Jan 25, 2012

3d printed music record

3d printed music record with some simple music:

Jan 23, 2012

TEDtalk by Lisa Harouni on 3D printing

Great talk on 3d printing technology and its potential.

New 3d printing category on Piratebay

As I was browsing The Pirate Bay today I'v noticed new category: Physibles 
It is all about real world objects and 3d printing related files.
At this time it has only four entries, but I'm sure it will grow as the 3d printing goes mainstream. Intellectual property rights issues related to 3d objects will be interesting to observe ....

From the blog:

Evolution: New category.

We're always trying to foresee the future a bit here at TPB. One of the things that we really know is that we as a society will always share. Digital communication has made that a lot easier and will continue to do so. And after the internets evolutionized data to go from analog to digital, it's time for the next step.

Today most data is born digitally. It's not about the transition from analog to digital anymore. We don't talk about how to rip anything without losing quality since we make perfect 1 to 1 digital copies of things. Music, movies, books, all come from the digital sphere. But we're physical people and we need objects to touch sometimes as well!

We believe that the next step in copying will be made from digital form into physical form. It will be physical objects. Or as we decided to call them: Physibles. Data objects that are able (and feasible) to become physical. We believe that things like three dimensional printers, scanners and such are just the first step. We believe that in the nearby future you will print your spare sparts for your vehicles. You will download your sneakers within 20 years.

The benefit to society is huge. No more shipping huge amount of products around the world. No more shipping the broken products back. No more child labour. We'll be able to print food for hungry people. We'll be able to share not only a recipe, but the full meal. We'll be able to actually copy that floppy, if we needed one.

We believe that the future of sharing is about physible data. We're thinking of temporarily renaming ourselves to The Product Bay - but we had no graphical artist around to make a logo. In the future, we'll download one.

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Jan 22, 2012

3d printed chain maille and tests against steel weapons

3d printed chain maille. Do not use against steel swords or arrows.


Here are some trails and tests of 3d printed chainmail against steel knives and arrows. It offers very low level of protection.

Jan 13, 2012

Cube 3d printer

Shannon Morse interview with Cathy Lewis from 3D Systems presenting their Cube 3d printer on CES 2012.
It is expected to hit the market April-May 2012 with price of some 1299 $. It works with their www.Cubify.com page that will sell designs and give cut to the designers. It looks like more market oriented approach, not so open source "diy geeks club" as we are used until now ...

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Jan 9, 2012

Makerbot Replicator!

New 3d printer from a major player: Bre Pettis introducing Makerbot Replicator. Bigger printer with larger print volume and available dual extrusion heads. Pricepoint at 2k $. Let's see what will competition do ...

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