"Printelize was created to bring people closer to 3D printing technology and the possibilities it offers. E-commerce platform, that we created, is a place where 3D printer owners from around the world can offer their services, and users with 3D printing needs can place their orders.
In the team of young, talented and passionate people we want to make sure that the latest available technologies can create value to the society worldwide.
We are close to the innovative technologies and see their potential because of the branch of industry we operate in. However advanced the technology is, it will not bring people benefits unless it is not popularized and available in an accessible form. Being aware of this dependency we created Printelize.com platform which purpose is to facilitate access to 3D printing technology both for business and private consumers."
"It is our mission to make it easier for people and companies to find, share and protect 3D Content.
3D search engine for Industrial Designers and Procurement Specialists to instantly and accurately source industrial components and parts using CAD models and 3D scans.
The de facto 3D printing search engine. Portal for Makers and Designers to help them intuitively discover and source 3D printable files, browsing by shape rather than by words.
3D design owners can be automatically notified if copies are found elsewhere. Critical for protecting IP and allowing the world to share 3D data without fear of counterfeiting."
Scan And Make is a platform where Maker and User can come together to meet their needs for prototyping.This is basically how Scan And Make works: Maker The Makers are the owners of equipment such as 3D Printers, Laser Cutter, CNC milling machines or of specific skills such as 3D files correction, 3D design or Arduino programming for example The Users could be architects, students, industrial designers, artists but also ordinary consumers whom can find on the platform the means to realise their ideas at an affordable price. Scan And Make's aim is to facilitate (and not complicate) the contacts between these 2 groups and to protect both parties. Private Auction:
The Users of the website can post a project containing all the infos needed for the maker to asses production costs. Every maker then will be able to participate to the auction, making their offer (or quote). Once the User has chosen the best offer, the maker can contact him and proceed with the production.
On our platform the User can also directly contact a maker for a quote or ask him to take part in an auction.
Users can contact the Makers and ask for a quote. The opposite is not possible.
At the moment these are the available categories/techniques a user can request:
2D File Conversion
2D File Correction
3D File Conversion
3D File Correction
PCB Design and Production
Once the goods or service has been delivered, Scan And Make releases funds in favour of the maker restraining a commission of 3,33% for the services performed. All transactions are processed through and protected by PayPal.
"Because $10,000$5,000$1,000 is too much to pay for an autopilot, especially one that doesn't do exactly what you want."
An Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV, colloquially known as a "drone") is basically an aerial robot. As we define it, it is capable of both remotely controlled flight (like a regular RC aircraft) and fully-autonomous flight, controlled by sensors, GPS, and onboard computers performing the functions of an autopilot. Our UAVs include airplanes, helicopters, quadcopters and blimps. Most of them are under five pounds, and some of them (especially the blimps) can be used indoors.
We are focused on non-commercial ("recreational") projects by amateurs, although pros are always welcome too. Reasons to make your own UAV range from a fun technical challenge, student contests, aerial photography and mapping (what we call "GeoCrawling"), and scientific sensing. We are primarily interested in civilian, not military, UAV uses here.
If you're new to all this, start here.
DIY Drones is a community based on the Ning social networking platform, and anybody who registers (it's free and easy) can post their own blog entries like this one on the front page, along with starting discussions in the sidebar at left or uploading videos below that. Your registration gives you the ability to do a lot on the site--so feel free to post anything you think will be of interest to this community!
There are other amateur sites out there, from the discussion forums of RC Groups to individual blogs, but DIY Drones is explicitly built as a social network, which means that the community is as important as the content. We're also focused on the most accessible end of the amateur UAV world, with the aim of potentially including high school students.
This means we emphasize amateur UAV projects that are:
Simple: The aim of this project is to create new amateur UAV platforms, including those that could be used for a FIRST-like contest appropriate for students. While we're at it, we'll make amateur UAV development easier for everyone.
Cheap: The target cost of all of our platforms is less than $1,000. You can buy a very good autopilot system for $10,000, but that's not our approach. Cheaper is better, especially with students and schools.
Safe: We follow the current interpretation of the FAA guidelines on small UAVs. Recreational use (non-commercial), under 400 ft altitude, line of sight, "pilot in the loop" and onboard safety systems that always allow for manual control in the case of malfunction. We're building experimental platforms that demonstrate autonomy and the capacity to do real useful UAV work, but we test them in controlled settings. If you want to fly miles out of sight or map cities, we're going to assume you've got the proper FAA clearance or we don't want to know about it.
Participatory: Share and others will share with you. That means that whenever possible, we open source our code and post it online. Everything on this site is published under a Creative Commons "attribution" license, which means that anyone can use or repost it, as long as they give credit to the original author.
Civil: This is a community site of peers helping each other. Bad behavior, from rudeness to foul language, will be deleted. Generosity and kindness is often rewarded with reciprocal behavior and help.
"Fonderie Digitali is a company network including the most daring and innovative enterprises on the Italian and European digital manufacturing market.
Fonderie Digitali is a bottom-up network founded by free and creative enterprises and includes the best expert companies in the field of digital fabrication, techno-crafting, mechanics design, product engineering, development and production of new technologies in the pursuit of collaboration and sharing of competence and knowledge."
The Inventors’ Network is a voluntary membership organization composed of individuals wishing to encourage the development of new ideas and to promote the spirit of innovation through the seeking and sharing of information. Inventors’ Network is accomplishing this goal by focusing the individual and collective experience and expertise of its members, and others, to assist inventors and innovators through the process of bringing their ideas to use, either through commercialization or noncommercial dedication to public betterment. The organization concentrates on providing information which will minimize the investments of time, expense and frustration inventors often experience in developing their ideas. The association has established and operates regular and occasional, meetings, programs, workshops, displays, seminars, counseling and other educational activities. The organization acquires and makes available reference materials and informational resources which will aid in the innovation process. The group provides a forum where persons and companies can meet and interact. It allies with groups who have similar interests.