2010 is the year 3D went mainstream full force: TV, cinema, printing. Inspired by an i.materialise.com blog post, these are the 2010 milestones in DIY 3D printing.
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on Dec 24, 2010
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Created by TeamTeamUSA on Dec 24, 2010
Last updated: 01/06/11 at 11:04 PM
Building upon the RepRap project's earlier success, the Thing-O-Matic joins the upside down printing club.
3D Printer section added to "CNCzone.com-The Largest Machinist Community on the net!"
The illustrious and industrious nophead of the RepRap project prints 101 Mendel 3D printers in 2010. Using his 3D printers - HydraRaptor and a Mendel it printed - they print for more than half the 8760 hours available in a year. He sells the Mendels to 3D printing enthusiasts in over 20 countries worldwide.
3D printing materials savant Mark Ganter and his research team at the Solheim lab introduce glazed gypsum as a 3D printing material. Previously the Open3DP team also came up with several inexpensive materials and a glass 3D printing process called vitraglyphic.
MakerGear announces their first 3D printer kit, the Prusa Mendel.
MakerBot Industries presents the first Botacon, a gathering of roboticists and robot enthusiasts to discuss the future. Themed “Robots For A Better Future,” the one day conference explores both the practical and philosophical aspects facing robots today.
Announced earlier this year, MakerBot Industries ships the first batch of its Thing-O-Matic 3D printers to eager customers.
The 5000th thing is uploaded to 3D model sharing community Thingiverse.com. The thing consists of an image of its own QR Code.
Josef Prusa of the RepRap project debuts his simplified Mendel variant. The video shows his presentation in December at the TEDxVienna conference.
Teachers selected to receive a MakerBot Cupcake CNC are announced.
A village containing most of the players in the open source 3D printing world entertained and astounded attendees at the first MakerFaire in NYC. (photo from flickr pool courtesy A Buser)
The second 3D printer from MakerBot Industries, the Thing-O-Matic is an automatic 3D printer.
MakerBot Industries announces the "Unicorn" pen plotter toolhead for their Cupcake CNC 3D printer.
Hypr3D is a web based 3D model creator. It uses advanced computer vision techniques to match features in multiple images, generating key points to create a cool 3D model you can view online, download and modify, or print using a 3D printer.
nuevoojos’s video for DHUB's FULL PRIINT3D exhibition in Barcelona becomes a sudden web hit.
The Automated Build Platform allows MakerBot 3D printers to become a desktop personal manufacturing system by automatically printing one object after another.
Dr. Adrian Bowyer of the RepRap project, shows how he’s making RepRap circuits that are actually printed by the RepRap itself. Meta!
German SSDeV member Ray uses photograph and a RepRap to print a working Dutch handcuff key.
netfabb's Cloud Services automatically analyse, check and repair STL files for free via your web browser.
MakerBot Industries announces call for curricula that feature 3D printing. 10 selected teachers will receive a complementary Cupcake CNC to implement their lesson plans.
MakerBot Industries demonstrates the MK5 extruder at SIGGRAPH Los Angeles.
During the first Handmade Music L.A. at CRASH Space, a performance of the first piece of music composed for multiple MakerBots.
Erik De Bruijn of the RepRap project, announces Ulitmaker, his project to design and develop an easy to build low cost 3D printer with a small form factor but large build envelope.
MakerBots and Jay Leno's 3D printer featured in Los Angeles Times article.
No fewer than 5 companies showed their 3D printers at the MakerFaire this year.
MakerBot Industries makes available the newest toolhead for the Cupcake CNC, their flagship 3D printer. The Frostruder MK2 is an air powered toolhead that enables printing in frosting, silicon, clay, and more.
Ponoko offers customization of three 3D printers. Customers choose from Fab@Home, MakerBot or RepRap printers and customize their colors, materials, and textures.
McGill University researchers learn how to 3D print ice.
MakerBots demonstrated by LAMakerBot members at National Lab Day's TED party.
The RepRap project starts work on the Mendel “mini-me;” a new 3D printer that will be called the Huxley. It's smaller, cheaper and faster than its predecessors.
MakerBot Industries exhibits the first 3D printer at the Consumer Electronics Show.
RepRap project's nophead uses his HydraRaptor 3D printer to successfully extrude acrylic and fixes a friend's light fixture.