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This 3D printer squirts out wet paper pulp – TechCrunch

This 3D printer squirts out wet paper pulp – TechCrunch Like a kid shooting spitballs, designer Beer Holthuis has figured out that sopping wet paper is the best material for making mischief. His 3D printer, a primitive RepRap clone that literally squirts out huge lines of paper pulp, is designed …

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The Zortrax Apoller safely smooths 3D prints – TechCrunch

The Zortrax Apoller safely smooths 3D prints – TechCrunch qZortraxApoller, a Smart Vapor Smoothing device that uses solvents to smooth the surface of 3D-printed objects. The resulting products look like they are injection molded and all of the little lines associated with FDM printing will disappear. The system uses a …

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Apple patent shows new way to create 3D printed models – TechCrunch

Apple patent shows new way to create 3D printed models – TechCrunch A patent filed by Apple Inc. shows a new method to print 3D models using triangular tessellation. The patent office approved the method, which breaks smooth surfaces into little triangles that approximate the shape of the original model, …

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Researchers discover a new way to identify 3D printed guns – TechCrunch

Researchers discover a new way to identify 3D printed guns – TechCrunch Researchers at the University at Buffalo have found that 3D printers have fingerprints, essentially slight differences in design that can be used to identify prints. This means investigators can examine the layers of a 3D printed object and …

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Zortrax launches a new high-speed, high-resolution printer, the Inkspire – TechCrunch

Zortrax launches a new high-speed, high-resolution printer, the Inkspire – TechCrunch Zortrax has launched a new printer, the Inkspire, that prints using an LCD to create objects in high-quality resin in minutes. The printer – essentially an upgrade to traditional stereolithography (SLA) printers – uses a single frame of light …

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3DHubs, once a community 3D printing service, is now sourcing all 3D prints internally – TechCrunch

3DHubs, once a community 3D printing service, is now sourcing all 3D prints internally – TechCrunch 3D Hubs, like MakeXYZ, was a community-based 3D printing service that let anyone with a printer sell their prints online. Founded in the heyday of the 3D printing revolution, the service let thousands of …

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