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« on: July 13, 2013, 06:31:31 PM »

Microsoft says Windows 8 now will support 3-D printing, with an eye to making it available to everyone (if they can learn 3-D CAD). Here's the link:

http://www.tomshardware.com/news/Windows-8.1-3D-Printing-Jesse-McGatha-CAD-Vector-based,23470.html

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« Reply #1 on: July 13, 2013, 06:54:56 PM »

It seems to be gaining fast. Yea!
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« Reply #2 on: July 14, 2013, 12:30:28 AM »

The other day there was some kind of advert on TV (wasn't paying attention so only caught the end), but it sounded like Makerbot is doing some kind of online Summer Maker Camp, where people can design and print stuff.
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« Reply #3 on: July 14, 2013, 10:14:03 AM »

I hope there is focus on quality over novelty.
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« Reply #4 on: July 15, 2013, 01:51:54 PM »

Read an ad today for a printer that comes with a choice of resin including 2 glow in the dark colors!
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« Reply #5 on: July 15, 2013, 03:01:15 PM »

Perfect for your upcoming Area-51 or White Sands dio.
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« Reply #6 on: February 28, 2014, 02:17:45 PM »

How about this... copied from another forum...

"Found what I would like : nano printing .1 microns and under 5k  http://oldworldlabs.com/product/owl-nano/

Sorry, but fantastic images were shown, and did not translate over to here.
Check this thread, at the end...  http://www.7-8ths.info/index.php?topic=16684827.msg81137#new

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« Reply #7 on: February 28, 2014, 03:33:50 PM »

Marc,

Seems like the glow in the dark stuff might work for your swimming pool too!

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« Reply #8 on: March 20, 2014, 02:22:27 PM »

This appeared in today's news:

HP is looking to shake up the 3D printing game later this spring with a big announcement that company CEO Meg Whitman said will address the biggest challenges facing the technology. As it stands, she argues that the 3D printing process is too slow and the quality of its printed materials too poor to make the category completely viable.

But according to a report from PCWorld, Whitman recently told investors that HP is going to change all that. "We believe we have solved both problems and we'll be making a big technology announcement in June around how we are going to approach this," she said.

HP will initially focus its efforts on the commercial 3D printing market, and later expand to the consumer sector. That doesn't necessarily mean your local electronics store will begin stocking 3D printers next to ink jets, but it does indicate that HP is taking the 3D printer market seriously.

Up until this point, HP has remained relatively mum on its 3D printing plans. The company, which is one of the biggest names in printing, has previously been criticized for lagging behind in the 3D printer market. In fact, Martin Fink, CTO and director of HP Labs, posted a Q&A last month addressing the company's plans to enter the 3D printing market.

So what could HP have up its sleeve? We'll have to wait until June to find out.


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« Reply #9 on: March 20, 2014, 07:45:55 PM »

That does sound interesting, ill be waiting to see what HP comes up with. Grin
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