3d printing

SparkMaker Mini Desktop SLA 3D printer review

I know nothing about 3D printing, except for little models my son has brought home from summer “tech” camps. This tiny desktop 3D printer caught my eye, and only required an SD card for printing. Pretty slick, right? Let’s take a look. What is it? The SparkMaker is billed as a compact, user-friendly desktop 3D …

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Synchronos watches are custom-printed to perfectly fit you

Synchronos watches aren’t smart watches, but they are clever.  They are custom 3d-printed to perfectly fit you.  The Alpha watch has a premium mechanical Swiss movement (Sellita-SW210-1) and a scratch- and shatter-resistant crystal.  The metal band is custom printed to your exact measurements and has a patent-pending, proprietary 3d-printed clasp mechanism. When you order, or …

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V-Moda will 3D print a Bluetooth speaker just for you

It’s no secret that V-Moda makes some interesting and great sounding headphones and earphones. Recently, they have stepped into the ultra-competitive portable Bluetooth speaker market. Of course, V-Moda can’t just make a speaker to fill out a product range. They have to make something they can be proud of. That pride has resulted in the …

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3D printers are awesome, but will 3D carving be the next big thing?

3D printers are designed to print three-dimensional objects by laying down multiple layers of material to create the object. These printers traditionally print the objects in plastic, but some models can print in metal, glass powders and other materials. The Carvey 3D carving machine from Inventables is essentially a three-axis mill that carves objects from material …

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Whoa, a 3-D printed steel bridge!

3-D printing is certainly stirring the imaginations of people everywhere. A company located in Amsterdam, Holland called MX3D is using multi-axis industrial robot arms to eject molten steel to build a bridge across the Oudezijds Achterburgwal canal in Amsterdam by 2017. Yes, that’s right, a 3-D printed steel bridge. It is also notable that this …

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Clear Vision Optical Aspire Eyewear eyeglass frames review

Innovation in eyewear isn’t really a topic that those of us in the tech and gadget field keep track of. Other than changes in frame styles and lens quality, eyeglasses look and perform the same way they have for decades. At least that’s what I thought until I was contacted about Aspire Eyewear, a new …

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MakerBot available in some Home Depot stores

If you visit certain Home Depot stores in California, Illinois, or New York in the next few months, you may notice something new on sale that could prevent you from having to go back there for little widgets and such: they will be stocking three models of MakerBot 3D printers in those states soon! For Gadgeteers, …

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Will 3D printing turn the average Joe into a digital luthier?

For years I dreamed about building my own guitar, which more recently turned into a dream to build my own ukulele. I even dabbled in the craft by putting together a mini electric guitar from a kit that I purchased from Stewart McDonald. Unfortunately it turned out to be a wall hanger and not a playable instrument. …

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Makism 3D announces Wideboy line of 3D printers

This post brought to you by Makism. All opinions are 100% mine. If you own a computer, you most likely own an inkjet printer to go along with it. I can remember many years ago when I could only print documents at work because I didn’t have my own printer at home. They were just …

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Your friends may flip-out when they see the D180 Folding Pen

Do you find that you never have a pen handy when you need one? Do you find that when you do carry a pen it is either too big to fit in your pocket or too small to use comfortably? The D180 Folding Pen, a Kickstater project from 3D Printed Concepts, hopes to change that. …

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You’ll soon be able to pick up a 3D printer at Staples

Staples is the first major US retailer to announce they’ll be selling 3D printers.  In June, Staples will begin offering the Cube 3D Printer from 3D Systems in some select stores, but you can order a Cube 3D from Staples online now.  They are offering the printers for $1299.99.  The printer is “ready to use …

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3D Printer + Snow = Signal Snowboards

Signal Snowboards have done something really cool… they have created the worlds first snowboard using a 3D printer. The video above shows the 3D print and build process where they construct the board like a puzzle. After it’s completed, there is a great action sequence of the snowboard and rider blasting down a Colorado mountain. …

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