3D Printing – It’s Evolutionary: Julie Friedman Steele TEDx Talk (VIDEO)

Julie, the CEO of The MetaSpace, is passionate about 3DPrintin, she used to be a stand-up comedian, but now, instead of (just) being funny, she has opened the first 3DPrinting outlet of Chicago. Take a look at her inspiring and funny TEDx Talk to find out why she printed a brain – and why she’s drinking on stage.

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New MakerBot 3D Print Services

MakerBot, the home 3D printing giant owned by industrial 3D printing giant Stratasys has launched a 3D print service in its MakerBot retail stores located in New York, Boston and Greenwich, Conn. One can now simply walk into a their retail stores with a .STL, .OBJ or Thing file on a USB drive and MakerBot will 3D print your design for you. All items are 3D printed on a Replicator 2 in the store. Continue reading “New MakerBot 3D Print Services”

Kinect yourself a 3D printed mini-me with Shapify

3D printed figurines – or miniatures – of oneself are all the craze lately in the UK. Prices are still steep (starting at £160 for a high quality “clone”) but a company called Shapify wants to beat the competition and offer low cost 3D printed mini-me’s right away. Using Kinect as a scanning tool, it allows anyone to 3D scan themselves and then send the model in to be 3D printed. Shapify’s own software is already available for Windows 7 and newer PC’s and will soon to be available for Macs as well. It will help anyone to stitch together the 3D images captured by Microsoft’s 3D mapping videocamera and create a printable model. Time of delivery: two weeks. The price? $59. Quality may be inferior to other, more professional, systems but hey, no one’s perfect. Continue reading “Kinect yourself a 3D printed mini-me with Shapify”