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3DPrint.com: Discov3ry Extruder Launches Kickstarter Campaign to 3D Print in Silicone, Wood Filler, Conductive Paint & More

Last month I had the opportunity to get introduced to a fascinating new 3D printer extruder by a company named Structur3D Printing. The idea completely blew my mind, and made me realize that we are getting to a point where we are able to expand our horizons when it comes to 3D printing everyday items, that are both useful and affordable.

Follow the complete story at 3DPrint.com.

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The Globe and Mail: If you can’t handle the crowds, Maker Faire isn’t for you

by CHARLES MIRE

One of the most critical parts of running a startup is getting solid market validation. That was our primary goal in attending the Bay Area Maker Faire in San Mateo, Calif.

We also wanted to show people our Discov3ry extruder, which retrofits most filament style 3-D printers to allow printing with paste materials. By showing people what paste printing looks like, and the range of off-the-shelf or homemade materials they could print, we hoped to remove some of the mystery of 3-D printing and get people thinking about possibilities.

Read the full story at The Globe and Mail.

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Communitech: Structur3D Printing blows away crowd at flagship Maker Faire (timelapse)

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Communitech: Structur3D Printing blows away crowd at flagship Maker Faire (timelapse)

  Charles Mire at the Structur3D Printing booth at Maker Faire Bay Area   (Photo: Darin White)

Charles Mire at the Structur3D Printing booth at Maker Faire Bay Area
(Photo: Darin White)

By Darin White (SAN MATEO, CALIF.)

“How is it going?” I asked Structur3D Printing’s co-founder Andrew Finkle, after pushing through a massive crowd in the Start Up Pavilion at Maker Faire Bay Area a week ago. “Intense” was his answer as he busily tended the Discov3ry extruder’s paste-printing designs, made from everything from silicone to Nutella, to the delight of the more than 130,000 attendees at the weekend event.

My second question went to co-founder Charles Mire: “Are you hitting your goals for pre-crowdfunding exposure?” The answer was an enthusiastic...

See  the full Communitech post for a time-lapse video of the excitement for Discov3ry at MakerFaire as well as a debrief with Charles and Andrew.

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Fabbaloo: A New Universal 3D Paste Extruder

Soon to launch will be Structr3D Printing’s “universal paste extruder” that could enable many personal 3D printers to extruder some very unusual materials. 

It’s not a 3D printer per se, but rather a carefully designed extruder attachment that can, in theory, be mounted on many 3D printers by replacing the extruder.

Follow the story at Fabaloo.com.

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3D Printing Industry: Universal 3D Printing Paste Extruder to Launch at Maker Faire this Weekend

In order to get the most out of our desktop 3D printers, we need a wider variety of printheads.  Makers have long been experimenting with the idea of universal paste extruders, syringe-like devices that can handle more viscous materials for 3D printing.  And, though many have successfully created such printheads,Structur3D will be launching the first commercially available paste extrusion system at the Maker Faire this weekend.

The Discov3ry paste extrusion system is more than just a syringe printhead that can squirt out a variety of goops.  Structr3D bills it as a plug-n-play device that anyone can attach to their existing RepRap-style 3D printer, including Makerbots and Ultimakers, and begin printing. 

Read the complete article at 3D Printing Industry.

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3ders.org: Discov3ry extruder expands your 3D printer to print silicone, clay & icing sugar

Home based 3D printing is currently limited to printing plastics, but Canada-based Structur3d Printing is creating an add-on extruder to enable almost any desktop 3D printer to print a whole new range of paste-like materials.

Structur3D's Discov3ry extruder is an affordable, plug and play device which can easily be integrated with MakerBot, RepRap, Ultimaker and most other DIY 3D printers. This will enable makers to print a whole new range of materials, including silicone, polyurethane and icing sugar.

See the rest of the story over at 3ders.org.

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