Todd Blatt aka Baltmore has five minutes and twenty slides to show a crowd of unsuspecting Baltimoreans how to make with the Hans Solo Carbonite action in real life.. If you are nearby check in to Ignite Baltimore #8 on June 16, 2011, 6pm at 2549 N. Howard St , Baltimore, Maryland 21218 to see how it can be done.
Through the use of 3d scanning and 3d printing technology,
Honey-I-Shrunk-the-Kids style shrinking technology is now in the hands
of the general public. Todd will share how he recreated an extremely
accurate shrunken version of one of the most iconic props in film
history, Han Solo in Carbonite, using this cutting-edge technology.
About Todd Blatt:
Todd Blatt is a maker from Baltimore. He holds a
Bachelors Degree in Mechanical Engineering from UMBC, is the Vice
President of the Baltimore Node Hackerspace, and loves 3d modeling and
3d printing. Todd has been an active Shapeways community member with his Shapeways shop filled with a wide range of designs from jewelry, to replica film props including Tom Selleck's Mustache.
This coming Friday, Shapeways is participating in Walkabout NYC as part of the local celebration of Internet Week. What's Walkabout NYC? It's a city-wide startup open house, and an opportunity for a behind the scenes look inside Shapeways and lots of other awesome up and coming tech companies.
Since Shapeways moved to NY, people have been very excited to see our office, which, as you might expect, has an impressive array of 3D printed designs. If you've been waiting, this is your chance! Drop by on Friday June 10th between 12pm and 6pm to 419 Park Avenue South, Suite #900. Get a look around, and get your hands on a 3D printed giveaway...while they last.
We are proud to announce the first 3d printed bikini,
made in partnership between Shapeways and Continuum Fashion.
It started in August of 2010 when Mary Huang of Continuum Fashion
visited our booth at SIGGRAPH and was immediately captivated by our Digi-Fabric
sample printed from White Strong & Flexible. "You could make a bikini
from this," Mary said, and the project started. Jenna Fizel then also
joined Continuum, contributing her background in 3D computational geometry, and
together they aimed to make the first wearable, accessible 3D printed garment.
Over the following months much research and trial and error was done to model
the highly complex 3D structure that would create a design that is visually
striking as well as comfortable to wear. Early in 2011 the first samples of the
now finished product were printed, and the photoshoot with the first full
prints were done in May. Today the product is ready for launch and is available
for sale at a reasonable price through Continuum's Shapeways shop.
The significance of this launch should not be underestimated. Of
course there has been some 3d printed fashion on catwalks around the world, but
those were concept pieces that are impractical for usual wear, and not readily buy-able. Continuum is demonstrating that with the current state of the
technology and a platform like Shapeways you can make an innovative fashion
design that is immediately accessible to everyone. This is a totally different
industry that can start to use 3d printing for personal production, which is
huge. The Strong & Flexible material (selective laser sintered nylon) is very
versatile, and has proven itself in a number of unexpected applications. As the
technology gets better and even smaller and thinner structures can be printed
the possibilities for 3d printed fashion will grow.
It is great to see the first 3d printed clothing. It will hopefully
inspire the fashion and couture industry to imagine new directions in how to
use 3d printing. Meanwhile we are proud to have to worked with Continuum on
this product and further possibilities. It truly shows that 3d printing is a
serious production technology. We can't wait to see what's next!
We have seen how popular Ceramic Wombat's Thorn Dice Set have been over the past few months with a torrent of interest online that have converted into sales and requests for information from mainstream press (stay tuned).
So what are we going to see next in the world of dice? what other materials would the dice masters like to see available to 3D print their die in? What else will be as popular as dice in the Shapeways shops?
The above widget showcases just some of the thousands of dice currently available. If you would like to use it somewhere the code is :