Creative Fabrication

We are curating a growing selection of inspiring articles, products, events and inventions related to additive manufacturing, digital fabrication, mass customization and creative code.

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Cheaper accessories: CAD files available to 3D Print replacement parts

Company responds to criticism about the high cost to buy and ship its accessories by letting customers ‘3D print’ their own parts:
read more at http://teenageengineering.com

3D Printing music for a 70′s record player toy

UK-based Fred Murphy got his hands on some of the original units of Fisher-Price Record Players and decided to make his own records.
read more at instructables.com

Pocket Tactics | open source games

Watch your back Hasbro, 3-D printed games have arrived | The team at Ill Gotten Games is creating Pocket Tactics, the first open source miniatures game designed to be manufactured on a 3-D printer
read more at wired.com

3D Printing & stop-motion animation | ParaNorman

The 3-D printers build up each character’s face by depositing hundreds of layers of fine white plaster-vinyl powder, which is then sprayed with ink.
read more at engadget.com

Stone Spray | by Anna Kulik, Inder Shergill, & Petr Novikov | Iaac

Researchers have created a 3D printing robot that uses organic materials to build some truly stunning sandcastles. The Stone Spray project, created by Anna Kulik, Inder Shergill, and Petr Novikov under the supervision of Marta Male-Alemany, Jordi Portell and Miquel…
read more at stonespray.com

Web based GCode Viewer | Joe Walnes

Processing a model for 3D printing on a hobbyist device does not always go smoothly. There are a variety of toolchains, each with their own quirks. Sometimes it’s necessary to double-check the final GCode output before sending it off to the printer.…
read more at ponoko.com

How 3D Printing is helping Science

A new piece in Nature explores some of the ways the tech is being used by researchers today (as well as how it might be used in the future), and why many scientists are so keen on it
read more at nature.com/

3D printing vending machine | Virginia Tech

The DreamVendor is an interactive 3D printing station for Virginia Tech students to enable them to quickly fabricate prototypes for their academic, and even personal, design projects. The station is part of the Department of Mechanical Engineering in the College…
read more at http://www.dreams.me.vt.edu

T(ether) – A tool for spatial expression – by MIT

T(ether) is a novel spatially aware display that supports intuitive interaction with volumetric data. The display acts as a window affording users a perspective view of three- dimensional data through tracking of head position and orientation. T(ether) creates a 1:1…
read more at mit.edu/

Stitch Meshes | 3D Modeling Knitted Clothing

Stitch Mesh is a ‘yarn-based simulation technique’ to create highly detailed and realistic geometry of knitted garments in 3D. Stages of our knitted garment modeling system Knitted poncho with a Ribbing pattern, simulated on a mannequin. Knitted glove with a…
read more at http://www.cemyuksel.com

the business of making things | The Economist

As there are barely any economies of scale in additive manufacturing, the technology is ideally suited to low-volume production. It also allows the mass customization of finished parts. Millions of dental crowns and shells for hearing aids are already being made individually with 3D printers.
read more at http://www.economist.com

DIY drugstores | 3DPrint Medicines | Glasgow University

Researchers at Glasgow University have developed a new process which they say can “print” drugs. They are using 3D printing technology which could in theory lead to people having a “personal pharmacy” dispensing medicines at home. A variety of molecules…
read more at http://www.gla.ac.uk/

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