R&D Monthly: A 3D Printing Blog Posts Tagged as 3d Printing

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3D Printing Turns up the Volume

Published 05/11/2015

It was a bright and sunny day in Orlando, Florida when I was driving with my sister in her convertible Mini Cooper. As I reached down to turn on the radio, I was having trouble getting the volume to turn up so we could hear it over the noise of the wind blowing over our heads. As I was fumbling with the knob, my sister said, "Oh the button is broken and it doesn't really work." Curiosity got the best of me and I pulled the broken knob out and inspected the fitting. Sure enough, the insert was stripped out and wouldn't grab the teeth on the radio to turn up the volume. So, I pulled out my phone and did a quick search on www.thingiverse.com for 'mini cooper'. There were various STL files available to download such as new cupholders, custom keychains, cell phone holders and even a 1964 Austin Mini Cooper body.

Emulating Nature - Biomimetics & 3D Printing

Published 05/04/2015

Nature is a source of endless fascination for me. The world is full of beautiful creatures and plant life displaying intricate patterns, colors and textures. One of my favorite pastimes is photographing birds and other creatures in their natural habitat. I also enjoy turning ideas upside down and looking at things from a totally different perspective.

The Latest and Greatest from Stratasys

Published 04/20/2015

The Objet 1000 Plus is the next generation Polyjet, large scale 3D Printer. This printer is the flagship of the Polyjet 3D Printing line. This workhorse provides 24x7 operation, Connex multi-material technology, and best in class ease of use. With the new Objet1000 Plus, Endur (Simulated Polypropylene) has been added to the standard single shot plastics, as well as the multi-material class for digital mixing. The 3D Printer also now has an optimized printing block movement which will allow for less head movements and less printing time. This printer also has a new printing head working point which allows for an average of 13% increase in print speed and an average of 25% reduction in waste. The Objet1000 Plus is the new large format Polyjet 3D Printer.

New Travelling Exhibit Featuring 3D Printing in Space

Published 04/02/2015

Stratasys is pleased to partner with the Science Museum of Minnesota for its new exhibition, Space: An Out-of-Gravity Experience. The Science Museum of Minnesota, in partnership with the California Science Center, NASA and other science museums, has developed the Space exhibit to educate people about the challenges of living and working in space—and the potential of what lies ahead. Launched in mid-February, the exhibit includes a Stratasys uPrint SE Plus FDM-based 3D Printer to demonstrate its capabilities for astronauts living or traveling in space.

3D Printed Stadium

Published 03/30/2015

As an immigrant to the United States, I grew up very passionate towards the game of soccer ("futbol" for the rest of the World). Soccer is the top sport in the entire world expect in the U.S., where top sports include football, basketball, baseball, and hockey. Sports I grew to love as well after living in this country for almost 13 years. Sports are not just athletes working together for one common goal, it’s a way of life, from planning your weekends or nights with season tickets to decorating your house, car and even pets.