3D printing services Shapeways and i.materialise are getting more “flexible” with their material choices these days. Flexible, as in squishy.
A few companies have flexible 3D printed materials, but up until now they’ve been just barely non-rigid. Now Materialise has a truly flexible material.
Bits From Bytes has upgraded the software that runs their 3D printers. AXON 3 now slices 30 times
faster than before and allows for multicolored printing.
Online 3D printing service i.materialise has a new trick up its sleeve: high detail stainless steel (HS), an experimental high grade steel with a level of strength and definition.
Filabot, the “Plastic Filament Maker” is coming soon. With it you will be able to recycle old plastic into your own filament for your 3D printer. More eco-friendly and cheaper, too.
Price check ceramic, elastic, glass, metal, plaster, plastic, precious metal and sandstone 3D model printing from i.Materialise, Kraftwurx, Ponoko, Shapeways and Sculpteo. Instantly!
Will 3D printing herald a post-scarcity economy? Watch this video by the Idea Channel for some food for thought.