This 3D printed smart wristband turns hand prosthetics into easy-to-use digital mice for amputees

Sep.25, 2016 - A team of German students has developed Shortcut, a 3D printed smart wristband which communicates wireless gestures through muscle movement. The device, which is still being prototyped, will allow amputees to easily use digital devices such as laptops and desktop computers. More

Stratasys 3D printer making a splash at Speedo Aqualab

Sep.25, 2016 - Swimwear giant Speedo is using a Stratasys Objet Connex 350 3D printer to cut design iteration times at its 'Aqualab' R&D center in Nottingham, England. The 3D printer is being used for the rapid prototyping of hard goods. More

3D printing news roundup: Celprogen's 3D printed scaffold human heart, Nano Dimension looks to raise $10m

Sep.24, 2016 - In a busy week for the 3D printing industry, NASA engineers explored new ways to optimize 3D printed rocket components, the state of Ohio invested in educational additive manufacturing, and Celprogen created a 3D printed heart. Here's our weekly roundup of news you might have missed. More

Alliant Castings cuts back cost and lead times for part manufacturing with Atlas 2.0 3D printer

Sep.24, 2016 - Minnesota-based foundry Alliant Castings has recently adopted 3D printing into their pattern making processes. The technology has allowed them to improve upon their traditional processes by both cutting back on lead times and overall production costs. More

Maker on quest to create ultimate 3D printed bouncy ball

Sep.24, 2016 - Aidan Leitch, a young New Yorker with a passion for 3D printing, has engineered an effective and consistent bouncy ball made from NinjaFlex 3D printing filament. After some unsuccessful prototypes, Leitch eventually improved the design with a 3D isometric internal structure. More

Aerojet Rocketdyne using 3D printing to replace Russian RD-180, to deliver affordable AR-1 rocket engine by 2019

Sep.23, 2016 - Aerojet Rocketdyne, the American rocket and missile propulsion manufacturer, is using 3D printing to create the American-built AR1 rocket engine, commissioned to replace the Russian-built RD-180 by 2019. 3D printing is being used to prototype preburner element designs. More

Cr3do transforms Corda Campus into largest 3D printed scale model of Belgium

Sep.23, 2016 - Belgian architecture 3D printing startup Cr3do has just transformed local innovation hotspot Corda Campus into the largest 3D printed scale model of Belgium. More

Taiwanese industry alliance develops new 3D printed medical material for global market

Sep.23, 2016 - An industry alliance consisting of Taiwan's NARLabs, ThinTech Materials Technology, the TongTai Group, and the United Orthopedic Corporation has been formed in order to advance the development of new medical 3D printing materials, specifically a new 3D printed artificial bone material. More

9-year-old 3D prints a prosthetic hand for a man born without a right hand

Sep.23, 2016 - In a particularly heartwarming story from the 3D printing world, a 9-year-old boy has taken it upon himself to create a 3D printed prosthetic hand for an adult man who was born without one. More

3D print an RC plane at home with this stunning and simple kit from KRAGA models

Sep.23, 2016 - You can get a simple kit, download the plans and go flying with your own 3D printed KRAGA Kodo RC plane. It clearly shows how a great idea and 3D printing can democratize design. More

Scientists use 3D printed blocks and sound waves to create stunning acoustic holograms

Sep.23, 2016 - A team of scientists from the Max Planck Institute in Germany is developing a way to create acoustic holograms using sound, water, and 3D printed blocks.'The research could have potential applications in the medical field. More

HBO series Westworld UK premiere date revealed in awesome 3D printed promo

Sep.22, 2016 - UK television network Sky Atlantic recently announced HBO's newest show Westworld's anticipated release date within the UK in the coolest way ever using 3D printing. More

XtreeE, Dassault, ABB, and LarfargeHolcim unveil Europe's first 3m tall 3D printed pavilion

Sep.22, 2016 - Europe's first 3D printed concrete pavilion has been unveiled on the Dassault Syst'mes Campus in V'lizy, France. The Pavilion, which was created on behalf of the Ile-de-France regional authority, was realized in collaboration with XtreeE, Dassault Syst'mes, ABB, and LarfargeHolcim. More

3D printable food, medicine and plastics could be grown on Mars through CosmoCrops project

Sep.22, 2016 - A team of Danish students is working to harness bacteria and sunlight to grow everything from food and drugs to 3D printable plastics in space through their CosmoCrops coculturing system. More

Sharing 3D printed gun blueprints remains illegal as Defense Distributed loses court case

Sep.22, 2016 - The online distribution of 3D printable gun blueprints remains illegal as the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals has just ruled against Defense Distributed, who sued the State Department more than a year ago in an attempt to reverse a ban on online sharing of gun designs. More

Architect switches from buildings to super cool cake design with a 3D printer

Sep.22, 2016 - Ukrainian architect Dinara Kasko knew she didn't want to design buildings, so she took her 3D design skills and a 3D printer and set to work on changing the world of cake design. More

Fraunhofer IKTS develops 3D printed carbide tools with adjustable mechanical properties

Sep.21, 2016 - Fraunhofer IKTS will present 3D printed cemented carbide (hard metal) tools at the World PM2016 Congress & Exhibition, a metal powders event in Hamburg, Germany. IKTS scientists used a binder jetting 3D printing method to produce the tools. More

3D printed replica of the ancient Palmyra arch destroyed by ISIS now on display in NYC

Sep.21, 2016 - A 3D printed replica of the Triumphal Arch of Palmyra, which was unveiled earlier this year in London, has just made its first appearance at New York City's City Hall Park., where it will remain on display until the end of the week. More

LafargeHolcim and XtreeE successfully 3D print Europe's first concrete structural element

Sep.21, 2016 - Swiss construction giant LafargeHolcim and French concrete 3D printing startup XtreeE have just realized a very important step towards 3D printed buildings by successfully 3D printing Europe's first structural element in concrete. More

YTF to bring training 3D printing and other digital skills to 6,000 Nigerian girls

Sep.21, 2016 - The Nigerian Youth for Technology Foundation has just revealed plans to bring courses in 3D printing and other digital skill to 6,000 Nigerian girls, in an attempt to use STEM opportunities to break the endless cycle of poverty. More

Chinese students use metal 3D printing to build 80mph FNX-16 racing car

Sep.20, 2016 - A group of students from China's Changsha University of Science & Technology has built two copies of the FNX-16, China's first 3D printed metal racing car. The 130 kmh (80 mph) carbon fiber vehicle will compete in the Chinese Formula Student race. More

Nano Dimension paves way for wearables by 3D printing conductive patterns onto fabric

Sep.20, 2016 - Israeli PCB 3D printing pioneer Nano Dimension has just successfully 3D printed conductive patterns made from silver nanoparticles onto specially treated fabric, paving the way for 3D printed wearables and smart clothing. More

Aeronautics inspired powerful but silent indoor fan, made with 3D printing, launches in €1M Kickstarter

Sep.20, 2016 - French designer Stéphane Thirouin has developed a powerful but silent indoor fan named Williwaw. The fan, which was designed using 3D printing technologies, is seeking funds through a €1 million Kickstarter campaign. More

Print-a-Drink uses industrial robots to 3D print intricate patterns into your cocktail

Sep.20, 2016 - 3D printing technology is helping science, manufacturing and the medical community break new ground every day. A new approach to the technology will soon allow you to bring to life your cocktail with a dazzling array of colour like never before. More

Volksbank to train employees with 3D printing, VR, and other emerging technologies

Sep.19, 2016 - German co-operative bank Volksbank has launched what it has called an 'innovation playground' to help introduce emerging technologies to its employees. The playground, which includes 3D printers, VR headsets, drones, and other technologies, was realized in order to improve customer relations. More

FutureHear seeks crowdfunding backing for 3D printed prosthetic ears for kids with Microtia

Sep.19, 2016 - Australian project FutureHear has turned to crowdfunding to gather the funds for a new 3D bioprinting initiative that provides custom ear implants for children with microtia. More

Dubai Future Accelerators: hyperloop, 3D printers, self-driving cars to pioneer future of Dubai

Sep.19, 2016 - The Emirate of Dubai just revealed which of the 2274 applicants have been selected for the inaugural Dubai Future Accelerators program, and the thirty finalists include Construction Robotics who will bring robotics and 3D printing to new construction ventures. More

UPS to expand 3D printing services in response to storage revenue loss caused by 3D printing

Sep.19, 2016 - In response to a loss of storage and shipping revenue loss caused by the rise of 3D printing, UPS is doubling down on their own 3D printing services and is planning to extend their services to Europe and Asia. More

Japanese designers 3D print gorgeous knitted vest from TPU

Sep.19, 2016 - Japanese IT fashion tech company STARted has just unveiled a prototype for a knitted garment made from 3D printed thermoplastic polyurethane, better known as TPU. The garment, called AMIMONO, was designed in collaboration with Free-D. More

Here's how to 3D print your own graphic directly onto T-shirts

Sep.18, 2016 - Maker Simone Fontana has enlightened us all with a tutorial showing how to 3D print personalized decorations and decals directly onto t-shirts. More

Movie Animatronics monsters inspire DIY life-like tentacle with the help of 3D printing

Sep.18, 2016 - Finding inspiration can come from the strangest of places. Sometimes, like this Hackaday user discovered, its just a matter of browsing the web before reigniting an old passion with a modern twist. More

3D printing brought X-Men's Apocalypse to life with one of the most advanced costumes in cinema history

Sep.18, 2016 - The costume designers for the famously big and bold X-Men films turned to 3D printing to create their greatest villain ever: Apocalypse. More

DIY 3D printed Rasberry Pi driven Walkie-Talkie perfect for a weekend project

Sep.17, 2016 - Projectable user Daniel Chote wanted to build a walkie talkie set for his kids. Knowing modern technology could get the job done, he utilized 3D printing and open-source tools to make it happen. More

Wubalubadubdub! Get some cool 3D printed Rick and Morty stuff

Sep.16, 2016 - Wubalubadubdub! With a few more months left until Rick and Morty Season 3, why not fill the plumbus-shaped hole in your heart with some cool 3D printed Rick and Morty stuff? There's a 3D printable Mr Meeseeks, a 3D printable portal gun, 3D printable Cromulons, and more! More

See Mack, the DogBot from ReCore, come to life with 3D printing

Sep.16, 2016 - In celebration of ReCore's recent launch, Robo Challenge, a Birmingham, UK-based company, has built a working 3D printed replica Mack the DogBot, one of the game's sidekick characters. More

WinSun to offer 3D printing expertise for Hyperloop high-speed rail system

Sep.16, 2016 - Hyperloop, the high-speed rail system proposed by Elon Musk, could be realized in part thanks to WinSun, the Chinese 3D printing construction company that has successfully built a number of villas, apartments, and courtyards with their innovative 3D printing technology. More

Hotel de Slaapfabriek to construct Europe's first zero-footprint 3D printed building in 2017

Sep.15, 2016 - Luxurious Dutch hotel De Slaapfabriek from Teuge is planning to construct Europe's first zero-footprint 3D printed conference location, made from recycled materials and with as little carbon emissions as possible. More

threeASFOUR presents colorful and stunning 3D printed 'Oscillation' dress at NYFW

Sep.15, 2016 - NY-based fashion collective threeASFOUR unveiled an absolutely stunning 3D printed dress at their show on September 13th at The Hole Gallery in New York City. The dress, dubbed 'Oscillation', was presented by threeASFOUR as the centerpiece of their Spring/Summer 2017 collection 'Quantum Vibrations'. More

Fly a 3D printed Messerschmitt Bf 109 H-F German WWII plane for $20

Sep.15, 2016 - 3DLabPrint, a 3D printable R/C airplane website, has released its latest model: the Messerschmitt Bf 109 H/F, an aircraft used by the German Luftwaffe during World War II. The flyable, 1/12 scale, 3D printable model has a wingspan of 40.6 or 35 inches, depending on the version. More

Latvian fencer Polina Rozkova competes at Rio Paralympics in customized 3D printed back brace

Sep.14, 2016 - Polina Rozkova, a member of the Latvian Paralympic team, was wearing a custom-fitted 3D printed back brace for her duels in the women's Pool Rounds which ended yesterday. The brace was 3D printed out of Stratasys' Nylon 12 material. More

Penn State turns to 3D printing to teach students about the brain in Brain3M educational program

Sep.14, 2016 - The Brain3M research project has kicked off at Penn State University, which relies on extensive digital 3D modules and 3D printed models to more efficiently teach students about the immense complexity of the human brain. More

Onkyo and Siemens launch line of bespoke 3D printed in-ear monitors

Sep.14, 2016 - Japanese consumer electronics manufacturer Onkyo and Siemens Hearing Aids have partnered to launch a line of custom-fitted 3D printed in-ear monitors geared towards music professionals, standard users, and athletes. More

Metamaterial Mechanisms enables a 3D printer to mimmic machines from a single object

Sep.13, 2016 - 3D printing has opened a new world of design that allows complex patterns to be manufactured that were previously impossible. Hasso-Plattner-Institute developed a way to 3D print mechanically out of a single piece item. More

Open a beer bottle with the gorgeous 3D printed adhesive nails by NEO NAIL TECH

Sep.13, 2016 - Dutch startup NEO NAIL TECH is changing the very concept of nail art with a collection of 3D printed adhesive nails, which can complete a unique look and are even durable enough to open beer bottles. More

This 35mm camera was created entirely from 3D printed parts, even the lens is 3D printed!

Sep.12, 2016 - Maker Amos Dudley, whom you may remember as the college student who 3D printed his own teeth aligners, has now made a functional 35mm camera made entirely from 3D printed parts called SLO. Only the film is not 3D printed. More

See how The New Raw is turning plastic waste into useful 3D printing projects

Sep.12, 2016 - Syros, Greece-based The New Raw is an initiative which has been working on original and eco-friendly ways to turn plastic waste into raw 3D printing materials. The workshop, which brought together people from various fields, succeeded in proposing five novel ideas for plastic reuse through 3D printing. More

€920K grant brings biomedical engineer closer to life-saving 3D printed brain implants

Sep.12, 2016 - Biomedical engineer Dr Ivan Minev will spend the next five years as a Freitgeist Fellow after being awarded a €920,000 grant from the VolkswagenStiftung. Minev will attempt to 3D print brain implants that can cure illness and heal injuries. More

Custom 3D printed insoles from Phits help athletes recover from injury

Sep.11, 2016 - Runners Service Lab, a Belgian footwear retailer, has shed some light on the customization process behind Phits Insoles, a range of 3D printed footwear products made by associate company RS scan and 3D printing giant Materialise. Twelve athletes used the 3D printed insoles at the Rio Olympics. More

Scifi inspired DIY Raspberry Pi powered Smart Mirror uses 3D printing to get the job done

Sep.11, 2016 - While still not in the mainstream, raspberry pi powered smart mirrors that let you interact with your mirror to get updates on the weather, your schedule and the like have been making waves since last year. A new Hackaday tutorial lets you build your very own thanks in part to 3D printing. More

KLM debuts first ever 3D printed in-flight draught beer trolley

Sep.10, 2016 - Dutch airline KLM in partnership with beer company Heineken has introduced the first ever in-flight draught beer thanks to a specialized 3D printed trolley and air pressurized system. The airline's World Business Class flyers will be the first to try the fresh beer on tap. More

Massivit 3D lends a huge hand to promote the new Ghostbusters movie, and a face

Sep.9, 2016 - New York-based print company Carisma created a 14-ft. high 3D printed Ghostbusters 'No Ghost' sign for 10 buses that toured the US to promote the 2016 Ghostbusters reboot. More

Xuberance presents singer Momo Wu with pair of stunning PEBA 3D printed shoes

Sep.9, 2016 - Chinese 3D printing design studio Xuberance has impressed yet again, this time by gifting singer Momo Wu with a pair of custom designed 3D printed high heels. The impressive shoes were printed out of EOS' PEBA material. More

How 3D printing will power the Paralympic Games

Sep.9, 2016 - The Paralympic Games have started and you can see some cutting edge 3D printing at work if you look closely at the equipment, prosthetics and wheelchairs. More

Could 3D printing help the fight against child obesity?

Sep.9, 2016 - Simple 3D models that show a child their levels of exercise in a physical form could help create healthier, happier kids. More

Sightline Maps wants to bring 3D printed geographic models to classrooms around the world

Sep.8, 2016 - A California-based startup has launched a Kickstarter campaign to introduce its innovative Sightline Maps technology to classrooms around the world in the hopes that it will help teach kids about the world's geography through 3D models and 3D printing. More

Amy Purdy opened the Rio 2016 Paralympics in a stunning 3D printed dress

Sep.8, 2016 - U.S. paralympic snowboarder Amy Purdy performed an amazing dance at the Rio Paralympic opening ceremony last night wearing a stunning dress designed by none other than Israeli fashion designer Danit Peleg. More

Two 3D printed Suzhou-style Chinese courtyards are unveiled in Binzhou! Not a single brick was used

Sep.8, 2016 - Chinese 3D printing construction company WinSun has just unveiled its two latest 3D printed buildings: two Suzhou-courtyard inspired villas which are located in Binzhou City in Shandong Province. More

25 incredible 3D printed cars & automotive projects in the world

Sep.8, 2016 - Once thought of as pure fantasy, 3D printed cars can now be found on the road, all over the world. To celebrate that fact, we've pulled together 25 of our favorite additively manufactured vehicles for your reading and viewing pleasure. More

Nervous System unveils amazing 2.0 version of 3D printed Kinematics Petals Dress

Sep.8, 2016 - Nervous System, the innovative 3D design studio responsible for one of our favorite 3D printed dresses, has outdone themselves once more with a new (and dare I say improved) version of their stunning Kinematics 3D printed Petals Dress. More

3D printed medical models helping to treat Singapore children with heart defects

Sep.8, 2016 - A Singapore hospital has discovered how 3D printed medical models can save lives money and time when it comes to treating congenital heart defects. More

3D printing used to create 300% longer-lasting 'Chargemander' Pokemon battery case

Sep.7, 2016 - GogoToro, a Brooklyn-based design duo consisting of Reid Covington and Chase Larson, has used 3D printing to make 'Chargemander,' a Pok'mon-themed battery case with a 33-hour gaming time and 15-minute charge time. The Chargemander is currently available for $69 through Kickstarter. More

3D printing has 'huge potential' in South Africa, says government Advanced Manufacturing director

Sep.7, 2016 - Garth Williams, Director of Advanced Manufacturing Technology at South Africa's Department of Science and Technology, has detailed South Africa's investments in 3D printing over the last few years. The public sector has invested around R358m ($26m) in AM research and development since 2014. More

Star Trek Online to offer licensed custom 3D printed models of Star Trek spacecraft

Sep.7, 2016 - Eucl3D, a San Francisco-based 3D printing service for gamers, has launched a range of fully licensed, 3D printed Star Trek Online ship models. Customers can choose from around 400 vessels, and have the option to customize colors and details. More

Groundbreaking 3D printed hearing aid from Earlens uses non-visible light to create natural, rich sound

Sep.7, 2016 - Earlens Corporation Inc., a Silicone Valley-based medical technology company, is using 3D printing technology to improve design flexibility and support faster time-to-market. The company's unique hearing aid uses non-visible light to create a natural, rich sound. More

GE's $1.4B takeover bids for SLM, Arcam shows 3D printing has 'gone mainstream', says Gartner

Sep.7, 2016 - Global industrial giant GE has launched aggressive takeover bids for two major suppliers of metal powders and 3D printers. Is the 3D printing supply chain hitting maturity? More

3D Printable gaming terrain Dragonlock returns to Kickstarter, funded in 30 minutes

Sep.7, 2016 - After last year's successful fantasy 3D printable terrain system, the makers of Dragonlock are at it again with a sequel. This time, just like before, they've blown past their $500 campaign goal in no time at all. More

WASP’s 3D printed prostheses could send two Italian athletes to glory

Sep.6, 2016 - Marco Avaro of WASPmedical has produced 3D printed prostheses for two Italian athletes with disabilities, canoeist Veronica Yoko Plebani and surfer Fabrizio Passetti. Avaro produced a 3D printed hand brace for Plebani and a carbon fiber prosthesis for Passetti. More

Hong Kong designers unveil vibrant 3D printed shoe collection made with Stratasys's J50 3D printer

Sep.6, 2016 - A number of colorful and boundary breaking 3D printed shoe designs have been unveiled as part of Hong Kong's annual Footwear Design Competition. The shoes were each made using Stratasys' multi-color, multi-material J750 3D printer. More

Australian architect to restore coral reefs using the world’s largest upcoming 3D printer

Sep.6, 2016 - Laing O’Rourke, an Australian construction consultancy is fighting the effects of reef erosion with elegant 3D printed artificial reef made from sandstone. More

Full-color 3D printing helps marine biologist recreate incredible 19th century glass sculptures of sea creatures

Sep.5, 2016 - Marine biologist Drew Harvell and 3D printing company CADD Edge are using a Stratasys 3D printer to recreate a stunning collection of glass marine life sculptures, created over a century ago by father-and-son German glassblowers Leopold and Rudolf Blaschka. More

3D printed KAYRYS drone from SlidX is equipped for rapid emergency assistance

Sep.5, 2016 - Canadian startup SlidX has unveiled KAYRYS, a 3D printed Gyro-X8 VTOL (vertical take-off and landing aircraft) for emergency assistance. SlidX partnered with fellow Canadian company Lezar3D to 3D print 60% of the drone. More

Xuberance set to open Shanghai's first 3D printing-themed café

Sep.5, 2016 - Shanghai-based design firm Xuberance has announced it will soon be opening Shanghai's first ever 3D printing-themed coffee shop. The caf' will feature such things as 3D printed lights, tableware, mugs, and even edibles! More

Dutch hospital in Zwolle to serve 3D printed meals packed with extra nutrients to patients

Sep.5, 2016 - Isala Hospital in Zwolle, the Netherlands, is planning to bring 3D printed meals with extra nutrients to patients, as part of a new initiative to transform food into medication. More

Affordable 3D printed hands could soon provide temperature and pressure feedback thanks to MIT research

Sep.5, 2016 - The Technology Office Innovation Laboratory (TOIL) at MIT's Lincoln Laboratory is improving 3D printed hand technology by studying finger motion mechanics, adding non-electronic temperature and tactile feedback, and incorporating motors. The research will be used by e-NABLE and similar groups. More

ICYMI: 3D printed music, hydroponics, hemp pinhole and sunglasses, landscapes, and more!

Sep.4, 2016 - In case you missed it - here are some cool and artsy 3D printing projects from the past week. From 3D printed music, to dieselpunk Russian tanks, and even to provovative art installations, be sure to check them out. More

3D printing news last week ICYMI: new metal AM system, new lease program from Type A Machines, 3D printed internet and more

Sep.3, 2016 - At the end of another busy week in the world of 3D printing, here are ten stories you might have missed, including Wolf Robotics' new robotic metal AM system, a partnership between Zortrax and Bosch, and a new lease program from Type A Machines. More

Toronto bus stops covered with 3D printed origami birds for promotion of Kubo and the Two Strings

Sep.3, 2016 - To promote the huge stop motion movie hit Kubo and the Two Strings, bus stops in Toronto have been outfitted with a spectacular display involving 3D printed origami birds. More

15 fun & easy STEAM 3D printing lesson plans from MakerBot's Thingiverse

Sep.2, 2016 - MakerBot Learning has gathered some of the best 3D printing lesson plans submitted by Thingiverse users, and we have selected 15 of the most eye-catching. Some of the lessons are targeted at high school students, while others are more suitable for younger learners. More

3D printed bone breakthrough made by Irish scientists could eliminate the need for bone grafts

Sep.2, 2016 - A new 3D printed patch made of collagen stem cells and biomaterial could encourage the regrowth of large sections of missing bone. This could be a quantum leap forward for medical science. More

VR and 3D printed airplane food will transform travel in the future, Expedia predicts

Sep.2, 2016 - Travel provider Expedia has just released their Holiday of the Future Report, in which they argue that the travel experiences will have fundamentally changed by 2035 thanks to high-tech innovations such as VR and 3D printing. We might even be seeing custom 3D printed meals during flights. More

Researchers devise method for 3D printing complex structures on micro optical fibers

Sep.2, 2016 - A team of researchers has developed a new method for 3D printing complex structures on the tips of optical fibers. The new method has not only proven to be one of the most precise and accurate methods for imprinting complex 3D structures on optical fibers, but it is also much cheaper than traditional methods. More

PhoneLabs is hoping to turn your smartphone into a mini science lab with 3D printed STEM kits

Sep.2, 2016 - PhoneLabs has launched an IndieGoGo campaign to fund its 3D printed kits that can turn the average smartphone into a vibrant Physics lab and inject a sense of fun into STEM subjects. More

CAP Project launches to bring 3D printed prosthetics to animals, looking for volunteers

Sep.2, 2016 - A group of passionate volunteers have launched the CAP project, or the Computer Aided Pets Project, in an effort to organize 3D printing efforts and bring customized 3D printed prostheses to handicapped animals throughout the world. More

This maker has recreated an amazing (and functional) 1940s Curta calculator using his 3D printer

Sep.1, 2016 - Software developer Marcus Wu has been working for over a year on creating a 3D printed 3:1 scale Curta calculator. After much hard work and many challenges, the maker has successfully created a working model of the 1940s era calculator device. Check it out! More

Beijing's Rise Pavilion wins Guinness World Record for largest 3D printed structure

Sep.1, 2016 - Beijing's new Rise Pavilion, made up of over 5000 3D printed polyblocks, has just been awarded the Guinness World Record for the world's largest 3D printed structure. The pavilion, which measures an impressive 3.4 meters in height was specially designed for upcycling purposes. More

WinSun China unveils fully 3D printed public toilets in Suzhou

Sep.1, 2016 - Visitors to China's Da Yang Mountain will now be able to rest easy, as WinSun China has unveiled the very first 3D printed public toilet at the tourist spot. Impressively, the entire structure from interior to exterior was 3D printed. More

Taiwan researchers 3D print magnesium battery three times more powerful than lithium, nickel batteries

Sep.1, 2016 - Researchers form the National Cheng Kung University in Taiwan have 3D printed a small, lightweight magnesium battery that is produced in a matter of minutes and is up to three times more powerful than lithium or nickel alternatives. More

DK Automations Radik 3D printer uses patent-pending Delta Direct Extruder technology

Sep.1, 2016 - We are likely a long way away from knowing what the most comprehensive 3D printer system is made of. Radik 3D, a new delta 3D printer by a Boston based start up DK Automations hopes to separate themselves from the rest. More

CubeCab plans to use retired F-104 fighter jets to fire 3D printed rockets full of CubeSats into orbit

Sep.1, 2016 - CubeCab, a company set up to deliver CubeSats into Low Earth Orbit, is hoping to use retired fighter jets and 3D printed rockets to carry out more affordable launches. The company plans to use F-104 fighter jets, introduced in the 1950s and taken out of service in 2004. More

Russian company 3D prints Game of Thrones-style tower and it's 6 meters tall!

Aug.31, 2016 - A Russian cement company is 3D printing a Game of Thrones Winterfell watchtower at its factory to showcase its skills and change Russian construction forever. More

Tailors Mark will soon be making ultra customized suits with 3D printed torsos

Aug.31, 2016 - Melbourne-based suit manufacturer Tailors Mark is hoping to add a new level of custom tailoring to their suit making process with the help of 3D scanning and bespoke 3D printed torsos. More

Got 3D printed milk? Perfect Day prints DNA sequences to create animal-free cow's milk

Aug.31, 2016 - Perfect Day, a startup formed by two biomedical scientists, is using 3D printing to create cow's milk'without cows! By 3D printing bovine DNA sequences and adding them to yeast, the startup is able to produce the same proteins found in cow's milk, potentially revolutionizing the dairy industry. More

Conserving the Caribbean's oceans with 3D printed coral reefs

Aug.31, 2016 - A partnership between the Dutch Caribbean island of Bonaire's Harbour Village Beach Club and oceanographer Fabien Cousteau is hoping to help save local coral reefs with the help of 3D printed coral. More

219 Design creates a 3D printed robot arm that can be controlled using virtual reality

Aug.31, 2016 - Product designers from 219 Design have brought 3D printing and virtual reality together in a totally new way, by build a 3D printed robotic arm that can be remotely manipulated through VR hardware. More

Laika uses 3D printing to create a 16-foot tall skeleton puppet for 'Kubo and the Two Strings'

Aug.31, 2016 - Oregon-based Laika Studios created a hugely terrifying 16-foot tall skeleton prop for its latest film 'Kubo and the Two Strings'. Check out how they managed such an incredible feat. More

Hack Rod brings Mad Max cars to life with 3D printed dune buggies generated by AI

Aug.31, 2016 - The LA-based hackers from Hack Rod have brought generative 3D design and 3D printed chassis to car development, and are relying on data-fed AI and 3D printing to continuously upgrade and customize their vehicle designs. More

DUS Architects 3D prints an 8 sqm Urban Cabin and accompanying bathtub in Amsterdam

Aug.30, 2016 - DUS Architects has 3D printed an 8 sqm Urban Cabin and accompanying bathtub on an industrial site in Amsterdam to show just how they can help disaster victims and urban planners. More

Nissan reveals world's biggest 3D printing pen sculpture: a stunning full-sized Qashqai crossover

Aug.30, 2016 - Nissan commissioned Grace Du Prez to produce a full-size Qashqai Black Edition sculpture with a 3Doodler 3D printing pen. More

Have a strum on Lightning Uke, the first open-source 3D printed electric ukulele

Aug.30, 2016 - A team of designers from Taiwan has created the world's first open-source 3D printed electric ukulele. Designed for consumer 3D printers, the unusually shaped Lightning Uke comes with a full-size fretboard, regular strings and tuners, and a custom-made amplifier, pick-up, and speaker. More

ORNL's SUV-sized Boeing 777X tool wins Guinness World Record for biggest 3D printed object

Aug.30, 2016 - Researchers from Oak Ridge National Laboratory have just been awarded a Guinness World Record for the biggest 3D printing object in the world, an honor received for their 17.5 feet long, 5.5 feet wide and 1.5 feet tall Boeing aircraft assembly tool. More

3D printing may help solve the mysterious death of the world's most famous human ancestor, Lucy

Aug.30, 2016 - 3D scans of Lucy, the 3.18 million-year-old hominid fossil of one of the ancestors of modern man, have enabled Texas researchers to conclude that she died by falling from a tree and they have just shared their 3D printable files with world. More

Lead the Autobots to victory with Bob Clagett's 3D printed Matrix Of Leadership

Aug.30, 2016 - Bob Clagett of I Like To Make Stuff has just taken us on a trip down memory lane by 3D printing an amazing Matrix Of Leadership, the object that made Optimus Prime the leader of the Autobots in Transformers: The Movie. More

Teenagers secure $50,000 Shark Tank Funds to stop your ice cream dripping with the Drip Drop

Aug.29, 2016 - The Drip Drop is a simple, edible saucer that stops your ice cream melting on your hands. After 3D printing the prototype, two teenagers have won $50,000 of Shark Tank backing to make it a smash hit. More

Chinese doctors successfully implant a 15cm long 3D printed titanium vertebrae prosthetic

Aug.29, 2016 - A team of doctors from China's Shanghai Changzheng Hospital have successfully implanted a 15 centimeter long 3D printed titanium vertebrae prosthetic into a patient suffering from a serious case of cervical chordoma. The patient, 40-year-old Ms. Zhou, had been suffering from the debilitating disease for nearly 7 years. More

Sculpteo intern Alexis Massol makes 3D printed drone building look easy

Aug.29, 2016 - French Sculpteo intern and student Alexis Massol is making drone construction look easy, having 3D printed a complete and fully functional drone through Sculpteo services and his high school's fablab. More

Flam王D (Flam3D) teams with 17 companies to develop a fully 3D printed bike

Aug.29, 2016 - Flemish 3D printing promotor Flam王D has just unveiled a completely 3D printed bike, down to the saddle, wheels and bicycle chain, which aims to illustrate the practical potential of different 3D printing technologies for Belgian companies. More

Japan's ANA, JSR & SHC Design team up to create travel-friendly plastic 3D printed leg prosthesis

Aug.29, 2016 - JSR, the Japanese manufacturer of ABS plastics and other polymer materials, has just announced a partnership with All Nippon Airways (ANA) and 3D printed prosthesis manufacturer SHC Design to create and put a new travel-friendly plastic 3D printed prosthetic leg model onto the market. More

See how artist Heather Kegel creates stunning 3D printed porcelain ceramics

Aug.29, 2016 - Colorado-based ceramic artist Heather Kegel is creating stunning porcelain ceramics using a novel 3D printing method. Her pieces are available through her Etsy store. More

3D printing gives magic touch to 'The Wizard Set,' new 7-pack of Kickstarter-backed RPG dice

Aug.28, 2016 - A Kickstarter campaign for The Wizard Set, a set of 'magical' RPG-friendly dice prototyped on a 3D printer, has raised ten times its original target. After setting a $27,000 goal, Wizard Set creator PolyHero Dice has now received over $280,000 in backing. More

Oventus closer to cure for snoring and sleep apnoea with its 3D printed mouthguards

Aug.27, 2016 - Oventus has revealed solid first year revenues, another step closer to ending the scourges of snoring and sleep apnoea with its 3D printed mouthguards. More

German architect 3D prints F1 motor racing circuit models at top speed

Aug.27, 2016 - Tilke GmbH, a German architecture firm and leading designer of Formula 1 circuits and facilities, has used 3D printing equipment from 3D Systems to build accurate models of proposed F1 circuits. The 3D printed models have served to provide clients with a fuller idea of a given design. More

3D design and 3D printing have become viable tools for nuclear sector, specialists say

Aug.26, 2016 - 3D design and 3D printing technologies have finally become viable tools for the nuclear sector, and various research projects have shown that they have the potential to greatly increase maintenance efficiency and reduce production costs. More

Celebrate Kobe Bryant's 38th birthday with these basketball themed 3D prints

Aug.26, 2016 - Basketball superstar Kobe Bryant recently celebrated his 38th birthday. To honor the great athlete's birthday as well as his recent retirement from the LA Lakers, we thought we'd compile a list of basketball themed 3D prints and projects. Check them out! More

Pizza delivered by 3D printed drone for first time by Flirtey and Domino's

Aug.26, 2016 - Australian drone pioneers Flirtey just signed a delivery deal with pizza giants Domino's, and underlined that partnership by using their 3D printed drone to deliver a hot pizza on location in New Zealand. More

3D printed Batman suit with 23 functioning Bat-gadgets wins Guinness World Record

Aug.26, 2016 - Julian Checkley's 3D printed Batman suit, which features 23 amazing gadgets and is without a doubt the most impressive 3D printed cosplay we've ever seen, has just been awarded a Guinness World Record for most functional cosplay gadgets. More

This amazing 3D printed full-scale Stargate took over 1000 hours to build

Aug.25, 2016 - VIGO Universal in association with the Mus'e Royal de Mariemont in Belgium have unveiled an amazing, full-scale 3D printed Stargate. The installation is part of the museum's current exhibition: From Stargate to Comics. The Egyptian Gods in the geek culture. More

IN UTERO 3D is 3D printing fetuses so blind moms can feel their unborn babies

Aug.25, 2016 - Polish startup IN UTERO 3D is 3D printing realistic fetus bas-reliefs based off of ultrasounds so that blind mothers can feel and see their unborn babies. The initiative is called 'Waiting without Barriers'. More

Learn how to make your very own 3D printed circular smartphone with Dtoor

Aug.25, 2016 - Cyrcle, the 3D printed circular smartphone developed by Dtoor, has just been launched through a Kickstarter campaign. The crowdfunding campaign is hoping to raise $10,000 to launch a series of makerspace tutorials on how to build your very own 3D printed circular phone. More

Pneumatic Octobot: world's first autonomous, entirely soft robot 3D printed by Harvard scientists

Aug.25, 2016 - A team of Harvard researchers just completed a very important step in the development of soft robotics with the octobot, the world's first 3D printed entirely soft and autonomous robot that uses flexible pneumatic systems to move around. More

PLUX uses 3D printing to create perfect custom housing for BITalino, a DIY toolkit for physiological computing

Aug.24, 2016 - PLUX, a Portuguese bio-signal technology company, has recruited 3D printing company BEEVERYCREATIVE to 3D print plastic casings for BITalino, a multi-functional DIY toolkit containing sensors and bio-signal technology. BITalino can be used to quickly prototype bio-applications for wearables. More

Edible batteries in 3D printed casing could open doors for ingestible medical treatments

Aug.24, 2016 - A team from Carnegie Mellon University are developing biocompatible batteries, which could open up the doors for future ingestible medical devices and help to revolutionize treatments for diseases such as cancer. The biocompatible, non-toxic, and edible batteries are being made from naturally occurring melanin pigments. More

3D printing used for the first time to plan tongue cancer surgery on Bangalore patient

Aug.24, 2016 - A team of Indian surgeons from the HealthCare Global Cancer Centre in Bangalore, India, have just become the first in the world to use 3D printed models to prepare for tongue cancer surgery. More

MIT researchers develop self assembling mobile phones based on 4D printing concepts

Aug.24, 2016 - The assembly of electronic devices is and always has been a very labour intensive endeavour. A research team at MIT is developing a way to self-assemble devices based on 4D printing concepts that may one day change how we manufacturer our consumer goods. More

ASUS will now let you 3D print parts for ASUS motherboards, GPUs and peripherals

Aug.24, 2016 - Taiwanese computer hardware company Asus has added special mounting points to its new Z170 Pro Gaming/Aura motherboard, enabling modders to attach personalized, 3D printed logo panels and cable covers. The company made the move after receiving praise for 3D printed panels at Computex 2016. More

South Park celebrates 20th season with 3D printed South Park characters

Aug.23, 2016 - South Park, the legendary animated sitcom created by Trey Parker and Matt stone, has partnered with Source3 to launch the first ever set of 3D printed South Park characters. The figurines, available through Amazon and Shapeways, were made to celebrate the show's 20th season. More

Five-year-old Texas girl gets 3D printed prosthetic hand from public library

Aug.23, 2016 - The prayers of one Katelyn Vincik, a five-year old from Victoria, Texas, have been answered. The young girl, who was born with an underdeveloped left hand has been gifted with a 3D printed prosthetic thanks to the hard work and dedication from the Harris County Public Library. More

3D Systems reveals details behind 3D printed prosthetic beak project for Grecia the Toucan

Aug.23, 2016 - At the beginning of the year Grecia the Toucan from Costa Rica was outfitted with a custom 3D printed beak after local teenagers destroyed his own, and 3D Systems has just revealed more details about how they completed this challenging 3D printing project. More

Russian researchers are building a drone powered by a 3D printed engine

Aug.22, 2016 - VIAM, in collaboration with the Russian defense industry Foundation for Advanced Research (FPI), has announced it will be developing a drone that can be powered by a 3D printed engine that has also been developed by VIAM and which was unveiled last month. More

Meet Xpider, the smallest, cutest programmable 3D printed robot spider you've ever seen

Aug.22, 2016 - Roboeve, a Beijing-based team of young engineers and industrial designers, has created what might just be one of the cutest little robots we've seen lately. The robot, called Xpider, is made using 3D printing technologies and offers a number of fun features, such as an integrated camera and facial recognition. More

Facial security systems can be cracked with 3D models and 3D printed masks based on Facebook photos

Aug.22, 2016 - The amazing quality of today's 3D design software has its downsides as well, as researchers from the University of North Carolina have found that 3D models and even 3D printed masks based on Facebook photos can be used to crack most facial recognition security systems. More

Taiwanese government brings voxeljet 3D printing tech to its own foundry industry

Aug.22, 2016 - The Taiwanese Metal Industries Research and Development Center has just revealed that they are bringing a German-made voxeljet VX2000 3D Printing System to Taiwan to support their domestic foundry industry. More

Face of 2000-year-old ancient Egyptian mummy recreated through 3D printing

Aug.22, 2016 - Australian researchers have used 3D scanning, 3D printing and forensic reconstruction techniques to breathe new life into the mummified skull of a young Egyptian woman who may have lived anywhere from 2000 to 3500 years ago. More

Mexican scientists are developing a 3D printed microvalve to help treat microcephaly in fetuses

Aug.22, 2016 - A team of scientists from UAEM in Mexico has developed a device that could help lessen the effects of microcephaly in unborn fetuses. The device, a micro valve which allows excess cerebrospinal fluid to be released from the brain, was prototyped and developed with the help of 3D printing technologies. More

Uga the turtle is back on his feet with the help of a 3D printed prosthesis

Aug.21, 2016 - Uga, a turtle who lost one of its back legs, can now walk (or roll) again thanks to a 3D printed prosthetic. The innovative device was designed and made through a collaborative effort between veterinarian Nicola Di Girolamo, and local 3D printing hub Roma Stampa. More

DIY Instructables shines with sleek looking wireless chargeable 3D printed lantern

Aug.20, 2016 - The library of DIY projects that can be 3D printed is growing every single day. A recent instructables that showcases a 3D printable, portable wireless charging lamp is another example of how the technology can really shine. More

3D printed custom metal earphones from 'helloear' promise unrivaled clarity for $2,500

Aug.20, 2016 - Chinese sound technology company helloear has unveiled the world's first mass-producible, customized, 3D printed, full-metal earphones, which are suitable for live stage monitoring. A platinum helloear 'Monet' headset costs '16,999 ($2,500). More

Airbus and Renishaw partner to develop innovative 3D printed aircraft wing structures

Aug.19, 2016 - British engineering and additive manufacturing company Renishaw has partnered with aerospace giant Airbus on a new '17.7 million project geared towards developing new ways of designing and manufacturing aircraft wings with 3D printing technologies. More

SOLS and Rykä are now offering custom fitted women's footwear with 3D printed orthotics

Aug.19, 2016 - Footwear tech company SOLS has partnered with athletic footwear brand Rykä to develop a line of shoes for women that can be custom fitted to their feet with SOLS' innovative 3D printed orthotics. More

Conquer the galaxy with this incredibly detailed 3D printed lightsaber by Sean Charlesworth

Aug.19, 2016 - 3D printing guru Sean Charlesworth has just unveiled what we believe is the most impressive 3D printed lightsaber ever made, a Sith weapon complete with a detailed cross-section of its interior. More

Low-cost DIY 3D printed tattoo machine inspired by inventor Thomas Edison

Aug.19, 2016 - If diamonds are forever then tattoos may very well be as well. A creative maker has modified a 140 year old idea into a working 3D printed tattoo machine called Scratchr. More

India's Madhya Pradesh region promotes tourism with adorable 3D printed advertisement

Aug.18, 2016 - India's central state, Madhya Pradesh has just released a fun and youthful tourism ad-spot realized with the help of 3D printing. The advert was made in collaboration with advertising agency Ogilvy & Mather. More

Dream Pops, the first 3D printed superfood popsicles have arrived. And they are tasty and beautiful

Aug.18, 2016 - LA-based company Dream Pops is revolutionizing popsicles and ice cream with superfoods and technologies like 3D printing. The amazing iced desserts are not only fun to eat, but are exceptional to look at! More

Iraqi government looking at WinSun's 3D printed homes for post-war rebuilding efforts

Aug.18, 2016 - The government of Iraq has sent a delegation to look at the 3D printed homes and buildings of Chinese concrete pioneers WinSun, envisioning a 3D printing solution to rebuild their war-torn country. More

SpeX: 3D printed modular eyewear launches on Kickstarter

Aug.18, 2016 - SpeX, a new line of affordable and standout 3D printed eyewear has just been launched on Kickstarter and is looking for backers. The new brand, which was founded by engineering graduate Chris Nieves, is hoping to offer consumers a fun, colorful, and even modular option for their prescription eyewear. More

U.S. Paralympic cyclist is aided by 3D printed device, courtesy of Titan Robotics

Aug.18, 2016 - Allison Jones, a Titan Robotics engineer and two-time gold medalist for the U.S. Paralympic team, has combined both her skills to create some truly innovative 3D printed athletic assistive devices, one of which actually helped her friend and teammate, Billy Lister, qualify for the Rio 2016 games. More

3D printed titanium Garmin mounts provide GPS-enabled cyclists with added flexibility

Aug.17, 2016 - Australian bicycle accessory company Fetha Custom Components has introduced a 3D printed titanium mount for Garmin GPS trackers. Each mount is made to order depending on a customer's Garmin unit and stem setup. More

3D printed Plastic Madonna statues unveiled in Rio & Amsterdam made completely from recycled plastic

Aug.17, 2016 - To draw attention to the huge amounts of plastic that is filling the seas, Dutch artist Peter Smith of KLEAN unveiled a 12m long Plastic Madonna statue in Rio and a 1.2m long 3D printed version in Amsterdam, with a 12m long 3D printed statue coming next year. More

Creature Comfort & Care: This innovative 16-year-old is 3D printing prosthetics to help injured animals

Aug.17, 2016 - 16-year-old Nikita Krishnan has founded her very own non-profit organization, Creature Comfort & Care, which seeks to help injured animals of every shape and size with custom 3D printed prosthetics. More

3D printed clitoris models might be introduced to the French sex ed curriculum

Aug.16, 2016 - To help advance sex ed and to help equalize it within France, a country which has been criticized for its often sexist approach to sexual education, sociomedical researcher Odile Fillod has developed an open-source 3D printed clitoris which she is hoping will stimulate a higher level of education for students. More

Fix your messy face with this 3D printed beard comb from Fully Bearded

Aug.16, 2016 - Hatch Innovations, a trio of talented designers and makers from Salina, Kansas, has used 3D printing to create a unique beard comb. The Knuckled Comb from Fully Bearded features four finger holes, is made entirely in the U.S., and is cast in urethane resin from a 3D printed mold. More

RepAIR consortium sees 3D printing as ideal cost-saving and real-time aircraft maintenance tool

Aug.16, 2016 - The RepAIR consortium, which combined the forces of twelve major aviation specialists including Boeing and Lufthansa, just completed a three-year study on the viability of 3D printing as a real-time aircraft maintenance tool and sees significant cost-saving opportunities. More

See the inspiration behind Björk's custom 3D printed mask

Aug.16, 2016 - Recently, Icelandic superstar Björk debuted an amazing 3D printed mask at her performance in Tokyo. Now you can see how the mask was custom designed for the singer and how MIT's Mediated Matter and Stratasys Ltd. went about making it. More

Student-designed 3D printed projector can project clear images of up to 70” in size

Aug.16, 2016 - Student designer Raymond Ng has developed an innovative design for a compact home projection unit made with the help of 3D printing. Called .Lantern, the home projection unit is capable of projecting clear, large images no matter how close it is placed to the wall or screen. More

Best Fallout 3D print yet? Maker builds epic 3D printed Nuka-Cola PC case

Aug.15, 2016 - Imgur user Mitch [themitch22] has built a highly detailed, 3D printed 'Nuka-Cola' PC housing, inspired by the post-nuclear vending machines found in the Fallout series of games. The massive 3D print features a Raspberry Pi-powered functional display and UV-lit Nuka-Cola Quantum bottles. More

South Korea easing regulations and taxes to encourage domestic additive manufacturing growth

Aug.15, 2016 - South Korea is looking to increase its share of the global 3D printing market. The country's domestic additive manufacturing industry was worth 82 billion won ($75 million) in 2015, and is expected to rise to more than 116 billion won ($100 million) this year. More

3D printed regolith temple could play important role in Moon culture, ESA's artist in residence says

Aug.15, 2016 - ESA's artist-in-residence Jorge Ma'es Rubio has been tasked with thinking about the hard questions on life, identity and death in the lunar colony, and is working on a concept for a lunar temple 3D printed from regolith that could become a burial crypt and icon of this new civilization. More

Iran to use 3D scanning and printing to restore and preserve ancient monuments

Aug.15, 2016 - Iran's advanced manufacturing and material technologies development headquarters has announced it will be using 3D scanning and 3D printing technologies to restore and create replicas of the country's famed and ancient monuments. More

Rise Pavilion in China is hoping to become the world's largest 3D printed structure

Aug.15, 2016 - A collaborative effort in Beijing, China is hoping to realize what could eventually be the world's largest 3D printed structure. The structure, called the Rise Pavilion, is still currently in progress and is up against Beijing's own Vulcan Pavilion, the current holder of the Guinness World Record for world's largest 3D printed structure. More

Boulanger challenges local French makers to deliver 50 3D printed pieces to 9 French cities in 24 hours

Aug.14, 2016 - A seemingly small scale 3D printing project recently launched in France has wonderfully demonstrated the dedication and efficiency of the maker community, showing how a collaborative 3D printing project can actually realize the impossible. More

3D scanning and 3D printing put rare Alfa Romeo Tipo 33 3 back on the grid

Aug.14, 2016 - UK engineering firm KW Special Projects (KWSP) has used 3D scanning and additive manufacturing to restore an Alfa Romeo Tipo 33/3, a racecar built in the late 1960s to compete in the World Sportscar Championships. The rare Alfa is owned by Martin Stretton Racing, a UK car restoration specialist. More

Xuberance, in collaboration with student designers, presents stunning 3D printed furniture collection

Aug.13, 2016 - Xuberance, the Shanghai-based design studio that last year unveiled two stunning 3D printed wedding dresses, has recently partnered with the Guangzhou Academy of Fine Arts to design and unveil a line of 3D printed furniture. More

3D printed 'PP3D' fighting robot to wreak havoc on British TV show Robot Wars this weekend

Aug.12, 2016 - A team of Scottish roboticists has used 3D printing to create PP3D, a 110-kilo 3D printed robot that is currently competing in the British robot-battling TV show Robot Wars. The team behind PP3D used 3D printing to create several prototype parts and a handful of small end-use parts. More

Honeywell moves beyond metal 3D printing's exploratory phase thanks to time and cost saving advantages

Aug.12, 2016 - Aircraft pioneers Honeywell Aerospace, who were one of the first to explore metal 3D printing options for aircraft, are now finally moving beyond the tech's exploratory phase thanks to the time and cost saving advantages of electron beam melting 3D printing. More

Cool solar-powered portable 3D printed Pokémon Center can charge up to twelve phones at once

Aug.12, 2016 - Minecraft artist Spencer Kern has just completed a solar-powered portable 3D printed Pokémon Center that can charge up to twelve phones at once, the most environmentally-friendly Pok'mon Go accessory we've seen so far. More

Worldwide spending on 3D printing to surpass $35 billion by 2020, IDC predicts

Aug.12, 2016 - The International Data Corporation (IDC) has just updated their semiannual 3D printing guide, revealing that they are expecting that worldwide spending on 3D printing will surpass the $35 billion mark by 2020. More

Researchers develop new way of 3D printing electronics using cheap materials and a flash of light

Aug.12, 2016 - Trying to stay ahead of the competition in the hyper-competitive world of electronics isn't an easy task. Australian researchers have developed an inexpensive way using 3D printing to flash code directly using electronic ink. More

Adidas giving pairs of '3D Printed Winners Shoe' to Olympic medal-winning athletes

Aug.11, 2016 - Sportswear giant Adidas is giving pairs of its 3D printed 'Triple Black' Futurecraft running shoe to all Adidas athletes who win medals at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio. The shoe comes in three varieties of shoelace: gold, silver, and bronze, corresponding to the recipient's podium standing. More

Diamond specialist De Beers adopts Stratasys 3D printers for diamond testing equipment

Aug.11, 2016 - British diamond expert De Beers has just adopted a second Stratasys 3D printer for their R&D facility, where 3D printing is proving to be invaluable for the development of diamond testing, grading and sorting equipment. More

Redditor SexyCyborg turns more heads with 3D printed Infinity Skirt packed with LED mirror tiles

Aug.11, 2016 - Chinese maker and Redditor SexyCyborg is back for more with the truly remarkable 3D printed Infinity Skirt, which is completely covered with LED-lit mirror tiles that form a flexible, reconfigurable matrix. More

J 3D & Nagoya City University develop 3D printed artificial hip joints to fight aging population challenges

Aug.11, 2016 - In an attempt to fight the enormous financial and medical challenges created by Japan's rapidly aging population, J 3D and Nagoya City University are developing cost-effective and custom-made 3D printed artificial hip joints that greatly reduce the amount of necessary medical care. More

Stanford scientists 3D printing rocks to examine how microstructures affect large-scale properties

Aug.11, 2016 - Stanford University researchers have developed a 3D printing technique which could enable scientists to study rocks from afar without requiring samples. The'method'can also be used to study the relationship between a rock's microscopic and large-scale properties. More

New Zealand's Canterbury University is 3D printing educational replicas of 3,000-year-old artefacts

Aug.10, 2016 - Researchers from the University of Canterbury in New Zealand have started 3D printing replicas of a 3,000-year-old artefacts, including a priceless Babylonian terracotta tablet, for educational purposes. More

WASP advances work on 3D printed eco village with the massive BigDelta 3D printer

Aug.10, 2016 - Italian 3D printing company WASP has been working for the past couple months to construct the Shamballa Technological Park, an experimental eco-village. We recently caught up with WASP about their project and have some new updates about what is happening with the Italian 3D printed eco town. More

British eight-year-old receives 3D printed hand in colors of favorite soccer team

Aug.10, 2016 - William Joyner, a British eight-year-old who was born without a left hand, has received a 3D printed robotic prosthesis in the colors of his favorite soccer team. The 3D printed hand, colored in the blue and white of second-tier club Reading F.C., was funded by the University of Bedfordshire. More

Brian Chan 3D prints gorgeous fully playable violin for musician Rhett Price

Aug.10, 2016 - Formlabs designer Brian Chan has just proven that resin is in fact a perfect material option for 3D printed instruments, by 3D printing a gorgeous and fully playable 3D printed violin. More

French cycling team debuts Jet One 3D printed handlebars at Rio Olympics

Aug.10, 2016 - The French Olympic cycling team has debuted its Jet One 3D printed handlebars which were made by 3D printing company Erpro &Sprint in association with the French Cycling Federation (FFC) and aeroacoustic wind tunnel facility GIE S2A. More

DARPA to bring 3D bioprinting's material growth to construction with ELM program

Aug.10, 2016 - Research agency DARPA has just launched the Engineered Living Material (ELM) program, which seeks to bring the living, growing material principles of 3D bioprinting to the construction industry to make buildings more efficient and self-sustainable. More

Kentucky family makes custom fitted and lightweight 3D printed gloves for wheelchair racing

Aug.10, 2016 - A family from Nicholasville, Kentucky is developing custom fitted 3D printed wheelchair racing gloves at their local library. 3D printed wheelchair racing gloves are gaining attention on a larger scale as well, as Paralympic athletes will be wearing them this September. More

Bring analog cameras to the digital age with 3D printed 'I'm Back' Raspberry Pi case

Aug.10, 2016 - Thanks to the amazing 3D printed 'I'm Back' Raspberry Pi case by Samuel Mello Medeiros, you can now bring your old-fashioned analog camera into the digital age and take photos that are digitally stored. More

Crowdfunding campaign for $65 3D printable EOMA68 computer gathers steam

Aug.10, 2016 - UK startup Rhombus Tech has launched a crowdfunding campaign for its Earth-friendly and easily upgradable EOMA68 computing devices. The innovative devices use a standardized PC board and 3D printable housing parts, with design files available under GPLv3+ license. More

Australian scientists use 3D printing to create thermosphere-bound 'CubeSat' satellite

Aug.9, 2016 - The Australian Centre for Space Engineering Research (ACSER) has used 3D printing to create the chassis of UNSW-Ec0, a small satellite, or 'CubeSat,' that will be launched from the International Space Station in late 2016 as part of the European-led QB50 mission. More

Olympic scale 3D printed TrackPacer helps runners visualize their progress on the track

Aug.9, 2016 - In the spirit of the Rio Summer Olympics, digital agency Viget has unveiled the TrackPacer, a visual marker made with the help of 3D printing technologies that allows runners to pace themselves and keep track of their speed. More

This Mercedes-Benz DTW Le Mans 2030 concept car can 3D print its tires on the go

Aug.9, 2016 - Martin Chatelier, a transportation design student, has designed the Mercedes-Benz DTW concept car. The futuristic car was designed for the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 2030, and with its air powering system, graphene body, and independent 3D printing tire system it has been designed to win. More

3D Printed replica gun and live ammo seized by TSA at US Airport

Aug.9, 2016 - A world where a 3D printed functional gun was made possible with Cody Wilson's Liberator pistol in 2013. Since that time, 3D printed guns like the one recently seized at a US airport continue to pop up and make headlines around the world. More

BMW uses 3D printing to restore Elvis Presley's super rare BMW 507

Aug.8, 2016 - German car manufacturer BMW has used 3D printing to restore Elvis Presley's BMW 507 racecar, after it was discovered in a pumpkin factory. Additive manufacturing technology was used to recreate the window winders and door handles of the classic vehicle. More

Change in UK copyright law sparks debate over 3D printed replica market

Aug.8, 2016 - On July 28, the UK government changed the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988 by extending the copyright for a deceased furniture designer's work from 25 years to 70 years. Rick Falkvinge, founder of the first Pirate Party, has condemned the move as an attack on the 3D printing industry. More

San Draw introduces 3D printed silicone insoles with varying hardness for optimal comfort

Aug.8, 2016 - San Draw, the company responsible for Full-color, Adjustable hardness, and Multi-material FAM silicone 3D printing, has found another practical application for its novel technology: the 3D printing of silicone insoles. More

You can now print full color 3D holograms with regular inkjet printers

Aug.8, 2016 - Startup Lumii is bring 3D printing to regular inkjet printers with a new algorithm that generates full color 3D hologram photos with full parallax movement that can be printed on most office and home color printers. More

Autodesk, Enable Community Foundation & Voodoo Manufacturing donate 750 3D printed prosthetic hands to children in need

Aug.8, 2016 - The world's first global hand-drive for 3D printed assistive devices has been realized through a collaborative effort between the Enable Community Foundation, Autodesk, and Voodoo Manufacturing. Together, the three parties were able to create an impressive 750 3D printed prosthetic hands to donate to children in need. More

ORNL researchers develop novel simulation process for more precise nanoscale 3D printing

Aug.8, 2016 - The Oak Ridge National Laboratory, also known as ORNL, has devised a process for combining both simulation and experiment to make Focused Electron Beam Induces Deposition technology for nanoscale 3D printing more precise and controllable than ever. More

Vector Space Systems tests 3D printed low-cost mini-rocket that can carry 50kg loads into space

Aug.8, 2016 - Aerospace startup Vector Space Systems just reached a major milestone in the micro-satellite market by successfully testing their P-20 mini-rocket, featuring a low-cost 3D printed engine, in the Mojave Desert. More

GO for longer with these 3D printed Pokémon charger cases

Aug.7, 2016 - Pokémon Go remains as popular as ever, but the notoriously battery-draining app is leaving some players frustrated. Now you can Go for longer with the help of these cool 3D printed battery charger covers featuring iconic Pokéball and Pokédex designs. More

Texas A&M student 3D prints tactile maps of campus for the visually impaired

Aug.7, 2016 - Texas A&M freshman Tyler Wooten has been designing a 3D printed tactile map of his university's campus to help visually impaired students get around more easily. The project is being realized with the help of senior economics student Kaitlyn Kellermeyer, who has been completely blind since 2014. More

Japanese researchers 3D printing blood vessels and other complex tissues

Aug.6, 2016 - A number of Japanese research institutions have adopted 3D bioprinting techniques to produce 3D printed blood vessels and other complex tissues. Saga University has used induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) to print blood vessels, while Kyoto University has developed tissue for nerve regeneration. More

Designer repackages Béla Bartók’s Mikrokosmos in stunning 3D printed music booklet casing

Aug.6, 2016 - Hungarian Nora Kaszanyi has created a beautiful special edition monograph for Hungarian composer Béla Bartók's Mikrokosmos, a six-volume collection of piano pieces. The six volumes, each presented with a cover printed with distinct geometric visualizations, are all neatly packaged in a both striking and minimalist 3D printed case. More

University of Washington students are 3D printing the missing bones of a 13-foot Columbian mammoth

Aug.6, 2016 - The University of Washington's College of Engineering and the Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture have joined forces to 3D print the missing bones of a wooly mammoth skeleton due to be displayed in the museum's new exhibition hall. The project should be completed by 2019. More

Sonoma Orthopedics uses 3D printed bone fracture models to teach doctors new intermedullary fixation technique

Aug.5, 2016 - Using 3D printing equipment from Stratasys, Sonoma Orthopedics Products, Inc. is pioneering techniques for implementing intramedullary devices for ankle, wrist, and clavicle fracture repair. These bones had previously been considered too small for such procedures. More

2x University of Buffalo projects receive SMART funds to explore new 3D printing techniques

Aug.5, 2016 - The University of Buffalo has included two 3D printing projects in its five-pronged, $100,000 SMART initiative, one of UB's three Communities of Excellence. One project will explore the viability of 3D printing electronic devices; another will involve 3D printing graphene-based supercapacitors. More

Multiply Labs launches customizable 3D printed pills that release desired supplements throughout the day

Aug.5, 2016 - You can now pack all your supplements in a single 3D printed customized pill that releases them exactly when you need them, thanks to a new service by startup Multiply Labs. More

Ancient statue of Zeus from Olympia revived through 3D printing

Aug.5, 2016 - To celebrate the 20th anniversary of the 1996 Summer Olympics, the Millennium Gate Museum in Atlanta has 3D printed a stunning replica of the statue of Zeus from Olympia, one of the Seven Wonders of the ancient world. More

Doctor adopts 3D scanning & printing to create hyper-accurate prosthetic ears for kids with microtia

Aug.5, 2016 - Scottish plastic surgeon Dr. Ken Stewart from the Royal Hospital for Sick Children in Edinburgh has started using 3D scanning and 3D printing to make microtia ear deformity treatment far more accurate, but also far less scary for children. More

Scottish 3D printing firm in pole position to supply parts to Formula 1 after purchase of £805K metal 3D printer

Aug.5, 2016 - A Scottish business set up by a former soccer player has invested £805,000 ($1.05 million) in an SLM 500HL 3D printer in order to increase its supply of 3D printed metal parts. CA Models, based in the city of Stirling in central Scotland, counts nine Formula 1 teams amongst its customers. More

KPMG: 27% of senior metals execs planning to invest in additive manufacturing, 25% already have

Aug.4, 2016 - A quarter of senior metals executives responding to KPMG International's 2016 Global Metals & Mining Outlook survey say they have invested in additive manufacturing; 27% say they will invest more in the future. Fewer than half voiced any confidence in the prospects for the global economy. More

DJ Piotr Bejnar combines music and 3D printing to get his audience's hearts pumping

Aug.4, 2016 - Polish DJ Piotr Bejnar is pushing the boundaries of his performances with the help of 3D printing technologies. With them, he has found a way to truly connect to his audiences by using their heartbeats as his music's beats. More

JumpStartCSR develops smart custom 3D printed footbeds for preventing and tracking MSDs

Aug.4, 2016 - Seattle-based startup JumpStartCSR is developing a system that combines 3D printing with a complex cognitive expert system to prevent and improve treatments for musculoskeletal disorders. The new system, called Holmz, is currently undergoing trials. More

$250k 3D printed anatomy kits are making medical teaching more accessible

Aug.4, 2016 - For the past two years, Paul McMenamin, the director of the Melbourne-based Monash University Centre for Human Anatomy Education, has been developing a kit of 3D printed anatomical replica models to help train medical students. Now, the kits, worth $250k are commercially available. More

BMW uses LEDs and 3D Printing to track Olympic swimmers movement to maximize performance

Aug.4, 2016 - While it's true that you might think of BMW when considering training athletes for the Olympics, but previously established motion tracking systems found in their cars lend themselves easily to a 3D printed LED based sensor technology. More

Future Mars city prototypes to be 3D printed in Mojave Desert within three years

Aug.3, 2016 - Thanks to a successful Kickstarter campaign, Mars City Design will be hosting a workshop on city planning on the Red Planet and will 3D print the best concept prototypes in the Mojave Desert within three years from now. More

3D printed 'medical phantom models' are advancing training for Clubfoot treatments

Aug.3, 2016 - A team of researchers from Carnegie Mellon University's College of Engineering have developed patient-specific 3D printed medical phantom models. The models will help train surgeons to treat Clubfoot disorder by providing realistic feeling foot structures made from 3D printed bones and a soft gel material. More

Gilmour Space Technologies successfully tests 3D printed fuel for space-bound rockets

Aug.3, 2016 - While many aerospace innovators are using 3D printing for engine parts, the Singapore-based Gilmour Space Technologies has developed a 3D printed fuel for space-bound rockets that could significantly decrease launch costs. More

Top sportswear brands embrace 3D printing to push their athletes into RIO Olympics

Aug.3, 2016 - Nike, Under Armour and Speedo have been investing heavily to push their athletes as far as possible. The line between unfair advantage and victory, always hanging in the balance. More

Stunning 3D printed cheongsam unveiled in Beijing

Aug.3, 2016 - The timeless cheongsam dress has been brought into the technological age through a collaborative effort between the Tsinghua University Arts and Science Center and Jiangsu based 3D printing solutions company Seegine 3D Printing. More

Under Armour gives Michael Phelps special 3D printed shoes with son’s footprint inside

Aug.3, 2016 - US star swimmer Michael Phelps is bringing two pairs of customized 3D printed Under Armour shoes to the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, both featuring black footprint markings of Phelps' three-month-old son Boomer. More

Saudi Arabia plans to 3D print 1.5 million houses with WinSun's construction 3D printing tech

Aug.2, 2016 - Last week a delegation of Chinese WinSun officials traveled to Riyadh, the capital of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, to discuss construction 3D printing. Among others, the Chinese construction 3D printing pioneers were invited to 3D print up to 1.5 million housing units over the next five years. More

Russia's URSC aims to have zero-gravity 3D bioprinter aboard the ISS by 2018

Aug.2, 2016 - Russia's United Rocket and Space Corporation has just signed an agreement with 3D Bioprinting Solutions for the development of a magnetic zero-gravity 3D bioprinter, which should be in operation aboard the ISS by 2018. More

LLNL & Giant Leap Technologies using 3D printing to develop solar technology with $2.2M DoE funding

Aug.1, 2016 - Giant Leap Technologies (GLT) and the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) have received $2.2M from the US Department of Energy's SunShot Initiative. The two parties will develop new techniques for 3D printing opto-microfluidic structures, which will help to improve solar power efficiency. More

SHRED-Buddy3D Recycler turns bottles, leftover filament bits & fishing line into pellets for 3D printing

Aug.1, 2016 - German startup VentureBit is seeking funds for a desktop plastic shredder through a Kickstarter campaign. The product, called SHRED-Buddy3D, can help you to transform leftover filament, plastic bottles, fish line and a range of other plastic scraps into plastic granules, which in turn can be transformed into ready-to-use 3D printer filament. More

This 3D printed phone case on wheels will roll towards you when you get a call

Aug.1, 2016 - A new 3D printed smartphone case developed by Tokyo researchers features wheels that make kinetic interaction possible, allowing users to take measurements with their phones. More

Design your own 3D printed snapback for Modla's latest hat collection

Aug.1, 2016 - London based 3D design studio Modla has just launched a line of three 3D printed snapbacks. As a special offer with the launch, Modla is inviting customers to submit their own designs for 3D printed hat graphics for the chance of having them included in the collection and a share of the profits. More

US Navy's MV-22B Osprey with 3D printed engine housing perfectly completes test flight

Aug.1, 2016 - NavAir has just completed a test flight with an MV-22B Osprey equipped with a 3D printed engine housing, the Navy's first ever test flight featuring critical 3D printed components. More

AMO cuts wind energy costs by 3D printing gigantic wind blade molds in 6 feet tall sections

Aug.1, 2016 - The Advanced Manufacturing Office (AMO) has turned to 3D printing to reduce production costs for the next generation of wind turbines and has 3D printed a 42 feet wind blade mold, cut up into separate six feet tall segments. More

Victoria the goose gets 2nd 3D printed beak prosthesis after failing to adapt to first model

Jul.31, 2016 - Victoria the Brazilian goose has just received a second, lightweight and efficient 3D printed beak prosthesis, after becoming the world's first goose to receive one in late 2015. More

ESA opens new Advanced Manufacturing Lab to develop 3D printing tech for future space exploration

Jul.31, 2016 - The European Space Agency (ESA) has opened a new Advanced Manufacturing Facility near its UK base in Harwell, Oxfordshire, where it will explore the possibilities of 3D printing and other advanced manufacturing techniques for space applications. More

3D printing could help restore out-of-action US Marine Corps aircraft

Jul.30, 2016 - Burdened with a number of obsolete and broken aircraft, the US Marine Corps (USMC) is turning to additive manufacturing technology to help restore its fleet, giving pilots a better opportunity to receive essential training. The USMC has already trialled a 3D printing scheme in one of its battalions. More

Getting to grips with 'Zizzy,' a 3D printed soft robot for those with limited mobility

Jul.30, 2016 - Designer Michael Roybal has created 'Zizzy,' a 3D printed personal robot designed to help those with limited mobility. The robot, which took a full year to develop, uses 3D printable pneumatic muscles made from Ninjaflex filament, and can move objects using 3D printed grippers. More

Trade your Pokédex for Poké-sex with 3D printed Pokémon sex toys

Jul.29, 2016 - GeekySexToys, an Australian store specializing in nerd-friendly sex toys, has released a Pokémon-themed collection of dildos and butt plugs. The 'Pok'moan' set consists of Bulbasaur, Charmander, and Squirtle dildos, as well as a 3D printed Pikachu butt plug. More

Safety First Arms makes gun ownership safer with 3D printed SMART 2 firearm featuring PIN lock

Jul.29, 2016 - San Diego-based startup Safety First Arms has developed the new 3D printed SMART 2 firearm that features a PIN lock and an alarm system, making it safe to own, pointless to steal and impossible for children to accidentally fire. More

Build a $700 open source bionic prosthesis with new tutorial by Nicolas Huchet of Bionico

Jul.29, 2016 - French open source fanatic Nicolas Huchet of Bionico has just 3D printed his very own Exiii Hackberry bionic hand during a residency at Fab Lab Berlin, and has shared an extensive tutorial online which allows you to 3D print your very own bionic prosthesis at home for just $700. More

Nintendo fan builds 3D printed mini-NES console with cool NFC tag cartridges

Jul.29, 2016 - Tech blogger DaftMike has built a mini 3D printed version of the classic Nintendo Entertainment System. The machine runs on RetroPie emulation software, uses NFC tagged game cartridges, and offers nostalgic gamers a cheaper alternative to Nintendo's official NES Classic Mini, due later this year. More

BCN3D Technologies develops open source 3D printed 'Moveo' robotic arm for schools

Jul.28, 2016 - BCN3D Technologies, a Barcelona-based organization supported by Fundaci' CIM, has developed the BCN3D Moveo, an open-source, 5-axis, 3D printed robotic arm. The device, which can be reproduced at a low cost, is powered by an Arduino microcontroller. More

3D printed flexible cubes perform functions when under pressure, could be used for prosthetics and wearables

Jul.28, 2016 - Dutch researchers have developed 3D printed metamaterial cubes that can be programmed to deform in certain patterns when exposed to pressure, paving the way for customizable prostheses that can bend in certain directions. More

Moddler uses 3D printing for brand new Major League Baseball and Triple Crown trophies

Jul.28, 2016 - San Francisco-based 3D printing service Moddler used their 3D printing expertise to greatly speed up the production process for gorgeous new Major League Baseball and Triple Crown trophies. More

Researchers harness snake power with first ever 3D printed Single-Actuator Wave robot

Jul.28, 2016 - A team of Israeli researchers led by David Zarrouk have harnessed the movement power of snakes for SAW, the world's first Single-Actuator Wave robot that features a helix-shaped 3D printed body. More

Metal 3D printing to be used in Russia's nuclear industry, Rosatom reveals

Jul.27, 2016 - Russia's first domestic metal 3D printer was only unveiled earlier this month, but Russia's nuclear corporation Rosatom has already revealed plans to 3D print numerous parts for nuclear power plants. More

Melissa Ng takes cosplay to the next level with 3D printed Sovereign Armor for women

Jul.27, 2016 - 3D fantasy designer Melissa Ng of Lumecluster has impressed us time and time again with her stunning and inspiring 3D printed jewelry and costume pieces. Her latest project, the medieval inspired 3D printed women's Sovereign Armor, might be her finest piece of work yet. More

Designer of 3D printed Pokemon Go Pokeball aimer closes Etsy store after surge in orders

Jul.27, 2016 - Jon Cleaver, designer of the 3D printed 'Pokeball Aimer' iPhone gadget, has temporarily closed his Etsy shop in order to catch up with the flood of orders placed for the Pokemon Go hack. The shop will reopen in a few days with new models for Samsung and Apple phones. More

German researchers develop low-cost 3D printed prosthetics for people in crisis zones

Jul.27, 2016 - A team of German researchers from the Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-N'rnberg (FAU) and Fachhochschule L'beck are developing a low-cost, easy-to-use process for creating custom 3D printed prosthetics that they hope to deploy in crisis zones. More

Dubai's Burj Khalifa, the world's tallest building, now available as 3D printed souvenir in its gift shop

Jul.27, 2016 - The Burj Khalifa, the tallest structure in the world and Dubai's premier tourist destination, has been transformed into 3D printed souvenirs that are now available in the building's gift shop. More

3D printed literacy tools help visually impaired children learn Korean alphabet

Jul.27, 2016 - A team of researchers from the 3D Printing Lab at the Korea Institute of Science and Technology have conducted a hands on study to see whether 3D printed learning aids could help improve literacy and writing skills for visually impaired children. More

New 3D printed graphene super batteries by Swinburne researchers will last a lifetime

Jul.26, 2016 - Researchers from Swinburne University in Melbourne, Australia, have developed a new supercapacitor made from 3D printed graphene, which can hold a larger charge of energy, is recharged in a matter of seconds and will last a lifetime. More

Emerging Objects introduces 3D printed objects made from recycled rubber tires

Jul.26, 2016 - Emerging Objects, an independent 3D printing 'MAKE-tank', has over the years impressed us with the diversity and scope of their boundary pushing 3D printing projects. Now, the Make-tank is pushing its innovative materials even further as it is working on developing a 3D printing material made from recycled rubber tires. More

Cessna Denali, Textron's new turboprop to feature a 3D printed propeller engine by GE

Jul.26, 2016 - GE Aviation has just revealed that the next-generation Cessna Denali, a propeller-powered business aircraft that brings private jet luxuries to a lower price segment, will feature a very powerful and efficient engine packed with 3D printed parts. More

Studio Neat’s new Glif 3D printed smartphone mount redesigned with quick release lever

Jul.26, 2016 - Studio Neat are set to repeat their 2010 Kickstarter success with the 2nd generation Glif 3D printed smartphone camera mount, a multifunctional tripod setup featuring a very secure grip. More

Italian students build vending machine that turns recycled plastic into 3D printed smartphone cases

Jul.26, 2016 - In an attempt to make recycling more tangible and appealing to youths, Italian students have built a 3D printed smartphone case vending machine that takes plastic bottles as currency and recycles them for 3D printing. More

New legislation in California requires 3D printed guns to be registered

Jul.25, 2016 - Governor of California Jerry Brown has passed a law requiring makers of 3D printed guns and other homemade firearms to apply for an official serial number from the Department of Justice, a process which requires a background check. The new law aims to close firearm loopholes exposed by 3D printing. More

Nuclear power and 3D printing are the driving forces behind this Audi concept car

Jul.25, 2016 - Russian automobile designer Grigory Gorin has designed the Audi Mesarthim F-Tron Quattro, a nuclear-powered, 3D printed concept car. The monocoque chassis of the car would be 3D printed in a lightweight metal alloy, with the engine powered by a fusion reactor with plasma injectors. More

Voxelworld's 3D printed runway show takes German fashion event by storm

Jul.25, 2016 - German lifestyle startup Voxelworld teamed up with Lexus to present Germany's first 3D printed fashion show. The runway show, which took place in D'sseldorf this past weekend, featured 3D printed designs from 13 different designers. More

Hackers create 3D printed TSA Safe Skies master key, release blueprints

Jul.25, 2016 - Three hackers just revealed that they have used 3D printing to reverse engineer the master key used by the TSA to check luggage guarded by Safe Skies luggage locks, and are calling for an end to key escrow policies in both the physical and the digital world. More

2016 spectacular 3D printed butterflies adorn China's new pedestrian tunnel

Jul.25, 2016 - A pedestrian tunnel set to open in ChongQing, China is expecting to make people's commutes a whole lot happier and more relaxing thanks to a 3D printed butterfly forest. More

Catch 'em all! This 3D printed Pokémon Go iPhone case makes every Poke Ball throw perfect

Jul.25, 2016 - Thanks to the clever PokéBall Aimer iPhone case for Pokémon Go by John Cleaver, which features a special guiding trench for your finger, you will never have to waste another Poké Ball again. More

3D animation breakthrough by Disney enables realistic 3D eye reconstruction from a single photo

Jul.24, 2016 - Scientists from Disney Research have developed a new parametric model and algorithm that relies on an existing database of high resolution eye scans and only needs one photo or facial scan of an actor to accurately create a 3D animation of that person's eyes. More

French startup Biomodex is 3D printing ultra-realistic organs to help train doctors

Jul.24, 2016 - French startup Biomodex is hoping to reduce the number of deaths caused by medical errors by offering hospitals super accurate and custom made 3D printed organs. The 3D printed organs could be used for patient-specific pre-surgical planning or to help train new doctors. More

BRB while we build this 3D printable Split Flap Display for three-letter texting abbreviations

Jul.23, 2016 - Jonathan Odom, a designer at the Instructables Design Studio, has created a 3D printable Split Flap Display which can be used to communicate three-letter abbreviations on acrylic cards. Odom built the machine in order to bring 'text and animation back to its mechanical roots. More

These cute 3D knitted flats are made from recycled water bottles

Jul.23, 2016 - San Francisco based footwear company Rothy's has introduced their latest collection of fully recycled flats which are made using a proprietary 3D knitting technology. The shoes are made from recycled PET bottles and cost between $125-$145 a pair. More

Face-generating software and 3D printed busts show Catholics how 17th century saints might have looked

Jul.23, 2016 - Scientists in Brazil have used'3D printing to create lifelike busts of centuries-old Roman Catholic saints. After obtaining CT scans of the saints' preserved skulls and conducting extensive research and analysis, the scientists were able to 3D print the generated models in a plastic-based plaster. More

Henkel is developing adhesive solutions for 3D printing in automotive, furniture and construction industries

Jul.22, 2016 - German international product developer Henkel has begun developing very appealing adhesives for 3D printing applications in the automotive, furniture and construction industries, which could make 3D printing even more appealing in industrial circles. More

Queensland archeology students to use 3D printed artefact replicas to study off-campus

Jul.22, 2016 - In an attempt to help those students that live off-campus, the University of Southern Queensland in Australia will use full-color 3D printing to replicate archeological artefacts that can be studied at home. More

Freshmade 3D teams up with Hahn-Vorbach to 3D print classic car replacement parts

Jul.22, 2016 - Ohio-based 3D printing specialists Freshmade 3D have partnered with classic car restorers Hahn-Vorbach and will be using 3D printing to produce classic car parts which have gone out of production decades ago. More

Police 3D printed copies of murder victim's fingers to unlock protected smartphone

Jul.21, 2016 - Anil Jain, a professor at Michigan State University, has made 3D printed replicas of a dead man's fingers in order to aid police investing the man's murder. The police hope that the 3D printed fingers can be used to unlock the victim's smartphone, which uses a fingerprint recognition lock. More

FDA's draft guidance for 3D printed medical devices receives just 3 public comments

Jul.21, 2016 - The FDA's draft guidance on 3D printed medical devices, released in May and open for comment until August 8, has received just three public comments. The FDA had sought to receive significant industry feedback on its draft in order to devise a fair and comprehensive set of rules. More

Scientists can build affordable lab tools using these Lego-like 3D printable modular blocks

Jul.21, 2016 - Affordable science equipment to better promote STEM based curriculum in our school system has been limited for years. A group of researchers at UC Riverside have developed a 3D printed platform called MECs designed to produce custom Biological and Chemical Instruments. More

3D printed skulls assist new doctors with nasal endoscopy training

Jul.21, 2016 - Dr. Jose Gurrola II, a doctor at the University of Virginia Health System, has been using 3D printed skulls at his otolaryngology clinic to teach students how to perform a nasal endoscopy'inserting a camera with a long scope down a patient's nasal cavity. More

Shipping companies must arm themselves against 3D printed counterfeit cargo seals, G4S says

Jul.21, 2016 - British multinational security services company G4S is warning shipping companies about 3D printed counterfeit security devices such as cargo seals, and has shared advice on how to prevent criminals equipped with 3D printers from stealing cargo. More

This 3D printed Mine Kafon Drone wants to free the world from landmines in 10 years

Jul.21, 2016 - Afghan brothers Massoud and Mahmud Hassani have launched a Kickstarter campaign for their Mine Kafon Drone, a low cost mine detector and detonator that is 200 times cheaper and 20 times more efficient than other mine removal techniques. More

Vortic's new 3D printed titanium watches 'Journeyman Series' launch on Kickstarter

Jul.21, 2016 - Colorado based startup Vortic Watches broke onto the scene two years ago with their beautiful partially 3D printed wristwatches. With the immense success of their first product run, the team at Vortic is back on Kickstarter and is seeking funds for its latest wristwatch collection, the Journeyman Series. More

3D print your own Apollo 11 'Columbia' command module to celebrate 47th anniversary of moon landing

Jul.20, 2016 - The Smithsonian has published a high-resolution 3D scan of the Apollo 11 command module 'Columbia' as part of the 47th anniversary celebrations for the Apollo 11 moon landing. The model can be 3D printed, viewed on a web browser, or explored with a VR headset. More

Swiss designers harness 3D printing pen power for gorgeous 3D printed dresses and corsets

Jul.20, 2016 - A team of Swiss designers from the Canvas School of Fashion and Design in Lausanne, Switzerland, have designed gorgeous 3D printed dresses and corsets that look as though they're made from lace, and did so using nothing but 3D printing pens. More

Scientists use 3D printing to scale up light, elastic and high-strength nanostructures

Jul.19, 2016 - Researchers from Virginia Tech have just unveiled a way to successfully scale up nanostructure materials with a 3D printer, without sacrificing any of their lightweight, high-strength and elastic properties. More

WASP invites makers to help build 3D printed house using 12-meter Big Delta 3D printer

Jul.19, 2016 - Workers at the WASP Technological Village in Italy'home of the 12-meter-tall Big Delta WASP 3D printer'are inviting makers to help build their first ever 3D printed adobe building during a series of weekend workshops. The project, set to begin on July 23, will use eco-friendly local materials. More

Belgian ophthalmologists complete world's first 3D printed eye prosthesis

Jul.19, 2016 - Belgian specialists from the Academic Hospital of the University of Leuven have just brought 3D printing to ophthalmology by completing the world's first 3D printed eye prosthesis for a 68-year-old male patient. More

Eric Harrell 3D prints an amazing and functional mini Subaru flat-four engine

Jul.19, 2016 - Mechanical engineer Eric Harrell has just shared a 3D printable 35-percent scale model of a Subaru's EJ20 flat-four engine that is fully functional thanks to an electric engine, and can teach you everything about modern car engines. More

This stunning luxury swimming pool was constructed from 3D printed plan

Jul.19, 2016 - Utah based landscaping company Cutting Edge Pools have constructed a stunning pool for clients that was based off of a 3D printed model. Local 3D printing company WhiteClouds helped with the additive manufacturing. More

'Biohybrid' crawling robot build with sea slug muscle and 3D printed body

Jul.19, 2016 - Researchers from Ohio's Case Western Reserve University have unveiled a biohybrid crawler made from sea slug muscle cells and a 3D printed polymer body that is perfect for exploring the ocean floor looking for wreckage or toxic leaks. More

Oventus stock jumps to 69¢ on debut, expected to launch 3D printed sleep apnoea device in US this year

Jul.19, 2016 - Oventus Medical, the Australian company responsible for developing a 3D printed sleep apnoea device, is expecting to soon break into the American market after having a successful start on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX). More

Researchers embed 3D prints with acoustic meta-data that manipulates the production of sound

Jul.19, 2016 - The ability to manipulate sound to convey emotion and information has been a craft more than a science for most of history. Researchers have been using complex 3D printable voxel chambers to allow any item to carry data or filter and produce sound like never before. More

Pokémon GO fans treated to real-life 3D printed Pokémon goodies in Devon, UK

Jul.18, 2016 - A generous maker from a seaside town in Great Britain has been leaving 3D printed Pok'mon models as a surprise reward for local Pok'mon Go players. Matthew Beaman, 36, has given five 3D printed creations to the cause, leaving clues about their location on a local news Facebook group. More

Students team up with Mystic Aquarium to design 3D printed boot for Purps the penguin

Jul.18, 2016 - Purps, an African penguin at the Mystic Aquarium in Connecticut can walk with easy again thanks to a collaborative effort between the aquarium, the Mystic Middle School, and ACT Group. Together, the team was able to design and create a 3D printed orthotic boot for the injured animal. More

Chinese doctors successfully implant a red-crowned crane with a 3D printed titanium beak

Jul.18, 2016 - A tripartite team from the Leader Animal Hospital, the Guangzhou Yang Ming Technology Company, and the Additive Manufacturing lab at the South China University of Technology have helped a young red-crowned crane to eat again thanks to a 3D printed titanium beak implant. More

Enhance your Pokémon Go adventures with 3D printed Pokédex phone battery case

Jul.18, 2016 - Thanks to a fantastic 3D printable Pokédex smartphone case that doubles as an extra battery pack, you can play Pokémon Go in style and never have to worry about a dead battery ever again. More

Solar-powered, 3D printable 'Suli' light turns an ordinary plastic bottle into a lamp

Jul.18, 2016 - Suli Labs, a tech startup based in Chile, is taking preorders for Suli, a versatile, solar-powered light which can be 3D printed or bought ready-made. The startup has also designed a range of 3D printed accessories for the light, including a bicycle attachment and garden stake. More

Maker Generation's version of virtual pet gets 3D printing treatment

Jul.17, 2016 - Every generation has a virtual pet that mimics the companionship of the real thing. Adafruit has recently revealed the Adafriend, it's 3D printable, custom virtual pet ready for the Maker Generation. More

3D print your very own fully-automated Solar System

Jul.17, 2016 - Space may be the final frontier, but if you don't want to spend the money to get there, a recent Instructables provides you with everything you'll need to print your very own solar system and watch the planets spin. More

Customize your American Girl doll with DIY 3D printed prosthetic limbs

Jul.16, 2016 - Inspired by a video that went viral of a young girl receiving a doll with a prosthetic leg, two makers have designed prosthetic limbs for American Girl dolls that anyone can 3D print at home. More

French MotoGP team gains competitive edge with lightweight 3D printed metal components

Jul.16, 2016 - French Moto2 team TransFIORmers has teamed up with metal 3D printing experts I3D Concept to manufacture a more lightweight and precisely designed suspension system. The innovative part was additively manufactured using a strong titanium alloy on Renishaw's AM250 machine. More

Scientists pave way for invisibility cloak with 3D printed nanoparticles invisible to electromagnetic waves

Jul.15, 2016 - Scientists from the Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) have just realized a 3D printing breakthrough that can make objects invisible to electromagnetic waves, using a special nanoparticle coating. More

Team Unlimbited releases Alfie Edition, 3D printed parametric e-NABLE arm for children with below-elbow deficiencies

Jul.15, 2016 - Team Unlimbited, a pair of British e-NABLE volunteers, has released version 2.0 of its 3D printed prosthetic arm, named the 'Alfie Edition' after its first recipient. The new design is fully parametric and can be customized for a correct fit using Thingiverse Customizer. More

Russian Helicopters showcases 3D printed metal parts for Ansat Helicopter at Innoprom 2016

Jul.15, 2016 - The Rostec-backed Helicopters of Russia has just unveiled several 3D printed metal parts for the Russian Ansat Helicopter, including crucial steering control components, at Innoprom 2016. More

University's Cordless Screwdriver Races taken to new heights with 3D printed vehicles

Jul.15, 2016 - The HAWK University of Applied Sciences and Arts in Hildesheim, Germany has hosted the Akkuschrauberrennen or 'Cordless Screwdriver Race' for the past nine years. For this year's race, the organizers decided to step things up in a technological way by requiring that every entry vehicle had to be at least in part 3D printed. More

Maxim Lyashko shares first ever Russian-made 3D printed bionic prosthesis with the world

Jul.15, 2016 - After losing his own hand in a mining incident, the Russian engineer Maxim Lyashko has been working hard to build MaxBionic, the first ever Russian bionic prosthesis and he is now sharing the open source 3D printable files with the world. More

Entirely 3D printed missiles on the horizon, says Raytheon Missile Systems president

Jul.14, 2016 - Engineers at the Raytheon design site (Tucson, Arizona) are experimenting with 3D printed missile components. While additive manufacturing is currently being used to 'hollow out' certain components, the American defense contractor believes that it could someday 3D print an entire missile. More

Adam Wrigley unveils Clockwerk: the first ever 3D printed three-axis tourbillon clock

Jul.14, 2016 - Brooklyn-based mechanical engineer Adam Wrigley has just shared his designs for the Clockwerk, the world's first 3D printed three-axis tourbillon clock which is powered by a mind-numbing mechanical mechanism. More

Fashion student designed a beautiful 3D printed dress to demonstrate a novel fashion app concept

Jul.14, 2016 - Monika Januszkiewicz, a fashion student from the University of Huddersfield in the UK, has designed a stunning 3D printed dress for her final project. The dress, made up of 2,000 3D printed petals, was created to demonstrate the student's fashion app concept. More

Skinsuit designed with help of 3D printing gives cyclist Tom Dumoulin competitive edge at Tour de France

Jul.14, 2016 - A team of researchers from TU Delft have collaborated with Team Giant-Alpecin to design an advanced aerodynamic suit for Dutch cyclist Tom Dumoulin. The skinsuit was made and tested with the help of 3D scanning and 3D printing technologies. More

Dubai lays out regulations for 3D printed buildings

Jul.14, 2016 - As part of their ambitious 3D Printing Strategy, the Dubai Municipality is establishing rules and standards for 3D printing construction practices through legislation. These will include material, and practice regulations among others. More

AI Biosciences repurposes low-cost Printrbot 3D printer into high-quality bio-extraction instrument

Jul.14, 2016 - The open source 3D printer market has lead to the explosion of low-cost 3D printers over the last few years. It also allows the repurposing its core technology toward important bio-research projects and AI Biosciences proves that once again. More

EBAM 3D printing allows Lockheed Martin to reduce production cost, waste, and time for satellite part

Jul.13, 2016 - Sciaky, Inc. recently announced that it's renowned Electron Beam Additive Manufacturing (EBAM) technology allowed global aerospace company Lockheed Martin Space Systems to manufacture titanium propellant tanks for satellites with significantly reduced production time, material waste, and production costs. More

Daimler to 3D print plastic spare parts for Mercedes trucks, starting in September

Jul.13, 2016 - German truck manufacturer Daimler AG has revealed that they will thoroughly overhaul their supply chains by adopting SLS 3D printing to produce plastic spare parts for their Mercedes-Benz trucks, starting in September. More

Harvard scientists combine rat tissue with 3D printed gold to build 'living' biohybrid stingray

Jul.13, 2016 - A Harvard research team led by professor Kit Kevin Parker has just unveiled a 3D printed 'living' biohybrid stingray, made from 3D printed gold and a rat's heart muscle cells, that has been genetically engineered to swim in response to light cues. More

AntiVJ 3D printed visual sound waves in concrete to create stunning sonic landscapes

Jul.13, 2016 - European visual label AntiVJ has collaborated with artist Yannick Jacquet to design a stunning album cover for Thomas Vaquié's latest album Ecume. The artwork was generated by the music's own soundwaves and was made with the help of 3D printing technologies. More

Thales Alenia Space & Poly-Shape build Europe's largest qualified 3D metal printed part for satellites

Jul.12, 2016 - Thales Alenia Space and Poly-Shape SAS have built Europe's largest qualified 3D printed metal parts for satellites using a Concept Laser 3D printer. The laser-melted antenna supports, which took six days to print, will be used on the Koreasat-5A and 7 satellites, due to go to into orbit in 2017. More

Satellites to be 3D printed and tested in space in near future, says Airbus' Andy Anderson

Jul.12, 2016 - As Airbus deputy chief technology officer Andy Anderson revealed during the Farnborough Airshow, he believes that satellites will be 3D printed, tested and deployed in space in the near future. More

$10M America Makes grant awarded to University of Dayton for 3D printed aircraft maintenance solutions

Jul.12, 2016 - The University of Dayton Research Institute has just received a $10 million grant from America Makes to head a huge collaborate research initiative to explore 3D printing solutions for aircraft maintenance and repair procedures for the U.S. Air Force. More

Roche researchers use Organovo's 3D printed human liver tissues to assess drug-induced toxicity

Jul.11, 2016 - Researchers from Organovo and Roche Pharmaceutical Research and Early Development have used Organovo's 3D printed human liver tissues to model drug-induced liver injury and distinguish between trovafloxacin and levofloxacin, two'closely related compounds with different toxicity profiles. More

Russian defense firm UIMC unveils an entirely 3D printed scouting drone at Innoprom 2016

Jul.11, 2016 - The United Instrument Manufacturing Corporation (UIMC), a Russian state corporation, has built an entirely 3D printed drone which will be used for monitoring and reconnaisance. The UAV, which can be printed and assembled in one day, was unveiled today at the Innoprom trade fair in Ekaterinburg. More

Food Ink. the first 3D printing restaurant to serve nine-course 3D printed dinner in London

Jul.11, 2016 - Dutch 3D printed food innovators byFlow are ready to take their Food Ink pop-up restaurant to London, where they will be setting up a gastropub to serve nine-course 3D printed dinners from 25 to 27 July. More

3D printed Hibbot walker is teaching Cerebral Palsy patients to walk one step at a time

Jul.11, 2016 - Belgian engineers and physiotherapists from Medical Robots have developed the 3D printed Hibbot walker, a hands-free pelvic support system that is changing the way in which Cerebral Palsy patients learn to walk. More

Arcus 3D printable rubber band machine gun can fire 48 shots in seconds

Jul.10, 2016 - 3D printed rubber band guns have been popping up on file sharing sites for the last few years. A newly released Instructable for the Arcus is in a league of its own by shooting 48 bands in a matter of seconds. More

Design your Own 3D printed Robot with 21st Century Robot's online design tool

Jul.10, 2016 - Intel's 21st Century Robot Project has launched a new online design tool that allows users to design their own robot based on customized personality traits. Users will then be able to share or even 3D print their personalized robotic friends. More

3D printed skulls help FBI forensic artists create facial approximations of unidentified remains

Jul.10, 2016 - The FBI's Trace Evidence Unit is dedicated to helping find a name for unidentified human remains. Using anthropological forensics, 3D printing technologies, and forensic art, facial approximations are made for the remains that could be identified by the public. More

Capturing the moon with a Raspberry Pi and 3D printed lens adapter

Jul.10, 2016 - Berlin-based maker James Mitchell explains how he captured a detailed and close-up photo of the moon using a Raspberry Pi, Picamera, Canon EF lens, and a 3D printed lens adapter. The results are astonishing. More

How 3D printed coral structures could help save our coral reef ecosystems

Jul.9, 2016 - A team from Melbourne, Australia based organization The Reef Design Lab has introduced 3D printed coral structures to coral reef environments in an effort to help save the underwater ecosystems. More

Ultimate Ears unveils bespoke in-ear wireless headphones made with 3D scanning and printing

Jul.9, 2016 - Ultimate Ears has unveiled its latest product: custom-fitted in-ear wireless headphones. The devices are made using 3D scanning technologies, which capture the client's ear structure, and 3D printing technologies. The UE Custom earphones are retailing for about 400 euros. More

ORNL researchers 3D print an entire table with bamboo PLA pellets and giant BAAM 3D Printer

Jul.8, 2016 - Researchers at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) are testing the effectiveness of a bamboo-PLA 3D printing material, and have used Cincinnati Incorporated's Big Area Additive Manufacturing (BAAM) 3D printer to print large objects, such as a table, using bamboo-PLA pellets. More

3D printed 'MuddyBot' helps scientists explore how first vertebrates could have moved on land

Jul.8, 2016 - A team of researchers from the Georgia Institute of Technology are combining 3D printed robotics, mathematics, and paleontology to explore how the first vertebrates transitioned from their underwater environments onto land. More

ORNL: 3D printed heatsink matches performance of conventional heatsinks with simple annealing process

Jul.8, 2016 - Researchers from the Oak Ridge National Laboratory and the University of Tennessee have discovered that, by employing a simple annealing process or by using a design algorithm, manufacturers can create 3D printed heat sinks which perform as well as conventionally manufactured alternatives. More

Ribalta's Chef Pasquale Cozzolino is the new recipe advisor for BeeHex's 3D printed pizzas

Jul.8, 2016 - BeeHex 3D, the makers of the world's first pizza 3D printer, have just announced a partnership with Chef Pasquale Cozzolino, owner of Ribalta, a Neopolitan restaurant in New York and Atlanta. Cozzolino, an established pizza chef and expert, will be taken on as an advisor to make sure that the ingredients used in the 3D printed pizzas are only the best. More

CoolChip teases a new low profile Kinetic CPU cooler prototyped through 3D printing

Jul.8, 2016 - Hardware cooling specialist CoolChip Technologies has just shared a teaser of a new Kinetic Cooler for the Intel Skylake CPU that has been prototyped through 3D printing and is more efficient, smaller and quieter than existing models. More

Project Nourished is serving up a virtual reality dining experience with 3D printed food

Jul.8, 2016 - Project Nourished, an innovative project developed by a Los Angeles based team of scientists, digital designers, food connoisseurs, and engineers, is seeking to examine and explore the way humans ingest and experience food through a virtual reality setup. More

Three 3D printable space exploration projects to celebrate Juno reaching Jupiter

Jul.8, 2016 - After a five-year journey, NASA's Juno spacecraft entered Jupiter's orbit on Monday during a 35-minute engine burn. To celebrate the accomplishment, here are three out-of-this-world space exploration-themed 3D printing projects selected by Wevolver. More

Hanna the labrador puppy can eat again thanks to a 3D printed tooth implant

Jul.7, 2016 - A team of Brazilian veterinarian specialists calling themselves the 'Animal Avengers' have helped a 15-month-old puppy to eat again thanks to a custom 3D printed tooth implant. The puppy had broken her original tooth by chewing on a bone and was left unable to eat. More

Architect Arthur Mamou-Mani designs stunning 3D printed stools for Food Ink pop-up restaurant

Jul.7, 2016 - French architect Arthur Mamou-Mani has designed a series of exquisite 3D printed stools and table stands for the London location of Food Ink, the world's first 3D printed restaurant. The stools were designed with the help of Mamou-Mani's own Silkworm plug-in and are built to withstand being sat on. More

Xkelet wins Red Dot award for custom-fitting 3D printed orthosis that optimizes hygiene and comfort

Jul.7, 2016 - The Spanish startup Xkelet has just won a Red Dot award for the Xkelet orthosis, a lightweight custom-fitting alternative for plaster casts that is based on iPad 3D scans and 3D printed using SLS technology for an comfortable and hygienic fit. More

IKEA's new collection with Walter van Beirendonck includes fun figurines you can 3D print at home

Jul.7, 2016 - IKEA's most recent collaborative collection, GLÖDANDE, with Belgian fashion designer Walter van Beirendonck, not only pushes the boundaries of home accessories through the designer's incredible imagination, but also through the incorporation of DIY 3D printing technologies. More

First ever 3D printed talus implant helps Chinese patient walk freely again

Jul.7, 2016 - The Third Military Medical University of Southwest Hospital in China announced that its orthopedic sports medicine center has completed the world's first fully 3D printed custom talus implant surgery. The 3D printed implant connects the lower limb to the foot and has the biological function of helping patients to walk again. More

Siemens' modular based 3D prints can withstand super high-temperatures required for turbine production

Jul.7, 2016 - When it comes to super high temperatures and super alloys, 3D printing isn't always the first thing people think of. But a modular laser driven 3D printing method developed by Siemens and the Fraunhofer Institute for Laser Technology is creating turbines with just those properties in mind. More

Students design 3D printed shoes with a message for world peace

Jul.6, 2016 - A team of students from the University of Buffalo are hoping to share the message of world peace through their innovative and inspirational 3D printed shoes. The modular shoes, which feature symbols of peace, were made using PolyJet 3D printing technologies. More

Eco Concrete uses Highcon paper 3D printing machine to help create incredible concrete bench

Jul.6, 2016 - Eco Concrete Ideas, an architectural concrete manufacturer, has used paper 3D printing technology from Israeli cutting and creasing specialist Highcon'to develop Morpheus, a two-meter concrete bench cast in a mold made from 4,000 layers of recycled paperboard. It will be exhibited at World Design Capital Taipei this summer. More

3D printable Fungarium and Astro Mini Farm win NASA ‘Star Trek Replicator Challenge’

Jul.6, 2016 - The results for the Star Trek and NASA Replicator Challenge are in, and the focus was on food as the 3D printable Melanized Fungarium fungus growth bed by Kyle Corrette and the Astro Mini Farm by Nagasai Sreyash Sola have won. More

Ohio 3D prints life-size bobble heads of Donald Trump to promote local AM industry

Jul.6, 2016 - The Youngstown/Warren Regional Chamber in Ohio commissioned a life-size 3D printed bobblehead of Trump to be unveiled at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland later this month. It is also planning to present a 3D printed Clinton bobblehead at the Presidential Debates. The project is meant to promote the AM industry in the region. More

Take cover! Gambody releases articulated 3D printable model of MechWarrior Catapult

Jul.5, 2016 - Gambody, the 3D printable model marketplace for gamers, has released an articulated 3D printable model of the Catapult, a robot from the MechWarrior video game. Customers can download the STL files for the model for $29.99. More

Printtable: the large-format 3D printer made from two IKEA tables, yours for under $395

Jul.5, 2016 - Mechanic and 3D printing enthusiast Wayne Mason-Drust has hacked two IKEA Lack tables to make a custom-build, large-format 3D printer. Makers can build their own <$395 'Printtable', which consists of several 3D printed components, by following Mason-Drust's Instructables guide for the project. More

Juno, the first spacecraft to fly 3D printed titanium parts, successfully enters Jupiter's orbit

Jul.5, 2016 - Juno, the world's first spacecraft to fly 3D printed titanium parts, has just successfully entered Jupiter's orbit, where it spend the next year and a half gathering data on the biggest planet in our solar system. More

Build your own 3D printed wearable Raspberry Pi camera for under $100

Jul.5, 2016 - Wearable technology can be expensive. Adafruit is continuing the Maker spirit by releasing instructions on how to build your own 3D printed, Raspberry Pi powered wearable camera. More

Dubai patients to see 3D printed teeth, hearing aids and prosthetic limbs by 2021

Jul.5, 2016 - The DHA announced last month that it was developing a strategy for 3D printed medical services and now it seems that strategy could be put into action by as soon as the end of the year. That means medical patients in Dubai could soon be seeing 3D printed teeth, hearing aids, medical devices, casts, and prosthetic limbs as part of their treatments. More

Airwolf 3D unveils Talon X1 3D printed drone kit for schools

Jul.5, 2016 - Airwolf 3D, a Californian 3D printer manufacturer, has released the Talon X1 Educational Drone Kit, a 3D printing kit for students that comes with everything needed to build and fly a quadcopter. The company plans to release more 3D printing kits in the near future. More

Build your own 3D printed speakers with these Kiktronic hobby kits

Jul.4, 2016 - Kiktronic, a UK-based design studio, has created two 3D printable speaker kits: one for a Stereo speaker and one for a Cube speaker. Makers can use the kits to learn more about the design and construction of modern electronic devices. More

ARRK 3D prints a stunning scale model of energy efficient roof for Renzo Piano's SNFCC cultural complex in Athens

Jul.4, 2016 - UK-based product developer ARRK has just completed a stunning 3D printed scale model replica of the energy efficient Energy Canopy roof of the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center, Greece's new cultural headquarters. More

Check out Laika's fully 3D printed character in samurai stop-motion adventure 'Kubo and the Two Strings'

Jul.4, 2016 - Stop-motion animation studio LAIKA is set to release their latest film 'Kubo and the Two Strings' this August. Known for their innovative technical processes such as 3D printing, Laika will debut its fully 3D printed character, Moonbeast, in the film. More

3D printer helps solve mind-bending 'ambiguous cylinders' optical illusion that was driving us crazy

Jul.4, 2016 - 3D printing specialists Make Anything have solved the Ambiguous Cylinder optical illusion with reverse engineered 3D printed parts, showing that the transforming shapes were in fact neither circles or squares, but a shape in between. More

Ten-year-old creates a gorgeous 120cm tall Eiffel Tower with a 3D printing pen

Jul.3, 2016 - At Innorobo 2016 in Paris, the ten-year-old Atbin from the Netherlands shared his amazing 3D printing skills with the world, showcasing gorgeous Eiffel Tower and Tower of Pisa models made with nothing more than a 3D printing pen. More

One-legged cat given a new lease on life thanks to 3D printing

Jul.2, 2016 - In another inspiring story about the impact additive manufacturing can have on an animal's life, an ill fated cat in Pingtung, Taiwan has been given a new lease on life thanks to the dedication of a team of veterinarians and 3D printing technologies. More

Make your own ultrasonic 3D print polisher with acetone and an air humidifier

Jul.2, 2016 - Michael Graham, 27, an engineer from Portland, Oregon, has designed an ultrasonic 3D print polisher, sharing the building process on Instructables. The Automated Ultrasonic Misting 3D Print Polisher PRO uses acetone vapor to apply a professional polish to ABS 3D printed parts. More

Inspiring 10-year-old girl wins PhD Fellowship to build 3D printed robot that will 'make streets of Paris happy again'

Jul.1, 2016 - In what could be the week's most touching viral story, a 10-year-old girl from Paris, France has been awarded a PhD Fellowship to make a 3D printed robot with the express purpose of cheering up the streets of paris. More

3D printed robotic gripper uses force feedback to avoid crushing fragile objects

Jul.1, 2016 - High school graduate Sam Baumgarten and senior Graham Hughes have used 3D printing to build an Arduino-powered robotic gripper. A glove fitted with flex sensors is used to control the device, which uses three large servos to control its 3D printed fingers. More

3D printed silk 'micro-rockets' could swim drugs into your body

Jul.1, 2016 - Engineers at the University of Sheffield in England have developed an inkjet 3D printing method for printing silk 'micro-rockets', microscopic swimming devices which can be used in biological environments. The devices could be used for drug delivery or locating cancer cells. More

Shedd Aquarium 3D prints prosthetic foot for Hiss Majesty the Caiman lizard

Jul.1, 2016 - A team from Chicago's famous Shedd Aquarium has been working on developing a 3D printed prosthetic foot for Hiss Majesty, a 16-year-old Caiman lizard who last year lost his foot and ankle to a tumor. The process is a first for the world famous aquarium. More

UPenn researchers develop $2 Zika virus test with 3D printed component

Jul.1, 2016 - A team of researchers from the University of Pennsylvania have developed an easy-to-use, rapid, portable, and very low-cost genetic testing device for the Zika virus with the help of 3D printing. The testing device could be a game-changer in combatting the Zika virus pandemic. More

How 3D printing can be used to manufacture durable concrete business cards

Jul.1, 2016 - 3D Printing has a good number of applications due to its open nature. An Instructables user proves this again by creating and stress testing a concrete business card made with a 3D printed frame and mould. More

Shirley Anderson, 68, receives a whole new 3D printed jaw after long battle with tongue cancer

Jun.30, 2016 - Researchers at Indiana University have used 3D printing to create a complex facial prosthesis for cancer survivor Shirley Anderson, who lost his tongue, jaw, and Adam's apple after years of surgeries and radiation therapy. The researchers have called their process the 'IU Shirley Technique'. More

Björk performs first ever VR live stream show wearing 3D printed mask by Neri Oxman

Jun.30, 2016 - Björk has ventured into the realm of VR, having performed the first ever VR live-streamed show. The performance, which opened the artist's 'Bj'rk Digital' event series was not only notable for its VR aspect, however, as it also featured an especially striking piece of 3D printed fashion, a mask designed by Neri Oxman. More

Open Building Institute is revolutionizing sustainable home building through open-source technologies

Jun.30, 2016 - An ambitious project founded by Open Source Ecology (OSE) and the Open Building Institute (OBI) is seeking to expand the benefits of open source information into the realm of sustainable housing and construction. The project, called the Eco-Building Toolkit is currently being featured through a Kickstarter campaign. More

Ulitmaker 3D printers used for Eventuri’s Audi B8 RS5 intake system, director reveals

Jun.30, 2016 - As Eventuri director Bilal Mahmood revealed at Additive Manufacturing Europe 2016, they used Ultimaker 3D printers to prototype a new highly efficient intake system for the Audi B8 RS5 engine in just three days. More

Pleurobot: a 3D printed robot salamander that can walk, crawl and even swim underwater

Jun.29, 2016 - Researchers at the 'cole Polytechnique F'd'rale de Lausanne (EPFL) in Switzerland have developed a robot which accurately mimics the gait and movement of a salamander. 'Pleurobot' consists of 3D printed bones and motorized joints, and could be used in the development of medical devices. More

See this stunning 3D printed zoetrope come to life with light

Jun.29, 2016 - Japanese media artist Akinori Goto has created a modern day zoetrope called toki using 3D design and 3D printing technologies. The impressive device, which was recently showcased at the Spiral Independent Creators Festival, displays ghostlike human figures walking or dancing when light is shone through it from the side. More

3D printing helps PEO Soldier reduce 120 lb marching load of US Army Infantry

Jun.29, 2016 - PEO Soldier's 'Warrior Integration Site,' a laboratory where personnel are developing ways to reduce the weight carried by US Army Infantry, is using 3D printing to prototype new equipment. Lightweight body armor, new fabrics, and other items will each contribute to the weight reduction. More

Bring your kid's favorite digital characters into reality with 3D printing

Jun.29, 2016 - In an effort to combine physical and digital playtimes for the young Generation Z in a productive way, a joint Belgian research team from KU Leuven, iMinds, and the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB) has been studying how children interact with both online and 3D printed physical toys. More

Top 15 3D printed GoPro accessories

Jun.29, 2016 - GoPro cameras were designed and built for capturing moments of extreme action. To make the already versatile camera even more adaptable to a number of different activities, we have compiled a list of our favorite 3D printed GoPro accessories to inspire your adventurous side. More

Check out these awesome open-source 3D printable robot projects from Wevolver

Jun.28, 2016 - Wevolver, the online platform for sharing and collaborating on open hardware projects, has featured some really cool 3D printable projects in the past. Recently, the webplatform has released a number of new 3D printed robotics projects that are sure to get makers' gears going. More

3D printed Diet Eyeglasses by Passau researchers monitor chewing to help you lose weight

Jun.28, 2016 - Researchers from the University of Passau in Germany have just unveiled a pair of 3D printed Diet Eyeglasses, which use sensors to detect facial muscle movement while eating different foods and carefully track exactly how many calories you're consuming. More

Cascadia Candles combine age-old beeswax with 3D printing and LiDAR data of Northwest mountains

Jun.28, 2016 - Portland Bee Balm has just launched a Kickstarter campaign for Cascadia Candles, a fantastic set of beeswax candles made by combining 3D printing with LiDAR data of real mountains in the Northwest. More

World's smallest 3D printed lens revealed: surveillance cameras will soon be as small as a grain of salt

Jun.27, 2016 - Scientists have used 3D printing to create the world's tiniest lens, which is just twice the width of a human hair. Its makers claim the lens could lead to cameras the size of a grain of salt, revolutionising health imaging, clandestine surveillance, robotics and drone technology. More

TU Eindhoven students unveil stylish 2m tall 3D printed concrete pavilion

Jun.27, 2016 - Dutch students from the Eindhoven University of Technology have just unveiled a remarkable 2m tall 3D printed concrete pavilion, which showcases the construction potential of the university's own concrete 3D printer. More

Aussie woman receives 3D printed silicon ear prosthetic 55 years after losing original

Jun.27, 2016 - Australian woman Colleen Murray has just become the first person in Australia to receive a 3D printed ear prosthetic, which looks highly realistic because it was based on a scan of her remaining ear. More

French homeware company Miliboo launches collection of custom 3D printed planters

Jun.27, 2016 - French homeware and furniture company Miliboo has ventured into the technological realm of 3D printing with their latest collection of home decorations. The limited edition collection of interior decorations, a set of 5 customizable planters, will not only be 3D printed, but will also be made with the input of the consumer. More

Start signing your autograph with this 3D printed titanium pen

Jun.27, 2016 - Design studio Pagnotta has just launched its innovative P22 pen through a Kickstarter campaign. The pen, which was designed with minimalism and ergonomics in mind, was made from titanium using EBM 3D printing technologies and ranges in price from $170 to $220. More

12-year-old starts 3D printing business with GoFundMe campaign

Jun.27, 2016 - Rowan Pritchard, a 12-year-old tech enthusiast from Petaluma, California, has launched a GoFundMe campaign for a new made-to-order 3D printing business. The young entrepreneur is looking to raise $3,000 for a 3D printer, monitor, scanner, and recycler. More

Using 3D printed guns in Singapore punishable by death, LGBT controversy reveals

Jun.27, 2016 - As a social media controversy surrounding an LGBT rally in Singapore revealed, ownership of 3D printed guns is strictly forbidden in Singapore and using one can be punishable by death. More

Locknesters unveils new and improved 3D printed puzzle toys

Jun.26, 2016 - Locknesters has released the first of its new series of toys, a 3D printed and expertly finished standing bear toy, that can be assembled and disassembled like a puzzle. The 3D printed puzzle bear would be a great addition to your child's toy collection, or an equally great addition to your office desktop. More

Maker builds DIY 3D printed automatic hacksaw that can cut steel

Jun.26, 2016 - Veteran maker and blogger Bruno M. of Engineerd3d has just shared his fantastic DIY automatic hacksaw with the world, which consists of a store-bought hacksaw and numerous 3D printed components, and is strong enough to cleanly cut through steel. More

3D printed gear puzzle turns clockwise and counter-clockwise simultaneously

Jun.26, 2016 - Dutch puzzle maker Oskar van Deventer has just completed a remarkable puzzle of 3D printed gears, which defy all engineering logic by turning clockwise and counter-clockwise simultaneously. More

3D printed WiFi solution for refugees, MeshPoint, wins best humanitarian tech award

Jun.25, 2016 - A Croatian startup, which just months ago made headlines for MeshPoint, their innovative 3D printed WiFi solution for refugees, has just been named best startup project in the category of Best Humanitarian Tech of the Year at The Europas. More

3D print your own custom orthotics, your feet will thank you

Jun.25, 2016 - Instructables user Matter921 and his friend Nate have created an easy to follow 3D printed custom orthotics tutorial that could have your feet (and your wallet) humming in no time. More

3D printed Inupathy harness can visualize your dog's emotions

Jun.25, 2016 - Inupathy, a 3D printed dog harness equipped with a heart-rate sensor and LED lights, can give pet owners a deeper insight into how their dogs are feeling. The smart harness is currently seeking funding through an Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign. More

3D printed Flirtey drone completes first medical supply delivery from ship to shore in New Jersey

Jun.24, 2016 - Australian startup Flirtey has used their 3D printed drone to complete a ship-to-shore medical delivery test off the coast of New Jersey, and hope to deliver crucial supplies to areas struck by natural disasters in the near future. More

NASA awards Firmamentum $750K to develop 3D printer plastic recycler hybrid for ISS

Jun.24, 2016 - NASA has awarded Firmamentum, a division of private aerospace company Tethers Unlimited, $750,000 in funding to develop and build a 2-in-one 3D printer and plastic recycler for the ISS. The machine, called the Refabricator, could be a breakthrough for not only in-space manufacturing but also terrestrial 3D printing.' More

Sailor-designed, 3D printed 'Tru Clip' printed in space on ISS Additive Manufacturing Facility

Jun.24, 2016 - In a landmark event, the 'Tru Clip,' a 3D printed radio clasp designed by sailors aboard the USS Harry S. Truman, has been printed on the International Space Station's Additive Manufacturing Facility. Transferring the 3D printable file from from Earth to space took around two minutes. More

Create Prosthetics develops medical-grade 3D printed prosthetic arm for a Haitian mother

Jun.23, 2016 - Lake Placid, NY based Create Prosthetics, known primarily for its innovative and customizable 3D printed prosthetic covers, has created what they are calling the first ever medical-grade 3D printed arm prosthetic, which they made for a young Haitian mother who lost her arm in the 2010 earthquake. More

LIDAR data turned into fantastic 3D printed 3D map of central London

Jun.23, 2016 - San Francisco-based programmer Andrew Godwin has 3D printed a gorgeous 48-tile 3D map of central London, using free LIDAR surveying data to realize his highly detailed model. More

Erasmus Medical Center Rotterdam tests 3D printed ear models as educational tools

Jun.23, 2016 - Surgeons and students from the Erasmus Medical Center in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, have begun testing 3D printed ear models as educational tools, which could greatly reduce the dependency on human cadavers. More trains your robot to operate dozens of 3D printers, read screens, remove 3D prints & replace filament rolls

Jun.23, 2016 - Oregon-based startup has just completed the world's first fully automated 3D printing farm, which is operated by a robot that reads screens, removes and boxes prints and replaces filament rolls. More

Bristol scientists develop new stem cell bio-ink for 3D printed cartilage and bone implants

Jun.23, 2016 - A team of researchers from the University of Bristol have developed a potent new 3D printable bio-ink that could be perfect for sustaining stem cell growth for cartilage and bone implants. More

Former NASA engineer uses 3D printing to create 'world's largest' Nerf gun (and missile)

Jun.23, 2016 - Former NASA engineer Mark Rober and Eclectical Engineering hosts Ryan and David have built what could be the world's largest Nerf gun. The giant foam missile launcher, which packs a 3,000-psi paintball tank, has a 3D printed handle and can fire 3D printed projectiles. More

Titanic reborn as amazing 4m long, 2000 part 3D printed 1-72nd scale model

Jun.23, 2016 - Model ship maker Bernie from BernCo Models has breathed new life into the Titanic, and is working hard to complete a gargantuan 4 meter long, 2000 part 3D printed 1-72nd scale model of that tragic ship. More

Russian researchers develop new method for 3D printing biodegradable bones

Jun.23, 2016 - A team of Russian researchers from the Siberian Federal University in Krasnoyarsk have developed a new and reportedly unique method of manufacturing bones, which includes 3D printing technologies, biodegradable materials, and computed tomography. More

VT engineer 3D prints robotic exoskeleton glove to help cerebral palsy diagnosis in children

Jun.23, 2016 - Research being developed by a Virginia Tech robotics team and at Nationwide Children's Hospital in Ohio aims to assist in early detection of cerebral palsy. A 3D printed glover is a big part of the strategy to bring it all together. More

3D printing comes to Guadalajara in new UP campus 3D printing center open to all students

Jun.22, 2016 - 3D printing has come to Guadalajara, Mexico, where Universidad Panamericana's Guadalajara campus is now home to the CRAI 3D printing center that is open to all students and faculty members. More

Endurance transforms SelfieBot into fantastic 3D printed BB-8 droid with movable head

Jun.22, 2016 - Endurance's George Fomichev has just transformed his educational DIY SelfieBot into a fantastic 3D printed BB-8 droid with movable head that can hold your smartphone and double as a selfie-machine. More

3D print your very own RS-LM 2014 Audi R18 E-Tron Quattro RC racecar

Jun.22, 2016 - F1 enthusiast and talented maker Brett Turnage recently unveiled his latest Formula One RC car, which is dedicated to the late Muhammad Ali. Like his previous models Turnage's latest 3D printed RC model, the RS-LM 2014 Audi R18 E-Tron Quattro, dubbed 'The Ali' for short, is available through Thingiverse. More

3D printing helps surgeons save a baby born with his brain outside his skull

Jun.21, 2016 - Surgeons at Boston Children's Hospital have used 3D printing to assist complex brain surgery on an infant suffering from severe encephalocele. 3D printed models of the deformed skull, through which parts of the patient's brain were growing, were used during surgical planning. More

Maher Soft 3D prints 1.3m model of transport vehicle to be used in client’s sales pitch

Jun.21, 2016 - Maher Soft, a 3D printer manufacturer based in Mumbai, India, has used its Indie Desktop 3D Printer to create a 1.3m scale model of a 115m heavy transport vehicle. The 3D printed model was commissioned by a leading transport services company, which will use the miniature in client presentations. More

SUTD Singapore's open house featured an amazing 3D printed fibrous pavilion

Jun.21, 2016 - The Singapore University of Technology and Design has gone above and beyond for their open house presentation, as a team of professors and students created a massive 3D printed architectural mesh structure to greet (and undoubtedly impress) the prospective students. More

South Korean man successfully implanted with the country's first 3D printed heel bone

Jun.21, 2016 - For the first time in the country's history, a team of South Korean doctors have successfully implanted a 3D printed heel bone into a patient's foot, who was suffering from a severe tumor. The innovative surgery is one of over a hundred successful surgeries involving 3D printed implants in Korea this year. More

3Dism: 3D Printing a New Visual Art Style with three dimensional plaquettes

Jun.21, 2016 - Bulgarian start-up Easy 3D introduce a new style of contemporary art object - through the use of 3D printed plaquettes in a process called 3Dism. More

12-year old builds working 3D Printer out of over-the-shelf LEGO parts and a 3D Printing Pen

Jun.21, 2016 - There's no doubt that the future lies with the youth of the world. The present, however, seems to be jam packed with the younger generation trying their hand at innovating and a 3D printer made by a 12-year old with nothing but LEGO, motors, some string and a 3D pen is a good example of how. More

Mirada Pro and Reynolds Technology collaborate on 999g 3D printed titanium bike frame

Jun.20, 2016 - Three British designers have teamed up to build a sub-1kg titanium 3D printed bike frame. 3D printing company Mirada Pro, bicycle tubing specialist Reynolds, and framebuilder Ted James all contributed their expertise to the frame, whose weight was reduced using topology optimization software. More

Stratasys begins making custom 3D printed 'Effect Skins' for Daihatsu's Copen roadster

Jun.20, 2016 - 3D printing giant Stratasys has joined forces with Japanese car manufacturer Daihatsu to launch a range of patterned, 3D printed 'Effect Skins' which customers can tailor to their own specifications. The skins can be ordered for front and rear bumpers and fenders of the Daihatsu Copen. More

Fictiv platform to localize and speed up 3D printing, CNC machining development cycles

Jun.20, 2016 - San Francisco based startup Fictiv has launched a new hardware development platform aimed at helping businesses to locally outsource their prototyping. The innovative system does not just offer businesses an efficient way of manufacturing their prototypes, as it also offers local manufacturing shops a way of increasing their overall productivity. More

MIT's 3D printed Cillia hair to have applications in sensing, adhesion, and actuation

Jun.20, 2016 - A team of MIT researchers have developed Cillia, a software platform that allows users to easily design and 3D print hair-like structures. The technology could open many doors in the fields of material sensing, adhesion, and actuation. More

Masterwork Tools' amazing collection of 3D printable open source tabletop gaming scenery

Jun.19, 2016 - Masterwork Tools has launched a Patreon campaign to help realize more amazing 3D printable tabletop gaming scenery and tiles, and already have a huge collection of open source options available. More

When 3D printing meets traditional Chinese ink painting

Jun.19, 2016 - A Chinese art student from the China Central Academy of Fine Arts has gained considerable attention for her graduation project, which elegantly and artistically combines traditional Chinese ink painting with contemporary 3D printing technologies. More

Verus Art uses 3D scanning and 3D printing to recreate tactile works of classic art

Jun.19, 2016 - A collaborative partnership between design, 3D printing and scanning companies worlwide has culminated in an exciting new art project, looking to recreate original masterpieces for art educational benefits and beyond. More

Top 10 free 3D printable Father's Day gifts

Jun.19, 2016 - Need some inspiration for your father's day gift this year? Check out our list of 3D printable designs that your dad is sure to love. More

Say goodbye to maps with EasyJet’s new GPS smart shoes made with 3D printing

Jun.18, 2016 - Budget airline EasyJet is replacing maps with the remarkable Sneakairs smart shoes. The shoes use GPS sensors and vibration motors, all encased in durable 3D printed housings, to guide tourists around on city trips. More

Researchers create 3D printed robotic muscles using electroactive polymer

Jun.18, 2016 - In a National Science Foundation-backed project, researchers from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas are pioneering a technique for creating 3D printed soft robotics. It is hoped that the technology could someday be used to create realistic robotic muscles. More

3D printing used in Portuguese counterfeit money scheme

Jun.17, 2016 - In Portugal, three criminals were apprehended by police for their part in a counterfeit money scheme, in which they used 3D printed molds to make highly accurate fake bank notes. More

Americans under threat from 3D printed drone armies, says US presidential candidate

Jun.17, 2016 - In an interview with British newspaper the Daily Mirror, US presidential candidate Zoltan Istvan has warned that weaponized 3D printed drones could be used by terrorists. Istvan, leader of the Transhumanist Party, entered the presidential race to raise awareness about transhumanist politics. More

New custom-fitting 3D printed CPAP masks by Inspirate Medical can help fight sleep apnea

Jun.17, 2016 - Singapore startup Inspirate Medical has developed an algorithm to make custom-fitting 3D printed CPAP masks that rely on 3D face scanning technology to effectively fight sleep apnea. More

Scientists double performance of 3D printed graphene aerogel supercapacitors

Jun.17, 2016 - Researchers from Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) and UC Santa Cruz (UCSC) have devised a method for doubling the performance of 3D printed graphene-based supercapacitors. The method involves sandwiching lithium ion and perchlorate ion between layers of graphene in aerogel electrodes. More

3D printable Neil Armstrong gloves nearly completed, Smithsonian reveals

Jun.17, 2016 - The Smithsonian Institution's conservator Lisa Young just revealed that the digitization process for the spacesuit worn by Neil Armstrong during the moon landing is well underway, and that the 3D printable glove files will be shared with their Kickstarter backers soon. More

Colombian student creates 'country's first 3D printed commercial garment'

Jun.17, 2016 - Veronica Betancur Fernández, a graduate student of Fashion Design at University Pontificia Bolivariana in Medellin, Colombia, completed the production of a 3D printed garment as the final project of her degree. Veronica was 'the first in Colombia to print a commercial garment' using a 3D printer. More

3D printed braces: the future of scoliosis treatment

Jun.17, 2016 - A surgeon specializing in physical medicine and rehabilitation at WASPMedical, Lelio Leoncini has been working on a particularly innovative scoliosis treatment for the the past couple years. Since 2014, Leoncini has been working on perfecting custom 3D printed corsets for scoliosis patients. More

3D printed tampon accessory by NextGen Jane enables self-testing for STDs

Jun.17, 2016 - Harvard-backed startup NextGen Jane has developed a 3D printed tampon accessory that lets women avoid needles altogether and test themselves for STDs and other reproductive illnesses by using menstrual blood. More

First student-designed tool 3D printed aboard Space Station

Jun.16, 2016 - R.J. Hillan, the winner of the first ever Future Engineers challenge, recently got to catch up with the astronauts who 3D printed his winning tool in space aboard the ISS. More

Along came Olli: Local Motors debuts autonomous 3D printed vehicle powered by IBM Watson

Jun.16, 2016 - Local Motors has debuted Olli, its 3D printed autonomous shuttle bus. The vehicle, which has just hit the roads of Washington DC, is the first to use IBM Watson's Internet of Things (IoT) for Automotive, a car-focused cognitive learning platform. More

CyBe's 3D printed concrete formworks pave the way for 3D printed viaducts

Jun.16, 2016 - Dutch concrete pioneers CyBe Construction have teamed up with Heijmans to 3D print two concrete formworks during a successful test, showcasing the incredible potential of CyBe's special mortar filament and paving the way for civil engineering projects. More

3D printed polymer turns methane to methanol, LLNL researchers discover

Jun.16, 2016 - Scientists at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory have used 3D printing to create a polymer reactor which can continuously produce methanol from methane at room temperature and pressure. The reactor could serve as a more effective means of converting methane into usable energy. More

Airbus tests structure, aerodynamics, and AI for future aircraft with 3D printed THOR plane

Jun.16, 2016 - Airbus will be using their innovative 3D printed mini aircraft, THOR, as a testbed for new airplane technologies and low risk experiments. According to the company, they will use THOR to efficiently test different 3D printed structural parts, advanced aerodynamics, and even artificial intelligence. More

Enter to win limited edition Adidas 3D printed sneakers made from recycled ocean waste

Jun.16, 2016 - Sportswear giant adidas and plastic waste pioneers Parley for the Oceans have set up a World Oceans Day competition, through which participants can win one of 50 pairs of 3D printed sneakers made from recycled ocean waste. More

Fashion student Dávid Ring's fully 3D printed luxury sunglasses take the catwalk by storm

Jun.16, 2016 - Dávid Ring, a third-year fashion student at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts Antwerp, has designed a stunning collection of fully 3D printed sunglasses. The collection, which was made in collaboration with Materialise, was presented on the runway just last week. More

Hair loss patient with 3D printed scalp and hair prosthetic unveiled at Alopecia Conference

Jun.15, 2016 - Cesare Ragazzi Laboratories, an innovative hair loss lab in Bologna, Italy, has developed a novel approach to treating hair loss, through the creation of custom made 3D printed scalp and hair prosthetics. A patient fitted with one of their prosthetics was recently presented at the International Alopecia Conference. More

In a world’s first, doctors successfully resect 5 vertebrae with a 19cm 3D printed spinal implant

Jun.15, 2016 - During a groundbreaking spinal tumor surgery at the Peking University Third Hospital in Beijing, one chordoma patient became the first to have five vertebrae removed and completely replaced with 3D printed implants. More

Marty the 3D printed open-source robot for STEM education launches on Indiegogo

Jun.15, 2016 - A new Indiegogo campaign promoting Marty The Robot, a fully-programmable robot that can be customized with 3D printed features, hopes to encourage STEM education and robotics learning amongst younger generations. The campaign is seeking a goal of £50,000. More

Gonzaga University students develop affordable 3D printed Ankle Foot Orthosis (AFO) for children

Jun.14, 2016 - A team of students from Gonzaga University has used 3D printing to develop an Ankle Foot Orthosis (AFO) which can be produced in just two days. Normal production time for AFOs, which are used to treat foot and ankle disorders in children, is around four weeks. More

Exquisite 400 m2 villa 3D printed on-site in Beijing in just 45 days

Jun.14, 2016 - Chinese concrete 3D printing specialists Beijing HuaShang Tengda have just completed an exquisite 400 m2 villa in Beijing in just 45 days, and have 3D printed the entire structure on-site. More

Montague Bikes provides optimal storing convenience with 3D printed foldable bike system

Jun.14, 2016 - Folding bike specialists Montague Bikes have used Shapeways 3D printing services to develop a new DirectConnect folding system that is super convenient in use and makes bikes easy to store. More

Chinese doctors complete the first-ever high-sacral en bloc resection involving 3D printed sacrum implant

Jun.14, 2016 - Chinese doctors from the Beijing QingHua ChangGeng Hospital have successfully removed a sacrum tumor from a father of two by completing the world's first high-sacral en bloc resection that involves a 3D printed sacrum implant. More

These 3D printable anthro SciFi characters are sure to up your tabletop game

Jun.14, 2016 - The world of table based RPGs have been limited to a few company choices and limited character modification. A Kickstarter campaign is creating an ecosystem for fully customizable 3D printable RPG character sets. More

Lead England to Euro 2016 glory with these 3D printed table football figurines

Jun.13, 2016 - To celebrate the kickoff of Euro 2016, the international football (soccer) tournament of Europe, British 3D printing company CEL has designed a set of 3D printable table football figurines depicting England superstars Wayne Rooney, Jamie Vardy, Jack Wilshere, and Daniel Sturridge. More

3D printed models and wind-tunnel technology optimize stadium designs for 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar

Jun.13, 2016 - A team of scientists from Qatar University's College of Engineering have been weather testing 3D printed models of stadiums to optimize their design, both for comfort and for cost. The stadium models being tested will be built for the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar. More

Fire & Bone unveils 8 new species with their latest 3D printed animal skull jewelry line

Jun.13, 2016 - Fire & Bone, which our readers may remember from their previous collections of stunning 3D printed animal skull replica jewelry, have just launched a Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign for their upcoming fourth collection, which features eight new animal skull models as well as a new way to display the skeletal pieces. More

Bitcoin inspired 3D printed smart tags can authenticate your designer sneakers

Jun.13, 2016 - Brooklyn-based sneaker company Greats has started using 3D printed smart tags that can track their designer sneakers back to the factory, effectively proving their authenticity. The technology, developed by Chronicled and 3D printing company Origin was inspired by Bitcoin blockchain processes. More

3D printed FarmBot Genesis lets you cultivate crops in your garden from your smartphone

Jun.13, 2016 - Entrepreneur Rory Aronson has developed the world's first open-source CNC farming machine. The FarmBot Genesis, available to pre-order as a kit from July, is made from 3D printable plastic components, and can be used to remotely plant, water, and monitor the garden. More

Fractal based 3D printed jacket brings the feeling of goosebumps to life

Jun.12, 2016 - Goosebumps have been associated with good health, so concept designer Kristin Neidlinger took it upon her self to 3D print a jacket that demonstrates the sensation in more ways than one. More

UIUC students win nationwide 3D printed excavator cab competition

Jun.12, 2016 - A team of students from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign will have its design for a 3D printed excavator cab turned into a reality after winning a nationwide contest. The cab will form part of a fully operational 3D printed excavator that will be showcased at CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2017. More

Introducing Root, a 3D printed robot that will teach kids coding

Jun.12, 2016 - In an effort to promote coding and programming education within schools and to begin to teach students the basics of computer programming from a young age, a team from the Wyss Institute' for Biologically Inspired Learning at Harvard University have developed Root, a small 3D printed robot designed for the classroom. More

Duke’s Morphosource database lets you browse and 3D print accurate ancient fossils

Jun.11, 2016 - A team of Evolutionary Anthropologists from Duke University in North Carolina have established an online collection of scanned fossils - all available to 3D print at home. More

Dtto: a modular 3D printed robot that can build itself

Jun.11, 2016 - A Hackaday user named Alberto has built a modular 3D printed robot called Dtto, which he has entered into the 2016 Hackaday Prize competition. The snake-like robot is able to autonomously identify and connect to its own modules, which snap together with magnets. More

Watch these tiny 3D printed quadruped robots pronk their way over rough terrain

Jun.10, 2016 - Researchers from the University of Maryland have used 3D printing to develop tiny quadruped robots capable of navigating rough terrain. The 3D printed robots, weighing under 2 g and measuring just 20 mm long, can move with different gaits, including trotting, waddling, bounding, and pronking. More

Flirtey to use 3D printed drone in historic first ship-to-shore delivery

Jun.10, 2016 - Flirtey, the Nevada-based independent delivery service using 3D printed drones to deliver packages, has announced its first ship-to-shore US delivery. On June 23, Flirtey will fly drones carrying medical equipment to an onshore medical relief camp from a vessel off the coast of Cape May, New Jersey. More

SkinResQU researchers is pursuing the commercial realisation of 3D printed skin tissue

Jun.10, 2016 - An interdisciplinary project between academida and industry in Sweden is working hard to realise the potential of 3D bio-printing skin for the use of testing and transplant. More

The 3D printed 'O2Vent' is coming to the U.S. to eliminate snoring & sleep apnea

Jun.10, 2016 - Australian medical device company Oventus Medical will this month bring O2Vent, its 3D printed device for snoring and sleep apnea, to U.S. shores. The titanium jaw advancement will be showcased at the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine's 25th Annual Meeting and at Sleep 2016, both in Denver. More

3D printed add-ons can turn your iPhone into a low cost eye exam kit

Jun.10, 2016 - New Zealand based eye care specialists, oDocs, have dedicated themselves to the treatment and prevention of blindness, specifically in parts of the world without access to state-of-the-art medical facilities. Now, the group's first 2 products have been released onto the market: the visoClip and the visoScope. More

3D printed Braindrain dress by Maartje Dijkstra draws inspiration from 1850s fashion

Jun.10, 2016 - Dutch fashion designer Maartje Dijkstra has combined traditional dress with high tech gadgets in her 3D printed Braindrain dress, which is packed with motors, LEDs and 3D printed accessories, and yet draws inspiration from 1850s fashion. More

Aston University's 3D printed MESO-BRAIN initiative receives $3.7M in EC funding

Jun.10, 2016 - The MESO-BRAIN Initiative from researchers of UK-based Aston University, which seeks to 3D print nanoscale models of human neural networks to further our understanding of the brain, has just received $3.7 million in funding from the European Commission. More

High schooler creates 3D printed prosthesis to help fellow students play music

Jun.10, 2016 - Thanks to a new 3D printer at a local high school and the work of a dedicated high school student, Nicholas Brown, two middle schoolers with disabilities can now participate in music class with a 3D printed prosthesis specially designed for playing instruments. More

Lenovo shows off 3D printed Intel-powered smart running shoes that double as game controllers

Jun.10, 2016 - At Lenovo's Tech World 2016 in Silicon Valley, the Chinese laptop specialists shared a sneak peek of their 3D printed smart shoes that are packed with movement tracking sensors and can double as mobile game controllers. More

Watch Dogs 2 is packing 3D printed guns

Jun.9, 2016 - Watch Dogs 2, Ubisoft's forthcoming sequel to the Watch Dogs video game, will feature in-game 3D printed weapons. An official video preview of the third-person shooter shows a virtual handgun mid-print alongside other technical gadgets. More

You'll soon be able to 3D print your own Deus Ex inspired prosthetics

Jun.9, 2016 - Eidos Montreal and Square Enix, the developers of video game franchise Deus Ex have unveiled an exciting new partnership with OpenBionics through which they will be creating a functional and stylish prosthetic arm inspired by the game's protagonist, Adam Jensen. More

A fingerprint algorithm and 3D printed models could help us better predict the nature of storms

Jun.9, 2016 - Researchers from the University of Delaware have been using a fingerprint algorithm and 3D printing technologies to study and analyze ripple bedforms on the continental shelf. The ripple bedforms, caused by waves and currents, could help scientists to better understand the outcome of storms the likes of Hurricane Sandy. More

Making the world's smallest ultra-strength 3D printed lattice structure

Jun.9, 2016 - A team of scientists from the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology in Germany have created the world's smallest man-made lattice structure with the help of 3D printing technologies. The structure, which possesses single struts shorter than 1 µm and diameters as tiny as 200 nm, marks a significant step forwards in the field of metamaterials. More

Comedy series Gran'pa Knows Best starring 3D printed figurines coming to HBO

Jun.9, 2016 - The hilarious comedy series Gran'pa Knows Best, starting 3D printed figurines based on the 87-year-old Puerto Rican-American grandfather Victor Muriel giving advice to viewers, is coming to HBO Latino and other HBO platforms next week. More

This awesome articulated cube was 3D printed in a single piece

Jun.9, 2016 - Kurt Plagge has designed a series of seriously stunning and modular 3D printed cubes that can be fully articulated with moving and expanding parts. And, whether you believe it or not, each cube was printed as is, with no post-assembly, and no glue or screws. More

Introducing Mercury: world's first universal camera made with 3D printing

Jun.8, 2016 - Mercury, the world's first universal camera, has just launched on Kickstarter. The extremely versatie camera, which has been made with the help of 3D printing, is capable of adapting a number of lenses, and camera backs from virtually any manufacturer. More

This 3D printed phone case lets an iPhone run Android

Jun.8, 2016 - Hacker Nick Lee from the Brooklyn-based Tendigi studio has successfully hacked an iPhone to run Android through a special 3D printed smartphone case that holds an Android running board. More

Crowdsourced 3D printing project Rekrei reclaims ISIS-destroyed artifacts forever

Jun.8, 2016 - Based on the traditional concept of "Photogrammery" (otherwise understood as digital image-stitching), Rekrei reclaim the ISIS-destroyed artifacts of Eastern heritage thorugh a stunning 3D model and printing project. More

Meet Thor - World's first 3D printed plane unveiled by Airbus

Jun.7, 2016 - The ILA Berlin Air Show 2016 which took place last week has been generating a lot of buzz and excitement, most notably for Airbus' innovative mini-plane Thor, an almost entirely 3D printed unmanned aircraft. More

Redditor SexyCyborg is back with a 3D printed Nano Drone wrist mount

Jun.7, 2016 - Chinese maker and Redditor SexyCyborg is back for more with a 3D printed wearable wrist mount for two Nano Drones and a controller belt buckle, for easy and cool transportation of your mini-drones. More

O'Qualia unveils Captor UAS, a fully 3D printed commercial aerial imaging drone

Jun.7, 2016 - Singapore-based startup O'Qualia has brought all the advantages of 3D printing to high quality UAV aerial imaging with the Captor drone, which features a lightweight 3D printed body that can carry large payloads and can be easily altered or repaired with 3D printed spare parts. More

Fashion student designs collection of bespoke 3D printed lingerie

Jun.7, 2016 - Jess Haughton, a fashion student from Nottingham Trent University in the United Kingdom, has designed a line of 3D printed lingerie which not only looks elegant, but can guarantee a perfect fit. More

You'll never have to call in sick again with this $59K 3D printed body double

Jun.7, 2016 - Australian Groupon has teamed up with Keech 3D, an East Bendigo, Australia-based advanced 3D printing company, to offer its buyers a 3D printed, eerily realistic looking, full-size body double meant to stand in for you at work when you're feeling a bit man flu-ish. More

Honor Game of Thrones' Hodor with this awesome 3D printed doorstop

Jun.6, 2016 - For those of us who are still reeling from the aftershock of what was surely one of Game of Thrones' most tragic and revelatory deaths, one dedicated fan has created a both cathartic and tongue in cheek memento that will help us to remember and memorialize the heroic, and simple-minded Hodor. More

3D printed 'Sound Cells' take the music of the Sydney Opera House outdoors

Jun.6, 2016 - Artist Joe Crossley has designed a trio of 3D printed 'Sound Cells' for Vivid Sydney 2016, a 23-day festival of 'light, music, and ideas'. The 3D printed structures, which will broadcast music from inside the Sydney Opera House onto the venue forecourt, were made from recycled water bottles. More

Scientists develop 3D printing program to teach materials science in high schools

Jun.6, 2016 - A versatile technology, 3D printing has not only set the gears in motion for a manufacturing revolution but has also been a big help in promoting STEM education amongst younger generations. In Spain, a team of scientists from the ICMAB have developed an educational course that employs 3D printing to help teach material science to high schoolers. More

London surgeon uses 3D printed bone models for surgical planning

Jun.6, 2016 - The North London-based private surgeon Boyd Goldie has adopted 3D printing to make surgical models, as he sees significant cost saving, surgical preparation, and patient education opportunities. More

Tokyo elementary school begins 3D printing course

Jun.6, 2016 - The Suginami Elementary School in Tokyo will be sending two classes of sixth-year students to the Qremo IT x Creative Classroom 3D printing course, where they will learn the basics of 3D printing. More

Send keyboard-free messages with the 3D printed SlackAlert button by Viget

Jun.6, 2016 - Viget has just shared the designs for their SlackAlert, a fantastic 3D printed button that sends predetermined messages to Slack conversations that you can't be bothered to type out completely. More

Magma Global and Victrex 3D print 10,000 foot long PEEK subsea m-pipe for oil and gas production

Jun.6, 2016 - Oil and gas systems developer Magma Global has teamed up with material specialists Victrex to 3D print a flexible and 10,000 feet long PEEK subsea pipe, which will be used to greatly increase the production efficiency of oil and gas systems. More

Branch Technology to 3D print WATG's freeform Curve Appeal home in 2017

Jun.6, 2016 - Branch Technology has just revealed that they will use their breakthrough C-Fab construction 3D printing technique to 3D print WATG Chicago's Curve Appeal home in 2017. More

Art and Technology combine to create stunning 3D printed Guitar on Gold Coast

Jun.5, 2016 - Australian Industrial Design student combines Art and Technology to create two stunning 3D printed guitars. More

Nixa's 3D printed gimbal series makes stable filming possible while playing tennis

Jun.5, 2016 - Polish 3D printing service provider Nixa has developed a range of low cost 3D printed gimbals that guarantee high quality video footage, even when skiing or playing tennis. More

Enjoy live music safely with Vibes Hi-Fi Earplugs, made with 3D printing

Jun.5, 2016 - Innovator Jack Mann has developed a way to protect concert-goers' ears while simultaneously optimizing music quality with his latest product Vibes Hi-Fi Earplugs. The ingenious product was developed with the help of 3D printing and are retailing for $23.99. More

3D printed teaching aids enhance education for visually impaired students

Jun.5, 2016 - New research from the 3D printing Lab at South Korea's Institute for Science and Technology has revealed that 3D printed models and historical maps can make learning more fun and effective for visually impaired students. More

You can now buy a life-size 3D printed replica of yourself for $3,000

Jun.4, 2016 - New York based Body Labs and design firm Voodoo Manfuacturing have teamed up to offer clients the chance to have themselves 3D scanned and printed in life-size for the cost of $3,000. The technology could also be beneficial in other industries which rely on accurate and life-sized human models. More

3D printed parts help Summit Mowers cut the grass on 50 degree slopes

Jun.4, 2016 - Summit Mowers, a manufacturer of remote control slope mowers, has fitted its latest machines with 3D printed brackets made by i.materialise. The company sells the majority of its mowers to government municipalities with steep hills to maintain. More

First five 3D printed NCAR weather stations installed in Zambia

Jun.4, 2016 - The first five 3D printed NCAR weather stations have been installed in Zambia, where they will provide local farmers and residents with crucial information about impending storms and floods. More

Animals get better prosthetics than humans because of 3D printing, claims Supervet Noel Fitzpatrick

Jun.4, 2016 - Noel Fitzpatrick, perhaps better known as The Supervet, has been a big proponent for using 3D printing technologies to help improve the lives of animals. Now, the celebrity veterinarian is reaching beyond the field of animal care and is urging doctors and the UK healthcare system to allow for more freedom with 3D printed treatments for humans. More

Swiss tinkerers successfully 3D print compressed air tank for robotics competition gag

Jun.3, 2016 - Sometimes the only way to know if something is possible is to go ahead and do it yourself. That's what a robotics club in Switzerland figured out when they posed the question regarding the possibility of 3D printing a compressed air tank (with mixed results) More

Bald eagle to fly again thanks to 3D printed surgical guides

Jun.3, 2016 - A team from the College of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Illinois was able to perform a complicated orthopedic surgery on the nation's official animal, the bald eagle, thanks to a 3D printed surgical guide bone. More

Delphi adopts Carbon's M1 3D printer for automotive part production

Jun.3, 2016 - Automotive parts developers Delphi has just revealed that they have adopted Carbon's high-speed, high resolution M1 3D printer for the production of functional prototypes and small end-use batches. More

USS Harry S. Truman sailors invent 3D printed 'Tru Clip' that will be used by astronauts on ISS

Jun.3, 2016 - Sailors working in the USS Harry S. Truman's 3D printing lab have developed Tru Clip, a simple 3D printed device designed to fix broken handheld radios used on the ship. A Tru Clip will be printed in space later this month when the ISS celebrates National Week of Making. More

Robot Bike brings aerospace titanium 3D printing to bespoke mountain bikes

Jun.3, 2016 - UK startup Robot Bike is now producing bespoke carbon fiber/titanium mountain bikes that rely on aerospace production techniques to deliver a completely customized biking experience. More

3D printed ion exchange membranes could improve energy, water purification, and more

Jun.2, 2016 - Penn State researchers have used a custom 3D photolithographic process similar to stereolithography to 3D print micro-patterned anion exchange membranes. The membranes, patterned for improved performance, could be used in energy, water purification, desalination, and other applications. More

Researchers develop advanced 3D printed computer screens inspired by butterfly wings

Jun.2, 2016 - The wings of the Callophrys Rubi butterfly, which possess a distinct iridescent quality and an intricately unique structure, are helping a team of researchers from Australia's Swinburne Centre for Micro-Photonics to create more brilliant and light responsive computer screens. More

3D printed Vasu smartphone case allows for cheap and accessible malaria diagnosis

Jun.2, 2016 - TU Delft student Leroy Huikeshoven has developed the 3D printed Vasu smartphone case, which uses a smartphone camera and microfluidic principles to affordably test blood samples for malaria parasites. More

3D printing a happy future through prosthesis development for kittens

Jun.2, 2016 - Through the inspiring collaboration of arts, sciences and animal welfare bodies in Colorado, "The Sonic Project" looks set to change the lives ofanimals through custom-made, 3D printed prosthetics. More

Zaha Hadid retrospective at Venice Biennale features stunning 3D printed chair

Jun.1, 2016 - In celebration of architect Zaha Hadid's life and work, a retrospective has been launched at the 15th Architecture Biennale in Venice, which opened May 28th, 2016. The exhibition, which will run until November 27th, features a number of her drawings, models, and works, including a stunning 3D printed chair. More

K2M receives FDA approval for two more 3D printed titanium implant systems

Jun.1, 2016 - K2M, a global medical device company, today received 510(k) clearances from the FDA for two of its 3D printed spinal solutions: CASCADIA Cervical and CASCADIA AN Lordotic Oblique. Both make use of K2M's Lamellar 3D Titanium Technology, which allows for 'bony integration' throughout the implant. More

3D printed material and baking soda could capture harmful CO2 emissions

Jun.1, 2016 - Researchers at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) believe that 3D printed materials filled with sodium carbonate could be used to capture CO2 emissions. To demonstrate their hypothesis, the researchers have already developed a small capsule version of the technology. More

ASUS now supports PC customization with 3D printed name plates and logos

Jun.1, 2016 - Taiwanese PC giant ASUS has just unveiled their ASUS 3D Printing Project at Computex 2016 in Taipei. The project is a customization initiative that will let users put a personal stamp on their PC rigs with custom name plates, logos and a lot more. More

Airbus unveils Thor, a 3D printed 4 meter long unmanned aerial vehicle, at ILA 2016

Jun.1, 2016 - Aircraft developer Airbus has unveiled Thor, a 4 meter long unmanned aerial vehicle at the 2016 International Aerospace Exhibition and Airshow in Berlin. The completely 3D printed aircraft will be used to optimize aerodynamic designs. More

Ultra-strong 3D printed material inspired by natural herringbone pattern on mantis shrimp

May.31, 2016 - Researchers at the University of California, Riverside and Purdue University have used the mantis shrimp as inspiration for a new 3D printed material. The crustacean's club-like appendage, used to beat prey, consists of an unusual herringbone pattern, which the researchers synthetically replicated. More

3D printed walking robot expresses human-like movement and moods

May.31, 2016 - A robotics designer has created a 3D printed walking robot that mimics human gait and can express distinct moods, from confidence to depression, via it's body language. More

3D printed antiquities with Autodesk and Freer Sackler Museum‏

May.31, 2016 - In their latest project, along with help from the Smithsonian’s Digitization Program Office, the Freer|Sackler Museum employed Autodesk Remake (previously Autodesk Memento) to create a highly detailed digital replica of a life-size limestone figure of the Cosmic Buddha. More

Chinese doctors used 3D printing to successfully treat 8-month old with craniosynostosis

May.31, 2016 - A team of surgeons from the Shanghai Children's Medical Center have used a 3D printed surgical guide to help them successfully operate on 8-month-old Jia Jia, who suffered from craniosynostosis. Now, a week after the surgery, the child has a round shaped head which will allow his brain to develop normally. More

€3M grant to fund oil extraction and water safety won thanks to 3D printed sensor rich smart rock

May.31, 2016 - The study of the porous tendencies of rock formations is being enhanced by the introduction of 3D printed smart rocks thanks in part to a '3 million research grant. With it, the team hopes to mimic natural rock with 3D printed, sensor rich replications. More

DJI and Shapeways launch 'Search and Rescue 3D Printing Design Contest'

May.30, 2016 - Shapeways and drone manufacturer DJI have partnered to launch a maker challenge that has the potential to save lives. The challenge, called the Search and Rescue 3D Printing Design Contest, is asking makers and designers everywhere to create 3D printed accessories for DJI's Phantom 4 drone to optimize its search and rescue capabilities. More

All aboard the FabBus! Aachen Center for 3D Printing installs 12 printers on converted double-decker

May.30, 2016 - The Aachen Center for 3D Printing has transformed an old Berlin city bus into the 'FabBus', a mobile 3D printing classroom containing 8 workstations and 12 3D printers. The Center drives the FabBus to both schools and businesses, allowing students and employees get hands-on 3D printing experience. More

HanseYachts builds first 10-meter long 3D printed hull

May.30, 2016 - German yacht and motor boat manufacturer HanseYachts AG has announced that it has integrated 3D printing technologies into its yacht design and production by 3D printing a 10-meter hull for its Hanse 3D15 yacht. More

Chinese doctors use 3D printed grafts in two successful ankle joint deformity surgeries

May.29, 2016 - Chinese surgeons from the Southwest Hospital of the Third Military Medical University have developed a new treatment method for ankle joint deformity surgeries that relies on 3D printed grafts and is far more efficient than conventional methods. More

Meet 'Shellmo', the modular 3D printable robot with a heart

May.29, 2016 - Sho Yoshida, a Japanese engineer, has designed a 3D printable robot called 'Shellmo'. The machine consists of four technical 'layers', and is entirely open source, enabling makers to build, hack, and even sell the 3D printed bot as they please. More

Dutch Design Studio 3D Print a Scaled-down Ship Replica from Rotterdam

May.28, 2016 - Rotterdam-based Design Studio '& designshop' collaborate with a varied collective of skillsets to 3D print a stunning scale model of 17th century galleon ship. More