Star Wars TIE fighter toy hacked into actual flying drone with 3D printed parts

Dec.1, 2015 - A mysterious Star Wars superfan has converted a standard TIE Fighter toy from Hasbro into an actual flying drone by installing a quadcopter motor attached to 3D printed mounts. More

Fully 3D printable OpenRC F1 Race Car now available as free download

Dec.1, 2015 - Daniel Nor'e has released the free files for a fully 3D printable Formula One race car as part of his OpenRC Project. Having learned a few lessons from his previous models, the F1 race car was completely redesigned to focus on simplicity for 3D print enthusiasts of all skill levels. More

Canadian fan 3D prints a fantastic Fallout Mini Nuke

Dec.1, 2015 - As a tribute to the Fallout franchise whose latest release is exploding all over the web, Canadian makers from Redicubricks have just shared a fantastic and highly detailed 3D printed cross section of a nuclear bomb. More

Babines reinvents lollipop with 3D printing and artisanal design for the modern age

Dec.1, 2015 - French startup Babines wants you to completely re-think your conception of lollipops. It offers personalized lollipop designs for brands created with 3D printed molds and hand-poured by a master confectioner. More

3D printing a big part in helping the Guitar Triller reach its campaign goal

Dec.1, 2015 - A recently funded Kickstarter is introducing the world to a product they call the Guitar Triller. The Triller is a guitar accessory designed to give the guitarist another way to play beyond doing so with their fingers, picks, slides and the like. More

3D printed PETIT En SUITE portable potty lets toddlers go in private, anywhere

Nov.30, 2015 - A 37-year-old woman from Dalton, Great Britain has invented a 3D printed pop-up potty tent after noting her son's reluctance to go to the toilet in public. The 3D printed bowl is surrounded by a foldable pop up tent, which acts as a miniature Port-a-Potty for shy children. More

Dubai bets on 3D printing to help become most sustainable city in the world

Nov.30, 2015 - The city of Dubai has has just revealed its Clean Energy Strategy 2050, an ambitious plan to become the most sustainable city in the world by 2050. The strategy includes using 3D printing technology to construct a new Innovation Center, among other key steps. More

Open Bionics designs 3D printed Star Wars prosthetic arm for charity fashion collection

Nov.30, 2015 - Open Bionics has designed a 3D printed, Star Wars themed prosthetic arm. The fully functional 3D printed prosthesis was part of 'Fashion Finds the Force', a Star Wars themed fashion collection whose 20 pieces will be auctioned off for charity. More

This 'cyberpunk' 3D printed chorded keyboard covers A-Z in just seven keys

Nov.30, 2015 - 24 Hour Engineer has released an Instructables guide for building a fully functional, 3D printed chorded keyboard. The 3D printed device, initially designed as a Halloween costume prop, is Arduino powered and features Bluetooth connectivity. More

Vi glass dome with 3D printed synth modules lets deaf children see and touch sound

Nov.30, 2015 - A UK-based product designer and DJ has designed and developed a unique glass dome with LEGO-like 3D printed synthesizer modules that transforms sound into visual and haptic feedback. The product, called Vi, gives deaf or hearing-impaired children the chance to experience music differently, by seeing and even 'touching' sounds that they control. More

Lidewij van Twillert develops perfect fit Mesh Lingerie bras with body scans and 3D printing

Nov.30, 2015 - Called the Mesh Lingerie bra and designed by Lidewij van Twillert, this concept relies on body scans and 3D printing to make perfectly fitting and stylish bras for women everywhere. More

3D printed Beest hand cranked power generator is capable of generating 30 watts of power

Nov.30, 2015 - In an effort to save a little on electricity bills, Norwegian designer Even Erichsen has recently built a truly spectacular 3D printed generator. Called the Beest, this hand cranked machine can generate 30 watts ' not enough to boil water, but plenty to power some lights. More

What are the legal aspects of 3D printing? A European law firm weighs in.

Nov.30, 2015 - Dutch law firm De Clercq Advocaten Notarissen has just issued a brief yet educational white paper that discusses the legal aspects of intellectual property law, copyright law, product liability, and more, all within the new reality of 3D printing. More

3D printed 'Drinkable Book' turns dirty water clean for millions

Nov.29, 2015 - With more than 3 billion people dying of water-related disease each year, Charity Water is Life has come up with a fantastic innovation: The Drinkable Book, featuring pages that act as a bacteria-killing water purifiers, all kept in a 3D printed container that doubles as a filter holder. More

Branch Technology's 3D printed movable panel system mimics topology of Southern Tennessee

Nov.29, 2015 - Branch Technology has built a 100 square foot 3D printed movable panel system, whose surface imitates the topology of Southern Tennessee. Shawn Thorne, the company's materials science expert, has written a blog post detailing the ideas behind the 3D printed creation. More

Bring a Star Wars style Christmas into your home with this 3D printed BB-8 tree ornament

Nov.29, 2015 - With thanksgiving over, it's time to prepare for the next major festive occasion: the release of Star Wars: The Force Awakens. But as Christmas follows a week after the movie release, you can now combine the two with this very cool 3D printable BB-8 droid tree ornament by Martin Hajek. More

GM builds special $30 million wind tunnel for testing smaller partially 3D printed vehicles

Nov.29, 2015 - With the purpose of optimizing car aerodynamics and fuel efficiency, General Motors has invested $30 million in a small scale wind tunnel facility, in which partially 3D printed scale model vehicles will be tested and studied. More

Bouroullec Brothers incorporate 3D printing into their recent project 17 Screens

Nov.29, 2015 - Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec's exhibition 17 Screens, which includes 3D printed elements, will be on until March 2016 at the Tel Aviv Museum of Art. The partitions or screens are made from a variety of materials, effectively combining more traditional craft materials such as ceramics, aluminium, glass, wood, and textile, with 3D printed plastic materials. More

New 3D printed, energy absorbing material could help make football helmets safer

Nov.28, 2015 - Researchers at Purdue University have teamed up with General Motors to develop a new kind of 3D printed, energy absorbing material. The material could have a range of applications, from earthquake engineering to safer football helmets. More

Now you can make your own DIY Remote Controlled 3D Printed Rover

Nov.28, 2015 - DIY Remote Controlled 3D Printed Rover Now on Instructables'for anybody to make. Instructables user dgrermain1 shared his Makecourse project with the world and I really recommend checking it out. More

LucidCam: A Crowd-sourced 3D VR Camera that allows you to share your experiences like Never Before

Nov.28, 2015 - LucidCam: A Crowd-sourced 3D VR Camera that allows you to share your experiences via portable stereographic cameras is currently funding on Indiegogo. More

ReitlingerEngineering uses 3D printer to reduce costs of labeling machine

Nov.27, 2015 - Design engineering firm ReitlingerEngineering has reduced the development costs for one of its labeling machines by using a German RepRap 3D printer to produce special 3D printed clamps. The precisely measured 3D printed clamps are designed to hold a product in place for labeling. More

Build a 3D printed enclosure for the $5 Raspberry Pi Zero

Nov.27, 2015 - Adafruit's latest Layer by Layer tutorial shows makers how to design a 3D printed enclosure for the new Raspberry Pi Zero, due to hit stores in a few weeks. The 3D printed enclosure is fully customizable and therefore suitable for a range of projects. More

Artist Joaquin Baldwin combines math and organics in beautiful 3D printed air planters

Nov.27, 2015 - Artist, animator, award-winning filmmaker and 3D designer Joaquin Baldwin has just released two complete series of 3D printed floating planters, the Bulophyllum Series and Radiolaria Series, that are part mathematics, part organic structures, and entirely works of art. More

Aoyama Optical France launches We DDD 3D printed eyewear collection

Nov.27, 2015 - French optical company Aoyama has just announced their first collection of entirely 3D printed eyewear, We DDD, which uses clean SLS 3D printing technology to manufacture stylish, high-quality and customizable frames. More

Man suffering from motor neurone disease receives $196K prize for 3D printed wheelchair invention

Nov.27, 2015 - Patrick Joyce, who suffers from motor neurone disease, has received a $196,000 prize from Hackaday after inventing a unique 3D printed mobility device. The Eyedrivomatic technology, developed in collaboration with Steve Evans and David Hopkinson, facilitates unprecedented eye-controlled wheelchair movement. More

Attempt to build world's biggest 3D printed Rubik's Cube ends in disaster on livestream

Nov.26, 2015 - Though a very impressive attempt and a garguantan and complex 3D printing endeavor, the gigantic 22 x 22 Rubik's Cube puzzle by CorenPuzzle unfortunately ended in entertaining disaster on a livestream earlier this week. More

South Korean air force incorporates 3D printed metal parts into fighter jet engines

Nov.26, 2015 - While the South Korean military has already adopted 3D printing to manufacture a few components, new reports reveal that several active F-15k fighter jets have already been repaired with 3D printed engine turbine parts this year as cost saving measures. More

Lilly the goat given chance at normal life with 3D printed wheelchair

Nov.26, 2015 - As part of a heartwarming and very educational project for a class of high school students from the William Byrd High School in Roanoke County, Virginia, Lilly the two legged goat is given a chance at a normal, unassisted life with a custom made 3D printed wheelchair. More

This is an open call to design your own 3D printed tower to be exhibited in New York

Nov.26, 2015 - Wide Open Arts, in collaboration with 3D printing studio Voodoo Manufacturing, will be exhibiting a city of user-designed 3D printed towers at the Outsider Art Fair. Designers can submit their designs from now until December 15th. More

REshape improves doctor-patient communication with 3D printed medical models

Nov.25, 2015 - Researchers at the Radmoud UMC Hospital in The Netherlands have developed the REshape program to help doctors and patients communicate through the use of 3D printed anatomical models, made on an Ultimaker 3D printer. More

NASA awards Aerojet $1.6B contract to 3D print improved RS-25 rocket engines

Nov.25, 2015 - NASA and Aerojet Rocketdyne have put pen to paper on a nine year contract to re-start production of the RS-25 engine for NASA's Space Launch System (SLS). 3D printing technology will be used to reduce the total part count of the rocket engine. More

Rebecca Minkoff and Normal produce exclusive 3D printed 14K rose gold earphones

Nov.25, 2015 - New York-based fashion designer Rebecca Minkoff has teamed up with high-end earphone manufacturer Normal to produce a limited run of custom-fit 3D printed earphones cast in 14K rose gold. Customers can get fitted for the 3D printed accessories at a handful of U.S. stores. More

Aruban students custom 3D print an e-NABLE prosthetic for Zizi, a girl with missing fingers

Nov.25, 2015 - Aruban students custom 3D print an e-NABLE prosthetic for Zizi, a girl with missing fingers on her right hand. The prosthetic was 3D printed using a Makerbot Replicator 2 3D printer. More

MolToys turns a series of 3D printed amino acid beads into scientific jewelry

Nov.25, 2015 - Molecular model company MolToys has designed a series of 3D printed amino acid beads that can be turned into jewelry. olToys was founded in 2008 by Jon Huntoon and Graham Johnson, who both sought to engage students in the sciences by effectively creating a more hands on, practical approach to learning about molecules. More

Screen Mutations: a 3D printed tableware set perfect for a virtual tea party

Nov.25, 2015 - Designer Louisa Zahareas has created a tableware set that only appears normal through the perspective of her webcam for her project Screen Mutations. The collection consists of a percolator, which in person appears sliced in half, a slanted teacup, a melted looking cereal bowl, and a teapot which has two lids and two spouts. More

ISS astronauts can now smell their espresso thanks to 3D printed cups

Nov.25, 2015 - While astronauts usually drink liquids from airtight containers to avoid filling the ISS with hot coffee, a new set of 3D printed open-topped cups take advantage of liquid dynamics to enable astronauts to drink and smell their coffee like they would on earth. More

Polymaker conquers animatronics world with cool 3D printed eye mechanism project

Nov.25, 2015 - With a fun new Eye Mechanism project, 3D printer filament expert Polymaker proves that even detailed and functional animatronic robots are not beyond our reach, with just the help of off-the-shelf parts and optimal use of a variety of filaments. More

Watch a 6'5 tall rocket with 3D printed nose cone launch 1,200 feet into the air

Nov.25, 2015 - Makers Jake Veilleux and Mark Fuller created a 6.5' tall rocket with a 16' tall 3D printed nose cone that they were able to successfully launch roughly 1,200 feet (365 meters) into the air, using little more than standard mailing tubes, plywood, a G40-7 rocket engine, and three 3D printed parts for the nose. More

India's pediatric surgeons turn to 3D printing for complex cardiac operations

Nov.24, 2015 - Mumbai-based 3D printing company Sahas Softech LLP's healthcare branch OCTE Technologies Pvt. Ltd. has been assisting hospitals in complicated surgical cases where 3D printing could provide much needed help, including in the case of a two-month-old boy born with a severe heart defect. More

Make a beautiful Tiffany-style candle holder using a 3Doodler 3D printing pen

Nov.24, 2015 - 3D printing pen manufacturer 3Doodler has released a cool tutorial which shows makers how to build a 3D printed Tiffany-style candle holder using only their famous 3D printing pen and a few other regular household items. More

Artist Rosalie Yu explores human intimacy through 3D scanning and 3D printing

Nov.24, 2015 - Embrace in Progress is New York-based artist Rosalie Yu's most recent project which uses 3D scanning and 3D printing techniques to explore and represent the movement and temporal elements of human intimacy through an embrace. More

Elevate your cup of joe with this 3D printed six-flask cold coffee brewer

Nov.24, 2015 - Jonathan Odom of the Instructables Design Studio has created a beautifully crafted, radial, six-flask cold coffee brewer, made from 39 different 3D printed parts. The machine can brew up to six different types of coffee beans at a time, and will surely perk up users in more way than one. More

Stratasys 3D printed vascular model assists life-saving brain aneurysm surgery

Nov.24, 2015 - An exact 3D printed replica of a patient's vascular system helped surgeons in New York plan and execute a complicated, life-threatening brain aneurysm surgery. The model was 3D printed using Stratasys PolyJet 3D Printing Solutions. More

3D printed plastic car jack revealed by Fouche 3D Printing

Nov.24, 2015 - To coincide with the launch of the Cheetah 2 3D printer, South African 3D printing developer Fouche 3D printing has created the first 3D printed plastic car jack capable of lifting an actual car off the ground. More

Fantastic Lego-compatible 3D printable meeperBOTS smart toy on wheels now on Kickstarter

Nov.24, 2015 - Featuring a 3D printable and fully customizable body, meeperBOTS are fantastic smart toys on wheels that can take any Lego project to the next level while also teaching your kids a thing or two. More

Want a 3D printed model of your house? Check out Spotscale's Life of Spotnik 3D printing campaign

Nov.24, 2015 - With the fun Spotnik 3D printing competition, Swedish engineers Spotscale are seeking to raise positive awareness about drone technology. To do so, they will visit the campaign winners and scan their homes or cool locations with a drone and make a 3D printed replica while you wait. More

Save money and the planet with Koguma: a piggybank made with 3D printing

Nov.24, 2015 - Koguma is an innovative and ethically-made piggybank and augmented reality app that teaches kids to save more than just money, it teaches them to save the planet. Designed with 3D printing, the Koguma is a beautifully and responsibly crafted product that can be appreciated by users of all ages. More

Archinaut: NASA selects Made in Space to 3D print large structures in space

Nov.24, 2015 - For the development of an autonomous and space-bound 3D printing/assembly factory program called Archinaut, NASA has tapped in-space 3D printing experts Made In Space, who will be working alongside Northrop Grumman and Oceaneering Space Systems. More

World's first fully 3D printed revolver can fire up to 8 bullets between reloads

Nov.24, 2015 - While most 3D guns seen before either featured a lot of non-printed parts or were easily damaged with every shot, mechanical engineering student James Patrick has just shared 3D printable designs for an almost fully 3D printed revolver that has been successfully fired repeatedly. More

Multistation presents Biocerawax, new bioceramics 3D printing process

Nov.23, 2015 - French additive manufacturing firm Multistation has unveiled Biocerawax, a new manufacturing process for bioceramics which can be used for the precise 3D printing of a wide range of custom architectures. More

GUTS Labs gets ahead of the curve with 3D printed curved LEGO bricks

Nov.23, 2015 - Montreal, Canada based GUTS Labs has developed a set of 3D printed prototypes for their special curved LEGO bricks, which allow keen builders to experiment with entirely new structures. The company has launched a Kickstarter campaign to get the project off the ground. More

Johnson & Johnson recruits UNF students to develop 3D printed materials for biomedicine and implants

Nov.23, 2015 - Healthcare company Johnson & Johnson has provided a set of 3D printers for the University of North Florida to encourage students to undertake research in 3D printing technology. The seven new machines signaled the opening of the university's new 3D printing lab. More

Paleobiologist creates 3D printed replica of 170-million-year-old mammal jaw fossil

Nov.23, 2015 - Dr. Roger Close from the University of Oxford has used 3D scanning and 3D printing techniques to create scaled-up 3D prints of a 170-million-year-old fossilized mammal jaw, which have been used for close inspection and easy sharing of the ancient specimen. More

Thomas Palm releases new 'No Screw' 3D printable wheels for OpenR/C Formula 1 Racecar

Nov.23, 2015 - A member of Daniel Nor'e's OpenR/C Project, Thomas Palm has today released several new 3D printable files for three different open source remote control car projects, including a set of tires for the highly anticipated 3D printable Formula 1 racecar. More

3Ders Monday Warm-Up: Top Twelve 3D Printed Watches and Clocks

Nov.23, 2015 - Time flies when you're 3D printing, so this week we've rounded up some of the top designs for 3D printed watches and clocks. They will at the very least make excellent conversation starters, whether displayed in your office, home, or on your very wrist. More

Uvero 3D printed earbuds by MIT-spawned Lantos are made to fit your ear perfectly

Nov.23, 2015 - Called Uverno earbuds and developed through MIT technology by Lantos Technologies, these earphones are made with 3D scanning and 3D printing technology to ensure a perfect fit each time. More

Artist Erica Gray uses 3Doodler 3D printing pen to create amazing wearable art

Nov.23, 2015 - Queensland, Australia based artist Erica Gray has used the 3Doodler 3D printed pen to create amazing and unique wearable art pieces featured in the World of WearableArt Show. More

Fantastic Leonardo da Vinci board game with 3D printed figures huge hit on Kickstarter

Nov.23, 2015 - Featuring gorgeous 3D printed game pieces, inspiring artwork and challenging gameplay, the board game Leonardo | The Game of Art and Death | Plague Edition seems to have it all and is already a huge hit on Kickstarter. More

NSW citizens face jail for possessing blueprints for 3D printable guns

Nov.23, 2015 - Through an amendment to existing gun legislation, the government of New South Wales in Australia has made it illegal to even own a digital copy of blueprints for a 3D printed gun. Owning a 3D printed gun was already illegal, but owners of just the schematics can now go to jail for up to 14 years. More

Build your own functional 3D printed robot with this easy Instructables guide

Nov.23, 2015 - An experienced software engineer and part-time maker named J.R. B'dard has built a pair of 3D printed robots, one animated and one stationary, sharing the build procedure on Instructables. More

Colombia's first 3D printed guitar is tribute to national culture

Nov.22, 2015 - Inspired by Olaf Deigel's 3D printed Americana guitar, maker Javier Mu'oz has created Colombia's first 3D printed guitar, inspired by the nation's rich history, culture, and the great Randy Rhoads. More

Latex Pixels: Interactive 3D printed wall packed with 37 individually moving modules

Nov.22, 2015 - Called the Latex Pixels project, New York-based designers Seiya Kobayashi and David Tracy have ventured into the fascinating concept of living architecture with a 3D printed wall packed with 37 individually moving modules. More

Drzach & Suchy uses 3D printed grates for cool shadow haiku art

Nov.21, 2015 - Creative collective Drzach & Suchy has unveiled its latest project: 3D printed shadow haikus. The Swiss artists have created a set of 3D printed mesh boards, which, when placed on water, spell out the words to a famous haiku in the shadows below. More

Full Circle Textiles uses shopping bag made from recycled filament to remind us of 3D printing's impact on our oceans

Nov.21, 2015 - Australian based initiative Full Circle Textiles has designed a shopping bag made from recycled filament to remind consumers of the impact of their choices and to educate them on impact 3D printing practices have on our oceans. More

Behnaz Farahi's details how to create dynamic 3D printed wearables using SMA actuators

Nov.21, 2015 - If you’ve been wracking your brain to figure out how artist Behnaz Farahi designed her recent 3D printed wearables project “Caress the Gaze,” you’ll be excited to hear that she has released an Instructables detailing how she created the piece using SMA actuators. More

GUTS Labs gets ahead of the curve with 3D printed curved LEGO bricks

Nov.20, 2015 - Montreal, Canada based GUTS Labs has developed a set of 3D printed prototypes for their special curved LEGO bricks, which allow keen builders to experiment with entirely new structures. The company has launched a Kickstarter campaign to get the project off the ground. More

3D printed Winter Wonderland stop-motion captures the spirit of the holidays

Nov.20, 2015 - Motion graphics designer Maciej Gorski and his team at MTG Creative used 3D printing to create a cheerful and lively stop-motion animation that perfectly captures the spirit of the holidays. Everything on the Winter Wonderland set save the fake snow and trees was 3D printed on an Ultimaker 2. More

Gym teacher raising funds for 3D printed wheelchair recreation device for disabled children

Nov.20, 2015 - A New York based gym teacher is raising funds to build a 3D printed prototype of a recreational device for disabled schoolchildren. The device is intended to facilitate sport and play, and can attach to a wheelchair and other apparatus. More

5-year-old boy is first burn victim in China to receive 3D printed hand

Nov.20, 2015 - After a tragic accident two years ago that left 45 percent of his body severely burned, a five-year-old boy in China has become the first burn victim to receive a 3D printed prosthetic hand, once again letting him laugh, play and ride his bike just like any other kid. More

Children's 3D printed VR viewer the NEODiVRjr to be used as therapy in children's hospitals

Nov.20, 2015 - Mike Balzer of slo 3D Creators has developed a 3D printed Virtual Reality viewer for children that will be donated to children's hospitals throughout the US. More

Have a drink with partially 3D printed Russian Alkomat bartending machine

Nov.20, 2015 - Using a pile of recycled electronics and assorted parts, Russian hacker Strn has recently built the fantastic partially 3D printed Alkomat bartending machine, capable of making up to four different beverage in an instant. More

RMIT and Anatomics join forces to produce Australia's first 3D printed spine implant

Nov.20, 2015 - Researchers at RMIT University have joined forces with medical device specialist Anatomics to produce a 3D printed vertebral cage for a patient with severe back pain. The medical device is Australia's first 3D printed spine implant. More

ITC cannot police 3D printing data transmission in ClearCorrect case

Nov.19, 2015 - The Federal Circuit has recently ruled that the International Trade Commission cannot police 3D printing or other digital data being transmitted from outside the US, a decision that could significantly impact American IP holders and international 3D printing industries. More

BMW celebrates 25 years of additive manufacturing, outlines future 3D printing projects

Nov.19, 2015 - German automobile company BMW is celebrating 25 years of additive manufacturing. The car giant first introduced 3D printing technology to its Rapid Technologies Center in 1990, before building its first 3D printed prototype parts on a stereolithography machine in 1991. More

Eat your face as a cookie with these 3D printed customized cookie cutters

Nov.19, 2015 - Hungary based Copypastry is offering a service that turns your face into a personalized 3D printed cookie cutter! Kriszti Bozzai, the owner of Copypastry and the name behind the custom selfie cookies, is making and selling cookies cutters that can look just like you on her Etsy page. More

New Balance's 3D printed shoes to arrive by April 2016

Nov.19, 2015 - New Balance today announced their newest running shoe model that includes the company's first 3D printed midsole. Hoping to beat competitors Nike and Adidas to the finish line, their first consumer-oriented 3D printed shoe will be available as early as April 2016. More

Ban on 3D printable gun schematics among French security suggestions in wake of Paris attack

Nov.19, 2015 - In the wake of the dreadful jihadist attacks on Paris last week France will reportedly present a series of security suggestions to a meeting of EU interior ministers on Friday. Among the suggestions is to make ownership of 3D printable gun schematics illegal. More

Formlabs takes 3D printing to the streets with quality GoPro skateboard mount

Nov.19, 2015 - With the help of Formlab's high quality Tough Resin material, avid skater and Formlabs videographer Josh Foisey has created a 3D printable GoPro skateboard mount that is tough enough to withstand the pressures of use and brings a unique view at skateboarding action. More

Nervous System presents limited edition Hyphae lamps you can 3D print at home

Nov.19, 2015 - As part of their new Nervous Labs workshop, design studio Nervous System has released their first line of products that can be 3D printed on desktop printers. The Hyphae-designed Calyx and Bromeliad lamps can be purchased as 3D printable files or finished products, but only until December 15th. More

Micronesian boy given chance at normal life with 3D printed nose

Nov.19, 2015 - The fourteen year old Dalan Jennet from the Marshall Islands in the Pacific has been given a new lease on life by surgeons from the New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mt. Sinai, who implanted a 3D bioprinted functional nose after Dalan lost his own in a terrible accident. More

Cameraman Jaymis Loveday shares trade secrets with 3D printed follow-focus gears

Nov.19, 2015 - Sharing designs for a wide range of 3D printable follow-focus gears, cameraman Jaymis Loveday is helping hobbyists everywhere to get higher quality camera results without spending thousands on equipment. More

Oregon's Metal Technology and NASA collaborate to 3D print alloy rocket parts

Nov.19, 2015 - Metal Technology, an Albany, Oregon based custom manufacturing firm, has announced that it is working with the NASA Johnson Space Centre to develop 3D printed rocket engine components out of durable Inconel 718 alloy. More

NOWlab T 1000 3D printed stool inspired by nature, algorithms and Terminator

Nov.18, 2015 - NOWlab, the design company responsible for the 3D printed glacier stool, has unveiled their most recent design: a stool made from a 3D printed algorithmic method that combines digital manufacturing with traditional manufacturing techniques. More

Versoteq displays 3D printed tactile maps at Slush 2015

Nov.18, 2015 - Finnish 3D printing firm Versoteq has completed a pilot 3D printed map project in collaboration with Slush 2015, in which the additive experts 3D printed a set of tactile maps to help Slush attendees navigate the huge tech startup event. More

Love is the Answer: 3D printed sound wave pendant represents uplifting message for humanity

Nov.18, 2015 - French artist and voice sculptor Gilles Azzaro has created a piece of 3D printed jewelry based off the 3D layout of the stereophonic sound waveforms for the phrase: LOVE IS THE ANSWER. The 3D printed pendant is now available for purchase on Shapeways. More

Artist Doctor Octoroc is 3D printing the city of Philadelphia, block by block

Nov.18, 2015 - Philadelphia based artist Doctor Octoroc has decided to 3D print his beloved city block by block in his new project called 3D Printedelphia. The project, appropriately called 3D Printedelphia, seemed to be the natural next step for Octoroc who had previously built a miniature model of Philadelphia out of Lego pieces. More

3D print your Halo 5 Spartan through Sandboxr as of this Friday

Nov.18, 2015 - As of this Friday, fans of Halo 5: Guardians will be able to customize and order 3D printed models of their in-game Spartans directly through the Halo Waypoint website thanks to Sandboxr's 3D printing services. More

The City of Lights will shine brighter with LeFabShop's 3D printed Paris Lamp

Nov.18, 2015 - Paris based 3D printing startup LeFabShop have released the files for their 3D printed Paris Lamp to stand in solidarity with their city in light of the recent attacks. More

Opel adopts 3D printing to slash assembly tool production costs by 90 percent

Nov.18, 2015 - While the automobile industry is increasingly adopting 3D printing as a prototyping tool, German car giants Opel is already using 3D printed assembly tools on the factory floor. 3D printed using Stratasys technology, they are saving up to 90 percent in assembly tool production costs already. More

ABB and Materialise showcase groundbreaking 3D printed robotic grippers 'YuMi'

Nov.18, 2015 - With the help of the little-used TPU 92A-1 plastic, ABB and Materialise were able to design and 3D print functional, easily customizable and flexible robotic grippers that can be used for any purpose ' from delicate pieces of fruit to costly electronic components. More

Bio-inspired 3D printed Row-Bot cleans water surface as it 'eats' water bacteria

Nov.18, 2015 - Researchers at the University of Bristol have created a 3D printed robot that can 'row' along the surface of lakes or ponds, consuming microbes as it goes. As an autonomous artificial organism, this row-bot has potential to be used in environmental monitoring and water clean-up systems. More

Amazing SUPERLOCAL hairdryer is made entirely out of local materials, thanks to 3D printing

Nov.18, 2015 - With his SuperLocal project, Andrea de Chirico calls on all of us to make production sustainable with the help of locally produced and recycled materials. With the help of 3D printing, junk can be turned into the most amazing products, he says. More

Batter Up! World's first 3D printed smartBAT launches on Kickstarter

Nov.17, 2015 - Rip-It Sports has launched a Kickstarter campaign for the smartBAT, a partially 3D printed bat that can measure swing speed, and compile contact analytics. More

Ascent Aerosystems receives Proto Labs Cool Idea! Award for formerly 3D printed Sprite drone

Nov.17, 2015 - Arizona based Ascent Aerosystems has been presented with this year's Proto Labs Cool Idea! Award for its Sprite drone, a compact and rugged aircraft built with 3D printed prototype parts which will soon be taken into production thanks to a successful Kickstarter campaign. More

Firefighter Patrick Hardison receives world’s most extensive face transplant thanks to 3D printed guides

Nov.17, 2015 - A volunteer firefighter from Mississippi whose face was burned off has received a full face transplant. With the aid of 3D printed surgical models, a team of 150 medical professionals were able to pull of what has been described as the most extensive face transplant ever. More

Michigan Tech and Eric Friesen help bring RepRap open source 3D printing to Nicaragua

Nov.17, 2015 - Noticing the number of children in Nicaragua who lacked assistive devices, Eric Friesen teamed up with Michigan Tech professor Joshua Pearce and student Jill Poliskey to create an open-source RepRap 3D printer that uses accessible materials as filament to bring the benefits of 3D printing to developing countries. More

Chinese surgical first as 3D printed model used for successful liver transplant in ten yr old boy

Nov.17, 2015 - For the first time in China's history, a 3D printed model assisted in a high-risk liver transplant surgery between a mother (the donor) and her 10-year-old son. More than two weeks later, both patients are recovering very well. More

Simone Fontana 3D prints 1.3 meter-long, light-up Fiora Sword from League of Legends

Nov.17, 2015 - 3D designer Simone Fontana has created a 1.3 meter-long 3D printed replica of Fiora's sword from the online battle game League of Legends, completed with a simple LED light strip to bring the duel-worthy prop to life. More

'The Next Big Thing: From 3D Printing to Mining the Moon' -- interview with Futurist Christopher Barnatt

Nov.17, 2015 - Futurist Christopher Barnatt is the author of two 3D printing books, and is well known in the 3D printing community. His latest book -- 'The Next Big Thing: From 3D Printing to Mining the Moon' -- covers far more than additive manufacturing. More

Introducing HU-GO, an accessible and affordable 3D printed wheelchair

Nov.17, 2015 - Australian based maker Hugo Riveros has designed a 3D printed wheelchair in the hopes that it will one day become accessible to anyone with a disability. More

Naked Prosthetics unveils 3D printed MCPDriver prosthesis for finger amputees

Nov.16, 2015 - Washington-based Naked Prosthetics has today unveiled the MCPDriver, its latest 3D printed prosthetic device. Built for finger amputations distal to the MCP joint (first knuckle), the MCPDriver makes use of a double-articulating linkage system for a realistic feel and supreme dexterity. More

Chinese scientists harness bacterial power in 3D printed microscopic pumps

Nov.16, 2015 - By combining basic bacterial movement with microscopic 3D printed structures, a team of Chinese scientists led by Hepeng Zhang have successfully created efficient, natural and widely applicable microscopic pumps. More

3Ders Monday Warm-Up: Ten 3D Prints to be Thankful for this Thanksgiving

Nov.16, 2015 - This week, we've rounded up some sweet Thanksgiving-themed 3D printed decorations, wearables and tabletop accessories to spruce up your weekend celebrations. More

3D printed rib cage used to assist surgery on 25-year-old man with seven destroyed ribs

Nov.16, 2015 - After a horrendous construction injury left a 25-year-old man with seven destroyed ribs, Chinese doctors from the Hunan Provincial People's Hospital developed a 3D printed rib cage model that helped them prepare the complex surgery. More

3D printing allows researchers to discover how we smell and taste our food

Nov.16, 2015 - Researchers from Penn State have discovered how exactly we are able to smell and taste our food without choking thanks to a 3D printed model of a human airway system. More

3DPhotoWorks brings art & photography to the visually impaired thru 3D Tactile Fine Art Printing

Nov.16, 2015 - 3DPhotoWorks, founded by the above mentioned photographer John Olson, hopes to give the visually impaired an opportunity to feel art & photography through 3D Tactile Fine Art Printing. More

Polymaker demonstrates professional post processing techniques with 3D printed Iron Man bust

Nov.16, 2015 - Luke Taylor of 3D printing filament company Polymaker has published an article in which he demonstrates some effective methods for joining, sanding and painting 3D printed parts, using a 3D printed Iron Man bust as an example. More

Don Foley's 3D printed antique lock

Nov.16, 2015 - While getting a key made at a local locksmith, 3D Designer Don Foley saw a display of antique locks in a cabinet. The locksmith let Don open the cabinet and take some photographs of a cool antique lock. It would be a perfect subject for a 3D print. More

3D printed Twin Blade 360 utility knife can be used as a spear, scythe and axe

Nov.16, 2015 - Mutant Design, an Australian company specialising in miniature 3D printed products, has produced a visually impressive prototype for its Twin Blade 360 utility knife and multi-tool. The 3D printed device can be used for a wide range of applications. More

The EEZYbotARM: very cool 3D printed robotic arm to learn the basics of robotics

Nov.15, 2015 - While most 3D printed robotic projects out there are needlessly complicated and packed full of parts, this EEZYbotARM by Carlo Franciscone looks fantastic, is relatively easy to build and can be easily modified with parts you have laying around. More

Stunning 3D printed marbles let you hold the universe in the palm of your hand

Nov.14, 2015 - Artist Noa P. Kaplan has created an Instructable that details how you can 3D print suspended particles in a clear marble using AutoDesk Maya and Objet Connex 500 3D printer, giving the illusion that you are holding the entire universe in the palm of your hand. More

Tumbles, adorable two-legged puppy, gets moving thanks to 3D printed wheelchair

Nov.14, 2015 - A team of makers at the Ohio University Innovation Centre has built a 3D printed wheelchair for a disabled puppy named Tumbles, who was rescued earlier this fall by Friends of the Shelter Dogs. More

Dubai has ordered 20 3D printed jetpacks for firefighters to tackle high-rise fires

Nov.13, 2015 - Dubai's civil defense force has ordered 20 partially 3D printed jetpacks from New Zealand based Martin Aircraft Company, each worth $250,000, to assist its firefighting department. More

SpaceX completes development testing of SuperDraco 3D printed Rocket Engines

Nov.13, 2015 - SpaceX has completed the development testing of its 3D printed SuperDraco rocket engines, which would play a key role in the Launch Abort System (LAS) designed to safely abort astronauts in the event of a launch failure. More

Artist Jonty Hurwitz 3D prints elephant in nanoscale to highlight huge poaching problem

Nov.13, 2015 - Using state of the art techniques from quantum physics field, artist Jonty Hurwitz has 3D printed a truly spectacular nanoscale elephant to send a powerful message. If we can make something this small, then we should be able to stop the poaching of thousands of elephants every year. More

Mad Catz unveils $30 modular R.A.T.1 gaming mouse with 3D printable palm rest

Nov.13, 2015 - Mad Catz's new R.A.T.1 performance gaming mouse for PC offers an innovative modular and unique 3D printing and personalization options. Available for pre-order today for just $30, the R.A.T.1 has received the CES 2016 Innovations Award Honoree for Outstanding Design. More

Michigan Tech 3D printer recycling plan wins $25K Ford grant

Nov.13, 2015 - With the help of a Ford research Grant, a student team from Michigan Tech will set out to make recycled No. 1 and 2 plastics 'which are often used for water bottles and toys' 3D printable. The team is intending to modify a RecycleBot to do so. More

Audi to use 3D printed metal parts in production cars

Nov.13, 2015 - German auto manufacturer Audi is planning to use geometrically complex steel and aluminium 3D printed parts as end-use pieces in their production cars. More

3D printing helps plastic surgeon to perform groundbreaking scar-free facial reconstruction

Nov.13, 2015 - A young man has had his face totally reconstructed after an altercation left his cheekbone and lower eye socket completely crushed. A 3D printed model of the patient's skull was used by plastic surgeon Daniel Borsuk to help carve a cheek implant from the patient's hip bone. More

Air Force awarded Johns Hopkins University $545K to develop 3D printed rocket engine coolers

Nov.13, 2015 - Johns Hopkins University's Whiting School of Engineering has been given over half a million dollars by the U.S. Air Force in order to produce 3D printed engine components. More

Artist Miguel Quintero 3D prints his way to a career in architecture

Nov.13, 2015 - Artist Miguel Quintero bought a ROBO 3D printer five months ago, and after teaching himself how to model with CAD, 3D printed an entire scale-model building. He now says he can add skilled 3D designer and, potentially, architect to the list. More

Star Wars superfan 3D prints a functional, full-size Dejarik Holochess Table

Nov.12, 2015 - Maker Ian Martin has created a full-size, functional Dejarik holochess table based on the game featured in Star Wars: Episode IV. The game features a 3D printed table with working electronics and handsculpted monsters. More

Student makes hockey safer with 3D printed antimicrobial hockey glove

Nov.12, 2015 - With an eye on making hockey equipment safer, industrial designer Ryan Fackelman has created an antimicrobial glove that has been 3D printed in NinjaFlex filament. Filled with antimicrobials that inhibit bacterial growth, this glove is completely safe to use while reducing the risk of infection. More

Mythic Articulations brings fabled creatures & cryptids into reality with fantastic 3D printed skeletons

Nov.12, 2015 - Brian Richardson creates incredibly detailed and realistic 3D skeletal models of fantastical creatures, beasts and cryptids for his website Mythic Articulations. We spoke with him to find out how he uses 3D printing to reach into the depths of his imagination and create what nature won't. More

Unseen Art open source platform allows visually impaired to enjoy 3D printed art

Nov.12, 2015 - Unseen Art seeks to make global art more accessible to the blind and visually impaired. Through their free, open source software, 3D artists could upload 3D models of paintings such as the Mona Lisa, which could be 3D printed and then experienced by the visually impaired around the world. More

Aortica developing life-saving aneurysm treatment with customized 3D printed models

Nov.12, 2015 - Aortica is preparing to commercialize a novel treatment for abdominal aortic aneurysms that uses patient-specific 3D scans and proprietary software to create a 3D model of the patient's unique aortic anatomy. More

Startup KiraKira uses 3D printing & jewelry design to introduce young girls to engineering

Nov.12, 2015 - Startup company KiraKira has launched a kickstarter campaign to fund its new program that utilizes a combination of jewelry design and 3D printing to introduce young girls to the technology of engineering practices. More

Iris van Herpen's astonishing 3D printed fashion arrives at the High Museum of Art

Nov.12, 2015 - Dutch fashion designer Iris van Herpen is known for using 3D printing in her designs. Just last week, Atlanta’s High Museum of Art debuted an exhibition dedicated to van Herpen’s designs called Iris van Herpen: Transforming Fashion. More

3D printed 'PlayDog' game uses Pavlovian conditioning to teach (and feed) your dog

Nov.12, 2015 - Roboplan Technologies, a Tel Aviv based 3D printing and coding firm, has unveiled PlayDog, a 3D printed training game for dogs, designed specifically for stay-at-home canines. More

Ultimaker's Olsson Block enables Sweco to quickly 3D print 280 hectare Sri Lankan building project

Nov.12, 2015 - While architectural models are usually made of cardboard by hand, major architecture firm Sweco used Ultimaker 3D printers and their Olsson Block add-on to 3D print a gigantic scale model of a 280 hectare building project in Columbo, Sri Lanka. More

Deltaprintr unveils $399 Delta Go 3D printer aimed at teachers and students

Nov.12, 2015 - New York based 3D printing firm Deltaprintr has unveiled its new and affordable Delta Go 3D printer. Aimed at teachers and students, the Delta Go succeeds the company's Deltaprintr model of 2013, subject of a successful Kickstarter campaign. More

NASA reveals latest 'Tron' inspired spacesuit with 3D printed parts for Mars-bound astronauts

Nov.11, 2015 - NASA has unveiled images of the latest Z-2 spacesuit, designed for Mars-bound astronauts. With Tron-inspired lights, 3D printed parts tailored to each astronauts bodies, as well as a range of new accessibility features. More

Minimally invasive spina bifida treatment using 3D printing wins €50K grant

Nov.11, 2015 - Researchers from Leiden University in the Netherlands and Erasmus medical centres are developing a novel, minimally invasive surgery technique that uses 3D printing in utero to treat one of the most common birth defects, spina bifida--which can cause lifelong paralysis--before the child is even born. More

Canadian surgeon uses 3D printed realistic brain model to assist complex brain surgery

Nov.11, 2015 - While we've seen impressive 3D printed surgical models before, from joints to hearts, Canadian surgeon Ivar Mendez has successfully taken on the most organ of all. With a team of specialists, he has 3D printed a transparent brain replica based on MRI scans that even mirrors texture. More

GE develops miniaturized 3D printed steam turbine to help treat salty water at low cost

Nov.11, 2015 - A team of GE scientists have stumbled onto an interesting concept for desalination technology: by miniaturizing gigantic steam turbines through 3D printing technology, they can develop affordable handheld machines that separate salt and water and make it drinkable. More

NiceBot, a twitter robot with a 3D printed mascot will fight cyberbullying by sending friendly tweets

Nov.11, 2015 - Advertising agency Deutsch and Champions Against Bullying have teamed up to introduce the NiceBot, a twitter account that sends out friendly tweets to random Twitter users. More

Sensible Object introduces Fabulous Beasts: 3D printed board game and virtual world

Nov.11, 2015 - British startup Sensible Object has unveiled Fabulous Beasts, a 3D printed board game which combines the physical stacking of unique 3D printed objects with a virtual world played out on a tablet screen. More

Just in Time for Fallout 4: 3D print your own Fallout 4 Pip-Boy

Nov.10, 2015 - 3D Hubs has come up with a simple method for obtaining a 3D printed Fallout 4 'Pip-Boy' wrist-computer / smartphone holder, designed by Yvo de Haas. Customers can have the device 3D printed at their local hub, before collecting it or having it shipped. More

Ultra-authentic 3D printed StarCraft Nova cosplay armour took over 500 hours to make

Nov.10, 2015 - Cosplayer Natasha Spokish spent over 500 hours modelling, 3D printing, and finishing the pieces for this incredible Nova Terra suit of armour. The results are incredible, and Spokish uploaded a full series of progress photos with descriptions for fellow fans to admire. More

3D printed simulator models by Fractured FX allow surgeons to practice operations for sick kids

Nov.10, 2015 - Special effects company Fractured FX, who have worked on such films as Watchmen and Tron: Legacy, have partnered with the Simulator Program at the Boston Children's Hospital to create realistic models of patients for surgeon training. More

Lego, 3D print & art: Oliver Griem proves that 3D printed toys can be artistic

Nov.10, 2015 - With an installation in Savina Museum in Seoul, German designer Oliver Griem reminds us that even 3D printed toys can be artistic. Called 'simple rules for the complex world', the installation is packed with simple Lego designs from Thingiverse but focused on serious themes affecting mankind. More

BLOCKS, the 'World's First Modular Smartwatch' announces 3D printable customisable shells

Nov.10, 2015 - BLOCKS Wearables has unveiled an open design feature for its hugely popular BLOCKS Modular Smartwatch: removable 3D printable covers for customising and re-customising individual Modules of the watch. More

Idaho State University 3D prints giant 'Bigfoot' skeleton for History Channel show

Nov.9, 2015 - Academics at the Idaho State University Robotics and Communication Systems Engineering Technology program have built an 8-foot-tall, 3D printed model of Bigfoot's skeleton for a History Channel documentary. More

Slurpee turns sound into cups using 3D printing for BYO Cup Day

Nov.9, 2015 - For Slurpee BYO Cup Day, Leo Burnett Melbourne used 3D modelling to transform three unique soundscapes into physical, 3D printed cups. Slurpee’s BYO Cup Day is an annual event that invites Slurpee-lovers to bring their own cups to their local 7-Eleven, and fill them with their favorite Slurpee flavors. More

Disney Research makes 3D printable robotic design easier than ever with interactive design tool

Nov.9, 2015 - With an exciting new creation tool, Disney's Research Department has successfully and easily generated a variety of 3D printable robotic creatures without the need for extensive knowledge of engineering and CAD systems. More

Canadian researchers create physical holograms with 3D printed BitDrone swarm

Nov.9, 2015 - At a symposium in Charlotte, NC, a team of Canadian researchers from Queens University will debut a remarkable virtual reality project. Called BitDrone, it consists of a smarm of physical 3D printed drones that can be given a series of commands to form holograms in the open space in front of you. More

3D printed Tactile Stave Notation helps visually impaired to better read music notations

Nov.9, 2015 - The Polymer Engineering Center (PEC) at the University of Wisconsin have collaborated with doctoral student Yeaji Kim to develop a universal system for helping the blind and visually impaired to better read music notations. More

Partially 3D printed, most powerful Rolls-Royce engine ever takes to the skies

Nov.9, 2015 - Developed to be the most powerful Rolls-Royce engine ever, the Trent XWB-97 is capable of producing 97,000 lbs of thrust and is expected to be used on Airbus planes in 2017. Featuring a number of 3D printed parts, the engine has just completed a successful test flight in France. More

World's first jet-powered 3D printed UAV debuts at Dubai Airshow: reaching speeds of 150mph

Nov.9, 2015 - Developed by engineers and 3D printing experts from Aurora Flight Sciences and Stratasys, the world's first jet-powered 3D printed drone has just made its debut at the Dubai Airshow. Capable of reaching speeds of 150mph, this is the fastest and most complex 3D printed UAV ever produced. More

Diving instructor looks to 3D printing to help reconstruct her skull after surgery on five brain tumours

Nov.8, 2015 - After undergoing life-saving brain surgery to remove five tumours, including one cancerous growth, a British diving instructor has turned to 3D printing to help reconstruct part of her skull. More

Greek teen becomes youngest creator of functional life-size humanoid robot ‘InMoov’

Nov.8, 2015 - 15-year-old Dmitris Hatzis, hailing from Kavala, Greece, has become the youngest person to build a 3D printed, life-size humanoid robot. His year-long build was part of 'InMoov', an open-source project created by Gael Langevin. More

The Future of Music: Monad Studio's 3D Printed MULTI Instruments

Nov.8, 2015 - Florida based design studio Monad have designed a set of 5 stunning 3D printed musical instruments. Entitled MULTI, these five 3D printed musical instruments made in collaboration with musician and luthier Scott F. Hall, has also brought sound and music into the mix of technology and design in an explicit way. More

UAU project uses 3D printing to create stylish homeware and toys

Nov.7, 2015 - UAU project has produced a range of stylish 3D printed products for the home, including a miniature greenhouse, a minimalist floor lamp and a trendy watering can. Several of the designs are downloadable in STL format for home 3D printing. More

Doctors use 3D printed trabecular metal tibial prosthesis to save teen's leg

Nov.7, 2015 - Dr Tu Chong Qi and his team from the orthopaedic department at the West China Hospital were able to successfully use a 3D printed metal prosthesis in a lower limb knee surgery, marking the first time 3D printing has been used for this type of load-bearing surgery. More

B.A.M. and TRINDO launch Pindung, the first-ever 3D printed ski boot binding

Nov.7, 2015 - A 3D printed ski boot binding called Pindung is being developed and is currently the subject of a crowd-funding campaign. The 3D printed binding was the product of a collaboration between two German companies, Bavarian Alpine Manifest (B.A.M.) and Trindo Digitalmanufaktur GmbH. More

Make your own 1500W 3D-printed electric skateboard

Nov.7, 2015 - An ambitious maker named Saral Tayal has built a 3D-printed electric skateboard packing 1500W of power. Compared to the $1500 price tag on commercially available electric skateboards, Tayal's partially 3D-printed board costs just 10% of that price. More

Protect your toilet paper from cat attacks with this 3D printed toilet paper guard

Nov.6, 2015 - If your cat is also eager to test his claws on your precious toilet rolls, then Johnny Lawrence's Kitten Proof Toilet Paper Guard is exactly what you need: a 3D printed container with a sliding door that keeps the paper safe and sound. More

Groundbreaking 3D printed freeform telescope mirror planned by NASA optical engineers

Nov.6, 2015 - With the help of 3D printing technology, NASA optical engineers Joseph Howard and Garrett West are planning to build a next-generation telescope that is smaller, compacter and more powerful. The plan is to send these into space on satellites for the imaging of exoplanets. More

ETH Zürich researchers achieve 3D printing of complex structures within '5D' space

Nov.6, 2015 - Accessing 'five-dimensional' design space, researchers of Complex Materias at ETH Zürich have devised a 3D printing technique to produce composites with unparalleled microstructural features never before seen outside of biologically grown materials. More

Plastic Fantastic: Australian indigenous community 3D prints plastic waste to encourage school attendance

Nov.6, 2015 - The ALPA in Australia's Northern Territory has put together an initiative called Plastic Fantastic which utilizes 3D printing technology to promote school attendance for local children. More

South Korean military adopts 3D printing to manufacture vehicle parts and more

Nov.6, 2015 - While no military institution happily shares its secrets with the world, reports are now surfacing that the South Korean Ministry of Defense has adopted 3D printing to produce vehicle parts and more for the Air Force and the Army. More

Audi 3D prints a 1:2-scale 1936 Auto Union Type C race car

Nov.5, 2015 - Audi Toolmaking, a division of the German automobile manufacturer, has produced a 3D printed replica of the Auto Union Type C, a Grand Prix racing car made by Auto Union in 1936. More

MIT's bioLogic: Bacteria-powered 3D printed biofabric opens and contracts as you sweat

Nov.5, 2015 - Researchers at MIT's Media Lab have created a 3D printed 'bio-skin' material out of an ancient bacteria that can open and close in response to your body's temperature. More

OpenBionics adds NFC ready fingers to 3D printed hand prosthetics for 2015 Hackaday Prize finals

Nov.5, 2015 - Already known for their excellent and very flexible hand prosthetics, the Greek OpenBionics team has now taken things to the next level for the 2015 Hackaday Prize finals by adding NFC ready fingers that can be programmed with various functions like interacting with smartphones. More

Rocket launch failure on Hawaii destroys MSU's 3D printed PrintSat satellite

Nov.5, 2015 - The PrintSat, a 3D printed satellite made by Montana State University team to test aerospace applications of 3D printing technology, was unfortunately destroyed alongside 12 other research satellites when a military rocket failed to launch. More

3D printed 'Living Screen' from algae offers an alternative to standard water pump systems

Nov.5, 2015 - Part of a movement in architecture that seeks to make structures more responsive and connected to nature, student Irina Shaklova has created a remarkable 3D printed screen for her thesis project: the huge Living Screen, a 3D printed structure filled with living and growing algae. More

Pieter Husmann introduces Hélo, customized, 3D printed wireless earphones

Nov.5, 2015 - 3Ders catches up with Pieter Husmann to talk about his recent project Helo. For Helo, Husmann has combined 3D printing, electronic, and hearing aid technology to create both practical and aesthetically impressive wireless 3D printed earphones. More

3D printed knitwear start-up Unmade wins Pitch@Palace event backed by Prince Andrew

Nov.5, 2015 - Unmade, a London based 3D printed knitwear company has combined new technologies and traditional knitting practices to promote more conscious fashion consumption. More

Custom-made Olsson Block lets Ultimaker users switch hot-end nozzles on the fly

Nov.5, 2015 - Anders Olsson has designed a custom-made replacement for his Ultimaker 2's heater block that allows users remove and switch-in new nozzles within seconds. The design has become extremely popular amongst Ultimaker users. More

Study sheds light on worrying toxicity levels of some 3D printed parts

Nov.4, 2015 - A study carried out by researchers at the University of California, Riverside, in which researchers used zebrafish embryos to test the toxicity of the 3D printed objects, has revealed that embryos die at alarming rates when exposed to certain 3D printed materials. More

3D Printing helps Tazo, the handicapped dog, regain his mobility

Nov.4, 2015 - TurboRoo, The 3D Printing Store and MarkForged team up to create a 3D printed prosthetic dog cart for Tazo the dog. The dogcart was 3D printed by MarkForged using a 10% nylon infill without a composite reinforcement. More

Uniform 3D printed embryonic stem cells could as used 'building blocks' of life

Nov.4, 2015 - Scientists have developed a 3D bioprinting method for producing highly uniform 'blocks' of embryonic stem cells, highly desirable for their ability to differentiate into nearly any cell type in the human body. These 3D printed cells are considered the 'lego blocks of life'. More

Customizable, open-source 3D printable EEG headset from OpenBCI now on Kickstarter

Nov.4, 2015 - OpenBCI (brain-computer interface) has launched a Kickstarter campaign for a low-cost, high-performance biosensing kit, comprised of an Arduino-compatible board and 3D printable headset. The company has set a target $80,000, with the campaign running until December 19th. More

Jason Loo 3D prints amazing life-sized BB-8 droid from upcoming Star Wars movie

Nov.4, 2015 - With the help of open source community BB8BuildersClub, Jason Loo has created a truly amazing 3D printed, life-sized version of the already iconic BB-8 droid from the upcoming Star Wars: The Force Awakens movie. More

Seiko Optical Europe, Materalise to introduce 3D printed sports eyewear collection

Nov.4, 2015 - Belgium based 3D printing service and company Materialise NV has recently collaborated with Seiko Optical Europe in designing and manufacturing an additively manufactured collection of sports eyewear. More

Make a 'fake' colour 3D print out of paper

Nov.4, 2015 - Artist and engineer Michael Koehleart has found a cool method for 'faking' a colour 3D print using paper, a printer and a laser cutter. His clever technique involves four main steps: creating a projection image, slicing the model, slicing the image, and printing/assembling. More

Local Motors' LM3D Swim 3D printed car to be on sale for $53K next year

Nov.3, 2015 - Local Motors today unveiled the LM3D Swim, the first highway-ready 3D printed consumer car, at the SEMA show in Las Vegas. The company also announced that pre-sales will be starting early 2016 at the projected cost of $53,000 More

The Dura-Gem jewel-tipped 3D printing nozzle is designed to last a lifetime

Nov.3, 2015 - Developed by Jonny Hurst, the Dura-Gem nozzle with a sapphire jewel at the tip doesn't suffer from wear and tear and will guarantee successful 3D printing for a lifetime. Coming to Kickstarter within the next two months, it will even cost less than $100. More

MIT's Self-Assembly Lab 3D prints shape-shifting shoe

Nov.3, 2015 - Using a 3D printing technique to create active textiles, industrial designers at MIT's Self-Assembly Lab have designed the Minimal Shoe, which can contract and morph to the exact shape of your foot. More

8-bit video games inspire 3D printed fashion accessories by Katty Xiomara and BEEVERYCREATIVE

Nov.3, 2015 - Portuguese fashion designer Katty Xiomara teamed up with 3D printing company BEEVERYCREATIVE to create fashion accessories inspired by the two-dimensional pixel-filled universe of 8-bit video games. The accessories are part of her collection, revealed at Portugal Fashion 2015, titled 8 Bit Flashback. More

Large and incredibly complex forms created through cell division simulation & multimaterial 3D printing

Nov.3, 2015 - With the help of GPU supercomputing & multimaterial 3D printing, a team of researchers from the UCL Bartlett School of Architecture led by designer Daghan Cam has given physical shape to the complex process of cellular division. More

3D printed Shotgun shells made from bronze-filled PLA successfully tested

Nov.3, 2015 - Using bronze-filled PLA filament, American designers Jeff and Darren have developed a series of interesting 3D printed custom shotgun shells that work remarkably well. More

Researchers create implantable blood vessels using sugar, silicone and a 3D printer

Nov.3, 2015 - Using sugar glass and silicone, a bioengineering team from Rice and Pennsylvania Universities has successfully created a basic system of 3D printed implantable blood vessels that could lead the way to 3D printed transplantable organs and tissue. More

New 3D printing technique creates complex micro-objects smaller than a human hair

Nov.3, 2015 - A team of UCLA Bioengineers has devised a novel 3D printing method that, for the first time, allows for the production of complex 3D printed micro-objects that are smaller in size than the width of a human hair. More

Joshua Pearce creates new algorithm for obviousness to prevent 3D printing material patents

Nov.3, 2015 - Materials scientist and engineer Joshua Pearce has developed an algorithm for determining prior art for 3D printed materials, making it difficult, if not impossible, to file patents on new 3D printing materials. More

Russian scientists uses first-ever 3D printed thyroid gland in successful transplant surgery

Nov.3, 2015 - After creating the world's first 3D printed thyroid gland, Professor Mironov of Russia's 3D BioPrinting Solutions has successfully transplanted the thyroid into a living mouse and found it to be completely functional. More

Next-generation electron beam device could vastly improve metal 3D printers

Nov.3, 2015 - Photo Electron Soul Inc., a Japanese startup affiliated to Nagoya University, has developed a next-generation electron beam device which could make the 3D printing of metals quicker and more precise. More

Xtouch is the first smartphone to use 3D printing tech says Bluboo

Nov.3, 2015 - The Xtouch is the latest device to be made by Chinese smartphone manufacturer Bluboo. The handset boasts a range of impressive technical specs, and features a curved, 3D printed rear panel, making it the world's first smartphone to be made using 3D printing techniques. More

Turn your cat into a fearsome warrior with 3D printed cat armor

Nov.2, 2015 - Jwall, the talented designer and maker behind the Print That Thing YouTube channel, has unveiled his latest 3D printed creation: a fully 3D printed suit of cat armor. More

Architect Louis H. Sullivan's early work commemorated through impressive 3D printed book

Nov.2, 2015 - Thanks to the efforts of a group of architecture academics and enthusiasts it is now possible to peruse elements of American architect Louis H. Sullivan's work in an open-sourcce 3D printed book. More

Royal Perth Hospital in Australia to regrow patient skull tissue by 3D printing stem cells

Nov.2, 2015 - Being one of nine projects to receive a grant from the state government, a procedure for regrowing skull fragments using 3D printed stem cells will be implemented in the Royal Perth Hospital in Western Australia. Clinical trials on patients with damaged skulls are set to begin next year. More

Maker creates an amazing full size, 3D printed Master Chief armor from Halo

Nov.2, 2015 - 3D printed Halloween accessories are commonplace this year, but few creations are as impressive as the full size Master Chief armor suit that Redditor profezzorn built. Featuring more than 15 kg of plastic and countless small pieces, the most impressive 3D printed suits we've seen in a long time. More

Breathe easier with Sendinaden's 3D printed Pattern Breathe mask

Nov.2, 2015 - Sendinaden has created a 3D printed facemask and accompanying app that encourages users, particularly those living in highly polluted urban areas, to improve their breathing quality by tracking their breathing habits. More

NNRGY Crops to 3D print houses with bio-concrete made from giant Chinese silver grass

Nov.2, 2015 - In a building project in collaboration with TU Eindhoven, Cybe and Concrete Valley, Dutch bio entrepreneurs NNRGY Crops will be using locally grown Miscanthus Giganteus to make 3D printable bio-concrete. More

MobileOCT diagnoses cervical cancer with a smartphone and a 3D printed case

Nov.1, 2015 - Cervical cancer is one of the most lethal cancers in women, but can be easily prevented through accurate screening. Israeli startup MobileODT has now developed a 3D printed smartphone accessory that can make cervix selfies and make diagnosis possible in developing countries. More

Edmond Wong & Stratasys create stunning B+ stool using 3D printing and salvaged bamboo

Nov.1, 2015 - Hong Kong based designer Edmond Wong has collaborated with Stratasys to produce a visually stunning 3D printed stool, made with both 3D printed components and salvaged bamboo. The partially 3D printed seat, called the "B+", was designed for "Create Outside the Grid", a Hong Kong exhibition. More

Introducing three super cool 3D printable tank thread projects

Nov.1, 2015 - To inspire makers and roboticists, we've taken a closer look at three fascinating projects that open up specialism for 3D printed robots: 3D printable tank threads that make your creations capable of traversing any kind of terrain. More

Earthworms-inspired 3D printed biomimetic Worm-Bot could be used in pipe inspection, burrowing

Nov.1, 2015 - In an attempt to recreate the very flexible peristalsis movement patterns of earthworms, a team of researchers from Case Western University have developed a 3D printed biomimetic soft robot that can crawl through pipes. More

Clear 3D printed skeleton firm Encoris boasts annual sales of almost $1m

Oct.31, 2015 - Medical 3D printed model firm Encoris has announced annual sales of almost $1m. Its clear, custom skeletons are used both to educate surgeons and to demonstrate the function of clients' implant devices for medical sales presentations. More

Sickle cell disease detection using 3D printed device and a smartphone

Oct.31, 2015 - With the help of 3D printing, UConn professor Savas Tasoglu has created a testing platform for diagnosing and monitoring sickle cell disease from just a few drops of blood. More

Disney Research develops automated method for creating 3D printed connectors

Oct.31, 2015 - Disney Researchers have unveiled an automated method for the quick design of 3D printable connectors in a research paper titled 'AutoConnect: Computational Design of 3D-Printable Connectors'. More

Introducing D-Frames, Ron Arad's $800 3D printed PQ Eyewear sunglasses

Oct.31, 2015 - Notable eyewear brand pq eyewear's new 3D printed collection D-Frames to be released on US market in 2016. pq eyewear’s designs have been recognized and lauded by several notable figures such as Sharon Stone, Pharrell Williams, and impressively, Oprah Winfrey. More

Award-winning artist Morehshin Allahyari reproduces artifacts destroyed by ISIS through 3D printing

Oct.30, 2015 - For the award-winning Material Speculation: ISIS project, artist Morehshin Allahyari reconstructs ancient artifacts and sculptures destroyed by ISIS through 3D modelling a 3D printing technology. More

3D printed InMoov 'Robot For Good' meets Prince Andrew, heading to London Zoo in 2016

Oct.30, 2015 - Wevolver has reached the next stage of development in the Inmoov Robot for Good, a 3D printed robot that will act as an avatar for hospitalized children, allowing them to visit real life zoos through virtual reality. More

Enchant trick or treaters with this 3D printed flying purple people eater doorbell cover

Oct.30, 2015 - If you are still looking for fun things to 3D print to make your Halloween spookier perhaps this adorably scary Flying Purple People Eater doorbell cover will tickle your fancy. More

Scientists 3D print realistic hair with first of its kind 'Furbrication' technique

Oct.30, 2015 - Using an inexpensive FDM 3D printer and standard PLA filament, researchers have developed a set of parameters that allow for the 3D printing of soft hair, fibers and bristles that can be trimmed, braided, and brushed just like real hair. More

Media Molecule develops design-your-own 'Dreams' with 3D printing potential, coming to PS4 in 2016

Oct.29, 2015 - Media Molecule, the Guilford, UK based video game developer responsible for such popular games as LittleBigPlanet and Tearaway, have dreamt up something big for their next project: Dreams for PS4. More

3D printed hip and knee joints coming to hospitals across UK in 2016

Oct.29, 2015 - Dr Susannah Clarke of Embody Orthopaedic has been testing custom made 3D printed instruments and surgical models for knee and hip joints in surgeries in London, and will be expanding services to hospitals across Britain during the coming year. More

Functionalize Flashlight LetterKit: 3D print your own functional keychain flashlight in an hour

Oct.29, 2015 - To show just how accessible 3D printing functional electronics can be, Functionalize has launched the Flashlight LetterKit, which provides all the materials you'll need to successfully 3D print a working flashlight on a single head 3D printer. More

An awesome Halloween costume: 3D printed single part, sliding Wolverine claws

Oct.29, 2015 - For those of you still lacking a Halloween costume, LeFabShop's Samuel Bernier has shared cool designs for very easy Wolverine claws that are extendable and 3D printed in a single piece. More

Lowe's and Made in Space launch first commercial 3D printer into outer space

Oct.29, 2015 - Hardware and home improvement company Lowe's today announced a major partnership with Made in Space to launch the first commercially available, permanent 3D printer into space. More

Eight 3D printing highlights of Dutch Design Week 2015

Oct.29, 2015 - Between Saturday 17th and Sunday 25th October, Eindhoven welcomed visitors from all over the world for Dutch Design Week 2015. We compiled a list, in no particular order, of some of the fair's 3D printing highlights. More

Fantastic 3D printed handheld Protopiper allows users to sketch room-sized objects at actual scale in minutes

Oct.29, 2015 - To make prototyping large objects like furniture easier and quicker, a team of German researchers have developed the 3D printed Protopiper: a fabrication device that 'draws' in adhesive tape tubes. More

3D Print a motorized Star Wars AT-AT Walker Robot

Oct.29, 2015 - A mechanical engineering student from the University of Michigan going by the name of Dan Olson has designed a 3D printable, motorised AT-AT Walker, a replica of the iconic four-legged combat vehicle first seen in Star Wars: Episode V The Empire Strikes Back. More

Metal Queen, Dora Pesch and her band available as 3D printed figures

Oct.29, 2015 - Berlin based company Staramba, who specialize in the manufacturing of full color 3D printed figurines, have released a set of 3D printed models based on Doro Pesch and her band. More

Download a 3D printed pistol grip for the Olympus Air open platform camera

Oct.29, 2015 - A team of designers have made a unique, 3D printed pistol grip for the Olympus Air camera, the commercial version of the Olympus Open Platform Camera, which allows photographers to 'shoot from the hip'. More

UAE and UNESCO to preserve Middle Eastern archaeology with 3D printing technology

Oct.28, 2015 - A global partnership UAE, UNESCO and the Institute for Digital Archaeology was announced today that will use 3D scanning and 3D printing technology to document, preserve and rebuild important history and heritage sites in the Middle East that have made valuable contributions to the progress of humanity. More

Custom-made 3D printed shoes are the solution to healthier feet, says Troy Nachtigall

Oct.28, 2015 - 2015 edition of Dutch Design Week in Eindhoven features 3D printed customized shoes, 3Ders catches up with one of the people behind the shoe's engineering and design, Troy Nachtigall. More

Imagine 3D Miniatures opens 3D printed fantasy platform Mounted Heroes

Oct.28, 2015 - Imagine 3D Miniatures has opened their online shop, which allows you to select a race, customize its pose, mount, equipment and size, and then order a 3D print in your choice of high quality 3D printing materials. The miniatures are ideal for tabletop gaming, RPGs, wargames and fantasy lovers alike. More

Capture full-color 360' 3D prints with Scandy Sphere, now on Kickstarter

Oct.28, 2015 - In order to make 3D scanning and printing easy as pie, the Scandy iOS and Android app allows you to take full-color 360' 3D scans with your mobile phone and then directly order vibrant and unique Scandy Sphere 3D prints, created on a 3D Systems Projet660 for full-color capability. More

Stratasys, Big VCs invest $14M on 3D metal printing startup Desktop Metal

Oct.28, 2015 - New Cambridge, Mass.-based Desktop Metal is living the startup dream, gathering 14 million in investments from Stratasys and other partners for plans for a desktop metal 3D printer. More

ZEISS releases 3D printable smartphone cases for their budget VR ONE headset

Oct.28, 2015 - With the release of three more 3D printable smartphone cases, popular phones HTC One M8, Sony Xperia Z3 and Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge can now also be used to travel into virtual reality. More

Avant-garde fashion collective threeASFOUR features 3D printed pieces in their SS 2016 collection

Oct.28, 2015 - threeASFOUR, the New York based avant-garde fashion collective, has recently been awarded the Fashion Design Award given by the Cooper-Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum. The award was presented to the label for its striking Spring-Summer 2016 collection, which features 3D printed pieces. More

Researchers develop new method for 3D printing catheters tailored to babies

Oct.27, 2015 - Researchers from Northeastern University have developed a new method for 3D printing catheters for premature babies, as well as other vital medical equipment. More

NASA, Shapeways and Whiteclouds collaborate to 3D print the Universe for the visually impaired

Oct.27, 2015 - A team of scientists and educators from NASA and international universities want to deliver 3D printed models and 3D printable files of nebulae and other astrophysical systems in order to bring visually impaired students the wonders of the Universe, and motivate them to pursue careers in STEM. More

Sneak peek of fascinating TheMotionKit that uses 3D printed parts to teach the basics of CNC making

Oct.27, 2015 - In anticipation of a Kickstarter campaign, we were given a preview of TheMotionKit: an educational 3D printed kit that breaks down the CNC principles behind making and helps users of all ages access the hobby. More

Joris van Tubergen 3D prints 4-meter-tall scarecrow in his own likeness for Dutch Scarecrow Festival

Oct.27, 2015 - Dutch designer Joris van Tubergen designed a scarecrow based on 3D scans of himself. In collaboration with the Perpetual Plastic Project, the 4-meter-tall installation will be 3D printed live entirely out of recycled PET plastic bottles. More

Laykanics aims to promote and teach mechanical engineering through 3D printing

Oct.27, 2015 - A startup named Laykanics has recently launched an Indiegogo campaign in the efforts of teaching the principles of mechanical engineering through an engaging, dynamic, and fun way with the help of 3D printing. More

Iranian designer shows off amazing and gigantic 27 cm tall, 129 piece 3D printed mech robot

Oct.27, 2015 - Through his Tehran-based 3D printing service provider Nikano, Iranian designer Armin Hesampour has designed and 3D printed a truly amazing giant mech robot, featuring 129 different components. More

Weather-resistant 3D printed Cypress Umbrella hits Kickstarter

Oct.27, 2015 - A Kickstarter campaign is underway for the Cypress Umbrella, the prototype of which has been largely constructed using 3D printing techniques. The umbrella is said to be highly resistant to wind damage, and boasts interchangeable canvases. More

Shake hands with Rob Scharff's 3D printed soft robot that responds to human grip

Oct.27, 2015 - Unlike most robotic hands which are rigid and make unnatural movements, Delft Engineering graduate Rob Scharff has developed a 3D printed soft robot hand that uses air pressure sensors and actuators respond to pressure from a handshake. More

EPFL unveils 3D printed miniature microfluidic device for monitoring critical blood levels

Oct.26, 2015 - Scientists at the 'cole Polytechnique F'd'rale de Lausanne (EPFL) in Switzerland have unveiled a unique 3D printed medical device which is able to monitor critical blood levels in real time. More

Build a 3D printed, Arduino-powered robot which can draw and write

Oct.26, 2015 - An Instructables user going by the name of MakersBox has shared instructions for building a 3D printed, Arduino-powered drawing robot, originally conceived as part of a 10-hour workshop for More

STEMI: DIY open access spider robot that teaches kids 3D modeling, robotics and code

Oct.26, 2015 - Using the philosophy of 'Learning by Creating', STEMI is an affordable, open-source robotics kit that teaches users aged 13 and up how to 3D model, code, and programme a mobile app in a fun way. The result is a cool, nature-inspired hexapod robot that can be controlled through your smartphone. More

3Ders Monday Warm-up: The top 3D printable Star Wars: The Force Awakens Props

Oct.26, 2015 - We've rounded up some of the best Star Wars: The Force Awakens 3D prints to celebrate the imminent release of what could be the most anticipated film of 2015. More

Dutch political party D66 calls for multi-million investment in 3D printing, Fablabs and Smart Industry

Oct.26, 2015 - In their new policy document 'Using digital opportunities', Dutch progressive democrat party D66 calls on the government to invest millions in digital opportunities, including a healthy invironment for startups and in Fieldlabs and Fablabs. More

Researchers hack Off-the-shelf 3D printer to bioprint arteries, hearts, bones and brains

Oct.25, 2015 - Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University have taken a few steps towards the 3D printing of human organs, after successfully printing non-living replicas of coronary arteries and embryonic hearts in soft materials, using a specially modified 3D printer. More

Designer Daghan Cam uses GPU Computing to create fantastic 3D printed architecture

Oct.25, 2015 - With the help of advanced algorithm based computer simulations, Turkish architect and teaching fellow at Bartlett Daghan Cam reimagines what 3D printed art structures can be. More

This 3D printed animatronic tail is all the cool kids will wear this Halloween

Oct.25, 2015 - Phillip Burgess of Adafruit has provided detailed instructions for making a wagging animatronic tail using only a handful of components, including a 3D printed casing. More

Marc Newson designs £82,000 silver tea set for Georg Jensen with help of 3D printing

Oct.25, 2015 - Renowned Danish metalware brand Georg Jensen has recently collaborated with Australian designer Marc Newson to create a limited edition sculptural tea service. This marks Newson's first collaboration with design house Georg Jensen, which was founded over a century ago. More

DIY auto-adjusting jacket from Back to the Future with 3D printed parts

Oct.25, 2015 - Inspired by the Back to the Future movies, wearable technology expert and Instructables user Lara Graft used 3D printing technology and some nifty sewing tricks to recreate the auto-adjusting jacket that put the 'fly' in Marty Mcfly. More

Build a portable Raspberry Pi 2 with 3D printed enclosure and 7" multitouch display

Oct.25, 2015 - Need a basic tablet device on the cheap? Have a 3D printer to hand? Why not try building a portable Raspberry Pi 2 with a customised 3D printed enclosure and 7" multitouch display. Over at Adafruit, the Ruiz Brothers have provided detailed instructions for doing just that. More

Dubai to introduce 3D printed 'Smart Palm' to join existing tree trio

Oct.24, 2015 - The municipality of Dubai plans to deploy another of its successful 'Smart Palm' technology hubs, this time using 3D printing technology. The tree-shaped, solar-powered structures are able to offer free WiFi, as well as phone and gadget charging. More

'Brilliant Bus' and mobile-tech initiatives bring WiFi, 3D printing education to tech-starved communities

Oct.24, 2015 - Across America, school busses packed with everything from Macbook computer labs to robotics, coding, and 3D printing workshops are bringing Internet access and technology education to students in underserved communities in an effort to close the digital divide for good. More

Maker Wallet: stylish RFID wallet full of 3D printing gadgets now on Kickstarter

Oct.23, 2015 - Maker, an Australian startup comprised of Reuben and Kim Hinton, have launched a Kickstarter campaign for Maker Wallet: an all-in-one RFID wallet and multitool made especially for designers and 3D printing enthusiasts. More

Italian Open BioMedical Initiative unveils three low cost 3D printed biomedical prototypes

Oct.23, 2015 - New global nonprofit Open BioMedical Initative seeks to support medical care in developing world with exciting 3D printed innovations, including a prosthetic and a bionic arm and BOB: an incubator for newborn babies. More

Classic Tetris game reinvented with 3D printed motion-sensing controller

Oct.23, 2015 - In their PIXEL:SQUARE project, Danish students Anders Høedholt and Sille Agerbæk Sørensen reimagine how Tetris is played with a 3D printed controller that requires movement rather than buttons. More

Create Prosthetics launches first Line of customizable 3D printed prosthetic leg covers

Oct.23, 2015 - Create Prosthetics, a company specializing in the manufacturing and design of custom 3D printed prosthetic covers launches its first line of leg covers. More

3D print your own model of solar thermal power plant

Oct.23, 2015 - As part of an initiative to make solar power more tangible, the Australian Solar Thermal Research Initiative has transformed their power plant into a 3D printed scale model. Now they have sent their own STL file into the 3D printing community. More

Two teenage cardiac patients in India regain their healthy lives thanks to 3D printed heart models

Oct.23, 2015 - Two teenage cardiac patients in India regain their healthy lives thanks to 3D printed heart models. Materialise have built a pair of 3D printed heart models made specifically for two teenage cardiac patients in Kochi, India. More

8-year-old used 3D printing to turn his slam-dunk mug idea into best-selling product

Oct.22, 2015 - Eight-year-old Max Ash, diagnosed at the age of five with dyslexia, invented the sports-themed Hoop With A Mug in class, and used 3D Systems' technology to prototype a working model. That prototype went on to become a patented, best-selling product that has sold 18,000 versions worldwide. More

Startup KickFly's set to launch 3D printed sunglasses made from recycled plastics

Oct.22, 2015 - U.S. based startup, KickFly, has set out to design and manufacture 3D printed sunglasses made from recycled materials. KickFly's was founded by Justin Capoccia, Colin Young, and John-Michael Fragnoli, three childhood friends from Niskayuna, New York who decided after college to go into business together. More

Take quality photos of 3D models with #3DBenchy's 3D printable Smartphone Photo Studio

Oct.22, 2015 - With smartphones becoming the most often used cameras, #3DBenchy has developed a useful 3D printable camera rig called the Smartphone Photo Studio that allows you to take perfect fixed angle photos. More

BEEVERYCREATIVE and Leonel Moura 3D print 5-meter-tall statue in Lisbon

Oct.22, 2015 - To celebrate the ICT2015 Technology Convention in Lisbon, Portugal, 3D printer manufacturer BEEVERYCREATIVE and local artist Leonel Moura created a 5 meter tall 3D printed statue made from 300 parts. More

3D printed coral reefs in Monaco help preserve and save marine biodiversity

Oct.22, 2015 - Six massive 3D printed coral reefs made from natural sand were revealed yesterday in Monaco that promise to maintain biodiversity and allow marine life to thrive as we approach what is expected to be the biggest coral die-off in history. More

Chemcubed and Direct Color Systems unveil ElectroUV3D UV LED flatbed inkjet 3D printer

Oct.22, 2015 - ChemCubed have teamed up with Direct Color Systems to introduce ElectroUV3D, a versatile, max-volume, small-format UV LED flatbed inkjet printer for digitally printing conductive liquids, able to print at a thickness of 3-4 inches. More

Make your own 3D printed lightweight quadcopter propellers

Oct.22, 2015 - A talented maker named Anton has built upon the hard work of another drone enthusiast named Landru and created an improved set of 3D printed propellers for quadcopters, drones and RC planes. More

Louborough University Receives £3.9m in funding to develop 3D printed PCBs

Oct.22, 2015 - Britain's Loughborough University has been awarded £3.9 million from the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) in order to develop their synthesizing 3D metamaterials research program aimed at creating 3D printed circuit boards. More

Get up and move with this J-Pop inspired 3D printed dancing robot from Japan

Oct.21, 2015 - Japanese company DMM has created a wildly entertaining dancing robot inspired by the J-Pop group idol phenomenon. The robot can be programmed with 'dance data' and customized with different outfits and 3D printable replacement parts. More

US Air Force to integrate 3D printing into almost all aspects of aircraft design and maintenance

Oct.21, 2015 - The Oklahoma City Air Logistics Complex, manager of aircraft engines, missiles, software and avionics for the US Air Force, is finalizing a strategy that will see 3D printing technology play a major role in the development, design, and maintenance of military aircrafts. More

Printing 3D Parts lays out the benefits of 3D printing for packaging industry

Oct.21, 2015 - Recently, Paul Pavolich, the vice president of Printing 3D Parts, Inc., sat down to discuss the benefits of using 3D printing technology to manufacture packaging prototypes. More

Say goodbye to generic toys with TOYBIC customizable 3D printed RC cars

Oct.21, 2015 - A Lithuanian startup is launching an online design platform called TOYBIC where children and their parents can work together to create custom RC car models and then order the 3D printable parts to make them at home. More

Faraday Motion 3D printed Spine electronic skateboard available for preorder

Oct.21, 2015 - Under development for some time, Faraday Motion's first commercial Spine electronic skateboard can travel up to 30 km/h and travel 10 km on a single charge. Faraday Motion Spine electronic skateboard is now available for pre-order. More

Interactive 3D printed installation 'Unclaimed' points us to last unclaimed territory: the airspace directly above us

Oct.21, 2015 - In their fascinating 'Unclaimed' installation in the Denver Museum of Contemporary Art, professors Laleh Mehran and Chris Coleman use 3D printing to enable visitors to interact with the air space directly above our heads. More

Give A Hand raising funds to give designer Ei Chi Tay a new 3D printed robotic hand

Oct.21, 2015 - New Zealand-based non-profit organisation Give A Hand are raising funds in order to develop their 3D printed prosthesis technology, and to provide a robotic hand for their first recipient, Malaysian graphic designer Ei Chi Tay. More

Breakthrough in 3D stem cell printing could decrease the need for medical animal testing

Oct.21, 2015 - This new breakthrough by researchers from the Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh could lead to custom 3D printed stem cell medication and decrease the need for medical animal testing. More

Beyond Vision helps visually impaired employees 'see' with 3D printed tactile aids

Oct.20, 2015 - Beyond Vision, a manufacturing company dedicated to providing employment for the visually impaired, is using 3D printing technology to create tactile models, allowing their employees to 'see' and understand objects like never before. More

3D print your own ‘Portable Lab’ case for the BeagleBone Black

Oct.20, 2015 - 3D Hubs collaborates with BeagleBoard Foundation to Make an open-source 3D Printable Case for the BeagleBone Black. 3D Hubs have made the 3D design files for the case available on Instructables. More

3D printed lab-grown meat could be in stores in the next five years

Oct.20, 2015 - Two years ago, Dutch researchers developed the world's first lab-grown burger using 3D printing technology. Now, they are ramping up efforts in order to sell tastier and more affordable lab-grown meat by the year 2020. More

Robotic 3D printing creates Iridescence Print, a large-scale spatially complex structure from 3D printed mesh

Oct.20, 2015 - Researchers have developed the first ever large-scale architectural structure to be automatically 3D printed by robots. The extremely lightweight and spatially complex installation, titled Iridescence Print, offers a new vision for digital manufacturing in architecture. More

Raflesia: a 3D printed wind turbine that 'hacks' cities' existing air sources

Oct.20, 2015 - French designer Leo Sexer has developed a 3D printed 'parasitic' wind turbine to alert the public about untapped energy resources within the city. The open-source Raflesia works by connecting itself to subway grids or other public air sources and stores power that can later be used to charge smartphones or other devices. More

Student develops new technique to 3D print clean energy one fule cell at a time

Oct.20, 2015 - Nick Geisendorfer, an undergraduate from the McCormick School of Engineering, Northwestern University, has been conducting research into new fuel cell fabrication techniques. The student has employed 3D printing technology to make the solid oxide fuel cell more efficient and marketable. More

Harvard & MIT researchers develop 3D printed metallophones, with a sound quality close to professional instruments

Oct.19, 2015 - After becoming interested in sounds created by striking different metal objects, researchers at Harvard, Columbia University and MIT were inspired to computationally design a 3D printed metallophone, with a sound quality close to professionally manufactured instruments. More

Researchers develop new metal materials through 3D printing

Oct.19, 2015 - Two researchers at the Missouri University of Science and Technology have been developing a way to use 3D printing technology in order to create Structural Amorphous Metals, which are stronger and lighter than existing, conventional metals. More

Beautiful Lazurite Fly 3D printed drone looks like an origami crane, flies like a bird

Oct.19, 2015 - Unveiled at CREATEC 2105, the Japanese-designed Lazurite Fly is a unique origami-style 3D printed drone powered by Lazurite Sub-GHz, the world's first ultra-energy saving microcomputer board, 90% more energy efficient than its competitors. The makers hope it will undo the negative stereotypes surrounding drone technology. More

MIT group reveals design for 3D printed fibreglass structures on Mars

Oct.19, 2015 - A team from the MIT school of architecture has unveiled details of its Ouroboros Mars architecture concept, one of the thirty finalists in NASA's 3D Printed Habitat Challenge. More

Man 3D prints an amazing Unimog micro RC truck that fits into cigarette carton

Oct.19, 2015 - The Unimog micro is a fantastic 3D printed RC truck made at a 1/87 scale by German designer Mortimer von Boettger, and even makes matchsticks and lentils look big and bulky. More

Low cost, innovative 3D printed robotic hand exoskeleton to help heal injuries faster

Oct.19, 2015 - Mechanical engineering lecturer dr. Lei Cui and graduate student Anthony Phan develop the 3D printed Assisted Finger Orthosis exoskeleton hand, that makes the hand rehabilitation process after trauma easier and more efficient More

Fabbdea creates amazing 3D printed Arcus rifle from Destiny video game

Oct.19, 2015 - Fabbdea, a UK-based 3D printing 'ideas fabricator', has produced a replica of the Arcus exotic auto rifle from the Destiny video game, following a request from a fan. More

French hospital makes advancements in kidney cancer surgery using multi-colored 3D printed models

Oct.19, 2015 - Neri Oxman, a designer, architect, artist and head of the MIT Media Lab's Mediated Matter research group as been named the 2014 recipient of the Vilcek Prize in Design. More

Blessing Makwera now 'smiling' after major surgery and 3D printing helps reshape his face

Oct.19, 2015 - 3D Systems' Virtual Surgical Planning services team up with Sharp Memorial Hospital to create a surgical plan as well as 3D printed anatomical models for Zimbabwean Blessing Makwera's reconstructive surgery. More

3D printed Ontenna hairpin by Tatsuya Honda transforms sound into vibrations for the hearing impaired

Oct.19, 2015 - As a thesis project, Tatsuya Honda has developed a 3D printed hairpin that transforms sound into vibrations, enabling deaf people to 'hear' the world around them. More

Chinese doctors successfully reconstruct 78-year-old's chest with 3D printed thoracic cage

Oct.19, 2015 - China's TangDu Hospital, responsible for the world's first 3D printed sternum implant, has performed another successful surgery, removing a 78 year old woman's 4kg tumor and implanting an additively manufactured thoracic cage. More

This brilliant guy creates first ever 3D printed portable homemade railgun

Oct.18, 2015 - An Imgur and Reddit user going by the name of NSA_Listbot has created what might be the world's first portable, 3D printed railgun. The amateur arms-maker detailed the construction process on a lengthy Imgur post. More

Designer takes adorable 3D printed penguins on trip across Japan

Oct.18, 2015 - We spoke with ATOM3D designer Stanley Chen, who designed and 3D printed these adorable Taku Satoh-inspired penguins and then photographed them in front of famous Japanese sites. The designs are available for free online. More

Build a fantastic 3D printed 1950s style Philco Predicta TV replica

Oct.18, 2015 - Those classic 1950s Philco Predicta TVs seem to be making a big comeback in games and movies, but as they are notoriously difficult to find maker Jesse Demers has just shared designs for a small 3D printed version. More

How 3D printing is bringing order to the courts

Oct.18, 2015 - Biglaw litigators are using 3D printing and even wearable technology to create tangible evidence in product liability cases and to communicate with injured clients. More

Qubea launches affordable Rever 3D printer for kid, now on Kickstarter

Oct.17, 2015 - 3D printing firm Qubea, which has been active since mid-2012, has developed a new 3D printer for kids. The Rever 3D printer, marketed as an affordable 3D printer for kids, is the subject of a Kickstarter campaign, through which Qubea hopes to raise $150,000. More

Scientists to develop 3D printed biomaterial for patients with severe maxillofacial bone loss

Oct.17, 2015 - Researchers at the University of Salamanca are exploring an inexpensive, customizable 3D printed solution for patients with severe maxillofacial problems who cannot receive traditional implants due to bone loss. More

Make cool, realistic Halo props with CAD software and a 3D printer

Oct.17, 2015 - A New England-based maker going by the handle 'The Irish Cowboy' has shared instructions for creating cool, realistic 3D printed Halo props such as firearms and other weaponry, ahead of the imminent release of the game's fifth instalment. More

Build your own furniture using Playwood’s modular, 3D printed connectors

Oct.17, 2015 - Italian start-up Playwood, have made their own contribution of 3D printed modular designs to the world of interior design, with their modular, 3D printed connectors. More

Make your very own 3D printed toy mobile, designed by FabShop’s Samuel Bernier

Oct.17, 2015 - Samuel Bernier, the creative director at le FabShop, has released his most recent project: an additively manufactured bird mobile to be hung in a child’s room. More

3D printed whisker uncovers science behind prey-sensing ability of harbor seals

Oct.16, 2015 - Engineers at MIT have been conducting research into the prey-sensing ability of harbor seals by creating a large-scale, 3D printed replica of one of their whiskers. More

SUNfeet unveil 3D printed, customised insoles for improved shoe comfort

Oct.16, 2015 - Introducing SUNfeet: a 3D printed, fully bespoke shoe insole, promising unprecedented comfort for wearers. The Spanish company behind the product describe it as a fusion of new tendencies in health, technology and fashion to develop customized insoles for improved shoe comfort. More

New 3D printed teeth kill over 99% of bacteria for healthier, cleaner mouths

Oct.16, 2015 - Dutch researchers have developed a 3D printing material with antimicrobial properties that have been proven to kill 99% of tooth decay-causing mouth bacteria on contact. The material could be used in replacement teeth, orthodontic braces, and possibly even toothpaste. More

Project Runway and 3D Systems present 'Fabricate' 3D printed wearables you'll actually want to wear

Oct.16, 2015 - Project Runway contestants were challenged to use 3D Systems new Fabricate line of 3D printed textiles and Cubify 3D printers to create stunning runway to real-life outfits that you can download and make at home. More

Construction of world's first 3D printed metal bridge begins today in Red Light District of Amsterdam

Oct.16, 2015 - Construction on the world's first 3D printed steel bridge, made with MX3D's unique mid-air 3D printing technology, begins today in Red Light District of Amsterdam. Visitors can keep track of the progress at the public construction site. More

Boeing says its 3D printed microlattice is 'world's lightest metal'

Oct.16, 2015 - Aerospace company Boeing have released a short film demonstrating the huge potential of their unique 3D printed microlattice material, which they believe to be the world's lightest metal. The material, first developed in 2011 by HRL Laboratories, is roughly one hundred times lighter than Styrofoam. More

3DNA 3D prints amazing Hearthstone cards and 40 cm tall Ekko from League of Legends

Oct.16, 2015 - London based designers Simone Fontana and Ricardo Salomao from 3DNA share designs for amazing tributes to Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft and League of Legends video games on MyMiniFactory. More

Top 3D printed Halloween costumes and props you can make this year

Oct.16, 2015 - Just in case you haven’t already 3D printed yourself an authentic, head-to-toe Dark Knight suit, or a functional and kick-ass Impress Furiosa prosthetic arm for Halloween, we’ve combined a list of some of the latest 3D printed costumes, decorations and edibles, ranging from creepy to cute and everything in between. More

3D Systems teams with MirrorMe3D to 3D print enhanced models for patients undergoing cosmetic surgery

Oct.16, 2015 - Market giants 3D Systems will help MirrorMe3D manufacture 3D printed models to help cosmetic surgery patients understand the expected results before going into surgery. More

15-year-old Hannah Herbst wins $25K for her sustainable 3D printed ocean energy probe

Oct.16, 2015 - Ninth Grader Hannah Herbst is this year's winner of the Discovery Education 3M Young Scientist Challenge for having designed an energy probe made with the help of 3D printing that could generate power and fresh water by harvesting energy from ocean currents. More

Shellfish given 3D printed electronic backpacks to assist study of nitrogen cycle

Oct.15, 2015 - Researchers from the University of Iowa are planning to affix 3D printed electronic backpacks to freshwater mussels. Data collected from the backpacks will be used to reduce harmful nitrates in Midwestern waterways. More

Tru-Marine develops first 3D printed nozzle ring for quick turbocharger repair

Oct.15, 2015 - The first 3D printed nozzle ring for marine turbochargers, printed in an exotic super metal alloy, allows for faster repair times at a fraction of the cost. More

Korea and U.S. Institutes to bolster R&D in 3D printing, Internet of Things with $3M fund

Oct.15, 2015 - Two major institues in South Korea and the U.S. have joined forces to create a nearly three million dollar fund to bolster research and development in 3D printing, the Internet of Things, and high-tech manufacturing solutions. More

Universal and Sculpteo celebrate 30th anniversary of Back to the Future with personalized 3D printed DeLoreans

Oct.15, 2015 - To celebrate October 21st 2015 and the 30th anniversary of Back to the Future with the most exciting science-fiction-meets-science-fact technology we have to offer, Universal Studios and Sculpteo are offering the chance for diehard fans in France to personalize their very own, 3D printed DeLorean DMC-12. More

Cornell University engineers 3D print soft actuator that mimics the muscles of octopus tentacles

Oct.15, 2015 - Using a custom-built stereolithography 3D printer, the Cornell team led by Rob Shepherd successfully 3D printed a tentacle-like actuator using commercially available Elastomeric Precursor resin. More

Fantastic open source 3D printable Hovalin acoustic violin unveiled by Kaitlyn and Matt Hova

Oct.15, 2015 - Husband and wife Kaitlyn and Matt Hova have recently shared their open source, 3D printable and very high quality Hovalin acoustic violin, and encourage everyone to recreate it themselves. More

3-2-1 Blastoff! 2-year-old Benjamin is over the moon about his 3D printed rocket-ship playhouse

Oct.15, 2015 - Charles Knowlton was inspired and committed to making his two year old grandson, Benjamin the ultimate toy and succeeded in doing so by designing and 3D printing a rocket ship playhouse, with astronauts and moon rover vehicle included. More

Kickstarter for DRAGONLOCK, 3D printed dungeon gaming terrain, blitzes $500 target, nears $31,000

Oct.15, 2015 - A Kickstarter campaign for DRAGONLOCK, a 3D-printable interlocking terrain system, has reached more than 5,500% of its original pledge goal, with three weeks still left to run. More

3D printing assists Ford in development of new Ford GT Supercar and Mondeo Vignale

Oct.15, 2015 - One of the most important uses of 3D printing technology for legendary car company Ford is in the production of prototype parts. 3D printed components can be produced in just a few hours, for as little as €1,000. More

3D-PolySPRINT brings together eight companies to make 3D printed hearing aids more comfortable and durable

Oct.15, 2015 - Seven businesses and a non-profit research institute have partnered to develop new techniques for creating comfortable, sound-optimized, and rapidly manufactured hearing aids using completely non-invasive light-based imaging and multi-material 3D printing technology. More

Kirby Downey 3D prints awesome Sleeper Simulant rifle from Destiny: The Taken King

Oct.15, 2015 - South African designer and Redditor Kirby Downey has just shared the designs for his fantastic replica of the illusive Sleeping Simulant rifle from the latest expansion for the Destiny video game: The Taken King. More

Protect your home with 3D printed ED-E Home Automation and Monitoring System

Oct.15, 2015 - Capable of tracking air quality, detecting gas and even fire and more, this 3D printed ED-E Home Automation and Monitoring System is a perfect tool for keeping your home safe. And what’s more, it has been designed by a remarkable 15-year-old high school student from Minnesota. More

Apple uses 3D printers in top-secret Input lab to test new product prototypes

Oct.14, 2015 - Neri Oxman, a designer, architect, artist and head of the MIT Media Lab's Mediated Matter research group as been named the 2014 recipient of the Vilcek Prize in Design. More

4WEB Medical launches 3D printed Posterior Spine Truss System in the US market

Oct.14, 2015 - 4WEB Medical has announced today that they will launch their Posterior Spine Truss System in the U.S. market. The announcement was made at the North American Spine Society annual meeting in Chicago. More

TU Delft’s Nuna8 solar car optimized with 3D printed tailfin for Bridgestone World Solar Challenge

Oct.14, 2015 - TU Delft team's entry, the Nuna8, features a 3D printed tailfin that is as light and aerodynamic as possible, adding just a bit of extra speed to the car’s performance. More

23cm tall, extremely detailed Gladiator, printed on a Form 1+ 3D printer

Oct.14, 2015 - 3D Animator Jan Löchler's most recent 3D printed project is a detailed model of his Gladiator animation, a hulking, fully armored, and sword-laden figure. When it came time to additively manufacture the Gladiator, 3D Ghost used his own desktop 3D printer, the Form 1+ from Formlabs. More

3D Hubs releases October’s 3D printing trend report 2015

Oct.14, 2015 - The Amsterdam-based 3D Hubs has been releasing monthly 3D printing trend reports for some time now, and have just released the report for October 2015. More

Nike patents 3D printed shoe technology, getting ready to print 3D shoes

Oct.14, 2015 - Nike’s COO Eric Sprunk spoke at a GeekWire Summit last month and suggested that 3D printing shoe technology was not too far away for the multinational company. Nike just yesterday patented the technology for additively manufactured shoes. More

Datasthesia brings data to life through cool 3D printed relief maps of the world

Oct.14, 2015 - Called Datasthesia, this Argentinian team consists of Karen and Marcelo and they take famous and interesting visualizations of data (such as the iconic shot of the earth at night), and turn them into 3D printed representations. More

3D printed surgical model saves 6-year-old cancer patient’s knee from amputation

Oct.14, 2015 - 3D printing firm Materialise, in collaboration with a team of medical experts, were able to construct a 3D-printed model of 6-year-old Helena’s leg, which enabled surgeons to operate with a higher degree of precision. More

Florida professor Neal Phillips rocks out on 3D printed electric violin

Oct.14, 2015 - While some classical musicians would scoff at the idea of a non-hand carved and polished wooden violin, English professor Neal Phillips proudly shows off his red, white and blue plastic violin, 3D printed in a classroom at the very college where he teaches. More

OCTE, company behind India’s first 3D printed heart model, planning big expansion

Oct.13, 2015 - OCTE (Organs, Cell, and Tissue Engineering) Technologies, the company responsible for India’s first 3D printed heart replica, are planning to capitalise on their early success and take their 3D printing technology to the next level. More

School teacher Kit Fuderich's 3D printed rice crispy loader robot wins Element14 Robotics Challenge

Oct.13, 2015 - First place winner of Element14 Robotics Challenge is upper/middle school teacher Kit Fuderich, from Lancaster, Pennsylvania, and his 3D printed, motor controlled rice crispy loading robot is one of the most remarkable home-made robots we’ve ever seen. More

New 3D Printed Lamellar Titanium Technology encourages bone growth with spinal implants

Oct.13, 2015 - K2M today unveiled its latest proprietary invention, Lamellar Titanium Technology, which uses advanced 3D printing techniques to create spinal implants out of a porous and rough biomaterial that actually promotes bone growth activity. More

New super tough 3D printed hydrogel could repair damaged knees

Oct.13, 2015 - A team of researchers in Texas have developed a new technique for 3D printing hydrogels that allows for unprecedented durability and precise processing control thanks to the addition of alginate. More

Artist Solimán López unveils remarkable 3D printed REPSAT installation that interacts with visitors

Oct.13, 2015 - Solimán López recently unveiled his REPSAT installation in a museum in Valencia, Spain, a very cool and impressive interactive exhibition full of 3D printed litophanies and light effects that respond to visitors. More

Robo Wunderkind robotics & coding kit proposes 3D printing design platform for Robo accessories

Oct.13, 2015 - The team of developers behind the hugely promising Robo Wunderkind, a robotics and coding kit for kids which has been dubbed the "Lego of the future”, has proposed to create a platform for users on which they can share their 3D-printed designs for Robo accessories. More

Swede Thomas Palm's modular, 3D printed Palmiga Globe Bouquet Vase is absolutely gorgeous

Oct.13, 2015 - Swedish veteran designer Thomas Palm has designed an absolutely gorgeous Globe Bouquet Vase, that would fantastic in any living room. It features a remarkable design as a protest against current trends in 3D printed vase design. More

3D Systems introduces cardiology training and patient-specific 3D modeling for surgical planning

Oct.13, 2015 - 3D Systems, a market-leading provider of 3D digital fabrication solutions, has introduced new, advanced simulation training modules for its VR simulation platform, aimed at experienced cardiologists. More

Sponge Suit 3D printed bikini with clean-tech material cleans water as you swim

Oct.13, 2015 - A breakthrough ‘super-material’ created by University of California Riverside engineers has the ability to repel water while safely absorbing and storing the toxins within, and has been incorporated into a 3D printed bikini that will allow wearers to clean our oceans as they swim. More

VULCAN awarded Guinness World Record for world’s largest 3D printed structure

Oct.13, 2015 - Comprised of 1023 individual 3D printed units and standing at 8.08 meters long by 2.88 meters high (25.6 x 9.5 ft), the VULCAN 3D printed pavilion has just been awarded the Guinness World Record for world’s largest 3D printed structure. More

Bio-inspired, 3D-printed robotic finger could be used in underwater robotics and prosthetic device

Oct.12, 2015 - Researchers from Florida Atlantic University have given a whole new meaning to the term ‘finger print’, after they unveiled their new 3D-printed robotic finger. The bionic digit, made from shape memory alloy (SMA), looks and moves almost like a real human finger. More

Thales Alenia Space to use largest 3D printed parts in Europe for Koreasat 5A and 7 satellites

Oct.12, 2015 - Thales Alenia Space today announced that their Koreasat 5A and 7 tele-communications satellites, currently under construction, will include the largest 3D printed spacecraft parts ever made in Europe. More

Make perfect tea every time with this 3D printed Automatic Tea Timer

Oct.12, 2015 - Spanish engineering student Lluís García Lamora has developed the Automatic Tea Timer, which will keep an eye on infusion time, ring an alarm when its done and even removes the tea bag. More

Christopher Barnatt's Top 10 3D Prints of TCT Show 2015

Oct.12, 2015 - Christopher Barnatt has picked out his top 10 3D prints of TCT Show 2015. His selection criteria includes originality, design, the technical complexity of both the involved fabrication and post-processing stages, and finally the overall 'wow' factor. More

Futuristic Human Quarter Mile shoe features modular, 3d printed exo-frame for enhancing athletic experience

Oct.12, 2015 - Designer Christopher A. Mann has developed the fascinating 3D printed Human Quarter Mile shoe, a complex and futuristic perfectly fitting exoskeleton that is designed to get the most out of the wearer’s entire foot, down to the tendons, muscles and nervous system. More

666 3D printed jasmine flower petals impresses at Jasmine, new Beijing restaurant

Oct.12, 2015 - The owners of newly opened high-end restaurant in Beijing, Jasmine, have decided to incorporate 3D printed designs into their restaurant’s décor, making for China’s first 3D printing themed restaurant. More

.bijouets teams with artist Monica Castiglioni for new 3D printed jewelry collection

Oct.11, 2015 - .bijouets, an Italian jewelry company which has made a name for itself through its use of 3D printing technology, has recently collaborated with internationally recognized jewelry designer Monica Castiglioni for its most recent collection. More

'I Can Make' launches new 3D printed educational toy set: Strawblox

Oct.11, 2015 - UK based organization I Can Make has set out to educate and introduce 3D printing technology to children through programs directed to schools, teachers, and parents, most recently through their 3D printed product Strawblox. More

Maker uses 3D printing to make cool Avatar-inspired concrete coasters

Oct.11, 2015 - Instructables user Ryanto resorted to combining 3D printing technology with concrete to design a series of very cool and surprisingly easy to make coasters inspired by the Avatar the Last Airbender TV show. More

Adafruit's upgraded 3D printed DIY camera slider features motors and Bluetooth control

Oct.11, 2015 - Few of those DIY camera accessories were more impressive than Adafruit’s 3D printed camera slider, but the Ruiz Brothers are now back for more with complex and remarkable upgraded version of that camera slider, this time featuring a lot of motors and even Bluetooth control. More

Instructables’ Jonathan shares designs for very cool 3D printable interplanetary rocket

Oct.10, 2015 - Designed by Instructables’ own Jon-a-Tron, this extremely cool 3D printed Interplanetary Rocket is not only a particularly realistic scale model, but also offers makers an interesting way to learn more about the practical side of space travel while 3D printing. More

Student creates Mantis, a stunning autonomous clipping machine for agroforestry using 300 3D printed parts

Oct.10, 2015 - Antoine Blas, a 26 year old design student based in Paris, has designed Mantis, a 3D-printed, autonomous clipping machine for agroforestry. The machine was composed of 300 3D-printed parts. The prototype was designed using Rhinoceros 5, and 3D printed using an Ultimaker 2 Extended 3D printer. More

3D printed heart made from ‘elastomeric foam’ holds promise for prosthetics, robots

Oct.10, 2015 - Researchers at Cornell have developed a lightweight, flexible material which they hope will soon be used to create an artificial human heart. The new material, termed ‘elastomeric foam’, could potentially be used for prosthetic body parts, artificial organs, and soft robotics. More

Chinese scientists 3D print building blocks of liver, on course to 3D print entire organ

Oct.9, 2015 - Today it has emerged that a team of Chinese scientists are one step closer to producing a 3D-printed human liver, after they used a specialised 3D printer to build artificial versions of tiny sections of the liver known as hepatic lobules. More

Doctors use 3D printer to diagnose facial deformity in utero, safeguard baby before birth

Oct.9, 2015 - A team of doctors from the University of Michigan report using 3D printing technology to recreate the facial anatomy of an unborn child, whom they feared would been born with a facial deformity blocking its airway. More

3D printed cool Doodle Clock perpetually writes time on a magnetic board

Oct.9, 2015 - Professional architect and designing hobbyist Ekaggrat Kalsi has just shared his very cool Doodle Clock that continuously writes the correct time on a magnetic board (and erases it again). More

3D printing used for simple fabrication of complex microfluidic devices

Oct.9, 2015 - Researchers from the Laboratory of BioNanoTechnology at Wageningen University, Netherlands, have developed a new technique ESCARGOT for fabricating microfluidic devices, without the use of expensive materials or clean room facilities. More

Open Bionics unveils superhero-inspired 3D printed prostheses for kids: Iron Man, Frozen, Star Wars themed

Oct.8, 2015 - Open Bionics has designed a range of prostheses for children which are not intended to blend into the background, but rather to stand out and allow children to be proud of their prosthesis. More

Spanish artist Hugo Martínez-Tormo 3D prints light and sound using deconstructed 3D printers

Oct.8, 2015 - With two new works of art, called 3DsoundPrinter_Can and 3DlightPrinter_Glass Bottle, Spanish new media artist Hugo Martínez-Tormo 3D prints both light and sound for exhibition A.N.T. Arte y Naturalezas Tecnológicas, at the Punto Gallery, Valencia. More

Gwendoline Christie stars in Iris van Herpen's 3D printing Show as dress is 3D printed onto her

Oct.8, 2015 - 'Game of Thrones' star Gwendoline Christie has made it to the center of the biggest event in the fashion industry, Paris Fashion Week, by having an Iris van Herpen dress 3D printed directly onto her body. More

Take a look at the world’s fastest 3D-printed R/C car by James Beswick

Oct.8, 2015 - The world of R/C cars has also made use of 3D printing technology. James Beswick, one of just a few R/C drivers to have hit 200km/h, has developed the world’s fastest 3D-printed R/C car, and will stop at nothing until it breaks the R/C world record: 325km/h. More

New NFC Ring: wearable for unlocking mobile devices, transferring data supports 3D printing

Oct.8, 2015 - The team behind the NFC Ring have launched a Kickstarter campaign for their new 2016 model. Whilst this new model is being primarily marketed as a readymade, it is still possible to download and 3D print the new model using files provided by its makers. More

3D printed World of Warcraft figures made exclusively by FigurePrints and FabZat

Oct.7, 2015 - To bring the most intricate details of these characters to life as high quality, full-color 3D printed models, FabZat and FigurePrints have partnered up and been named as the exclusive European providers of 3D printed figures for the World of Warcraft Franchise. More

Valencians plan to build world’s largest 3D printed statue during annual Las Fallas Festival

Oct.7, 2015 - For the 2016 celebration, local 3D printing company Stuyo 3D is offering the chance to all Valencian citizens to be made into 3D printed models of themselves, which will be used to build a towering, 16 meter tall (52.5 feet) replica of the Ofrenda de Flores a la Virgen de los Desamparados. More

Adidas teams with Materialise to present Futurecraft 3D printed sneaker, the future of running shoes

Oct.7, 2015 - Adidas today unveiled their concept of the future of performance footwear with Futurecraft 3D, a 3D printed running shoe midsole that can be tailored to the wearer’s foot. More

Designer Mary Huang’s 3D printed action figures send positive message to female makers

Oct.7, 2015 - Tired of the stereotype that making is for men, pioneering designer and entrepreneur Mary Huang has created a line of custom 3D printed female action figures and a step-by-step guide to make them yourself. More

Upcoming hilarious stop motion show SuperMansion features unique 3D printed characters

Oct.7, 2015 - While Robot Chicken required arduous hand sculpting for just about everything, a significant portion of objects in upcoming hilarious stop motion show SuperMansion will have been made with 3D printers. More

Make brushing your teeth fun with these fantastic 3D printed tooth brush holders

Oct.7, 2015 - Murray Clark, also known as Muzz64 on THingiverse, has recently shared designs for Tooth Brush Standz, a set of 3D printed fun stick figure-like tooth brush holders that brighten up any bathroom and turn tooth brushes into toys. More

You'll soon be able to 3D print Nike shoes at your home, says Nike COO

Oct.7, 2015 - Nike COO Eric Sprunk recently attended and spoke at a GeekWire summit where he spoke of future Nike products and new innovations the company is pursuing. He believes there is the potential for consumers to print their own Nike shoes in their own home. More

Kickstarter underway for GustaVino, a modular 3D printed wine rack

Oct.7, 2015 - UK based Brazilian graphic designer Gustavo Arguello has designed a new modular 3D printed wine rack, perfect for the casual wine collectors, which he has called the GustaVino. More

Tech meets fashion: 3D print your own filament spool and earring carousel stand

Oct.7, 2015 - Creative Tools have created a bizarre but undoubtedly useful 3D-printed carousel stand for mini filament spools and earrings. Creative Tools have shared the STL files for the carousel over at Instructables. More

Designer Ryan Pennings 3D prints gorgeous algorithmic Percy Stools using industrial Kuka robot

Oct.6, 2015 - Australian student and industrial designer Ryan Pennings's Percy stools are fantastic and brightly colored creations that – with the help of industrial 3D printing – proudly show off really thick layers. More

11-year-old’s 3D printed diabetes test-strip device wins him a trip to NASA

Oct.6, 2015 - Tired of getting into trouble for leaving his diabetes test strips on the floor at home, 11-year-old William Grame came up with the idea to 3D print a device that can safely and hygienically save up to 50 used test strips at a time before needing to be emptied. More

Use 3Doodler to create new heads for Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ BB-8 Droid toy

Oct.6, 2015 - After having a play with the remote-controlled Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ BB-8 Droid toy and noticing its detachable magnetic head, 3Doodler team decided to 3D print some replacement nobs. More

3D printed antennas, spy cameras, talking helmets: New prospects for 3D printing in the military

Oct.6, 2015 - Last month at the annual Intelligence and National Security Alliance summit held in Washington, DC. Among the topics discussed, was an especially promising one: the potentials of 3D printing for military purposes. More

Mike Blakemore 3D prints fully movable, completely wireless animated humanoid robot head

Oct.6, 2015 - Designer and software developer Mike Blakemore from Hyperplane Interactive has designed and 3D printed an impressive wireless human head that can move, smile, tilt its neck and move its eyes, and freak people out. More

Maker designs 3D-printed Master Chief Halo 4 helmet

Oct.6, 2015 - An anonymous maker known only as ‘EggyMean’ has designed and built a 3D-printed Halo 4 helmet. The 3D-printed helmet, which is large enough to be worn, is made from around fifty 3D-printed components. More

SOLS Flex brings 3D printed custom insoles directly to consumers through iPhone app

Oct.5, 2015 - SOLS Flex are the first 3D printed custom insoles available directly to consumers, with the ability to absorb shock, alleviate heel pressure and respond to your individual gait. More

Autodesk takes major step into 3D printed footwear industry with Autodesk Footwear group

Oct.5, 2015 - Autodesk today confirmed its commitment to Digital Footwear Creation unveiling the Autodesk Footwear group, which combines products from the Delcam Crispin and Delcam Custom Orthotics Insoles lines into a single new brand. More

Hauke Scheer action-packed stop motion film with articulated 3D printed figures

Oct.5, 2015 - There are action figures, and then there are Hauke Scheer’s fully customizable, high-quality, hand-painted 3D printed action figures, with over 25 points of articulation and multiple faces to create different gestures and emotions. More

Nasim Sehat's Biz Eyes explores individuality with unusual 3D printed, detachable eyewear

Oct.5, 2015 - Thanks to Iranian architect Nasim Sehat, 3D printing’s role in fashion and design is being extended into eyewear with her most recent design venture called Biz Eyes. More

Florida forensic scientists to use 3D printing to recreate skulls from nine unsolved murders

Oct.5, 2015 - A team of Forensic scientists from the University of South Florida will 3D print skulls for facial reconstructions of the victims of nine unsolved murders in Florida in the hope that it will create new leads. More

Avengers: Age of Ultron’ fantastic Vision character brought to life with help from 3D printing

Oct.5, 2015 - Avengers: Age of Ultron was a hugely successful movie. In a recent interview prosthetics supervisor Nik Williams and make up boss Jeremy Woodhead revealed that much of the look of new character Vision was achieved with the help of 3D printed facial prosthetics. More

Dutch students start project for developing the first ever DIY 3D printed bicycle OBI

Oct.5, 2015 - The first ever do-it-yourself 3D printed bicycle is being designed by two Dutch industrial design students: the OBI, the open bicycle. The OBI bike is being developed as part of The Bike Project, and is being masterminded by enterprising industrial design students Stef de Groot and Paul De Medeiros. More

Moon Express contracts Rocket Lab for three 3D printed rocket-powered missions to the moon

Oct.5, 2015 - New Zealand based private firm Rocket Lab has announced a deal with Silicon Valley’s Moon Express startup for three 3D printed rocket-powered missions to the moon. More

3D printing company Branch Technology unveils America’s tallest 3D-printed object

Oct.5, 2015 - Branch Technology unveiled their latest creation: America’s tallest 3D-printed object, an 18 foot (5.5m) tall, 54 cubic feet sculpture. The additive manufacturing firm’s impressive sculpture is being exhibited at the Museum of Design Atlanta as part of the Designers, Makers, Users: 3D Printing the Future exhibit. More

3D printed fingers and fiber optical sensors could make robotic hands more dexterous

Oct.4, 2015 - Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University have developed a three-fingered soft robotic hand with multiple 3D-printed fiber optic sensors, together with a new type of stretchable optical sensor. The robotic hand, supported by NASA, is able to detect forces of less than a tenth of a newton. More

Build impossible towers with 3D printed Tricky Bricks

Oct.4, 2015 - Lucia Di Santo has invented that game that’s part Lego, part Jenga, and part mathematical engineering. Each 3D printed Tricky Brick has a different weight and balance to it, meaning you can connect and build them up into awkward, precarious and gravity-defying forms. More

Make metal parts with 3D printer using lost polymer casting method

Oct.4, 2015 - A former Electrical and Explosives Engineering student named Peter, going by the handle ‘lyratron’, has shared a handy method for making metal parts using a standard plastic-printing 3D printer. More

Designers 3D print gorgeous and recyclable Monicker Watch

Oct.4, 2015 - Designers Frederic Pieck and Rob Hendrickx have 3D printed very stylish recyclable Monicker Watch. This amazing Belgian design is truly a unique specimen in the world of stylish 3D printing, and have become one of the seven finalists in the Belgian Additive Design Challenge. More

3D printed heart helps facilitate successful surgery; holding his heart in his hands is 'amazing', says patient

Oct.3, 2015 - Thanks to a 3D-printed model of the muscular organ, surgeons were able to closely examine a replica of Nicholas Borgman’s heart, which provided them with further information and greater familiarity with its physiological defects. More

Maker uses 3D printing to create impressive scale models of Eve Online ships

Oct.3, 2015 - A game-loving maker named ‘Yueshi’ has developed a method for 3D printing scale replicas of ships from the massively multiplayer online role-playing game Eve Online. More

Norwegian designer releases ‘Plotclock for Dummies’ for 3D printed time-plotting robot

Oct.3, 2015 - Norwegian designer Kjetil Egeland wanted to devise clear and understandable instructions for 3D printed time-plotting robot that any one could follow. More

Drive safe and hands free with 3D printed Bsteady smartphone car mount

Oct.3, 2015 - Designed by the maker world’s sweetheart Susan Taing, the Bsteady is a smartphone car mount with a universal curved design that secures any phone into any car, allowing drivers to charge their phone and access GPS directions without taking their hands off the wheel. More

Here's how you can 3D print your own brain

Oct.3, 2015 - An Instructables user going by the fitting moniker of 3d_printed_brain has recently posted the steps for creating your own 3D printed brain, and it doesn’t seem to require too big of a brain to execute! More

Quebec University developing 3D printed hockey puck for the visually impaired

Oct.3, 2015 - Montreal’s visually impaired hockey team 'Les Hiboux de Montreal' (translated as the Owls of Montreal), have been finding ways to accommodate the sport to their needs. In order to build the puck, the team have opted to make its parts through 3D modelling and 3D printing, using polyurethane as the material. More

Funeral platform Yiko aims to promote cremation, reduce cost of burials with 3D printed urns

Oct.2, 2015 - China's funeral platform Yiko is trying to promote cremation as a more affordable and sustainable alternative by offering customers personalized, 3D printed urns. More

Japanese designer Ken Kawamoto reimagines 3D printing with 3D popup cards from 3D photos

Oct.2, 2015 - With an eye on getting the best possible quality, Japanese designer Ken Kawamoto has just shared a very intriguing alternative method for getting high resolution ‘3D printed’ photographs, relying on 3D cameras and regular photographic paper. More

Sensel Morph shape-shifting trackpad transforms into any device with 3D printed overlays

Oct.2, 2015 - With open source, customizable and 3D printable overlays, the Sensel Morph can go from QWERTY keyboard to paint canvas to drum pad in seconds, opening new possibilities for computer-human interaction. More

The first ever 3D printed 0.4mm kitesurfing tail can reach record-breaking speeds

Oct.2, 2015 - The first ever 3D printed fin measures only 0.4mm thick and easily propelled pro-surfer Sylvain Hoceini to 51 knots (95 km/h) during its first tests. The fin was designed by French kitesurf manufacturer PC² in collaboration with SLS France. More

University of Pittsburgh researchers are developing new 3D printed treatment for broken bones

Oct.2, 2015 - Researchers at the University of Pittsburgh have been working on finding a way to use 3D printing technology in order to better repair broken and fractured bones without the use of metal pins and screws and they have potentially found a solution. More

Harvard's popupCAD origami-style 3D printable robots teach kids and beginners how to code

Oct.2, 2015 - Researchers at the Harvard Microrobotics Lab have developed a free software tool called popupCAD that allows beginners with little-to-no programming experience to design and build their own foldable laminate robots and machines. The models can then be 3D printed on plastic (or paper) with electronic components printed on top. More

New Zealand student is double finalist in Innovators competition for research into 3D printing recycled plastic to help Samoa

Oct.1, 2015 - Lionel Taito-Matamua’s thesis project, entitled Renewing Materials: 3D Printing and Distributed Recycling Disrupting Samoa’s Plastic Waste Stream, is a study into how 3D printing technology can create tools out of recycled plastic, which can in turn be used to combat the growing amount of plastic waste filling up landfills and waterways in Samoa. More

Disney Research designs 3D printed soft skins for kid-safe toy robots

Oct.1, 2015 - Disney Research has created a series of soft robotic limbs that can safely interact with delicate objects and eventually be made into a line of children’s toys that perfectly mimic—in both looks and movement—actual CGI movie characters. More

Beijing Design Week focuses on 3D printing, features large VULCAN structure made up of 1,100 3D printed units

Oct.1, 2015 - Beijing Design Week has put a strong focus on 3D printing technology. Perhaps the most impressive feature of this year’s BJDW is what is being hailed as one of the world’s largest 3D printed architectural structure. More

First ever 3D printed micro-needles a pain-free way to deliver drugs

Oct.1, 2015 - Scientists from the University of Akron and University of Texas today announced a pioneering technique for producing 3D micro-printed needles. The needles, measuring no more than 1 mm high, are made from a biomaterial that after painlessly delivering the drug would simply degrade into the patient’s body. More

Chinese cancer patient receives 3D printed titanium sternum implant

Oct.1, 2015 - n a recent case, the Hunan Cancer Hospital in China teamed up with the Hunan Dimension Intelligent Technology CO., Ltd. in order to fit one cancer patient with a 3D printed sternum bone replacement. More

University of Washington scientists develop 3D printing process to make realistic new ears

Oct.1, 2015 - A new study by two scientists from the University in Washington have come up with a clever solution, in which 3D printing is used to make perfect surgical ear models as reference guides during surgery. More

Vulcan Jewelry unveils fantastic Kinetic Ring with moving gems made with 3D printing

Oct.1, 2015 - Hong Kong-based designer Desmond Chan’s latest design, The Kinetic Ring, was inspired by kinetic rolling balls, but then features gorgeous rubies embedded in a wearable ring. More

MakerBot and TOM challenge makers to design better 3D printed assistive technology devices for people with disabilities

Sep.30, 2015 - MakerBot made available several free 3D designs for assistive devices, and challenged Thingiverse makers to improve on them and contribute further designs that could improve the quality of life for people like Lathrop. More

MIT's 3D printed soft robot hand can pick up and identify just about anything

Sep.30, 2015 - A new generation of modular, 3D printed soft robot grippers can easily pick up over 70 everyday times of different weights and sizes, ranging of stuffed animals to eggs to a single sheet of paper, without damaging or dropping them. More

MIT's multi-material MultiFab 3D printer could be used by U.S. military manufacture missiles on battlefield

Sep.30, 2015 - The U.S. Department of Defense’s official science blog released details of a powerful and versatile new 3D printer that can print up to 10 materials at once and embed electronics, circuits and sensors directly into the object, allowing it to create a finished products, from spare parts to war missiles, directly in the field. More

Handicapped kitten walks again thanks to 3D printed wheelchair built by two students

Sep.30, 2015 - Two 17 year olds students, Josh Messmer and Isaiah Walker from Walnut Grove Secondary School in British Columbia have created a 3D printed wheelchair for a handicapped kitten. More

3D printer acts as handyman for U.S. Coast Guard icebreaker boat

Sep.30, 2015 - For about three weeks in July, a MakerBot 3D printer was taken on a scientific mission aboard the Cutter Healy icebreaker, led by the Coast Guard Research and Development Center in New London. More

Indiegogo campaign launched for impressive 3D printed PiKon astro-cam

Sep.29, 2015 - A more affordable 3D printed astro-cam has just appeared on Indiegogo: the British-made PiKon, that simply relies on a Raspberry Pi and some 3D printed parts to capture gorgeous images of space. More

Build your own X01 Project 3D printed drone, inspired by prize-winning Xombie Lunar Lander

Sep.29, 2015 - Three passionate engineers in Greece have combined two of the hottest technologies making headlines this year—3D printing and Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs)—by designing and creating a fully 3D printed drone called the X01. More

You can now buy the first ever 3D Printed Pope Figurine

Sep.29, 2015 - Berlin based 3D printing company Staramba, known for creating photorealistic 3D printed figurines, has just announced the release of a particularly divine new 3D model: the Pope. More

3D printable smart toy Cannybot cars finds huge Kickstarter success almost immediately

Sep.29, 2015 - Called Cannybot, this is a British-made concept for smart racing cars for children that will help them understand the basics of programming and 3D modeling. It is also remarkably successful, having reached its crowdfunding goal of $40,000 almost immediately. More

Posture with Panache: TinkerCAD and Lumo Bodytech design 3D printed custom clasps for Lumo Lift

Sep.29, 2015 - The custom clasps by TinkerCAD can be 3D printed and then fitted with a magnet, covering the Lumo Lift without adding pinholes to your favorite shirts. The designs range from elegant crystal shapes to cheeky conversation starters. More

Talented maker builds 3D-printed ion thruster, shares files

Sep.29, 2015 - A talented creator named João Duarte HAS built a 3D-printed ion thruster, a type of electrical propulsion system used for spacecraft propulsion. An ion thruster Creates thrust by accelerating ions, using Either electrostatic or electromagnetic force. More

UC’s innovative 3D printing adsorptive media project & two others receives $3 million MBIE funding

Sep.28, 2015 - MBIE has recently allotted funding to a select number of science innovation proposals through their Science for Technological Innovation National Science Challenge. Among the selected projects are three from the University of Canterbury (UC) in Christchurch, one of which focuses on the development and potentials of 3D printed adsorptive media. More

ICE HOUSE 3D printed Mars habitat made entirely from ice wins NASA Challenge grand prize of $25,000

Sep.28, 2015 - The ICE HOUSE 3D printed Mars habitat project has been awarded the first prize in the NASA and America Makes’ 3D Printed Habitat Challenge. Their novel and highly advanced research in using 3D printing technology and the naturally-occuring ice found on Mars comes just in time. More

Atossa 3D printed high heels by Behrad Ghodsi bring comfort to consumer shoe market

Sep.28, 2015 - Tehran-based designer Behrad Ghodsi wanted to develop a range of concepts for 3D printable footwear that are at once stylish and comfortable, customizable and consumer-based, and to top it all off, made from sustainable materials. The result is Atossa, a 3D printed high heel for the consumer market. More

China successfully launches Pijiang-1 satellite featuring 3D printed parts into space

Sep.28, 2015 - Called the Pujiang-1, it is the Chinese first satellite to feature 3D printed parts and has just been successfully launched. The Pujiang-1 was one of four satellites that were carried into space on 25 September by the solid-fuel Long March-11 rocket. More

Scientists announce a method for 3D printing objects out of living human cells

Sep.28, 2015 - Scientists at the University of Florida developed a way to print detailed soft structures from a 3D printer. The new 3D printer is able to print traditionally ‘impossible’ shapes, such as a thin tube tied in a knot. More

Build your own 3D-printed mini USB vacuum cleaner

Sep.27, 2015 - One frustrated maker, confronted with endless sawdust and plastic shavings on his desk, set himself the task of making a 3D-printed mini USB vacuum cleaner to clean up the mess. More

Ilika PLC awarded £466,000 grant for research in 3D printed self-healing alloys

Sep.27, 2015 - Ilika PLC, an accelerated materials innovation company, have received a £466,000 grant for research research in 3D printed self-healing alloys. Ilika’s project in fact has two objectives. The first is to develop a new generation of self-healing alloys suitable for additive manufacturing processes. More

Tangible Instruments uses 3D printing to design Arpeggio monophonic synthesizer, set to launch on Kickstarter next week

Sep.26, 2015 - Los Angeles based company Tangible Instruments, LLC, will be launching a Kickstarter campaign for their versatile new electronic musical instrument, the Arpeggio. The instrument, which will ultimately be manufactured using an injection molding process, was developed using 3D printing technology. More

Unilever backs NoodVamp, a 3D printed spoon that lets you slurp without spills

Sep.26, 2015 - An amateur inventor from Sheffield, England, has 3D printed a detachable silicon spoon cover that he believes will change how we eat noodles forever. The NoodVamp, as he calls it, is being backed up by Unilever’s Pot Noodle and is set to be manufactured and delivered over the next two months. More

EOS and ASS Maschinenbau 3D printed grippers dramatically reduce waste of plastic pharmaceutical components

Sep.26, 2015 - Theo Hillers, a plastic injection-moulding specialist based in Germany, realized that their existing robotic handling system was causing excessive waste. Rather than accepting the structure’s flaw, they turned to 3D printing technology to re-invigorate the system. More

3DKitbash’s Kickstarter turns 3D printing into an intergalactic battle game to save planet Earth

Sep.25, 2015 - 3DKitbash team has found a way to incorporate Kickstarter, social media, and 3D printers to get players directly involved in the next chapter of Quin’s Saga like never before. More

Foster + Partners unveils designs for Mars settlement that could be 3D printed by robots

Sep.25, 2015 - Foster + Partners’ vision is to build 93 square-meter habitats that could house up to four astronauts at a time, using 3D printing technology and regolith—the loose soil and rocks that make up the Red Planet—as the building material. More

Drive cats (or anyone) crazy with 3D printed remote-controlled laser pointer

Sep.25, 2015 - A new creation by JJRobots allows you to build a portable laser pointer robot with 3D printed parts that can be controlled from up to 60 meters away with your smartphone or tablet device, and provide hours of fun. More

Take beautiful night-sky photos with 3D printed telescope adapter and smartphone

Sep.25, 2015 - If you’re camping, or out for a long drive, you can 3D print this handy tripod adapter, which allows you to mount the Celestron FirstScope to any camera tripod and take beautiful night-sky photos. More

Student Simon Philips creates impressive table design with 3D printed parts

Sep.25, 2015 - 21 year old interior and furniture design student from Belgium, Simon Philips, has garnered attention for his thesis project: a sleek table design which features 3d printed design elements. More

Caress of the Gaze 3D printed wearable reacts to the gaze of others

Sep.25, 2015 - Architect and interaction designer Behnaz Farahi has created a 3D printed wearable that provokes a sort of modern day mating ritual by detecting and then reacting to other people’s gaze with organic, life-like movements. More

Make your workspace work for you with 3D printed Metaform Portfolio by Herman Miller

Sep.24, 2015 - Iconic modernist furniture designer Herman Miller has introduced the Metaform Portfolio, a wide-range of 3D printed hooks, shelves and tools that allow you to completely customize your workspace. More

Sandia Labs combining 3D printing with topology optimization to aid national security

Sep.24, 2015 - Sandia is currently up to its necks in additive manufacturing research, and is combining 3D printing with ‘topology optimization’ technology in order to produce better parts for national security systems and other projects. More

New dinosaur species Ugrunaaluk kuukpikensis reconstructed thanks to 3D printed bones

Sep.24, 2015 - With the help of Geomagic 3D scanners and software, a Professor of Geology in Alaska was able to reconstruct a skeletal model of a newly discovered dinosaur for the first time using 3D printing. More

3D printed orthotics startup Andiamo selected as Richard Branson’s 'One to Watch 2016'

Sep.24, 2015 - UK based Andiamo has been selected as one of Richard Branson’s 'one to watch' companies. Founded by two parents, Naveed and Samiya Parvez, Andiamo started using 3D printing technology to create cost and time efficient orthotics. More

LED lights bring life to custom 3D printed Tinkerplay action figure

Sep.24, 2015 - In a new Instructable, Jason Cuenco shows you how to 3D print and build your own light-up action figure using Tinkerplay models, LED lights, and an Arduino-compatible Teensy board. More

Say Woof: 3D printed Pooch Selfie promises picture-perfect moments between you and your dog

Sep.24, 2015 - A 3D printed smartphone attachment, the Pooch Selfie is a simple device that attaches a brightly colored tennis ball above your phone’s camera, grabbing your dog’s attention so that you can get that perfect shot. More

Racing teams from China announce 2 new car designs featuring 3D printed steering wheels

Sep.24, 2015 - Students from the Hefei University of Technology in China unveiled their two new Formula 1 car models. Excitingly, both cars have been fitted with 3D printed steering wheels, which have been designed to better fit the driver’s hand, making driving and steering a more comfortable experience. More

Get ready to roll with 3D printed talking 20-sided dice

Sep.23, 2015 - If you’re looking for a cool party prop and are up for a demanding, multi-day, electronics and 3D printing-loaded challenge, Phil Burgess from Adafruit Industries has uploaded instructions on how to make your very own jumbo 3D printed talking D20 with customizable audio files. More

Bloodhound Supersonic car steered by 3D printing

Sep.23, 2015 - The Bloodhound Supersonic car, which is attempting to become the fastest land vehicle ever, is to be unveiled this week. A significant number of its components, including its extremely tailored steering wheel and carbon fibre nose tip, have been produced using 3D printing techniques. More

Students at WIT design fully functional 3D printed hexacopter drones

Sep.23, 2015 - A group of students from Wentworth Institution of Technology (WIT) in Boston, MA have worked in teams to create 3D printed fully functional additively manufactured Hexacopter drones, so named for their hexagonal shape. More

ORNL unveils integrated 3D printed house and car that produce and share clean energy

Sep.23, 2015 - At today’s EERE day, The Oak Ridge National Laboratory unveiled its Additve Manufactuing Integrated Energy (AMIE) project, a first-of-its-kind design that uses an integrated symbiotic energy system to share energy between a single-unit, 3D printed solar powered house and a 3D printed electric car. More

Argentinean student designs online 3D printing database for doctors

Sep.23, 2015 - An Argentinean industrial design student has designed an online database that will allow doctors from different locations and specialties to upload and share various clinical cases, including the extremely rare, and even 3D print models of patients’ bones to better study them and improve diagnoses. More

Kanye West as a fashion designer is scared of 3D printing technology

Sep.23, 2015 - On the most recent episode of Keeping Up With the Kardashians, this season’s premiere in fact, Kanye West made a rare appearance and dished on some of his technological likes and dislikes. 'I like robots,' he explains, but he is scared of 3D printing! More

Scientists develop 3D printed 'Edge Detector' that sorts sound waves

Sep.23, 2015 - Scientists from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH), Zurich, have used 3D printing to develop a new method to differentiate very weak and short sound waves from longer ones. More

Trinity, truly portable 3D printed wind turbine passes $50,000 Kickstarter goal

Sep.23, 2015 - Minnesota-based company Janulus has just launched the Trinity 3D printed Portable Wind Turbine Power Station on Kickstarter, an incredibly powerful and portable system capable of producing power for everything from your smartphone to your entire house and car. More

3D printed scaffolds allow for precise release of biomolecules into the human body

Sep.22, 2015 - In the wake of this exciting breakthrough, is another progressive use for 3D printing within the medical world, as researchers have found a way to release biomolecules into the body through a 3D printed scaffold with more precision than ever before. More

Harvard researchers design multi-material 3D printheads that change materials on the fly

Sep.22, 2015 - Harvard researchers has invented a method for integrating disparate materials and properties—including flexible and rigid materials, and conductive and resistive inks—into a single 3D printed object, opening up new possibilities for entirely 3D printed wearable devices, soft robots and electronics. More

Advanced Paving Tech' 3D Asphalt Paver to launch on Kickstarter on October 15

Sep.22, 2015 - John Smith, the founder of Advanced Paving Technologies has designed a 3D asphalt paver which could potentially revolutionize the existing method of paving and repaving roads, making the process 'better, faster, cheaper and cleaner'. More

'A Leg That Fits': 3D modeling and 3D printing give prosthetics and fairings a personal touch

Sep.22, 2015 - A pioneering collaboration between 3D Systems, Thinking Robot Studios, Geomagic Freeform software, and Canadian art graduate Natasha Hope Simpson has led to an innovative, artistic, and affordable way to mass customize and locally produce prosthetics and prosthetic fairings using 3D printing. More

3D printed model used to help remove part of 6-month-old-baby's brain growing through her face

Sep.22, 2015 - Six-month-old baby Kyra Duschene was born nine week early with a front encephalocele—a rare condition in which a part of her brain was growing through her nasal area. To make the surgery as safe as possible, the medical team used a 3D printer to replicate Kyra’s skull. More

14-year-old clockmaker Ahmed Mohamed, arrested for ‘hoax bomb’, receives 3D printer from Microsoft

Sep.21, 2015 - The multinational technology firm Microsoft expressed their support for Ahmed Mohamed, not through kind words, but by sending the young engineer a huge hamper of tech goodies, including a Cube 3D printer. More

Sciaky to highlight faster and scalable metal additive manufacturing system at Euromold

Sep.21, 2015 - Sciaky will unveil an extended lineup of EBAM 3D printing systems with new options for medium, large and extra-large part applications, making it the most widely scalable metal 3D printing solution on the market. More

United Nude teams with 3D Systems to 3D print high heels that look like an ice block

Sep.21, 2015 - United Nude partnered once again with 3D Systems to design and print the 21 cm (8”) tall wedges, which would make any wearer feel like a veritable Ice Queen. Each shoe is 3D printed out of three individual pieces on a CubePro printer using PLA material, plus a stitched leather strap. More

Make your own adorable robotic pal with 3D printable MiniPlan V5.0

Sep.21, 2015 - 3D printing is making it easier to build customizable, open-source humanoid robots. One of the latest versions of these humanoids is the MiniPlan V5.0, a compact, bipedal, Arduino-powered robot designed and 3D printed by George Chiou. More

You can 3D print your own Homo naledi, new species of human ancestor recently discovered

Sep.21, 2015 - The Homo naledi’s bones, hidden for so long in the cave, are now accessible to anyone, as the team of anthropologists and palaeontologists that discovered them have made digital copies of the bones allowing for them to be 3D printed by anyone with a 3D printer or access to a 3D Printing Hub. More

Solar Oxides, flexible photovoltaic solar cells created through 3D printing

Sep.21, 2015 - Spanish tech company Oxolutia has developed Solar Oxides, flexible photovoltaic solar cells that can be manufactured by 3D printing. Using conductive oxides, a non-toxic, stable, and low-cost material found abundantly in nature, the cells open up exciting new opportunities for generating low-cost solar energy. More

Texan maker Toby Lankford 3D prints cheap Raspberry Pi-based security camera for his farm

Sep.20, 2015 - This impressive Raspberry Pi Arduino-based security camera with a 3D printed container was designed by veteran Texan maker Toby Lankford, who actually uses it on his farm in Amarillo, Texas. More

PrintPut integrates simple touch and pressure sensors directly into 3D printed objects

Sep.20, 2015 - Researchers at Human Media Lab have developed resistive and capacitive input widgets for the creation of interactive 3D prints. The 3D-printed touch and pressure sensors were presented at the ‘Alternative Input and Output’ session of the INTERACT 2015 Conference (14-18 September) in Bamberg, Germany. More

Bend minds (not pencils) with the Pencil Puzzler 3D printed magic trick

Sep.20, 2015 - Pencil Puzzler is a 3D printed magic trick that lies in having two ‘pencils’ on hand. One in solid form, the other already cut into three even pieces. Of course the pencil is ever actually sliced up. More

Custom-made Lindsey Wixson doll MODOLL is world’s first 3D printed ‘supermodel’

Sep.19, 2015 - A collaboration between photographers Santiago & Mauricio, the Society Management, AY Collective, and 3D technology studio Fauxgraph, among others, has led to the creation of a 20-inch 3D printed doll based off the real-life American supermodel Lindsey Wixson. More

Gareth Ladley's 3D printed bespoke kitchen tools for chefs to revolutionize idling kitchen technology

Sep.19, 2015 - Gareth Ladley, a master in Industrial Design from the Central Saint Martins University of the Arts London, has focused his work on the concept of idling technology and has potentially found a way to minimize technological obsolescence using 3D printing technology, at least for in the kitchen! More

Maker develops 3D-printed, Arduino-powered dog feeder

Sep.19, 2015 - Some pet owners simply aren’t able to provide essential treats for their animal friends at the right time of the day, every day. Maker JonPaul Laskis has decided to combat this problem by designing a 3D-printed, over-engineered dog feeder, and the results look fantastic. More

Slicing technology from Materialise shaves kilograms off Toyota’s 3D-printed car seat

Sep.18, 2015 - The Japanese motor giant Toytota is doing the 3D-printing themselves to create a special lightweight seat. Wanting to produce a lightweight car seat prototype with a minimal volume and an optimal heat capacity, Toyota contacted additive manufacturing firm Materialise about the possibility of collaboration. More

Six year-old girl’s lung surgery assisted by 3D printed windpipe

Sep.18, 2015 - Doctors at the Great Ormond Street Hospital in London used a custom-made 3D printed windpipe to practice a delicate surgery, reducing the amount of time six year-old Katie Parke had to spend on the operation table and ensuring a safer procedure. More

First-of-its-kind, 3D printed guide helps regrow complex nerves after injury

Sep.18, 2015 - A national team of researchers has developed a first-of-its-kind, 3D-printed guide that helps regrow both the sensory and motor functions of complex nerves after injury. More

High-end, 3D printed fashion collection beautifully mimics sea creatures

Sep.18, 2015 - Three high-end and high-tech fashion pieces by Austrian architect and designer Julia Koerner used 3D printing materials and processes to turn the unique colors and textures of sea creatures into completely wearable designs. More

Laura Thapthimkuna launches Kickstarter for fully 3D printed Vortex Dress design

Sep.18, 2015 - Fashion designer Laura Thapthimkuna has just today launched a Kickstarter campaign for her new conceptual fashion project to be realized. The Vortex Dress, an entirely 3D printed dress design, was inspired by Thapthimkuna’s own fascination with the galaxy, space, and specifically black holes. More

3D printed wheels add superior drift to radio controlled LEGO car

Sep.18, 2015 - After some unsuccessful earlier attempts, an accomplished builder of LEGO R/C cars named Sariel has built a Nissan Skyline GT-R model equipped with bespoke 3D-printed wheels. More

Blokko launches XR-35 truck of new DIY 3D printed toy series 'Era of Drones'

Sep.18, 2015 - Blokko, the startup from Singapore whose mission it is to create 3D printed merchandise and toys based on stories and comics submitted to their online platform, have announced the launch of a new series of toys called “Era of Drones”. More

American Wind turns wind-generated electricy on its head with 3D printed MicroCube

Sep.18, 2015 - In order to demonstrate how his 3D printed MicroCubes could revolutionize the way we generate renewable energy, Yost, the founder of American Wind, will drive across the United States in an electric vehicle powered by four MicroCubes without stopping even once to plug in the battery for a recharge. More

Beyond Vision 3D prints blind-friendly fixtures to accommodate visually impaired employees

Sep.17, 2015 - In a video released today by Graphics/Systems, social enterprise Beyond Vision shows how they are combining the ‘poka-yoke’ philosophy with 3D printing to assist their blind employees. More

LumiPocket LT resin 3D printer surpasses Kickstarter goal; adds interchangeable heads, new project guides

Sep.17, 2015 - Last month we wrote about the LumiPocket LT, an all-in-one resin-based 3D printer, laser engraver and PCB etching machine. Their campaign surpassed its €39,000 fundraising goal after just two weeks, and with 20 days to go, is well on its way to hitting the €50,000 mark and beyond. More

Newly discovered dinosaur species’s skeleton completed with the help of 3D printing

Sep.17, 2015 - A new species of dinosaur has been discovered in the Judith River Formation in Montana by paleontologists from The Rocky Mountain Dinosaur Resource Center in Woodland Park. More

Canadian maker Terry Thillmann designs fantastic 3D printed drill press

Sep.17, 2015 - Hardcore tinkerer Terry Thillmann designed and 3D printed a fantastic drill press, as we see in maker spaces all over the world, but impressively just about the complete load-bearing structure was made with a desktop 3D printer. More

Australian student 3D prints smart leg prosthetic limbU packed with medical sensors

Sep.17, 2015 - The limbU, a prosthetic smart leg developed by student Troy Baverstock is absolutely packed with sensors for personal activities and for medical rehabilitation. More

MIT's new system can convert MRI scans into 3D printed medical models in a few hours

Sep.17, 2015 - Researchers from MIT and Boston Children’s Hospital have just announced the completion of an efficient system for transforming MRI scans into 3D printable medical models within a matter of hours. More

1st birthday celebrations for formerly conjoined twins saved by 3D printing

Sep.17, 2015 - Tyler and Tyson Proctor, a pair of formerly conjoined twins whose life-saving operation was helped by the use of 3D-printed models, have celebrated their 1st birthday in the hospital in which they were operated upon. More

Humble Bundle launches Total War Charity Bundle featuring Commander Leonidas Bust 3D printer files

Sep.16, 2015 - Total War, the popular war-themed computer strategy game series, has made available through Humble Bundle access to a wide range of its games, extra downloadable content, Total War themed e-books, and even a 3D printing file. More

Leading 3D artist Keith Brown transcends physical form with full-colour 3D printed sculptures

Sep.16, 2015 - Leading 3D artist Keith Brown's latest work utilizes the full-colour technology of Mcor 3D printers to create mind-bending 3D creations that go beyond what is possible in photographic or 2D forms. More

Finalists for NASA’s 3D printed Mars Habitat Designs Competition revealed

Sep.16, 2015 - As part of that interpretation, NASA announced a big Mars Habitat design competition last May, with the stipulation that all structures had to be 3D printable – and they have just announced the competition finalists over on the 3DP Challenge Tumblr. More

CubeForme launches 3D printing subscription box to promote and support 3D printing designers

Sep.16, 2015 - In an effort to further widen the appeal of 3D printing, California based start-up CubeForme has recently launched a $5,000 Kickstarter campaign for their exciting new concept: the CubeForme, a 3D printing subscription box. More

Dutch Education Minister Bussemaker wears 3D printed shoes and handbag during annual budget unveiling

Sep.16, 2015 - In the Netherlands, the Minister for Education, Culture and Science Jet Bussemaker wore a special outfit completely designed with revolutionary making technologies (including 3D printed shoes) to Prinsjesdag, the annual and traditional unveiling of next year’s budget. More

These cool & stylish 3D printed stackable battery holders are perfect for any home and workshop

Sep.16, 2015 - Just take a look at this fantastic and very stylish stackable battery holder developed by Massachusetts-based designer Adoniram Sides, which is a perfect addition to any garage, workshop or makerspace in which batteries always seem to be short in supply. More

China’s Liqui Moly racing team utilize 3D printing to enhance their Formula car design

Sep.16, 2015 - Southeast University in China, home of the SEU Liqui Moly Racing Team, has once again turned to 3D printing technology to help develop and improve their designs for formula cars. More

Loom Launcher 3D printed, multi-shot rubber band launcher exceeds 200% of Kickstarter goal

Sep.16, 2015 - Vancouver-based designer Adrian van Wijk has been busy inventing a completely original, 3D printed, mechanical, multi-shot, self-priming rubber-band launcher—a much more fun and infinitely less dangerous spin on the classic 19th century toy. More

Kickstarter underway for Print+’s 3D printed, customizable headphones

Sep.15, 2015 - Print+, a 3D printing design company founded by Patrick Schuur, that bases itself on the principle of DIY manufacturing, has recently launched a Kickstarter campaign for their first DIY 3D printed product: headphones. More

Overworld Designs creates working, 3D printed Furiosa prosthetic for cosplaying amputee

Sep.15, 2015 - Michelle Sleeper from Overworld Designs has created a fully functional, 3D printed Furiosa prosthetic for cosplaying amputee. Her hours of dedication and hard work paid off: the prosthetic was ready just in time for Vaughn to wear it to Dragon Con. More

3D printed Tadpole Endoscope device can improve cancer diagnoses

Sep.15, 2015 - A team from the Institute of Precision Engineering at the Chinese University of Hong Kong as developed 3D printed tadpole-like devices that can improve diagnosis of various cancers by entering the patient’s stomach and wirelessly transmitting images of what it sees. More

Adafruit shares designs for fantastic 3D printed Qi wireless charging stand for smartphones

Sep.15, 2015 - Adafruit’s in-house geniuses the Ruiz Brothers have just shared their designs for a Qi wireless 3D printed charging stand. This creation is truly an amazing one, while it is remarkably simple. More

Intel and Chromat unveil Curie-powered 3D printed responsive sports bra that prevents excessive sweating

Sep.15, 2015 - At the New York Fashion Week, Chromat and Intel debuted their 3D printed smart sports bra, that is filled with enough Intel power to sense changes in temperature, breathing and perspiration and will even open or close tiny vents to prevent excessive sweating. More

Fire & Bone returns with 3rd set of amazing 3D printed and wax cast miniature animal skulls

Sep.15, 2015 - New York-based Fire & Bone, a company specializing in high quality metal cast 3D prints of amazing miniature animal skull replicas, fall in that latter category, as they have now returned for a third time with another amazing set. More

18th century Sikh warrior Garja Singh brought to life with help of 3D printing

Sep.15, 2015 - In order to re-engage youth with their heriage, UK-based 3D artist and proud member of the Sikh community Taranjit Singh has designed a handsome, fierce-looking statue of a famous Sikh warrior and has raised the funds to mass produce the models for buyers worldwide. More

WASP’s Big Delta 3D printer has potential to build insect-repelling houses

Sep.14, 2015 - Currently the largest 3D printer in the world, WASP's Big Delta has huge potential for the 3D printed housing industry, particularly in poorer countries and during natural disasters and mass emergencies. More

NASA conducting tests on 3D-printed F-1 rocket engine parts against 1960's era part

Sep.14, 2015 - Now, engineers at NASA have been conducting tests on 3D-printed rocket engine parts, comparing their stability to equivalent parts made by traditional welding and forging. More

3D Printed chess game ‘Throne of Kings: The Art of War’ reaches Kickstarter goal of $5,000

Sep.14, 2015 - Throne of Kings: The Art of War, designed by Loveland, Colorado based company, Studioqubed, LLC, has taken the classic game pieces of chess and refashioned them in an intricate and exciting way using 3D printing technology. More

Brazilian surgeons use 3D printing in high risk surgery on 6-year-old suffering orbital hypertelorism

Sep.14, 2015 - A team of surgeons from Blumenau in Southern Brazil have used 3D printed surgical models to increase the likelihood of success of an operation on a tragic six-year-old girl suffering from orbital hypertelorism. More

First ever pectus excavatum correction surgery with 3D printed titanium plate completed in China

Sep.14, 2015 - Doctors in the TangDu Hospital of the fourth Military Medical University in Xi'an city, Shaanxi province, China, have recently and successfully completed a complex pectus excavatum procedure in which a 3D printed titanium alloy plate was implanted into a young girl’s chest all. More

Developer creates 3D-printed ‘Spider Robot’ and shares 3D printing files online

Sep.14, 2015 - A 3D printing enthusiast going by the online handle of RegisHsu has developed an eerily lifelike ‘Spider Robot’ (with four legs), sharing its build instructions and 3D printing files via Instructables. More

Wayfarer Tactics, fantastic 3D printed modular miniature wargaming system now on Kickstarter

Sep.14, 2015 - And with new gaming format Wayfarer Tactics (now on Kickstarter), Ill Gotten Games is betting everything on 3D printing; all you need is their rulebook, their free and downloadable scenery and miniature models and your imagination, and a whole new wargaming universe opens up to you. More

3D printed guerilla street art gives a voice to refugees

Sep.13, 2015 - A Netherlands-based art collective is using guerilla-style tactics and tiny 3D printed figurines to make a big statement about the ongoing refugee crisis. By shining a light on individuals from all over the world in an unexpected way, they hope to strengthen empathy and social cohesion within the Dutch community and abroad. More

3D printed sand castle tools ‘made with math to play with math’

Sep.13, 2015 - Two separate Thingiverse users from the sunny Pacific North West came the same conclusion this summer, and decided to design 3D printable tools that will mathematically enhance your sand castle creations. More

3D printed portable toilet collects plaudits at China International Tourism Expo

Sep.12, 2015 - Shanghai Huajie Eco-environment Engineering Co.,Ltd's radical sanitary offering is a partially 3D-printed portable toilet made using unique modular assembly technology. To add an aesthetic touch, geometric modeling has been used to create a stylish surface for the toilet which resembles tree trunk lines in a forest. More

Free 3D Printable of the Week: Don Foley's 3D printed CSS Georgia steamship

Sep.12, 2015 - Built in Savannah, Georgia in 1862, the CSS Georgia was designed to be an ironclad warship. However Instead of being a mighty ironclad, it was relegated to being a gunship at anchor to protect Savannah. Fast-forward to the Summer of 2015. 3D print designer Don Foley decided to re-create what was known about this ironclad ship using 3D printing. More

Kickstarter Underway for 3D Printed Board Game ‘Walls’

Sep.12, 2015 - Walls was conceptualized and developed by Dustin Fausett and his group of Boy Scouts in Springville, Utah. The grid is perforated with small holes at each corner in which the 3D printed small plastic walls can be placed. More

Relive ancient Japanese battles with Rinkak Decobobo 3D printed maps

Sep.11, 2015 - Rinkak Marketplace's new Deco Bobo 3D Maps offer history buffs, students, and tourism professionals the chance to recreate and customize realistic, tactile maps of eight famous battles, and to 3D print them in full-color sandstone. More

Hornucopian Dronepipe: 3D printed musical instrument unlike anything else

Sep.11, 2015 - The 'Hornucopian Dronepipe', a kind of 3D-printed didgeridoo, is part of ‘MULTI’, an entirely 3D-printed art installation at the 3D Print Design Show at the Javits Convention Center, New York. More

French scientists develops SFERO, 3D printable houses that can be built on Mars

Sep.11, 2015 - Decades ago, both the idea of living in space and the concept of 3D printing seemed straight out of science fiction. Today, French scientists are developing a way to 3D print houses directly on Mars—and it’s not as far-fetched as you’d think. More

Next gen Strassell Guitar features 3D printed bridge pickup cartridges that can be swapped in seconds

Sep.11, 2015 - With the help of 3D printing, the Brooklyn-based Strassell Guitars have come up with a fantastic concept: 3D printed bridge pickup cartridges that are easily swapped in seconds, completely transforming the guitar. This fantastic concept has just launched on Indiegogo. More

Open source 3D printing has high rate of return on investment, Joshua Pearce says in new study

Sep.11, 2015 - A brand new study by Michigan Tech professor Joshua Pearce, offers a strong defense of open source 3D printing, arguing that it has a high rate of return on investment and that it will make science cheaper and more accessible. More

Cancer patient receives 3D-printed sternum and ribs in world-first surgery

Sep.11, 2015 - Australian 3D printing company and government-backed Lab 22 3D printed the world’s first sternum and rib cage for a Spanish cancer patient. This remarkable implant was fully customized to replace the damage caused by a chest wall sarcoma. More

3D printed, GPS-enabled Camera Restricta prevents generic photos at popular sights

Sep.10, 2015 - To prevent any more of these yawn-worthy shots, a new camera device, assembled with a 3D printed body, uses invisible metadata to determine if too many photos have been taken in a particular spot, and if so, physically restricts the user from taking anymore. More

Croatian cancer patient receives world’s first 3D printed acrylic vertebrae

Sep.10, 2015 - Croatian doctors at the Neurosurgical Clinic in Rijeka have inserted a custom, 3D printed acrylic vertebrae into a 77-year-old patient, marking the first such surgery in history. More

Sarah Graham turns to 3D printing for unique, highly-detailed jewelry

Sep.10, 2015 - Sarah Graham's trademark, detailed yet delicate and inspired by nature designs, have remained popular throughout her career. In recent years her process has undergone a change, however, as she has begun to incorporate 3D printing into her jewelry making. More

Creator Kits launches 3D printed knife kit on Kickstarter, planning a series of 3D printable model kits

Sep.10, 2015 - The goal of Creator Kits is to launch a series of model kits containing a few components, 3D printable files and a tutorial that makes the hobby far more accessible and understandable, and they have just launched the first set on Kickstarter: a knife kit with a 3D printed handle. More

FASTRAX's 3D printing attachment transforms CNC mills into 3D printers, now on Kickstarter

Sep.10, 2015 - FASTRAX has developed a 3D printing attachment that can be added to many CNC mills, without sacrificing the milling function itself. What’s more, they say that the quality is amazing.