openSAM: a 3D-printed open source camera stabilizer

OpenSAM by OHM – a 3D Printed Camera Stabilizer: Welcome to OpenSAM, our 3Dprinted self-built three Axis stabilizer. It is handheld and the entire mechanical construct is built using 3D printed parts. Brushless motors ensure the camera is stable and they can be controlled using a joystick. The design is developed by three engineering students […]

MIT’s silkworm-powered, fantastical, biological “3D printer”

MIT’s silkworm-powered, fantastical, biological “3D printer” : The primary structure was created of 26 polygonal panels made of silk threads laid down by a CNC (Computer-Numerically Controlled) machine. Inspired by the silkworm’s ability to generate a 3D cocoon out of a single multi-property silk thread (1km in length), the overall geometry of the pavilion was […]

Open book on 3d printing

Open Book on “Low-cost 3D Printing for Science, Education and Sustainable Development” : Some scientists from the ICTP (International Centre for Theoretical Physics) published an open book about 3d printing, titled Low-cost 3d printing for science, education and sustainable development. The book covers pratical issues (printer models, use of OpenSCAD and Slic3r) but also investigates […]

Flexible 3D printing material from Shapeways

Shapeways sent an email blast about new flexible 3D printing materials: We just launched our first fully flexible material for 3D printing. This is our only material that is made to bend, and from what we can tell, the only highly flexible 3D printed material accessible for everyone. Elasto Plastic is still experimental, so put […]

Print nanometer precision 3D objects at high speed

Researchers at the Vienna University of Technology developed a process to speed up high precision 3D printing. A focused laser beam cures resin and develops a hard object just a few hundred nanometers wide. This method is well known, but what sets this printer apart is the new control mechanisms for the mirrors that focus […]

3D printing with solar sintered sand

Markus Kayser has a very interesting project, called SolarSinter, where he is using the energy from the sun to fuse sand into glass.  This is very thought provoking as it utilizes two very ubiquitous things solar energy and sand.  While the printer does not has very high precision at the moment, it does appear to […]