Posts Tagged: 3D printer

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    Farewell, RepRapPro

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    In 2005 Adrian Bowyer, at the time an academic at the University of Bath, started working on the RepRap project, where he developed a series of prototypes of a low cost (almost) self-replicating FDM 3D printer. He retired from academic life in 2012 to be a full time director of the company RepRapPro Ltd., an… Read more »

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    2016 Best 3D Printer Guide | 3D Hubs

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    How do you 3D print if you don’t have a 3D printer? You can always revert to services like 3D Hubs. After creating an accont, simply upload a file and choose a material from their extensive catalogues, which may include some metals, depending on where you order your print. In a few clicks you can… Read more »

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    10 Everyday 3D Printer Tools

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    3D printers can be simple to operate. Most recent printers require nothing more than spooling up the source material (usually some form of thermoplastic), inserting an SD card that contains the design file, and pushing a button. The printer reads the design file, melts the source material, and layers it until the desired object is… Read more »

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    Original Prusa i3 kit with LCD

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    3D Printers In the industrial world, 3D printing technology goes back to the 1980s. How did it make it to the desktops of the 2010s? An early pioneer of desktop 3D printing was Dr. Adrian Bowyer, a mechanical engineering professor at the University of Bath in England. In 2005, Bowyer started prototyping a low-cost, open… Read more »