Need a home? 3D print one—out of mud

January 19, 2015 by  
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Inspired by the mud dauber , a little wasp  that  builds its home with mud, Massimo Moretti worked with bio-architecture to put the two together to create something remarkable. Concerned about the housing crisis throughout the world, he set about to use 3D printing technology to squirt out mud houses. Traditionally, earthen houses are formed by hand in a laborious, tedious process. But with a 3D mud printer , a house can be made in a couple of weeks. His organization, World’s Advanced Saving Project (WASP), is dedicated to making housing affordable, particularly in places where the most abundant resource may be earth. Read the rest of Need a home? 3D print one—out of mud Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: 3D advances , 3D design , 3D fabrication , 3d printed homes , 3d printer , 3D printing , Contour Crafting 3D home , Rome Maker Faire , wasp , wasp technology , wasps

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MakerBot and Stratasys Complete Merger to Form 3D Printing Super-Company

August 16, 2013 by  
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Back in June, desktop 3D printing leader MakerBot announced plans to merge with the Israeli company Stratasys , which specializes in industrial-level 3D printing and prototyping. Yesterday, the two companies announced that the deal is done. Although the companies are merging into one, MakerBot will continue to function as a separate entity, and it will continue to improve its already-popular desktop printers. “We are excited for the future,” said MakerBot CEO Bre Pettis . ”Full speed ahead!” Read the rest of MakerBot and Stratasys Complete Merger to Form 3D Printing Super-Company Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: 3D fabrication , 3d printer , 3D printing , desktop 3d printer , makerbot , makerbot replicator 2 , prototyping , replicator , Stratasys        

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Pirate 3D’s New Buccaneer 3D Printer Will be Available for Just $347

July 5, 2013 by  
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Right now, the cost of a desktop 3D printer is out of reach for many consumers, which prevents the technology from reaching widespread saturation. But for those waiting on the sidelines for 3D printers to become more affordable, the wait may soon be over.  Pirate 3D  just launched a Kickstarter campaign for The Buccaneer , a new 3D printer that will retail with a price point of just $347 when it hits the market in December. Read the rest of Pirate 3D’s New Buccaneer 3D Printer Will be Available for Just $347 Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: 3D fabrication , 3d printer , 3D printing , affordable 3D printing , Buccaneer 3D printer , desktop 3d printer , Pirate 3D , The Buccaneer        

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