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World’s First 3D Printing Record Store PRINTS First Track

Earlier this month in central London, the very first track to ever be released on a 3D printed record was made. We have seen a lot of things made with 3D printers but this is a first-of-its kind which is very exciting to witness. Frankly I can see real potential in 3D printing truly bringing back the LP especially if artists start to make their record patterns available on things like Thingiverse.

The release was made by Bloc Party’s Kele Okereke and his chosen emerging artist, Bobbie Gordon who laid down the track “Down Boy” at a Bacardi UK event at the Vinyl Factory in central London. Guests at the event were also able to see the 3D printing in action as well as take in the limited edition vinyl sleeves specially designed by Studio Moross, led by Kate Moross. 

All proceeds of the 3D printed records were donated to the national music charity Nordoff Robbins. 

The 3D printing record store was part of the final creative project of 2013’s BACARDÍ Beginnings music mentoring programme. 

(Source: youtube.com)

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Michigan Scientists Build Low-Cost Metal 3D Printer
More affordable mass market 3D printers are making their way into homes across the world creating a new wave of makers who are printing anything from jewellery to parts for robots.
Up until now, most of this printing has been done in plastic. But this month, news broke of a group of scientists out of Michigan University who have developed a low-cost 3D printer that prints with metal.
We have seen non-plastic 3D printers come to the market - those that print chocolate and metal clay are already out there for use. But metal has been one of those materials that has been hard to crack. Commercial metal printers are available, but they cost over half a million dollars. 
Developed by Michigan Technological University’s Joshua Pearce and team, the printer used under $1500 worth of materials to create including a commercial MIG welder and an open-source microcontroller.  
In the spirit of innovation and growth, the team have made their detailed plans, software and firmware are all freely available and open-source, meaning anyone can use them to make their own metal 3D printer.
If you have always wanted to print out a thermos, hammer or your own custom nails, click on the link and start making!
Photo credit: A new 3D metal printer in action in the Open Sustainability Lab at Michigan Tech. Chenlong Zhang photo

designersofthings:

Michigan Scientists Build Low-Cost Metal 3D Printer

More affordable mass market 3D printers are making their way into homes across the world creating a new wave of makers who are printing anything from jewellery to parts for robots.

Up until now, most of this printing has been done in plastic. But this month, news broke of a group of scientists out of Michigan University who have developed a low-cost 3D printer that prints with metal.

We have seen non-plastic 3D printers come to the market - those that print chocolate and metal clay are already out there for use. But metal has been one of those materials that has been hard to crack. Commercial metal printers are available, but they cost over half a million dollars. 

Developed by Michigan Technological University’s Joshua Pearce and team, the printer used under $1500 worth of materials to create including a commercial MIG welder and an open-source microcontroller.  

In the spirit of innovation and growth, the team have made their detailed plans, software and firmware are all freely available and open-source, meaning anyone can use them to make their own metal 3D printer.

If you have always wanted to print out a thermos, hammer or your own custom nails, click on the link and start making!

Photo credit: A new 3D metal printer in action in the Open Sustainability Lab at Michigan Tech. Chenlong Zhang photo

(Source: mtu.edu, via smarterplanet)

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Open source will let your fridge send messages to your TV and phone

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