Category: Industry News

January 31, 2017 Markus Lahr

Myanmar is one of the poorest countries in the world and a large proportion of its 6 million inhabitants are self-sufficient farmers. With 60% of these farming areas producing rice.

However, obtaining farming equipment is difficult in this poor country with technological advancements being few and far between.
Counteracting this, Proximity Designs had the idea of using 3D printing for prototyping engineering designs.

Co-founder of the organization, Debbie Aung Din, explains using 3D printing cuts down the prototyping process from weeks and months to a matter of days. Through consultation with local farmers, Proximity Designs have been able to rapidly design parts for equipment such as sprinkler systems or water pumps. Allowing remote areas to have access to improved farming equipment.

We think this puts the whole prototyping idea and technology to great use and would love to hear more awesome stories like that in the future.

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January 28, 2017 Markus Lahr

The french 3D printing company Sculpteo just confirmed that two of their designers successfully completed the over 1.000 kilometre long tour between San Francisco and Las Vegas all via self printed bike.

It took the company only 7 weeks to design and create the fully functional bike. The process included SLS printers as well as titanium breaks and pedals flexible Polyurethan and much more.

It’s fascinating to see how far a creative idea combined with rapid prototyping technology can go.

November 21, 2016 Markus Lahr

Today fairly tasty news reached us.
Apparently a company build a ‘Pancake – 3D Printer’ which allows its users to print their own designs, pictures and so forth into a pancake using nothing more than a heatable plate, a batter extruder as well as some simple mechanics.

The printer is called ‘PancakeBot’ and it reads almost any kind of graphic-data you can put on an SD Card.

This might be not the most groundbreaking technology but an innovative and tasty one for sure.