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  • From toys to cars - what will you make on a 3D printer?

    Around 200 years ago the industrial revolution changed the way we create things. Today nearly everything we own is mass produced in factories but that could all be about to change again. Just as consumer tech has helped many of us become photographers, DJs and even journalists - could it be about to remove the barriers to production itself. Dan Simmons asks whether soon we will be allowed to produce what we want, when we want at home?   source: http://news.bbc.co.uk

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  • 3D Printing Featured On BBC - In Depth 3D Printing & Scanning Explained

      Mainstream Media Still Doesn’t Get It  Despite being around for over 20 years, 3D printers have still not received the mainstream press the technology deserves. That’s why it was pretty amazing to see the BBC do a special on 3D printing. Unfortunately, the report focused on all the wrong things. Jeremy Paxman, presenter for BBC’s Newsnight program, recently investigated the rise of 3D printing and the challenges it faces. The special does a pretty good job of explaining the basics, but it gets a little cringeworthy when the focus turns to a one-on-one between Paxman and Paul Webber at...

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  • Explainer: what is 3D printing and what’s it for?

      At the heart of 3D printing is the ability to turn computer models into 3D objects. ALoopingIcon In the past few years we’ve heard much about “3D printing” and the many uses of this emerging technology. But how does 3D printing work? How is it different from other manufacturing processes? And what else can the technology be used for? Additive vs subtractive manufacturing Making things usually involves a subtractive process: you start with a block of material – aluminium for instance – which you then machine (i.e. remove material) until you get the shape and size you’re after. But...

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  • What is 3D Printing? An Overview.

    There are a variety of very different types of 3D printing technologies, but they all share one core thing in common: they create a three dimensional object creating it layer by successive layer, until the entire object is complete...

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  • 11 Reasons Why Schools Need 3D Printers

    3D printing is at a very exciting stage in it’s development.

    Here are the reasons why a school should seriously consider using 3D Printing as part of its curriculum....

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  • Why should I choose Rhino?

     "It's a great software at a reasonable price that's super quick and easy to learn"...

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