Build your own portable Raspberry Pi with 3D printed case

Jan.30, 2015 - Over at electronics shop Adafruit, Ruiz Brothers have posted a very accessible and easy to follow guide showing you how to build your own portable Raspberry Pi using the model A+, PiTFT 3.5” display... More

Spectrom to bring full-color 3D printing to a desktop near you

Jan.30, 2015 - Spectrom's new product, described as a ‘virtual paintbrush,’ will be capable of producing full color 3D prints through a dye-based process with a single polymer feedstock—basically. More

LaserCUSION 3D printing brings costs down and quality up for dental industry

Jan.30, 2015 - One example of a company that has been focusing on manufacturing custom dental solutions is Spain-based Fresdental, whose focus is on working with dentists to create and manufacture implants, bridges and crowns for dental patients. More

SPATA tools put a tangible spin on digital 3D design

Jan.30, 2015 - Lancaster University researchers Christian Weichel and his colleagues have put a new twist on conventional measurement tools for digital modeling and fabrication. More

Learn how an engine works by 3D printing a working Toyota 4 Cylinder Engine 22RE

Jan.29, 2015 - Recently, a Thingiverse user by the name of ‘ericthepoolboy’ recently uploaded and shared his build progress on a 22RE Toyota engine that he has reverse engineered and rebuilt using the 3D modeling program SolidWorks. More

Here is the awesome steampunk-inspired 3D printer you’ve always wanted

Jan.29, 2015 - For professional watchmaker and spreadsheet geek John Davis - who is currently just learning the “ins and outs of 3d printing” - creating an exposed gear and vintage time traveler-inspired 3D printer came naturally. More

Singleton the Robot from 'Grey Goo' is brought to life in full-size thanks to 3D printing

Jan.29, 2015 - To help celebrate the recently-released Sci-Fi video game Grey Goo, artists at Gentle Giant Studios worked with Grey Goo game developers Grey Box to create one of the games characters; a seven-foot tall robot by the name of Singleton. More

Full Spectrum Laser debuts two new Phoenix Touch 3D printers

Jan.29, 2015 - Full Spectrum Laser, the 3D printing company based in Las Vegas, Nev., today unveiled two new, high-resolution, digital light 3D resin printers designed for jewelry and dental markets. More

Graphene 3D Lab ready for conductive graphene filament production

Jan.29, 2015 - Graphene 3D Lab announced today that it has received and successfully assembled an industrial scale thermoplastic extruder line for the production of conductive graphene filament. More

LETU student 3D prints 3-foot long replica of Atlantic Mercy, world’s upcoming largest hospital ship

Jan.29, 2015 - On Wednesday, January 28th, LeTourneau University engineering student Hans Nelson presented an extremely detailed, 3-foot long 3D printed model of the Atlantic Mercy, a soon-to-be-constructed private hospital ship... More

Free voxel modelling software Monolith is perfect for multi-material 3D printing

Jan.29, 2015 - Monolith is a volume modelling software, a type of hybrid of 3D CAD software and a regular 3D image editing program, that focusses on voxel manipulation. For the uninitiated, a voxel is basically a 3D pixel. More

Andrey Rudenko plans to 3D print a full sized fantasy-style concrete village

Jan.29, 2015 - Andrey Rudenko is starting a new main project entitled ‘fantasy-style 3D concrete print village’. As the name suggests, he is planning on 3D printing a whole village of intricately designed, architecturally innovating structures. More

Designer creates Innervision super strong 3D printed bike concept using space frames

Jan.29, 2015 - One example of a large-scale product that has been produced using 3D printing versus traditional manufacturing methods is with industrial designer Matt Clark’s 3D printed (and fully-rideable) Innervision IV-1 bicycle. More

Cosplayer creates highly-complex 3D printed Iron Man Hulkbuster suit

Jan.29, 2015 - Among those who create these cosplay costumes is James Bruton, a sci-fi and superhero fan who uses his Lulzbot TAZ dual-extruder 3D printer to create some very complex costumes ranging from an Iron Man suit... More

After four months, Made in Space completes first round of interstellar 3D printing tests

Jan.28, 2015 - The Silicon Valley 3D printing startup successfully designed and engineered a 3D printer that was installed on the International Space Station last year and just recently finished printing their initial test round of objects. More

Stratasys scores a touchdown with multi-material 3D printed football

Jan.28, 2015 - Stratasys announced that as a part of their #3DPrintedSports marketing campaign for showing off the capabilities of their 3D printers, they have successfully 3D printed what they believe might be the World’s First 3D Printed Football. More

Inflatable stickies turn everyday objects into robots

Jan.28, 2015 - Ryuma Niiyama from University of Tokyo and his colleagues at MIT have developed a way for the layperson or child to become a rudimentary robotics engineer. Free-form planar soft actuators, or “sticky actuators”... More

Filament wizard Kai Parthy unveils his new MOLDLAY wax 3D printing filament

Jan.28, 2015 - MOLDLAY is a type of plastic with distinct wax-like properties. Specifically, it becomes totally liquid (with a water-like viscosity) when heated up to about 270 degrees Celsius thanks to some specially chosen types of oily paraffin. More

Swiss teacher 3D prints a 1.9 meter tall, 100-piece replica of the Eiffel Tower

Jan.28, 2015 - This 3D printed 1.9 meter tall replica of the famous Eiffel Tower has been a private project by Swiss teacher Gregor Luetolf from Bern for most of 2014, taking him more than 1600 hours to complete. More

Shining EinScan-S portable 3D scanner to launch on Kickstarter end of this week

Jan.28, 2015 - Developed by Chinese 3D printer and scanner manufacturers SHINING 3D, Shining EinScan-S 3D scanner is shaping up to be a very promising model. It is going to be a very high-quality machine as well as affordable and accessible. More

Solidscape and LSR announce faster and better rapid prototyping process

Jan.28, 2015 - Solidscape and LSR’s Design Studio have developed a new mold-making process that will disrupt current prototyping methods by speeding time to market and save on machining expensive metal parts. More

Inspired amputee maker creates his own 3D printed robotic arm for just $250

Jan.28, 2015 - The motivated self-starter, founder and project manager of the Bionico Hand tragically lost his own hand during a work accident in April of 2002. Because of his active life, which includes a career heavily focused on music... More

Father and son makers create a full-sized 3D printed surfboard

Jan.28, 2015 - When it comes to projects we enjoy hearing about on a daily basis, leave it up to those that involve family bonding as among the best and most inspiring. After sitting down at breakfast one morning with his son Matej... More

3D printed social topographies of San Francisco intelligently blend art with data

Jan.28, 2015 - Recently, a user by the name of ‘gkapriel’ on Instructables shared a project they did that combined a study on the social fabric of San Francisco with additive manufacturing. More

Japanese 3D printing marketplace Rinkak launches new partner program for idle 3D printers

Jan.27, 2015 - Japanese company Kabuku added their platform to the growing selection and are now offering a “Rinkak 3D Printing Partner Program” with the aim of creating a large network for international 3D printing orders. More

ExtrusionBot announces EB2 3D printer filament extruder, Spooler and Cruncher

Jan.27, 2015 - ExtrusionBot's latest edition, the EB2, features a few interesting attributes that make life much easier for the budget 3D printers among us. Not only is it quicker than ever before... More

Create unique graphic icons with modular 3D printed bracelets by Ontic

Jan.27, 2015 - Milan-based jewelry company Ontic's modular, 3D printed women’s cuff features customized graphic icons that are designed using interactive software and then attached to the face of the bracelet magnetically. More

Two-year-old girl survives surgery thanks to a 3D printed heart

Jan.27, 2015 - The two-year-old Mina Khan from the Manchester area was born with a rare condition where the wall between two of her heart chambers was punctured. The hole was located exactly between her ventricles... More

From science fiction to fact: 3D printed metamaterial bends light to make objects disappear

Jan.27, 2015 - Now, scientists are developing 3D printed technology that brings this fantastical idea one step closer to reality. In fact, according to lead researcher Hao Xin, invisibility cloaks... More

Pasadena students 3D print a rubber band-powered Cirin RC car with a top speed of 30 mph

Jan.27, 2015 - This impressive creation by three students from the Pasadena-based Art Center College of Design is a 3D printed RC car, powered by elasticity and can reach a top speed of 30 miles per hour. More

Using 3D printer & PLA filament, researchers create cartilage to repair tracheal damage

Jan.27, 2015 - Researchers at The Feinstein Institute for Medical Research, part of the North Shore-LIJ Health System have made a medical breakthrough using a Makerbot 3D printer to create cartilage designed for tracheal repair or replacement. More

Japanese operator KDDI launches 3D design & 3D printing service for smartphone cases

Jan.27, 2015 - Japanese mobile phone provider KDDI has just launched an easy-to-use 3D design web service called 3D PRINT LAB, where users can easily and affordably design their very own smartphone cases. These will then be 3D printed... More

Delta RepRap 3D printer plays Beethoven’s Fur Elise using only motor sounds

Jan.26, 2015 - Now an online user by the name of DeltaRAP has used his Delta Rep Rap printer to elevate those sounds to the next level. By using g-code commands to convert stepper motor movements into exact tonal sounds... More

iPipet: a 3D printing/tablet solution to make pipetting more efficient than ever

Jan.26, 2015 - A team of researchers from the Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research (from MIT in Cambridge, Mass.) has come up with a remarkably simple solution that requires a tablet, a 3D printed adaptor and a pair of hands. More

10 unique Valentine’s gifts to warm your heart (and your 3D printer)

Jan.26, 2015 - Inspired by their challenge and list of great 3D Printed Gifts for Her, 3Ders has put together our own compilation of some of the most unique and heart-warming 3D models on the market. More

How to build an affordable mini 3D printer /CNC machine using old DVD drives

Jan.26, 2015 - Developed by a 17-year-old high school student going by the username wootin24, this guide will allow to assemble a basic three axis machine that can either be customized to become a 3D printer, a plotter or a CNC machine. More

Turn your 3D printer into a coffee-brewing robot

Jan.26, 2015 - A robotics veteran and 3D printing enthusiast, he has combined his knowledge, skills and love for coffee into a truly remarkable creation: the DeBrew, a coffee brewing and pouring robot made from a delta 3D printer. More

Engineering students create a fleet of 3D printed rockets for ‘Space Cup’

Jan.26, 2015 - More recently, José Miraglia, an aerospace engineer and professor at Brazil’s FIAP school, has designed a competition to introduce his students to the world of 3D printing. More

3D printed radioactive tritium flashlight, bottle openers and jewelry glow in the dark

Jan.26, 2015 - All of these beautiful 3D printed creations have been designed by an unnamed hobbyist from Athens, Greece. As he explains about himself, he seeks to ‘create functional, innovative and unique objects and artifacts.’ More

Keep track of your printing madness by adding a filament counter to your 3D printer

Jan.25, 2015 - Have you ever noticed how quickly you can burn through those filament roles? Well, now Thingiverse user Kyle Gagnon presents us with a solution to find out once and for all how much plastic you use: a 3D printable filament counter. More

3D print an Articulated Warhammer 40k Power Fist

Jan.25, 2015 - For his Warhammer 40k Space Marine Costume, which was his second costume build, Sterley decided to use both foam and 3D printing to bring his larger-than-life costume to reality. More

Malaysian girl born without a right hand gets two 3D printed prosthetics

Jan.25, 2015 - Ainaa was tragically born without a right hand, but has been able to live a relatively carefree live despite it. But thanks to 3D printing and social media, she will now be able to hold things with both hands. More

Bubbles the two legged weiner dog walks again thanks to 3D printed wheelchair

Jan.25, 2015 - After weeks of bottle feeding and researching, Byers and Smoak decided that once the puppy, who they named Bubbles, was big enough, they would get her a 3D printed wheelchair. More

Flexy-hand 2 - Filaflex Remix: a realistic-looking prosthetic hand 3D printed by Gyrobot

Jan.24, 2015 - Now, just six months later, Steve Wood has again revolutionized the 3D printed prosthetic world with his latest design, the Flexy-hand 2 – Filaflex Remix. More

Tourdefork shares design of smart 3D printed DIY gadgets for your dinner party

Jan.24, 2015 - For the month of December 2014, TourDeFork teamed up with Italian magazine CASAfacile to showcase a collection of five laser cut acrylic rings which can be decorated with cakes, fruit, sweets or any other delicious edibles. More

Natural News launches 3D print farm to produce food self-reliance inventions

Jan.23, 2015 - Natural News, a natural health and self-reliance website based outside of Austin, Texas, has announced today that they will have a 3D printer farm up and running soon in the Lone Star state in the southern USA. More

The Vanguard 3D printer aims to be a portable cement 3D printer for structures

Jan.23, 2015 - A recent example is with the Vanguard 3D printer, which was conceived of by New Zealand-based industrial designer William Nicholson during his Honours year at Massey University in Auckland. More

Chinese maker eSUN offers new bronze PLA 3D printer filament

Jan.23, 2015 - In honor of the upcoming year of the goat, Chinese filament manufacturer eSUN adds a new bronze PLA filament for 3D printers to their portfolio. PLA is a common biodegradable thermoplastic used in FDM 3D printers. More

'Build your own 3D printer' partwork magazine aims to bring 3D printing to schools across UK

Jan.23, 2015 - If you can’t a afford a 3D printer right now, but can afford to put a few (British) pounds away every week, you can always try the 90-week partwork magazine released by Eaglemoss publishers in late December 2014. More

Polish company Pirx 3D releases new 3D printer Pirx One

Jan.23, 2015 - Pirx 3D, a 3D printer manufacturer from Poland has just released a new model of 3D printer. The Pirx One is a stylish machine with high-resolution prints and convenient built in features. More

RepRap Central invites makers to develop Fused Layer Manufacturing 3D printers

Jan.23, 2015 - The 2015 3D Printer Challenge is asking reprappers to create a “FLM” 3D printer, which stands for Fused Layer Manufacturing. And it is a 3D printer that 'will print a complete layer at a time'. More

Singapore Int'l 3D Printing Competitions 2015 launched with two categories: vintage toys and functional logo

Jan.23, 2015 - The Singapore’s very enjoyable International 3D Printing Competitions 2015 edition will feature two entirely different categories: vintage toys and functional logo. More

This 3D printed 'Alien helmet' changes shape & color in reaction to the wearer’s brainwaves

Jan.23, 2015 - Behnaz Farahi, a designer, architect at the University of Southern California (USC)created this inspiring headpiece to explore the possibilities created by bringing high-level 3D printing and the human body together. More

17-year old quits school to 3D scan and create archive of Vietnamese sculptures

Jan.23, 2015 - Recently, Nguyen Tri Quang, a 17-year old Vietnamese boy from Hanoi, quit school to dedicate all of his time to creating and publishing digital models of Vietnamese sculptures on his website, VR3D. More

GP3D launches simple and affordable 3D printer 'Root' on Kickstarter

Jan.22, 2015 - As if choosing your first 3D printer wasn’t hard enough already. A brand new device, that is above all looking decent and affordable, has just been launched by the California-based company GP3D: the Root desktop 3D printer. More

New 3D printer concept ‘Scotty’ teleports existing 3D objects to another 3D printer

Jan.22, 2015 - Stefanie Mueller has developed what is likely to be the closest we’ve ever seen to a teleporting inanimate physical objects across a distance. In staying true to the Star Trek concept, she is calling her teleportation project "Scotty". More

This fully articulated Matrix ‘Sentinel’ model is 3D printed out of over 500 parts

Jan.22, 2015 - Now, it’s possible to 3D print a beautifully realistic, fully articulated model at home thanks to Reg Taylor’s downloadable design. The sentinel is assembled out of over 500 3D printed pieces. More

Microsoft's new HoloLens AR/VR computer will let you 3D print your Holograms

Jan.22, 2015 - Windows HoloLens is a Occulus Rift-type virtual reality device that will be completely integrated into Windows 10. It should be a perfect tool for 3D design and 3D printing. More

Help fund a 3D printed prosthesis for an injured Costa Rican toucan bird

Jan.22, 2015 - Although we’ve been hearing a lot lately about 3D printed prosthetics and orthotics for humans, our furry friends and other animals are just as likely to be in need of a custom designed prosthetic as their human counterparts. More

Add a closed loop control to your 3D printer and never worry about missed steps again

Jan.22, 2015 - But fortunately the YouMagine user Miguel Sánchez (going by Misan) has come up with an ingenious solution: a closed loop control of DC motors for your 3D printer. More

Man accused of copyright infringement after 3D scanning a Michelangelo statue

Jan.22, 2015 - More recently, Jerry Fisher, a Sioux Falls, South Dakota, USA resident and 3D printing enthusiast, ran into some difficulties with a local liberal arts college after he had uploaded a 3D model of a statue... More

German Sci-Fi enthusiast designs and 3D prints working airsoft rifle

Jan.22, 2015 - A self-proclaimed true science fiction fan who goes by the online alias Alkany has designed and 3D printed his own futuristic “M-1 Enforcer” airsoft rifle using his Ultimaker 2 FDM 3D printer. More

ISG3D starts accepting multiple cryptocurrencies for 3D printer purchases

Jan.21, 2015 - Among other businesses that have faith in the digital currency however is a small 3D printing startup by the name of Impressions Samuel Guillemette 3D (ISG3D). More

Smoothie 3D creates 3D textured models from photographs for free online

Jan.21, 2015 - The Smoothie 3D app, which is 100% free and online-based, is an extremely easy-to-use modeler that utilizes existing data from a photograph that a user traces in order to separate what they want to create a 3D model... More

Why buy a new skateboard if you can just 3D print yourself a new one?

Jan.21, 2015 - That is exactly what Julian Sarokin, CEO of open-source hacking business Simple Labs has done: 3D print a skateboard. As he explained on his blog, his previous wooden mini-board was run over by a bus. More

Young doctors seek to revolutionize 3D printed prosthetics with Kickstarter campaign

Jan.21, 2015 - Tyler Mannee and Tyler Dunham of Frederick, Maryland, USA have launched a Kickstarter campaign to help spur the 3D printed prosthetic revolution in hopes that backers will help them purchase their first 3D printer. More

New RC Brick uses smartphone to control LEGOs and 3D printed brick toys

Jan.21, 2015 - More recently, Peter Varga of Bratislava, Slovakia has taken to LEGO toys to develop his own modified toy concept that he has recently launched on Kickstarter: the RC Brick. More

Ricoh Europe signs up to resell Leapfrog 3D printers

Jan.21, 2015 - Japan based global imaging and printing company Ricoh announced today Ricoh Europe has partnered with Leapfrog 3D Printers to resell the Leapfrog Creatr HS 3D printer and other models in Europe starting January 2015. More

Ancestros 3D app brings personal heritage to custom 3D printed jewelry

Jan.21, 2015 - The Ancestros 3D app, which allows users to tap into their ancestry, features a variety of pre-built templates for a user to customize per their liking. Among the models featured include jewelry and a series of accessories. More

Dad designs and 3D prints a whole Hot Wheels drag race track for his 3-year-old son

Jan.21, 2015 - Apachexmd wanted to construct something fun for this three-year-old’s birthday. Being an electrician by trade and a tinkerer by heart, he decided to build a drag race timer with his 3D printer. More

Teen seeks funding for developing full mind-controlled 3D printed prosthetic arms

Jan.20, 2015 - With this iterative-design mindframe, LaChappelle continued to work on the robotic hand until gradually it became a full prosthetic arm design, and then finally, a full mind-controlled and 3D printed prosthetic... More

Consumer goods giant Unilever cuts prototype lead times by 40% with 3D printing

Jan.20, 2015 - Today Stratasys announced that consumer goods specialist, Unilever, has cut lead times for prototype parts by a staggering 40% since introducing Stratasys’ PolyJet 3D printing technology into its manufacturing process. More

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