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Sep 27, 2012

3D printed 2D printers

Sounds crazy, but it is done. UVA students 3d printed most of the parts for 2d printers.


Sep 25, 2012

Laywoo - 3d printable wood

New advancement in 3d printing filament. This filament has wood added in it and has some interesting aesthetic and technical properties.



LAYWOO-3D is a printable wood for reprap 3D-printers (that lay down layers of molten material)
This new filament allows to print wood polymer composite (wpc) objects with annual rings - and that without warp !
features:
- zero warp
- rough or smooth surface possible during one print
- paintable-able, grindable - printable tree-rings
- print temp: from 185°C bright to 230°C dark appearence, stics well on print bed, no heated bed necessary
- the filament contains 40% recycled wood

Kamermaker - extra large 3d printer

Sep 19, 2012

MakerBot Replicator 2 is out!

Bigger printing, same size, metal box, 2199$, 100 micron resolution, MakerBotPLA ...



Update: It looks like it's moving away from open source, interesting debate on Hackaday.