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Prototyping for Babes: Mom Entrepreneur Uses 3D Printing to Begin Business

You don’t have to be an expert in product development to begin a business. Christine Barlow found the catalyst for her product idea in 3D printing prototyping. Every product, from car tires to coffee mugs, had its inception in a prototype. There’s always a first iteration or first attempt following a light bulb moment. Sometimes the idea is simple, like deciding to put a lid on a coffee mug. Some new ideas are highly involved with no predecessor. These ideas stem from the beginning frustrations of elusive answers and require the full-fledged manufacturing of something completely … [Read More...]

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BLADrnr: Aerospace Engineer Turns Product Designer

Tony Balsillie isn’t your average tinkerer. His credit list for design engineering includes the Lunar Roving Vehicle for NASA and work as a Senior Tool Designer on the Boeing 747 aircraft program. He designed a deployable skin surface repair system for the B-2 Bomber, and has 49 years to his name working in military and aerospace programs. He might be the most over-qualified inventor for a … [Read More...]

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Laboratory Technology: Trending Medical Electronics

When asked to picture a device that analyzes cellular data, my first thought reverts to the ‘80s: bulky machines, blood and maybe a super computer to read mysterious cell lifecycles. Well, maybe the supercomputer isn’t necessary, but if you’re thinking a similar scenario than you might not be far off – or rather, you weren’t far off. These days, you can expect to see a lot more laboratory devices … [Read More...]

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World’s First 3D Printed Metal Gun

Let me start out by saying one, very important thing: This is not about desktop 3D Printers. Solid Concepts is a world leader of 3D Printing services, and our ability to 3D Print the world’s first … [Read More...]

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AVEDA Congress 2013: The Art of Hairdressing with 3D Printing

Ray Civello has been a hair stylist for fashion and editorial shoots for over 37 years. We were thrilled to work with him for the collaborative AVEDA Congress 2013 project, which included three … [Read More...]

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San Francisco Opera Chandelier Gets 3D Printed

San Francisco Opera has a beautiful iconic chandelier which, thanks to some quick 3D Printing, you can now buy in jewelry form. Jersey McDermott is the craftsperson at the San Francisco Opera … [Read More...]

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How To Translate 3D CAD Files into .STL Files: SolidWorks

Additive manufacturing uses 3D CAD files in the form of a .STL (Standard Tessellation Language) file format. This is a standard file format that is supported by most major 3D CAD programs and is … [Read More...]

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Prototyping for Babes: Mom Entrepreneur Uses 3D Printing to Begin Business

You don’t have to be an expert in product development to begin a business. Christine Barlow found the catalyst for her product idea in 3D printing prototyping. Every product, from car tires to … [Read More...]

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World’s 2nd 3D Printed Metal Gun

  Solid Concepts announces the successful creation of the world’s second 3D printed metal gun. Our second iteration is composed entirely of Inconel 625, a material that is stronger than … [Read More...]

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Throwback: 3D Printed Mold Delivers Perfect Pitch

Back in August 2011, we were thrilled to be part of a very special collaborative project with Direct Dimensions Inc. (DDI). DDI has worked closely with institutions (such as John Hopkins) to bring … [Read More...]

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Wildlife Conservation UAV Challenge: Webinar Re-Cap

In case you missed the Wildlife Conservation Challenge Webinars, you can check them out below. The first webinar covers some of the inventive ways 3D Printing is being utilized in UAVs today, and how … [Read More...]