Transforming ABS into Ceramic and Wood

via Open Electronics:

With a bit of a Artisanal approach you can sometimes get a solution that is closer than you think to using advanced materials. This instructables is truly amazing: 3D printed ABS objects can be transformed using some basic materials to look like various realistic surfaces. This cup and base were first printed in blue ABS […]

3D Printed Mug Wood Ceramic
3D Printed Mug made with ABS but painted to look like wood  and ceramic

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Finding a Common (3-D) Bond between Odd Objects

OK, the bench doesn’t look so comfy and the guitar’s probably awful, but Man, 3-D is shaking it up…

PLA and other plastic, additive goodness for sitting, standing, and strumming.

3D-printed Food Coming Fast and Furious

Instead of pushing PLA through those printer nozzles, why not try some “food paste?” Sounds delicious.

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from Fast food for the digital age: Meals are 3D-printed.

3D Scanning Getting Cheaper and Slicker

3D Systems’ Sense scanner is compact, $400 and ready to transform 3D printing as we know it.

$400, intelligent software, tethered usb to windows laptop, outputs stls and full color scans. Engadget


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Capturing Three Dimensions with Kinect-like Sensor


Structure Sensor

A Kinect-like 3D sensor for mobile devices, successfully reaches Kickstarter target in a day – video embedded below:

Capture models of rooms, 3D scan objects, play augmented reality games, and develop mobile applications with 3D sensing. The world’s first 3D sensor for mobile devices.

The Structure Sensor gives mobile devices the ability to capture and understand the world in three dimensions.

With the Structure Sensor attached to your mobile device, you can walk around the world and instantly capture it in a digital form. This means you can capture 3D maps of indoor spaces and have every measurement in your pocket. You can instantly capture 3D models of objects and people for import into CAD and for 3D printing. You can play mind blowing augmented reality games where the real world is your game world.

If you’re a developer, Structure gives you the ability to build mobile applications that interact with the three dimensional geometry of the real world for the very first time. You can even launch your app on the App Store!

More can be found out about the product at it’s Kickstarter page here