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3D in Review 06/19/2015 "Let's bow our heads"


Guest Crasher:  Brad Hill of “Little RP” fame


Mike - The Nexus phone will Tango - http://www.slashgear.com/lg-nexus-tipped-to-break-the-mold-with-3d-tango-camera-17388887/

Chris - 3D Bioprinter uses Carbon Nanotube Enhanced Cellulose


Mike - Why desktop 3D printing still suck - http://www.techrepublic.com/article/why-desktop-3d-printing-still-sucks/


Chris - FEDS TIGHTEN RESTRICTIONS ON 3-D PRINTED GUN FILES ONLINE - http://www.wired.com/2015/06/feds-restrict-3d-printed-gun-files/


3D Scanner Darkly (3D scanning news):

Mike - 3D Systems offers iPhone 6 support before Occipital - http://3dprint.com/73789/isense-3d-scanner-for-iphone-6/

Mike - Microsoft awarded a patent to what amounts to Chromakeying for depth information - http://3dprint.com/72992/microsoft-patent-3d-scanning/


VR Corner, in a Round Room (Interactive 3D):

Mike - otoy “Render the Metaverse” - http://home.otoy.com/vr-competition/

Mike - HOMiDO has given me their CAD files to make the NEODiVR faceplate.  I will have a production prototype ready for TEDx.  

MIT Technology Review did an interview with Jeff. Interesting though. that this article makes no mention of NEODiVR or the NEODiMOUNT case.  http://www.technologyreview.com/news/538336/how-to-avoid-real-objects-while-in-a-virtual-world/#comments  A little disappointing after all the effort put into making this a reality.

3D in Medicine:

Mike - 3D Printing models of organs, now in the US - http://www.smithsonianmag.com/innovation/doctors-can-study-3d-printed-models-your-organs-surgery-180955622/

3D in Engineering:

James - 3DBenchy is printed!  (MB - Yea!)

3D in Design and Architecture:

Mike - Amsterdam is thinking on automonmous 3d printers for bridge building -  http://www.forbes.com/sites/amitchowdhry/2015/06/17/3d-printer-bridge/

Projects of the week:

Mike - TEDx Madrid, Spain


Products of the week:

Mike - Faucet switch for those stupid IR sensing auto knobs - http://imgur.com/gallery/DerJ7DA

James - 3D Printed faucets


The Print Whisperer:

Chris - SLOW it down! Trying to print too fast increases the pressure in the extruder which can become especially apparent in the corners (bulging). If you aren’t happy with print quality try slowing down.

Categories | 3D | Hardware | Scanners


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