Shapeways – Cost Effective 3D Printing

July 23, 2008

3Dwalkthroughs.com has posted about 3D printing in the past but a company called Shapeways is ready to take it to the masses.

For the first time budding artists, architects, product designers and dabbling consumers alike can easily order their 3D designs as physical objects in an inspiring and affordable way. Whether it’s creating a new utensil, the ultimate toy or a wacky piece of art, with Shapeways users can Do-It-Yourself (DIY) online. Using 3D printing (Rapid Manufacturing), Shapeways can produce almost any design users choose to upload.

Source: MarketWatch.com

Shapeways allows users to upload and modify designs. The system will even check if the design is capable of printing. Turnaround time for a printed object is about 10 days at an average price of between $50-$150. Another interesting component of Shapeways is that they are not just offering a cool service, they are building a community for 3D artists and developers to share ideas and design concepts.

Here is a link to the beta sign up of Shapeways.

Here is a link to the YouTube Video which demonstrates the whole process


3D Animation and MRI Safety

July 22, 2008

3Dwalkthroughs.com picked up and interesting story on prweb.com about the use of 3D animation to improve Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) quality and safety. According to the press release this week is MRI Safety Week, and commemorates a tragic accident in which a child was killed by a projectile in the MRI scanner in 2001.

Imagilys, a Belgian company specializing in neuroimaging, along with Dominique Fremond, a French computer graphist, have created a 3D animation movie that explains the basic MRI safety rules and, more generally, what to expect from an MRI examination.

Source: PRWeb.com

As someone that has undergone an MRI and almost started thrashing on the table like a fish out of water (almost), the 3D animation is certainly beneficial. The 3D animation follows a virtual patient from arrival to departure and effectively prepares a patient for what they can expect during the actual MRI.

Click here>> to see the movie on Patiencys’s website.


3DInternet.com – Hyper-Reality

July 20, 2008


If you want to check out a company creating really innovative products in the 3D arena you should visit the website of 3DInternet.com. The company has been around for a while but they recently launched a new website which has some very impressive demos and a preview of their new hyper-reality technology.

The level of realism they have achieved with their 3D products are quite groundbreaking. Their 3D malls, 3D job fairs and 3D collaboration products are much closer to real life than any other competitive products we have seen. 3Dwalkthroughs.com was also impressed with their architectural 3D products.

About 3DInternet.com
3DInternet provides a broad range of services that range from 3D Interactive Training Simulators, 3D application simulations, Design & Marketing, Virtual Tours and Online Shopping. Current projects being developed using our hyper-reality technologies include 3D shopping, 3D job fairs and recruitment, 3D collaboration services and online conventions and meetings. Leading the way globally, we are focused on providing professional services to all sectors of the economy.

Image and Content Source: 3DInternet.com website


3DInternet.com – Hyper-Reality

July 20, 2008


If you want to check out a company creating really innovative products in the 3D arena you should visit the website of 3DInternet.com. The company has been around for a while but they recently launched a new website which has some very impressive demos and a preview of their new hyper-reality technology.

The level of realism they have achieved with their 3D products are quite groundbreaking. Their 3D malls, 3D job fairs and 3D collaboration products are much closer to real life than any other competitive products we have seen. 3Dwalkthroughs.com was also impressed with their architectural 3D products.

About 3DInternet.com
3DInternet provides a broad range of services that range from 3D Interactive Training Simulators, 3D application simulations, Design & Marketing, Virtual Tours and Online Shopping. Current projects being developed using our hyper-reality technologies include 3D shopping, 3D job fairs and recruitment, 3D collaboration services and online conventions and meetings. Leading the way globally, we are focused on providing professional services to all sectors of the economy.

Image and Content Source: 3DInternet.com website


3DInternet.com – Hyper-Reality

July 20, 2008


If you want to check out a company creating really innovative products in the 3D arena you should visit the website of 3DInternet.com. The company has been around for a while but they recently launched a new website which has some very impressive demos and a preview of their new hyper-reality technology.

The level of realism they have achieved with their 3D products are quite groundbreaking. Their 3D malls, 3D job fairs and 3D collaboration products are much closer to real life than any other competitive products we have seen. 3Dwalkthroughs.com was also impressed with their architectural 3D products.

About 3DInternet.com
3DInternet provides a broad range of services that range from 3D Interactive Training Simulators, 3D application simulations, Design & Marketing, Virtual Tours and Online Shopping. Current projects being developed using our hyper-reality technologies include 3D shopping, 3D job fairs and recruitment, 3D collaboration services and online conventions and meetings. Leading the way globally, we are focused on providing professional services to all sectors of the economy.

Image and Content Source: 3DInternet.com website


The July "This has absolutely nothing to do with 3D post"

July 19, 2008

While doing research for new camera technologies I came across a interesting new technology being offered by Polaroid. You remember Polaroid, the point, shoot and shake the negative camera.

The new technology is called The Polaroid PoGo™ and is an Instant Mobile Printer that uses ZINK™ or Zero Ink™ Printing Technology from ZINK Imaging. PoGo™ Instant Mobile Printer provides a new, innovative way to share digital photos directly from your camera cell phone or digital camera, instantly.

A few interesting features about this new technology include:

– 2×3″ borderless color images in under a minute
– Prints without ink using ZINK™ Zero Ink™ Printing Technology from ZINK Imaging
– Connects to cellphones or digital cameras through blue tooth or USB

3Dwalkthroughs.com imagines the PoGo and Zink technology will soon be able to create much larger prints as well. You can learn a little more about this cool new technology and see a sample video of PoGo in action at this link.


Fitspott.com Friday Update (July 18th,2008)

July 18, 2008


Every Friday 3Dwalkthroughs.com likes to give an update on the progress of Fitspott. So here it is:

Things are moving at a very rapid pace. The Fitspott team is juggling a million different tasks to maintain our projected Mid-September launch date. In additon, our marketing team has been very busy coordinating the next steps of our marketing campaign.

In a response to the out of control schedule we have all been adhering to, Erin, one of our Co-Founders, has invented the newest type of palm pilot. (see pic above)It is called the Palm Pad.

Needless to say we are all looking forward to the day when we launch and the platform is bug free. Knowing the makeup of our team however, the minute we are bug free will be the minute we jump right back into the fire and start our phase 2 activity.