Gigatown might just be what Napier needs.

Gigatown might just be what Napier needs.

There is a town in New Zealand called Napier and the local Makerspace called the MakePlace they explain that the reason why they are trying to kickstart the MakePlace is to grow a seed of opportunity in Napier. The area where the little town is in, has got so much potential to be such an invigorating place … Continue reading

Kickstarter backers beware.

Kickstarter backers beware.

Crowd funding sites like Kickstarter are wonderful. If you have a splendid idea, you can turn it into reality without laying down a cent for it yourself.  They allow you to get money together from people like you and me for a product that doesn’t even exist yet. It allows budding inventors that do not … Continue reading

That shouldn’t work…should it?

That shouldn’t work…should it?

Arthur C Clarke once stated as one of his laws of prediction: Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic. And I’ll be damned.. he IS right! (Which automatically brings us to his first law: “When a distinguished but elderly scientist states that something is possible, he is almost certainly right. When he states that … Continue reading

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Whether you are a government entity attempting to grow a startup ecosystem, a university trying to commercialize technology, a big business intent on reinvigorating (or saving) your business, or an entrepreneur seeking to change the world, you’re likely using old-school, 20th-century “innovation” methods in a new, unrecognizable, global economy. In other…

Soo.. what is 3D printing?

You know what? It is quite hard trying to explain to people, who are not familiar with 3D printing, what the technology entails. If you are trying to explain it to others, automatically you start talking about 3D printing from a manufacturing point of view.. “it is like milling and machining, but then only additive, … Continue reading

Continuous 3D FDM printing possible?

Continuous 3D FDM printing possible?

According to the blog article at 3ders.com, VoxelJet has figured out to 3D print continuously onto a moving build platform. This made me think, why can’t we make a desktop size 3D printer based on FDM tech that can do the same?? As per the below diagram that I quickly drew up, it should work well in … Continue reading

FormLabs set to shake 3D world at its foundations.

FormLabs set to shake 3D world at its foundations.

FormLabs has gone live with their Form 1 3D printer this morning and the Kickstarter campaign they also launched at the same time has already surpassed its goal. This indicates that the hype they have conjured up is now metrialising into real money.   The keen early-adopters can buy a machine via Kickstarter for US$2299. Obviously this … Continue reading