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3D Print of the Month – January 2014

I am happy to launch the first post of what will be a monthly recurring series: the 3D print of the month. As part of my goals for 2014 I set myself the objective to do one 3D print per month where I report the complete process and results here on the blog. When I say the complete process, I mean the good, the bad and the ugly. So I will cover everything that went well and also those things that didn’t go so well.

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Interview with Michael Sorkin, the co-founder of iGo3D

We recently had the pleasure to interview Michael Sorkin, the co-founder of iGo3D, Germany’s first 3D printing shop. Discover Michael’s fascinating journey into 3D printing which started by him sneaking into the university of Bremen’s product design department just to take a peak at a 3D printer. Fascinated by what he saw, the idea of 3D printing didn’t let go of him. Today, Michael and his team are on the brink of international expansion and are planning to open 3D print shops in Russia and Turkey.

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3D Printing Fairs & Events – 2014

You are interested in 3D printing but not quite sure yet whether you should go ahead and buy that home 3D printer? Or maybe you are a rapid prototyping veteran and want to stay on top of the latest developments around 3D printing technologies and services. The best way to do all of that is to visit one of the many 3D printing expos or trade shows that are happening in 2014.

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Quel matériel utiliser pour imprimer en 3D ?

Cet article vous donnera une vue d’ensemble rapide des consommables courants utilisés pour l’impression 3D et expliquera les différences principales en des termes faciles à comprendre pour les débutants. Comme il a été déjà expliqué dans notre article précédent ‘’Qu’est-ce que l’impression 3D?’’, il y a principalement deux genres d’imprimantes 3D, celles de type industriel et celles destinées aux consommateurs, également connues en tant qu’ imprimantes 3D de bureau.

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Welche Materialien sollte man beim 3D-Druck einsetzen?

Dieser Artikel verschafft Ihnen einen schnellen Überblick über die aktuellen Verbrauchsmaterialien für das 3D-Drucken und erklärt für Anfänger leicht verständlich die wichtigsten Unterschiede. Wie schon in unserem vorherigen Artikel “Was ist 3D-Drucken?” erklärt wurde, unterscheidet man im Wesentlichen zwischen zwei Arten von 3D-Druckern: einerseits die großen, industriell eingesetzten Maschinen, andererseits die verbraucherorientierte Geräten bzw. Schreibtisch-3D-Druckern.

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Seasonal 3D Printing – 3D Printed Cookie Cutters (Part 2)

As described in yesterday’s blog post, cookiecaster.com is a neat and free service to create your own cookie cutters within minutes. However, the creative options with Cookie Caster are a bit limited since the design are always based on extrusions of an outline. Inspired by some 3D printed cookie cutters I had seen on the internet, I wanted to design cookie cutters with reliefs.
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FABtotum Personal Fabricator

These days, crowdfunding platforms such as Indiegogo and Kickstarter feature quite a few projects in the space of 3D printers. Most of these projects promise to develop cheaper, more affordable 3D printers aimed at the broader consumer market.

Whereas each one of these projects certainly has its merits, the FABtotum campaign currently live on Indiegogo has caught our attention: the FABtotum team initially aimed to raise $50.000 now stands at over $400.000 with two weeks of the campaign still to go! A campaign which generates such momentum certainly deserves a closer look.

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