Microsoft announces new 3MF 3D printing file format, launches 3MF Consortium

May.1, 2015 - Microsoft kicked off its Build Conference 2015 on Thursday in San Francisco, CA. After a day and half of sessions, seven leading companies in the global 3D printing sector launched the 3MF Consortium. More

ALS-diagnosed Maker uses 3D printing to create eye-tracking wheelchair

Apr.30, 2015 - Although we've seen quite the gamut of various DIY projects that utilize both 3D printing and microcontrollers to create a unique and customized hardware product design, very few of these projects have been done by a disabled person... More

Xavier students use 3D printing to create prosthetic leg for three-legged service dog

Apr.30, 2015 - Just as 3D printing helped offer custom solutions for Derby and Bubbles, it is also helping a three-legged service dog named Tiny learn to run and walk on all fours thanks to students at Xavier University in Cincinnati, Ohio. More

Transaction Project combines the best of ceramics & glassblowing into beautiful 3D printed art

Apr.30, 2015 - The Translation Project, a collaboration between ceramicist Jonathan Keep, artist researcher Charles Stern and design studio Unfold, is essentially using 3D printing technology to finally combine ceramics with glassworks. More

Dutch startup Refil creates 3D printing filament from old Volvo and Audi dashboards

Apr.30, 2015 - In an effort to help reduce worldwide plastic waste, Dutch startup Refil has just introduced their fully-recycled filament made from plastic dashboards (mainly from discarded Volvo and Audi cars) that they're calling "Refilament". More

Dutch scientists develop 3D printed fiber structures for bone cartilage repair on a large scale

Apr.30, 2015 - Dutch scientists from the University Medical Center Utrecht have unveiled their own 3D bioprinting innovation: a hydrogel solution that can be used for repairing bone cartilage on a large scale. More

The inside-out and 3D printed KAZbrella umbrella hits Kickstarter

Apr.30, 2015 - The KAZbrella is a reverse-engineered umbrella that opens and folds to the outside. It's cheap, 3D printed, functional and features a design so clever and simple. More

3D printing used to create 4D airway splint, saving three babies from imminent death

Apr.30, 2015 - A 3D printer was used to create a medical device being called a 4D airway, which saved the lives of three baby boys with life-threatening breathing problems. This amazing new medical implant is designed to change shape... More

Australian man designs a 3D printable braille rubik's cube for the blind

Apr.29, 2015 - One Australian 3D printing fanatic known by the sensible Instructables username of liquidhandwash has 3d printed one of the most complex mechanical toys a child can have: the rubik's cube for blind people. More

Printednest offers chic open source 3D printable bird houses for urban dwellings

Apr.29, 2015 - The Printednest bird feeder/nests are designed to help increase the number of birds in urban areas through the use of urban-inspired bird house designs that are able to be locally produced using additive manufacturing technologies. More

Biofabrication team makes breakthrough in creating 3D printed replacement body parts

Apr.29, 2015 - A biofabrication team from the Queensland University of Technology in Brisbane, Australia has made a major breakthrough by successfully 3D printing mechanically reinforced, tissue-engineered constructs... More

BMW turns to 3D printing to create water pump wheel for DTM race cars

Apr.29, 2015 - In the last year alone, German automaker BMW has created custom 3D printed thumbs for their factory workers to help prevent injuries, used 3D printing to create student-designed concept cars... More

Artec 3D launches Space Spider, high-resolution handheld 3D scanner

Apr.29, 2015 - Artec 3D, a developer and manufacturer of professional 3D hardware and software, has just announced the launch of their latest professional-grade 3D scanner, the Space Spider. More

'Unwrap' & explore Egyptian Neswaiu mummy at Stockholm museum, thanks to 3D scanning & printing

Apr.29, 2015 - One such museum is the Medelhavsmuseet in Stockholm, Sweden, where a groundbreaking new 3D digitization project has been installed that allows visitors to get up close and personal with ancient Egyptian mummies... More

18-year-old Lukas Hoppe's open source SLS 3D printer successfully funded on IndieGoGo

Apr.29, 2015 - 18-year-old German student Lukas Hoppe has therefore spent the last year or so working on an open-source SLS 3D printer, and through a successful Indiegogo campaign, he now has the funds to complete and share his YOU-SLS machine. More

Researchers develop 3D printable graphene ink for electronic and biomedical applications

Apr.29, 2015 - And now researchers from Northwestern University have developed a solution-based 3D printable graphene ink. As they explain in a new research paper, it can be used to make objects multiple centimeters in length... More

Post-mortem CT scan data could be used to create 3D prints for medico-legal death investigation

Apr.28, 2015 - Recently, Dr. Chris O'Donnell from the Victorian Institute of Forensic Medicine (VIFM) gave a talk about the use of 3D Printing in forensics - particularly in how the technology can work in tandem with post-mortem CT scanning... More

New Materialise and SketchUp partnership brings nearly 3 million 3D models to users

Apr.28, 2015 - Materialise has teamed up with Trimble (owners of SketchUp) to streamline a new cloud-based service that improves the accessibility and printability of 3D models that are currently available in Trimble's 3D Warehouse. More

O'Qualia creates CAPTOR, first 3D printed collapsible and custom Unmanned Aerial System

Apr.28, 2015 - O'Qualia Pte Ltd, a Singapore-based unmanned aerial systems (UAS) manufacturer has developed a fully-customizable and collapsible fixed-wing unmanned aerial system design that is manufactured in-full through... More

$2,499 MoonRay UV DLP 3D Printer Launches on Kickstarter

Apr.28, 2015 - The MoonRay UV DLP 3D Printer from SprintRay has hit the popular crowdfunding platform and has already raised over half of their campaign goal of $100,000 less than a few hours out of the gate from launching their campaign. More

Graphene 3D Lab to announce water-soluble 3D printer filament this week

Apr.28, 2015 - Graphene 3D Lab has announced today that it will present details on a newly-developed water-soluble 3D printer filament at the Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters' (CME) Canada Makes: Additive Manufacturing Forum... More

Redesigned Solus DLP 3D printer to open for pre-orders soon

Apr.28, 2015 - Over the past few months Taiwan-based start-up Reify has been improving and optimizing their DLP-based resin 3D printer. The new and improved Solus model runs on thoroughly tested Creation Workshop software... More

MakeX to launch Kickstarter campaign for low-cost M-Jewelry UV 3D printer in June or July

Apr.28, 2015 - Remember the M-One DLP 3D printer by MakeX? Launched on Kickstarter a year ago, this Chinese-made low cost stereolithography 3D printer was a huge hit in the 3D printing community for its ability to make budget resin printing possible. More

Startup Pembient uses 3D bioprinting to make rhino ivory without killing rhinos

Apr.28, 2015 - San Francisco-based startup called Pembient has developed a way of 3D printing actual rhino horns without harming these endangered animals. Hopefully, this can become a viable and environmentally-friendly alternative... More

3D printed Flow Hive that puts 'honey on tap' raises over $12 million on Indiegogo

Apr.28, 2015 - The Flow Hive is a bee hive featuring 3D printed honey combs that open up to form a honey tap. While that sounds impressive enough to laymen honey eaters, its revolutionary implications are perhaps more clear when you find out... More

xxArray prepares to take their high-resolution 90+ camera digital scanner studio on a tour

Apr.28, 2015 - For a large population of kids (many of which were born in the 1970s and 1980s), seeing themselves as a video game character has always been a sort of fun fantasy - and why not? More

reShootz creates 3D printer filament from recycled CDs and DVDs

Apr.27, 2015 - Along with an increasing selection of 3D printers that now exist for literally every type of user, the amount of filaments that have been coming to market has also been seeing a dramatic increase in recent memory. More

New software Platener speeds up prototyping process by swapping out 3D printing for laser cutting

Apr.27, 2015 - The research team from the Hasso Plattner Institute in Germany ended up with a new software offering that speeds up the prototyping process by extracting straight and curved plates from a 3D model and substituting them... More

3D printed 'WaterBone' design wins grand prize in Local Motors ARPA-E LITECAR Challenge

Apr.27, 2015 - Local Motors, in partnership with the Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E), announced the winner of the LIghtweighting Technologies Enabling Comprehensive Automotive Redesign (LITECAR) Challenge. More

Researchers develop D-Coil handheld wax extruder that makes 3D modeling easier than ever before

Apr.27, 2015 - Three researchers have just published a paper detailing a far easier option: a handheld wax extruder that makes wax shapes at high speeds and simultaneously created a 3D printable digital in Rhino software. More

Microsoft will reveal new 3D printing file formats during Build 2015

Apr.26, 2015 - Microsoft has just announced that it will reveal information on its new 3D printing file format in Windows 10 at this year's Build conference in San Francisco. The software giant believes that current file formats are outdated, and that by aligning CAD software with 3D printing hardware and software on an information-rich format... More

Gensler marries unmanned drones with 3D printing to create MUPPette Mobile 3D printing

Apr.26, 2015 - Most technological breakthroughs are the result of recognizing a flaw or limitation within existing industrial practices—such as the lack of a mobile platform for 3D printing objects of limitless scale—and having... More

Eye of Horus brings eye-tracking to astronauts thanks to 3D printing

Apr.26, 2015 - The Eye of Horus is a 3D printed open source platform that allows a user to control devices simply by looking at them using eye tracking and light beacons to control wireless protocols. More

New technology utilizes 3D printed microscope to create virtual reality microscopic landscapes

Apr.25, 2015 - Over the past six months, Nanotronics Imaging has been busy further developing their technology and has finally unveiled what they are calling nVisible. nVisible is a virtual reality experience that lets anybody walk through... More

Japanese artist uses 3D printing to create Raijin and Fujin Kabuto samurai helmets

Apr.25, 2015 - In order to help inspire the samurai helmet designers, i.materialise Japan enlisted the help of mixed-media artist and competiton juror Russ Ogi to develop a unique pair of 3D printed kabuto inspired by Raijin and Fujin... More

The Bocusini is the first universal Plug & Play food 3D printer, soon on Kickstarter

Apr.24, 2015 - A new German startup by the name of Print2Taste has researched this problem and thinks that they a solution in the form of their Bocusini. The Bocusini is a device that allows a user to retrofit their existing 3D printer... More

Electrical engineering student creates his own Jimi Hendrix 3D Printed Guitar

Apr.24, 2015 - Jose Moreno, an electrical engineering student and Vice President of the Purdue 3D Printing Club at Purdue University really wanted a 3D printed guitar. The problem was, existing 3D printed guitars sold for roughly $3,000 each - .. More

Merck inks multi-year collaboration deal with Organovo to use 3D printed liver system for drug testing

Apr.24, 2015 - Major pharmaceuticals manufacturer Merk & Co has just made a deal with 3D printing researcher Organovo to use their 3D printed liver system for drug testing. More

Materialise and Belgian design studio Hoet launch collection of 3D printed eyewear

Apr.24, 2015 - It's a big week for major Belgian 3D printing provider Materialise, as they will be hosting the Materialise World Conference in Brussels, Belgium, over the next couple of days. Coinciding with that event... More

3D printed sneaker 'FUTURE' wins Silver Award at Global Footwear Design Competition

Apr.24, 2015 - Chinese designer Zhang Xiaolong submitted the 3D printed sneaker called 'FUTURE' as his entry and has just won the Silver Award at the Global Footwear Design Competition. More

Researchers used 4D printing to create a valve that opens and contracts according to water temperature

Apr.24, 2015 - Researchers from the University of Wollongong in Australia have now created something very remarkable: a 4D printed a valve that automatically opens and contracts when exposed to either water or to high temperatures. More

Dutch students smuggle 3D printed knives into court to prove a security flaw

Apr.24, 2015 - Philine van Bilsen, who studies Communication & Multimedia design at Avans College in Den Bosch, the Netherlands, successfully smuggled two 3D printed knives – both sharp enough to stab someone – into the courtroom... More

Livermore researchers create energy-storing 3D printed "liquid smoke" aerogel

Apr.23, 2015 - Recently, researchers at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in Livermore, California have made graphene aerogel that is capable of making for better energy storage, sensors, nanoelectronics, catalysis and separations. More

ShapingBits launches Kickstarter for multi-material and high-resolution 3D printers

Apr.23, 2015 - ShapingBits is selling two distinct 3D printer models on his Kickstarter page including the 3FXtrud 20 Uno and the 3FXtrud 25 Duo. While the 3FXtrud 20 Uno is a single extruder 3D printer built with features to More

SinterIt prepares to launch a $5,000 SLS 3D printer

Apr.23, 2015 - Sinterit was founded by Konrad Glowacki, Mike Grymala-Moszczynski and Paul Szczurek who wanted to create an affordable desktop SLS 3D printer that didn't sacrifice on the quality that SLS 3D prints are known for. More

UCSD students launch Kickstarter campaign for a completely 3D printed rocked engine

Apr.23, 2015 - A team of students from the UCSD in California are challenging the establishment with their plans for the Vulcan-I: a completely 3D printed rocket engine that they hope to launch over 10,000 feet over the summer. More

Chinese aerospace industry successfully tests rocket engine with 3D printed parts

Apr.23, 2015 - Engineers from Institute 41 (part of the China Aerospace Science and industry Corporation) in China have already successfully tested an engine ignition device that has been created using 3D printing technology. More

Worldwide 3D printer market disappoints in the first quarter of 2015

Apr.23, 2015 - All that optimism has slightly ebbed away as the results of the first quarter of the year are coming in. In fact, it appears that the worldwide 3D printing market (though most data is from North America) has not done as well... More

3D printing technology successfully used to guide a complex liver resection in China

Apr.23, 2015 - A very complex surgery has just been completed in China using a 3D printed replica. For the first time in Chinese medical history, doctors in the Zhujiang hospital of Southern Medical University used a 3D printed replica to ... More

Chinese researchers 3D print Terahertz lens

Apr.23, 2015 - That team from the Huazhong University of Science and Technology in China have recently propsed that 3D printing technology is perfect for quickly making the very precise Terahertz devices, and have even successfully produced a Terahertz ... More

New 'Limitless' multi-tool machine combines a 3d printer with a CNC machine

Apr.22, 2015 - Called "Limitless", this new CNC and 3D printer combo aims to live up to its name and provide users with multi-tool capabilities for tackling a wide variety of jobs. More

Shin Kuo envisions rotating, 3D printed housing structures in 2035 so everyone can live up top

Apr.22, 2015 - For his Turn to the Future student thesis project, industrial designer Shin Kuo presented a building concept that rotates each home within the structure so that everyone shares the same view - from the lowest floors... More

Researchers use 3D printing to test if ancient Mayan civilization flew airplanes

Apr.22, 2015 - A group of researchers from the Tongji University College of Aerospace Engineering and Applied Mechanics in Shanghai, China recently decided to recreate some historical Mayan relics that were expected to be over 1,000 years... More

FILAFAB's professional 3D printing filament extruder and winder launches on Kickstarter

Apr.22, 2015 - Aiming to make the filament manufacturing process as easy as possible for Makers, designer Edward Clifford has recently created the FILAFAB - a professional filament extruder that he is currently seeking funding... More

NASA 3D prints world's first full-scale copper rocket engine part

Apr.22, 2015 - NASA has just revealed that they have 3D printed a rocket engine part that can actually be used as part of a space program. The part itself is a copper combustion chamber liner, a crucial component that needs to withstand... More

Students develop 3D-printed self-sustaining micro-farming pod AstroGro for cultivating food in space

Apr.22, 2015 - AstroGro team's solution is utilizing the current 3D printing capabilities in space to build an intelligent system to organically grow fresh foods. A 3D printed pod that is integrated with artificial intelligence (AI)... More

HotEnd Works' new HDfab ceramic 3D printer utilizes Pressurized Spray Deposition technology for high resolution prints

Apr.22, 2015 - Ohio-based high quality 3D printing service provider HotEnd Works has developed a custom ceramic 3D printer called the HDfab™ Advanced Materials 3D Printer, which produces high resolution and high quality components using Pressurized... More

Kickstarter campaign launched for 3D printed RC snow blower

Apr.22, 2015 - Earlier this year, we reported on the development of an impressive 3D printed RC snow blower built by designer and all-around maker Moo Skyper (a.k.a, Ryan). Now, Ryan has launched a Kickstarter campaign in order to bring his 2nd ... More

Korean 3D printer maker Carima launches new desktop DLP 3D printer DP110

Apr.22, 2015 - Korean company Carima has just announced their new DP110 3D printer that they're confident will take the industry by storm worldwide. The printer features a high-end DLP engine that allows them to create smooth... More

Create 'The Wave' - a 3D printed kinetic sculpture that's perfect for your desktop

Apr.21, 2015 - Among others, "The Wave" sculpture from 3D printing enthusiast Adam Patterson is among one of the finest examples of what can be done with nothing but access to a 3D printer and some simple engineering skills. More

Blue Man Group presents themed 3D printed bionic arm to 12-year old fan

Apr.21, 2015 - But in addition to the already-amazing ability to create the prosthetics, one of the better parts of the growing industry of 3D printed prosthetics is how celebrities and other idols are stepping in to present them to the wearers... More

3D printed pelvis replica aids Chinese doctors in successful hip surgery

Apr.21, 2015 - Now, doctors at the Fifth Affiliated Hospital of Xinjiang Medical University in Xinjiang, China have figured out how to use the technology to aid them in what is considered to be a highly-complex surgical procedure... More

The Palette multi-color 3D printing add-on launches now on Kickstarter

Apr.21, 2015 - While the 3D printing community is filled with promising start-ups preparing interesting and possibly even revolutionary products, few have been so intriguing as Mosaic. Since the summer of 2014, this team ... More

Thingiverse features "Get This Printed" button to allow users to order 3D prints directly via 3D Hubs

Apr.21, 2015 - 3D Hubs and Thingiverse have just announced a partnership that will see an extra button appear alongside designs on Thingiverse that will enable users to immediately 3D print those files through a 3D hub near them. More

The advantages of RepRap 3D printing on farms in the developing world

Apr.21, 2015 - While we've already seen numerous individual examples of what 3D printing technology can do for people in the developing regions of the world – remember the Wakati tent? – that wasn't enough for dr. Joshua Pearce. More

Give your 3D prints a metal plating using the Orbit 1 electroplater

Apr.21, 2015 - While it's been expected for a long time, the Orbit1 electroplater is now finally ready for business. Since being unveiled at the Maker Faire in New York last September, this interesting desktop electroplating machine has... More

Yale scientists develop fill compositing technique to improve strength of FDM 3D printed parts

Apr.21, 2015 - Joseph T. Belter and Aaron M. Dollar, two scientists from the department of Mechanical Engineering and Material Science at Yale, have explored an interesting option that combines the low cost of FDM 3D printing technology... More

MONO, an eyewear collection 3D printed to fit your face, launches on Indiegogo

Apr.20, 2015 - Hong Kong-based ITUM describes their MONO 3D printed eyewear collection as "a collection of eyewear sets out to bring the perfect-fit and thus enhance wearing comfort by providing the choice of size, a fundamental yet... More

Nano Dimension unveils new Dragonfly 2020 nano-ink PCB 3D printer

Apr.20, 2015 - Among others, Nano Dimension, an Israel-based public company, unveiled their new Dragonfly 2020 3D system at an event held in Tel-Aviv, Israel late last week. More

3D printer to recreate bottle used in Plymouth Argyle footballer Alex Sosa murder trial

Apr.20, 2015 - According to the BBC, a 3D printed bottle was recently used in the trial of a man was later convicted of murdering a teenager. City College Plymouth, a higher education school in Southwest England, was recently called upon by... More

HP expects to launch Multi Jet Fusion technology 3D printer line in 2016

Apr.20, 2015 - But despite the new developments from other developers, it appears that HP will still have a significant impact when they release the technology as a line of usable industrial-level 3D printers in late 2016. More

Skin cancer survivor is given new 3D printed face prosthetic modelled after his son

Apr.20, 2015 - 74-year-old skin cancer survivor Keith Lonsdale shows that these 3D printed prosthetics can also blend right in. He was recently given a 3D printed face prosthesis to cover up the large hole in his face left by the necessary ... More

Makerbot shuts three retail stores and fires 20% of its employees

Apr.20, 2015 - Last Friday Makerbot posted an announcement on their website that confirms the rumors that have been circulating for weeks: that Makerbot has failed to hit certain economic targets and is forced to close down its three retail stores... More

Australian twins with muscular dystrophy enable themselves through 3D printing

Apr.20, 2015 - While we've seen so many heartwarming examples of what 3D printing technology can do for the disabled, seeing disabled people actually use 3D printers for themselves is somewhat rarer. But that is exactly what two disabled brothers... More

Meet Italian Designer Cristina Franceschini and her collection of 3D printed shoes, jewelry & accessories

Apr.20, 2015 - Italian designer Cristina Franceschini represents a new generation of designers trying to combine long-standing tradition with innovation, a process enhanced by new technologies such as 3D printing. More

Automate the removal and 3D printing of multiple objects with the ECHOdrive add-on

Apr.19, 2015 - Two Penn State students have developed the ECHOdrive – an interesting add-on to most 3D printers that will make removing objects from printbeds easier than ever and will even enable you to automatically 3D print multiple objects... More

Turn your voice into 3D printed jewelry

Apr.19, 2015 - But did you know that don't need a high-quality metal 3D printer to make beautiful and unique pieces of jewelry? That's exactly what Instructables-user 10DotMatrix has proven when showing us how to turn spoken words into beautiful... More

Fan shares dozens of 3D printable monster designs for Dungeons & Dragons

Apr.18, 2015 - Tabletop wargaming and paper-and-pencil rolegaming both suffer from the same problem: miniatures and scenery can be dull and repetitive. Nothing is worse than fighting over the same old pieces of cardboard every single session... More

52Shapes: every week a new and unique 3D printed lamp design

Apr.18, 2015 - We've already known for a while that 3D printers can be used to make interesting and original lamp shades in all shapes and sizes. Just look at the cool Kayan lamp we reported on earlier this week... More

Salvador Dali inspires 3D printed jewelry collection by Desmond Chan

Apr.18, 2015 - "Those who do not want to imitate anything, produce nothing." Those words of wisdom come from the surrealist master himself, Salvador Dali, who appropriately enough, was the inspiration behind Vulcan Jewelry-founder... More

Disney Researchers develop 'soft' 3D printer that creates objects with layered felt

Apr.17, 2015 - A team of researchers at Disney Research and Carnegie Mellon University have developed a 3D printer that layers together sheets of laser cut fabric to create three-dimensional objects using STL files similar to... More

Tethers Unlimited wins NASA contract to create 3D printer filament from plastic waste on ISS

Apr.17, 2015 - NASA has announced that their Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Program has awarded Tethers Unlimited, Inc. (TUI) a contract to further develop their "Positrusion™" recycling system for converting plastic waste... More

Cardiologists and 3D Systems help toddler breathe easier with 3D printed heart model

Apr.17, 2015 - A 20-month-old toddler is breathing and swallowing easier thanks to a full-color 3D printed replica of his heart which was used to prepare for a lengthy procedure at St. Louis Children's Hospital. More

Turn a Party Popper into a cool and powerful 3D printed toy cannon

Apr.17, 2015 - Just check out this very cool Party Popper Cannon by designer Chris Czech. He has effectively designed a cool little cannon that looks a bit like an eighteenth century mortar. More

Coming soon... The new Printrbot Play will be a $399 fully assembled 3D printer

Apr.17, 2015 - Brook Drumm, CEO of Printrbot has just announced their next 3D printer called Printrbot Play. The Printrbot Play will be a fully assembled FDM 3D printer. More

Father uses 3D printing to help teach his blind daughter math

Apr.17, 2015 - This story already has everything to warm your heart, but unfortunately the eldest of the three, Layla, was born blind. The girl, who is currently in the eighth grade, was facing tremendous difficulties due to her blindness. More

Nin10do: Dutch magician brings NES to 21st century using 3D printing & a Raspberry Pi

Apr.17, 2015 - Dutch part-time magician Daniel Spies has brought the eighties back to life with his Nin10do game station: a 3D printed console that uses an Arduino to play all those classes that made the NES such a revolutionary machine in its day. More

Greek OpenBionics shares update on their low cost 3D printed bionic robot hand

Apr.17, 2015 - Greek Open Bionics opened a registration form on their website for people in need of 3D printed bionic limbs, through which they could work together to help those people in need. More

Create a 3D printed arcade cabinet using a Raspberry Pi

Apr.16, 2015 - For those who grew up during the heyday of coin-operated arcade games - particularly in the 1970s and 1980s - it's easy to get nostalgic about the "simpler days" where video games were in 8-bit and had simple objectives. More

Wake Forest researchers create 3D printed "beating" heart cell

Apr.16, 2015 - The "organoids" as they're called, are 3D printed and beating cardiac cells which are a part of a groundbreaking research program from Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center's Institute for Regenerative Medicine... More

MakerBot's new iPad app can now turn your drawings into 3D printable models

Apr.16, 2015 - The new Shape Maker tool from MakerBot will allow users to take their drawings and sketches and instantaneously turn them into 3D printable files - all with the ease of snapping a photo. More

Made In Space releases 'space-grade' AstroABS 3D printer filament for sale

Apr.16, 2015 - Made in Space has revealed that the exact same "space-grade" filament that was used by NASA astronaut Barry "Butch" Wilmore will be made available to the public for anybody who wants to experiment with printing... More

The FAA cleared the first 3D printed part to fly in a GE commercial jet engine

Apr.16, 2015 - While 3D printing technology has been readily adopted by aviation and aerospace industries over the past few years, both as a prototyping and manufacturing technology, it looks like it will now finally be commercially used. More

SABIC develops 3D printed economy class seat to reduce aircraft costs

Apr.16, 2015 - While several companies in the aircraft industry have already adopted 3D printing as a prototyping technology for the design of all sorts of components, aircraft passengers currently rarely come into contact with actual 3D printed parts. More

3D printed design company Xuberance wins first prize 'SaloneSatellite Award' at the Milan Design Week

Apr.16, 2015 - The ongoing Milan Design Week in Italy's design capital is obviously a great place to see new and exciting 3D printed creations. Opened until 19 April, it's in fact the perfect place to explore the world of design in all its aspects. More

3D printed 'Comfortably Numb' device takes the pain away from injection needles

Apr.16, 2015 - Three freshman students from Rice University in Houston, Texas, have developed a handy little device called Comfortably Numb that will numb any part of your body well enough to receive an injection without feeling pain from it. More

Japanese design studio DMM Akiba presents viable 3D printed titanium road bike at Milan Salone

Apr.16, 2015 - DMM Akiba teamed up with design studio the Triple Bottom Line and focused their efforts on creating the world's first viable road bike that is technology proven and made from SLS titanium sintering, the DFM01. More

Rocket Lab unveils first 3D printed, battery-powered rocket engine for low-cost space travel

Apr.15, 2015 - Yesterday, at the Space Symposium in Colorado, the New Zealand-based Rocket Lab unveiled their brand-new rocket engine that was designed to drastically cut down the cost of space travel. More

Rockefeller heir invests in Brooklyn-based 3D printed meat company Modern Meadow

Apr.15, 2015 - Justin Rockefeller, who is the great-great-grandson of Stand Oil founder John D. Rockefeller, feels that the "steak chips" created by Modern Meadow might be one of the next big industries... More

3D printing vagina artist Megumi Igarashi denies obscenity charges in Japanese court

Apr.15, 2015 - Back in December of 2014, 43-year old Japanese artist Megumi Igarashi who works under the name Rokude Nashiko — which translates to "bad girl" — was charged with distributing 'obscene' data after releasing 3D printable data... More

Dutch scientists develop 3D printed 'light traps' to make solar cells more efficient than ever

Apr.15, 2015 - Physicists from the University of Utrecht in the Netherlands have developed a very interesting 3D printing application that can revolutionize the availability of environmentally-friendly energy. More

27-year-old tumor patient in China is given a new titanium shoulder, thanks to 3D printing

Apr.15, 2015 - A young woman has recently undergone a high-risk surgery in a hospital in South China to replace her scapula with a titanium replica. The surgery was necessitated by a recent discovery by doctors that three-fourths... More

Polish designer creates this awesome kaleidoscope using 3D printing

Apr.15, 2015 - This kaleidoscope has been designed and assembled by Polish designer Pawel Grzelak, who was looking for a nice and original birthday gift for a friend. More

Dutch student mass customizes 3D printed insoles using TNO's 10x faster 3D PrintValley

Apr.15, 2015 - In cooperation with Dutch technological institute TNO, Dutch graduate student Mathijs de Schipper has developed 100% customizable 3D printed insoles for all types of shoes. More

Alexis Walsh brings 3D printing to high fashion with her LYSIS Collection

Apr.15, 2015 - More recently, New York City-based artist and designer Alexis Walsh - whose inspiration stems from developing wearable designs from more rigid structural forms - has been experimenting with using additive manufacturing... More

Introducing Kayan, an exclusive 3D printed lamp shade for Plumen

Apr.14, 2015 - Last week, British lamp manufacturers Plumen and Italian 3D design and printing start up Formaliz3d together unveiled their Kayan lamp shades, a brand new 3D printed product that could be the first commercial version of its kind. More

Pimp your keyboard with these awesome 3D printed custom keycaps by Adafruit

Apr.14, 2015 - If you happen to have one of those old fashioned keyboards laying around, then the latest 3D printing project by Adafruit is definitely something for you: 3D printed custom keycaps for mechanical keyboards. More

Create a customizable 3D printed robot arm

Apr.14, 2015 - For many who are able to 3D print their own parts, creating a robot isn't actually as daunting of a task as it would appear, and starting with building a robot arm is actually a great place to start - such as this 3D Printed Robot Arm project that has been shared by Instructables user 'Beaconsfield'. More

Amazon rumored to have acquired Shoefitr footwear 3D scanning company

Apr.14, 2015 - Now, it appears that Amazon is getting even more friendly with adding various 3D technologies as it was just announced that the company has acquired Shoefitr; a company that was born out of and utilizes 3D technology... More

Maker Onyx Ashanti creates 3D printed 'exo-foot' footwear platform

Apr.14, 2015 - With an open mind, Ashanti dove straight into researching what would be the best possible outcome for his shoe design, however he decided that he wanted to have the same freedom for his feet that he has for his hands... More

Big Red 3D printer self-replicates most of its own parts

Apr.14, 2015 - While entirely self-replicating machines are still a slightly futuristic concept, a pair of hobbyists has created a 3D printer that can reproduce nearly all of the parts required to make it. More

United Nude exhibits 3D printed shoes by Zaha Hadid and Ben van Berkel in Milan

Apr.14, 2015 - For this exhibition, United Nude's founder Rem D Koolhaas enlisted the assistance of five well-known architects and designers to 3D print highly original women's shoes. These are architects Zaha Hadid, Ben van Berkel... More

Weta Workshop and Image Engine 3D printed 19 robots for sci-fi film Chappie

Apr.14, 2015 - In order to achieve this level of realism and detail, Blomkamp once again worked with visual effects house Image Engine and concept/practical effects studio Weta Workshop not only to create 3D models of the complex droids... More

Artist uses a Form 1+ and 80 liters of resin to create movie 'Chase Me' with 2,500 3D printed parts

Apr.14, 2015 - Now, despite the high cost of creating thousands of 3D printed figurines, a French filmmaker has independently created a short film 'Chase Me' that uses over 2,500 3D printed parts that were printed using a Form 1+ 3D printer ... More

Adobe steps further into 3D printing industry with 'print smoothing' patent

Apr.13, 2015 - Recently, a patent that was originally filed by Adobe in September of 2013 has been published online that gives light to some more complicated software development that the company had quietly been working on that had little to do.. More

Drotix to launch new Gala 3D printer on Kickstarter on April 21st

Apr.13, 2015 - Now, an electrical engineer by the name of Mariano Ronchi (along with his team of designers, engineers and developers at Drotix) is gearing up to launch what he is hoping just might be the latest 3D printer crowdfunding hit... More

Formfutura launches new food-safe glass-like HDglass 3D printer filament

Apr.13, 2015 - Formfutura has released some exciting news for those that may have previously been wanting to create 3D prints that feature glass-like qualities in the form of their new HDglass filaments that they are releasing today. More

Flexy-hand - Filaflex Remix: the most realistic 3D printed prosthetic hand

Apr.13, 2015 - Earlier this year, Wood released the "Flexy-Hand 2 – Filaflex Remix". Now Wood has again revolutionized the 3D printed prosthetic world with his latest design, the Flexy-Hand - Filaflex Remix. More

Microsoft releases four 3D printable yoyo designs

Apr.13, 2015 - Microsoft has just released four free 3D printable files on Thingiverse a few days ago. All four designs are for making your own – hopefully fully functional – yoyos. More

China Eastern Airlines uses 3D printing to produce aircraft cabin components

Apr.13, 2015 - China Eastern Airlines has successfully 3D printed a number different aircraft cabin components for their new Boeing 777-300ER passenger plane. Included are cover plates for cabin door handles, signage and a number of... More

Build your own 3D printer filament extruder

Apr.13, 2015 - Turkish hobbyist Borsaci has decided to build a DIY filament extruder using a couple of web-based designs. As Borsaci explains on Instructables, it is remarkably easy to make using existing parts and common RepRap parts. 'After some research on the internet, I decided to use this simple design which is the core of many commercial filastruders. I prepared a simple CAD model for you to conceptualize the design easily. All these parts are easily found at every DIYer's parts bin... More

Roboteurs launches Print-A-Bot 3D printable robot arm for teaching design & programming

Apr.13, 2015 - Canadian start-up Roboteurs' flagship product can be seen above; it's the Print-A-Bot ARM 3D printed robotic arm, that has been designed to be assembled, programmed and used by high school students, engineering departments... More

Stratasys unveils the extremely fast and efficient Large-Scale Objet 1000 Plus 3D printer

Apr.13, 2015 - Stratasys has just announced a brand-new 3D printer, the Large-Scale Objet 1000 Plus 3D printer, a machine that has been improved upon in every area of 3D printing relevance: speed, quality, print size, multi-material printing an efficiency. More

3D printed water filters maker NanoSun enters US$3.14M JV with Chinese commercial giant CCIEC

Apr.12, 2015 - Start-up NanoSun have just signed an impressive $4.3 million deal with the state-owned Chinese corporation China Commerce Group for International Economic Cooperation (CCIEC). More

Make a funny face with image-distorting, 3D printed lenses

Apr.12, 2015 - Now, imagine being able to apply those same 'filters' and distort your face in real life--endless fun, right? That's the idea behind Smaller & Upside Down, a collection of 3D printed lenses with customized, optical designs. More

Johanna Gieseler designs 3D printed prosthetic with wonderful gripping mechanism for children

Apr.12, 2015 - Those are exactly the goals German industrial designer Johanna Gieseler set out for herself when designing a new 3D printable prosthetic: a prosthesis that can take a punch and can hold on. Something that would enable children to play... More

Spanish designer shares files for a fun 3D printed robot that can hold your phone

Apr.12, 2015 - Spanish-made Bequi robot is a fun little project to work on. Designed by Spanish designer Sonia Verdu, the Bequi robot is basically a 3D printed toy with a massive 16 different joints, despite only being 23 cm tall. More

Ex-Amazon engineers develop smart Meld Knob + Clip cooking solution with help from 3D printers

Apr.11, 2015 - The Meld Knob + Clip aims to help users create perfectly-cooked food regardless of any unknown variables including vague instructions and unpredictable stovetop temperatures. More

Brooklyn-based REIFY turns songs into 3D printed sculptures

Apr.11, 2015 - After just a few short months of development in the NEW INC incubator, Founder and CEO Allison Wood has not only created an impressive portfolio of 3D printed objects created from soundwaves, but has also assembled an experienced team... More

Wounded war hero gets a 3D printed Dextrus bionic hand

Apr.11, 2015 - War hero Taylor has become the first wounded soldier to benefit from 3D printed bionic technology. Taylor is a very unfortunate hero, having become a quadruple amputee after losing his limbs in an IED blast while serving in Afghanistan. More

Indian company Cremagine 3d prints 24K gold, sapphire and ruby Hindu temple

Apr.10, 2015 - More recently, an Indian 3D design and printing company Cremagine has created a 24K gold and ruby Hindu temple that was created using additive manufacturing technology for a private client. More

Project Aquero uses 3D printing to create revolutionary freshwater-collecting water bottle

Apr.10, 2015 - Now, the Project Aquero initiative has developed an affordable way to harvest drinkable water using pre-existing moisture that lives within the atmosphere... and they're able to further develop their product thanks to 3D printing. More

Create a 3D printed pocket-sized smartphone charger

Apr.10, 2015 - For Instructables user 'hobbyman', making sure his (and his girlfriend's) phones were always charged came in the form of a project that he recently did that was created using a 3D printer and some simple electrical engineering skills. More

Test and calibrate your 3D printer's capacities with the #3DBenchy test project

Apr.10, 2015 - 3D printing the #3DBenchy will help you find out what the best settings for your FDM 3D printer are. All you need to do is 3D print the #3DBency boat, a model that has been specifically designed for testing and benchmarking 3D printers. More

Forget Apple Watch, 3D print yourself a retro Apple II smartwatch

Apr.10, 2015 - Developed by Instructables designer Aletor777, this 3D printed cool watch looks like a cross between the classic Apple computers and a wrist calculator. The rectangular body, dubiously grey color and the classic knob... More

Second Boneheads 3D printable skull series launches on Kickstarter

Apr.10, 2015 - 3DKitbash has just launched a new campaign for the Boneheads Series 2: a range of three sets of gorgeous high quality skulls that look so cool you'd like to hang them over a fireplace or something. More

Taiwan launches Fab Trucks to bring 3D printing to 497 campuses over the next 2 years

Apr.10, 2015 - Over the next two years, these Fab Trucks will embark on a very ambitious project, visiting 497 high schools throughout Taiwan. Throughout that project 160,000 students and teachers are set to come into contact with 3D printing. More

Engineer 3D prints a jet-powered snowboard that can go up to 15 mph on the flat

Apr.10, 2015 - San Francisco-based engineer decided to 3D print a jet powered snowboard that can cruise over flat areas with ease. The design itself was inspired by a Dreamscience design for a jet that you can hold in your hands... More

Kickstarter campaign launched for exciting Sinterhard metal filled 3D printer filaments

Apr.9, 2015 - This interesting product has been developed by a team of veteran engineers who have worked with conventional metal injection molding and ceramic injection molding techniques since the 1980s. More

Spanish designer creates 3D printable 'Dog's Game' set to help spur canine intelligence

Apr.9, 2015 - More recently, the talented designer Empezando Diseño has designed and modeled for 3D printing a game for dogs that is capable of being 3D printed by dog owners around the world using the Cults platform. More

New photolithographic technology uses oxygen inhibitors to build 3D printed microstructures

Apr.9, 2015 - Recently, a research team at the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) led by Professor Shin-Hyun Kim have developed a new type of photolithographic... More

Designers create SuperMod, a 3D printed, fully-customizable modular wall system using Makerbot

Apr.9, 2015 - The designers, Sebastian Misiurek and Arianna Lebed of Simplus Design, have designed and fabricated what they are calling SuperMod, a 3D printed wall organization system that balances aesthetics with function. More

Teacher brings DIY 3D printing into the classroom using a modified projector & PowerPoint slides

Apr.9, 2015 - Dustin Klenke, a physics, robotics and biology teacher at Union High School in Union, Missouri has brought a similar project into his classroom as a way of breaking down the principles of 3D printing in an effort to... More

Autodesk backs Carbon3D's CLIP technology with $10M from Spark 3D printing Investment Fund

Apr.9, 2015 - Autodesk today announced that its 3D printing investment fund has invested $10 million in Carbon3D. Carbon3D first unveiled its technology on-stage at TED conference last month with an entirely new breakthrough 3D printing process... More

2-year-old girl can now smile for the first time after her face was rebuilt with the help of a 3D printer

Apr.9, 2015 - We are especially very happy to see these 3D printed models being used to give young children a good start for their lives to come, as they recently did for the two-year-old Violet Pietrok from Portland, Oregon. More

Teacher builds DIY structured-light 3D scanner using a video projector and webcams

Apr.9, 2015 - Danish teacher Hesam Hamidi has come up with a design for an easy to build 3D scanner that is a perfect addition to any 3D printing hobbyists' arsenal. His 3D scanner can be easily assembled using conventional items. More

Lingerie Company Anita uses 3D printing to reduce cost of breast prostheses by up to 50%

Apr.9, 2015 - German industry giants Anita has recently adopted 3D printers to ensure that their breast prosthetics are identical and even far cheaper and more efficient to produce. More

Cool hacked 3D printer decorates traditional Japanese bento lunch boxes

Apr.9, 2015 - While chocolate 3D printing experiments seem to be taking over the internet in recent months, we can't just only eat chocolate all the time. That's why it's very refreshing to see this whole new take on the concept of 3D printing food. More

U.S. Army funds research for 3D printed body armor inspired by fish scales

Apr.8, 2015 - Researchers have developed a new way of thinking about body armor that enables soldiers to move freely and with little added weight, but is still capable of stopping bullets and shrapnel. More

Belarus-based 3DSphere develops 3d printed DJ helmet featuring embedded light show

Apr.8, 2015 - However thanks to 3D printing and some clever electronics work, a group of 3D printing and music enthusiasts have recently taken matters into their own hands and have created their own 3D printed head hardware... More

Light Play 3D printed robot army gears up for Maker Faire in May

Apr.8, 2015 - Currently working under then name Light Play, Petkus and Koch are currently developing the latest iteration their kinetic army of delta robots for the upcoming Bay Area Maker Faire May 16th and 17th in San Mateo, California. More

Watch NASA unbox the first set of objects 3D printed in space

Apr.8, 2015 - This week, nearly six months since they first launched the 3D printer into orbit, engineers at NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama are unboxing the first items that were manufactured in space... More

Student Rachel Nhan creates inspiring 3D printed neckpiece

Apr.8, 2015 - This 3D printed neckpiece was made and continuously adjusted alongside the dress in AutoDesk Maya, to ensure the two seamlessly matched each other. More

Light Insoles develops revolutionary custom orthotics using light-cured composite technology

Apr.8, 2015 - With a background in material science developing lightweight materials, Alan Jacobsen Ph. D. has since changed his direction of focus to develop custom insoles under his newly-establish company Light Insoles. More

'Museum in a Box' project uses 3D printing to explore how people interact with museum objects

Apr.8, 2015 - As part of that endeavor, Good, Form & Spectacle has been working on a smaller project entitled Museum in a Box, which relies on 3D printing to explore the value and meaning of museum objects. More

Never lose your screwdriver bits again with this useful 3D printed tool wristband

Apr.8, 2015 - Fernando Sosa has designed a useful, stylish and fun accessory that will ensure that you will never lose your screwdriver bits again while working: the 3D printed Tool Wristband. More

IR3 Industrial Revolution III 3D printer / Pick & Place assembly bot launches on Kickstarter

Apr.8, 2015 - Developed by London-based Buzz Technology Limited, this IR3 3D printer doesn't just 3D print components, it's also capable of picking and inserting non-printed components into the design. More

American company created and tested the first 3D printed metal gun silencer

Apr.8, 2015 - One metal part manufacturer, who has so far remained anonymous, has even used a 3D printer to produce perhaps the most complex part of a gun arsenal: the silencer. More

Japanese designer Danny Choo creates four-foot tall smart robot using 3D printing

Apr.7, 2015 - Two years ago, designer Danny Choo of Culture Japan created a 3D printed "Smart Doll" that was designed based off of the anime character Mirai Suenaga, the mascot for Culture Japan. More

MIT student beats cancer, shares his data and experience with digital models and 3D prints

Apr.7, 2015 - With the personal fascination with his condition combined with his experience and background in data management and additive manufacturing technologies, Steven Keating has leveraged the data surrounding his condition and has created digital and 3D printed models of his tumor... More

3D printed solar-powered toy airplane

Apr.7, 2015 - Quadcopters are a lot of fun to play with – but it's also great to see designs that go in an entirely different direction, such as this cool solar powered toy airplane by Instructables user JoKu. More

Four year old boy is given a very lifelike 3D printed prosthetic ear

Apr.7, 2015 - Medical applications of 3D printing technology have been very successful in recent months, so it's unsurprising that many experts are already predicting a very bright future for 3D printing technology in the medical industry. More

Fan builds a Lego 3D printer that '3D prints' Lego bricks

Apr.7, 2015 - One Lego-crazed maker who goes by the bubbly username of ev3rything_is_aw3some has submitted something truly remarkable into a competition for turning projects into actual Lego sets. More

Ozzie the goose can walk again with the help of a 3D printed leg and webbed foot

Apr.7, 2015 - But perhaps slightly more challenging to make was the leg and webbed foot that South African waterfowl Ozzie needed. This lucky duck was in need of help after a broken leg was amputated at the joint. More

U.S. Rep. Steve Israel to reintroduce bill to ban undetectable 3D printed gun

Apr.7, 2015 - California recently passed a 'Ghost Gun' bill, but it remains unclear how that will be implemented. Lawmaker Steve Israel's (D-New York) 2013 bill to prohibit the manufacturing of 3D printed guns failed to be adopted. More

Ultimaker Original+ 3D printer source files & Ultimaker heated bed upgrade files now available online

Apr.7, 2015 - Keeping true to its commitment to open hardware, the company has finally been able to launch the Ultimaker Original+ and Ultimaker heated bed upgrade files today. More

Build a 3D printable multi-purpose talking robot or simple toy platform

Apr.6, 2015 - Among other recent projects that utilize a computer or other microcontroller to bring a 3D print to life is the Multi-Purpose Talking Robot Platform that was recently shared by Instructables user 'hobbyman'. More

Solderdoodle launches new Kickstarter campaign for cordless 3D print finishing tool

Apr.6, 2015 - Now, a new option for finishing 3D prints has also launched on Kickstarter that - similar to the Retouch3D - acts as a sort of hand router for finalizing a 3D print. More

Japanese filmmakers use 3D printing to bring 'Mayupo' female companion robot to life

Apr.6, 2015 - In "Mayupo | A Robot Dreams of Apple Trees", a Japanese film that is currently seeking funding on Kickstarter, the concept of a robot as a female companion is what the entire movie is about - and thanks to 3D printing... More

Customize and build your own smartphone using a Raspberry Pi and 3D printing

Apr.6, 2015 - One of the more recent projects that makes use of existing 3D printing technology to create an otherwise complex product is with the tyfone: a DIY smartphone that anyone can make. More

3D Systems China launches with acquisition of 3D printing sales & service provider Easyway Group

Apr.6, 2015 - 3D Systems announced today that it acquired Easyway Design and Manufacture Co. in China, including its wholly owned subsidiaries comprising the Easyway Group, creating 3D Systems China. More

US Navy researcher 3D prints adjustable groove-joint pliers

Apr.6, 2015 - Instead of compromising his experiment or making due with the existing tools in his lab, John Steuben 3D printed his very own adjustable groove-joint pliers, designed precisely for the task at hand. More

Japanese artist creates awesome 3D printed transforming robot 'Stingray'

Apr.6, 2015 - This intricate transformers-like robot toy T060101 STINGRAY has been designed by Japanese artist Tomoo Yamaji, who spent years working as a civil engineer in a previous life. More

Zoomcity creates a set of 3D printed business cards that map out the Barcelona city

Apr.6, 2015 - Barcelona-based Zoomcity Barcelona, a blog about contemporary architecture, art and design in that city has decided to 3D print their business cards. And to ensure that their image as a stylish company... More

Harvest your own energy using 3D printed wind turbines and solar stirling engines

Apr.6, 2015 - Among the projects that Andreas Haeuser has been focusing on are energy-harvesting 3D printed wind turbines and 3D printed solar stirling engines, which are the result of two years of development, multiple prototypes... More

Maker creates modern 3D printed vertical seder plate for celebrating Passover

Apr.5, 2015 - The Jewish holiday celebrating the Israelites' freedom from Egypt known as Passover began in the evening of Friday, April 3 around the world and will last for a total of eight days. More

Who needs an Apple Watch when you can have a 3D printed smart pocket watch?

Apr.5, 2015 - Now, maker Alex Maund has created a 3D printed conversion kit for turning your smartwatch (or other 20mm, 21mm or 22mm watch band size watches) into a retro-style pocket watch, which was initially inspired... More

Russian scientists create 3D printed 'bio-cement' that regenerates human bone tissue

Apr.5, 2015 - Russian scientists have developed a biological material known as 'bone cement' that is derived from animal bones can be 3D printed into bone fractures, aiding the body to heal faster and eventually dissolving into... More

Emirati designer Khulood Thani creates Dubai's first 3D printed dress

Apr.5, 2015 - This weekend, fashion meets culture meets 3D printing technology, as Not Just a Label revealed Bint Thani's awe-inspiring, 3D printed dress at the first ever 'Meet D3,' an art and fashion showcase hosted by Dubai Design District. More

Caltech's tiny high-resolution camera chip can turn your smartphone into a mobile 3D scanner

Apr.5, 2015 - Wouldn't it be great if we can just use phones to take a snapshot of every day objects, send it to a 3D printer, and within minutes a replica of the original object has been reproduced? More

UNTITLED Creator is a fun app for making 3D printable Minecraft-esque designs

Apr.4, 2015 - A new free 3D design app has just gone into its beta phase that indisputably adds a fun and useful dimension to the world of digital design: the Minecraft-esque UNTITLED Creator app. More

Adafruit shares designs for a very cool Bioshock little sister syringe cosplay prop

Apr.4, 2015 - And the undisputed masters of electronic cosplay props are the Ruiz brothers over at Adafruit, who have just shared their designs for another great prop: the syringe Little Sisters carry around in Bioshock for extracting ADAM. More

Dream Factory unveils free 3D printable toy cars 'BuddyRacers' for kids

Apr.4, 2015 - A company called Dream Factory has just announced the release of "Buddyracers", a 3D printable city of toys designed for children between the ages of 4-10. 'BuddyRacers can help your child learn creativity... More

Chinese patient has new lease on life thanks to 3D printed pelvis

Apr.3, 2015 - Now, an orthopedic surgeon at the First Affiliated Hospital of Baotou Medical College by the name of Dr. Dong Lele has used 3D printing to help save a patient's life who had previously been suffering extreme pelvic pain. More

Stepan Ignatovich shares designs for his amazing 3D printed electric violin

Apr.3, 2015 - While not the first 3D printed electric violin on Thingiverse, musician Stephan Ignatovich has decided to recreate one that looks and functions just like a regular violin and can even incorporate some classic pieces... More

Star Trek fan 3D prints impressive Mr. Spock bust in tribute to great actor Leonard Nimoy

Apr.3, 2015 - Perhaps the most impressive 3D printed tribute to Leonard Nimoy has been made by veteran designer Phi Vu from Glendale. The bust is already impressive, though only a 1/5 scale test print that is approximately 4.75" tall. More

Vortic uses 3D printing to pass on classic American watches to a new generation

Apr.3, 2015 - While most involve components for (or even entirely) new 3D printers or 3D printed toys, this project by Vortic is using 3D printing technology to give new life to classic American pocket watches from the late 1800s... More

Italian designer develops new 3D printing filament 'Agridust' made from food waste

Apr.2, 2015 - Italian designer Marina Ceccolini's AgriDust is an environmentally friendly building (rather than eating) filament that could become a very useful alternative for those mountains of plastic we collectively consume. More

Chinese doctors rely on 3D printing to successfully complete complex wrist surgery

Apr.2, 2015 - Liu Rong and his team developed a 3D printed replica of the student's wrist, complete with fractures. The highly detailed wrist was completely 3D printed in just five hours. More

Global 3D printing market surpasses $3.3 billion in 2014, up 34% from 2013

Apr.2, 2015 - Market revenue from 3D printers and materials and services grew to US$3.3 billion last year in a 34% increase from 2013, according to the research firm Canalys. More

The Diamond single nozzle hotend for perfect multi-color 3D printing launches on Kickstarter

Apr.2, 2015 - A new option has just launched on Kickstarter all the way from Denmark: the Diamond Hotend, a flashy extruder that could be the most effective and affordable option currently on the market. More

Artist Ioan Florea presents colorful 3D Printed Camaro Art Car at NY Auto Show

Apr.2, 2015 - Using a combination of pigment fused deposition and 3D printing technologies artist Ioan Florea completely transformed the Camaro into a piece of art. Florea will unveil the 3D printed Camaro at the New York International Auto Show. More

You can now create 3D models by waving your smartphone around an object

Apr.2, 2015 - Until now, our smartphones have not yet been capable of measuring distances between points (and thus making 3D printable files), but CMU researchers have developed a very clever way of solving that problem. More

Hong Kong researchers use 3D printing to develop surgical breakthrough for orbital eye operations

Apr.2, 2015 - Researchers at Hong Kong Polytechnic University's Industrial Center (IC) have been able to create customized molds for orbital implants for the surgery in under four hours using a Fortus 3D production System 3D printer... More

Designer Othman Khunji develops Prayary: a 3D printed Islamic prayer mat that adds incentive to prayer

Apr.2, 2015 - The Prayary is effectively an Islamic prayer mat with a mechanism built into it that, through the basic motions of prayer, creates a rosary. As Othman explains to, the Prayary embeds the value and beauty of your religious... More

Army drones to deliver 3D printed pizzas to soldier outposts in 30 minutes or less

Apr.1, 2015 - According to a team of researchers at the Natick Soldier Systems Center - a United States Army facility - the '3D printed' pizzas would be produced on specially-designed 3D printers and then flown to soldier outposts... More

Australian scientists create software to print money on 3D printers

Apr.1, 2015 - Thanks to some inspired developers, 3D printing our own money to spend on everything from mochas at Starbucks to new sneakers from Nike may soon become a reality. More

3D-printed aortic model helps surgeons save teenager from life-threatening aneurysm

Apr.1, 2015 - Most recently, a 17-year old teen became the first patient in the US state of Michigan to benefit from the use of 3D printing prior to her medical procedure. More

Watch over 500 3D printed nails 'Transform' in Japanese stop-motion film

Apr.1, 2015 - 'Transformation' is the theme behind Mizuki Kawano and Yuna Takayama's short animated film, and it also applies perfectly to the world of 3D printing: it is constantly changing, evolving, and transforming before our eyes. More

VU Medical Center Amsterdam to 3D print cartilage implants for noses and ears

Apr.1, 2015 - A new team of researchers from the VU Medical Center in Amsterdam have announced that they are beginning a program focused on 3D printing cartilage for implantations. More

Engine of the DeltaWing race car has been manufactured with 3D printed parts

Apr.1, 2015 - Debuting on the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 2012, the DeltaWing has been a great looking participant in various races since then, competing in the United SportsCar Championship last year. More

Creating 3D printed soft dart weapons with Mostly Harmless Arms

Apr.1, 2015 - Among those who are actively involved with creating their own soft dart blasters from scratch is the cleverly named duo Mostly Harmless Arms (MHA). Led by 3D printing enthusiasts Ryan and Kane... More

Maker creates real-life Katamari Ball to test the limits of 3D printing

Apr.1, 2015 - Inspired by the concept of 'rolling a bunch of random objects together', 3D printing enthusiast Arian Croft has applied the same idea to 3D printing in a new project that he is calling the Katamari Roll. More

DeeThree creates line of highly-detailed 3D printed yachts

Apr.1, 2015 - The company, Dee Three, was approached by yacht manufacturer to create three physical yacht models of their V62-S yacht design for their offices and clients. More

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