Makerarm multifunction personal fabricator & 3D printer launches on Kickstarter

Oct.6, 2015 - Today, the Makerarm multi-purpose personal fabricator and 3D printer has launched on Kickstarter. The Markerarm truly is an all-in-one making machine that combines 3D printing, plotting, milling, pick and place, laser engraving, PCB assembly, cake icing, and even more. More

Designer Ryan Pennings 3D prints gorgeous algorithmic Percy Stools using industrial Kuka robot

Oct.6, 2015 - Australian student and industrial designer Ryan Pennings's Percy stools are fantastic and brightly colored creations that – with the help of industrial 3D printing – proudly show off really thick layers. More

11-year-old’s 3D printed diabetes test-strip device wins him a trip to NASA

Oct.6, 2015 - Tired of getting into trouble for leaving his diabetes test strips on the floor at home, 11-year-old William Grame came up with the idea to 3D print a device that can safely and hygienically save up to 50 used test strips at a time before needing to be emptied. More

Use 3Doodler to create new heads for Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ BB-8 Droid toy

Oct.6, 2015 - After having a play with the remote-controlled Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ BB-8 Droid toy and noticing its detachable magnetic head, 3Doodler team decided to 3D print some replacement nobs. More

Stratasys & Adobe team up to bring color 3D printing to Adobe Photoshop CC users

Oct.6, 2015 - 3D printing industry giant Stratasys today announced a major partnership Adobe that will allow creative designers to easily transform their designs into high quality, full color 3D printed models. More

Taiwan’s first metal 3D printer revealed, could help repair old submarines

Oct.6, 2015 - The National Chung-Shan Institute of Science and Technology (CSIST) in Taiwan today revealed Taiwan’s first locally developed metal 3D printing system, with which it hopes to improve the nation’s aerospace and defense industries. More

3D printed antennas, spy cameras, talking helmets: New prospects for 3D printing in the military

Oct.6, 2015 - Last month at the annual Intelligence and National Security Alliance summit held in Washington, DC. Among the topics discussed, was an especially promising one: the potentials of 3D printing for military purposes. More

Fastest and most scalable 3D printing service Voodoo Manufacturing opens doors in New York

Oct.6, 2015 - Called Voodoo Manufacturing, this new 3D printing service is a high capacity manufacturer that is capable of easily manufacturing thousands of parts in a very small amount of time. More

Mike Blakemore 3D prints fully movable, completely wireless animated humanoid robot head

Oct.6, 2015 - Designer and software developer Mike Blakemore from Hyperplane Interactive has designed and 3D printed an impressive wireless human head that can move, smile, tilt its neck and move its eyes, and freak people out. More

Maker designs 3D-printed Master Chief Halo 4 helmet

Oct.6, 2015 - An anonymous maker known only as ‘EggyMean’ has designed and built a 3D-printed Halo 4 helmet. The 3D-printed helmet, which is large enough to be worn, is made from around fifty 3D-printed components. More

New York State invests $125 million to build large-scale 3D printing plant with Norsk Titanium

Oct.6, 2015 - New York State has signed a private-public partnership deal with Norsk Titanium AS and will invest $125 million in an industrial-scale 3D printing facility that is to be constructed in Plattsburgh, New York. More

This OLO box will turn your smartphone into a DLP 3D printer for just $99

Oct.6, 2015 - Italian rapid prototyping and digital fabrication firm Solido3D has created OLO, the world’s first app-powered smartphone 3D printer, and are about to unleash accessible, affordable, and socially driven 3D printing on the world. More

Ultra-quiet and user-friendly Replicape 3D printer control board arrives to Kickstarter

Oct.6, 2015 - Intelligent Agent AS, the Norwegian designer and manufacturer of 3D printer electronics and systems, has created the Replicape, an open source, Internet-connected 3D printer control board compatible with BeagleBone and Raspberry Pi that is as smart as it is silent. More

SOLS Flex brings 3D printed custom insoles directly to consumers through iPhone app

Oct.5, 2015 - SOLS Flex are the first 3D printed custom insoles available directly to consumers, with the ability to absorb shock, alleviate heel pressure and respond to your individual gait. More

Autodesk takes major step into 3D printed footwear industry with Autodesk Footwear group

Oct.5, 2015 - Autodesk today confirmed its commitment to Digital Footwear Creation unveiling the Autodesk Footwear group, which combines products from the Delcam Crispin and Delcam Custom Orthotics Insoles lines into a single new brand. More

Hauke Scheer action-packed stop motion film with articulated 3D printed figures

Oct.5, 2015 - There are action figures, and then there are Hauke Scheer’s fully customizable, high-quality, hand-painted 3D printed action figures, with over 25 points of articulation and multiple faces to create different gestures and emotions. More

Nasim Sehat's Biz Eyes explores individuality with unusual 3D printed, detachable eyewear

Oct.5, 2015 - Thanks to Iranian architect Nasim Sehat, 3D printing’s role in fashion and design is being extended into eyewear with her most recent design venture called Biz Eyes. More

Florida forensic scientists to use 3D printing to recreate skulls from nine unsolved murders

Oct.5, 2015 - A team of Forensic scientists from the University of South Florida will 3D print skulls for facial reconstructions of the victims of nine unsolved murders in Florida in the hope that it will create new leads. More

Futurist Christopher Barnatt's review: The TCT Show 2015 (w/videos)

Oct.5, 2015 - On 30 September and 1st October 2015, the TCT Show was held in Birmingham, UK. Now in its 20th year, TCT once again demonstrated the incredible depth and breadth of 3D printing innovation and application. More

Avengers: Age of Ultron’ fantastic Vision character brought to life with help from 3D printing

Oct.5, 2015 - Avengers: Age of Ultron was a hugely successful movie. In a recent interview prosthetics supervisor Nik Williams and make up boss Jeremy Woodhead revealed that much of the look of new character Vision was achieved with the help of 3D printed facial prosthetics. More

Dutch students start project for developing the first ever DIY 3D printed bicycle OBI

Oct.5, 2015 - The first ever do-it-yourself 3D printed bicycle is being designed by two Dutch industrial design students: the OBI, the open bicycle. The OBI bike is being developed as part of The Bike Project, and is being masterminded by enterprising industrial design students Stef de Groot and Paul De Medeiros. More

Moon Express contracts Rocket Lab for three 3D printed rocket-powered missions to the moon

Oct.5, 2015 - New Zealand based private firm Rocket Lab has announced a deal with Silicon Valley’s Moon Express startup for three 3D printed rocket-powered missions to the moon. More

3D printing company Branch Technology unveils America’s tallest 3D-printed object

Oct.5, 2015 - Branch Technology unveiled their latest creation: America’s tallest 3D-printed object, an 18 foot (5.5m) tall, 54 cubic feet sculpture. The additive manufacturing firm’s impressive sculpture is being exhibited at the Museum of Design Atlanta as part of the Designers, Makers, Users: 3D Printing the Future exhibit. More

3D printed fingers and fiber optical sensors could make robotic hands more dexterous

Oct.4, 2015 - Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University have developed a three-fingered soft robotic hand with multiple 3D-printed fiber optic sensors, together with a new type of stretchable optical sensor. The robotic hand, supported by NASA, is able to detect forces of less than a tenth of a newton. More

Build impossible towers with 3D printed Tricky Bricks

Oct.4, 2015 - Lucia Di Santo has invented that game that’s part Lego, part Jenga, and part mathematical engineering. Each 3D printed Tricky Brick has a different weight and balance to it, meaning you can connect and build them up into awkward, precarious and gravity-defying forms. More

Make metal parts with 3D printer using lost polymer casting method

Oct.4, 2015 - A former Electrical and Explosives Engineering student named Peter, going by the handle ‘lyratron’, has shared a handy method for making metal parts using a standard plastic-printing 3D printer. More

Designers 3D print gorgeous and recyclable Monicker Watch

Oct.4, 2015 - Designers Frederic Pieck and Rob Hendrickx have 3D printed very stylish recyclable Monicker Watch. This amazing Belgian design is truly a unique specimen in the world of stylish 3D printing, and have become one of the seven finalists in the Belgian Additive Design Challenge. More

3D printed heart helps facilitate successful surgery; holding his heart in his hands is 'amazing', says patient

Oct.3, 2015 - Thanks to a 3D-printed model of the muscular organ, surgeons were able to closely examine a replica of Nicholas Borgman’s heart, which provided them with further information and greater familiarity with its physiological defects. More

Maker uses 3D printing to create impressive scale models of Eve Online ships

Oct.3, 2015 - A game-loving maker named ‘Yueshi’ has developed a method for 3D printing scale replicas of ships from the massively multiplayer online role-playing game Eve Online. More

Norwegian designer releases ‘Plotclock for Dummies’ for 3D printed time-plotting robot

Oct.3, 2015 - Norwegian designer Kjetil Egeland wanted to devise clear and understandable instructions for 3D printed time-plotting robot that any one could follow. More

Drive safe and hands free with 3D printed Bsteady smartphone car mount

Oct.3, 2015 - Designed by the maker world’s sweetheart Susan Taing, the Bsteady is a smartphone car mount with a universal curved design that secures any phone into any car, allowing drivers to charge their phone and access GPS directions without taking their hands off the wheel. More

Here's how you can 3D print your own brain

Oct.3, 2015 - An Instructables user going by the fitting moniker of 3d_printed_brain has recently posted the steps for creating your own 3D printed brain, and it doesn’t seem to require too big of a brain to execute! More

Quebec University developing 3D printed hockey puck for the visually impaired

Oct.3, 2015 - Montreal’s visually impaired hockey team 'Les Hiboux de Montreal' (translated as the Owls of Montreal), have been finding ways to accommodate the sport to their needs. In order to build the puck, the team have opted to make its parts through 3D modelling and 3D printing, using polyurethane as the material. More

LLNL's Large Area Projection Micro Stereolithography (LAPµSL) 3D printing device wins tech-transfer award

Oct.2, 2015 - Bryan Moran, a Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) optical engineer, has won the 2015 Federal Laboratory Consortium (FLC) Far West Region Award for his Large Area Projection Micro Stereolithography (LAPµSL) 3D printing technology. More

Funeral platform Yiko aims to promote cremation, reduce cost of burials with 3D printed urns

Oct.2, 2015 - China's funeral platform Yiko is trying to promote cremation as a more affordable and sustainable alternative by offering customers personalized, 3D printed urns. More

Kentstrapper launches plug-n-play Zero 3D printer with auto-calibration and intuitive interface

Oct.2, 2015 - Italian 3D printer manufacturer Kenstrapper has revealed Zero, their latest and most evolved model. Kenstrapper’s goal in designing Zero was to simplify and speed up the interaction between man and machine, to make 3D printing enjoyable and significantly reduce the risk of failure. More

Japanese designer Ken Kawamoto reimagines 3D printing with 3D popup cards from 3D photos

Oct.2, 2015 - With an eye on getting the best possible quality, Japanese designer Ken Kawamoto has just shared a very intriguing alternative method for getting high resolution ‘3D printed’ photographs, relying on 3D cameras and regular photographic paper. More

Sensel Morph shape-shifting trackpad transforms into any device with 3D printed overlays

Oct.2, 2015 - With open source, customizable and 3D printable overlays, the Sensel Morph can go from QWERTY keyboard to paint canvas to drum pad in seconds, opening new possibilities for computer-human interaction. More

The first ever 3D printed 0.4mm kitesurfing tail can reach record-breaking speeds

Oct.2, 2015 - The first ever 3D printed fin measures only 0.4mm thick and easily propelled pro-surfer Sylvain Hoceini to 51 knots (95 km/h) during its first tests. The fin was designed by French kitesurf manufacturer PC² in collaboration with SLS France. More

Deloitte predicts 220,000 3D printers sold in 2015, but says money is in professional grade 3D printing

Oct.2, 2015 - Deloitte concludes that the 2015 3D printing market has grown tremendously (with 220,000 3D printers being sold this year), but says that virtually all of the economic value is in professional grade 3D printing and that 95% of 3D printed objects are made by these high quality 3D printers. More

University of Pittsburgh researchers are developing new 3D printed treatment for broken bones

Oct.2, 2015 - Researchers at the University of Pittsburgh have been working on finding a way to use 3D printing technology in order to better repair broken and fractured bones without the use of metal pins and screws and they have potentially found a solution. More

Orbbec's Persee computer camera, perfect for 3D printable scanning, hits indiegogo

Oct.2, 2015 - Orbbec has just launched a crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo (that is already doing well) for their remarkable Persee, a combination of a high-def 3D camera and an ARM computer, which is perfect for building 3D apps and making 3D printable scans. What’s more, it is expected to retail for less than $300. More

Harvard's popupCAD origami-style 3D printable robots teach kids and beginners how to code

Oct.2, 2015 - Researchers at the Harvard Microrobotics Lab have developed a free software tool called popupCAD that allows beginners with little-to-no programming experience to design and build their own foldable laminate robots and machines. The models can then be 3D printed on plastic (or paper) with electronic components printed on top. More

New Zealand student is double finalist in Innovators competition for research into 3D printing recycled plastic to help Samoa

Oct.1, 2015 - Lionel Taito-Matamua’s thesis project, entitled Renewing Materials: 3D Printing and Distributed Recycling Disrupting Samoa’s Plastic Waste Stream, is a study into how 3D printing technology can create tools out of recycled plastic, which can in turn be used to combat the growing amount of plastic waste filling up landfills and waterways in Samoa. More

Disney Research designs 3D printed soft skins for kid-safe toy robots

Oct.1, 2015 - Disney Research has created a series of soft robotic limbs that can safely interact with delicate objects and eventually be made into a line of children’s toys that perfectly mimic—in both looks and movement—actual CGI movie characters. More

Beijing Design Week focuses on 3D printing, features large VULCAN structure made up of 1,100 3D printed units

Oct.1, 2015 - Beijing Design Week has put a strong focus on 3D printing technology. Perhaps the most impressive feature of this year’s BJDW is what is being hailed as one of the world’s largest 3D printed architectural structure. More

First ever 3D printed micro-needles a pain-free way to deliver drugs

Oct.1, 2015 - Scientists from the University of Akron and University of Texas today announced a pioneering technique for producing 3D micro-printed needles. The needles, measuring no more than 1 mm high, are made from a biomaterial that after painlessly delivering the drug would simply degrade into the patient’s body. More

New WASP TOP DLP 3D printer combines top and bottom projection for the best of both worlds

Oct.1, 2015 - After three years of development, Italian 3D printer manufacturer WASP today announced a new technological solution for DLP 3D printing that combines the affordability, convenience and cleanliness of top side light projection with the high precision of bottom side projection. More

Chinese cancer patient receives 3D printed titanium sternum implant

Oct.1, 2015 - In a recent case, the Hunan Cancer Hospital in China teamed up with the Hunan Dimension Intelligent Technology CO., Ltd. in order to fit one cancer patient with a 3D printed sternum bone replacement. More

i.materialise expands range of 3D printed metal creations with copper

Oct.1, 2015 - Belgian 3D printing service providers i.materialise has just announced that their already impressive range of material options is to be expanded by a new metal addition; following notable predecessors like gold and silver, even copper 3D printed creations will now be possible. More

Filamate launches 3D Printing Starter Kit, StarterMate on Kickstarter

Oct.1, 2015 - Filamate, a Vienna based start up, is looking to change this reality by making products geared towards introducing 3D printing technology to beginners. Filamate launched a Kickstarter campaign for their new product StarterMate. More

Ambitious CAD software Onshape raises $80 million led by Andreessen Horowitz

Oct.1, 2015 - CAD innovators Onshape has just raised $80 million in new equity financing led by Andreessen Horowitz with participation from existing investors New Enterprise Associates (NEA), Commonwealth Capital Ventures and North Bridge Venture Partners. To date, Onshape has raised $144 million in total funding. More

University of Washington scientists develop 3D printing process to make realistic new ears

Oct.1, 2015 - A new study by two scientists from the University in Washington have come up with a clever solution, in which 3D printing is used to make perfect surgical ear models as reference guides during surgery. More

Vulcan Jewelry unveils fantastic Kinetic Ring with moving gems made with 3D printing

Oct.1, 2015 - Hong Kong-based designer Desmond Chan’s latest design, The Kinetic Ring, was inspired by kinetic rolling balls, but then features gorgeous rubies embedded in a wearable ring. More

MakerBot and TOM challenge makers to design better 3D printed assistive technology devices for people with disabilities

Sep.30, 2015 - MakerBot made available several free 3D designs for assistive devices, and challenged Thingiverse makers to improve on them and contribute further designs that could improve the quality of life for people like Lathrop. More

MIT's 3D printed soft robot hand can pick up and identify just about anything

Sep.30, 2015 - A new generation of modular, 3D printed soft robot grippers can easily pick up over 70 everyday times of different weights and sizes, ranging of stuffed animals to eggs to a single sheet of paper, without damaging or dropping them. More

MIT's multi-material MultiFab 3D printer could be used by U.S. military manufacture missiles on battlefield

Sep.30, 2015 - The U.S. Department of Defense’s official science blog released details of a powerful and versatile new 3D printer that can print up to 10 materials at once and embed electronics, circuits and sensors directly into the object, allowing it to create a finished products, from spare parts to war missiles, directly in the field. More

Cartesio and BOFA develop 3D PrintPRO Fume Extraction Systems specifically for 3D printers

Sep.30, 2015 - 3D printer manufacturers Cartesio and fume extraction and filtration system developer BOFA have already joined forces to develop the 3D PrintPro Fume Extraction System to make 3D printing healthier for all those involved. More

Aldric Negrier launches massive Vulcanus Max 30 and Vulcanus Max 40 3D printers

Sep.30, 2015 - An DIY professional 3D printer for under €300 known as the Vulcanus has been scaled-up 60%, 110%, and 160% to create the Vulcanus Max 30, Vulcanus Max 40 and upcoming Vulcanus MEGA MAX 3D printers, with build volumes of 32x32x32, 42x42x42 and 52x52x50 respectively. More

Handicapped kitten walks again thanks to 3D printed wheelchair built by two students

Sep.30, 2015 - Two 17 year olds students, Josh Messmer and Isaiah Walker from Walnut Grove Secondary School in British Columbia have created a 3D printed wheelchair for a handicapped kitten. More

ORD Solutions multipurpose dual extrusion RoVaPaste 3D Printer now available for pre-order

Sep.30, 2015 - The promising RoVaPaste 3D Printer by ORD Solutions, a multipurpose machine capable of extruding edible and non-edible pastes, has just been launched for pre-orders. More

Mexican 3D printer maker Colibri 3D raises $1 million in first round of capital investment

Sep.30, 2015 - Colibri 3D, a division of the Mexican company InterLatin, announced that with support from the Mexican Federal Government and other investors, it has closed its first round of initial outside capital investment, raising $1 million which will go towards expanding their market reach at a worldwide level. More

UTEP receives $2.1 million grant to develop multi-material 3D printer ‘factory of the future’

Sep.30, 2015 - The University of Texas at El Paso, in conjunction with its renowned W.M. Keck Center for 3D Innovation, is developing an all-in-one 3D printer that will be capable of assembling metals, electronics and plastics and printing fully functional electronics and industry-quality parts. More

ColorFabb unveils sturdy corkFill wood-like 3D printer filament

Sep.30, 2015 - High quality 3D printer filament provider colorFabb has just announced the latest edition to their wood filaments: corkFill, that features all the durable and flexible characteristics of corks, including the lovely color. More

Shapeways opens ten 3D scanning booths for 3D printed selfies in The Netherlands

Sep.30, 2015 - Shapeways has just opened ten 3D scanning booths for 3D printed selfies at ten different locations spread out through The Netherlands, aiming to expand this very accessible form of 3D printing technology, which could potentially introduce a very large market to their services. More

3D printer acts as handyman for U.S. Coast Guard icebreaker boat

Sep.30, 2015 - For about three weeks in July, a MakerBot 3D printer was taken on a scientific mission aboard the Cutter Healy icebreaker, led by the Coast Guard Research and Development Center in New London. More

Graphene 3D files patent for low-cost, toxic-free process for producing high grade graphene for 3D printing

Sep.29, 2015 - Graphene 3D Lab has filed a non-provisionary patent pertaining to a new method for the preparation and separation of atomic layers of graphene nanoplatlets (GNP), which would dramatically increase the potential for large scale production of high grade graphene. More

Indiegogo campaign launched for impressive 3D printed PiKon astro-cam

Sep.29, 2015 - A more affordable 3D printed astro-cam has just appeared on Indiegogo: the British-made PiKon, that simply relies on a Raspberry Pi and some 3D printed parts to capture gorgeous images of space. More

Build your own X01 Project 3D printed drone, inspired by prize-winning Xombie Lunar Lander

Sep.29, 2015 - Three passionate engineers in Greece have combined two of the hottest technologies making headlines this year—3D printing and Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs)—by designing and creating a fully 3D printed drone called the X01. More

You can now buy the first ever 3D Printed Pope Figurine

Sep.29, 2015 - Berlin based 3D printing company Staramba, known for creating photorealistic 3D printed figurines, has just announced the release of a particularly divine new 3D model: the Pope. More

Gartner: 3D printer shipments to reach 496K in 2016, 3D print market set to keep doubling in size

Sep.29, 2015 - A new prediction made by Gartner has said that the worldwide shipment of 3D printers will reach 496,000 in 2016. And with this latest prediction, they are very positive about where the 3D printing market is heading. More

Smart3D to launch Kickstarter for portable 3D scanner Pixelio next month

Sep.29, 2015 - In the spirit of the future and innovation that October 21st, 2015 has come to represent, UK based company Smart3D, Ltd. are launching a kickstarter on that day to fund their new portable 3D scanner, Pixelio. More

3D printable smart toy Cannybot cars finds huge Kickstarter success almost immediately

Sep.29, 2015 - Called Cannybot, this is a British-made concept for smart racing cars for children that will help them understand the basics of programming and 3D modeling. It is also remarkably successful, having reached its crowdfunding goal of $40,000 almost immediately. More

Posture with Panache: TinkerCAD and Lumo Bodytech design 3D printed custom clasps for Lumo Lift

Sep.29, 2015 - The custom clasps by TinkerCAD can be 3D printed and then fitted with a magnet, covering the Lumo Lift without adding pinholes to your favorite shirts. The designs range from elegant crystal shapes to cheeky conversation starters. More

Talented maker builds 3D-printed ion thruster, shares files

Sep.29, 2015 - A talented creator named João Duarte HAS built a 3D-printed ion thruster, a type of electrical propulsion system used for spacecraft propulsion. An ion thruster Creates thrust by accelerating ions, using Either electrostatic or electromagnetic force. More

Materialise's Mimics 3D imaging software aids investigation into 430000-year-old murder

Sep.28, 2015 - The discovery of a 430,000 year old skull in Spain and use of 3D imaging technology has provided researchers with fascinating new insight into prehistoric murder. More

UC’s innovative 3D printing adsorptive media project & two others receives $3 million MBIE funding

Sep.28, 2015 - MBIE has recently allotted funding to a select number of science innovation proposals through their Science for Technological Innovation National Science Challenge. Among the selected projects are three from the University of Canterbury (UC) in Christchurch, one of which focuses on the development and potentials of 3D printed adsorptive media. More

ICE HOUSE 3D printed Mars habitat made entirely from ice wins NASA Challenge grand prize of $25,000

Sep.28, 2015 - The ICE HOUSE 3D printed Mars habitat project has been awarded the first prize in the NASA and America Makes’ 3D Printed Habitat Challenge. Their novel and highly advanced research in using 3D printing technology and the naturally-occuring ice found on Mars comes just in time. More

Atossa 3D printed high heels by Behrad Ghodsi bring comfort to consumer shoe market

Sep.28, 2015 - Tehran-based designer Behrad Ghodsi wanted to develop a range of concepts for 3D printable footwear that are at once stylish and comfortable, customizable and consumer-based, and to top it all off, made from sustainable materials. The result is Atossa, a 3D printed high heel for the consumer market. More

Argentinean researchers develop dual syringe 3D printer head for bioprinting polymers

Sep.28, 2015 - LIFIA, a research centre of the National University of La Plata in Argentina, has created a 3D printer head that can control two syringes simultaneously, allowing doctors to print biopolymers with specific geometric forms and combine them in novel ways. More

Danish startup 3D Printhuset announces double expansion, including opening of second 3D printing store

Sep.28, 2015 - Now, in an effort to increase accessibility to the rest of the country and expand their reach, 3D Printhuset has announced the opening of a second location of their store in Aarhus, Denmark. More

3D printing for schools just got easier: 3DPrinterOS releases educational and premium licenses

Sep.28, 2015 - 3DPrinterOS has just announced that they will release two new custom licences: one for educational purposes, as well as a premium option featuring more and improves options. More

China successfully launches Pijiang-1 satellite featuring 3D printed parts into space

Sep.28, 2015 - Called the Pujiang-1, it is the Chinese first satellite to feature 3D printed parts and has just been successfully launched. The Pujiang-1 was one of four satellites that were carried into space on 25 September by the solid-fuel Long March-11 rocket. More

Singapore: Ultra Clean Asia Pacific opens largest 3D printing factory in Southeast Asia

Sep.28, 2015 - Ultra Clean Asia Pacific has just announced the launch of a gigantic 3D printing facility in Singapore. Called the UCT Additive Manufacturing Center Pte Ltd., this new center for commercial 3D printing will be the largest of its kind in the already bustling South-east Asia 3D printing market. More

Scientists announce a method for 3D printing objects out of living human cells

Sep.28, 2015 - Scientists at the University of Florida developed a way to print detailed soft structures from a 3D printer. The new 3D printer is able to print traditionally ‘impossible’ shapes, such as a thin tube tied in a knot. More

Nufood Robot 3D Food Printer creates 'flavour bombs' with customisable taste, colour and texture

Sep.27, 2015 - Nufood are a team of designers, scientists, engineers and makers who “love inventing new technologies that can enhance the dining experience”, and they have created a unique food-making 3D printer. More

Build your own 3D-printed mini USB vacuum cleaner

Sep.27, 2015 - One frustrated maker, confronted with endless sawdust and plastic shavings on his desk, set himself the task of making a 3D-printed mini USB vacuum cleaner to clean up the mess. More

Ilika PLC awarded £466,000 grant for research in 3D printed self-healing alloys

Sep.27, 2015 - Ilika PLC, an accelerated materials innovation company, have received a £466,000 grant for research research in 3D printed self-healing alloys. Ilika’s project in fact has two objectives. The first is to develop a new generation of self-healing alloys suitable for additive manufacturing processes. More

Tangible Instruments uses 3D printing to design Arpeggio monophonic synthesizer, set to launch on Kickstarter next week

Sep.26, 2015 - Los Angeles based company Tangible Instruments, LLC, will be launching a Kickstarter campaign for their versatile new electronic musical instrument, the Arpeggio. The instrument, which will ultimately be manufactured using an injection molding process, was developed using 3D printing technology. More

Unilever backs NoodVamp, a 3D printed spoon that lets you slurp without spills

Sep.26, 2015 - An amateur inventor from Sheffield, England, has 3D printed a detachable silicon spoon cover that he believes will change how we eat noodles forever. The NoodVamp, as he calls it, is being backed up by Unilever’s Pot Noodle and is set to be manufactured and delivered over the next two months. More

EOS and ASS Maschinenbau 3D printed grippers dramatically reduce waste of plastic pharmaceutical components

Sep.26, 2015 - Theo Hillers, a plastic injection-moulding specialist based in Germany, realized that their existing robotic handling system was causing excessive waste. Rather than accepting the structure’s flaw, they turned to 3D printing technology to re-invigorate the system. More

3DKitbash’s Kickstarter turns 3D printing into an intergalactic battle game to save planet Earth

Sep.25, 2015 - 3DKitbash team has found a way to incorporate Kickstarter, social media, and 3D printers to get players directly involved in the next chapter of Quin’s Saga like never before. More

Carima unveils super high-speed C-CAT 'Continuous Additive 3D printing tech' that can print up to 60cm/hour

Sep.25, 2015 - Korean 3D printer manufacturer Carima has developed a new technology called C-CAT (Carima-Continuous Additive 3D Printing Technology) that can print at speeds 60cm/hour on the Z-axis at a layer thickness of just 5 microns. More

Foster + Partners unveils designs for Mars settlement that could be 3D printed by robots

Sep.25, 2015 - Foster + Partners’ vision is to build 93 square-meter habitats that could house up to four astronauts at a time, using 3D printing technology and regolith—the loose soil and rocks that make up the Red Planet—as the building material. More

Aleph Objects to unveil new Cura LulzBot Edition v17 Software at Maker Faire NY

Sep.25, 2015 - Aleph Objects, maker of the LulzBot open source desktop 3D printer line and the free open source software Libre Innovation, today announced that it will release its latest software, Cura LulzBot Edition v17, at this weekend’s World Maker Faire in New York. More

Drive cats (or anyone) crazy with 3D printed remote-controlled laser pointer

Sep.25, 2015 - A new creation by JJRobots allows you to build a portable laser pointer robot with 3D printed parts that can be controlled from up to 60 meters away with your smartphone or tablet device, and provide hours of fun. More

Take beautiful night-sky photos with 3D printed telescope adapter and smartphone

Sep.25, 2015 - If you’re camping, or out for a long drive, you can 3D print this handy tripod adapter, which allows you to mount the Celestron FirstScope to any camera tripod and take beautiful night-sky photos. More

Student Simon Philips creates impressive table design with 3D printed parts

Sep.25, 2015 - 21 year old interior and furniture design student from Belgium, Simon Philips, has garnered attention for his thesis project: a sleek table design which features 3d printed design elements. More

Caress of the Gaze 3D printed wearable reacts to the gaze of others

Sep.25, 2015 - Architect and interaction designer Behnaz Farahi has created a 3D printed wearable that provokes a sort of modern day mating ritual by detecting and then reacting to other people’s gaze with organic, life-like movements. More

Make your workspace work for you with 3D printed Metaform Portfolio by Herman Miller

Sep.24, 2015 - Iconic modernist furniture designer Herman Miller has introduced the Metaform Portfolio, a wide-range of 3D printed hooks, shelves and tools that allow you to completely customize your workspace. More

Sandia Labs combining 3D printing with topology optimization to aid national security

Sep.24, 2015 - Sandia is currently up to its necks in additive manufacturing research, and is combining 3D printing with ‘topology optimization’ technology in order to produce better parts for national security systems and other projects. More

New dinosaur species Ugrunaaluk kuukpikensis reconstructed thanks to 3D printed bones

Sep.24, 2015 - With the help of Geomagic 3D scanners and software, a Professor of Geology in Alaska was able to reconstruct a skeletal model of a newly discovered dinosaur for the first time using 3D printing. More

Taiwan's XYZprinting launches Da Vinci Professional 3D printer for businesses

Sep.24, 2015 - 3D printer manufacturer XYZprinting announced it has created an da Vinci Professional, the company's first 3D printer aimed at businesses and larger networks. More

Autodesk acquires netfabb, invests in FIT Technology to expand take-up of industrial 3D printing

Sep.24, 2015 - Autodesk today announced that it has acquired German software startup netfabb, a provider of industrial 3D printing software and services. At the same time, it will make a strategic investment in netfabb’s parent company FIT Technology Group. More

3D printed orthotics startup Andiamo selected as Richard Branson’s 'One to Watch 2016'

Sep.24, 2015 - UK based Andiamo has been selected as one of Richard Branson’s 'one to watch' companies. Founded by two parents, Naveed and Samiya Parvez, Andiamo started using 3D printing technology to create cost and time efficient orthotics. More

LED lights bring life to custom 3D printed Tinkerplay action figure

Sep.24, 2015 - In a new Instructable, Jason Cuenco shows you how to 3D print and build your own light-up action figure using Tinkerplay models, LED lights, and an Arduino-compatible Teensy board. More

Say Woof: 3D printed Pooch Selfie promises picture-perfect moments between you and your dog

Sep.24, 2015 - A 3D printed smartphone attachment, the Pooch Selfie is a simple device that attaches a brightly colored tennis ball above your phone’s camera, grabbing your dog’s attention so that you can get that perfect shot. More

Racing teams from China announce 2 new car designs featuring 3D printed steering wheels

Sep.24, 2015 - Students from the Hefei University of Technology in China unveiled their two new Formula 1 car models. Excitingly, both cars have been fitted with 3D printed steering wheels, which have been designed to better fit the driver’s hand, making driving and steering a more comfortable experience. More

Luxexcel teams with Trinckle 3D to release Lens Creator for custom 3D printed optics design

Sep.24, 2015 - Dutch company Luxexcel, the only 3D printing service in the world to print transparent objects and to specialize in 3D printed optics has recently teamed up with Berlin based 3D printing service and design marketplace Trinckle to launch a customizable lens creator for its users. More

Get ready to roll with 3D printed talking 20-sided dice

Sep.23, 2015 - If you’re looking for a cool party prop and are up for a demanding, multi-day, electronics and 3D printing-loaded challenge, Phil Burgess from Adafruit Industries has uploaded instructions on how to make your very own jumbo 3D printed talking D20 with customizable audio files. More

Bloodhound Supersonic car steered by 3D printing

Sep.23, 2015 - The Bloodhound Supersonic car, which is attempting to become the fastest land vehicle ever, is to be unveiled this week. A significant number of its components, including its extremely tailored steering wheel and carbon fibre nose tip, have been produced using 3D printing techniques. More

MyMat Solutions releases Nylon 3D printing filaments with superior strength and mechanical properties

Sep.23, 2015 - Spanish company MyMat Solutions has released two new nylon-based 3D printer materials, Ultra Nylon and Soft Nylon, for durable, mechanically sound prototypes and end-use parts. More

Students at WIT design fully functional 3D printed hexacopter drones

Sep.23, 2015 - A group of students from Wentworth Institution of Technology (WIT) in Boston, MA have worked in teams to create 3D printed fully functional additively manufactured Hexacopter drones, so named for their hexagonal shape. More

Prodways partners with Farsoon to develop new range of SLS 3D printers

Sep.23, 2015 - Prodways today announced a major partnership with the Chinese company Hunan Farsoon High-Tech and will rapidly develop a full range of plastic and metal 3D printers known as ‘Prodways powered by Farsoon.’ More

ORNL unveils integrated 3D printed house and car that produce and share clean energy

Sep.23, 2015 - At today’s EERE day, The Oak Ridge National Laboratory unveiled its Additve Manufactuing Integrated Energy (AMIE) project, a first-of-its-kind design that uses an integrated symbiotic energy system to share energy between a single-unit, 3D printed solar powered house and a 3D printed electric car. More

Argentinean student designs online 3D printing database for doctors

Sep.23, 2015 - An Argentinean industrial design student has designed an online database that will allow doctors from different locations and specialties to upload and share various clinical cases, including the extremely rare, and even 3D print models of patients’ bones to better study them and improve diagnoses. More

Kanye West as a fashion designer is scared of 3D printing technology

Sep.23, 2015 - On the most recent episode of Keeping Up With the Kardashians, this season’s premiere in fact, Kanye West made a rare appearance and dished on some of his technological likes and dislikes. 'I like robots,' he explains, but he is scared of 3D printing! More

Scientists develop 3D printed 'Edge Detector' that sorts sound waves

Sep.23, 2015 - Scientists from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH), Zurich, have used 3D printing to develop a new method to differentiate very weak and short sound waves from longer ones. More

Trinity, truly portable 3D printed wind turbine passes $50,000 Kickstarter goal

Sep.23, 2015 - Minnesota-based company Janulus has just launched the Trinity 3D printed Portable Wind Turbine Power Station on Kickstarter, an incredibly powerful and portable system capable of producing power for everything from your smartphone to your entire house and car. More

3D printed scaffolds allow for precise release of biomolecules into the human body

Sep.22, 2015 - In the wake of this exciting breakthrough, is another progressive use for 3D printing within the medical world, as researchers have found a way to release biomolecules into the body through a 3D printed scaffold with more precision than ever before. More

Materialise opens metal 3D printing factory in Bremen, Germany

Sep.22, 2015 - Materialise announced today that they will be launching new metal 3D printing production services in Bremen aimed at industrial customers in the aerospace, automotive and industrial manufacturing industries. More

4D printing: Complex self-folding structures created with 3D printed shape memory polymers

Sep.22, 2015 - Scientists have found a way to 3D print smart shape memory polymers (SMPs) that can self-fold into precise, predetermined shapes when exposed to uniform heat. These structures could be rolled or flattened for shipment, and then self-assemble on-demand. More

Singapore launches national Additive Manufacturing Cluster (NAMIC) to help scale up use of 3D printing

Sep.22, 2015 - The Singapore government said on Tuesday (Sep 22) that they have formed a National Additive Manufacturing Innovation Cluster (NAMIC) to support the country’s 3D printing infrastructure. More

Harvard researchers design multi-material 3D printheads that change materials on the fly

Sep.22, 2015 - Harvard researchers has invented a method for integrating disparate materials and properties—including flexible and rigid materials, and conductive and resistive inks—into a single 3D printed object, opening up new possibilities for entirely 3D printed wearable devices, soft robots and electronics. More

Formlabs launches Form 2: The most advanced desktop SLA 3D printer yet

Sep.22, 2015 - Formlabs, designer and manufacturer of the popular Form 1 and Form 1+ 3D printing systems, today announced the launch of its latest and most advanced desktop SLA 3D printer, the Form 2. More

Amazon launches business, industrial & scientific supplies store featuring 3D printers

Sep.22, 2015 - Amazon UK has today launched a European business, industrial and scientific supplies store featuring more than half a million products including Additive Manufacturing (3D printing) products from 3D Systems and XYZprinting. More

Advanced Paving Tech' 3D Asphalt Paver to launch on Kickstarter on October 15

Sep.22, 2015 - John Smith, the founder of Advanced Paving Technologies has designed a 3D asphalt paver which could potentially revolutionize the existing method of paving and repaving roads, making the process 'better, faster, cheaper and cleaner'. More

'A Leg That Fits': 3D modeling and 3D printing give prosthetics and fairings a personal touch

Sep.22, 2015 - A pioneering collaboration between 3D Systems, Thinking Robot Studios, Geomagic Freeform software, and Canadian art graduate Natasha Hope Simpson has led to an innovative, artistic, and affordable way to mass customize and locally produce prosthetics and prosthetic fairings using 3D printing. More

3D printed model used to help remove part of 6-month-old-baby's brain growing through her face

Sep.22, 2015 - Six-month-old baby Kyra Duschene was born nine week early with a front encephalocele—a rare condition in which a part of her brain was growing through her nasal area. To make the surgery as safe as possible, the medical team used a 3D printer to replicate Kyra’s skull. More

14-year-old clockmaker Ahmed Mohamed, arrested for ‘hoax bomb’, receives 3D printer from Microsoft

Sep.21, 2015 - The multinational technology firm Microsoft expressed their support for Ahmed Mohamed, not through kind words, but by sending the young engineer a huge hamper of tech goodies, including a Cube 3D printer. More

Autodesk announces Ember 3D printer electronics and firmware now fully open source

Sep.21, 2015 - Autodesk announced today that they are taking the third step in sharing Ember by making its electronics and firmware open source and available to download, inspect, modify, and make improvements. More

Sciaky to highlight faster and scalable metal additive manufacturing system at Euromold

Sep.21, 2015 - Sciaky will unveil an extended lineup of EBAM 3D printing systems with new options for medium, large and extra-large part applications, making it the most widely scalable metal 3D printing solution on the market. More

United Nude teams with 3D Systems to 3D print high heels that look like an ice block

Sep.21, 2015 - United Nude partnered once again with 3D Systems to design and print the 21 cm (8”) tall wedges, which would make any wearer feel like a veritable Ice Queen. Each shoe is 3D printed out of three individual pieces on a CubePro printer using PLA material, plus a stitched leather strap. More

Make your own adorable robotic pal with 3D printable MiniPlan V5.0

Sep.21, 2015 - 3D printing is making it easier to build customizable, open-source humanoid robots. One of the latest versions of these humanoids is the MiniPlan V5.0, a compact, bipedal, Arduino-powered robot designed and 3D printed by George Chiou. More

You can 3D print your own Homo naledi, new species of human ancestor recently discovered

Sep.21, 2015 - The Homo naledi’s bones, hidden for so long in the cave, are now accessible to anyone, as the team of anthropologists and palaeontologists that discovered them have made digital copies of the bones allowing for them to be 3D printed by anyone with a 3D printer or access to a 3D Printing Hub. More

Solar Oxides, flexible photovoltaic solar cells created through 3D printing

Sep.21, 2015 - Spanish tech company Oxolutia has developed Solar Oxides, flexible photovoltaic solar cells that can be manufactured by 3D printing. Using conductive oxides, a non-toxic, stable, and low-cost material found abundantly in nature, the cells open up exciting new opportunities for generating low-cost solar energy. More

Texan maker Toby Lankford 3D prints cheap Raspberry Pi-based security camera for his farm

Sep.20, 2015 - This impressive Raspberry Pi Arduino-based security camera with a 3D printed container was designed by veteran Texan maker Toby Lankford, who actually uses it on his farm in Amarillo, Texas. More

PrintPut integrates simple touch and pressure sensors directly into 3D printed objects

Sep.20, 2015 - Researchers at Human Media Lab have developed resistive and capacitive input widgets for the creation of interactive 3D prints. The 3D-printed touch and pressure sensors were presented at the ‘Alternative Input and Output’ session of the INTERACT 2015 Conference (14-18 September) in Bamberg, Germany. More

Bend minds (not pencils) with the Pencil Puzzler 3D printed magic trick

Sep.20, 2015 - Pencil Puzzler is a 3D printed magic trick that lies in having two ‘pencils’ on hand. One in solid form, the other already cut into three even pieces. Of course the pencil is ever actually sliced up. More

Childhood fantasy come true: a 3D chocolate printer made from LEGO

Sep.19, 2015 - Dutch engineer Gosse Adema recently uploaded an Instructable for his fully functional, 3D Chocolate LEGO printer as an update to his previously-posted LEGO 3D printer, which won him the grand prize in a 3D printing contest. More

Custom-made Lindsey Wixson doll MODOLL is world’s first 3D printed ‘supermodel’

Sep.19, 2015 - A collaboration between photographers Santiago & Mauricio, the Society Management, AY Collective, and 3D technology studio Fauxgraph, among others, has led to the creation of a 20-inch 3D printed doll based off the real-life American supermodel Lindsey Wixson. More

Gareth Ladley's 3D printed bespoke kitchen tools for chefs to revolutionize idling kitchen technology

Sep.19, 2015 - Gareth Ladley, a master in Industrial Design from the Central Saint Martins University of the Arts London, has focused his work on the concept of idling technology and has potentially found a way to minimize technological obsolescence using 3D printing technology, at least for in the kitchen! More

Maker develops 3D-printed, Arduino-powered dog feeder

Sep.19, 2015 - Some pet owners simply aren’t able to provide essential treats for their animal friends at the right time of the day, every day. Maker JonPaul Laskis has decided to combat this problem by designing a 3D-printed, over-engineered dog feeder, and the results look fantastic. More

Slicing technology from Materialise shaves kilograms off Toyota’s 3D-printed car seat

Sep.18, 2015 - The Japanese motor giant Toytota is doing the 3D-printing themselves to create a special lightweight seat. Wanting to produce a lightweight car seat prototype with a minimal volume and an optimal heat capacity, Toyota contacted additive manufacturing firm Materialise about the possibility of collaboration. More

Six year-old girl's lung surgery assisted by 3D printed windpipe

Sep.18, 2015 - Doctors at the Great Ormond Street Hospital in London used a custom-made 3D printed windpipe to practice a delicate surgery, reducing the amount of time six year-old Katie Parke had to spend on the operation table and ensuring a safer procedure. More

First-of-its-kind, 3D printed guide helps regrow complex nerves after injury

Sep.18, 2015 - A national team of researchers has developed a first-of-its-kind, 3D-printed guide that helps regrow both the sensory and motor functions of complex nerves after injury. More

High-end, 3D printed fashion collection beautifully mimics sea creatures

Sep.18, 2015 - Three high-end and high-tech fashion pieces by Austrian architect and designer Julia Koerner used 3D printing materials and processes to turn the unique colors and textures of sea creatures into completely wearable designs. More

Biolinker: world’s first biofilm 3D printer made entirely from K’nex

Sep.18, 2015 - A group of nine TU Delft students participating in the upcoming iGem Synthetic Biology Competition have built the first 3D printer capable of creating customizable and reproducible bacterial biofilm, and they’ve made it almost entirely out of the children’s toy K’nex. More

Laura Thapthimkuna launches Kickstarter for fully 3D printed Vortex Dress design

Sep.18, 2015 - Fashion designer Laura Thapthimkuna has just today launched a Kickstarter campaign for her new conceptual fashion project to be realized. The Vortex Dress, an entirely 3D printed dress design, was inspired by Thapthimkuna’s own fascination with the galaxy, space, and specifically black holes. More

3D printed wheels add superior drift to radio controlled LEGO car

Sep.18, 2015 - After some unsuccessful earlier attempts, an accomplished builder of LEGO R/C cars named Sariel has built a Nissan Skyline GT-R model equipped with bespoke 3D-printed wheels. More

Blokko launches XR-35 truck of new DIY 3D printed toy series 'Era of Drones'

Sep.18, 2015 - Blokko, the startup from Singapore whose mission it is to create 3D printed merchandise and toys based on stories and comics submitted to their online platform, have announced the launch of a new series of toys called “Era of Drones”. More

American Wind turns wind-generated electricity on its head with 3D printed MicroCube

Sep.18, 2015 - In order to demonstrate how his 3D printed MicroCubes could revolutionize the way we generate renewable energy, Yost, the founder of American Wind, will drive across the United States in an electric vehicle powered by four MicroCubes without stopping even once to plug in the battery for a recharge. More

Beyond Vision 3D prints blind-friendly fixtures to accommodate visually impaired employees

Sep.17, 2015 - In a video released today by Graphics/Systems, social enterprise Beyond Vision shows how they are combining the ‘poka-yoke’ philosophy with 3D printing to assist their blind employees. More

PCB 3D printer manufacturer Nano Dimension approved to trade on OTCQX market

Sep.17, 2015 - Israel-based 3D printing technology group Nano Dimension will now be able to trade its American Depositary Receipts (ADRs) on the OTCQX market. Today’s announcement, which came from Open, Transparent and Connected (OTC) financial markets, will help the company increase their trading with U.S. investors. More

LumiPocket LT resin 3D printer surpasses Kickstarter goal; adds interchangeable heads, new project guides

Sep.17, 2015 - Last month we wrote about the LumiPocket LT, an all-in-one resin-based 3D printer, laser engraver and PCB etching machine. Their campaign surpassed its €39,000 fundraising goal after just two weeks, and with 20 days to go, is well on its way to hitting the €50,000 mark and beyond. More

Newly discovered dinosaur species’s skeleton completed with the help of 3D printing

Sep.17, 2015 - A new species of dinosaur has been discovered in the Judith River Formation in Montana by paleontologists from The Rocky Mountain Dinosaur Resource Center in Woodland Park. More

Tiertime, Chinese partner to Afinia, issues lawsuit against Stratasys distributor UCRobotics

Sep.17, 2015 - Beijing Tiertime Technology, manufacturers of the UP! series of 3D printer, filed two patent infringement lawsuits against Beijing UCRobotics Technology. More

Canadian maker Terry Thillmann designs fantastic 3D printed drill press

Sep.17, 2015 - Hardcore tinkerer Terry Thillmann designed and 3D printed a fantastic drill press, as we see in maker spaces all over the world, but impressively just about the complete load-bearing structure was made with a desktop 3D printer. More

Australian student 3D prints smart leg prosthetic limbU packed with medical sensors

Sep.17, 2015 - The limbU, a prosthetic smart leg developed by student Troy Baverstock is absolutely packed with sensors for personal activities and for medical rehabilitation. More

MIT's new system can convert MRI scans into 3D printed medical models in a few hours

Sep.17, 2015 - Researchers from MIT and Boston Children’s Hospital have just announced the completion of an efficient system for transforming MRI scans into 3D printable medical models within a matter of hours. More

1st birthday celebrations for formerly conjoined twins saved by 3D printing

Sep.17, 2015 - Tyler and Tyson Proctor, a pair of formerly conjoined twins whose life-saving operation was helped by the use of 3D-printed models, have celebrated their 1st birthday in the hospital in which they were operated upon. More

Humble Bundle launches Total War Charity Bundle featuring Commander Leonidas Bust 3D printer files

Sep.16, 2015 - Total War, the popular war-themed computer strategy game series, has made available through Humble Bundle access to a wide range of its games, extra downloadable content, Total War themed e-books, and even a 3D printing file. More

Dobot: Arduino powered desktop robotic arm capable of 3D printing with plastic & food-based filaments

Sep.16, 2015 - Designed by a team of six ambitious industrial robot engineers, the Dobot can draw, write, text, move, grab things, and 3D print parts and food, all with a precision error margin of just 0.2mm. More

Industry giant HP bets on 3D printing to secure future growth

Sep.16, 2015 - Hewlett Packard has announced that as of November 1st, 2015, it will split into two publicly traded companies, HP Enterprise and HP Inc., with the latter vying to secure a leading position in the global 3D printing industry. More

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