FLX.ARM: Low-cost SCARA robotic arm for 3D printing, milling & dispensing, now on Kickstarter

Sep.17, 2014 - Flux Integration LLC, a Biddeford, Maine USA based robotics and automation company, has developed The FLX.ARM.S16.Z8, the first low-cost precision SCARA robot arm. More

Introducing WirePrint: 3D printed wireframe previews speeds up prototyping by 10x

Sep.17, 2014 - And this is what WirePrint is in a nutshell: this software is capable of generating and 3D printing low fidelity wireframe previews of your designs. More

Now you can 3D print your own smartphone microscope for pennies

Sep.17, 2014 - Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy's Pacific Northwest National Laboratory have developed a sleek, simple and inexpensive way to turn a cell phone into a high powered, high quality microscope. More

Microsoft updates ‘3D Builder’ app to include cloud-based 3D printing services

Sep.17, 2014 - Microsoft announced on Tuesday that its ‘3D Builder’ app will now also include a cloud function. Users who don’t have a 3D printer can now simply create their designs in Microsoft’s app. More

198-piece 3D printed 'Distributed Ben Franklin' puzzle is done

Sep.16, 2014 - Today We The Builders team announced that they finish up the old Ben Franklinstein, just in time for World Maker Faire NYC on September 20th and 21st. More

3D printing company Stratasys buying GrabCAD for around $100M

Sep.16, 2014 - Leading 3D printer provider Stratasys today announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire privately-held GrabCAD. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. More

Makeblock releases a 400-piece DIY 3D printer kit 'Constructor I'

Sep.16, 2014 - Shenzhen-based Chinese company Makeblock, known for their various mechanical parts and electronic modules to turn your idea into products, has released a 400-piece DIY 3D printer kit. More

3D printed book 'Folium', 2000 years of history printed in plastic

Sep.16, 2014 - But now the Chicago-based artist Tom Burtonwood has finished an even more ambitious historical project called Folium, which takes on a massive stretch of history. More

Ultimaker now available in North America & assembled in the U.S.

Sep.16, 2014 - Today Netherlands-based 3D printer manufacturer has announced availability of its products to North American customers through its partnership with US company fbrc8. More

Crowdfunding campaign launched to help disabled children through 3D printing

Sep.16, 2014 - On the 14th of September, a brand-new crowdfunding initiative was launched that seeks to greatly improve the lives of disabled children throughout the world with the help of 3D printing. More

New SOLIDWORKS 2015 features direct 3D printing

Sep.16, 2014 - In addition to many exciting enhancements in this release, the new version of Solidworks brings in a brand new feature: 3D printing. More

Using Metal Effects on a 3D print of a Confederate Submarine

Sep.15, 2014 - This project was special to me because I was present at the site when the Hunley was raised in 2000, 136 years after it sank and I spent days in the laboratory covering the excavation for National Geographic Magazine. More

e-NABLE explores the possibilities of 3D printing with a ‘Light Show Hand’ prosthetic

Sep.15, 2014 - The inspiring 3D printing collective e-NABLE has revealed a new, very cool looking prosthetic that, like so many of their creations, highlight the endless possibilities that creativity and 3D printing hold. More

3D Printing is Transforming one of Japan’s most Popular Pastimes: 4WD Racing

Sep.15, 2014 - This is also felt in Japan, where a particularly popular hobby – 4 wheel drive racing – is being transformed by the many new possibilities 3D printing offers. This was particularly evident at a fun event in Tokyo. More

Autodesk & Local Motors utilize the Spark platform to develop Strati 3D Printed Car

Sep.15, 2014 - Autodesk announced that it is collaborating with Local Motors to utilize the Spark platform as Local Motors continues to develop the Strati, its first 3D printed car. More

Futurist Christopher Barnatt's report: The London 2014 3D Printshow (w/videos)

Sep.15, 2014 - From 4th to 6th September, London played host to its third 3D Printshow. As in previous years, the event featured a wide range of hardware, plus a gallery of 3D printed art and fashion. More

Cooksongold & EOS launch PRECIOUS M 080 DMLS for 3D printing watch & jewellery

Sep.15, 2014 - Additive Manufacturing technology from Cooksongold and EOS will change economics of making watch and jewellery products, by offering an affordable, compact, and design-driven manufacturing solution. More

Scientists and metalsmith teamed up to use 3D printing to create jewellery

Sep.15, 2014 - A team of University of Wollongong researchers in Australia and a Scarborough designer are taking advantage of 3D printing to create bespoke jewellery and art pieces. More

3D printed fibre-reinforced hydrogels could mimic the strength of human cartilage

Sep.15, 2014 - Researchers have developed a way to 3D-print tough, fibre-reinforced hydrogels that mimic the strength and suppleness of human cartilage. Hydrogels is suitable for making artificial organs for medical treatments. More

After 6 days, Local Motors' 3D printed Strati car took first test drive

Sep.15, 2014 - Local Motors made history last weekend when their 3D-printed car, Strati, drove out of McCormick Place in Chicago, Ill. During the six-day IMTS – The International Manufacturing Technology Show 2014.... More

Stratasys VP's predictions about 3D printing over the next 10 years

Sep.14, 2014 - At the 3D Printshow , which was held in the Old Billingsgate in London between 4 and 6 September, IB Times UK caught up with Andy Middleton of Stratasys for a particularly interesting interview. More

Botler, an affordable, large build size 3D printer can print more than trinkets

Sep.14, 2014 - Botler is an affordable, large build size open source 3D printer launched on indiegogo on Sep 06. Botler boasts a print volume of 315 mm x 315 mm x 315 mm (12.4x12.4x12.4in). More

Laika releases Boxtrolls models to let fans 3D print their own at home

Sep.13, 2014 - Laika has partnered with 3D Systems to use its ProJet 660Pro 3D printer to print the on-camera models. Laika takes advantage of incorporating their character’s paint jobs into the printing process itself. More

Hackers could exploit 3D printers, stealing / altering designs, or making them explode

Sep.12, 2014 - This week, a report by the U.S. Department of Commerce surfaced warning government defense contractors about the dangers that 3D printing can hold. More

Dress the way you feel with Intel’s 3D printed smart dress

Sep.12, 2014 - At this year’s Intel Design Forum, a model wearing a 3D printed ‘smart dress’ covered in flashing lights. What’s so smart about this ‘synapse dress? More

3D printed textiles hit the runway at New York Fashion Week

Sep.12, 2014 - Designer Bradley Rothenberg debuts a series of 3D printed textiles in collaboration with designers Katie Gallagher and Katya Leonovich on the runway on the 9th of September. More

Netflix’s 3D Printing Docu ‘Print The Legend’ streams September 26th

Sep.12, 2014 - Netflix has released the trailer for Print The Legend, Luis Lopez and J. Clay Tweel‘s documentary about the nascent American 3D printing industry. More

LAMP 3D printers could transform manufacture of complex metal parts, available in 2015

Sep.11, 2014 - The Atlanta-based 3D printing manufacturer DDM Systems announced that their latest LAMP 3D printers will be made commercially available over the second quarter of 2015. More

Desktop 3D printer changed the faces of stop-motion animation 'House of Monsters'

Sep.11, 2014 - Mummies, Werewolves, Vampires, and all your favorite creatures of the night will gather together for a stop-motion monster party in the upcoming House of Monsters series. More

German RepRap announces new 3D printer, featuring an ultra-large build volume

Sep.11, 2014 - Neri Oxman, a designer, architect, artist and head of the MIT Media Lab's Mediated Matter research group as been named the 2014 recipient of the Vilcek Prize in Design. More

Fire & Bone is back again with wearable miniature dinosaur and dire wolf skulls

Sep.11, 2014 - Fire & Bone, a popular project that launched on Kickstarter last year to a huge response from nature lovers and geeks of all kinds, is back with a new set of digitally miniaturized real animal skulls. More

MakerMex to launch MM1 modular 3D printer capable of printing plastics, ceramic, Play-Doh and food

Sep.11, 2014 - MakerMex, a startup based in Mexico, is preparing to launch a crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter to fund the company's latest 3D printer, the MM1 modular 3D printer. More

Introducing 3DPandoras, a full color 3D printer of powder tech under $3000

Sep.11, 2014 - 3DPandora, a full-colour plastic 3D printer, was announced today by El Monte, CA based Global Trend Trading Technology. The printer is designed to produce coloured 3D prints using CMYK 3d technology. More

Check out the #Cast: An arm cast 3D printed in the messages of your loved ones

Sep.10, 2014 - The #CAST (pronounced ‘Hash Cast’) has been developed by the industrial design team over at FATHOM, an Oakland, California-based company that offers 3D printing services. More

The silver industry is waking up to the possibilities of 3D printing

Sep.10, 2014 - Jeffrey Ellis, their senior technological consultant, wrote a short but insightful piece about how 3D printing is currently applied in the production of silver objects, and called for greater awareness for its possibilities. More

Introducing the ATSmake ‘Make’ SLA 3D printer

Sep.10, 2014 - China-based company ATSmake has released the ‘Make’ 3D printer, which is intended to fill the slot between these two extremes; the industrial-grade, expensive high-precision printers... More

ORD Solutions launches fully assembled RoVa-Paste/Food 3D printer for under $1000CAD

Sep.10, 2014 - ORD Solutions has today launched a new Kickstarter project: the RoVa-Paste 3D printer designed to make 3D Prints from almost any material that is available in a paste. More

This 3D printable R/C Car Truggy is testing the limits of 3D printing

Sep.10, 2014 - We were then already impressed by this open source R/C Car developed by Swedish designer and 3D enthusiast Daniel Norée. Since sharing that report one and a half years ago, he has only been improving... More

Meet the Razor, a 3D printed, hand-launched, fully autonomous U.A.V.

Sep.10, 2014 - The Razor, is a 3D-printed, hand-launchable, fully autonomous unmanned aerial vehicle U.A.V. developed by UVA Professor David Sheffler, in partnership with the Mitre Corporation. More

26 Clever 3D-printed Life Hacks for Urban Cyclists

Sep.9, 2014 - Urban cycling is blooming. The two-wheeled monsters are reclaiming city streets and that’s good news for the planet, for our own health and the bank account. More

3D printing restores Frank Lloyd Wright’s Annie Pfeiffer Chapel

Sep.9, 2014 - The unique buildings of iconic American architect Frank Lloyd Wright is right now undergoing a high-tech restoration, thanks to 3D printing. More

Stratasys launches new UV-resistant thermoplastic material ASA for 3D printing

Sep.9, 2014 - Stratasys today announced availability of a new thermoplastic material option for its FDM-based production 3D printers: ASA (Acrylonitrile Styrene Acrylate). More

Cool 3D-printed Wolverine Claws make children’s prosthetics super awesome

Sep.9, 2014 - One of their volunteers, Aaron Brown, put a unique, nerdy spin on it that will allow children with prosthetics to enjoy their youth for a while longer: the ‘SUPER AWESOME!’ Wolverine hand. More

Stratasys announces Objet500 Connex1 & Connex2 multi-material 3D printers

Sep.9, 2014 - Stratasys has upgraded its Objet Connex family with two new printers - the Objet500 Connex1 and Connex2, featuring the company’s unique triple-jetting technology. More

Love, science & 3D printing: 3D printed wedding ring that holds a piece of the moon

Sep.9, 2014 - For during their ceremony, the Scottish designer Andrew Johnstone presented his bride Jeri Schneider a custom-made, 3D printed white gold wedding ring. More

Introducing SpiderBot 3D printer's innovative double extrusion system

Sep.8, 2014 - Last week, the French inventors’ couple Philippe and Myriam Boichut unveiled the last innovation to their popular SpiderBot Delta 3D printer. Their newest model will, as they explained in a blog post on their website. More

Local Motors begins building world's first 3D printed car ‘Strati’ live at IMTS

Sep.8, 2014 - Starting early on Sunday, September 7th, Local Motors begins building and delivering the first direct digital manufactured vehicle. The body printing was completed by the end of the day and be removed from the printer. More

Japan’s Ricoh to enter 3D printer market

Sep.8, 2014 - Ricoh Co. Japan said Monday that it has started developing 3D printer which is expected to commercialize in fiscal 2016. Ricoh has become the latest entrant to join a stream of Japanese precision machinery manufacturers. More

3D printed ‘Robird’, a robotic bird of prey that will keep airports and farms bird-free

Sep.8, 2014 - A Dutch team of engineers and students is working to develop a 3D printed, flying and menacing scarecrow-like construction that is already proving to be very effective at spooking birds. More

Build your own low-cost radio-controlled quadcopter with a 3D printer

Sep.8, 2014 - Any readers who are looking a challenging new 3D printing project should definitely check out this cool folding micro FPV (first-person view) H-Quadcopter made by the guys over at Hovership. More

3D print your own building bricks compatible with LEGO with open source MyBuild system

Sep.7, 2014 - The developers behind the Taiwan-based Hero Design Studio have come up with a simple but cool open source design for Building Bricks that are compatible with LEGO bricks without breaking their copyright. More

Stunning 3Doodled seashell lace dress

Sep.6, 2014 - SHIGO, a fashion art house founded by two young Hong Kong fashion designers, has created a stunning dress, simply using 3Doodler. This 3D Printing Pen’s Dress project is a challenge they set for themselves. More

Doing your own gel manicure at home with this 3D printed UV manicure lamp

Sep.6, 2014 - This might be a common problem for our female readers who enjoy tinkering with printers, constructions and electronics: your nails keep getting bust up, ruining your carefully created nail polish. More

A 1,500 sqm giant miniature of 18th century St. Petersburg, created using milling, laser cutting & 3D printing

Sep.6, 2014 - A giant miniature of 18th century St. Petersburg is now on display on the sixth floor of a new shopping center opened in May 2014, above the subway station Admiralty. More

Airbus turns to 3D printers for satellite bracket production, saving 20% on costs

Sep.5, 2014 - Airbus Defence and Space, a division of Airbus Group uses this efficient production technology to optimize the satellite bracket production and reduces cost by more than 20 per cent and satellite weight by nearly one kilogram. More

Meet the Retroband, a 3D printed, wearable Arduino fitness tracker

Sep.5, 2014 - It’s called the ‘RetroBand’, and it’s an Arduino-based tracker that is worn on your wrist and, interestingly, you can print yourself using a 3D printer. More

Optomec launches 5-Axis System for producing 3D printed antenna and sensors

Sep.5, 2014 - Optomec, today announced the availability of the Aerosol Jet 5X system for printing 3D electronics. The Aerosol Jet 5X platform was specifically developed... More

Japanese police using 3D printing in an attempt to solve an 18-year-old murder case

Sep.5, 2014 - The Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department is using 3D printing technology to recreate the crime scene of a murder case that has gone unsolved for the past eighteen years. More

3D print your own Halloween costume? Check out this tutorial for a Daft Punk Helmet

Sep.5, 2014 - The creative masterminds over at the electronic innovators Adafruit have revealed another very cool 3D printing project on their website. And as we’ve come to expect from that ambitious team... More

3Doodler celebrates sales of 100,000 3D printing pens, launches new Pedal accessory

Sep.5, 2014 - 3Doodler, the world's first 3D printing pen, is revealing its new accessories range of a 3Doodler stand, nozzle set, and foot pedal at IFA this year, as well as a brand new range of eight plastics. More

3D Print Show London showcases advances in 3D printing (video)

Sep.5, 2014 - 3D Print Show that opened in London Thursday showcasing the many uses of 3D printing. British motor racing team, Strakka Racing showcased its ultra-cool World Endurance Championship Strakka DOME S103 LMP2 race car. More

The 10 most influential companies and executives in 3D printing

Sep.4, 2014 - The report lists the ‘Ten Most Influential Companies’ including Autodesk, Amazon, Home Depot, GE and Makerbot. Retail made a particularly strong showing, led by Amazon’s recent introduction of a 3D printed items marketplace. More

3D printing used to successfully operate on a child suffering from ‘brain erasers’

Sep.4, 2014 - Recently Doctors in Boston’s Childrens Hospital have successfully used 3D printing technology to perform a hemispherectomy on the 18-month-old Gabriel. More

ColorFabb launches low-odor, tough XT 3D printing filament made with Eastman Amphora 3D polymer

Sep.4, 2014 - Eastman Chemical Company, a specialty chemical company, and Helian Polymers, the company behind 3D printing filament ColorFabb, have teamed to launch colorFabb XT-Copolyester made with Eastman Amphora 3D polymer. More

Superbly detailed scale model of Ducati 119 Superbike 3D printed with Ultimaker

Sep.4, 2014 - The very talented and ambitious designer Jacky Wan (aka Valcrow) has just revealed his latest awe-inspiring 3D printing project: A scale model of the 2013 Ducati 1199 Superbike. More

The world’s first 3D printed elbow replacement surgery successfully completed

Sep.4, 2014 - A new medical application for 3D printing technology was recently successfully implemented in the academic hospital of the Jilin University in Changchun, Northern China. More

Leopoly introduces community-based 3D creation platform with new coloring & customization features

Sep.3, 2014 - Hungarian startup Leonar3Do will bring its new community-based modeling site with easy-to-use coloring and customization features to 3D Printshow London this week. More

3D Systems acquires Belgian metal 3D printing service company LayerWise

Sep.3, 2014 - 3D Systems announced today that it has acquired Belgium-based LayerWise, a spin-off of the Catholic University of Leuven and a leading provider of advanced direct metal 3D printing and manufacturing services. More

Graphene 3D Lab files provisional patent for 3D printed batteries

Sep.3, 2014 - Graphene 3D Lab, a company developing advanced graphene-based materials for 3D printing, announced that it has filed a provisional application for their 3D printed battery technology. More

Arcam acquires orthopedic implants maker DiSanto for $15.8M

Sep.3, 2014 - Arcam AB, a Mölndal, Sweden-based AM equipment manufacturer founded in 1997, announced today the acquisition of DiSanto Technology (DiSanto), a manufacturer of finished orthopedic implants. More

Roland DG Australia unveils its first DLP 3D printer

Sep.3, 2014 - Australia company Roland DG has announced the release of the monoFab series, including the company's first 3D printer, the ARM-10, and a new 3D subtractive prototyping and manufacturing machine, the SRM-20. More

3DHubs raises $4.5 million to expand global 3D printers network

Sep.3, 2014 - 3DHubs, a network of 3D printers, has secured USD 4.5 million (EUR 3.7 million) in Series A led by Mark Evans, General Partner at Balderton Capital. More

3D printing restores full functionality of 7-year-old boy's badly-healed arm after fall

Sep.3, 2014 - To set Joos’s arm back to normal, a novel technology needed to be used. Thanks to new 3D printing technology, the surgeon was able to achieve a good result. After taking scan of both of Joos' arms... More

Hans J. Langer, EOS CEO, invests in Lithoz High-performance ceramic 3D printing

Sep.2, 2014 - Austria-based high-performance ceramic 3D printer manufacturer Lithoz, a spin-off of the Technical University of Vienna, has announced that EOS’ founder and 3D printing angel investor has invested in the company. More

Strakka DOME S103 LMP2, AirDog, Noa Raviv's dress on display at 3D Print Show in London

Sep.2, 2014 - A variety of Stratasys customers will show products made with the group’s technology at the 3D Printshow London, which takes place at Old Billingsgate on 4-6 September. More

Fuel3D and Ultimaker team up in the UK

Sep.2, 2014 - 3D scanner firm, Fuel3D announced today that it has signed a joint distribution deal in the UK with 3D printing company Ultimaker. The company’s 3D scanner will be offered as part of a bundle deal. More

It 3D prints, mills and scans - FABtotum Hybrid Fabricator starts shipping

Sep.2, 2014 - 3D printing company FABtotum, announced today that the FABtotum Personal Fabricator, an all-in-one hybrid additive/subtractive CNC device that can print, cut, mill and scan, has begun distribution to early adopters. More

Dutch startup Orchis launches Portobello DLP 3D printer on Kickstarter

Sep.2, 2014 - The Portobello DLP 3D Printer from Dutch startup Orchis Print Solutions launched on Kickstarter last week, aiming to deliver a 3D printing solution for high resolution applications. More

Artists use Ultimaker 2 to 3D print stunning 'losing faces' sculpture series

Sep.2, 2014 - For featuring in the ‘Artist of the Year’ competition is the 3D sculpting collaboration duo Pussykrew with their thought-provoking ‘Materia’ series. More

Norwegian startup Polarworks to bring Alta rotary 3D printer to Kickstarter later in 2014

Sep.1, 2014 - Tired of the seemingly endless whirring noises filling your home? Does the constantly necessary tweaking and adjusting needed for printing even simple objects bother you? More

Philips' Smit Röntgen introduces pure tungsten components made by laser sintering

Sep.1, 2014 - Tungsten, also known as wolfram, is a hard, robust, rare metal and has the highest melting point of all the elements. Therefore Tungsten and its alloys have numerous applications. More

‘Ghost Gun’ bill SB 808 on 3D printed guns passed in California, now heads to governor

Sep.1, 2014 - In Sacramento, California, the senate bill SB 808 has been passed been passed by both the Assembly and the Senate, and has now been sent to California Governor and Democrat Jerry Brown for review. More

Kwambio 3D design platform lets you create personalized 3D-printed products

Sep.1, 2014 - Founded by Volodymyr Usov, Kwambio is a community for people who’d like to create different customizable products (lamps, vases, coat-hangers, etc.) and share them with the world. More

BigRep to showcase giant ONE 3D printer & new secret model at 3D PrintShow London

Sep.1, 2014 - German studio BigRep wanted to create an affordable 3D printer that can build furniture in full size. BigRep unveiled its first product, BigRep ONE in February 2014. More

RMIT's $30 million facility to include first rapid 3D nanoscale printer for nano tech research

Sep.1, 2014 - A new AU$30 million research facility at RMIT University in Melbourne will bring to Australia the world’s first rapid 3D nanoscale printer. The new MicroNano Research Facility (MNRF) was launched last week. More

NASA successfully tested the most complex fuel injectors built with 3D printing

Aug.31, 2014 - NASA said this week that it has successfully tested the most complex rocket engine parts ever designed by the agency and printed with 3D printing, on a test stand at NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville. More

Miss Georgia, Maggie Bridges, will wear 3D printed shoes in Miss America "Show Us Your Shoes Parade"

Aug.31, 2014 - Apparently, 3D printed footwear will also dazzle hundreds of thousands of visitors who flock to New Jersey's Atlantic City boardwalk to participate in the events of the Miss America Parade. More

First 3D printed Lord Ganesha displayed at Bangalore Metro Station in India

Aug.30, 2014 - For the first time in India, a 3D printed AshtaVinayaka idols are being displayed at M.G Road Metro Station’s “Rangoli – Metro Art Centre”. The display will be available for public viewing from 28th Aug to 7th Sept 2014. More

Anouk Wipprecht invites you to design a part of open source 3D printed dress

Aug.30, 2014 - Instead of keeping the design process to herself, 3D printed fashion designer Anouk Wipprecht wants to invent a dress with over 150 different elements, all created by makers around the world. More

Vortex VR launches first 3D printed consumer mobile VR headset for LG G3 Quad HD

Aug.30, 2014 - Vortex VR announced that it is joined by industry icons 3D Systems, LG Electronics MobileComm USA, & VR pioneers GameFace Labs, to bring to market the world’s first consumer Mobile VR solution. More

MonkeyFab commemorates the Warsaw Uprising with 3D printed Little Insurgent statue

Aug.29, 2014 - The Warsaw-based MonkeyFab are commemorating the Warsaw Uprising of 1944 with their own special creation. They have recently scanned and 3D printed a copy of the Mały Powstaniec statue. More

The F3D 3D printer doesn’t just print pizza, but also cooks it in less than 20 minutes

Aug.29, 2014 - These four mechanical engineering students have utilized and modified existing 3D printing technology to construct the F3D printer, a 3D printer that is capable of printing pizza. More

Sharebot unveils project SnowWhite plan, a sub-$20000 SLS 3D printer

Aug.29, 2014 - Milan based Italian 3D printer manufacturer Sharebot Srl today announced that it has completed preliminary development of Project SnowWhite, a sub-$20,000 selective laser sintering (SLS) system. More

Airbutlr, a 3D printed personal housekeeping drone

Aug.29, 2014 - For a young team of Belgian entrepreneurial engineers is currently working on the AirButlr, a drone helicopter that will capable of finding dirt anywhere in your home. More

3D printing could be a game changer for future medicine (video)

Aug.29, 2014 - Imagine printing a kidney or human liver. This will be possible one day. From science fiction to science fact, 3D printing are making their way into the world of medicine. More

New ‘Love Project’ uses 3D printing to transform emotions into household objects

Aug.28, 2014 - Most people will agree that objects can reflect or contain emotions. All of us will have objects lying around that have little actual value, but are actually personal treasures that remind us of important events and loves ones. More

With help of 3D printing, blind photographer shows us a different world he 'sees'

Aug.28, 2014 - Australian-based photographer Brendon Borellini sees and feels the world different than most of us. Borellini was born with congenital deafness and partial blindness, which later developed into complete blindness. More

3D printable shark model now available for free for limited time

Aug.28, 2014 - Mister shark started out on a simple premiss. Don was taking his usual morning swim in the ocean while thinking of the next model to build for fun (not for a client) he wanted to get away from the mechanical things. More

Chinese man who lost half of his skull after fall will have it rebuilt with 3D printed mesh

Aug.28, 2014 - Today is a very special day for the 46-year-old Hu from Beijing, China. For, some ten months after a horrible accident that left him several disabled and unable to speak or write, he will undergo surgery to repair... More

Looking for a unique project? Why not 3D print your own mini-computer?

Aug.28, 2014 - Over at electronics shop Adafruit, Noe Ruiz has posted a very accessible and easy to follow guide to a 3D printed computer project, that will allow you to construct a basic but customizable computer. More

Toyze partners with Pou to 3D print your favorite personalised pets

Aug.28, 2014 - Toyze, the first “app store” for 3D printed customizable game characters, announced that it has signed a licensing agreement with developers of the internationally popular mobile game app pet character, Pou. More

Gardiner New York to feature first ever 3D printed estate, complete with pool, pool house & enclosure

Aug.27, 2014 - The well-known architect, contractor and New York City native Adam Kushner has started construction on one of the largest and most ambitious projects to ever feature 3D printing. More

Dutch team VormVrij 3D create large 3D clay printer that can print functional ceramics

Aug.27, 2014 - The Dutch Design duo behind Vormvrij 3D are pioneering an innovative ceramic printer that is easy to use and capable of producing large ceramics. Despite the difficulties that accompany ceramic materials like clay... More

ShareBot releases XXL 3D printer, featuring large 800mm build length

Aug.27, 2014 - Milan based Italian 3D printer manufacturer Sharebot Srl today announced that it will launch its new XXL desktop 3D printer, with the largest horizontal build size in its class. More

3D printed body parts help doctors better prepare for real surgeries

Aug.27, 2014 - A 3D model is worth a thousand pictures. At Boston Children’s Hospital, doctors perform practice surgeries using high-resolution, plastic 3D models printed from the patient’s CT scans. More

Student designer builds stylish prosthetic arm for fellow student using 3D printing

Aug.27, 2014 - The 23 year old student Evan Kuester designed and constructed an intricate prosthetic arm made specifically for another student, the 21-year-old Ivania Castillo. More

3D printed microscope for your smartphone is making science more accessible

Aug.26, 2014 - The potential that 3D printing technology holds for ambitious inventors and small, innovative companies is once again emphasized by Jing Luo, an American entrepreneur and graduate from UC Berkeley. More

2018 Mercedes S-Class could feature 3D printed components

Aug.26, 2014 - Car manufacturers are always trying to include as many of the latest technologies in the design of their latest models as possible, and it looks like 3D printing is not going to be an exception. More

Fan uses 3D printer to create a Camera Tripod modelled after Neo Zeong Mobile Suit

Aug.26, 2014 - The creative possibilities held by 3D printing technology are again demonstrated by a very cool camera tripod designed and printed by a fan in his very own home. More

Sintratec: Affordable desktop SLS printer launching this autumn for $5300

Aug.26, 2014 - Sintratec is founded by electrical engineers Joscha Zeltner, Christian Von Burg, and Dominik Solenicki who have been working on this project since 2012. Sintratec plans to launch a crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo in October. More

Minnesotan man builds the world’s first 3D printed concrete castle in his own backyard, designing a kit that can print two-story houses

Aug.26, 2014 - In Minnesota, contractor Andrey Rudenko has printed a concrete castle in his own backyard. And at 3 by 5 meters, this concrete structure is the world's first 3D printed concrete castle. More

3D printed bump keys can open high-security locks in seconds

Aug.26, 2014 - Recently lockpickers Jos Weyers and Christian Holler unveiled their technique to take 3D printed key to the next level: they can 3D print a “bump” key in plastic that opens any pin tumbler locks in seconds. More

3D printed MORI folding bike concept by Janus Yuan

Aug.26, 2014 - The MORI Folding Bike is a concept bike designed by designer Janus Yuan who wants to create a super cool bike of the future. Based on statistic in America, only 25% of bicycle riders in the city are women. More

Taking 3D Printers to the Streets: A Print-While-You-Wait Café opens in London

Aug.25, 2014 - Here at MakersCafe, customers can not only meet fellow 3D printing enthusiasts to discuss designs or innovations, but they can also design and print their own creations. More

Student's 3D printed facial prosthesis chosen as NZ's James Dyson Award finalist

Aug.25, 2014 - A Wellington student's 3D printed facial prosthesis design is in the running for an $80,000 international design award. The 24-year-old’s design has been named one of the three finalists... More

3D jewelry printing and marketplace Stilnest secures $1 million investment

Aug.25, 2014 - German based Stilnest, a 3D Printing and Curated Web Platform for designer jewelry, received a seed investment of roughly $ 1 million from IBB via VC Fonds Technologie Berlin, K-Invest from Pforzheim. More

‘Print 3D for me’ turns your favorite photo into 3D printed lithophane key chain

Aug.25, 2014 - Engineers and 3D printing enthusiasts Zach Kauble and Tyler Watson have started Print 3D For Me to make that a reality. Their web service will allow you to upload the photo of your choice. More

David, not just a pellet 3D printer, it could even extrude a plastic bag

Aug.25, 2014 - Back in May, Columbus, Ohio based Sculptify announces the development of an innovative personal 3D printer, which allows users to "print with limitless material options." More

Kibaran's Graphtech signs agreement with CSIRO to study 3D Graphene printing

Aug.25, 2014 - Kibaran Resources' joint venture 3D Graphtech Industries has entered into an agreement with CSIRO to investigate research opportunities in the application of graphite and graphene inks in 3D printing. More

Grafoid opens 21000 sqm MesoGraf production facilities to support graphene-based 3D printing

Aug.24, 2014 - Following Grafoid's ALCERECO acquisition a couple of months ago, the company has officially opened its Kingston, Ontario production facilities where high purity, high energy density graphene will be mass produced. More

3D printed noPhone is a no-tech alternative for your smartphone-holding addicts

Aug.24, 2014 - Do we spend too much time with new technology? More and more people are addicted to using smartphone. They check their phone before going to sleep, and check again right after getting up. More

34-year-old French man 3D printed fake fronts for cashpoints to steal thousands

Aug.23, 2014 - The thief, named Hamid P, used the 3D printer to make fake fronts for ATM machines which could clone the card details of other people. He was recently arrested at his home in Marseille. More

Taulman3D launches 'ToolBox' of 6 new high strength 3D Printing materials on Kickstarter

Aug.22, 2014 - 3D Printing materials company taulman3D is today releasing via Kickstarter six materials. These six materials, which are bundled in a materials 'ToolBox' are some of the most requested polymers by industry. More

Lux Research says Chinese shipments of 3D printers to grow at CAGR of 34% over the next five years

Aug.22, 2014 - Lux Research noted that the CAGR rate for 3D printer shipments, which measures the year-over-year growth rate of investments, should grow with 34% during this time frame. More

3D print your very own fully functional walking robot

Aug.22, 2014 - Ever wanted to 3d print your very own fully functional walking robot? If your answer is ‘yes, obviously’, then check out this cool robot made entirely of 3D printed parts made by Instructables user schu51. More

Artist uses 3D printing to bring age-old Japanese tea ceremony to the 21st century

Aug.22, 2014 - While the famous and ritualistic Japanese tea ceremony has been practiced for hundreds of years throughout the land of the rising sun, it was always a concept open for interpretation. More

HP's Whitman: Planning to enter the 3D printing market this fall

Aug.22, 2014 - Hewlett-Packard’s Chief Executive Officer, Meg Whitman,talked on CNBC with Jim Cramer and his team on Thursday about shares of HP after its quarterly earnings, and HP’s interest in 3D printing. More

The mascot of the 2014 Nanjing Youth Olympics to be 3D printed

Aug.21, 2014 - As the 2014 Nanjing Youth Olympics is drawing near, the organizing committee has announced that the Hangzhou-based company Shining 3D Tech will be given the exclusive rights to produce its mascot ‘Lele’ for commercial purposes. More

3D printed skeletons are making the lives of animators easier

Aug.21, 2014 - Professor Olga Sorkine-Hornung and her team have developed an ingenious solution that does just that. Using 3D printing techniques, they have developed a 3D printed armature known as an ‘input puppet’. More

New generation ACS earphones made with 3D printers are presented at COMPUTEX TAIPEI 2014

Aug.21, 2014 - UK company ACS, which has been known for years as a producer of high-quality earphones and earplugs, has presented their latest model at COMPUTEX TAIPEI 2014, the International Computer Festival. More

Breakthrough: Louisiana Tech researchers use Makerbot 3D printers to create custom antibiotic implants

Aug.21, 2014 - A team of researchers at Louisiana Tech University has developed an innovative method for using affordable desktop 3D printers and materials to fabricate custom medical implants. More

Accucraft i 250+ 3D printer used to aid skull surgery of a 4-year-old girl

Aug.21, 2014 - Mumbai-based technology company Divide By Zero is one of the first company to bring 3D printing to the Indian technology market. Their Accucraft i 250 3D printer is a user-friendly plug-and-play product. More

Plan B is an open source, DIY powder-based 3D printer

Aug.21, 2014 - Dutch engineer Yvo de Haas has recently come up with Plan B, an open source, inkjet-based 3D printer using standard 3D printer parts and electronics, off the shelf inkjet components, 3D printed parts. More

Fully-automated open source Farmbot 3D printer aims to revolutionize the farming industry

Aug.20, 2014 - California-based engineer Rory Landon Aronson is working on solution to do just that. His solution: Farmbot, a farming machine made from a 3D printer. More

MakerBot teams up with Fraemes to launch new app for 3D printed iPhone cases

Aug.20, 2014 - MakerBot announced Wednesday that it has added a new MakerBot-Ready App, Fraemes to its developer program. Fraemes is an interchangeable and personalizable iPhone case that is ready to print on your MakerBot Replicator 3D printer. More

Customuse offering affordable custom made 3d printed electric guitars for £1500

Aug.20, 2014 - Need an awesome customized e-guitar? London-based company Customuse plans to launch a platform for everyday electric guitar players to build custom 3D printed guitars to their exact specifications. More

Opel uses 40 assembly tools from 3D printer in production of ADAM ROCKS

Aug.20, 2014 - At Opel, assembly tools produced by a 3D printer are an increasingly important part of the production process. Automakers and suppliers like high quality tools because they make many assembly operations errorless. More

Aerojet Rocketdyne awarded defense contract for large scale 3D printing

Aug.20, 2014 - Aerojet Rocketdyne announced on August 18, 2014 that the company was recently awarded a contract by Wright-Patterson Air Force Base through the Defense Production Act Title III Office. More

New DOE program prepares veterans to get top jobs by training for career in 3D printing

Aug.20, 2014 - While 26-year-old wounded veteran Joseph Grabianowski has inspired Americans with his harrowing war story, someday he may be nationally known for building highly efficient exhaust systems using 3D printing. More

Portland student develops his own 3D printed prosthetic hand, hopes to help amputees around the world

Aug.19, 2014 - The revolutionary potential of 3D printing is again emphasized by Jordan Nickerson, a computer science student at Portland Community College, Oregon. Nickerson himself was born without a left hand. More

XYZ Workshop & Ultimaker launch 3D printable Fashion Suite, available for free download

Aug.19, 2014 - When leading 3D Printer manufacturer Ultimaker teams up with design studio XYZ Workshop, the result is a revolutionary 3D printable Fashion Suite. More

FDA awards first approval for customized 3D printed facial device by OPM

Aug.19, 2014 - 3D printing company Oxford Performance Materials (OPM) today announced that it has received 510(k) clearance from the FDA for its 3D printed OsteoFab Patient-Specific Facial Device (OPSFD). More

A five-foot-tall, Delta 3D printer makes stunning and functional 3D printed ceramics

Aug.19, 2014 - Dutch artist Olivier van Herpt has spent the last two years working on 3D printer and 3D printing process that could make large and medium scale functional 3D printed ceramics. More

YouMagine announces Share3D, invites 3D community to contribute to Open Source License and their ToS

Aug.19, 2014 - Youmagine, a 3D printing communities where people can find, share and contribute to 3D designs, has announced the launch of Share3D: an open source license aimed at supporting its current community. More

Gartner: mainstream consumer adoption of 3D printing is more than five years away

Aug.19, 2014 - However, although consumer 3D printing is at the peak of its hype, Gartner believes that consumer adoption will be outpaced by business and medical applications that have more compelling use cases in the short term. More

A Fan’s 3D-printed Pokémon Planter faces Nintendo Copyright Claim

Aug.19, 2014 - Over the past weekend, Pokémon enthusiast and artist Claudia Ng suddenly faced Japanese giants Nintendo over the copyright of her first 3D creations. Having recently started working with a 3D printer... More

Organovo's 3D printed liver could detect the toxicity of a drug

Aug.19, 2014 - Pioneering 3D printing biology company Organovo announced that it has passed a major drug test with the company’s 3D bioprinting technology. In collaboration with a major pharmaceutical company. More

Nissan Motorsports uses 3D printing to manufacture V8 supercar parts

Aug.19, 2014 - Nissan Nismo Insider revealed that Nissan Motorsports Australia has also partnered with Melbourne-based evok3d to use 3D printing to build prototypes and manufacture parts for their V8 supercars. More

GE reveals breakthrough in 3D printing super light-weight metal blades for jet engine

Aug.18, 2014 - Today GE unveiled a breakthrough process for 3D printing light-weight metal blades for jet engine turbines. Developed by engineers at the Italian aerospace company Avio and Sweden’s Arcam. More

Ultrasonic 3D printing uses sound to merge layers & embed electronics in metal

Aug.18, 2014 - A new technology, called ultrasonic additive manufacturing (UAM), can help embed sensors in protective metal housings, without any damage. More

MakerBot CEO says driverless cars will propel 3D printed organs

Aug.18, 2014 - MakerBot founder Bre Pettis said that the take off of self-driving cars could lead us to more organ shortages than ever, since a major source of organ donations come from car accident victims. More

Threeding adds 3D Preview & 3D Printability Check to their 3D printing marketplace

Aug.18, 2014 - 3D printing marketplace Threeding continues to improve the platform's functionality with new features. Today the company introduces two new features: 3D preview and an online 3D printability check. More

Chinese surgeon performs first 3D printed vertebra surgery for 12-year-old boy

Aug.18, 2014 - Surgeons in China have performed the world's first vertebra replacement surgery using customized vertebra created with a 3D printer. 12-year-old Minghao cracked one vertebra in his neck following his fall from football play. More

Hasbro begins selling fan-made 3D printed Transformers, Dragonvale, Monopoly, Scrabble next week

Aug.17, 2014 - Hasbro's partnership with Shapeways was a huge success, and now both companies were ready to add more 3D printed products to be featured on the site, including Habro brands Transformers, Monopoly etc. More

Candy confectionery-focused food 3D printer set to launch on Kickstarter on August 20

Aug.17, 2014 - London-based startup 3D Ventures wants to revolutionize the food 3D printing industry by developing an affordable premium product. The result is a confectionery-focused food 3D printer, Candy. More

Verbatim enters 3D printing filament market

Aug.17, 2014 - Data storage giant Verbatim revealed its foray into 3D printing filament materials, a market with explosive potential that’s estimated to reach a value of $669 million by 2014, according to Gartner. More

MakerBot and NASA announce Thingiverse Mars Base Challenge winners

Aug.16, 2014 - MakerBot and JPL teamed up to challenge the 3D printing and design community to come up with designs for a Thingiverse Mars Base that could theoretically support human life on the Red Planet. More

Rock band Linkin Park lets fans become 'mini 3D figures' on 'Carnivores' tour

Aug.16, 2014 - Linkin Park has partnered Staramba to bring fans closer to their idols than ever before: the band has announced that they will offer fans a line of 3D printed figures of each band member. More

Burloak to open Canada’s first full production 3D printing centre

Aug.15, 2014 - In five years Canada will have its first full production additive manufacturing and advanced manufacturing centre. Dundas based Burloak Engineered Solutions Inc. announced that it is in the process... More

TeVido BioDevices develops 3D bioprinted skin grafts for breast reconstruction

Aug.15, 2014 - Austin-based TeVido BioDevices is working to develop patent-pending technology, Cellatier to use 3D printers to reconstruct and print breast tissue specifically for breast cancer survivors. More

After an emergency landing without landing gear, U.S. Navy repairs Harrier using 3D printing

Aug.15, 2014 - Officers at Fleet Readiness Center East (FRCE) announced on August 13th that technicians aboard the Bataan and artisans are using 3D printing to repair aircraft and quickly return them to the fleet. More

Create free energy with AirEnergy3D, a 3D printed, upgradable wind turbine

Aug.15, 2014 - Polish company Omni3D has recently launched AirEnergy3D project, a mobile, 3D printed foldable wind turbine that can generate and store 300W of power. More

Meet designer James Novak and his stunning 3D printed bike frame

Aug.14, 2014 - This week an Australia-based industrial designer has brought an awesome project to the world: a redesigned, custom-fit, 3D printed bike frame that you have never seen before: beautiful mesh texture, light weight.. More

First 3D printed petition is a life-size elephant to be created using 5 Ultimaker 3D printers

Aug.14, 2014 - August 12 was the World Elephant Day. In order to raise the awareness to the people the suffering of the elephants, WAP is calling all Dutch not to ride an elephant again. More

3D Systems announces filament manufacturing facility in Ohio & 200000 sq ft expansion in South Carolina

Aug.14, 2014 - US-based 3D printing company 3D Systems announced today that it has opened a new 30,500 square-foot facility in Barberton, Ohio to expand its manufacturing capacity for 3D printer filament. More

Shapeways rolling out full color plastic material for 3D printing

Aug.14, 2014 - 3D printing services company Shapeways announced that it will begin to offer 3D printing in full color plastic material. In the past, when a designer wanted to print their design in multiple colors... More

Lewihe, fastest 3D printer printing FilaFlex, hits Indiegogo starting at $499

Aug.14, 2014 - On Friday Spanish company Lewihe has launched an indiegogo campaign for their new 3D printer that allows you to print with Filaflex and other materials in high speed and accuracy. More

Order Infinity Blade custom 3D printed figurines directly from the game

Aug.14, 2014 - You'll now be able to create and customize 3D printed statues of your in-game characters from the popular Infinity Blade RPG series. Debuting in 2010, Infinity Blade is one of the most popular apps. More

First affordable SLS 3D printers, Ice1 & Ice9, to launch on Kickstarter next Monday

Aug.13, 2014 - "Selective Laser Sintering" is one of the oldest 3D printing technology around. It uses laser as the power source to sinter powdered material to create a solid structure. Unlike some other additive manufacturing processes. More

MIT’s Fab By Example lets you quickly create, 3D print thousands of complicated designs

Aug.13, 2014 - 3D printing could one day help democratize manufacturing, but it is still a long way to go before consumers really understand how the technology works and what they can benefit from it. More

Build your own watermelon keg with 3D printed dispenser

Aug.13, 2014 - Are you looking for a fun project for this summer? Check out this cool 3D printed watermelon dispenser. Household Hacker asked people at Robo3D, a desktop 3D printer maker, to built a sweet tap. More

Quack-Quack the duck gets his 3D printed leg brace and the chance to walk again

Aug.13, 2014 - Quack-Quack is a duck attacked by dogs on campus at NTU, Taiwan. It went through surgery at the National Taiwan University Veterinary Hospital (NTUVH) and the vets have fixed his broken top front part of its left foot. More

Autodesk offers free 3D design software for ANZ schools

Aug.13, 2014 - Autodesk is offering schools and universities in Australia and New Zealand free access to its suite of design software and creativity apps, in an education program that it claims is valued at more than AU$25 million. More

Airwolf 3D launches AW3D HDL 3D Printer for $2,295

Aug.12, 2014 - Airwolf 3D today announced it has added an entry-level 3D printer, the AW3D HDL to its line of high-performance 3D desktop printers. The HDL features a build envelope of 1,100 cubic inches. More

Disney can turn almost any 3D-printed object into a spinning top

Aug.12, 2014 - Researchers at Disney Research Zurich and ETH Zurich have found a way to improve it: they have come up with an algorithm that turns a 3D model of almost any shape into a perfectly-balanced spinning top. More

Adorable 'TurboRoo' Chihuahua walks thanks to a 3D printed wheelchair

Aug.12, 2014 - TurboRoo, a tiny Chihuahua who was born without his front legs is getting help from people all over the world. TurboRoo was only 4 weeks old when he wa brought into a vet clinic in Indianapolis, Indiana. More

NASA engineer is builidng first 3D printed space cameras

Aug.12, 2014 - NASA is creating the first fully functional space telescope made entirely from 3D printed parts. Budinoff is building a fully functional, 50-millimeter (2-inch) camera. More

UP Mini Desktop 3D Printer for sale at half-price

Aug.12, 2014 - Chinese 3D printer manufacturer Tiertime (PP3DP) is currently running a special deal in which you can buy a UP Mini Desktop 3D Printer for US$599.99 & free shipping. More

Disney researchers found a way to 3D print figurines with the most realistic hair

Aug.11, 2014 - By scanning the individual’s face with a depth camera or other sensor, we can create a 3D model of the facial features which can then be applied to a figure that is produced on a 3D printer. More

Blacksmith Genesis set to launch tomorrow, $1200 for early backers

Aug.11, 2014 - Singapore based 3D printer manufacturer Blacksmith Group is set to launch its all-in-one machine, Blacksmith Genesis, on August 12, 2014. More

3D Hubs’ August trends features new 3D Printer Quality chart

Aug.11, 2014 - 3D Hubs' August report in August lists 15 printers that rate the highest print quality. Two professional printer, the Projet 660 and Zcorp printer from 3D Systems... More

Normal opens first 3D printed earbud shop in NY

Aug.11, 2014 - Last weekend, on Saturday, Normal has opened a retail store in Manhattan where consumers will be able to come in person to have their ears photographed, making the process more interactive. More

Tytan 3D unveiled details of its Delta Ceramic 3D printer

Aug.11, 2014 - This week, after 5 months of development, the team has for the first time unveiled the result of their work: the full specification of its Delta Ceramic 3D printer. More

Adafruit shows you how to make your own 3D-printed virtual reality goggles

Aug.9, 2014 - Virtual reality may be one of the most important technologies in our future. In virtual reality, one can navigate around, interact in the environment that mimics our everyday one. More

Yobi3D is Google for all 3D printable models

Aug.9, 2014 - Anyone who works with digital animation and 3D arts knows it is a time consuming process to find the right ready-made 3D models online. A large number of websites are offering many free 3D models. More

U.S. Army to 3D print synthetic skulls to create new 'brain' defenses against blast waves

Aug.8, 2014 - Army Research Laboratory scientists are using different approaches to study the impact of shock waves inside, on and outside of the skull, and one of them is 3D printing. More

GE Engineer 3D prints a DIY bionic hand to help a boy he met in hospital

Aug.8, 2014 - Recognizing a need for affordable bionics, GE Engineer & Technologist Lyman Connor was inspired to use his expertise and the tools at his disposal to reinvent the bionic hand. More