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Win $ 500 cash: 3D Printer Design Contest by EnvisionTec
Las Vegas JCK show floor has a Ring Design Contest sponsored by EnvisionTEC on May 29, 2015 between 10 am to 2 pm Friday. Participants can bring an STL file with a 3D printer design on flash drive. EnvisionTEC will be 3D printing the designs. EnvisionTEC will introduce a new 3D printing material QView that allows fast 3D printing.
They will announce the result June 1, 2015, at 1 pm in booth B6648. The winner will win Win $500 Cash or $2000 off EnvisionTec Micro 3d printer.
The Green 3d Print
Dr. Joshua Pearce, a professor at Michigan Technological University, has worked to develop Eco-friendly techniques for 3D printing. His technique reduces carbon footprint. Professor Pearce has developed a “Recyclebot” to create plastic filament using recycled milk jugs. 3D printers use this material for creating structures. His study found that using recycled materials at home to create filament uses one fortieth the amount of energy it would take to create it commercially.
UCSD Students 3d Print Rocket Engine
A group of San Diego college students designed, 3D printed, and tested a rocket engine. The students were funded by NASA and Lockheed Martin. A metal printed motor helped make the 3D printed Rocket Engine.
3D Printing Jewelry
Aaron Issac’s Singapore based company, Polychemy is using 3D printers to make jewelry. Polychemy uses 3D printers to produce a wax mold that is cast into metal. They analyze traffic on Google to find out what type of jewelry people are searching for. Then they develop that type of jewelry.
Drugs printed by 3d printer
Scientists believe they can print a prescription drug using a 3D printer. Lee Cronin, a chemistry professor from the University of Glasgow mentioned in his Ted Talk that a 3D printer can assemble chemical compounds at a molecular level. Cronin said, “What Apple did for music, I’d like to do for the discovery and distribution of prescription drugs.” According to Cronin, users would go to an online drugstore with their digital prescription, buy a “blueprint” and the chemical “ink” they need, and then print the drug at home with software and a 3D molecular printer.
Home Depot Selling 3D Printers and Accessories
Home Depot is selling 3d Printers, filaments, and 3D scanners. They sell 3D printers including Dremel 3D Idea Builder and MakerBot Replicator Mini Compact 3D Printer.
Angel Wings created by 3D printer for Victoria’s Secret Model
Victoria Secret partnered with Shapeways to 3D print “angel wings.” Shapeways scanned a model’s body and 3D printed the wings layer by layer using Nylon. The angel wings were worn by a Victoria’s Secret model Lindsay Ellingson at the annual Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show.
Draw with 3d printer pen
3Doodler is the world’s first 3D printing pen. The 3Doodler can be used to make jewellery, toys, decorations, and so on in air. This is the world’s smallest 3d printing pen you can watch” science videos” on Twitter. The 3Doodler’s website provides stencils and videos to help users come up with idea
3D Printer for making toys from Play-Doh
Play-Doh 3D Printer can make toys from play-doh. The printer can be assembled quickly. The Play-Doh printer can be plugged into an iPad. A free app called iPlay-Doh 3D can be used to design toys and print them using the Play-Doh 3D printer.
Australia’s 3d Printing Factory
Objective3D a 3d printer distributor in Australia has opened an Advanced Manufacturing Plant with over 15 machines. This Australian manufacturing company can make different parts for small businesses. This allows entrepreneurs and small businesses to try new products without incurring huge manufacturing costs.
Electroloom: world’s first 3D fabric printer
Electroloom is the world’s first 3D fabric printer. Electroloom is based on an electrospinning process. In this process one can create a design using CAD, put the design in Electroloom and create the custom fabric. This is on demand fabric design with CAD.
Electroloom is located in San Francisco, California.