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

Tend.ai trains your robot to operate dozens of 3D printers, read screens, remove 3D prints & replace filament rolls

Jun.23, 2016 - Oregon-based startup Tend.ai 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

3D printed wind turbine could power cell towers in rural India, say student competition hopefuls

May.28, 2016 - A team of students from the University of Wisconsin-Madison has used 3D printing to create blades for a wind turbine which could be used to power cell towers in rural India. The team is building the turbine for a national competition run by the American Wind Energy Association. More

Haruka Misawa's 3D printed aquascapes will make you wish you were a fish

May.28, 2016 - Japanese artist Haruka Misawa has created a series of truly stunning aquarium aquascapes with the help of 3D printing technologies. With her designs, the artist is bringing the craft of aquascaping to a new, more technological level. More

Printable Scenery launches modular, 3D printable table-top terrains on Kickstarter

May.27, 2016 - NZ-based company Printable Scenery launch Kickstarter Campaign to deliever an exciting new range of 3D printed, modular terrains for table-top gaming. More

Wear your favorite moments with 3D printed Windswept jewelry by Love & Robots

May.26, 2016 - Everyone's favorite moments in life are linked to various factors, like what you were doing, who was there, where you were, whether the sun was shining. Love & Robots, a Dublin based jewelry tech brand, has found a unique and elegant way of capturing those moments through their most recent 3D printed jewelry collection, Windswept. More

Students successfully launch Vulcan-1 rocket with fully 3D printed engine

May.26, 2016 - A team of students from UC San Diego's Students for the Exploration and Development of Space (SEDS UCSD) program successfully launched their Vulcan-1 rocket this past Saturday, making it the first rocket with a fully 3D printed engine to be launched by a university research group. More

Australia: Senior Mongol bikie arrested after 3D printer and firearm equipment found at home

May.26, 2016 - Australian bikie Shane Middleton, believed to be a senior member of the outlawed Mongol gang, has just been arrested after a 3D printer, firearm equipment and drugs were found at his home near Melbourne. More

Singapore researchers unveil 3D-printed customised pills

May.26, 2016 - Researchers from the National University of Singapore have developed new 3D printed drugs that can be completely customized in terms of dosage and release rates to suit each and every patient. More

Airbus files patent to 3D print entire exterior of its next-generation aircrafts

May.26, 2016 - 3D printing has been used by the aerospace industry for years now. From prototyping to end-use seat trays, they have adopted the technology with much enthusiasm. Airbus plans to go one step further by patenting a process to 3D print the entire exterior of their planes. More

Irina Tosheva's latest collection flaunts 3D printed pieces made on a Zortrax 3D printer

May.25, 2016 - Macedonian fashion designer Irina Tosheva has used 3D printing to create unique pieces for her latest collection, 'Riza", which has been showcased at events in Kosovo and Macedonia. The designer worked with MK3D, a Macedonian 3D printing service provider, to print the pieces on a Zortrax 3D printer. More

Artist Amy Karle is growing a human hand with 3D printed scaffolds and stem cells

May.25, 2016 - Artist Amy Karle has dedicated her work to exploring the relationship between the human body and technologies like 3D printing. Her most recent project, called 'Regenerative Reliquary', continues this exploration with a special focus on how the body and human cells can live outside the body through the creation of a human hand. More

3D printed surgical model used for first time in British NHS, aids removal of prostate tumor

May.25, 2016 - In a milestone moment for the British National Health Service (NHS), surgeons have used a 3D printed replica of a patient's cancerous prostate to aid surgery on the gland. The procedure was carried out at Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust in London. More

How 3D printing helped create Parrot's Bebop 2 drone

May.25, 2016 - With 3D printing and drone technologies steadily advancing, the two fields are becoming increasingly entwined as drone makers find 3D printing to be a useful way of developing UAVs. Here again, we see the two technologies coming together in a collaborative effort by CRP Technology and Parrot to create the Bebop 2, a high performance leisure drone. More

Cancer breakthrough: Scottish scientists to 3D print brain tumors for the first time

May.25, 2016 - A team of Scottish scientists from the Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh are working on a 3D bioprinting project to realize lab-grown brain tumors, which can be used during laboratory testing of new medicines and treatment methods. More

This huge 3D printed tardigrade is Barbie's latest accessory

May.24, 2016 - Maker Jim Rodda (aka Zheng3) has designed a whole new set of seriously awesome accessories for Barbie, ranging from armor, to chariots, and most recently to a 3D printed battle tardigrade, which can easily be made on your own printer at home. More

SHINING 3D opens new 25,000m2 3D printing HQ in Hangzhou, China

May.24, 2016 - SHINING 3D, a Chinese 3D printer manufacturer and 3D printing service provider, is holding an opening ceremony for its new headquarters in the Zhejiang 3D Industrial Zone in Hangzhou, China. The 25,000-square-meter premises are set to become China's 'largest 3D printing innovation center'. More

CUHK and HKU researchers use 3D printing for safer and more precise cardiac surgeries

May.24, 2016 - A collaborative research team from The Chinese University of Hong Kong and the University of Hong Kong has introduced 3D printing technologies into complex cardiac procedures and has effectively enhanced both the procedural precision and safety of the operation. More

Rocket Lab moves closer to rocket launch after second successful 3D printed engine test

May.24, 2016 - The New Zealand-based aerospace innovator Rocket Lab is edging closer to the launch date for their Electron, after successfully testing the second stage of their 3D printed Rutherford rocket engine. More

British archeologists use 3D printing to recreate two shipwreck sites

May.24, 2016 - The British archeological institute Wessex Archaeology has used 3D printing and 3D sonar technology to recreate two enigmatic shipwreck sites, enabling them to study the sites more closely. More

Dubai opens world's first 3D printed 'Office of the Future', completed in just 17 days

May.24, 2016 - As part of Dubai's ambitious national 3D printing strategy that was announced a month ago, the country has just unveiled their remarkable 250 square meter 'Office of the Future', which was 3D printed in just 17 days. More

4D printed models can improve surgical planning, says Monash plastic surgeon

May.23, 2016 - Doctor Michael Chae, a plastic surgery resident and PhD candidate at Monash University, has conducted research which shows that '4D printing', 3D printing a succession of haptic models which represent bodily movement as well as appearance, could be the future of surgical planning. More

South Korea explores fast-track approval options for 3D printed medical devices

May.23, 2016 - The South Korean Ministry of Food and Drug Safety has revealed that they are hoping to greatly expand the use of 3D printed medical devices through a fast-track approval procedure in which 3D prints gain one-use approval for emergencies. More

Dubai Health Authority reveals initiative for $100 3D printed artificial limbs

May.23, 2016 - The Dubai Health Authority has just revealed plans for a huge (bio)medical 3D printing initiative that is expected to be worth $350 million by 2025 and encompasses everything from 3D bioprinted tissue, dentures and even 3D printed artificial limbs that cost just $100. More

Texas students use 3D printed otoscope to fight hearing loss in developing world

May.22, 2016 - Student members of Texas A&M University's chapter of Engineering World Health have just completed a 3D printed otoscope smartphone attachment, which can help third world doctors diagnose preventable hearing loss. More

3D Printed Bicycle BoosterPack gives you the ability for pedal free riding for under $300

May.22, 2016 - Electric bikes provides the ultimate choice in being active or merely a convenient way to get around. A recent Instructables shows us how to build a low-cost booster pack with the help of 3D printing and a little bit of know-how. More

Adorable 3D printed vertical planter, Livi, running on Kickstarter

May.22, 2016 - A team of architects and designers has launched their latest product, Livi, on Kickstarter. The adorable 3D printed vertical planter, which can be placed on windows or vertical surfaces, is seeking to reimagine interior plants and their display in a playful way. More

DriveMyPhone: 3D printed, smartphone-controlled concept vehicle that can drive, swim, and fly

May.21, 2016 - Aldric Negrier, a 3D designer based in Portugal, has published his latest Instructables project: DriveMyPhone, a smartphone-controlled, 3D printed concept vehicle. DriveMyPhone, first conceived of 6 years ago, could be capable of navigating over land, water, and air. More

Canadian frostbite victim to get 3D printed bionic hands from World of 3D Printing

May.21, 2016 - A young Canadian chef will receive two custom 3D printed bionic hands from World of 3D Printing, after losing both hands to frostbite after being lost in a terrible storm. More

Making a custom phone case with a 3D printing pen

May.21, 2016 - 3D printing pens have opened up creative possibilities for making art and custom objects. Among some of the more popular 3Doodled objects are phone and tablet cases, which can be easily customized. Now, you can make your own 3Doodled phone or tablet case by following the tutorial below, which was explained by 3Doodler-enthusiast Anna Kelly. More

Get your own mini 3D printed Drake for only $29.99

May.21, 2016 - This past Saturday, Drake hosted Saturday Night Live and jokingly bemoaned the number of memes made about him in his opening monologue song 'More than a Meme'. Now, seemingly in response to this and an ingenious move by what was surely one of Drake's biggest fans, not only has the rapper been turned into an internet meme, but also a 3D printed figurine! More

Top 12 free 3D printable Game of Thrones props

May.20, 2016 - With season six of Game of Thrones in full swing, and everyone excited about their favorite characters and on edge about their most hated, we decided to put together a list of our top free Game of Thrones themed 3D prints. From props, to wearables, to games - all the Game of Thrones memorabilia you need can be printed on your very own trusty 3D printer. More

Plane it cool! 3D printed nylon attachments mimic ice in Global Hawk UAV testing

May.20, 2016 - Staff at the Edwards Air Force Base in California have used 3D printing to test the Global Hawk, an unmanned surveillance aircraft operated by the U.S. Air Force. By attaching 3D printed nylon attachments to the plane's wings, staff managed to replicate the effect of icing caused by cloud decks. More

Airbus APWorks unveils 35kg 3D printed 'Light Rider' electric motorcycle, yours for €50K

May.20, 2016 - APWorks, a subsidiary of Airbus Group, has built a fully functional 3D printed motorcycle. The vehicle, which has been dubbed the 'Light Rider', is made from APWorks' Scalmalloy material and weighs just 35kg. More

3D printed skull replica guides narrow cranial disease surgery for one-year-old Chinese boy

May.20, 2016 - The one-year-old Chen Chen from Yongzhou City, China, has just become the first Chinese patient to successfully undergo narrow cranial disease surgery involving a 3D printed skull model. More

Maker completes amazing Embers of War cosplay with 11 3D printers & 1700 print hours

May.20, 2016 - Prop maker Bindi Smalls has just showcased an amazing project at PAX in Boston, a 3D printed Gwen suit from the forthcoming Embers of War that required eleven 3D printers and 1700 print hours to complete. More

Local Motors unveils 3D printed Strati car packed with autonomous driving, IoT tech

May.20, 2016 - At a tech forum in Austin Texas, 3D printed car pioneers Local Motors have unveiled the world's first 3D printed car packed with autonomous driving and IoT technology, provided by NXP Seminconductors. More

Saltwater Brewery launches 3D printed edible six-pack rings that are safe for animals to eat

May.20, 2016 - The Florida-based Saltwater Brewery has started packaging their flagship IPA beer cans with 3D printed edible six-pack rings, which are fully biodegradable and won't harm marine life at all. More

University of Maryland researchers develop micron-scale graphene based 3D printed furance

May.20, 2016 - Heating elements have traditionally been large or difficult to sustain a focus when dealing in the nano-scale. Researchers from the University of Maryland have developed a way to generate up to 3000K worth of stable heat on the micron level using 3D printing. More

3D printed couplers enable upscaling of radical new concrete casting method

May.19, 2016 - Designers Ron Culver and Joseph Sarafian have developed a new construction method which involves casting concrete in sleeves of Lycra fabric, which are then stretched into position using programmed robotic arms. 3D printed couplers are then used to connect sections of the shaped concrete together. More

ZMorph demonstrates 3D printer, CNC mill, laser cutter abilities with Star Wars-themed 'sample pack'

May.19, 2016 - To demonstrate the capabilities of its ZMorph 2.0 SX Multitool 3D Printer, ZMorph has created a special 'sample pack', consisting of a multi-headed Star Wars wine stopper and wooden display box. 3D printing, CNC milling, and laser cutting techniques were all used to create the contents of the pack. More

3D printed life-size 'DOOM BFG' replica took 1000 hours and 20kg of filament to print

May.19, 2016 - Last week, DOOM, a reboot of the first person shooter video game series Doom which was first released in 1993, was officially released. In celebration of the new video game's launch, MyMiniFactory teamed up with DOOM's publishing company Bethesda Softworks to 3D print a massive, life-size BFG, the video game's iconic weapon. More

LUXeXcel 3D prints lens for 'Flens' smartphone flashlight booster

May.19, 2016 - Flens is a flashlight enhancer for smartphones that can boost the regular flash's power by as much as 10x thanks to 3D printed optic lenses from Dutch 3D printing innovator LUXeXcel. More

3D bioprinted placenta model could be the key to treating preeclampsia

May.19, 2016 - Preeclampsia is one of the leading causes of both maternal and perinatal morbidity and mortality today. Fortunately, we may be closer to finding a treatment thanks to scientists at the Sheikh Zayed Institute for Pediatric Surgical Innovation at Children's National Health System who 3D bioprinted a placenta model. More

Fake 3D printed security seals are helping thieves steal cargo, warns G4S

May.19, 2016 - G4S, a British multinational security services company, has warned that an increasing number of criminals are using 3D printed security devices in order to disguise cargo thefts. G4S advises that companies improve their supply chain security to protect themselves from this new threat. More

3D printed model lets visually impaired woman see face of boyfriend as baby

May.19, 2016 - Zortrax, a Polish 3D printer manufacturer, has shared the heartwarming story of Miki, a visually impaired woman, and her boyfriend Domenico, both from Como, Italy. 3DP s.r.l., a 3D printer supplier, gave Miki a 3D printed model of Domenico's face as a baby, based on a 40-year-old photograph. More

US Navy plans to fly a Boeing V-22 Osprey aircraft with 3D printed part in June

May.18, 2016 - The US Navy has just announced that their Naval Air Systems Command (NavAir) will be hosting a test flight for a Boeing V-22 Osprey aircraft with a crucial 3D printed part next month. More

BMW to use new HP Jet Fusion 3D printer for 'serial part production & personal customization'

May.18, 2016 - BMW has partnered with HP to become one of the first users of the new HP Jet Fusion 3D Printing Solution, which was made commercially available yesterday. The German luxury car manufacturer will use the new 3D printing system for serial part production and customized parts. More

Amazing 3D printed electric violin, 3Dvarius, launches on Kickstarter

May.18, 2016 - One of our favorite 3D printed instruments, a futuristic looking 3D printed electric violin designed and perfected over the years by French violinist and engineer Laurent Bernadac, has just launched on Kickstarter. You can get the 3Dvarius for a pledge of '6,229. More

OTHR unveils stunning first collection of 3D printed household items at NY Design Week

May.16, 2016 - New York based design studio OTHR recently debuted its first series of 3D printed household items at New York Design Week. Consisting of 12 pieces, the collection was created in collaboration with a number of accomplished designers and design studios from around the world. More

Simone Fontana makes 3D printed penny boards, opens €240 Formfutura filament giveaway

May.16, 2016 - YouTuber and 3D printing expert Simone Fontana, better known by his online handle 'FNTSMN', has made a pair of 3D printed 3DNA penny boards using two new 3D printing filaments from Formfutura. As part of the unveiling, the maker is also running a giveaway for 3x €80 Formfutura gift vouchers. More

3D printed Billycart impresses at Bangalow Billycart Derby in Australia

May.16, 2016 - A couple weeks ago we covered a story about Steve Rosewell who made a 3D printed Billycart. The impressive 3D printed propulsion-free cart raced this past weekend at the 23rd annual Bangalow Billycart Derby in northern New South Wales and the results of its performance are now in! More

Van Gogh's painting 'The Starry Night' has been replicated with 3D printing

May.16, 2016 - Van Gogh's The Starry Night has to this day remained one of the Dutch painter's most famous works. In an effort to pay homage to the artist as well as to show the artistic capabilities of contemporary 3D printing technologies, Toronto-based 3D printing company Custom Prototypes Inc. has produced an impressive 3D printed replica of The Starry Night. More

Stunning 3D printed sundial changes shape with solar data

May.15, 2016 - Amsterdam based urban design and architectural firm prescription. teamed up with sustainable engineering firm Arup to modernize the sundial by creating a stunning 3D printed installation for the city of Amsterdam. The design is based off of site-specific solar path data. More

Revisit your favorite places with LOGIPLACES 3D concrete puzzles

May.15, 2016 - LOGIPLACES is a series of concrete 3D puzzles of world-famous locations, made from geographically-accurate 3D printed molds. More

Blade Runner inspired 3D printed emotion detector raises questions about future of dating

May.15, 2016 - A group of researchers from the Centre for Spatial Analysis (CASA) at UCL have designed and 3D printed an emotion detector inspired by Blade Runner's Voight-Kampff machine to draw attention and raise questions about our world becoming one in which we use machines and computers to monitor and gauge people's emotions. More

Quadriplegic Patrick Joyce creates 3D printed bionic arm for 9-year-old Raimi

May.14, 2016 - Inspiring maker Patrick Joyce, who suffers from MND/ALS, is creating a functioning below the elbow 3D printed bionic arm for 9-year-old Raimi. The 3D printed hand prosthetic, which is operated by three servo motors, recently won $1,000 in the first round of HackadayPrize2016. More

Adafruit's 3D printed PiGRRL Zero puts retro gaming in your pocket

May.14, 2016 - Adafruit's Ruiz Brothers have posted a tutorial for the PiGRRL Zero, their latest Gameboy-style, 3D printed emulator. The PiGRRL Zero, which packs 14 buttons and a 2.2' color display into its tiny landscape casing, is built around the $5 Raspberry Pi Zero. More

Indian startup EmbroS develops 3D printed wearable travel aid for the visually impaired

May.14, 2016 - Indian startup EmbroS is making a difference in the visually impaired community with 3D printing through their innovative product, Live Braille, a 3D printed wearable device that effectively replaces the walking cane for the blind. More

$25 3D printed vein finder could assist nurses in developing countries

May.14, 2016 - Alex Stanciu, a military automotive engineer, has designed a 3D printable vein finder. Stanciu believes that the $25 DIY device, which is around 5 times cheaper than the leading market alternative, could be used by nurses and medical staff in developing countries. More

Everything is illuminated: the benefits of 3D printing in the lighting industry

May.13, 2016 - The well-known advantages of additive manufacturing are perfectly accentuated in the lighting industry, where most materials are already 3D printer-friendly, and where speed and customization can open entirely new lighting possibilities. More

Parsee 3D printed smart glasses help the blind to identify objects, text, faces, colors

May.13, 2016 - Parsee, a Polish non-profit organization, has designed a pair of 3D printed Smart Glasses for blind and visually impaired people. The technology, currently the subject of an Indiegogo campaign, uses text, face, shape, and color recognition to provide audio information to the wearer via a headphone. More

Twitter-powered 3D printed horse brooch steals show at the Kentucky Derby

May.13, 2016 - To add a playful touch to last week's Kentucky Derby, NBC Sports reporter Johnny Weir wore an amazing 3D printed social brooch, featuring a horse that galloped whenever a specific hashtag was used on Twitter. More

Polish students prepare for spacewalk on Mars with 3D printed Ares 2 Rover

May.13, 2016 - Polish students from the Technical University of Warsaw have used 3D printing to build their entry into the University Rover Challenge, the Ares 2 Mars Rover. More

HK Productivity Council launches Hong Kong's first 3D printed ring measurement tech

May.13, 2016 - A new wedding shop called Forever Couple has just opened its doors in Hong Kong, and offers 3D scanning and 3D printing services to provide clients with perfectly fitting sample wedding rings. More

The Allforge 3D Mold Making machine smashes its campaign goal within days

May.13, 2016 - Mold making has always been the faster, albeit more expensive option over 3D printing when it comes to mass production. The Allforge, a 3D mold making machine that cleverly utilizes 3D printing, has easily surpassed their crowd funding goal with time to spare. More

Gold-leafed 3D printed ‘Freedom of Flight’ sculptures push the limits of 3D printing

May.13, 2016 - Renowned artists Eileen Borgeson and Russ Ogi have just revealed the fruits of a fantastic collaboration: two gorgeous 3D printed gold-leafed 'Freedom of Flight' sculptures that defy the limits of 3D printing. More

Warwick students to race 'Godiva 2' submarine, the 'most 3D printed vessel on the grid'

May.12, 2016 - A team of engineering students from the University of Warwick in the UK will be debuting their functional 3D printed submarine at the European International Submarine Races in Gosport, England this July. The 3D printed submarine, called the Godiva 2, is being heralded as the 'most 3D printed vessel on the grid'. More

Life-size 3D printed ox statue installed in Hong Kong as tribute to local cattle

May.12, 2016 - A 3D printed statue of an ox by artist Edmond Wong has just been installed in Hong Kong. The art installation serves as tribute to local cattle and to remind people of the crucial role today's stray cattle used to have for local agriculture. More

Pope Francis blesses 3D printer factories headed towards Africa to make prosthetics

May.12, 2016 - During a General Audience at St. Peter's Square in Rome, Pope Francis blessed two 3D printer mini-factories that are heading towards Uganda and the Congo to make prosthetics for local amputees. More

Texas researchers re-engineer vintage toy to walk right out of 3D printer

May.11, 2016 - Using UTSA's Roadrunner mascot as a model, a team of Texas researchers has re-engineered a 1930's-era 'ramp walker' toy so that it can be 3D printed in a single assembly and practically walk off of the 3D print bed. More

3D printed GoPro STABYLIZR takes Kickstarter by storm

May.11, 2016 - An Austrian startup has taken Kickstarter by storm with its new product STABYLIZR, a 3D printed GoPro camera stabilizer. The campaign, which launched just a week ago, has already surpassed its '30,000 crowdfunding goal and the startup announced that it has already begun production of their GoPro accessory to fill backers' orders. More

MIT unveils Materiable, a 3D printed shape shifting interface that can mimic sand, rubber and water

May.11, 2016 - MIT has been responsible for some impressive projects and advancements within the field of 3D printing. Their latest project, a shape changing interface made of 3D printed blocks called Materiable, does not disappoint as it can mimic such physical reactions as flexibility, elasticity, and viscosity. More

3D printing and robotic surgery could revolutionize prostate cancer treatment

May.11, 2016 - Prostate cancer, one of the most common types of cancer among males' affects 1 in 7 men worldwide. Fortunately, a new prostate cancer treatment method developed in the UK, involving 3D printed surgical models and robotic arms, could potentially advance the treatment process significantly, helping to save lives. More

Czech pilot is back with fantastic 3D printable RC Messerschmitt Bf 109T airplane

May.10, 2016 - Czech pilot Štěpán Dokoupil has just unveiled the latest addition to his collection of WWII 3D printable RC airplanes with the Messerschmitt Bf 109T, a lightweight model that can be 3D printed on any desktop 3D printer. More

On-The-Fly Print by Cornell team 3D prints high speed wireframe prototypes while you design

May.10, 2016 - Cornell PhD students Huaishu Peng and Rundong Wu have developed the revolutionary On-The-Fly Print setup, which allows for parallel prototyping during CAD design and puts wireframe 3D prints in your hands in a matter of seconds. More

FDA releases long-awaited draft guidance for 3D printed medical devices

May.10, 2016 - In an effort to make approval processes for 3D printed medical devices easier for all parties, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has just released a long-awaited draft guidance. More

3D printed figurine of deceased daughter brings solace to bereaved Japanese father

May.10, 2016 - A Japanese father who lost his eleven-year-old daughter in a tragic car accident has been able to find solace in a 3D printed figurine of his daughter made with just a few 2D photos. More

3D printed frog skeletons make learning anatomy more accessible

May.10, 2016 - To help students learn anatomy and to make the field of study more accessible to both students and teachers, a team of scientists from New Zealand's Massey University have developed a method to easily 3D scan and print replicas of small animal skeletons, including a cane toad and a spiny dogfish. More

Stunning 3D printed 'water curtain' makes waves at Temps de Flors flower show in Girona, Spain

May.9, 2016 - Base42, a creative technology nonprofit based in Vilablareix, Spain, has used a custom FFF 3D printer to create a visually stunning 'water curtain'. The installation, on display in Girona until May 15, uses 128 3D printed nozzles and 64 3D printed valves to dispense water in patterns. More

All primary schools should have 3D printers & design software, says former education secretary Lord Baker

May.9, 2016 - In a report published today, former British education secretary Lord Kenneth Baker has said that every UK primary school should have a 3D printer. The demand forms part of an eight-point plan concerning education on digital technology and the prevention of future unemployment. More

Italian design studio Ushak 3D prints stunning ornamentals to replace ivory

May.9, 2016 - Ivory, a material made from animal tusks continues to be, despite being illegal, associated with luxury. In an effort to match the sought after aesthetic of ivory without sourcing the material from animals, Italian design studio Ushak is creating design items inspired by the ornamentation of the past but created using 3D printing technologies. More

Meet HoloFlex, a 3D printed smartphone with flexible screen and a holographic display

May.9, 2016 - Canadian researchers from Queen's University have just unveiled the world's first 3D printed holographic flexible smartphone, complete with a bendable screen and intuitive 3D imaging capabilities. More

Pinball fan uses 3D printed parts to customize pinball machines

May.9, 2016 - New Mexico-based startup Mezel Mods is working hard to breathe new life into the pinball hobby, and are currently providing dozens of 3D printed modifications for existing pinball machines. More

3D printed vagina artist Megumi Igarashi convicted for obscenity in Japan, fined 400,000 yen

May.9, 2016 - Japanese feminist artist Megumi Igarashi, who in 2014 was arrested for selling 3D printable data of her genitals and who has since been fighting Japanese courts for her innocence, was found guilty on charges of obscenity, while was acquitted on a separate charge of displaying obscene materials. More

Met Gala 2016: is 3D printing the future of fashion?

May.8, 2016 - At this year's Met Gala, celebrities graced the red carpet inspired by the theme Fashion in an Age of Technology, in line with the Costume Institute's recently launched exhibition Manus x Machina. The question on everyone's lips after the event and in seeing the exhibition was "could 3D printing be the future of fashion?" More

Sensitive Ceramics: 3D printed ceramics that explore the body and digital design

May.8, 2016 - A group of designers from the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts are exploring the relationship between the body and the digital through their stunning 3D printed ceramics project, 'Sensitive Ceramics'. More

WY-TO architects explore 3D printed furniture and flat-pack housing for disaster relief

May.8, 2016 - Living Shelter is a prototype solution for disaster relief in Southeast Asia. The flat-pack housing structures are affordable and easy to assemble, and provide security, clean water, energy, and even 3D printed foldable furniture for practical daily use. More

Low-cost 3D printed braille reader aims to increase literacy rates for the blind

May.8, 2016 - Access to resources have long been a hindrance to further adoption of braille for the blind. Newly announced low-cost innovations in the 3D printing community hope to change all of that. More

Top 10 3D printed Mother's Day gift ideas

May.7, 2016 - In celebration of this upcoming Mother's Day we've compiled a list of 3D printable gift ideas that will show your mother just how much you love and appreciate her. More

Turn your smartphone into the Bat Signal with 3D printed light blaster

May.7, 2016 - With the help of a fun and easy 3D printed light blaster that is held against your flash projector, you can transform your smartphone into a Bat Signal at a moment's notice. More

Xerox developing 3D printed electronics for smart devices

May.6, 2016 - Xerox, the American business and technology corporation, is developing 3D printed circuit board technology for 'smart devices' that can sense and interact with their environment. Janos Veres of Palo Alto Research Center (PARC), A Xerox Company, just gave an update on the company's progress. More

3D printed animals raise awareness for endangered species through ad campaign

May.6, 2016 - To remind people of the importance of animal life the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) launched an ad campaign in collaboration with French ad agency Young & Rubicam. The eye catching campaign, which uses 3D printing as a motif, is hoping to highlight the irreversibility of killing wildlife, and the difficulty in restoring it. More

3D Systems 3D prints 140 parts for P51 Combat Fighter motorcycle by Confederate Motors

May.6, 2016 - 3D Systems has 3D printed a complete assembly kit that includes more than 140 different parts for Confederate Motors' exclusive P51 Combat Fighter motorcycle. More

Guinness World Record for tallest 3D printed human broken with 2.05m sculpture

May.6, 2016 - British 3D scanning and 3D printing startup Backface has just broken the Guinness World Record for tallest 3D printed human broken with 2.05m sculpture, made especially for Channel 5's The Gadget Show. More

Gambody unveils a 490mm 3D printable Soviet T-62 Tank with 62 highly detailed parts

May.6, 2016 - 3D printing marketplace Gambody has released its latest 3D model: a 490mm scale model of a T-62 tank, a vehicle once used by the Soviet and Russian armies. The 3D printable tank consists of 62 parts, and can be purchased for $39.99. More

Caresto Arkham Knight car receives exclusive 3D printed parts by Palmiga

May.6, 2016 - Thomas Palm of Palmiga Innovation has provided three exclusive 3D printed parts for the one-of-a-kind, Batman-inspired Arkham Car by Caresto. More

3D Systems completes GE aircraft bracket challenge with metal 3D printing solution

May.5, 2016 - 3D Systems and software developer Frustum have just completed GE's Aircraft Engine Bracket design challenge by 3D printing an optimized, single-part bracket that meets all structural requirements and weighs 70 percent less than existing parts. More

3D printing companies request Supreme Court clarification over cheerleader uniform copyright case

May.5, 2016 - 3D printing companies Formlabs, Shapeways and Matter and Form have sent an amicus brief to the US Supreme Court, seeking clarification over a copyright ruling on cheerleader uniforms, which could fundamentally change the way designs are copyrighted. More

Branch Technology to begin construction of 3D printed house this July

May.5, 2016 - Chattanooga, Tennessee startup Branch Technology recently announced the winner of its Freeform Home Design Challenge. The winning design, WATG Chicago's 'Curve Appeal', will be constructed using the company's C-Fab 3D printing technique. Construction will begin this July. More

Caresto Arkham Knight car receives exclusive 3D printed parts by Palmiga

May.5, 2016 - Thomas Palm of Palmiga Innovation has provided three exclusive 3D printed parts for the one-of-a-kind, Batman-inspired Arkham Car by Caresto. More

3D printed prosthesis could propel German paralympic cyclist Denise Schindler to Rio glory

May.5, 2016 - Autodesk has teamed up with Denise Schindler, a German paralympic cyclist, to design her a 3D printed prosthetic leg. Schindler will put the 3D printed device to use at the 2016 Paralympic Games, which take place in September in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. More

3D printed bones: Blend of natural and man-made materials works best, study in mice shows

May.4, 2016 - A study carried out at Johns Hopkins University has shown that pulverized bone can be combined with polycaprolactone to create viable 3D printed cell scaffolds for bone replacement procedures. Mixtures with more bone powder encouraged bone formation better, but those with more PCL were stronger. More

3D printed talus replacement surgery helps patients regain up to 75% normal ankle function

May.4, 2016 - Dr. Mark Myerson, a surgeon at the Mercy Medical Center in Baltimore, Maryland, is pioneering a' 'life-changing' new kind of ankle surgery, using 3D printing to create cobalt and chrome talus replacements. Patients undergoing the procedure have regained up to 75% normal ankle function. More

Lund University develops easy-to-follow process for custom 3D printed prosthetic sockets

May.4, 2016 - A student at Lund University in Sweden has developed a streamlined, step-by-step process for designing and 3D printing custom prosthetic sockets. The easy-to-follow process uses low-cost 3D scanning technology and can be used by prosthetists with no previous 3D design experience. More

World's first 3D printed supercar wins 2016 North American Technology Innovation Award

May.4, 2016 - Consulting and market research firm Frost & Sullivan has named Divergent 3D, the manufacturing company responsible for Blade, the world's first 3D printed modular supercar, the winner of the 2016 North American Technology Innovation Award. More

Rock out to the world's first 3D printed aluminum guitar by Olaf Diegel

May.4, 2016 - 3D printed instrument pioneer Olaf Diegel has just finished work on the gorgeous Heavy Metal guitar, the world's first 3D printed aluminum guitar. More

Benjamin Hubert designs first 3D printed consumer wheelchair to be mass produced

May.4, 2016 - Benjamin Hubert's design agency Layer has recently unveiled the plans for its 3D printed customizable Go Wheelchair. The prototype for the wheelchair will be presented at the Clerkenwell Design Week from May 24th to 26th, 2016. More

3D printed customized surfboard fins will help surfers optimize performance and catch extra waves

May.4, 2016 - Researchers from the University of Wollongong in Australia are working to optimize surfboard performance and have turned to 3D printing to rethink design and material conventions for surfboard fins. More

Scientists 3D print martian rover claw based on pacific ocean sea urchins' teeth

May.4, 2016 - Humans have mimicked nature in all forms to better understand the world we live in. University of California, San Diego researchers have stepped up their game by studying the mouth of the pink sea urchin to create a 3D printed prototype for a martian grabbing claw. More

Finger amputee shares 3D printed partial finger replacement device 'Knick Finger'

May.3, 2016 - Nick Brookins, a media services engineer at Akamai Technologies, has designed a 3D printable partial finger prosthesis called the 'Knick Finger'. Brookins, whose design was recently shared by eNABLE, lost his own finger in 2014 after a motorcycle accident. More

3D printed PrecogNation masks monitor and predict sustainable development through Twitter

May.2, 2016 - Denver student Chadwick John Friedman has successfully harnessed the power of Twitter data in his 3D printed PrecogNation masks, allowing him to survey the state of sustainable development through keyword analysis. More

Inspired by Science: Iris van Herpen's latest dress is made with dragon skin and 3D printing

May.2, 2016 - Innovative fashion designer Iris van Herpen has been a pioneer in the way of 3D printed, technological fashions, though she still views herself as part of the tradition of handcrafted couture. Her most recent piece, a dress made from dragon skin, was made using 3D printing and laser cutting technologies. More

3D printing technologies help Pfizer scientists to streamline arthritis research

May.2, 2016 - Pfizer scientists researching osteo and rheumatoid arthritis drug treatments have integrated 3D printing technologies into their experimentation process, which has allowed them to streamline and continue their research more efficiently than before. More

Endurance giving away 3D printable DIY SelfieBot to schools and universities

May.2, 2016 - Robotics startup Endurance is offering a free, 3D printable DIY SelfieBot to interested educational institutions. The stationary telepresence system enables users to create professional recordings of themselves with a mobile device'ideal for Skype video conferencing, recording lectures, and more. More

Admatec unveils ADMAFLEX 130 high performance ceramic 3D printer

May.2, 2016 - Dutch ceramic 3D printing experts Admatec have just announced that their first flagship 3D printer, the ADMAFLEX 130 high performance ceramic 3D printer, is set to be released in September 2016. More

3D printed Formula One RC car pays homage to racing legend Ayrton Senna

May.2, 2016 - Maker Brett Turnage has created a 3D printed model of Ayrton Senna's 1993 McLaren MP4/8 Formula RC-Car to pay homage to the legendary racer who died 22 years ago. The RC model can be found on Thingiverse. More

3BEE: Sleek, stylish and 3D printable urban bike aiming to make bicycles fully customizable

May.2, 2016 - Hungarian design student Tamás Túri has just been awarded the prestigious A' International Design Award in the Vehicle, Mobility and Transportation category for his remarkable 3bee bicycle that has been inspired by a cyclist's body. More

Revolutionary 3D printed oil-skimmer can safely fight oil spills, Chinese researchers say

May.2, 2016 - Researchers from the Lanzhou Institute of Chemical Physics, part of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, have developed 3D printed oil-skimmers that can safely and quickly clean up oil spills thanks to a groundbreaking filtration system. More

3D print your own 'Pirakeet' Pi Zero game console

May.1, 2016 - Thingiverse user Ampersands has remixed Adafruit's popular 3D printed Pocket PiGrrl to create the Pirakeet, a new Gameboy-style retro game console running Retropie. The console was designed to be printable on smaller 3D printers (80 x 104 mm) whilst still being easy to assemble. More

Canadian artist Brendon McNaughton is a miner for a 3D printed heart of gold

May.1, 2016 - Toronto-based artist Brendon McNaughton's recent project Heart of Gold, an actual heart made of gold, was made using 3D scanning and 3D printing technologies and is raising questions about the inequalities that exist in the gold industry, as well as within wealth at large. More

New Destiny 3D print: 5-foot-long Black Spindle sniper rifle

Apr.30, 2016 - Amateur maker and game-lover Lael Lee has built a 3D printed Black Spindle sniper rifle, as found in The Taken King, the latest expansion pack for Bungie's popular Destiny video game. The maker has entered the 5-foot-long 3D print into MyMiniFactory's Playstation design contest. More

'Alessi Goes Digital': an exploration of digital design through the creation of 3D printed pens

Apr.30, 2016 - Italian housewares company Alessi has collaborated with industrial designer Giulio Iacchetti to create a series of 3D printed pens, which explore the possibilities of creating analog objects with digital technologies. The pens each represent a design only capable using digital design and 3D printing. More

3D printed rotary engine restores vintage WWI fighter plane for Topeka museum

Apr.30, 2016 - Huw Thomas, a volunteer at the Topeka Air Combat Museum has recently 3D printed an entire replica of a WWI fighter plane engine on LulzBot Taz 3D printers to help in the vintage aircraft's restoration. The plane replica will be unveiled this week to visitors. More

3D Printed Fire Fly Racing Drones showcase slick and speedy DIY flyer

Apr.30, 2016 - Drones and 3D printing have long since been friends. The new Firefly series of 3D printable drones adds further credence to this with their light-weight, camera ready open drone. More

XRobots returns with most advanced 3D printed BB-8 Droid yet

Apr.29, 2016 - James Bruton of XRobots has nearly finished the 3D printed Star Wars BB-8, Version 3, his most technically advanced and movie-accurate replica to date. More

3D printed Terahertz lens could revolutionise security imaging, useful for detection of concealed plastics and chemicals

Apr.29, 2016 - Researchers from Northwestern University have used 3D printing to develop a novel lens that picks up terahertz frequencies - those occupying a middle ground between microwaves and infrared light waves. It is hoped that the lens could help scientists to better understand the mysterious terahertz waves. More

3D printed dagger appears in Games of Thrones season 6 premiere

Apr.29, 2016 - Shapeways has revealed its prop-building role in the Game of Thrones season six opener, which aired Sunday night on HBO. The 3D printing service used its Frosted Ultra Detail printing material to produce Ellaria Sand's 'Dorne Dagger', which was then hand-painted by GoT Weapons Master Tommy Dunne. More

3D printed drugs could be the 'Uber for chemistry' says UK expert Lee Cronin

Apr.29, 2016 - Chemistry professor at the University of Glasgow Lee Cronin spoke at a 3D printing-themed INTERPHEX conference this week, urging the pharmaceutical industry to adopt 3D printed drugs as a way to dramatically cut costs, improve efficiency, and bring personalized medicine to those in need. More

DARPA TRADES program developing advanced materials with 3D printing and man-machine teaming

Apr.29, 2016 - The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), has been a proponent for the potentials of 3D printing technologies, and now with its TRADES program it has placed its focus on using 3D design and printing technologies to develop new ways to make advanced materials. More

ESA: 3D printed 'moon village' is just the start, 'Mars isn't the ultimate goal. Humans will go further'

Apr.29, 2016 - At a new Space Symposium, ESA director general Johann-Dietrich Wörner elaborated on the ESA plans to establish a 3D printed Moon Village which could act as a stepping stone for subsequent space exploration missions. More

Give your cat a human voice with 3D printed Temptations Catterbox talking cat collar

Apr.29, 2016 - The cat-oriented startup Temptations Lab have just revealed amazing 3D printed Catterbox talking collars, that analyze your cat's meows and plays a fitting human voice recording in response, finally enabling us to completely understand our pets. More

Watch 3D printed objects get crushed by a hydraulic press

Apr.29, 2016 - There comes a time in everyones life when you really want to know what a hydraulic press would do to a 3D print. Thankfully, the Hydraulic Press Channel has your back with their latest episode. More

Honda's Great Journey takes us the road trip of the future with 3D printed driverless cars

Apr.28, 2016 - Inviting us to think outside of the parking lot, Honda has commissioned a series of 3D printed concept car models, created by Ogle Models, that showcase the whimsical and wild future of driverless cars. More

Zweikampf's high performance 3D printed shin guards now live on Kickstarter

Apr.28, 2016 - Austrian startup Zweikampf has launched a Kickstarter campaign for their innovative 3D printed football shin guards. The crowdfunding campaign, which expires on May 17th, 2016 is hoping to raise its goal of '50,000 in order to put their 3D printed shin guards into production. More

UK prosecutor uses 3D printed replica skulls in Ellie Butler murder trial, makes legal history

Apr.28, 2016 - A British prosecutor has used 3D printed replica skulls for the first time in legal history, in order to demonstrate the severe head injuries sustained by six-year-old Ellie Butler, allegedly murdered in 2013 by her father, Ben Butler. The two skulls were presented to the jury today. More

3D printed Star Wars skulls by 3DKitbash coming soon to Kickstarter

Apr.28, 2016 - On May the 4th, 3DKitbash plans to launch a creative Kickstarter campaign for a series of high-quality, 3D printed skulls based on famous aliens from the Star Wars franchise. More

Researchers build first 3D printed superconducting cavity, post promising results

Apr.28, 2016 - A team of researchers at the University of Melbourne has created two 3D printed superconducting aluminum microwave cavities in order to test their electrical properties. Results showed comparable superconductivity between 3D printed and non-printed cavities. More

Palmiga unveils latest 3D printed OpenRC F1 tire design, inspired by Caresto's Hot Rod Jakob

Apr.28, 2016 - Thomas Palm, of Palmiga Innovation, has collaborated with Leif Tufvesson of Caresto to release a set of new 3D printed OpenRC F1 tires, which were inspired by Caresto's Hot Rod Jakob. The files are available through Thingiverse. More

Donald Trump calls for integration of 3D printing, AI and cyberwarfare into US military

Apr.28, 2016 - In a long-awaited foreign policy speech, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump argued that the US military needs to adopt 3D printing, AI and cyberwarfare as part of an effort to make the country's military power unparalleled. More

LLNL 3D printed foam outperforms standard materials in thermal insulation and shock-absorption

Apr.28, 2016 - It's always a good sign when modern advancements in 3D printing prove not only to be able to match what's already out there today, but surpass it. A study by the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory suggests 3D printed foam is superior than the traditional material. More

BMW using 3D scanning and printing to give Team USA a shot at Paralympic Gold

Apr.27, 2016 - BMW has used 3D scanning and 3D printing technology to create high-tech, lightweight, and customized carbon fiber wheelchairs for Team USA athletes competing at the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. More

BigRep unveils DUSTER, a 2-meter-wide 3D printed drone

Apr.27, 2016 - German 3D printer manufacturer BigRep has unveiled DUSTER, a 2-meter-wide 3D printed drone that is as impressively functional as it is large. Made with the BigRep One 3D printer and a combination of carbon thread materials, the DUSTER has applications in industry and agriculture. More

Redditor optimizes Amazon Echo listening comfort with 3D printed ceiling mount

Apr.27, 2016 - One enterprising Redditor has just set up an Etsy shop for a clever 3D printed ceiling mount for the voice-activated Amazon Echo, so you will never have to move it around or repeat your commands ever again. More

25% of Dubai's buildings to be 3D printed by 2030, Dubai ruler Sheikh Mohammed announces

Apr.27, 2016 - Dubai has launched the "Dubai 3D Printing Strategy", a unique global initiative that will exploit 3D printing technology across three key sectors: 3D printed construction, 3D printed medical applications, and 3D printed medical goods. A key goal of the project is to have 25% or more of all buildings 3D printed by the year 2030. More

Thai cement maker SCG develops an elegant 3m-tall 3D printed “pavilion” home, 21st C. Cave

Apr.27, 2016 - A group of pioneering building developers led by Thai architect Pitupong Chaowakul has just completed a gorgeous 21st century cave structure, which questions construction conventions about what a home actually looks like. More

South Korea to set up $20M research project for 3D printed ship development in Ulsan

Apr.27, 2016 - The South Korean Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy has chosen the industrial hub of Ulsan to house the immensely ambitious five-year plan to develop complete 3D printed ships and offshore navy equipment. More

Nano Dimension survey reveals potentials for 3D printing PCB prototypes

Apr.26, 2016 - 3D printed electronics company, Nano Dimension Ltd. has recently released the findings of their 'Printer Readiness Survey', which shows the benefits 3D printing could offer companies for the prototyping of PCBs. Currently, about 93% of companies use external PCB prototyping services, which makes for high costs, and long turnaround times. More

German railway company Deutsche Bahn to set up supply chain for 3D printed spare parts

Apr.26, 2016 - German national railway company Deutsche Bahn has set up the Mobility goes Additive collaboration to explore the possibilities of a 3D printing supply chain for spare parts for trains that have been in operation for decades. More

Bring 3D printed robots to life with 'Ziro' hand-controlled robotics kit

Apr.26, 2016 - Tech startup ZeroUI, based in San Jose, California, has launched an Indiegogo campaign for Ziro, the 'world's first hand-controlled robotics kit'. The modular kit has been designed to bring 3D printed creations to life, and has already surpassed its $30,000 campaign goal. More

Paw in order: 3D printing aids recovery of 3-year-old Patch the cat

Apr.25, 2016 - 3D printing has once again proved the purr-fect solution for cats in need, with veterinary specialists from the Polish city of Łódź using the technology to create prototype prosthetic paws for a handicapped cat named Łatka—'Patch', in English. The operation was the first of its kind in Poland. More

How to make your custom 3D printed jewelry business a success

Apr.25, 2016 - If you are an aspiring 3D printed jewelry designer or have recently started your own 3D printed custom jewelry startup, 3D printer company Formlabs has some tips for you on how to make your business a success through exceptional customer experience and attention to detail. More

GE fires up world's largest jet engine, 3D printed fuel nozzles put through paces

Apr.25, 2016 - General Electric has started testing its GE9X jet engine, currently the world's largest, at a test site near Peebles, Ohio. The engine, whose front fan spans 11 feet (3.35 meters) in diameter, contains 19 3D printed fuel nozzles. More

Stratasys presents Wolfkiam and Polyomino, the first artworks created on the new J750 3D Printer

Apr.25, 2016 - 3D printing company Stratasys has demonstrated the amazing capabilities of their new J750 multi-color, multi-material 3D printer by unveiling two stunning artworks made with the machine: 'Wolfkiam" by designer Nick Ervinck, and 'Polyomino' by Jose Sanchez. More

3D bioprinted mini-brains reveal how Zika virus attacks fetal brains

Apr.25, 2016 - Researchers from the Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore have just made an important step towards curing the Zika virus, by using 3D bioprinted minibrains to see exactly how the infection process in fetuses takes place. More

3D printing helps Shine the miniature horse trot happily again

Apr.25, 2016 - The story of Shine, a sweet miniature horse, would have been a tragic one if it weren't for the help and dedication of a team of veterinarians from Colorado State University's James L. Voss Veterinary Teaching Hospital and the capabilities of 3D printing technologies. More

colorFabb launches industrial-grade Stacker S4 3D printer at Hannover Messe

Apr.25, 2016 - Dutch filament specialists colorFabb will unveil their industrial-grade Stacker S4 3D printer at the Hannover Messe this week, a 3D printer capable of printing temperatures of 300 degrees Celsius that can work with every filament on the market, including colorFabb's copolyester materials. More

3D printed tumor-cloning device could lead to more effective cancer treatments

Apr.25, 2016 - Two NDSU pharmacy students have developed a 3D printed device that can clone cancer tumors. The cloned tumors could be used to test anti-cancer drugs and provide more personalized cancer treatment options. More

Bra Theory is developing 3D modeled bras to give you the perfect fit

Apr.24, 2016 - To help give women more options for bra sizing and to improve the comfort and support of each bra, Mona Zhang, a Princeton graduate, has decided to take matters into her own hands by creating custom sized bras based off of 3D models of women's boobs with her new company Bra Theory. More

Silvia Fado's 3D printed shoes are as stunning as they are innovative

Apr.24, 2016 - Within the realm of 3D printed fashion, some of the coolest, most innovative designs have come about through the design of 3D printed shoes, as a number of innovative designers have used the technology to create unique wearables that could easily be considered works of art. Among those innovative designers is Silvia Fado, who has consistently combined fashion with architecture, and 3D printing with traditional shoe making practices to make some seriously stunning women's footwear. More

Man 3D prints beautiful and functional violin on his hobbyist ROBO 3D printer

Apr.24, 2016 - 3D print enthusiasts have been printing instruments for years now. For the most part, the best results have come from professional printers. DIYer Andrew Murrell has changed that by creating a masterpiece on nothing but his hobbyist ROBO 3D printer. More

3DTie launches 3D printed necktie collection for the 21st century man

Apr.23, 2016 - 3DTie is a collection of ingenious 3D printed neckties made on a desktop 3D printer from PLA filament. Due to their unique, interlocking design, the 3D printed ties bend and move just like fabric, and come in a wide variety of designs to allow wearer's to express their style. More

3D printing could be Pendleton Marines' next recruit

Apr.23, 2016 - The Marines of 1st Maintenance Battalion, Combat Logistics Regiment 15, 1st Marine Logistics Group, have been using 3D printers to produce replacement parts for broken equipment. Tests have shown that 3D printing could be an asset for the Marine Corps in both garrison and battlefield environments. More

3D printing news roundup: April 22, 2016

Apr.22, 2016 - Airbus APWorks begins testing its MetalFAB1 metal 3D printing system from Additive Industries, GE Power opens a new Advanced Manufacturing Works in South Carolina, and Canadian 3D printing service Agile Manufacturing acquires a massive SLA 3D printer. More

Hackers 3D print 'restricted' keys using publicly-available patents

Apr.22, 2016 - A group of lock-picking hackers based in Melbourne, Australia, has used images from publicly available patent sites to 3D print working replicas of so-called 'restricted' keys. More

Earth Day 2016: 10 3D printing projects contributing to a greener planet

Apr.22, 2016 - To celebrate Earth Day 2016, we've listed some of the top 3D printed projects and initiatives that are contributing to a more sustainable, green, and healthy environment for all. More

3D printing helps Polish cybernetics researchers create fully functional artificial heart

Apr.22, 2016 - Researchers from the Cybernetics Department of the Military University of Technology in Warsaw and the Optoelectronics Department of the Silesian University of Technology have been using 3D printed heart models for research purposes. Each heart model was made with a Zortrax M200 3D printer. More

Shell unveils 3D printed, ultra-efficient 'Project M' concept city car based on Gordon Murray's T25

Apr.22, 2016 - Shell has unveiled a new ultra-compact, energy efficient concept car as part of 'Project M', a collaboration with Gordon Murray Design and Geo Technology. The new vehicle, based on Gordon Murray's T.25 city car, contains a number of 3D printed components. More

NASA tests 3D printed methane-powered turbopump that could pave the way to Mars

Apr.22, 2016 - NASA has successfully tested a 3D printed turbopump, one of the most complex 3D printed rocket engine parts ever made, using liquid methane. The results could pave the way for future methane-fueled Mars landers. More

Life-saving 4D printed tracheal stent used during surgery on 46-year-old Chinese woman

Apr.22, 2016 - Surgeons in the Tang Du Hospital in Xi'an have just used a 4D printed tracheal stent to save the life of a 46-year-old Chinese woman with severe a respiratory obstruction, and have become the first in China to use 4D printing in a clinical situation. More

How 3D printing could potentially advance Alzheimer's research

Apr.22, 2016 - In seeing the impact 3D printing has made in the medical field, we at 3Ders asked ourselves what the potentials of 3D printing could be in regards to a poorly understood, but quite common disease: Alzheimer's. More

Russia could use 3D printing to build a base on the Moon

Apr.21, 2016 - According to the head of its national Center for the Study of Natural Substances, Russia could use 3D printing and a patented 'gyroscopic mill' to build a habitable base on the polar region of the Moon. Settlers would create a powdered 3D printing material from processed lunar regolith. More

Siemens unveils cluster of 3D printing spider robots

Apr.21, 2016 - A team of researchers from the Princeton campus of Siemens Corporate Technology has created a cluster of spider-like 3D printing robots. The spider-bots, dubbed SiSpis, have been designed to work autonomously and collaboratively, and can even recharge themselves. More

Daniel Warnecke brings classical paintings to life with 3D printed sculptures

Apr.21, 2016 - UK artist Daniel Warnecke will be showcasing his remarkable reimagined and 3D printed versions of classic paintings and photographs in three London galleries. More

SD3D spends over 3000 printing hours on record-breaking 'The Largest 3D Printed City' model

Apr.21, 2016 - San Diego 3D printing service SD3D has just completed work on a record breaking 3D printed city model depicting the vast client portfolio of Aon, which took more than 3,000 printing hours to make. More

Fab City, sustainable & self-sufficient cities project opened its doors in Amsterdam

Apr.21, 2016 - The Fab City sustainable cities project has opened its doors in Amsterdam to showcase a wide variety of urban technological innovations, including the metal 3D printer by MX3D and a concrete 3D printer operated by BAM. More

GCODE.Clay explores digital design and art through 3D printed ceramics

Apr.21, 2016 - A number of artists have begun to work with 3D printing, using the technological medium as a way to explore notions of art, the maker, and digital automated culture. In a recent artistic endeavour, Berkeley, California based design studio Rael San Fratello, have continued this exploration with their 3D printed pottery project entitled GCODE.Clay. More

3D printed replicas of 5000-year-old Ötzi the Iceman set to tour the US

Apr.21, 2016 - The three 3D printed medical-grade replicas made of the famous Ötzi the Iceman by Materialise and US paleo artist Gary Staab are set to travel to the US, with one becoming part of a travelling exhibition that starts in North Caroline in October 2017. More

NASA researching aerosol jet tech for 3D printed densely populated electronic assemblies

Apr.20, 2016 - A group of NASA researchers at the Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland, is assessing the potential of aerosol jet printing (direct-write manufacturing) for creating 3D printed detector assemblies. The technology could also be used to print antennas and other hardware directly onto spacecraft. More

Israel Defense Forces using 3D printing to restore 30-year-old Air Force planes

Apr.20, 2016 - The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) are using 3D printers to restore or recycle decades-old equipment, with the Israeli Air Force (IAF) benefitting most fully from the initiative. The IAF's Aerial Maintenance Unit (AMU) is presently 3D printing replacement parts for aircraft up to 30 years old. More

Airbus receives first two highly efficient LEAP-1A engines featuring 3D printed fuel nozzles

Apr.20, 2016 - European aircraft manufacturers Airbus have just received the first two LEAP-1A engines for their next-gen Airbus A320neo passenger jets, which feature 3D printed superalloy fuel nozzles and are far more fuel efficient than currently used engines. More

Northwell Health plans spinoff of body-part 3D bioprinting venture

Apr.20, 2016 - A promising 3D bioprinting solution by Northwell Health researchers has just won The Northwell Innovation Contest and $100,000 in funding, and will be turned into a separate company to further commercialize the technology. More

Loughborough project aims to produce personalized, 3D printed fashion in 24 hours or less

Apr.20, 2016 - Loughborough University and global garment manufacturer Yeh Group have teamed up for the 3D Fashion project, which seeks to design and create personalized 3D printed clothing and shoes ethically, sustainably, and on-demand within 24 hours. More

3D printed Lego-inspired modules could help democratize microfluidic technology

Apr.19, 2016 - Researchers from Cardiff University have proven that it is possible to create complex microfluidic devices using a cheap and commercially-available FDM 3D printer. More

Philip the 'lucky duck' is walking again thanks to 3D printed feet

Apr.19, 2016 - Philip the duck, like a number of animals before him, has been given a new lease on life thanks to the kindness of a few people and the capabilities of 3D printing technologies. More

3D printed prototype of Aurora and DARPA's VTOL X-Plane takes flight

Apr.19, 2016 - Aurora Flight Sciences, commissioned by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), has announced that it has successfully flown a subscale vehicle demonstrator (SVD) or prototype of its VTOL X-Plane, which was made with the help of 3D printing technologies. More

3D Printed Band-Aids could reduce the spread of drug resistant bacteria

Apr.19, 2016 - If the decreasing effectiveness of 20th century wonder drug penicillin is any indication, our fight against dangerous bacteria is not over yet. Researchers at the Nanchang University have developed a 3D printable bandaid that allows release control of their anti-bacterial strategies. More

April 18th: 3D printing news roundup

Apr.18, 2016 - Today was a busy day in the 3D printing world, with new 3D printers unveiled, design contests opened, and updates provided about one of the most exciting 3D printing gadgets of the year. More

Experience the sci-fi future of 3D bioprinting with artist Floris Kaayk’s The Modular Project

Apr.18, 2016 - In The Modular Body project, Dutch visual artist Floris Kaayk shares a multi-layered media platform packed with videos detailing the birth and life of the fictional and blood-sucking Oscar organism, the world's first 3D bioprinted lifeform. More

British Royal Navy uses 3D printed drone to navigate through ice in the Antarctic

Apr.18, 2016 - The British Royal Navy has just revealed that they have successfully tested a 3D printed drone in the frozen seas of the Antarctic, where it was used as a long-range reconnaissance tool that can help ships find their way through the thick ice. More

Boeing files patent for artificial 3D printed ice blocks used for next-gen flight testing

Apr.18, 2016 - In a new patent application, Boeing details their plans for artificial 3D printed ice shapes made from plastic or composite materials which simulate a variety of icy conditions and be used for much more detailed aircraft certification processes. More

2-year-old Maia to become world's first patient to receive functional 3D printed ear

Apr.18, 2016 - Project Maia is about to kick off at the Queensland University of Technology in Australia, in which researchers will develop a functional 3D printed ear for a two-year-old girl born with just one ear. More

McDonald's 'Always Working' ad brought to life with 3D printing and stop-motion animation

Apr.17, 2016 - McDonald's, known for their creative and original advertising, has recently launched a set of ad spots about their new and improved Happy Meal which features stop motion and 3D printed characters. More

3D printed dragon door knocker is artist Sonia Verdu's latest fiery creation

Apr.17, 2016 - Spanish artist Sonia Verdu has created a 3D printed 'dragon knocker', an imitation iron door knocker shaped like the head of a dragon. The designer has shared her process and 3D printing files on Instructables. More

Student shares beautiful trading cards of four 3D printable viruses

Apr.17, 2016 - Biology PhD student Eleanor Lutz from the University of Washington has just shared four very cool trading cards of viruses, which can also be 3D printed as fantastic educational models. More

Open-source 3D printed WireBeings robot allows for voice controlled wifi functionality at a bargain

Apr.17, 2016 - The emergence of open-source componential technology and 3D printing has brought the price of robotics down without sacrificing ability in recent years. A new 3D printed Arduino powered chasis by WireBeings illustrates this point point yet again. More

Gray Kid the parrot eats again after receiving a 3D printed beak at Chinese zoo

Apr.17, 2016 - Gray Kid the parrot, one of the residents of the Nanjing Hongshan Forest Zoo in China, has been given a chance at a normal life after receiving a 3D printed beak that lets him eat normally again. More

Yale 3D prints 3,800 year old Babylonian geometry tablet, to be used in classrooms

Apr.16, 2016 - Yale University's Babylonian Collection has partnered with the IPCH to 3D scan and print a 3,800 year old geometric tablet that shows Old Babylonian society understood the Pythagorean theorem and other mathematical principles. More

Portuguese maker 3D prints working replica of Hidden Blade from Assassin's Creed

Apr.16, 2016 - Portuguese engineer Jo'o Duarte has 3D printed an amazing tribute to the Assassin's Creed video game franchise, an actually functioning hidden sliding blade from Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag with OTF mechanism. More

Google engineers create WebUSB API to connect USB devices securely to the web

Apr.16, 2016 - Google engineers Reilly Grant and Ken Rockot have just submitted a proposal for WebUSB API, which would make it a lot easier for developers of 3D printers and other hardware to safely configure and update USB-based devices through a web application. More

Guido Salimbeni's 3D artworks bring traditional painting to life with 3D printing

Apr.16, 2016 - Guido Salimbeni is an Italian artist based in Florence who has worked with both traditional oil painting and modern 3D modeling and printing techniques. His artworks represent a merging of old and new and showcase the aesthetic possibilities of introducing a new technical method, 3D printing, to an age-old form of art, painting. More

Gartner: 65% of supply chain professionals to invest in 3D printing

Apr.15, 2016 - A recent Gartner report on 3D printing and supply chains has revealed that 65% of supply chain professionals are using or will invest in 3D printing within the next two years, and that 29% said the 'primary value' of 3D printing is in transforming the customer experience. More

Reduce 3D print failures with this clever 3D printer error detection & correction system

Apr.15, 2016 - Chris Barr, an engineering and 3D printing blogger from Adelaide, Australia, has used magnetic encoders to create a 3D printer error detection system. According to Barr, the modification could be used to minimize errors caused by overheating stepper drivers, belt slips, and accidental filament buildup. More

Dutch Minister for Economic Affairs Henk Kamp tests 3D printed steel bicycle

Apr.15, 2016 - At the sixth edition of the Innovation Expo in Amsterdam, the Dutch Minister for Economic Affairs Henk Kamp took the 3D printed steel Arc Bicycle for a test ride. More

Utrecht University's 'Tissue Factory' perform test with 3D bioprinted rabbit shoulder implant

Apr.15, 2016 - The 3D bioprinting specialists from the University of Utrecht's Tissue Factory have developed a hydrogel that is perfect for creating bone and cartilage implants, and have already tested the material with a rabbit shoulder implant. More

3D printed Tracer gun from Overwatch gets electronic redesign

Apr.15, 2016 - 3D designer Simone Fontana has teamed up with Adafruit experts to create a 3D printed Tracer Gun 2.0 with smartphone-controlled electronics that allow it to light up just like in the game. More

BoxBotix 3-in-1 3D printed modular core lets you hover, soar or drive around with ease

Apr.15, 2016 - The emergence of modular technology allows hackers and makers to develop powerful new technology thanks to adaptable sensors and 3D printed components. BoxBotix wants to take the modular philosophy to the RC world by introducing their 3-in-1 module. More

Rice University students develop force-testing device for 3D printed prosthetic hands

Apr.14, 2016 - A team of students from Rice University calling themselves Carpal Diem has developed a force testing device to ensure that 3D printed prosthetic hands made for children are as efficient as possible. They are hoping to introduce their project to the e-NABLE community. More

byFlow serves delicious five course 3D printed meal at pop-up restaurant

Apr.14, 2016 - During the 3D Food Printing Conference held in Venlo earlier this week, Dutch food 3D printing startup byFlow teamed up with Spanish chef Mateo Blanch to serve an exclusive 3D printed five course meal in a pop-up restaurant. More

LA Dodgers make MLB history with 3D printed helmet logos

Apr.14, 2016 - Florida-based 3D printing firm Dimension Works and sportswear specialist Pro Helmet Decals have together made Major League Baseball history by producing 3D printed embossed logos for the LA Dodgers' new matte-finish helmets. The logos were printed on an EnvisionTEC Ultra 3SP 3D Printer. More

China's first zero-gravity 3D printing experiment successfully completed

Apr.14, 2016 - Though NASA has been experimenting with zero-gravity 3D printing for some time, China is not far behind and has just successfully completed an extensive testing program for their own zero-gravity 3D printer at a test site in France. More

3D printed flying 'Robirds': an incredible new breed of scarecrow

Apr.14, 2016 - Dutch company Clear Flight Solutions is a provider of remote control 3D printed birds, which can be used on farms, airports, and other locations to scare off real birds. The Materialise-produced 'Robirds' are laser sintered in glass-filled polyamide and hand-painted for realism. More

Blowing bubbles! 9-year-old's 3D printed wand tested by Obama at White House Science Fair

Apr.14, 2016 - At the annual White House Science Fair, the nine-year-old and ambitious Jacob Leggette from Baltimore impressed President Obama with a variety of 3D printed creations, including a functional bubble blowing wand. More

3D printed medical models can change our understanding of animal anatomy

Apr.14, 2016 - A team of Danish researchers from the University of Aarhus have completed a study that shows that biologists and archeologists can vastly increase their understanding of animal and fossil anatomy with the help of 3D scanning and 3D printed models. More

3D printed infographics add a touch of playfulness to company's annual report

Apr.14, 2016 - Belgian biopharmaceutical company Ablynx has again enlisted the help of creative design studio Coming Soon to create a series of inspired and amusing 3D printed infographics for their annual report. More

Beautifully detailed 3D printed moon brings lunar light into your home

Apr.13, 2016 - MOON is the first topographically accurate lunar globe that displays actual lunar-phases in real-time. The 1/20 scale Moon replica includes every known crater, ridge, and mountain in stunning detail, and was created using 3D CAD and 3D printing technology. More

64-year-old Israeli cancer patient receives 3D printed jaw implant

Apr.13, 2016 - A 64-year-old man from Tiberias, Israel, has become one of the first people in the country to receive a titanium 3D printed jaw prosthetic thanks to maxillofacial surgeons at the Baruch Padeh Medical Center and 3D printing specialists from A.B. Dental. More

Toyota uBox, the car designed for Generation Z, features 3D printed dashboard

Apr.13, 2016 - Toyota has just revealed their uBox car concept, featuring a bold design and an interior that can be fully customized with 3D printing, all aimed at catching the eye of the busy and big spending Generation Z. More

Fully customizable 3D Printed Deadpool Knife Block impresses on Instructables

Apr.13, 2016 - Sometimes you just need a better place for your knives. Instructables user BrittLiv thought that one day and was inspired to learn the ins and outs of free 3D modelling software to 3D print a Deadpool Knife Block. More

GE uses 3D printing to prototype desk-size carbon dioxide turbine that can power a small town

Apr.13, 2016 - Engineers from GE Global Research have used 3D printing to prototype a very compact, clean and efficient turbine that can use heat waste and carbon dioxide to provide power to around 10,000 homes. More

German company shapeWerk 3D prints amazing custom terrain maps

Apr.13, 2016 - In recent years, 3D printing technologies have opened the doors for some innovative landscape model projects. German company shapeWerk is one of those as it is using 3D scanning and printing technologies to create amazing custom terrain maps based off of elevation data and aerial 3D scans. More

Google awards $20 million to 3D printing and tech solutions for people with disabilities

Apr.13, 2016 - Google.org has announced the official winners of the Google Impact Challenge: Disabilities. Amongst the 29 global nonprofits are several organizations using the power of 3D printing to create meaningful change in people's lives. More

FrieslandCampina and Wageningen University 3D print protein-rich, dairy-based foods

Apr.12, 2016 - Researchers from the Laboratory of Food Process Engineering at Wageningen University and FrieslandCampina are researching methods for 3D printing protein-rich foods using sodium caseinate, a high-quality protein found in'milk. More

Does the 3D printed 'NextGen spaceframe' represent the future of automobile design?

Apr.12, 2016 - EDAG Engineering, Laser Zentrum Nord, Concept Laser, and the BLM Group have created the 3D printed, bionically optimized NextGen spaceframe, a lightweight and flexible car body produced using a combination of additive manufacturing, laser welding, and laser bending techniques. More

3D printed knee model to evaluate patellar disorders and surgical approaches

Apr.12, 2016 - A group of researchers has developed a new, low-cost method for studying knee pain and immobility caused by abnormal movement of the patella. The method used a realistic 3D printed model knee and 3D printed navigation system. More

Osiris BioMed 3D developing a 'Mobile 3D Print Container' to be deployed in natural disaster zones

Apr.12, 2016 - Osiris BioMed 3D has recently announced, at the opening of New York's Inside 3D Printing event, that it will be developing a sort of mobile 3D printing container, to be used in case of emergencies and natural disasters. More

Chinese students 3D prints three gorgeous bone structure dresses inspired by Greek mythology

Apr.12, 2016 - At the Wuhan Textile University Fashion Week, Chinese fashion design student Tang Xiao showcased three gorgeous 3D printed dresses, all featuring white bone-like structures inspired by the Sirens of Greek mythology. More

Bamboo Bicycle Club 3D prints a bamboo-framed bike in just 8 hours

Apr.12, 2016 - At an open event at the Design Museum in London, the biking enthusiasts from the Bamboo Bicycle Club have successfully 3D printed and ridden a bamboo-framed bike that offers us a glimpse of the future of bicycles. More

Pockulus is a $49 smartphone-free, portable DIY VR headset with 3D printed facemask

Apr.12, 2016 - Oakland hardware specialists Next Thing have transformed their CHIP circuit board into the low cost, smartphone-free VR headset called Pockulus, which is perfect for playing retro games and is completed with a 3D printed headset. More

Austrian startup Zweikampf unveils super thin 3D printed shin-guards

Apr.11, 2016 - In an innovative step towards the optimization of soccer sports equipment, Austrian startup Zweikampf is introducing a new type of highly protective but physically inconspicuous 3D printed shin guards, which could potentially change the game. More

New Balance to sell 44 pairs of $400 3D printed 'Zante Generate' shoes ahead of Boston Marathon

Apr.11, 2016 - Footwear giant New Balance today announced the launch of its 3D printed Zante Generate running shoe. 44 pairs will be made available on Friday, April 15, both online and at the New Balance store in Boston, to commemorate the 44th anniversary of chairman Jim Davis' acquisition of the company. More

'Smart' 3D printed spray can allows inexperienced users to paint giant murals

Apr.11, 2016 - While robots have been designed to take over many of our menial tasks in life, there is one sphere of production that has for the most part remained dependant on the human element: the production of art. Now, however, thanks to researchers from Dartmouth University, large-scale spray painted murals, can be done by a robot. More

RetroFab system retrofits and connects appliances using 3D printed proxy interfaces and sensors

Apr.11, 2016 - A team of researchers collaborating with Autodesk Research have developed RetroFab, a system which provides users with a design and fabrication environment through which they can easily retrofit and repurpose their existing physical appliances and interfaces using 3D scanning and 3D printing technologies. More

Report:​ 3D printing creates unprecedented range of military threats

Apr.11, 2016 - Though 3D printing can significantly boost military innovation, a new report by retired US Marine Corps officer T.X. Hammes argues that it also creates wide range of new military threats from smaller nations, insurgents and terrorists. More

Flexible 3D printed Bend splint to facilitate common finger fracture treatment

Apr.11, 2016 - A team of researchers from Singapore reveals that we don't need to immobilize our finger after a dislocation or fracture, as their innovative 3D printed Bend splint allows for limited movement of the finger while healing. More

3D printed bioceramic implants for bone repair to enter market soon

Apr.11, 2016 - European research project RESTORATION has developed a 3D printed, fully resorbable bioceramic plug that could be used in minimally invasive surgeries to treat arthritis. The product is being further developed by JRI Orthopaedics and could enter the market within a few years. More

3D printed heart model helps save 5-day-old baby

Apr.11, 2016 - A 5-day-old baby boy was rushed to the St. Petersburg State Paediatric University Hospital in Russia with a life-threatening congenital heart defect known as Taussig-Bing malformation. A 3D printed heart model helped the doctors and baby's parents confidently move forward through two successful surgeries. More

LoRaWAN network offers low-cost solution for connecting 3D printed devices to the Internet of Things

Apr.9, 2016 - Dutch specialists have just installed the first LoRaWAN antenna in Zwolle, and believe that this alternative, low cost and efficient internet source could be key in realizing commercial 3D printed wearables, sensors and the adoption of the Internet of Things. More

Baby's first 3D printed sword proves it's never too early to cosplay

Apr.9, 2016 - Matthew Harrell, a.k.a Targ, has 3D printed an epically-adorable miniature sword rattle for his 8-month-old son. Made from non-toxic and kid-safe materials, the 3D printed baby sword rattler will deck out your kids before they can even say the word "cosplay." More

3D printed 'Encode Ring' turns your voice into jewelry

Apr.9, 2016 - The team of designers behind Japanese 3D printing service 3Dwave has unveiled its latest product. The Encode Ring is a personalized 3D printed ring shaped like the sound wave of the customer's voice, created using audio data from a user-uploaded three-second video. More

Charlene Thuring & 3D Concept Studio create Sri Lanka's first 3D printed wedding dress

Apr.9, 2016 - Sri Lankan fashion designer Charlene Thuring, founder of c.h.a.r.l.e.n.e partnered with local additive manufacturing firm 3D Concept Studio to create Sri Lanka's very first (and exceptionally stunning) 3D printed wedding dress. More

Doorways: a 3D printed homage to H.P. Lovecraft and classic horror fiction

Apr.8, 2016 - 3D artist Shane Bevin is working on a 3D printed tribute to classic horror fiction writer H.P. Lovecraft. Titled 'Doorways', the work comments on the hidden horrors that lurk just below the surface of everyday life. More

'Plastigrapher' Paul Mahoney redefines 3D art with 3Doodler 3D printing pen

Apr.8, 2016 - Paul Mahoney, the recipient of 3Doodler's 2015 Mixed Media Award, has made some truly impressive and inspiring pieces of art using the popular 3D printing pen. He has even coined a new term for his artistic medium: Plastigraphy. More

Nia Technologies and Vorum join forces to bring 3D printed prosthetics to children in Uganda

Apr.8, 2016 - Canadian non-profit social enterprise Nia Technologies and prosthetic design software specialists Vorum have joined forces to bring a production system for 3D printed prosthetics to children in Uganda, where more than 90,000 disabled children are in need. More

ORNL and TU collaborate with high schoolers to create 3D printed self-locking nail

Apr.8, 2016 - Researchers from ORNL and the Tennessee University have taken time off from their busy schedules to help two local high school students prototype and 3D print a very clever design for a self-locking nail. More

Skafoldo: Unfold and Materialise reimagine support structures as 3D printed art

Apr.7, 2016 - For Milan Design Week 2016, Belgian design studio Unfold and Materialise partnered to create Skafoldo, an art project that asks if 3D printed support structures can be as beautiful as they are utilitarian. More

Alcoa to supply Airbus with metal 3D printed airplane parts

Apr.7, 2016 - Alcoa has today announced an agreement with Airbus Group to supply 3D printed titanium fuselage and engine pylon components for Airbus' commercial aircrafts as early as mid-2016. More

Michael Ruddy reveals secrets behind his 3D printed 'Captain Hook' hook

Apr.7, 2016 - Veteran prop artist Michael Ruddy of Hero Complex Props has just revealed some of the key techniques he uses to achieve high quality results on his amazing 3D printed 'Captain Hook' hook. More

New 3D Printed Pip-boy 3000 Mark II hits Instructables with more bells and whistles than ever

Apr.7, 2016 - The Fallout video game series has attracted 3D printing enthusiasts for years now. The newest DIY 3D printed Pip-boy 3000, the game's infamous arm command console, has just been released with almost as many features as the real thing. More

Materialise and HOYA Vision Care develop 3D printed eye care technology

Apr.7, 2016 - Belgian 3D printing company Materialise has recently announced an exciting new partnership with HOYA Vision Care to develop innovativ