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LittleRP

Meet the LittleRP, an affordable, flexible, and open 3D resin printer that lowers the barriers to entry for those looking to get into the exciting world of stereo-lithography printing.

The LittleRP has been designed from the ground up to simplify the resin printing process. Our focus on smaller high quality prints means complicated peeling mechanisms are not required.

Being open is one thing, but we wanted to make the LittleRP easy to self source. Lasercut materials and standard T-Slot extrusion means building your own from scratch, or simply modifying an existing LittleRP is an exercise you can take on yourself!

www.littlerp.com

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pixelstone

Pixelstone is a Dutch startup.
We are developing a 3D printer which will print entire ceramic facades. The Pixelstone printer is scheduled to hit the market in two years.

  • 50% cost reduction compared to brick slips.
  • 90% energy reduction during production process compared to brick walls, thanks to the small size of the pixel.
  • A new design tool, with unlimited possibilities, for architects
  • Durable and authentic material.

If you want to join this development as partner and/or co-investor, please contact us.
Small scale pilots projects are possible.

pixelstone.nl

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Overview of 3D printing technologies

Professional 3D printing or additive manufacturing refers to several technologies that produce parts in an additive way. The table above provides an overview over the technologies by the type of material they work with (vertical axis) and how the parts are built out of this material (horizontal axis).

Additive manufacturing, or professional 3D printing, refers to several technologies that produce parts in an additive way. Starting point is a digital 3D model of a part, which is then “sliced” in thin layers by a specific computer software. An additive manufacturing machine is building these layer on top of another and thus is creating the physical part.

https://app.additively.com/learn/3d-printing-technologies

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RAPTYPE

Ziel dieses Projekts ist die Entwicklung eines 3D-Druckers auf Basis der FDM (Fused Deposition Modeling) Technologie. FDM bezeichnet ein Fertigungsverfahren, bei welchem ein Werkstück schichtweise aus flüssigem Kunststoff aufgebaut wird. Ein drahtförmiger Kunststoff wird in einer in der Fertigungsebene frei verfügbaren Heizdüse (Hot End) erwärmt und verflüssigt, um anschliessend durch Extrusion auf das sich im Aufbau befindende Werkstück aufgetragen zu werden.

https://raptype.wordpress.com

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Europas grösster Portalroboter steht in der Schweiz

Werkstücke von bis zu 48 m Länge, 5.6 m Breite und 1.4 m Höhe kann eine neue, siebenachsige Portalroboteranlage bei der Firma Erne im Werk Stein (Aargau) bearbeiten. Derzeit realisiert sie das aus über 45 000 Einzelelementen bestehende freigeformte Holzdach des künftigen Instituts für Technologie ITA in der Architektur der ETH Zürich.

https://www.espazium.ch/europas-grsster-portalroboter-steht-in-der-schweiz

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What is 3D printing?

The creation of a 3D printed object is achieved using additive processes. In an additive process an object is created by laying down successive layers of material until the object is created. Each of these layers can be seen as a thinly sliced horizontal cross-section of the eventual object.

http://3dprinting.com/what-is-3d-printing/

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Custom 3D printers

Plan B and Pwdr, open-source powder based 3d printers:

http://www.instructables.com/id/Plan-B-an-open-source-3DP-powder-and-inkjet-3D-pri/

http://pwdr.github.io/ 

3d Pandoras and Sintratec, proprietary SLA/SLS respectively with accessible price tag:

http://3dpandoras.com/

http://sintratec.com/stories 

Open Builds, very precise Cartesian system – the ‘C’ rail, which does not use bushings and hardened steel, just aluminium extrusion and silicone bearings:

http://www.openbuilds.com/builds/openbuilds-ox-cnc-machine.341/ 

The BigRep, well designed 1m3 FDM printer, which has gone through a few iterations already:

https://bigrep.com/ 

ErectorBot are selling very large custom 3d printers:

http://www.erectorbot.com/ 

Kamermaker in Amsterdam by Dus Architects, large scale FDM:https://vimeo.com/60541003 Hope this helps,  Andrei

5 Axis Maker, a CNC mill, interesting to see if we want to integrate 5 axis capabilities

http://5axismaker.com/

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Carbon M1 Super Fast 3D Printer Demo

Watch this complex object get 3D printed in less than 15 minutes. Sean and Norm visit Carbon, the makers of the M1 3D printer, to get a demo of this new super fast 3D printing technology working in real-time. We chat with Carbon’s VP of Product, Kirk Phelps, to learn how the CLIP 3D printing tech works, and why it’s more than just about really fast prints.

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Can HP Make 3-D Printing into a Mass Manufacturing Technique?

Despite the flexibility of 3-D printing, it still cannot compete with conventional injection molding for making large volumes of high-strength plastic parts. Hewlett-Packard says its new printing technology will change that.

Today HP will begin taking orders for systems that print parts in a process it calls Jet Fusion. The company will start shipping the printers, which start at $130,000, in October. It also announced several industrial partners, including BMW and Nike.
Jet Fusion is best compared to laser sintering, in which a laser is used to heat granules of polymer powder and fuse them to build objects layer by layer. Laser sintering can make very strong parts, but it is relatively slow because it relies on a point laser. Aside from prototyping, it is useful mainly for manufacturing small volumes of complicated and often customized parts.

https://www.technologyreview.com/s/601472/can-hp-make-3-d-printing-into-a-mass-manufacturing-technique

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Viridis3D

Viridis3D LLC is an all-inclusive supplier of Additive Manufacturing Technology for industrial applications. We sell complete systems of materials, 3D printing machines, robots, software, and the training needed to successfully deploy functional solutions for metal casting, ceramics, and composites applications.  Viridis3D is releasing the fastest, most flexible robotic 3D printing platforms in the industry.

The Viridis3D mission is to create value in manufacturing markets for Additive Manufacturing, by developing application specific hardware and materials solutions.  Our development efforts are a combination of in-house research and design, as well as partnerships with a network of vendors, customers, and universities. Many new applications start with a customer need – so we love to hear about what other want to do with 3D Printing, even if it isn’t something that can be currently achieved.

http://www.viridis3d.com/index.htm