Critical Distance Weblog: Small Empires grow into a big success …
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Episode 5 caught my eye this week as it features a visit to Shapeways, the 3D printing success story which started in the South-East corner of the Netherlands. Founded by an ex-Philips employee, Peter Weijmarshausen, …

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MakerBot's New Desktop 3D Scanner Ships in October
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As desktop 3D printer materials diversify, scanners may ultimately allow us to digitize and print household items, like a specialized replacement screw, a cup, a bowl, a box, or a door handle. At least, that's where the mind wanders—even if it isn't …

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MakerShopco Announces New Easy Way to Collect 3D Printer Designs in the …
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SpiveyWorks 3D printer designs marketplace MakerShop is the best place to get and share 3D printer designs and has recently added an exciting new feature to let users save designs to DropBox. The new feature makes it easier than ever to collect designs …

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Unpacking the 3D printer
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So when Lulzbot, an American 3D-printer maker approached me about spending a few months with its AO-101 printer – which became available for UK shipping earlier this year – I asked for it to be shipped over forthwith. Only to be slightly petrified when …

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What happens when you mash up 3D printing and Amazon's same-day delivery?
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And New York-based Shapeways already accepts your 3D designs and prints them for you. (Photo by Siemens PLM Software). The last of those represents an early mix of traditional shipping and 3D printing. “Shapeways is taking the Amazon model,” said …

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An affordable 3D printer that makes larger objects
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3D printing at home on a budget is great if you just want to print small objects. Even some of the top 3D printers don't have large baseplates to maximize the build volume of your creations. But that's starting to change with the gMax 3D printer. The …

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Friday Finds: The Latest 3D Prints from the Shapeways Community …
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Every week we take a look at some of the awesome designs that Shapeways 3D prints on behalf of you, the Shapeways community. If you would like to see your design featured on the Shapeways blog (and more), be sure to …

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3D printed guns are for wimps. Meet NASA's 3D printed ROCKET ENGINE
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Naturally, NASA isn't using just any 3D printer to pull this off. It hired Austin, Texas–based Directed Manufacturing to fabricate the injector using a printer that employs selective laser melting to fuse layer after layer of nickel-chromium alloy …

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How 3-D Printing Might Revolutionize Amazon's Same-Day Delivery
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3-D printing companies such as Shapeways have already begun offering 3-D printing services in addition to selling home 3D printers to DIY enthusiasts and early adopters. Likewise, companies such as UPS and Staples have also promised or set up 3-D …

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