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It goes without saying that 3D printing is a very productive and accurate manufacturing method. Even a basic FDM 3D printer is an excellent and affordable prototyping and design tool that can easily be used in the privacy of your own home, so it’s hardly surprising its popularity is growing every year.

So far, however, 3D printing technology is hardly being used to produce marketable products. Sure, there are wonderful small-scale production initiatives out there already (just take a look at Shapeways), while several larger companies have moved to industrial-strength Stratasys 3D printers. Nonetheless, the vast majority of plastic objects are still being produced using the age-old injection mold production methods, that have been the gold standard in masse plastic parts production since its inception in 1872.

Lire la suite sur : http://www.3ders.org/articles/20141106-is-3d-printing-technology-a-viable-and-affordable-alternative-to-injection-molding-production.html

3D printed egg

Just glancing at the programme of the thirteenth edition of the annual Dutch Design Week, which is currently being held (from 18 to 26 October) in Eindhoven, will quickly reveal enough reasons many to purchase a ticket. Catering to a wide variety of designing enthusiasts, a large and diverse line-up has been assembled once again.

And fortunately for us, quite of few of these fascinating projects use 3D printing in their creative process. Perhaps chief among these is the very impressive and ambitious Project Egg by Dutch designer Michiel van der Kley, who collaborated with countless others to realize a 3D printed-object that is literally the size of a house.

Lire la suite : http://www.3ders.org/articles/20141021-community-3d-printing-project-egg-on-display-at-the-dutch-design-week-2014.html

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