3D printer

Pollen Pam 3D printer can use four materials in a single print

Pollen Pam 3D printer can use four materials in a single print

A relatively unknown 3D printer firm out of France called Pollen has unveiled a new 3D printer that has some very interesting features. The printer is called Pam, which naturally makes me think of Archer. Rather than being a tattooed drifter, this Pam is a large 3D printer that is aimed at businesses that need to be able to print with multiple materials. In fact, Pam can print with four different materials during a single process.

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3Doodler Create upgrade makes for easier doodling

3Doodler Create upgrade makes for easier doodling

The original 3Doodler pen was a cool device that was a bit of a cross between a hot glue gun and a 3D printer that allowed you to create 3D objects using plastic that came out molten and hardened once the plastic hit the air. That original version of the 3Doodler hit Kickstarter back in 2013 and was a rather fat device. 3Doodler 2.0 later hit the market making the pen even better and now a third version has been announced called the 3Doodler Create.

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PolySmooth PVB and Polysher make shiny 3D printed objects

PolySmooth PVB and Polysher make shiny 3D printed objects

When you 3D print an item most folks expect something made in a plastic material to be shiny and perfect like something you would pick up at a store. The problem for most 3D printers is that when they are finished printing an object, the object has a rough surface with lines all over it from the layer printing process. The people behind the PolySmooth PVB filament say that the new filament to be used in the print process is the core of their technology.

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ZMorph 2.0 SX Multitool is a 3D printer, CNC miller, and laser engraver

ZMorph 2.0 SX Multitool is a 3D printer, CNC miller, and laser engraver

A new 3D printer has turned up called the ZMorph 2.0 SX Multitool 3D Printer and the device is aimed at professional users and makers in the home. The machine is up for pre-order right now with the first units shipping in the beginning of May. One of the main features of the printer is its Closed Loop System designed to control the exact position of the motors and extruder head. This system recalculates every missed step that can occur under use.

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Trinus 3D printer is a robust all-metal design

Trinus 3D printer is a robust all-metal design

It's not uncommon for a cheap 3D printer to be made with cheap parts. Lots of plastic and assembly required are good ways to keep costs down for the manufacturer, but cheap parts mean a printer that it won't last as long for the end user. A 3D printer called the Trinus has turned up on Kickstarter and this 3D printer is affordable, but made using all-metal parts and higher quality constructing than you might expect. The Trinus 3D printer sells for well under $500.

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Designer (successfully) 3D prints his own invisible braces

Designer (successfully) 3D prints his own invisible braces

While you're patting yourself on the back for 3D printing a replacement battery cover for your TV remote, one design has proudly shown off his new smile, one made straight via a series of teeth-straightening invisible braces he created himself using a 3D printer. The end result is as successful as anyone could hope for, which is to say he's now the proud owner of perfectly aligned teeth. The orthodontic world shudders.

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3D bioprinter used to print a transplantable human ear

3D bioprinter used to print a transplantable human ear

Scientists have developed a new 3D bioprinter that has been successfully used to print a replacement human ear that could be transplanted to a patient in need. A human ear isn't all that the scientists have used the 3D printer to create, so far the team has created part of a jawbone, muscle, and cartilage structures in addition to the ear. The team is led by Anthony Atala from the Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine and the printer is the result of almost a decade of work.

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Mattel remakes ThingMaker into a toy-making 3D printer

Mattel remakes ThingMaker into a toy-making 3D printer

In 1964, Mattel introduced the first ever ThingMaker, which was more popularly known as "Creepy Crawlers". The ability to cook up, literally, toys of your own, albeit limited to said crawlers, might have been too far ahead of its time. Mattel was believed to have axed the product due to the fact that it required kids to work with miniature furnaces. Thanks to advancements in technology, particularly 3D printing, making toys no longer need be that dangerous. And so Mattel saw it fit to revive the ThingMaker, but now as a child-friendly 3D printer and app instead.

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MakerBot Smart Extruder+ promises longer lifespan, less waste

MakerBot Smart Extruder+ promises longer lifespan, less waste

A fresh nozzle might not seem worth getting excited about, but MakerBot is promising big things from its Smart Extruder+. Announced at CES 2016 today, the swappable extruder for the company's 3D printers beefs up its thermal management system, among other things, for a longer lifespan as well as swifter-startup.

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New Balance unveils its own 3D-printed running shoes

New Balance unveils its own 3D-printed running shoes

New Balance has introduced its first 3D-printed running shoe, making it the latest shoe maker to introduced a pair made with the technology. In this case, New Balance’s shoe features a 3D-printed midsole made in collaboration with 3D Systems and, more specifically, the latter company’s DuraForm Flex TPU. Says New Balance, it used some breakthroughs in both materials and printing technologies to produce the shoes.

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Audi 3D prints its way to a Union Typ C sports car replica

Audi 3D prints its way to a Union Typ C sports car replica

When you think of 3D printing, chances are, you'll be thinking of materials and products made of out plastic. Or sometimes sugar and chocolate. But that presumption might soon be a thing of the past, if Audi Tooling has its way. The toolmaking arm of the car maker, together with other family members from Volkswagen, has just practically 3D printed the Grand Prix sports car Audi Union Typ C. More than just a throwback to history, the feat was made possible by actually printing the parts using metal materials.

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Local Motors LM3D Swim will be a $53,000 gamble for potential buyers

Local Motors LM3D Swim will be a $53,000 gamble for potential buyers

The odd looking car you see in the image here is the winning design from the contest that Local Motors held to design a roadworthy 3D printed car. The car will be called the LM3D Swim and it will cost about $53,000. Local Motors plans to kick off retail sales in 2016, no exact date has been offered.

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