3D printing Rapid Manufacturing rose to almost 30%

In the past 3D printing was used mainly for “Rapid Prototyping” but trends shows it is going more to the direction of “Rapid Manufacturing”. In 2003 “Rapid Manufacturing” represented less than 4% of total 3D printing services, while in 2013 it already rose to almost 30% of it.

Click HERE to read more about this trend in a 3ders.com article:

 

Microsoft just on time for 3D printing

I am happy to see that Microsoft is seeing the 3D printing future in a much brighter light now considering they were late to the Internet and missed the smartphone train, but it appears they are just on time for 3D printing.

More in a Techcrunch article here:

http://techcrunch.com/2013/11/15/microsoft-releases-3d-builder-a-3d-printing-app-for-windows-8-1/Article

How to 3D print a pick handle

This guy from Your Lock Lab is exploring different ways to overcome security devices, with a focus on locks. The techniques he will look at include both non-destructive (picking, bypassing, etc.) as well as a few destructive methods. In this video he shows how to 3D print a pick handle.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rSKuvAliZa8