Posts made in May, 2011


Fabaroni was a project from the How to Make (Almost) Anything Class of Fall 2007 (MIT) who decided to build a 3D Printer from scratch. They started to test the best material to use for this project. They choose food. After several tests they selected Pasta Dough. “We looked at inspirations from prior fab folks who had built 3D printers from scratch, and decided to loosely follow the Fab@Home design […] We were still...

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Additive fabrication, solid freeform fabrication, direct digital manufacturing, Instant manufacturing, rapid prototyping, 3D printing, additive manufacturing, on-demand manufacturing, rapid technology, rapid prototyping, rapid manufacturing, layered manufacturing, 3D microfabrication, Desktop manufacturing etc Do you know other...

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Mike Knuepfel explains where he got the idea of the “Keyboard Frequency Sculpture” I’ve been thinking about and exploring the idea of using 3D rapid prototyping techniques to create sculptural data visualizations. One idea was to have elements or data of the sculpture represent the object itself. I didn’t really have any great ideas for a particular data set and was having trouble explaining my idea to people. I settled on...

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Marianne is a national emblem of France and an allegory of Liberty and Reason. She represents France as a state, and its values. She is displayed in many places in France and holds a place of honor in town halls and law courts. In 1999, Laeticia Casta (famous French model) was ranked first in a national survey ordered by the “Association des Maires de France” to decide who should be the new model for the bust of Marianne....

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Cornell University Chronicle online journal has an interesting story about the use of 3D scanning and printing to replicate cuneiform tablets from ancient Mesopotamia in the Lab of Hod Lipson, associate professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering. A Next Engine desktop 3D scanner was used to take 3D laser scans of the tablets. After scanning, the accompanying software, ScanStudio HD was used for post-processing and outputting 3D...

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