MakerBot’s kids’ book teaches them about 3D printing
We featured Brooklyn-based MakerBot on these pages back in 2010 thanks to its efforts to bring 3D printing to the masses with its initial range of build-your-own desktop machines. Now the project has created LEO the Maker Prince, a children’s storybook that helps them learn about 3D printing and then download files to bring the characters to life. READ MORE…

MakerBot’s kids’ book teaches them about 3D printing

We featured Brooklyn-based MakerBot on these pages back in 2010 thanks to its efforts to bring 3D printing to the masses with its initial range of build-your-own desktop machines. Now the project has created LEO the Maker Prince, a children’s storybook that helps them learn about 3D printing and then download files to bring the characters to life. READ MORE…

Marketplace’s mass produced, 3D-printed products are never exactly the same
3D printing has for a while been touted as a game changer in mass production, and we have already seen how the technology can be applied to consumer-facing business — for example, the Netherlands’ Zazzy platform, which lets customers design their own jewelry. Now a new marketplace called Dyo offers ‘artisanal’ mass-produced items that each feature individual design quirks and can be customized by the consumer. READ MORE…

Marketplace’s mass produced, 3D-printed products are never exactly the same

3D printing has for a while been touted as a game changer in mass production, and we have already seen how the technology can be applied to consumer-facing business — for example, the Netherlands’ Zazzy platform, which lets customers design their own jewelry. Now a new marketplace called Dyo offers ‘artisanal’ mass-produced items that each feature individual design quirks and can be customized by the consumer. READ MORE…

3D printer lets users fax physical objects
3D printing is a great innovation in its own right, but perhaps more interesting is the consumer uses that are now being developed around it. Yahoo! Japan has already created a 3D-printing search engine for blind kids, and now AIO Robotics’ ZEUS enables users to print, scan, copy and even fax 3D objects. READ MORE…

3D printer lets users fax physical objects

3D printing is a great innovation in its own right, but perhaps more interesting is the consumer uses that are now being developed around it. Yahoo! Japan has already created a 3D-printing search engine for blind kids, and now AIO Robotics’ ZEUS enables users to print, scan, copy and even fax 3D objects. READ MORE…

Recyclables used to make 3D printing affordable for all
The 3D printing trend has been going strong for several years already, bringing a whole new world of possibilities to DIY enthusiasts. One enduring sticking point, however, has been the necessity of buying the plastic filament used by 3D printers to bring users’ creations to life. That’s where Filabot comes in, with a desktop extruder that lets users make and reuse their own filament from household plastic recyclables. READ MORE…

Recyclables used to make 3D printing affordable for all

The 3D printing trend has been going strong for several years already, bringing a whole new world of possibilities to DIY enthusiasts. One enduring sticking point, however, has been the necessity of buying the plastic filament used by 3D printers to bring users’ creations to life. That’s where Filabot comes in, with a desktop extruder that lets users make and reuse their own filament from household plastic recyclables. READ MORE…