3D print your own 'Pirakeet' Pi Zero game console

May.1, 2016 - Thingiverse user Ampersands has remixed Adafruit's popular 3D printed Pocket PiGrrl to create the Pirakeet, a new Gameboy-style retro game console running Retropie. The console was designed to be printable on smaller 3D printers (80 x 104 mm) whilst still being easy to assemble. More

Canadian artist Brendon McNaughton is a miner for a 3D printed heart of gold

May.1, 2016 - Toronto-based artist Brendon McNaughton's recent project Heart of Gold, an actual heart made of gold, was made using 3D scanning and 3D printing technologies and is raising questions about the inequalities that exist in the gold industry, as well as within wealth at large. More

New Destiny 3D print: 5-foot-long Black Spindle sniper rifle

Apr.30, 2016 - Amateur maker and game-lover Lael Lee has built a 3D printed Black Spindle sniper rifle, as found in The Taken King, the latest expansion pack for Bungie's popular Destiny video game. The maker has entered the 5-foot-long 3D print into MyMiniFactory's Playstation design contest. More

'Alessi Goes Digital': an exploration of digital design through the creation of 3D printed pens

Apr.30, 2016 - Italian housewares company Alessi has collaborated with industrial designer Giulio Iacchetti to create a series of 3D printed pens, which explore the possibilities of creating analog objects with digital technologies. The pens each represent a design only capable using digital design and 3D printing. More

3D printed rotary engine restores vintage WWI fighter plane for Topeka museum

Apr.30, 2016 - Huw Thomas, a volunteer at the Topeka Air Combat Museum has recently 3D printed an entire replica of a WWI fighter plane engine on LulzBot Taz 3D printers to help in the vintage aircraft's restoration. The plane replica will be unveiled this week to visitors. More

3D Printed Fire Fly Racing Drones showcase slick and speedy DIY flyer

Apr.30, 2016 - Drones and 3D printing have long since been friends. The new Firefly series of 3D printable drones adds further credence to this with their light-weight, camera ready open drone. More

XRobots returns with most advanced 3D printed BB-8 Droid yet

Apr.29, 2016 - James Bruton of XRobots has nearly finished the 3D printed Star Wars BB-8, Version 3, his most technically advanced and movie-accurate replica to date. More

3D printed Terahertz lens could revolutionise security imaging, useful for detection of concealed plastics and chemicals

Apr.29, 2016 - Researchers from Northwestern University have used 3D printing to develop a novel lens that picks up terahertz frequencies - those occupying a middle ground between microwaves and infrared light waves. It is hoped that the lens could help scientists to better understand the mysterious terahertz waves. More

3D printed dagger appears in Games of Thrones season 6 premiere

Apr.29, 2016 - Shapeways has revealed its prop-building role in the Game of Thrones season six opener, which aired Sunday night on HBO. The 3D printing service used its Frosted Ultra Detail printing material to produce Ellaria Sand's 'Dorne Dagger', which was then hand-painted by GoT Weapons Master Tommy Dunne. More

3D printed drugs could be the 'Uber for chemistry' says UK expert Lee Cronin

Apr.29, 2016 - Chemistry professor at the University of Glasgow Lee Cronin spoke at a 3D printing-themed INTERPHEX conference this week, urging the pharmaceutical industry to adopt 3D printed drugs as a way to dramatically cut costs, improve efficiency, and bring personalized medicine to those in need. More

DARPA TRADES program developing advanced materials with 3D printing and man-machine teaming

Apr.29, 2016 - The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), has been a proponent for the potentials of 3D printing technologies, and now with its TRADES program it has placed its focus on using 3D design and printing technologies to develop new ways to make advanced materials. More

ESA: 3D printed 'moon village' is just the start, 'Mars isn't the ultimate goal. Humans will go further'

Apr.29, 2016 - At a new Space Symposium, ESA director general Johann-Dietrich Wörner elaborated on the ESA plans to establish a 3D printed Moon Village which could act as a stepping stone for subsequent space exploration missions. More

Give your cat a human voice with 3D printed Temptations Catterbox talking cat collar

Apr.29, 2016 - The cat-oriented startup Temptations Lab have just revealed amazing 3D printed Catterbox talking collars, that analyze your cat's meows and plays a fitting human voice recording in response, finally enabling us to completely understand our pets. More

Watch 3D printed objects get crushed by a hydraulic press

Apr.29, 2016 - There comes a time in everyones life when you really want to know what a hydraulic press would do to a 3D print. Thankfully, the Hydraulic Press Channel has your back with their latest episode. More

Honda's Great Journey takes us the road trip of the future with 3D printed driverless cars

Apr.28, 2016 - Inviting us to think outside of the parking lot, Honda has commissioned a series of 3D printed concept car models, created by Ogle Models, that showcase the whimsical and wild future of driverless cars. More

Zweikampf's high performance 3D printed shin guards now live on Kickstarter

Apr.28, 2016 - Austrian startup Zweikampf has launched a Kickstarter campaign for their innovative 3D printed football shin guards. The crowdfunding campaign, which expires on May 17th, 2016 is hoping to raise its goal of '50,000 in order to put their 3D printed shin guards into production. More

UK prosecutor uses 3D printed replica skulls in Ellie Butler murder trial, makes legal history

Apr.28, 2016 - A British prosecutor has used 3D printed replica skulls for the first time in legal history, in order to demonstrate the severe head injuries sustained by six-year-old Ellie Butler, allegedly murdered in 2013 by her father, Ben Butler. The two skulls were presented to the jury today. More

3D printed Star Wars skulls by 3DKitbash coming soon to Kickstarter

Apr.28, 2016 - On May the 4th, 3DKitbash plans to launch a creative Kickstarter campaign for a series of high-quality, 3D printed skulls based on famous aliens from the Star Wars franchise. More

Researchers build first 3D printed superconducting cavity, post promising results

Apr.28, 2016 - A team of researchers at the University of Melbourne has created two 3D printed superconducting aluminum microwave cavities in order to test their electrical properties. Results showed comparable superconductivity between 3D printed and non-printed cavities. More

Palmiga unveils latest 3D printed OpenRC F1 tire design, inspired by Caresto's Hot Rod Jakob

Apr.28, 2016 - Thomas Palm, of Palmiga Innovation, has collaborated with Leif Tufvesson of Caresto to release a set of new 3D printed OpenRC F1 tires, which were inspired by Caresto's Hot Rod Jakob. The files are available through Thingiverse. More

Donald Trump calls for integration of 3D printing, AI and cyberwarfare into US military

Apr.28, 2016 - In a long-awaited foreign policy speech, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump argued that the US military needs to adopt 3D printing, AI and cyberwarfare as part of an effort to make the country's military power unparalleled. More

LLNL 3D printed foam outperforms standard materials in thermal insulation and shock-absorption

Apr.28, 2016 - It's always a good sign when modern advancements in 3D printing prove not only to be able to match what's already out there today, but surpass it. A study by the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory suggests 3D printed foam is superior than the traditional material. More

BMW using 3D scanning and printing to give Team USA a shot at Paralympic Gold

Apr.27, 2016 - BMW has used 3D scanning and 3D printing technology to create high-tech, lightweight, and customized carbon fiber wheelchairs for Team USA athletes competing at the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. More

BigRep unveils DUSTER, a 2-meter-wide 3D printed drone

Apr.27, 2016 - German 3D printer manufacturer BigRep has unveiled DUSTER, a 2-meter-wide 3D printed drone that is as impressively functional as it is large. Made with the BigRep One 3D printer and a combination of carbon thread materials, the DUSTER has applications in industry and agriculture. More

Redditor optimizes Amazon Echo listening comfort with 3D printed ceiling mount

Apr.27, 2016 - One enterprising Redditor has just set up an Etsy shop for a clever 3D printed ceiling mount for the voice-activated Amazon Echo, so you will never have to move it around or repeat your commands ever again. More

25% of Dubai's buildings to be 3D printed by 2030, Dubai ruler Sheikh Mohammed announces

Apr.27, 2016 - Dubai has launched the "Dubai 3D Printing Strategy", a unique global initiative that will exploit 3D printing technology across three key sectors: 3D printed construction, 3D printed medical applications, and 3D printed medical goods. A key goal of the project is to have 25% or more of all buildings 3D printed by the year 2030. More

Thai cement maker SCG develops an elegant 3m-tall 3D printed “pavilion” home, 21st C. Cave

Apr.27, 2016 - A group of pioneering building developers led by Thai architect Pitupong Chaowakul has just completed a gorgeous 21st century cave structure, which questions construction conventions about what a home actually looks like. More

South Korea to set up $20M research project for 3D printed ship development in Ulsan

Apr.27, 2016 - The South Korean Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy has chosen the industrial hub of Ulsan to house the immensely ambitious five-year plan to develop complete 3D printed ships and offshore navy equipment. More

Nano Dimension survey reveals potentials for 3D printing PCB prototypes

Apr.26, 2016 - 3D printed electronics company, Nano Dimension Ltd. has recently released the findings of their 'Printer Readiness Survey', which shows the benefits 3D printing could offer companies for the prototyping of PCBs. Currently, about 93% of companies use external PCB prototyping services, which makes for high costs, and long turnaround times. More

German railway company Deutsche Bahn to set up supply chain for 3D printed spare parts

Apr.26, 2016 - German national railway company Deutsche Bahn has set up the Mobility goes Additive collaboration to explore the possibilities of a 3D printing supply chain for spare parts for trains that have been in operation for decades. More

Bring 3D printed robots to life with 'Ziro' hand-controlled robotics kit

Apr.26, 2016 - Tech startup ZeroUI, based in San Jose, California, has launched an Indiegogo campaign for Ziro, the 'world's first hand-controlled robotics kit'. The modular kit has been designed to bring 3D printed creations to life, and has already surpassed its $30,000 campaign goal. More

Paw in order: 3D printing aids recovery of 3-year-old Patch the cat

Apr.25, 2016 - 3D printing has once again proved the purr-fect solution for cats in need, with veterinary specialists from the Polish city of Łódź using the technology to create prototype prosthetic paws for a handicapped cat named Łatka—'Patch', in English. The operation was the first of its kind in Poland. More

How to make your custom 3D printed jewelry business a success

Apr.25, 2016 - If you are an aspiring 3D printed jewelry designer or have recently started your own 3D printed custom jewelry startup, 3D printer company Formlabs has some tips for you on how to make your business a success through exceptional customer experience and attention to detail. More

GE fires up world's largest jet engine, 3D printed fuel nozzles put through paces

Apr.25, 2016 - General Electric has started testing its GE9X jet engine, currently the world's largest, at a test site near Peebles, Ohio. The engine, whose front fan spans 11 feet (3.35 meters) in diameter, contains 19 3D printed fuel nozzles. More

Stratasys presents Wolfkiam and Polyomino, the first artworks created on the new J750 3D Printer

Apr.25, 2016 - 3D printing company Stratasys has demonstrated the amazing capabilities of their new J750 multi-color, multi-material 3D printer by unveiling two stunning artworks made with the machine: 'Wolfkiam" by designer Nick Ervinck, and 'Polyomino' by Jose Sanchez. More

3D bioprinted mini-brains reveal how Zika virus attacks fetal brains

Apr.25, 2016 - Researchers from the Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore have just made an important step towards curing the Zika virus, by using 3D bioprinted minibrains to see exactly how the infection process in fetuses takes place. More

3D printing helps Shine the miniature horse trot happily again

Apr.25, 2016 - The story of Shine, a sweet miniature horse, would have been a tragic one if it weren't for the help and dedication of a team of veterinarians from Colorado State University's James L. Voss Veterinary Teaching Hospital and the capabilities of 3D printing technologies. More

colorFabb launches industrial-grade Stacker S4 3D printer at Hannover Messe

Apr.25, 2016 - Dutch filament specialists colorFabb will unveil their industrial-grade Stacker S4 3D printer at the Hannover Messe this week, a 3D printer capable of printing temperatures of 300 degrees Celsius that can work with every filament on the market, including colorFabb's copolyester materials. More

3D printed tumor-cloning device could lead to more effective cancer treatments

Apr.25, 2016 - Two NDSU pharmacy students have developed a 3D printed device that can clone cancer tumors. The cloned tumors could be used to test anti-cancer drugs and provide more personalized cancer treatment options. More

Bra Theory is developing 3D modeled bras to give you the perfect fit

Apr.24, 2016 - To help give women more options for bra sizing and to improve the comfort and support of each bra, Mona Zhang, a Princeton graduate, has decided to take matters into her own hands by creating custom sized bras based off of 3D models of women's boobs with her new company Bra Theory. More

Silvia Fado's 3D printed shoes are as stunning as they are innovative

Apr.24, 2016 - Within the realm of 3D printed fashion, some of the coolest, most innovative designs have come about through the design of 3D printed shoes, as a number of innovative designers have used the technology to create unique wearables that could easily be considered works of art. Among those innovative designers is Silvia Fado, who has consistently combined fashion with architecture, and 3D printing with traditional shoe making practices to make some seriously stunning women's footwear. More

Man 3D prints beautiful and functional violin on his hobbyist ROBO 3D printer

Apr.24, 2016 - 3D print enthusiasts have been printing instruments for years now. For the most part, the best results have come from professional printers. DIYer Andrew Murrell has changed that by creating a masterpiece on nothing but his hobbyist ROBO 3D printer. More

3DTie launches 3D printed necktie collection for the 21st century man

Apr.23, 2016 - 3DTie is a collection of ingenious 3D printed neckties made on a desktop 3D printer from PLA filament. Due to their unique, interlocking design, the 3D printed ties bend and move just like fabric, and come in a wide variety of designs to allow wearer's to express their style. More

3D printing could be Pendleton Marines' next recruit

Apr.23, 2016 - The Marines of 1st Maintenance Battalion, Combat Logistics Regiment 15, 1st Marine Logistics Group, have been using 3D printers to produce replacement parts for broken equipment. Tests have shown that 3D printing could be an asset for the Marine Corps in both garrison and battlefield environments. More

3D printing news roundup: April 22, 2016

Apr.22, 2016 - Airbus APWorks begins testing its MetalFAB1 metal 3D printing system from Additive Industries, GE Power opens a new Advanced Manufacturing Works in South Carolina, and Canadian 3D printing service Agile Manufacturing acquires a massive SLA 3D printer. More

Hackers 3D print 'restricted' keys using publicly-available patents

Apr.22, 2016 - A group of lock-picking hackers based in Melbourne, Australia, has used images from publicly available patent sites to 3D print working replicas of so-called 'restricted' keys. More

Earth Day 2016: 10 3D printing projects contributing to a greener planet

Apr.22, 2016 - To celebrate Earth Day 2016, we've listed some of the top 3D printed projects and initiatives that are contributing to a more sustainable, green, and healthy environment for all. More

3D printing helps Polish cybernetics researchers create fully functional artificial heart

Apr.22, 2016 - Researchers from the Cybernetics Department of the Military University of Technology in Warsaw and the Optoelectronics Department of the Silesian University of Technology have been using 3D printed heart models for research purposes. Each heart model was made with a Zortrax M200 3D printer. More

Shell unveils 3D printed, ultra-efficient 'Project M' concept city car based on Gordon Murray's T25

Apr.22, 2016 - Shell has unveiled a new ultra-compact, energy efficient concept car as part of 'Project M', a collaboration with Gordon Murray Design and Geo Technology. The new vehicle, based on Gordon Murray's T.25 city car, contains a number of 3D printed components. More

NASA tests 3D printed methane-powered turbopump that could pave the way to Mars

Apr.22, 2016 - NASA has successfully tested a 3D printed turbopump, one of the most complex 3D printed rocket engine parts ever made, using liquid methane. The results could pave the way for future methane-fueled Mars landers. More

Life-saving 4D printed tracheal stent used during surgery on 46-year-old Chinese woman

Apr.22, 2016 - Surgeons in the Tang Du Hospital in Xi'an have just used a 4D printed tracheal stent to save the life of a 46-year-old Chinese woman with severe a respiratory obstruction, and have become the first in China to use 4D printing in a clinical situation. More

How 3D printing could potentially advance Alzheimer's research

Apr.22, 2016 - In seeing the impact 3D printing has made in the medical field, we at 3Ders asked ourselves what the potentials of 3D printing could be in regards to a poorly understood, but quite common disease: Alzheimer's. More

Russia could use 3D printing to build a base on the Moon

Apr.21, 2016 - According to the head of its national Center for the Study of Natural Substances, Russia could use 3D printing and a patented 'gyroscopic mill' to build a habitable base on the polar region of the Moon. Settlers would create a powdered 3D printing material from processed lunar regolith. More

Siemens unveils cluster of 3D printing spider robots

Apr.21, 2016 - A team of researchers from the Princeton campus of Siemens Corporate Technology has created a cluster of spider-like 3D printing robots. The spider-bots, dubbed SiSpis, have been designed to work autonomously and collaboratively, and can even recharge themselves. More

Daniel Warnecke brings classical paintings to life with 3D printed sculptures

Apr.21, 2016 - UK artist Daniel Warnecke will be showcasing his remarkable reimagined and 3D printed versions of classic paintings and photographs in three London galleries. More

SD3D spends over 3000 printing hours on record-breaking 'The Largest 3D Printed City' model

Apr.21, 2016 - San Diego 3D printing service SD3D has just completed work on a record breaking 3D printed city model depicting the vast client portfolio of Aon, which took more than 3,000 printing hours to make. More

Fab City, sustainable & self-sufficient cities project opened its doors in Amsterdam

Apr.21, 2016 - The Fab City sustainable cities project has opened its doors in Amsterdam to showcase a wide variety of urban technological innovations, including the metal 3D printer by MX3D and a concrete 3D printer operated by BAM. More

GCODE.Clay explores digital design and art through 3D printed ceramics

Apr.21, 2016 - A number of artists have begun to work with 3D printing, using the technological medium as a way to explore notions of art, the maker, and digital automated culture. In a recent artistic endeavour, Berkeley, California based design studio Rael San Fratello, have continued this exploration with their 3D printed pottery project entitled GCODE.Clay. More

3D printed replicas of 5000-year-old Ötzi the Iceman set to tour the US

Apr.21, 2016 - The three 3D printed medical-grade replicas made of the famous Ötzi the Iceman by Materialise and US paleo artist Gary Staab are set to travel to the US, with one becoming part of a travelling exhibition that starts in North Caroline in October 2017. More

NASA researching aerosol jet tech for 3D printed densely populated electronic assemblies

Apr.20, 2016 - A group of NASA researchers at the Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland, is assessing the potential of aerosol jet printing (direct-write manufacturing) for creating 3D printed detector assemblies. The technology could also be used to print antennas and other hardware directly onto spacecraft. More

Israel Defense Forces using 3D printing to restore 30-year-old Air Force planes

Apr.20, 2016 - The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) are using 3D printers to restore or recycle decades-old equipment, with the Israeli Air Force (IAF) benefitting most fully from the initiative. The IAF's Aerial Maintenance Unit (AMU) is presently 3D printing replacement parts for aircraft up to 30 years old. More

Airbus receives first two highly efficient LEAP-1A engines featuring 3D printed fuel nozzles

Apr.20, 2016 - European aircraft manufacturers Airbus have just received the first two LEAP-1A engines for their next-gen Airbus A320neo passenger jets, which feature 3D printed superalloy fuel nozzles and are far more fuel efficient than currently used engines. More

Northwell Health plans spinoff of body-part 3D bioprinting venture

Apr.20, 2016 - A promising 3D bioprinting solution by Northwell Health researchers has just won The Northwell Innovation Contest and $100,000 in funding, and will be turned into a separate company to further commercialize the technology. More

Loughborough project aims to produce personalized, 3D printed fashion in 24 hours or less

Apr.20, 2016 - Loughborough University and global garment manufacturer Yeh Group have teamed up for the 3D Fashion project, which seeks to design and create personalized 3D printed clothing and shoes ethically, sustainably, and on-demand within 24 hours. More

3D printed Lego-inspired modules could help democratize microfluidic technology

Apr.19, 2016 - Researchers from Cardiff University have proven that it is possible to create complex microfluidic devices using a cheap and commercially-available FDM 3D printer. More

Philip the 'lucky duck' is walking again thanks to 3D printed feet

Apr.19, 2016 - Philip the duck, like a number of animals before him, has been given a new lease on life thanks to the kindness of a few people and the capabilities of 3D printing technologies. More

3D printed prototype of Aurora and DARPA's VTOL X-Plane takes flight

Apr.19, 2016 - Aurora Flight Sciences, commissioned by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), has announced that it has successfully flown a subscale vehicle demonstrator (SVD) or prototype of its VTOL X-Plane, which was made with the help of 3D printing technologies. More

3D Printed Band-Aids could reduce the spread of drug resistant bacteria

Apr.19, 2016 - If the decreasing effectiveness of 20th century wonder drug penicillin is any indication, our fight against dangerous bacteria is not over yet. Researchers at the Nanchang University have developed a 3D printable bandaid that allows release control of their anti-bacterial strategies. More

April 18th: 3D printing news roundup

Apr.18, 2016 - Today was a busy day in the 3D printing world, with new 3D printers unveiled, design contests opened, and updates provided about one of the most exciting 3D printing gadgets of the year. More

Experience the sci-fi future of 3D bioprinting with artist Floris Kaayk’s The Modular Project

Apr.18, 2016 - In The Modular Body project, Dutch visual artist Floris Kaayk shares a multi-layered media platform packed with videos detailing the birth and life of the fictional and blood-sucking Oscar organism, the world's first 3D bioprinted lifeform. More

British Royal Navy uses 3D printed drone to navigate through ice in the Antarctic

Apr.18, 2016 - The British Royal Navy has just revealed that they have successfully tested a 3D printed drone in the frozen seas of the Antarctic, where it was used as a long-range reconnaissance tool that can help ships find their way through the thick ice. More

Boeing files patent for artificial 3D printed ice blocks used for next-gen flight testing

Apr.18, 2016 - In a new patent application, Boeing details their plans for artificial 3D printed ice shapes made from plastic or composite materials which simulate a variety of icy conditions and be used for much more detailed aircraft certification processes. More

2-year-old Maia to become world's first patient to receive functional 3D printed ear

Apr.18, 2016 - Project Maia is about to kick off at the Queensland University of Technology in Australia, in which researchers will develop a functional 3D printed ear for a two-year-old girl born with just one ear. More

McDonald's 'Always Working' ad brought to life with 3D printing and stop-motion animation

Apr.17, 2016 - McDonald's, known for their creative and original advertising, has recently launched a set of ad spots about their new and improved Happy Meal which features stop motion and 3D printed characters. More

3D printed dragon door knocker is artist Sonia Verdu's latest fiery creation

Apr.17, 2016 - Spanish artist Sonia Verdu has created a 3D printed 'dragon knocker', an imitation iron door knocker shaped like the head of a dragon. The designer has shared her process and 3D printing files on Instructables. More

Student shares beautiful trading cards of four 3D printable viruses

Apr.17, 2016 - Biology PhD student Eleanor Lutz from the University of Washington has just shared four very cool trading cards of viruses, which can also be 3D printed as fantastic educational models. More

Open-source 3D printed WireBeings robot allows for voice controlled wifi functionality at a bargain

Apr.17, 2016 - The emergence of open-source componential technology and 3D printing has brought the price of robotics down without sacrificing ability in recent years. A new 3D printed Arduino powered chasis by WireBeings illustrates this point point yet again. More

Gray Kid the parrot eats again after receiving a 3D printed beak at Chinese zoo

Apr.17, 2016 - Gray Kid the parrot, one of the residents of the Nanjing Hongshan Forest Zoo in China, has been given a chance at a normal life after receiving a 3D printed beak that lets him eat normally again. More

Yale 3D prints 3,800 year old Babylonian geometry tablet, to be used in classrooms

Apr.16, 2016 - Yale University's Babylonian Collection has partnered with the IPCH to 3D scan and print a 3,800 year old geometric tablet that shows Old Babylonian society understood the Pythagorean theorem and other mathematical principles. More

Portuguese maker 3D prints working replica of Hidden Blade from Assassin's Creed

Apr.16, 2016 - Portuguese engineer Jo'o Duarte has 3D printed an amazing tribute to the Assassin's Creed video game franchise, an actually functioning hidden sliding blade from Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag with OTF mechanism. More

Google engineers create WebUSB API to connect USB devices securely to the web

Apr.16, 2016 - Google engineers Reilly Grant and Ken Rockot have just submitted a proposal for WebUSB API, which would make it a lot easier for developers of 3D printers and other hardware to safely configure and update USB-based devices through a web application. More

Guido Salimbeni's 3D artworks bring traditional painting to life with 3D printing

Apr.16, 2016 - Guido Salimbeni is an Italian artist based in Florence who has worked with both traditional oil painting and modern 3D modeling and printing techniques. His artworks represent a merging of old and new and showcase the aesthetic possibilities of introducing a new technical method, 3D printing, to an age-old form of art, painting. More

Gartner: 65% of supply chain professionals to invest in 3D printing

Apr.15, 2016 - A recent Gartner report on 3D printing and supply chains has revealed that 65% of supply chain professionals are using or will invest in 3D printing within the next two years, and that 29% said the 'primary value' of 3D printing is in transforming the customer experience. More

Reduce 3D print failures with this clever 3D printer error detection & correction system

Apr.15, 2016 - Chris Barr, an engineering and 3D printing blogger from Adelaide, Australia, has used magnetic encoders to create a 3D printer error detection system. According to Barr, the modification could be used to minimize errors caused by overheating stepper drivers, belt slips, and accidental filament buildup. More

Dutch Minister for Economic Affairs Henk Kamp tests 3D printed steel bicycle

Apr.15, 2016 - At the sixth edition of the Innovation Expo in Amsterdam, the Dutch Minister for Economic Affairs Henk Kamp took the 3D printed steel Arc Bicycle for a test ride. More

Utrecht University's 'Tissue Factory' perform test with 3D bioprinted rabbit shoulder implant

Apr.15, 2016 - The 3D bioprinting specialists from the University of Utrecht's Tissue Factory have developed a hydrogel that is perfect for creating bone and cartilage implants, and have already tested the material with a rabbit shoulder implant. More

3D printed Tracer gun from Overwatch gets electronic redesign

Apr.15, 2016 - 3D designer Simone Fontana has teamed up with Adafruit experts to create a 3D printed Tracer Gun 2.0 with smartphone-controlled electronics that allow it to light up just like in the game. More

BoxBotix 3-in-1 3D printed modular core lets you hover, soar or drive around with ease

Apr.15, 2016 - The emergence of modular technology allows hackers and makers to develop powerful new technology thanks to adaptable sensors and 3D printed components. BoxBotix wants to take the modular philosophy to the RC world by introducing their 3-in-1 module. More

Rice University students develop force-testing device for 3D printed prosthetic hands

Apr.14, 2016 - A team of students from Rice University calling themselves Carpal Diem has developed a force testing device to ensure that 3D printed prosthetic hands made for children are as efficient as possible. They are hoping to introduce their project to the e-NABLE community. More

byFlow serves delicious five course 3D printed meal at pop-up restaurant

Apr.14, 2016 - During the 3D Food Printing Conference held in Venlo earlier this week, Dutch food 3D printing startup byFlow teamed up with Spanish chef Mateo Blanch to serve an exclusive 3D printed five course meal in a pop-up restaurant. More

LA Dodgers make MLB history with 3D printed helmet logos

Apr.14, 2016 - Florida-based 3D printing firm Dimension Works and sportswear specialist Pro Helmet Decals have together made Major League Baseball history by producing 3D printed embossed logos for the LA Dodgers' new matte-finish helmets. The logos were printed on an EnvisionTEC Ultra 3SP 3D Printer. More

China's first zero-gravity 3D printing experiment successfully completed

Apr.14, 2016 - Though NASA has been experimenting with zero-gravity 3D printing for some time, China is not far behind and has just successfully completed an extensive testing program for their own zero-gravity 3D printer at a test site in France. More

3D printed flying 'Robirds': an incredible new breed of scarecrow

Apr.14, 2016 - Dutch company Clear Flight Solutions is a provider of remote control 3D printed birds, which can be used on farms, airports, and other locations to scare off real birds. The Materialise-produced 'Robirds' are laser sintered in glass-filled polyamide and hand-painted for realism. More

Blowing bubbles! 9-year-old's 3D printed wand tested by Obama at White House Science Fair

Apr.14, 2016 - At the annual White House Science Fair, the nine-year-old and ambitious Jacob Leggette from Baltimore impressed President Obama with a variety of 3D printed creations, including a functional bubble blowing wand. More

3D printed medical models can change our understanding of animal anatomy

Apr.14, 2016 - A team of Danish researchers from the University of Aarhus have completed a study that shows that biologists and archeologists can vastly increase their understanding of animal and fossil anatomy with the help of 3D scanning and 3D printed models. More

3D printed infographics add a touch of playfulness to company's annual report

Apr.14, 2016 - Belgian biopharmaceutical company Ablynx has again enlisted the help of creative design studio Coming Soon to create a series of inspired and amusing 3D printed infographics for their annual report. More

Beautifully detailed 3D printed moon brings lunar light into your home

Apr.13, 2016 - MOON is the first topographically accurate lunar globe that displays actual lunar-phases in real-time. The 1/20 scale Moon replica includes every known crater, ridge, and mountain in stunning detail, and was created using 3D CAD and 3D printing technology. More

64-year-old Israeli cancer patient receives 3D printed jaw implant

Apr.13, 2016 - A 64-year-old man from Tiberias, Israel, has become one of the first people in the country to receive a titanium 3D printed jaw prosthetic thanks to maxillofacial surgeons at the Baruch Padeh Medical Center and 3D printing specialists from A.B. Dental. More

Toyota uBox, the car designed for Generation Z, features 3D printed dashboard

Apr.13, 2016 - Toyota has just revealed their uBox car concept, featuring a bold design and an interior that can be fully customized with 3D printing, all aimed at catching the eye of the busy and big spending Generation Z. More

Fully customizable 3D Printed Deadpool Knife Block impresses on Instructables

Apr.13, 2016 - Sometimes you just need a better place for your knives. Instructables user BrittLiv thought that one day and was inspired to learn the ins and outs of free 3D modelling software to 3D print a Deadpool Knife Block. More

GE uses 3D printing to prototype desk-size carbon dioxide turbine that can power a small town

Apr.13, 2016 - Engineers from GE Global Research have used 3D printing to prototype a very compact, clean and efficient turbine that can use heat waste and carbon dioxide to provide power to around 10,000 homes. More

German company shapeWerk 3D prints amazing custom terrain maps

Apr.13, 2016 - In recent years, 3D printing technologies have opened the doors for some innovative landscape model projects. German company shapeWerk is one of those as it is using 3D scanning and printing technologies to create amazing custom terrain maps based off of elevation data and aerial 3D scans. More

Google awards $20 million to 3D printing and tech solutions for people with disabilities

Apr.13, 2016 - Google.org has announced the official winners of the Google Impact Challenge: Disabilities. Amongst the 29 global nonprofits are several organizations using the power of 3D printing to create meaningful change in people's lives. More

FrieslandCampina and Wageningen University 3D print protein-rich, dairy-based foods

Apr.12, 2016 - Researchers from the Laboratory of Food Process Engineering at Wageningen University and FrieslandCampina are researching methods for 3D printing protein-rich foods using sodium caseinate, a high-quality protein found in'milk. More

Does the 3D printed 'NextGen spaceframe' represent the future of automobile design?

Apr.12, 2016 - EDAG Engineering, Laser Zentrum Nord, Concept Laser, and the BLM Group have created the 3D printed, bionically optimized NextGen spaceframe, a lightweight and flexible car body produced using a combination of additive manufacturing, laser welding, and laser bending techniques. More

3D printed knee model to evaluate patellar disorders and surgical approaches

Apr.12, 2016 - A group of researchers has developed a new, low-cost method for studying knee pain and immobility caused by abnormal movement of the patella. The method used a realistic 3D printed model knee and 3D printed navigation system. More

Osiris BioMed 3D developing a 'Mobile 3D Print Container' to be deployed in natural disaster zones

Apr.12, 2016 - Osiris BioMed 3D has recently announced, at the opening of New York's Inside 3D Printing event, that it will be developing a sort of mobile 3D printing container, to be used in case of emergencies and natural disasters. More

Chinese students 3D prints three gorgeous bone structure dresses inspired by Greek mythology

Apr.12, 2016 - At the Wuhan Textile University Fashion Week, Chinese fashion design student Tang Xiao showcased three gorgeous 3D printed dresses, all featuring white bone-like structures inspired by the Sirens of Greek mythology. More

Bamboo Bicycle Club 3D prints a bamboo-framed bike in just 8 hours

Apr.12, 2016 - At an open event at the Design Museum in London, the biking enthusiasts from the Bamboo Bicycle Club have successfully 3D printed and ridden a bamboo-framed bike that offers us a glimpse of the future of bicycles. More

Pockulus is a $49 smartphone-free, portable DIY VR headset with 3D printed facemask

Apr.12, 2016 - Oakland hardware specialists Next Thing have transformed their CHIP circuit board into the low cost, smartphone-free VR headset called Pockulus, which is perfect for playing retro games and is completed with a 3D printed headset. More

Austrian startup Zweikampf unveils super thin 3D printed shin-guards

Apr.11, 2016 - In an innovative step towards the optimization of soccer sports equipment, Austrian startup Zweikampf is introducing a new type of highly protective but physically inconspicuous 3D printed shin guards, which could potentially change the game. More

New Balance to sell 44 pairs of $400 3D printed 'Zante Generate' shoes ahead of Boston Marathon

Apr.11, 2016 - Footwear giant New Balance today announced the launch of its 3D printed Zante Generate running shoe. 44 pairs will be made available on Friday, April 15, both online and at the New Balance store in Boston, to commemorate the 44th anniversary of chairman Jim Davis' acquisition of the company. More

'Smart' 3D printed spray can allows inexperienced users to paint giant murals

Apr.11, 2016 - While robots have been designed to take over many of our menial tasks in life, there is one sphere of production that has for the most part remained dependant on the human element: the production of art. Now, however, thanks to researchers from Dartmouth University, large-scale spray painted murals, can be done by a robot. More

RetroFab system retrofits and connects appliances using 3D printed proxy interfaces and sensors

Apr.11, 2016 - A team of researchers collaborating with Autodesk Research have developed RetroFab, a system which provides users with a design and fabrication environment through which they can easily retrofit and repurpose their existing physical appliances and interfaces using 3D scanning and 3D printing technologies. More

Report:​ 3D printing creates unprecedented range of military threats

Apr.11, 2016 - Though 3D printing can significantly boost military innovation, a new report by retired US Marine Corps officer T.X. Hammes argues that it also creates wide range of new military threats from smaller nations, insurgents and terrorists. More

Flexible 3D printed Bend splint to facilitate common finger fracture treatment

Apr.11, 2016 - A team of researchers from Singapore reveals that we don't need to immobilize our finger after a dislocation or fracture, as their innovative 3D printed Bend splint allows for limited movement of the finger while healing. More

3D printed bioceramic implants for bone repair to enter market soon

Apr.11, 2016 - European research project RESTORATION has developed a 3D printed, fully resorbable bioceramic plug that could be used in minimally invasive surgeries to treat arthritis. The product is being further developed by JRI Orthopaedics and could enter the market within a few years. More

3D printed heart model helps save 5-day-old baby

Apr.11, 2016 - A 5-day-old baby boy was rushed to the St. Petersburg State Paediatric University Hospital in Russia with a life-threatening congenital heart defect known as Taussig-Bing malformation. A 3D printed heart model helped the doctors and baby's parents confidently move forward through two successful surgeries. More

LoRaWAN network offers low-cost solution for connecting 3D printed devices to the Internet of Things

Apr.9, 2016 - Dutch specialists have just installed the first LoRaWAN antenna in Zwolle, and believe that this alternative, low cost and efficient internet source could be key in realizing commercial 3D printed wearables, sensors and the adoption of the Internet of Things. More

Baby's first 3D printed sword proves it's never too early to cosplay

Apr.9, 2016 - Matthew Harrell, a.k.a Targ, has 3D printed an epically-adorable miniature sword rattle for his 8-month-old son. Made from non-toxic and kid-safe materials, the 3D printed baby sword rattler will deck out your kids before they can even say the word "cosplay." More

3D printed 'Encode Ring' turns your voice into jewelry

Apr.9, 2016 - The team of designers behind Japanese 3D printing service 3Dwave has unveiled its latest product. The Encode Ring is a personalized 3D printed ring shaped like the sound wave of the customer's voice, created using audio data from a user-uploaded three-second video. More

Charlene Thuring & 3D Concept Studio create Sri Lanka's first 3D printed wedding dress

Apr.9, 2016 - Sri Lankan fashion designer Charlene Thuring, founder of c.h.a.r.l.e.n.e partnered with local additive manufacturing firm 3D Concept Studio to create Sri Lanka's very first (and exceptionally stunning) 3D printed wedding dress. More

Doorways: a 3D printed homage to H.P. Lovecraft and classic horror fiction

Apr.8, 2016 - 3D artist Shane Bevin is working on a 3D printed tribute to classic horror fiction writer H.P. Lovecraft. Titled 'Doorways', the work comments on the hidden horrors that lurk just below the surface of everyday life. More

'Plastigrapher' Paul Mahoney redefines 3D art with 3Doodler 3D printing pen

Apr.8, 2016 - Paul Mahoney, the recipient of 3Doodler's 2015 Mixed Media Award, has made some truly impressive and inspiring pieces of art using the popular 3D printing pen. He has even coined a new term for his artistic medium: Plastigraphy. More

Nia Technologies and Vorum join forces to bring 3D printed prosthetics to children in Uganda

Apr.8, 2016 - Canadian non-profit social enterprise Nia Technologies and prosthetic design software specialists Vorum have joined forces to bring a production system for 3D printed prosthetics to children in Uganda, where more than 90,000 disabled children are in need. More

ORNL and TU collaborate with high schoolers to create 3D printed self-locking nail

Apr.8, 2016 - Researchers from ORNL and the Tennessee University have taken time off from their busy schedules to help two local high school students prototype and 3D print a very clever design for a self-locking nail. More

Skafoldo: Unfold and Materialise reimagine support structures as 3D printed art

Apr.7, 2016 - For Milan Design Week 2016, Belgian design studio Unfold and Materialise partnered to create Skafoldo, an art project that asks if 3D printed support structures can be as beautiful as they are utilitarian. More

Alcoa to supply Airbus with metal 3D printed airplane parts

Apr.7, 2016 - Alcoa has today announced an agreement with Airbus Group to supply 3D printed titanium fuselage and engine pylon components for Airbus' commercial aircrafts as early as mid-2016. More

Michael Ruddy reveals secrets behind his 3D printed 'Captain Hook' hook

Apr.7, 2016 - Veteran prop artist Michael Ruddy of Hero Complex Props has just revealed some of the key techniques he uses to achieve high quality results on his amazing 3D printed 'Captain Hook' hook. More

New 3D Printed Pip-boy 3000 Mark II hits Instructables with more bells and whistles than ever

Apr.7, 2016 - The Fallout video game series has attracted 3D printing enthusiasts for years now. The newest DIY 3D printed Pip-boy 3000, the game's infamous arm command console, has just been released with almost as many features as the real thing. More

Materialise and HOYA Vision Care develop 3D printed eye care technology

Apr.7, 2016 - Belgian 3D printing company Materialise has recently announced an exciting new partnership with HOYA Vision Care to develop innovative visualization and eye testing technologies that could change the nature of eye care and your next visit to the optometrist. More

GE’s $200M ‘Brilliant’ 3D printing factory in Pune, India to develop critical end-use parts

Apr.7, 2016 - GE's $200 million, Multi-Modal advanced manufacturing facility in Pune, India, could revolutionize 3D printing and cause a ripple effect in the country's manufacturing industry. The giant facility, located in Pune, near Mumbai, covers 67 acres. More

Roger Bacon Eyewear: An eyewear 3D printed to perfectly fit your face, now coming to US market

Apr.7, 2016 - Dutch startup Roger Bacon Eyewear is changing the very nature of eyewear, with a 3D scanning and 3D printing process that enables clients to order a perfectly-fitting pair of glasses that meets all their wishes and facial features perfectly. They are now coming for the US market. More

Grab a coffee with Stephen Fry thanks to 3D printed coffee art

Apr.7, 2016 - Stephen Fry has been named the UK's #1 dream coffee date. To celebrate, CEL, makers of the Robox 3D printer, have 3D printed a coffee stencil of the actor's face so that anyone can have their coffee with a side of Fry. More

Noordung's e-bike features a novel 3D printed powerbox that lets you listen to music while you ride

Apr.7, 2016 - Slovenian startup Noordung is designing a new type of e-bike system using 3D printing technologies. The system not only powers your bike, but works as a sound system, making biking and listening to music safer than ever. More

PyroGenesis to set up independent company for its 3D printable metal powder production department

Apr.7, 2016 - Canadian plasma systems developer PyroGenesis, who have only just moved into 3D printable powders last year, have just announced that they will be moving that department into a new, unnamed company that will begin production in Q3 2016. More

RZR: redesigning the classic men's razor with 3D printing

Apr.7, 2016 - The RZR is a high quality, all metal, wet shaving system that comes with a lifetime warranty and was created using rapid prototyping and 3D printing technology. More

Havenlabs to help US war veterans with flexible & customizable 3D printed prosthetics

Apr.6, 2016 - The very young and inspiring startup Havenlabs is one step closer towards providing US war veterans with very flexible and customizable 3D printed prosthetics, after receiving GoFundMe backing and a with Google office scholarship. More

3D printer company MakerBot downsizes Brooklyn production space by more than 25%

Apr.6, 2016 - MakerBot Industries, the trailblazing New York City-based 3D printer company, has vacated over 65,000 square feet of its Industry City production premises. The company now occupies about 135,000 square feet at the property, 40% less than it had at its peak. More

3D printed Weebo from Flubber can talk, take pictures, and let you relive a childhood classic

Apr.6, 2016 - 3D printing engineer Ed Zarick is designing and building a functional Weebo from the Disney classic Flubber. The 3D printed replica will be able to talk, take and print photos, project films, and even simulate flight, just like in the film. More

MIT creates first ever 3D printed hydraulic robots that can walk out of the printer

Apr.6, 2016 - Researchers from MIT's CSAIL have developed the first ever 3D printed robots made from both solid and liquid materials. The hydraulic-powered 3D printed robots can virtually 'walk right out' of the machine with no assembly required. More

BonaDrone's 3D printed Mosquito drone officially launches on Indiegogo

Apr.6, 2016 - For our readers who have been anxiously awaiting the launch of BonaDrone's 3D printed, modular Mosquito Drone since we last wrote about it, now is the chance to get involved, as their crowdfunding campaign has just launched on Indiegogo. More

New 3D printer filaments Arnitel & Novamid ID come packed with flexibility & temperature resistance in mind

Apr.6, 2016 - The diversification of 3D printer materials on the FDM side is essential to pushing the industry forward. Two new filaments, the flexible Arnitel ID and rigid temperature resistent Novamid ID are getting ready to launch in May thanks to a newly formed partnership. More

The Next Rembrandt: 17th century artist brought back to life with 3D printed painting

Apr.5, 2016 - Using deep learning algorithms, facial recognition software, and 3D scanning and 3D printing technology, experts from Microsoft, TU Delft and the art community have 3D printed a brand new Rembrandt painting titled The Next Rembrandt. More

3D printing guru Michael Curry harnesses wind power with 3D printed turbine and generator

Apr.5, 2016 - The Kansas City-based 3D printing guru Michael Curry has harnessed the power of the wind with the 3D printed Whirligig wind turbine, to which he attached a generator made from an old 17 NEMA stepper motor. More

MediPrint's 3D-printed NovaCast is breathable and lightweight, could replace itchy, smelly plaster casts in the future

Apr.5, 2016 - The Mexican medical 3D printing startup MediPrint is developing the 3D printed NovaCast, a lightweight alternative for unhygienic plaster casts that can be removed, washed, customized and is far less cumbersome. More

Open-source motorcycle Tinker to include 3D printed trick-parts in upcoming city edition

Apr.5, 2016 - Makerspaces and FabLabs around the world are providing the tools to custom manufacture things unthinkable only a few years ago. Jack Lennie's Tinker is following in this tradition by utilizing locally available fabrication tools to produce a motorcycle kit that can be completed with minimal know-how. More

Otterbox achieves 8-week product cycles with new Stratasys J750 3D printer

Apr.5, 2016 - The immense prototyping power of the high speed, multi-material, multi-color J750 3D printer by Stratasys already looked great on power, but is now further emphasized by the Beta testing program by smartphone case developer Otterbox. More

This 3D printed bell illuminates whenever God is mentioned on Twitter

Apr.5, 2016 - Diego Zaks, an artist from New York, has built an art installation consisting of a digital display and 3D printed bell. The bell illuminates whenever somebody tweets with the hashtag #God, an occurrence which takes place roughly every two seconds. More

This 3D printed PET safe designed for mining industry is both secure and undetectable

Apr.4, 2016 - 24 Hour Locksmith Brisbane, an Australian locksmithing and security specialist, has created a high-security 3D printed safe. The PET container has been designed for use with sensitive electronic equipment and in areas of high radiation, where traditional metal safes could prove hazardous. More

3D printed drone-in-a-phone by Buzz Technology among finalists of British Inventors Project 2016

Apr.4, 2016 - Inventor Senake Atureliya of Buzz Technology was among the finalists of last weekend's British Inventors Project 2016, thanks to two intriguing 3D printed smartphone camera solutions: the Drone-in-a-Phone and Cam-on-a-Cable. More

Netherlands to unveil full-size T. Rex skeleton that highlights 3D printed missing bones

Apr.4, 2016 - Researchers from the Naturalis Biodiversity Center in Leiden, The Netherlands have partnered with Ultimaker to 3D print the missing bones from a T. Rex skeleton. The partially 3D printed dinosaur skeleton will be unveiled in a new exhibition September 2016. More

Life-saving overdose teatment naloxone gets user-friendly 3D printed redesign

Apr.3, 2016 - San Francisco design firm Frog has redesigned a convoluted drug administering system for naloxone, commonly used to reverse deadly heroin overdoses. Using 3D printing and rapid prototyping technology, Frog has created a fool-proof nasal spray that has been likened to the "EpiPen for heroin". More

Researchers take to the skies with energy-efficient 3D printed bat surveillance robots

Apr.3, 2016 - A team of researchers from the University of Illinois are turning the concept of drones upside down with 3D printed wing-powered bat-like surveillance robots that are far more efficient energy users. More

Hy5 receives Eurostar funding for titanium 3D printed myoelectric prosthetic hands

Apr.2, 2016 - Norwegian startup Hy5 has received roughly '1 million in funding through Eureka's Eurostars program, plus an additional '400,000+ in investments, to bring their cost effective, high quality and functional titanium 3D printed myoelectric prosthetics to market. More

Relentless Designs add fourth augmented reality dimension to 3D printed models

Apr.2, 2016 - 3D modeling expert Vinny Savoy of Relentless Designs now offers augmented reality models, that combine 3D printed structures with a smartphone-based view of what the interior could look like or looked like in the past. More

Melissa Ng's 3D printed health potion pendant to raise money for friend's cancer treatment

Apr.2, 2016 - 3D designer Melissa Ng has used her stunning talents to create a 3D printed health potion pendant in an effort to raise money for her friend's father's cancer treatment. More

Scientists create 3D printed electronic egg that can spy on endangered vulture nests

Apr.2, 2016 - Using 3D printing and micro-controllers, the International Centre for Birds of Prey (ICBP) in the UK and Microduino are hoping to learn more about a critically endangered species of vulture in order to better understand the species and what it needs to survive. More

This next-gen. 3D printed heat exchanger weighs 20% less, performs 20% more efficient

Apr.2, 2016 - A team of researchers from the University of Maryland have teamed up with 3D Systems and used their direct metal 3D printing technology to revolutionize heat exchangers, making them 20 percent more efficient and cheaper and easier to manufacture. More

3D printed ovary implants to treat female infertility successfully tested in mice

Apr.1, 2016 - Researchers from Northwestern University have created and successfully tested 3D printed ovary implants that could restore fertility and hormone function in women who have survived childhood cancer or were born with reduced ovarian function. More

Man builds $50,000 3D printed life-sized robot that looks just like Scarlett Johansson

Apr.1, 2016 - Self-trained robotics engineer Ricky Ma has 3D printed a humanoid robot that looks and moves exactly like Hollywood star Scarlett Johansson. Ma spent $50,000 and a year and a half developing the Mark 1 prototype, all to fulfill his childhood dream. More

Futuristic Trayser e-bike lets you 3D print your own replacement parts

Apr.1, 2016 - The Trayser, created by New Zealand based company ETT Industries, is no regular e-bike, as it is the first of its kind to allow its riders to 3D print replacement parts. The partially 3D printed bike is retailing for £1,700 ($2,430). More

3D print and trim your very own plastic bonsai tree

Apr.1, 2016 - Innovative Japanese design firm Nendo has recently announced plans to launch a crowdfunding campaign for its lovely 3D printed bonsai trees, which can even be trimmed by hand. More

Russian 3D printed microsatellite Tomsk-TPU-120 successfully launched from Baikonur launch site

Apr.1, 2016 - The Tomsk-TPU-120, the first Russian-made 3D printed microsatellite, has just been successfully launched into space from the Baikonur launch site, and is on schedule to dock into the ISS tomorrow. More

Aalto University and VTT Finland launch 3D printed spare parts research project

Apr.1, 2016 - Aalto University and VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd have begun a research project focused on the development of 3D printed spare parts. Aalto and VTT will work with thirteen participating companies, studying operating and earnings models in order to establish a functional network. More

Raytheon to use 3D printing to scale up weapon systems and realize hypersonic missiles

Apr.1, 2016 - US defense contractor Raytheon has revealed that they have adopted a large scale metal 3D printer that will be used to scale up weapon systems production and even realize hypersonic missiles, that travel at five times the speed of sound. More

Injection molding meets 3D printing in this 300 piece 3D printed injection molding machine

Mar.31, 2016 - Symbolically combining two of the biggest manufacturing technologies today, 3D designer Luca Toson has created a 3D printed injection molding machine, consisting of 300 individual 3D printed parts. More

WinSun 3D prints two gorgeous concrete Chinese courtyards inspired by the ancient Suzhou gardens

Mar.31, 2016 - Chinese construction 3D printing pioneers WinSun have just unveiled two gorgeous 3D printed Chinese courtyards, made from concrete and inspired by the renowned and ancient Suzhou gardens. More

3D printed surgical guide helps treat man with severely deformed spine

Mar.31, 2016 - A man in China suffering from severe ankylosing spondylitis, a form of spinal arthritis that had caused his spine to curve nearly 110 degrees, has undergone a successful osteotomy surgery thanks to a custom 3D printed surgical guide. The surgery is the first of its kind in China. More

Australian periodontist receives $500K grant for development of 3D bioprinted teeth and gum tissue

Mar.31, 2016 - Australian periodontist Professor Saso Ivanovski, from Griffith University's Menzies Institute, has been given a government grant to develop 3D bioprinted teeth and gum tissue and believes this will be a far less expensive and invasive dental disease solution. More

Shanghai funeral home 3D prints missing body parts to repair corpses

Mar.31, 2016 - The Longhua funeral home in Shanghai is reportedly the first funeral service in China to integrate state of the art 3D printing technologies into their practices, using the technology to either partially of fully repair dead bodies. More

FreeBird Flight launches Kickstarter for 3D printed weatherproof commercial FreeBird One UAV

Mar.31, 2016 - Maker Roger Freeman has launched a $50,000 Kickstarter campaign for his robust, fast, and weatherproofed FreeBird One UAV. With the campaign, he is hoping to introduce his drone commercially. More

Renovis' 3D printed Tesera titanium stand-alone cervical cage receives FDA clearance

Mar.31, 2016 - American implant manufacturer Renovis Surgical Technologies, Inc. announced that its 3D printed titanium stand-alone cervical cage has been approved by the FDA.The implant, called Tesera SC, is a Porous Titanium Cervical Interbody Fusion System. More

3D printed Caravaggio painting allows visually impaired to 'touch' light and shadow

Mar.30, 2016 - Italian 3D printing project MakersForArt has created a 3D printed version of Caravaggio's 'Flagellation of Christ' for the visually impaired that represents the artist's use of light and dark in a truly tactile way. More

Researchers develop clog-resistant filtration system inspired by 3D printed fish mouths

Mar.30, 2016 - A team of researchers from the College of William and Mary, led by professor Laurie Sanderson, has developed a new clog-resistant filtration system that has been inspired by 3D printed models of fish mouths and can control particles without stopping flow. More

e-NABLE and Simplify3D create 3D printed hand for inspiring fourth grader

Mar.30, 2016 - Inspiring fourth grader Peyton Andry, born with a condition called symbrachydactyly, has received a 3D printed hand made by volunteers at e-NABLE and the team at Simplify3D. More

Futuristic 3D printed Youbionic prosthetic now available for pre-order

Mar.30, 2016 - The very impressive Italian-made Youbionic bionic prosthetic hand, 3D printed using selective laser sintering technology, is edging towards completion and is now available for pre-order. More

See how a 3D printed car is really made with Local Motors' 3D Printing 101

Mar.30, 2016 - To show how exactly a 3D printed car is made, Local Motors has put together a brief '3D Printing 101' video that explains how engineers move from a digital 3D file to a functional 3D printed car part you can hold in your hands. More

3D printed 'SelfieBot' goes open source to encourage student robotics

Mar.29, 2016 - The team behind the 3D printed 'SelfieBot' has open coded its smartphone telepresence robot for schools and universities, to encourage students and young makers to build their own versions. SelfieBot remains available to buy either as a DIY kit or pre-assembled device. More

3D printed prosthetic leg covering takes e-NABLE to 'Next Step', scoops $10K prize

Mar.29, 2016 - A group of e-NABLE student volunteers from the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee is running a 3D printed prosthetic leg covering project called 'Next Step'. The project, led by e-NABLE stalwart Frankie Flood, recently received a $10,000 prize from the Infymakers Challenge. More

10-year-old 3D prints prosthetic arm that shoots out glitter with help of Autodesk and KIDmob

Mar.29, 2016 - 10-year-old Jordan Reeves has designed and 3D printed prosthetic arm that shoots out glitter to cheer up the people around her. The glittery project was a part of Autodesk and KIDmob's San Francisco based workshop "Superhero Cyborgs 2.0". More

Flirtey completes first urban FAA test with autonomous 3D printed delivery drone

Mar.29, 2016 - Australian startup Flirtey has just successfully completed the first ever urban FAA test involving an autonomous 3D printed delivery drone, and could pave the way for commercial use of delivery drones. More

DMU researcher Timothy Whitehead uses 3D printing to prepare against landslides in Peru

Mar.29, 2016 - As part of a collaboration with NGO Practical Action, British 3D printing expert Timothy Whitehead has travelled to mountainous Peru and has 3D printed several educational mountain range models, that are used to educate locals and lawmakers and help prepare against landslides and flash floods. More

Aviation expert to 3D print the cockpit of a rare Ju 388 WorldWarII aircraft

Mar.28, 2016 - German physicist, doctor of engineering, and aviation expert Christoph Vernaleken wants to 3D print an accurate, museum-quality replica of the Ju 388 L, a rare and historic German WWII aircraft. More

Wave of disruptive technology including 3D printing to hit MRO industry, says Oliver Wyman study

Mar.28, 2016 - According to a new study by Oliver Wyman, the MRO industry will be hit by a wave of disruptive technology including 3D printing over the coming years, even though existing providers are currently almost entirely ignoring 3D printing. More

Sylvia Heisel & Scott Taylor on carbon fiber clothing, wearable technology, and the future of 3D printed fashion

Mar.28, 2016 - Design duo Sylvia Heisel and Scott Taylor are exploring the future of sustainable 3D printed fashion using desktop machines and exotic materials. Their pieces include a 3D printed carbon fiber mesh dress and a unique 3D printed coat made form Ninjaflex flexible filament. More

Duper Nintendo: Fake 3D printed Nintendo NX controllers fool gaming community

Mar.28, 2016 - Two Reddit users have used 3D printing and Photoshop to create a pair of fake controllers, purportedly for the forthcoming Nintendo 'NX' console. The pranksters, David Im and Frank Sandqvist, posted their hoaxes independently, and have since admitted to the inauthenticity of the controllers. More

Japanese makers 3D print the first ever CPU opener

Mar.28, 2016 - A team of Japanese makers from an Akihabara tech store have built a clever 3D printed CPU opener that will make opening an Intel CPU easier than ever before. More

WinSun Global 3D prints world's first office for Dubai's Museum of the Future

Mar.28, 2016 - WinSun Global, the Chinese company that just last year made headlines for building the world's first 3D printed villa and the tallest 3D printed apartment block, has now partnered with the city of Dubai to construct what is being hailed as the world's first 3D printed office. More

Lick your way to victory with Planet Licker's 3D printed popsicle game controller

Mar.27, 2016 - Listen up gamers, are you tired of having tired thumbs? Have you been longing for a more appetizing way to play your games? Well, you just may be in luck thanks to a new lickable 3D printed game controller that is being showcased at the alt.ctrl.GDC exhibition at this year's Game Developer's Conference.' More

Expecto proposal: 3D printed 'Golden Snitch' gives Potter-loving couple unforgettable engagement

Mar.27, 2016 - A Harry Potter fan has proposed to his similarly Potter-mad boyfriend with an engagement ring housed in a 3D printed "Golden Snitch". The magical moment took place at the Wizarding World of Harry Potter in Florida, where the couple and family members wore matching 'Platform 9 3/4' t-shirts. More

Japanese company now offers 3D printed urns based on photographs

Mar.27, 2016 - Japanese 3D printed photography experts Roice Entertainment are now offering 3D printed plaster urns based on photographs of the deceased. More

Exeter University researchers to explore anti-piracy licensing platform for 3D printable objects

Mar.27, 2016 - As part of a new international academic study, a team of researchers from the University of Exeter will explore the development of an anti-piracy licensing platform for 3D printable content to combat what they believe is a growing copyright problem caused by 3D printing. More

BTW: 3D printed typeface undergoes physical phenomena in stunning design project

Mar.26, 2016 - By The Way, German student Thomas Wirtz's MA thesis project, showcases the diverse uses of 3D printing technology. The project consists of an interesting and engaging experiment using 3D printed typeface characters and a variety of physical phenomena which have been applied to them and documented. More

AbilityMate is 3D printing affordable and customized assistive devices for people in need

Mar.26, 2016 - Sydney based startup AbilityMate is hoping to make a positive difference in the world by 3D printing affordable and customized assistive devices for people with disabilities. More

Driving into the future: Concept vehicle design book features exclusive 3D printable cars

Mar.26, 2016 - Shawn Moghadam, a California-based vehicle and product designer, has designed a book of futuristic concept vehicles, some of which that can even be 3D printed. The project is being crowdfunded through Kickstarter until April 8, 2016. More

Design Museum Portland's 'Rapid Jewelry' exhibition showcases stunning 3D printed jewelry

Mar.26, 2016 - The Design Museum Portland has launched its most recent exhibition, Rapid Jewelry, at the Hotel Lucia in Portland, Oregon. The exhibition is showcasing 21 stunning 3D printed jewelry designs and is running until June 20th, 2016. More

Author Patrick Berkhof uses 3D printed props to bring debut novel to life, secure crowdfunding

Mar.25, 2016 - Dutch author Patrick Berkhof is using 3D printed props as an incentive for backers to preorder his debut fantasy novel, Djizary'Het Levende Systeem. Early backers of the book can receive a 20cm 3D printed model of a mechanical staircase used by characters in the story. More

Ontario invests $40M in advanced manufacturing to boost economy and create new jobs

Mar.25, 2016 - Ontario, Canada today announced a critical investment plan to strengthen its manufacturing economy and create new high-value jobs in the areas of advanced manufacturing, including additive manufacturing and 3D printing technology. More

Paso Pacifico's 3D printed sea turtle eggs to help track and deter poachers

Mar.25, 2016 - In an effort to combat poachers from further damaging the world's dwindling sea turtle population, nonprofit organization Paso Pacifico is developing 3D printed, GSM equipped fake turtle eggs to find out much needed information about smuggling networks. More

Xmodule racing game rewards players with 3D printable car parts and trophies

Mar.25, 2016 - Xmodule, a fast-paced racing game being developed by Dublin-based G21 Studio, will offer 3D printable models as rewards for players. As gamers unlock more parts for their vehicle, those parts will become available to download as snap-together 3D printable files. More

Ahead of 2016 launch, Rocket Lab qualifies its 3D printed Rutherford engine for flight

Mar.25, 2016 - Qualification testing has just been completed for Rocket Lab's Rutherford rocket engine, for which all primary components of the combustor and propellant supply system have been 3D printed. More

Valve releases Steam Controller CAD files so you can mod or 3D print it

Mar.25, 2016 - Valve has just released the CAD files for their Steam Controller, which allows you to play games from your Steam Library on your TV, and encourages makers to customize and 3D print their ideal controller at home. More

Alexander Gabriel Watch releases its new line of custom 3D printed watches

Mar.25, 2016 - Florida-based watchmaker Alexander Gabriel Watch Company, Inc. is hoping to be one of the first affordable, quality bespoke watch makers with the help of 3D printing technologies. More

Colony's alien cliffhanger finale realized through MakerBot 3D printing, Legacy Effects reveals

Mar.24, 2016 - The intense alien-filled cliffhanger season finale of sci-fi drama Colony was realized by Legacy Effects and a MakerBot Z18 3D printer, a new Behind-the-Scenes look reveals. More

3D printed aortic valves could reduce complications from transcatheter aortic valve replacement

Mar.24, 2016 - Researchers from the Department of Radiology at the University of Washington, Seattle, have developed a technique for 3D printing aortic valve models which could help reduce the risk of complications from transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR). More

Revolutionary 3D printed magnets by Polymagnet can change engineering as we know it

Mar.24, 2016 - Magnet pioneer Correlated Magnetics Research has been working on a unique 3D printing method for embedding custom magnetic fields on a single surface, enabling them to build extremely strong and flexible customizable Polymagnets with countless applications. More

BBC brings coding to UK schools with 1 million micro:bit and 3D printable accessories

Mar.24, 2016 - In an attempt to encourage students to take an interest in STEM education and making in general, a vast collaboration headed by the BBC has just released the micro:bit fully programmable mini-computer and will be shipping one to a million schoolchildren all over the United Kingdom. More

LITE-ON using Optomec 3D printing to mass-produce consumer electronics

Mar.24, 2016 - Using Optomec's Aerosol Jet 3D printing technology, LITE-ON Mobile is integrating 3D printed antenna patterns and other functional electronics into millions of handheld devices and consumer electronics. More

Orthin and Oceanz let children walk again with 3D printed medical grade leg prosthesis

Mar.23, 2016 - Dutch orthopedics developer Orthin has revealed that they are exploring the full integration of 3D printing into their services, and have already 3D printed their first medical grade leg prosthesis with the help of Oceanz. More

Amedica develops world's first 3D printed silicon nitride medical implants

Mar.23, 2016 - Amedica Corporation has become the first company to create medical silicon nitride ceramics using a 3D printing process called robotic deposition, or robocasting. The 3D printed products have been shown to possess similar properties to traditionally manufactured alternatives. More

Top 10 3D prints to liven up your Easter celebrations

Mar.23, 2016 - With springtime in the air and Easter just around the corner, what better way to get yourself and your kids excited for the chocolatey holiday than with some fun 3D printed toys, decoration, and accessories. Check out out top 10 favorite Easter prints this year. More

New developments in 3D bio-printing may hold the key to curing Alzheimer's disease

Mar.23, 2016 - Finding a cure to the extensive range of degenerative disorders out there has plagued researchers for years. A team of scientists have developed a way to 3D print brain-like structures using gellan gum in hopes of one day finding a cure. More

Spherical Creations: artist Dario Santacroce's journey to 3D printing a perfect form

Mar.23, 2016 - Italian sculptor Dario Santacroce has set out to challenge Plato's established "Theory of Forms" through an investigation into shape and sculpture using 3D modeling and 3D printing technologies. More

Majestic teams with Made In Space to 3D print the internet on the International Space Station

Mar.23, 2016 - SEO data search engine Majestic has just announced a collaboration with zero gravity 3D printing pioneers to 3D print a visualization of the entire internet aboard the International Space Station. More

'Airbus seeks to 3D print half of its future airplane fleet'

Mar.23, 2016 - Additive Industries has just delivered their first MetalFAB1 3D printer to Airbus APWorks, and has revealed that Airbus is planning to 3D print up to half of their future airplanes. More

World first as Cambridge University Library 3D prints a 3000-year-old Chinese oracle bone

Mar.22, 2016 - In celebration of their 600th anniversary, the Cambridge University Library has 3D scanned and printed one of the oldest pieces in its collection, a 3,000 year old Chinese oracle bone. More

3D printed wind turbine blades could provide cheaper, more effective clean energy

Mar.22, 2016 - The U.S. Department of Defense is overseeing a project to manufacture wind turbines with 3D printed molds. The rotor blades will be used to help researchers better understand wind energy generation and to prove the cost-effectiveness of 3D printing as a blade manufacturing method. More

3D printed heart helps UCF doctors save little baby Ronan

Mar.22, 2016 - Doctors at the University of Central Florida have used a 3D printed model heart to help surgeons perform a life-saving operation on a baby. Staff and students and the UCF College of Medicine used medical imaging data to create a 3D printable replica of the infant's heart. More

WASP and municipality of Massa Lombarda to begin building 3D printed sustainable village

Mar.22, 2016 - Earlier today, on March 22nd, the mayor of Italian town Massa Lombarda, Daniele Bassi, signed an agreement with Italian 3D printer company WASP's business owner Massimo Moretti to begin the construction of an experimental, eco-friendly, 3D printed town. More

US Army and HotEnd Works explore 3D printed sintered ceramics for soldier body armor

Mar.22, 2016 - In a collaborative study of HotEnd Works and the US Army Research Laboratory, 3D printed ceramic body armor plates are compared to conventional plates, finding that though 3D printing offers numerous production advantages, they perform slightly worse than the existing option. More

First FDA-approved, 3D printed Spritam drug for epilepsy now available

Mar.22, 2016 - Aprecia Pharmaceuticals today announced the immediate availability of SPRITAM (levetiracetam), an easily swallowable seizure treatment manufactured using 3D printing technology. In August 2015, the drug became the first 3D printed medicine to receive FDA approval. More

New 3D printed hydrogel could be cancer treatment of the future

Mar.22, 2016 - Researchers at Queensland University of Technology, Australia, are developing an individualized, 3D printed cancer treatment which targets the tumor rather than the whole body. The 3D printed hydrogel could be used to create microenvironments or tumor models for testing anti-cancer drugs. More

Fred the tortoise's 3D printed shell gets beautiful and realistic hand-painted treatment

Mar.22, 2016 - Last summer, Fred the tortoise became the first tortoise ever to receive an entirely 3D printed replacement shell. Now, her white plastic prosthetic has been beautifully hand-painted to mimic nature's own colors and patterns. More

The 3D printed Loopa, the world's first looping microphone, hits Kickstarter today

Mar.22, 2016 - British music pioneers Sonuus Limited are about to launch a Kickstarter campaign for the world's first looping microphone that was designed through 3D printing and enables easy and unlimited looping of sounds to fundamentally change music. More

Crowd4Africa raising €23K to bring 3D printers and 3D printed prostheses to African hospitals

Mar.21, 2016 - Crowd4Africa, a charitable organization based in Rome, Italy, is looking to raise €22,900 ($25,800) to provide 3D printing 'mini factories' for two hospitals in Africa, one in Uganda and one in Congo. The mini factories will include equipment for turning plastic waste into 3D printing filament. More

Print & Pley: 'Netflix for Toys' 3D printer rental lets families 3D print creative toys at home

Mar.21, 2016 - Toy rental company Pley, known as the "Netflix for Toys" is expanding to rent 3D printers and stream toy designs that kids and their families can 3D print at home. More

Bentley previews autonomous limo for the year 2036 complete with 3D printed interior

Mar.21, 2016 - British car manufacturer Bentley has just shared a preview of what they believe their luxury autonomous limousines will look like in the year 2036, with the classy design heavily relying on 3D printed interior accessories. More

Supervet uses 3D printing technologies to save pets, says choice to save is a moral decision

Mar.21, 2016 - UK based veterinarian surgeon, Noel Fitzpatrick, star of the Channel 4 reality television series The Supervet known for using 3D printing technologies in his operations, has made a significant statement regarding the well beings of people's pets. More

Syfy and MakerBot expand 3D printing partnership to bring 12 Monkeys, The Magicians to life

Mar.21, 2016 - Syfy and MakerBot have released new and exclusive 3D printable models from Syfy's hit TV series 12 Monkeys, Hunters, The Expanse and more. The 3D models, now available to download for free on Thingiverse, were brought to life with help from Voodoo Manufacturing. More

Meteor Power uses 3D printing to demonstrate ultra-compact hybrid motorcycle engine

Mar.21, 2016 - Meteor Power, a British powertrain manufacturer, has enlisted the help of 3D printing specialist KWSP to 3D print a scale model of its new hybrid motorcycle engine. The company will display the 3D printed model at exhibitions and investor meetings in order to attract potential funders. More

This tiny 3D printed 'Gameboy' Raspberry Pi Zero will take you back to the 90s

Mar.20, 2016 - Danish 3D printing wunderkind Rasmus Hauschild has built an incredibly cool Raspberry Pi Zero with 3D printed Gameboy-style casing. The tiny 3D printed device runs RetroPie Emulationstation, on which users can return to obsolete gaming platforms with ease. More

Drexel students use 3D printing to explore how the Dreadnoughtus dinosaur could have moved

Mar.20, 2016 - Roughly 77 million years ago, one of the largest dinosaurs currently known to man, the Dreadnoughtus, walked the earth. Now, a team of researchers at Drexel University have been using 3D printing, servomotors, and ingenuity to investigate how the dinosaur could have once moved. More

Australian company 3DLI has 3D printed an authentic sounding sitar

Mar.20, 2016 - Australian 3D printing company 3DLI, which last year created a 3D printed tabla drum, has just unveiled what is reportedly the world's first functional 3D printed sitar. More

Team FAST develops formic acid based fuel system that powers 3D printed RC car

Mar.19, 2016 - The race to develop the most practical alternative to petroleum based transportation is hitting high gear. Team FAST, a group of researches out of the Netherlands, is hoping formic acid is the solution and is using 3D printing to speed their way to the finish line. More

Indian startup Tymphones launches laser-scanned 3D printed custom headphones

Mar.19, 2016 - Bangalore-based startup Tymphones is the first Indian company to offer custom-made earbuds, that are to fit using a 3D scan of the user's ears and are subsequently 3D printed. More

US Navy's Trident II D5 Ballistic Missile flies with first 3D printed component

Mar.19, 2016 - The aerospace sector has been using 3D printing for prototyping of parts for years. Now, for the first time ever, aerospace giant Lockheed Martin is using 3D printed parts in their Trident II D5 Missile. More

Maison 203 and Odo Fioravanti unveil new, geometrically inspired 3D printed clutch

Mar.19, 2016 - One of our favorite 3D printed jewelry brands, Maison 203 has once again collaborated with Italian designer Odo Fioravanti to create a new 3D printed clutch that could be just the springtime accessory you were looking for. More

Luxury 3D printed jewelry brand DCT debuts stunning new collection at Toronto Fashion Week

Mar.19, 2016 - 3D printed dresses are not the only additively manufactured wearables turning heads at this year's international fashion weeks, as Canadian design trio Daniel Christian Tang have demonstrated with their most recent 3D printed jewelry collection, Icon. More

Star Wars steals the show in Parrot and MyMiniFactory 3D printable drone design challenge

Mar.19, 2016 - MyMiniFactory has announced the winners of the Parrot Official 3D Printed Drone Accessory Design Challenge, and out of the three grand prize designs, two are Star Wars themed. More

Release the CRACUNS! 3D printed flying drone can launch from underwater

Mar.18, 2016 - Researchers at Johns Hopkins University have created the CRACUNS, a low-cost 3D printed waterproof drone that can stay submerged in salt water for months and then launch into the air on command. More

3D printed heart model saved the life of a nine-month old baby in China

Mar.18, 2016 - Doctors have successfully performed surgery on a nine-month-old baby suffering from a severe congenital heart defect. A 3D printed surgical model was used to guide the surgery, the first instance of such a procedure within the Jilin Province of Northeast China. More

South Korea's InssTek announces DMT metal 3D printer export deal for European market

Mar.18, 2016 - South Korean metal 3D printer manufacturer InssTek has just announced an export deal with the EU, which will enable them to bring their wide range of excellent DMT metal 3D printers to Europe. More

Pentagon's DARPA will pay you $130K for your homemade bombs or weapons

Mar.18, 2016 - As part of the new Improv program, the DARPA agency is calling on makers, inventors, engineers and other specialists to think about how modern electronics, household chemicals and 3D printing can pose serious security risks. More

Voice sculptor Gilles Azzaro 3D prints 'What is a FabLab?' as ultimate tribute to Fablabs

Mar.18, 2016 - As an ultimate tribute to Fablabs everywhere, French voice sculptor Gilles Azzaro has created a 3D printed sculpture of the voice of Fablab founder Neil Gershenfeld, as he is giving his definition of Fablabs. More

Researchers use supercomputer and 3D printing to copy whole-body blood flow

Mar.18, 2016 - Researchers from Duke University, North Carolina, have used an advanced supercomputer to create an extremely realistic simulation of blood flow within the human body. A 3D printed replica of an aorta was used to test the accuracy of the virtual model. More

3D printing and virtual reality tech helps MSF build new hospitals

Mar.18, 2016 - Medicins Sans Frontieres (MSF), the humanitarian NGO, has been using 3D printing and virtual reality technology to design hospitals. The organization believes that 3D models will provide a more complete picture of planned developments for project partners such as local ministries of health. More

Meeting Murilo, again: Huggies proves a 3D printed hug can be just as powerful as the real deal

Mar.17, 2016 - Huggies has released a sequel to last year's viral video hit, in which a blind mom came to know her unborn son for the very first time thanks to a life-like 3D printed model of his ultrasound. More

Limbitless surprises 10-year-old cheerleader with 3D printed bionic arm

Mar.17, 2016 - UCF non-profit organization, Limbitless Solutions, has surprised 10 year old Julianna Lindon with a 3D printed bionic arm. The young girl is the 15th child to receive a free 3D printed bionic arm from the student run organization. More

3D printed NoBowl Feeding System will trigger your cat’s inner hunter

Mar.17, 2016 - The Feline Environmental Enrichment Design Company (F.E.E.D.) has used 3D printing to develop NoBowl, an innovative feeding system for cats. NoBowl replaces the traditional feeding bowl with five mouse-shaped, food-dispensing containers which owners can hide around the house or garden. More

Gambody reveals how they designed and built an epic 236-piece 3D printed Millennium Falcon

Mar.17, 2016 - Gambody's in-house 3D designers discuss how they designed, modeled, and built a massive, 236 piece 3D printed Star Wars Millennium Falcon replica. More

US Navy taps Metal Technology to develop 3D printed components for missile propulsion system

Mar.17, 2016 - The US Navy has just signed a contract with Oregon-based Metal Technology to develop and demonstrate 3D printing techniques for missile propulsion components used on the Trident D5 missile system. More

3D Robotics shares free files for 3D printable autonomous IRIS+ smart Drone

Mar.17, 2016 - 3D Robotics has just shared the free 3D printable files for the IRIS+ on MyMiniFactory: an autonomous 3D printed drone with a Follow Me function that lets it follow the user around. More

Take your frustrations out on this 3D printed Trump stress ball

Mar.17, 2016 - My Mini Factory user Ricardo Salomao has created something that we think could help relieve some of the stress caused by the current presidential primaries: a 3D printed Trump Stress ball. More

Nike and Olympian Allyson Felix collaborate on 3D printed Nike Zoom Superfly Flyknit spike for Rio 2016

Mar.17, 2016 - The 2016 Summer Olympics are just months away, and a collaboration with Nike has enabled US track and field sprinter Allyson Felix to optimize her equipment with custom spiked shoes made with 3D printing technology. More

Top 10 3D prints for this Saint Patrick's Day

Mar.16, 2016 - To help get the maker community in the mood for the upcoming Irish festival, we have put together a list of our top ten 3D printed Saint Patrick's Day accessories, which can be worn, carried or used in your Saint Patrick's Day celebrations. More

European Space Agency tests first all-in-one 3D printed space antenna

Mar.16, 2016 - The European Space Agency and SWISSto12 have developed a prototype dual reflector antenna that was 3D printed in a single piece. The ESA's first 3D printed space antenna of this kind, it has shown excellent results in performance testing. More

Have a 3D printed frozen space pizza sent to your home through Kickstarter

Mar.16, 2016 - Houston-based engineer Anjan Contractor is seeking to complete his BeeHex pizza 3D printer with Kickstarter backing, and is offering 3D printed frozen space pizzas that will be sent right to your home. More

Logro Farms launches Kickstarter for 3D Growers, custom 3D printed planters

Mar.16, 2016 - Just yesterday, Logro Farms, known for their sustainable farming and grow-at-home kits, launched a new Kickstarter campaign to help fund their most recent venture: a line of custom 3D printed planters called 3D Growers. More

3D bioprinted implants successfully tested in mice, may soon heal damaged noses, ears and knees

Mar.16, 2016 - A team of Swedish researchers has successfully tested and reproduced 3D bioprinted cartilage tissue in a living mouse and believe it could soon be used to heal human noses, ears and knees. More

Dutch postal services PostNL 3D prints a working trumpet during Ultimaker delivery

Mar.16, 2016 - For the latest project of Joris van Tubergen, an active Ultimaker 3D printer making a trumpet was shipped by Dutch postal services PostNL, and the results were good enough to play. More

Thai government approves crippling import regulations on 3D printers due to gun fears

Mar.16, 2016 - Controversial import regulations on 3D printing technology were recently approved in Thailand due to 3D printed gun fears, which will put significant limitations on 3D printer adoption, hike up prices and limit technological innovation, critics say. More

New York students try to crack unsolved cold cases with the help of 3D printing

Mar.16, 2016 - With over 1,200 active cold cases in New York City alone, a group of 15 New York artists are creating replicas using accurate 3D printed skulls derived from cold case victims to assist in solving the age old mysteries. More

UFC athletes to receive 3D printed mouthguards from GuardLab

Mar.16, 2016 - The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) and GuardLab have announced a global licensing agreement that will see UFC athletes provided with custom 3D scanned and 3D printed mouthguards. GuardLab, a NY-based 3D printed custom mouthguard company, will also begin selling UFC branded mouthguards for fans. More

e-NABLE challenges makers to create 3D printed prosthetics that encourage kids to play

Mar.15, 2016 - The Enable Community Foundation has recently announced their Sport-Specific Terminal Device Maker Design Challenge, which challenges makers to create 3D printed prosthetic devices that will allow disabled children to play the sports they love. More

3D printing transforms carbon dioxide into sustainable concrete material

Mar.15, 2016 - UCLA researchers have devised a method for creating a sustainable 3D printed building material called 'CO2NCRETE' in which CO2 emissions from power plants are harnessed and recycled into an environmentally friendly concrete substance. More

iMcustom introduces first ever in-store 3D printing of custom foot insoles

Mar.15, 2016 - For the first time ever, iMcustom is bringing in-store 3D scanning and custom insole 3D printing to retailers nationwide. With its proprietary 3D foot scanner and in-store 3D printer labs, iMcustom offers customers 100% custom-made, quality and affordable 3D printed insoles within two hours or less. More

Lights will guide these 3D printed, muscle-powered bio-bots home

Mar.15, 2016 - Researchers from the University of Illinois & MIT have created a new class of biological robots (bio-bots), made from 3D printed scaffolds and living muscle cells, and which move in response to light stimulation. The bio-bots could be used in health, sensing, and environmental applications. More

Techsmart used 3D printing to reveal smart upgrades to upcoming 9.7 inch iPad Pro

Mar.15, 2016 - Using 3D printing to reverse engineer an iPad using just a leaked case, bloggers from TechSmart have revealed some of the featured that can be expected on the upcoming 9.7 inch iPad Pro. More

NJIT student 3D prints his own teeth aligners, a rare success for DIY dentistry

Mar.15, 2016 - Amos Dudley, an undergraduate student from NJIT, explains how he successfully 3D scanned and 3D printed his own teeth aligners for a brighter smile without breaking the bank. More

Newly discovered horse-sized dinosaur fossils shed light on how T. rex evolved, with help of 3D scanning & printing

Mar.15, 2016 - Newly discovered fossils from a dinosaur called the Timurlengia euotica, that lived about 90 million years ago, reveal some particularly important pieces of information about the T. Rex and its rise to the top of the food chain. More

BMW shifts into 22nd century with digital strategies and 3D printing production

Mar.15, 2016 - BMW has hired former Google manager Jens Monsees as VP of Digital Strategy to develop and lead a digital revolution at 100-year-old carmaker, implementing everything from new online sales tactics to 3D printing on the manufacturing line. More

Ranim Orouk's 3D printed jellyfish chandelier wins Middle East Emergent Prize

Mar.15, 2016 - Dubai based architect and designer Ranim Orouk was recently awarded the 2016 Middle East Emergent Designer Prize at this year's Design Days Dubai for her stunning lamp design, 'Glow', which was made with the help of 3D printing technologies. More

Intentional imperfection: 3D printed ceramic art blurs lines between man and machine

Mar.14, 2016 - Using a self-designed ceramic 3D printer, custom extruder, and parametric design process, German design student Steffen Hartwig has created a series of beautifully organic and functional 3D printed ceramic pieces that reveal new possibilities in 3D printing as an artisanal tool. More

3D printed smart inhaler could help doctors better understand asthma

Mar.14, 2016 - Connect'inh by Kappa Santé is a smart medtech device that tracks when and where asthmatics use their inhalers to help doctors establish correlations between asthma triggers, patients, and attacks. The 3D printed prototype integrates multimaterial 3D printing and embedded electronics, representing a new era of connected medical devices. More

Lenovo using 3D printed stop-motion animation in new Goodweird promos

Mar.14, 2016 - Chinese multinational computer tech company Lenovo has just released a series of promotional videos featuring impressive 3D printed stop-motion animation as part of their #Goodweird marketing campaign. More

Indian man can work again with 3D printed mechanical prosthetic after industrial accident

Mar.14, 2016 - Indian man Rajesh Ojha has seen his livelihood restored with a custom-made 3D printed mechanical prosthetic by Anatomiz3D Healthcare, after losing four fingers in an unfortunate industrial accident. More

Design your own 3D printed jewelry with Elements Lab's Jewelry Maker App

Mar.14, 2016 - In an effort to help show clients the benefits of 3D printing jewelry and allowing them to get involved in the designing process without necessitating CAD knowledge, Taiwan based company Elements Lab has introduced their recent product called EL Jewelry Maker. More

Sugarcube Dessert & Coffee in NY uses 3D printing to create unique architectural desserts

Mar.14, 2016 - With the help of CAD design and 3D printed molds, Queens, NY-based bakery Sugarcube Dessert & Coffee has created a whole menu of unique and architecture-inspired desserts. More

Immersive, light-emitting pavilion made with 3D printing enthralls visitors at New York Museum

Mar.13, 2016 - Jenny Sabin Studio has created a 400-square-foot, 7-foot-tall immersive installation for the Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum in New York. The PolyThread Knitted Textile Pavilion was based on a parametrically designed 3D model, and is covered in light-absorbing and emitting photo-luminescent yarn. More

Artist uses 3D printing to create very literal 'nose ring'

Mar.13, 2016 - David Kent Watson, a grad student at the University of Wisconsin—Milwaukee, has used 3D printing to create aluminum and bronze casts of his nose. The metal noses have been made into finger-wearable 'nose rings'. More

Life-saving, 3D-printed custom splint steps closer to market

Mar.13, 2016 - An adolescent girl has been given 3D printed tracheal splints to treat a congenital breathing condition called tracheobronchomalacia (TBM). Staff at the University of Michigan used an EOS 3D printer with Polycaprolactone (PCL) filament to make the splints. More

3D food printing should be about sustainability, not mere convenience

Mar.13, 2016 - Chloé Rutzerveld, the founder of sustainable and healthy 3D printed food concept Edible Growth, has argued that prevailing food 3D printing initiatives need to drastically change their focus to realize their full potential. More

MODECLIX to unveil customizable, ready-to-wear 3D printed fashion collection

Mar.13, 2016 - A team of developers from the University of Herfordshire in the UK has recently announced that it has created a prototype collection of wearable 3D printed clothing with their potentially revolutionary MODECLIX technology. More

Delphine Diallo’s 3D printed masks explore life, femininity and the future of art

Mar.12, 2016 - Visual artist Delphine Diallo has been gaining attention recently for her mixed media artworks that are challenging traditional roles of gender and race in the media. Her latest project incorporates a series of striking 3D printed masks, modeled and 3D printed with help from 3DBrooklyn. More

Make 3D prints functional with clever technique for embedding threads with a soldering iron

Mar.12, 2016 - As getting durable attachments between two 3D printed parts can be a bit challenging, one Florida-based maker has just shared a remarkably simple technique for embedding threads and nuts into plastic prints using just a soldering iron. More

Build this incredible 3D printed Ghostbusters ghost trap, complete with lights, sounds & smoke

Mar.12, 2016 - Sean Charlesworth of Tested.com has spent several months designing an incredible 3D printed ghost trap, as seen in the iconic Ghostbusters movies. The replica prop boasts light, sound, and smoke effects, and consists of 50 3D printed parts. More

3D printing in the hospitality industry: a five star experience

Mar.12, 2016 - A team of researchers from Cornell and Columbia University published a study that details how 3D printing technologies could be used to potentially change the hospitality industry, and they 3D printed a whole table setting to prove it. More

3D modeled YOUMO modular power strip an early Kickstarter success thanks to 3D printing

Mar.12, 2016 - Thanks to 3D printing, Munich based startup Good Gadgets are gaining momentum for their 3D modeled and modular powerstrip YOUMO through their Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign. More

DMG Mori using 3D printer, CNC mill hybrid to produce Porsche parts

Mar.12, 2016 - DMG Mori, a German manufacturer of cutting machine tools, is using its LASERTEC hybrid 3D printer and CNC mill to produce components for Porsche racing cars. The company is predicting an imminent and dramatic rise in 3D printing technology within the automotive and aerospace industries. More

Erica Gray weaves wild, wearable art with 3Doodler 3D printing pen

Mar.11, 2016 - Australian artist Erica Gray, winner of the 2015 3Doodler Fashion Award, has picked up her 3D printing pen again to create 'Forms Organic', a wearable sculpture inspired by organic figures and animalistic imagery. More

Injured stork given second chance with 3D printed leg braces

Mar.11, 2016 - A stork who was unable to stand or walk due to severe leg injuries as received a pair of custom 3D printed leg braces, made by Lithuanian 3D printer manufacturer Mass Portal. More

Russian teens develop mind controlled robotic car with the help of 3D printing

Mar.11, 2016 - Low-cost 3D printing, microcontrollers and auxiliary sensor technology have provided the necessary tools for a duo of Russian students to develop a brain-wave controlled robotic car. More

IUSM researchers pioneer 3D printed tissue implants with Regenova 3D bioprinter

Mar.11, 2016 - The Indiana University School of Medicine has just leased the Regenova 3D bioprinter by Cyfuse Biomedical, and will use it for a wide variety of 3D printed tissue research projects, including for the development of bone fragments and skin, inner ear and nipple tissue. More

Pentagon releases secret footage of 3D printed drone swarm launched from fighter jets

Mar.11, 2016 - The Pentagon has just revealed the future of drone technology with footage of a 3D printed drone swarm being launched from F-17 fighter jets, moving at an incredible 430 miles per hour. More

BonaDrone's 3D printed and customizable 'Mosquito' drone coming to Indiegogo

Mar.11, 2016 - Barcelona startup BonaDrone will be launching a crowdfunding campaign for their 3D printed quadcopter drone. With it, BonaDrone is hoping to usher in a new philosophy for droning that empowers its users to adapt, modify and repair the drone with their own skills. More

3D printed Smart Tags ensure 100% authenticity of collectible shoes

Mar.10, 2016 - Proving that 3D printing is ready to take on mass manufacturing, SF startup Origin and Autodesk Ember have created a series of 3D printed Smart Tags for Marshawn Lynch's Beast Mode shoes. The microchip-embedded tags provide an un-forgeable certificate of authenticity and help combat the issue of counterfeit goods. More

25 Free Dual Extruder Multicolor 3D prints you can make today

Mar.10, 2016 - 3D printing with multiple colors is made easy in large part to dual extruder technology. Here are some of the 30 best dual extruder multicolor 3D prints available online today. More

IDC reports spending in Asia Pacific excluding Japan 3D printing market to reach $4.3B by 2019

Mar.10, 2016 - According to a new report by international data specialists IDC, the 3D printing market in the Asia Pacific excluding Japan (APeJ) market is set to grow strongly with spending almost tripling to $4.3 billion by 2019. More

Charge your smartphone with a nifty 3D printed Tesla Supercharger

Mar.10, 2016 - Martin Hansen, a 3D printing enthusiast and Tesla driver from Northern Germany, has designed a miniature 3D printed Tesla Supercharger with which users can charge their smartphone. The original Supercharger was designed to rapidly supply charge to Tesla's Model S car. More

Fusion Imaging sets speed record for 3D printed aluminum drone at almost 90 mph

Mar.10, 2016 - Fusion Imaging has broken the speed record for 3D printed drones, using Shapeways' new Raw Aluminum Material to make drone capable of top speeds of almost 90 mph. More

3D printing assists production of innovative open-cup VIE SHAIR headphones

Mar.9, 2016 - Vie Style Inc. has launched a Kickstarter for VIE SHAIR, the 'pain-free social headphones' which float their speakers just above your ear. Prototypes of the headphones were 3D printed on Stratasys and MakerBot 3D printers. More

Lockheed to build satellites 40 percent faster with metal 3D printing technology

Mar.9, 2016 - Lockheed Martin has announced the ambitious goal of shortening satellite build times by as much as 40 percent within the next few years. Ramping up its metal 3D printing applications will be a key strategy in ensuring the company's success. More

World's oldest chameleon found trapped in amber, 3D scanning & printing help reveal how lizards have evolved

Mar.9, 2016 - Scientists have used 3D scanning and micro-CT scanning technologies to make some truly amazing discoveries about the evolution of lizards from a number of ancient specimens fossilized in amber. Among them, the world's oldest chameleon ever found. More

3D printed prosthetic hand enables new mother to care for her baby

Mar.9, 2016 - Thanks to volunteer organization e-NABLE and a domino-effect of goodwill, a young mother in Indonesia has received a 3D printed prosthetic hand that allows her to hold, feed, and care for her newborn baby. More

3D printed prosthesis covers let British Paralympian Corie Mapp show his true colors

Mar.9, 2016 - Create Prosthetics, a Lake Placid, NY-based 3D printing specialist, has created a set of 3D printed prosthetic leg covers for Corie Mapp, a British Paralympic bobsledder. The protective devices have been emblazoned with the crest of Arsenal F.C., Mapp's favorite soccer team. More

Iris van Herpen's FW collection Lucid for fall 2016 features dreamlike 3D printed dresses

Mar.9, 2016 - Dutch designer Iris van Herpen is exploring dream states and lucidity in her recent collection. The collection, recently unveiled during Paris Fashion Week FW 2016 features two stunning 3D printed dresses and mark another achievement for the designer within the 3D printing world. More

Texas couple says 'Yes' to $100 3D printed cubic zirconia engagement ring

Mar.9, 2016 - Rather than spending thousands of dollars on an impersonal engagement ring for the love of his life, Elisa, Christian Genco had a custom design 3D printed and set with a stunning cubic zirconia stone. The final result is a 3D printed custom engagement ring that could cost as little as $100. More

3D printing gets three-legged border collie Ziggy back on his paws

Mar.8, 2016 - Ziggy, a three-legged border collie, is up and walking again after University of Queensland lecturers used 3D printing to repair his damaged front leg. CT scans of Ziggy's leg were used to create 3D printed models, which UQ staff used to assess bone torsion. More

Researchers use origami and 3D printing to make surgical tools smaller

Mar.8, 2016 - A team of researchers from Brigham Young University using 3D printing and origami principles to develop the smallest surgical tools yet, which are flat to enter incisions but then bend into specific shapes. More

3D printed 'person-on-a-chip' used to grow human heart and liver tissue for drug testing

Mar.8, 2016 - Researchers from the University of Toronto have used a 3D printer to develop a novel method of generating human tissue outside of the body. The AngioChip 'person-on-a-chip' technique involves 3D printing tiny scaffolds which individual cells can grow on. More

BMW celebrates 100 years with 4D printed VISION NEXT 100 concept car

Mar.8, 2016 - Today in Munich, BMW unveiled the VISION NEXT 100 concept car, a self driving sports vehicle with an augmented reality windshield and 4D printed, shape-shifting interior. More

Under Armour breaks new ground with limited edition 3D printed training shoe

Mar.7, 2016 - Under Armour has just unveiled the UA Architech, the first-ever 3D printed training shoe to reach the consumer market. The UA Architec, which features a 3D printed midsole, will be available in a limited edition run of 96 pairs later this month. More

This 3D printed Stressball physically transforms based on your stress levels

Mar.7, 2016 - To help those suffering from stress understand their metal state, German interface designer Simone Schramm has developed the 'Stressball', a 3D printed interactive ball that is capable of measuring stress levels and turning them into visual communications. More

Learn about the building blocks of life with this 3D printed modular DNA model

Mar.7, 2016 - As most of us learnt in school DNA, or Deoxyribonucleic acid molecules, are 'the building blocks of life' and are the fundamental part of our existence. To help understand the composition of our own living bodies Thingiverse maker mkuiper has created a 3D printed folding DNA model kit for any makers to 3D print at home. More

Shanghai researchers successfully 3D print a Dragonfly ornithopter that flies with flapping wings

Mar.7, 2016 - Researchers from Tongji University in Shanghai have actually managed to 3D print a Dragonfly ornithopter, that flies by harnessing the power of flapping wings, and tested it in a wind tunnel. More

Rutgers University students bioprinting degradable scaffolds with BioBot 3D Printer

Mar.7, 2016 - At Rutgers University-Camden in New Jersery a team of students working under assistant professor of chemistry, David Salas-de la Cruz, has been developing 3D bioprinted cellular building blocks that could make up the foundation for other 3D printed organic tissues. More

Stratasys & Michigan University join forces in CYBER to revolutionize orthotics with 3D printing

Mar.7, 2016 - 3D printing giant Stratasys has joined forces with the University of Michigan an Altair Engineering in CYBER, a research initiative that seeks to set up a digital orthotics platform that provides custom fitting, 3D printed orthotics in as little as a single day. More

Two-legged chihuahua Leo on a roll thanks to 3D printed prosthetic

Mar.6, 2016 - A two-legged chihuahua named Leo has been given a big mobility boost in the form of a 3D printed prosthesis. Staff at California State University Channel Islands 3D printed the tailor-made wheelchair device, which the enthusiastic dog soon got to grips with. More

Put a tasty twist on history with chocolate terracotta warriors made with 3D printing

Mar.6, 2016 - Using a 3D printed mold and regular chocolate, veteran 3D printer Michael Curry has created fantastic and tasty replicas of the iconic Chinese terracotta warriors. More

Kirby Downey 3D prints massive Destiny 'Gjallahorn' rocket launcher

Mar.6, 2016 - Serial video game prop-maker Kirby Downey has 3D printed an epic Gjallahorn rocket launcher, as featured in the Destiny video game. Downey's 3D printed weapon is a remake of a previous version designed by Matthew Clarke. More

U2's With or Without You cover performed with entirely 3D printed violin

Mar.6, 2016 - French musician and 3DVarius creator Laurent Bernadac has released a music video cover of U2's With or Without You, performed with his entirely 3D printed electric violin. More

Maker shows off amazing 3D printed Rey's Blaster from Star Wars the Force Awakens

Mar.5, 2016 - For his latest project, PunishedProps' Bill Doran has created an amazing replica of Rey's Blaster from Star Wars: The Force Awakens with the help of 3D printing. More

Real estate startup Jagonal uses 3D models and VR to sell commercial property

Mar.5, 2016 - Sydney, Australia based real estate startup Jagonal is hoping to herald in a new era of online commercial real estate with the help of 3D modeling and virtual reality tours, offering their clients a more immersive and dynamic property search experience. More

3D printed GoPro mount used for incredible 360-degree wheelchair sports videos

Mar.5, 2016 - A group of Russian filmmakers, working under the name VRability, have been shooting 360-degree videos of disabled people participating in sporting activities. To achieve the immersive virtual reality video effect, the group used a 3D printed GoPro mount attached to a helmet. More

3D Printed PMG generator has everything you need to power a 50W lightbulb

Mar.5, 2016 - Electrical generators are essential in keeping our society running. A 3D Printable generator, the 3D Generator-1 has been released and is capable of producing up to 50W of energy. More

Sci Chic, 3D printed science-inspired jewelry startup, to release new customizable APEX collection

Mar.5, 2016 - Sci Chic, founded by two female engineering students, has recently announced a new collection of 3D printed and laser cut science inspired jewelry which will be released on March 14, 2016. More

Simone Fontana 3D prints life-size League of Legends Zenith Blade on desktop 3D printer

Mar.4, 2016 - Proving that you don't need expensive equipment to 3D print awesome video game props, Simone Fontana has 3D printed a life-size Zenith Blade from the game League of Legends using only the affordable and desktop-friendly Dremel Idea Builder. More

Google.org awards 3 Indian disability nonprofits with Rs 54M grant to pursue 3D printing & scanning tech etc

Mar.4, 2016 - Google.org, the philanthropic arm of Google, has provided Rs 54 million ($800k) worth of grant funding to three Indian non-profit organizations for disabled people, two of which will use their grant money to develop 3D printing and scanning technology. More

UofL dental specialists use 3D scanning & 3D printing to make implants easier and more comfortable for patients

Mar.4, 2016 - Dental specialists at the University of Louisville School of Dentistry have developed a protocol for digitally aided dental surgery. The protocol involves 3D scanning a patient's teeth, jaw, and gums, CNC milling a set of temporary restoration teeth, and 3D printing surgical models and templates. More

The school photo of the future: 700 Amsterdam students get 3D printed selfie

Mar.4, 2016 - 700 Dutch kids from the Steigereiland primary school in Amsterdam are the first to get 3D printed selfies, made in 3D scanning booths with the help of startup Nieuwe Schoolfoto, instead of boring portrait-style school photos. More

Turkish artist Esra Oguz is creating stunning 3D pieces with her 3Doodler 3D printing pen

Mar.4, 2016 - 3Doodler awarded Turkish handcrafts artist Esra Oguz their Interior Design Award 2015, and now we're taking a look at the artist's stunning works and her inspiring 3Doodling techniques. More

London doctor uses 3D printed model to successfully remove prostate tumor

Mar.4, 2016 - In November 2015, Prokar Dasgupta, Professor of Urology at the London Clinic, successfully removed a cancerous tumor from a patient's prostate using a 3D printed replica prostate as a pre-surgical aid. Dr Clare Allen, a consultant radiologist at the clinic, facilitated the 3D printing process. More

Students create 3D printed scorpion robot with autonomous 'stinging' tail

Mar.3, 2016 - Three Industrial Engineering students from Ghent University have designed and created a digitally manufactured Hexapod Scorpion robot that moves around like a real scorpion and 'stings' passersby with its 3D printed tail. More

3D printing gives Materialise's Vanessa Palsenbarg renewed hope for scoliosis treatment

Mar.3, 2016 - Materialise's Corporate Communications Manager Vanessa Palsenbarg has opened up about how 3D printing her scoliosis afflicted spine has given her a new hope that her curved back could one day be fixed. More

Nicetrails 3D prints hand-held replicas of your favorite mountain hikes

Mar.3, 2016 - Nicetrails is a 3D visualization and 3D printing service that will convert your favourite mountain hike, cycling path or even ski trail into a full-color 3D printed sandstone tactile map. More

Tio toy kit encourages children to 3D print and create their own remote controlled toys

Mar.3, 2016 - London based startup Tio has recently launched a Kickstarter campaign for its Tio toy Kits, which allow children to create and build motorized toys with the help of recycled materials, old toys, and 3D printing. More

Aleph1 3D printed speaker fixes age-old problem of back wave with innovative design

Mar.3, 2016 - Industrial designer Boaz Dekel has created a 3D printed circular speaker with the help of 3D printing company Stratasys that eliminates the problem of sound distortion caused by back wave. More

3D printing helps UVA PhD students to resurrect ancient civilizations

Mar.3, 2016 - Jennifer Grayburn and Benjamin Gorham, two PhD students from the University of Virginia, have been using their university Makerspace to 3D print replicas of fragile and immovable archaeological findings. More

UK researchers develop 3D printed 'Sneezometer' to help diagnose asthma

Mar.2, 2016 - Take a deep breath: Researchers at the University of Surrey, UK, have 3D printed the world's first 'sneezometer', a spirometer that is sensitive enough to measure the speed of a sneeze. The 3D printed device could be used to diagnose respiratory conditions such as asthma. More

3D Tech companies join forces to 3D scan and 3D print 150 Orion spacecraft replicas

Mar.2, 2016 - Several 3D tech companies including FARO, Met-L-Flo, Cincinnati Inc. and aerospace company Lockheed Martin have joined forces to 3D scan and 3D print 150 replicas of NASA's Orion crew module. The first-ever 3D scan of the Orion crew module spacecraft took place yesterday. More

Goodyear seeks to make autonomous cars safer with 3D printed spherical tire concept Eagle-360

Mar.2, 2016 - At the Geneva International Motor Show, International tire specialists Goodyear have unveiled a concept for 3D printed spherical tires that could provide autonomous cars with the power to safely drive anywhere and in any conditions. More

Wooden 3D printed boat prop? Makers put filaments to the test with surprising results

Mar.2, 2016 - Two makers have put several regularly used filaments to the test, 3D printing four boat propellers and actually testing them in the harbor with surprising results. More

Gigantic 2.3 meters tall 3D printed iron knot sculpture by Rinus Roelofs revealed at RapidPro 2016

Mar.2, 2016 - An amazing 2.3 meter tall piece of 3D printed art by Rinus Roelofs has just been unveiled at RapidPro 2016: A gigantic sculpture of an iron knot made by 3Dealise. More

Scientists 3D print black widow spiders to learn the secret behind its red hourglass

Mar.2, 2016 - Researchers recently conducted tests using 3D printed fake spiders to test what effects the black widow's red mark had on different animal species, namely birds and insects, with the goal of determining how the spider's marks have different effects on the two types of animal. More

MakerGirl introducing girls to the world of STEM through 3D printing and Kickstarter

Mar.2, 2016 - STEM based learning is essential to nourishing the minds of tomorrow today. MakerGirl is raising funds to spread 3D printing based learning to girls across the United States. More

Make your own 3D printable big red Windows 10 Insider Preview update button

Mar.1, 2016 - VP of Microsoft and head of the Windows Insider Program has released free, 3D printable files for the "Big Red Button" he uses to release new Windows 10 Insider Build Previews to the public. More

Nervous System's Kinematic Petal Dress, made up of 1,600 pieces, is 3D printed fully assembled

Mar.1, 2016 - Nervous System, the Massachusetts based generative design studio, has created a new Kinematics 3D printed dress inspired by petals, which will be debuted and exhibited at the Museum of Fine Arts (MFA) in Boston from March 6 to July 10th, 2016. More

Smith & Nephew unveils 3D printed REDAPT titanium hip implant

Mar.1, 2016 - Global medical technology business Smith & Nephew has developed a 3D printed titanium hip implant. The REDAPT' Revision Acetabular Fully Porous Cup with CONCELOC' Technology is being showcased at this week's American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) Annual Meeting in Orlando, Florida. More

This epic 3D printable Millennium Falcon consists of 236 parts, will take you 4 months to build

Mar.1, 2016 - Gambody, a 3D printing marketplace for gamers, is selling a 3D printable model of the Millennium Falcon'the iconic spacecraft piloted by Han Solo and Chewbacca in the Star Wars franchise for $74.99. The 1:34 scale model consists of 236 3D printable parts and requires at least 3 spools of filament. More

Russia's first 3D printed nanosatellite to be sent to ISS in late March

Mar.1, 2016 - Russia's first 3D printed satellite, made by students from the Tomsk Polytechnic University, will be sent to the ISS in late March to begin a six month test project for the development of small unmanned aerospace vehicles. More

Cooking revolution: are food 3D printers changing the face of high end cuisine?

Mar.1, 2016 - While not yet present in the average kitchen, 3D food printers, such as Natural Machine's Foodini 3D printer, have been having a big impact in the world of high end dining, as Michelin starred chefs are using the technology to take their dishes to the next level. More

Industrial 3D printing in oil and gas sectors on the rise, Gartner reveals

Mar.1, 2016 - In their latest report on industrial 3D printing development, Gartner predicts that the oil and gas industry can greatly benefit from 3D printing and that 10 percent of companies will use it for parts manufacturing by 2019. More

3D printing helps surgeon reconstruct teen's face after serious car accident

Mar.1, 2016 - Dr. Pablo Prichard from the John C. Lincoln Medical Center in Phoenix, Arizona has successfully used 3D printing technologies to reconstruct the face of Jake Reynolds, a young man severely injured in a car accident. More

Make your own 3D printed Centriphone rig to capture stunning 360-degree ski videos

Feb.29, 2016 - After his amazing 360-degree ski footage video went viral, professional freeksier Nicolas Vuignier has released open source, 3D printable files for his Centriphone camera rig, along with a market-ready version, and a highly entertaining Making Of video. More

EDAG 'Soulmate' could be 3D printed car of future

Feb.29, 2016 - The 'Soulmate' concept car, developed by EDAG and Bosch last year, features a 3D printed body and brings Internet of Things connectivity to the fore. The 3D printed car was first unveiled at CES 2016, and has since been showcased at the Geneva Motor Show in Switzerland. More

Cyrcle, the 3D printed circular smartphone, is anything but square

Feb.29, 2016 - Developers Christina Cyr and Linda Inagawa, founders of Dtoor, are reimagining the dominant rectangular smartphone design and have created the Cyrcle, a partially 3D printed circular smartphone. More

Gorgeous 3D printed custom city dioramas now offered by Japanese 3D printing company iJet

Feb.29, 2016 - Through a collaboration with city mapping experts Zenrin, Japanese 3D printing specialists iJet are now offering custom-made 3D printed city dioramas that can allow you to return to that one special place again and again. More

TNO working on personalized 3D printed oral dosage drugs, Steven Erpelinck reveals

Feb.29, 2016 - Dutch TNO researcher Steven Erpelinck is working on 3D printed personalized oral pharmaceuticals that could be specifically produced to meet the conditions of a patient and optimize treatment potential. More

3D printed candy is here! Dubai store introduces 'Magic Candy Factory'

Feb.28, 2016 - Candylicious, a store in Dubai Mall, is selling what could be the world's first on-demand 3D printed candy. The store's new 'Magic Candy Factory', developed by Katjes, consists of two 3D printers which can create customized candies in under 5 minutes. More

Awesome 3D printed AK47 presented as gift to 'Rust' gaming community

Feb.28, 2016 - Designer Sergey Kolesnik has presented a 3D printed AK47 as a gift to players of Rust, a massive multiplayer survival game being developed by Facepunch Studios in Walsall, UK. More

Revolutionary 5D data storage can save 360TB of data for billions of years

Feb.28, 2016 - Scientists from the University of Southampton have developed a groundbreaking technique for storing digital files in five dimensions. This 5D Optical Memory technique can store up to 360 terabytes of data for 13.8 billion years when kept at room temperature, and could be used to preserve mankind's most important documents. More

Making of Chemical Brothers' 3D printed dancer revealed in new Behind the Scenes video

Feb.28, 2016 - VFX studio The Mill has released a behind the scenes clip of the Chemical Brothers' Wide Open music video to show how 3D scanning, motion tracking, and 3D animation was used to bring their 3D printed dancer to life. More

Hacker mods Nerf gun into an awesome 3D printed Halo 5 MA5D assault rifle

Feb.28, 2016 - Reddit user Jeremy Chang has built a Halo 5 MA5D assault rifle using a modified Nerf Rayven blaster and 3D printed parts. The DIY weapon will be used in games of Humans vs. Zombies. More

'Made by hand & machine': Kasia Wisniewski designs stunning 3D printed bridal accessories

Feb.27, 2016 - Designer Kasia Wisniewski has combined 3D printing with traditional crafting techniques to create a stunning collection of nature inspired bridal accessories, all available through her Etsy store, Collected Edition. More

10 awesome 3D printed Pokémon creations to celebrate Pokémon's 20th anniversary

Feb.27, 2016 - Today, February 27, marks a special day in the Pokémon calendar: 20 years ago today, Nintendo released its first Pok'mon games on the handheld Gameboy console. To celebrate the game's enduring legacy, we've compiled 10 awesome 3D printed Pokémon creations to put together at home. More

Simone Fontana releases 22-piece 3D printed Tracer Gun from Overwatch

Feb.27, 2016 - 3D designer Simone Fontana has released the files for a 3D printed replica of Tracer's gun from the upcoming Blizzard game Overwatch. More

Weekend project: 3D printable Trammel of Archimedes

Feb.27, 2016 - Instructables user [mtairymd] has designed a 3D printable Trammel of Archimedes, an ancient mechanism used for tracing out an ellipse. According to its creator, the 3D printed trammel can be built for around $22. More

Handcrafted desk featuring intricate 3D printed map captures beauty and light of NYC

Feb.27, 2016 - New York City-based designer Troy Huang has crafted a one-of-a-kind desk featuring an intricately detailed map of Manhattan made from precise laser-cut and 3D printed buildings, all illuminated by colorful LED lights. More

Canadian researchers pioneering 3D printed bio-absorbable bone-like medical implants

Feb.26, 2016 - Mihaela Vlasea, part of a research team at the University of Waterloo, is working to develop bio-absorbable 3D printed medical implants made from the bone-like calcium polyphosphate powder. More

Eastman partners with Korean University to 3D print prosthetic hands for children in need

Feb.26, 2016 - Eastman Chemical Company and Chung-Ang University in Seoul are collaborating to 3D print prosthetic hands for children in need. The 3D printed hands will be made at the University's new 3D printing facility using Eastman Amphora, a high-quality, styrene-free and food-safe 3D printing polymer. More

3D printing tactile maps for the blind and visually impaired

Feb.26, 2016 - Rutgers University School of Engineering and Touch Mapper have launched two separate yet equally inspiring projects to 3D print high-quality tactile or Braille maps for the blind and visually impaired. More

Student 3D designers create 3D printed everyday tools for people with disabilities

Feb.26, 2016 - Two young makers, Matt and Brian, from Makerbot's Thingiverse community have been recognized for designing two 3D printed tools to help people with disabilities such as MS and Parkinson's Disease with everyday tasks. More

3D printed house replica crucial for acquittal of home invasion shooting defendant in Montana

Feb.26, 2016 - A 3D printed replica of a home played a crucial role in acquitting defendant James George Stiffler in a deliberate homicide case in Montana. The defendant shot and killed a home invader in 2013, and the model proved that he was threatened at the time. More

Boston Dynamics' next-gen 3D printed Atlas humanoid robot endures 'torture' test

Feb.26, 2016 - Google-owned Boston Dynamics has just revealed a very impressive update of their partially 3D printed humanoid Atlas robot, that is far lighter than its processor, can walk through snow, stack boxes and even stand up after falling. More

Bentley considers 3D printing as way to appeal to younger customers

Feb.26, 2016 - British luxury motorcar company Bentley is bringing their timeless car designs up to speed, possibly by integrating 3D printing into the vehicle's manufacturing, in order to have greater appeal amongst younger clients. More

3D printed at-home medical device detects anemia within seconds

Feb.26, 2016 - Researchers at Kansas Sate University have developed a low-cost, point-of-care 3D printed device that, when paired with a smartphone app, can detect anemia in as little as 60 seconds. More

3Ders' top 15 list of our favorite 3D printed dresses

Feb.25, 2016 - In the aftermath of New York Fashion Week F/W 2016, where we were stunned by all the 3D printed pieces that hit the runway, we thought what better way to celebrate than to put together a list of our favorite 3D printed dresses over the past few years. More

3D printed repair parts help keep Nintendo 64 controller alive

Feb.25, 2016 - ENKKO has launched a Kickstarter campaign to manufacture high quality repair parts for the classic N64 controller, made with the help of 3D scanning and 3D printing technology. More

Man regains hand function thanks to 3D printed orthosis made from 70+ parts

Feb.25, 2016 - A biomedical engineering student in Poland used a desktop Zmorph 3D printer to create a custom, functional device consisting of more than 70 precision 3D printed parts, for a man suffering from limb paralysis in one of his hands. More

Monika Vaverová's 3D printed Eagle Borg superhero outfit is a sci-fi dream

Feb.25, 2016 - Czech fashion and costume designer Monika Vaverová, founder of MIMO, who earlier this fall unveiled her stunning and partially 3D printed Eagleborg costume, is one of the first Czech artists to bring 3D printing technology to the runway. More

3D printed stick head opens lacrosse up to disabled children in Long Island, NY

Feb.25, 2016 - With the help of an enlarged stick head designed through 3D printing, disabled children in Long Island, NY, can now also enjoy the region's most popular sport: lacrosse. More

Map your surroundings with the 3D printed Sweep LiDAR scanner for drones and small vehicles

Feb.25, 2016 - Bay Area startup Scance is about to take their Sweep LiDAR scanner to Kickstarter, a very potent drone sensor attachment that will allow you to accurately map your surroundings and even develop obstacle avoidance systems. More

USC researchers use 3D printing to help produce nanomaterials on a larger scale

Feb.25, 2016 - Nanoparticles, considered as a 21st century breakthrough material by some, have always been slow to manufacture. USC researchers are speeding things up with the help of 3D printing. More

Australian researchers develop 3D printed arteries to personalize heart disease treatment

Feb.24, 2016 - A team of doctors and engineers from the University of Melbourne have collaborated in an effort to better understand and gain insight into human arteries by using 3D imaging and printing technologies to recreate models of patients' heart arteries. More

Blokko launches two 3D printed comic book campaigns via 3D storytelling platform

Feb.24, 2016 - Blokko is a Singaporean startup that brings original stories and characters to life through 3D printing. Now, after several months of operation, the web platform is promoting two of their most promising stories and products: Evacomics, and Lost NightMare. More

MakerBot releases statement on eBay vs. Thingiverse''Sad Face' 3D model controversy

Feb.24, 2016 - MakerBot has written a strongly worded response to an eBay store that has been selling 3D prints of Thingiverse designs in direct violation of their Terms of Use and the Creative Commons license. More

Ed Zarick releases guide to 3D printing a fully functional life-size Star Wars BB-8 droid

Feb.24, 2016 - Fire fighter and self-taught 3D printing engineer Ed Zarick has created a wonderfully realistic Star Wars BB-8 replica with a single-axis rotation system and 3D printed head. More

3D printed handheld zero gravity coffee brewer successfully tested in space

Feb.24, 2016 - Researchers from Portland State University have expanding their successful zero gravity coffee cup design with a 3D printed brewing attachment, allowing astronauts to enjoy the comforts of a freshly brewed cup of coffee too. More

Air New Zealand is 3D printing aircraft cocktail trays

Feb.24, 2016 - Air New Zealand is hoping to use 3D printing to get ahead in today's fiercely competitive commercial airline space by reducing inventory by 3D printing on-demand replacement parts, aircraft cocktail trays and cabin parts. More

6 ways 3D printing is redefining home decor

Feb.23, 2016 - If you're still wondering how 3D printing could be used in our everyday lives, here are six extraordinary examples of 3D printed home decor. More

NASA, Made in Space working on Archinaut, an in-orbit robotic 3D printing demo

Feb.23, 2016 - Just two years ago, NASA successfully launched a 3D printer to the International Space Station (ISS) in collaboration with Silicon Valley startup Made in Space, and now, as they gear up to send a second one into space, they have announced a new project they are working on to build a 3D printer equipped with a robotic arm into space. More

Amazing 3D printed Blades of Chaos from God of War shared by Kirby Downey

Feb.23, 2016 - South African prop designer Kirby Downey is back with another amazing video game tribute: extremely cool 3D printed Blades of Chaos from the God of War franchise. More

Rough and Tumble: 3D print your very own fantasy board game

Feb.23, 2016 - Cross Lances Studio, a team of Italian game creators and digital designers have created a checkers inspired 3D printable fantasy board game that is being funded through a Kickstarter Campaign. More

Matt Adereth's open source 3D printed ergonomic Dactyl Keyboard is truly amazing

Feb.23, 2016 - Matt Adereth has shared his designs for one of the most impressive keyboards we've ever seen, the 3D printed ergonomic and mechanical Dactyl Keyboard. More

Czech pilot releases new 3D printable RC model airplanes for under $20

Feb.23, 2016 - Czech-based 3DLabPrint has released a series of four fully 3D printable RC model airplanes designed specifically to be made using standard, desktop 3D printers. More

Artists secretly 3D scan bust of Egyptian Queen Nefertiti and release 3D Print files online

Feb.23, 2016 - Ownership of a great amount of art found around the world has been disputed time and time again. An artistic duo has secretly 3D scanned the always controversial bust of Egyptian Queen Nefertiti and shared it with the world. More

Singapore launches program to train employees in 3D printing and robotics

Feb.22, 2016 - Singapore's Workforce Development Agency has developed and will be funding a series of masterclasses aimed at helping professionals from various industries deepen their practical knowledge of advanced manufacturing technologies such as 3D printing. More

Newly patented Microsoft stylus could improve 3D printed surface textures

Feb.22, 2016 - A patent filed by Microsoft concerning its planned 'Color Control' technology details the company's potential plans to develop a color- and texture-sensing stylus. The device could be used with CAD software to produce texturally detailed models for 3D printing. More

RMIT study shows 3D printed plastics can potentially pose health and environmental risks

Feb.22, 2016 - As 3D printing becomes an increasingly present form of manufacturing, researchers have begun to consider the potential risks of the emerging technology. Very recently, a pilot study published by an investigative team of researchers at RMIT showed findings that a number of photopolymers used in 3D printing were actually toxic and could cause health and environmental risks. More

Brazilian parrot receives world's first titanium 3D printed beak

Feb.22, 2016 - Gigi, a blue and yellow macaw rescued from captivity with a deformed beak that prevented her from eating, has received the first ever metal 3D printed prosthetic beak. More

This fantastic 3D printed Arduino-powered robotic lawn mower takes the stress out of mowing

Feb.22, 2016 - German engineering and RepRap veteran Andreas Haeuser has just shared his latest DIY 3D printing project: a robotic, Arduino-powered automatic lawn mower robot: a low cost solution that will take care of the most annoying chore in the world. More

Amputee James Young gets cool 3D printed bionic prosthetic inspired by Metal Gear Solid game

Feb.22, 2016 - Amputee James Young has just revealed an amazing 3D printed bionic prosthetic, which has been designed by Sophie de Oliveira Barata and Open Bionics as a tribute to the latest Metal Gear Solid video game. More

Turkish implant producer TST Tibbi Aletler has great success with Blueprinter SHS 3D printer

Feb.22, 2016 - For the production of unique medical implant prototypes, Turkish implant manufacturer TST Tibbi Aletler has adopted a Danish-made Blueprinter SHS 3D printer, which uses the unique Selective Heat Sintering 3D printing technique. More

Disney patent for 3D scanning and high resolution 3D printing approved by US patent office

Feb.22, 2016 - A patent filed by Disney detailing a technique for creating high resolution 3D prints from low resolution 3D scans has just been approved by the US patent office. More

Australian cancer patient receives 3D printed vertebrae in life changing surgery

Feb.22, 2016 - At the Prince of Wales Hospital in Sydney, Australia, another medical miracle has taken place thanks to 3D printing as a team of doctors have successfully implanted a 3D printed titanium vertebrae into a patient suffering from a life-threatening case of chordoma cancer. More

3D printing community rallies against eBay store selling 3D prints of Thingiverse designs

Feb.21, 2016 - Thingiverse users have been protesting against just3Dprint, an eBay store selling 3D printed models of Thingiverse designs without the permission of their designers. A maker named 'loubie' brought the matter to public attention when the store refused to take down her design from their catalogue. More

New OESH women's shoes feature 3D printed soles that mimic the human foot

Feb.21, 2016 - Footwear specialists OESH have reinvented women's shoes with the help of scientific research, and have come up with a series of 3D printed shoes that actually mimic the energy releasing function of our feet, instead of cushioning our feet and straining our limbs. More

3D printed gas detector uses space tech to sniff out bed bugs

Feb.21, 2016 - British pest control company Insect Research Systems Ltd. has developed a 3D printed detection monitor able to detect bodily gas emissions from bed bugs. The 3D printed device, developed at the Campus Technology Hub (CTH) in Cheshire, UK, utilizes technology developed for ESA's Rosetta spacecraft. More

Cast your own silicone gaskets with 3D printed molds

Feb.20, 2016 - Industrial designer Eric Strebel has posted an instructional video showing viewers how to make professional quality silicone gaskets. The method uses 3D printed plastic molds, GI-1040 silicone rubber, and a vacuum chamber. More

Exo-biote project breathes life into 3D printed soft robotics

Feb.20, 2016 - Exo-biote is an installation of 3D printed soft robotic sculptures that mimic natural breathing patterns, created as a collaboration between Le Fresnoy, the French National Studio for Contemporary Arts, and the National Institute for Computer Science and Applied Mathematics. More

Host your own mini robot battle with 3D printed Bashbots series

Feb.20, 2016 - 3D print enthusiast Alex Czech has designed a series of 3D printed robots that are powered by simple, low-cost DC motors and can even be outfitted with spinning claws to battle against one another. The latest instalment of the BashBot Series is the 3D printed BugBot, whose STL files are now available to download for free. More

Dentists using Form 2 SLA 3D printer for digital dentistry to create bleaching trays, bite guards, and surgical guides

Feb.20, 2016 - Dentists are using Form 2 SLA 3D printer for digital dentistry to produce bleaching trays, bite guards, and surgical guides in their own offices. They believe Digital dentistry is the future of the dental industry. More

Morphosource adds 400 monkey skulls to its bank of 9,000 3D printable fossils

Feb.20, 2016 - Morphosource, the online fossil database which became famous for its publication of 'homo naledi' 3D images, now contains over 9,000 3D images of more than 500 extinct species. Its latest additions include 400 monkey skulls, added by Harvard scholars. More

These 'EGO3D' 3D printed busts are head and shoulders above the rest

Feb.19, 2016 - With German sculptor EGO3D, customers can order 3D printed busts of themselves, family members, or beloved German historical figures. The company can create an accurate 3D model with just three 2D photographs. More

History Channel rewards Vikings fans with 3D printed props

Feb.19, 2016 - 3D printing studio 3D Brooklyn has designed and created a series of authentic props based on actual objects from the History Channel's hit drama, Vikings. Each week, viewers will have the chance to cast their vote and win their own 3D printed Vikings treasure. More

Flying 3D printer drones perfect for building shelters in disaster areas

Feb.19, 2016 - Imperial College London's Dr. Mirko Kovac has recently been awarded millions to develop flying 3D printer drones capable of building shelters in disaster areas, and says the concept could revolutionize construction and relief industries. More

Ring it up: 3D print your own ATtiny 85 ring watch

Feb.19, 2016 - Instructables user Chen Liang has designed an Arduino-powered, 3D printable ATtiny85 Ring Watch'a tiny wearable that can be worn on the finger. More

Researchers using 3D printing to develop first-of-its-kind implantable artificial kidney based on microchips

Feb.19, 2016 - The Vanderbilt University research behind The Kidney Project is using 3D printing to develop artificial kidney implants that can radically change the lives of kidney disease patients hooked onto dialysis machines. More

3D printing to save Sir Joey: Dialexa 3D printing open source wheelchair for disabled dog

Feb.19, 2016 - Dallas, Texas-based tech company Dialexa is developing a 3D printed wheelchair for Sir Joey McGee, an adorable 3-year-old puppy born with deformations in his front legs. More

15 truly useful things you can 3D print for your home

Feb.19, 2016 - Beyond 3D printed keychains and coasters, there are tons of truly useful, practical and cool household goods you can make on a 3D printer. Here are 15 useful 3D prints that you can download for free. More

BRICK 3D prints Fit Nesting Dolls filled with custom fitness plan to encourage new members

Feb.19, 2016 - With the help of 3D printed Fit Nesting Dolls that resemble your personal fitness goals and are filled with a customized workout schedule, BRICK fitness is encouraging its new members to keep going and overcome the five-month hurdle that sees many people give up. More

Jay Leno turns to 3D scanning and printing to create replacement parts for his EcoJet concept car

Feb.19, 2016 - With the help of 3D Systems' excellent 3D scanning and 3D printing services, car lover Jay Leno has been able to create replacement parts for his unique EcoJet concept car. More

Mechanical Engineer wins Europeana contest by reimagining classic paintng into a 3D printed lamp

Feb.19, 2016 - Inspiration can come from any number of places. Gabriele Crivelli combined his love for food & drink, creativity and 3D printing to win Europeana's third annual Open Innovation Challenge. More

Materialise creates 3D printed anechoic sound chamber for Peugeot Fractal concept car

Feb.18, 2016 - Materialise has explained the 3D printing processes behind the music-enhancing sound chamber of Peugeot's Fractal concept car, unveiled at the Frankfurt Auto Show in September. 82% of the car's interior surfaces were 3D printed. More

This amazing biomimetic anthropomorphic robotic hand contains 3D printed bones

Feb.18, 2016 - Zhe Xu and Emanuel Todorov, engineers from the University of Washington, Seattle, have built a highly complex 3D printed robotic hand. The pair obtained a 3D scan of a cadaver skeleton in order to design 3D printed bones for the biomimetic device. More

World's first solid gold 3Doodle inspires 14-piece 3Doodler jewelry collection

Feb.18, 2016 - New York-based DGC Jewelers recently created a first-of-its-kind solid gold heart, cast from an original 3Doodler design. This launched an entire collection of unique jewelry pieces designed with the 3Doodler 3D printing pen and finished with 14K gold, diamonds and other precious gems. More

From 2D to 3D: ZVerse and Konica Minolta partner to make 2D images 3D printable

Feb.18, 2016 - ZVerse and Konica Minolta have entered a partnership whereby 3D Systems reseller Konica Minolta will sell access to ZVerse LAYR, an end-to-end 3D content creation platform that easily transforms 2D images into fully 3D printable files. More

Cambits 3D printed blocks let you build completely modular camera

Feb.18, 2016 - Cambits, developed at Columbia University, is a reconfigurable camera system composed of colourful, 3D printed blocks that lets users quickly and easily build a range of cameras'with a variety of impressive computational capabilities. More

3D printed ear successfully attached to elderly man thanks to team of Croatian doctors

Feb.18, 2016 - A team of doctors at the Rijeka Hospital in Rijeka, Croatia have recently and successfully attached a 3D printed ear to an elderly patient whose biological ear had to be removed because of skin cancer. More

Functionalize shares cool tutorial for 3D printed solder and wire free Arduino touchscreen

Feb.18, 2016 - Showing off just what their highly conductive F-Electric filament can do, Functionalize has just shared a very cool tutorial for a 3D printed Arduino color touchscreen tool that can be assembled without any soldering or wires required. More

Ötzi the 5300-year-old Ice Man mummy given new life through 3D printing

Feb.18, 2016 - With the help of the medical 3D printing expertise of Belgian specialists Materialise, paleo artist Gary Staab has given new life to one of the most fascinating mummies ever found: Ötzi the Ice Man, a 5,000 year old Bronze Age man completely preserved in ice. More

Iranian Artist recovers, shares and 3D Prints ISIS destroyed ancient artifacts with the world

Feb.18, 2016 - After recent cases of the destruction of historical relics by ISIS soldiers at a museum in Iraq, artist Moreshin Allhyari has taken it upon herself to digitize and restore the remains with 3D printing. More

Russian arms manufacturer Kalashnikov Concern targets 3D printed assault rifle

Feb.17, 2016 - Kalashnikov Concern, Russia's key manufacturer of Kalashnikov machine guns and producer of several other arms, technologies, and military vehicles, has employed metal manufacturer Stankoprom to produce 3D printed parts for Kalashnikov submachine guns and advanced pistols. More

3D printed flowers reveal how orchids trick flies by mimicking mushrooms

Feb.17, 2016 - Researchers used 3D printed casts of the Dracula fleurii orchid to investigate how the flower has evolved over time to attract pollinating flies by masquerading as a mushroom. More

Metalysis, UK-based producer of titanium 3D printing powder, secures £20M investment

Feb.17, 2016 - Metalysis, a UK-based manufacturer of metal powders for 3D printing, has secured a £20M ($28.5m) investment from British businessman Neil Woodford and Australian zircon producer Iluka Resources. More

Original 1929 Oscars statue revived with 3D printing for 2016 Academy Awards

Feb.17, 2016 - The Academy Awards, more commonly known as The Oscars, have announced that they have partnered with NY based foundry Polich Tallix to revive the original Oscar statuettes from 1929 using 3D scanning, 3D printing, and hand-casting processes. More

US Army's 2017 Expeditionary Warrior Experiments to include customizable 3D printed drones

Feb.17, 2016 - The U.S. Army will test new customizable On-Demand Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems, developed through a new 3D printing process, at the 2017 Army Expeditionary Warrior Experiments, where new military tools are tested in the field. More

Ohne Titel's 3D printed fashions turn heads at NY Fashion Week

Feb.17, 2016 - With New York Fashion Week in full swing 3D printing seems to be the word on everyone's mouth. Now, womenswear label Ohne Titel have showcased their latest collection, which features pieces made with the help of 3D printing technology. More

Open Bionics' £500 3D printed robotic hand can be assembled in less than an hour

Feb.17, 2016 - The advent of low-cost 3D printing has been bringing the price for custom prosthetics down for years now. Open Bionics has just announced the kit sale of their Ada Hand, a £500 3D printed robotic hand that can be assembled in less than one hour. More

Build a 3D printer from scratch (& get shown how) with $1,600 Buildclass course

Feb.17, 2016 - Buildclass is offering courses showing students how to build a DIY 3D printer from 200+ parts. The two-day course and 3D printer kit costs $1,600 and includes all necessary components for an FFF or syringe FDM 3D printer. Johns Hopkins University recently took part in the program. More

GTSO enforces weed limit with 3D printed child-proof cannabis container

Feb.16, 2016 - Green Technology Solutions, Inc., together with its 3D printing partner, 6th Dimension Technologies, today announced it is seeking a suitable manufacturer for its 3D printed, child-proof cannabis containers. More

440 model houses 3D printed for Zoetis' 3D printing and AR educational campaign across Canada

Feb.16, 2016 - Zoetis, the world's largest provider of medicine and vaccinations for pets, recently ran a Canada-wide educational campaign that used 440 3D printed model houses and augmented reality apps to teach veterinarians about the risks of flea infestation and preventative measures. More

Lady Gaga's Grammy's tribute to David Bowie features stunning visual effects made with help of 3D printing

Feb.16, 2016 - The 58th Annual Grammy awards featured a stunning homage to David Bowie by singer Lady Gaga. The performance included ground breaking visual effects which were made with the help of 3D printing technologies and Intel's Curie module. More

French researchers develop extremely thin 3D printable acoustic metasurface to perfect sound absorption

Feb.16, 2016 - A team of researchers working at the French National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS) and the University of Lorraine in Nancy, France have designed an acoustic metasurface capable of perfect sound absorption which could be fabricated using 3D printing technologies. More

3D printed 'O Phone' goes back to basics to cure smartphone addiction

Feb.16, 2016 - Alter Ego Architects, a Serbian design studio, has designed a 3D printed concept phone with E Ink display and no apps. The minimalist 3D printed handset has been designed to curtail smartphone addiction. More

Belgian design agency treats clients to chocolate made with 3D printing

Feb.16, 2016 - Brussels, Belgium based design firm Absolute Agency is helping their clients to ring in the new year with custom designed chocolate bars made with the help of a 3D printed mold. More

3D printers find their way into the metal spring industry for prototyping

Feb.16, 2016 - Though almost never associated with plastic 3D printing, Tim Parkinson from Airedale Springs revealed that 3D printers are actually extensively used in the production of metal springs, for prototyping exact sizes and for maintaining quality standards. More

Metal 3D printing soaring in Singapore's blooming aviation industry

Feb.16, 2016 - This year's Singapore Airshow 2016 reflects the strong focus of the country's expanding aviation industry on metal 3D printing, which is especially advanced by key players such as GE Aviation and Rolls-Royce. More

threeASFOUR unveils two spectacular 3D printed dresses at New York Fashion Week

Feb.16, 2016 - New York based fashion collective threeASFOUR have unveiled their recent collection, Biomimicry, at NYFW. The designs feature two stunning 3D printed dresses made in partnership with Stratasys. More

Renishaw and BioHorizons collaborate to produce tailor-made 3D printed dental abutments

Feb.16, 2016 - Global engineering and technology firm Renishaw has partnered with dental implant manufacturer BioHorizons to development LaserAbutments: custom-fit metal 3D printed abutments for false teeth. More

World's smallest 3D printed Matterhorn reveals practical uses of nanoscale 3D printing

Feb.15, 2016 - Researchers from the Paul Scherrer Institute have 3D printed the world's smallest Matterhorn Mountain, measuring less than a tenth of a millimeter in size. The research proves that such small 3D printed structures can realistically be produced on a mass scale, and potentially used to improve industrial machine manufacturing. More

4-meter-tall 3D printed lions to guard Lyon's Parc Olympique

Feb.15, 2016 - Four massive 3D printed lions, measuring 4.2 meters and weighing in a 1.5 tons each, will soon stand guard around Lyon's Parc Olympique, the official stadium for the city's football club. The lions are being 3D printed by local startup Drawn, makers of the large-format Galatea 3D printer. More

Fantastic FDL-1 3D printed foam dart launcher now on Kickstarter

Feb.15, 2016 - Maker and software programmer Jesse Kovarovics has just launched a Kickstarter campaign for the fully automatic and high-powered FDL-1, the most impressive 3D printed foam dart gun and turret we've ever seen. More

PieceMaker teams with Ford Motor; brings metal 3D printing into retail personalization kiosk

Feb.15, 2016 - Retail 3D printing company PieceMaker, which only months ago announced an exciting partnership with media network Nickelodeon, have just announced a new partnership with Ford Motor Company to make 3D printable and customizable toy cars, and the launch of PieceMaker Metals, their first break into the 3D printing metal industry. More

Dublin researcher awarded €2.5M to develop 3D printed long lasting battery

Feb.15, 2016 - A research team led by Prof Valeria Nicolosi at Trinity College Dublin's Amber Science Centre has recently been awarded a grant of €2.5 million to continue the development of their 3D2DPrint project, a new type of long lasting battery that can be housed and hidden within any type of material. More

Ben the one-legged Parrot can finally get some sleep after receiving custom 3D printed leg

Feb.14, 2016 - Disabilities come in all forms. Ben the parrot was missing a leg and couldn't balance and even lost sleep because of it. A team of 3D printing specialists in England designed a 3D printing replacement peg and fitted it onto Mr. Ben. More

3D printed WYNG flash diffuser helps capture the perfect photo

Feb.14, 2016 - American photographer Mat Sutor has designed an affordable, flexible and lightweight 3D printed flash diffuser to help photographers capture moments perfectly. More

Nick Knight creates 25-foot-tall 3D printed sculpture of Naomi Campbell & 'Fallen Angel' Kate Moss

Feb.14, 2016 - Celebrated fashion photographer Nick Knight uses 3D scanning and 3D printing technologies to create beautiful and provocative Photographic Sculptures of some of the world's top supermodels, including Naomi Campbell and Kate Moss. More

3D Printed Simple Steady GoPro stabilization add-on blows past Kickstarter target

Feb.14, 2016 - Stabilization software on GoPro and Smartphones only work so well. A group of Swiss friends have successfully Kickstarted the Simple Steady, a 3D printed adapter to keep your footage shake free. More

The Black Crook: The first music video featuring 3D printed costumes and jewelry

Feb.13, 2016 - Holy Faya, the brainchild of French designers C'lia Elmasu and Nelly Zagury, Just Premiered 'The Black Crook', billed as the 'first music video featuring 3D printed costumes and jewelry', in New York. More

The Black Crook: The first music video featuring 3D printed costumes and jewelry

Feb.13, 2016 - Holy Faya, the brainchild of French designers C'lia Elmasu and Nelly Zagury, Just Premiered 'The Black Crook', billed as the 'first music video featuring 3D printed costumes and jewelry', in New York. More

Singapore Technologies Aerospace adopts 3D printing to design VIP aircraft interiors

Feb.13, 2016 - Singapore Technologies Aerospace has today opened a new VIP Aircraft Interiors Centre equipped with digital design studios and 3D printing workshops, to respond to the growing demand for bespoke, luxury aircraft cabin interiors. More

Watly's modular device provides clean water, Internet connectivity to infrastructure-poor regions

Feb.13, 2016 - Watly is an integrated utility machine that harnesses solar power to provide free, off-grid electricity, water filtration, and internet connectivity to infrastructure-poor regions. Uniquly modular, Watly can also be fitted with a variety of tools depending on specific community needs, including everything from e-car chargers to 3D printers. More

Dutch consumers ready for technical revolutions and 3D printing, new study says

Feb.13, 2016 - While specialists are often skeptical about the adoption rates of new technologies, including 3D printing, a new study by Dutch IT specialists EMC Federatie has argued that Dutch consumers are ready for technical revolutions and new digital technologies. More

Faircap Project: Open source 3D printed water filter aims to solve global crisis for just $1

Feb.12, 2016 - The Faircap Project is a collaborative, clean water initiative, whose aim is to create an affordable, portable, open source 3D printed water filtration device that could provide clean, safe, drinkable water to those in need. More

Vincent Brinkmann turns flip-flops into ritualized concrete art with the help of 3D printing

Feb.12, 2016 - In an attempt to change the way we look at production, reproduction and manufacturing, German new media artist Vincent Brinkmann has created ritualized, concrete art in his 'Serial 3D printing' project. More

Top 10 ideas for 3D printed Valentine's Day gifts

Feb.12, 2016 - We've rounded up a list of our top picks of 3D printed or 3D printable Valentine's Day gifts that will have your loved one extruding affection. More

Smithsonian's 3D scanning reveals astronaut graffiti inside Apollo 11 spacecraft

Feb.12, 2016 - During an ongoing 3D scanning and digitization project, the Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum recently uncovered never-before-seen handwritten notes from inside the Apollo 11's command module, Columbia. More

3D printed terracotta heart replica by Yardena Kurulkar wins Blake Prize 2016

Feb.12, 2016 - A truly remarkable series of photographs by Yardena Kurulkar, showing a 3D printed terracotta heart replica slowly decaying, has won the prestigious Australian Blake Prize 2016 for spiritual art. More

Resurrect popular chocolate bar the Trio with help of 3D printing

Feb.12, 2016 - Feelings of nostalgia can bring back the fondest of memories in a flash. RepRap blogger Richrap uses 3D printing to revive the discontinued chocolate bar the Trio. More

Unimpossible Missions: GE gives a snowball a chance in hell through 3D printing and industrial engineering

Feb.12, 2016 - To celebrate Thomas Edison and National Inventors Day, GE has used a super alloy container and 3D printing to give a snowball a chance in hell, as part of their Unimpossible Missions project. More

Adaptable children's arm prosthetic made from 3D printing and LEGO wins award at Paris show

Feb.11, 2016 - Colombia designer Carlos Torres, who designed the IKO Creative Prosthetic System, a 3D printed LEGO children's arm prosthetic, has recently won the Grand Prix for his project at Netexplo digital technology summit in Paris. More

Gamer revives NES-classic Duck Hunt with VR and 3D printing

Feb.11, 2016 - 21-year-old Joseph Delgado has created a Virtual Reality version of the classic, 8-bit Nintendo game Duck Hunt. The modified setup consists of an Oculus Rift DK2, a Razer Hydra and a 3D printed headmount. More

Rubik’s Cube solved by robot in 0.887 seconds, beating recent record set by 3D printed bot

Feb.11, 2016 - The Sub1, a new robot designed by industrial engineer Adam Beer, has solved a scrambled Rubik's Cube in 0.887 seconds, a new world record. The previous record was set just a few weeks ago, by a 3D printed robot built by Jay Flatland and Paul Rose. More

New smart lock on the market, IKILOCK, prototyped with 3D printing technologies

Feb.11, 2016 - French company GEMECOD has introduced their new product IKILOCK, a smart lock that unlocks not only your own front door, but also your building's front door if you live in an apartment complex. The product was designed with the help of 3D printing. More

ALDI Australia to sell budget Cocoon Create 3D printer and 3D printing pen

Feb.11, 2016 - In a very surprising move, Aldi's Australian supermarkets will begin to sell the budget Cocoon Create 3D printer, as well as filament and a 3D printing pen, starting next week. More

New York private hospital offers high quality 3D printed preview models for cosmetic procedures

Feb.11, 2016 - The Montefiore Medical Center, a New York-based private hospital, has adopted the Mirror Me 3D printer for the production of highly detailed 3D printed preview models to give cosmetic surgery patients a realistic expectation of what the procedure can achieve. More

Monster Crayons, made with 3D printed molds, to raise funds for abused kids through Act For Kids charity

Feb.11, 2016 - A crowdfunding campaign has recently been launched for Monster Crayons, a product made with the help of 3D printing that its founders hope will become a solid source of income for Australia-wide children's charity Act For Kids. More

Texas students taking on Zika virus-carrying mosquitoes with 3D printed test kit

Feb.11, 2016 - A team of students from the University of Texas is working on clever little tool for combating the Zika virus carried by mosquitoes, a 3D printed DIY test kit that can diagnose viruses carried by mosquitoes in your own backyard. More

Israeli artist Eyal Gever works with NASA on first ever 3D printed Laugh sculpture in outer space

Feb.11, 2016 - For what will be the first ever space art production, NASA will collaborate with Israeli artist Eyal Gever to 3D print a sculpture of laughter on their zero-gravity 3D printer, made by Made in Space. More

Source3 and U.S. Army to 3D print personalized keepsakes for soldiers

Feb.10, 2016 - As part of a licensing agreement between Source3 and the U.S. Army, soldiers, service members, family, and friends will be able to order customizable, full-color, 3D printed keepsakes featuring official U.S. Army logos and personal photographs of proud U.S. Army service members. More

Write memos from across the world with 3D printed 'iBoardbot' whiteboard robot

Feb.10, 2016 - JJRobots, a tech startup from Edinburgh, UK, has launched a Kickstarter campaign for its 3D printed, web-connected whiteboard robot. The iBoardbot allows users to remotely command the robot's pen-wielding arm to write messages and draw images. More

3D printed human transplant organs a reality within 15 years, say Russian researchers

Feb.10, 2016 - Kirill Kaem of Russia's Skolkovo Foundation has stated that he believes 3D printed human organs for transplants will be achievable in as little as 15 years thanks to the country's achievements in 3D bioprinting research and development. More

Could cotton candy machines help scientists to 3D print human organs?

Feb.10, 2016 - Leon Bellan, an assistant professor of mechanical engineering at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee, has used a $40 cotton candy machine to help create artificial capillaries. Bellan's research could contribute to the future 3D printing of human organs. More

Make life easier with clever 3D printed life hacks

Feb.10, 2016 - In an attempt to prove that 3D printing is about more than creating useless clutter, Nanjing University lecturer Ding Zhou has hosted a very successful workshop for the creation of tangible life hacks, including 3D printed cutlery a special cutting plate and an umbrella extension. More

Singapore takes levelheaded approach to 3D printed public housing

Feb.10, 2016 - The Singapore Centre for 3D Printing is planning to test the viability of 3D printed public houses as a way to address its growing and ageing population's needs. More

Artistic duo 3D prints plays from all 50 Super Bowl games as sculptures

Feb.10, 2016 - As a tribute to the 50th edition of the Super Bowl, artistic duo benitez vogl have captured all the game data from all 50 finals in a series of impressive 3D printed frames. More

Under-construction Folsom Dam auxiliary spillway began life as 3D printed model

Feb.10, 2016 - A gargantuan auxiliary spillway is currently being built for the Folsom Dam in the Sacramento region by the US Army Corps of Engineers, who have just revealed that the most important mechanisms were all prototyped using 3D printing. More

Transitions Hair Solutions offering 3D printed realistic hairpieces for cancer survivors

Feb.10, 2016 - Transitions Hair Solutions, a New Jersey-based hair prosthesis provider, is providing 3D printed hairpieces for hair loss sufferers. The hairpieces, which can cost between $2,000 and $15,000, have already been made for several cancer survivors. More

Scientists use graphene-based inks to 3D print ultralight supercapacitors

Feb.10, 2016 - Researchers from the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory and UC Santa Cruz have created the first ever 3D printed supercapacitors using an ultra-lightweight graphene aerogel. The technology could greatly improve energy storage in smartphones, electric cars, and wireless sensors. More

Run Baby Run! Follow 3D printed baby across the world in amusing stop motion film

Feb.9, 2016 - Created by Eran Amir, Run Baby Run! is a 2:50 minute 3D printed stop motion animated film following a 3D printed baby as it 'runs' from location to location around the world. More

3D printed tactile picture books entertain and teach visually impaired children

Feb.9, 2016 - Tom Yeh and his team of students at the University of Colorado Boulder have been working hard to provide a variety of 3D printed tactile children's books meant for the visually impaired. More

Poietis successfully 3D prints living human tissue with laser-based 3D bioprinting

Feb.9, 2016 - French 3D bioprinting startup Poietis has used its proprietary laser-assisted 3D bioprinting technology to successfully 3D print living human tissue, proving that 3D printed skin is not only a possibility, but a reality. More

Felicia Day models stunning 3D printed Dream Regalia Armor by Melissa Ng in fantasy photo shoot

Feb.9, 2016 - Actress, gamer and Internet Queen Felicia Day recently modeled the 3D printed Dreamer Regalia Armor, a custom-made, 3D printed fantasy costume designed by artist Melissa Ng. More

Dutch designers are using sound to create stunning 3D printed ceramics with custom 3D printer

Feb.9, 2016 - Dutch industrial artist Olivier van Herpt and sound designer Ricky van Broekhoven have collaborated to bring us Solid Vibrations, a project that uses sound to create uniquely textured 3D printed ceramic pieces. More

UC San Diego team 3D bioprints lifelike liver tissue with hopes of saving lives

Feb.9, 2016 - A team of engineers at UC San Diego has recently developed a lightning quick approach to 3D bioprinting liver cells, speeding up potential life-saving drug testing in the process. More

3D printed 'Linespace' display lets blind people explore images & maps by touch

Feb.9, 2016 - Members of the Hasso Plattner Institut (HPI), a computer science and mechanical engineering organization, have developed a tactile display system for the blind using a 3D printer print head. Linespace features a 140x100cm display area on which raised tactile lines are created by the 3D printer. More

Raspberry Pi users can now 3D print a replica of Tim Peake's £3,000 Astro Pi flight case

Feb.8, 2016 - The Raspberry Pi Foundation has released the 3D printing files for its Astro Pi enclosure, as used by British astronaut Tim Peake aboard the International Space Station. The cases sent to space cost '3,000 ($4,300) to produce, but makers can print their own replicas for a fraction of that price. More

EpiBone pioneers 3D printed animal bone scaffolding for human bone regrowth

Feb.8, 2016 - While regenerative bone surgery now still relies on a patient's own bone grafts or cadaver bones, NYC-based startup EpiBone is pioneering a method involving stem cell bone growth within a custom 3D printed scaffold made from animal bone material. More

3D printed chameleon robot changes color to adapt to surroundings

Feb.8, 2016 - A mechanical chameleon, encased in a 3D printed shell and covered with plasmonic displays, automatically changes its color in order to blend into various backgrounds. The robot chameleon's technology could be used in military and biomimetic research applications. More

Lucian Popescu's amazing 3D printed Pandov Chess Set now completed

Feb.8, 2016 - Romanian designer Lucian Popescu has completed his amazing 3D printed Pandov Chess Set, featuring an elegant reimagined set of white and black armies that gets the most out of Shapeways' 3D printing services. More

3D printed 'Spermbots' boost sperm mobility and could help solve male infertility

Feb.8, 2016 - Researchers in Germany have used a Nanoscribe 3D printer to develop tiny 'micro-motors' that can actually help boost a sperm's ability to actively swim and latch onto an egg. These 3D printed 'Spermbots' have proven very successful in lab tests, and could eventually be used to help solve this aspect of male infertility. More

Dutch entrepreneurs 3D print a 20-feet submarine for military and oil platform applications

Feb.8, 2016 - Dutch entrepreneur Filip Jonker recently joined forces with large scale 3D printing expert Jasper Menger to develop small carbon fiber 3D printed submarines that can carry up to two people and can be used for underwater repairs and exploration. More

Russia uses 3D printing in production of colossal T-14 Armata tank

Feb.8, 2016 - Electromashina JSC, a manufacturer of armored vehicles for the Russian army, has revealed that it is using an industrial 3D printer to produce an Armata tank, the standard next-generation armored vehicle platform of the Russian military. More

Melissa Ng 3D prints stunning Dream Regalia Armor for actress Felicia Day

Feb.7, 2016 - Fantasy 3D mask designer Melissa Ng teamed up with Shapeways and CoKreeate to design a stunning, custom-fitted suit of armor for actress Felicia Day. After more than 228 hours of dedicated work, the 3D printed Dreamer Regalia Armor is finally complete. More

German designer 3D prints custom high heel shoes for his wife

Feb.7, 2016 - Just in time for Valentine's day, a German mechatronics engineer has designed a 3D printed a stylish, custom, and actually comfortable pair of high-heel shoes for his wife using ABS filament and a desktop 3D printer. More

Get to grips with these funky 3D printed climbing holds

Feb.6, 2016 - Instructables user Whitney Potter has published a tutorial for making customized climbing holds with a 3D printer. Following Potter's method, makers can print their own molds in thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) before filling them with polyurethane resin to create the finished hold. More

Cosmetic surgeon Dr. Kotlus designs 3D printed surgical tools for eyelid surgeries

Feb.6, 2016 - Accomplished physician Dr. Brett Kotlus has designed two 3D printed surgical instruments for use during eyelid surgeries which did not previously exist on the market. The stainless steel 3D printed eyelid wand and 3D printed pinch forceps are available for purchase through Shapeways. More

Fool your friends with the Three Deck Illusion, a 3D printed card trick

Feb.6, 2016 - Mark Fuller has created a 3D printed version of a deceptively simple card trick, in which three identical decks of cards appear to weigh the same as a single deck alone. The free STL files for 3D printing are up on Thingiverse, so you can create this clever illusion at home. More

Make your own 3D printed Fallout 4 'Pip-Boy 3000 MKVI' powered by Raspberry Pi

Feb.6, 2016 - Adafruit's Ruiz Brothers have published an online tutorial for a 3D printed replica of the 'Pip-Boy 3000', a wrist-computer worn by the protagonist of the 'Fallout' series of video games. The 3D printed cosplay accessory uses a Raspberry Pi and packs several cool features. More

Watch a skier capture stunning'360-degree footage with 3D printed camera rig and iPhone 6

Feb.5, 2016 - Professional skier and visual artist Nicolas Vuignier has designed a 3D printed camera rig that attaches to his iPhone 6, allowing him to capture mesmerizing, 360-degree footage of himself while skiing. The resulting film, titled Centriphone, is definitely worth a watch. More