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Posts Tagged ‘ Printer ’

A Specialized ‘Laser Art’ System Etches a Design onto a Chalkboard at Astonishing Speed


Filmed in December of last year, this specialized laser system at LasX Industries in Minnesota is capable of drawing on surfaces at a rate of up to 6 meters per second. In this example, a design by Andy Gikling is executed in a two-step process. First, the laser moves back and forth in a more familiar raster mode similar to an inkjet or typical laser printer, but at the 1:40 mark things get insane as the system switches to a “vector” process and starts drawing all over the place in real time. If I understand this correctly you’re seeing almost 100,000 vectors drawn in about two minutes and thirty seconds.

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Chefjet 3D Dessert Printer


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3D Systems is proudly showing off its new countertop printer that’s aimed at the professional baker, cake king, or intense lover of perfectly shaped treats. Its build volume of 8x8x6” makes it great for single color confections and cake toppers. The Digital Cookbook, the simple software it comes with, puts you on the fast track to edible prints made with remarkable precision. You can create your masterpieces in a variety of flavors, like vanilla, chocolate, mint, sour apple, cherry and watermelon.

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Chelsea Workspace.


Many of us know what it’s like to work from home. Distraction upon distraction tends to stunt our productiveness. If only more of us could convince our employers that we can, in fact, stay motivated and actually get work accomplished in the confines of our own home offices.  The design team at Synthesis recently installed Chelsea Workspace that is a custom home office for a private personal investment advisor. Constrained by both budget and space, the design team at Synthesis enwrapped a series of prefabricated CNC milled birch plywood ribs atop all the necessary features any home workspace should include: a desk, sliding and hinged storage units, a printer and paper shredder, concealed paths for wires and cables and  recesses for lighting – thereby eliminating all unnecessary clutter.  One small window emits natural light onto the surfaces where horizontal spacers are arranged in the pattern of a world map, which will allow the owner to map out his travels. The design of the work space presents a viable solution to ensure working from home can be free from distraction, and where focus in an innovative space ensures the highest level of productivity.

The ‘Contour’ Machine That Can Print A House.


Amazing advancements have been made in 3D-printing technology, but designer Sebastian Bertram has taken it a step further, expanding the capabilities of 3D printing to large-scale 3D building. The Contour Crafter aims to keep up with demand for housing in urban areas with a construction method that combines industrial production and the technique of rapid prototyping. The robot “prints” contours of a building shell layer by layer using fast-drying concrete. Within just a couple of weeks, an entire estate could be produced.

The Little Printer That Could.


Every tech site I follow, from Fast Company to Smart Planet to PSFK is gaga over the Little Printer. And there is no question, it is the cutest little bit of electronics since the Furby. The beautifully designed website describes it as “like having your own printing press, newspaper and a dog to fetch it for you, all in your front room.” It is all about design, which should make me so happy:

Graphic design is at the heart of everything Little Printer delivers, making the most of connectivity and print combined. Rendered in crisp black and white these tactile publications take visual cues from traditional halftone lithography and modern pixel art, whether they’re the latest international news or this week’s gossip from friends.

 

The Papercut Printer.


Möwe – Dream Paper Concept looks at the possibility of having intelligent paper that prints, auto cuts and folds 3-D paper projects. A lot of folks indulge in 3-D scale models and it is an interesting hobby. Mac takes the idea a step further by suggesting that what if we could control “where and how far to fold and also when to fold via Bluetooth or WiFi, it means you could move paper as you like without touching it. (It’s like embedding Javascript in paper)” Building models from Google 3D Warehouse would be child’s play even for the non-devout.  Swag.

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