All Axis Robotics uses MakerBot METHOD
MakerBot revealed that All Axis Robotics is implementing the MakerBot METHOD manufacturing workstation into its automation processes to produce custom tooling parts for its legacy machines as well as customers.
MakerBot Broadens METHOD Material Offering with Precision ASA for Outd
MakerBot continues to expand its materials portfolio with the availability of ASA (acrylonitrile styrene acrylate). ASA is part of MakerBot's line of Precision Materials for METHOD and is ideal for outdoor applications that need to withstand harsh environments, such as in the automotive, power and utilities, agriculture, oil & gas, and mass transit industries.
St John's University opens first MakerBot Innovation Center in NYC
St John's University and MakerBot have unveiled a new MakerBot Innovation Center. St John's University is the first higher education institution in New York City to open a MakerBot Innovation Center and the second in the state overall.
MakerBot expands METHOD Materials offering
MakerBot, a global leader in 3D printing, expands its materials offering with polyethylene terephthalate glycol, better known as PETG. PETG is the first Specialty Material to be released for the MakerBot METHOD 3D Printer.
Technology Analyst Dr Bryony Core caught up with Ultimaker to find out more about their popular printers and supporting software.
Local Motors 3D prints their self driving shuttle
With streamlined 3D printing, Local Motors design engineers are able to reduce tooling costs by 50% and reduce overall production time by a staggering 90%, all while keeping part production in-house.
EPSRC Centre for Innovative Manufacturing in Additive Manufacturing
IDTechEx Technology Analyst Dr Bryony Core caught up with Dr Martin Baumers, Research Fellow and Projects Coordinator at the Centre for Innovative Manufacturing in Additive Manufacturing.
The spectre of free 3D models
There has been an increasing trend towards hobbyists buying designs to 3D print on their own 3D printers at home, rather than do the difficult design work themselves. Brands are now trying to sell 3D designs rather than physical products. But the internet is full of free designs, and customers can't always tell the real things from the fakes. This has important implications for consumer safety, but also for the livelihoods of freelance designers. IDTechEx invited Martynas Klimas of CG Trader to explain the problems and implications.
The latest from the world of 3D Printing
Rachel Gordon spent two days at TCT Show, a large 3D printing trade show in Birmingham, UK, to catch up on the industry developments and see the latest machines in action.
Makerbot launches new 3D printing solutions
MakerBot has announced new 3D printing solutions that address the wider needs of professionals and educators.
Airwolf 3D manufacture thermoplastic extrusion 3D printers. The nozzle runs at a hotter temperature than most so it can be used with a wider range of materials. They also sell the filaments.
The death of MakerBot is not the death of an industry
Following the progress of MakerBot, it is easy to be despondent about the whole desktop 3D printing industry.
Significant technology short-comings preventing mass adoption of 3DP
Consumer 3D printing has not become a reality. Industrial printing has seen limited innovation. Investor money is now fuelling start-ups.
3D scanning: the achilles heel of IP protection for 3D printing
Jerry Fisher unexpectedly found himself in legal hot water after publishing 3D models of a famous Michelangelo statue located on Augustana College's campus. Mr. Fisher used hundreds of photographs of the statue to create a 3D model. After uploading the model to MakerBot's Thingiverse, Augustana College requested that Mr. Fisher take it down, on the grounds that he had violated copyright law.