Monthly Archives: November 2010

What can you do with 3D printing ?

3D printing allows designers to manufacture whatever they invent.

Obtaining prototypes identical to those made in the traditional way is much more economical with 3D printing, as you cut the high costs of creating a mould.

According to Wohlers Associates, there are possibly more than 25,000 3D printers around the world.

The possibilities offered by 3D printing are virtually endless. This technology can be used to:
- Create ornaments (busts, figures), lamps, furniture

- Create clothes, shoes and all sorts of accessories

- Produce articulated parts for scale models (airplanes, cars, trains, boats), robots, or any other spare part

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Design of the Week : Okazaki Zyou

This week’s design was created by 3D artist Noboru. This Great Gate – Okazaki Zyou – is a beautiful structure, and the 3D model of it is artfully designed.

I discovered this model while browsing Google Warehouse, Google’s gallery of 3D objects, and used Google Translate to find out what this fine building was called, and Google Maps to discover its precise location.

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Sculpteo : precious ally of poker players

Custom-made card guards and lucky charms are the kind of items we receive orders for from hardcore poker players.

Two of them have posted articles to share their designs

- Stefal Poker Blog – the life of a poker fan and lover of words …
- BlacKKings – KOF’s blog

If you too have original ideas, feel free to get in touch. We’ll make them real in no time at all

iClone: Give life to your architecture

The team at Reallusion (creators of iClone) recently launched a competition called “Bring your Architecture to Life”.

The goal is to use SketchUp and iClone to create the most attractive architectural rendering.

Prizes include an iPad, a Sony Cyber-shot digital camera, SketchUp Pro 8 software etc.

If you’re interested, you have until Dec. 15, 2010 to register.
Facebook Registration Page

Via the SketchUp Blog

Design of the week – the Great Pyramid of Giza

The Pyramid of Giza (also known as the Pyramid of Cheops, or Khufu) was built in 2570 BC, 4579 years ago.

It is the oldest and largest of the three pyramids in Giza. It is also the oldest of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World and the only one to have survived largely intact.

Originally, the Great Pyramid was covered in casing stones forming a smooth outer surface. What is visible today is its internal structure. Some of the stones are still visible around the base.

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