Create your own 'Infill Percent' and 'Number of Shells' displays for your 3D printer

Jul.28, 2015 - Thingiverse user ‘duncan916’ uploaded the ‘Infill Percent Display’ and ‘Number of Shells Display’ reference tools for anybody that is serious about their infills and/or shells. More

3D printing used to help convert Pontiac Firebird into a Knight Rider KITT car replica

Jul.28, 2015 - The 3D Modular Systems team has recently built the KITT (Knight Industries Two Thousand) replica car from the popular 1980s Knight Rider TV series with the help of 3D printing. More

Engineer creates a 3D printed exoskeleton 'Spiderhand' for stroke victims

Jul.28, 2015 - Daniel Levy, a design engineer, created a 3D printed open-source exoskeleton that is designed to help stroke victims or patients with lack of finger movement regain mobility in their hands. More

London's Grant Museum of Zoology uses 3D printing to recreate the rare extinct quagga

Jul.28, 2015 - Jack Ashby, the manager at the Grant Museum of Zoology in London has recently turned to 3D printing to help recreate a leg for one of the rarest zoological museum specimens in the world, a quagga. More

Bence Agoston designs 3D printed MOOD sunglasses to add visual effects to music

Jul.27, 2015 - Hungarian student Bence Agoston has come up with a much safer and more affordable alternative for seeing trippy effects while listing to music: the 3D printed MOOD sunglasses. More

New $10 3D printed foot prosthetics improve stability and gait as children grow

Jul.27, 2015 - Researchers from the Swinburne University of Technology in Australia have developed an ingenious foot prosthetic design that can be optimized according to the wearer’s individual gait and size, all for roughly $10 USD. More

Mutoh Industries unveils Value Arc MA5000-S1 metal arc welding 3D printer

Jul.27, 2015 - Japanese printer manufacturer Mutoh is about to unveil the Value Arc MA5000-S1 3D printer, which is much more affordable than other metal 3D printers for its ability to use arc welding, rather than laser-based, technology. More

Fred the tortoise in Brazil receives a 3D printed replacement shell after original is destroyed in fire

Jul.27, 2015 - A dedicated team of animal-lovers in Santos, São Paulo recently used 3D printing technology to save a tortoise’s life. The team, consisting of a veterinary surgeon, a dentist, and a graphic designer, spent three months designing and printing an entirely 3D printed prosthetic as a complete replacement for the original. More

Maker creates smallest 3D printed plunger from Ninjaflex and wood filament

Jul.27, 2015 - Instructables user wrote a simple and accessible tutorial for 3D printing multiple materials with a single extruder 3D printer, and has illustrated it by making the miniature plunger visible above using a combination of Ninjaflex and wood filament. More

Sunny Su develops 3D printed device for easily carrying multiple soft drink bottles

Jul.27, 2015 - North Carolina-based student Sunny Su, who just unveiled ‘O!’ as a 3D printed solution to the age-old problem of how to conveniently carry multiple bottles at once. More

New IKEA hack lets you create a 3D printer enclosure for cheap

Jul.26, 2015 - Instructables user ‘phatima’ recently made a 3D printer enclosure using cheap and widely-available IKEA furniture and generously shared his build instructions. More

Australian 3D printed surfboard startup Disrupt considers expanding to California

Jul.26, 2015 - Among others who have been actively exploring the potential for 3D printing for surfboard designs include Australian entrepreneur and surfer Gary Elphick, whose company Disrupt Surfboards allows surfers to shape their own boards using online tools. More

KU e-Racing team uses 3D printing to produce race-ready car parts

Jul.25, 2015 - Among others who have turned to additive manufacturing to develop ready-to-use car parts includes Kingston University’s electric car racing team (KU e-Racing). More

Game design veterans launch NecroVirus, 3D printable zombie board game on Kickstarter

Jul.25, 2015 - BoardCraft team, who have over 45 combined years of AAA title development, has just launched their first 3D printed board game Kickstarter campaign. More

Concept artist Jun Huang uses 3D printing to create impressive anatomical reference models

Jul.24, 2015 - Aiming to help others learn to approach sketching images or sculpting models with anatomical features based on actual animals similar to his own techniques, Jun Huang has spent the past few years developing his own line of reference models - or figurines - based on his years of experience. More

Houston nonprofit OpHeart provides 3D printed heart models for local pediatric surgeons

Jul.24, 2015 - Texas resident Anne Garcia founded OpHeart, a Houston-based nonprofit whose mission is to ensure that children receive the best cardiac care possible by helping provide a 3D printed model to the child’s doctor for reference. More

Destiny fan Kirby Downey creates awesome 3D printed airsoft Thorn pistol that actually fires

Jul.24, 2015 - South African designer Kirby Downey has 3D printed a functional airsoft version of the Thorn rifle from the Destiny video game. And the gun actually fires really well. More

Francesco Orrù pays tribute to DOOM 4 with amazing 3D printed sculpture of cover monster

Jul.24, 2015 - The monstrous and awesome sculpture 3D printed by Myminifactory’s Italian designer Francesco Orrù is a tribute to the upcoming DOOM 4 release. Amazingly detailed, the sculpture of this monster was based on the preview art for the upcoming game. More

Danit Peleg 3D prints entire ready-to-wear fashion collection at home

Jul.24, 2015 - Israeli fashion student Danit Peleg has designed a completely 3D printed fashion collection for her graduate collection at the Shenkar College of Design. What’s more, all pieces were simply designed at home on regular 3D printers. More

Francesco Orrù shares amazing design for an intricate 3D printed guitar inspired by lion, shark and eagle

Jul.24, 2015 - Designer Francesco Orrù has just shared the designs for his 3D printed 4theswarm guitar, featuring a gorgeous intricate pattern that has been inspired by nature. More

NPUST first in Taiwan to 3D print animal prosthetics

Jul.24, 2015 - The National Pingtung University of Science and Technology (NPUST) in Taipei has become the first veterinary clinic in Taiwan to offer animal-specific rehabilitation centers and to produce animal prosthetics using computed tomography and 3D printed technology. More

1500-year-old ancient Hebrew scroll deciphered 45 years after discovery thanks to 3D scanning

Jul.24, 2015 - A fragile scroll that had been burnt beyond recognition has finally been deciphered thanks to modern 3D scanning technology, and revealed to be not only a part of a Torah scroll, but the first Torah ever to be found inside a synagogue. More

FMW Fasteners rejects 3D printing as manufacturing technology after survey

Jul.24, 2015 - Last week, FMW Fasteners rejected 3D printed manufacturing after customers responded negatively in a survey. FMW Fasteners is a Houston, Texas-based web shop for (contractor grade) metal nuts, bolts, anchor components and more, that began looking into the advantages of 3D printing. More

Brazilian soccer star Kaká and Limbitless Solutions give bionic hand to six-year-old boy

Jul.24, 2015 - Limbitless Solutions, a 3D printing initiative that seeks to provide kids with free bionic limbs, teamed up with Brazilian soccer star Kaká to give a custom bionic hand to the six year old Paulo Costa Boa Nova. More

UCAR technologists develop low cost 3D printed weather stations for rural communities

Jul.24, 2015 - Thanks to the work from technologists Kelly Sponberg and Martin Steinson however, small rural communities in developing countries may be able to have their own sustaining weather stations thanks to 3D printing. More

Swedish researchers create a nanoscale 3D printed bunny using folded DNA

Jul.23, 2015 - Swedish scientists have developed a new automated method to fold DNA strands into custom complex 3D structures including a bunny profile. The new results will help pave the way for DNA nanotechnology in medicine over the next 10 years. More

ZVerse announces new partnership with 3D Systems and $3.5M Series A funding

Jul.23, 2015 - ZVerse has announced that they are entering a strategic partnership and commercial agreement with 3D Systems in an effort to help advance their applications and market opportunities for full color 3D printing. More

4WEB Medical completes first Australian 3D printed patient-specific implant

Jul.23, 2015 - 4WEB Medical, a leading global provider of 3D printed orthopedic implants which was founded in Texas in 2008, announced that they had completed their first Australian patient-specific 3D printed implant surgery in Brisbane. More

South Korean doctors successfully implant 3D printed pelvis in teenage patient

Jul.23, 2015 - South Korean medical team used 3D printing to manufacture a patient-specific custom pelvis implant for a teenage girl who needed a replacement after suffering from bone cancer. More

Oxford Performance Materials receives FDA clearance for 3D printed spinal implant system

Jul.23, 2015 - Oxford Performance Materials, Inc (OPM), a leading advanced materials and 3D printing company with a focus on personalized medicine, has announced that they have received 510(k) clearance from the FDA for its first-in-kind SpineFab® VBR implant system. More

British Royal Navy warship HMS Mersey tests 3D printed drone at sea

Jul.23, 2015 - Last Tuesday, British warship HMS Mersey set out off the south coast of England with the express purpose of testing a 3D printed drone. The British navy are seriously considering incorporating 3D printed drones into the warship arsenal for autonomous flying missions in emergency situations. More

Scriba - the stylus reinvented for comfort and control is brought to life thanks to 3D printing

Jul.23, 2015 - The Scriba stylus’s design was optimized to feel as natural as possible for a human hand using 3D printing and an iterative design process that started with a simple hand sketch. It is able to respond to even the most subtle of touches to make digital creative projects more natural. More

3D printed model aids in precision spinal canal stenosis surgery on 81-year-old Chinese man

Jul.23, 2015 - Doctors from the Affiliated Union Hospital of Fujian Medical University relied on 3D printed surgical models to ensure that an eighty-year-old man successfully underwent a precision spinal canal stenosis surgery in that hospital in Fuzhou. More

German engineers develop 3D printed bionic hand with muscles made from 'smart' wires

Jul.23, 2015 - A team of German engineers from Saarland University have come up a bionic hand that relies on a bundle of smart wires and an electric charge instead of bulky motors and electronics. More

Ed Zarick uses 3D printing to create a Star Wars Themed PlayStation 4, R2-D2 Playbook 4

Jul.23, 2015 - Florida-based electrical engineer Ed Zarick has transformed a PlayStation 4 into a R2D2-themed PLAYBOOK 4, complete with a laptop screen and all the R2D2-esque features and sounds you can think of. More

New startup Refugee Open Ware establishes fab labs in areas of crisis

Jul.23, 2015 - Refugee Open Ware, which was founded by Dave Levin and Loay Malahmeh, aims to establish Refugee Open Ware fab labs with a number of traditional and digital fabrication technologies including traditional wood and metal working tools, laser cutters, vinyl cutters, milling machines, 3D printers, and scanners. More

Mapal turns to additive manufacturing to create QTD-series insert drills

Jul.22, 2015 - In an effort to stay ahead of the game with an innovative approach, Mapal, a German-based precision tool specialist has announced that they have turned to the geometric freedom that additive manufacturing provides for their QTD-Series Insert Drills. More

Custom 3D printed footwear FOOTPRINT to debut at GDS Fair in Germany next week

Jul.22, 2015 - Project FOOTPRINT by Matt Flail and Tim Ganter, which has developed a very impressive system involving 3D scanning, algorithmic shoe development and high quality 3D printing, is ready to make its debut at the GDS Fair in Dusseldorf, Germany. More

3D model artist Francesco Orrù 3D prints a wearable, full-size Lich King helm

Jul.22, 2015 - 3D model artist Francesco Orrù has 3D printed a wearable, full-size Lich King helm. Orrù is a self-proclaimed fan of Blizzard games, and has played almost every version of Diablo, Warcraft and Starcraft since he was a child. More

Create a 3D printed bicycle induction safety light that uses pedals for power

Jul.22, 2015 - Instructables user Tom4zs has uploaded a tutorial for creating a 3D Printed Bike Safety Light that is powered by the rider and never needs batteries. More

Marine Biosystems turns to 3D printing to develop new biopellet reactors

Jul.22, 2015 - Marine Biosystems has been exploring the possibilities of 3D printing to create a more optimized biopellet reactor design with their F5 Biopellet Reactor, which is used for controlling nitrate and phosphate levels in marine aquariums. More

Sintercore unveils new 3D printed Glock 43 magazine extension

Jul.22, 2015 - Among other companies who have been actively exploring the intersection of firearms and additive manufacturing include Michigan-based Sintercore. The company has recently unveiled their latest project, the 3Dplus2, an extended magazine for the popular Glock 43 pistol. More

Design engineer creates a 3D printed portable Nintendo 64

Jul.22, 2015 - For his most recent project, Chris Downing took on the challenge of creating a console mod for a portable Nintendo 64 - a project that relied heavily on a combination of CNC machining and 3D printing. More

3D printed houses a reality in the next five to ten years

Jul.21, 2015 - The technology to 3D print entire homes is on its way, and Australian researchers believe it will bring unique advantages to the housing market, such as affordable housing, on-the-spot emergency shelters, and architectural flexibility—all in the very near future. More

Skraep - Transforming crumpled scrap paper into 3D printed gold

Jul.21, 2015 - LuxMea, a multidisciplinary design studio in Cambridge, MA, has launched a new Kickstarter campaign for an award-winning design concept that transforms crumpled scrap paper by 3D printing called Skraep. More

Australian cardiologists turn to 3D printing to fine-tune heart surgery procedure

Jul.21, 2015 - A team of Australian physicians have used 3D printing to create an exact replica of a patient's heart leading up to a left atrial appendage (LAA) closure procedure with a Watchman device. More

MEDPRIN 3D prints world’s first biological meningioma ReDura for use in brain surgery

Jul.21, 2015 - Chinese company MEDPRIN has developed the world’s first 3D printed biological meningioma called ReDura – a replica of tissue covering the brain – and are already applying it in surgical rooms across the world. More

Design engineers 3D printing world's first public domain medical grade myoelectric prosthesis

Jul.21, 2015 - A new generation of designers, makers and engineers are committed to raising the bar and have been actively developing and 3D printing highly-advanced robotic prosthetics that are capable of intelligently assisting a wearer with common limb movements. More

Neri Oxman who plans to '3D print' buildings wins Vilcek Prize

Jul.21, 2015 - Neri Oxman, a designer, architect, artist and head of the MIT Media Lab's Mediated Matter research group as been named the 2014 recipient of the Vilcek Prize in Design. More

Binghamton University develops 3D printing process to cure diabetes and other preventable diseases

Jul.21, 2015 - A team of researchers from the Binghamton University in New York State are being very ambitious by developing a 3D printing process that could be used to cure a number of preventable diseases such as diabetes. More

Smithsonian to digitize Neil Armstrong's moon landing space suit in new Kickstarter project

Jul.20, 2015 - In an effort to help share the story of the first Moon landing, the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum has teamed up with Kickstarter to launch a special campaign in an effort to help raise funds to conserve, digitize, and display the suit using 3D technologies. More

UC Berkeley's 3D printed 'smart' milk cap can detect spoiled food

Jul.20, 2015 - A team of UC Berkeley engineers, in collaboration with colleagues at Taiwan’s National Chiao Tung University, have been actively developing include a wireless “smart cap” for milk cartons which are capable of detecting spoiled milk with the aide of embedded sensors. More

New dual- & multi-part color version of #3DBenchy test print released

Jul.20, 2015 - Swedish 3D printing enthusiast Daniel Norée and team have now taken the #3DBenchy to the next level with a version specifically intended for multi-part, multi-material 3D printing. More

Design teacher Cam Watt shares 3D printed kit for screen printing on fabrics, furniture or paper

Jul.20, 2015 - Design teacher Cam Watt has developed a 3D printable kit that can be used to make screen prints on t-shirts and just about any fabric, furniture or surface you can think of. More

Automata's low cost 3D printed Eva arm hopes to bring robotics to the masses

Jul.20, 2015 - London startup Automata is currently very near to completing the development of the 3D printed arm robot, a very cheap, lightweight and very accessible machine that is perfect for educational purposes and even for workplace applications. More

Candy Mechanics uses 3D printing to turn selfies into edible candy

Jul.20, 2015 - British startup Candy Mechanics uses 3D scanners and 3D printed molds to turn selfies into edible lollypops made in an impressive six different flavors. The project in question is called Heads on Sticks, that has just completed a very successful six week trial at Selfridges London. More

Former IBM employee creates China’s first 3D printed pancake robot

Jul.20, 2015 - An enterprising company in Beijing has introduced a 3D printed pancake robot to take the humble street-food snack to next-level greatness. The 3D printed pancakes are available at Good Luck Eating, a pancake shop in the SOHO district co-founded by former IBM employee Wu Yili. More

Studio FATHOM unveils Project Pyra, first 3D printed smart oven

Jul.20, 2015 - Studio Fathom has created an innovative new take on the modern convection oven that they’re calling the Pyra. The oven, which is built entirely out of engineering-grade plastics, was designed to combine the versatility of 3D printing with advanced cloud-based intelligence. More

World's largest shipbuilder Hyundai Heavy opens up 3D Printing Shipbuilding Innovatinon Center

Jul.20, 2015 - Hyundai Heavy Industries will open the nation’s 15th creative ‘economy innovation center’ in Ulsan. The Ulsan Center will help foster South Korean start-ups with a focus on 3D printing and automated medical services industries. More

Create your own DIY 3D printed 7" portable HDMI monitor

Jul.19, 2015 - The Ruiz brothers' latest project, a DIY secondary pc monitor, essentially revolves around an 7" HDMI display backpack and a 3D printed enclosure to form a DIY montor that has a hundred and one applications. More

Create your own 3D printed Gyroman Walking Gyroscope

Jul.19, 2015 - The Walking Gyro Jeffrey Kerr has created his own Gyroman Walking Gyroscope using 3D printing. Kerr has generously supplied all of the necessary build steps and STL files on his Instructables page for the project. More

The Warp/Weft filament colorizer adds custom color designs to 3d printed surfaces

Jul.19, 2015 - Chicago-based artist Tom Burtonwood chose to further explore the application of color on 3D prints - such as the ability to draw shapes, patterns or even images on surfaces following a warp and weft pattern similar to those created by textile designers. More

Create your own 3D printed lamp with the Self Made Furniture (SMF) 3D Printing Collection

Jul.19, 2015 - The SMF.01 lamp, which was created by Polish designers Miłosz Dąbrowski and Justyna Fałdzińska of UAU Project, is a part of the designers’ SMF (Self Made Furnitures) project that aims to include a series of designs over time that can be 3D printed and combined with other elements including wood. More

New proposal outlines plans to replace cement with 3D printed sustainable 'Hempcrete' house

Jul.19, 2015 - Chad Knutsen, along with a team he is leading, have recently proposed to MIT’s Climate CoLab crowdsourced design platform an idea for replacing cement with 3D printed ‘Hempcrete’ for construction projects with the aim of reducing worldwide CO2 emissions by 7-8%. More

Chinese company ZhuoDa unveils two-story '3D Module Villas' being built in less than three hours

Jul.18, 2015 - ZhuoDa group showcased what is sure to be one of the most exciting developments in modular home building in recent memory: a two-story villa that was built in just three hours using a special material that the company is still keeping a secret. More

Launzer and DC Comics unveil the first officially licensed 3D printed Batman

Jul.17, 2015 - The small line of 3D printed Batman figures - which are being sold by 3D printing service Launzer - are the first and only designs to have secured official licensing from DC Comics. More

LUXeXceL secures €7.5 million investment to further develop 3D printed optical lens

Jul.17, 2015 - LUXeXceL, a Netherlands-based company that was the first company to be able to fully 3D print optical lenses, has just announced that they have received €7.5 million in series B funding to further extend their reach into the optics industry. More

E3D and LittleBox unveil affordable and fully hackable BigBox 3D printer

Jul.17, 2015 - The upcoming BigBox 3D printer, a fully hackable machine that is as large as its name suggests, is the result of a collaboration between high-quality hotend manufacturer E3D and laser cutter designer LittleBox. More

China showcases large 3D printed metal frames for new generation of military aircraft

Jul.17, 2015 - Beijing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics has showcased large 3D printed metal frame components suitable for a variety of aircraft at the first Chinese National Defense Science and Technology Industry Exhibition. More

Skateboarder creates 3D printed long board hand brake

Jul.17, 2015 - A clever skateboarder by the name of Marius has turned to the 3D printing technology to create his own 3D printed brake system for his Onda long board. More

Colorado doctors begin using 3D printing for treating unborn babies with abnormalities

Jul.16, 2015 - 3D printing technology that has been used to help surgeons perform everything from hip surgery to custom face implants are also being leveraged to perform surgery on the smallest of humans - unborn babies. More

38-year-old Chinese man receives 3D printed titanium mandible implant after being shot in the face

Jul.16, 2015 - Yet for one Chinese man who was shot in the face while working in Ethiopia, 3D printing recently helped provide him with nearly an entirely new face. More

Raytheon now able to 3D print nearly every component of guided missile system

Jul.16, 2015 - Researchers at Raytheon Missile Systems have stated that they have already created next-generation guided missiles that uses additive manufacturing to produce nearly every component within its assembly. More

Charity pays tribute to honor killing Shafilea Ahmed with sculpture created with Tweets and 3D printing

Jul.16, 2015 - This 3D printed bust was made by British charity Karma Nirvana to commemorate her death – Shafilea Ahmed was suffocated with a plastic bag in an honor killing – and to raise awareness for honor killings across Britain. More

REIFY turns songs into 3D printed sculptures embedded with music, now on Kickstarter

Jul.16, 2015 - The REIFI team has just taken to Kickstarter with very interesting 3D printed totems that have been embedded with songs; to press play, all you need to do is scan the totem with an app. More

3-year-old whose head was four times normal size receives 3D printed skull and brain shrinkage surgery

Jul.16, 2015 - Three year old Chinese girl Han Han successfully underwent a brain shrinkage surgery while receiving a 3D printed titanium skull implant that accurately fits the new brain. More

Make a perfect cup of iced coffee with this 3D printed Coffee Cold Brewer

Jul.16, 2015 - Using 3D printing, Jonathan Odom has developed a setup that will enable you to enjoy a fantastic and affordable cup of iced coffee in the comfort of your on home – and what’s more, he’s shared the designs. More

Eco-friendly ‘Digestive Car’ uses 3D printed cow stomachs to fuel cars

Jul.15, 2015 - Critical product designer Yi-Wen Tseng has come up with a speculative concept that, inspired by the cow’s digestive system, would use 3D printed biotechnology to produce methane and fuel cars. More

Texan Toby Lankford designs 3D printed, solar powered RC drone as anti-poaching tool

Jul.15, 2015 - Toby Lankford has developed a 3D printed, solar powered RC plane filled with cameras that can detect poachers over large distances. It’s name? Project Icarus. More

Kanèsis seeking to bring natural and decomposable 3D printable hemp filament to market

Jul.15, 2015 - Startup Kanèsis, founded by Giovanni Milazzo and Antonio Caruso, has already filed a patent for their remarkable, all natural and 100% biodegradable hemp filament and is planning to make it commercially available in the next few months. More

Experts predict 3D printed customised food items to rule the industry in next 20 years

Jul.15, 2015 - The use of 3D printers has the potential to revolutionize the way food is manufactured within the next 10 to 20 years, experts from the Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) are claiming. More

3D bone printing project in China to enter animal testing stage

Jul.15, 2015 - A team of scientists from the Southern Medical University, led university by president Huang Wenhua, has been very successful in 3D printing bones from bone powder and are now ready to enter an animal testing stage. More

Museum uses 3D printing to take fragile maquette by Thomas Hart Benton on tour through the States

Jul.14, 2015 - For a national tour of an exhibition on Thomas Hart Benton, the Peabody Essex Museum created a 3D printed replica of a particularly fragile clay maquette. More

Werking launches customizable 3D printed bike mounts for cycling computers

Jul.14, 2015 - Italian bicycle startup Werking has just presented Mount 3D, 3D printed custimizable bike mounts for GPS and other devices that fits multiple brands and multiple bikes. More

3D print a USB stick: AMRC develops method for embedding electronics during SLA 3D printing

Jul.14, 2015 - AMRC has developed a method for embedding solid objects such as electronics into resin objects while 3D printing them with an SLA machine. To prove what it can do, they have 3D printed a USB memory stick by 3D printing the case around the circuitry, instead of making two halves and gluing them together. More

Spine device company Joimax gets FDA approval for 3D printed spinal implant

Jul.14, 2015 - German company Joimax, a developer of technology used in minimally invasive endoscopic spinal surgeries, said it received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to market its EndoLIF On-Cage 3D printed titanium implant. More

Redditor SexCyborg uses 3D printing to make Bluetooth-controlled underlit miniskirt

Jul.13, 2015 - SexyCyborg has used 3D printed parts and a set of LEDs to turn a denim miniskirt into a very cool, very flashy underlit miniskirt that can change colors. More

3D printed mechanical Victoria Hand for amputees in third world

Jul.13, 2015 - An ongoing project called the Victory Hand, by a team of researchers from the Canadian University of Victoria is specifically developing a mechanical prosthetic for amputees in Guatamala and Nepal, with other countries hopefully following soon. More

Sergey Kolesnik unveils 3D printed highly detailed 36 cm tall Titan-REC figurine

Jul.13, 2015 - For a promotional piece for Russian filament manufacturers REC, Sergey Kolesnik 3D printed the truly awesome Titan-REC, a 36 cm tall mecha robot that no kid will ever get bored with. More

Modeler Nimi Becza creates truly amazing Bad Juju rifle replica from Destiny MMO shooter

Jul.13, 2015 - Nimi Becza and Lael Lee have together realized a truly amazing addition to any Destiny cosplay: a highly detailed Bad Juju rifle replica using 3D printing technology. More

Student develops modular lighting system for interiors using 3D printed optics

Jul.12, 2015 - M. Grossl's STUTTGART 3D printed optical lighting system is an ingenious solution that aims to help with an abandoned building's transformation into a usable structure. More

LUXeXceL helps Dutch student to 3D print cool partly transparent shoes Acryx

Jul.12, 2015 - With the help of LUXeXceL, Dutch student F. Metin has just completed a gorgeous set of 100% 3D printed, partly transparent flexible shoes called Acryx. More

Bastion Cycles gears up to launch custom 3D printed road bikes later this year

Jul.12, 2015 - Australia’s Bastion Bicycles is developing a system for producing custom, lightweight and performance-orientated road bicycle frames that use 3D printing to produce titanium lugs and spun carbon tubes. More

BASF and Poietis enter R&D agreement for 3D bioprinting and skin care

Jul.12, 2015 - BASF announced that they have signed an agreement with Poietis to apply Poietis’ bioprinting technology to BASF’s existing processes in an effort to improve the company’s skin equivalent model Mimeskin™. More

Jewelry designers VANINA in Lebanon turn to MCor 3D printers for paper-based designs

Jul.12, 2015 - Thanks to Mcor’s paper-based 3D printing technologies, a new generation of eco-friendly jewelry designers are turning to the Irish 3D printer manufacturer’s machines to produce designs that neither need expensive molds or expensive resins to create. More

Man 3D prints & shares ‘legal’ poison dart gun to spite State Department’s ban on online weapon sharing

Jul.12, 2015 - A recent announcement by the US State Department has triggered a fresh wave of controversy surrounding 3D printed guns, online file sharing and the right to free speech, inciting maker and gun activist Peter Alaric DeSimone to 3D print and share the files for a .40 caliber poison dart airgun. More

Print your own 3D printer vibration absorbers inspired by earthquake-proof building designs

Jul.11, 2015 - Among others who have used modified their 3D printers with new parts include IT Manager Simon Chan, who was inspired to create 3D printer shock absorbers after studying the shocks created by structural engineers to create earthquake-proof buildings. More

Area71 announces 3d printed version of Koenigsegg CCX performance supercar

Jul.11, 2015 - While recent models coming from Koenigsegg have been commanding over $4 million dollars apiece, scale model car maker Area71 has an alternative option for those who want to own their own garage of Koenigsegg’s on the cheap. More

New Mars Trek web app from NASA lets users view and 3D print Mars in its entirety

Jul.11, 2015 - NASA is offering earth-bound humans the opportunity to virtually explore planets similar to Google Earth, starting with a new web app that they’ve recently launched called Mars Trek. More

University of Michigan testing 3D printed autonomous mini-car 'SmartCarts'

Jul.11, 2015 - Local Motors, an Arizona-based pioneer in the field of 3D printing cars, and the University of Michigan have just started development on a program called SmartCart to get autonomous 3D printed cars the size of golf carts on the roads. More

Harvard's 3D printed, bio-inspired SoftBot jumps 6 times its body height

Jul.10, 2015 - A team of Harvard engineers has developed a jumping robot with a rubbery 3D printed body that can jump up to six times its own height (or about 76 centimeters) and land without being damaged. More

Perfectly bespoke earbuds 3D scanned and printed by UK company Snugs

Jul.10, 2015 - UK-based company Snugs has found success offering tailor-made earbuds, measured to fit perfectly within the unique curves of users’ ear canals, ensuring a more comfortable fit, better noise isolation, and the highest sound quality. More

Surgeons in China successfully implant world’s first 3D printed full-sacral prosthesis

Jul.10, 2015 - A patient in the People’s Hospital of Peking University in China received the world’s first 3D printed full-sacral prosthesis after a dangerous tumor was removed. More

Rocket Lab to build world's first private satellite launch pad for 3D printed rockets in New Zealand

Jul.9, 2015 - Rocket Lab, a New Zealand company who is responsible for creating the world's first 3D printed rocket has announced that they've been chosen to build what is likely to be the world's first private satellite launch pad to use for launching 3D printed rockets. More

Jan Bürstner shares design for awesome 3D printed RC hovercraft

Jul.9, 2015 - After reading an article about hovercrafts and further studying the principles of their operation, design engineer Jan Bürstner has created his own hovercraft design using his 3D printing. More

Neff Capital launches Sintavia, maker of 3D printed aerospace parts with $10M investment

Jul.9, 2015 - Neff Capital Management LLC, a private equity firm based in Ft. Lauderdale, FL, has announced that they have established a new company whose primary focus is on developing production parts for aerospace and defense original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) around the world using additive manufacturing methods. More

Thingiverse user shares designs for amazing 3D printable Photon Printer laser engraver

Jul.9, 2015 - New Zealand-based Thingiverse user Isolt has shared an amazing design for a 3D printable laser engraver. This cool Photon Printer was designed as an entry for the Light It Up contest and will be a perfect addition to any maker’s arsenal. More

leFabClub repairs bust of 11th century Cambodian king using MCor's paper-based 3D printer

Jul.9, 2015 - Eric Lemaresquier of leFabShop’s leFabClub in Paris, France used a combination of 3D scanning, 3D modeling and 3D printing to accurately replicate and repair a damaged ancient bust of Suryavarman, King of Cambodia, whose legacy dates back to the 11th Century. More

Lloyd Roberts shares designs for amazing 3D printable Zelda Master Sword and scabbard

Jul.9, 2015 - Experienced designer Lloyd Roberts has come up with an amazing 3D printed replica of the Master Sword and scabbard from the Zelda franchise. Perfect for confronting Ganondorf or for taking to ComicCon. More

Chinese woman receives the world's first 3D printed titanium sternal

Jul.9, 2015 - The 54-year-old woman from Luoyang City in China recently underwent surgery in the TangDu Hospital in Xi'an, becoming the first patient in the world to receive a 3D printed titanium sternal implant. More

Japanese scientists develop 3D printed liver model with visible blood vessel structures

Jul.9, 2015 - A team of researchers from the University of Tsukuba and Dai Nippon Printing Co.Ltd have just announced that they have successful 3D printed a liver model, with the internal blood vessels structures clearly visible in side. More

Project Seafood upcycles ocean plastics into 3D printed objects on-location

Jul.9, 2015 - Swiss designers and avid surfers Jennifer Gadient and Fabian Wyss have been traveling extensively over the past year across Europe in their van with the goal of settling down somewhere to surf and create 3D printed objects under their Project Seafood brand. More

US State Department fight against sharing 3D printed gun blueprints online

Jul.9, 2015 - US State Deparment has proposed revisions to International Traffic in Arms which will effectively outlaw 3D printed guns. The revisions essentially focus on the digital transmission of technical data. More

Oyma 3D creates 400 3D printed 'Rocinante' sculptures for the 400th Anniversary of Don Quixote

Jul.9, 2015 - In celebration of the 400th Anniversary of Don Quixote of La Mancha, Egyptian design engineer Mahmoud Al-Swedy of Oyma3D digitally sculpted a 3D model of the famous Spanish knight’s beloved horse, ‘Rocinante’ over the past nine months. More

3DPrinterOS network surpasses 2,000 printers in 3 months, twice as fast as 3D Hubs

Jul.9, 2015 - 3DPrinterOS's network has now consists of more than 2000 connected online 3D printers (having grown twice as fast as 3D Hubs), involving 4700 users spread out over 920 cities and 83 countries. More

Cristiano Ronaldo meets his life-size near-nude clone created using 3D technologies

Jul.9, 2015 - 3D scanning and printing technologies were put to good use to create a life-size clone of Real Madrid’s own Portuguese football superstar Cristiano Ronaldo. More

Local Motors unveils designs for the world's first road-ready line of 3D printed cars

Jul.8, 2015 - Local Motors unveils designs for the world's first road-ready line of 3D printed cars. They have picked Kevin Lo’s 3D printed car designs for an actual commercial production line that is set to become available next year. More

Olloclip turns to 3D printing to develop new iPhone mobile photography rig

Jul.8, 2015 - Among others who have found success with creating clip-on lens systems for the iPhone include olloclip - and the company has just launched their most advanced mobile photography system to date in the form of olloclip Studio on Kickstarter. More

Fashion icon Karl Lagerfeld presents 3D printed Chanel suit at Paris Fashion Week

Jul.8, 2015 - On Tuesday at a Chanel event for Paris Fashion Week, Fashion icon Karl Lagerfeld presented a new line of 3D printed dresses in front of a celebrity-studded runway. More

NOWlab teams with BigRep to 3D print biodegradable, biology-inspired 'Glacier' stool

Jul.8, 2015 - Berlin-based interdisciplinary design studio NOWlab combined both the natural world with 3D Printing technology in their latest design, the ‘Glacier’. More

Designer Charbel Feghaly and DF3D 3D print an intricate dress with inside facing hinges

Jul.8, 2015 - Arabian fashion designer Charbel Feghaly has teamed up with Indian 3D printing platform DF3D to 3D print a very intricate dress featuring countless inside facing hinges. More

Brazilian maker creates motorized 3D printed prosthetic hand Biohand using off-the-shelf parts

Jul.7, 2015 - Inspired by the need for a robust and low-cost 3D printed hand prosthesis using off-the-shelf components, Martin Vincent Bloedorn’s ‘Biohand’ is among one of the more mechanically complex prosthetic hands that emulates a human hand and is currently available as an open source model online. More

Constellium, Stelia Aerospace & CT Ingenierie partner for 3D printing airplane fuselages

Jul.7, 2015 - Constellium announced that they have has formed a partnership with STELIA Aerospace and CT INGENIERIE to engage in a research and development project called FAST, focused on topological optimization of aero structures and additive manufacturing. More

Dutch designer teams up with LeapFrog to 3D print gorgeous OctoMadness Zoetrope

Jul.7, 2015 - With the help of Leapfrog 3D printers, Dutch team led by animator and designer Klaas-Harm de Boer has created a gorgeous, multicolored and functional zoetrope called ‘The OctoMadness’. More

Robot Factory launches Copperface kit for coating plastic or resin 3D printed parts in metal

Jul.7, 2015 - Italian 3D printer manufacturers Robot Factory has just launched the Copperface kit, a low-cost option which will easily enable home users to coat plastic or resin 3D printed parts in metal. More

Dutch maritime consortium teams up with NLR to research 3D printing of ship components

Jul.7, 2015 - As part of the project ‘3D Printing of Maritime Spare Parts’, Dutch consortium of 27 shipyard-related businesses has teamed up with high end manufacturer NLR to study the quality and durability of 3D printed metal parts in maritime conditions. More

3D print your own Japanese Kaiju-inspired pinhole camera

Jul.7, 2015 - Inspired by both his love for Kaiju (japanese monsters) as well as his love for photography, Thingiverse user schlem created a giant mutant-inspired pinhole camera using his 3D printer - the terraPin Kaiju 6x18 Pinhole Gamera. More

Dutch start-up Boulton launches DLP-SLA 3D printed eyewear on Kickstarter

Jul.7, 2015 - Boulton is a Dutch start-up seeking to launch their brand of eyewear, made with DLP and SLA 3D printing, on Kickstarter. Aiming to create custom-tailored solutions for heads, the Boulton Eyewear team uses a process that allows users to scan their faces using their own phones rather than a dedicated 3D scanner. More

Student creates custom carbon fiber printing robot using 3D printing

Jul.6, 2015 - Using Rhino to design and model her components, industrial design student Basia Dżaman focused on creating a new fully-working technology that allows users to create their own carbon fiber structure that’s built around supporting structure with the aid of a KUKA robot. More

Designer Michael Sng creates a 435-part 3D printed walking tank

Jul.6, 2015 - Consisting of over 400 hand-painted 3D printed parts that create a 20-inch tall scale model of a multi-story walking tank, the HMC Boudicca is also fully functional and interactive with Arduino-controlled motors, servos, and LEDs. More

3D printed Prehensile prosthetic emulates 27 bones of human hand with aluminum tubing and coiled springs

Jul.6, 2015 - 3D Printed Prehensile emulates 27 bones within the biological human hand and the internal rigging consists of various thicknesses of aluminum tubing and coiled springs in order to provide highly-responsive functionality. More

This 3D printed 'dough' could fix up your fractured bones

Jul.6, 2015 - A team of scientists from the University of Nottingham has developed a new 3D bioprinting technique that allows them to 3D print a thick paste filled with protein-releasing microspheres that can be used to greatly speed up bone regeneration after fractures. More

Steinway unveils piano with 3D printed ceramic components in Taiwan

Jul.6, 2015 - Steinway and high quality ceramic producers Franz unveiled the Steinway Sun and Moon Reflection piano, complete with 3D printed ceramic parts and screws on 25 June in Taiwan. More

3Dponics launches first 3D printable mini medical marijuana garden

Jul.6, 2015 - 3Dphonics Inc has just launched what is believed to be the world’s first 3D printable and fully modular and customizable medical marijuana garden. More

18 year old converts film camera to digital with 3D printed parts

Jul.5, 2015 - Ollie Baker from Brighton, UK, has successfully converted a 1970s Konica Auto S3 into a digital camera using pieces from a Sony NEX-5 and 3D printed parts he designed himself. More

Microsoft shares 3D printable designs for custom docking station for Surface Pro 3

Jul.5, 2015 - Microsoft has just released 3D printable files for developing a custom docking station for the Windows Surface Pro 3 tablet, enabling you to conveniently add it to your doubtlessly impressive multi-screen workstation. More

Artist gains foothold in 3D printing world with Iron Man MK 42 boot prototype

Jul.4, 2015 - California-based artist and Avengers mega-fan James Christianson has nearly completed a semi-functional Iron Man armor prototype using 3D printing, CNC, mechatronics and onboard computing. More

3D print your own copy of Nick Friez's Window Hanging Garden

Jul.4, 2015 - The Window Hanging Garden is a 3D printable garden that was created by industrial designer Nick Friez for a class at Philadelphia University and was recently presented at the IMM Cologne, International Furnishings Show. More

Indian architect Ekaggrat Kalsi is 3D printing with light

Jul.4, 2015 - Indian architect Ekaggrat Singh Kalsi has transformed his Delta 3D printer into a light printing machine and used it to create a remarkable replica of his daughter’s face. More

Researchers create revolutionary optical fiber 3D printing technique for telecom and datacom industries

Jul.3, 2015 - Researchers at the University of Southampton have been exploring ways of using additive manufacturing to produce optical fibers. Using their new technique they have been able to form complex fibre structures by layering ultra-pure glass powder and gradually building up a shape to create a preform. More

PLEN2 opens up pre-orders and community hub for their 3D printed humanoid robot

Jul.3, 2015 - PLEN company announced that for the first time since their Kickstarter campaign came to a close last year, users who might not have been able to purchase a PLEN2 during the campaign can now pre-order a robot directly from the PLEN online store. More

3D printed joint replacement manufacturer ConforMIS raises $135M after going public on NASDAQ

Jul.3, 2015 - ConforMIS's iFit Image-to-Implant technology platform allows for surgeons to use preoperative CT scan to create 3D printed joint replacement implants that are customized to fit the needs of each patient. More

QalamSila launches Kickstarter for 3D printed construction set app

Jul.3, 2015 - Created by a group of design engineers from Beirut, QalamSila 2.0 is a 3D construction app that will let users build models on their mobile devices before 3D printing the resulting joint connectors and combining them with wood pencils to create K’Nex-like models. More

Lab3D unveils 3D ‘parallel printing’ concept and lightweight & energy efficient façade for construction industry

Jul.2, 2015 - Dutch designers Hans Lankhaar and Bram van den Haspel of Lab3D in Rotterdam have developed and successfully 3D printed a lightweight and energy efficient façade. More

AMD shares 3D printable files for customizing Radeon R9 Fury X graphics card

Jul.1, 2015 - Processor developer AMD has kept a close eye on customization over the years, and their new Radeon R9 Fury X graphics card comes with a customizable front plate that can be replaced or altered with 3D printed parts. More

Bold Machines and 3DKitbash collaborate to 3D print life-sized Quin doll

Jul.1, 2015 - While a small 3D printed model of Quin has been available for purchase for $24.95, Robinson and Mathis recently collaborated with Bold Machines to make a life-sized version of Quin using the 3D printing incubator’s impressive 3D printer farm. More

Dubai says plans world’s first fully functional 3D printed office building

Jul.1, 2015 - Dubai – one of the two most important emirates – is entering the 3D printed building race. Their goal? To build a 2,000 square feet functional building using nothing but 3D printing technology. More

Transhumanist Martine Rothblatt working on 3D printed organs injected with stem cells

Jul.1, 2015 - Martine Rothblatt's method would involve 3D printing a scaffold of an organ out of materials that are compatible with the human body before isolating the cells from the sick patient and converting the desired tissue type into usable cells using the scaffolding. More

Australia's 3D Medical Limited receives order for 25 3D printed jaws after successful surgery

Jul.1, 2015 - Australia’s 3D Medical Limited, which created a titanium jaw for a Melbourne man in an Australian-first surgery just less than a month ago, has signed a deal to create another 25 of the 3d printed life-changing devices over the next twelve months. More

Couple creating cheap NecropSynth 3D printed rats for more ethical dissections

Jul.1, 2015 - NecropSynth is working on 3D printing macroscopically accurate, anatomical models of a rat, eliminating the need for real animals to be sacrificed in the name of science and education. More

A new ink formulation allows you to 3D print objects out of stretchy graphene

Jun.30, 2015 - And while some graphene successes have been previously achieved, this specific ink contains more graphene than any previously developed 3D printable materials (the previous record was around the 20 percent). This means that the electrical and mechanical properties of graphene can soon be taken into use. More

Canadian engineer 3D prints a functioning water pump that fits on large water containers

Jun.30, 2015 - Canadian engineer has 3D printed a functioning water pump that works perfectly and can even function as a tap for those large water containers. More

Designer duo 3D prints physical version of Angry Birds

Jun.30, 2015 - One designer duo has used their 3D printer to recreate the infamous Angry Birds app as a playable tabletop game, and has graciously shared all of his excellent designs for home use. More

MIT develops 3D printed 360-degree tactical camera ball to assist police in raiding close areas

Jun.30, 2015 - Bounce Imaging, is gearing up to release their first line of tactical spheres - which are equipped with cameras and sensors that can instantly transmit panoramic images back to a smartphone. More

The Cultivator conceptual machine designed for 3D printing meat on-demand

Jun.30, 2015 - A pair of German students has created a conceptual prototype 3D printer designed for kitchen countertops that people could use to create meat on-demand within the confines of their own kitchen. More

Microsoft 'improves' Oculus Rift with 3D printed lenses, shares 3D printable CAD files

Jun.29, 2015 - Despite recently settling on a partnership with Oculus Rift and while working on their own HoloLens, Microsoft developers have just released some free CAD files for users to improve their Oculus Rift headsets. More

XSENSE unveils 3D printed prosthetic at DMS Tokyo, starts collaboration with paralympians

Jun.29, 2015 - The Japanese artist collective XSENSE is taking things to the next level with a new, functional prosthetic and a collaboration with Paralympic athletes in need of prostheses. More

Paper-thin 3D printed solar cells to provide affordable electricity for unlit rural areas

Jun.29, 2015 - Now, a new printed solar cell technology that only requires the use of existing industrial-size 3D printers and some perovskite material may soon promise clean renewable for 1.3 billion people in developing countries, too. More

Byxee, first smart safety device for bike is brought to life thanks to Kentstrapper's Volta 3D printer

Jun.29, 2015 - Similar to the driver assistance systems found within modern cars, the Byxee, which was created by Italian AI specialist Riccardo Ricci, aims to warn riders when moving objects or hazardous objects enter its field of view to ultimately help prevent an accident from occurring. More

Naturebytes launches 3D printable Raspberry Pi Wildlife Camera trap Kit to teach kids tech

Jun.29, 2015 - Naturebytes has just launched a new Kickstarter campaign for their Wildlife Cam Kit, which aims to help young makers capture wildlife photos using a Raspberry Pi-powered camera with the option to 3D print their own camera housing. More

California woman uses customized 3D printed tools to overcome mobility disabilities

Jun.29, 2015 - Brandy Leigh Scott overcame the challenges of her Dupuytrens Contracture symptoms by developing her own solutions with the help of the support from online 3D printing supplier MatterHackers and their 3D printers. More

GMC introduces new ads featuring 3D printed humanoid robot 'Plastic Man' that can can talk & see

Jun.29, 2015 - Justin Mattarocchia describes his design process as a series of building up shapes starting with some loose reference points. Among his more well-known examples include his life-size humanoid skeleton ‘Plastic Man’, which he unveiled last year. More

Spectrum Health prints first 3D heart model using multiple medical imaging techniques

Jun.27, 2015 - A team of heart specialists from Spectrum Health Helen DeVos Children's Hospital in Grand Rapids, Michigan have announced that they have successfully 3D printing the first model of a heart that utilizes multiple imaging techniques in a single, detailed print. More

Sweden's +Project begins process of creating 3D printed houses from cellulose material

Jun.27, 2015 - In a new collaborative project that currently has over SEK 35 million invested in it, a team of researchers and partners are developing a new technology that’s capable of producing full-scale 3D printed houses using cellulose material. More

Italian designer 3D prints a gorgeous guitar inspired by HP Lovecraft groundbreaking art

Jun.26, 2015 - Italian designer Francesco Orrù has created a gorgeous 3D printed guitar. While 3D printing a functioning guitar itself is already impressive, Francesco has added a second layer of difficulty by modelling the body after HP Lovecraft’s groundbreaking artwork. More

NextGen, first chef's knife with custom 3D printed handles built to perfectly fit your hand

Jun.26, 2015 - Massachusetts-based knife specialists NextGen has launched a crowdfunding campaign for custom made knives that rely on 3D printing to create perfect ergonomic grips for chefs of every level. More

Possible terrorist group apprehended in Hong Kong with bomb material and a 3D printer

Jun.26, 2015 - An entirely new violent avenue has been found in Hong Kong, where a group of potential terrorists were apprehended earlier this week with a 3D printer and materials used in bomb making. More

This incredible 3D printed Batman Arkham Origins suit is fabricated using 3D printing

Jun.26, 2015 - While there are plenty of excellent examples of 3D printed cosplay props and even entire suits out there, few are as cool or as impressive as a Batman suit designed and 3D printed by the Irish design studio Order 66 Workshop and Effects, who are based in Galway, Ireland. More

3D artist creates awesome 3D printed 30" Batmobile from the original 1989 Batman movie

Jun.25, 2015 - Now, another Batman fan has produced a 3D printable model of what is perhaps one of the most iconic Batman vehicles of all-time: the Batmobile from the original 1989 Batman movie. More

Ziggy the dog receives life-changing surgery thanks to Australian 3D printing startup

Jun.25, 2015 - Recently, Ziggy, a border collie from Queensland, Australia who belongs to a group of veterinary students at the University of Queensland, underwent a surgical procedure that was made possible thanks to the aid of a 3D printed replica of his deformed front leg. More

New Australian experiment rewards joggers with 3D printed chocolate treats based on exercise data

Jun.25, 2015 - For a new behavioral experiment that’s taking place in Australia, ten Melbourne families will install a 3D printer in their home that will produce various 3D printed chocolate objects based on the frequency and intensity of their exercise. More

Australian 3D design engineer creates a 3D printed electric guitar using an UP Box

Jun.25, 2015 - Michael Tyson, a 3D design engineer and distributor of 3D printers in Australia, recently took it upon himself to design and 3d print an FDM electric guitar using Polymaker’s PolyMax PLA filament on the UP Box 3D printer. More

Create your own 3D printed racing bike with colorFabb's XT-CF20 carbon fiber filament

Jun.25, 2015 - A regular desktop 3D printer was used to create a track bike at filament manufacturer colorFabb’s 3D print lab. The concept bike, which was created by Stephan Schürmann, was designed to demonstrate the capabilities that regular desktop 3D printers can offer in creating ready-to-use products. More

Australian 3D design engineer creates a 3D printed electric guitar using an UP Box

Jun.25, 2015 - Michael Tyson, a 3D design engineer and distributor of 3D printers in Australia, recently took it upon himself to design and 3d print an FDM electric guitar using Polymaker’s PolyMax PLA filament on the UP Box 3D printer. More

Startup Ripples combines inkjet and 3D printing to print any imagine in coffee foam

Jun.25, 2015 - Startup Ripples unveiled their Ripple Maker coffee 3D printer at CE Week in New York City. Combining inkjet printing with 3D printer technology, this machine can 3D print any previously uploaded image into your coffee foam each morning. More

Formlabs pop-up microfactory to create 3D printed IoT wristbands in real-time

Jun.24, 2015 - This week (June 23-25) at the Solid Conference at Fort Mason in San Francisco - a hardware and software conference - a 3D printing production line microfactory has been assembled to help highlight just how powerful these microfactories can be. More

MakerBot & ThinkFun release free 3D printable Construction Sets and launch 'Kids make it' Challenge

Jun.24, 2015 - As part of this sensible turn-around, Makerbot has just released an interesting series of sets together with ThinkFun, all aimed to encourage children to become more interested in scientific possibilities. More

Neri Oxman who plans to '3D print' buildings wins Vilcek Prize

Jun.24, 2015 - Neri Oxman, a designer, architect, artist and head of the MIT Media Lab's Mediated Matter research group as been named the 2014 recipient of the Vilcek Prize in Design. More

Ford adopts Carbon3D’s ultra-fast CLIP 3D printing technology for prototyping

Jun.24, 2015 - Ford and Carbon3D have just announced that this giant of the automobile industry will begin using CLIP as a prototyping tool. To explain, Carbon3D is a very young startup from Redwood City, California. More

World’s first 3D printed modular supercar is unveiled, built using revolutionary ‘Node’ technology platform

Jun.24, 2015 - San Francisco-based Divergent Microfactories introduced the company’s plan to dematerialize and democratize car manufacturing in the form of the company’s very first 3D printed supercar prototype, Blade. More

Finnish startup Fimatec unveils concept for ready-built 3D printed walls for modular apartments

Jun.24, 2015 - A Finland-based company is currently researching ways of leveraging additive manufacturing technology to create 3D printed apartment buildings that can be used in the very near future. More

3D printed Lawnfixer attaches to broomstick for effortless lawn repair

Jun.24, 2015 - Belgian designer Tom De Vrieze has just released a deceptively simple multi-use garden tool that, using nothing more than a 3D printed head, an old broomstick, and a bit of elbow grease, will turn your law from brown and patchy, to golf-course-worthy green. More

Washington scientists 3D print with custom molecules to create low-cost mechanical sensor

Jun.24, 2015 - A team of researchers from the University of Washington has succeeded in printing out molecules that can respond to their surroundings and act as sensors. More

3D printed parts will be onboard the first FAA-approved drone delivery on July 17th

Jun.24, 2015 - Now, one drone design in particular that features 3D printed components has been approved by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to begin making deliveries in the United States. More

Britain invests £10M into funding research for 3D printing in aerospace technologies

Jun.24, 2015 - Recently, the UK’s Business Minister Anna Soubry announced a £10m competition to find "game-changing" aerospace technologies that can help "keep Britain at the forefront of the global aerospace market". More

Fourteen-year-old maker builds fantastic modular 3D printed marble machine

Jun.23, 2015 - Fourteen-year-old girl Jazzmyn 3D printed a complex, modular, endlessly variable and very impressive marble machine. Remember those marble machines you used to play with as a kid? They’re nothing compared to this incredible creation. More

Britain invests £10M into funding research for 3D printing in aerospace technologies

Jun.23, 2015 - Recently, the UK’s Business Minister Anna Soubry announced a £10m competition to find "game-changing" aerospace technologies that can help "keep Britain at the forefront of the global aerospace market". More

Ensure you have a clean workspace with this 3D printed mini USB vacuum cleaner

Jun.23, 2015 - This mini 3D printed USB vacuum cleaner has been designed by the young French Instructables user loboat with a single, very recognizable purpose in mind: to clean the endless mess desk after tinkering with plastic, wood and electronics for hours. More

Spain's Moyupi lets kids create their own full-color 3D printed monster toy designs

Jun.23, 2015 - For design engineer Juan Ángel Medina of Jaen, Spain, leveraging modern additive manufacturing technologies to make it easy for parents to create custom 3D prints of their child’s artwork has since become a full-time job and he is now launching a new platform to make this process easier called Moyupi. More

3DSimo Mini is pocket-sized Mini 3D printing pen that can 3D draw, solder, burn and cut

Jun.23, 2015 - Today, the Czech Republic-based company 3DSimo announced that they are re-packaging its 3DSimo 3D printing pen into a much smaller offering that ‘packs a punch’ in an even more pocket-friendly design. More

Nervous System's Floraform software will allow you to create gorgeous nature-inspired 3D printed jewelry

Jun.23, 2015 - Nervous System is working on an online platform of their Floraform software, where users can cultivate their own naturally inspired 3D printed jewelry creations. More

Legacy Effects uses Carbon3D's CLIP 3D printers for Terminator Genisys & Hollywood special effects

Jun.23, 2015 - Carbon3D recently announced that top special-effects company Legacy Effects relied on its CLIP 3D printing technology during the production of both the commercial and for the upcoming Arnold Schwarzenegger blockbuster Terminator Genisys. More

German Giant Ottobock teams with UNYQ to develop stylish 3D printed prosthetics

Jun.23, 2015 - One of the world leaders in prosthetic manufacturing, Ottobock, has just announced a partnership with innovative designers UNYQ to look into 3D printing options. More

Russian company Rostec unveils 3D printed multipurpose amphibious drone

Jun.22, 2015 - Russian business Rostec has developed a 3D printed truly multi-purpose drone that can take on just about any terrain challenge, whether its soft soil, marchland, water, snow and more. More

Boeing's new eco-focused 757 utilizes all-new aviation technologies including 3D printing

Jun.22, 2015 - Boeing has been developing their ecoDemonstrator 757 aircraft that, among other things, is focused on more than 15 eco-friendly technologies that improve aviation’s environmental performance. More

Taiwanese man creates ‘Panda’, a 3D printed house-cleaning robot

Jun.22, 2015 - Created by industrial designer Jake Lee, the Panda is an improved version of Lee’s previous cleaning robot, with enhanced features such as air suction, a sweeper, and a roller brush. More

British PhD student 3D prints on inflatable substrate to create artificial muscles

Jun.22, 2015 - Fergal Coulter, a lecturer and PhD candidate at the College of Art & Design and Build Environment at the Nottingham Trent University, is using 3D printing and scanning techniques to create artificial muscles. More

Bold Machines teams up with Milestone-Studio to 3D print an oral cancer diagnosis kit

Jun.22, 2015 - Milestone-Studio and Bold Machines have created the Vista Dental’s OncoLight Oral Lesion Screening Kit, that could be used to catch oral lesions that can become cancerous early and thus greatly increase the survival rate of people everywhere. More

Cosplay designers create incredible 3D printed ‘Batman: Arkham Knight’ suit

Jun.22, 2015 - Working alongside several partners including Graphix Monster and Armory Props, Crimson Coscrafts created a fully-3D printed ‘Batman: Arkham Knight’ suit which is worn by Batman in the upcoming Arkham Knight video game. More

Evonik invests in 3D printed, biomechanically optimized insoles from Wiivv Wearables

Jun.21, 2015 - Wiivv Wearables, one of the first companies to use 3D printing to produce affordable and customizable insoles, has received a venture capital investment from Evonik, made jointly with Formation 8 and Real Ventures, Canada’s largest and most active seed investor. More

Australian man now able to eat again thanks to 3D printed titanium prosthetic jaw

Jun.20, 2015 - 3D printing technology was used to create a 3D printed jaw prosthesis for a 32-year-old Australian man; a first for the country. The man, Richard Stratton, was born with a rare deformity that has made chewing food incredibly painful. More

Exovite is developing custom 3D printed splints that will heal your broken bone faster

Jun.20, 2015 - Exovite is developing a system of immobilization and rehabilitation that will create a revolution in the field of orthopedics and musculoskeletal treatments. More

Blind & deaf mother receives a 3D printed bust of daughter before she heads off to college

Jun.20, 2015 - Aiming to help make this transition easier for blind and deaf mother Faith Altheide, Maconaquah teachers Ron Shaffer and Cory Howard have created a 3D printed replica of her daughter before she heads off to college. More

Prop artist Michael Ruddy 3D prints an amazing cosplay replica of the bow from Thief video game

Jun.19, 2015 - Prop artist Michael Ruddy, who regularly shares 3D printed cosplay props through his Facebook page Hero Complex Props, has just revealed the results of a very interesting game-inspired project: the bow from the Thief video game. More

'You Design, We Print' - Drawn seeking funding to offer customized furniture built with its giant 3D printing robot arm

Jun.19, 2015 - French startup Drawn has turned to Kickstarter to raise €15K in funds for the launch of its very first range of 3D printed decorative objects. More

Dassault Systèmes and Safran join efforts to advance the future of 3D printed aerospace parts

Jun.19, 2015 - Dassault Systèmes has announced that they have established a partnership with Safran Group to further develop “expertise in the virtual validation of the additive manufacturing process” using Dassault Systèmes’ 3DEXPERIENCE platform. More

Designer Nanu Al-Hamad teams with Bold Machines to produce innovative HANKY pocket square design

Jun.18, 2015 - Al-Hamad, who collaborated with Bold Machines to investigate the range of material possibilities, just launched his latest piece, the “HANKY: Structured Pocket Square”. More

Italy's WASP is called upon to lead 3D printing effort for preserving ancient Italian ruins

Jun.18, 2015 - Italian 3D printing company WASP seeks to preserve the artistic and cultural heritage of the area through the use of their 3D printing technologies. More

Print-Rite showcases a very cool and flexible dancing robot built on its Colido 3D printer

Jun.18, 2015 - The Colido 3D printer – developed by Hong Kong-based 3D printer manufacturers Print-Rite – is looking pretty good, as they have used it to create a very flexible and very cool dancing robot. More

South African scientists develop 3D printed mechanical prosthetic hand with individually moving fingers

Jun.18, 2015 - A team of scientists from the South African University of Cape Town have unveiled a prosthetic with individually moving fingers. The hand is 3D printed with SLS 3D printing technology and capable of working with sensors and motors. More

Researchers create 3D printed custom shapes for liquid medicine tablets, including dinosaur pills for kids

Jun.18, 2015 - It may even be possible for doctors to one day email patients a dosage that can be 3d printed into a specific shape at home - such as dinosaurs or elephants for young patients. More

Mark Leonard of Aztec Scenic Design gives new insight into creating 3D printed ceilings

Jun.18, 2015 - Aztec Scenic Design has been using 3D printing to create custom interior work for high-end homes including the design, development and installation of intricate custom ceiling designs. More

V-Moda begins offering 3D printed headphone 'Shields' that can cost you up to $40000

Jun.18, 2015 - V-Moda has been using the technology for a few years now to create a number of 3D printed plastic “Shields”, which act as customizable side panels where DJs and other users can show off their ‘brand and image’. More

Swedish researchers successfully 3D print cellulose-based circuits

Jun.17, 2015 - A group of researchers from Chalmers University of Technology in Sweden were able to successfully print and dry three-dimensional objects that were made from cellulose for the first time with the help of a 3D bioprinter. More

China's Winbo creates a full-scale 3D printed engine using 18 3D printers

Jun.17, 2015 - China’s Winbo Smart Tech Co.,Ltd, a 3D printer manufacturer that has multiple product lines of all multiple sizes and prices, took it upon themselves to create a full-scale working Toyota 4-cylinder engine using their own 3D printers. More

Create your own 3D printed features with the open source SULI portable solar light

Jun.17, 2015 - A group of light designers from Santiago, Chile have been actively developing a solution and have recently launched their answer on Indiegogo. Their product, SULI, is designed to be a portable solar module that also aims to democratize access to light for everybody. More

Taiwanese dance performance Storynest uses motion capture and 3D printing to help tell the story

Jun.17, 2015 - Storynest, a Taiwanese performance and dance project, has resorted to using 3D scanning and 3D printing technologies to help add a new dimension to their storytelling experience. More

Swissto12 signs contract with European Space Agency to create 3D printed antennas for space exploration

Jun.17, 2015 - Private Swiss company Swissto12 SA just signed a major contract with the European Space Agency to develop a metal-plated polymer antenna design. More

Quake fan creates a fully-functional 3D printed RC tank PC computer mod

Jun.17, 2015 - Adam Owen recently used 3D printing to create a fully-functional 3D printed RC tank PC computer mod. To create the tank, Owen first designed the individual parts in Sketchup using reference photos along the way to ensure that his results were accurate to the original tank. More

New $150 Micro Drone 3.0 flies onto Indiegogo, thanks to 3D printing

Jun.16, 2015 - For his Micro Drone 3.0 project - which is seeking to raise $75,000 on the crowdfunding platform - Vernon Kerswell aimed at creating a small and sophisticated personal drone that captures high-quality HD video. More

3D print your own iStein drink caddy featuring a limited edition Game of Thrones sigil

Jun.16, 2015 - Chris Czech from Mutant Design is back with an all-new design that is sure to add another element of fun to your summer thanks to 3D printing: the iStein 3D Printed Drink Caddy (AKA The Smartest Stein You Know). More

Surgeons use 3D printing to help fix serious skull defects for young South African girls

Jun.16, 2015 - The World Craniofacial Foundation (WCF), which seeks to give normal lives to those who suffer craniofacial defects, recently teamed up with professor Frank Graewe, MD to help reconstruct the faces of two African girls with serious skull deformities using 3D printing. More

UC San Diego students prepare to break world record with 3D printed rocket engine

Jun.16, 2015 - A group of UC San Diego students from the UC San Diego chapter of Students for the Exploration and Development of Space have been spending their time developing a 3D printed rocket engine, which they have been actively testing in the nearby Mojave Desert. More

South Korea calls upon Germany's InssTek DMT Grand Teton 3D printer to repair fighter jets

Jun.16, 2015 - South Korea has turned to the 3D printing technology for repairing the country’s F-15K fighter jets, which are made by American manufacturer Boeing McDonnell Douglas. More

Pennsylvania high school student saves district more than $10,000 with 3D printed repair parts

Jun.16, 2015 - An enterprising sophomore student in Uniontown, Pennsylvania, recently turned a few dollars worth of 3D printing filament into over $10,000 in savings for his district school board. More

Carnegie Mellon College of Engineering projects top 10 list for 3D printed metal applications

Jun.16, 2015 - A group of experts from Carnegie Mellon University have projected what they believe are the top ten applications for metal-based 3D printing. Jack Beuth, has been actively researching how metal-based additive manufacturing process can be made faster and cheaper. More

Doctors in India use 3D printing to help in surgical planning to correct orbital hypertelorism

Jun.16, 2015 - Dr. Sathish Vasishta, a craniomaxillofacial surgeon, and Dr. Derick Mendonca, a plastic surgeon, of the Sakra Hospital in Bangalore, India used a 3D printed model for a surgical procedure to correct orbital hypertelorism. More

Australian office supplies giant Officeworks launches 3D Experience Centre

Jun.15, 2015 - Officeworks, an office supplies giant that could be compared to staples, has just opened a 3D Experience Centre in Melbourne, Australia. This 3D Experience Centre can be found in the Officeworks store on Russel Street in Melbourne, and aims to introduce both business and private clients to 3D printing technology. More

Chinese inventor develops the first ever 3D printed washing machine for shoes

Jun.15, 2015 - Chinese inventor Liu Feng has developed a very interesting and very functional 3D printed washing machine specifically designed for cleaning your shoes safely, properly and without damaging them. More

Project Deep-Z: 3D printed low cost devices can be used for deep water exploration

Jun.15, 2015 - Over the last few months, Martin Baumers and his team have been working on project Deep-Z: a non-academic and hands-on research project funded by private individuals, aiming to find out whether 3D printing can be used to build low cost devices for deep water exploration. More

Artist Matt Pearson uses 3D printing to transform a gourd into an interactive instrument

Jun.15, 2015 - California-based artist Matt Pearson has taken a more natural approach to 3D printed instruments, transforming a gourd into a very intuitive instrument. While it contains no strings, buttons or keys, music is played by holding the gourd and moving around. More

Dutch artist plans giant 3D printed Madonna statue to fight against ocean plastic

Jun.15, 2015 - Among others who are drawing awareness to this environmental issue include Dutch artist Peter Smith, who is planning to turn 100,000 littered plastic bottles into a giant sculpture of Madonna and child to help draw attention to this pressing issue. More

Learn how to use 3D printing for mold making with this Crystal Glow Knuckles project

Jun.14, 2015 - Matthew Borgatti over at Adafruit has prepared the perfect project that combines both 3D printing and casting as well as some basic electronics to create the ultimate LED glow ring. More

3D printed model of fused jaw helps surgeons correct 3-year-old’s rare facial deformity, she is now able to speak and eat

Jun.14, 2015 - More recently, 3D printing was used to aid in the surgical repair of a severe facial deformity in China. Ami Namuhan, a little girl who was born in 2013 in China’s Xinjiang province, was born with both her upper and lower jaws fused together. More

State Department and Congress bring 3D printed guns under fire

Jun.14, 2015 - In separate yet related news this week, Congressional Democrats have proposed a ban on plastic guns, such as those created by 3D printers, while the US State Department has issued two new statements that aim to give it more control over the publishing of 3D printable gun files. More

Prop maker uses 3D printing to create Immortan Joe's mask from Mad Max: Fury Road

Jun.13, 2015 - Replica Prop Forum user Logan (AKA Logan74k) recently took it upon himself to create an accurate replica of Immortan Joe's oxygen mask using 3D printing. He is planning on selling on Etsy to cosplayers and those who want to display the mask at home or in their office. More

3D print your favorite Ford vehicle - Ford opens 3D printable file webstore Ford 3D Store

Jun.13, 2015 - While many car manufacturers sell car toys, Ford has just launched the Ford 3D Store, becoming the first of the automobile giants to embrace 3D printable miniature cars. More

HiveHaven, beekeepers in Australia invents innovative beeboxes thanks to 3D printing

Jun.12, 2015 - Thanks to 3D printing, Australian company HiveHaven has been able to further refine the design direction of their bee-kind solution. Among other features of their design include the ability to provide improved heating and cooling properties. More

Build a 3D printed Raspberry Pi-powered pocket computer for monitoring your 3D prints

Jun.12, 2015 - Adafruit has recently put together one of the most simple and straight-forward guides for building a DIY computer that we’ve seen that's even capable of wirelessly monitoring your 3D printer. More

MX3D teams with Heijmans to build world's first 3D printed steel bridge in central Amsterdam

Jun.12, 2015 - Dutch R&D startup MX3D is about to start work on a fantastic new 3D printing project that should be able to withstand time, the Dutch weather and even the weight of all those tourists: a steel bridge over one of the many canals of Amsterdam. More

Prop artist Michael Ruddy 3D prints the hook worn by Dustin Hoffman in the movie 'Hook'

Jun.12, 2015 - More recently, Michael Ruddy from Hero Complex Props fired up his gMax 1.5 XT 3D printer to create a replica of the hook inspired by the 1991 classic film Hook - which starred Robin Williams and Dustin Hoffman. More

Try Before You Buy - MirrorMe3D offers 3D printed faces for cosmetic surgery patients

Jun.12, 2015 - Founded by New York plastic surgeon Carrie Stern, MirrorMe3D is a new 3D printing service that helps clients better understand what they would like in a three-dimensional form before undergoing the knife for procedures ranging from nose-jobs to facelifts. More

MIT researchers develop new 3D printed soft materials that change surface texture on command

Jun.11, 2015 - A team at MIT has developed a way of 3D printing soft materials with surface textures that can then be modified on demand to be smooth, ridged or bumpy, which could be useful for changing the aerodynamic resistance or reflectivity of an object on demand. More

3D Systems partners with e-NABLE, to debut new open-sourced K-1 3D printed hand

Jun.11, 2015 - 3D Systems announced today that it has partnered with e-NABLE Community Foundation (ECF) to support e-NABLE community and provides them access to advanced 3D printing tools and know-how. More

Interactive Holographic platform Holus, with 3D printing design options, successfully funded within hours

Jun.11, 2015 - Holus is a pyramid-shaped holographic platform that is as simple and intuitive to use as a tablet, while enabling interaction from four different angles. It can be a family entertainment system, an educational tool for interactive learning, a business tool for giving presentations and much more. More

think3D starts 3D printing educational tools to help visually impaired students

Jun.11, 2015 - Indian 3D printing platform think3D is already making significant steps in the right direction, launching an initiative to digitize and 3D print all diagrams and educational images from school textbooks to help educate visually impaired students. More

Student uses 3D printing to create super cool and low cost custom racing wheelchair gloves

Jun.11, 2015 - Arielle Rausin, a junior at the University of Illinois and member of the varsity wheelchair racing team, 3D printed a unique racing glove perfect for her hand and the rigors of wheelchair racing. More

German artists uses 3D printing to turn Micro Drones into fun buzzing and friendly wasps

Jun.11, 2015 - German Artist Kai Bracher has developed a very easy to use 3D printed shell that turns this tiny RC Micro Drone into a fun buzzing wasp. More

MTU Aero Engines uses additive manufacturing for mass 3D printing of Airbus engine parts

Jun.11, 2015 - MTU Aero Engines has started using 3D printing technology for producing nickel alloy borescope bosses, which form part of the turbine housing for the A320neo’s GTF engine. More

3D printing helps bring the HidrateMe Smart Water Bottle Kickstarter success

Jun.11, 2015 - An included sensor stick inside the HidrateMe water bottle automatically tracks how much a user drinks throughout the day by sending the information to the Hidrate app on a smartphone while simultaneously glowing when it’s time to drink more water. More

Make IoBot, a smartphone controlled 3D printable Arduino based robot

Jun.11, 2015 - The IoBot is a simple Arduino-based robot that can be controlled by both mobile and computer applications via LAN or USB cable. The IoBot application is capable of running on Android, Windows and Mac OS while the Arduino ‘brain’ is written in Python/Kivy. More

Polish acoustics engineer creates awesome 3D printed electric drumkit

Jun.11, 2015 - A Polish acoustics engineer recently created his own electric percussion kit through the use of 3D printing technology. The engineer, Michał Szydłowski, is a Research and Development Engineer for Toolheads at ZMorph Personal Fabricators. More

Taiwan's National Science & Tech Museum 3D prints a 197-piece Woolly Mammoth statue

Jun.10, 2015 - he Taiwanese National Science & Technology Museum commissioned the 3D printing of a gigantic statue of this majestic beast as a center piece for the exhibition ‘Journey of Printing Collections’, which was made with a desktop UP Plus 2 3D printer. More

Portuguese engineer 3D prints gorgeous rotating DNA Helix Lamp using glow-in-the-dark filament

Jun.10, 2015 - Portuguese engineer João Duarte has used glow-in-the-dark PLA filament to make a very inspiring lava lamp-esque creation consisting of an absolutely inspiring rotating and glow-in-the-dark DNA Helix Lamp. More

Tony Su shows off inspiring 3D printed candy vending machine, pinball machine, R/C LEGO car & bike light

Jun.10, 2015 - Taiwanese maker Tony Su has, among others, 3D printed objects as diverse for his children as a candy vending machine, a remote control car and even a pinball machine. More

Chinese retail lab creates its own custom foosball table with 3D scanning and 3D printing

Jun.10, 2015 - A team of Makers from Shanghai, Eddie Tsai and his colleagues at the Fung Academy, have used 3D printing technology to create their own foosball table that features their own heads for the actual players. More

Wevolver begins 3D printing robot avatars For Good project, helping hospitalized children experience London Zoo

Jun.10, 2015 - To help rapidly move the open source InMoove Robots for Good project along, Wevolver has just opened up a public workshop in Somerset House in London to help manufacture the robots using 3D printing. More

Build Upons amazing tiny light-up blocks for LEGO created using custom 3D printing Gcode

Jun.10, 2015 - The Build Upons use small LEGO-compatible bricks which allow builders to light up their brick creations using a three-part brick setup that includes a power brick, a bridge brick and an LED brick. More

Free 3D Printable of the Week: Don Foley's 3D printed SR-72 Aircraft

Jun.9, 2015 - Don Foley has created a 3D printable version of the SR-72 aircraft. He modeled the plane in Lightwave 3D. The angle of the wings and the shape of the body made it easy to design a print that could be divided into 3 sections for easy assembly. More

Free 3D Printable of the Week: Don Foley's 3D printed SR-72 Aircraft

Jun.9, 2015 - Don Foley has created a 3D printable version of the SR-72 aircraft. He modeled the plane in Lightwave 3D. The angle of the wings and the shape of the body made it easy to design a print that could be divided into 3 sections for easy assembly. More

Rethinking shoes: Two students develop 'FOOTPRINT' 3D printed custom algorithmic footwear

Jun.9, 2015 - For their thesis project, industrial design students Matt Flail and Tim Ganter have started the FOOTPRINT project, which aims to produce cutting edge footwear through 3D scanning, algorithmic models and 3D printing. More

RC modelers create a remote controlled 'Bed Mobile' and publish 3D files

Jun.9, 2015 - LANE Boys recently chose to build what is perhaps a first in the RC community with their recently-acquired 3D printer: a remote controlled bed. The bed was chosen both for its whimsical concept as well as its ability to fit a standard RC chassis. More

German teenagers create eye-movement controlled wheelchair with help of 3D printing

Jun.9, 2015 - 14-year-old Myrijam Stoetzer and 15-year-old Paul Foltin have been actively developing a solution for helping those bound to wheelchairs with limited mobility be able to control their wheelchair through the use of eye movement alone. More

Automatic Print Ejector is a fun boxing solution for 3D print removal problems

Jun.8, 2015 - The guys from Matterhackers have developed a 3D printable design that provides all of us with a fun and easy solution for 3D print removal problems: the Automatic Print Ejector. More

Get started with animatronics with this 3D printed tail project

Jun.8, 2015 - For those who want to try their hand at animatronics for a cosplay or other simple costume project, the recently-published ‘Really Simple Animatronic Tail’ project from Adafruit just might be the perfect place to start. More

New lightweight & customizable bionic prosthetic Nu Hand launches on Kickstarter

Jun.8, 2015 - Timothy Chung and his startup Biomechanical Robotics Group, has just launched a crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter for the Nu Hand, a 3D printed bionic prosthetic that can be modified to suit every individual wearer. More

'Tactum' By MadLabs & Autodesk lets you design 3D printed wearables directly on your body

Jun.8, 2015 - Developed through the collaborative effort of Madlab and Autodesk, this Tactum modeling tool lets you design 3D printed wearable accessories directly on your body where you want them. More

Chinese doctors use 3D printed replicas to practice separating conjoined twins

Jun.8, 2015 - The Children's Hospital of Fudan University, which is located in Shanghai, will be performing the surgery on a pair of conjoined twins that were born on March 17th in the JiangXi province with the help of 3D printing. More

Sir Bradley Wiggins breaks cycling's hour record with 3D printed handlebars

Jun.8, 2015 - On Sunday night, UK cyclist Sir Bradley Wiggins annihilated the UCI Hour record at the Lee Valley Velodrome in London. Just a few weeks ago, fellow UK cyclist Alex Dowsett set a record of 52.937 kilometers and Wiggins broke it with an all-new handlebar design that was created thanks to 3D printing. More

PepsiCo is creating new deep-ridged potato chips on 3D printers

Jun.7, 2015 - The new chips, which PepsiCo is calling Deep Ridged, were first developed using a 3D model and a 3D printer to create a thick and super-crunchy potato chip experience. More

Daniel Fox 3D prints very impressive automaton that does pushups when you turn the crank

Jun.7, 2015 - Designer Daniel Fox has created an intricate automaton miniature of a man doing pushups. And what’s more, it actually works. Just turn the crank to set the pushup movement in motion. More

Designers create fully 3D printed playset based on iconic Mexican painter Frida Kahlo

Jun.7, 2015 - In pursuit of creating an alternative to Barbies and GI-Joe action figures, 3D designers Eva Sbaraini and Marco Autilio have created a fully-articulated 3D printable playset that is based on the iconic Mexican painter Frida Kahlo. More

Two-legged Texas puppy Scooter mobile with a custom-fitted 3D printed prosthetic

Jun.7, 2015 - 3D printing has helped enable dogs from multiple breeds and different sizes have custom prosthetic solutions designed and tailored for their disabilities. The puppy, Scooter, was found eight months ago at the age of just two months. More

Researchers at UTEP seek to advance 3D printed UAVs with embedded circuitry

Jun.7, 2015 - A team of researchers at UTEP have been dedicating a significant amount of time towards better understanding and improving upon the process of adding electronic components to UAVs during an additive manufacturing process. More

American Standard announces innovative new metal 3D printed faucet designs

Jun.6, 2015 - DXV by American Standard is considered to have some of their most innovative and meticulously crafted fixtures and faucets. It should come with little surprise then that the brand is responsible for the company’s first-ever lineup of 3D printed faucets. More

Student 3D prints temperature-sensitive prosthetic that can help the disabled to regain senses

Jun.6, 2015 - Chinese student Lu XiYi has designed a mechanical prosthetic hand with a temperature sense function that shoots electric currents up to the arm muscles whenever holding something too hot. More

Designers unveil a gigantic 3D printed interactive wall at the 3D printing expo in China

Jun.6, 2015 - A team of designers from EAZER have also developed something fantastic: The Puzzle of All Things, a gigantic wall of modular 3D printed components that interact with you and your surroundings. More

3D printed CoCoRo underwater mini-robots use collective cognition to perform tasks

Jun.6, 2015 - Department of Zoology at the Austrian University of Graz has created a swarm of 3D printed fish-like robots capable of not only learning individually, but also functioning through collective cognition. More

Northwestern University study confirms 3D printed metal parts help reduce aircraft weight by 7%

Jun.6, 2015 - A team of researchers at the Illinois school have confirmed that using 3D printing not only helps manufacturers save money, but it also contributes towards saving other resources such as fuel usage that could have a significant impact on the environment. More

Learn how to create 3D printed assemblies with this 3D printed rotary clock project

Jun.5, 2015 - 3D Printed Rotary Clock from Instructables user ‘NespLab’ (Matias Mamone) is one of the better starting points for those looking to learn more about creating functional objects with relatively simple assemblies. More

Ten-year-old Dolphin-loving girl gifted with special 3D printed prosthetic arm

Jun.5, 2015 - The latest 3D printed prosthetic feel-good story comes from the Clearwater Maritime Museum in Clearwater, Florida. For ten-year-old Annika Emmert, live has been met with some challenges due to having been born without a part of her right arm. More

Music composer creates custom 3D printed flute that makes beautiful sounds

Jun.5, 2015 - After being introduced to 3D printing, Terumi Narushima started a project that combines the flute with modern 3D printing to create custom wind instruments that are capable of producing these microtonal notes. More

Mass. researcher awarded $579K to 3D-print Lego-like materials for NASA

Jun.5, 2015 - Christopher Hansen of the University of Massachusetts was one of seven who were awarded a $579,000 NASA Early Career Faculty Space Technology Research Grant. His goal is to create a library of modular components - similar to LEGOs for NASA. More

Wired writer builds an untraceable AR-15 'Ghost Gun' in his office using a 3D printer and CNC mill

Jun.5, 2015 - To test out the difference between the 3D printing method and the Ghost Gunner method, Wired senior writer Andy Greenberg recently created the untraceable “ghost gun” firearm using both methods and documented both the final costs as well as his build process. More

3D printed My Driving Pal is a smart tracking device that monitors and tracks car/bike/child

Jun.5, 2015 - Created by Shahram Rezaei of San Ramon, California, My Driving Pal (MDP) is a combination hardware device and smartphone app that monitors a variety of different things in a person’s life. More

EasyJet to use drones to inspect jets, reveals 3D printing plan to speed up repairs

Jun.4, 2015 - easyJet, a British low-cost airline company based at the London Luton Airport, announced that they will incorporate 3D printing technologies at airports to create replacement parts for aircraft on-demand. More

Russian startup Zdravprint teams with NNIITO hospital to 3D print splints, implants and surgical models

Jun.4, 2015 - In collaboration with NNITTO, Zdravprint is not just 3D printing useful casts, but also finger splints, surgical models that increase the success rate of surgeries and even casting molds for implants. More

3D printed fashions hit the runway at 3D printing World Conference in China

Jun.4, 2015 - A spectacular catwalk debut was staged at the third World Conference of the 3D printing industry in Chengdu, China. On the evening of 3 June, they hosted a fantastic fashion feast ... More

Designer uses 3D printing to optimize the sound absorption qualities of geometric structures

Jun.4, 2015 - Dutch designer Foteini Setaki very consciously and critically approached the specific acoustic function of geometric shapes as part of his graduation project. And as his results showed, 3D printing technology... More

Lightweight KAFO Splint, 3D printed leg brace cost-effectively customized for perfect fit

Jun.4, 2015 - Industrial designer Or Steiner has created a 3D printable design using a Stratasys Objet1000 Multi-material 3D Production System. Titled the KAFO Splint, Steiner's fully-customizable and breathable functional leg brace looks more like a fashion accessory than a traditional leg brace. More

85-year-old woman walks again thanks to a successful 3D printed knee joints replacement surgery

Jun.4, 2015 - Recently, an 85-year-old woman from Conwy, Wales is enjoying life again after she underwent surgery to have both of her knee joints replaced - and the surgery was deemed a success thanks to the use of 3D printing. More

For preventing theft Japan temple worships 3D printed Buddha

Jun.4, 2015 - Sadly, a recent survey in Japan that was organized by the Japanese Agency for Cultural Affairs revealed that from 2007 to 2009, there were at least 105 related thefts of historical sculptures. More

Australian researchers create microtimber by 3D printing with macadamia nut shells

Jun.3, 2015 - Among other projects, Australian researchers have been actively working on developing a new project that leverages additive manufacturing technology to create sustainable microtimber out of discarded macadamia nut shells. More

Two-year-old born without a nose gets UK's first 3D-printed nasal implant

Jun.3, 2015 - Tessa Evans, who was born with an extremely rare medical condition - only 47 cases have been reported in medical history - called complete congenital arhinia, meaning that the two-year-old was born without a nose. More

3D printed waterproof AguaDrone with sonar fish finder launches on Kickstarter

Jun.3, 2015 - AguaDrone has certain qualities that the current ensemble of 3D printed drones and quadcopters are lacking. Not only is it waterproof, but due to a number of functions that include a WiFI signal-based Sonar Fish Finder... More

Janne Kyttanen's 3D printed sofa design weighs just 2.5 kg but can hold up to 100 kg

Jun.3, 2015 - Janne Kyttanen's latest 3D printed piece, Sofa So Good, was inspired by the structures of spiderwebs and silkworm cocoons to create a sofa design that could only be fabricated using additive manufacturing technologies. More

Medical first in Brazil: 3D printed titanium skull successfully implanted in 23-year-old woman

Jun.3, 2015 - Doctors from the Brazilian medical hospital UNICAMP (Universidade Estadual de Campinas) in Campinas show that 3D printed medical applications are also being developed elsewhere. In their academic hospital in the greater São Paolo... More

MIT professor develops highly stretchable & tough hydrogels for 3D printing ears, noses & joints

Jun.3, 2015 - Xuanhe Zhao, an MIT associate professor of mechanical engineering, along with colleagues at MIT, Duke University, and Columbia University published a paper in the industry journal Advanced Materials describing the process of 3D... More

3D printed prosthetics get Ugandan schoolchildren back on their feet

Jun.3, 2015 - The University of Toronto and charity Christian Blind Mission took it upon themselves to produce prostheses for a Ugandan schoolboy who had been in need of a prosthetic device for years. More

Experts predict a future of high-rise urban farms, underground communities and 3D printed houses

Jun.2, 2015 - Among other predictions that the panel made include temporary stackable housing pods, underwater cities, underground cities, urban farms that reside on top of high-rise buildings, buildings that feature their own microclimates... More

The 3D printed Peek smartphone adapter helps diagnose eye disease in developing countries

Jun.2, 2015 - The 3D printed Peek – short for the Portable Eye Examination Kit – developed by a team of British ophthalmologists, is a fantastic innovation. Perfect for use in third world countries and remote locations far from medical help... More

Start-up JiaoDuKeJi launches first Chinese 3D foot scanner and 10 pairs of 3D printed shoes

Jun.2, 2015 - This Nanjing-based startup JiaoDuKeJi has unveiled this scanner and ten pairs of 3D printed shoes last week, and as they explained, their goals are not just to be fashionable. More

19-year-old genius develops 3D-printed robotic arm controlled by the mind

Jun.2, 2015 - Calling it Anthromod, 19-year-old Easton LaChappelle from Colorado has developed a sensor-based prosthetic that doesn’t, like the MyoWare, rely on muscle contractions, but actually on your brainwaves. More

RC fan 3D prints stunning remote controlled 1/6th Scorpion tank

Jun.2, 2015 - A few months ago he entertained us with a remarkable 3D printed snowblower that can actually be used to clean your driveway without leaving the house, but he has gone on a warpath since then: he has 3D printed an 1/6th scale... More

Student uses 3D printing to build 'Echo of Motion' that reacts to his Tourette’s Syndrome

Jun.2, 2015 - Using 3D printing, Andrew Frueh has made a gigantic installation full of plywood and plastic components that reacts to his Tourette’s Syndrome. More

Heart-warming moment when six-year-old boy is given a 3D printed hand as Children's Day gift

Jun.1, 2015 - Among all of the 3D printing-related ‘feel-good’ stories we’ve been hearing about over the past few years, few are as heartwarming as those that involve the design and fabrication of 3D printed prosthetic hands for young children. More

DARPA's Open Manufacturing program to propel 3D printing into mainstream defense manufacturing

Jun.1, 2015 - DARPA aims to improve understanding of processes and materials to propel 3D printing and other innovative concepts into mainstream defense manufacturing. More

GoPro made a crazy 16-camera VR film rig for Google Jump

Jun.1, 2015 - Google announced its partnership with GoPro, the action camera manufacturer, to produce a piece of hardware that arrays 16 of the company’s small video cameras in an array for capturing 360-degrees of live video seamlessly. More

Make any photograph 3D with this 3D printed lithophane project

Jun.1, 2015 - While lithophanes have been in existence since the early 19th century (when they were made by hand), the ability to create them easily using free online software and a 3D printer has helped them see a resurgence in popularity. More

3D print your own 42-piece fully-articulating dragon

Jun.1, 2015 - bq has shared what is perhaps one of the more impressive articulating 3D printable figure designs that we’ve seen yet: Dragón Braq (or ‘Braq'). Consisting of 42 separate 3D printed pieces, Braq is a fully-articulated... More

Blind 4-year-old boy learns how to use utensils thanks to 3D printed custom spoon

May.31, 2015 - After being diagnosed with a brain tumor at age two, four-year-old Anthony from Shelbyville, KY sadly lost his eyesight after having his tumor removed. After successfully completing a year of chemotherapy he has began... More

Create your own electrostatic motor using a 3D printer

May.31, 2015 - An Instructables user by the name of ‘Joehan’ shared a 3D printable solution for what is perhaps the only component that is more important than the actual wind turbine itself - an electrostatic motor that can reside... More

Jelwek 3D prints an intake system for Polish team's Formula Student race car competition

May.30, 2015 - PRz Racing Team, a student-based automotive racing team that was formed at the Reszów University of Technology in Poland, used additive manufacturing to create the intake system for their latest car design... More

SKK Lighting presents innovative 3D printed light designs at London's 3D Print Show

May.30, 2015 - PrintME teamed up with Shiu-Kay Kan of SKK Lighting, who is known as one of Britain’s leading innovators and has a design portfolio that spans industries including lighting design, interior design, architecture... More

Build a 3D printed live video spy tank using a Raspberry Pi

May.30, 2015 - A recent example of that shows just how great the Raspberry Pi and 3D Printing go hand-in-hand comes from Miska Karvonen, a 24-year-old engineering student from Oulu, Finland who goes by the name “mkarvonen” on Instructables. More

Build a 3D printed sundial capable of taking us back, appreciating the beauty of time

May.30, 2015 - With his fascination in primitive technology and armed with a 3D printer, Morales took on the task of building a simple device that was capable of taking us back to the earliest days of technology to better appreciate... More

Ford uses 3D printed parts in EcoBoost race engine..and wins 24 Hours of Daytona race

May.30, 2015 - Recently, this process of using 3D printing to create custom automotive components helped Ford Motors easily redesign the intake manifold on their Ford EcoBoost race engine, which was used at the 24 Hours of Daytona race... More

Canadian artist uses 3D scanning & 3D printing to recreate 18th Century Native American tools

May.29, 2015 - The artist, Tania Larsson, is currently a student at the Institute of American Indian Arts in Santa Fe and recently completed an internship at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian where she learned... More

Portland firm points the way for customized products with 3D printed titanium bicycle 'the Solid'

May.29, 2015 - The Solid - which can be customized to fit a user and is 3D printed out of titanium - includes a host of other features that make it one truly futuristic urban bicycle design. More

'Bioplotting' 3D printing used to help treat type 1 diabetes

May.29, 2015 - Thanks to further research into the procedure that involves the use of 3D bioprinting at Holland’s University of Twente - a new approach to this method of treatment includes the use of 3D printed scaffolding for allowing... More

Chinese expedition team flies 3D printed drone on the South Pole

May.28, 2015 - These 3D printed drones were manufactured by the small 3D printing business Hunan Mengjing Three-Dimensional Technology Ltd., a high-tech enterprise in the Hi-Tech area of Xiangtan city in China, as part of an ambitious project. More

3D printed fuse assemblies teach locals how to remove landmines

May.28, 2015 - While there are still thousands of landmines in existence, more than ever is being done to help rid areas of them and other explosive devices - thanks in-part to 3D printing. More

Next-gen MyoWare Muscle Sensors are perfect for building your own 3D printed Wolverine Claws

May.28, 2015 - To celebrate the launch of the MyoWare sensor, Advancer Technologies has created two new step-by-step tutorials: the Bionic Blaster Glove and the 3D printed bionic claws. More

3D printing helps build perfect chin for 26-year old woman

May.28, 2015 - Ms. Lin was born with a chin that was too small for her face. With the help of 3D printing - Ms. Lin’s recent chin surgery was deemed a success after Dr. Liu Jiawei was able to push her jawbone forward and down in an effort to help... More

Robosavvy releases multi-material dual extruder add-on for MakerBot Replicator 3D printers

May.28, 2015 - The MM2X (Multi-Material Dual Extruder) from the UK’s Robosavvy is a replacement dual extruder system for the Makerbot Replicator 2X that guarantees reliable printing with PLA, ABS and other materials. More

ALPA of Switzerland creates custom lens shades for high-end cameras using 3D printing

May.28, 2015 - ALPA, a Zurich-based high-end camera manufacturer who allows customers to combine different digital or analog backs with a range of different lenses to create their own personalized and custom camera system... More

Check out this amazing 3D printed Bugatti Veyron 1:8 scale model created by Hbot 3D

May.28, 2015 - A newly-launched 3D printer manufacturer 3D Printers SP. z o. o. has created one of the most iconic cars of all time - a Bugatti Veyron - in a multiple-part assembly using parts that were printed using their new Hbot 3D Printer. More

exiii Japan releases Open Source files for amazing 3D printed HACKberry Bionic Hand

May.28, 2015 - Japanese company exiii has been actively working on a revolutionary bionic hand design that they claim can cost less than $300 to build - significantly less than even traditionally manufactured standard prosthetics. More

Swiss company UrbanAlps releases the Stealth Key, a 3D printed security key

May.27, 2015 - UrbanAlps was founded with the goal of creating next-generation security keys that cannot be copied … even with today’s advanced 3D scanning and 3D printing technologies. More

British developer Botz&Us unveils first 3D printed CD player

May.27, 2015 - British startup Botz&Us have creatd the world’s first 3D printed CD player, a device they argue is just as good as any high-end sound system. More

Maurizio Casella unveils a stunning and highly detailed 3D printed custom Harley Davidson

May.27, 2015 - Italian designer Maurizio Casella has designed some of those most amazing miniatures for FDM 3D printers you’ve ever seen. He is now back for more, with an even more challenging project: a custom-designed Harley Davidson motorcycle. More

Disney develops 3D printed 2-legged robot that walks like an animated character

May.27, 2015 - Disney's Research Department has recreated the walking movements of animated characters in bi-pedal robots, which they have done using 3D printing technology. More

Google pledges a $600,000 grant to e-NABLE to help amputees get 3D-printed prosthetics

May.27, 2015 - Tech giant Google is putting $20 million in its non-profit arm to support nonprofits that are using emerging technologies to increase independence for people living with disabilities. More

SKYBOTS drone kits use 3D printing to teach kids drone design and engineering

May.26, 2015 - A project has launched on Kickstarter that wants to provide an entire STEM learning experience - including the process of designing and 3D printing - in a single kit. More

Procter & Gamble jumps into 3D bio printing with grant program in Singapore

May.26, 2015 - Procter & Gamble - whose brands include everything from NyQuil and Tide to Bounty and Crest - is launching a grant competition in Singapore that asks those in academia to submit research proposals on 3D bio printing... More

Researchers use 3D-printed eggs to study egg-rejection behavior in bird species

May.26, 2015 - Now, a group of researchers are using additive manufacturing to create a different kind of biological replica as a tool for studying: bird eggs. For years now, researchers have been studying the causes and effects... More

Nano Tornado Camera drone, the safest 3D printed fan duct drone launches on Kickstarter

May.26, 2015 - A Pasadena, California-based start-up called Polyhelo has just launched a crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo for their Nano Tornado drone, a cool device that relies on four ducted fans, rather than open propellers... More

3dChef 3D prints a giant honey artwork to emphasize bee decline

May.26, 2015 - Dutch food printing start-up 3dChef has 3D printed a gorgeous sculpture that represents ‘the food chain’ and elements of traditional adornment. Colony Collapse Disorder, or CCD, is one of the main dangerous to the bee population More

UC Berkeley uses 3D printing to build an insanely fast robotic roach capable of going nearly 5 m/s

May.26, 2015 - UC Berkeley's latest partially 3D printed creation is called the X2-VelociRoACH, and it is capable of reaching a top speed of 4.9 m/s, so fast you easily lose track of it. More

Designers build a modular 3D printed house in ABS that snaps together in minutes

May.26, 2015 - While still in the prototyping phase, Zachary Schoch and designer compatriot Eugene Lee have already managed to construct a modular ABS wall part that stands over 10 feet tall and was 3D printed in ABS. More

Melinda Looi & Materialise showcase gorgeous Gems of the Ocean 3D printed gown

May.26, 2015 - The amazing 3D printed gown has been designed by award-winning fashion designer Melinda Looi. Looi has been dabbling with the potential of 3D printing technology for a while now, and this gorgeous Gems of the Ocean collection ... More

ic! berlin unveils 3D printed plotic! glasses available in eight rich new colours

May.26, 2015 - German fashionable eyewear manufacturers ic! berlin have launched a full line of 3D printed eyewear called 'plotic' earlier this year. ic! berlin have built up a reputation for making very unusual and fashionable eyewear... More

Dutch designer 3D prints awesome mechanical hand-in-hand clock

May.25, 2015 - Dutch designer Yvo de Haas has created a 3D printed hand-in-hand timepiece: a minimalistic clock in which the minute hand has been fully incorporated into the hour hand. More

Nanjing University of the Arts graduates show off incredible 3D printed fashion accessories

May.25, 2015 - Recently a fashion show was held at one of the top design schools in China, the Nanjing University of the Arts. The advent of 3D printing technology in the fashion world has induced them to organize a special fashion show ... More

Fashion giant Dior develops 3D printed VR headset 'Dior Eyes' for backstage access

May.25, 2015 - French fashion house Dior has developed the Dior Eyes, a 3D printed virtual reality headset that will bring the fashion show into your living room. Always wanted to go backstage and see all the effort that goes into a single runway... More

German Youth Club uses 3D printing to turn 49 floppy disks into an amazing futuristic organ

May.24, 2015 - One German Youth Club has used 3D printing technology to create a truly futuristic and high tech instrument: The Floppy Organ, that completely relies on 49 old floppy disks to create fascinating music... More

Michael Repajic looking to set up initiative to bring 3D printed prosthetics to Los Angeles' Homeless

May.24, 2015 - Michael Repajic has started a wonderful initiative called Humanus Hands United, which will become a non-profit organization specializing in developing 3D printed hands for the homeless. More

Nikon uses 3D printing to let dogs take photos whenever they’re happy

May.24, 2015 - How on earth can a dog handle a camera? Key is a 3D printed custom case that enables the Nikon camera to be strapped to the dog’s chest. The case itself also contains a heart-rate monitor that tracks the furry creature’s heartbeat. More

Cambridge, UK hardware store dummy gets fitted with new 3D printed hand after theft

May.23, 2015 - In Cambridge, England, “Dickie”, a dummy that has resided outside of a hardware store for ten years was recently fitted with a 3D printed ‘replacement’ hand after his left hand was stolen by thieves recently. More

Ittyblox Miniature Buildings to create a 3D printed Amsterdam for new Kickstarter campaign

May.23, 2015 - A Netherlands-based company has taken the philosophy of creating 3D printed building as models and has reversed the role to create miniature toy models that are based off of existing buildings that exist in the world today. More

Chinese doctor removes kidney tumor with the aid of a 3D printed replica

May.23, 2015 - Doctors in China were able to leverage 3D printing technology in an effort to help successfully remove a tumor from a 60-year-old woman’s kidney. Thanks to the use of a 3D printed model in advance of the surgical procedure... More

Surfing start-up Ho Stevie uses 3D printing to create ground-breaking mouth mount GoPro cams

May.22, 2015 - You might have forgotten about it due to the endless hordes of insecure teens using them all day, but GoPro cameras were actually developed a tool for surfing. More

Roby, the 3D printable robot hits Kickstarter to teach kids programming, 3D design & robotics

May.22, 2015 - The Roby educational robot kit has been specifically designed to help people of all ages to get to grips with programming, 3D design and the world of robotics. More

Help the nonverbal speak: Dustin's Words communication tool brought to life via 3D printing

May.21, 2015 - Built out of love for his own autistic brother, Dustin, Experience Designer Matt Reamer’s “Dustin’s Words” is an open source invention that helps people who can’t speak or communicate their needs with the push of a button. More

Chinese surgeons use 3D printing to help straighten a young woman's severely deformed leg

May.21, 2015 - China has repeatedly been using the technology in a range of surgical procedures. More recently, the combination of 3D scanning and 3D printing technologies were used to help repair a young woman’s leg that had been... More

Columbia's Cocreat3D designs stylish 3D printed arm prosthetics that can be worn with pride

May.21, 2015 - The prostheses from Cocreat3D's Passive Prosthesis project are unlike what you expect to see in a typical E-NABLE creation. While most of those 3D printed prosthetics are functional, featuring a simple mechanical grip good enough to pick up lightweight objects, Cocreat3D’s CEO Esteban Velásquez Rendón... More

Con3D Consortium 3D prints a life-sized sofa to demonstrate new 3D printer for buildings

May.20, 2015 - Now, a group of companies have come together to create a consortium in an effort to help advance the near-future of 3D printed buildings. Consisting of three Spanish companies that includes: Tudela Veguín, a global leader... More

Materialise teams up with KAYIWA to create modern 3D printed clothes rack DINO

May.20, 2015 - Belgium-based 3D printing software and service provider Materialise has teamed up with Finnish design studio KAYIWA to create a series of 3D printed cloth racks called DINO. More

Diamonds are too traditional? Give your fiancé a 3D printed Bitcoin ring worth just as much

May.20, 2015 - Seb Neumayer and his Bitcoin-crazed friends over at have developed a 3D printable BTC ring that can be made of any material, but that features a QR code linking to a Bitcoin Blockchain. More

Inventor creates 3D printed solar powered motors that can run non-stop for 100 years

May.20, 2015 - Created by YouTube user “3D_Printing”, the 3D printed motor isn’t just simply designed to last for one-hundred years - it is also designed to be able to do so unattended! More

This wheeled robot drives itself off of a 3D printer’s print bed once it is done printing

May.20, 2015 - One design engineer by the name of Alex has used the technique of applying various components by hand during a printing process to generate a variety of products. His latest use of the process - called “Print Out” - is the coolest... More

Kickstarter campaign to launch for 3D printed fantasy miniatures platform Mounted Heroes

May.19, 2015 - Imagine 3D Miniatures will be launching a Kickstarter campaign for an online design platform Mounted Heroes where you can easily create original and very cool heroes and their mounts, and send it out for 3D printing ... More

US Navy uses 3D printed ABS parts to get P-3 Orion airplane back in air

May.19, 2015 - A team of designers and engineers from the Fleet Readiness Center Southeast (FRCSE, part of the Naval Air Systems Command of the US Navy) have relied on 3D printed ABS parts to fix a broken landing gear mechanism on a P-3 Orion... More

Swiss watchmaker TAG Heuer adopts 3D printing for watch design and development

May.19, 2015 - TAG Heuer have been known for decades as an innovative manufacturer of Avant garde watches that focus on accuracy and tabulation. Located in a small town on the French border called La Chaux de Fonds... More

UT Austin students create an awesome 3D printed cap gun through reverse engineering

May.19, 2015 - Patrick Lyons, along with three other mechanical engineering students in his class, were tasked by their teacher to take an original product, disassemble it, model the assembly in SolidWorks, and then 3D print the individual parts... More

3D printing helps trio bring rugged Sprite UAV to Kickstarter campaign

May.19, 2015 - Among other more recent examples is the Sprite; a portable and rugged drone that’s designed to be used in the great outdoors for backpacking, hiking and other outdoor activities. More

3DiTALY's 3D printed Eggform furniture blends craftmanship with modern technologies

May.18, 2015 - 3DiTALY’s first foray into furniture design - the “Eggform” line of products - represents all of the core values that the company wants to highlight with their new furniture design direction... More

Create a 'Soft Robot' using 3D printing and some spare hot glue sticks

May.18, 2015 - Perhaps it was glue sticks then, that inspired 3D printing enthusiast Pavel Mihaylov to create a soft robot using little more than glue sticks, some 3D printing parts, servos and an Arduino Uno. More

Slrp, a 3D printed child-friendly sealable, storable & drinkable bowl launches on Kickstarter

May.18, 2015 - The 3 printed Slrp bowl has been ergonomically designed to be drinkable, fun, safe and even sealable. The Slrp is the result of a collaboration between four fathers and one friend (Jack, Peter, Sean, Steve and Trey). More

Fox encourages people to 3D print Jason Statham’s face for new 'Spy' movie campaign

May.17, 2015 - Now, a new movie 'Spy' is following suit with the success of Broken Bells’ 3D printable models and have announced that fans can take home (or print at home) a little piece of movie memorabilia before the movie even comes out. More

Mythbusters 3D models Homer Simpon's head for new experiment

May.17, 2015 - Perhaps it comes with little surprise then, that the fantastic myth-busting duo have taken it upon themselves to re-enact and test something that didn’t even happen in the real world at all... More

3D printing used to help bring smart fart tracking wearable to life

May.17, 2015 - The $120 smartphone-enabled, 3D printed tracking device sadly recently failed its run on Kickstarter, however it serves as an important reminder of just how powerful 3D printing can be for bringing relatively any idea to Kickstarter. More

New Kickstarter campaign aims to bring 3D printed racing quadcopter frames to life

May.16, 2015 - Now, a new campaign has launched on the popular crowdfunding platform and is promising a super-easy DIY quadcopter building experience for those that enjoy racing quadcopters - a relatively new hobby that’s sure to pick up traction... More

3D print your own 'Tact', a low-cost, advanced prosthetic hand

May.16, 2015 - Now, highly-skilled maker Patrick Slade has taken it upon himself to build off of existing 3D printing prosthetic designs and has since released his design for an inexpensive, open source advanced prosthetic hand on ... More

Get started on an Elysium-like exoskeleton with this incredible 3D printed hand

May.16, 2015 - Australian 3D printing enthusiast Alex Czech has been spending his free time designing a 3D printable exoskeleton hand based off of his own hand with the goal of extending that build into a complete exoskeleton body suit... More

New 3D printed microbattery could independently power small chips

May.16, 2015 - Scientists from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have created a super small battery using an unusual 3D printing technique that can be used to power all those miniscule chips already available. More

3D print your own wind turbine and charge your devices while camping

May.15, 2015 - Created by Windsor, Ontario-based RMRDTECH - which was founded by mechanical engineer Kyle Bassett and civil engineer Lucas Semple - the "Small Wind Turbine for a Big Difference” is a portable micro wind turbine... More

Success for #toylikeme campaign as MakieLabs launches 3D printed custom dolls with disabilities

May.15, 2015 - Inspired by a recent Facebook campaign - Toy Like Me (#toylikeme) - UK-based 3D printed toymaker MakieLab (creator of Makie Dolls) has responded by creating a line of dolls that are not only customizable to match the owner of the doll... More

MIT Researchers 3D print synthetic spider webs to help design materials with high strength & low density

May.15, 2015 - Now, by using a combination of computational modeling and mechanical analysis, a team of researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have developed a way of using 3D printing to create synthetic spider webs... More

Help raise money for volunteers using 3D printing in Nepal Earthquake relief efforts

May.15, 2015 - Most recently, the massive earthquake in Nepal claimed over 7,000 lives and left over 15,000 individuals injured. While there have been many efforts put into place to help bring help to the area.... More

This 3D printed little robot cracks any master combination lock in 30 seconds

May.15, 2015 - Hacker Samy Kamkar has developed a very cool 3D printed Arduino-based device that can crack any master combination lock in just 30 seconds. So there’s no need to get the bolt cutters. More

Turkish 3D printing specialists save life of Sea Turtle with a 3D printed titanium jaw implant

May.15, 2015 - A Loggerhead Sea Turtle named AKUT3 was recently rescued from the Mediterranean and brought to the Sea Turtle Research, Rescue and Rehabilitation Center at Pamukkale University (PAU). More

Faraday Motion in the process of creating an app-controlled 3D printed electric skateboard

May.14, 2015 - Sune Pedersen of Faraday Motion is helping lead the revolution of electronic skateboards and he’s using 3D printing to help us get there. With a wide variety of engineers, makers and researchers scattered across Denmark, Poland... More

Emerging Objects 3D prints Utah Teapot Set out of instant tea

May.14, 2015 - Most recently, the design and material science team at Emerging Objects (led by Virginia San Fratello and Ronald Rael) picked a rather unusual material to 3D print with: instant tea. More

Italy’s WASP teams with Rizzoli Institute to create breakthrough 3D printed splints & cranial implants

May.14, 2015 - As a part of their partnership, WASP and Rizzoli will be developing 3D printed braces and casts (which they refer to as “tutors”) as well as 3D printed cranial bone implants - both of which will be printed using PLA filament. More

Singapore-based Polychemy uses 3D printing to turn necklaces into Bitcoin wallets

May.14, 2015 - Polymchemy has brought 21rst century technology into the jewelry world by using 3D printing to engrave necklaces with Bitcoin addresses. Effectively, this turns these necklaces into Bitcoin wallets or debit cards... More

Intricate life-size Iron Man suit, remote controlled tank and drone: 3D printer gives wings to your imagination

May.14, 2015 - While Korean makers have created a number of very cool projects with their ROKIT 3DISON 3D printer, perhaps the most eye-catching is the Iron Man suit. 1 More

House of Eleonore raising funds for fine jewellery made with 3D printing, fair-trade gold & non-mined diamonds

May.14, 2015 - House of Eléonore has now even incorporated 3D printing into the highest segment of the jewelry industry: diamonds. What’s more, they are making diamond jewelry in an entirely humanitarian, using fair-trade gold... More

Disney's 3D printed sound-controlled 'acoustruments' could add physical controls to iPhones

May.14, 2015 - Through their experiments, the researchers were able to harness ultrasonic waves - combined with their iPhone’s speaker and microphone - to create "Passive, Acoustically-Driven, Interactive Controls... More

New hydrographic printing adds complicated color patterns to 3D printed objects

May.14, 2015 - Thanks to recent developments in hydrographic printing, users may soon be able to accurately color standard 3D prints from any 3D printer. Hydrographic printing, which is also known as water transfer printing... More

The revolutionary Lily Flying Camera Drone is brought to life thanks to 3D printing

May.13, 2015 - Unlike what most people think of when they think of the term “drone”, Balaresque’s Lily Camera is designed to simply be a flying camera that focuses on a specific subject - such as a runner or a snowboarder. More

Sculpteo releases new study showing the 'State of 3D Printing'

May.13, 2015 - Sculpteo, the online 3D printing service founded in 2009 and based in San Francisco and Paris wanted to find this information out for themselves. The company has since released their findings in a free report released today... More

An updated insight into top-selling 3D printers at Amazon, Best Buy and Walmart's online stores

May.13, 2015 - JeeQ Data, a cloud-based online service that enables users to track product sales from major online retailers including, and, recently opened up their platform to track 3D printer purchases... More

The TeeBot is an open source 3D printer that folds into a portable suitcase

May.13, 2015 - Now, following the successful release of his TeeBotMax foldable and portable 3D printer last year, design engineer Emmanuel Adututu of the Netherlands has now taken to Kickstarter to launch his new take on the foldable and portable... More

Help We-The-Builders to 3D print a 250 piece giant Edgar Allen Poe bust

May.13, 2015 - We The Builders are back with third crowdsourced 3D printing project, a larger and more ambitious project and tribute to perhaps the greatest writer to ever grace the city of Baltimore: Edgar Allan Poe. More

British architects create stunning 3D printed window installation for Xintiandi retail shop in Shanghai

May.13, 2015 - A recent example of how 3D printing has aided in the development of an interior facade installation was recently completed by London-based architecture firm Urban Systems. They created an installation that was featured in the RIBA... More

Michigan Tech explores 3D printing of nerve tissue with low cost BioBot 3D bioprinter

May.13, 2015 - Michigan-based school Michigan Tech recently acquired their very first BioBot to fabricate synthesized nerve tissue. The key is developing the right “bioink,” or printable tissue. More

Create a simple bamboo wind turbine to charge your smartphone with 3D printing

May.12, 2015 - For those who want to create their own simple wind turbine, Instructables user ‘Soliton’ of HERO Electronics has recently uploaded a project that enables users to create their own basic wind turbine for powering small appliances... More

Chinese doctors use 3D printed spine of patient to help in delicate spinal surgery

May.12, 2015 - More recently, a surgery in China on a young woman further helped highlight how 3D printing can help in even the most delicate of surgeries - such as those having to do with the spinal cord. More

Swiss artists 3D print shadow art that changes appearance when light moves

May.12, 2015 - The Zurich, Switzerland-based artists Drzach & Suchy have essentially made a very impressive lighting trick involving hundreds of ‘shadow casting panels’ (or SCP) that, depending on where the light is coming from... More

Amsterdam's design studio Space Junk 3D prints marble-like jewelry and accessories

May.12, 2015 - Amsterdam design studio has achieved some very remarkable effects in an entirely different material. For Space Junk, led by designers Alan Nguyen and Susie Gregson, have managed to 3D print in marble-like material. More

Artists recreate baroque masterpiece as a stunning 3D printed zoetrope

May.12, 2015 - London-based artist Mat Collishaw and 3D design specialist Sebastian Burdon have created an intricate and stunning masterpiece inspired by the seventeenth-century Baroque master Peter Paul Rubens. More

China establishes its first national 3D printing lab for the advancement of 3D printing technologies

May.12, 2015 - The launch ceremony of the state-of-the-art lab, which is being done in partnership with Chinese company Hunan Farsoon Hi-tech Co. Ltd., was held at the end of April 2015 and the Chinese government is showing no signs of... More

You Kick Ass, developer of custom 3D printed action figures, get $100,000 deal on Shark Tank

May.11, 2015 - That, at least, is exactly what Keri Andrews and Alesia Glidewell from You Kick Ass seem to have achieved. Their customized action figure business featured on the latest episode of Shark Tank (episode 625, aired on Friday 8 May)... More

Marble creates 3D printed MRB-1 drone that is more efficient than a quadcopter

May.11, 2015 - 3D printing start-up Marble has just completed a very interesting airplane drone that not only looks great, but should also outperform your typical 3D printed quadcopter. More

NEXT21 Japan signs deal with Xilloc to 3D print & sell customized artificial 'CT bones' within Europe

May.11, 2015 - As part of the NEDO project, NEXT 21 created a 3D printer capable of producing artificial bone structures for humans. Over the past year, the company has been thoroughly testing the applicability of these 3D printed bones... More

Build a 3D printed spy tie camera using a Raspberry Pi

May.11, 2015 - Blogger and product anaylist Raymond Wong, from Mashable’s, explores a whole other field of cool Raspberry Pi applications: spy gear. By mounting a Raspbery Pi controlled camera onto a 3D printed bow tie... More

Students 3D print an autonomous robot that can locate and open or close valves

May.11, 2015 - Students at University of Texas at San Antonio have built a very impressive 3D printed RC/autonomous 3D printed robot capable of not just opening and closing valves, but also locating them through a mixture of cam-based navigation... More

Argentinan patient leads normal life with 3D printed cranial implant

May.10, 2015 - A patient in Argentina required a particularly large cranial implant after stroke-related surgery, placing stringent requirements on the manufacture of the prosthetic. Naturally it needed to fit precisely, but in this case... More

Pharmaceutical researchers create new shapes for medicine tablets using 3D printing

May.10, 2015 - Using a combination of hot melt extrusion and 3D printing, a group of researchers from the University College London’s School of Pharmacy recently explored the effects of geometry on drug release on tablets... More

How 3d printing helped product designers develop a magnetic smartphone stand

May.9, 2015 - Among others who have used 3D printing to help bring a product design idea to life with the goal of launching it on a crowdfunding campaign is the three-man team behind a new portable smartphone stand and cable tidy called the Stikey. More

Fan builds an ultrasonic acetone vapor polisher for smoothing 3D printed parts

May.9, 2015 - One 3D printing nut called Michael has developed a very interesting method to polish your 3D printed surfaces: a vapor polisher, built from an ultrasonic humifier. More

Students turn to 3D printing to create custom flexible resin skins for prosthetics

May.8, 2015 - Now, a group of design and architecture students have taken that “customization factor” a step further and have been busy developing 3D printed prosthetic skins that allow a prosthesis wearer to instantly change the aesthetic... More

Here’s a 3D file to 3D print your own copy of NYC's illegal Snowden bust

May.8, 2015 - Among others, a pair of artists who famously erected a statue of Edward Snowden in the Fort Greene Park in Fort Greene, Brooklyn last month - for their project “Prison Ship Martyrs Monument 2.0" - want people around the world... More

One meter tall 3D printed Bunnyman robot, built in just 2 months, unveiled in China

May.8, 2015 - There was plenty to see at the Intel Developer Forum 2015 (IDF2015), but none was as impressive as the 3D printed robotic version. This one meter tall robot Bunnyman came equipped with Intel's newest RealSense. More

This 3D printed CellScope Loa turns an iPhone into a life-saving blood parasite detector

May.8, 2015 - A team of researchers from the University of California Berkeley has developed the CellScope Loa, a mobile phone attachment that turns a smartphone camera into a clinical grade microscope capable of testing blood samples for parasites. More

Moldova to install massive walk-over 3D printed replica of capital city

May.7, 2015 - Perhaps inspired by the St. Petersburg model, architects and political leaders from the Republic of Moldova have confirmed that they will be building a 3D printed 400 square-meter installation of the Replica Of Chisinau... More

Toyota’s Open Road Project to bring 3D printing to custom electric vehicles

May.7, 2015 - Toyota will be launching their Open Road Project in Tokyo, which aims to encourage the practical, convenient and fun use of their i-Road vehicle on Tokyo’s city streets. The i-Road is an ultra-compact electric vehicle... More

Trusst Lingerie redefines bras through a revolutionary patent-pending support system

May.7, 2015 - Over the past year, Laura West and Sophia Berman have therefore being through an extensive 3D printing prototyping phase, resulting in 35 to 40 test bras. All three have a basic function of offering support from underneath... More

Cody Wilson & SAF file lawsuit against US State Dept over censorship of 3D printed firearms

May.7, 2015 - Austin, Texas-based Defense Distributed was joined in the lawsuit by The Second Amendment Foundation, a large-budget institution that regularly finances lawsuits related to gun rights. More

Doctors share designs for 3D printable smartphone adaptor for diagnosis preventable eye defects

May.7, 2015 - But a new 3D printed solution by a pair of New Zealand-based doctors are actually combining those two functions. It’s called the OphthalmicDocs Fundus, and it is essentially a 3D printed adaptor for your smartphone ... More

3D print your own PhoneDrone - a drone for your smartphone - for just $99

May.6, 2015 - The PhoneDrone, which was created by Idaho-based drone startup xCraft, aims to allow your smartphone to become an autonomous aerial camera; integrated flight planner, tethered controller and more. More

SpaceX successfully completes Dragon Pad abort test using 3D printed rocket engines

May.6, 2015 - The first test flight of Crew Dragon for ensuring the safety of astronauts, the Pad Abort Test, took place this morning (Wednesday, May 6th) at the same launch pad that the community has used for previous missions - the SpaceX Space... More

Airbus chose Stratasys to 3D print over 1,000 parts for its A350 XWB aircraft

May.6, 2015 - Stratasys has just revealed that they have manufactured more than a thousand parts for the new Airbus A350 XWB jet in December 2014. The Airbus A350 XWB commercial airplane is the latest model in the family of Airbus aircraft. More

Italian policeman shares designs for very useful 3D printed PCB workstation

May.6, 2015 - The 3D printed PCB workstation with octopus-like tentacles could provide you with all the additional fingers you need. This cool-looking PCB holder is a wonderful and inexpensive solution for all your PCB needs... More

Kirschner3d & Jesse Howard launch an open source, partly 3D printable PS desk lamp for consumers

May.6, 2015 - To bring that to the public, Jesse Howard and Kirschner3d have now launched a website where you can find an open source, partly 3D printable PS-lamp for consumer purposes. More

The touching moment a blind Mom-To-Be feels her unborn baby boy's 3D printed face

May.6, 2015 - It was so very heartwarming to see a clip by Huggies Brazil, in which a blind expecting mother was given a 3D printed sculpture of her ultrasound to touch and experience. More

Sony and Paradigm 3D create 3D printed coral for world's first underwater pop-up shop

May.5, 2015 - Dubai-based Paradigm 3D's project - which was commissioned by electronics giant Sony - was initially conceived of by Sony’s creative team. The 3D printed coral would be a large part of the company’s three-day underwater pop-up shop... More

Artist uses 3D printing to create scratch-built model of Star Wars TIE Bomber

May.5, 2015 - Among others in the model making community who utilized 3D printing into their creations process are those who omit the typical model kits themselves in favor of building models from raw materials; scratch-built models. More

Two-legged German dog Luisa can play and run again thanks to a 3D printed wheelchair

May.5, 2015 - The two-legged young Luisa from Germany was born without her front legs and spent all her life crawling and hopping about. Luisa’s mother was a stray in Italy, so her puppies were not welcome in this world. More

3D-printed connectors Nüdel for DIY furniture and constructions launches on Kickstarter

May.5, 2015 - Nüdel simply consists of solid, small plastic connectors that can be easily modified to be used in any creation and with as many connecting slots as you need. More

This clever 3D printed Plumbob headgear turns you into a Sim

May.4, 2015 - Engineering student Daniel Harari has designed a costume that allows you to be yourself: a character from The Sims. Of course, key to this project is the multicolored crystal characters wear above their heads (called a Plumbob). More

Artists use 3D printing to create plausible theory on the Venus de Milo’s missing arms

May.4, 2015 - Since being discovered in 1820 amidst ancient ruins, the mystery of the Venus’ missing arms, and what could be suggested by her gaze and position, has been the subject of endless theories and speculations. More

First espresso brewed in space, thanks to ISSpresso & 3D printed cups

May.4, 2015 - Italian astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti, wearing her Starfleet uniform, became the first person in history to drink authentic Italian espresso coffee in orbit on Sunday, May 3 using the ISSpresso, the world's first zero-gravity... More

Student-made 3D printed vehicles drive & fly at 2nd annual Additive Vehicle Design Competition

May.4, 2015 - Held for the second time last Friday, the the second annual Additive Vehicle Design Competition truly puts 3D printed robots to the test by placing them in a series of hazardous, unstable and inaccessible environments. More

Artist 3D prints a spaceship cockpit for an Augmented Virtual Reality experience

May.4, 2015 - As part of a sensational exhibit at the San Francisco Art Market, artist Micah Ganske has designed a stunning VR experience that revolves around a 3D printed cockpit. More

‘MicroTug’ 3D printed robots pull objects 2,000 times their own weight

May.3, 2015 - Researchers at Stanford University have built tiny robots that can pull objects nearly 2,000 times their own weight horizontally, or 100 time their weight vertically up a glass surface. More

Create a wall-mounted 3D printed automatic pet feeder

May.2, 2015 - Now, for Makers who travel a lot or work long hours, a new project that utilizes 3D printing aims to help make feeding your pets a completely automated experience. More

Prop artist uses 3D printer to create a full size, wearable Avengers Ultron helmet

May.2, 2015 - Michael Ruddy, a popular cosplay artist used his new gMax 1.5 XT 3D to print a full size, wearable Ultron helmet for a special client. The gMax 1.5 XT, which is manufactured by gCreate... More

Russian neurosurgeons use 3D printing to create skull implant for trauma patient

May.1, 2015 - Recently, neurosurgeons at the Vologda Regional Hospital in the Vologda region of Russia called upon the assistance of Dr. Ivan Ulianovsky to help create a mold for a cranial implant for a patient who had extensive ... More

Voice your thoughts to the US Copyright Office about not criminalizing third-party 3D printer filament

May.1, 2015 - 3D printer manufacturer (and owner of MakerBot) Stratasys has requested that the US Copyright Office denies a proposal that would allow for the legalization of jailbreaking 3D printers in order to use a third-party feedstock. More

Conceptual designer Laura Thapthimkuna inspired by aliens to create sci-fi 3D printed neck wear

May.1, 2015 - Although 3D printing is used in a variety of industries for completely different purposes on a day-to-day basis, it is perhaps the fashion industry that is having one of the biggest influences on what exactly the future... More

Dutch scientists successfully 3D print the first clavicle to be used in surgery

May.1, 2015 - The future of 3D printing technology in the medical sector seems to be bright indeed. For while most bioprinting innovations will take a few years to be implemented, other 3D printed medical pieces area already been used... More

ALS-diagnosed Maker uses 3D printing to create eye-tracking wheelchair

Apr.30, 2015 - Although we’ve seen quite the gamut of various DIY projects that utilize both 3D printing and microcontrollers to create a unique and customized hardware product design, very few of these projects have been done by a disabled person... More

Xavier students use 3D printing to create prosthetic leg for three-legged service dog

Apr.30, 2015 - Just as 3D printing helped offer custom solutions for Derby and Bubbles, it is also helping a three-legged service dog named Tiny learn to run and walk on all fours thanks to students at Xavier University in Cincinnati, Ohio. More

Transaction Project combines the best of ceramics & glassblowing into beautiful 3D printed art

Apr.30, 2015 - The Translation Project, a collaboration between ceramicist Jonathan Keep, artist researcher Charles Stern and design studio Unfold, is essentially using 3D printing technology to finally combine ceramics with glassworks. More

Dutch scientists develop 3D printed fiber structures for bone cartilage repair on a large scale

Apr.30, 2015 - Dutch scientists from the University Medical Center Utrecht have unveiled their own 3D bioprinting innovation: a hydrogel solution that can be used for repairing bone cartilage on a large scale. More

The inside-out and 3D printed KAZbrella umbrella hits Kickstarter

Apr.30, 2015 - The KAZbrella is a reverse-engineered umbrella that opens and folds to the outside. It’s cheap, 3D printed, functional and features a design so clever and simple. More

3D printing used to create 4D airway splint, saving three babies from imminent death

Apr.30, 2015 - A 3D printer was used to create a medical device being called a 4D airway, which saved the lives of three baby boys with life-threatening breathing problems. This amazing new medical implant is designed to change shape... More

Australian man designs a 3D printable braille rubik’s cube for the blind

Apr.29, 2015 - One Australian 3D printing fanatic known by the sensible Instructables username of liquidhandwash has 3d printed one of the most complex mechanical toys a child can have: the rubik’s cube for blind people. More

Printednest offers chic open source 3D printable bird houses for urban dwellings

Apr.29, 2015 - The Printednest bird feeder/nests are designed to help increase the number of birds in urban areas through the use of urban-inspired bird house designs that are able to be locally produced using additive manufacturing technologies. More

Biofabrication team makes breakthrough in creating 3D printed replacement body parts

Apr.29, 2015 - A biofabrication team from the Queensland University of Technology in Brisbane, Australia has made a major breakthrough by successfully 3D printing mechanically reinforced, tissue-engineered constructs... More

BMW turns to 3D printing to create water pump wheel for DTM race cars

Apr.29, 2015 - In the last year alone, German automaker BMW has created custom 3D printed thumbs for their factory workers to help prevent injuries, used 3D printing to create student-designed concept cars... More

‘Unwrap’ & explore Egyptian Neswaiu mummy at Stockholm museum, thanks to 3D scanning & printing

Apr.29, 2015 - One such museum is the Medelhavsmuseet in Stockholm, Sweden, where a groundbreaking new 3D digitization project has been installed that allows visitors to get up close and personal with ancient Egyptian mummies... More

Researchers develop 3D printable graphene ink for electronic and biomedical applications

Apr.29, 2015 - And now researchers from Northwestern University have developed a solution-based 3D printable graphene ink. As they explain in a new research paper, it can be used to make objects multiple centimeters in length... More

Post-mortem CT scan data could be used to create 3D prints for medico-legal death investigation

Apr.28, 2015 - Recently, Dr. Chris O'Donnell from the Victorian Institute of Forensic Medicine (VIFM) gave a talk about the use of 3D Printing in forensics - particularly in how the technology can work in tandem with post-mortem CT scanning... More

O’Qualia creates CAPTOR, first 3D printed collapsible and custom Unmanned Aerial System

Apr.28, 2015 - O’Qualia Pte Ltd, a Singapore-based unmanned aerial systems (UAS) manufacturer has developed a fully-customizable and collapsible fixed-wing unmanned aerial system design that is manufactured in-full through... More

Startup Pembient uses 3D bioprinting to make rhino ivory without killing rhinos

Apr.28, 2015 - San Francisco-based startup called Pembient has developed a way of 3D printing actual rhino horns without harming these endangered animals. Hopefully, this can become a viable and environmentally-friendly alternative... More

3D printed Flow Hive that puts 'honey on tap' raises over $12 million on Indiegogo

Apr.28, 2015 - The Flow Hive is a bee hive featuring 3D printed honey combs that open up to form a honey tap. While that sounds impressive enough to laymen honey eaters, its revolutionary implications are perhaps more clear when you find out... More

3D printed 'WaterBone' design wins grand prize in Local Motors ARPA-E LITECAR Challenge

Apr.27, 2015 - Local Motors, in partnership with the Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E), announced the winner of the LIghtweighting Technologies Enabling Comprehensive Automotive Redesign (LITECAR) Challenge. More

Gensler marries unmanned drones with 3D printing to create MUPPette Mobile 3D printing

Apr.26, 2015 - Most technological breakthroughs are the result of recognizing a flaw or limitation within existing industrial practices—such as the lack of a mobile platform for 3D printing objects of limitless scale—and having... More

Eye of Horus brings eye-tracking to astronauts thanks to 3D printing

Apr.26, 2015 - The Eye of Horus is a 3D printed open source platform that allows a user to control devices simply by looking at them using eye tracking and light beacons to control wireless protocols. More

New technology utilizes 3D printed microscope to create virtual reality microscopic landscapes

Apr.25, 2015 - Over the past six months, Nanotronics Imaging has been busy further developing their technology and has finally unveiled what they are calling nVisible. nVisible is a virtual reality experience that lets anybody walk through... More

Japanese artist uses 3D printing to create Raijin and Fujin Kabuto samurai helmets

Apr.25, 2015 - In order to help inspire the samurai helmet designers, i.materialise Japan enlisted the help of mixed-media artist and competiton juror Russ Ogi to develop a unique pair of 3D printed kabuto inspired by Raijin and Fujin... More

Electrical engineering student creates his own Jimi Hendrix 3D Printed Guitar

Apr.24, 2015 - Jose Moreno, an electrical engineering student and Vice President of the Purdue 3D Printing Club at Purdue University really wanted a 3D printed guitar. The problem was, existing 3D printed guitars sold for roughly $3,000 each - .. More

Merck inks multi-year collaboration deal with Organovo to use 3D printed liver system for drug testing

Apr.24, 2015 - Major pharmaceuticals manufacturer Merk & Co has just made a deal with 3D printing researcher Organovo to use their 3D printed liver system for drug testing. More

Materialise and Belgian design studio Hoet launch collection of 3D printed eyewear

Apr.24, 2015 - It’s a big week for major Belgian 3D printing provider Materialise, as they will be hosting the Materialise World Conference in Brussels, Belgium, over the next couple of days. Coinciding with that event... More

3D printed sneaker 'FUTURE' wins Silver Award at Global Footwear Design Competition

Apr.24, 2015 - Chinese designer Zhang Xiaolong submitted the 3D printed sneaker called ‘FUTURE’ as his entry and has just won the Silver Award at the Global Footwear Design Competition. More

Researchers used 4D printing to create a valve that opens and contracts according to water temperature

Apr.24, 2015 - Researchers from the University of Wollongong in Australia have now created something very remarkable: a 4D printed a valve that automatically opens and contracts when exposed to either water or to high temperatures. More

Dutch students smuggle 3D printed knives into court to prove a security flaw

Apr.24, 2015 - Philine van Bilsen, who studies Communication & Multimedia design at Avans College in Den Bosch, the Netherlands, successfully smuggled two 3D printed knives – both sharp enough to stab someone – into the courtroom... More

Livermore researchers create energy-storing 3D printed "liquid smoke" aerogel

Apr.23, 2015 - Recently, researchers at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in Livermore, California have made graphene aerogel that is capable of making for better energy storage, sensors, nanoelectronics, catalysis and separations. More

UCSD students launch Kickstarter campaign for a completely 3D printed rocked engine

Apr.23, 2015 - A team of students from the UCSD in California are challenging the establishment with their plans for the Vulcan-I: a completely 3D printed rocket engine that they hope to launch over 10,000 feet over the summer. More

Chinese aerospace industry successfully tests rocket engine with 3D printed parts

Apr.23, 2015 - Engineers from Institute 41 (part of the China Aerospace Science and industry Corporation) in China have already successfully tested an engine ignition device that has been created using 3D printing technology. More

Worldwide 3D printer market disappoints in the first quarter of 2015

Apr.23, 2015 - All that optimism has slightly ebbed away as the results of the first quarter of the year are coming in. In fact, it appears that the worldwide 3D printing market (though most data is from North America) has not done as well... More

3D printing technology successfully used to guide a complex liver resection in China

Apr.23, 2015 - A very complex surgery has just been completed in China using a 3D printed replica. For the first time in Chinese medical history, doctors in the Zhujiang hospital of Southern Medical University used a 3D printed replica to ... More

Chinese researchers 3D print Terahertz lens

Apr.23, 2015 - That team from the Huazhong University of Science and Technology in China have recently propsed that 3D printing technology is perfect for quickly making the very precise Terahertz devices, and have even successfully produced a Terahertz ... More

Shin Kuo envisions rotating, 3D printed housing structures in 2035 so everyone can live up top

Apr.22, 2015 - For his Turn to the Future student thesis project, industrial designer Shin Kuo presented a building concept that rotates each home within the structure so that everyone shares the same view - from the lowest floors... More

Researchers use 3D printing to test if ancient Mayan civilization flew airplanes

Apr.22, 2015 - A group of researchers from the Tongji University College of Aerospace Engineering and Applied Mechanics in Shanghai, China recently decided to recreate some historical Mayan relics that were expected to be over 1,000 years... More

NASA 3D prints world’s first full-scale copper rocket engine part

Apr.22, 2015 - NASA has just revealed that they have 3D printed a rocket engine part that can actually be used as part of a space program. The part itself is a copper combustion chamber liner, a crucial component that needs to withstand... More

Students develop 3D-printed self-sustaining micro-farming pod AstroGro for cultivating food in space

Apr.22, 2015 - AstroGro team's solution is utilizing the current 3D printing capabilities in space to build an intelligent system to organically grow fresh foods. A 3D printed pod that is integrated with artificial intelligence (AI)... More

Kickstarter campaign launched for 3D printed RC snow blower

Apr.22, 2015 - Earlier this year, we reported on the development of an impressive 3D printed RC snow blower built by designer and all-around maker Moo Skyper (a.k.a, Ryan). Now, Ryan has launched a Kickstarter campaign in order to bring his 2nd ... More

Create 'The Wave' - a 3D printed kinetic sculpture that’s perfect for your desktop

Apr.21, 2015 - Among others, “The Wave” sculpture from 3D printing enthusiast Adam Patterson is among one of the finest examples of what can be done with nothing but access to a 3D printer and some simple engineering skills. More

Blue Man Group presents themed 3D printed bionic arm to 12-year old fan

Apr.21, 2015 - But in addition to the already-amazing ability to create the prosthetics, one of the better parts of the growing industry of 3D printed prosthetics is how celebrities and other idols are stepping in to present them to the wearers... More

3D printed pelvis replica aids Chinese doctors in successful hip surgery

Apr.21, 2015 - Now, doctors at the Fifth Affiliated Hospital of Xinjiang Medical University in Xinjiang, China have figured out how to use the technology to aid them in what is considered to be a highly-complex surgical procedure... More

The Palette multi-color 3D printing add-on launches now on Kickstarter

Apr.21, 2015 - While the 3D printing community is filled with promising start-ups preparing interesting and possibly even revolutionary products, few have been so intriguing as Mosaic. Since the summer of 2014, this team ... More

The advantages of RepRap 3D printing on farms in the developing world

Apr.21, 2015 - While we’ve already seen numerous individual examples of what 3D printing technology can do for people in the developing regions of the world – remember the Wakati tent? – that wasn’t enough for dr. Joshua Pearce. More

Yale scientists develop fill compositing technique to improve strength of FDM 3D printed parts

Apr.21, 2015 - Joseph T. Belter and Aaron M. Dollar, two scientists from the department of Mechanical Engineering and Material Science at Yale, have explored an interesting option that combines the low cost of FDM 3D printing technology... More

MONO, an eyewear collection 3D printed to fit your face, launches on Indiegogo

Apr.20, 2015 - Hong Kong-based ITUM describes their MONO 3D printed eyewear collection as “a collection of eyewear sets out to bring the perfect-fit and thus enhance wearing comfort by providing the choice of size, a fundamental yet... More

3D printer to recreate bottle used in Plymouth Argyle footballer Alex Sosa murder trial

Apr.20, 2015 - According to the BBC, a 3D printed bottle was recently used in the trial of a man was later convicted of murdering a teenager. City College Plymouth, a higher education school in Southwest England, was recently called upon by... More

Skin cancer survivor is given new 3D printed face prosthetic modelled after his son

Apr.20, 2015 - 74-year-old skin cancer survivor Keith Lonsdale shows that these 3D printed prosthetics can also blend right in. He was recently given a 3D printed face prosthesis to cover up the large hole in his face left by the necessary ... More

Australian twins with muscular dystrophy enable themselves through 3D printing

Apr.20, 2015 - While we’ve seen so many heartwarming examples of what 3D printing technology can do for the disabled, seeing disabled people actually use 3D printers for themselves is somewhat rarer. But that is exactly what two disabled brothers... More

Meet Italian Designer Cristina Franceschini and her collection of 3D printed shoes, jewelry & accessories

Apr.20, 2015 - Italian designer Cristina Franceschini represents a new generation of designers trying to combine long-standing tradition with innovation, a process enhanced by new technologies such as 3D printing. More

Turn your voice into 3D printed jewelry

Apr.19, 2015 - But did you know that don’t need a high-quality metal 3D printer to make beautiful and unique pieces of jewelry? That’s exactly what Instructables-user 10DotMatrix has proven when showing us how to turn spoken words into beautiful... More

Fan shares dozens of 3D printable monster designs for Dungeons & Dragons

Apr.18, 2015 - Tabletop wargaming and paper-and-pencil rolegaming both suffer from the same problem: miniatures and scenery can be dull and repetitive. Nothing is worse than fighting over the same old pieces of cardboard every single session... More

52Shapes: every week a new and unique 3D printed lamp design

Apr.18, 2015 - We’ve already known for a while that 3D printers can be used to make interesting and original lamp shades in all shapes and sizes. Just look at the cool Kayan lamp we reported on earlier this week... More

Salvador Dali inspires 3D printed jewelry collection by Desmond Chan

Apr.18, 2015 - “Those who do not want to imitate anything, produce nothing.” Those words of wisdom come from the surrealist master himself, Salvador Dali, who appropriately enough, was the inspiration behind Vulcan Jewelry-founder... More

Cardiologists and 3D Systems help toddler breathe easier with 3D printed heart model

Apr.17, 2015 - A 20-month-old toddler is breathing and swallowing easier thanks to a full-color 3D printed replica of his heart which was used to prepare for a lengthy procedure at St. Louis Children’s Hospital. More

Turn a Party Popper into a cool and powerful 3D printed toy cannon

Apr.17, 2015 - Just check out this very cool Party Popper Cannon by designer Chris Czech. He has effectively designed a cool little cannon that looks a bit like an eighteenth century mortar. More

Father uses 3D printing to help teach his blind daughter math

Apr.17, 2015 - This story already has everything to warm your heart, but unfortunately the eldest of the three, Layla, was born blind. The girl, who is currently in the eighth grade, was facing tremendous difficulties due to her blindness. More

Nin10do: Dutch magician brings NES to 21st century using 3D printing & a Raspberry Pi

Apr.17, 2015 - Dutch part-time magician Daniel Spies has brought the eighties back to life with his Nin10do game station: a 3D printed console that uses an Arduino to play all those classes that made the NES such a revolutionary machine in its day. More

Greek OpenBionics shares update on their low cost 3D printed bionic robot hand

Apr.17, 2015 - Greek Open Bionics opened a registration form on their website for people in need of 3D printed bionic limbs, through which they could work together to help those people in need. More

Create a 3D printed arcade cabinet using a Raspberry Pi

Apr.16, 2015 - For those who grew up during the heyday of coin-operated arcade games - particularly in the 1970s and 1980s - it’s easy to get nostalgic about the “simpler days” where video games were in 8-bit and had simple objectives. More

Wake Forest researchers create 3D printed “beating” heart cell

Apr.16, 2015 - The “organoids” as they’re called, are 3D printed and beating cardiac cells which are a part of a groundbreaking research program from Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center’s Institute for Regenerative Medicine... More

MakerBot’s new iPad app can now turn your drawings into 3D printable models

Apr.16, 2015 - The new Shape Maker tool from MakerBot will allow users to take their drawings and sketches and instantaneously turn them into 3D printable files - all with the ease of snapping a photo. More

Made In Space releases 'space-grade' AstroABS 3D printer filament for sale

Apr.16, 2015 - Made in Space has revealed that the exact same “space-grade” filament that was used by NASA astronaut Barry “Butch” Wilmore will be made available to the public for anybody who wants to experiment with printing... More

The FAA cleared the first 3D printed part to fly in a GE commercial jet engine

Apr.16, 2015 - While 3D printing technology has been readily adopted by aviation and aerospace industries over the past few years, both as a prototyping and manufacturing technology, it looks like it will now finally be commercially used. More

SABIC develops 3D printed economy class seat to reduce aircraft costs

Apr.16, 2015 - While several companies in the aircraft industry have already adopted 3D printing as a prototyping technology for the design of all sorts of components, aircraft passengers currently rarely come into contact with actual 3D printed parts. More

3D printed design company Xuberance wins first prize 'SaloneSatellite Award' at the Milan Design Week

Apr.16, 2015 - The ongoing Milan Design Week in Italy’s design capital is obviously a great place to see new and exciting 3D printed creations. Opened until 19 April, it’s in fact the perfect place to explore the world of design in all its aspects. More

3D printed 'Comfortably Numb' device takes the pain away from injection needles

Apr.16, 2015 - Three freshman students from Rice University in Houston, Texas, have developed a handy little device called Comfortably Numb that will numb any part of your body well enough to receive an injection without feeling pain from it. More

Japanese design studio DMM Akiba presents viable 3D printed titanium road bike at Milan Salone

Apr.16, 2015 - DMM Akiba teamed up with design studio the Triple Bottom Line and focused their efforts on creating the world’s first viable road bike that is technology proven and made from SLS titanium sintering, the DFM01. More

Rocket Lab unveils first 3D printed, battery-powered rocket engine for low-cost space travel

Apr.15, 2015 - Yesterday, at the Space Symposium in Colorado, the New Zealand-based Rocket Lab unveiled their brand-new rocket engine that was designed to drastically cut down the cost of space travel. More

Rockefeller heir invests in Brooklyn-based 3D printed meat company Modern Meadow

Apr.15, 2015 - Justin Rockefeller, who is the great-great-grandson of Stand Oil founder John D. Rockefeller, feels that the “steak chips” created by Modern Meadow might be one of the next big industries... More

3D printing vagina artist Megumi Igarashi denies obscenity charges in Japanese court

Apr.15, 2015 - Back in December of 2014, 43-year old Japanese artist Megumi Igarashi who works under the name Rokude Nashiko — which translates to “bad girl” — was charged with distributing 'obscene' data after releasing 3D printable data... More

Dutch scientists develop 3D printed ‘light traps’ to make solar cells more efficient than ever

Apr.15, 2015 - Physicists from the University of Utrecht in the Netherlands have developed a very interesting 3D printing application that can revolutionize the availability of environmentally-friendly energy. More

27-year-old tumor patient in China is given a new titanium shoulder, thanks to 3D printing

Apr.15, 2015 - A young woman has recently undergone a high-risk surgery in a hospital in South China to replace her scapula with a titanium replica. The surgery was necessitated by a recent discovery by doctors that three-fourths... More

Polish designer creates this awesome kaleidoscope using 3D printing

Apr.15, 2015 - This kaleidoscope has been designed and assembled by Polish designer Paweł Grzelak, who was looking for a nice and original birthday gift for a friend. More

Dutch student mass customizes 3D printed insoles using TNO's 10x faster 3D PrintValley

Apr.15, 2015 - In cooperation with Dutch technological institute TNO, Dutch graduate student Mathijs de Schipper has developed 100% customizable 3D printed insoles for all types of shoes. More