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3D printing, also known as additive manufacturing (AM), are processes used to synthesize a three-dimensional object in which successive layers of material are formed under computer control to create the object, the most common types of 3D printing for the home and some commercial environments are filament based 3D printers. Filament based 3D printing involves the use of materials such as plastics and nylon, stored on a long reel in the form of thin filament, common diameters of 3D printer plastic filament are typicale 1.75mm and 3mm, this is analogous to a reel of cotton on a swing machine.
Home printers typically work with plastic filament. The technology behind this is referred to as Fused Filament Fabrication (FFF), more professional, industrial-grade machines use a technology called Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM).
In an FDM printer, a long plastic filament is fed from a spool to a nozzle where the material is liquefied and ‘drawn’ on the platform, where it immediately hardens again. The nozzle moves to place the material in the correct location to build your model layer by layer. When a layer is drawn, the platform lowers by one layer thickness so the printer can start with the next layer.
Below are some videos relating to the latest developments in this technology.
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Creality CR-10 3D Printer
3D scanners are devices that analyses real-world objects and environments to collect data on their shapes and possibly their appearance (e.g. colour). The collected data can then be used to construct digital three-dimensional models, usually within a computer program.
The 3D Scanner Occiptal Structure Sensor is a device that uses a process known as structured light, in which an infrared laser projector casts a specific pixel pattern on the scene in front of it. The Structure Sensor’s infrared sensor then records distortions in this dot pattern at VGA resolution as you move your iPad around the object you’re scanning, creating a depth (3D) map of the scene and the objects in it.
The world’s first white light desktop 3D Scanner! Fast, accurate, safe 3D scanner for creative 3D printing applications! EinScan scanner adopts structure light phase shifting technology, the accuracy has been proved to be ＜0.1mm. With two scan mode settings, EinScan-S 3D scanner is capable of scanning for objects small and large.
The maximum scanning size is 200*200*200mm under automatic scan; 700 mm *700 mm *700mm under free scan. EinScan scanner allows anyone to scan, all you have to do is “click”, the scan process will be done automaticlly, then turn objects into 3D models on computer. One and only two scan mode scanner in the market. EinScan equipped with automatic scan and free scan mode, which can switch from each freely. Automatic scan takes less than 3 minutes to complete one circle, 3-4 times faster than similar desktop 3D scanner in the market with the turntable scans. All the digital models scanned by EinScan can perfect ready to print in 3D printer, without any editing work. Make your creativity come to life. White light scanning is far safer than laser scanning. The white light is created by a projector very similar to those used in classrooms and offices. At less than 8 lb (3.5kg), you can take it anywhere.
Operating Systems: Windows 7 64 bit，Windows 8 64 bit, Windows 10 64 bit. Processor: Intel I3 CPU (I5 is recommended) Memory: 4GB (8GB is recommended) Free Hard Drive Space: 1GB Graphics Card: Radeon, GeForce or equivalent video card. Scanner VGA cable should be connected into discrete graphics. USB Ports: Must have two free USB 2.0 Ports (USB 3.0 doesn’t support) Screen resolution: No less than 1024*800.
Scanify is the high-speed, high resolution, affordable handheld 3D scanner that allows you to quickly and easily capture 3D models of everyday objects for 3D printing or on-screen applications. A simple and sleek design, it combines pre-calibrated stereo cameras with photometric imaging and uses optical localisation to determine the positioning of the imaging device during scanning. Every SCANIFY comes with a free licence of Fuel3D Studio Starter, our proprietary studio editing software. There are three packages of Fuel3D Studio available to suit any ability level: Studio Starter, Plus and Advanced. Fuel3D Studio Plus and Advanced can be purchased now with your SCANIFY order or they can be free trialled for 30 days and purchased at a later date. To free trial, install your Studio Starter package and initiate the free trial within the software interface. You can then purchase your upgrade from either the user portal or the Fuel3D store.
XYZ Printing Handheld Scanner for 3D Printers, is powered by Intel® RealSense™ module, the XYZprinting 3D Scanner is fast in both scanning ability and processing speed. It allows for a 3.93 – 27.55 inch operating range with the wide scanning distance of 5.9 – 9.84 inch, and the quality resolution of 640 x 480 at 30FPS.
Matter And Form MFS1V1 3D Scanner, the world’s first truly afford able 3D scanner for anyone. Quick, high quality scanning of real world objects for use in printing, animations, and games. Compact, portable, lightweight featuring full colour scans and one click watertight meshes, true 360° scans in a matter of minutes, for Windows 7+ and Mac OS 10.9+.
CNC machines, which stands for Computer Numerical Control, is a device used for machining processes in the manufacturing sector, which involves the use of computers to control machine tools. Tools that can be controlled in this manner include lathes, mills, routers and grinders. Moreover a CNC router is a computer controlled cutting machine related to the hand heldrouter, used for cutting various hard materials, such as wood, composites, aluminium, steel, plastics, and foams. In addition to these their are CNC engraving machines, which as the name would suggest are used for engraving a wide verity of materials.
X-Carve allows you to build the size you need, Carving circuit boards or skateboards? Choose the size that fits your life (and workshop). The standard 500mm rails give you about 300 x 300mm (12 x 12″) work area. The larger 1000mm option gives you 800 x 800mm (31″ x 31″) to work with — enough for a full-size longboard.
Shapeoko 2 owners please note, If you already have a Shapeoko 2, you can turn it into an X-Carve. The upgraded kit will get you started with everything you need to upgrade your Shapeoko 2 to an X-Carve.
High-Z PlasCUT-1350 is the latest CNC-controlled lowcost plasma arc cutter / plasma arc torch, torch equipment
Of course, the system can be used as a CNC milling and engraving machine too. The plasma arc cutting equipment is suited for plasma arc torching as well as milling wood, PVC, etc.
EZ-Robot.com is used in over 10,000 robots! Program movements, vision object tracking and interactions with included software. Your robot will even respond to voice commands and is controlled from your mobile device! EZ-Robot Revolution introduces the world’s easiest, most powerful and creative robots for R&D, experimentation and STEM education. Revolution is modular, so there is no limit to your creativity. These robots are assembled with ez-bits using clip’n’play technology for endless configurations! There is absolutely nothing else like it!
Makeblock is an open source construction platform that turns your ideas into reality. No matter what your idea is and however impossible it looks like, Makeblock will make it possible by providing various mechanical parts and electronic modules, such as beams, plates, connectors, motors, brackets, sensors,drivers, controllers, and etc. Characterized by “Open, Fun, and Creative” thru mDrawbot, mBot, mElephant 3D Printer, XY Plotter, Starter Robot Kit and Ultimate Robot Kit, Makeblock has become one of the best intelligent hardware companies that strive to make differences.
Generation Robots, are keen to share their passion for robotics and programming, and have been since they first created the company in 2008. Their enthusiasm drives in in bringing together like-minded enthusiasts, which is why all their products have been selected on the basis of their quality, and that is why they enjoy helping us to discover or improve our understanding of this new, innovative and promising field. they are interested in building a different kind of relationship with their customers, they provide a high level of customer service and follow-up.
NB: Credit and copyright for the second picture of NAO belongs to Ed Alcock for Aldebaran Robotics.
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