product.  The midsoles are 3D printed using selective laser sintering (SLS) process that uses a powder called DuraForm® Flex TPU.

 

New Balance started using 3D printing technology for shoes in 2013.  With this announcement, they are bringing 3D printing technology to commercially available shoes.  According to Robert DeMartini, President and CEO of New Balance, “With 3D printing we are able to pursue performance customization at a whole new level. The New Balance Innovation Team is showcasing the latest in performance running and these advancements signify an important step forward to becoming one of the world’s top athletic brands.”

http://www.newbalance.com/article?id=4041

http://www.newbalance.com/press-releases/id/press_2013_New_Balance_Pushes_Limits_of_Innovation_with_3D_Printing.html

 

TechCrunch Article on 3D printed midsoles from New Balance

Inside 3d Printing Conference and Expo 2015 in Shanghai

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Inside 3d Printing Conference and Expo 2015 in Shanghai

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Inside 3D Printing Conference and Expo is the leading B2B trade show in 3D printing.  The 2015 Inside 3D Printing Conference and Expo is from December 8-10, 2015 in Shanghai. It includes two days of conference sessions, and three days of exhibitions presenting the latest 3D printers and services. The session topics include business, manufacturing, medicine, aerospace, among others.  Inside 3D Printing provides valuable networking opportunities.  It show cases an exhibit hall with latest 3D printing materials, services, and products in action.

 

http://inside3dprinting.com/shanghai/2015/

 

 

 

 

 

3D Printing Materials: Metal mixed with ABS or PLA

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Some vendors provide filaments based on metal.  These filaments mix metal with ABS, thereby allowing desktop 3D printers to be able to use them.  Most of these filaments can be printed at temperature similar to PLA or ABS used in the filament.  Examples of these filaments are as follows.

Bronzefill Filament:  A bronzefill filament is made of eighty percent bronze and twenty percent PLA. Having a mix of metal and PLA allows the filament to work with desktop 3D printers.  A bronzefill 3D printed object can be polished to make it shine.  A similar filament is copperfill filament that is made of copper particles mixed with PLA.

http://www.matterhackers.com/store/3d-printer-filament/colorfabb-bronzefill-3mm-750g
http://colorfabb.com/bronzefill
http://colorfabb.com/copperfill

Proto-Pasta’s Stainless Steel Filament: A filament called Proto-Pasta’s Stainless Steel combines PLA with finely ground stainless steel particles. The 3D printed object has steel like properties including weight, density, and texture.  The proto-pasta filament is not stronger than PLA because the steel is in powdered form.  Nor is the proto-pasta filament conductive because the steel particles are separated by PLA.

http://www.matterhackers.com/store/3d-printer-filament/proto-pasta-stainless-steel-pla-3.00mm

http://www.proto-pasta.com/pages/stainless-steel-pla

Proto-Pasta’s Magnetic Iron Filament: Proto-Pasta’s magnetic iron filament is made of PLA and iron powder.  It acts like iron and is attracted towards magnets.  It even rusts like iron.  However, since the iron particles are separated by PLA, the magnetic iron filament is not conductive.

http://www.proto-pasta.com/pages/magnetic-iron-pla

Tungsten Metal ABS Filament: Another metal filament called GMASS Tungsten Metal ABS Filament includes ABS and Tungsten.  Adding tungsten to ABS gives the filament a metal feel and also makes it heavier like metal.  Also, the material has radiation shielding properties.

http://www.matterhackers.com/store/3d-printer-filament/gmass-tungsten-abs-filament-1.75mm-.5kg

Bismuth Metal ABS filament:  Another metal filament is GMASS Bismuth Metal ABS filament made of ABS and bismuth.  This filament is also radiation shielding (but contains no lead) and can be used  for creating parts for use in medical environments.

http://www.toybuilderlabs.com/products/gmass-high-density-abs-175-2700
https://www.matterhackers.com/store/3d-printer-filament/gmass-bismuth-abs-natural-colored-filament-1.75mm