Make professional-quality footage using 3D printed OpenSAM camera stabilizer

Sep.4, 2015 - The 3D printed OpenSAM camera stabilizer was developed by engineering students Oliver Topp, Henning Si Høj and Mathias Grelck Johnsen. The concept is simple: a mechanical creation that holds your camera and compensates or negates any shaking caused by movement. More

Former SpaceX exec uses 3D printing to reinvent comfortable high heels

Sep.4, 2015 - Dolly Singh, one California-based designer, is embracing 3D printing technology as the solution to relieve women of a torture device that has been commonly worn in society for about two centuries: the high heel. More

Yogo the Dog receives successful 3D printed leg prosthesis

Sep.3, 2015 - Excited and happy, Yogo was like all the other dogs, playing and running around, save for one thing: his customized 3D printed prosthetic leg. Yogo, only a year old, suffers from a congenital atrophy in his right front leg and before being fitted for a leg prosthetic was unable to walk properly. More

Local Motors partners with UNLV on autonomous, self-driving 3D printed cars

Sep.3, 2015 - Local Motors announced a partnership with the University of Nevada – Las Vegas (UNLV) with the express purpose of creating autonomously driving 3D printed cars. More

3D printed bird repellent to save rice farmers’ harvest

Sep.2, 2015 - An improved and updated version of 3D printed bird repellent, which was previously used to keep birds away from electrical and power stations, is now being adapted to be used in rice fields to help farmers protect their crops from sparrows. More

Researchers design 'MAZE Hairbrush': an easy to clean, 3D printed hairbrush

Sep.2, 2015 - The design of the 3D printed hairbrush, what Scott Shim has named the MAZE hairbrush, resembles exactly that as the bristles of the brush are attached to a series of mazelike rows that make up the back of the brush paddle. More

Fully functional scale model of Boeing 787 Jet Engine made on household 3D printer

Sep.2, 2015 - An impressive feat for household makers everywhere, a member of the RC Groups forum (a Radio Control model community) that goes by the name of Harcoreta, managed to successfully design and additively manufacture a fully functional scale model of a Boeing 787’s GE manufactured turbofan jet engine. More

Peugeot Fractal concept car, packed with 3D printed interior, to debut at Frankfurt Auto Show

Sep.2, 2015 - New design concept of the Peugeot Fractal, which is set to debut later this month at the Frankfurt Auto Show in Germany, is absolutely packed with futuristic technology and 3D printed parts, including more than 80 percent of all trim surfaces of the interior. More

Tumblr blogger crafts 70lbs resume from 3D printed model for game designer job

Sep.1, 2015 - Tumblr user Mr. Deep Immersion recently pushed the limits of creative and standout resumes when he crafted one to resemble a medieval stone tablet. More

German pensioner 3D prints amazing functional planes with up to 2m wingspan

Sep.1, 2015 - Few flying projects we’ve seen so far have been more impressive than the 3D printed, fully functional and very cool plane series (with a wingspan up to an impressive 3 meters) developed by Cults3D user Michael Christou, which is all the more special because he is actually a pensioner. More

Scientists unveil DNA-guided 3D printing of human tissue for use in drug screening, cancer research

Sep.1, 2015 - A team of San Francisco scientists have just shared a breakthrough technique to 3D print tiny models of human tissue for use in drug screening, cancer research and eventually even complete transplantable organs. More

3D printing used to prove Bronze Age Irish spear butt is actually musical instrument

Sep.1, 2015 - PhD student and archaeologist Billy Ó Foghlú from the University of Canberra has used 3D printing to recreate a replica of what people thought was a Bronze Age Irish spear butt. And it turned out to be part of a musical instrument. More

3D printed hip prosthesis formally approved by China’s Food and Drug Administration

Sep.1, 2015 - China’s Food and Drug Administration announced that China’s self-developed 3D printed hip replacement (joint) has been commercially certified by the required state departments, and is set to be put to large-scale clinical use. More

'Your Nyth, Your Style': ROCCAT introduces 3D print library for its Nyth MMO mouse

Aug.31, 2015 - In the wake of the release of the Roccat Nyth MMO Mouse, a fully modular and customizable specialty gaming mouse, the Hamburg based company Roccat has launched its own 3D Print Library from which gamers can choose and purchase their additional parts and buttons. More

Zortrax emphasize customization with impressive 3D printed loudspeaker

Aug.31, 2015 - Polish 3D printer manufacturers Zotrax has just vigorously argued that we shouldn’t be looking at 3D printers for mass-production, but always for customization – something emphasized through very cool looking 3D printed loudspeaker. More

Animotus, 3D printed GPS-like guidance cube changes shapes to point you in the right direction

Aug.31, 2015 - Adam Spiers has developed a remarkable immersive story-telling game set in the complete darkness of an abandoned London church, in which players can navigate through rooms and events using a 3D printed guidance cube that points them in the right direction. More

Pentagon teams up with Apple, Boeing to develop flexible 3D printed wearables

Aug.31, 2015 - Defense Secretary Ash Carter has just announced a new partnership with a large conglomerate of 96 companies, 42 universities called FlexTech Alliance to develop the next-generation range of 3D printed wearables. More

‘Maker Dad’ creates son Optimus Prime Transformer birthday cake using 3D printed components

Aug.28, 2015 - With the goal of making his son’s dreams come true (like most good parents), Youtuber Russell Munro (AKA ‘Russellmunro’) and his wife recently went through the effort of creating a customized Transformers-themed transforming birthday cake starring none other than Optimus Prime himself. More

Hardware developer aims to create working ‘Baby-EMdrive’ Thruster using 3D printed components

Aug.28, 2015 - Among others is a new(ish) type of thruster invented by Roger Shawyer called the EMdrive. Unlike other propulsion systems that rely on repelling mass to produce thrust, the EMdrive can convert electrical energy into thrust directly - or so has been speculated. More

Modern-Day 'Monument Men' believe 3D cameras and 3D printers could save IS-threat artefacts

Aug.28, 2015 - Oxford and NYU universities recently announced that a team consisting of modern-day “Monument Men” will be “flooding” Syria and Iraq with 3D cameras to catalogue buildings of historical significance, preserving knowledge of them should they be obliterated by the area’s terror groups - such as ISIS. More

Limbitless Solutions launches campaign to send 75 3D printed bionic arms to displaced Syrian children

Aug.28, 2015 - Limbitless Solutions has launched a crowdfunding page through Indiegogo that aims to raise US$40,000 to help send 75 bionic limbs and books to displaced Syrian kids, after Limbitless teamed up with Help Syria. More

Professor uses 3D printed vegemite to power LEDs - could this be the future of edible electronics?

Aug.28, 2015 - ot only has professor Marc in het Panhuis successfully 3D printed Vegemite, he has proved that the material is an ideal conductor of electricity. Could this be the future of edible electronics? More

3D printing helps surgeons successfully complete intracranial aneurysm surgeries for 50-year-old

Aug.28, 2015 - Neurosurgeons in China are applying 3D printing to very complex brain surgeries to deal with intracranial aneurysm patients. Since 2014, they have dealt with about 10 patients this way, recently tackling another. The tenth patient was the fifty-year-old Li Yimu, from Quanzhou, China. More

North Drinkware used 3D printing to design awesome Mt. Hood Pint Glass, raised over $531K on Kickstarter

Aug.28, 2015 - North Drinkware was so successful earlier this year with extremely cool pint glasses featuring Oregon’s iconic Mount Hood embedded in the bottom, a product realized with the help of 3D printed prototyping. More

Artist Nitzan Kish 3D prints modular self-defense outfits with integrated weaponry for women

Aug.28, 2015 - Nitzan Kish's 3D printing ‘Me, Myself & I’ project is a gorgeous, yet slightly intimidating modular set of self-defense wearables for the modern women. And with this project, she certainly approaches 3D printed clothing from a very unusual perspective. More

WonderLuk online file sharing platform to launch 3D printed jewellery pop-up

Aug.27, 2015 - This weekend, WonderLuk is holding their first-ever 3D printed jewellery pop-up shop in Boxpark, Shoreditch - leading up to London’s Fashion Week. Already, the company has worked with some prominent 3D artists around the world including New York fashion designer Francis Bitonti. More

More fashion designers turn to Ultimaker to bring 3D printed fashion designs to the catwalk

Aug.27, 2015 - While the various 3D printed fashions of the past certainly garnered attention in their own right, a new crop of designers are paving their own path with 3D printed fashions and coincidentally, many of them are doing so using an Ultimaker 3D printer. More

Use a 3Doodler 3D printing pen to create an incredible multi-colored lampshades

Aug.27, 2015 - 3Doodler expert Grace Du Prez has created a collection of lampshades using the 3Doodler in combination with a handful of household items. Better yet - she’s even shared the instructions on how to make your own ‘3D printed lampshade’ using simple step-by-step instructions. More

3D Systems introduces new next generation 3DMe Photobooth with enhanced user experience

Aug.27, 2015 - 3D Systems has unveiled today their new generation of 3DMe Photobooth with enhanced user experience, aiming to bring the full 3DMe experience to retail spaces and events. More

Tiny 3D printed smart microfish robots may deliver drugs in your blood

Aug.27, 2015 - The 3D printed smart ‘microfish’ robots, developed by a team of researchers from the University of California can be used to inject in bloodstreams and perform complex medical tasks. The diverse capabilities attributed to them include functioning as sensors, detoxification, directed drug delivery and much more. More

ACROBOTIC launches smart LED pixel set Pulsar, builds 3D printed soundless clock and more wit hit

Aug.27, 2015 - Pulsar is a set of smart, wireless and wearable LED pixels. As its makers ACROBOTIC illustrate with a 3D printed soundless alarm clock, is perfect for 3D printing. More

NASA successfully tests 3D printed turbopump for rocket propulsion, reaching 90,000 rpms

Aug.27, 2015 - NASA has just successfully tested a 3D printed turbopump for in a rocket engine at their Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama. During the test with liquid hydrogen propellant, the turbopump was able to generate and withstand more than 90,000 revolutions per minute (or rpms). More

The impressive Loom Launcher 3D printed rubber band launcher is made from a single 3D printed part

Aug.26, 2015 - The Loom Launcher, 3D printed, mechanical, multi-shot, self-priming, rubber-band launcher was born. Perhaps what’s most impressive however, is that the Loom Launcher can be created in a single print without the need for assembling multiple parts - the result of over two-dozen prototypes and many keyboard strokes. More

3D printed wheelchair Hand Drive is an affordable replacement to expensive lever-powered wheelchairs

Aug.26, 2015 - The 3D printed wheelchair Hand Drive attachment - which aims to be an affordable replacement to the otherwise expensive lever-powered wheelchairs that retailed for up to $10K - was developed to be used with existing wheelchair designs. More

Doctors use 3D printing to save boy with severely deformed legs & 'Porcelain Doll' condition

Aug.26, 2015 - A six-year-old boy named Xiao Feng - who suffers from osteogenesis imperfecta - underwent a surgical procedure to help solve his problem with the aide of 3D printing. More

Aussie couple uses 3D printing to develop Lenzcase: an iPhone 6 case that also holds your reading glasses

Aug.26, 2015 - The Lenzcase is a sleek iPhone 6 case that is hardly bigger than a typical case, and yet holds a pair of reading glasses and an efficient spring-loaded extrusion mechanism. Developed by an Australian couple using 3D printing, this is the perfect solution for people who don’t want to carry a bulky case around. More

MyStemKits takes 3D printing platform for STEM education to Kickstarter

Aug.26, 2015 - A new educational 3D printing platform called MyStemKits, which has been specifically made for STEM teachers and students, has launched a very promising Kickstarter campaign. More

3D printed DreamMe allows you to see your Smartphone screen on your ceiling at night

Aug.26, 2015 - Invented by German Yvonne Joh, the DreamMe is a low-cost 3D printed projection unit you place on top of your smartphone to project visible, but not disturbing info on your bedroom ceiling. More

8-year-old Omkar’s 3D printed O Watch kit launches on Kickstarter

Aug.26, 2015 - 8-year-old aspiring programmer and maker Omkar Govil-Nair has developed his very own 3D printed O Watch smartwatch. They have now launched 3D printed O Watch smartwatch on Kickstarter and have already gathered more than $9,000 in pledges, of a $15,000 goal. More

RedWorks seeks to 3D print housing on Mars using in situ resources & generative design-based 3D printing method

Aug.25, 2015 - A team of aerospace engineering and additive manufacturing efforts at RedWorks has been combining the best of their abilities to develop a solution for creating on-demand habits using readily available dirt on Mars. More

RETR3D platform lets users turn e-waste into 3D printers for developing countries

Aug.25, 2015 - UK charity Techfortrade has been actively developing ways to put 3D printers into the hands of those in developing countries to enable them to create their own customized solutions. Their solution came in creating a piece of software that enables creators to take e-waste components and use them to build 3D printers. More

Gartner says medical applications are leading the next generation of 3D printing hype

Aug.25, 2015 - In a newly-released “Hype Cycle for 3D Printing 2015” report from the company, Gartner researchers are claiming that a large amount of 3D printing growth in the past year has been linked to advancements in medical applications and certain specialist applications are already becoming the norm in medical care. More

The Cosmogony 3D printed prosthetic hand features a built-in space-themed game

Aug.25, 2015 - Debbie Leung, an electrical engineer who has been experimenting with 3D printing technology for the past couple of years, has been actively developing Cosmogony - a cyborg hand that features a built-in game called "Expand Your Universe". More

Adafruit shares designs for very cool and stylish 3D printed 10" Raspberry Pi Tablet

Aug.25, 2015 - The Ruiz bros have now tackled something that we were hoping for ever since seeing their Raspberry Pi Mini Computer and this PC monitor: a 3D printable tablet. More

Raspberry Pi powered MrRobot lets users control 3D printable Rapiro robot using an Ubuntu phone

Aug.25, 2015 - Hacker Joseph Wang gave a new dimension to the 3D printable Rapiro robot by building an app that enables the robot to make R2D2-like noises and interact with the user. Called MrRobot Project, this fun little creation completely revolves around the educational and open-source Rapiro robot. More

Open Bionics affordable 3D printed 3D-printed prosthetic hand wins UK James Dyson Award

Aug.25, 2015 - British Open Bionics' affordable 3D-printed prosthetic hand that can be customized and made more cheaply than current alternatives wins this year's UK James Dyson Award. More

Loving mother creates 3D printed box for coating bitter pills with chocolate for son with Crohn's Disease

Aug.24, 2015 - Mother Dully Katzeff found a solution for her son’s constant need to take medications he didn’t like in the form of the Pill Coater - a 3D printed box that is able to cover her son’s medication in chocolate. More

Imec and TU Delft develop revolutionary wireless EEG headset using 3D printing

Aug.24, 2015 - Imec and TU Delft have announced a new wireless electroencephalogram (EEG) headset that can be worn comfortably and achieves a high-quality EEG signal. The base of the headset is 3D printed in a single piece. More

Redditor SexyCyborg designs cool 3D printed shoes filled with penetration test kit

Aug.24, 2015 - SexyCyborg is now back for more and has 3D printed a set of hollow high heels, with the express purpose of secretly carrying a penetration testing kit around. More

Nike 3D prints an amazing ferrofluid display, transforming KD8 sneaker into art

Aug.24, 2015 - By combing their iconic KD8 shoe with 3D printing and ferrofluids, Nike has created a mesmerizing and constantly changing work of art. It can be found in Niketown NYC in New York City. More

MIT closing in on Holy Grail with MultiFab 3D printer - prints 10 different materials in a single print run

Aug.24, 2015 - Researchers over at MIT have just unveiled the CSAIL MultiFab 3D printer which can print functional objects out of at least ten different material options in a single printing session. More

This very cool 3D printed RDAS Unfolding CubeSat rover robot can aid safety in disaster scenarios

Aug.22, 2015 - Erin Kennedy has used 3D printing to tackle very common issues: how do you safely transport and deploy robots in hazardous environments and then control it at a distance? Her solution is RDAS Unfolding CubeSat rover robot (short for Rapid Deployable Automation System. More

Australian man builds the first ever hybrid petrol/electric bicycle using UP Mini 3D printer

Aug.21, 2015 - One Western Australian man, David Kitson, has built the world’s first hybrid petrol/electric bicycle using an UP Mini 3D printer and an old bike. After finding the bicycle in a pile of trash over Christmas, David Kitson repaired it back into working condition - however he got the idea to go a step further and convert it into a hybrid bicycle. More

Autodesk teams with LLNL to design 3D printable objects (helmet) in next-gen materials

Aug.21, 2015 - Autodesk has announced a progressive collaboration with the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) with the purpose of using the latest software innovations to make 3D printable design of next generation materials possible. The first goal? To design and 3D print protective metamaterial helmets. More

Is 3D printing for all generations? YouTubers expose the elderly to 3D printer

Aug.21, 2015 - The team of YouTube professional behind the reaction videos of Fine Brothers Entertainment - who specialize in reaction clips - helped a group of elderly people get to grips with the basics of 3D printing, and you'd be surprized at how quickly they realize its potential. More

The + Shelf 3D printed joints let you design and construct your own modular furniture

Aug.21, 2015 - These fantastic 3D printed connectors called the + Shelf designed by Instructable user Shurly, enable designers and homeowners to easily create fantastic modular pieces of furniture. More

MIT's Mediated Matter unveils breakthrough G3DP glass 3D printer with stunning precision

Aug.21, 2015 - One design team at MIT called Mediated Matter has developed a 3D printing platform capable of 3D printing optically transparent works of glass with a remarkable level of precision. More

Ocean Alliance uses 3D printing to help make 'Snotbot', the whale snot-collecting drone

Aug.20, 2015 - Currently in existence as a Kickstarter campaign, the Snotbot initiative is currently raising awareness and funds to purchase and assemble a fleet of drones that can be used on expeditions to help collect samples, record data and provide other information as needed. More

3D printing helps London Underground's Victoria Station refurbishment

Aug.20, 2015 - Transport for London (TFL) turned to London’s Hobs Reprographics and their 3D printing know-how to communicate plans to upgrade the Victoria Station underground tube station to a number of stakeholders including contractors, neighbors and local authorities. More

Melissa Ng unveils her amazing collection of metallic 3D printed masks 'for dreamers'

Aug.20, 2015 - Aiming to help “dreamers find courage”, Melissa Ng designs and produces intricately-detailed 3D printed masks that are designed to help users “break through fear and self doubt and empower (themselves) to fight for (their) dreams.” More

Injured Brazilian toucan receives custom 3D printed beak prosthetic

Aug.20, 2015 - A toucan from Brazil who had lost a portion of its beak after flying into a window off the coast of São Paulo was also aided by a 3D printed prosthetic beak thanks to some generous locals who dedicated their time to helping the bird. More

Reinvent furniture with 3D printing: meet Voxel, a cube that acts both as a table or seat

Aug.20, 2015 - For a master’s course in Ex-Lab Digital Furniture Fabrication, architecture student Joshua Stellini employed 3D printing technology to reinvent furniture: through the strategic use of NinjaFlex tiles, he developed the Voxel cube that functions as both a table and a stool. More

3D printing helps UK designers develop The Nipper, 'The World's Smallest Phone Charger'

Aug.19, 2015 - Inspired by the need to create a portable, on-the-go power solution for smartphone users, designers Doug Stokes and Chris Tait of Design on Impulse in the UK recently created what they are calling “The World’s Smallest Phone Charger” - AKA “The Nipper”. More

Paralo turns to 3D printing to develop comfortable and cheap Google Cardboard headset

Aug.19, 2015 - Inspired by the ease of creating a smartphone mount with cardboard, Paralo team in Brooklyn, NY has developed a new type of virtual reality headset that’s designed to make the VR experience a much more fun and accessible experience for everybody. More

Studio Ilio designs impressive furniture using discarded SLS 3D printing waste

Aug.19, 2015 - Designers and recent Royal College of Art graduates Fabio Hendry and Seongil Choi found a way to recycle the discarded powder to create unique ‘3D printed’ furniture pieces and other small structures. More

Meet Paolo, a 3D printable minimalist electric scooter designed by Spanish artist Josep Bolart

Aug.19, 2015 - Spanish designer Josep Bolart has recently unveiled a 3D printable scooter called the Paolo. This is a minimalist electronic scooter that is ultra-cheap and can be made from recycled materials and even be (almost completely) 3D printed. More

Hong Kong unveils its first one-stop '3D Printing One' center to help educate citizens about 3D printing

Aug.19, 2015 - On Tuesday Hong Kong opened up '3D Printing One', their first 'one-stop' 3D printing education and support center which aims to both promote the understanding of and increase the adoption of 3D printing technologies to users in a range of different industry. More

9-month-old baby born with 5 holes in heart, 3D printed heart models help surgeons save his life

Aug.19, 2015 - The nine-month-old boy Chen Chen who was born with 5 holes in heart has just undergone successful and crucial heart surgery that had been prepared with the help of 3D printed heart models. More

ORNL develops 3D printed home and car that can power each other with solar or natural gas

Aug.19, 2015 - The Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) has developed a flashy 3D printed home and car with a progressive energy unit that enables owners to use their home (solar) to power their car, and the other way around (with natural gas). More

Dutch maker creates 3D printed glow in the dark Baneling creature from Starcraft 2

Aug.18, 2015 - The talented digital sculptor Andy de Bruin took to Zbrush to create a digital 3D model of ‘Baneling’ from the StarCraft 2 game and 3D printed it using different materials to highlight the creature’s unique attributes - including glow in the dark features made from Glow in the Dark PLA. More

Italian photographer develops new extruder with WASP for 3D printing with light

Aug.18, 2015 - Italian artist Gianluca Pugliese (aka ‘Owen’) used a 3D printer for light painting. Light painting, which is actually a form of photography rather than painting, is when a camera’s exposure time is set for a prolonged amount of time in a dark environment while a light moves within the frame. More

US Air Force's new flexible 3D printed electronics can monitor health and help us stay safe

Aug.18, 2015 - The US Air Force and the American Chemical Society have used 3D printing technology to develop flexible hybrid electronic materials that are small, compact, powerful and above all able to withstand extreme external pressures – thus perfect for use on aircraft and even on bombs. More

5-year-old girl with 3D printed hand throws out first pitch at Baltimore Orioles baseball game

Aug.18, 2015 - 5-year-old Hailey Dawson recently received a 3D printed prosthetic from a team of students, and showed off its ability at the baseball game between the Baltimore Orioles and the Oakland Athletics last night by throwing the ceremonial first pitch at Camden Yards in Baltimore. More

Chinese White Pelican receives 3D printed beak prosthesis after courtship fight

Aug.18, 2015 - One White Pelican in the Dalian Forest Zoo has just become the first animal to be saved by 3D printing technology in China, after its beak was seriously injured in a courtship fight with other pelicans. More

Google’s partially 3D printed humanoid Atlas robot goes on successful walk in the woods

Aug.18, 2015 - Boston Dynamics, purchased by Google in 2013, has been working on a 1.88 meter tall bipedal, partially 3D printed, rescue robot for a while now, which has just completed a very successful test run out in New England’s nature. More

Create your own 3D printed tetrahedral kite with OpenKite

Aug.17, 2015 - Now, those with a 3D printer can create their very own open source kite design to enjoy over the last month of Summer with OpenKite. The kite design is based off of a simplified building system that consists of several 3D printed components of varying shapes and sizes. More

The $100 SelfieBot brings face-tracking video to smartphones thanks to 3D printing

Aug.17, 2015 - Aimed at becoming the go-to device for hands-free video calls on smartphones, the SelfieBot could also theoretically be used as a mobile wifi camera, a video baby monitor, a videoconferencing device, a wireless charger and even an external power bank thanks to the on-board power supply. More

3D print your own Bicycle Bubble Machine from the Thingiverse Catch the Wind Challenge

Aug.17, 2015 - Thingiverse project creator Heinz Drei uploaded the design files for his 3D printable Bicycle Bubble Machine invention for the Thingiverse Catch the Wind Challenge - a challenge he won along with two others. More

Create the winning 3D printed Riesenrad Giant Wheel from Thingiverse #SeeTheWorld Challenge

Aug.17, 2015 - Thingiverse user ‘stylesuxx’ won a Thingiverse challenge based on international landmarks with a 3D printable version of Vienna’s Riesenrad (Giant Wheel) - one of the city’s most widely-known landmarks that was originally built in 1897. More

NASA releases free 3D printable files for Curiosity Mars Rover

Aug.17, 2015 - The Curiosity Rover was launched way back in 2011 and has now been driving around for just over three years. NASA has taken the opportunity of this anniversary to release a cool 3D printable model of the Curiosity Rover. More

Australian dad 3D prints Star Wars Speeder Bike rocking horse for his little daughter

Aug.17, 2015 - Australian dad Tez Gelmir has used 3D printing to create a fantastic rocking chair for his young daughter that is an almost exact replica of the Star Wars 74-Z Speeder Bike from the Return of the Jedi movie. More

8-year-old child develops 3D printed smartwatch kit for kids to learn coding and 3D printing

Aug.17, 2015 - 8-year-old aspiring programmer and maker Omkar Govil-Nair has developed his very own 3D printed O Watch smartwatch and plans to make it available everywhere through a crowdfunding campaign. More

Create a 3D printed interactive talking d20 20-sided gaming die for roleplaying games

Aug.14, 2015 - Designed to be used for a “good laugh”, Burgess’ ‘Talking d20’ is a talking 20-sided die that can be produced using 3D printing and some basic electronics assembly and programming. More

EVX Ventures unveils the Immortus solar powered sports car built from 3D printed components

Aug.14, 2015 - Based on existing solar race car technology originally founded by Australia’s Aurora Solar Car Team, the Immortus from EVX Ventures is a solar electric car designed to generate its own power through over 75 square feet of solar photovoltaic paneling - including on the wheels. More

Shanghai Children’s Medical Center opens China's first pediatric 3D printing medical research unit

Aug.14, 2015 - Thanks to the continued success of using 3D printing to aid in surgical procedures, the country - along with 3D printing giant Materialise - proudly unveiled their first pediatric-specific 3D digital medical research facility in Shanghai at the Shanghai Children’s Medical Center on Thursday, August 13th. More

Gazan medico team develops 3D printed, 30-cent stethoscope for developing world

Aug.14, 2015 - Tarek Loubani, an emergency physician who is currently working in the Gaza strip, recently created a stethoscope using a 3D printer at a cost of just thirty cents. Impressively, the 3D printed stethoscope is just as effective in practice as an equivalent $200 or more professional device. More

Create your own fully-modular 3D printed pulley-driven robot

Aug.14, 2015 - The PulleyBot from Instructables user ‘printeraction’ is among one of the better ones that we’ve seen and can even be modified with a number of different parts. The simple, single actuator 3D printed toy features a transmission and is made up entirely of pulley systems. More

Neuron Robotics introduces BowlerStudio, a free robotics design, simulation and 3D printing platform

Aug.14, 2015 - In an effort to make the process of building a robot from scratch using 3D printing methods as seamless as possible, Neuron Robotics has recently unveiled Bowler Studio, a new robot development application that combines scripting and device management with powerful control and processing features. More

Help eNABLE 3D print 1,000 prosthetic hands by September 15th, 2015

Aug.13, 2015 - In an effort to further expand their reach to more users in need around the world, eNABLE is reaching out to the 3D printing community to crowdsource the largest donation of 3D printed hands yet - 1,000. More

Mycroft is the first ever open source artificial intelligence platform for everyone

Aug.13, 2015 - The team behind Mycroft has just launched a Kickstarter campaign offering the world's first open source, open hardware Artificial Intelligence platform that’s based on the Raspberry Pi 2 and Arduino development platforms. More

Chinese military begins using part production library for 3D printing replacement parts in the field

Aug.12, 2015 - The People’s Liberation Army of China used 3D printing to replace a damaged part of a vehicle while in a remote region. To demonstrate the capabilities of their 3D printers in the field, they conducted a drill that was designed to emulate scenarios that happen in the field. More

Grad art student turns to 3D printing to create impressive futuristic RC car

Aug.12, 2015 - Jakub Ratajczyk, a a graduate student of Academy of Fine Arts, chose to 3D print a radio controlled car as his graduate project as an opportunity to fuse together multiple skillsets including modeling, robotics, programing, electronics and of course, 3D printing. More

Hermit crab gets an incredibly beautiful 3D printed shell modeled after a Japanese wedding chapel

Aug.12, 2015 - Japanese artist Aki Inomata 3D prints truly fascinating homes for hermit crabs, with the latest installment called ‘white chapels’ taking inspiration from Japanese wedding chapels. More

Japan's 3D printed Privacy Visor will block facial recognition software for $240

Aug.12, 2015 - The National Institute of Informatics from Japan have used 3D printing to develop an interest set of privacy visors to block facial recognition software. More

Blokko combines storytelling and 3D printing into one fun toy marketplace

Aug.12, 2015 - 3D printing technology definitely has the potential to become a fun medium for creating cool and unique children’s toys. One startup from Singapore called Blokko combines fun and fresh storytelling from authors from all over the world with matching 3D printed toys. More

China's 3DCloud unveils new QiaoKe chocolate 3D printer with a unique solid feed system

Aug.11, 2015 - 3DCloud (of BEcoda) recently unveiled their latest product, the QiaoKe Food 3D Printer at the 2015 Beijing Urban Science Festival. Unsurprisingly, the printers attracted a lot of interested (and hungry) onlookers. More

WASP develops new 3D printing method for modular reinforced concrete beams

Aug.11, 2015 - For their latest development towards changing the future of home manufacturing, the WASP team has developed a system to produce concrete elements that can be assembled with steel bars and beams or can compose pillars in reinforced concrete. More

Researchers develop Encore tool for augmenting everyday objects with 3D printing

Aug.11, 2015 - A team of four researchers from the Carnegie Mellon University are set to improve our design possibilities tremendously with Encore, tool for easily augmenting everyday objects with 3D printing. More

Scientists develop 3D printed device to help solve cocktail-party problem

Aug.11, 2015 - With a very simple 3D printed solution, scientists from Duke University have now come up with a good, if somewhat unwieldy solution to help computers solve cocktail-party problem. More

Made In Space successfully completes 3D printing in vacuum of space, outside the ISS

Aug.11, 2015 - Made In Space, which was founded with the express focus of zero-gravity 3D printing, has just announced that they have successfully concluded 3D printing experiments in the vacuum of space. More

SpaceVR wants to make 3D, virtual reality movies in space, launches Kickstarter campaign

Aug.11, 2015 - SpaceVR has just launched a Kickstarter campaign to encourage backers to become astronauts by helping to fund Overview One, SpaceVR's high-definition camera that will be placed on the ISS's cupola, offering an astronaut's perspective of the world to consumers. More

Maker uses 3D printing to convert 1980s Fisher Price cassette player into a Bluetooth speaker

Aug.10, 2015 - Talented hardware hacker Matt Gruskin recently converted the old and iconic Fisher Price cassette player into a Bluetooth speaker. 'This is my #826 Fisher-Price tape recorder, which was manufactured on January 21, 1987 (as stamped in the battery compartment),' explains Gruskin in a blog post. More

Use 3D printing to hack a mechanical pencil into a soldering wire dispenser

Aug.10, 2015 - Using a simple, easy-to-find Papermate .5 mm mechanical pencil, Instructables user Proto G has designed a 3D printed attachment for the plastic pencil that transforms it from a writing instrument to a dispensable storage vessel for .5 mm magnet wire. More

Frank Kokman uses 3D printing to create OpenSurgery DIY surgical robot

Aug.10, 2015 - Dezeen and MINI collaborated with Royal College of Art graduate Frank Kolkman to build an open-source surgical robot machine that could enable people to perform keyhole surgery on themselves using just a Playstation 3 video game controller. More

Virginia Tech students prepare to launch 3D printer on NASA rocket ship

Aug.10, 2015 - On Tuesday, August 11th, a group of Virginia Tech College of Engineering students are gearing up to see a 3D printer design of their own get launched into orbit from nearby Wallops Flight Facility, too. More

Taiwanese artist 3D prints fun modular toys of endangered Formosan Black Bear and rhino

Aug.10, 2015 - Taiwanese artist Chen Jian's two designs, one for the Formosan Black Bear and one of the Rhino, are simple to make and feature movable limbs, but both more importantly serve as a reminder that very few of these majestic animals are still around. More

DENTCA receives FDA Clearance for the First 3D printable denture base material; able to be worn inside the mouth

Aug.10, 2015 - The FDA granted 16 dental devices 510(k) clearance in July, one of them is Dentca Denture Base from Dentca. At the end of July, the FDA officially approved a 510(k) for the use of DENTCA’s new 3D printable material as a denture base. More

mostfun Pro: first ever Intel Inside desktop 3D printer soon to launch on Kickstarter

Aug.10, 2015 - The mostfun Pro 3D printer, developed by a Chinese startup of the same name, features a so far unique feature in the world of 3D Printing: embedded inside is an Intel Edison module, will all the functions to make this a truly accessible machine. More

Artist Martijn Hage creates gorgeous 9-piece 3D printed ‘Hortus Filamentus’ artwork

Aug.10, 2015 - At the request of Dutch radio program Opium (radio 4), Dutch artist Martijn Hage spent five days locked into De Torenkamer studio at the VondelParkCS in Amsterdam, working on his Hortus Filamentus: a gorgeous 2.5D nine piece, featuring 3D printed objects and inspiring alien-esque panels. More

Finuvo develops first desktop hydrographics printer for easily pimping 3D prints with hydrographic technology

Aug.10, 2015 - Startup Finuvo has developed the world’s first desktop hydrographics printer, that can be used to easily add a huge variety of intricate patterns to the surface of 3D prints. More

The POSEIDON garment with 600 interconnected movable scales is 3D printed in one piece

Aug.10, 2015 - Three students from the NYU Polytechnic School of Engineering developed the POSEIDON, a flexible garment that features more than 600 interconnected movable scales, like the skin of a shark that will protect the wearer from all elements. More

Create a 3D printed flexible LED glove with Ninjaflex and glow-in-the-dark conductive filament

Aug.8, 2015 - To highlight what’s possible with conductive filament and glow in the dark Ninjaflex, the famous Ruiz brothers over at Adafruit recently published a new project teaches users how to create their very own customized flexible LED wearable - particularly, a glove - using 3D printing. More

3D printing enables students to build concept car that can travel 640Km on one liter of fuel

Aug.7, 2015 - 3D printing played a critical role in a number of automobile designs created by engineering students for various automotive competitions that have been held in Europe this summer. More

Italy’s Youbionic edges closer towards releasing a 3D printed bionic hand

Aug.7, 2015 - A year ago, the 3D printed bionic hand developed by Youbionic was capable of moving all five fingers. Today, Federico Ciccarese of Youbionic announced that the project recently underwent a more extensive user experiment period that 'proved to be excellent'. More

Dutch prop maker creates an awesome 3D printed Halo 5 assault rifle for Gamescom

Aug.7, 2015 - Jeffrey Tabben of Dutch Props created what is arguably one of the most impressive Halo cosplay props we’ve seen yet. Built for the Gamescon video game event happening in Germany this weekend, Tabben’s Halo 5 Assault Rifle was built in less than two weeks. More

ANDI, a hand-powered low tech 3D printer designed to teach kids how 3d printers work

Aug.7, 2015 - The ANDI, by Spanish product designer Irene Ródenas Sáinz de Baranda, is low tech, hand-powered and not very accurate, but has an important interactive and educational purpose. More

MeliesArt develops method for visualizing data as 3D printed sculptures

Aug.7, 2015 - 3D printing is about turning digital data into physical, tangible models. Volker Schweisfurth has been applying the same principles to actual numerical data and turning that into 3D printed representations. More

Laurent Bernadac 3D prints gorgeous transparent electric violin that sounds fantastic

Aug.7, 2015 - Very talented violinist Laurent Bernadac has designed and built an intricate 3D printed electric violin, that not only sounds amazing, but also truly looks stunning. More

Create your own 3D-printed target-seeking rubber band sentry gun

Aug.7, 2015 - Swiss student Kevin Thomas has just shared designs for an absolutely fantastic 3d printed automated Rubber Band Sentry Gun operated by joystick. And if anything, you could call this amazing Rubber Band Sentry Gun creative. More

Fully customizable, 3D printed solar-powered Hive LED Lamp wins Thingiverse's LightItUp Challenge

Aug.7, 2015 - Thanks to one clever designer, you can 3D print and build your very own solar powered lamp. Designer Christoph Queck has created a fully customizable, 3D printed solar-powered Hive LED Lamp which wins the first prize of Thingiverse's LightItUp Challenge. More

Honda Access uses Stratasys 3D printing to prototype thousands of accessories per year

Aug.7, 2015 - Honda Access - a division of Honda that focuses on car and motorcycle accessories - has been actively using additive manufacturing technology to gain a competitive advantage with car and motorcycle accessory designs using a Stratasys 3D printing system. More

Now you can make your own 3D printed pinhole camera Easy 35 in just 3.5 hours

Aug.6, 2015 - Created by technologist and inventor Clint O’Connor - who happens to have over three-dozen patents under his belt - the Easy 35 3D printed pinhole camera is quite possibly one of the most efficient and usable 3D printed cameras ever created. More

9-year-old Chinese girl gets new ear with aid of a 3D printer

Aug.6, 2015 - Doctors in China used 3D printing to aid in the surgery of a young 9-year-old girl who underwent surgery to repair a deformed ear. The girl, who was born with the deformity, had difficulties hearing and was also very self-conscious about the ear’s appearance. More

Disney produces 3D printed objects with variable elasticity levels

Aug.6, 2015 - Disney has developed a method for 3D printing objects in a single material that feature different levels of elasticity throughout the object. Almost like 3D printing a bunny in a single material, but featuring bendable ears and a solid body. More

How to turn your smartphone into a 3D hologram projector with simple 3D printed pyramid

Aug.6, 2015 - Gianluca Pugliese had developed a remarkably simple way to turn your smartphone into a holographic projector: simply 3D print a transparent pyramid and place it on top of a playing video in a dark room. More

Designer Mike Blakemore 3D prints an ingeniously simple wind energy storage unit

Aug.6, 2015 - Perhaps the most remarkable design has sprouted from the 3D printer of Mike Blakemore, who has developed an ingeniously simple wind energy storage unit; essentially a 3D printed battery without any electronic parts involved. More

BleepBleeps turns to 3D printing to bring the cutest parenting gadgets to market quickly

Aug.6, 2015 - Among others who have found success with using MODO - along with 3D printing - for bring a product design to life include Tom Evans, the founder of BleepBleeps and his 3D artist Matthew Burnisten. More

German student Sergej Bekauv designs very cool 3D printed Triforce kite

Aug.6, 2015 - Student Sergej Bekauv, who is studying product design in Kassel, Germany, has 3D printed one of the most original tributes we’ve seen so far: a 3D printed Triforce kite, referring to the iconic symbol that is key to the plot of most of the Zelda franchise. More

Open Space Agency gears up to launch open source 3D printed telescope

Aug.6, 2015 - Thanks to recent efforts from James Parr, a London-based maker, we’ll soon be able to just 3D print our own high-powered automated robot telescopes right at home. More

Italian packaging equipment maker Sipa creates impressive 3D printed elephant bottle

Aug.5, 2015 - Italian company Sipa's package design development team recently turned to 3D printing to aid in producing a complex, contoured PET plastic elephant bottle design - all in under two months’ time. More

UK's Baby:Boo lets expectant parents hold 3D printed figures of children before birth

Aug.5, 2015 - The Lancashire-based company, Baby:Boo, claims to have developed the idea of creating a physical keepsake using a special scanning technique while a baby is still in the womb. More

3D printed Steady Shot Bot for time lapse and steadicam work, now on Kickstarter

Aug.5, 2015 - Called the Steady Shot Bot, this camera motion controller has been developed by inventor David Johnson and could be a wonderful alternative for film students and hobbyists tied to a budget. More

Texas student team launches low cost 3D printing circuit kit on Kickstarter

Aug.5, 2015 - 3D Circuit Printing Kit, developed by a team of Texas students, is a 3D printer boosterpack capable of controlling up to three extruders for Texas Instruments MSP430F5529LP. More

Keysforge web app lets you 3D print ‘do not duplicate’ keys based on a picture

Aug.5, 2015 - A group of researchers from the University of Michigan has launched a free web-based platform that can easily turn photos of keys into 3D printable CAD models. This tool, called Keysforge, can even be used on ‘restricted’ and ‘do not duplicate’ keys. More

This ultimate 3D printed Spider-Man mask is nothing short of incredible

Aug.5, 2015 - Designer Yuri Schuurkes has created an amazing Spider-Man costume based on the movie franchise, for which he used 3D printing to get the mask just right. More

Autodesk & Microsoft partner - Windows 10 now includes access to Spark 3D printing platform

Aug.5, 2015 - To help make 3D printing more accessible, Autodesk has announced that Spark, its open 3D printing platform, has been embedded into Windows 10. More

Infant heart surgery utilizes 3D printed heart replica for the first time in India

Aug.5, 2015 - In what is a first for India, an 11-month old infant by the name of Lavesh Navedkar recently received life-saving surgery that was made possible thanks to a 3D printed heart that his surgeons used to better understand his life-threatening condition. More

Print To Build: Ollé Gellért creates unique 3D printed joints for furniture design

Aug.4, 2015 - Ollé Gellért has developed a set of easily 3D printable joints that are very modular in use and can be combined with just about any type of material to create furniture and other useful and functional household objects. More

Kiwi man Lance Abernethy 3D prints the world’s smallest functional circular saw

Aug.4, 2015 - Engineer Lance Abernethy is back with a new addition to his mini workshop: the world’s smallest functional and 3D printed circular saw. It was a four part design, featuring two sides of the main housing, as well as a blade guard and a blade holder. More

Massachusetts hen Cicely to receive $2500 3D printed prosthetic leg this week

Aug.4, 2015 - One chicken from Massachusetts called Cicely is about to get a treatment much more luxurious than something 3D printed on a desktop 3D printer: a $2,500 prosthetic limb. More

UK professor leads effort towards developing 3D printed graphene batteries

Aug.4, 2015 - Professor Craig Banks and his team are trying to achieve a conductive ink that blends the fantastic properties of graphene with the ease of use of 3D printing to be manipulated into a structure that’s beneficial for batteries and supercapacitors. More

Create a 3D printed wind-powered USB charger

Aug.4, 2015 - mong others who have explored the concept include Thingiverse user ‘TheSoup’, a self-described "electronics amateur" who had been wanting to develop a wind powered USB charger for awhile but was finally motivated to do it after learning about the MakerBot Thingiverse Catch the Wind Challenge. More

FDA approves first 3D printed prescription drug, a dissolvable tablet that treats seizures

Aug.4, 2015 - New Jersey-based Farmaceutical company called Aprecia is hard at work pioneering another 3D printed medical application: 3D printed pills that can be taken orally. What’s more, Aprecia have just been awarded FDA approval for the first of 3D printed drug of its kind, the epilepsy drug Spritam. More

This WiFi-enabled 3D printed BOOMcast is also a Bluetooth speaker

Aug.3, 2015 - Inventor Mike North teamed up with 3D printing experts FATHOM and developed and 3D printed an actually adjustable ‘smart cast’ embedded with Wi-Fi and Bluetooth options. More

NASA turns to 3D printing to develop drone that can fly in space

Aug.3, 2015 - It’s looking like NASA wants to put 3D printing to good use to create robot drones that are capable of further exploring space, starting with the 'Asteroid Prospector Flyer' Drone. More

Thingiverse user shares free designs for a professional quality 3D printable drone

Aug.3, 2015 - British designer Steve Wagg has recently shared designs for an easily 3D printed drone that closely resembles the professional DJI’s Inspire 1 drone. More

Create your own 3D printed battery tester using conductive 3D printer filament

Aug.3, 2015 - The talented 3D printing duo Ruiz Brothers over at Adafruit have provided detailed instructions for creating everything from a 3D printed HDMI monitor to various Raspberry Pi enclosures for different computer and gaming devices and even a small collection of cosplay projects. More

Israeli researchers develop algorithm for self-assembling 3D printed objects

Aug.3, 2015 - In a recent study, a research team at Bar-Ilan University in Israel, used an algorithm from the Computational Geometry Algorithm Library (CGAL) as part of a design that allowed 18 tetrahedral bricks to self-assemble into a larger 3D cylinder. More

Ilios 3D teams with Historic Atlas to create large 3D printed diorama of Medieval Cyprus

Aug.3, 2015 - Cyprus-based 3D printer manufacturer Ilios 3D recently helped create a large diorama of the entire Cyprus island, taken from medieval times of Richard the Lion Heart and his bride Verengaria using 3D printing. More

Australian scientists develop 3D printed organic solar cells capable of powering a skyscraper

Aug.3, 2015 - A team of 50 Australian scientists from various fields have been working over the past few years to develop paper-thin, organic printable solar panels. They have managed to reduce each of the solar panels to approximately the size of a coin using 3D printing technology. More

Engineering student develops large 8'x8'x8' concrete 3D printer in his garage

Aug.1, 2015 - Mechanical engineering student Alex Le Roux from Baylor University focused his sight on developing his own extrusion-based 3D printer. The result is a RepRap-based 8’ x ‘8’ x 8’ 3D concrete printer that’s inspired in-part by the work being done by larger international companies. More

Additive manufacturing comes to the Israel Air Force (IAF) with new 3D printer

Jul.31, 2015 - Now, the Israeli Air Force (IAF) has announced that they will be joining the 3D printing revolution and have purchased an industrial-scale 3D printer from an undisclosed US 3D printer manufacturer to begin producing a number of aircraft and unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) components using additive manufacturing. More

Auburn University signs agreement with NASA to develop 3D printing options for deep space missions

Jul.31, 2015 - NASA is now taking things to the next level with an eye on missions into deep space and to Mars. To do so, NASA has just signed a Space Act Agreement with Auburn University to explore to possibilities of 3D printing in space. More

Choc Edge unveils new Choc Creator 2.0 Plus chocolate 3D printer

Jul.31, 2015 - Choc Edge first appeared on the scene in 2011, and only last year they revealed the successful Choc Creator 2.0. Now they are already back for more, as Choc Edge has just announced their new tabletop Choc Creator 2.0 Plus chocolate 3D printer. More

Nike creates 3D printed head to develop 'ice hat' to help athletes cool down

Jul.31, 2015 - A group of designers from Nike turned to 3D printing to develop a next-generation cooling system for U.S. Olympic champion and decathlon world record holder Ashton Eaton. More

Nonprofit Magic Arms launches Indiegogo campaign for 3D printed exoskeleton

Jul.30, 2015 - Inspired by Emma, a 3-year-old girl who had difficulty lifting her arms without the aide of supports, Eric Jenson founded Magic Arms, a Minnesota-based nonprofit that has been focused on making 3D printed exoskeletons a reality for tens of thousands of children. More

Branch Technology unveils next-generation 'cellular fabrication' for 3D printing houses

Jul.30, 2015 - Branch Technology, was born out of the Chattanooga, Tennessee-based GIGTANK seed-stage accelerator and is focused on 3D printing open matrices that can provide the internal structures necessary for creating 3D printed homes, commercial buildings and other structures. More

Engineering student develops low-cost 3D printed crop monitoring drone for family farm

Jul.30, 2015 - The 22-year-old Nevarez, who grew up on her family’s farm, has been spending the summer in Ottawa, Canada developing a 3D printable drone design that will utilize existing drone-aided technologies to take aerial readings of farmers’ crops. More

Selective laser melting used to create 3D printed medical implants

Jul.30, 2015 - The scientists, who are part of the Surface Technology Group at Germany’s Laser Zentrum Hannover e.V. (LZH), have successfully created a highly automated selective laser melting process to produce or coat implants made of platinum, nickel-titanium (NiTi), or stainless steel. More

Ford reduces assembly line injury rate by 70% using 3D printed simulations and virtual manufacturing

Jul.30, 2015 - Ford has revealed that since 2003, it has reduced its assembly line worker injury rate by 70 percent by using ergonomics research, 3D printed simulations, virtual manufacturing, and other data-driven process changes. More

US Navy now 3D printing custom drones aboard ships

Jul.30, 2015 - A test with the 3D printing and assembly of a military-purpose drone already took place aboard the USS Essex in December 2014. The Americans are considering incorporating 3D printed drones into the warship arsenal for flying missions in emergency situations. More

Fallout Fan uses 3D printer to build an incredible Fallout 4 Pip-Boy 3000 Mark IV

Jul.30, 2015 - For 23-year-old Yvo de Haas, one of the first things that came to his mind after learning about the new Fallout 4 release was to 3D print his own version of the game’s updated Pip-Boy 3000 Mark IV. More

This amazing platform jack 3D prints fully assembled and without supports

Jul.30, 2015 - A recent design from a Seattle team is an assured hit: the 3D printed platform jack, that 3D prints in a single, support-free, fully assembled and fully functional platform. More

Surgeons turn to 3D printing to help perform world’s first pediatric bilateral hand transplant in USA

Jul.29, 2015 - Thanks to a team of surgeons in Philadelphia, an 8-year-old boy can now throw the football thanks to a recent hand transplant that was made possible thanks to the aide of 3D printing. More

Chinese doctors turn to 3D printing for 'mock surgery' ahead of double knee replacment process

Jul.29, 2015 - More recently, 3D printing was used to repair the legs of a young male patient at in Handan, China. After suffering for a number of years from a condition known as genu varum deformity - also known as “bow legs” - the young patient was admitted to the hospital after experiencing pain and discomfort. More

Kickstarter success story Coolest Cooler is realized through 3D printed iteration

Jul.29, 2015 - The Coolest Cooler is a portable party machine disguised as a cooler. The company has teamed up with high quality 3D printing experts FATHOM to use 3D printer in the development process. More

Stefan Kneip designs fantastic 3D printed Anti-Gravitator device, capable of stable levitation

Jul.29, 2015 - Anti-Gravitator, a 3D printed device developed by German chemist Stefan Kneip, uses a magnetic field to create a stable magnetic levitation situation capable of holding small metal objects. More

RangeVision announces new Smart line of 3D scanners starting at $2,600

Jul.29, 2015 - RangeVision focuses on developing and producing both 3d scanners and 3D scanning software for a variety of clients ranging from jewelry design to automotive tuning. Its ‘Smart’ line of 3D scanners omits the traditional laser for structured light technology to scan 3D objects. More

Electronics Giant Hama creates computer mice and innovative accessories using 3D printing

Jul.28, 2015 - In order to help bring products of all kinds to market faster than most other hardware design and manufacturing companies, Electronics Giant Hama uses an X400 3D printer from Germany’s own German RepRap. More

3D printed smartphone device reads ELISA diagnostic tests accurately and within one minute

Jul.28, 2015 - A team of researchers from the California NanoSystems Institute at UCLA have created a low-cost, smartphone-based device and app that is made with a 3D printer and can read ELISA plates on-the-spot, with up to 99.6% accuracy for certain viruses. More

Swedish student Filip Sjöö 3D prints a cool automated boat & won third prize in Make It Float Challenge

Jul.28, 2015 - Filip Sjöö has 3D printed a very cool automated boat complete with desperate passenger. Filip’s boat won the third prize in the Thingiverse’s Make It Float Challenge. More

Ryan Zellars shares designs for impressive mostly 3D printed RepRap CNC machine

Jul.28, 2015 - Ryan Zellars has created an amazing mostly 3D printed RepRap-style CNC machine called Mostly Printed CNC. Since posting his designs on Thingiverse in March, he has already garnered over 100,000 views (if related builds are included. More

3D printed payload-sensing GO-GO AirBoat wins Thingiverse’s Make It Float Challenge

Jul.28, 2015 - David Choi took home the first prize for designing and 3D printing a complex and fun GO-GO AirBoat that is not only a motorized, propeller-powered payload-sensing boat, but also comes with the most comprehensive guide you’ll have ever seen on Thingiverse. More

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 Google.org 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