3D printing news this week ICYMI: 3D printed magnet breakthrough, Concept Laser and Swisslog partner

Dec.2, 2016 - During a week in which many people opened up the first two doors of their advent calendar, we were busy opening up press release after press release concerning the latest 3D printing news and innovations: a 3D printed magnet breakthrough, a 3D printed robotic arm for $450, and much more. More

These 3D printed human organ simulations were so realistic they fooled trained professionals

Dec.2, 2016 - Researchers at the University of Rochester Medical Center (URMC) have developed a new way to fabricate human organ simulations that look and feel almost exactly like the real thing. Sacks of red dye that 'bleed' when cut have helped to fool even nurses and physicians into thinking the organs are the real thing. More

Nine-year-old girl to receive new ear thanks to 3D scanning and printing tech

Dec.2, 2016 - The Royal Hospital for Sick Children in Edinburgh is using 3D printing technology to make a new ear for nine-year-old Anya Storie. Born with the congenital condition microtia, Anya has always had an underdeveloped right ear which has affected her hearing. More

Audi to send 3D printed Lunar Quattro rover to the moon in 2017

Dec.2, 2016 - German auto manufacturer Audi has partnered with Berlin-based engineering group Part-Time Scientists to launch a 3D printed moon rover into space. The rover, a squat WALL-E-esque machine, is called the Lunar Quattro, and was developed as part of the Google Lunar XPRIZE competition. More

3D printed dog nose could help detect explosives

Dec.2, 2016 - A team of researchers has taken inspiration from the way dogs 'sniff' odors to develop a new 3D printed device capable of detecting explosives and other contraband up to 18 times more effectively than other detection systems. More

Chronio, Arduino-powered 3D printed smartwatch, lasts half a year on a single charge

Dec.2, 2016 - With smartwatches bringing back the popular wristwatch that has been with us for centuries, there is no wonder the 3D printing community is contributing to the scene. The Chronio is a power-efficient 3D printed smartwatch that can run up to half a year on a single battery. More

Loopa 3D printed looping microphone officially launches for $119

Dec.1, 2016 - Cambridge, UK-based company Sonuus has officially launched its 3D printed looping microphone, the Loopa. The 3D printed mic, which is capable of looping, overdubbing, and more, is retailing for $119. More

Crayons from 3D printed molds surpass crowdfunding goal, all proceeds go to children's charity

Dec.1, 2016 - Christian McKechnie and Ben Lees, the two ad executives behind Monster Crayons, have announced their charitable crayons will hit stores in early 2017. More

Melissa Ng's 3D printed mana potion pendant raises funds for a friend's cancer treatment

Nov.30, 2016 - Melissa Ng of Lumecluster has unveiled her latest design: a 3D printed mana potion pendant. The pendant, which is being sold through 3D printing service Shapeways is raising funds for one of the designer's friends who is undergoing intense cancer treatments. More

Engineers 3D print first fully functional drone with embedded electronics & aerospace-grade material

Nov.30, 2016 - Researchers at Nanyang Technological University (NTU) in Singapore have teamed up with additive manufacturing giant Stratasys to 3D print a fly-ready drone capable of withstanding extremely high temperatures using aerospace-grade material. More

A 3D printed 'cradle' for laboratory house sparrows could help cure chronic stress

Nov.29, 2016 - Yale University researcher Christine Lattin has used 3D printing and scanning to study stress in house sparrows. The researcher believes her work could be used to develop more effective treatments for humans suffering from chronic stress. More

New 3D printed Bicicletto e-bike sees Materialise and Nuova SPA go full throttle

Nov.29, 2016 - Materialise recently partnered with Italian automotive brand Nuova SPA to develop a 3D printed upgrade for the latter's Bicicletto e-bike. The new and improved Bicicletto features a number of 3D printed parts that make it lighter, faster, and more cost-efficient to manufacture. More

We can 3D print a house in 24 hours, says teenage CEO of Cazza Construction

Nov.29, 2016 - Led by 19-year-old millionaire entrepreneur Chris Kelsey, San Francisco-based Cazza Construction claims it can use large-scale 3D printing to build entire 100 sq m houses in as little as 24 hours. Cazza will, however, be keeping the secrets of its 3D printer under wraps until December. More

Photographer uses 3D printing to turn monocle from 1890 into camera lens

Nov.29, 2016 - French experimental photographer Mathieu Stern has proven that there are some ways around spending hundreds of dollars on a new camera lens. Our favorite involves turning a vintage monocle lens into a camera lens with a 3D printed casing. More

UCL researchers explore how to preserve & restore 3D printed contemporary art

Nov.28, 2016 - A team of researchers from the UCL Institute for Sustainable Heritage are experimenting with new and effective ways of maintaining and restoring contemporary art made from materials like ABS and PLA. The project is a preemptive effort to maintain and preserve contemporary 3D printed art pieces. More

3D printable 'meat inks' could be used to feed the elderly

Nov.28, 2016 - New research from Meat & Livestock Australia (MLA) suggests that the 3D printing of red meat products could add significant value to the Australian red meat industry, especially when targeted at the aged care sector. MLA believes that secondary cuts could be turned into a 3D printable 'meat ink.' More

Australian surfer to get back in the water after 3D printed titanium implant saves leg

Nov.28, 2016 - Thanks to a 3D printed titanium leg implant made by Texas company 4WEB, Queensland resident Callum Harewood will be able to continue his active surfer lifestyle following a horrific motorway accident. Without the 3D printed implant, Harewood may have lost his leg. More

3D printable OpenRC Formula 1 car hits the track with NinjaFlex tires

Nov.26, 2016 - Daniel Norée, creator of the OpenR/C Project, has unveiled his third-generation 3D printed OpenR/C car, which can be 3D printed in PLA (body) and NinjaFlex (tires). Nor'e has published a guide explaining how to assemble the new R/C car. More

3D printing holds promise for musicians using prosthetics

Nov.25, 2016 - A Northern Illinois University engineering student has joined forces with a young violinist to innovate a 3D printed prosthetic hand made of lightweight nylon and plastic, which grants the wearer an increased range of motion while playing. More

Researchers use nanoscale 3D printing to recreate 'structural colors' of blue tarantula and peacock

Nov.25, 2016 - The stunning blue tarantula holds the key to consistent structural color that could change the textile, packaging, and cosmetic industries, according to a research team from the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology. The German researchers have found a way to replicate the natural phenomenon using nanoscale 3D printing. More

Dutch designer launches Holthinrichs Watches, new 3D printed watch brand

Nov.24, 2016 - Dutch designer Michel Holthinrich recently launched his very own 3D printed watch brand: Holthinrichs Watches. The new brand, which so far consists of one stunning 3D printed watch design called the Ornament 1, has expertly combined traditional watchmaking techniques with 3D printing. More

3D printed steering wheel & bracket propels Team Delft to Formula Student glory

Nov.24, 2016 - Team Delft, the Formula Student racing team from the Netherlands' Delft University of Technology, has explained how 3D printing is helping guide its cars to victory on a yearly basis. The latest version of the student-made racing car utilizes a 3D printed steering wheel and bracket. More

The pen mightier than the sword: Dutch designer releases titanium 3D printed fountain pen

Nov.24, 2016 - Dutch designer Rein van der Mast has just announced his newest effort in the world of luxury fountain pens: the Spica Virginis, a titanium 3D printed fountain pen and nib. The pen was 3D printed on 3D Systems' ProX DMP 300 3D Printer. More

Estonian, British companies using 3D printed parts to refine aircraft interiors

Nov.24, 2016 - Magnetic MRO, an Estonian company specializing in aircraft maintenance, repair, and operations, has teamed up with British subsidiary company MAC Interiors to integrate 3D printing into the production of aviation-approved parts. MAC has expertise in retrofitting and refurbishing aircraft lavatories, interiors, and more. More

Divergent 3D premieres its first 3D printed superbike at Los Angeles Auto Show

Nov.23, 2016 - Divergent 3D, the company which brought us the first 3D printed supercar, Blade, has just become a new contender in the world of custom motorcycles. Meet the Dagger: the bold new superbike with a 3D printed chassis, unveiled last week at the annual LA Auto Show. More

3D printed cat tongue mimic could have applications for soft robotics industry

Nov.22, 2016 - Researcher Alexis Noel has been exploring the structure of cat tongues with the help of a 3D printed cat tongue mimic printed at a scale of 400%. The project could have potential applications within the field of soft robotics, cosmetics, and more. More

Krone Golf comes to the fore with 3D printed KD-1 driver

Nov.22, 2016 - Krone Golf and CRP Group have joined forces to develop a partially 3D printed golf driver. The club is made using both additive and subtractive manufacturing techniques, and features optimized surface thicknesses, a controlled head weight, and a tuned center of gravity. More

Maker of 3D printed Blade supercar predicts flatpack future for auto industry

Nov.22, 2016 - Divergent Microfactories has embraced 3D printing and a modular structure to create a new kind of local manufacturing process that could slash the environmental impact of the automotive industry More

German 3D printed prosthetics manufacturer Mecuris secures major investment

Nov.22, 2016 - Munich-based 3D printed orthotics and prosthetics manufacturer Mecuris GmbH has just announced that it has secured a significant investment through a seed funding round. The new funds will be put towards expanding and further developing the company's cloud-based AI design technology and 3D printed prosthetics. More

Paraguayan company Po aims to make 3D printed prosthetic hands accessible to all

Nov.22, 2016 - Po, a Paraguay-based company, is hoping to make prosthetics more accessible to those in need by offering customized 3D printed upper-limb prosthetics to locals with amputations and disabilities. Its newest prosthetic hand integrates Myo sensors, giving the device more versatile functions. More

3D printed QuadBot Kickstarter combines open source robotics and STEM education

Nov.22, 2016 - Quadbot, an open source robotics kit geared towards educating students and makers about 3D printing and STEM subjects, has just launched on Kickstarter. Developed by Engimake, the QuadBot is composed of a number of 3D printed parts, an Arduino based QuadBoard, servo motors, and more. More

Dutch hotel's 3D printed, cutting-edge conference center nears development

Nov.21, 2016 - Dutch hotel De Slaapfabriek Teuge is closing in on the funding required to create a groundbreaking 3D printed conference center with a design inspired by plane trails. The building will utilize an internal projection system that can virtually transport guests to Central Park or Copacabana beach. More

Dubai teen wins award for 'mind-controlled' 3D printed bionic arm

Nov.21, 2016 - Rishabh Java, a 14-year-old boy from the UAE, has scooped the 'Best Innovative Project' prize at the first Gulf 3D Printing Olympiad. Java designed a 3D printed bionic arm that can purportedly be controlled with the mind using an Electroencephalography (EEG) monitor. More

Australia to open state-of-the-art biofabrication institute for 3D printing implants

Nov.21, 2016 - Australia's Herston Health Precinct has announced that it will be opening a new biofabrication institute on its premises. The institute, which will occupy two floors at the Herston Health Precinct, will be dedicated to imaging, modeling, and manufacturing 3D printed patient-specific tissues. More

3D print an earthquake in 8 steps

Nov.20, 2016 - After creating a 3D printed shake intensity map of the 2014 South Napa earthquake two years ago, Oakland-based artist Doug McCune has published a guide to creating a 3D printed map of almost any earthquake from around the world. More

Bioniks wants to give Pakistani children 3D printed superhero prosthetic hands

Nov.19, 2016 - Pakistani company Bioniks is determined to give amputee children a new lease of life with a range of 3D printed prosthetic limbs inspired by comic book characters. More

Neri Oxman uses 3D printing to create spectral collection of 'death masks'

Nov.18, 2016 - Stratasys has launched The New Ancient, a new art and design collection that includes Vespers, a series of 15 3D printed death masks designed by Neri Oxman. The masks will be unveiled at the grand reopening of London's Design Museum next week. More

3D printed shoes: has this designer found the perfect model for making, marketing, and selling them?

Nov.18, 2016 - Kevin Pagdon, a recent graduate from the Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) and aspiring footwear designer, has developed '3D Printed Performance,' a concept solution for sustainably making, marketing, and selling 3D printed shoes. More

China successfully 3D printed its 1st pressure vessel cylinder prototype for a nuclear reactor

Nov.18, 2016 - The China Nuclear Power Research Institute and Nanfang Additive Manufacturing Technology Co. Ltd. (Nanfang-AM) have announced their first ever 3D printed pressure vessel cylinder prototype. The 3D printed part marks a step forwards for the "Made in China 2025" initiative. More

StringKing calls on lacrosse players to up their game with 3D printed heads

Nov.17, 2016 - In 2011, L.A.-based lacrosse equipment manufacturer StringKing set out to design new and improved lacrosse equipment using innovative new technologies. Now, thanks to 3D printing, the company is set to release a line of six new stick heads. More

Mars space suit could be patched up with 3D printed parts

Nov.16, 2016 - Mars One, an organization that has ambitions to land the first humans on Mars and establish the first human colony there by 2026, has just unveiled a new design concept for a Mars-ready space suit. The suit features a modular system that would allow for 3D printed replacement parts and add-ons. More

New 3DyourSCAN service 3D prints patient-specific surgical models in less than 24 hrs

Nov.16, 2016 - 3D printing cloud provider WhiteClouds has launched 3DyourSCAN, a service that provides life-size 3D printed models of a patient's CT/MRI scan, and which is designed to improve collaboration and education between physicians and patients. The service uses a 'Hinge & Slice' modeling process. More

Alexander McQueen's stunning $595 umbrella features ergonomic 3D printed handle

Nov.16, 2016 - British luxury fashion label Alexander McQueen has just unveiled its "black mirror" umbrella, which features a stunning ergonomically designed 3D printed handle. The handle's design is actually based on 3D scans of a human hand. More

Circumventive Organs: artist Agi Haines explores 3D bioprinting human organs with animal cells

Nov.16, 2016 - Along with the potential to create human organs through 3D bioprinting, comes the potential to rethink and redesign those organs, or at least that is what designer Agi Haines has shown us with her provocative Circumventive Organs project. More

3D printed water pipes and medical equipment part of Oxfam's major Nepal earthquake relief effort

Nov.16, 2016 - More than a year after the earthquake in Nepal, Oxfam is beginning to explore new technology-focused disaster relief methods. These include using plastic bottles for home insulation and bringing in 3D printers for on-the-spot production of much-needed equipment. More

3D printing training program offered to 800 teachers across India to promote STEAM

Nov.15, 2016 - MakerBot AJP and the Veltech University in India have teamed up to offer 800 middle school and high school teachers a 3D printing training program. The program is aimed at equipping teachers with the tools they need to teach students about 3D printing technologies. More

Sunconomy, Apis-Cor raising funds to build two 3D printed houses for charity

Nov.15, 2016 - Sunconomy and 3D printing construction company Apis-Cor are raising funds to build two fully 3D printed affordable housing units. The two houses will not only prove the viability of the Apis-Cor method, but will be donated to a veteran and to a job training program. More

These 3D printed smart sensors show you to the nearest free parking spot

Nov.15, 2016 - Dutch startup PARKEAGLE has partnered with 3D printer software company Printr to help prototype its smart parking sensor enclosures. The innovative sensors are designed to communicate with drivers, letting them know where there is a free parking spot nearby. More

This 3D printed glove can trick fingerprint scanners

Nov.14, 2016 - Researchers from Michigan State University have developed a technique for 3D printing gloves that can successfully dupe a range of fingerprint scanners. Each glove is made from proprietary materials that can mimic real skin, including the exact texture of a fingerprint. More

WASPmedical is revolutionizing scoliosis treatment with 3D printing

Nov.14, 2016 - Italian doctor Lelio Leoncini is taking on orthopedic scoliosis with the help of a Delta WASP 4070 3D printer and a holistic approach that includes 3D scanning and modeling software. His custom made 3D printed devices could change the way we think about scoliosis treatment. More

Amherst researchers use 3D printed teeth to study evolution of earliest mammals

Nov.14, 2016 - Researchers from the University of Massachusetts Amherst have developed a set of 3D printed teeth that were used to test the damaging ability jaws of the earliest mammals, revealing that damage is a much more important evolutionary factor than energy expenditure. More

Russian research group successfully tests 3D printed bullets

Nov.13, 2016 - The Russian Fund for Perspective Research has performed tests on 3D printed bullets. According to the organization, the additive manufactured ammunition performed in a similar manner to traditionally made bullets. More

Open Bionics: 3D printed superhero prostheses make children feel empowered

Nov.13, 2016 - British 3D printed prosthetics specialist Open Bionics has explained the thinking behind its open-source, child-friendly 'superhero' prostheses. Founder Samantha Payne gave a talk about her company's 3D printed robotic hands at the WIRED Next Generation event on November 5. More

Lightest: the levitating lamp you can customize with 3D printing

Nov.12, 2016 - Barcelona-based startup Base Forge has launched Lightest, a color-changing levitating lamp on Kickstarter. Users are invited to design and 3D print their own lampshades for the Lightest lamp. More

Arctic explorer 3D prints custom sunglasses to protect himself from ozone intense environments

Nov.12, 2016 - As many can attest to, sunglasses that don't fit properly can lead to all sorts of discomfort (or worse). Materialise and SEIKO have developed a system of creating the perfect fit with the help of 3D printing. More

Futuristic 3D printed CellPod incubator can grow food in just one week

Nov.11, 2016 - Research scientists at the VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland have developed a 3D printed biotechnology tool that can grow herbs, berries, and plants in just a week. The scientists see the CellPod incubator as a new way for consumers to produce their own food at home. More

Verus Art unveils 1st collection of 3D scanned and printed art re-creations

Nov.11, 2016 - 3D art re-creation company Verus Art has just announced that its latest collection of painting re-creations is now available for purchase. The collection, which was made in collaboration with the National Gallery of Canada located in Ottawa, features such iconic pieces as Vincent van Gogh's "Iris", Claude Monet's "Agit'e" and more. More

Avatar-style 3D printed sea monster too big for university 3D printer

Nov.11, 2016 - Using the i.materialise 3D printing service, Irish design student Amy Doran has created a large-scale, Avatar-style 3D printed sea monster that has already featured in a number of exhibitions. The student turned to the online service after finding out her school 3D printer was too small. More

Avatar-style 3D printed sea monster too big for university 3D printer

Nov.11, 2016 - Using the i.materialise 3D printing service, Irish design student Amy Doran has created a large-scale, Avatar-style 3D printed sea monster that has already featured in a number of exhibitions. The student turned to the online service after finding out her school 3D printer was too small. More

German power plant saves millions thanks to 3D printed turbine components

Nov.11, 2016 - A heating power plant near Berlin, Germany is pioneering the use of 3D printed parts in its operations and has so far demonstrated promising results. More

3D printed heart helps develop lifesaving catheter

Nov.11, 2016 - Researchers from the Delft University of Technology are developing a new catheter for complex cardiac procedures. Materialise has partnered with the research team by producing a 3D printed heart which the catheter is being tested on. More

New online service lets students create 3D printed tactile maps and teaching aids for visually impaired

Nov.10, 2016 - Joan Horvath and Rich Cameron, 3D printing experts and co-founders of consulting firm Nonscriptum LLC, have started a project to help teachers of visually impaired students receive 3D printed tactile maps and teaching aids from sighted students learning about 3D printing. More

You'll be all smiles with these affordable 3D printed teeth aligners

Nov.10, 2016 - Startup SmileDirectClub is disrupting cosmetic dentistry with 3D printing. The company is offering its clients 3D printed custom-fitted teeth aligners that will straighten their smile for less than half the cost of traditional aligners. More

Israeli student uses 3D printing to breathe new life into 19th century lace bodice

Nov.10, 2016 - Israeli student Ganit Goldstein from the Bezalel Academy in Jerusalem shows that even historical outfits can be recreated using 3D printing, and has recreated a 19th century lace bodice using a desktop 3D printer. More

Katrien Herdewyn combines 3D printing with traditional craftsmanship to make stunning shoes

Nov.9, 2016 - Ever since she was a child, Katrien Herdewyn has been inspired to design and create footwear. Now, as a young and accomplished designer, she is breaking down footwear boundaries with the help of 3D printing technologies. More

3D printing helps bring We DDD eyewear from design to market 'with incredible speed'

Nov.9, 2016 - Eyewear brand Aoyama Optical France has, in partnership with 3D printing software specialist Materialise, used additive manufacturing to produce its We DDD (pronounced 'we 3D') range of glasses. 3D printing has enabled the company to create products with few geometric restrictions. More

Team behind world’s first 3D printed jet engine to print aerospace parts for Safran

Nov.9, 2016 - Major European aerospace manufacturer Safran has just signed a collaborative partnership deal with Australia's Amaero Engineering and Monash University to start 3D printing space-bound components including gas turbines for jet engines. More

This patient defied doctors and 3D printed his own heart

Nov.9, 2016 - After being diagnosed with Marfan syndrome, a disorder which affects the body's connective tissues, engineer Tal Golesworthy refused to undergo invasive and risky preemptive surgery. Instead, he recruited two doctors to 3D print a replica of his heart and make a special corrective device. More

Eliza Wrobel uses multi-tool 3D printer to craft beautiful rotating Ferris Wheel Bookshelf

Nov.9, 2016 - It's often the aesthetic and beauty behind a creation that drives its worth and 3D printing enthusiast Eliza Wrobel has shown this again with her intricately crafted ferris wheel inspired shelving unit. More

3D printed parts improve interiors of luxury helicopters

Nov.8, 2016 - Mecaer Aviation Group (MAG), a leader in customizing high-end helicopter interiors, is using industrial 3D printers from Roboze to create end-use parts for its designs. The company is using advanced materials like PEEK for parts that will be installed on forthcoming helicopters. More

3D printed satellite launcher wins Mouser space design challenge, will be printed aboard ISS

Nov.8, 2016 - Mouser Electronics, in partnership with Grant Imahara and astronaut Chris Hadfield, has announced the winner of its 3D printing ISS design challenge. The winner, Andy Filo, developed an innovative 3D printable femtosat launcher, which can be printed aboard the ISS and deployed in space. More

Is Sony developing a 3D printing system for the Playstation?

Nov.8, 2016 - Sony has filed a patent for a 3D printing system that would enable Playstation gamers to select in-game characters and objects for quick conversion into a 3D printable format. The application would periodically render the virtual environment of the game from multiple 'viewpoints' to collect 3D data. More

3D printed titanium skull implant helps Chinese osteoma patient live normal life

Nov.8, 2016 - Chinese doctors have successfully implanted a 3D printed titanium skull prosthesis for 22-year-old Liu Li, a patient who had been suffering from osteoma in her forehead since the age of six. More

3D printed titanium hips will last longer with less pain thanks to porous implants that mimick real bone

Nov.8, 2016 - McGill University professor Damiano Pasini has developed 3D printed titanium femoral stem joints for hip replacement surgeries that, thanks to a very porous structure, extend the lifespan of hip replacements and decrease patient discomfort. More

Powder & Heat's stylish 3D printed sunglasses win German Design Award

Nov.7, 2016 - German eyewear brand Powder & Heat has been recognized for its innovative 3D printed glasses. The young brand recently took home the German Design Award 2017 for its 'The Flamboyant' sunglasses design. More

Incredible 3D printed gadget turns air into drinking water

Nov.7, 2016 - 22-year-old Jawwad Patel, an engineering student from Hyderabad, India, has developed a 3D printed self-filling water device that can turn humid air into around 1.8 liters of water in just one hour. Patel has been working on various inventions and electronics since the age of 10. More

3D printed vertebrae surgical guide helps Indian doctors treat ten-year-old scoliosis patient

Nov.7, 2016 - A surgical team from the Lilavati Hospital, located in Mumbai, India, recently teamed up with Anatomiz3D to create a patient-specific 3D printed surgical guide to help treat a young girl suffering from severe scoliosis. More

Stylish 3D printed back brace brings fashionable look to female scoliosis patients

Nov.7, 2016 - Orthopedic specialist UNYQ is launching a very stylish 3D printed back brace for female scoliosis patients that not only looks very fashionable, but is also very lightweight, easier to wear and completely customizable. More

Two-year-old Everton fan Kobi receives 3D printed arm emblazoned with team logo

Nov.7, 2016 - The two-year-old Kobi from Liverpool in the UK has received a 3D printed arm emblazoned with the logo of his favorite soccer club Everton, and even went on a club tour after becoming a social media hit. More

Tony the pinball wizard 3D prints complete pinball machine with 8.5 km of filament

Nov.7, 2016 - Tony the pinball wizard and 3D FilaPrint showcased a mesmerizing completely 3D printed pinball machine at TCT 2016 in Denver, made from more than 8,5 km of filament and eighty different materials. More

Maki Sugimoto 3D prints educational organ replicas with realistic textures using Bio-Texture Modeling

Nov.7, 2016 - Maki Sugimoto has developed the Bio-Texture Modeling platform, which creates 3D printable organs that are both anatomically correct and realistic in texture, mass, and other physical qualities, using water-retaining resins. More

This beautiful green guest house has all 3D printed light fixtures

Nov.6, 2016 - This stunning eco-friendly guest house designed by architect Steven Holl features all 3D printed fixtures in its interior. The house, named Ex of In House, was built by Holl on his property in Rhinebeck, New York, and is undoubtedly one of the most stunning pieces of architecture we've seen lately. More

3D printed electronics on stickers could diversify IoT

Nov.5, 2016 - Researchers at Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) have developed a new method for 3D printing high-performance electronic decals for Internet of Things applications. The method involves printing complex CMOS circuits using advanced nanofabrication techniques. More

Say goodbye to whisk cleaning woes with new 3D printed Whisk Wiper, available on Kickstarter

Nov.5, 2016 - Inventor Matthew Michel has just launched his latest kitchen tool through a Kickstarter campaign. Called the Whisk Wiper, it is a handy 3D printed tool that makes cleaning a whisk easier than ever before. More

New Adidas sneaker made from ocean plastic and developed with 3D printing goes on sale this month

Nov.4, 2016 - Adidas, in partnership with Parley, has announced its innovative UltraBoost Uncaged Parley sneakers, made almost entirely from recycled ocean plastic and which owe much of their development to 3D printing technologies. More

Dutch Hospital adopts novel system for 3D printing surgical models

Nov.4, 2016 - Surgeons from the Elisabeth-TweeSteden Hospital in Tilburg, the Netherlands, have adopted their own 3D printer for the systematic production of 3D printed surgical models that will make it easier to prepare surgical procedures. More

3D printed fish backpack provides valuable tissue regeneration insights

Nov.4, 2016 - Researchers from the New Mexico State University have developed special 3D printed backpacks for long-tailed knife fish that allow them to study the fishes' unique electric tissue regeneration ability more closely. More

Redditor wins Halloween with fantastic 3D printed Daft Punk helmet

Nov.4, 2016 - Redditor CrazyElectrum made his Halloween unforgettable with a fantastic 3D printed Daft Punk helmet, featuring a massive pre-programmed and app-controlled 326 LEDs. More

V-Moda introduces Forza in-ear headphones with luxury 3D printed custom caps

Nov.3, 2016 - Audio device manufacturing company V-Moda has just released its new Forza series of in-ear headphones. Excitingly, the new collection of high-res headphones offer the world's first 'jewel-grade' 3D printing customization for in-ear headphones. More

New Balance releases 40 pairs of new MS066 3D printed sneakers in collaboration with Concepts

Nov.3, 2016 - Sneaker brand New Balance is releasing a very limited edition run of its newest 3D printed shoe. The MS066, which features an innovative 3D printed midsole, will be available exclusively through Concepts in New York City and is retailing for $349.95. More

3D printed Cyton Gamma 300 robotic arm successfully delivered to ISS

Nov.3, 2016 - A 3D printed Robai Cyton Gamma 300 robotic arm will be installed on the International Space Station after its carrier, Orbital ATK's Cygnus spacecraft, successfully berthed on the ISS last weekend. The Cygnus was also carrying several CubeSats and other equipment. More

Fraunhofer researchers are developing 3D printed bespoke insoles for diabetes patients

Nov.2, 2016 - A German collaborative research project called LAUF is seeking to demonstrate and advance the use of 3D printing to make custom insoles for diabetes patients. While still in development, the innovative system could be available in as soon as two years. More

Innovative ADEPT system to simplify 3D printing of bespoke implants for facial injuries

Nov.2, 2016 - A collaborative effort between the Morriston Hospital in Swansea, Wales, the Cardfiff Metropolitan University, and UK-based 3D printing companies Renishaw and LPW Technology Ltd. has succeeded in facilitating the creation of patient-specific 3D printed maxillofacial implants. More

ORNL's 3D printed incredibly power permanent magnets outperform conventional magnets

Nov.2, 2016 - Magnets have been used throughout history in a seemingly endless number of technological innovations. A new 3D printing process allows for the creation of permanent magnets to come out stronger than ever before. More

First ever 3D printed art created with HTC Vive VR headset to go on display at Royal Academy of Arts

Nov.2, 2016 - In January, three artists from the Royal Academy of Arts will be exhibiting a series of 3D printed artworks that have been fully designed using HTC Vive VR goggles, while visitors can simultaneously experience their VR design process as well. More

GE unveils 35% 3D printed ATP engine: 'more additive parts than any engine in aviation history'

Nov.1, 2016 - General Electric (GE) has tested a demonstrator engine with 35% additive manufactured printed parts. The engine was made to validate 3D printed parts for the clean-sheet design Advanced Turboprop (ATP) engine, which will power the new Cessna Denali single-engine turboprop aircraft. More

UPENN students 3D print Piccolissimo, world's smallest self-powered flying robot

Nov.1, 2016 - There's no question that making technological advancements in the world of the tiny is as important as the large. A team of researchers have come up with Piccolissimo, world's smallest 3D printed self-powered remote controlled flying droid that may one day take part in disaster relief exercises. More

OpenOrbiter satellite will test 3D printer in low Earth orbit

Nov.1, 2016 - Students at North Dakota State University and the University of North Dakota are building a CubeSat satellite that will test the capabilities of a 5 x 5 x 8 cm 3D printer in space. The students believe the project could contribute to the long-term goal of 3D printing spacecraft in space. More

Hadrian X, Australia's bricklaying 3D printer robot, gets go-ahead from local council

Oct.31, 2016 - Fastbrick Robotics' innovative Hadrian X bricklaying 3D printer robot is moving ahead towards commercial readiness. A house built using the same materials used by the 3D printer was just approved by local government and council in Perth, Australia. More

Stanford uses 3D printing to develop microspine grippers for RoboSimian climbing robot

Oct.31, 2016 - A Stanford Robotics team has developed a way, with the help of 3D printing, for its RoboSimian rock climbing robot to grip onto over 50KG of weight with little effort at all. More

Introducing FEND: a foldable 3D printed bike helmet that is portable and stylish

Oct.31, 2016 - FEND, a 3D printed collapsible bike helmet that showcases a sleek and minimalist design, is currently seeking funds through a Kickstarter campaign. The innovative helmet was the brainchild of NY-based couple Sujene Kong and Christian Von Heifner. More

3D Veterans completes first educational 3D printing bootcamp, aims to train 400 vets per year

Oct.31, 2016 - With backing from America Makes, 3D Veterans have set up a bootcamp program to provide veterans with free courses on digital processing, CAD design and 3D printing, giving them a head start when looking for jobs in the technical sector. More

3D printed Vue smart glasses support gesture control, play Music, track activity

Oct.31, 2016 - A huge Kickstarter success in the making with the 3D printed Vue smart glasses, which are indistinguishable from an ordinary pair, compatible with prescription lenses and packed with smart sensors and communication tools. More

Custom 3D printed chess set pits famous US cities against one another

Oct.30, 2016 - A special range of 3D printed chess sets, created by Etsy designer AberuizDesign, lets you play the game as your favorite US city. The designer has created 3D printed sets for six US cities, with tiny replicas of famous buildings taking the place of the regular pieces. More

Nano-Racing scales down racing with 3D printed drones that fit in the palm of your hand

Oct.30, 2016 - French startup Nano-Racing has been using Sculpteo 3D printing services to create a very small line of drones that have all the functionality of professional-grade drones, and none of the drawbacks of large 3D printed ones. More

German students 3D print human tissue on hacked Ultimaker using new bio-ink

Oct.29, 2016 - Students from the Technical University of Munich have hacked an Ultimaker 2+ 3D printer and developed a special 3D printable bio-ink called 'biotINK.' The students have entered their project into the iGEM challenge, an annual biology contest. More

Université Rennes students well on their way to 3D printing a functional code breaking Enigma Machine

Oct.29, 2016 - Code breaking has been used throughout history to keep secrets from enemy forces and this continues through to today. It's now possible to 3D print the most popular code breaking device of all time; the Enigma Machine. More

Stunning 3D printed trees by Architect Se Yoon Park bring light and darkness to New York

Oct.28, 2016 - Korean Architect Se Yoon Park has produced a stunning art installation called 'Light, Darkness and the Tree' using 3D printed trees that explore the relationship between light and shadows. More

This 3D printed conductive Terminator head with blood-red LED eyes is ideal for Halloween

Oct.28, 2016 - Multi3D's cofounder Patrick Flowers has just shared a fantastic 3D printed Terminator head, whose eyes shine an eerie red thanks to a pair of LEDs and Multi3D's new highly conductive Electrifi copper filament. More

Tacoma's Ivan the gorilla immortalized as 3D printed bronze statue

Oct.28, 2016 - The western lowland gorillas Ivan, who became a local hero in Tacoma after living in a local mall for decades, has now been immortalized as a bronze statue realized through 3D printing by Form 3D Foundry, and will educate coming generations about animal welfare. More

Scientists have made a tiny model of the universe that you can 3D print at home

Oct.28, 2016 - While the universe can seem so big, it has never looked so small! A team of researchers from Imperial College London have 3D printed a super miniature scale version of our universe which you can actually hold in your hand. More

Bosch France buys 3D printers, recoups 10x investment costs in matter of weeks

Oct.28, 2016 - The French arm of global automotive component manufacturer Bosch has been using 3D printing to cut costs on items such as grippers and connector plugs. According to Frederic Boumaza, manager of the Bosch plant in Mondeville, investment in 3D printers was recouped tenfold in a matter of weeks. More

Moscow scientists pioneer 3D printed polymeric skull implants that are absorbed into the body

Oct.28, 2016 - Researchers from the National University of Science and Technology in Moscow have just unveiled a new 3D printed polymeric bone implant for skull injuries that is slowly absorbed into the body and replaced with natural bone tissue. More

High-precision 3D printed ultrasound transducer could aid complex eye surgery

Oct.28, 2016 - Researchers from the Nanyang Technological University in Singapore have 3D printed a transducer that can control high-pressure ultrasound to move, manipulate, or destroy tiny objects like particles, drops, or biological tissue. The 3D printed device could be used in surgery or advanced research. More

MakerBot co-founder Bre Pettis launches 3D printed heirloom startup Bre & Co.

Oct.27, 2016 - Bre Pettis, MakerBot co-founder, has just launched Bre & Co., a new startup that is dedicated to making 3D printed heirlooms and custom quality gifts. More

3D printed stylish LCD shutter top makes an impact in Shenzhen for SexyCyborg

Oct.27, 2016 - Chinese maker SexyCyborg is back in the news with a stylish wearable LCD shutter top that made a splash at the Shenzhen Maker Faire and made a point at the same time. More

Brazilian Airforce adopts 3D printing to test viability of new aircraft parts

Oct.27, 2016 - The Brazilian Air Force's Institute of Advanced Studies (IEAv) has recently adopted 3D printing technologies in its Aerothermodynamics and Experimental Hypersonic Division. Additive manufacturing has allowed researchers there to streamline the prototyping and testing processes for new parts. More

11-year-old Dane Jarvis 3D prints working violin, starts violin 3D printing business

Oct.27, 2016 - The eleven-year-old Dane Jarvis from Fenton, Michigan, has actually 3D printed a working violin at home, inspired by the 3D printable Hovalin instrument, and has now started his very own violin 3D printing business. More

Eindhoven plans to built Europe’s first 3D printed concrete house

Oct.27, 2016 - After experimenting with their custom concrete 3D printer over the past year, TU Eindhoven researchers have now finally received permission from the municipality of Eindhoven to build the first 3D printed concrete home in the Netherlands. More

UAE 'Smart Buildability Index' to standardize 3D printed buildings and construction

Oct.26, 2016 - In the UAE, where arguably one of the most ambitious 3D printing construction plans is being put forth, officials have just announced that their standardization is moving swiftly forwards, and that a new Index is being put together for the standardization of 3D printed buildings. More

Top 30 3D printed Halloween costumes, props, and decorations

Oct.26, 2016 - With October 31st fast approaching, makers everywhere are sure to be warming up their 3D printers to make some awesome costumes, props, and decorations. If you're still looking for inspiration, check out some of our top 3D printed Halloween ideas for 2016. More

3D printed ZEI time tracker makes time management easier than ever

Oct.26, 2016 - Time tracking can be a pain: jotting down minutes and hours in a day can be exhausting, and forgetting to do it can be incredibly frustrating. Fortunately, a team of developers have created a remarkably simple solution that combines innovative object design and IoT: the ZEI. More

TU Wien: 3D printed magnets cheaper and more flexible than injection molded ones

Oct.25, 2016 - Researchers at TU Wien in Austria have devised a method of fabricating permanent magnets using a 3D printer. The method allows for the 3D printing of complex forms with precisely customized magnetic fields, useful for magnetic sensors and other devices. More

Bring Godzilla into your home with Bandai's 40k 3D printed human-sized statue

Oct.25, 2016 - Bandai has 3D printed a man-sized Godzilla statue that perfectly captures every detail of the iconic cinematic monster, the first in a line of human-scale monsters, and it is now available for a massive 40,000 dollars. More

SpiderFab: Spider robots may soon 3D print satellites in space

Oct.25, 2016 - Aerospace company Tethers Unlimited Inc (TUI) has teamed with commercial satellite firm Space Systems Loral (SSL) to develop 3D printing robots for use in space. The 'SpiderFab' project will see robots 3D printing large truss structures in space in order to support antennas and other constructs. More

Mihai Chiriac believes 3D printed aquaponic homes can bring ecosystems back to urban areas

Oct.25, 2016 - Mihai Chiriac from the University of Sheffield has given the world a glimpse of a sustainable future with Aquaponic Future Housing, 3D printed aquaponic homes that create miniature ecosystems in urban areas that can sustain vegetable and even fish life. More

Researchers find zebrafish want to hang out with moving 3D printed robotic models of themselves

Oct.25, 2016 - A team of researchers from the NYU Tandon School of Engineering have discovered that zebrafish actually engage more with 3D printed robotic models of themselves than they do with other types of stimuli. The finding reveals certain things about not only the fish's behavior but also of human disorders. More

LPW invests £20m to produce high quality metal powders for 3D printing, creates 120 new jobs

Oct.25, 2016 - 3D printable metal powder manufacturer LPW Technology is about to invest 20 million pounds in their manufacturing capacity and the Liverpool region, creating 120 new jobs in an attempt to boost the local innovation climate. More

Japanese artist Taketo Kobayashi uses 3D printing to bring ancient Shinto god to life

Oct.25, 2016 - Japanese artist Taketo Kobayashi has again combined traditional Japanese animistic religious expressions with modern technology while 3D printing a gorgeous statue of the ancient Shinto god Sarutahiko. More

3D printed organs on a chip could one day put an end to animal testing

Oct.24, 2016 - Harvard University has 3D printed 'organs on a chip' that could help change medical research and put an end to animal testing. More

TU Delft researchers pioneer self-folding medical implants using 3D printing and origami techniques

Oct.24, 2016 - Dutch research team affiliated with the Universities of Maastricht and Delft have successfully 3D printed smart implants with self-folding properties that encourage cell regeneration after implantation. More

3D printed portable smartphone laboratory by WSU researchers can detect cancer on the go

Oct.24, 2016 - Researchers from Washington State University are making it possible to diagnose cancers in every corner of the world with the low-cost portable laboratory Spectrometer smartphone accessory. More

IFPEN unveils world's first 3D designed and printed chemical reactor

Oct.24, 2016 - A team of researchers from French energy company IFP Énergies Nouvelles (IFPEN) have developed an innovative method for 3D printing a metal chemical reactor using CFD. The 3D printed chemical reactor, the first of its kind, will be used in the production of clean fuels. More

3D printed, Nintendo-inspired 'Harmonicartridge' plays a novelty song for Donkey Kong

Oct.23, 2016 - Two Canadian game-lovers have created a novelty musical instrument inspired by classic Nintendo cartridges. The Blotendo Harmonicartridge, a cross between a NES cartridge and a harmonica, was prototyped on a 3D printer and is currently available for $19 through Kickstarter. More

LLNL researchers use 3D printing to advance target production for material strength tests

Oct.23, 2016 - Researchers from the United States' Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory announced that they are exploring the use of 3D printing for the production of 'on-demand' targets for the testing of different material behaviors. More

Prolific Maker Christoph Laimer at it again with 3D printed LED focused gadgetry certain to impress

Oct.22, 2016 - Inspiration is sometimes difficult to sustain but Swiss Maker Christoph Laimer continues his streak with 3D printed brushless motors, generators, watches and LED driven wind power writers. More

Dr0wned: Researchers highlight security concerns with 3D printing by downing a drone

Oct.20, 2016 - Cybercriminals can hack in to a 3D printing process and put defects into the next plane, car or boat off the 'production line'. Now a team of researchers has proved it. More

WiGo: UAE's first 3D printed self-driving car unveiled at GITEX 2016

Oct.20, 2016 - UAE-based company DigiRobotics recently unveiled WiGo, the country's first 3D printed autonomous vehicle. The 3D printed self-driving car was presented at GITEX 2016 in Dubai. More

KillaJoule, the world's fastest electric motorcycle, breaks records with the help of 3D printing

Oct.20, 2016 - Swedish engineer Eva Håkansson has developed the world's fastest electric motorcycle, the KillaJoule, with the help of 3D printing. The impressive vehicle currently holds the world record for fastest electric motorcycle with an impressive speed of 248.746 mph (400.2 kph). More

Influence of 3D printed Lily light remains undimmed after 14 years

Oct.20, 2016 - In an interview with Dezeen, designer Janne Kyttanen looks back on the 3D printed Lily light, a flower-shaped lamp designed at Amsterdam's Freedom of Creation studio back in 2002. The laser-sintered lamp was an early example of 3D printing being used to create desirable, functional objects. More

See paper in a new way with Nendo's 3D printed paper outline exhibition 'Un-Printed Material'

Oct.20, 2016 - Japanese design firm Nendo has unveiled its latest exhibition: Un-Printed Material. Hosted at Tokyo's Creation Gallery G8, the exhibition explores the medium of paper through 3D printed outlined objects. More

MSU researchers use 3D printed hand replicas to fight fingerprint identity theft

Oct.20, 2016 - Researchers from Michigan State University have discovered that 3D printed hands and fingerprints can actually be used for identity theft, and have tested various fingerprint scanners to better protect against this type of crime. More

Redditor 3D prints incredibly cool Arduino powered UV triggered retractable sunglasses

Oct.20, 2016 - Sunglasses are incredibly useful in the sun but not so much when the glare disappears. A reddit user was inspired by Deux Ex to create a 3D printable pair of glasses that automatically retract based on incoming UV light. More

Educational 3D printed heart valve surgery simulator adopted at Maastricht University Hospital

Oct.20, 2016 - Cardiovascular surgeons from the Maastricht University Hospital have developed an educational simulator that relies on custom 3D printed heart valves to allow surgeons-in-training to practice particularly complex mitral valve repair surgeries. More

Drinkbot, a DIY 3D printed robotic cocktail dress is as stunning as it is thirst quenching

Oct.19, 2016 - Dutch fashion tech designer Anouk Wipprecht has unveiled her latest creation, Drinkbot: a 3D printed and leather robotic dress that can actually pour out cocktails. The innovative designer has posted a detailed tutorial on how you can make your own Drinkbot dress. More

Redditor 3D prints gargantuan Fallout T-60 power armor during 140 days of continuous 3D printing

Oct.19, 2016 - Redditor hirocreations built a truly inspiring T-60 power armor suit, inspired by the Fallout game franchise, during a mind-blowing 140-day continuous 3D printing marathon. More

Could fast internet and 3D printing change life in the Australian outback?

Oct.19, 2016 - A brave plan to bring fast internet to the Australian wilderness with satellites could pave the way for an additive manufacturing revolution that can change lives. More

Standard Products: 3D printed modular furniture that you can design

Oct.18, 2016 - Netherlands based designers Jesse Howard and Jesse Kirschner have just launched their latest collection of modular DIY 3D printed furniture through Kickstarter. The series is called "Standard Products" and will be featured at the upcoming Dutch Design Week in Eindhoven. More

Amazon opens doors of top secret 'Prime Air' 3D printed drone lab in Cambridge UK

Oct.17, 2016 - Online retailer Amazon has invited schoolchildren and local media to its secret drone laboratory in Cambridge, UK. Inside the facility, which contains 3D printing equipment, researchers are developing drones which can deliver 2kg packages up to 15 miles in just half an hour. More

By 2017 all Dubai hospitals will be using 3D printing for pre-surgical models and more

Oct.17, 2016 - The Dubai Health Authority has announced that by the year 2017, all Dubai hospitals will have adopted 3D printing technologies for various applications. These include 3D printing artificial limbs, denture molds, fracture casts, and notably the 3D printing of artificial organs to be used in pre-surgical procedures. More

Ai Build unveils Daedalus Pavilion, 3D printed by robots using Artificial Intelligence

Oct.17, 2016 - London-based startup Ai Build is seeking to efficiently 3D print smart homes in the near future, and have just unveiled the 3D printed Daedalus Pavilion in Amsterdam to showcase the viability of their custom large scale 3D printing robot and learning algorithms. More

3D printed metal 'bones' allow Kengoro the humanoid robot to cool down by sweating

Oct.17, 2016 - Thanks to a 3D printed aluminum frame featuring porous surfaces, Japanese researchers have enabled their Kengoro robot to sweat de-ionized water and cool down his motors during use, significantly increasing his performance capacity. More

11-year-old Tilly tests 3D printed Deus Ex prosthetic arm after losing hands to meningitis

Oct.17, 2016 - After losing both of her hands to meningitis as a baby, the now 11-year-old Tilly has started working together with British prosthetics pioneer Open Bionics to test a 3D printed prosthetic arm inspired by Deus Ex. More

S'NEXT launches limited run of 3D printed titanium earphones for ultimate sound experience

Oct.17, 2016 - Japanese company S'NEXT is taking 3D printed earphones to the next level, with a limited run of 200 3D printed LAB II titanium earphones that should provide a vivid sound field and the ultimate audio experience. More

Biomedical engineer says 'yes' to 3D printed diamond engagement ring

Oct.16, 2016 - Husband-to-be Noah Keating surprised his fianc'e Nina Tandon, CEO of bone graft specialist EpiBone, with a 3D printed engagement ring inspired by the muscle fibers of the human heart. The 3D printed band was adorned with a lab-grown diamond. More

Aqua Shard hosts stunning 3D printed nature installation dedicated to Sir David Attenborough

Oct.16, 2016 - Aqua Shard, the restaurant in one of London's most iconic contemporary buildings, will be unveiling an installation dedicated to Sir David Attenborough next month. The installation features thousands of 3D printed leaves, each printed from recycled plastics. More

3D printing news roundup: Airbus and Stratasys strike deal, Nano Dimension expands into 3D bioprinting

Oct.15, 2016 - Everyone may be talking about Clinton vs Trump, but our 3D printing news roundup sees two graphene-based 3D printing filaments vying for your vote. In other news: Airbus and Stratasys strike a deal, Nano Dimension expands into 3D bioprinting, and the Boy Scouts of America get 3D printing. More

This DIY 3D printed UV Brush Cleaner keeps your makeup brushes dry and sterilized

Oct.15, 2016 - Adafruit's the Ruiz Brothers have come up with a clever design for a 3D printed UV Brush Cleaner tool. Essentially, the 3D printed box is equipped with a fan and UV LEDs which keep your makeup brushes dry and sterilized. More

WaterScope uses 3D printed microscope to bring water testing to the developing world

Oct.14, 2016 - A group of academics from Cambridge University have developed the WaterScope, a 3D printed microscope kit that relies on a Raspberry Pi to quickly test local drinking water for harmful pathogens, and which could help millions in the developing world. More

New Panasonic smart mirror scans your blemishes and 3D prints customized makeup

Oct.14, 2016 - Japanese multinational electronics company Panasonic has unveiled a new prototype of its smart mirror. This last prototype can analyze the user's skin imperfections and 3D print customized makeup sheets to be applied. More

KCNSC 3D prints 25000th part, saving more than $45M in production costs in the process

Oct.14, 2016 - Researchers from the Kansas City National Security Campus, part of the NNSA, have just reached an important milestone by 3D printing their 25,000th part and having saved millions in production costs while developing those components. More

3D printing lets the blind to touch and feel Gustav Klimt's 1908 masterpiece 'The Kiss'

Oct.14, 2016 - A 3D printed version of The Kiss (1908), a painting by Austrian Symbolist Gustav Klimt, is on display at the Belvedere Museum in Vienna, where the original work also resides. The all-white 3D printed version represents the original in relief, and can therefore be studied by blind museum-goers. More

3D printing and scanning give twins conjoined at the head a fighting chance

Oct.14, 2016 - Jadon and Anias MacDonald are cranially conjoined twins and now 3D scanning and 3D printed models have helped the surgeon prepare for the Herculean task of their separation. More

3D printed EXO 1 exoskeleton transforms DJI Phantom 4 into a search-and-rescue drone

Oct.14, 2016 - Frost Design has transformed the popular DJI Phantom 4 drone into a dedicated search-and-rescue tool with the EXO 1, a 3D printed exoskeleton frame that enables the inclusion of various cameras, lights and other reconnaissance tools. More

Hyatt Hotels ad campaign celebrates business travelers with 3D printed statuettes

Oct.13, 2016 - Hyatt hotels have launched the #WhySettle campaign to celebrate business travelers. As part of the campaign, they have launched a context through which people can nominate their favorite business traveler who will be entered to win a 3D printed statue of themselves. More

Sharebot to unveil fully 3D printed RCSIR-3D race car prototype at Maker Faire Rome

Oct.13, 2016 - At this year's Maker Faire Rome, Italian 3D printer company Sharebot will be showcasing its latest 3D printing project: RCSIR-3D, a fully 3D printed RC racing car. In addition to the 3D printed RC car, the company will also display a number of its 3D printer models. More

These genius 3D printed earrings catch your Apple Airpods when they fall out

Oct.13, 2016 - To address the issue of Apple's Airpods falling out, 3D printer company M3D has unveiled a pair of 3D printed earrings, the 'Twisty Earbud Catchers', which have been specially designed to catch the falling Airpods. They earrings are available for download on Thingiverse. More

TurtleBot 3: Open source robotics to truly stretch your 3D printing skills

Oct.13, 2016 - TurtleBot 3, a simpler version of the legendary TurtleBot hits the market next year and it could be the perfect platform for the 3D printing community to take robotics to the next level. More

Incredibly detailed 3D printed Overwatch gun comes ready to blast sound through its built-in speakers

Oct.13, 2016 - Cosplay and hobbyists around the world have been embracing 3D printing technology for years now. It seems every month bigger and more intricate ideas get realized and Simone Fontana's 3D printed Overwatch gun (speakers included) proves this once again. More

3m statue of Polish soccer star Robert Lewandowski: 'The Tallest 3D Printed Person!'

Oct.13, 2016 - A collaborative project between five 3D printing and 3D scanning companies has produced what could be the world's tallest 3D printed person: a three-meter-tall statue of Polish soccer star Robert Lewandowski. FabLab Kielce, one of the companies involved, will apply for the official Guinness record. More

Get ready for Halloween with 3D printed pumpkins, spooky waving skeletons, and more

Oct.12, 2016 - Kitronic, a provider of 3D printing and electronics project kits, has released a range of 3D printing and laser cutting Halloween projects, including a 3D printable pumpkin with flickering LED candle. Two of the spooky projects make use of the pocket-sized, Arduino-like BBC micro:bit computer. More

Northwestern researchers pioneer custom 3D printed biodegradable vascular stents

Oct.12, 2016 - A team of researchers from Northwestern University have pioneered flexible 3D printed biodegradable stents, which can easily be customized for each and every patient and provide life-saving support in the case of weak or clogged up arteries. More

3D printed Griptight Snowboard Binding to improve performance on the slopes

Oct.12, 2016 - Australian student and entrepreneur Robert Leen is working on a 3D printed snowboard binding system called the Griptight Snowboard Binding that will give users far more movement control. He believes that 3D printing can revolutionize snowboarding. More

Prince’s ashes, encased in beautiful 3D printed Paisley Park urn, are now on display

Oct.12, 2016 - The ashes of the pop star prince, who died earlier this year, have been stored in a remarkable 3D printed Paisley Park urn made by Foreverence. The urn is actually on display in the studio and home of the artist, which has been transformed in a temporary museum. More

Does infill pattern change your 3D print's tensile strength? A new study has the answer

Oct.12, 2016 - The type of infill you choose for your 3D print can have a major impact on its tensile strength. Now a new study, a collaborative effort between two Universities in Valencia and the Universidad Politecnica Salesiana del Ecuador, has revealed more details. More

Harvard scientists 3D print 'living' kidney model, a step forward in building functional human tissues

Oct.12, 2016 - Scientists at Harvard have used a 3D bioprinter to 3D print a tubular renal architecture that mimics human kidney function. The research advances the collective goal of 3D printing functional human organs for drug screening, disease modeling, and regenerative medicine. More

3D printed Lego-inspired HelmetHair makes safe biking fun for kids

Oct.12, 2016 - Simon Higby and Clara Prior-Knock of DDB Copenhagen design agency have designed what could be the best helmet concept after H'vding's airbag for cyclists, and it is exactly what you may have guessed: a 3D printed helmet made to look like a head of hair. More

6m long 3D printed aluminum spar could be world's biggest metal 3D printed object

Oct.11, 2016 - British researchers from Cranfield University might have just set a new record for the biggest 3D printed object in the world, with a six meter long, 300kg double-sided 3D printed aluminum spar. More

SD3D unveils fully 3D printed skateboard, even down to its wheels

Oct.11, 2016 - In an attempt to test their material limitations, San Diego 3D printing service SD3D has just completed a fully 3D printed skateboard. Made from a variety of different materials, the skateboard was recently taken out for a test ride by Braille Skateboarding. More

$600 EpiPen price hike inspires DIY 3D printed EpiPencil that costs just $3

Oct.11, 2016 - In response to the unjustifiable 600 percent price hike that pharmaceutical manufacturer Mylan introduced for the EpiPen earlier this year, hackers have just shared a 3D printed EpiPencil alternative that can be built for just a few dollars. More

Awesome 3D printed gadgets: 3D printed smartwatch, Flux money pendulum, OpenRC Tractor

Oct.11, 2016 - For all makers and 3D printing enthusiasts out there, here is a roundup of some of the coolest 3D printed gadget projects we've seen this week. From a hacked Nokia 1100 cellphone, to a 3D printed OpenRC Tractor, to geometrically stunning 3D printed chocolates, we just can't enough of what's been happening in the world of 3D printing. More

This 3D printed Raspberry Pi Pokémon finder device could help you catch even the rarest Pokémon

Oct.11, 2016 - Adafruit's the Ruiz Brothers have released a 3D printing tutorial that is sure to get Pokémon Go users as excited as ever. In it, the innovative makers explain how one can easily build a Raspberry Pi based finder device which notifies players what types of Pokémon might be in their vicinity. More

Singapore researchers invented a 3D printed scaffold to grow bone for dental implants

Oct.11, 2016 - A team of Singapore researchers is making bone grafting obsolete with a 3D printed scaffold in which new bone material is grown for dental implants, and will be testing it on 132 patients over the coming years. More

Singapore roboticists 3D print cost-effective soft robots on consumer 3D printers

Oct.10, 2016 - Despite relying on nothing more than consumer-grade FDM 3D printing technology, a team of Singapore researchers has pioneered airtight and widely applicable soft pneumatic actuators that could make the entire field of soft robotics more cost-effective. More

Stylish 3D printed Yuma sunglasses are made from bamboo and recycled materials

Oct.9, 2016 - Belgian startup Yuma is working on extremely stylish 3D printed sunglasses that are made from recycled bamboo, refrigerators and dashboards as part of a circular economy. More

See how Gaudi's Sagrada Familia was recreated with a 3D printing pen

Oct.9, 2016 - After four months of hard work, Cornelia Kuglmeier has completed a miniature scale replica of Gaudi's famous Sagrada Familia church made entirely using a 3D printing pen. More

Oskar van Deventer's 3D printed geared whiplash is the coolest desk toy ever

Oct.8, 2016 - Dutch puzzle maker Oskar van Deventer has just unveiled what might be his coolest creation to date: a 3D printed geared whiplash. The kinetic toy is currently available for purchase through van Deventer's Shapeways store. More

Dan Sultan's new music video features his singing 3D printed head

Oct.8, 2016 - Much to the excitement of his fans, Australian alt-rock artist Dan Sultan has just released his latest single, Magnetic, along with an accompanying music video which features some very cool 3D printed visual effects.' More

Bull of Nimrod, Palmyra temple reborn in Rome after ISIS destruction, thanks to 3D printing

Oct.7, 2016 - A team of Italian archeologists and historians have used 3D printing to recreate three iconic artefacts from Iraq and Syria that were destroyed by ISIS, including the Assyrian Bull of Nimrod, the Hall of Archives from Ebla and the Temple of Bel from Palmyra. More

Ghent University team fights water scarcity with 3D printed Dewpal water collector

Oct.7, 2016 - A team of researchers from the University of Gent are developing Dewpal, a 3D printed water collector that integrates synthetic biology, to help combat water scarcity. They are currently raising funds to bring their project to the International Genetically Engineered Machine competition. More

Educational 3D printing is a key part of Manufacturing Day 2016

Oct.7, 2016 - 3D printing is a more visible part of Manufacturing Day than ever before, with numerous educational 3D printing initiatives kicking off across the U.S. today including a 3D Veterans Bootcamp. More

Five universities join forces in €4.6M PRosPERoS project to develop 3D printed joint implants

Oct.7, 2016 - Led by Dutch university Maastricht UMC, medical experts from five universities are joining forces in the PRosPERoS research project to develop the next generation of joint-replacing implants through 3D printing. More

Iowa State students build a lighter, faster race car for Formula SAE with 3D printing

Oct.7, 2016 - Cyclone Racing, an automotive racing team from Iowa State University (ISU), has used 3D printing to build an open-wheel race car for Formula SAE, an international car design competition. The team used a Stratasys Fortus 450mc 3D printer and ULTEM 1010 3D printing material. More

Dubai plans to 3D print fully residential building, officially launches Future Accelerators program

Oct.7, 2016 - Dubai announces plans to build its first 3D printed fully residential building. At the same time, the city's Future Accelerators program has officially been launched. More

Got a 3D printer? Help make a giant Rosie the Riveter statue!

Oct.6, 2016 - Just as Rosie the Riveter helped to build up and sustain America during its hard time, makers can now help to build up Rosie the Riveter through We the Builders fourth crowdsourced project. More

SLM Solutions 3D prints 12 inch titanium spacecraft valve body in just 6.5 days

Oct.6, 2016 - SLM Solutions' unusually large SLM280HL 3D printer was used to 3D print a very large titanium spacecraft valve in just six and a half days, paving the way for a much larger variety of aerospace 3D printing projects. More

LudusScope, 3D printed smartphone microscope brings the basics of microbiology to kids

Oct.6, 2016 - Researchers from Stanford combined 3D printing with smartphones in the LudusScope, a 3D printed microscope that playfully introduces the basics of microbiology to kids of all ages. More

This 3D-printed pavilion will break ORNL's Guinness record for largest 3D printed object

Oct.6, 2016 - The Oak Ridge National Laboratory could be breaking its own record for largest single-piece 3D printed object later this year by 3D printing two pavilions called 'Flotsam and Jetsam' by SHoP Architects. More

Great Dane stands tall and beats cancer with 3D printed, 35cm-long bionic leg implant

Oct.6, 2016 - A 175lb Great Dane is running and playing again after almost losing his leg and his life to a malignant tumor. A 3D printed, 35cm-long bone titanium implant has put the spring back in his step. More

These weapon-inspired 3D printed stiletto boots are killer

Oct.5, 2016 - New York-based fashion tech designer Anna Karpman has created a pair of truly stunning and lethal looking stiletto thigh high boots using 3D modeling and printing technologies. 3D printing has allowed the designer to explore new possibilities in her work. More

Makers of 3D printed 'Fish Call' device wow judges on ABC's Shark Tank, raise $150k

Oct.5, 2016 - Father-and-son entrepreneurs Jeff and Jack Danos are expecting $2 million in sales for their 3D printed Fish Call attractor after appearing on ABC's Shark Tank last week. Their 'TactiBite' startup received $150,000 in funding from businessman Robert Herjavec in exchange for a 10% equity stake. More

3D printed smart wing by Virginia Tech wins first America Makes Innovation Sprint

Oct.5, 2016 - Virginia Tech's DREAMS Lab has just been named the winner of the inaugural America Makes Innovation Sprint, with their entry featuring a 3D printed smart wing with integrated sensing and actuation features that will allow aircraft to autonomously adapt to flying conditions. More

Billionaire Li Ka-shing eyes 3D printed cars and artificial intelligence

Oct.5, 2016 - The foundation of Hong Kong billionaire Li Ka-shing, who has a reputation for backing highly disruptive and potent technology, has just revealed that 3D printed cars and artificial intelligence are among Li's prime targets. More

New 3D printed titanium satellite inserts by Atos and Materialise are up to 70% lighter

Oct.5, 2016 - Belgian 3D printing giant Materialise and digital services specialist Atos have just unveiled spectacular 3D printed titanium satellite inserts that are 70 percent lighter than existing parts and will become huge cost-saving opportunities. More

4ekolka, an impressive 3D printed electric city car debuts on a Prague driveway

Oct.5, 2016 - Czech designer Petr Chládek has just unveiled the 4ekolka, his very own 3D printed two-seater electric car that is perfect for use in the tiny streets of Prague thanks to its efficient design and highly powerful battery. More

Experience the Tokyo cityscape with the 3D printed 'ONE HUNDRED TOKYO' mega-map

Oct.4, 2016 - iJet Inc., a 3D printing solutions company from Tokyo, has launched a Kickstarter campaign for ONE HUNDRED TOKYO, a 3D printed replica of the Tokyo cityscape. The complete set consists of 100 pieces (each 100 x 100 x ~3 mm), but individual neighborhoods can be ordered separately. More

3D printing helps shed a new light on revolutionary Aurora Bright Bikes

Oct.4, 2016 - An innovative new bike called Aurora Bright Bikes has surfaced on Kickstarter. The frame lights up in hundreds of ways and can even link to a heart rate monitor, but it wouldn't have happened without a 3D printer. More

Kabuku and Honda realize first 3D printed Japanese car for confectionery delivery service

Oct.4, 2016 - Japanese car giant Honda has teamed up with local 3D printing specialist Kabuku to 3D print a miniscule, one-seater delivery car for the Toshimaya confectionery delivery service. More

Bespoke 3D printed Formy handlebar grips for bikes launch on Kickstarter

Oct.4, 2016 - Startup FormyGrips by Sky Van Iderstine has just launched a crowdfunding campaign for the Formy 3D printed bar grips, a new type of affordable and customizable 3D printed bike grips with the perfect balance between durability and comfort. More

A new 3D printed, shock-absorbing material from MIT could protect robots and drones

Oct.3, 2016 - Researchers at MIT's Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) have developed a new method for 3D printing soft materials with precisely controlled shock-aborbing properties. The 3D printed materials could improve the durability of drones, phones, shoes, and more. More

Skylanders Imaginators will let you design and 3D print your own Skylander heroes

Oct.3, 2016 - Using a new mobile app, players of the Skylanders toys-to-life video game series will be able to create their own 3D printed, fully playable characters for the forthcoming Skylanders Imaginators game. Players can also use the app to create personalized trading cards and T-shirts. More

The 3D printed GRIPsher Multi-Tool could be the keychain tool you’ve been waiting for

Oct.3, 2016 - All-in-one 3D printed GRIPsher multi-tool provides unprecedented functionality for almost any application, from stripping and cutting wires, to opening paint cans, to screwing in any size of screw, and more. The handy tool was developed by Christian Reed, a military veteran. More

3D Printing in Fashion and Art: Burning Man headpieces, 3D printed lipstick, Iron Age jewelry

Oct.3, 2016 - With so much happening in the world of 3D printing, it's hard to keep up sometimes, even for us! To help keep our fashion and art loving readers up to date, we've put together a list of some notable 3D printing projects that we heard about this week, from 3D printed Burning Man headpieces, to Iron Age 3D printed jewelry, to 3D printed makeup. More

3D printed fish fossil uncovers clues about the evolution of human teeth

Oct.3, 2016 - Researchers from the Australian National University have just applied 3D printing and 3D scanning to an Buchanosteus fish fossil and have found valuable clues about the evolutionary process of jaws and teeth in vertebrates, including humans. More

Watch: Gwendoline Christie of 'Game of Thrones' trapped in a shifting 3D printed dress

Oct.3, 2016 - Actress Gwendoline Christie from Game of Thrones and Dutch fashion designer Iris van Herpen have collaborated with filmmaker Barnaby Roper to create 'The Dress', a short film about a shape-shifting and transforming 3D printed dress which envelops and consumes Christie. More

Metallic barrel liner strengthens newly developed 3D printed gun Songbird

Oct.2, 2016 - 3D printed guns have come a long way since Cody Wilson first released his Liberator in 2013. A newly released pistol called the Songbird uses a metallic barrel liner to provide increased accuracy and reliability. More

Light up your cosplay with this 3D printed glowing mace prop

Oct.2, 2016 - The Ruiz Brothers have come up with yet another awesome 3D printed project to help you bring your cosplay game to the next level: a 3D printed glowing mace prop. The piece, made up 28 3D printed parts and some simple electronics, is sure to wow your friends. More

Fantastic 3D printed Black Panther action figure realized by ImprimaLab

Oct.2, 2016 - Argentinian designer Sebastian Dominguez has enlisted the help of Brazilian 3D printing service ImprimaLab to 3D print a Black Panther action figure, with the final model perfectly capturing the Marvel character's spirit. More

An algorithm and 3D printing ensure 'Rio' furniture remains unique and timeless

Oct.1, 2016 - Studio INTEGRATE and Morgan Studio have joined forces to create RIO, a set of partially 3D printed tables and chairs which use mathematical algorithms to ensure that each piece is unique. The collection combines traditional furniture craft with cutting-edge additive manufacturing techniques. More

New €68M Curam research center targets 3D printed muscle fibers and other medical breakthroughs

Sep.30, 2016 - Curam, a new research center in Ireland wants to repair damaged muscles and tendons in athletes. It also wants to take on critical illnesses and change the world of medical science. More

3D printed Miriam device can detect dozens of cancers using a single blood sample

Sep.30, 2016 - Medical startup Miroculus is developing a very precise 3D printed blood test device called the Miriam, which can detect early stage cancer by looking at microRNA signatures in small blood samples. More

US Marine test: 3D printed munition proved to be more lethal than conventional

Sep.30, 2016 - The US Marine Corps is a big believer in the power of 3D printing, and has just expanded upon 3D printed spare part initiatives with a successful 3D printed munition test. More

Colombian e-NABLE shares 'Snow Queen', 'Ninja', 'Cinderella', 'Iron Man' themed 3D printed hand files

Sep.30, 2016 - The Colombian chapter of e-NABLE is letting local kids dream big with amazing open-source and 3D printable hand prosthesis designs, all inspired by superheroes and princesses, which they just shared online. More

Clemson researchers develop custom-softness 3D printed orthotics for diabetes, arthritis patients

Sep.29, 2016 - With the help of orthotics experts, researchers at South Carolina's Clemson University have developed a process for creating 3D printed orthotics for diabetes and arthritis patients. The orthotics will have customizable softness levels and use multiple materials. More

BioInspiration and SLEM fight shoe pollution with 3D printed compostable footwear

Sep.29, 2016 - Dutch footwear pioneers SLEM have used BioInspiration's compostable WillowFlex filament to 3D print a series of fully biodegradable shoes, which could lead the way in an industry-wide paradigm shift towards sustainability. More

Long Tall Sally creates realistic 3D printed mannequin based on 3D scan of real person

Sep.29, 2016 - Long Tall Sally, the trend setter for fashion for tall women, has just 3D printed a realistically-sized mannequin by 3D scanning one of their actual clients. More

Synthetic 3D-printed 'hyperelastic bone' induces bone regeneration, could mend broken bones

Sep.29, 2016 - Researchers from Northwestern University have just unveiled a new 3D printable hyperelastic material for bone implants, which is easy to produce and modify, extremely flexible and durable, cheap and even induces bone regeneration. More

'Making a Difference / A Difference in Making' exhibition showcases 80 unusual 3D printed objects

Sep.28, 2016 - Belgian 3D printing company Materialise has brought the 'Making a Difference / A Difference in Making' exhibition to the Red Dot Design Museum in Essen, Germany. The exhibition presents 80 3D printed pieces which show how 3D printing can environmentally and socially beneficial. More

See how Paul Braddock created Eddie, the amazing 3D printed steampunk robot

Sep.28, 2016 - With his spectacular 3D printed Eddie the Robot, Australian visual artist Paul Braddock has just reminded the world of what airbrushing and careful post-processing can bring to 3D printing and toy-making. More

3D printed lifelike human body with functioning heart and lungs could train surgeons dealing with emergency trauma

Sep.27, 2016 - Researchers from Nottingham Trent University in Great Britain have, with the help of industry partners, created a 3D printed replica of a human body with functioning heart and lungs. The model will be used to prepare surgeons for real life surgery. More

Kitronik releases free 3D printable desk lamp resources for students

Sep.27, 2016 - Kitronik, a provider of electronic project kits and educational resources for schools, has published a new kit which enables students and makers to create a 3D printed desktop lamp. Kitronic believes the kit would make an ideal Design & Technology project for schools. More

Could ORNL's 3D printed excavator be used to construct Mars colony?

Sep.27, 2016 - Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) has unveiled the AME, or Additive Manufactured Excavator, a 3D printed, steel mini-excavator that could someday be replicated on Mars in order to start construction for a colony. The excavator's arm, driver's cab, and parts of its engine were 3D printed. More

How Gossamer built Teal, the world's fastest production drone with help of 3D printing

Sep.27, 2016 - It has just been revealed that product developers Gossamer extensively relied on MakerBot 3D printers during the development of George Matus's Teal drone, the world's fastest production drone with top speeds of over 70 mph. More

Kúla Bebe mirror based lens adaptor turns your smartphone into a true 3D camera

Sep.27, 2016 - With so much of modern technology going 3D these days, it's a little bit surprising there is no smartphone available (yet) with 3D capture capabilities. A compact mirror driven adapter called Kúla Bebe hopes to change that. More

Could roller coasters and 3D printing hold the cure for kidney stones?

Sep.27, 2016 - With the help of a 3D printed kidney, researchers have found a way to encourage the kidney to pass kidney stones naturally. Could this be a new form of medical science? More

Our Top 26 3D printed housing and construction projects

Sep.26, 2016 - From fully constructed homes and pavilions, to architectural installations, to projects that are still being realized, take a look at some of our favorite 3D printed construction projects from the past few years to see the amazing trajectory of additive manufacturing within the fields of construction and architecture. More

ABB adopts Ultimaker 3D printers for YuMi robot's revolutionary gripping system

Sep.26, 2016 - Swiss robotics giant ABB revealed that they have adopted Ultimaker 3D printing technology for the development of the revolutionary gripping system of the YuMi, the world's first collaborative dual-arm industrial assembly robot. More

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

Sep.26, 2016 - Dutch medical 3D printing specialists Xilloc and 3D printed instrument pioneer Olaf Diegel have just released footage of the Heavy Metal, the world's first 3D printed aluminum guitar, in action. More

SatRevolution reveals plans to 3D print first private Polish satellite, to be in orbit mid-2017

Sep.26, 2016 - A team of Polish game developers has moved into the aerospace sector as SatRevolution, and is planning to 3D print the first private commercial Polish nanosatellite. More

Saxion researchers pioneer lightweight 3D printed thermoplastic composites for leg prostheses

Sep.26, 2016 - Researchers from the Dutch Saxion University of Applied Sciences and several corporate partners are exploring cost effective solutions for thermoplastic composites, and showcased the possibilities of this lightweight material with 3D printed leg prostheses. More

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

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

Stratasys 3D printer making a splash at Speedo Aqualab

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

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

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

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

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

Maker on quest to create ultimate 3D printed bouncy ball

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Japanese designers 3D print gorgeous knitted vest from TPU

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

How 3D printing will power the Paralympic Games

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

Could 3D printing help the fight against child obesity?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

WinSun China unveils fully 3D printed public toilets in Suzhou

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

SpeX: 3D printed modular eyewear launches on Kickstarter

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

GO for longer with these 3D printed Pokémon charger cases

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

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

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

Japanese researchers 3D printing blood vessels and other complex tissues

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Ancient statue of Zeus from Olympia revived through 3D printing

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Stunning 3D printed cheongsam unveiled in Beijing

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

3D printed skulls assist new doctors with nasal endoscopy training

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

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

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

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

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

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

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