CGtrader announces 3D Printed Gadget Accessories Challenge

CGTrader, an online 3D model marketplace was launched in 2011 and ever since its inception Marius Kalytis the CEO of the company has worked hard to bridge the gap between 3d designers More »

Watch 3D printing live in action at LivePrint

I am part of a maker’s community space here in India, we regularly conduct workshops for people who are interested to know what is 3d Printing. I once observed a mid age More »

3d Printed Stone Clubs looks like a perfect weapon for the modern man.

Stone Age marks the beginning of evolution of the modern man, it’s a time period which lasted nearly 3.4 million years. Before we learnt how to make Stone weapons there was no More »

UStatue offers the best 3d printed figurines at an Amazing Price

Every one likes taking a Selfie, I feel its an extremely strange phenomenon. I personally have never understood the psychological factor that drives one to pick up his camera, pose for it More »

Enroll now for a Free online 3d printing Course for Business Leaders

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Amazing 3d printing art made by Linlin and Pierre Yves

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Paris is the capital of art lovers and artist, for centuries artist have been attracted to this beautiful city like bee have been to their beehives. Its called the “City of Art”, so when we decided to write about 3d printing art we knew where we had to start looking for it. Fortunately for me my search was not in vain. 3d print show which is a yearly event that features the best works in the field of 3d printing was at Paris this year.

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When I began my search for the 3d Print Artist of the month on their website I was pleasantly surprised. I have seen many things being made using 3d printers from around the world, but believe me I have never seen anything like this before. Work of many 3d Printing artist was up at display, however 3d Wall art made by Linlin and Pierre-Yves was the one that I could not take my eyes off.

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According to their website Linlin and Pierre-Yves are experts in Digital Creation from Paris, they started making 3d printing art to give a different dimension to their work. Most of their work is inspired from the beauty of animals, and has the aristocratic ambiance of Paris.

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These 3d printing art are Part of the ‘Animal-lace’ art collection. These 3d Printed Wall sculpture can be fit with electric bulbs and illuminated. These work of art are made using 3D printed polyamide and painted with glossy white paint to give it rich feel. Like any genuine art piece these are too made in Limited Edition and can set you back by a few thousands of Euros. If you are interested in purchasing these beautiful art pieces contact the artist.

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Unfortunately for Linlin and Pierre-Yves, they did not win the Artist of the year award at the 3d print show this year. But believe me I have never understood the criteria’s on which any art is awarded. Visit the Artist’s website to check out the amazing 3d printed lamp and more of these 3d Printed Wall sculpture.

DF3d Opens India’s first 3d Metal Printing Store

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DF3d, is an Indian company that’s all set to democratize 3dprinting in India. They are the providers of a Cloud based software that helps anyone who wants to setup an online store for his/her 3d Printed designs. They have announced that they will also allow customers to make things using metal. It’s a remarkable feat for the development of 3dprinting in India. Mr. Deepak Raj the CEO of DF3d said “The addition of items in metal means that our customers of our platform (who get to have the 3d ecommerce marketplace and subscription to designs) have more options to choose from now.”

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DF3d’s 3d Metal Printing Store has tied up with a few India based companies for printing in metal. These items are not directly printed in Metal – but printed in Wax and casted in Metal. This means the metal products have superior finish unlike the ones made directly using a metal 3D printers. As of now DF3d’s 3d Metal Printing Store can print using Silver, Brass with Gold coating and Bronze. The 3d metal printed designs can then be shipped anywhere in the world.

We were fortunate to catch hold of Deepak Raj to tell us more about their new 3d Printing venture, he said “3d printing is all about customization and creating that unique design and fabricate something that otherwise is difficult using conventional methods. We realize that 3dprinted plastic is not something that appeals to the masses. Printing in metal (of course, the challenge is always to bring down the costs) hopefully will be more appealing. We want to reach out to more designers and make them embrace this new technology and make them constantly innovate and come up with creative designs in metal”

3d Metal Printing Store of DF3D will certainly go a long way in promoting 3d printing in India. While China is running away in the field of 3d printing hardware, India can still take over the 3d printing industries software part of the business. Indians have had the advantage of producing world class software services at an affordable price, now the onus is on companies like DF3d and others to make India a 3d Printing hub.

CGtrader announces 3D Printed Gadget Accessories Challenge

3D Printed Gadget Accessories Challenge

CGTrader, an online 3D model marketplace was launched in 2011 and ever since its inception Marius Kalytis the CEO of the company has worked hard to bridge the gap between 3d designers and potential customers. Its is one of the biggest open marketplace for 3D designers where any one can upload their 3d models and sell it to customers. The buyers can either buy the design, or can order a 3d Printed version of the selected design and get it shipped via mail or can streaming encrypted copy of the 3d model file directly to the user’s printer.

Over the years they have also worked a lot at promoting new 3d Designers and as a part of this self development program they announce Challenges that inspire new faces to make amazing stuff. CGtrader gives away 3D printing prizes to the winners. CGtrader has announced a new challenge called 3D Printed Gadget Accessories Challenge.

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According to the press release I received from CGtrader, this “3D Printed Gadget Accessories Challenge invites 3D designers to create cool and original gadget accessories and combine the ‘out of the box’ ideas with 3D printing.”

“There are two categories in this challenge – best 3D printed model and best 3D printed portfolio. In addition to 3D printing prizes (even 3D printers will be won), every participant will have the opportunity to sell their 3D models on CG Trader, thereby monetizing and showcasing their work.”

The Winner of this challenge will be decided based on these three Criteria’s.

      • Quality of the 3D printed gadget accessories model
      • Uniqueness, innovation, and general achievement in design of the 3D printed gadget accessories model
      • Clear and attractive presentation of the model

So if you think if you are good enough to design 3d printed accessories for your Phones,tablet, Phablets, laptops, camera’s feel free to upload you 3d design to CG Trader. The challenge is open till 8th December 2014 so hurry and submit your entries today. If you are worried about the copyrights of your 3d Model or if you have any other question about the 3D Printed Gadget Accessories Challenge, CGtrader has their FAQ Page that will answers all your questions. Also read the Terms and Condition Page to know if you are eligible to be a part of this amazing challenge. GOOD LUCK.

Watch 3D printing live in action at LivePrint

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liveprint_logoI am part of a maker’s community space here in India, we regularly conduct workshops for people who are interested to know what is 3d Printing. I once observed a mid age man staring at the 3d printer which was at that time printing a LFS Elephant. He just stood there for 40 minutes doing nothing but just looking at the 3D printing live in action. I was curious to know what was going on, so I walked up to him and asked. He said watching a 3D printing live in action was a very mesmerizing experience. If you feel he was crazy you need to think again. Every one who own a 3d printer or has seen a 3d printer in action has done this. Seeing something being made out of just useless looking plastic strings is very pleasing. LivePrint is a website that fulfills this addicting of yours.

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LivePrint is one of the simplest website I have come across. The webpage consists of a Video section that plays live streaming of things being 3d printed, a chat box where you can write what ever you want and talk to other MAD people like you. It also has a VOTE section where you can vote for the next product that’s going to be 3d Printed. If you are lucky enough you might just win the 3d Printed object you voted for.

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I was unable to find anything about the developer of LivePrint as there was no information available on the website, however with a little bit of research I found the owner of the website to be a Guy named Dan Pastusek, from Lubbock, Texas. If you really own this site Dan you are doing an amazing job. We all 3d Printing enthusiast really appreciate it. I want the Low Poly Pikachu for appreciating your work  Smile Wicked smile.

3d Printed Stone Clubs looks like a perfect weapon for the modern man.

3d Printed Stone Weapons

Stone Age marks the beginning of evolution of the modern man, it’s a time period which lasted nearly 3.4 million years. Before we learnt how to make Stone weapons there was no difference between other animals on this planet and us. These weapons no matter how simple they were was a proof that we had brains that can use the resources around us to make our lives easier. These Stone Clubs our ancestors made to protect themselves from wild animals and to hunt is contemporaneous to the advancement of the modern Man. Unfortunately these Stone Clubs and stone tools are also the most ignored artifacts at any museum. Kids are not interested to see them as they look too primitive. Ami Drach and Dov Ganchrow, two design artists from Israel have set on a mission to make people aware about such important part of our evolution history in a new light. They have made 3d Printed Stone Clubs that are no less interesting than 3d Printing itself.

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I found these 3d Printed Stone Clubs on Reddit, I have tried contacting the designers to know more about these amazing piece of art. Will keep you update about these beauties once I have more information available. Source : Reddit and Amidov

UStatue offers the best 3d printed figurines at an Amazing Price

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Every one likes taking a Selfie, I feel its an extremely strange phenomenon. I personally have never understood the psychological factor that drives one to pick up his camera, pose for it and share it on the social media. I guess people are getting too self obsessed in an age where social connection with the physical world has diminished to dangerous level. Every like or comment on the Selfie posted is like a moral booster for one. I may not like the concept of selfie however if I dismiss it as a frenzy, I would be the biggest fool around. There are big corporations which have started making phones that would give you the best selfie image. The front camera of a cell phones which was probably invented so that people can video call their loved one’s is now predominantly used to take selfies. So If there is demand there will be supply, UStatue is company that’s understood this demand and has tried to take it to the next level. They are a company that selling 3d printed figurines, there figurines cannot actually be called selfies however they some how serve the same purpose.

UStatue has found a way to convert your Selfie images into 3d printed figurines. All you need to do is upload your image to their online browser based 3d Editor and choose from a series of options such as face shape, body type, hair and skin tone, and you’re done!. To make things easier they also have an free Android App as well as iOS app that can do the job for you. They offer more than 50 pre-made templates to personalize, with additional options and templates being added continuously. They offer these 3d printed figurine in variety of sizes, and is the perfect gift idea this Birthdays, Halloween and Christmas.

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Some 3d printed figurines templates to chose from the 3D service-on-demand company UStatue

I have seen people using these 3d printed figurines as birthday or wedding cake toppings and they look amazing. If their service was not enough to try it you will be shocked at the price at which they offer them. You can get a 3d printed figurine from Ustatue for as low as $29.99.

So if you want to immortalize yourself as a Halloween ghost, be a nice guy like Santa Clause, Pose as a guitarist, pilot, rugby player, or even a zombie or just gift someone their 3d Printed figurine you now know where to go. If you have used UStatue services feel free to share your experience with us.

Enroll now for a Free online 3d printing Course for Business Leaders

Deloitte University

Time and again we have spoken about how 3d Printing is going to change everything we know about manufacturing of a product. Unfortunately, some people who are sitting at the top of the business world are still not very confident in accepting this technology. Business are very skeptical about the advantages of 3d Printing. I remember being at a conference where we were showing some 3d Printed stuff and talking about 3d printing and the advantages it gives to the prototyping business. The chief guest of that conference (whom I would not like to name) was supposedly a very forth coming to accept new technologies. He did not sound too convinced at how additive manufacturing can help businesses. He called it an immature or in his own words KIDDISH technology. Corporates which are into manufacturing business have not changed the way a product is made for quite some time now, the change that 3d Printing has to offer scares the S#@* of out them. I am not trying to generalize things however that’s a very personal experience of mine.

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Deloitte University Texas, has come forward to help business leaders understand the benefits of 3d printing. They have announced a Free online 3d printing Course for Business Leaders. This course will be focused on how 3d Printing can be used effectively for their particular business model, it also focuses on the changes that business require to accept this new technology. This online course will be available between Octobe 19-November 22.

This Free online 3d printing Course for Business Leaders would be launched under the massive open online course program that Deloitte University for a long time now. The have code named it “3d Opportunity”.

Some the questions that this 3d printing for Course aims to answer as as follow.

  • What is additive manufacturing?
  • How will AM impact my business?
  • What is happening in key sectors impacted by AM?
  • What factors influence the business case for AM?

There cannot be a better opportunity to understand 3d Printing. If you are a decision maker for your business or the organization you work for mark the dates mentioned above in your swanky looking planner that you have in your hand because “Opportunities are like sunrises. If you wait too long, you miss them”.  Watch the introductory video of the Free online course on 3d printing.

iBoxPrinters launches a Revolutionary 3D resin printer iBox nano on kickstarter

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Its raining 3d printers at kickstarer, iBoxPrinters is the latest company to have launched a 3D resin printer called iBox nano for crowd funding. I try and be non biased when reviewing 3d printers however there are times when a product just blows you away with its features. iBox nano is one of those 3d Printer.

iBox nano resin printer

iBox nano is built for the future, The developers seem to have understood the need of a portable, easy to use, high resolution printer. They sounded proud about the printer when they said “The iBox Nano is the start of the home based 3D printing and replicating age. The Nano is the worlds smallest, lightest and most inexpensive 3D printer.”

I have to agree that they seem to be making some tall claims with their iBox nano DLP printer. The developers do not seem to be shy in coping the naming patern of Apple. Thank god they did not use “one more thing” slogan on their kickstarter page.

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Lets see what are the unique selling points on the iBox nano 3d Printer.

  • It prints at 328 microns on the X-Y axis which means the print quality would be pretty high. Aroung 0.39 microns at the Z axis.
  • It used UV LEDs rated lights to harden the resin which means the printer would be super energy efficient as well the the ultra durable led bulbs will last a lifetime. LED Lights do not emit much heat which means no fans are used to cool the printer, hence the printer would be super silent.
  • Powered using an onboard Raspberry Pi, that has 4 usb ports, HDMI port as well as 8gb SD Card
  • It has a browser based printing option and has an inbuilt wi-fi system which mean the printer can print without tethering to any computer.
  • Super light weight, just below 1.1 kg or 3 pounds, can also be operated  using batteries the battery option lasts approximately 10 hours.

iBox nano is being sold for $189 for early birds supports, and $299 for regular customers after the crowdfunding is over. iBoxPrinters plans to raise $300,000 to fund their DLP Priter. While I was writing this article 179 people had already backed their product.

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iBox  nano Specification :

  • Build Area: 40x20x90mm (1.57×0.79×3.54″)
  • Resolution X-Y: 328 Microns; Z: 0.39-100 Microns
  • Printer Size: 85x110x235mm (3.4×4.3×9.25″)
  • Weight: 1.1kg (2 Lbs 7oz)
  • Power Consumption – Printing: 2.7 Watts (500mA @ 5v)
  • Power Consumption – Idle: 1.5 Watts (310mA @ 5v)
  • Connectivity: WiFi and/or 100BT Ethernet
  • Printer Software: 100% Browser Based
  • Material: Resin (iBox Resin and Makerjuice)

If the developers are successful in making this printer available for the open market, iBox nano would change the 3d printing industry forever. I may have my doubts but still  have my fingers crossed.