In today’s Sliced 3D printing news digest: ColorPod, the 3D Pioneers Challenge, Optomec, id.arts, Proto Labs, Joint Mitnor, 3Diligent, ARMI, University of Florida, Sculpteo and Strandbeest.
ColorPod demos full color 3D printed busts
A new video from Aad van der Geest, founder of VDG Spitstechniek, shows how the ColorPod full-color FDM upgrade can be used to make 3D printed busts.
“From scan to sculpture” clip via filmpjeslader on YouTube
At a fraction of the cost of other full-color 3D printing alternatives, the clip serves as a teaser to what is possible with material know how and a lot of ingenuity.
Winners of the 3D Pioneers Challenge announced
The second edition of 3D printing design competition 3DPC has celebrated the work of seven designers from across the globe.
In addition to getting their designs noticed by industry partners including Stratasys and Autodesk, each of the winners received a share of €15,000 ($17,800) and exclusive prizes from MakerBot and designreport.
Winning entries include a metal 3D printed skateboard truck by Philipp Manger, and the Palmyra Rebuilt project from Eric Geboers and Matteo Baldassari.
Optomec publishes 3D printer materials recipes
To help customers make the most of new additive manufacturing techniques, Optomec has released a catalogue of material recipe sheets.
Designers use 3D printing to create a vision of the dream kitchen
Japanese design firm id.arts demos FDM, SLA, SLS, and inkjet 3D printing techniques in a miniature kitchen model.
With added textures and post processing, the finished product has a hyper-real quality, and is developed for clients with a keen eye for detail.
Proto Labs adds HP MJF to its services
Rapid manufacturing service provider Proto Labs (NYSE:PRLB) is speeding up its 3D printing capabilities with a HP Multi Jet Fusion 3D printer.
The company is the latest in a line of North American companies to offer the technology to its customers.
University of Chicago researchers use 3D printing to envision fluid dynamics
A team of researchers studying fluid dynamics, applying to the likes of airplanes, boats and tornados, have made a discovery using a 3D printed model of a helical vortex.
Conclusions show “that helicity can remain constant even in a viscous fluid and provide an improved basis for understanding and manipulating helicity in real flows.”
A full paper on the study can be read online in Science Magazine.
Joint Mitnor cave to reopen with 3D printed fossils
The Joint Mitnor cave in Devon, England, is set to reopen August 12 2017.
Ransacked by thieves in 2015, the site has been refurbished with 3D printed replicas of the fossils it used to contain. The models were created using CT scanning techniques and gypsum casting, so they look and feel faithful to the original remains.
3Diligent releases Complete Guide to Metal 3D Printing
Featuring the likes of Boeing and GE the document provides 3Diligent’s perceived overview of the “State of Professional and Industrial 3D Printing”.
ARMI liquid silicone 3D printing used to model cancer cells
In an interview with Fox News, associate professor Thomas Angelini has revealed new developments in 3D printing research at the University of Florida.
Known collectively as “tumeroids”, the models will be used to test the effectiveness of chemotherapy drugs and gain a better understanding of the disease.
The speeded-up liquid silicone 3D printing process from the ARMI. Clip via UF Soft Matter on YouTube
Sculpteo designer goes viral with 3D printed Strandbeest
Taking inspiration from Dutch artist Theo Jansen, Raynaud has gone viral on Reddit and Twitter with his version of a Strandbeest mechanism.
Gif by Nicolas Raynaud
Made using Sculpteo’s online 3D printing service, the design has since been picked up by the cloud-based rapid prototyping company, and now features in a “how to” on the company’s website.
Featured image: Sliced logo over an original Strandbeest by Theo Jansen. Photo by Robbert van den Beld, robbeld on Flickr