Sep 26 2006, 10:00am CDT | by Luigi Lugmayr
The new online service RapidObject enables you to print real-world 3D prototypes from your software 3D models without having to own an expensive 3D printer.
Many large companies own a 3D printer, with an on-demand service 3D printing service smaller companies can also benefit from this cool new technology.
RapidObject uses the 3D printers from Contex (product page). To 3D print small objects the service charges about 100 Euro.
See an example of a printed spark plug below. RapidObject is a service by German based Firma RT Reprotechnik GmbH. The 3D print service will launch on September 28th (in Germany) and will be available internationally. The English language site will launch mid-October.
See also the RapidObject site.
Source: The Edge Singapore
Luigi Lugmayr (Google) is the founding chief Editor of I4U News and brings over 15 years experience in the technology field to the ever evolving and exciting world of gadgets. He started I4U News back in 2000 and evolved it into vibrant technology magazine.
Luigi can be contacted directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
blog comments powered by Disqus
The “geek mind” is concerned with more than just the latest iPhone rumors, or which company will win the gaming console wars. I4U is concerned with more than just the latest photo shoot or other celebrity gossip.
The “geek mind” is concerned with life, in all its different forms and facets. The geek mind wants to know about societal and financial issues, both abroad and at home. If a Fortune 500 decides to raise their minimum wage, or any high priority news, the geek mind wants to know. The geek mind wants to know the top teams in the National Football League, or who’s likely to win the NBA Finals this coming year. The geek mind wants to know who the hottest new models are, or whether the newest blockbuster movie is worth seeing. The geek mind wants to know. The geek mind wants—needs—knowledge.
Read more about The Geek Mind.