A $250 3-D Printer With Breakthrough Software | A clever bit of engineering is what lets New Matter sell the Mod-T at such a low price. By using just two rods to move the build plate, the number of components for the mechanism is far lower than other printers. New Matter | WIRED.com Maybe something for 3D Printer Chat?
Subdivision Bracelet by nervoussystem "Inspired by the complex forms of radiolarians, where intricate pattern is integral to structure, these shapes derive from a simulation of spring meshes which form mirrored catenoid surfaces. We created interactive software to morph, twist, and subdivide each design, transforming a simple mesh to a complex patterned structure."