After more than a century in the business and a history of turning out the best performing running shoes in the world, it would be an understatement to say the design standards at Brooks Running Company are quite high. Using MODO, the company can now create high-end 3D representations of its shoes, starting with the function and wrapping the aesthetics around it in a way it previously could never do.
Rapid prototyping technologies to speed the design process for the production of a decorative leaf finial.
Level 3 Inspection has been working in these technologies for 11 years and has helped the industry grow while these tools have become more available, affordable and far more powerful. Now that these tools are integrated into an automated integrated shop floor system, they are also much faster to meet production inspection requirements.
The Heinkel HE 51 Reconstruction Project is a volunteer collaboration of three German designers, Peter Davies-Garner, Swen Jensen, and Patrik Schlemmer, to make a first vintage recreation of the classic Heinkel HE 51 biplane, which was produced as fighter between World War I and World War II.
Hidden inside his brightly decorated coffin, the face of Nesperennub, priest of Karnak, has remained a mystery for thousands of years. The question of what this mummified corpse looked like when it was alive, will no longer be unanswered thanks to Dr Wilkinson and the FreeForm® Modeling PlusTM system, a unique 3-D touch-enabled Computer Aided Sculpting (CAS) system developed by SensAble Technologies, Inc.
NASA has made major leaps since the Columbia disaster in 2003 to make space travel a safer bet. One of the biggest areas of improvement is using Geomagic software to detect, assess and repair, if necessary, tile damage caused by foam particles dislodged from the shuttle and other flying debris.
The digital thread is alive and well at the University of South Florida’s Alliance for Integrated Spatial Technologies (AIST). See how AIST uses 3D Systems’ CubePro® 3D printer, Sense® and iSense® scanners, and Geomagic Studio® software to recreate oyster habitats, capture integrated maps and more.
Geomagic quickly and automatically measuring and assessing deviations
3D scanning and Geomagic Studio 3D imaging/reverse engineering software is being used by the University of Manchester to enable the 3D modeling of both pre-historic and modern-day animals and the simulation of their gait.
The novelty of this fashion sensation is not just in the designs themselves, but in the manufacturing process as well. Anna used a combination of a 3D scanner, 3D design software and a 3D printers to realize her vision.
3D designed & printed wall mounts to display product at Cycles Galleria.
Pankl Racing Systems have reduced costs and lead time in manufacturing with next-day custom jigs using the Formlabs Form 2 SLA 3D printers.
Artec scanners have many advantages over the old way of doing things and over other scanners on the market.
Russian Academy of Sciences, commissioned Artec to help with excavation and documentation of the battle field. Artec was tasked with scanning all human and battle-horse remains.
Nika Holding produces mats based on a method that is impossible without scanning. Computer processing of the data ensures a perfect fit of a pattern to the automobile surface.
The objective was to quickly and easily generate digital copies of hundreds of patient orthotic device molds which have piled up over the years, and to get rid of the molds to free up storage space.
Ogham stones are among Ireland’s most remarkable national treasures. These perpendicular-cut stones bear inscriptions in the unique Irish Ogham alphabet, using a system of notches and horizontal or diagonal lines/scores to represent the sounds of an early form of the Irish language.
The official distributor for Artec in China, Beijing Coase Instrument Company Limited, recently participated in a joint project of the police for the city of Zhoukou, located in Henan province, and Beijing University of Technology-CAUP. Thanks to the Artec scanner they were able to greatly simplify their system of stereo modeling and recognition of footprints.
Artec scanners are used by Hyundai in perceived quality for scanning automobile seats
Since the company began using the 3D scanner, the time from creation of the design to approval by the client has been cut almost in half.
Recently, Artec employees visited NPP Zvezda, a unique enterprise in Russia, which produces individual life-support systems for pilots and astronauts. The task was to scan a Sokol-KV-2 spacesuit, which astronauts wear when facing the highest risk of depressurization. These suits are very light (weighing about 8.5 kg). They have been used since 1979, and up to today there has not been a situation in which they have failed. An Artec MHT scanner was used to obtain a three-dimensional copy of the suit for its subsequent integration with a 3D spacecraft model.
Artec scanners and software are used in the process to generate life like silicone figures, right down to the finest details.
Creating 3D models of large objects is a cakewalk for Artec’s professional-grade 3D scanning solutions. This hippie bus was scanned with Artec Eva, connected to Artec’s lightweight portable battery pack. The scans were then fused in Artec Studio software.
To create the model Main Road|Post used an Artec MH scanner. “Of course we could have modeled the character by hand, but this would have cost us a lot of time”
Who would believe some two to three years ago that there will be a consumer market of 3D models suitable for 3D printing? A small company from Sofia, Threeding, has successfully occupied this niche together with the industry giants Shapeways and Thingiverse, and now is sustainably growing the number of its users and database of 3D printable models.
Artec scanners were used to digitize weapons, multiple baggage items for the plane crash scene, as well as actors and their elaborate costumes.
Hooke Audio envisions a hi-fi future–achieved by using binaural recording technologies that seep into our everyday lives, aiming for a collective desire for better sound quality.
Graham Combines Art & 3D Reverse Engineering Technology to Create “Majestic” Virgin Mary for New LA Cathedral
The FabLab@School concept is designed to encourage innovation and to actively engage students in the use of technology to solve problems.
Watch the inspiring video to hear how Richard’s project, Robohand, is changing lives with patience, spirit, and a MakerBot Replicator 2.
The 3D printed slipcase “gives people the opportunity to have something to hold onto that is not available in digital form” and “revisits the book as an object”.
A. MacArthur Barr Middle School’s CO2 drag racer project challenges students from concept through design to competition.
Finding ways to improve care at Brookhaven with the 3D printer: “You don’t know when you’re going use it, you don’t know what you’re going to use it for, but you’re always going to need it.”
Brooklyn Tech students pursue majors from biomedical engineering to architecture to social science research, but first they take a course in Design and Drawing for Production. “All freshmen take it,” says assistant principal Nicole Culella. The course includes instruction in Autodesk Inventor, and beginning this year, each Design and Drawing for Production classroom is outfitted with a MakerBot Replicator 2 Desktop 3D Printer. “Every student leaves that year with one piece they make on a MakerBot,” Ms. Culella says.
Carrie Mae wanted to use a basic 3D shape as a building block for her designs, and ended up 3D printing thousands of tetrahedrons to bring her ideas to life. She was able to easily produce shapes of different size and thickness on a MakerBot® Replicator® 2 Desktop 3D Printer.
Bill Phelps has a home office in Tarrytown, NY, a 35-minute train ride from midtown Manhattan. It occupies 100 square feet between the ground floor pantry and a playroom. There are bookshelves, a swivel chair, and a desk with a computer and a MakerBot Replicator 2 Desktop 3D Printer.
Olivieri’s Arts, Crafts, & Coffee in Kingston, a Hudson River town north of New York City are inspiring and educating the local community with 3D printing.
Florida Polytechnic University uses a MakerBot Innovation Center to introduce its students, faculty, and the surrounding community to hands-on STEM learning and applied research through 3D printing.
The Bristle Dress is Bitonti’s second work of couture developed in his New Skins computational design workshop and made on a MakerBot Replicator 2 Desktop 3D Printer.
Once GE FirstBuild added MakerBot® Replicator® 3D Printers to their toolkit, they were able to prototype and test the next generation of smart home appliances in real time.
MakerBot® collaborated with design teams from Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia to create the Trellis Collection, a set of branded table accessories that customers can download from the MakerBot Digital Store: digitalstore.makerbot.com/martha-stewart
Five years ago, Ian Bernstein was working at a robotics company and dreaming of controlling robots with his smartphone. “Back in 2009, nobody was doing it,” says Bernstein, a cofounder and CTO of Orbotix, a Boulder, CO, company that makes connected toys. The Sphero is a versatile robotic ball that can be used as anything from a tool to teach children programming to a ball in a game of miniature golf.
“Making all of these on the MakerBot frees us up to test more ideas for clients and come at a nicer solution in the same timeframe,” says Allen. The great thing, he adds, is that “you can almost print at the same speed that you can draw.”
For a course at the Pratt Institute School of Architecture, two undergraduates designed an artificial iceberg that is also a floating resort.
Kisi is a startup that turns your smartphone into a keycard and lets you send keys over email with more security and flexibility than, say, leaving a spare key under the flower pot. Kisi began in Munich, Germany is now based in Brooklyn, NY.
Sebastian Errazuriz, a Chilean artist who works in Brooklyn, NY, designed and made “12 Shoes for 12 Lovers” on a MakerBot Replicator 2X Experimental 3D Printer.
Chris Milnes had never 3D printed anything when he invented an iPhone accessory he desperately needed. While the Square credit card reader makes his life easier as a business owner, it tends to spin and twist during use. His simple design, the Square Helper, connects the Square unit to an iPhone or iPad and prevents it from twisting, saving the merchant time and hassle.
The State University of New York at New Paltz is home to the world’s first MakerBot Innovation Center: a ground-floor room with 30 MakerBot Replicator 3D Printers. “3D printing is training students to think in a different way,” says Dan Freedman, dean of science and engineering at New Paltz.
A class of Browning eighth-graders, who designed their own Lego-style pieces, learns how to print them on a MakerBot Replicator 2 Desktop 3D Printer.
Whitby School students learned 3D design to create their own boats and buildings for a fictional place called Whitby Harbor, and then brought their ideas to life
Here’s a rad example of ingenuity helped by a MakerBot Replicator 2 Desktop 3D Printer! Geoff Larson and Ben Forman created the ZBoard, an electric skateboard by Intuitive Motion Inc., that uses weight sensors to control acceleration and braking.
The Generative Freeway Project  is part of ISEA2013 at Tin Sheds Gallery, University of Sydney. As a work of kinetic sculpture, the printer uses PLA plastic filament to continuously build a freeway system.
Artec 3D Scanner delivers information on the shape of an object within a matter of seconds. As a result, our devices are successfully used whenever there is a need for 3D images of an individual body part or the entire human body.
Jim Rouse and his team at Boudlo Forge Ltd in Guernsey, have created print samples to test in underwater atmospheres. Using NinjaFlex, they printed a simple parametric knurled ring that can be added to knobs on various underwater dials on electronics, such as camera rigs, to aid manipulation with cold water gloves on.
Kersten Revalidatietechniek,manufacturing custom mattresses for the disabled: both for the wheelchair and the bed.
A compressor 3D scanned with Artec Space Spider is reverse engineered in 3D Systems’ Geomagic Design X
This project utilised Thinglab’s full spectrum of services including 3D scanning, design and printing. To produce a unique trophy for the Royal Children’s Hospital fundraiser.
After trying many filaments including PLA and ABS over the last year we have found a reliable and high quality supplier in Thinglab. Currently we are working with the ABS White 1.75mm. Compared to other filaments we have found that the Thinglabs ABS White 1.75mm provides a sharper stronger print.
With the help of Thinglab 3D Printing Services team, and the Formlabs Form 2, Tinta Crayons were able to create their own custom crayons with the detail they were striving for without compromise.