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3D printing support in CUPS demystified

3D printing support in CUPS demystified

Last week Apple released a new version of CUPS, the default printing system on UNIX and Linux, with what was called “basic support for 3D printers” by pretty much all media, with no details whatsoever. This has already caused some confusion, so we spoke to Michael Sweet and a few other stakeholders about CUPS, the IEEE-PSTO Printer Working Group, and the 3D initiative.

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Artist uses Audacity, GIMP, Processing to create 3D printed jewelry

Artist uses Audacity, GIMP, Processing to create 3D printed jewelry

Dot Silverman, an independent designer and a student research assistant at Pomona College, made an interesting use of free software: creating jewelry in shape of 3D-printed waveforms.

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Vinyl cutting on Linux: the real deal

Vinyl cutting on Linux: the real deal

Ever wondered if you could get one of those fancy vinyl cutters and not abandon Linux? Let's talk about your options here.

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Inkscape gets OpenSCAD converter

Inkscape gets OpenSCAD converter

Tired of jumping through hoops to go from Inkscape to OpenSCAD? Dan Newman created a new 3rd party extension that simply exports vector objects as .scad files.

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Lasersaur, an open source laser cutter, is nearing completion

Lasersaur, an open source laser cutter, is nearing completion

Discovering Lasersaur project that aims to construct an open source laser cutter feels like the best thing to have happened this week.

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Wybren van Keulen introduces Epoque, unique hand made chair designed in Blender

Wybren van Keulen introduces Epoque, unique hand made chair designed in Blender

As a matter of fact we've been meaning to dive into manufacturing for a while, and Dutch designer Wybren van Keulen gave us a perfect excuse reason to do that at last.

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Egg-bot, an Inkscape powered drawing robot

Egg-bot, an Inkscape powered drawing robot

Preorders are now open for Egg-bot — an Inkscape powered robot that can draw on spheric and geoid objects.

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