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Turn Your Smartphone Into A 3D Printer

OLO made its debut in New York in October 2015, when it won the World Maker Faire Editor’s Choice Award. OLO uses the light from your smartphone’s screen to print 3D objects, simple yet brilliant because half of its hardware is already in your pocket, making it easy for anyone to print in 3D. OLO works with smartphones of almost any size or brand. Even large 5.5 inch displays such asiPhone 6S+ or Galaxy

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3D Printed Plastic Car Jack

South African inventor and engineer Hans Focuhe has done it again. This time, to promote and communicate the launch of his new, more powerful Cheetah 2 3D printer, he has designed and built a fully functional, plastic car jack, marking several “firsts”, even in an industry where just about everything that happens is a “first time ever”. Fouche’s is the first completely plastic car jack and also the first 3D printed one

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Don’t Miss The 3D Printing Meetup JHB

Its that time again. 3D Printing Meetup Johannesburg. Evening of the 26th November (Thursday) and what better place than the heart of the Beast at Robobeast Offices in Northlands Business Park, Corner minis, Northriding. Please bring your own beer and drinks, a fridge is supplied and some snacks if you are peckish. A meetup for anyone interested in 3D Printing, actively involved or if you just want to come see

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Central University of Technology takes lead in 3D printing for medical purposes

3D printing is revolutionising the medical field globally and it is no different in South Africa. Also known as “additive manufacturing”, 3D printing for medical purposes is restoring the quality of life of people, particularly those with severe facial disfigurements as result of cancerous tumours or injury. The Centre for Rapid Prototyping and Manufacturing (CRPM) at the Central University of Technology (CUT) in Bloemfontein is at the cutting edge of

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DIY 3D Printer – Delta Bot

  Follow these instructions to build an efficient and reliable all metal structure 3D Printer, courtesy of Danny Lu over at instructables. Great quality and up to 400 mm/s print speed (very fast). Built with heated bed, hybrid bowden suspended extruder, and counterweight (tested printing 21 hours straight with no motors hot). Does not require many tools to be created and if tuned well enough can last you very long.   [embedyt][/embedyt]  

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101 useful, practical and functional 3d prints

Courtesy of JavaProgrammer over at Instructables here are 101 useful, practical and functional 3D printed objects.  

Single Nozzle Multi-Color 3D printing

Another win for the 3D printing community, the guys over at have a fully functioning prototype and is now appealing to the community on Kickstarter to help bring their invention into full production. The Diamond Hotend is a single diamond shaped nozzel with 3 chambers allowing you to feed 3 filaments of varying materials at the same time with better precision and color blending. If you have a 3D printer this

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3D Printed Robots For Movie CHAPPIE

3D Printers have become so popular these days that even the movie industry has started using them, no surprise there right? CHAPPIE an American Sci-Fi movie tells the story of the South African police force in Johannesburg  purchasing Armour-plated attack robots from weapons manufacturer Tetravaa in a bid to control the high levels of crime in the city. The film features plenty of robotic fight scenes with the robots themselves looking

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3D Printed 1972 Honda CB500 MotorCycle

Jonathan Brand, an artist living in New York started 3D printing about 3 years ago and shortly after decided to print his own motorcycle. What originally interested him in Ultimaker at the time about 2 years ago was the printers fast printing ability to produce prints in large volumes as well as the free opensource software, this allowed him to design and print his own customized parts. To maintain the translucent

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Working 5 speed transmission model for Toyota 22RE engine

This is the 5 speed transmission that comes bolted to the back of a 22RE. This is the 4WD version of the transmission so it has a mounting surface to bolt a transfer case to. I’ll work to get a 2wd housing designed up, since the only difference is the rear section of the transmission. The transfer case will be the next thing I will upload Fully working. All 5

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