Visual Prototyping with CastAR & a 3D Printer (VIDEO)

For today we’re featuring a pretty cool new video featuring Ryan Smith, the lead artist from Technical Illusions, the company behind CastAR, “Projected Reality” VR clip-on. In the video Ryan shows how they’ve managed to utilize CastAR into the 3D Printing process. The VR clip-on allows you to see the 3d design inside a 3D Printer, before you print it. Continue reading “Visual Prototyping with CastAR & a 3D Printer (VIDEO)”

3D Printing Project Gives Smartphone Virtual Reality Vision

Maybe it is because it is the first taste of real wearable technology we are going to get, maybe it is because the Oculus Rift team is an example of extremely successful and practical, forward thinking “making”: for these, and probably many other reasons, some of the items that people put the most passion for 3D printing into are virtual (and augmented) reality visors. Continue reading “3D Printing Project Gives Smartphone Virtual Reality Vision”

Partnership of MakerBot’s EcoSystem and SoftKinetic for Next Gen 3D Scanning Products

MakerBot and SoftKinetic, a leading provider of 3D vision and gesture recognition solutions, have excitedly and jointly announced an exclusive strategic partnership at the start of this year’s International Consumer Electronics Show. Following Makerbot’s earlier hardware revelations, this partnership is expected to help MakerBot expand its 3D Ecosystem and 3D printing platform, and enhance the ease of use and connectivity of MakerBot Replicator Desktop 3D Printers and Scanners. This strategic partnership is also expected help SoftKinetic enhance its 3D camera technology for 3D scanning. Continue reading “Partnership of MakerBot’s EcoSystem and SoftKinetic for Next Gen 3D Scanning Products”