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The art of copying: how a 3D printer clone was stopped from launching on...

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For many companies manufacturing in China, imitation is also a serious business challenge undermining months of research and development and diluting the value of a product or brand. At Kodama, we experienced product cloning first hand. In this post, we want to share the story of how our latest product was copied before it became available to the market, our main lessons from the whole affair, and how we managed to come out of it on top. But before we do that, here is an overview of the practice of copying (new) products.
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3D Printer Maintenance

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Your 3D printer was printing great and now it’s not. 3D printers print great when you first get them and if you don’t properly maintain them, they will fail. In this article I will explain how to maintain your printer to ensure your ability to continue turning out great prints. All 3D printers require some amount of routine maintenance to continue printing.
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Buying a 3D Printer with Kickstarter

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There is a new obsession in Internet shopping. There are those that believe buying 3D printer can best be done through online Kickstarter sales. Kickstarter is widely known for providing a means to prospective entrepreneurs to get their dream projects funded and fully realized. But lately it seems that some funders are thinking of it like an online shopping experience and funding projects in hopes of obtaining some new some new technological breakthrough. In this article I will explore these ideas along with the pros and cons of funding these projects.
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High-schoolers in Hong Kong set Guinness World Record for biggest 3D printed sculpture display

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Lately, a new week also means a new World Record for 3D printing! At least a week ago, 1,236 students from 123 different secondary schools...

Orrery – A 3DPrinted Solar System

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I was scrolling down my Instagram feed this morning when this Orrery image appeared: That triggered me to search more about this project since the...
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Advertising Your 3D Printing Business on Google Adwords

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If advertising your business online is difficult, then advertising your 3D Printing is extremely difficult depending on what you are selling. The 3D Printing...
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Learn to recognize effective Markets and start making money with your 3D printing business

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What is 3D printing really for? We all know that 3D printing is a great technology improving in multiple fields and has a strong support in...

Japanese researchers unveil ‘Mikoto’, a realistic medical simulation robot with 3D printed organs

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Researchers at the Japanese Tottori University Hospital together with medical company Tmsuk R&D created a medical simulation robot using 3D printing 3D printing assists the...
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Berkeley students create a project to recycle 3D Printing waste

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Students Develop a Project to Recycle 3D printing waste generated on Campus. UC Berkeley students Nicole Panditi and Scott Silva have launched an initiative to...

Best Youtube Maker’s you have to be subscribed right now

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Learn to Build Things Whether you're a beginner or an old school maker I'm sure you'll find some Youtube Maker's worth it subscribed. I love...

Finishing & Painting A 3D Printed Alien!

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This is going to be a write up on a Painting process that I have used a lot to create a semi realistic looking paint...

13 Best CAD Programs for Kids

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Surprising how many CAD programs there out there right now, right? Most I have never heard of but I trust each one has fervent...