GE Affiliate, FirstBuild, Improving Home Appliance Design with Crowdsourcing and 3D Printing

First Build is using the latest 3D printing technology from Stratasys to bring innovative concepts to the appliance industry at a rapid rate. Photo courtesy of FirstBuild

FirstBuild was created from collaboration between GE Appliances, a subsidiary of GE, and Local Motors with the goal of creating a new innovation model for the consumer appliance industry. An industry first, FirstBuild is combining micro-manufacturing with 3D printing to design the next generation of … [Read more...]

3D Printed Daniel Hilldrup Lampshade Shines with 46 Colors, Multiple Material Properties

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Creative artist Daniel Hilldrup is hard at work putting the Objet500 Connex 3 Color Multi-material 3D Printer by Stratasys through its paces with TRIG – a fully 3D printed, multi-color lampshade in the style of Gaudi. Hilldrup is unusually gifted at pushing the envelope of 3D printed art applicat … [Read more...]

Wearable Tech Prototype Costs Reduced by 85% with Stratasys 3D Printing

zero360 wristband prototype produced on an Objet500 Connex3 Color Multi-material 3D Printer by Stratasys  (photo by IPF)

3D printing gives clients a true sense of the finished product in this marriage of fashion and technology A recent analysis by ResearchMoz, as quoted by Geektime, predicts that, “The global Wearable Technology Market…is expected to reach USD 5.8 billion in 2018…” To keep up with this rapidly … [Read more...]

3D Printed Record by Bacardi Beginnings Makes Music for British Charity

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A super-cool engineering project, featuring a 3D printed LP record created on a Stratasys Objet500 Connex Multi-material 3D Printer, hit the streets of London in December 2013. A two-day-only pop-up shop, sponsored by Bacardi Beginnings, sold a 3D printed single as a fundraiser for the British music … [Read more...]

3D Printing Unleashes Creativity at UMN’s Toy Product Design Class Hosted by MIT Alumnus Barry Kudrowitz

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Every year, the Toy Product Design class at the University of Minnesota, taught by MIT alumnus and inventor Barry Kudrowitz, hosts an event called Playsentations. The Playsentations are a set of presentations that combine theatrical and live demonstrations of toys created by students at the Unive … [Read more...]

3D Printing Sounds Great to Audiowings’ Wireless Headphone Design Team

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British product design house, Ignitec, has designed and manufactured a new generation of wireless headphones for the technology start-up and luxury goods company Audiowings, using its Objet30 Pro 3D Printer by Stratasys. Audiowings are luxury wireless headphones that sync with online music servic … [Read more...]

Silicone Molding 2.0 – A New Pattern of Savings with Additive Manufacturing

Silicone mold with Stratasys PolyJet 3D printed pattern

Like many other manufacturing techniques, silicone molding is getting a 3D printing makeover with big resulting savings in production time and costs. Also known as Room Temperature Vulcanizing (RTV), silicone molding is a very efficient, economical solution for producing relatively small volumes … [Read more...]

Amazing Auto-Follow Sports Drone Flies With Stratasys 3D Printing

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Extreme sports enthusiasts will never miss a flip, turn or jump again with the new AirDog and AirLeash products from Latvia-based Helico Aerospace Industries. The AirDog is a programmable “quadcopter” drone that works with the AirLeash (a remote tracker worn on the wrist) to follow you while … [Read more...]

Spanish Automotive and Aeronautics Industries Getting a Lift with 3D Printed Functional Prototypes

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Providing tangible models for clients to use in their own presentations and sales pitches is a terrific niche for Spanish service provider Lupeon 3D. Founded early in 2013 by two engineers (industrial and mechanical), Lupeon is now 3D printing with Objet PolyJet 3D printing technology and creating t … [Read more...]

Japanese Consumer Products Rolling Out Faster with 3D Printing

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With increasing pressure to get products to market faster, we’re seeing more and more companies shake off the shackles of traditional manufacturing processes and move to additive manufacturing. Take the example of Japanese consumer products company IRIS Ohyama, which launches over 1,000 new products … [Read more...]