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July 04, 2015

New reprap images on Photobucket

Thingiverse - Newest Things

Sig Sauer 522 1 inch Cheek Riser

This is a Sig Sauer 522 1 inch Cheek Riser that I just designed and printed for my rifle. I needed it because I added an optic and I could not sight it solidly without a good cheek weld. It is a single piece print that prints vertically with the back side down on the build plate. It has slightly canted in clamping sides to add a firm grip on the butt stock. It just slides onto the top of the Sigs butt stock. I also hot glued on a 1/8 inch thick piece of high density foam padding for comfort. I tested it today at the range and it is perfect.

by gushino at July 04, 2015 04:48 AM

July 03, 2015

Thingiverse - Newest Derivatives

Laser Cut Scarf Organizers

These are NOT my designs. They're the remixed version of these STL files, which I turned into SVG files using TinkerCAD:

Only other editing I did was to delete a few small gaps where the rings joined, for stability's sake. If I cut them again, I'll make them larger, but even at this size they make excellent bandanna and tie organizers.

by meanderingwhale at July 03, 2015 11:39 PM

July 02, 2015

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So, the new version of #Cura  is out... And there doesn't appear to be any way to configure it for ...

So, the new version of #Cura  is out...

And there doesn't appear to be any way to configure it for use with anything other than one of Ultimaker's stock models...

So unless I'm missing something, it looks like the new Cura is dropping support for the rest of the community, and the outstanding bugs in the old versions won't be fixed (at least not without a community fork)...

Sounds like an opportunity for alternatives like  #MatterControl  to pick up some users...

July 02, 2015 07:20 AM

July 01, 2015

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MakerBot Wins Red Dot for Industrial Design


The Red Dot recognizes outstanding product design, from the iPhone and Apple Wireless Keyboard, to the BMW i8 and the Mercedes-Benz C-Class.

Now the MakerBot Replicator Desktop 3D Printer (Fifth Generation Model) joins this pantheon of product design, with a 2015 Red Dot award for product design. An international jury recognized the MakerBot Replicator for its sleek yet functional form that maximizes accessibility in the workspace, and that sets it apart from other 3D printers.

“Not many companies have applied proper design process to 3D printers before,” says Mark Palmer, MakerBot’s director of industrial design. With most 3D printers, he says, “after the mechanical and electrical design is done, they just put a box around it.”

Palmer joined MakerBot in May 2014, after work on the Fifth Generation was completed. He is delighted that the industrial designers on his team, Jackson Seidenberg and Vishnu Anantha, have been praised by the same organization that has honored Dieter Rams, Bill Moggridge, and Jony Ive.

“Many people don’t realize that most of the objects and products they interact with in the world are shaped by industrial designers,” says Palmer. The goal of industrial design, he says, is “to close the gap between technology and people.”

The MakerBot Replicator improves on previous 3D printers with a level of refinement, openness, and accessibility not seen before in the industry. It has an intuititve interface, a 3.5″ display and a software platform, a mobile app, and integration with MakerBot Thingiverse. And the revolutionary MakerBot Replicator Smart Extruder minimizes print downtime by enabling users to swap out a worn extruder in minutes.
“There are strong cues in the printer itself that tell you how to interact with it,” says Palmer. “The knob becomes the focal point.”

As Palmer and his team start to think beyond the Fifth Generation, they focus on easy use and immediate printing access, which will allow both professional teams and education users to evolve their ideas faster than ever.

“If our team is successful, it will be hard to discern the industrial design qualities of the product from the mechanical and electrical design,” he says. “The physical and experiential qualities of our products will be taken to a whole new level.”

by Nicole Caputo at July 01, 2015 06:08 PM

June 30, 2015

Reprap development and further adventures in DIY 3D printing

June 2015 Developments update RepRap 3D Printing - 3DRip 3DRAuto Wax printing Disruptive posts

Hi Everyone,

It's been a good few months since my last update. And I have been busy with 3D Printing shows, many new developments, investigations and lots, and lots of testing.

I'll have a lot more to share soon, just the usual problem of time to edit images, write them up and post...

I'll get posted the first of a series of articles on one of my new 3D Printer developments - 3DRip (drip) - It's a low cost experiment with a Liquid Crystal on Silicon (LCoS) based 3D Resin RepRap 3D Printer.

A few pictures to get across the idea -

Projector is mounted inside the base of the unit, making for a very small printer that's self contained.

LCoS Projector (HD) optical engine (less than $100) - Fitted with a 5W Ultraviolet 365nm LED

Test print for UV exposure testing.

- Mixed and Multi-Material printing - 

Another big project has been the evolution of 3DRAuto this is a machine that can automatically change tool-heads and print with many and mixed materials. A big and complicated project. But a lot of fun.

Version 1 Prototype, it's now on version 3... (And it looks nothing like the above printer now :)
Lots more on this during the summer months.

- WAX - 
And I got really deep into wax printing during the winter. Really interesting stuff. I made a heated cover for my big 100ml Syringe extruder, and tested many different types of wax, and then mixed and filled wax composites. I now know much more abut wax than I ever imagined possible.

So many different types of wax, some are as hard as concrete!

You may have missed some of my more recent posts - Over on the Disruptive Website - Do take a look, they are fun, hopefully interesting and all part of my further developments in 3D Printing.

A few from earlier this year to get you started -

First up is Totally Puzzled - I have always been fascinated by handmade puzzles, my farther used to make some exquisite designs from exotic woods, sadly I don't have a single one of them, just photographs. I would really appreciate them now...

Another post was my Test drive of 3DShare - (anything goes!) - And on that note, the site has a lot of stuff you will not find on any other 3D sharing site, I'll let you discover the wide variety of models and designs. It's certainly getting popular. 3D Share have also sorted out the Licensing and other bugs I spotted mentioned in the blog post.

And one more for now - My thoughts and comments from the first few 3D Printing shows of the year, - Standing out on the 3D Printing desktop - Who and what technology is standing out or leading the 3D Printing future?

Thanks for reading, and do get in contact if you have any questions or comments.

Back again soon.


by Richard Horne ( at June 30, 2015 10:42 PM