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. More

Fantastic Garibaldi Denim Watches debut on Indiegogo with the help of 3D printing

Sep.10, 2015 - Making its appearance on Indiegogo just a few days ago, the fantastic Garibaldi Japanese Selvedge Denim Watches – which have been developed with 3D printers – are a perfect addition to any stylish, modern and urban individual. More

Leaked photo of TSA’s Master Luggage Keys leads to 3D printed copies of them

Sep.10, 2015 - After the Washington Post clumsily published a photo of the TSA’s master luggage key in an exposé on airport security and flyers’ luggage, some makers took it upon themselves to design and release CAD files of the master keys based off the photo. More

3D printed traps from UC Riverside could save thousands of bug-infested trees in Southern California

Sep.10, 2015 - The flying beetle is responsible for infecting and killing more than 200 species of trees in Southern California region. Researchers from the University of California Riverside have created a 3D printed trap to track the bug and understand its behaviour so that a permanent solution can be found. More

How a mustachioed Duchamp chess set is opening the dialogue on 3D printing and copyright laws

Sep.9, 2015 - Scott Kildall and Bryan Cera are back with a new 3D design project titled 'Chess with Mustaches,' a playful, bold, and very well-thought out answer to the Duchamp Estate, which they hope will get people talking about the lines between intellectual property, artwork, and where 3D printing and Internet remixes fit into the debate. More

MIT lab's FitSocket measures human limb tissue to 3D print better-fitting prosthetics

Sep.9, 2015 - Researchers at MIT’s biomechatronics group are developing a non-invasive tool that can sense the soft-tissue properties in human limbs, measuring which areas are softer or harder due to bones, muscles or nerves. This data can then be used to 3D print custom sockets for prosthetic-wearers. More

‘Precious’ 3D printed gold aims to revolutionize UK jewellery industry

Sep.9, 2015 - Five UK companies have teamed up for the project Precious, including software provider Delcam, precious metal supplier Cooksongold, and Dean’s own studio FutureFactories. The first collection of 3D printed 18 carat gold pieces has been unveiled at the Birmingham City University’s School of Jewellery. More

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

Sep.9, 2015 - With the help of a collaboration with orthopedic surgeon Dr. Hans-Rudolf Weiss (from Gensingen, Germany), the Chinese team of researchers developed their country’s first customized back brace specifically for the treatment of Scoliosis. More

Lewis Grand Hotel teams with Andrey Rudenko to develop world's first 3D printed hotel, planning construction of homes

Sep.9, 2015 - The innovation-minded Lewis Grand Hotel in the Philippines, owned by entrepreneur Lewis Yakich, has begun work on a massive 3D printed expansion of the hotel. What’s more, they are already planning to follow this up with a series of 3D printed commercial homes. More

3D printed fantastic and fun Skittle Sorting Machine sorts each Skittle by color

Sep.9, 2015 - One Hackaday user has created the ultimate machine for all those picky Skittle eaters out there. Called the 3D printed Skittle Sorting Machine, it has been designed by Nathan Peterson with the express purpose of dividing each Skittle based on color. More

Printhese, Roel Deden's reimagined 3D printed arm prosthesis wins Dutch James Dyson Award

Sep.9, 2015 - Dutch designer Roel Deden is forcing us to rethink those prosthetic shapes with a brand new and 3D printed arm prosthesis called Printhese, for which he has rightly won the Dutch James Dyson Award 2015. More

Fake 3D printed security seals used to mask pharmaceutical heist

Sep.8, 2015 - A report this week coming out of Europe has revealed that cargo thieves have found a way to clone security seals using 3D printing technology, and have used the method to successfully hijack cargo from a pharmaceutical shipment. More

Make a 3D printed camera slider for just $20

Sep.8, 2015 - While the majority of sliders are motorized, and some are expensive and heavy to carry around, Dan from the new series DIY Dudes has released a free guide to making your very own camera slider from aluminum and 3D printed parts, all for under $20. More

Maison 203 presents a nature-inspired clutch made entirely by 3D printing

Sep.8, 2015 - The Italian design house Maison 203, which specializes in creating contemporary 3D printed jewelry, has recently released its first entirely 3D printed clutch, known as Armure. More

Ballantine’s designs 3D printed 'space glass' for drinking Whiskey in zero gravity

Sep.8, 2015 - Scottish whiskey distiller Ballantine’s has successfully commissioned a stylish 3D printed whiskey glass made for the microgravity conditions of space. The Space Glass’ prototype was tested and further developed in microgravity at Germany’s ZARM drop tower. More

Finnish friends use miniFactory 3D printer to complete cool Ghostbusters outfit for summer festival

Sep.8, 2015 - A team of guys recently attended a huge summer festival Provinssirock in their native country, and used their MiniFactory 3D printers to complete an immensely cool Ghostbusters outfit to complete the experience. More

More revealed about 3D printed Acetabular Cup formally approved for hip surgery in China

Sep.8, 2015 - New reports are coming in about how remarkable these 3D printed titanium acetabular cups, that have been formally approved for use in China. Among others, they will be more affordable, easier to manufacture, will last longer and reduce the risk of subsequent complications. More

Haier unveils new standing 3D printed air conditioner with gorgeous pattern inspired by fish scales

Sep.8, 2015 - Haier Group unveiled their second 3D printed air conditioner at the German IFA exhibition last week, a standing machine with a gorgeous pattern inspired by fish scales. More

Dutch maker designs stunningly realistic AER9 Laser Rifle from Fallout franchise

Sep.7, 2015 - Dutch maker dragonator has created a remarkable 3D printed replica of the iconic AER9 Laser Rife from Fallout franchise. Fortunately, with the help of an excellent tutorial, you can now 3D print your own. More

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

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

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

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

Yogo the Dog receives successful 3D printed leg prosthesis

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

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

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

3D printed bird repellent to save rice farmers’ harvest

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Zortrax emphasize customization with impressive 3D printed loudspeaker

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

MyStemKits takes 3D printing platform for STEM education to Kickstarter

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

3D printing helps London Underground's Victoria Station refurbishment

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

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

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

Injured Brazilian toucan receives custom 3D printed beak prosthetic

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Create your own 3D printed tetrahedral kite with OpenKite

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

NASA releases free 3D printable files for Curiosity Mars Rover

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

MeliesArt develops method for visualizing data as 3D printed sculptures

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Disney produces 3D printed objects with variable elasticity levels

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

UK professor leads effort towards developing 3D printed graphene batteries

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

Create a 3D printed wind-powered USB charger

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Nonprofit Magic Arms launches Indiegogo campaign for 3D printed exoskeleton

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

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

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

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

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

Selective laser melting used to create 3D printed medical implants

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

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

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

US Navy now 3D printing custom drones aboard ships

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Australian 3D printed surfboard startup Disrupt considers expanding to California

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

NPUST first in Taiwan to 3D print animal prosthetics

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

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

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

FMW Fasteners rejects 3D printing as manufacturing technology after survey

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Sintercore unveils new 3D printed Glock 43 magazine extension

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

Design engineer creates a 3D printed portable Nintendo 64

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

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

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

Skraep - Transforming crumpled scrap paper into 3D printed gold

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Create your own 3D printed Gyroman Walking Gyroscope

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Skateboarder creates 3D printed long board hand brake

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Werking launches customizable 3D printed bike mounts for cycling computers

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

3D printed mechanical Victoria Hand for amputees in third world

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Area71 announces 3d printed version of Koenigsegg CCX performance supercar

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Jan Bürstner shares design for awesome 3D printed RC hovercraft

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

3D print your own Japanese Kaiju-inspired pinhole camera

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

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

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

Student creates custom carbon fiber printing robot using 3D printing

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Steinway unveils piano with 3D printed ceramic components in Taiwan

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

3Dponics launches first 3D printable mini medical marijuana garden

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Indian architect Ekaggrat Kalsi is 3D printing with light

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

QalamSila launches Kickstarter for 3D printed construction set app

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Designer duo 3D prints physical version of Angry Birds

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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