admin on May 26, 2010

More on the continuing Moai story…   After receiving his first 3DP’d Moai, Archeology Professor Carl Lipo has been inviting us to participate in various activities.  About a month ago, he sent us a request to make more Moai.   In fact, he really wanted somewhere between 20-25 statues.   He was running a conference/briefing and he […]

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ganter on May 23, 2010

Much of this week has been spent at SME’s Rapid 2010.   Our lab had two different presentations at the conference.   Michael Miller and Duane Storti gave a presentation entitled “3D Imagining to Additive Fabrication Without Triangles” (subtitled “We don’t need no stinking Triangles”).    They were even sporting the new – “No Triangles” badge. {photo compliments […]

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admin on May 14, 2010

Our own Nicholas C Lewis (aka Nick) has taken home an Honarble Mention in the Make/MakerBot Give Away Contest for his entry “Interesting Geared Device“.    You can download it from Thingiverse here!   Congrats to you! Nick is also a member of our RepRap Mendel breading team and along with Marcus Lew are both fabrication new […]

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Printed origami offers new technique for complex structures April 14, 2010 These structures were folded from flat sheets of direct-printed titanium hydride ink, a new technique pioneered by University of Illinois researchers.     Credit: Bok Yoep Ahn Although it looks small and unassuming, the tiny origami crane sitting in a sample dish in University of Illinois […]

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admin on May 8, 2010

If you caught our earlier post about Unfold Fab, 3D fabbing using a RapMan with their own ceramic extruder, then you should check back in with them.   Their picture gallery shows some very nice work. http://gallery.me.com/unfold#100047 {images from Unfold Fab’s mobile me photo site} A continued tip of the hat for more nice looking work […]

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ganter on May 5, 2010

I really need to quite watching National Geographic channel when I come home late at night (it’s something I do to turn off the buzz going on in my head).   Usually it works, but sometimes it doesn’t.   Sometimes, it just gets me buzzing all the more.   Recently, I caught a re-run of the “Secrets of […]

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ganter on May 2, 2010

Last night, I spent time at one of the Create Spaces in Seattle called Metrix.   Create spaces are just like an artist hive/colony  but they tend to be a bit on the geeky side.    I was working on our O’Blu Mendel.   It turns out that we blew out the thermistor (a device to measurement […]

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