Wednesday, January 14, 2015

MBot Mini - Small. Safe. Stable

The MBot Mini 3D Printer is compact, easier to use and more stable than any other 3D printer on the market today at a very consumer-friendly retail price of $599. It's incredibly affordable price makes it the perfect choice for users who are wanting to give 3D printers a try for the first time.

While 3D Printers can be a very intimidating, the MBot Mini is not in any way. MBot takes the frustration out of setup with true auto-calibration. It's new compact design, allows it to fit on any desktop comfortably or it's even small enough to take it with you.

The new MBot 3D Mini 3D Printer is coming to Mwave3D in the Spring of 2015. Stay tuned...

Specifications:

Positioning Precision  0.1mm 
Build Volume(Single)  140x140x135mm 
Build Volume(Dual)  --
Materials  PLA/ABS 
Connectivity  PC/SD card with SDHC support 
Front Cover  Aluminum Alloy 
Stepper Motors 1.8° step angle with,1/16 micro stepping 
Shipping Box  404x378x432mm 
Printer Software  Mprint 
Operating Systems  WIN 7,Vista Linux,Mac OX 
Layer Thickness  0.1mm-0.3mm 
Nozzle Working Temp  210℃-260℃ 
Flow Rate  50-120mm/S 
AC Input  110V/220V 50Hz/60Hz 90W 
Chassis  Aluminum Alloy 
XYZ Bearings IKO Linear Bearings(X&Z) HIWIN Linear Guide Rail(Y)
Printer Size  332x330x308mm 
Shipping Weight  11.7KG 
File Types  STL 

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

The Next Generation of 3D Printing Pens... Get Creative on the Fly!

The Polyes Q1 from Future Make, takes creativity to a whole new level in a safe and fun new way. Forget about playdoh & legos, kids and adults alike will soon be able to take the new Polyes Q1 and create without limits. While this product is not yet available, it will launch any day now on Kickstarter with much anticipation. With similar 3D pens on the market like CreoPop, the Polyes Q1 sets itself apart by utilizing liquid ink rather than burning ABS/PLA materials.  By eliminating the heating element and replacing it with a blue light curing process, the pen is perfectly safe for everyone including the environment.

From Future Make: 
 "Designed by top brand design company, Polyes Q1 is the most adorable and durable 3D printing pen with top technologies in it. Essentially, its function is to 3D draw objects, but, the technologies in it are not the same as the current 3D printing pens in the Market. It is a light-curing process without any hot nozzles or bad smell, which is a huge breakthrough for 3D printing industry."


How it works?

Polyes Q1 adopts the blue LED which nearly does no harm to people’s eyes. The pen has photo-polymers inside, and it solidifies immediately when exposed under the blue light . You can justify outflow speed by operating a convenient key on the pen, and the LED shows the amount of the power remained in the pen. According to our researchers, inside the pen has an important characteristic called the safety level sensor, in order to protect children from being hurt by eyes.

Polyes Q1

Polyes has a few of the advantages over similar products.
1. Convenient: no power cord or no material dragging.
2. Easily chargeable: one charge 40-60min.
3. Extremely Safe: safe to touch. Draw designs on body. Safety for children. No hot nozzles or unpleasant odor.
4. Wide range of materials/inks: multi-color (all colors of the rainbow)
5. Energy Saving: Uses light instead of heat. Cuts down on energy costs (saves money, good for environment). Rechargeable battery, no wires."




Read more about the Polyes Q1 3D Printing Pen here.

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Free Rhino5 Workshop for Educators, Coral Springs, FL

3D Digital Fabrication - Teacher Training
Professional trainers from McNeel Miami and RhinoFabStudio will introduce you to the main functions of Rhino so you can add 3-D modeling to your design and design communication curriculum without burdening your students with yet another difficult software product. You'll be able to focus on teaching while your students take advantage of the latest 3-D modeling technology with Rhino 5.



When:
Thursday & Friday, Oct. 23 - 24, 9:00 am - 3:30 pm

Where:
Westglades Middle School - Room 104
11000 Holmberg Rd
Coral Springs, FL 33076

For more information or to register for this event, please visit Rhino3D

Friday, August 15, 2014

OwnPhones: Wireless, Custom-Fit, 3D Printed Earbuds

I know what you are thinking, NOT another Kickstarter campaign! While Kickstarter has it's share of critics and surely there are many projects out there that should never see the light of day, but you can't deny the fact that 3 million people pledged $480 million dollars to Kickstarter projects in 2013. It's these projects that makes backers want to pledge money, to make sure these projects come to market as quickly as possible, because you've simply got to have one. OwnPhones is no exception, which has already received $614,949 of it's $250,000 goal with 9 days yet to go.

OwnPhones is the first 3D Printed wireless, custom fit earbuds utilizing bluetooth technology. Each pair is custom fit and 3D printed to your exact specifications. Users download the mobile app that turns your phone into a 3D scanner, which will take a short video which will then be converted into 3D data and sent to be 3D printed to your specifications.


Itamar Jobani, founder and CEO, OwnPhones - “OwnPhones represents a new paradigm in manufacturing – instead of producing millions of identical earbuds for different ears, we 3D-print earbuds tailor made to each user. Ears are like fingerprints - each one is unique, so we were able to develop earbuds that are custom made to actually fit your ears properly!”

OwnPhones will be available in a variety of different styles, the OwnPhone Fit, Fit, Designer Fit, Smart Fit and Jewelry Collection each with a slightly different experience.




 

Expected Configuration: 

Speakers Impedance 16 Ohm; Sensitivity 100.5dB SPL /mW at 1kHz; Frequency Response 20-20000 Hz; Total Harmonic Distortion  <3% (1KHz, 1mW)
Bluetooth 4.0, CRS chip with aptX.
Integrated Microphone, MEMS omnidirectional, Sensitivity -40 dB +3/-3 dB  (1KHz, 0dB = 1V/Pa)
Full compatibility with Iphone 4S and up, Androids phones with LE hardware, Windows Phones with LE hardware.
Battery life: 5-6 hours play time; 4-5 hours play time using advanced soundscaping; 140 hours standby.
Charging port: Micro USB
Charging time: 1.5 hours.
1 Year Warranty.



See OwnPhones Kickstarter campaign.

Friday, July 11, 2014

3D Printing Changing Lives, Contributing More Than Just Life-Size Selfies

It is clear that 3D Printing is changing the world we live in today, but none more than a 5 year old boy's in Barcelona, Spain who has truly experienced the benefits of 3D Printing, which goes far and beyond just printing trinkets and life-size selfies.

A 5 year old patient named Marc was diagnosed with Neuroblastoma (The term neuro refers to nerves, while blastoma refers to a cancer that affects immature or developing cells), a common childhood cancer that typically affects children 5 years and younger. Marc has undergone cancer treatment for four years to help control this aggressive disease. While treatment remained successful, a tumor in his stomach still remained. With two previous failed attempts to remove the tumor, it was deemed inaccessible and carried too much risk to safely operate.

Jaume Mora
Jaume Mora
Image Source: www.elperiodico.com
"One of the main problems encountered by surgeons for the removal of neuroblastoma is that it is surrounded by blood vessels and arteries "and requires great precision to avoid damaging other parts of the body that would be incompatible with life," said Blackberry."

While hopes of removing the tumor seemed insurmountable, doctors of Sant Joan de Déu Hospital never gave up on Marc. With the help of Polytechnic University of Catalonia (UPC), they were able to replicate a 3D model of the tumor and surrounding tissues. Utilizing two different types of materials, one for the organs / blood vessels and another translucent soft material for the tumor, doctors were able to rehearse the removal of the tumor with the highest level of precision and determine the best course of action to remove it while minimizing the risk of damaging the surrounding areas.

Sant Joan de Déu Hospital
The surgery ultimately was declared a success and the tumor was removed, Marc is expected to make a full recovery. Two more patients are now awaiting similar surgeries. This type of 3D modeling process is the first of it's kind for this purpose. This revolutionary new technology allows doctors to explore, rehearse complicated procedures and create a plan of action like never before without even making a single cut. This IS history in the making!

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Heliolithography (HL) : A New Category of High-Resolution 3D Printing


On June 30th a new technology company named Orangemaker introduced it's new patent pending technology, Heliolithography (HL) in the form of the Helios One 3D Printer. So what is Heliolithography and how does it differ from FDM (Fused Deposition Modeling) and SL (Stereolithography) technologies that already exist?
Sometimes, to innovate forward,
you must change direction.


Heliolithography resembles Stereolithography, and it still uses UV light to solidify liquid resin into a solid. Heliolithography then takes it to a whole new level, by printing continuously from layer to layer, as opposed to having to stop between each layer. What? YES, finally the answer to the question we all have been asking "Why does it have to stop between each layer? It would save so much time!". While we have yet to see this printer in action in the flesh, we are hopeful that it will deliver the long awaited faster print times, a higher quality print and much needed reliability. It also claims to provide a wider variety of superior print materials to choose from.

3D Printing is continuing to make significant advancements and is constantly evolving, however it still has left a lot to be desired in terms of slow printing, low quality prints, and unreliable printing. The Orangemaker's new Helios™ One 3D Printer is designed to change all that. Their target audience is focused on the Prosumer or anyone interested in higher quality 3D Printing. The Helios One 3D Printer will hit desktops as soon as 2015.

"Quite simply, we’ve found a way to streamline efficiency, design, and material economy in 3D printing, a medium that has hitherto suffered from restrictions on variables such as size, speed, and availability of materials.
We’ve reached an ideal—greatly expanding functionality while achieving elegance and simplification through design and engineering.— Kurtis Dudley, Inventor




Thursday, June 12, 2014

Mwave3D Community Peer-to-Peer Marketplace

The mwave3D Sharetribe Marketplace is first and foremost a community. This peer-to-peer Marketplace brings third party buyers and sellers together to buy, sell and share amongst a community with a shared passion for 3D Printing.

Buy & Sell
Have extra parts, 3D Designs or models you'd like to sell? Or maybe you'd like to offer 3D Printing services. Buy or sell anything related to 3D printing in our peer-to-peer community marketplace. List your items for FREE always! Mwave3D only charges a transaction fee when you sell your item. Mwave3D will charge a FLAT 8% commission, which INCLUDES payment processing. NO OTHER FEES!

Share for FREE
Have you created an amazing 3D model you'd like to share with the world, maybe show off some of your talents? Give away downloads or items in our marketplace that will benefit or help the community.

Request Items
Visit MarketplaceLooking for that hard to find item, and can't find it anywhere? Post a request on mwave3D Sharetribe Marketplace. Maybe one of our community members can point you in the right direction or has one to sell or give away. 

We are reaching out to pioneers in the 3D Printing Community, and inviting you to checkout our new Peer-to-Peer Community marketplace. We expect our new 3D printing marketplace to become a great resource for those who share a passion for 3D printing. Members can buy, sell, giveaway and request anything related to 3D Printing. We are just getting started and together we can create a marketplace that will be a valuable resource for everyone in the 3D Printing community. If you would like to receive your personal invitation to join, send your e-mail address to info@mwave3d.com and we will send it out immediately.