3D printers http://www.stuff.tv/3d-printers/news en-GB The Micro is an easy to use US$300 3D printer designed for everyone http://www.stuff.tv/micro-easy-use-u300-3d-printer-designed-everyone/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> This could very well be your first jump into the wondrous world of 3D printing </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Brains with looks to match" alt="The Micro is an easy to use US$300 3D printer designed for everyone" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/the-micro-hot-stuff.jpg?1397657734" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>3D printers have been around for quite some time now, but like 4K TVs, we&#39;ve yet to see them invade our homes.</p> <p>The Micro is looking to change that with its affordable US$300 price tag and user-friendly design.</p> <p>Easy on the eyes, The Micro offers plenty of design tweaks to ensure a less stressful printing experience.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/esat-dedezade" title="View user profile.">Esat Dedezade</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>On the actual 3D printing side of things, The Micro features a motion chip for automatic levelling and calibration, along with self-lubricating carbon fibre rods and a ceramic heater for rapidly heating up.</p> <p>It also claims to be the quietest 3D printer ever made with the lowest power consumption to boot, and it supports replaceable nozzles for tinkerers who want to take things further.</p> <p>The greatest specs in the world mean nothing without the software to back it up, and The Micro creator M3D LLC has designed the 3D printing software to be as easy to use as possible.</p> <p>It supports touch screen controls and has a simple interface, while an in-built search function lets you scour the web for objects which you can then watch come to life in front of your very eyes.&nbsp;</p> <p>Advanced users have the option to enable expert settings which serve up more options for tweaking models and it&#39;s compatible with Windows, Mac or Linux-based systems.</p> <p>If all that sounds promising to you then head on over to&nbsp;<a href="https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/m3d/the-micro-the-first-truly-consumer-3d-printer" target="_blank">The Micro&#39;s Kickstarter page&nbsp;</a>where you can slap down US$300 to pre-order one today to be delivered in August.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/man-hacks-3d-printer-beastly-air-hockey-robot/news" target="_blank">Man hacks 3D printer into an unstoppable air hockey robot</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="601" height="451" title="Plastic filament spool" alt="The Micro is an easy to use US$300 3D printer designed for everyone" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/the-micro-spool.jpg?1397657734" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="600" height="450" title="A little frog gets into an argument with a fetching yellow vase" alt="The Micro is an easy to use US$300 3D printer designed for everyone" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/the-micro-stuff.jpg?1397657734" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-carousel-item"><legend>Carousel Extras</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-carousel-item-title"> <div class="field-label">Carousel item title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Micro: a £180 3D printer for everyone </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/micro-easy-use-u300-3d-printer-designed-everyone/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/micro-easy-use-u300-3d-printer-designed-everyone/news#comments 3D printers 3D Printing Crowdfunding Geek accessories Hot Stuff Mon, 07 Apr 2014 15:37:30 +0000 Esat Dedezade 1434989 at http://www.stuff.tv UP! Plus http://www.stuff.tv/plus/review <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The cute little UP! Plus is a proper 3D printer that doesn&#039;t require its own workshop </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Up Plus 3D printer" alt="Up Plus 3D printer" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/UpPlusHero.jpg?1394717721" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/sophie-charara" title="View user profile.">Sophie Charara</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><strong>3D printing is so zeitgeisty right now that we wouldn&rsquo;t be surprised if David Cameron gave it a knighthood as a quick vote-grabber. Although the first industrial 3D printers were developed in the early &rsquo;80s, it&rsquo;s only now that we&rsquo;re seeing models that we might be able to afford and use at home. While it&#39;s not cheap, the home-friendly UP! Plus is a compact little machine that won&#39;t demand its own shed.</strong></p> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-pricing"><legend>Pricing</legend><div class="field field-type-number-float field-field-test-price"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> £1,620.00 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-price-from"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 0 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-ratings"><legend>Ratings</legend><div class="field field-type-hcmreviewrating-rating field-field-overall-rating"> <div class="field-label">Overall rating:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="hcmrating-default">8 stars</div> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>Review Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The 3D-printed 3D printer </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The diminutive UP! Plus might not look like a slice of the future, but don&rsquo;t let that fool you. Its homebrew feel includes most of its own plastic parts being 3D printed, which is a nice touch. The only controls are the power switch, the &ldquo;initialise&rdquo; button plus a red/green status LED &ndash; there&rsquo;s no SD card slot, so you&rsquo;ll have to physically connect via USB to upload the print, but once that&rsquo;s done you can unplug your laptop and wander off with it. A variety of tools come in the box, from tweezers to the world&rsquo;s sharpest spatula, to help you finish your models. The UP! software isn&rsquo;t pretty but has all the options you need and is smart about the way it produces prints.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Up Plus 3D printer" alt="Up Plus 3D printer" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/UpPlusBasic.jpg?1394717721" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-box-out-body-text"> <div class="field-label">Box Out Body Text:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Section 2 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The results are clean and sharp, 
with support material particularly well realised &ndash; neatly propping up precipitous parts but peeling away again without bother. The perforated boards that clip on to the heated build platform look primitive, but when set up correctly provide a solid base for your builds. Once we&rsquo;d figured out our PLA from our ABS &ndash; a rookie mistake &ndash; the UP! produced the best results of the printers we&#39;ve tested recently, quietly and consistently. The comparable lack of wobbles and ridges in the results was notable. It might not go as big as the CubeX or Makerbot, but we&rsquo;ll take reliability over size, and we didn&rsquo;t find ourselves craving anything bigger.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/UpPlusExample-1.jpg?1394717721" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-review-rating"><legend>Review Rating</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-review-score"> <div class="field-label">Score:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 0 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-verdict"> <div class="field-label">Verdict:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>An unlikely looking winner whose consistency and perfect prints won us over</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-preview"> <div class="field-label">Preview:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Disabled </div> </div> </div> http://www.stuff.tv/plus/review#comments 3D printers Geek accessories Thu, 13 Mar 2014 12:25:46 +0000 Tony Horgan 1433666 at http://www.stuff.tv New flexible plastic filament makes 3D-printed trainers possible http://www.stuff.tv/new-flexible-plastic-filament-makes-3d-printed-trainers-possible/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Transaction complete. Please wait while shoes are downloaded... </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="888" height="666" title="New flexible plastic filament makes 3D-printed trainers possible" alt="New flexible plastic filament makes 3D-printed trainers possible" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/3d-printed--trainers.jpg?1394673968" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>We&#39;ve already seen plenty of impressive uses for 3D printers in the past, including a <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/man-has-75-percent-his-skull-replaced-3d-printed-implant/news" target="_blank">3D-printed skull implant </a>and even a <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/empire-cycles-mx-6-bicycle-has-worlds-first-3d-printed-titanium-frame/news" target="_blank">3D-printed titanium bike</a>. And now there&#39;s an affordable way to forge your very own trainers without having to leave home.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/esat-dedezade" title="View user profile.">Esat Dedezade</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/new-flexible-plastic-filament-makes-3d-printed-trainers-possible/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/new-flexible-plastic-filament-makes-3d-printed-trainers-possible/news#comments 3D printers Wed, 12 Mar 2014 10:38:53 +0000 Esat Dedezade 1433615 at http://www.stuff.tv Man hacks 3D printer into an unstoppable air hockey robot http://www.stuff.tv/man-hacks-3d-printer-beastly-air-hockey-robot/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> We welcome our superior robotic overlords with trembling arms </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Man hacks 3D printer into an unstoppable air hockey robot" alt="Man hacks 3D printer into an unstoppable air hockey robot" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/air-hockey-robot.jpg?1392081601" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>When is a 3D printer not a 3D printer? Why, when it&#39;s an unforgiving, unnaturally accurate air hockey player of course.</p> <p>Armed with a toolbox, parts for a RepRap 3D printer and a burning desire to smash a puck across a table of air, Jose Julio has hammered and drilled together a self-playing air hockey robot.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/esat-dedezade" title="View user profile.">Esat Dedezade</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The table itself is made from wood, while standard PC fans supply the air to cushion the puck from below.</p> <p>The puck and mallet (yep, we just learned that word too) are arguably the easiest thing to make as they&#39;re knocked up by a 3D printer. A laptop/PS3 Eye camera make up the eyes and brains of the robot itself, and it&#39;s scarily good too.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="745" height="559" title="Man hacks 3D printer into an unstoppable air hockey robot" alt="Man hacks 3D printer into an unstoppable air hockey robot" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/puck.jpg?1392081601" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>You&#39;ll need quite a lot of equipment (not to mention time) if you want to create your very own robot opponent, but if you&#39;re feeling up to the task then there&#39;s a set of detailed instructions <a href="https://docs.google.com/document/d/1SXIIW5MG1uT7O6P6tBWwzjiLe_gj4_Z2HHhHXPehwso/edit?pli=1" target="_blank">here</a>, along with <a href="https://github.com/JJulio/AHRobot" target="_blank">software</a> to transform your hacked 3D printer into a ruthless air hockey nemesis.</p> <p>Please, no one make an automated darts robot. We&#39;re scared enough as it is.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/meet-mecha-beasts-robot-safari/feature" target="_blank">Meet the mecha-beasts of Robot Safari</a></strong></p> <p>[<a href="http://cienciaycacharreo.blogspot.com.es/2014/02/new-project-air-hockey-robot-3d-printer.html" target="_blank">Ciencia y cacharreo</a> via <a href="http://www.gizmodo.co.uk/2014/02/hack-a-3d-printer-into-a-surprisingly-skilled-air-hockey-robot/" target="_blank">Gizmodo</a>]</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/CjzSeOg8oTs" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> http://www.stuff.tv/man-hacks-3d-printer-beastly-air-hockey-robot/news#comments 3D printers Mon, 10 Feb 2014 10:44:44 +0000 Esat Dedezade 1432230 at http://www.stuff.tv The Mark One is the world's first 3D printer that can make objects out of carbon fibre http://www.stuff.tv/mark-one-worlds-first-carbon-fibre-3d-printer/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Yes, now you too can print in the wonder material used for everything from spaceships to supercars... to boy racers&#039; spoilers </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Mark Forged Mark One" alt="Mark Forged Mark One" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/mark-forged-mark-one-1.jpg?1391045659" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><strong>Carbon fibre? Isn&#39;t that just the stuff used for hideous bodykits on souped-up hot hatches?</strong></p> <p>Philistine. It&#39;s both lightweight and rigid, with a whole host of applications. Everything from boat hulls to Formula 1 cars to, yes, hideous bodykits for hot hatches. </p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/stephen-graves" title="View user profile.">Stephen Graves</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>Is that all it does?&nbsp;</strong><br />The Mark One isn&#39;t a one-trick pony; it can also print in fibreglass, nylon and the standard PLA plastic used by most 3D printers.</p> <p><strong>What can I print on it?</strong><br />Whatever your heart desires. As long as it&#39;s no bigger than&nbsp;12in x 6.25in x 6.25in. So, no, you can&#39;t print a hideous bodykit for your hot hatch. Unless it&#39;s a Hot Wheels hot hatch.</p> <p><strong>So it&#39;s going to be hugely expensive and aimed at 3D print shops, right?</strong><br />Nothing of the sort. The Mark One will cost US$5000 when it goes on sale later in the year; you can pre-order it from February. </p> <p>That&#39;s pricey, yes, but not outside the budget of the home enthusiast &ndash; and its aluminium unibody construction won&#39;t look out of place on the desk next to your iMac. It&#39;ll play nice with&nbsp;Mac OS 10.7 Lion +, Win XP+ and Linux (albeit with limited support for the latter), and features Wi-Fi, USB and SD card connectivity.</p> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/hot-stuff" target="_blank">CHECK OUT MORE HOT STUFF RIGHT HERE</a></p> <p>[<a href="http://markforged.com/" target="_blank">Mark Forged</a> via <a href="http://gizmodo.com/this-is-the-worlds-first-carbon-fiber-3d-printer-1511379510" target="_blank">Gizmodo</a>]</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Mark Forged Mark One" alt="Mark Forged Mark One" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/mark-forged-mark-one.jpg?1391045659" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/mark-one-worlds-first-carbon-fibre-3d-printer/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/mark-one-worlds-first-carbon-fibre-3d-printer/news#comments 3D printers Hot Stuff Wed, 29 Jan 2014 12:21:40 +0000 Stephen Graves 1431816 at http://www.stuff.tv This US$330,000 3D printer lets you create your own multicoloured wellies http://www.stuff.tv/us330000-3d-printer-lets-you-create-your-own-multicoloured-wellies/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> You wouldn&#039;t download a pair of shoes.... would you? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="This US$330,000 3D printer lets you create your own multicoloured wellies" alt="This US$330,000 3D printer lets you create your own multicoloured wellies" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/3d-print-colour-boots.jpg?1390872756" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Stratasys (the company who now owns <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/makerbot/ces-2014/makerbot-debuts-three-3d-printers-and-new-apps/news" target="_blank">MakerBot</a>) has unveiled the world&#39;s first 3D printer which can create flexible, coloured objects.</p> <p>The Objet500 Connex3 3D uses a combination of plastic and rubber printing materials which can be blended together to offer varying levels of flexibility and transparency.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/esat-dedezade" title="View user profile.">Esat Dedezade</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Like regular printers, colours are provided by a blend of cyan, magenta and yellow, letting you create items like rave-friendly multi-coloured flexible shoes and cycle helmets.</p> <p>The printer itself can churn through 30kg of rubber and plastic resin per run, and it&#39;s available to snap up today. If you&#39;ve got US$330,000 dollars spare that is. Ouch.</p> <p>Still, the flexible printing materials won&#39;t actually be out till later this year, so at least you&#39;ve got a bit of time to scrape together some change.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="This US$330,000 3D printer lets you create your own multicoloured wellies" alt="This US$330,000 3D printer lets you create your own multicoloured wellies" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/3d-print-colour-helmets.jpg?1390872756" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="1200" height="900" title="This US$330,000 3D printer lets you create your own multicoloured wellies" alt="This US$330,000 3D printer lets you create your own multicoloured wellies" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/3d-print-colour.jpg?1390872756" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>READ MORE:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/makerbot/ces-2014/makerbot-debuts-three-3d-printers-and-new-apps/news" target="_blank">MakerBot debuts three 3D printers and new apps</a></strong></p> <p>[<a href="http://www.stratasys.com/connex3-multi-color-material-application" target="_blank">Stratasys</a> via <a href="http://www.engadget.com/2014/01/27/stratasys-3d-printer-flexible-color/" target="_blank">Engadget</a>]</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> http://www.stuff.tv/us330000-3d-printer-lets-you-create-your-own-multicoloured-wellies/news#comments 3D printers 3D Printing Geek accessories Mon, 27 Jan 2014 10:57:43 +0000 Esat Dedezade 1431713 at http://www.stuff.tv Would you eat a 3D printed pizza? http://www.stuff.tv/would-you-eat-3d-printed-pizza/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Natural Foods’ Foodini brings the 3D printing concept to your kitchen counter </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="3D printed pizza" alt="3D printed pizza" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/3d-printed-pizza.jpg?1386637011" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>3D printers have been used to make everything from egg cups to <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/3d-printed-gun-has-arrived/news">guns</a> &ndash; and soon they could be whipping up your supper too.</p> <p>Barcelona-based startup Natural Foods has shown off a prototype of the Foodini, a 3D printer for food. It works in much the same way as a &lsquo;normal&rsquo; 3D printer, moving a nozzle based on pre-programmed settings and building up an item in layers. But instead of molten plastic, it&rsquo;s pumping out stuff you can eat.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/sam-kieldsen" title="View user profile.">Sam Kieldsen</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Tasty looks </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>With the Foodini 3D printer in its prototype stage, it&rsquo;ll be a while until you can buy it &ndash; but Natural Machines has already slapped a prospective price on the appliance: &euro;1,000 (&pound;840). The company has also knocked up a concept of the final version, which looks sufficiently stylish to suit even the slickest of modern kitchens.</p> <p>[<a href="https://www.facebook.com/natural.machines.foodini">Natural Machines</a> via <a href="http://www.designboom.com/technology/3d-print-a-pizza-with-the-foodini-kitchen-appliance-12-06-2013/">Designboom</a>]<br />&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Foodini 3D printer" alt="Foodini 3D printer" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/foodini-concept-final-design.jpg?1386637011" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/would-you-eat-3d-printed-pizza/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> 3D printers Mon, 09 Dec 2013 10:46:20 +0000 Sam Kieldsen 1429911 at http://www.stuff.tv This 3D printer does colour like no other http://www.stuff.tv/3d-printer-does-colour-no-other/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> ProJet 4500 is the first 3D printer capable of mixing colours for a vastly extended palette, like some futuristic inkjet </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="375" title="This 3D printer does colour like no other" alt="This 3D printer does colour like no other" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/3d-printer_0.jpg?1386035052" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>This is something of a seminal moment for 3D printing. 3D Systems has revealed what it claims&nbsp;to&nbsp;be the world&#39;s first continuous-tone full colour 3D plastic printer &ndash; the unassumingly named ProJet 4500.</p> <p>While we&#39;ve been able to print coloured 3D plastic models for quite some time, the ProJet 4500 turns things up a notch by offering full-colour parts with colours that are able to blend into each other with gradient transitions.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/esat-dedezade" title="View user profile.">Esat Dedezade</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Colour us impressed </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The video above shows off what the new system can achieve, and it certainly looks&nbsp;impressive. Not to mention expensive.</p> <p>There&#39;s sadly no price or release information available at the moment, but something tells us it&#39;ll be a while before we&#39;re printing out our own perfectly colour-blended Iron Man armour. We&#39;ll report back as soon as we hear of any developments from 3D Systems.</p> <p>[<a href="http://www.3dsystems.com/3d-printers/professional/projet-4500#.UpyIp5RVBM5" target="_blank">3D Systems</a> via <a href="http://gizmodo.com/full-color-3d-printing-is-here-and-its-marvelous-1474789308?utm_medium=referral&amp;utm_source=pulsenews" target="_blank">Gizmodo</a>]</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/MFcQ15rSI4Y" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="760" height="350" title="This 3D printer does colour like no other" alt="This 3D printer does colour like no other" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/projet-4500-shoe.jpg?1386035052" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/3d-printer-does-colour-no-other/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/3d-printer-does-colour-no-other/news#comments 3D printers 3D Printing Mon, 02 Dec 2013 15:07:44 +0000 Esat Dedezade 1429662 at http://www.stuff.tv Fully Charged: Smithsonian 3D scans its incredible archive, Apple II source code released, Temple Run to be a film (we kid you not) http://www.stuff.tv/fully-charged-smithsonian-puts-3d-exhibits-online-apple-ii-source-code-released-and-temple-run-be-fi <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Start your day with our round-up of the past 24 hours’ best tech stories </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Smithsonian X 3D" alt="Smithsonian X 3D" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/smithsonian-x-3d.jpg?1384422776" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/sam-kieldsen" title="View user profile.">Sam Kieldsen</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> America’s Smithsonian Museum scans 3D objects for your viewing pleasure </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The Smithsonian Museum in Washington D.C. has kicked off a programme called “Smithsonian X 3D” in which it scans selected exhibits, making them into 3D models that can be viewed in stunning detail in your web browser.</p> <p>The models, which include two life masks of Abraham Lincoln, David Livingstone’s gun and a woolly mammoth skeleton, can be rotated and zoomed into at your will, and come with annotations and notes. The programme is currently in beta, and much more is expected to come from it in the future – but do <a href="http://3d.si.edu/" target="_blank">check it out now</a>, because it's pretty incredible.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/AWoqTGEw7WA" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Check out the Apple II source code here </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Continuing with our museum theme, the US Computer History Museum has just obtained permission to publish the full source code of the Apple II, the 1977 computer that signalled Apple’s arrival on the mass market. The Apple II was the first computer to come ready-to-use with its own monitor, and offered a staggering 4K of memory – a millionth of what a low-cost PC packs today. It cost US$1,300 (£810).</p> <p>You can download the source code and other documents relating to the development of the Apple II <a href="http://www.computerhistory.org/atchm/apple-ii-dos-source-code/" target="_blank">here</a>.</p> <p><em>Image credit: <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/35034363287@N01/5231164898/in/photolist-8Yg65f-84aFgN-7DEGyb-8yfppk-bUdcMf-bWPYLF-dtLdD5-dtLcX7-dtEEAp-auQBiU-9GVbU4-82Quga-82TDem-8qvQN5-dtEKkv-bmzt19-91y8yu-efZbet-9PPwn7-9AbyPC-8P3HbT-dtEFka-aCDXxC-9QMtex-9QMten-9RXRPF-84nmqL-8GP8gT-8GShbN-bBQujV-8GP8e2-aVotp6-8Z7VsR-atujaA-8GP7s8-dtL6Cs-att4oY-dtLcC5-atztRd-9PPvg5-9PLCuV-dEsM3o-cs98ZA-8VWE2t-8RpzQL-cAwuuj-864bTK-8D93Zb-8dxydM-8dxw6g-8dAL49" target="_blank">Robert Scoble</a></em></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Steve Wozniak and the Apple II" alt="Woz and Apple II" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/woz-and-apple-ii.jpg?1384422776" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Watch Jony Ive talk about his redesigned Leica M </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Apple’s VP of Design Jony Ive teamed up with fellow designer Mark Newson to curate the upcoming (RED) charity auction, and the process involved the pair collaborating on a few specific objects. One is a special <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/leica/apple-design-whiz-jonathan-ive-design-leica-m-series-camera/news" target="_blank">one-off Leica M camera</a>, and you can see them talk about it – and more – in this video.</p> <p>The auction, all proceeds of which will go towards the fight against HIV and AIDS, will take place on 23rd November at Sotheby’s in London. Expect it to make a pretty penny.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/OF1ZzrKpnjg" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Temple Run coming to the silver screen </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Hollywood shows little sign in curbing its desire to make movies out of wildly inappropriate mobile games. According to the Hollywood Reporter, the latest smartphone time-waster to get snapped up by a studio is <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/temple-run-2/review" target="_blank">Temple Run</a>, a game where a man (or sometimes a woman) runs for a long time and eventually hits an obstacle. Sounds like the great basis for a classic movie!</p> <p>Warner Bros. is the studio currently in negotiations to bring Temple Run’s epic running around to cinemas. The film will reportedly follow an explorer that is chased by demonic forces after taking an idol from a temple. Can’t wait… Oh hang on. We can wait. [Source: <a href="http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/warner-bros-david-heyman-bring-650948 " target="_blank">Hollywood Reporter</a>]</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="604" height="453" title="Temple Run 2" alt="Temple Run 2" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/TempleRun2-1-New2.jpg?1384422776" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> 3D printers Apple Apps and Games Wed, 13 Nov 2013 21:09:16 +0000 Sam Kieldsen 1429060 at http://www.stuff.tv EX1 printer lets you 3D-print circuit boards onto paper http://www.stuff.tv/ex1-printer-lets-you-3d-print-circuit-boards-paper/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> It&#039;s moments like this which make us sit back and appreciate just how far we&#039;ve come… UPDATE: The EX1 has reached its Kickstarter target </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="684" height="513" title="EX1 printer lets you 3D print circuit boards onto paper " alt="EX1 printer lets you 3D print circuit boards onto paper " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/ex1-circuit-printer.jpg?1384389496" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>The EX1 is no ordinary printer. No. The EX1 has been forged by Cartesian Co. not to print out last minute anniversary cards, but to&nbsp;print out circuits.</p> <p>Yep. As in, electronic circuit boards. On paper. Or on plenty of other materials in fact.</p> <p>The EX1 does away with the hassle of etching a PCB and instead uses two inkjet cartridges which lay down two different chemicals which, when combined, create conductive silver nano particles.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/esat-dedezade" title="View user profile.">Esat Dedezade</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Print on all the things </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Materials that can be printed on include plastic, glass, ceramic, wood, silicon, fabric and paper – opening up a whole world of possibilities if you've got the imagination to go with it.</p> <p>And if you don't want to solder the circuits, conductive glue will work just as well. Cartesian Co. promises that users won't be gouged for refills like existing standard printer ink cartridges and the whole package is wrapped up in a printer that weighs no more than 6kg.</p> <p>At the time of writing, the cheapest Kickstarter package available is US$1,200, plus an extra US$500 if you want the printer assembled for you, so <a href="http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/cartesianco/the-ex1-rapid-3d-printing-of-circuit-boards" target="_blank">head on over</a> and show your support if you want to help the EX1 reach its US$30,000 goal.</p> <p><strong>UPDATE:</strong>&nbsp;The Cartesian Co. has now smashed its Kickstarter target with US$75,872 and counting – that's more than double their initial target with the project open until December 11th. We'll let you know when we get our hands on an EX1.&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="569" height="427" title="EX1 printer lets you 3D print circuit boards onto paper " alt="EX1 printer lets you 3D print circuit boards onto paper " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/ex1-printer-2.jpg?1384389496" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="507" height="380" title="EX1 printer lets you 3D print circuit boards onto paper " alt="EX1 printer lets you 3D print circuit boards onto paper " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/ex1-printer-close.jpg?1384389496" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> http://www.stuff.tv/ex1-printer-lets-you-3d-print-circuit-boards-paper/news#comments 3D printers Wed, 13 Nov 2013 12:37:53 +0000 Esat Dedezade 1428980 at http://www.stuff.tv Ruining the surprise: Researchers 3D Print The Toy Inside A Kinder Egg Without Cracking It Open http://www.stuff.tv/ruining-surprise-researchers-unveil-project-3d-print-toy-inside-kinder-egg-without-cracking-it-ope-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 3D printing has an unlimited amount of uses, but one researcher has managed to find a way to use it to spoil the surprise of a Kinder egg using an X-Ray scanner and a Makerbot 3D printer. Boo! </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1416" height="2048" title="How to do it" alt="How to do it" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/9097967351_6fdfaa8e54_k%20%282%29_0.jpg?1381714982" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Laura North, a student at Swansea University, created the project - which is about to go on display at the Royal Institution after winning a prestigious science prize.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/mark-prigg" title="View user profile.">Mark Prigg</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Crushing A Child&#039;s Fun </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>"The comic strip depicts the process of using both non-destructive testing and rapid prototyping techniques to replicate a toy found in a Kinder Surprise chocolate egg,” said North. </p> <p>However, she claims that ruining the dreams of children may also have a serious use - seeing inside mummified remains, and even creating perfect joint replacement parts for people. </p> <p>“It may seem silly and insignificant to wish to replicate a toy from inside a Kinder Surprise without damaging the egg at all,” she admits. </p> <p>“However, the concept has many other exciting and broad applications. These range from collaborating with the Egyptology department in identifying and reproducing mummified snake remains, to the concept being utilised in modern medicine, with perfectly fitting joint replacements." </p> <p>&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/AKTSdW7-H3Q" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-box-out-title"> <div class="field-label">Box Out Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Making Science Look Nice </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-box-out-body-text"> <div class="field-label">Box Out Body Text:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The contest won by Laura's Kinder project is designed to show of pictures created by, or explaining, scientific breakthroughs. Dr Gail Cardew, Director of Science and Education at the Royal Institution, said: “As one of the judges for the Research as Art competition, I felt that more people should be given the opportunity to have a peek at them.</p> <p>“Not only are some of the images simply stunning, but the beauty also lies in the fact that they are combined with a narrative that explains the work and puts it into context.”</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> http://www.stuff.tv/ruining-surprise-researchers-unveil-project-3d-print-toy-inside-kinder-egg-without-cracking-it-ope-0#comments 3D printers Fri, 11 Oct 2013 18:07:15 +0000 Mark Prigg 1427807 at http://www.stuff.tv 3D printers tested: 3D Systems CubeX Duo vs Makerbot Replicator 2 vs UP! Plus http://www.stuff.tv/3d-printers-go-head-printhead/feature <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Join the new industrial revolution with a 3D printer – we pit three of the best against each other in a head-to-head contest </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="3 of the best 3D printers" alt="3 of the best 3D printers" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/3D_printers_main_0.jpg?1382073949" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>3D printing is <a href="https://www.google.co.uk/url?sa=t&amp;rct=j&amp;q=&amp;esrc=s&amp;source=web&amp;cd=7&amp;cad=rja&amp;ved=0CHwQFjAG&amp;url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.stuff.tv%2Frevolution-will-be-3d-printed%2Fnews&amp;ei=21hAUu_qGKa60QXCnYBw&amp;usg=AFQjCNHQkpmWksYMZYmeLWwX5JLxpeAC6A&amp;sig2=k_PQbgoVu9MxR_k7djoISg&amp;bvm=bv.52434380,d.d2k">so zeitgeisty right now</a> that we wouldn’t be surprised if David Cameron gave it a knighthood as a quick vote-grabber.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/jools-whitehorn" title="View user profile.">Jools Whitehorn</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 3D Systems CubeX Duo </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>What’s the story?</strong></p> <p>With a large 275x265x240mm build platform, the CubeX is big enough to print a plastic basketball. It’s also the only one of our crew that has dual extruders, allowing for multicolour prints or ABS/PLA combinations to create easily removable supports.&nbsp;</p> <p>A touchscreen makes it quick and easy to set up, especially as it has the ability to print from a USB key.&nbsp;</p> <p>The supplied software, however, lacks control over essential settings such as the number of shells (how thick outer layers are), which meant many of our ABS prints came out with splits in them. 3D Systems has promised an update, and users have had more success with third-party software, but for this money, we’d like everything ready to run.&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Prints charming?</strong></p> <p>Time is your enemy with 3D printers, but particularly the CubeX. Yes, it’s got space for big models, but the print head trundles around for ages before doing any printing and if you’re taking advantage of its two-colour print skills, it independently heats the relevant extruder before each sweep. Couldn’t it keep both up to temperature? Robbie (pictured) is just one colour, yet took eight hours. &nbsp;</p> <p>Add into the mix the aforementioned software issues leading to splitting models, the platform that needs a pre-print layer of glue, plus the proprietary cartridge approach to plastic supply and we felt that the CubeX experience just didn’t match its entry price.</p> <p>[Model pictured: <a href="http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:31063">Robot Schmobot</a> by cerberus333]</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/bc6jRozW_XY" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="3D Systems CubeX Duo" alt="3D Systems CubeX Duo" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/CubeX_final_0.jpg?1382073949" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="1200" height="900" title="3D Systems CubeX Duo" alt="3D Systems CubeX Duo" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Robbie.jpg?1382073949" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-box-out-title"> <div class="field-label">Box Out Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Tech specs </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-box-out-body-text"> <div class="field-label">Box Out Body Text:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>Build volume</strong>&nbsp;240x265x275mm </p> <p><strong>Material </strong>ABS or PLA &nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Price</strong> £2400 / letsprint3d.co.uk</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Makerbot Replicator 2 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>What’s the story?</strong></p> <p>The Replicator 2 cuts a finer, more businesslike figure than its woody predecessor. You can even change the platform illumination hue – how very Alienware. Onboard controls are provided via a simple four-line alphanumeric LCD screen with straightforward menus and a conversational tone.</p> <p>The included Makerware software is easy to use with plenty of options, and prints can be sent directly to Makerbot via USB or by slotting in an SD card – one of which comes with your printer, preloaded with some simple models to try. Here’s a company trying hard to bring 3D printing to the masses.</p> <p><strong>Prints charming?</strong></p> <p>Bonus points for producing a successful and detailed print on the first attempt… albeit one of the supplied examples. While we complained about having to use glue on the CubeX’s platform, we had trouble getting models off the Makerbot’s thick, clear acrylic build platform, even in the face of a stern jabbing from our trusty spatula.</p> <p>Adding a sheet of blue masking tape rectified the problem for further prints, meaning we got brilliantly detailed results – until we ran into trouble with a blocked extruder.&nbsp;It kept failing halfway through a print so had to be dismantled and cleaned out. Despite the hiccups, its focus on making 3D printing more accessible means it’s the one that we can most easily imagine sitting on our desk at home.</p> <p>[Models pictured: <a href="http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:82024">13mm trial wrench</a> by Crustacean, <a href="http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:40605">4d-Staunton Full Size Chess Set</a> by PerryT]</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/zkppg84hxZg" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Makerbot Replicator 2" alt="Makerbot Replicator 2" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/MakerbotFinal_0.jpg?1382073949" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="1200" height="900" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/MakerbotModels.jpg?1382073949" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-box-out-title"> <div class="field-label">Box Out Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Tech specs </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-box-out-body-text"> <div class="field-label">Box Out Body Text:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>Build volume</strong>&nbsp;155x285x153mm</p> <p><strong>Material</strong> PLA only</p> <p><strong>Price</strong> £1800 / robosavvy.com&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> UP! Plus </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>What’s the story?&nbsp;</strong></p> <p>The diminutive UP! Plus might not look like a slice of the future, but don’t let that fool you. Its homebrew feel includes most of its own plastic parts being 3D printed, which is a nice touch. The only controls are the power switch, the “initialise” button plus a red/green status LED – there’s no SD card slot, so you’ll have to physically connect via USB to upload the print, but once that’s done you can unplug your laptop and wander off with it.</p> <p>A variety of tools come in the box, from tweezers to the world’s sharpest spatula, to help you finish your models. The UP! software isn’t pretty but has all the options you need and is smart about the way it produces prints.&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Prints charming?</strong></p> <p>The results are clean and sharp, with support material particularly well realised – neatly propping up precipitous parts but peeling away again without bother. The perforated boards that clip on to the heated build platform look primitive, but when set up correctly provide a solid base for your builds.</p> <p>Once we’d figured out our PLA from our ABS – a rookie mistake – the UP! produced the best results of the printers, quietly and consistently.</p> <p>While all three have a maximum resolution of 0.1mm, the UP! made the cleanest prints, with the fewest wobbles and ridges. It might not go as big as the CubeX or Makerbot, but we’ll take reliability over size, and we didn’t find ourselves craving anything bigger.</p> <p>[Model: <a href="http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:25084">Chessbot Hero</a> by cymon]</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/0GydQost4xo" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="UP! Plus" alt="UP! Plus" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/JohnBurn_Update_0.jpg?1382073949" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="1200" height="900" title="UP! Plus" alt="UP! Plus" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/UpModels.jpg?1382073949" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-box-out-title"> <div class="field-label">Box Out Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Tech specs </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-box-out-body-text"> <div class="field-label">Box Out Body Text:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>Build volume&nbsp;</strong>135x140x140mm &nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Material </strong>PLA or ABS<strong> &nbsp;</strong></p> <p><strong>Price </strong>£1500 / johnburn.co.uk</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 3D printing: the terms you need to learn </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>.STL files&nbsp;</strong>A 3D model file, used by free apps such as Google Sketchup as well as pro-level ’ware such as AutoCAD.The printer’s own OS then slices up the STL model into layers for printing.</p> <p><strong>Build platform&nbsp;</strong>The moving surface on which your model is layered. Platform material varies, and some (the UP! being one) are heated to help prevent the ABS warping as it cools.</p> <p><strong>Extruder&nbsp;</strong>The business end of any 3D printer that uses plastic filament. It draws in and melts the plastic straw so it can be squeezed out of the tip like hot, poisonous toothpaste.</p> <p><strong>Levelling&nbsp;</strong>If the build platform is wonky, then so is your model. Our three printers require manual levelling to ensure the extruder is the same distance at all points. Sounds simple, right?</p> <p><strong>Support&nbsp;</strong>Molten plastic doesn’t hang, man, so models with overhangs need support structures printed with them that can be removed once the print is finished.&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Plastic types&nbsp;</strong>ABS (Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene) or PLA (Polylactic Acid) are the main 3D printer plastics. ABS is tough, but prone to shrinkage, while weedier PLA is the eco-friendly choice.&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-carousel-item"><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-carousel-item-title"> <div class="field-label">Carousel item title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 3D printers head to head </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-carousel-item-standfirst"> <div class="field-label">Carousel item standfirst:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Turn your bedroom into a factory </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-carousel-image-small"> <div class="field-label">Carousel item small image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_carousel_image_small" width="450" height="340" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/MakerbotFinal_1.jpg?1382073949" /> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/3d-printers-go-head-printhead/feature" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/3d-printers-go-head-printhead/feature#comments 3D printers Tue, 01 Oct 2013 14:55:39 +0000 Jools Whitehorn 1426970 at http://www.stuff.tv Hands-on video review: 3Doodler – drawing in the third dimension with the world's first 3D printing pen http://www.stuff.tv/hands-video-review-3doodler-drawing-third-dimension-worlds-first-3d-printing-pen/video <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 2D drawing is so last year – we&#039;re all about sketching and doodling in the third dimension with the world&#039;s first 3D printing pen </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Hands-on video review: 3Doodler – drawing in the third dimension with the world&#039;s first 3D printing pen" alt="Hands-on video review: 3Doodler – drawing in the third dimension with the world&#039;" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/3doodler_0.jpg?1380682694" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper brightcove-player-wrapper"> <script language="JavaScript" type="text/javascript" src="http://admin.brightcove.com/js/BrightcoveExperiences.js"></script> <script src="http://admin.brightcove.com/js/APIModules_all.js"></script> <div class="brightcove-player"> <object id="myExperience-2662937840001" class="BrightcoveExperience"> <param name="bgcolor" value="#000000" /> <param name="playerID" value="" /> <param name="playerKey" value="AQ~~,AAAAEgPmGlk~,Fzd-TvXcznw-P3piHaryQBMeIzWITldz" /> <param name="isVid" value="true" /> <param name="isUI" value="true" /> <param name="dynamicStreaming" value="true" /> <param name="@videoPlayer" value="2662937840001" /> <param name="autoStart" value="" /> <param name="htmlFallback" value="true" /> <param name="includeAPI" value="true" /> <param name="templateLoadHandler" value="brightcoveTemplateLoaded" /> <param name="width" value="640px" /> <param name="height" value="360px" /> </object> <!-- This script tag will cause the Brightcove Players defined above it to be created as soon as the line is read by the browser. If you wish to have the player instantiated only after the rest of the HTML is processed and the page load is complete, remove the line. --> <script type="text/javascript">brightcove.createExperiences();</script> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-carousel-item"><legend>Carousel Extras</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-carousel-item-title"> <div class="field-label">Carousel item title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Video: Drawing in three dimensions with 3Doodler </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-carousel-item-standfirst"> <div class="field-label">Carousel item standfirst:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 2D is so last year – we&#039;ve got the world&#039;s first 3D printing pen </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> http://www.stuff.tv/hands-video-review-3doodler-drawing-third-dimension-worlds-first-3d-printing-pen/video#comments 3D printers Geek accessories Tue, 01 Oct 2013 13:39:18 +0000 Lucy Hedges 1427316 at http://www.stuff.tv Tested: Three of the best 3D printing services http://www.stuff.tv/3d-printing-demand/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> You don&#039;t have to fork out for your own 3D printer – these services will do it all for you </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="3600" height="2700" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/3D%20group.jpg?1380629931" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>On-demand 3D printing services are a good way to release just a little of&nbsp;that pent-up creativity without blowing the budget (or expending the heartache) on your own printer.</p> <p>We've tried out three of the best to see which one is the prince of 3D prints.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/sophie-charara" title="View user profile.">Sophie Charara</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Sculpteo </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>What’s on the menu?</strong></p> <p>Putting your face on a monster’s body and other 3D gimmickry is only a sideline for Sculpteo. The French company has been on the 3D printing block for a while, handling everything up to industrial prototypes.</p> <p>It offers an idiot-proof selection of ways to design or upload 3D models as well as customise everything from iPhone cases to key rings via compatible apps. There’s also an online marketplace to get inspiration, sell your designs and buy 3D printed objects.&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Printed real good?</strong></p> <p>It’s almost impossible to put a foot wrong on Sculpteo’s site. Create a geometric shape, spin&nbsp;it around in the 3D Viewer and alter the size, material and finish options to automagically change the price. Choose from plastics, resins and ceramics – though the exotic stuff introduces thickness and size constraints. Printing and delivery are pretty swift too. This is all good… but too easy. </p> <p>We elected to get freaky using Autodesk’s 123D Creatures iPad app to create Tom (blue head) and Super Frog, then export them to Sculpteo for printing. What did we learn? That 3D sketching takes many, many hours; that your models can only be printed in a rough (but tough) sandstone material; and that the final colours are more muted than they appeared on screen. But we don’t care. They’re ours. We made them.</p> <p><strong>Price </strong></p> <p>Tom: US$34, Super Frog: US$77.50 / <a href="http://www.sculpteo.com/en/">sculpteo.com</a></p> <p><strong>Stuff says</strong></p> <p>Perfect for beginners, Sculpteo’s site and associated apps are all great fun.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Sculpteo.jpg?1380629931" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Shapeways </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>What’s on the menu?&nbsp;</strong></p> <p>Shapeways is similar to Sculpteo – just bigger and, in some ways, better. It’s geared towards folk who already have 3D files, but there’s also “easy creator” apps, quickly creating rings, cufflinks, etc. Add its nicely curated online bazaar, designers-on-demand service and swathe of available materials (including stainless steel and silver) and it’s obvious why it has 250,000+ devotees.&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Printed real good?</strong></p> <p>Shapeways’ web pixies quickly send out an email to tell you if the file you uploaded is viable – in our case the awesome Mars Curiosity Rover as digitally sculpted by <a href="http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:27908">Thingiverse user ThePlanetMike</a>. It printed perfectly, even with its fine details, but then it wasn’t a design that a home 3D printer couldn’t manage. Shapeways’ algorithm works out the cost of your model, printed in your chosen material, but setting the size is tricky.</p> <p>We missed Sculpteo’s simple “scale” slider. Delivery comes via UPS from either the Netherlands or New York but is affordable either way. The only drawback is time: it aims for a delivery two to three weeks from your order. Sculpteo and iMakr are generally quicker, depending on the object and material. Waiting time aside, from custom jobs to quick prints, Shapeways is the most comprehensive 3D printing service out there. &nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Price</strong></p> <p>Mars Curiosity Rover: US$85 / <a href="http://www.shapeways.com/">shapeways.com</a></p> <p><strong>Stuff says</strong>&nbsp;</p> <p>Loads of designs and materials, but you might have to be patient.&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/marsCuriosity.jpg?1380629931" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> iMakr </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>What’s on the menu?&nbsp;</strong></p> <p>Like its rivals, iMakr has a website. You can email your designs to get a same-day quote for 48-hour printing, or choose from its file-sharing platform MyMiniFactory. But, excitingly, it also exists in realspace – a dedicated 3D emporium selling printers, filament and art in London’s trendy Clerkenwell. And, a design-on-demand service that we were itching to try.</p> <p><strong>Printed real good?</strong></p> <p>The shop is a design studio and next-gen toy shop rolled into one, with primary-coloured delights upstairs and a platoon of human designers in the basement. Walk in with ideas, walk out with your finished print a week later. (You’re allowed to go home in-between.) iMakr currently only prints in plastics, polycarbonate and rubber-like materials, but we’re told silicon and metals are on the way. Our Stuffbot (left) is a mixture of ABS and PLA, designed with&nbsp;the help of iMakr’s Gianmarco Colalongo using Autodesk’s 3ds Max software and printed on both a Makerbot Replicator 2 and UP! Plus – proof that the products in our test aren’t just for n00bs. </p> <p>It’s the expert design and finishing that justifies the £800+ asking price, though: the shiny body and articulated joints are way beyond what we managed to produce on the same machinery. Less casual print then, more dream project.&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Price</strong></p> <p>Design: £500-£1000; print: £100; finishing: £200 / <a href="http://www.imakr.com/">imakr.com</a>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Stuff says</strong></p> <p>We’ve seen the future of 3D printing services, and it’s made of bricks.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/iMakrRobot.jpg?1380629931" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> http://www.stuff.tv/3d-printing-demand/news#comments 3D printers Mon, 30 Sep 2013 14:01:00 +0000 Jools Whitehorn 1427271 at http://www.stuff.tv Fully Charged: Curvy OLED TV on sale in the UK, GTA 5 soundtrack available, and YouTube comment clean-up in effect http://www.stuff.tv/grand-theft-auto-5/fully-charged-curvy-oled-tv-sale-uk-gta-5-soundtrack-available-and-youtube-commen <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Kick off your Thursday morning with four slices of fried tech gold </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Grand Theft Auto 5 soundtrack hits Spotify and iTunes" alt="Grand Theft Auto 5 soundtrack hits Spotify and iTunes" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/gta-v-music.jpg?1380212999" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/sam-kieldsen" title="View user profile.">Sam Kieldsen</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Grand Theft Auto 5 soundtrack hits Spotify and iTunes </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Enjoying the original music, score and soundtrack from <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/grand-theft-auto-5/grand-theft-auto-5/review">Grand Theft Auto 5</a>? Well, we’ve got some good news for you: you can now listen to it outside of Los Santos, right here in the real world.</p> <p>Rockstar Games has released the music in three separate volumes on both iTunes and Spotify. Volume 1 features original songs recorded for the game, like Wavves’ “Nine Is God” and Twin Shadow’s “Old Love / New Love”; Volume 2 is the score by Tangerine Dream and Woody Jackson; and Volume 3 (not available on Spotify yet – but you can probably find most of the songs there ) features 19 licensed songs from the soundtrack. [Source: <a href="http://www.rockstargames.com/newswire/article/51411/the-music-of-grand-theft-auto-v-three-volume-digital-album-now-a.html">Rockstar</a>]</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> LG’s curved OLED TV comes to Currys! </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>LG’s much-hyped curved OLED television, the first of its kind in the world, is going on sale in the UK – and it’s <a href="http://www.currys.co.uk/gbuk/lg-oled-tv-445-commercial.html">going on sale</a> at Currys &amp; PC World. The 55in, 4.3mm-thick set, which debuted at IFA a few weeks ago, is available in-store (at the retailer’s Guildford, Thurrock, Teeside and Birmingham outlets) and online from today, priced at a cool £8,000.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="LG curved OLED TV" alt="LG curved OLED TV" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/lg-curved-oled.jpg?1380177181" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> YouTube working to make its comments section less awful </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Anyone who has spent any time on YouTube will know that its comments section is a veritable Wild West of the mainstream Internet: unpoliced, frightening and populated by some of the worst individuals you’ll come across online.</p> <p>After burying its head in the sand over the issue for years, YouTube is finally acting to clean up the comments by giving video uploaders more moderation powers. Instead of showing the most recent comments by default, it’ll show the most relevant, and commenters’ past behaviour will impact on how visible their new comments become: those frequently flagged for abuse or spam will likely have any comments buried, while those with strong Google+ reputations will be moved up the ladder.</p> <p>The system has already started rolling out to some uploaders, so its impact – or lack of one – should start to be seen soon. [Source: <a href="http://news.cnet.com/8301-1023_3-57604431-93/youtube-gets-the-yuck-out-in-comments-cleanup/">CNET</a>]</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="YouTube working to make its comments section less awful" alt="YouTube working to make its comments section less awful" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/youtube-logo.jpg?1380212999" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 3Defy turns your flat pictures into 3D printed masterpieces </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>New service <a href="http://www.3defy.com/">3Defy</a> is mighty impressive: upload a picture to the website, trace some edges, push and pull some depth sliders and before long you’ll have a 3D printable file (in the X3D format, which stores colour data) that can be taken or sent to the printing service of your choosing. You’ll have to pay for the conversion, but at just a few pounds (US$4.99) for unlimited use it won’t break the bank. [Source: <a href="http://www.3dprinter.net/make-photos-3d-with-3defy">3dprinter.net</a>]</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/nolmrLNUqPI" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> 3D printers Grand Theft Auto 5 LG YouTube Wed, 25 Sep 2013 21:09:56 +0000 Sam Kieldsen 1427099 at http://www.stuff.tv