It’s officially October, meaning that Halloween is right around the corner. For all of the 3D printing fans out there, we hope you’ll be using your printer as a tool to help craft your costume. In fact, if you 3D print part of your costume on the Series 1, you’re eligible to enter our contest, which is offering cool prizes for the top 3 winners!
Sweden’s Lund University set to make history by putting on the first-ever live concert using only 3D-printed instruments. Olaf Diegel, a professor at Lund who also created the first 3D-printed saxophone, has orchestrated the “first 3D-printed concert,” which was performed by students of Lund’s Malmö Academy of Music.
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Robens Wouter visited our San Leandro facility and noticed a trumpet that our R&D member Levi 3D-printed on the 2014 Series 1. Wouter wondered if the four-foot long trumpet was fully functioning and picked up the instrument to test it out. The skilled trumpet player put on a quick show and we caught it on film.
Playing a 3D-printed trumpet from Type A Machines on Vimeo.
The best part was that Wouter actually designed the mouthpiece used on the trumpet. If you’re looking to get your own 3D-printed trumpet and mouthpiece, check out the .STL files on Thingiverse.
Print the Legend is the Netflix Original documentary that highlights the disruptive technology of 3D printing, and it is now available for streaming online. The 90-minute film takes a closer look at the industry’s challenges, controversies, and promises, bringing to light an idea that still feels entirely futuristic to some, and wholly revolutionary to others.
The second annual San Leandro by Design event kicked off on Wednesday, Sept. 24 and brought local companies together to laud the city’s flourishing business scene. Leaders of the San Leandro community met with key players in the city’s tech and innovation industries on the rooftop terrace of the Bayfair Center.
This Sunday, Sept. 28, the organization e-NABLE will be bridging the gap between prosthetists and printers at an event at John Hopkins Hospital. Leaders in the medical, tech, and public policy industries will be present for the occasion, which delivers donated prosthetics to children in need who have upper limb disabilities.
e-NABLE, which is an online community comprised of volunteers and technologists, strives to apply 3D printing technologies as a medical tool and advancement. They will also be briefing attendees on how 3D printing technologies can change the future of prosthetics.
This year’s iOSDevCamp took place from Aug. 22-24 at eBay’s San Jose campus, and we co-sponsored the event with Capital One. The largest iOS Developer hackathon event focused on the new iOS8, with the 2014 Series 1 3D Printer as the Wildcard Prize.
Join us tomorrow (Thursday, Sept. 18) at the SoMa StrEat Food Park with 3D Hubs and Pinshape for the Hot Off the Press event. We will be there with our 2014 Series 1 3D printer and will also be raffling off some 3D prints of designs from Pinshape’s library.
The event is free and you can RSVP online to see who else will be going. See you tomorrow!
Our former R&D intern Vaibhav Sharma took a closer look at last Monday’s supermoon and shared the results with us. He was able to shoot some fantastic photos of the days after the supermoon with his telescope and Sony Cybershot camera, and he 3D printed an adapter and focuser to help him photograph. Great work, Vaibhav!
Photo credit: Vaibhav Sharma
This weekend the eBay campus in San Jose will be hosting the iOSDevCamp 2014 event, and Type A Machines will be there as a sponsor! We want you to join us at the largest iOS Developer event outside of Apple, so we’re giving you guys a special discount for tickets.
Photo by Dom Sagolla
The iOS8 & Internet of Things Hackathon takes place Friday, Aug. 22 – Sunday, Aug. 24 and will focus on the new capabilities of iOS8 in a collaborative manner with various teams and organizations. We will be present with our 2014 Series 1 3D Printer, which will also be the prize for the Hackathon’s winners.
Purchase your tickets online, and get $30 off your ticket with the code ios2014typea_735. Women and students get a 50% off discount for tickets with the codes ios2014women_506 and ios2014student_340.
We hope to see you there!