Posts Tagged ‘material’


Aug25

MIT unveils revolutionary 10-material 3D printer

2015 at 10:53 am by admin | Comments Off

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In a first for the still-growing world of 3D printing, scientists at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have unveiled their newest 3D printer, capable of printing with 10 separate materials at once! The new MultiFab printer takes advantage of a new photopolymer mixing system and fine printheads in order to accomplish this feat, giving the printer a huge range of versatility and possibilities that did not exist previously in modern 3D printers. The printer is also able to 3D-scan objects and then print around them, enabling the printer to quickly and accurate create solid cases and designs around pre-existing objects! On top of that, the printer is extremely affordable, coming in at only $7,000 as opposed to the $250,000 asking price for similar multi-material industrial printers. MIT scientists hope that their new printer will one day lead to an easy-to-use, practical solution for customers who wish to create complex 3D-printed designs at reasonable prices. Until then, check out the video below to see the MultiFab in action!

Jan08

MakerBot announces new materials for 3D printers

2015 at 05:10 pm by admin | Comments Off

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The MakerBot booth at the International Consumer Electronics Show has been a popular attraction since the company unveiled its home-use retail 3D printers. At this year’s CES booth, MakerBot has taken its 3D printers to the next level by announcing a new range of PLA composite filaments for its range of Replicator printers! These new filaments feature composites previously unavailable to the 3D-printing public outside of highly specialized printers, including wood, iron, bronze, and even limestone! With these composite filaments, MakerBot printers are now able to create prints in these new materials, which can be tailored to fit any need. The materials retain all the properties of their base composite, allowing users to stain, polish, sand, and oil their wood-based objects, or even magnetize metal-based prints. These new filaments will be made available for purchase in late 2015, and will surely lead to a whole new set of possibilities from 3D printers.

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