We’ve been busy in the E3 Lab testing new printing settings to further expand the Discov3ry Complete’s functionality. Most recently, our CEO, Charles Mire, created a cushion-like object using DAP Silicone Plus
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In a couple weeks, I will be traveling to Amsterdam to take part in Additive Manufacturing Europe 2016 with Ultimaker. The 3-day event brings together the latest technologies from the leading additive manufacturing suppliers, and promises to not only highlight global trends and technologies, but also give attendees the opportunity to see them in action.
Today is an exciting day for us as we officially announce our new Official Ultimaker Reseller status. With this mutual partnership, we are now offering a top-tier, fully integrated, Ultimaker+Discov3ry system - The Discov3ry Complete.
Despite the fact that the terms are often used interchangeably, these two production fields have significant differences in history, application and technology. Let us take a moment to clear them up.
The history of 3D printing (3DP) began at the beginning of this century with the first commercially available 3D printers. These systems are consumer products which can be used as a desktop application in private homes. The price-performance ratio has significantly improved in recent years and the number of different models on the market has increased exponentially. The cost for a single unit is between a few hundred to a few thousand dollars. Makerbot, Lulzbot, Ultimaker, and Printrbot are some of the popular brands in the consumer space today.
Last weekend, March 20-22, my brother and I attended MRRF 2015, which I now know is pronounced 'MERF 2015,' not M-R-R-F. Boy did we have a great time with fellow RepRappers and 3D printing companies.
The turnout over the 2 days was over 600 people and most of them decided to set up a demonstration of their passion for the 3D print world. There was everything from graphene nanomaterial suppliers to the famous 15' SeeMeCNC PartDaddy pumping out 4' garbage containers. Exciting!
Instead of trying to describe the event to you, we have put together a couple videos showing some cool technology and the excitement of the event as well as an album of over 100 photos from MRRF. I hope you enjoy even a fraction of the amount I did.
Here is Spiderman being drawn on a delta style 3D printer at the RiverCityLabs.org table, built by member Jay B.
Here are some photos taken by Adam and I of things around the show we loved. Turns out we took pictures of pretty much everything.
To give an idea of the crowd at MRRF, here is a brief timelapse at our table.
NEXT: Check out the photos from 3D Printer World Conference