Toy designer uses 3D printer to quickly produce ball-jointed doll designs

Jan.1, 2015 - One of these doll designers, Spanish artist Sonia Verdu, has created some of the cleanest and well-executed 3D prints with movable joints in recent memory. More

Can 3D printing defy physics? Man claims to have printed "Impossible Triangle"

Dec.31, 2014 - 3D printing has gone above and beyond what many of us could ever have imagined, but can it defy the very laws of physics? One man claims to have printed the "impossible triangle," which as the name implies... More

Slovenian construction pioneers BetAbram share footage of their 3D house printers in action

Dec.31, 2014 - A few months ago, we reported that BetAbram were building up towards taking orders for their printers – the cheapest one going for €12,000 – but there seems to have been some delay... More

Afinia announces their largest desktop 3D printer H800 with higher resolution

Dec.31, 2014 - Chanhassen, Minnesota based Afinia, a division of Microboards Technology LLC and the reseller for the Chinese 3D printing company Tiertime, has announced today a new printer, The H800. More

ProtoPlant announces highly conductive PLA 3D printer filament

Dec.30, 2014 - Vancouver, Washington based ProtoPlant, makers of Proto-pasta exotic 3D printer filament, has announced today their latest material: Conductive PLA designed for users interested in combining 3D Printing and electronics. More

3D print a custom shoe insole using FilaFlex and free open source tools

Dec.30, 2014 - Steve Wood, a mechanical engineer at Gyrobot, recently put some of the more complicated projects on hold in order to 3D print a custom insole for a shoe. More

E3D's Volcano printhead will increase your print speed by up to 250%

Dec.30, 2014 - British HotEnd pioneers E3D has already released a series of HotEnd products in the past, but their newest add-on comes with a larger nozzle and melt zone, allowing you to extrude thicker layers at a higher speed. More

Professional origimai artist uses 3Doodler pen to create high heel shoe

Dec.30, 2014 - More recently, Chan, who creatively operates under the name Kade Chan Origami Studio, took his creative hand to working with the 3Doodler to create a high heel shoe using traditional shoemaking methods. More

3D Systems announces 3D food printing partnership with The Culinary Institute of America

Dec.30, 2014 - 3D Systems announced today a partnership with The Culinary Institute of America (CIA) to develop a series of educational collaborations and commence a beta program for the ChefJet Pro culinary 3D printer. More

BioP3 technology may be the future of bioprinting human organs

Dec.30, 2014 - A new technology could revolutionize the medical industry by making it possible to manufacture whole organs such as livers, pancreases or kidneys 'on-demand', solving the shortage of organs transplant patients currently face. More

Create your own 3D printed, Android-controlled H Quadcopter

Dec.30, 2014 - 16-year-old Timothy, has combined his passions for RC, gadget hacking and 3D designing in order to create an impressive quadcopter frame that seems to be equal parts technology, design, and adrenaline-pumping fun. More

3D print very cool models of Star Wars' TIE Fighter and X-Wing

Dec.30, 2014 - For one fan recently shared a brief clip of his endeavor to 3D print quite accurate models of two iconic spacecraft from the Star Wars franchise: an X-Wing and a Tie Fighter. More

3D-printed braille phone manufacturers OwnFone raise £786,000 in investments

Dec.30, 2014 - 3D-printed braille phone manufacturers OwnFone revealed that it had gathered a very impressive investment sum of £786,000 (approximately a million euros or 1,2 million dollars). More

How Reebok used 3D printing to develop revolutionary new brain trauma product

Dec.29, 2014 - Sports equipment manufacturer Reebok has been actively busy in developing a solution that both monitors potential brain trauma as well as prevents obstructing an athlete's physical performance. More

E-Nable designs young UK child a new superhero-inspired 3D printed arm

Dec.29, 2014 - Thanks to Baltimore, Maryland-based E-nable, Charlie was not only able to unwrap presents with both hands on Christmas morning this year, he was also able to help decorate the tree, too. More

3Ders interviews Joris Peels about the future of 3D print licensing

Dec.29, 2014 - Aiming to find a viable solution for this gray space, 3D print industry heavyweight Joris Peels has been busy crafting a new way of allowing for proper recognition, attribution and sharing of 3D printable files. More

3D print a low-cost laser projection keyboard design

Dec.29, 2014 - Various users have been exploring how to 'hack' their laser keyboards and program them to do anything want. One such DIY project comes in the form of the Laser Projection Keyboard Kit V2 from DF Robot. More

Taiwan artist reimagines Noah's Ark as a distorted 8-meter shipwreck made of 6,000 3D printed pieces

Dec.29, 2014 - As part of an ongoing and growing exhibition at the Taipei Fine Arts Museum in Taiwan, artist Hung-Chih Peng has spent the last four months to 3D print a giant twisted and distorted modern rendition of the Biblical Ark of Noah. More

The world's first 3D printing college opens its doors in Guangzhou, China

Dec.29, 2014 - For in the Baiyun district of the city of Guangzhou in Southern China, the country's first 3D printing college has opened its doors: the Baiyun-Winbo 3D Printing Technology College. More

3D printing and LEGO X bring your Lego creations to life

Dec.29, 2014 - Recently, an independent company has found a way to connect Lego to high-tech sensors, enabling the plastic constructions to come to life via 3D printing. More

Now you can 3D print the wrench NASA emailed to the space station

Dec.29, 2014 - When International Space Station commander Barry Wilmore needed a wrench, rather than having to go to the trouble of sending one, NASA emailed him a digital file. More

5th Grade Students design and 3D print a prosthetic leg for three-legged box turtle

Dec.28, 2014 - Stumpy the turtle has a new spring in her step—literally—thanks to a group of fifth graders and a 3D printer. The 12-year old female box turtle had had one of her front legs amputated in September due to an injury and infection. More

3D printing vending machine unveiled on University of Texas Campus

Dec.28, 2014 - A very interesting vending machine has been revealed in the 'T-Room' of the Cockrell School of Engineering, that is attached to the University of Texas. More

Build your own Oddbot, a 3D printable omnidirectional robot

Dec.28, 2014 - Olaf Diegel has created a very cool 3D printing project that is specifically designed to be 3D printable on almost every type of 3D printer. Anyone looking for an original robotic printing project should definitely check out his Oddbot. More

Russian designer develops 3D printed lingerie in response to a ban on lace

Dec.28, 2014 - This 3D printed lingerie was devised by the German-based lingerie label Lascana in collaboration with the Russian designer Victoria Anoka. This two piece lingerie set consists of a bra and pants. More

Students team to create 3D printed search and rescue grapplier for LA county fire department

Dec.27, 2014 - A pair of students at Palos Verdes on the Net spent their time designing a 3D printed search and rescue "grappler" made to fit under a quadcopter which will be delivered to the Los Angeles County Fire Department in June 2015. More

Google says 3D Systems' high-speed continuous 3D printer not ready for Project Ara modular smartphones

Dec.27, 2014 - During an interview with Mitch Daniels, Paul Eremenko, head of Project Ara, indicated that 3D Systems' "racetrack" 3D printer isn't ready for creating the shells in large volume that meet Project Ara's standards. More

Bring interactivity to your 3D prints with a 3D printed touch sensor

Dec.27, 2014 - One of the more simple (but no less exciting) projects is the 3D printed Touch Sensor by MakerBot Thingiverse user Gareth (AKA Chiprobot). The project, which is a modified displacement resistance type touch sensor.. More

Multi-delta robotic arm design creates large-build 3D prints in small spaces

Dec.26, 2014 - One such project that has advanced the capabilities of the original delta robot is independent software and electromechanical product developer Aad van der Geest's 'Multi-Delta Robotic Arm' project. More

New Universal Pellet Extruder is an open source pellet extruder for multiple materials

Dec.26, 2014 - Perhaps one of the easiest-to-use systems that we've seen to-date is electronics engineer, product designer, salesman and self-described "problem solver" Richard Horne's (AKA RichRap) Universal Pellet Extruder. More

Japanese creative firm brings kids' drawings to life in the form of 3D printed cars

Dec.26, 2014 - The latest initiative to offer a service of bringing 2D drawings into the 3D world is Japan-based t-o-f-u in collaboration with 3D printing company Inter-Culture. More

Morphi v2 new iOS 8 version, intuitive 3D modeling app for iPad, now available on iTunes

Dec.26, 2014 - NY start-up Inventery released Morphi, its intuitive 3D modeling and design app for the iPad and iPad mini back in May. And this week, Inventery announced Morphi Version 2 for iOS 8.0 including the following new features. More

Startup uses 3D printing to preserve Singapore's rich cultural history through 3D prints

Dec.25, 2014 - Meka teamed up with the Singapore Memory Project to create BuiltinSG, an immersive project that aims to preserve Singapore's rich cultural history through the use of 3D printed models. More

Japanese '3D printed vagina' artist is charged with 'distributing obscene data'

Dec.25, 2014 - Japanese artist Megumi Igarashi (42) who makes objects shaped like her own vagina has been charged with distributing 'obscene' data. Igarashi was first arrested in July for selling 3D printable data of her own genitals. More

Researchers expect to commercialize graphene 3D nano printers in three years

Dec.25, 2014 - Last month, a team from the Korea Electrotechnology Research Institute (KERI), published a revolutionary approach to 3D print nanostructures entirely of graphene in the November 33, 2014 edition of Advanced Materials. More

New research leads to stretchable 3D prints that test structural strength

Dec.25, 2014 - While we've previously seen materials change color digitally through the use of analysis tools in 3D modeling programs, we soon may be able to test structural strength in their physical form through the use functional 3D printing polymers. More

3D printed Exo-Prosthetic leg balances aesthetics with affordability

Dec.24, 2014 - Industrial designer William Root believes that the combination of cost and undesirable aesthetics are the result of flawed and outdated processes for creating prosthetic limbs. More

This 3d printed robotic Spider dress is perfect for somebody who needs 'space'

Dec.23, 2014 - Anouk Wipprecht's recent Spider Dress 2.0, features an Intel Edison chip that uses biosignals and learned threat detection to defend the wearer's personal space. More

Next pasta shapes? Barilla announces winners of its 3D Printed Pasta contest

Dec.23, 2014 - More than 530 international product designers from more than 20 countries took up the challenge. Yesterday Barilla announced the results from the "PrintEat" competition, which revealed three winners from a total of 216 submissions. More

Husband and wife create superfood '3D printer' to get their kids to eat their vegetables

Dec.23, 2014 - Partly inspired by additive manufacturing, Tsipi and Ben Shoham, founders of Green Onyx, want bridge the gap between agriculture and 3D printing in a way that makes eating vegetables fun for kids (and adults). More

Artist uses complicated 3D printing technique to create entire broom with a 3D printer (including the bristles!)

Dec.23, 2014 - Artist and 3D printing enthusiast Mark Leonard recently announced a how he used a complicated 3D printing technique to create an entire broom including the bristles. More

Russian toy designer creates complex and awesome robot toys on his Ultimaker 2 3D printer

Dec.22, 2014 - Sergey Kolesnik, a 3D modeler from the small town of Labytnangy, Russia, was inspired by sci-fi films of the 1970s and 80s including Star Wars, Short Circuit, Robocop and The Terminator. More

Now you can 3D print your own Hoover-exclusive vacuum accessories

Dec.22, 2014 - Hoover announced today that they have launched a partnership with Makerbot to offer print-on-demand vacuum accessories for anyone with access to a 3D printer. More

UK's Hobs Reprographics receives £7m investment for 3D printing service expansion

Dec.22, 2014 - 3D printing services company Hobs Reprographics has received a £7m investment from the Business Growth Fund (BGF). The capital will enable Hobs to roll out new studios as part of its plans to offer state-of-the-art 3D printing service. More

Create Your Minis rasing funds for customized 3D printed figurines on Kickstarter

Dec.22, 2014 - Create Your Minis is a project that allows you to design your own 28/32mm (scale 1:56)miniatures. You are able to design your model by choosing stance, clothes and weapons etc and visualize your figurine in 3D. More

Think3D & Oakridge International School co-hosting 3D printing Art Exhibit for kids

Dec.21, 2014 - Indian company think3D has partnered with Oakridge International School, one of the top K12 schools in India to come up with 3D Printing Art exhibition on 17th December, 2014. More

Polyes Q1 SLA 3D printing pen to launch on Kickstarter before Christmas for $59

Dec.21, 2014 - Future Make Technology LLC announced that they are ready to launch their Polyes Q1 3D printing pen on Kickstarter with a surprisingly affordable price -- $59 (1 Polyes Q1 plus 3 capsules of inks). More

3D Racers introduces online car Editor, Kickstarter launching Q1 2015

Dec.20, 2014 - Rome, Italy based Marco D'Alia and Francesco Murru have created 3DRacers, a 3D printed, smart RC car acing game that allows you create fully-customized mini race cars online and 3D print them. More

3D Systems objects at Cooper Hewitt, presents Most Elegant Scissors Ever at opening ceremony

Dec.20, 2014 - Beginning December 12 3D Systems' innovative examples of 3D printed desgin are featured in the newly reopened Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum. More

Two Ohio artists use 3D printing to create snake-skin patterns on human skin

Dec.19, 2014 - {skin}-D.E.E.P. is a project by the collaborative arts duo //benitez_vogl, and is all about the creation of 'temporary biomimetic skin patterns', or temporarily mimicking patterns that exist in nature on human skin. More

ColorFabb announces new brassFill 3D printing filament

Dec.19, 2014 - The company offers a variety of different, innovative 3D printing filaments. Today the colorFabb team announced a new addition to its special filament portfolio: brassFill. More

ProtoCycler, a fully automated desktop filament extruder & grinder launches on Indiegogo

Dec.19, 2014 - ProtoCycler is a machine that 'allows you to recycle waste plastic into valuable 3D printer filament - safely, quickly, and easily! It comes complete with a built in grinder, intelligent computer control... More

Table top scenery done right: New Zealand fans 3D print an entire high-rise

Dec.19, 2014 - As Matt of Printable Scenery explained to 3derers.org, their love for table top war games has inspired them to experiment with various creations for 28 mm gaming, like Warhammer (40k). More

NASA just emailed a socket wrench to astronauts in space for 3D printing

Dec.19, 2014 - When International Space Station commander Barry Wilmore needed a wrench, rather than having to go to the trouble of sending one, NASA emailed him a digital file. More

Belgian 3D printing pioneer Materialise opens new office in China

Dec.19, 2014 - Materialise NV, a leading provider of Additive Manufacturing software and of sophisticated 3D Printing solutions in the medical and industrial markets, officially opened its new office in Shanghai, China. More

Learn how to create 3D printable articulated sculptures

Dec.19, 2014 - In their Instructables project "How to Create 3D Printable Articulated Sculptures", project creator 'chosetec' outlines the steps necessary for creating your very own 3D prints with movable parts and print-assembled parts. More

TABBY is an open source, full-sized car chassis that you can 3D print and drive

Dec.18, 2014 - Aiming to bridge the gap between the automotive industry and the ethos of open source product development, Tin has spent the last 8 years assembling a team to further develop the concept into what is now known as OSVehicle. More

Build a flower robot with six 3D printed muscles that can open and close

Dec.18, 2014 - Instructables user Mikey77 has developed a way to 3D print cheap and easy muscles that could potentially replace servos and gear-motors in robots in the future. More

3D printed sensors help advance cardiac research and surgery methods

Dec.18, 2014 - More recently, researchers from the University of Western Ontario have developed an implantable solution for investigating the state of the heart... which has been manufactured using 3D printing. More

Students create large-scale 3d prints with their adaptable Sky Printer

Dec.18, 2014 - The Sky Printer is an adaptable, cable-based delta-gantry system that is capable of printing large objects with a minimal footprint. More

3D print yourself a simple, cheap and versatile circuit board

Dec.18, 2014 - Jonny Bischof, a YouMagine user, has just shared a very useful and equally accessible guide for 3D printing yourself a very cheap circuit board that can be used for whatever project you're working on. More

Australian dentist develops 3D printed solution for sleep apnea

Dec.18, 2014 - It was therefore very interesting to learn about Oventus technology, a brand-new 3D printed solution for sleep apnea developed by Australian dentist Chris Hart. More

Teenagers develop 3D printed wristband that pauses and records live TV when you fall asleep

Dec.18, 2014 - But this year might be the last time that happens, as two British teenagers have just finished work on a 3D printed solution: a wristband that senses when its wearer falls asleep. More

Build a realistic 3D printed Dalek from the TV Show Doctor Who

Dec.18, 2014 - Inspired by the popular villainous cyborg, Instructables user 'snifikino' has created a Dalek project using 3D printed components, and has shared the CAD files for creating your own on the 3D printed Dalek project page. More

Researchers creating low-cost 3D printed hands for developing countries

Dec.17, 2014 - More recently, the University of Victoria has been exploring ways in which they can build off of similar 3D printed prosthetics hands and upper limbs by redesigning more complicated, non-3D printed prosthetic hands. More

Launzer signs deal with Warner Brothers & ITV Studios to sell 3D printed figurines

Dec.17, 2014 - Finnish 3D printing marketplace Lanzer announced that it has reached an agreement with two leading entertainment firms, Warner Brothers Consumer Products and ITV Studios Global Entertainment. More

Hershey announces its first ever 3D printed chocolate exhibit

Dec.17, 2014 - The Hershey Company (NYSE:HSY), in partnership with 3D Systems, today announced the December 19 debut of its 3D Chocolate Candy Printing exhibit at Hershey's Chocolate World Attraction. More

You can now 3D print yourself a 1.3 meter tall World of Warcraft Frostmourne Sword

Dec.17, 2014 - South-African born 3D designer Kirby Downey has taken things to an entirely different level with his giant 3D printed replica of the Frostmourne blade from the Warcraft franchise. More

British scientists 3D print 'phantom' tumors and organs to help combat cancer

Dec.17, 2014 - British scientists from the Institute of Cancer Research in London, England, have developed a method for 3D printing personalized replica models of tumors and organs. More

Airwolf & RoboHand shatters Guinness Record with 201 3D printed prosthetics in 24 hours

Dec.17, 2014 - Print-A-Thon was a success: not only did they manage to set a new world record for the number of 3D printers active at the same time, but the gathered crowd even printed a very respectable 201 prosthetics throughout the day. More

3D printed Touchable Yearbook lets blind students 'See' faces of their friends

Dec.17, 2014 - One small Korean 3D printing company has come up with a Touchable Yearbook, featuring very accurate, 3D printed busts of students, allowing blind students to feel and experience their own past once again through touch. More

Students build a 7-foot (213cm) tall 3D printer for weaving ultra-lightweight structures with fibrous materials

Dec.17, 2014 - The 7-foot (213cm) tall 3D printer is designed to create ultra-lightweight woven structures with fibrous materials rather than the more typical hard plastics seen in traditional 3D printers. More

FLUX 3D Printer surpasses $1million on Kickstarter

Dec.17, 2014 - Back when it was launched on Kickstarter in October of 2014, the FLUX 3D Printer sent a ripple through the 3D printing community thanks to its modular setup that sets it apart from other desktop 3D printer offerings. More

New startup raised $2.8 million for developing a reinforced composite 3D printer

Dec.16, 2014 - Having successfully raised $2.8 million this morning, Impossible Objects is one step closer towards putting their reinforced composite, production-ready 3D printed parts into today's automobiles. More

Print your very own bone or skull with a desktop FDM 3D printer

Dec.16, 2014 - But did you know you can already print some very accurate medical replicas on your very own desktop 3D printer? This is true for just about any FDM 3D printer that can work with G-code (which most can). More

Tinello's 3D printed scale models give customers a glimpse of their future kitchens

Dec.16, 2014 - Last Saturday visitors of the 'Excellent Beurs' convention in Rotterdam were able to catch a glimpse of a brand-new 3D printing application: 3D printed kitchens. More

Improve your 3D print quality with the BuzzBox for desktop 3D printers

Dec.16, 2014 - Aiming to solve this problem in a one-size-fits-all package, Apogee Science and Crystal Water Designs, the makers behind the BuzzBox, just might have found the perfect solution. More

3D printed chair by Joris Laarman added to collection of Rijksmuseum Amsterdam

Dec.16, 2014 - While already turning heads at the time, Joris Laarman's 3D printed chair has now been donated to the Rijksmuseum Amsterdam (the State Museum Amsterdam, the largest museum of the Netherlands) by a private donor. More

Braemar invests in Voxel8, creator of world's first multi-material 3D electronics printer

Dec.16, 2014 - Braemar Energy Ventures today announced its investment in Voxel8, creator of the world's first multi-material 3D electronics printer capable of printing embedded electronics and other novel devices. More

3D printed custom prosthetic legs allow Derby the Dog to run upright for the first time

Dec.16, 2014 - Born with deformities in both of his front legs, Derby the dog was, until now, only able to get around on soft surfaces. With the help of 3D printed prosthetics, Derby has got a second chance and his life completely changed. More

Spanish startup 3d prints trophies for Hockenheim & Silverstone Formula One Grand Prix races

Dec.16, 2014 - It turns out that both the first prize trophies of the Hockenheim (Germany) and Silverstone (England) racing tracks have been completely 3D printed. More

taulman3D introduces new highly flexible 3D printing filament PCTPE

Dec.16, 2014 - 3D printing filament manufacturer taulman3D announces today the release their new highly flexible 3D Printing material called PCTPE. PCTPE stands for 'Plasticized Copolyamide TPE'. More

3D print a christmas ornament while donating to a children's hospital this season

Dec.15, 2014 - The Toronto-based startup Voovo has launched a charity initiative this month that allows users around the globe to pick from one of four 3D printable Christmas ornaments after making a small donation... More

Researcher earn grant to create better 3D printed bone coating material

Dec.15, 2014 - While existing coatings used for 3D printed titanium replacements are able to create a more natural-feeling surface for the surrounding tissues in the hip and knee areas, the material properties still lack the rigidity... More

3D printing helps bring SipCaddy shower cup holder to life

Dec.15, 2014 - Two brothers, who themselves enjoy a beer in the shower, want to change that and have brought to market one of the better solutions we've seen in the form of the SipCaddy. More

500 3D printed figurines created for Steven Sebring's 360-degree camera rig project

Dec.15, 2014 - As digital cameras become cheaper and free 3D software more readily available for a wide range of users, 3D printing has found its way into a wide variety of projects that only a couple years ago might not have even been an option. More

MonkeyFab 3D prints a five foot tall replica of Poland's White Eagle emblem

Dec.15, 2014 - The Polish 3D printer producer MonkeyFab have recently unveiled something truly remarkable at the 3D Print Show in Warsaw, Poland: a giant replica of Poland's national emblem, the White Eagle. More

Design and 3D print your own monster with My Little Monster app

Dec.15, 2014 - My Little Monster – Make it Real is interesting as it allows you to make thousands of potential monsters. It's a drawing and playing app aimed at children and childish adults. More

Marvell announces first fully integrated 3D printer system-on-chip solution

Dec.15, 2014 - NASDAQ listed company Marvell today announced the industry's first fully integrated 3D printer system-on-chip (SoC) and software solution platform. More

Charleston, WV Newspapers sells 3D printed Christmas tree ornaments to support local charities

Dec.15, 2014 - Charleston Newspapers, the publisher behind the local papers Charleston Daily Mail, will be selling 3D printed Christmas tree ornaments to the benefit of the Daily Mail's Neediest Cases Appeals and Gazette Charities. More

3DLT partners with iconic Japanese character Domo-kun to launch 3D printed Domo Santa

Dec.15, 2014 - Cincinnati 3-D printing company 3DLT has signed a licensing agreement with Big Tent Entertainment to design, sell and manufacture 3D printed products based on the character Domo-kun. More

3D print a highly-detailed Russian T80 Tank

Dec.15, 2014 - We've stumbled on a printing project that will doubtlessly inspire you: a highly-detailed Russian T80 Tank. It might not entirely be in the spirit of Christmas, but it certainly is very cool. More

Jelwek launches 3D printed, wood filament watch collection

Dec.14, 2014 - A young team of Polish designers and engineers has created a beautiful, functional wristwatch using FFF (fused filament fabrication) technology and a unique, wood-like material. More

3D printable German Panzer Tank IV model kit

Dec.14, 2014 - 3D printing empowers many toy enthusiasts to design and 3D print toys and gaming figurines. This week London based designer Elliott Viles has showcased another latest design cool design: a German Panzer IV Tank. More

EOS 3D printers create flight-ready helicopter parts for Bell Helicopters

Dec.14, 2014 - For years Bell Helicopter has been relying on 3D printing to test and prototype components before putting them into production as final helicopter parts, which requires incredible precision and final execution. More

Hush creates world's first wireless noise-cancelling earplugs

Dec.14, 2014 - Created by engineers Daniel "Ewok" Lee, Daniel Synn, and Daniel "Chesong" Lee, affectionately referred to as the Three Daniels, Hush is a set of wireless earplugs that connect to your smartphone. More

3D printed implant producer Ossis aims to revolutionize orthopaedic surgeries

Dec.14, 2014 - New Zealand-based implant producer Ossis Ltd has announced to expand and revolutionize their production of 3D printed implants. The company has already been producing custom-made implants... More

Ancient mathematical technique applied to 3D printed stereographic lampshade

Dec.13, 2014 - Everything old is new again—even when it comes to 3D printing. Mathematician Jason Cole was inspired by a classic technique that goes as far back ancient Greece in order to create beautiful, personalized stereographic light displays. More

HYPER hydrogel 3D printing pen creates Nanoscale 3D structures in platinum

Dec.13, 2014 - A team of South Korean scientists, led by Seongpil Hwang of the Korea University in Seoul, has now developed a very intriguing and promising 3D printer: the HYPER pen. More

Students use 3d printing for BMW X3 concept redesign parts

Dec.12, 2014 - Among other real-world applications that the student body focuses on as a part of the graduate program is the Deep Orange project, a two-year vehicle prototype project... More

3D print your very own piece of natural history and hang it from your Christmas tree

Dec.12, 2014 - Put a 3D printed T-rex on your Christmas tree! Now you can have your very own Dire Wolf skull or Hagerman horse skull to hang on your Christmas tree. More

10,000 Euros offered for an open source plastic recycling machine design

Dec.12, 2014 - Last time we heard from Dave Hakkens, founder of the incredible Precious Plastics project, he was busy on a new project that exploded all over the internet in the form of a modular phone design. More

'EDAG Light Cocoon' 3D printed paper-light concept car to debut at Geneva 2015

Dec.12, 2014 - Giant German manufacturing firm EDAG has announced plans to introduce the Light Cocoon concept at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show, the most important European event for all car makers. More

3D Hubs releases The 2015 3D Printer Guide

Dec.12, 2014 - 3D Hubs, the Netherlands-based resource center for 3D printer owners and users, has released today The 2015 3D Printer Guide, based on the reviews of 2,279 verified 3D Printer owners from around the world. More

$5m 3D (or 6D) printed building project, 'Nautilus Genesis Resort', set to start in March 2015

Dec.12, 2014 - Chorogenesis revealed that their brand new and revolutionary 3D printing technology will be showcased in a futuristic and inspiring construction project called Nautilus Genesis Resort, that is set to begin in March 2015. More

Makerbot launches 5 new beloved 3D printed Sesame Street characters

Dec.12, 2014 - Makerbot announced yesterday a new line of 3D printable Sesame Street characters are available on the MakerBot Digital Store and in MakerBot Retail Stores in Boston, New York and Greenwich, Connecticut. More

HYREL 3D releases an open-source and fully customizable printhead

Dec.12, 2014 - And just in time for Christmas HYREL 3D, one of the manufacturers of those modular printers, has just released an interesting update that will doubtlessly excite many HYREL users. More

Two 3D printed vertebrae successfully implanted into the spine of 21-year-old tumor sufferer

Dec.12, 2014 - The 21-year-old Wang Lin, who is currently in her senior year at a university in Hangzhou, China, certainly wouldn't have thought that 3D printing could save her life. More

Pyramidal shape algorithm removes need for 3D print material support

Dec.11, 2014 - Simon Fraser University Computer Science professor Richard Zhang and PhD candidate Ruizhen Hu have developed a new method for automatically decomposing a 3D object into pyramidal parts. More

ObjectForm announces Fila-Cycle line of 100% reycled 3D printer filaments

Dec.11, 2014 - ObjectForm, a Sheffield, England-based company founded in April of 2014, announced yesterday the launch of their own range of 100% recycled 3D printing filament and pellets under their new Fila-Cycle product line. More

Bio-responsive architectural 3D prints can sense external environments

Dec.11, 2014 - One project at the University of Stuttgart has explored the development of digital fabrication of climate responsive material systems for architectural applications with a focus on additive manufacturing methods. More

NOOKA founder and Creative Director Matt Waldman on 3D printing

Dec.11, 2014 - 3D Systems has partnered with fashion brand NOOKA since last November to deliver a special edition 3D printed Zub 40 watch collection for tech enthusiast alike. More

Meet and ride with 3D printed car Strati at NAIAS 2015 in Detroit

Dec.11, 2014 - Attendees will be able to ride along in the world's first full-size, working 3-D-printed car, the Strati. This game-changing vehicle is the brainchild of Phoenix-based Local Motors. More

Research firm to review 3D printing to help UK Army find land forces future capability

Dec.11, 2014 - The British Army is taking a look at what kind of future technology may have impact on land forces in the 2030-2040 timescale and has recruited Roke Manor Research to identify potential ideas. More

Michigan Tech developed cheap and easy post-printing techniques for metal objects

Dec.11, 2014 - For an engineering team from the Michigan Technological University – Led by Joshua Pearce, Associate Professor of Materials Science and Engineering – has been working on an open-source 3D metal printer for some time now. More

3D printed implant helps regenerate meniscus and prevent arthritis

Dec.11, 2014 - Researchers at Columbia University Medical Center have devised a way to replace damaged menisci using a personalized 3D printed implant infused with proteins that stimulate stem cells. More

Wildlife Conservation UAV Challenge uses 3D printed drones to save endangered animals

Dec.11, 2014 - Unmanned Aarial Vehicles have been making headlines recently due to their controversial use by the U.S. Military. However, there is another war being waged that could significantly benefit from UAVs and 3D printing technology. More

Bolivian student designs and builds a 3D printer that uses PET bottles as filament

Dec.11, 2014 - For as part of his graduation project at the Universidad Mayor de San Andrés (UMSA), Bolivian student Paulo Loma has been building a 3D printer absolutely from scratch. More

Mid-Air Haptic Holograms Create 'Invisible' Interactive 3D Objects

Dec.10, 2014 - Recently, researchers at Bristol University have combined the haptic feedback technology with 3D holograms to create 'invisible' 3D objects that, while there is no physical object... More

The winners of 'Print up your life! – How does 3D printing change our world?' announced

Dec.10, 2014 - The purmundus challenge 2014 presented its exciting final exhibition at EuroMold. This competition for 3D printing was organized in cooperation with the Demat GmbH and was open to designers and engineers. More

iRobot releases hackable Roomba robot with 3D printing support

Dec.10, 2014 - iRobot has spearheaded the effort to expand the device with 3D printed accessories by including a 3D printable bin with modification instructions on their projects page to help ignite some ideas... More

3D print yourself a very cool 'Word Clock'

Dec.10, 2014 - Unlike most clocks, this 3D printed 'Word Clock' lights up the specific time, up to a five minute accuracy. While therefore not great when boiling an egg, it's a clever and unusual design that looks absolutely stunning. More

How 3D printing helped aid in the design of the Durr minimalist watch

Dec.10, 2014 - Among other watch designs that aim to take a more minimalist approach is the Durr Bracelet by Skrekkøgle, a conceptual design studio consisting of design duo Theo Tveterås and Lars Marcus Vedeler. More

Tesseract Design develops 3D printed headphones for pets

Dec.10, 2014 - Tesseract Design has recently developed customed-made 3D printed headphones for dogs and guinea pigs. Yes, this is weird, but it does capture the essence of 3D printing. More

MakerBot-ready Apps Portal launched, with eight apps now available

Dec.10, 2014 - Initally eight apps are available in the MakerBot-Ready Apps Portal, including three design apps: Leopoly, Zotebook and Cookie Caster; three entertainment apps: Modio, World of Rabbit and Robot Factory for MakerBot.. More

Sutrue 3D prints medical stitching device with improved safety features

Dec.10, 2014 - Engineer Alex Berry, founder of Sutrue Ltd, has developed an automated medical stitching device that will enable doctors and surgeons to close wounds faster and with greater accuracy while minimizing the risk of needle-stick injuries. More

Tennessee 10-year old girl receives a custom-made 3D printed diabetes monitor

Dec.10, 2014 - In Knoxville, Tennessee 3D printing technology is helping a ten-year-old girl to be a happy child again. Riley has been diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes a few years ago. More

Formfutura introduces EasyFil HIPS: softer and more flexible

Dec.10, 2014 - Amsterdam-based Formfutura launches its new EasyFil HIPS 3D printing material today, aiming to 'bring a specialty filament like HIPS to the ordinary.' More

3D print a Star Wars VII Crossguard Lightsaber with an actual laser 'blade'

Dec.9, 2014 - Those of you looking to take things to the next level might want to take a look at Wicked Lasers' own design for a 3D printed lightsaber. Wicked Laser is a Hong Kong-based company providing all type of lasers. More

3D Printing Helps Make Innovative 'Electric Sherpa' Trolley a Reality

Dec.9, 2014 - As a tandem pilot for paragliders, one part of eSherpa designer Ralf Naumann's job is to help haul over 25kg of cliff-jumping equipment up some of the steepest hills in the world. More

Expanded All-in-one Simplify3D includes support for 19 new 3D printers and more features

Dec.9, 2014 - Simplify3D, a software company committed to a universal software platform for 3D printing, has today announced the release of their expanded version of all-in-one Simplify3D software suite. More

Theo Jansen's strandbeest and 3D printed small-scale species appear at art basel miami beach

Dec.9, 2014 - Artist Theo Jansen's strandbeest, the larger-than-life creatures have been admired at numerous conventions and exhibitions, recently trudging along the sandy shores of Florida for the art basel miami beach event. More

Kinematics creates natural flowing 3D printed dress

Dec.9, 2014 - Nervous System teamed up with Shapeways and have used their unique Kinematics Cloth 4D printing system to create a 3D printed dress that was acquired by the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York City. More

3D Systems releases more details of their continuous, high-speed, fab-grade 3D printing platform

Dec.9, 2014 - 3D Systems released in last June some of the first details about their new high-speed, continuous fab-grade printer, which could set a new bar for mass-customization product manufacturing. More

Latest Apple Patent suggests 3D scanning is coming to iPhones

Dec.9, 2014 - More recently, Apple has patented a unique laser mapping system for the iPhone that allows the consumer smartphone device to accurate map interior environments such as homes, workspaces. More

3D-printed robot 'evolving' synthetic cells to help discover the origins of life

Dec.9, 2014 - Using a cheap, self-assembled and modified RepRap 3D printer, a team of Scottish scientists is working hard at discovering the origins of life itself. More

Optimize your STL designs for 3D printing using this new browser-based software

Dec.9, 2014 - Prof. Krishnan Suresh's team at the University of Wisconsin (www.ersl.wisc.edu) has now shared a very useful piece of software that will significantly reduce printing time and expenses: Cloud Topology Optimization. More

High acquisition and start-up costs are delaying investment in 3D printers, Gartner says

Dec.9, 2014 - In the second quarter of 2014, Gartner conducted a worldwide survey to determine how organizations are using or planning to use 3D printing technologies. More

3D printed space buckle among first designs slated for off-world manufacturing

Dec.8, 2014 - Among one of the more recent efforts to make living in a zero-gravity environment more realistic for humans is the design and development of a 3D printed buckle. More

Body Labs set to aid military with 3D models for custom body armor

Dec.8, 2014 - Manhattan-based Body Labs has built an easy-to-use platform for referencing the human body in the design of, among other applications, manufacturable goods. More

3D printing aids in creating world's first bionic bra

Dec.8, 2014 - Australian researchers have used 3D printing to aid their development in creating the world's first bionic bra aimed at supporting female breasts during various stages of an athletic workout. More

Researchers develop special filament for making 3D printed fuel cells

Dec.8, 2014 - For one solution to our problems might be ceramic fuel cells, devices that generate electricity through a high-temperature electrochemical process. While much cleaner and more efficient than combustion engines... More

German RepRap NEO 3D printer Christmas Edition available for €690

Dec.8, 2014 - Today desktop 3D printer manufacturer German RepRap has announced that they have put together a special package for this Christmas, a NEO 3D printer Christmas-Edition. More

Be tempted by the dark side of the force and 3D print your own Star Wars VII Crossguard Lightsaber

Dec.8, 2014 - LeFabShop, a French start-up offering 3D printers and printing services, has shared a very cool design that will allow you to replicate it yourself a Star Wars VII Crossguard Lightsaber. More

TechShop & Fujitsu launch TechShop Inside!, a mobile makerspace for students of all ages

Dec.8, 2014 - US company TechShop has announced a partnership with Fujitsu Limited and Fujitsu Laboratories of America to launch "TechShop Inside! — Powered by Fujitsu," a mobile makerspace for students of all ages. More

UK's Royal Mail to trial a 3D printing on-demand service throughout December

Dec.8, 2014 - From now until January, the British public will be able to purchase and print 3D files through the Royal Mail's website and through MyMiniFactory.com as part of a trail to test the technology's commercial potential. More

Chinese scientists develop metal laser melting 3D printer that can be used in space

Dec.8, 2014 - A news from the China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation (CASTC) is very exciting. Today they reported on a 3D printer that can actually be used by astronauts while on space missions. More

Sharebot and OBM initiative partner up to develop 3D printed biomedical technology

Dec.7, 2014 - Two Italian-based startups with huge ambitions for the 3D printing industry have just announced a partnership that they hope will change the world for the better by merging biomedical technology with 3D printing. More

Large scale replica of Star Trek's Starship Enterprise 3D Printed on Ultimaker 2

Dec.7, 2014 - A 3D print and Star Trek enthusiast has boldly gone where no man has gone before by creating a realistic, large-scale 3D replica of the infamous Starship Enterprise using an Ultimaker 2 3D printer and an airbrush kit. More

Chinese company ATSmake announces a new Mars FDM 3D printer

Dec.7, 2014 - Chinese 3D printer manufacturer ATSmake announces this week a new FDM 3D printer called Mars. ATSmake is specifically targeting small and medium sized companies. Founded in 2012 in Shenzhen China. More

Enhance your audio experience with custom molded, 3D printed UE11 headphones

Dec.7, 2014 - Ultimate Ears has integrated 3D printing into their design and manufacturing process, improving the quality, fit, and turnaround time of their world-renowned audio aids. More

3D Printed medical model helps surgeons re-construct cancer patient's jaw

Dec.6, 2014 - Case in point: A cancer patient in Bangalore, India has undergone a life-changing surgical procedure in which 3D printed medical models were used to re-construct his jaw. More

Scout Troops to make 3D printed prosthetic hands for syrian refugees

Dec.6, 2014 - But a number of scout troops from the Baltimore, Maryland area have taken up a whole new cause: 3D printed prosthetic assembly, in collaboration with E-Nable. More

Decorating your Christmas tree with 3D printed Astrolabe ornament

Dec.6, 2014 - The holiday season is fast approaching and do you love to make some cool and stylish ornament for your Christmas tree? 3D designer Don Foley is getting into the holiday spirit by creating a 3D printed Astrolabe tree ornament. More

H.C. Starck teams up with rp+m for 3D printing medical components using refractory metals

Dec.5, 2014 - H.C. Starck and Rapid Prototype and Manufacturing (rp+m) announce an agreement to develop new materials and innovative products using the latest 3D printing and technology metal manufacturing. More

Could 3D printable edible sensors replace a check-up at the doctor's?

Dec.5, 2014 - But now Australian scientists, led by Marc in het Panhuis, are working on a 3D printable medical innovation that could be used to help everyone. In het Panhuis is associate professor chemistry... More

You can now 3D print your own Ball Droid from 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens'

Dec.5, 2014 - Thingiverse member calling herself lilykill posted 3D printable STL files for creating your very own ball droid. While only on screen for just a few seconds, the droid definitely looks cool and thus a fun mascot for the new movie. More

Be a part of Airwolf 3D Print-a-Thon: 3D print 200+ Robohands in one day

Dec.5, 2014 - Simply help 3D printer manufacturers Airwolf 3D and 3D printing charity Robohand US to set a world record at the world's largest Print-A-Thon on Saturday, 13 December in Costa Mesa, California. More

Cults' Top 18 3D printable toy models for Christmas

Dec.5, 2014 - And if you're looking for inspiration – or lack the skills to design your own presents – then take a look at this top 18 Christmas list made by model repository platform Cults. More

British anti-cyberbullying campaign relies on 3D printed advertisement

Dec.5, 2014 - As part of this great initiative, the 2014 day featured a 3D printed advertisement that really captures the essence of cyberbullying: keyboard keys spelling the phrase WORDS WOUND, impressed into someone's skin. More

Swedish architecture firm plans to build SwimCity, 3D printed housing on the Water

Dec.5, 2014 - Swedish architecture firm Belatchew Arkitekter proposes a project that aims to increase the supply of housing for young people: SwimCity. With the help of 3D printing and recycled concrete.. More

Luna modular Bicycle is 3D printed on demand, no stock required

Dec.4, 2014 - London-based designer Omer Sagiv has showcased his latest design: the Luna 3D printed bicycle, a clever and futuristic ensemble of solid 3D printed parts and regular bicycle components. More

Build a light-up 3D printed Stargate that actually dials

Dec.4, 2014 - Fans like Cara McNab, who has created the most impressive tribute to the hit sci-fi franchise Stargate that I've ever seen: an actually 'working' Stargate. More

Stratasys introduces free 3D Printing Curriculum to help prepare students for future careers

Dec.4, 2014 - Stratasys has introduced today a new 3D printing curriculum for educators. The free full-semester, 14-week course is aimed to help prepare secondary and post-secondary students worldwide for careers being transformed by 3D printing. More

3D Systems & Formslabs settle SLA patent lawsuit, with Formlabs to pay 8% royalties

Dec.4, 2014 - This week, it has been announced that the long-running patent infringement lawsuit between giant 3D printer manufacturer 3D Systems and desktop 3D printer maker Formlabs has been concluded. More

New Emendo software automatically repairs errors in STL 3D printing files

Dec.4, 2014 - The Emendo Automated STL File Repair and Validation Software system promises to save you materials, money, and countless hours of frustration by analyzing the errors for you, and then automatically repairing the 3D STL file. More

Mosaic Manufacturing 3D prints a flashlight using just a single extruder

Dec.4, 2014 - Mosaic Manufacturing has shared a new example of their product's potential: a 3D printed flashlight, printed with regular PLA filament and F-Electric's conductive filament. More

Winners of first-ever White House 3D Printed Ornament Challenge announced

Dec.4, 2014 - On Wednesday first lady Michelle Obama unveiled the holiday decorations, inlcuding five 3D printed ornaments desgined by students, tinkerers, engineers and artists. More

The world's first 3D printed bone conduction headset launches on Indiegogo

Dec.3, 2014 - A new, 3D printed solution has just appeared on Indiegogo: the Cynaps Mint. It's a solution both for avoiding hearing loss yourself, as for listening to music if you've already damaged your hearing. More

Organovo & Yale to develop 3D bioprinted tissues for organ transplantation

Dec.3, 2014 - 3D bioprinting company Organovo and Yale School of Medicine, Department of Surgery have formed a collaboration to develop bioprinted tissues for surgical transplantation research. More

3D Systems earns 43rd spot in Forbes' 2014 list of top 100 U.S. small companies

Dec.3, 2014 - 3D Systems today announced that it was named one of America's Best Small Companies in Forbes' 2014 list of the top 100 public companies in the U.S. with less than $1 billion dollars in sales. More

Never be late again! 3D print yourself a cool and simple gear clock

Dec.3, 2014 - Unlike most clocks, this 3D printed 'Holo Clock' features a two gear trains, each one moving an arm around (one for hours and the other for minutes). It's a clever and unusual design that is still very easy to read. More

3D print yourself a kite with the Polycon construction kit

Dec.3, 2014 - Berlin-based artist and engineer Michael Ang has developed a 3D printing kit that is perfect for recreating the connectors that are central to kites. Simply add fabric or paper... More

DAMN x Café Costume offers customizable 3D printed men's accessory collection

Dec.3, 2014 - Thanks to their unique, three-way partnership with architect designer duo DAMN and Twikit, the Antwerp-based pioneer of 3D customization, Café Costume plans to bring tailored, 3D design into the fast-paced world of men's fashion. More

Autodesk taking orders for early build of Ember 3D printer, partners with HP on Spark 3D platform

Dec.3, 2014 - Autodesk has announced that they are opening up its Ember 3D printer to "explorers", by taking orders via its Ember Explorer Program. Qualified approved Explorers will be able to purchase the Ember Explorer package. More

Behind the Scenes: how the first 3D-printed portrait of President Obama was made

Dec.3, 2014 - The first 3D printed presidential portraits created from 3D scan data were displayed at White House Maker Faire last June. The White House released a new video today showing you behind-the-scenes of Obama's 3D-face scanning session. More

WASP introduces open source 'Stop and Save' Resurrection System for 3D printers

Dec.2, 2014 - WASP, one of the largest 3D printer manufacturer in Italy, introduces today their Resurrection System, which will allow users to save their print job and resume it in the case of power failure. More

3D printed Satellite project SatNOGS from Greece wins Hackaday Prize

Dec.2, 2014 - Things have clearly been going well for the SatNOGS team since then, as they just picked up the Grand Prize at the 2014 Hackaday competition in November. Beating a diverse and massive field of 800 competitors to take the main prize. More

Finnish Puzzlephone relies on 3D printing to build modular smartphones

Dec.2, 2014 - The Puzzlephone that is aiming for a September 2015 release itself, features a simple and inviting design, an open-source, Linux-based philosophy and relies on 3D printing to develop it. More

7-year-old girl receives new 3D printed custom-made bionic arm

Dec.2, 2014 - One seven-year old girl from Lynchburg, Virginia, received one of the most special gifts of her life last week: a bionic, custom-made 3D printed arm. More

Zortrax showcases their signature model by 3D printing a coffee table

Dec.2, 2014 - Polish 3D printer manufacturers Zortrax has, as the photos illustrate, chosen a very interesting project to showcase their Zortrax M200 3D printer: a "KARO" coffee table. More

Concept Laser opens US subsidiary in Dallas

Dec.1, 2014 - Concept Laser hopes to assure itself a long-term position in the US market now that it has founded a new subsidiary in the states. The new subsidiary is located in Dallas, TX, and was officially inaugurated on August 1, 2014. More

Concept Laser's new metal laser melting system M2 cusing at Euromold

Dec.1, 2014 - Concept Laser presented its new M2 cusing system featuring a modern design and numerous innovations, as well as two new certified materials at Euromold 2014. More

Cool and custom-made 3D printed branding irons available on Etsy

Dec.1, 2014 - The most enjoyable 3D printed creations tend to be both functional an fun, like this series of 3D printed branding irons made by Etsy artist Niquegeek. Niquegeek (or James) refers to himself as a Digital Blacksmith. More

Adidas develops new Springblade footwear using 3D printing technology

Dec.1, 2014 - Adidas, the German sports apparel giant is now incorporating 3D printing into its footwear design process. The company started as a footwear producer in 1920. More

19th Century Japanese woodblock drawings given 3D shape at Tokyo Designers Week 2014

Dec.1, 2014 - This 3D printed sculpture combines references to contemporary Japanese manga culture with a touch of something that might be referred to as Tim Burton-esque. More

Rohinni produces the 'world's thinnest' LED lights using 3D printing, and it adds light anywhere

Dec.1, 2014 - Idaho-based startup Rohinni's goal is to enable the leading lighting option for endless applications. What they are developing is its Lightpaper, the world's thinnest LED lighting. More

Researchers use 3D printing to aid human face transplants

Dec.1, 2014 - Surgeons are using computed tomography (CT) and highly accurate 3D printers to recreate life-size models of patients' heads to guide face transplantation surgery, according to a study. More

Winners of Vancouver Startup launching ConceptKicker - 2D art to 3D printed figures

Dec.1, 2014 - After winning the Google-sponsored Startup Weekend Vancouver this November, team ConceptKicker.co is now competing in the world's largest business startup competition: Global Startup Battle. More

   

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