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2014
With 3D printers growing more affordable by the day, it has become common place to see them begin appearing in not only the home workshop, but inside EE labs everywhere. Even though engineering and 3D printing have been running hand in hand for decades now, the recent incursion of budget friendly 3D printers are leaving many wondering how to incorporate them into their projects workflow. While I am not an electrical engineer, many of my friends are and I often find myself answering questi ...
3D Printer manufacturer Stratasys today announced the launch of a 'game changing' product that promises to make prototyping much faster. The Objet500 is the world's first colour multi-material 3D Printer and the US firm hope that this innovation will manufacturers evaluate designs much earlier in the production process and that by doing so, will enable products to come to market much faster.   Wisconsin based company Trek Bicycle have already started using the product to assess new product ...
Matterform’s portable 3D scanner render (via Matterform) There are a host of 3D scanners on the market that allow users to digitize real-world objects on the fly, such as Makerbot’s Digitizer and PrimeSense’s Kinect-like IIIDScan, and while they are great in their own right, they are rather pricey. It’s on that note that Matterform has highlighted their new, more affordable 3D scanner, which also happens to be compact, lightweight and portable to boot. The scanner wa ...

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