Monthly Archives: November 2011

Printerbot: $499 and less than an hour to build


Brook Drumm has successfully funder the Printbot 3D printer on Kickstarter. It will sell for just $499 and take less than an hour to build.

World’s smallest 3D-printed car

3d printer tiny cars

Okay, it’s not a real car, and I don’t even know if it is truly the smallest toy car. But it’s super tiny, and it’s super cool.

Get ready for 3D printed circuit boards

3d printed circuit board

Ponoko’s David ten Have says that within two years we’ll see circuit boards being created on 3D printers.

And now, 3D-printed infographics

3D earthquake seismogram

If a picture is worth 1,000 words, how many words is an infographic worth? After you’ve thought that one through, then just how many words is a 3D infographic worth? You’ve seen infographics on countless website pages — these are the beautiful, graphic visual representations of information, designed to convey knowledge quickly and to engage…

3D printed bones cut modeling costs and time by factor of 10

3D printed bone

Mark Frame, of The Netherlands, has created a process to convert CT scans to STL files so that Shapeways can print 3D orthopedic models.