In the Name of 3D Printing: Printify Service and Marketplace Brings Together Designers and Engineers

E-commerce is a phenomenon that has transformed the way we do business worldwide, just as 3D printing is transforming the world of manufacturing. Both processes, unheard of at one time, are responsible for breaking down monumental barriers in the ways we operate in terms of shopping, entrepreneurial endeavors, as well as innovating, ‘making,’ and sharing. Continue reading “In the Name of 3D Printing: Printify Service and Marketplace Brings Together Designers and Engineers”

What Fashion Designers are doing with the latest developments in 3D Print Technology

Designers and engineers have now been using 3D printers for over a decade to create prototypes, small parts and also just purely experimental pieces. Since 2010, the cost of 3D printers has decreased dramatically to a fraction of the price, now making it possible to buy yourself a desktop 3D printer for your home or studio. Continue reading “What Fashion Designers are doing with the latest developments in 3D Print Technology”

‘Flying 3D printers’ could make disaster zones safe by sealing up nuclear waste

Flying 3D printers could provide assistance in disaster zones by covering radioactive material in a foam sealant and carting it to a safe area, say scientists. A team of engineers from Imperial College London led by Mirko Kovac have demonstrated the concept at a scaled down level with a pair of commercial drones. Continue reading “‘Flying 3D printers’ could make disaster zones safe by sealing up nuclear waste”

RS Components and RepRapPro distribution deal brings affordable 3D printing technology to engineers worldwide

RS Components (RS), the trading brand of Electrocomponents plc (LSE:ECM), the world’s leading high service distributor of electronics and maintenance products, has signed a landmark distribution agreement with RepRapPro Ltd that will deliver affordable, open-source, self-replicating 3D printing technology to engineers worldwide. The completion of the deal coincides with the launch of the RepRapPro Ormerod low cost 3D printer, which is available first from RS. Continue reading “RS Components and RepRapPro distribution deal brings affordable 3D printing technology to engineers worldwide”