Hey Everyone! Lasers and PROMPT

Hey Everyone!

Sorry I have been absent from the blog these last few days. Life has been hitting on all cylinders, as I think the saying goes, which is a convenient excuse as everyone has lives but it makes me feel better saying it regardless.

I wanted to note that I will be going in to eye surgery today, PRK Laser eye surgery, and will be unable to look at any scientific journals or blog sites for about a week. This will be an even longer absence than the one I just apologized for, so I thought I would try to provide some entertainment in the form of links to keep people from becoming mob like on the comments section.

This may look a little more disorganized and filled with links than my other posts, but I don’t have enough time to make it look clean before I have to take a relaxing pill so I am not a eye-twitching mess when the doctor aims the laser at my eyeball.

The first group of links include videos, especially the KickStarter videos. And this list is in no way complete or just favorites of mine, more just a randomly collected.

Free ebook: Low-cost 3D printing for science, education and sustainable development

http://www.3dprinter.net/free-ebook-low-cost-3d-printing-for-science-education-and-sustainable-development

Type A Machines: 3D Printing That’s Affordable and Reliable

3D Scanners

3D Scanner (million points in a couple minutes for under$3000) – nextengine.com

Jay Leno’s Garage: NextEngine’s 3D Scanner and 3D Printing

Desktop 3D Scanner by CADScan — Kickstarter

Desktop Extruders

Desktop Plastic Extrusion System for Everyone by Edward Clifford — Kickstarter

Filastruder: A robust, inexpensive filament extruder. by Tim Elmore — Kickstarter

Filabot Links

http://filabot.com/

Vacuum Formers

3D Printed Vacuum Former

http://hackedgadgets.com/2013/04/11/3d-printed-vacuum-former/

KREATION Vacuum Former: Make plastic prototypes and toys by Aaron Silverberg

CNC Router Systems

Grow: A Portable CNC Router System

http://blog.makezine.com/2013/05/08/grow-a-portable-cnc-router-system/

Grow Video – An expandable CNC Router Machine

The Othermill: Custom Circuits at Your Fingertips by Otherfab — Kickstarter

Selective Laser Sintering

DMLS – Direct Metal Laser Sintering

http://gpiprototype.com/services/dmls-direct-metal-laser-sintering.html

How it’s Made – 3D metal printing

3D Printers (No particular order, or sign of favorites, just a quick list of some)

The Perfectly Petite Printrbot Simple

http://3dprintingindustry.com/2013/05/07/the-perfectly-petite-printrbot-simple/

FORM 1: An affordable, professional 3D printer by Formlabs — Kickstarter

B9Creator – A DIY High Resolution 3D Printer by Michael Joyce — Kickstarter

Gigabot 3D Printing: This is Huge! by re:3D — Kickstarter

LulzBot TAZ claims largest build area for desktop 3D printers

http://www.gizmag.com/lulzbot-taz-3d-printer/27527/

The Buccaneer™ Cloud 3D Printer – World’s Most Affordable Home 3D Printer

http://pirate3d.com/

Precitech Introduces Next-Generation Multi-Axis Ultra Precision Machining System

http://www.nanowerk.com/news2/newsid=30457.php

Mataerial: the anti-gravity 3D printer

Micro 3-D Printer Creates Tiny Structures in Seconds – MIT Tech Review Article

http://www.technologyreview.com/news/511856/micro-3-d-printer-creates-tiny-structures-in-seconds/

OpenBeam Kossel Pro – A new type of 3D Printer by Terence Tam — Kickstarter

Fab@Home – http://www.fabathome.org/

D-Shape’s Big Building Plans

http://fabbaloo.com/blog/2013/5/1/d-shapes-plans.html

MudHouse – http://www.rael-sanfratello.com/?p=655

6-meter tall KamerMaker to 3D print Amsterdam house by year’s end

http://www.gizmag.com/kamermaker-3d-printed-house/26752/

Laser Cutter

Affordable 20″x12″ LASER Cutter / Engraver by Full Spectrum Laser — Kickstarter

Other

New Microfluidic Droplet-On-Demand System From Dolomite

http://www.nanowerk.com/news2/newsid=30527.php

Sugar Laser Sintering – http://candyfab.org/

What is 3D Chocolate Printing
https://chocedge.com/3dprinting.php (Videos)

Industrial Users of Additive Technologies

Voxeljet Technology – http://www.voxeljet.de/en/news-and-events/news/
Dimension Printing – DimensionPrinting.com
ExOne – http://www.exone.com/
Additive Companies Run Production Parts (EOS DMLS) – http://www.rapidtoday.com/rqm.html

Useful Information

7 TED Talks on the wonder of 3D printing

http://blog.ted.com/2013/02/07/7-talks-on-the-wonder-of-3d-printing/

A Matter of Scales: How Much Can You Print with a Single 1kg Spool?

http://www.makerbot.com/blog/2012/02/24/a-matter-of-scales-how-much-can-you-print-with-a-single-1kg-spool/

Answering Common 3D Printing Questions

http://blog.makezine.com/2013/05/13/answering-common-3d-printing-questions/

Price Comparison 3D printers – 3ders.org

http://www.3ders.org/pricecompare/3dprinters/

Interesting Developments

3D Robotics for open source drones

http://nextbigfuture.com/2013/04/3d-robotics-for-open-source-drones-your.html

Drone Startup Airware Lands $10.7 Million Series A Led By Andreessen Horowitz

http://www.forbes.com/sites/tomiogeron/2013/05/15/drone-startup-airware-lands-10-7-million-series-a-led-by-andreessen-horowitz/

3D Printing and the Future of Stuff

The Paper is the Circuit: Scientists create graphite-based paper circuitry

http://www.gizmag.com/paper-graphite-flexible-circuits/27545/

White House looks to 3D printing with $200 million plan for military, energy manufacturing

http://www.theverge.com/2013/5/9/4315720/white-house-looks-to-3d-printing-with-200-million-plan-for-military

Emerging Objects – http://www.emergingobjects.com Can use Paper, Salt, Cement Polymer, Nylon, Wood Pulp, and Acrylic in their 3D Printing Processes.

Designing The Future :: 3D4D – Relieving Poverty, Encouraging Innovation

http://www.3d4dchallenge.org/designing-the-future/

Links for Solar-powered Sand Sintering

http://www.3dprinter.net/solar-powered-sand-sintering

Video Link – http://www.markuskayser.com/work/sun-cutter/
Video Link – http://www.markuskayser.com/work/solarsinter/

NOT ALL OF THE LINKS ARE DIRECT SOURCES.

I thought to make things slightly more entertaining, the links provided won’t all contain just the source material, but sites that cover these developments so anyone curious enough to click through may find a new source for information about that particular subject.

Like I said, this page may not be pretty, but it sure has plenty of mind expanding videos and articles, enough to hopefully appease everyone long enough for my eyes to heal back to super-normal.

If any of the links don’t work, post in comments and I will fix the, later. If there is projects you want included or that may blow other people’s imagination away, also post in the comments and I will do my best to cover them later on.

Here is a PROMPT – Given enough to fund a garage of tinkerers and the toys they needed, what would your character (or you) focus that group of minds and their tools to work on?

Have a great week!

Andrew

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