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  • New 3D printer from BigRep lets you print full-size furniture

    02/21/2014 8:06:21 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies
    TweakTown ^ | February 20, 2014 | Michael Hatamoto
    Technology to bring 3D printing closer to the mass market is accelerating, though most 3D printed items tend to be rather small in size. To help demonstrate the effectiveness of printing larger items, BigRep, a company founded in 2014, opens the door to printing items such as furniture. The device is launching worldwide at large trade shows, and begins shipping in two months, with a $39,000 MSRP.The BigRep One can print full-scale objects in sizes up to 45x39x47 inches, and has the ability to print plastics, nylons, Laywood (wood fibers mixed with polymers), and Laybrick (something similar to sandstone-type of...
  • 3D printing will change the way businesses are transacted

    11/18/2013 9:41:06 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    The India Financial Express ^ | November 18, 2013 | Uma Ganesh, CEO, Global Talent Track
    3D printing has been making waves in the manufacturing arena which is touted as the next big thing to revolutionise consumerism and product development. Just as e-commerce has removed the boundaries for marketing and brought the consumers and producers closer, 3D printing is expected to enlarge the market for producers by removing the shackles of production volumes, minimising the time to market and customising the product as per individual customer needs and all of this at affordable costs. In the early days of product creation, nuts, screws and hinges were individually hand-crafted for a very long time until the industrialisation...
  • Company uses 3-D printing to make steel handgun

    11/11/2013 2:24:05 PM PST · by Libloather · 8 replies
    MSN ^ | 11/08/13 | Geoffrey Ingersoll
    Aside from the Duke's classic Colt six-shooter, no pistol has such a place in American history as the 1911 .45-caliber handgun. Now the folks at Solid Concepts have successfully produced one of these handguns (pictured), all steel and all 3-D-printed. Fabricating 3-D weapons has come a long way in a short period.
  • Need a new liver? Just print one: 3D printer makes working human liver

    11/09/2013 7:21:32 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 34 replies
    Metro ^ | November 9, 2013
    A group of US scientists have created the world’s smallest human liver which can survive for forty days and works like the real thing – using a 3D printer. The mini-livers, made by California-based medical research company Organvo, are just half a millimetre deep and four millimetres wide but can perform most of the functions that a real liver can. The printer builds up 20 layers of hepatocytes cells, which carry out liver functions, along with two major types of liver cell. It also adds cells from the lining of a blood vessel. This allows the liver cells to receive...
  • Printer ink cartridges (or however you spell 'em)

    10/12/2013 10:16:06 AM PDT · by knarf · 40 replies
    self | October 12, 2013 | knarf
    I bought new cartridges about two or three months ago .. both color and black and I printed a little back then ...
  • Scientists use 3D printer to create microbatteries smaller than a single GRAIN of sand...

    06/21/2013 3:53:35 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 24 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 6/19/13 | Anna Sanders
    Batteries were constructed from interlaced stacks of tiny electrodes, which conduct electricity, smaller than the width of a human hair The microbatteries can be used in devices too small for older batteries Researchers at Harvard and University of Illinois created electrochemically active ink for their custom 3D printerThe revolutionary technology behind 3D-printed car parts, food and guns can also be used to print batteries smaller than a grain of sand. Scientists have used a 3D printer to make linthium-ion microbatteries that can fit into tiny devices that had previously stumped engineers looking to power them for longer periods. The batteries...
  • 3D printer makes tiniest human liver ever

    04/23/2013 12:29:52 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 24 replies
    New Scientist ^ | 4/23/13 | Andy Coghlan
    Lab-grown livers have come a step closer to reality thanks to a 3D printer loaded with cells (see video above). Created by Organovo in San Diego, California, future versions of the system could produce chunks of liver for transplant. The mini-livers that Organovo made are just half a millimetre deep and 4 millimetres across but can perform most functions of the real thing. To create them, a printer builds up about 20 layers of hepatocytes and stellate cells – two major types of liver cell. Crucially, it also adds cells from the lining of blood vessels. These form a delicate...
  • 3D Printed AR15 Much Improved, More Reliable

    01/11/2013 7:40:27 AM PST · by marktwain · 46 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 12 January, 2013 | Dean Weingarten
    Major improvements have been made in 3D printed AR15 rifles. The part of the rifle that is defined as a gun by federal law is the only part printed. The rest of the parts are commonly available on the free market. People have made guns at home since guns were invented in the 1500’s or before. However, the ability to print out your own AR15 lower receiver at home, without having to use steel files, a grinder, or other home workshop tools, has caught the attention of the public in this digital age. Defense Distributed is the organization that aims...
  • Free guns for everyone! Texas startup plans to distribute blueprints for 3-D printable firearms

    11/28/2012 8:05:27 AM PST · by marktwain · 49 replies
    Russia Today ^ | 26 November, 2012 | NA
    Defense Distributed spokesman Cody Wilson tells the UK’s Guardian that his company has the “logistics, time, resources and money” to start freely distributing blueprints that will let any hobbyist with a 3-D home printer make their own gun, and now it’s just up to Uncle Sam to sign off on a federal firearms license. Wilson doesn’t think there will be any problem, though, and says his company plans to be approved and begin building prototypes in the coming weeks. “We're just waiting on a little piece of paper,” Wilson says, which could be all the federal government needs to give...
  • Disruptions: With a 3-D Printer, Building a Gun With the Push of a Button

    10/09/2012 7:07:02 AM PDT · by marktwain · 62 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 8 October, 2012 | Nick Bilton
    It has long been possible to make a gun at home. But what happens when it no longer takes knowledge and skill to build one? It won't be long before a felon, unable to buy a gun legally, can print one at home. Teenagers could make them in their bedroom while their parents think they are "playing on their computer." I'm talking about a fully functional gun, where the schematic is downloaded free from the Internet and built on a 3-D printer, all with the click of a button. Hit print, walk away, and a few hours later, you have...
  • Gunsmithing with a 3D printer – Part 1 (makes functional AR-15 lower)

    07/27/2012 4:54:37 AM PDT · by marktwain · 19 replies
    haveblue.org ^ | 28 June, 2012 | Have Blue
    I’ve used my Stratasys to prototype out various ideas for paintball gun parts, but the concept of using it for actual firearm parts hadn’t really occurred to me until early last year. I first thought of making some dummy 12 gauge shells to test out the action on a Remington 870, and then thought of using it to test out 1911 pistol grip panel ideas. Gun manufacturers have been using rapid prototyping for years, and the concept is now making its way to the hobbyist gunsmith. To the best of my knowledge, this has been restricted to mockups (Justin Halford...
  • Lasers can 'unprint' documents

    03/17/2012 3:48:22 PM PDT · by U-238 · 52 replies · 2+ views
    British researchers say they've developed a laser process that can "uncopy" toner ink from paper as an alternative to traditional recycling. Scientists at the University of Cambridge say the process involves short laser pulses to erase words and images by heating the printed material to the point that it vaporizes. The technique works with commonly used papers and toner inks and is more eco-friendly than recycling, they said. "When you fire the laser, it hits the thin toner layer and heats it up until the point that you vaporize it," researcher David Leal-Ayala told the BBC. "Toner is mostly composed...
  • Next Frontier in Piracy: Downloading Physical Objects to Your 3D Printer

    01/25/2012 3:17:41 AM PST · by LibWhacker · 13 replies
    Time ^ | 1/24/12 | Doug Aamoth
    Exciting times, friends. While we’ve been cleaning up the proverbial ticker tape left behind by jubilant celebration over the recently-stalled antipiracy bills, the Pirate Bay – arguably the premier resource for pirating digital content – has already moved on to the next big thing. The site has announced a new category called “Physibles” that houses digital files that can be downloaded and used in conjunction with 3D printers to print out actual, physical objects: We believe that the next step in copying will be made from digital form into physical form. It will be physical objects. Or as we decided...
  • Need help with an HP 3052 print-scanner and Windows 7

    08/26/2011 3:14:46 PM PDT · by MeganC · 21 replies · 1+ views
    Just Me ^ | 8/26/2011 | Megan
    FR, I recently converted my computer to 32-bit Windows 7 from XP. When I installed my HP 3052 print/scanner/fax it was able to print but I lost the fax and scan capabilities. No, the driver for Windows Vista won't work. The HP 'Universal' driver just supports printing. I was wondering if anyone had the same problem and if there was some way to make this work like maybe with a substitute driver? Thank you for your help!
  • Windows 7 and HP 7500A printer/scanner question (Hardware/software(?) vanity)

    01/15/2011 11:19:48 AM PST · by library user · 43 replies · 3+ views
    Today | Self
    I'm trying to help a person install an HP All-In-One Printer/Scanner on their desktop, which is running Windows 7. The HP software worked just fine for his laptop, which is running XP (he can both print and scan using the machine which has XP). He said he downloaded all the necessary and applicable drivers (latest and greatest versions) from hp.com, and while the printer works, the scanner does not. When attempting to scan, the error is something along the lines of "Cannot communicate with scanner." Anyone have similar troubles and might be able to offer some words of wisdom? The...
  • Food made by a printer

    12/25/2010 4:18:05 AM PST · by LibWhacker · 35 replies · 1+ views
    Examiner ^ | 12/24/10 | Troy Pearce
    Scientists at Cornell are creating a 3D food printer. Cornell University's Computational Synthesis Lab's project will one day allow you to tweet what you're in the mood for and it will be printed up and ready to eat. The "3D food printer" uses syringes filled with "raw food ink." You place the inks in the top of the printer, load a recipe and the machine will cook it up then print it out. Simple changes in the recipe will allow for the same food to be cooked in different ways, such as softer cookies. The only inks that have been...
  • Printer -- what's a good, reliable, reasonably-priced personal desktop printer?

    09/01/2010 7:13:19 AM PDT · by the invisib1e hand · 62 replies
    self, already | 090110 | self
    A little old lady who uses her computer to write letters asked me.
  • Why does my printer work with only one of my USB ports?

    08/27/2010 12:27:11 PM PDT · by rudy45 · 38 replies · 1+ views
    I have an HP Laserjet4P printer that I connect to my Dell Vostro 1320 laptop via a parallel-to-USB cable. If I plug this cable into three of my four USB ports, I cannot print. I see, in my printer queue, the document, plus the remark "use printer offline." Only when I plug into the fourth USB port do I succeed in printing. When I do so, the "use printer offline" message disappears, the printer light blinks and prints and the queue entry disappears. What is going on? Thanks.
  • Need to Connect Printers to Wireless Router...and They are Not Wireless Printers

    08/27/2010 12:25:57 PM PDT · by Chickensoup · 21 replies
    08.27.10 | chickensoup
    I have two printers, an HP Laserjet m13191MFP and an HP 1020. I now have three wireless laptops. We would all like to print to our printers and I understand that there is a way to make this happen. It is possible: that is what the nice man at STAPLES told me. But STAPLES does not carry the equipment. I thought I could find it online. He told me it was called a "wireless print server." I am not sure that what I am looking at would work. I cannot tell where they would go on the printer. Has anyone...
  • Printer Problem Help?

    03/19/2010 8:17:44 AM PDT · by brytlea · 86 replies · 862+ views
    I hope this won't get me in trouble, and I'm not sure I put this in the right place, but I know that Freepers are the smartest people on earth and I am in need of tech help. I have a HP B8350 printer that suddenly is telling me there is a problem with the cartridges. Initially it said the tri-color cartridge had a problem and suggested I take it out and put it back in and/or replace it. I did both of those things, and it still will not print (just continues to give me an error window when...
  • Is Your Printer Spying On You?

    10/19/2009 8:09:18 PM PDT · by FromLori · 19 replies · 1,234+ views
    Imagine that every time you printed a document, it automatically included a secret code that could be used to identify the printer - and potentially, the person who used it. Sounds like something from an episode of "Alias," right? Unfortunately, the scenario isn't fictional. In a purported effort to identify counterfeiters, the US government has succeeded in persuading some color laser printer manufacturers to encode each page with identifying information. That means that without your knowledge or consent, an act you assume is private could become public. A communication tool you're using in everyday life could become a tool for...
  • The hidden costs of home printing

    09/01/2009 12:06:38 PM PDT · by JoeProBono · 63 replies · 1,755+ views
    bbc ^ | 1 September 2009 | Zoe Kleinman and Mark Ward
    Of all the extras that can be bought to make more of a PC, the humble printer is probably the most popular. But that humility might conceal a house guest that costs much more to run than most people realise. While the device may be very cheap to buy initially, especially if bought at the same time as its companion PC, the running costs can, and do, mount up. Particularly if a printer is used to produce a lot of high-quality colour copies. It is well known that printer ink costs more per millilitre than the finest champagne. And it...
  • Great Little Printer [vanity]

    07/01/2009 7:27:02 PM PDT · by Attention Surplus Disorder · 26 replies · 830+ views
    personal experience ^ | July 01, 2009 | Attention Surplus Disorder
    This an unrestricted tout of an "incredible" printer. It's a Brother HL-2140 monochrome-only, but there are a few other brands like this. Monochrome only, laser printer, the cartridges are REALLY cheap, and they have significant life. The cart that comes with the printer is good for 1000 pages. The replacement ones are 1500 pages. Tired of having to refill or rebuy ink-jet printer cartridges, especially since 98% of my printing is just monochrome anyway. This little dude was SIXTY BUCKS at Fry's, including the cartridge. It's USB-only (no parallel input) That may have SOME impact on one's ability (in Windows)...
  • Buying a new printer...Suggestions?

    03/12/2009 8:09:53 PM PDT · by killermosquito · 53 replies · 2,147+ views
    killermosquito vanity question | 3/12/09 | KillerMosquito
    Tomorrow I'm going shopping for a new printer for our home. Here is what I would like: Definitely LaserJet not Inkjet Preferably with network and/or WIFI Preferably with scanner I don't care about fax capability I don't care about duplex capability I don't care about copier capability I would like color but I'm trying to stay under $200. I want it to last for a long time; be very reliable, and not drain my wallet by having to feed it cartridges all of the time. I'm sort of tempted to go with a better quality monochrome laser printer and buy...
  • Inkless 'Zink' Printer Fits in Your Pocket

    01/30/2008 7:02:01 AM PST · by Red Badger · 24 replies · 127+ views
    www.physorg.com ^ | 01/29/2008 | Lisa Zyga
    If you've ever wished you could print photos directly from your cell phone, a new mobile photo printer from Polaroid is coming that can do just that. Perhaps even more intriguing is the technology the printer uses: it´s inkless. Designed by ZINK ("Zero-Ink") Imaging, the ZINK printer concept doesn´t require ink cartridges or even dye rolls. Instead, it incorporates dye crystals inside the specially patented ZINK paper, secured underneath a glossy protective layer. When heat from the printer is applied to the cyan, yellow, and magenta crystals in the paper, the appropriate crystals are "melted" to release color. While ZINK...
  • Your Printer May Be Hazardous To Your Health

    08/03/2007 11:32:50 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 14 replies · 815+ views
    Yahoo ^ | Jul 31, 2007
    Your Printer May Be Hazardous To Your Health Jul 31, 2007 I've long heard rumors that the fine particulate dust used in laser printer toner cartridges may be a health risk. It certainly makes sense: Not all of that stuff can stick to the paper, and if you've ever spilled toner you know there's no way it can be good for your lungs. Now a controlled study is confirming the information, saying that 30 percent of all laser printers tested emit dangerous particles described as "causing lasting damage on the scale of inhaled cigarette smoke." These tiny particles lodge deep...
  • Problems in using a shared network printer

    04/08/2007 8:37:43 PM PDT · by rudy45 · 8 replies · 423+ views
    I have a network that uses a Belkin router. One desktop computer is connected via ethernet cable to the router, and also has a Canon MP500 printer connected to the computer via USB. This desktop computer has been set up to allow sharing of the MP500. A second computer, a Toshiba laptop, has been able to print to the Canon via the shared connection. Now, however, it cannot print. When I try to print a Word document, I get the message "Windows cannot print due a problem with the current printer setup." When I go to the printers page of...
  • Vanity - Computer Question

    11/03/2006 7:01:19 AM PST · by 50sDad · 22 replies · 961+ views
    You guys are usually right, so here's a question:
  • Help! Printer not printing text.

    10/27/2006 9:49:26 AM PDT · by mtbopfuyn · 26 replies · 4,095+ views
    10/27/06 | self
    I'm using Windows XP and have an HP Deskjet 3930 printer. The text won't print. Also, some graphics won't print either. I refilled the black ink cartridge two days ago but don't know if that's the problem or not. I doubt it, but had the same problem on a Lexmark after refilling the black cartridge and ended up throwing the whole thing in the trash and buying the current HP printer. Here's some examples of what's happening - Google maps will print the map but not the directions. Even copying the text directions to Word, it still won't print the...
  • Review: Secret codes in printers may allow government tracking

    10/25/2005 5:43:20 PM PDT · by Momaw Nadon · 34 replies · 1,074+ views
    AFP via PHYSORG.COM ^ | Tuesday, October 25, 2005 | AFP
    Tiny dots produced by some laser printers are a secret code that can allow the government to track down counterfeiters, a new study concludes, raising the hackles of privacy advocates. The Electronic Frontier Foundation said its researchers recently broke the code behind the tiny tracking dots and said the US Secret Service confirmed that the tracking is part of a deal struck with selected color laser printer manufacturers to identify counterfeiters. "We've found that the dots from at least one line of printers encode the date and time your document was printed, as well as the serial number of...
  • PC Help Needed!

    06/19/2005 2:15:02 PM PDT · by MplsSteve · 12 replies · 405+ views
    6/19/05
    Last week, I had my PC worked. The techs took all of my programs and put them in a back-up file on my C drive. My printer/scanner is sitting in that back-up file. How do I get it out of C drive and re-install it on my PC? I've tried messing with it and can't seem to make it work. I have a Compaq Presario and the printer/scanner is a Lexmark X1150. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!
  • Networked computers -- sharing a printer between them -- HELP!

    04/11/2005 7:14:19 PM PDT · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 30 replies · 1,492+ views
    11 April 2005
    Please help. Have a machine with Windows XP Professional and one with Windows 2000. Sharing a printer (HP Laserjet 4L). Can't get the Windows 2000 machine (secondary) to print on the printer connected to the main machine (Windows XP) and both are networked and do share other files including internet. Have clicked boxes allowing for "sharing" and need help determining WHY machine 2 won't print on printer on machine 1 (which has printer connected. If you can help...thanks in advance.
  • Suit calls HP printer cartridges defective

    02/22/2005 3:10:35 PM PST · by holymoly · 105 replies · 3,278+ views
    C|Net ^ | February 22, 2005 | n/a
    A Georgia woman has sued Hewlett-Packard, claiming the ink cartridges for their printers are secretly programmed to expire on a certain date, in some cases rendering them useless before they're even installed in a printer. The suit, filed in Santa Clara Superior Court in Northern California last Thursday, seeks to represent anyone in the United States who purchased an HP inkjet printer since February 2001. HP, which recently endured the high-profile ouster of former CEO Carly Fiorina, is the world's No. 1 computer printer maker. An HP spokesman said the company does not comment on pending litigation. HP ink cartridges...
  • There’s a Hero on Your Desktop

    01/31/2005 9:32:24 AM PST · by pageonetoo · 16 replies · 791+ views
    Popular Science Website ^ | 1/31/2005 | Jason Daley
    If you were to toast the most dazzling gadget in your home, you might compose an ode to your plasma TV, recite a limerick about your computer-controlled telescope, or maybe sing the praises of your video conferencing, nose-hair-trimming espresso maker. But the invention most deserving of your adoration, the contraption that will one day sit in the pantheon of great American machines alongside the telephone and the transistor radio, is something far more prosaic. It is the inkjet printer, and it is much more than a peripheral. Its core technology may seem simple—an array of nozzles that moves back and...
  • Boffins develop human skin printer

    01/22/2005 3:23:13 PM PST · by Stoat · 20 replies · 2,287+ views
    The Register (U.K.) ^ | January 21, 2005 | Lester Haines
    Boffins develop human skin printer By Lester Haines Published Friday 21st January 2005 14:58 GMT Scientists at Manchester University have built a printer which can output human skin suitable for grafts, the Manchester News reports.The device uses human cells suspended in a solution which are printed onto a plastic matrix. It works in the same way as an ink-jet printer and is capable of producing made-to-measure strips of skin ready for grafting. The plastic matrix is designed to dissolve after attachment to the patient. Although several rival teams are working on similar projects around the globe, lead boffin Professor Brian...
  • Your Old Inkjet Printer Could Aid Burn Victims

    12/04/2004 7:04:00 AM PST · by nuconvert · 23 replies · 1,022+ views
    yahooNews ^ | Dec. 2, 2004
    Your Old Inkjet Printer Could Aid Burn Victims Susannah Patton, CIO Dec. 2, 2004 Looking for a place to toss your old inkjet printers? A team of scientists working to create human tissue may have a good use for them. Inkjets that are ten years old, they say, are perfectly suited to create sheets of human skin and other tissue that one day may help burn victims and even manufacture organs. Vladimir Mironov, director of the Shared Tissue Engineering Laboratory at the Medical University of South Carolina, is one of the scientists who has rigged Hewlett-Packard and Canon inkjet printers...
  • Does Burkett have a printer?

    09/22/2004 4:45:46 AM PDT · by u7u5 · 13 replies · 331+ views
    9/22/04 | u7u5
    Why does the media ignore the distinct possibility that Burkett typed these memo's? USA Today and CBS have been in his house. "Hey Bill, while we are visiting, do you mind if we look at your computer? Nice printer. What's on the hard drive Bill?" Seriously, whoever did this is guilty of a felony. Isn't there probable cause for the local sherriff to seach Burkett's house? Can't he be called in for questioning. If Burkett has a printer, does anyone know, can it be matched up to a specific document. You know, little imperfections, like they do with tracing of...
  • GOOD NEWS FILE: Orange County, CA printer refuses to print anti-Bush material

    08/05/2004 10:16:35 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 10 replies · 479+ views
    dfu | 8-5-04 | Doug from Upland
    FReeper doodlelady and I have been working on a cute mocking anti-Kerry book. We are self-publishing it so I called a few printers to get the prices of printing and binding. I called a shop in Laguna Hills, CA, which is in the Republican stronghold of Orange County. It is Spinn Print, owned by Bret and Sandy. Much of the rest of the state is lost, but Orange County is Bush Country. I started to describe paper and cover and other ideas, and I told them it is a political book. Sandy immediately asked, "It isn't a Bush-bashing book, is...
  • Copyright officials rule against Lexmark

    10/29/2003 2:11:13 PM PST · by antiRepublicrat · 29 replies · 143+ views
    The Globe and Mail ^ | Oct. 29, 2003 | JACK KAPICA
    The United States Copyright Office has ruled in favour of Static Control Components, of Sanford, N.C., saying that its microchips do not contravene the Digital Millennium Copyright Act. Lexmark International, the world's second-largest printer maker, had charged that SCC violated the act by making components for use in remanufactured laser printer toner cartridges. Among the components is a chip that mimics the behaviour of one made by Lexmark. The ruling says that section 1201 of the DMCA allows aftermarket companies to develop software for the purpose of remanufacturing toner cartridges and printers. SCC argued that Lexmark was trying to shield...
  • A Better Way to Recycle Electronics

    08/08/2003 11:43:25 AM PDT · by BulletBobCo · 21 replies · 263+ views
    San Antonio Express-News ^ | August 6, 2003 | Pinnacor
    I (author) went shopping for a cheap printer, and the first machine that waggled its cartridges at me was the Apollo P-2200. I stared open-mouthed at the price tag: $10. I was tempted. That $10 price tag translated to $40 with a $30 mail-in rebate. But still, 10 bucks! I wanted that printer. I wanted a house full, a different printer for every day of the week. The clerk caught me drooling in the aisle and talked trash to me. He told me that people were coming back after a few months and buying another one. The printer comes loaded...