NextFab Blog

We have a winner!

Posted by admin

Feb 20, 2011 1:07:00 PM

We have selected two images submitted by artist Roxana Hojat, to frame and display at NextFab.  Roxana received an identical print of each of her images and was thrilled with the quality.


 


Thanks to Roxana and everyone else who submitted images!

Topics: printing, Uncategorized, nextfab-studio, epson-9900, photography

Rapid 2010 - Additive Manufacturing

Posted by admin

May 20, 2010 4:59:00 PM

I’m here at the 2010 Rapid Conference in Disneyland Anaheim and enjoying every minute. There wasn’t much time to hang out with Mickey but a lot to be learned about 3D printing/ Additive Manufacturing (AM). The term rapid prototyping has been a term used in the past but that has now been replaces by AM because it’s not just for prototypes anymore. We are starting to make functional parts for real world applications. The end goal is to be able print metals and plastics that come out of these “magic” machines and end up in the consumers hands. You may have seen this technology in Star Trek years ago but it will soon be a reality and a part of everybodies daily life. There is a wide range of industries advancing these various technologies including medical, automotive, and entertainment (to name a few). They each have their own drive and specialty materials but they all speak the same language and share the knowledge for the great good.


Rapid advancements are being made everyday and parts that once looked like a blocky Teris game in your hand are now organic shapes with printed layers measured in microns. It has a great opportunity to see the new products, machine, and materials first hand and pick the brains of the creators as well as getting feedback from beta tested professionals. There was a lot to see and many samples to examine but here are a few item of personal interest.


Object- Printing plastics & rubber… TOGETHER!


Open source 3D materials


Direct Metal Parts


Posted by Derek

Topics: 3d, additive, printing, Uncategorized, manufacturing

    

About this blog

Welcome to the NextFab Blog, where we discuss the ideas changing the world as we know it. Step inside the revolutionary world of 3D Printing technology, traditional and Computer Numerically Controlled (CNC) machinery, innovation and imagination.

 

 

Subscribe to Email Updates

Posts by Topic

see all