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3D Printing has been around for a while, but it’s only in the past year that it’s really taken off as the “next big thing” in printing. For anyone who does not have any idea about 3D printing, let me explain…
Basically 3D printing is being able to make a three-dimensional solid object from a digital model. So if you can imagine it and be able to make a digital model then you are able to print anything that can be constructed from the materials used. 3D printing has redefined the printing industry, with both hobbyists and manufacturers sitting up and taking notice. After reading this article I’ll guarantee that you’ll want your own 3D printer.
Many industries have been taking advantage of the benefits of 3D printing. Cars are now better thanks to motor vehicle companies using 3D models to find out if a car is structurally sound and use them for aerodynamic and crash tests. Even the medical industry has found a use for these printers, with body parts such as jaw bones and hips, being replaced by 3D printers. Many inventors also use them to create new items that will make life more convenient for us.
So far those are just a few of the things that a 3D printer is capable of, and in the future, it will be difficult to define what they can and can’t do. Industries use them daily to create products, individuals are creating their own home-items like Christmas decorations and hobbyists like arts and crafts gurus can create pottery, art and the likes.
I really am surprised that many households do not have a 3D printer at home since it just takes a PC that is capable of using 3D software, and printer cartridges like the ones you can get from Cartridges Direct Projections show that it will take until the year 2040 for the majority of PC owners to have one in their homes. Personally I think it will happen faster than that once people start learning the many wonderful ways in which a 3D printer creates.
Everything seems smarter nowadays, not only mobile phone, TV is now also upgraded to become “smart TV”. If you want to enjoy 3D more special than watching on your laptop, then I think you need a dedicated 3D TV that’s smart enough to understand what you want to see. Let’s see the Toshiba L7200 Cinema Series LED Smart 3D TV, is this what you’re looking for? Powered by dual core CQ Engine, this TV has smart features including ePortal, MediaGuide, Open Browser, SearchAll, MediaShare, Send & Play, eManual, Tablet Remote App Capability (TRAC), and built-in Wi-Fi.
The L7200 Smart 3D TV uses Passive 3D Technology, it means users only need a pair of passive 3D glasses to enjoy the 3D contents including movies and games. With smart features, TV getting closer to the computer’s functionality. It offers users a freedom and flexibility in enjoying contents. And I think one of the most exciting features is “SearchAll” that allows users to enter any keyword and automatically search TV channels, streaming video and the home network for related content, wow is that Google on the TV? Regarding I/O ports, the L7200 Cinema Series features 4 HDMI ports, 2x USB video ports and an HD PC input.
Toshiba has a great news for 3D gamers. It’s now possible to enjoy 3D gaming on laptop without glasses, thanks to the new Qosmio F755 3D that features Optimized for NVIDIA® GeForce® 3D. To benefit this exciting feature on your current Qosmio F755 3D, you need to download the update from Toshiba’s Service Station utility. Yea it’s worth to try, and start experience tons of PC games in 3D without the hassle of wearing 3D glasses.
I’m not in a position to explain the technology behind all of this achievment. But Toshiba says the laptop uses auto-stereoscopic display technology that is able to project two sets of images at the same time, splitting them between the left and right eyes to create the 3D effect. Regarding powerhouse, the Qosmio F755 3D is powered by Intel Core i5 or Core i7 processor, NVIDIA GeForce GT 540M graphics processor with 1GB of GDDR3 graphics memory (it’s a bit obsolete, right?), up to 8GB RAM, and a 750GB hard drive. The rest of features include: Built-in harman/kardon speakers, Dolby and Waves Audio technology, HDMI 1.4 port, and Blu-ray Disc rewriteable drive (on select model).
At CES 2012 which is going to start on Monday, 9 January in Vegas, LG will show its one of the newest home entertainment products for consumers, the Google TV. Based on Android OS, LG’s Google TV is developed using LG’s 3D and Smart TV technologies. You may ask what its key feature is, LG says that its Google TV is easily to use. It allows users to control the Android-based user interface (UI) using the Magic Remote Qwerty.
So how the user interface looks like? As describe by LG, the main screen is designed for easy browsing and content selection. And with Multi-tasking feature, the TV allows users to search, access social media site, and watching TV simultaneously. The LG’s Google TV is also equipped with CINEMA 3D technology with built-in 2D to 3D conversion, but a CINEMA 3D glasses is required to enjoying the 3D programs.
Okay, let me answer the question, the world’s largest 3D Ultra Definition (UD) TV will have 84-inch display. At CES 2012 trade show which will be held in Las Vegas in coming days, the mentioned 3D UD TV will show you how it’s like, thanks to LG that promises to bring their newest 3D Ultra Definition TV.
Mentioned as the world’s first laptop capable of displaying glasses-free 3D and 2D content at the same time on one screen, the Qosmio® F755 3D laptop is powered by the visibly smart Intel® Core™ i7 processor, NVIDIA® GeForce® 540M graphics processor, as well as fast RAM and a spacious 750GB hard drive. Available for $1,699.99 MSRP, the Qosmio F755 3D also features Built-in harman/kardon® speakers, an integrated Blu-ray Disc™ rewriteable drive, an HDMI® port supports output of video (up to 1080p) to a 3D-ready TV or display, and an elegant Fusion 3D Finish in Brilliant Red delivers standout styling.
Stratasys introduced the Fortus 250mc™ Production 3D Printer. The Fortus 250mc has a 10 x 10 x 12 in. build envelope and offers three build layer options: 0.007, 0.010 and 0.013 in. (0.178, 0.254 and 0.330 mm). To create parts, the machine uses ABSplus thermoplastic, which offers excellent mechanical proprieties, including impact strength, tensile strength, flexural strength, and bonding strength for tough, functional applications. ABSplus comes in ivory, white, blue, fluorescent yellow, black, red, nectarine, olive green and gray colors.
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XPAND will supply two models of XPAND 3D glasses for Mitsubishi’s 3D capable televisions. One will feature a single pair of 3D glasses designed for Mitsubishi 2011 television models with a built-in 3D emitter. The second will include a single pair of 3D glasses with an external emitter, offering a complete single viewer 3D solution for any Mitsubishi 3DTV.