Pi Score Tabletop MAME Arcade Cabinet #3DThursday #3DPrinting

countspatula shares:

Jeremy Williams and I (Sean Charlesworth) designed a snap together classic arcade cabinet to house a MAME system – the Pi Score. I designed the five piece cabinet that slots together with dovetails and pins.

download the files on: https://www.youmagine.com/designs/pi-score-tabletop-mame-arcade-cabinet


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Every Thursday is #3dthursday here at Adafruit! The DIY 3D printing community has passion and dedication for making solid objects from digital models. Recently, we have noticed electronics projects integrated with 3D printed enclosures, brackets, and sculptures, so each Thursday we celebrate and highlight these bold pioneers!

Have you considered building a 3D project around an Arduino or other microcontroller? How about printing a bracket to mount your Raspberry Pi to the back of your HD monitor? And don’t forget the countless LED projects that are possible when you are modeling your projects in 3D!

The Adafruit Learning System has dozens of great tools to get you well on your way to creating incredible works of engineering, interactive art, and design with your 3D printer! If you’ve made a cool project that combines 3D printing and electronics, be sure to let us know, and we’ll feature it here!

Over-the-door closet hanger #3DThursday #3DPrinting

mverive shares:

Over-the-door closet hanger to help organize and plan for the day. Two lengths provided, along with extensions that can be daisy-chained to extend the hanger and increase usable space. Easy to customize to make longer, shorter, wider, etc.

download the files on: https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:2917663


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Every Thursday is #3dthursday here at Adafruit! The DIY 3D printing community has passion and dedication for making solid objects from digital models. Recently, we have noticed electronics projects integrated with 3D printed enclosures, brackets, and sculptures, so each Thursday we celebrate and highlight these bold pioneers!

Have you considered building a 3D project around an Arduino or other microcontroller? How about printing a bracket to mount your Raspberry Pi to the back of your HD monitor? And don’t forget the countless LED projects that are possible when you are modeling your projects in 3D!

The Adafruit Learning System has dozens of great tools to get you well on your way to creating incredible works of engineering, interactive art, and design with your 3D printer! If you’ve made a cool project that combines 3D printing and electronics, be sure to let us know, and we’ll feature it here!

Rosemont Instructors Establish Prosthetic Printing Educational Program in Nepal

As 3D printing becomes more crucial in our daily lives, so does the need to establish educational programs for it. This is a very popular notion of course, but it becomes difficult in practice when considering far flung areas like Nepal. There are financial and technological hurdles that make it difficult to bring the same […]

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Albanian Company Produces Stylish 3D Printed Ties

It’s all well and good to talk about functional manufacturing, but sometimes 3D printing can be fashionable and aesthetic. Albanian company, VIP Tie 3D, presents one such application. They’re trying to rock the fashion world with personally customised, 3D printed ties. The company presents a model where the tie undergoes both printing and stitching to […]

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3D printing jobs update: CEL, Simplify3D, RP Support, Additive Industries

As a growing manufacturing industry, 3D printing is ripe with new job opportunities from enthusiastic and applied individuals. In this latest 3D Printing Jobs update, we have open positions in both the U.S. and Europe, including vacancies in metal 3D printing, software development and design engineering. Sign up to 3D Printing Jobs now to make […]

BigRep creates illuminating architecture with Immensa and 3D printing

NOWlab, the innovation department of large-scale 3D printer manufacturer BigRep, has completed a smart architecture project with Immensa Technology Labs, a company dedicated to the advancement of 3D printing throughout the United Arab Emirates (UAE). The so-termed Smart Concrete Wall takes on the shape of a hexagonal grid inspired by Ancient Arabic tiling. It has an adaptive surface, […]

Roboze and FIT AG Announce 3D Printing Expansions to New Countries

As 3D printing continues to grow, the technology’s footprint is broadening on a global scale. More and more companies are seeing their 3D printing systems spread around the world with new installations, expansions, and partnerships. Recent news out of Dubai (via Italy) and Japan (via Germany) showcases two more 3D printing entities expanding their reach.

3D printer manufacturer Roboze, headquartered in Bari, Italy, has long had expansion on the mind. In the last two years, the company announced expansions into the US, the Balkan Peninsula, Asia and India, the Benelux region, Poland, the EMEA region, and the UK and Ireland. Now Roboze can add a new location to this long list – the United Arab Emirates, or more specifically, Dubai, which knows a little something about 3D printing.

In 2016, Dubai implemented its famous 3D Printing Strategy, which includes a multi-tiered plan focusing on construction, consumer products, and medical products. The plan, set up to ensure that Dubai and the UAE become world leaders in 3D printing, has an ambitious goal – to have 25% of the city-state’s buildings 3D printed by 2030. As the technology continues to evolve, and the market is forecast to reach $300 billion by 2025, this seems manageable. The project is set to start in 2019, beginning at 2% with a gradual increase toward the final goal.

The Dubai Health Authority (DHA) is regulating standards for 3D printing use in the health sector, and is already exploring 3D printed prosthetic limbs and other medical devices. In addition, Dubai is increasing its focus on 3D printed consumer products, and has set a goal of reaching €6 billion on the market by 2025 for producing items like fast food products, household items, jewelry, optics, and children’s games.

Expansion-minded Roboze has now responded to the UAE market, and will use its high-precision, industrial 3D printers to provide cost and time-effective solutions. This week, the company’s founder and CEO Alessio Lorusso is in Dubai to introduce the company’s 3D printing solutions, including the ARGO 500, to the UAE in a series of meetings.

Roboze’s patented Beltless System is part of what makes its offerings so appealing. The system gets rid of the traditional rubber straps, replacing them with a unique movement of the X and Y axes, complete with directly connected helical rack and pinion. This makes the company’s 3D printers some of the most accurate in the whole world.

The company also counts metal replacement, especially in the aerospace and automotive fields, and its versatile materials among its strengths. Its desktop 3D printers can print using high-performance, industrial-strength materials, like PEEK and PEI, which help Roboze, in its own words, “pave the way in the creation of new divisions aimed at leading the medical technology sector.”

By exporting its extrusion-based technology to Dubai, which is rapidly developing its use of 3D printing in multiple sectors, Roboze is seizing an opportunity that just can’t be missed, as the UAE’s growing market is quickly becoming a stepping stone to a brighter future.

Another well-known company that’s focused on expansion is 3D printing specialist FIT AG, which is headquartered in Germany and has subsidiaries in Romania and the US, and began a joint venture in Russia in the fall.

This week, the company announced that it’s entered the 3D printing market in Japan by setting up a new fully owned subsidiary, called FIT Japan K.K. The company completed an analysis of the Japanese 3D printing and service market to confirm that a shift in the country’s business needs and manufacturing strategies was occurring, which meant that more substitution of prototypes with final tools and parts was needed.

Japan boasts many opportunities in the 3D printing industry. This growth comes from growing demand from multiple end-use applications, like the architecture, automotive, and healthcare industries. So the strategic decision for FIT AG to reach out to the Japanese market makes sense.

[Image: FIT AG]

“Step by step, we will evolve from a foreign contract manufacturer to an insider in the Japanese innovation system,” said Carl Fruth, CEO at FIT Additive Manufacturing Group. “To this goal, we have established a Japanese subsidiary to serve as a direct interface for our ADM services to the market and to introduce us to important Japanese customers. Starting from a position as a global technology leader, we intend to open up the Japanese as well as the Asian markets and to consolidate business in the long run.”

FIT AG specializes in volume manufacturing of 3D printed parts, and developed an approach called ADM, Additive Design and Manufacturing. The company offers a comprehensive service, which includes both additive design and engineering in the pre-production project phase, multiple technologies for production, and post-processing and quality assurance.

Yasushi Murata

“When learning about FIT AG and its ADM concept for the first time, I was immediately intrigued by its potential. I’m overjoyed to empower Japanese companies with FIT’s expertise,” said Yasushi Murata, FIT AG’s assigned leader in Japan. “I’m not exaggerating… I’m convinced that FIT AG can act as a game-changer for the Japanese productive industry of today.”

One advantage of FIT AG’s move to Japan is that, while the name FIT Japan K.K. may be new to the market, the company is not unknown in the country, as it already counts several Japanese companies as customers.

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3D Printer Manufacturer FELIXprinters Announces Repositioning

Dutch company FELIXprinters has an interesting history. In 2010, Guillaume Feliksdal built a humanoid robot that he had developed during his studies and after. To create some of the robot’s parts, he bought a RepRap 3D printer DIY kit, but was disappointed with its quality, so he decided to build his own 3D printer, which he and his father then marketed as the FELIX 1.0, officially launching the company in 2011. The mission of FELIXprinters was, and still is, to create fit for purpose, upgradeable 3D printers.

The company’s minimalist 3D printers have remained popular, and in 2015, FELIXprinters introduced its first professional machine, the FELIX Pro 1. Now FELIXprinters has announced that it is repositioning itself and its product portfolio to serve the changing needs of the 3D printing industry and its customers. As the interests of those customers has shifted towards professional applications, FELIXprinters is increasing its focus on its Pro series of printers, which were developed specifically to meet the needs of industry users.

“This is a deliberate strategy founded on the belief that our customers, whatever their size or shape, get the best from their use of our 3D printing technologies, when we work with them directly and become a strategic partner and advisor for them,” said Feliksdal. “We work closely with all our industrial customers to ensure that the use of the technology is optimised for each individual application.”

The Pro series currently features the Pro 2 and the Pro 2 Touch, a smart 3D printer with a touchscreen and WiFi connectivity. The printers enable a flexible approach with their high levels of functionality, reliability and ease of use. The series provides engineering solutions for a wide range of applications in prototyping and low volume production.

The FELIX Pro 2

FELIXprinters’ engineers and technicians are also dedicated to providing support services to clients, working directly with them to achieve the best possible outcomes from their 3D printers. While the company has shifted to an industrial focus, however, it also recognizes that its client base is not made up entirely of industrial users, so it doesn’t plan to forget that other customer base. This includes schools and makers, for whom the TEC series is designed.

The TEC series includes the TEC 4, which comes in both assembled and DIY versions – and holds the distinction of having been the one millionth desktop 3D printer sold – the FELIX 3L, and the FELIX 3.1 DIY Kit. FELIXprinters works closely with schools, colleges and universities to provide excellent customer service with this line of 3D printers. Regardless of whether it’s working with industrial clients, schools or individual makers, FELIXprinters prides itself on its attention to the consumer, offering multiple support options through its website and personally.

FELIXprinters has become a trusted brand in a number of industries, including education, engineering, architecture, healthcare, production and research. As the company repositions, customers can be reassured that its focus will remain on them.

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[Images: FELIXprinters]