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  • 5 Axis 3D Printing Brings New Possibilities

    01/12/2019 8:56:21 AM PST · by ProtectOurFreedom · 9 replies
    Make: / Makezine ^ | 1/3/18 | Caleb Kraft
    When you walk around a Maker Faire, you’re likely to see a wide variety of 3D printers, though if you look at the basic construction, you’ll find there are usually only two main types on people’s tables. There are cartesian (with a gantry at right angles) and delta (the ones with three arms holding the print head). Sure, there are a few others that appear from time to time, but these two dominate the landscape. Cel-Robox has teamed up with M-Solv to create a new entity called Q5D Technologies to push new manufacturing technologies, such as this one that caught...
  • Fake blueprints for 3D-printed guns try to keep the real thing from getting into the wrong hands

    01/10/2019 2:56:15 PM PST · by spintreebob · 15 replies
    Ad Age ^ | 1-9-2019 | I-Hsien Sherwood
    Printer company Dagoma and TBWA Paris edited the files to make the firearms useless In 2013, Second Amendment activists briefly released online blueprints for 3D-printed guns, firearms made of plastic that can be fabricated by relatively inexpensive consumer-level machines and assembled to shoot real bullets. The Defense Department shut down the distribution, but last year, the blueprints were made public again after a lawsuit. Despite ongoing legal wrangling and court-issued injunctions, gun blueprints were downloaded at least 20,000 times. The cat is out of the bag, and there’s no way to put it back in. But maybe the cat can...
  • 3D printers have ‘fingerprints,’ a discovery that could help trace 3D-printed guns...

    10/20/2018 12:27:29 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 37 replies
    Univ. at Buffalo ^ | 10/16/18 | Cory Nealon
    3D printers have ‘fingerprints,’ a discovery that could help trace 3D-printed guns, counterfeit goods Photo illustration of how the technology works. Credit: Wenyao Xu, University at Buffalo. BUFFALO, N.Y. — Like fingerprints, no 3D printer is exactly the same. Related Assets: Media Contact Information Download Images See Video/Multimedia Download Documents Find a UB Expert That’s the takeaway from a new University at Buffalo-led studyDownload pdf that describes what’s believed to be the first accurate method for tracing a 3D-printed object to the machine it came from.The advancement, which the research team calls “PrinTracker,” could ultimately help law enforcement and...
  • Democrat Staffer Jackson Cosko Arrested for Doxxing is Not an ‘Unpaid Intern’ (Smells like Soros)

    10/07/2018 12:10:22 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 54 replies
    The Tennessee Star ^ | October 7, 2018 | Julie Gunlock
    Capitol Police on October 3 arrested 27-year old congressional staffer Jackson Cosko for posting on Wikipedia the private addresses of three members of the Senate Judiciary Committee—what’s known as “doxxing” (a word derived from the shorthand for “document”). Cosko is facing serious charges that include illegally posting private information of public figures, witness tampering, threats, identity theft, and unlawful entry. In the mainstream media, Cosko is being portrayed as a hapless overzealous intern who didn’t even have the smarts to cover up his criminal act. His former boss— Rep. Sheila Jackson-Lee (D-Texas) has denied she knew anything about Cosko’s activities....
  • HP's Metal Jet 3D printer may build your next car's innards

    09/22/2018 1:43:01 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    CNET ^ | September 10, 2018 | Stephen Shankland
    Humans have figured out lots of ways to shape metal -- casting it with a mold, stamping it, drilling holes and milling surfaces in a machine shop, even zapping it with a laser. Well, now you can add a new method: 3D printing. A number of companies offer metal 3D printing, which creates products and components layer by layer with a computer-controlled system tracing its lineage to ordinary inkjet printers. But on Monday, printing giant HP announced it's entered the market with the ambition to dramatically lower prices, courtesy of a $400,000 product called the Metal Jet. "We're really going...
  • Austin man behind 3D-printed gun company charged with child sex assault

    09/19/2018 9:00:42 AM PDT · by Wayne07 · 43 replies
    KVUE ^ | Shawna Reding
    AUSTIN — Cody Wilson, the Austin man who owns controversial 3D-printed gun company Defense Distributed, has been accused of sexually assaulting a child, an affidavit obtained by KVUE reveals. During a forensic interview with the Center with Child Protection on Aug. 27, the victim told counselors she met Wilson through the website, SugarDaddyMeet.com. Court documents show Wilson used the profile, "Sanjuro," and told the victim that he was a "big deal." During the conversation, he also identified himself as "Cody Wilson." Police said the two exchanged cell phone numbers and continued their conversations using the Apple iMessage service on her...
  • The first common 3D-printed buildings might be army barracks

    09/17/2018 6:23:13 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    Fast Company ^ | September 14, 2018 | Jesus Diaz
    We’ve seen 3D-printed houses, ceilings, and bridges. But one of the most sensible uses for the technology may be by the U.S. Marine Corps, which recently finished printing the world’s first 3D-printed concrete barracks. The new technique is safer and less wasteful compared to conventional construction methods–and the research, a collaboration with the architectural firm SOM, could change how emergency housing and infrastructure are built, too. “The clearest advantage is flexibility,” Captain Matt Friedell, the Additive Manufacturing Lead at the Marine Corps Systems Command, headquartered in Quantico, Virginia, says over email. “We can make walls, obstacles, buildings, and other structures...
  • Volkswagen to Use 3D Printers for Mass Production of Parts (In metal)

    09/12/2018 10:19:33 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    Research Snipers News ^ | September 12, 2018 | Aiman Bilal
    Volkswagen would be using 3D printers for mass production of parts. The world’s largest carmaker has found a new innovative way of making use of the 3D printer. Volkswagen revealed about its plans on Tuesday about starting to use the HP metal printing technology for manufacturing selected parts which include gear knobs and customized tailgate lettering. The company unveiled its plans that it wants to mass produce its structural parts via making use of the technology within the span of two to three years. Martin Goede—the Volkswagen’s Head of Technology Planning and Development said that the complete automobile would probably...
  • Marines 3D-print concrete barracks in just 40 hours

    08/30/2018 8:29:11 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 46 replies
    Marines have used a specialized 3D concrete printer to print a 500-square-foot barracks room in just 40 hours. The innovative project created the world’s first continuous 3D-printed concrete barracks, according to the Marine Corps. The barracks room was built earlier this month at the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center in Champaign, Ill. Army and Navy Seabees were also involved in the construction effort. Harnessing the world’s largest concrete printer, the Additive Manufacturing Team at Marine Corps Systems Command teamed up with Marines from I Marine Expeditionary Force. … Using Computer Aided Design software on a 10-year-old computer, the...
  • Owner of 3D-printed guns company says he's selling instructions despite court order

    08/28/2018 11:01:00 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 38 replies
    The Hill ^ | 08/28/18 | Michael Burke
    The owner of a company that makes blueprints for 3D-printed guns said Tuesday that he has begun selling instructions for making the guns despite a court order barring him from uploading the directions, The Associated Press reported. U.S. District Judge Robert Lasnik on Monday extended a previous ruling that barred Cody Wilson and his company, Defense Distributed, from uploading directions for 3D-printed guns to the internet. Wilson said at a news conference that he began selling the instructions in the U.S. on Tuesday morning and has already received almost 400 orders, according to the AP. He indicated he believes he...
  • Australian Man who Printed 3D Plastic Replica Gun Gets 50 Month Suspended Sentence

    08/26/2018 4:45:49 AM PDT · by marktwain · 19 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 26 August, 2018 | Dean Weingarten
    Replica Guns found at Steven Sicen Sun Home in New South Wales, Australia  Photo by Police An Australian man who printed out replicas of guns that could not fire or accept ammunition, has been sentenced to 12 months of probation, 50 months suspended. From abc.net.au: The first person in New South Wales to be charged over making and possessing 3D-printed guns has avoided jail. Steven Sicen Sun was charged early last year and pleaded guilty to multiple offences after police found replica guns and blueprints to make them on a 3D printer in his Waverley apartment. The 28-year-old also...
  • Ackuretta Launches New 3D Printing Ceramic Resin

    08/19/2018 9:54:47 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    All 3DP ^ | August 18, 2018 | Hanna Watkin
    Ackuretta, the manufacturer of high-precision prosumer grade Digital Light Processing 3D printers based in Taipei, Taiwan, announced the addition of a new ceramic resin to its Qura resin line. For anyone wanting to create ceramic 3D prints, choosing the right material is mandatory. There’s now a new contender to this market too, the Ackuretta ceramic resin. The new resin from the Digital Light Processing 3D printer manufacturer is part of its Qura resin line. The company is describing its new material as an “advanced” and “pioneering” ceramic resin. Ackuretta explains in a press release: “While traditionally ceramic parts required expensive...
  • MIT offers online certificate program for Additive Manufacturing ("3D Printing")

    08/14/2018 10:51:51 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    3D Printing Industry ^ | August 14, 2018 | Beau Jackson
    After a successful run earlier this year, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) will offer another session of its online Additive Manufacturing course, led by Professor A. John Hart.(VIDEO-AT-LINK) Learn how to design for additive manufacturing Additive manufacturing (AM) has applications across manufacturing, and Additive Manufacturing for Innovative Design aims to help learners understand how AM will transform the way products are designed and delivered. The syllabus is designed to prepare professionals for implementing 3D printing processes in their own organizations, bridging the gap between the opportunities enabled by AM and the skills necessary to implement it across multiple industries. The...
  • 3D printing companies take action against 3D guns amid debatable public safety threat

    08/14/2018 10:00:27 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    WHYY-FM ^ | August 14, 2018 | Bobby Allyn
    At the South Philadelphia high-tech makers’ space NextFab, creators of all types work on projects using laser cutters, robots, and a room full of 3D printers. Walt Barger, who manages the printing operations there, is standing between two printers the size of refrigerators, noting both their power and price tag. “It’s an older printer, but it’s still a $40,000 machine,” he said, pointing to one. “And the one next to it, the ProJet, is a $100,000 machine.” Lately, Barger has been extra vigilant about the kinds of things people are hoping to create here. “Our staff is always monitoring. If...
  • 15 of The Coolest 3D Printed Things

    08/13/2018 9:37:04 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    Interesting Engineering ^ | August 11, 2018 | Christopher McFadden
    3D printing is fast becoming one of the most useful tools ever developed by humans. The technique can be used to print pretty much anything from food to new body parts. 3D printers can also be used to print novelty items, tools, weapons and even buildings. The technology has already had a huge impact on the modern world and is set to become ever more important in many industries of the future. In most cases, the only real limitation to what can be 3D printed is our imagination, as these 15 amazing 3D printed objects testify to. The following list...
  • State Department Spokesperson Gives Facts on 3D Gun Settlement

    08/12/2018 5:17:27 AM PDT · by marktwain · 8 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 7 August, 2018 | Dean Weingarten
    On 31 July, 2018, Heather Nauert briefed reporters on issues at the Department of State. She answered questions about the settlement of the First Amendment lawsuit with the Second Amendment Foundation and Defense Distributed. The State Department Press Briefing was posted by the Department of Defense videos. The pertinent exchange is from 5:59 to 10:54.  Link to Defense Department videoA reporter asked this loaded question: ..given the amount of public opposition to this and the amount of concern on Capitol Hill that's been raised, is the Secretary planning to do anything to stop these downloads from becoming available, as they...
  • 3D Printing: An Affordable Solution for World's Housing Crisis

    08/09/2018 11:25:01 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    CIO Review ^ | August 10, 2018 | Staff
    Since time immemorial, mankind has always been in a constant state of evolution, through various innovative ideas, ground-breaking discoveries, and technologies. While technologies like war machines and drones play havoc in human civilization, there are certain technologies that aid in the betterment of our kind. One such technology is 3D Printing. What started as an experiment by Charles Hull in the early 80's, as a means for hardening tabletop coatings, 3D Printing has become a thriving multi-million dollar industry, with a potential for impacting innovations through all walks of our lives. On March 2017, in the backdrops of a quaint...
  • Facebook bars users from sharing blueprints for 3D-printed guns

    08/09/2018 11:04:30 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    CNN Tech ^ | August 9, 2018 | Ahiza Garcia
    Facebook is blocking sites that provide instructions for creating 3D printed guns and deleting content related to the creation of such weapons. The company's decision comes as several states attempt to prevent such guidelines from being published online. Cody Wilson, a self-described "radical individualist," has waged an ongoing battle against the federal government for the right to publish his open-source code for 3D printing firearms. Wilson reached a settlement in June that would have allowed his company, Defense Distributed, to do just that. But the night before his site was to go live, a federal judge blocked the settlement and...
  • Immensa and CCC’s make breakthrough for concrete formwork using large format 3D printing

    08/05/2018 1:31:45 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    ME Construction News ^ | August 5, 2018 | Anirban Bagchi
    UAE and Greek companies claim world first tech allows architects to become industry’s master builders UAE-based 3D printing company Immensa Technology Labs has released the result of a joint effort with Consolidated Contractors Company (CCC) to recover a series of concrete casting techniques with the aid of large-format 3D printing. In what the two companies claim is a world-first, a ‘Sensorial Adaptive Concrete Screen’ was developed with NOWlab, the innovation department of Berlin-based BigRep. The screen showcases techniques that once belonged to skilled craftsman but have had life breathed back into them through expert digital fabrication. According to a statement...
  • Seattle Judge Blocks Release of Documents on How to Make Guns

    08/04/2018 5:11:36 AM PDT · by marktwain · 60 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 2 August, 2018 | Dean Weingarten
    Judge Robert Lasnik is a U.S. District Court judge in Seattle, Washington. He has issued a restraining order, forbidding Cody Wilson and Defense Distributed from releasing documents on the Internets that show how to make simple guns and gun parts with 3D printers.The judge issued the restraining order as requested in a lawsuit filed against the federal government, for refusing to prevent the publication of the information. From seattletimes.com: During the Tuesday hearing in Seattle, Eric Soskin, a lawyer for the U.S. Justice Department, said they reached the settlement to allow Defense Distributed to post the material online because...