Posts made in April, 2011


Potati : Cute 3D printed animals


Posted By on Apr 29, 2011

Christophe Michot and Bertrand Lévy are the founders of Potati.com. Potati is a secured environment for children : it’s a browser, a Web portal and a parental control software. “Potanimals”, as we can call them I suppose, are Potati’s mascots. Christophe Michot used Sculpteo online 3D printing service to give them life. I’m pleased to introduce you Potadog, Potacat, Potachon, Potadrago, Potanours,...

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3DTubeMe is an interesting service using your photos to create a 3D model. Add a whole different dimension to your photographs. Just take several pictures of your favorite objects, people or places from different points of view from your digital camera and upload them to 3dtubeme.com. We will turn them into amazing digital 3D models that you can share with your family and friends. You can see several examples here. Use Google Chrome...

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In this video of DARPA DMACE Challenge Sphere crushing event (December 8, 2010) you can see an animation of the machine used to digitally manufacture the titanium spheres. The Arcam A2 use an electron beam melting process and Ti6Al4V titanium alloy powder. “The Arcam A2 is designed for production of any functional part within Aerospace and General Industry. The parts are built up layer-by-layer of metal powder melted by a...

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In the same spirit as 3DTin, Tinkercad allow beginners to easily create 3D models for 3D Printing… in your browser. “With only three basic tools you can create a wide range of useful things. Once your project is ready simply download the STL file and start your 3D print” Unlike 3DTin, you need to create an account to start using Tinkercad Related posts : No related...

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The scene “A car carrying a surfboard crash into another car. The surfboard flies off the top of that car into the other car through the windshield, killing the driver” At NASA, Kari Byron (MythBusters) uses a 3D printer to create an exact small-scale replica of a surfboard for the testing of the Lethal Weapon 2 scene (aerodynamic analysis) More discussion about this scene Related posts : No related...

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Sculpteo is partnering with LOSC (Lille Olympique Sporting Club) to offer supporters a chance to become part of their favorite team. Number 1 of Ligue 1 French Cup, the team edge closer to its first Ligue 1 title in half a century. As a number one, the Lille team wants to offer the best to their supporters. That’s why they choose the number one manufacturing technology available : 3D Printing. Starting today, April 22 2011, you...

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3D Printed BuckyBall


Posted By on Apr 20, 2011

A Buckyball or buckminsterfullerene is a spherical C60 (Carbon-60) molecule. It was discovered in 1985 by Harold Kroto, Robert Curl and Richard Smalley at Rice University. They were awarded the 1996 Nobel Prize in Chemistry. The name is an homage to Richard Buckminster Fuller, whose geodesic domes it resembles. Buckminsterfullerene was the first fullerene molecule discovered and it is also the most common in terms of natural...

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In this video, you’ll learn about how 3D printing fits into and can reduce the timeline of the Design process. “I’m using 3D Printers from external providers, in order to print a test model/sample, before printing a real prototype. In this way it’s much easier to avoir sources of error, instead of spending a lot of money for printing a real tool, that in the end doesn’t work” (Michael Jonisch)...

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Mini-you are awesome!


Posted By on Apr 18, 2011

The guys at Newschannel10 (Amarillo, Texas) made some funny videos starring Mini-You. This is extremely cool, we love when you guys are using the mini-me’s we created for you, and we love it even more when you share results like this ! Now that all is said, let the show begin! Don’t be fooled by their big head : Mini-You are not about ego. Mini-You are about entertainment. They are cool, cute and funny. And they’re...

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The Power of 3D Printing


Posted By on Apr 15, 2011

Gavin Kenneally, a third-year undergraduate student in Mechanical and Industrial Engineering at Concordia University, gave a presentation at TEDxConcordia on February 19 2011. He explain why 3D printing has the potential to change how products are designed, manufactured and consumed. More at Concordia.ca Related posts : No related...

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