Sliced 3D Printing Digest from 3DPI 28th Nov. 2016
Only 4 days since our last version of Sliced, but the 3D printing stories have may already begun to turn it into up this week. Read on for 3DPI’s story slices of over the weekend, including: Carima’s DM250; the UP Box+; ScanLAB at the Photographer’s Gallery; MMU’s plan to turn it into a £4million fuel-cell tech center; Paypal’s lockdown on Prusa; British PM visits Renishaw; German electronics manufacturing beta-test the DragonFly 2020 electronics printing device; and candy printing equipment in UK.
Carima of Experience South Korea release new high high end DLP
As showcased earlier this month at formnext, South Korean 3D printing device developer Carima has only released its new DM250 DLP SLA 3D printing device. In the past, Carima has been credited with manufacturing the world’s many rapidly vat-polymerisation printing device in its 4S version. The new DM250 turn it intos on this innovation for an actually smoother finish, and has a turn it into dimensions of 250×140.6x250mm that easily outstrips many other printing equipment of its kind.
The new DM250 DLP 3D printing device. Photo via: Carima
UP Box upgrade unlocked
Tiertime of Beijing, China, have released an upgrade to its 2014 UP Box 3D printing device. The UP BOX+ has an improved print head, increased filament ability, WiFi connectivity, and blackout recovery – that is a lifesaver when things go wrong. It comes bundled with the new UP Studio software box, is compatible with iPhone and iPad, and users can go beyond traditional ABS and PLA materials for their prints. To put it just, the UP Box is a excellent 3D printing device; the UP Box+ is a excellent printing device with bells on.
Embedded gif shows calibration of the Up Box+ of UP BOX+ Quick Start Guide by UP 3DPrinter on Youtube.
Ghosts of 3D scanning
This past weekend in the UK, London’s Photographer’s Gallery held a Robot Vision ‘Geekender’ in collaboration with 3D scanning company ScanLAB Projects. In an afternoon workshop, members utilized a 3D LIDAR scanner to turn it into hologram-like moving portraits. They utilized mirrors to fool the scanner and turn it into surreal distortions in the black and white images, made in a point-cloud.
Embedded gif shows point-cloud portraits turn it intod in the ScanLAB workshop. Clip via: Thephotographersgallery on Instagram
Paypal lockdown on Prusa
Josef Prusa, founder of RepRap printing device company Prusa, took to twitter last Thursday announcing that Paypal had frozen company funds due to a spike in purchases. Prusa was unable to system any refunds for customers, and later added that by the end of this week he can no longer be via the Paypal to hold the Prusa printing device’s funds. PayPal if you are reading this, here is a message of Josef:
Screenshot via: josefprusa on Twitter.
British Prime Minister visits Renishaw additive manufacturing facility
In last week’s Sliced of the 24th November, 3DPI covered the UK government’s dedication to invest a additional £2bn per year in Research & Development, dubbed as a British ‘DARPA Fund’. Following this, PM Theresa May visited the headquarters of engineering company Renishaw to review their latest developments. In the presentation May was shown how 3D printing is being implemented by Renishaw to turn it into custom medical devices for facial reconstructive surgery. For additional details of Renishaw’s additive manufacturing capabilities, you can revisit Michael Petch’s interview with Marc Saunders, their director of Global Solutions Centers, of this year’s IMTS.
Theresa May and the Chancellor of the Exchequer at Renishaw HQ in Gloucestershire. Photo via: machinery.co.uk
German electronics developer beta testing Nano Dimension’s 3D PCBs
Nano Dimension (NASDAQ, TASE: NNDM) are supplying its DragonFly 2020 electronics printing device to German circuit board developers PHYTEC Messtechnik for beta testing. It is the third time in 2016 that a big company has taken an interest in the DragonFly 2020, as it has in addition been supplied to US based 3D printing experts FATHOM, and an Israeli defense company. At the beginning of November, Nano Dimension reported its earnings for Q3 announcing that they were close to ‘recognising income of their DragonFly 2020’.
3D printed circuit boards of the Dragonfly 2020 Screenshot via: CNET on Youtube
Candy 3D printing equipment come to UK shopping centers only in time for Christmas
UK based Magic Candy Factory have opened two new candy printing kiosks, one in Nottingham, and one in Essex. The launches were broadcast live on the company’s Facebook page, added by the company’s head magician Melissa Snover, and revealing a montage of pleased customers looking to try the novel gummy creates. In October, 3DPI readers may remember Magic Candy Factory launched a create competition alongside MyMiniFactory. There is yet time to enter the competition and win an exclusive candy printing device, and potentially a position as Magic Candy Factory’s latest candy wizard.
The Magic Candy kiosk in intu Lakeside, Essex. Photo via: MyMiniFactory
Featured image shows the Sliced logo over Josef Prusa in his 3D printing device farm. Original photo via: prusaprinting equipment.org