US army knows how to print 3d!

by admin on November 12, 2012

BBC news reports this month that the US army has created a 3d printer of their own. This 3d printer, somewhat cheaper than the commercial ones according to BBC, is to be used to produce “parts for spacecraft”. It also is said  to minimize the logistics chain when supplying the front war fighter, especially when used in operations overseas. This means that also the US army now knows how to print 3d!

Abrams Tank modelThis 3d printer looks similar to old hobby 3d printers with a open, unstyled look. It is said to only cost $695 (£436). Reports says this US army geek device has been used to build parts for casings and custom sensor housings. To be honest, don’t you think they also use it to build tiny us army models? One can only guess… Hopefully we will see that the Army production of 3d printers go hand in hand with commercial forces and work together to push lower the prices of the hobby 3d printers.

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3D printer store opened in NY

by admin on September 22, 2012

Congratulation citizens of New York! The world has got its first 3d printer store in Manhattan. According to BBC news, Makerbot fires of not only their second version of the popular Replicator and at the same time opens this new dedicated 3d print store in this new 3d printing metropolitan. People wondering how to print 3d now can walk in to the store instead of ordering on internet and maybe waiting for weeks to get it home.

 

3d printing sore in Manhattan New York

The new Makerbot Replicator 2.0 is said to “work to much finer resolutions”, being able to build larger objects and will cost about $2,199 (BBC news). We at howtoprint3d.com sees the opening of a dedicated 3d printing store as a sign of the 3d printers growing popularity and celebrates this with four swedish “hurra’s”. Hurra, hurra, hurra, hurra!

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When you wish upon a 3d printer…

September 3, 2012

Some 3d printers really makes you want to start creating. The suspended project Origo from Umeå Institute of Design is such a 3d printer. This little machine is promised to be small, easy to use and rather cheap. Using a intuitive and web based software called 3dtin, tech-noobs like myself (who are learning how to [...]

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Review: Makerbot Replicator 3d printer

August 27, 2012

This hobby-level comes in almost on piece and lets you print 3d object that are big and in two colours  (or materials). Howtoprint3d.com has dug in to the Makerbot Replicator in a new review. Learn its pros and cons, compare prices with other 3d printer and last at not least: learn how to print 3d [...]

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3d printers reviews

August 7, 2012

As howtoprint3d.com takes form, more and more content will be added to this page, layer by layer… Coming up are some nice reviews of popular 3d printers such as: Origo Printrbt Solidoodle Makerbot Thing-O-Matic Makerbit Replicator We’ll look in to this machines and see how good they are and compare them to the customers needs. [...]

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How to print 3D?

October 24, 2011

Eager to learn how to print 3D? OK, you’ve just come to the right place for finding that out. No magic, no rocket science (well, perhaps an ounce of that) and definitely no reason NOT to get excited over this sweet and creative technology. 3D printing is a production technique used to build objects layer [...]

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