Orange County Chopper (OCC) recently used 3D printing to design and produce a bike in the shape of a Chinese dragon. Outfitted with an S&S 100 cubic inch engine and a Rolling Thunder frame, the bike is street legal in China, the customer’s home.
A bald eagle whose beak was so severely damaged from a poacher's shot that she could not eat on her own was on track to be euthanized. But raptor specialist Jane Fink Cantwell refused to take “dead bald eagle” for an answer and designed a nylon polymer beak that would perfectly replace Beauty's lost upper mandible.
Staples has just opened its first 3D Experience Center in the Netherlands. Staples sees that the market and customers need more tangible experience of 3D printing. "We will not only launch an online service, but also physical stores where customers can go and get all information related to 3D printing."
China's Ministry of Science and Technology recently released the National High Technology Research and Development Program. 3D printing is listed in this program as one of most important technologies for the future. The government will provide 40 million RMB ($6.5M) as research funding for developing the key technologies for 3D printing.
Pico is B3 Innovations' tiny, all metal 3mm filament hot-end for RepRap based 3D printers. Pico is made out of a single piece of 303 stainless steel with a custom (brass) nozzle to maintain a solid, fluid-tight finish.
Freelancer.co.uk Fast 50, has released its survey results of 280,000 online jobs. The survey found that 3D design jobs are taking off as 3D printers like MakerBot start to go mainstream.
Pirate 3D has announced its Buccaneer™ 3D printer, as “The World’s Most Affordable Home 3D Printer.” The Buccaneer™ has "the fastest set up time you will ever get with a 3D printer,” the company said.
voxeljet's 3D print technology was part of a joint aid project to bring electricity back to a small hospital clinic in Ethiopia. The hospital no longer had electricity because of a defective turbine wheel, but it could not afford a new turbine wheel due to the cost.
Cubize is a new 3D model repository aiming to be a virtual showroom where anyone from everywhere can share and view three-dimensional models. 3D models in the respository can be rotated and zoomed within the browser view with WebGL support.
Wall Street is literally blocks away from where the Inside 3D Printing Conference & Expo was held last week in New York City. It was thus unsurprising that around 25 percent of the attendees at that event were from the investment community.