Dutch 3D printing lovers are in luck as we're hosting TWO workshops in the Netherlands in June!
The first one, on Sunday June 3rd in Amersfoort, focuses on Blender. The teacher is Diana Wildschut, who is one of the founders of the local Fablab there. The session starts at 14.00.
The second workshop is on Friday the 8th of June in Breda, and dives into Google Sketchup with Charlotte Jansen. Charlotte is an experienced jewelry designer, and works at the Protospace Fablab in Utrecht.
Both workshops aim to give you a basic overview of a specific 3D application (Google Sketchup or Blender). During the workshop, you'll create a design and upload it to Shapeways with the included free printing voucher. Two weeks later you'll receive your work!
The workshops both cost EUR 40 and include a EUR 15 printing voucher for Shapeways. To participate, please register using the following links:
This rather striking first piece "Mighty Eagle Ring" is designed by Kristian Saarikorpi and crafted in stirling silver. 3D Printing allows Primesmith to customize each piece to fit, in much the same way Shapeways does. Primesense also has ambitions to further develop 3D tools that would allow fans to design their own jewelry in a similar fashion to My Robot Nation.
You can expect to see more jewelry featured in the collection soon, and at some easier to swallow prices too. Such as the pendant pictured below, which is expected to sell for $50.
I also wouldn't be surprised to see more fan art jewelry on Shapeways too, just remember to avoid infringing on copyrights by bringing your own design flare to the original works you create.
Aerodynamic design and modeling has been a mainstay application of 3D Printing for a long time. Only recently, as costs have decreased, are we starting to see this applied to the design of consumer products.
Margot Krasojevic's Air Turbine Light is an excellent example of this. 3D Printed in a ceramic material, the lamp is lightweight, perfectly balanced, & aerodynamic. Most impressive is the fact she has been able to realize this design from concept to finished product without a large development team or investment.