Carbon宣布高强度EPX 82和生产规模的弹性EPU 41 3D打印材料

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对于关注我们圆创屋的朋友们来说,肯定对Carbon这家公司不陌生,我们之前介绍过它的独特3D打印技术和材料。今天,它又给我们带来了新的惊喜。
3D打印先锋Carbon已经发布两种新材料的诞生,以增加其令人印象深刻的3D打印解决方案的配套组合。该公司是从事于将硬件、软件和分子科学的技术融为一体进行相关的科研创新工作,其专有的数字光合成技术已经被包括阿迪达斯(Adidas)在内的许多知名客户所采用,该公司将在今年推出更为广阔且被市场关注的利用3D打印技术创造出来的未来4D鞋。Carbon新的3D打印材料是环氧树脂(EPX)82和弹性聚氨酯(EPU)41。

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如何用3D打印技术创造一款专属自己的摩天轮

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2018年的三(女)八(神)节,充满创意的创客一定要做点什么送给老婆。我记得有一天老婆逛街时看到一个木制的摩天轮音乐盒(388元),我说我也能做出来,她不相信,现在我就用3D打印机加上一个马达做给她看看。

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1步,还是在3DSMAX设计出整个摩天轮的造型(为什么我会说“还是”)。如下图所示。
原理是,电池(采用一个1.5V的电池即可)带动减速马达(小黄色电机),再带动橡皮筋传动给上方的轮子,轮子带动整个轮架转动,小车箱也随着转动起来,就是这么简单,最近的作品都是,一个电池、一个电机(LED灯)再加上一个开关就可以了,单机机械,特别适合小朋友。

2步,在3DSMAX将不同颜色不同部分的组件分别排版,为了第三步的打印。

3步,采用3D打印机进行打印,打印出来的组件如下图所示。

第4步,对不活动的构件进行粘合,采用EPOXY超级胶。

5步,实现设计的电路,连接电池,电机与开关,电机加上轮子(橙色的),然后把整个电机组装进摩天轮的结构中,如下图所示。

第6步,电池盒与马达与盒子的顶板胶合,采用热融胶枪,然后加上橡皮筋,如下图所示。

第7步,加上盒子,每一节装上小车箱(绿轴与透明车箱),然后就大功告成,打开开关转起来。

 

将你孩子的画变成独特的3D打印玩具

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在过去的几年里,你可能在网上看到过许多各式各样的DIY项目,艺术家或设计师们把孩子的画变成3D艺术或动画等。在这段视频中,鲍伯是一个喜欢自己创作东西的Maker,这次他把儿子的机器人画变成一款非常酷的3D打印玩具。所以通过他分享的这段视频,显然,我们也可以使用这种技术将任何平面画转换成三维立体模型。 Continue reading

How to get a surprising material to 3D print while traveling towards Mars

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Almost two years ago, I wrote a blog (in French 🙂 ) with my son about the use of recycled material to 3D print on the planet Mars. The idea was to turn into powder anything we didn’t need anymore once arrived on Mars. It could be plastic parts, aluminum or other metal parts. I even mentioned that we could melt the sand we can found on the red planet to build shelters or buildings. Scientists are already working on all these ideas.

Researchers in the Canadian University of Calgary have found a new source of material to use in a 3D printer. It could even be useful during long space travel. They will recycle the “result” of your short stay on the toilets. That’s right, thanks to a special process and a hard working special enzyme, they will create a solid material that will work very well in a SLS (Selective Laser Sintering) 3D printer. If dogs are allowed for these kind of trips, we will get even more material 🙂 .

Modern Space Toilet

Going back to the use of sand, it reminds me of the 2010 adventure of Markus Kayser, an industrial designer and pure genius. He designed a 3D printer able to 3D print by melting sand. He did his experiment in the Egyptian desert. Solar cells were there just to deliver the energy for motors, the sun tracking system and the electronics.

Markus Kayser and his Solar Sinter

The melting energy was provided ONLY by the sun through a Fresnel lens. The concentrated sunlight, thanks to this Fresnel lens (like the lenses at the top of lighthouses), was enough to melt the desert sand in order to print objects like this bowl.

Bowl made of sand

As you can see, the kind of material you could use in your 3D printer is sometimes surprising. Thanks to the imagination and genius of some people, new possibilities are created all the time. These guys don’t limit themselves to the usual.

I encourage you to apply for yourself and your kids, my today’s take-away advice: Always look beyond your habits to break your limits.

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几分钟就助你从语言能力上成为3D建模设计达人!(V)–自主学习、互动交流和被启发

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到目前为止,通过之前我们分享的四篇系列3D建模术语的博文后,想必你现在就三维立体模型设计这块儿应该从初级、中级到高级的相关词语已经有所了解或知晓了。或者说,应该至少有个大致的概念了。 Continue reading