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BMW is 3D printing finger cots

BMW is reportedly 3D printing a limited number of flexible finger cots for workers on certain production lines to prevent excess strain on thumb joints. According to 3DERs, the cots were designed in cooperation with the Department of Ergonomics at the Technical University of Munich. Fabricated in-house with 3D printing, each of the flexible assembly […]

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BuildersBot CNC Router is also a 3D printer

A Maker named aldricnegrier has designed an Arduino-based BuildersBot machine, which he describes as a CNC Router that is also capable of 3D printing. “The BuildersBot works/moves within a three-dimensional Cartesian coordinate system, allowing the machine to position its tool (drill bit or hot end) in any location inside the three-dimensional work space,” aldricnegrier explained in […]

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Creating a 3D printer for under $100

Tarkun Gelstronic has created a 3D printer for under $100. Aptly dubbed the Poor Man’s 3D Printer, the device includes a heat bed and is capable of printing with multiple materials. Key components purchased by Gelstronic include: Atmel-powered Arduino Arduino Mega 2560 (ATmega2560 MCU) 
Stackable motor driver shield Hotend PTFE tube Fan Additional small items As […]

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Transforming a 3D printer into a tattoo machine

Writing for PSFK, Leah Gonzalez reports that a team of French students has replaced the extruder of a Makerbot Replicator with a tattoo instrument – effectively transforming the 3D printer into a functional tattoo machine. “The students created the 3D Printer X Tattoo Machine project as part of the Public Domain Remix event hosted by the […]

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Building a DIY 3D printer for $400

15-year-old Braden has designed a DIY 3D printer with an approximate $400 BOM (build of materials). The Delta Twister build – recently posted to Instructables – is also an entry in the site’s ongoing Arduino contest. “Anyone can build the Deltatwister! You don’t need any 3D printed parts or CNC to make this printer. Everything […]

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Atmel is ready to rock @ SXSW!

Atmel’s Tech on Tour trailer is on the road again and heading to Austin, Texas for SXSW. We’ll be at the Hyatt Regency Austin from March 7-9, 2014, so be sure to stop by during the show to see our latest demos. We’ll be showcasing a wide variety of tech across a number of spaces, […]

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Adrian Bowyer talks RepRap, open source printing

Back in December, RepRapPro debuted a new Atmel-powered (SAM3X8E ARM Cortex-M3) RepRap 3D printer kit that can be assembled in just two hours. Aptly dubbed “Ormerod,” the versatile printer kit was named after the famous entomologist Eleanor Ormerod. The Ormerod 3D printer features a heated bed, lightweight high-powered hot-end with an integrated cooling fan (ducted […]

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The Sharkbot-Arduino Mega link

Fifteen-year-old Angad Daryani has developed a number of open source projects in recent years, including an e-reader for the blind, a solar-powered boat, an automated gardening system (Garduino) and Sharkbot, a 3D printer powered by the Atmel-based Arduino Mega (ATmega1280). Daryani, who is also the co-founder of Makers Asylum in Mumbai, recently told DNA that […]

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DeltaTrix is an open source 3D printer

The DeltaTrix – designed by Richard Tegelbeckers – is an open source and fully hackable 3D printer. Originally posted to Instructables, the 3D printer recently hit Kickstarter in the form of DIY kits and fully assembled machines. According to Tegelbeckers, the theoretical printing area of the DeltaTrix is 280mm (11 inch) in diameter. “As a […]

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The Hobbit goes 3D (printing)

During the Third Age of J. R. R. Tolkien’s Middle Earth, Gandalf the Grey organized an expedition of 13 Dwarves and one Hobbit (Bilbo Baggins) to reclaim the lost treasure in the Lonely Mountain (Sindarin Erebor), located in the north of Rhovanion. For the uninitiated, Erebor is the source of the Celduin River, as well […]

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