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The Backers of The Buccaneer 3D printer are disappointed with the features not included

Pirate 3D

Pirate3D announced a detailed technical specification for the Buccaneer on their website pirate3d.com on 1st, November. “The Buccaneer represents incredible print quality in an easy-to-use package. We wanted a gorgeous device that does not require a DIY or maker genius to make it work,” said Chief Executive Pirate Roger Chang. “Our team has put a lot of engineering prowess into the ... Read More »

3D Systems expands its partnership with Japan’s Canon Marketing

3D Systems Corp

3D Systems announced today that Canon Marketing, part of the Canon group, joined its network of resellers in Japan. Canon expands its offerings to include all of 3D Systems’ advanced manufacturing portfolio with this move. This expansion proves that Canon aims to further growth through business creation and evolve into a service company. Canon will market and sell all of 3D ... Read More »

Stratasys is a Sponsor of Amputee Long Drive Championship

Amputee Long Drive Championship (ALDC)

Stratasys Ltd. announced that it sponsored today’s Amputee Long Drive Championship (ALDC) at the Mesquite Sports & Event Complex in Mesquite, Nevada. Disabled golfers from the U.S. and Canada meet up to compete for the chance to become the longest driver in amputee golf with the ALDC. “I think Stratasys is a perfect match for the ALDC because their enabling ... Read More »

3D Printer Shows Potential of Recycling Old IT Equipment according to PHS Maxitech

e-waste

PHS Maxitech looks at the advantages of recycling e-waste over sending it to landfill since an inventor successfully generates the first 3D printer out of recycled electronic equipment, Kodjo Afate Gnikou, African inventor, designed a 3D printer using old electronic equipment, such as belts from old scanners, the case of a discarded desktop computer and bits of a diskette drive. Even though ... Read More »

3D printer gun parts found in Manchester

3d printed gun components

Greater Manchester Police uncovered some 3d printed components, which a plastic magazine and trigger, could be fitted together to make a firearm and a 3D printer in Wythenshawe on Thursday. One senior officer claimed organised crime gangs are acquiring technology to make guns ‘in the privacy of their own home’ and “forensic experts were assessing whether the parts could make a genuine gun” Greater Manchester Police reported. ... Read More »

Asterid, a Fully Assembled Professional 3D Printer, Launches on KickStarter

Asterid 3D Printer

Plastic Scribbler has launched their Asterid Open Source 3D Printer on Kickstarter that aims to be the “world’s first $499 fully assembled 3D printer with an 8x8x8 build volume”. Their Asterid Series printers have been designed for ease of use and quality prints and offer high-end results with reasonable price tag and make it easy for anyone to get started in the world of ... Read More »

Helix 3D printer launched on Kickstarter

Helix 3D Printer

Helix, a precision additive fabrication machine for professionals. is launched by Acuity Design, Missoula, MT on Oct 22, 2013.     Their vision was to create an affordable, professional-level machine capable of creating short-run production parts and functional prototypes quickly and reliably. Helix is the solution for those that are fed up with consumer-grade 3D printer reliability issues, can’t stomach the high prices of ... Read More »

HP enters 3D Printing Market by 2014

hewlett packard

Hewlett-Packard Development Co CEO Meg Whitman said in the Canalys Channels Forum in Bangkok that the company will enter the 3D printing market by 2014. “We are excited about 3D printing and want to lead this businesses as 3D printing now is in its infancy” Whitman said. “It is a big opportunity and we are all over it and we will have ... Read More »

Pirate3D Opens Preorders of the Buccaneer 3D Printer

The Buccaneer 3D Printer

Pirate3D is launching preorders of its Buccaneer 3D printer, priced at US$497, on November 1, 2013 on their website pirate3d.com. Preorder units will be shipped in April 2014. From April onwards the Buccaneer’s retail price will be US$697.  “This is the last chance to get your hands on the Buccaneer for US$497 before it hits the shelves. Our manufacturing capacity is limited, and we ... Read More »

LGS appointed authorised channel partner for 3D print manufacturer 3D Systems

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London LGS has announced their appointment as an authorised channel partner, which is part of LGS newly-expanded commercial strategy that includes a dedicated 3D printing division, for the CubeX and ProJet x60 series of 3D printers by leading manufacturer 3D Systems.   LGS Managing Director Chris Friend says: As the technology improves and becomes more affordable, were seeing increasing interest from our ... Read More »