3D Modeling

You Wouldn’t 3D Print A Car — Until Now

You Wouldn’t 3D Print A Car — Until Now

Come on down to Maker Faire Bay Area to see Michael Curry’s 3D printed, 70 pound, giant RC vehicle. This monster took over 5 months to fabricate in PLA at Kansas City’s Hammerspace on two MakerBot Replicator 2.

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Autodesk Announces Open DLP 3D Printer and Spark API

Autodesk Announces Open DLP 3D Printer and Spark API

Today at Maker Con Carl Bass of Autodesk, announced the yet-to-be-named “Autodesk 3D Printer” and “Spark”, an “open” (but not open source) 3D printing platform.

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How-To: 3D Print a Model of your Brain

How-To: 3D Print a Model of your Brain

Take those MRI slices and stack them back together to build your brain.

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Catching Up With Sketchfab Co-founder Alban Denoyel

Catching Up With Sketchfab Co-founder Alban Denoyel

Sketchfab, a website for uploading and sharing 3D models for free, is a great way to easily add an interactive element to your web content. Their model viewer can be embedded in almost any webpage, and they’re adding new features on a fairly regular basis. I caught up with co-founder Alban Denoyel to check in on their progress.

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Staples Rolling Out Pilot 3D Printing Service

Staples Rolling Out Pilot 3D Printing Service

Ireland’s Mcor Technologies, whose paper-based 3D printing process we wrote about just last Monday, has entered into a deal with Staples’ Printing Systems Division to launch a new 3D printing service called “Staples Easy 3D,” online via the Staples Office Centre. The service will be offered starting in early 2013 in the Netherlands and Belgium only, with plans…

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Prop Building with Pepakura and Papercraft

Prop Building with Pepakura and Papercraft

It’s hard to imagine a number of Shawn Thorsson’s amazing props and costume parts, which look so otherworldly and industrial as finished product, start out as papercraft models. The process starts with a 3D model of the prop and the Japanese shareware program Pepakura Designer, which translates 3D data into a 2D printable format. Thorsson […]

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Maker Faire New York: Sean Charlesworth’s “Octopod”

Maker Faire New York: Sean Charlesworth’s “Octopod”

Meet Sean Charlesworth. Sean has painstakingly designed, printed, and assembled what is certainly the biggest, most complex, and most beautiful 3D-printed sci-fi model I have ever seen. He calls it the “OctoPod Underwater Salvage Vehicle 5”, or OPUS V, for short.

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