World’s first 3D printed house made its debut in Beijing China

THE first 3D-printed house in the world has been completed and unveiled in China. Unlike previous 3D-printed structures, reports stated this entire home was printed in one go, without being spliced together from a number of different pieces. Experts at Beijing firm Huashang Tengda oversaw the impressive project, which took course non-stop over a period of just 45 days in the city’s Tongzhou District. The result is the beautiful 400-square-metre home, which is a sturdy two-storey villa with walls as thick as 2.5 metres. Each floor also has a height of three metres, reports said. The 3D printer constructed the...

Injured Tortoise Receives World’s First 3D Printed Shell

When Freddy the tortoise was caught in a bush fire in Brazil, his chances of survival were slim. But thanks to a group of pioneering surgeons known as The Animal Avengers, Freddy not only survived his ordeal – he is also now the proud owner of the world’s first 3D printed shell! “Freddy was the first tortoise in the world to receive a fully rebuilt hull and the first creature that we, as a newly formed group of animal rescuers, decided to help,” said Designer Cicero Moraes, a member of the volunteer group based in Sao Paulo. He designed the...
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Adidas Designs 3D-printed Futurecraft Soles to Mimic Runners’ Footprints

German sports brand Adidas has unveiled a 3D-printed shoe sole that can be tailored to the exact contours of the wearer's feet. The fully flexible and breathable Futurecraft soles are composed of latticed layers, created in partnership with 3D-printing company Materialise. Although the sole is still at prototype stage, the brand hopes foot-scanning technology will allow consumers to buy running shoes that have been minutely customised and produced in-store. Using 3D scanning and printing, the soles would precisely replicate the individual shapes of wearers' feet, taking into account specific pressure points and requirements to create more supportive running shoes. "Futurecraft 3D is a prototype and a...

DIY your own 3D Printer- part 1

Build my own 3D printer? yes,  i am going to share with you a step- by-step instruction on how to build your own 3d printer. when it comes to DIY 3d printer, what comes into my mind is prusa I3 series or the delta rostock series, yes, these two types of 3d printer are the most famous and easy 3d printers for DIYers, especially starters in 3d printing. so today, we will take our prusa I3 pro B as an example.  of cause, you must have one 3d printer  http://www.geeetech.com/acrylic-geeetech-i3-pro-b-3d-printer-kit-p-917.html Preparation 1. Unpack the kit and check if all parts are in the box and check the condition of each part, there might be some damage during shipping. To help you with this, there is BOM in the box and each bag was labeled with part number.  2. Contact our customer service immediately by email or through the website if you find any missing or damaged parts. And on the bottom of the BOM, there is a signature of reviewer, please take a picture of it and attach the picture in your mail.  3. Read through each chapter of these instructions to gain an over-all idea of what is involved and how long it might take, before starting on the work described. 4. Before you start, you can put all the part in order to save your time especially those screws and nuts. Do not mix them up.  5. Ensure you have the necessary skills to carry out the work, or enlist the help of someone who does. 6. Work on a big firm table or bench in a clean dry well-lit area. 7. This kit contains tiny parts; please keep them away from kids under 3. 8. Ask for help if you run into any problems - our contact details are on the website and we will always do our best to resolve any problems encountered.  1 Unfold the box and check the package...

Raspberry Pi moving timelapse

Today, we do a very fun project which is to apply  raspberry pi  to life.         This is how to use a raspberry pi along with it's camera to create beautiful moving timelapse videos (called hyperlapse vidoes) things you need: A raspberry Pi. The instructions are for a Raspberry Pi B+ but you can adapt for other models (the pin layout may be different) A raspberry Pi Camera module A stepper motor. Very in expensive and usually comes with controller. I used RioRand Stepper Motor 5V DC 4-Phase 5-Wire with ULN2003 Driver Board Pulley wheel for the...

which industries do you think 3D printing will overturn ?

3 d printing is popular to speak, in the industry called 3 d printing "rapid prototyping", "manufacturing".In contrast to the traditional reduction of material manufacturing, 3 d printing is the last made by superposition of material objects.Next let's talk about the industry will be affected by the 3 d printing. 1. The architecture.3 d printing brought convenience for architects, in the design coordination, can facilitate ShuiNuanDian collisions with structure professional check the 3 d pipe line.For civil engineers, can be used to do all kinds of test and finite element model can be used to test the results of the...

New feeds for UAV accessories :PPM encoder module,3DR Power Module,Optical flow sensor board

New feeds No.1: PPM encoder module PPM encoder module is used to translates up to eight PWM (pulse width modulation) signals into one PPM (pulse position modulation) signal with ATMEGA328 IC, allowing you to connect a PWM receiver to a PPM-compatible autopilot with one wire, which on the one hand reduce the interface of the main chip and on the other hand save the space on PIXHAWK. As a result, you’ll get faster processing and reduced points of error. for more information, please refer to  http://www.geeetech.com/ppm-encoder-module-p-922.html?zenid=eeb92njcvon8g6pg8airhin2h4 New feeds No.2: 3DR Power Module The 3DR Power Module is a simple way of providing...

My first 3D-printed model

This article is shared from a customer. I got a Geeetech 3d-printer, and printed my first object. Here is how it’s made from ABS filament, and a lot of details about the model. Start Create 3D objects in reality, sounds difficult and magical. In the past, only factories can do it. But now it’s simple and the method is easy to understand. A 3D model is cut into pieces or layers in computer, each layer is thinner than 1mm. Printing a layer is easy, just like painting with melting plastic, and then other layers upon it. It gets thicker and thicker and becomes the model you want. Grids In fact, the model is not totally solid. As you can see grids in the model, especially in the middle(the edge is solid). I think the grid structure can save material, it’s lighter but also has required strength--solid doesn’t means strong all the time. Notes Neighbor layers should be adhere to each other, however sometimes they are separated, because of unsuitable temperature or layer number. Changing conditions of printing can get different effects. And the bottom layer can not be easilypaste on the glass board below it, so glue is needed, don’t forget clear it after print. Views Different views of the 3D model, it’s only 5cm tall but consist of more than 100 layers and spent more than 4 hours. Not so fast but i think it’s cheaper and more convenient, than any other ways to get this 3D model. By the way, I purchased the 3D-printer from Geeetech:  http://www.geeetech.com/acrylic-geeetech-i3-pro-3d-printer-diy-kit-p-884.html ,it’s suitable for beginners like me.