Open-Platform Industrial Grade 3D Printer from @CosineAdditive

Cosine Additive’s Twitter bio basically says it all:

Industrial grade open-platform additive manufacturing.

It’s 6 simple words, but in those brief words is a potential revolution. Continue reading

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NASA and @MadeInSpace E-mail a Wrench to Space

Commander Barry Wilmore with the 3D-printed wrench. (photo courtesy of NASA)

Commander Barry Wilmore holding his new 3D-printed wrench. (photo courtesy of NASA)

Our friends at Made In Space haven’t wasted any time putting the new ISS 3D printer to good use.  The crew at Made In Space heard that ISS Commander Wilmore really wanted a ratcheting socket wrench, so they went to work and designed one.  The group of files was then sent to NASA who transmitted them to the 3D printer aboard the ISS to make Commander Wilmore his early Christmas gift.  This marked the first time an object was designed on Earth and transmitted to space for 3D printing.  It’s so cool to see the printer being employed to make useful needed tools and not just novelty proof of concept work already in its very early days.  You can read all about it on the Made In Space blog.

3D Print in Gold

Amazing animation showing how 3D printing can even be done in gold!  We’ve talked about crazy materials in the past from glass to rubber, but I think this takes the cake.  A collaboration of EOS and Cookson Precious Metals (CPM), you can read more about here.  The benefits here are immense from total freedom of design to making hollow elements to save on material.  This may bring a whole new element to designing an engagement ring!

Watch 3D Printing of a House in Clay on @PDandD Newswire 113

We’ve talked before about PD&D Newswire and their love of 3D printing before and they’re back at it again covering a 3D printer called the WASP Delta 3D Printer that works in clay!  It’s awesome to to see people printing in local natural materials and for good like housing.  Sometimes it seems like 3D printing has more of a small object future, but then you see videos like this or an article about printing homes in one day in Japan and maybe there’s a big near future.

Deltaprintr, A New Low Cost High Quality 3D Printer Coming This Fall!

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Here at Printing DDD we pride ourselves on not just cutting and pasting 3D printing related news like a lot of other sites., we try to provide unique insights and information.  To that end we’d like to tell you about the Deltaprintr and our Q&A with one it’s developers, Shai Schechter.  The Deltaprintr will be launching this fall with a Kickstarter campaign, you get e-mail updates about it here!   Continue reading