Thursday, August 30, 2012

3D Printing News and Trends

3D Printing News and Trends

Mammoth Stereolithography

Posted: 30 Aug 2012 09:42 AM PDT

Those on the inside of the 3D Printing revolution will know all about stereolithography, also known as optical fabrication. It is one of the oldest, and most surprising, of the various 3D printing techniques. Invented by Charles Hull, the original patent describes how a concentrated beam of ultraviolet light can be focused onto the surface of a vat filled with liquidphotopolymer. The light beam

3D Printing? It's the Software Stupid!

Posted: 30 Aug 2012 12:08 AM PDT

When we think about 3D Printing our mind often moves quickly to the physical object, its shape, material and other tangible aspects. We know it was once a CAD model and that software was somehow involved, but it is easy to forget quite how sophisticated the software driven process could be in a 3D Printing process. Watch the video below. It shows the fabrication of an articulated character from

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