Bookmark this post for real time, up-to-the-minute commentary and news. Led by MAKE Executive Editor Mike Senese, we’ll be live blogging CES and giving your our perspective. If you want to follow the action from near or far, this feed of news and view is the place to watch, as well as on twitter @MAKECES and #CESMakers. If there’s something you think should see or know, leave a message on the comments below. See you in Vegas!
If you’re in Vegas, make sure to check out the Downtown Vegas project, especially Downtown Container Park. The giant fire-blowing grasshopper alone makes it worthwhile.
The Local Motors Rally Fighter is still the most exciting exotic car for me to see in the wild.
This Vine comes from Mike!
Turning recyclable waste into printable materials is months away, says Avi. They’re working in it actively.
3DS CEO and Will.I.Am are talking about Coachella attendees turning recycled goods from coachella into printable material.
Dispatch from the crew at 3D Systems: 3D Systems just announced Will.I.Am as their new Chief Creative Officer.
Fun to bump into a couple pals on the CES floor: Scott Miller and Adam Ellsworth from Dragon Innovation.
New video from Anna! Eric Krzeslo From SoftKinetic On Time-of-Flight 3D Scanning
Mcor talk over – session complete. Look for more live blogging from the MAKE editors at CES 2014 later today!
Capturing once-in-a-lifetime moments with 3D scanning and printing, ultrasound scans + pregnancy scans.
Printing scans in full color in paper with the Mcor printer.
Conor mentions the transition of the adopters of 3DP from makers who are interested in how printers work to “users” who only care about the end product.
Up now, Conor MacCormack Co-founder & CEO, Mcor Technologies
Sculpteo talk over, next speaker up.
Learn more about batch control: http://bit.ly/1kr9kcP
A designer uploads a design and Sculpteo produces thousands of objects.
Hundreds or thousands, not millions.
3D printing is now used as a production technique.
Sculpteo announces 3D Printing Batch Control. ”Mass production that starts at one”
Printing with clay and binder.
Enterprise 3DP is growing slowly, but making money.
About the founding of Sculpteo – We didn’t want to crate a 3D printer. Also, we weren’t sure it would work (although MakerBot proved us wrong). We decided to create 3DP company that lets people print things – a 3DP factory.
Discussing the jacquard loom, the first programmable tool
Next speaker, Clément Moreau Founder and CEO of the Sculpteo 3DP service. http://makezineblog.files.wordpress.com/2014/01/img_0574.jpg?w=1024
IBM talk over, next talk starting.
Learn more about the IBM Institute for Business Value.
Not just where we make, but where we make it. IBM studies where to put factories, where the electricity is, etc. Manufacturing supply chain for hearing aids, center is somewhere near Chicago, not China. We should be making things locally. Hearing aid supply chain model supports a factory in every town. What do we want? 3DP! When do we want it? NOW!
Do we believe the hype? The answer is yes! I am a believer in 3DP for manufacturing. If you are not using these technologies, you are losing capitol investment.
By 2013, it will be 23% cheaper to manufacture using a combination of robotics and 3DP for hearing aids.
Favorite IoT things, internet connected crockpot from Belkin: https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=1&cad=rja&ved=0CFMQqQIwAA&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.popsci.com%2Farticle%2Fgadgets%2Fces-2014-connected-crockpot-shows-why-internet-things-should-exist&ei=f6TNUtDqN4S7qAHr4YCAAQ&usg=AFQjCNH2_0IkRQl5emaw9MAR5sF3ssh8Vw&sig2=YAfAcfPzX41ErnS4gp3B8w&bvm=bv.59026428,d.aWM
“This is the year of the internet of things” - Paul Brody
Making hardware failing cheap and easy.
“In Silicon Valley no spectacular failure goes unrewarded” on his failed film company venture.” Paul Brody -IBM
Small simple and local means less risk and more innovation.
Designs shared on Thingiverse skyrocketing. (From IBM)
“If you would have told me a few years ago that there would be CAD modeling websites for children to design their own toys, I would have told you to dial back on the drug usage.” - Paul Brody
IBM discussing flexible and intelligent robotics. Talking about open source hardware.
New technology “Open Source”
“Dude, Where’s my flying car?” Awesome talk title.
Next up: Paul Brody, VP & Global Industry Leader, Electronics, IBM
Under Armour talk over.
Able to print multiple assemblies in one part.
Using 3D printing to create the 39 fitness tracker. Using SLA to get high tolerance parts, close to injection molding. Not injection molding quality, but good enough for rapid prototyping of parts. Went through 45 different designs before they settled on the final.
Under Armour 39 fitness tracker for athletes, instant heart rate monitoring.
Under Armour – 3DP vs injection process.
Next up: Alan Guyan, Technical Design Manager, Innovation, Under Armour
End Jason Lopes to thunderous applause.
We’re able to give people the options of still sticking to their craft, we’re trying to show what can be done and that it can still be physical.
3DP robotic spines.
Prototyping parts for Total Recall – 2 day turnaround.
More on the Oblivion jacket for promo photos.
Scans for Tom Cruise’s jacket.
Making robotic spines for use in the movie, then put digital effects on top of them and marry them together.
More on direct manufacturing. We do not want the technical to interfere with the creative. We respect the technical, but we don’t want the artist to be hindered by the technical.
Showing high end finished 3D parts of full articulation gloves that look like them came out of the Smithsonian. Can’t show you, asked us not to take pictures. They are amazing.
Problems with Tom Cruise’s leather jacket on “Oblivion”. Prototyping symbols for promotional shots for movie on PolyJet machine. Needed to swap out the symbols because executives couldnt make up their mind. Printed symbols.
Trying to take it to the next level with 3D printing in traditional costumes.
Direct manufacturing. Right to a concdept to printing to having working parts in hours to days.
Pacific rim suits built in 7 months.
The technology enables to create “bad ass” stuff all the time. It’s a delivery room of life, designed on a computer, birthed in a 3D printer. The first person to hold robocop’s chest.
Real Steel – uses Arduino, animatronics and 3DP.
Has crazy machines, but when industrial machines went on the fritz, used a MakerBot to print helmet clips that “saved his a##”
Won many awards, still gives him chills to this day. Proof of concept. Gets 6 machines in house.
Showing awesome Halo commercial video.
2009 – Halo + PolyJet technology. Couldn’t do it with SLA. Told him he was crazy, but he did it anyway.
We don’t have to do this by hand anymore, but we also don’t have to give up the artistry with CGI
Can we do the Iron Man?
Small soldiers shows prototypes being printed on SLA machine in movie intro. Sending out to Solid Concept.
Stan Winston studio 1998, working in SLA materials. On movie small soldiers.
Mystique costume started with 3D scanning.
Showing killer video of iron man, pacific rim costumes, making molds from printed parts, casting, 3D scanning
Typical scene uses 200 printed parts.
9 hero suits for Pacific Rim movie in 7 months.
Legacy effects likes to be disruptive, got out of traditional sculpting and into 3DP.
Been working with 3DP since 1998
Now onstage: Jason Lopes, Systems Engineer, Legacy Effects http://www.legacyefx.com/
3D printing will accelerate the future arriving, but how quickly will it arrive? Now is not the time to sit on the sidelines, get involved now. The biggest challenge, See the possibility and work around the limitations. The future is coming, but it may take a bit longer than most of us believe.
Takeaway: Incremental advances, innovation probable, decade-long research, short term promise, long term research.
The biggest challenge is in this room. It’s in our minds. The average person is reluctant to change. Expectations need to change.
Revolutions and disruptions – printers aren’t magic wands. Matching to specs that are needed. Well equipped operation has 5 or 6 machines at their disposal
More about time line and time compression. 3D printing – what can it do for space flight.
NASA recently tested rocket injector, turning over 300 parts into 2 parts. But it was a small test with the smallest rocket engine they have as a small test.
Boeing flying 3DP parts, but poster child for 3DP success for years. Airbus will be 3D printing an entire aircraft by the year 2050.
GE using geometries to increase fuel efficiencies using 3DP, cant be done any other way.
Time Compression. GE announced that they will be producing fuel nozzles for aircraft through 3D printing. Combining 20 components down to 1 component.
Blueprinter SHS & TTP Vista 3D (not yet mounted to 3D printer).
DLP is very active – Keevox, envisionTEC, Prodways.
Stratysis making incremental adjustments to their industrial printers.
DMG Mori – 5 axis CNC cutter with 3DP, higher throughput + metal parts. Arburg machines working with 5 axis motion plastic printing.
Some printers were truly innovative, some were just incremental advancements
In 2013, over 50 new 3DP machines were introduced, record number for this industry.
However, predictions of the future are often wrong. Combine multiple viewpoints to come up with the truth.
Thinks people will use services, not home printers.
Bread making machine analogy. Fresh hot bread of any flavor, but bread making machine ended up in the closet. Too much planning, too much cleanup, ends up in the garage sale. 3DP is like the bread making machine for the everyday person without a killer app. Not convinced there is a killer application for the masses.
Will it preform to your satisfaction? These aren’t magic boxes.
Uses analogy of Ford auto revolution. Without roads and gas stations, etc, automotive revolution would never have happened. Need infrastructure for adoption.
More barriers to the 3DP revolution happening overnight. Adoption. Not being adopted for new products. It takes adaptation and overcoming risk aversion. Because we can is not a reason for growth and does not mean we will see phenomenal growth in the 3DP industry.
Past predictions: RP will kill CNC. Did not happen
Past predictions: printed car door in 5 minutes. But no one is doing that now and it would take days to produce a car door.
Relaying discussion on a pub. What do you do? 3D printing. Met with much enthusiasm, but believed 3D printing had just been invented.
Todd Grimm onstage, President, T. A. Grimm & Associates, Inc.
The Super Users: How the Experts Play
What’s New: Enthusiastically Realistic About 3D Printing
Thank you for taking the journey!
It’s not hype, its here, it’s now, it’s exponential.
Passionate about kids and education, unleashing education for peer-to peer literacy. Kids get it way ahead of their instructors, teaching creativity and innovation with 3D printing.
Hosting Wil.i.am later today.
Making for you by you
Breaking the mold with the ChefJet Pro – the “real iron chef in the kitchen, will completely disrupt how confections, weddings will be created.
Kid safe, adult friendly 3DP integrated into your lifestyle, health care and personal nutrition. Making 3DP stylish. No mort tschokes, functional items.
Not IF you will have a 3D printer in your home, but WHAT room in your house will your 3D printer be in? Man cave, kitchen classroom, desk, life cycle events. Will you travel with it because you forgot to buy Christmas gifts for your family?
Touch haptic device – for use with Cubify Sculpt
It fully integrates with the Cube printers
$499 for the isense
Discussing the isense that clips onto the ipad
Discussing the Cube pro. ”Celebrating the man cave”.
For those who just want to use and enjoy the printer.
Cube insta-load cartridge just pops into place, no longer need to feed filament
“Getting to easy” is the Cube – sub $1,000 printers, wireless on-the-go 3DP lifestyle .
Will print functional cell phone modules with Motorola.
Avi is relaying 3D systems 3D printing 2.0 vision: Easy consumerism, fab-grade manufacturing, cloud sourcing.
We want to “own and deliver easy”.
Introduction and Keynote: Manufacturing the Future with 3D Systems CEO Avi Reichental.
Now everyone’s gushing about the 3D scanning setup that Nikon has at their booth. Scans your body, makes you a fully articulated, moving avatar and puts you into various digital scenarios.
Spotting Matt Richardson’s “Getting Started With Galileo” book at the Intel booth
Wireless charging bowl
SoftKinect’s scanning setup
Parrot Drone’s choreographed demo.
3DS Cerajet and Chefjet (ceramic and sugar 3D printers)
AIO Robotics all-in-one 3D scanner/printer
Oculus Rift demo
Window-cleaning roomba robot.
Surveying the meetup, best thing each person saw today.
He said no.
Trying to get Joe, Intel’s newest and youngest employee, to nab us some Galileo boards.
Afinia crew just came in. Good guys, good printer.
Woodworking seems to be the hot topic: Public Knowledge’s Michael Weinberg, Andrew Boggeri from FSL3D and MAKE’s Anna France, talking about glue versus screws.
Maker Meetup is in effect at the Renaissance. Joe Hudy just told me he’s working on six hours of sleep. Since last Saturday.
Anna iss on her way to the maker meetup right now, but she posted this video just before she took off. See you all at meetup soon! Andrew Boggeri of FSL3D and the Pegasus Touch SLA Printer
Showroom floors are getting ready to close up for the night, but we’re headed to the Renaissance to meet with the CES Makers. We’ll keep the liveblog updated from there!
Love these tiny Creatures printed by Envisiontec. Seriously impressive resolution on their SLA machines.
Check out Mcor’s paper-based 3D printer in action. Cuts, colors, and stacks the sheets into your creation.
Nice to see the MAKE: Ultimate Guide to 3D Printing at the UP booth. In fact, it’s shown up in a number of places here.
Just posted a video about Intel’s newest board, Edison. Check it out here.
Anna just published this post and took off to meet with another exhibitor: 3D Systems Breaks the Mold: Sugar, Chocolate, Ceramic, and Full-Color Powder 3D Printing On Your Desktop
She’s on a roll this morning!
Here’s the MAKE crew, this morning before hitting the floor.
I just spoke to the folks at Intel about their Edison board. Details to come!
@MAKERS in Las Vegas and at the Downtown Project Las Vegas for @CES2014 — Hacking the CES Scavenger Hunt with @iBeacons – wp.me/p22K2I-1wNq