MakerBot Replicator Z18 Now Available To Purchase For $6,499

If you have been patiently waiting for the MakerBot Replicator Z18 to be available to purchase, after it was first unveiled earlier this year during the Consumer Electronics Show 2014 in Las Vegas in January.

You will be pleased to know that MakerBot has today announced that their MakerBot Replicator Z18 is now available to purchase for $6,499 and is powered by the new, user-friendly MakerBot Replicator 3D Printing Platform.

MakerBot Replicator Z18

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Sneakerbot II 3D Printed Sneakers Are Now More Comfortable to Wear (video)

Recreus has unveiled a new and innovative flexible 3D printing filament they have created which they have used to create a pair of Sneakerbot II 3D printed sneakers, which can be folded up to fit in a small bag when needed.

The Sneakerbot II 3D printed sneakers are printed using Filaflex 1.75mm which has been under development for some time and is proving to be the most elastic filament currently on the market. Check out the video after the jump to see the printing process in action.

3D Printed Sneakerbot II Trainers

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Altergaze Enables Smartphone Virtual Reality From £50 (video)

If you fancy transforming your iPhone or Samsung smartphone into a virtual reality interface you are going to be very interested in this new device 3D printed device called the Altergaze which offers VR rivalling other headsets such as the HMZ and the Oculus Rift say its creator Liviu Berechet .

The Altergaze device has been created to harnesses the power from your smartphone to deliver a high-quality and cost-effective virtual reality experience and makes it easy for anyone who already owns a 3D printer to download the schematic’s and print it themselves.

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Zero Point 360 Movie Created For Oculus Rift Virtual Reality Headset

The highly anticipated Oculus Rift virtual reality headset is still currently under development and is set to revolutionise the gaming industry when it hopefully launches sometime later this year.

However the Oculus Rift is not just being created for gaming and exploring virtual reality environments and this week a new film called Zero Point, has been unveiled which has been specifically created to be watched using the innovative Oculus Rift headset providing an fully immersive experience for viewers.

Zero Point Oculus Rift

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eBay Acquires PhiSix To Offer Virtual 3D Fitting Rooms (video)

It has been announced this week that eBay has acquired the virtual fitting room service PhiSix in preparation for eBay to include 3D virtual fitting rooms on its website, marketplace, mobile apps, and also via third-party retailers.

PhiSix specialises in 3D visualisation and simulation technologies for clothing. Check out the video after the jump to learn more. PhiSix was created back in 2012 by former Intel research scientist Jonathan Su, who also received a PhD in computer science from Stanford University.

eBay Acquires PhiSix

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Mark One Carbon Fiber 3D Printer Now Available To Pre-Order For $5,000 (video)

If you have been interested in the world’s first carbon fiber 3D printer that has been created in the form of the Mark One, which we featured here on Geeky Gadgets last month.

You will be pleased to learn that the carbon fibre 3D printer is now available to pre-order for just under $5000. The Mark One carbon fiber 3D printer was unveiled at the SolidWorks World convention in San Diego and can been seen in action in the video below.

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MakerBot Digitizer Desktop 3D Scanner Price Drops To $799 (video)

Any 3D printing specialists whether they are a hobbyist or professional might be interested to know that the MakerBot Digitizer desktop 3D scanner, which launched back in August of last year for $1,400, has now dropped in price to a special offer of just $799.

The MakerBot Digitizer desktop 3D scanner has been created to provide users with an easy way of transporting real-life objects into the digital world with just a few simple clicks. Watch the video after the jump to see the MakerBot Digitizer desktop 3D scanner in action and learn more about its features.

MakerBot Digitizer Desktop 3D Scanner

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BigRep ONE 3D Printer Offers A Massive Print Area For $39,000 (video)

Anyone in the market for a 3D printer that is capable of printing large scale 3D prints might be interested in the new BigRep ONE 3D printer which is capable of printing objects up to 1147 x 1000 x 1188 mm in size or 1.3 m³ working volume.

The BigRep ONE 3D printer is capable of printing at a resolution of 100 micron (1 mm) and is equipped with 2 heads which are capable of printing a wide variety of materials including PLA, ABS, PVA, HDPE, PC, Nylon, TPE, Laywood and Laybrick.

BigRep ONE 3D Printer

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LulzBot TAZ 3 3D Printer Now FSF-Certified

This month the Free Software Foundation (FSF) today awarded Respects Your Freedom (RYF) certification to the LulzBot TAZ 3 3D printer, making it the fifth model in the range of LulzBot 3D printers created by Aleph Objects to be awarded the FSF certification.

The LulzBot TAZ 3 3D printer started shipping earlier this year for $2,195 and has been designed to provide users with Aleph Objects highest quality printer to date and has been contracted for dependable cost-effective 3D printing.

LulzBot TAZ 3 3D Printer

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Fuel3D Handheld 3D Scanner Secures $2.6 Million In Funding After Successful Kickstarter Campaign

Some of our reader might remember the innovative Fuel3D 3D handheld scanner that launched on the Kickstarter site last year and Successfully raised over $325,000.

The Fuel3D 3D handheld scanner has been created to revolutionise the way that we can take real-life objects into the digital world for 3D printing, game design and other applications and has a price point which is less than $1000, making it a very competitive in an ever-growing and emerging market.

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Printrbot Simple All-Metal 3D Printer Unveiled (video)

Printrbot has this week unveiled its new Printrbot Simple all-metal 3D printer which is being showcased at this years 2014 3D Print Show that started today.

Printrbot well known for its low cost open source wood frames 3D printers which it first launched back on Kickstarter over two years ago. Has created the new Printrbot Simple all-metal 3D printer to provide more accuracy when 3D printing objects. Watch the video after the jump to learn more about the Printrbot Simple 3D printer and see it in action.

Printrbot All-Metal 3D Printer

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