Sony launched 3D photo booth at ACE 2013

Apr.1, 2013 -   At Anime Contents Expo 2013 (ACE 2013) on March 30th and 31st, visitors could order a 3D printed miniature figurines of themselves at Sony Music Communications booth. More

IBISWorld: 3D printing services seen positive average growth since 2008 

Mar.31, 2013 -  Despite some hard times during the recession, the 3D Printing and Rapid Prototyping Services industry has largely recovered and has leaped ahead in recent years. More 

Doctors 3D printed a new face for a cancer victim 

Mar.31, 2013 -  Doctors 3D printed a new face for a cancer victim who lost the entire left side of his face after four years of agony. More 

Innovate family portrait with 3D scanning and 3D printing

Mar.31, 2013 -   In the video below Kawamura speaked about the pop-up 3D photo booth and shared his thoughts about 3D printing. More

Recovering unused energy with 3D printed flexible thermoelectric generators 

Mar.30, 2013 -  Using 3D printing researchers can produce these generators cost-effectively in the form of large-area flexible components from non-toxic synthetic materials.More 

Making harmonics into visual works using 3D printing 

Mar.30, 2013 -  This project, named the Harmonic Series, is an ongoing project that aims to unveil a tight relationship between musical and visual harmony. More 

A Few Ways to Improve 3D Printing Interfaces

By Fred Kahl | Mar.30, 2013 -   There's two aspects to reprap style FDM(filament deposition modeling) 3D Printing slicing software that need greater levels of control; support for overhangs, and infill settings. More

Hot 100 Most Wanted Gadgets for 2013, 3D printers top the list

Mar.29, 2013 -   T3, the world's leading gadget and technology brand unveils its Hot 100, the definitive list of the hottest, most wanted gadgets in the world right now. More

Cubify launches new FreshFiber iPad Mini custom case app 

Mar.29, 2013 -  The iPad Mini is the latest exquisite release from Apple. Since it is more pocketable there is a great need for protection. More 

RobotShop announces 3D printing service for robotic parts 

Mar.28, 2013 -, the world's leading robot store announces today a new service allowing their customers to upload their design and have their objects 3D printed. More 

Affordable Photon 3D Scanner: scan items with one click 

Mar.28, 2013 -  Designed and created by Toronto based Adam Brandejs and Drew Cox, the Photon 3D Scanner is the system that allows anyone to take a physical object. More 

Michigan Tech releases open-source 3D-printable optics designs 

Mar.28, 2013 -  As part of this movement, Michigan Technological University lab has released a library of open-source, 3D-printable optics components to public. More 

3D printed stem cells seems work great in early testing

Mar.28, 2013 -   Currently 3D printing of stem cells is in early testing and the team hope that soon they could be able to create human tissue using stem cells as "ink". More

Hack IKEA's Frosta stool with drill, pliers, metal saw and 3D printer 

Mar.28, 2013 -  Triggered by the idea of working together, they spent two days and a half working on a cute project: hack of IKEA's Frosta stool.  More 

Fully expandable RigidBot 3D Printer reaches funding goal in one day 

Mar.27, 2013 -  Designed by Provo, UT based Michael Lundwall, RigidBot 3D printer is customizable and fully expandable in the X, Y and Z directions to fit all your individual prototyping needs. More 

Digiteyezer annoucing AlterEgo, a fully automated "scan-to-print" solution

Mar.27, 2013 -   Using company's AlterEgo, the "scan-to-print" solution, Digiteyezer could, with a single click, scan 1500 visitors and print more than 500 figurines. More

MakerBot partners with OUYA to let you 3D print your own OUYA Game Consoles 

Mar.27, 2013 -  MakerBot and OUYA announced a partnership today that will let gaming and 3D printing enthusiasts print their own OUYA game console cases.  More 

3D launches 3D search engine for industrial parts 

Mar.27, 2013 -  A startup that aims to revolutionize both manufacturing and internet search created, geometric shape-based 3D search engine. More 

UCreate3D on Indiegogo: 3D printed cases for all smartphones & tablets

Mar.27, 2013 -   UCreate3D will be a multilingual global platform that allows anyone to create your own 3D Printed case for your smartphones & tablets. More

Affordable filament extruder Filastruder on Kickstarter 

Mar.26, 2013 -  Tim Elmore, a Mechanical Engineering PhD student at the University of Florida and his friend Allen Haynes launched Filastruder, a filament-making machine on Kickstarter. More 

Announcing the closure of Tinkercad, new Airstone under development 

Mar.26, 2013 -  Tinkercad team announced today that they will be discontinuing development of Tinkercad. Instead they are working on an innovative new environment called Airstone.  More 

Autodesk announces ReCap: Creating 3D data from photos and scans

Mar.26, 2013 -   Today Autodesk announcd ReCap, a pair of 3D scanning apps that allows users to to create intelligent 3D models from laser scans and captured photos. More

3D print a Goldeneye 007 Remote Mine to impress your friends 

Mar.26, 2013 -  ComradeQuiche created his version of a Remote Mine using an old joystick base. More 

Gartner Says Early Adopters of 3D Printing Could Gain an Innovation Advantage Over Rivals 

Mar.26, 2013 -  Enterprises should start experimenting with 3D printing technology to improve traditional product design and prototyping, with the potential to create new product lines and markets, says Gartner, Inc. More 

MakerBot announces Thingiverse Hack-A-Thon

Mar.26, 2013 -   To be able to bring in some developers that can create cool new apps, MakerBot is holding a Hack-A-Thon April 6 and 7th at its Brooklyn, N.Y., headquarters. More

World's Largest 3D Printing Store to open in London in April 

Mar.26, 2013 -  iMakr announced that it will open world's largest 3D Printing store in central London in April 2013. More 

Pirate3D aims to bring affordable 3D printing to the masses

Mar.25, 2013 -   Together with their friend Roger Chang, they formed the start-up Pirate3DP (now Pirate3D) in 2011 with the aim of developing the most affordable, reliable, user-friendly 3D printer for the mass market. More

Has 3D printing ever puzzled you?

Mar.25, 2013 -   The item is a 3D printed centrifugal puzzle box, designed by Maundy who worked together with Shapeways for the actual 3D printing part. More

Video: Is 3D printing the secret weapon against climate change? 

Mar.25, 2013 -  3D printing could slash the carbon footprint of manufacturing and provide nifty solutions for a disaster-prone world. More 

Singapore to invest $500 million in 3D printing 

Mar.25, 2013 -  Singapore Government will invest $500 million over five years to boost country's skills in advanced manufacturing. More 

Acetone vapour bath smoothing experiment and safety test

Mar.24, 2013 -   Bracken and James from the Southackton hackerspace test acetone vapour smoothing of ABS 3D printed parts, including safety testing. More

Cartier & Forbes' Entrepreneur Voice features Makerbot CEO (video) 

Mar.24, 2013 -  Interviewed by co-founder of Thrillist Media Group, Ben Lerer, Pettis shares his story and knowledge that he has gained in the process of setting up and developing his business. More 

Synthesizing DNA 10,000 times cheaper with a DNA laser printer 

Mar.24, 2013 -  It sounds like science fiction but is real: San Francisco-based startup Cambrian Genomics is creating the world's first DNA laser 3D printer. More 

Mcor CEO on paper 3D printing, the Staples deal and the future of Mcor 

Mar.24, 2013 -  While the limitation and high cost of materials become the biggest obstacles for the development of 3D printing, Dr. Conor MacCormack, the CEO of Mcor believes their paper based 3D color printer is a solution.  More 

Open source V-Slot linear framing system fully funded on Kickstarter 

Mar.23, 2013 -  V-Slot is a smart linear framing system, it is a high quality extruded aluminum profile building block that has an extremely smooth linear v groove rail on all 4 sides. More 

450 Fab Labs in US and 100 innovation houses in Shanghai 

Mar.23, 2013 -  It shows how some governments have realized the importance of non-academic sectors to provide places and tools for improving people's skills in engineering and manufacturing. More 

LulzBot is giving away 8 3D printers to hackerspaces

Mar.23, 2013 -   Aleph Objects, Inc., makers of the LulzBot desktop 3D printer is giving away eight of their AO-100 printers to eight lucky hackerspaces around the world. More

RepRap 3D printer Therminator 5 Hot End 

Mar.22, 2013 -  So he came up with an alternative to existing hot ends: RepRap 3D printing Therminator 5 hot end for printing bigger and faster prints. More 

3D scanner helps artist create life-sized racehorse sculpture 

Mar.22, 2013 -  Turner prize-winning artist Mark Wallinger unveiled his new sculpture 'The White Horse' outside the British Council's London headquarters on the Mall.  More 

Customize your own parts through a single model on Parametric Parts

Mar.22, 2013 -   Parametric Parts is a web-based platform that allows consumers to customize, download, and print models. More

3D-printable GlaDOS robotic arm ceiling lamp

Mar.21, 2013 -   The 3D-printable GLaDOS lamp by Instructables user dragonator is an interesting concept: it is a 3D printable model of GlaDOS that functions as a ceiling lamp and can be converted into a robotic arm. More

DIY VirtuZoom Microscope 3D-Scanner for miniature objects 

Mar.21, 2013 -  Bernhard Mayrhofer from virtumake just released the VirtuZoom Microscope 3D-Scanner for scanning tiny objects.More 

NAMII awarded 7 projects $4.5 million funding

Mar.21, 2013 -   The National Additive Manufacturing Innovation Institute (NAMII) announced Wednesday that they have awarded seven entities $4.5 million in funding for first round of projects. More

Ride 3D printed snowboard in the steep and deep of Colorado

Mar.21, 2013 -  The Signal Snowboard's factory crew, partnered with Growit, built a snowboard on a 3D printer. More 

5 ways a 3D printer will save your life 

Mar.21, 2013 -  Currently 3D printing is also revolutionizing the medical world and soon 3D printers will be able to save your life. More 

Customize and 3D print your iPhone and iPad stand

Mar.20, 2013 -   KioròdesiGn and have partnered to bring you iOS Stand App, an app that allows you to make customized stands for your iOS devices (Apple iPhone and iPad). More

Update: Alex Jones interviews Cody Wilson -- "printable gun ready within a month" 

Mar.20, 2013 -  Defense Distributed, the team behind the 3D printedable gun project, announced on Saturday that they has obtained a federal license to manufacture and sell firearms. More 

BodyAvatar: Kinect app lets you create 3D avatars with your body 

Mar.20, 2013 -  The Microsoft Research team Asia has unveiled a new program BodyAvator at the company's TechFest 2013 that would allow users to create 3D Avatars with their bodies and imagination.  More 

A 3D-printed AR jigsaw puzzle

Mar.20, 2013 -   Patrik Johansson has created a 3D-printed augmented reality jigsaw puzzle, an innovative concept that brings together Entertainment, 3D Printing and Augmented Reality. More

Robot Factory develops new high resolution 3DLPrinter 

Mar.20, 2013 -  A new 3D printing option is 3DLPrinter, developed by Robot Factory in Italy. As a complement and extension of the 3D-ONE printer the 3DLPrinter is designed to meet the future demands for precision and miniaturization. More 

IBM recognises the importance of 3D printing 

Mar.20, 2013 -  In a new IBM's research about 3D printing, Paul Brody emphasizes that "3D printing is more than a manufacturing technology, it is a software-enabled ecosystem." More 

Finding the strongest shapes with 3D printing

Mar.19, 2013 -   Professor Heinrich Jaeger and Marc Z. Miskin use 3D printed objects to study "jamming" and the structural properties of shapes. More

Super cool 3D printed speakers lit with LED (video) 

Mar.19, 2013 -  These beautiful 3D printed LED speakers are printed on an Objet 3D printer. LumiGeek is working on a board that will let you make you're own.  More 

3D printing brings a new dimension to business gifts 

Mar.19, 2013 -  Once the idea is defined by customer, 3DWergen creates a 3D concept which is then discussed by both parties. The right material is also chosen at this stage.  More 

Companies plan to build next-generation 3D metal printer

Mar.19, 2013 -   Sigma Labs, Inc and Interactive Machines, Inc. intent to form a joint venture developing and commercializing next-generation 3D metal printing machines. More

Lantos' 3D Ear Scanning System Receives FDA Clearance  

Mar.19, 2013 -  Lantos Technologies, Inc. announced that it has received clearance from the United States Food & Drug Administration (FDA) to market the Lantos 3D Ear Scanning System.  More 

EFF partnered with Ask Patents to fight for Open 3D printing 

Mar.19, 2013 -  EFF has decided to partnered with Ask Patents, to help find the best prior art to fight against patent applications that could threaten to stifle innovation in the 3D printing community. More 

WaElice : 3D printed interactive modular lamp 

Mar.18, 2013 -  At the 8th biennale internationale design saint-etienne event French studio NoDesign showcased WaElice, a 3D printed wall-lamp. More 

Affordable Moedls Mobile 3D scanner goes live on Kickstarter 

Mar.18, 2013 -  Moedls is currently live on Kickstarter for crowdfunding the production of Moedls laser scanners. Fehr has specially designed a rotating platform. More 

Making custom ankle braces for effective protection with 3D printing 

Mar.18, 2013 -  The Exo-L ankle brace is a new support solution that is effective, easy to use in preventing sporting injuries. Without restricting the freedom of movement of the foot it is very effective preventing ankle sprains.  More 

Build your own 3D printed free-form marble elevator

Mar.18, 2013 -   Marble elevator (hence Marblevator) combined with snap together sectional track and adjustable tressels. More

Sculpteo offers 3D printed iPhone dock adapters for third-party speakers 

Mar.18, 2013 -  French 3D printing company Sculpteo has begun offering 3D printed iPhone dock adapters for third-party iPod speakers.  More 

USC launches open source 3D printed VR headset library 

Mar.17, 2013 -  The University of Southern California launched yesterday an open source DIY virtual reality website, which contains the blueprints of many of their custom VR headsets and software projects. More 

Kinect for Windows SDK gets update tomorrow, includes hand-recognition and 3D-modeling

Mar.17, 2013 -   Yesterday at Engadget Expand, Microsoft announced that they will release a big update, version 1.7, to the Kinect SDK for Windows on Monday March 18th. More

3D printable gun project gets federal license to make and sell guns 

Mar.17, 2013 -  Defense Distributed, the team behind the 3D printedable gun project, announced on Saturday that they has obtained a federal license to manufacture and sell firearms. More 

Kinetic art and 3D printing make a perpetuous machine 

Mar.17, 2013 -  Inspired by Arthur Ganson's "Machine with Concrete", Thingiverse user Jeshua (aka 3DTOPO) created a replica of the moving sculpture and named it "Printed Machine with Concrete".  More 

Repairing a TomTom Sat Nav bracket with a 3D printer

Mar.16, 2013 -   The broken parts are critical, a ball joint, as well as the original suction pad are broken and missing. There is no better way they can be fixed. More

A colorful EZ3D 3D printer launched on Kickstarter 

Mar.16, 2013 -  The EZ3D Desktop 3D Printer features no-screw Z-Axis and dual temperature monitoring. Instead of using a screw-like mechanism, EZ3D Desktop Printer has a counterweight pulley system. More 

Expressing mathematics in 3D printed sculpture art 

Mar.15, 2013 -  University of Melbourne mathematician Dr Henry Segerman says all language is about communication. Dr Segerman has found a special way to express mathematics - 3D printed sculpture art.  More 

Making clothes at home with your 3D clothing printer

Mar.15, 2013 -   How we live by 2050? Industrial designer Joshua Harris has created a concept that in the future, we could use a clothing printer to manufacture our clothes at home. More

Creating waterproof, pressure capable electrical connectors with 3D printing 

Mar.15, 2013 -  Coho Designs explored the possibilities of FDM (Fused Deposition Modeling) 3D printing to create permanent, waterproof, pressure capable over-molded electrical connectors. More 

NUIA's affordable eyeCharm adds eye-tracking to your Kinect 

Mar.15, 2013 -  Eye tracking usually requires expensive IR technology, but with a little twist and the NUIA eyeCharm your Kinect can be upgraded to an eye tracker. More 

Materialise launches highly flexible and durable material for 3D Printing

Mar.15, 2013 -   Materialise, the Belgian-based 3D printing service company, announces today the official launch of a new, highly flexible and durable material for 3D Printing: TPU 92A-1. More

MakerBot and Adafruit launched a limited edition Replicator 2 

Mar.14, 2013 -  MakerBot has partnered with Adafruit to offer a Limited Edition MakerBot Replicator 2 Desktop 3D Printer with special Adafruit kits inside. More 

3D printed bracelets created from your favorite music  

Mar.14, 2013 -  One interesting featured project at #FEED is "NU", the 3D printed music bracelet from Invisible Light Network.  More 

Co-extrusion 3D printing improves solar cells and battery

Mar.14, 2013 -   PARC (Palo Alto Research Center) is a Xerox company using Xerox technology. They developed an innovative 3D printing technique called co-extrusion (CoEx) which makes it possible to produce narrower and taller gridlines. More

Small and micro Stereo- lithography 3D printers from Japan 

Mar.14, 2013 -  Unirapid Inc in Japan developed a small SLS 3D printer which is claimed to have the 3D printing quality the same as those costing 200,000 to 500,000 US dollars.  More 

3D body scanning offshore workers to boost safety 

Mar.14, 2013 -  UK researchers have launched a project to help revolutionise safety in the North Sea by measuring offshore workers' body size with 3D scanners to inform the future design of safety equipment. More 

3D printed prototypes help Microsoft to form the idea of Surface

Mar.13, 2013 -   On Monday, Microsoft's Panos Panay, general manager of the Surface team, spoke to The Verge about how the Surface is born and revealed the top-secret Surface prototypes. More

Bringing 3D printing into schools for job training 

Mar.13, 2013 -  A Japanese television news crew visited Buford Middle School this week to watch closely how students crafted their own sound speakers from plastic and paper with 3D printing technology.  More 

Building an Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) with additive manufacturing 

Mar.13, 2013 -  FLYING-CAM has partnered with Modena, Italy based CRP Group to construct a Special Aerial Response Automatic Helicopter: SARAH with additive manufacturing. More 

Become your own 3D printed jewel with the 3D Kissing Booth

Mar.13, 2013 -   In brief, this event featured live 3D printing and scanning, with all attendees being given the opportunity to purchase a 3D printed miniature of themselves afterwards. More

BEGO licenses Renishaw for 3D printing in dental sector 

Mar.13, 2013 -  Renishaw and BEGO Bremer Goldschlägerei Wilh. Herbst GmbH & Co. KG, have concluded an agreement that licenses Renishaw to use BEGO patents for additive manufacturing in dental applications. More 

Videos: Tumblr, Vimeo and Makerbot founders' Brilliant Brunch at SXSW 2013 

Mar.13, 2013 -  Jake Lodwick (Vimeo, Founder), Bre Pettis (Makerbot, Founder) sat down for brunch with Baratunde Thurston (The Onion) and David Karp (Tumblr) to talk innovation. More 

Weapon hacking: making this one piece, 3D printed mini crossbow at home

Mar.12, 2013 -   Chris from Trench Physics, a real maker, could just construct a 3D printed mini crossbow with his own design and fabricate it in under a day. More

MakerBot hiring for 50 positions 

Mar.12, 2013 -  Fancy a job working for MakerBot? For people who want to get started in the 3D printing business, MakerBot Industries of Brooklyn, New York opens some positions for you.  More 

Customization at reach: Sandboxr's 3D Design-to-Print on Kickstarter 

Mar.12, 2013 -  At present, the software is ready for commercialization, a kickstarter campaign is just launched.  More 

Kinect Fusion to help doctors visualize 3D brain scans

Mar.12, 2013 -   At Microsoft's annual TechFest engineers showed an impressive looking demo of building a 3D model of a brain based on a brain scan. More

Stratasys launches Objet30 OrthoDesk 3D Printer for smaller labs and clinics

Mar.12, 2013 -  Stratasys today announced the launch of the Objet30 OrthoDesk 3D Printer, the first 3D printer specially designed for smaller orthodontic labs and clinics.  More 

Luxury at reach with Shapeways' addition of Premium Silver 

Mar.11, 2013 -  Shapeways, a Dutch 3D printing service company, has just introduced Premium Silver to its Sterling Silver 3D printing line, which already included Silver and Silver Glossy finishes. More 

3D-printable gun project plans to launch search engine for profit

Mar.11, 2013 -   Wilson announces in a talk at SXSW that his team is planning to launch DEFCAD Search, a new search engine for 3D printable models. More

3D printing experience at Alfa Romeo stand in Geneva Motor Show 2013 

Mar.11, 2013 -  In addtion fans can go home with 'a piece of 4C'. In the exhibition hall two latest-generation 3D printers, RepRap Prusa Mendel i3, are installed. More 

Design Guide: how to optimize technical ceramic prototypes using 3D printing 

by Benjamin Becker | Mar.11, 2013 -  The following design tips are intended to aid to engineers and designers to optimize technical ceramic prototypes using 3D printing. More 

Winners announced for Makerbot Customizer Challenge

Mar.11, 2013 -   MakerBot's website,, announcd the winners of its Customizer Challenge. More

Gigabot: A large format 3D printer on Kickstarter 

Mar.10, 2013 -  re:3D, an Austin based start-up wants to bring affordable large format 3D printers to the market. More 

Belgian doctors use paper 3D printing to minimize surgical time 

Mar.10, 2013 -  Surgeon at the Université catholique de Louvain use paper-based 3D printing technology to create physical models of patient's bone structures. More 

These makers 3D printed their own engines

Mar.10, 2013 -   And you can often find creative designs shared by innovative people online. One type of the many interesting creations is 3D printed engines. More

VIDEO: Researchers developing 'Bio-Ink' to 3D print human organs 

Mar.9, 2013 -  AMTecH group was formed at the University of Iowa College of Engineering's Center for Computer Aided Design (CCAD) to design, create, and test—both virtually and physically—a wide variety of electromechanical and biomedical components, systems and processes.  More 

DIYRockets partners with Sunglass to launch 3D-printed rocket engine design competition 

Mar.9, 2013 -  Open source commercial space company DIYROCKETS and 3D-modeling software company Sunglass have announced the world's first open source competition to create 3D printed rocket engines, through collaborative design. More 

Dutch architects to build the first 3D printed canal house

Mar.9, 2013 -   Another Dutch studio, DUS Architects, is planning to build the first 3D-printed canal house in Amsterdam. More

MakerBot and Autodesk to jointly develop and market 3D design and 3D printers 

Mar.9, 2013 -  Makerbot announced they have signed a definitive agreement to jointly market a combination of 3D design software and 3D printing hardware. More 

MakerBot unveils Digitizer Desktop 3D Scanner prototype at SXSW 

Mar.8, 2013 -  3D printer manufacturer MakerBot today announced the development of a new MakerBot Digitizer Desktop 3D Scanner prototype at South by Southwest (SXSW) Interactive.  More 

How 3D printing impacts PUMA and Reebok

Mar.8, 2013 -   For Nike and New Balance, 3D printing has helped improving design and production performance. Another two footwear companies, PUMA and Reebok, have also been using 3D printing in design and prototyping for a long time. More

Review: 3D printed Transformers Skyquake's massive minigun (video) 

Mar.8, 2013 -  This Minigun weapon accessory for Transformers: Prime Powerizer Skyquake is just awesome! More 

3D printing company to offer next-day service 

Mar.8, 2013 -  Austin-based 3D printing company Solid Prototype is now offering next-day service, so anyone can get their 3D creations within a single day. More 

Make Escher cookies with George Hart's 3D printed rollers

Mar.8, 2013 -   Georage w. Hart converts images of frieze patterns and tessellations for example, from M.C. Escher, into 3D-printed rollers for shaping custom-designed cookies. More

Shapeways launches new API for better 3D printing apps 

Mar.7, 2013 -  3D printing company Shapeways officially launched its 3D Printing API earlier today, hoping to make it easy for developers. More 

Matterport to launch 3D camera, raises $5.6 Million funding 

Mar.7, 2013 -  3D scanning startup Matterport has raised a $5.6 million Series A round to manufacture and sell a first-ever 3D camera. More 

New Balance track shoes adding customization with 3D printing

Mar.7, 2013 -   US athletic brand New Balance is introducing a track-specific running shoe that uses 3D printing to customised spike plate on the sole of shoes. More

Building a low-cost light-cured resin 3D printer 

Mar.7, 2013 -  The students led by Rachel Levine at Rochester Institute of Technology have been working on building a projected image 3D printer since last year. More 

SpiderBot Delta 3D printer launched 

Mar.7, 2013 -  This week, French maker SpiderBot launches a new Delta 3D printer, a Rostock derivative, featuring aluminium chassis.. More 

Physicists create the first knotted vortex ring with 3D printed wings

Mar.7, 2013 -   University of Chicago physicists have succeeded in creating the first knotted vortex in a lab, using 3D printers and high speed cameras. More

Freeform printing, 3D printing without limitations 

Mar.6, 2013 -  Freeform printing basically means 3D printing by using robot arms. Oxman believes that using robot arms has more potential for architecture. More 

Rethinking the shapes of objects is the key to 3D printing revolution 

Mar.6, 2013 -  In January Belgium-based company Materialise showcased a foldable chair which is printed in one piece and made with the hinges already joined together. More 

Rebuttal to 3D Printing Revolution: the Complex Reality

Mar.6, 2013 | By Adam B. Levine -   I respect MAKE and the niche they've carved out for themselves, but after the hopes-and-dreams crusher I just read, well.... Sometimes we all take ourselves a little too seriously. More

Cimatron names Terry Wohlers as first member of 3D Printing Advisory Board 

Mar.6, 2013 -  Cimatron Limited announced today that its Board of Directors has approved the establishment of a 3D Printing Advisory Board, and named industry expert Terry Wohlers as its first member. More 

Microsoft shows Off three affordable 3D scanning projects (video) 

Mar.6, 2013 -  At Microsoft's TechFest 2013 this week, the company shows off several different methods to produce 3D scan of a person or an object. More 

sLAMP, open source mini SLA 3D printer now on indiegogo

Mar.6, 2013 -   Justin Hawkins is working on developing a low cost, build-it-yourself, high resolution SLA 3D printer sLAMPS for 3D printing community. More

Dreambox: 3D printing vending machine near you 

Mar.6, 2013 -  A Dreambox is a 3D printing vending machine. It is easy to use and features same-day printing, 24/7 on-site pickup. More 

NASA wants to 3D print lunar base too, with giant spider robots 

Mar.5, 2013 -  NASA's modules would be constructed from lunar soil by microwave sintering and contour crafting making use of NASA JPL robotics system. The tech is called SinterHab. More 

The first fully 3D printed dress

Mar.5, 2013 -   Stagewear designer Michael Schmidt and model Dita Von Teese debuted this 3D printed gown on Monday at the Ace Hotel. More

MakieLab's 3D-printed dolls now available on iPad 

Mar.5, 2013 -  Makielab today released their Makie-making app for iPad, Makies Doll Factory, a significant step towards the mass market. More 

Massive Dynamics to acquire 3D printer developer PrintForge 3D 

Mar.5, 2013 -  Massive Dynamics has signed a letter of intent to acquire PrintForge 3D Ltd., a Hong-Kong based developer of 3D printers and related accessories.  More 

3Doodler raises $2m on Kickstarter, still 19 days to go

Mar.5, 2013 -   3Doodler has smashed its Kickstarter goal by over 6,870% and has raised $2 Million in funding. More

Using 3D printed heart models to prepare for heart surgery for babies 

Mar.5, 2013 -  But now, doctors could take the process one step further: using 3D printers doctors are printing out color-coded, 3D plastic models of a patients' heart. More 

3D printed mountain: enjoying scenic views from home! 

Mar.5, 2013 -  The Terrainator website allows people to select their favorite mountain among existing models. It can then be 3D printed directly from the platform. More 

83-year-old inventor wins $40,000 award for his DIY filament extruder

Mar.4, 2013 -   On March 2, 2013 Zach Kaplan, CEO of Inventables, presents a $40,000 check to inventor and competition winner Hugh Lyman for his DIY filament extruder. More

J-15 Chief Architect: 3D printing used in developing new fighter jet 

Mar.4, 2013 -  Chief Architect Cong Sun recently unveiled that 3D printing has been widely used in designing and producing of the newest J-15 prototype. More 

Tutorial: How to use Autodesk 123D Design (video) 

Mar.4, 2013 -  In the video below Ben does an overview of 123D design and shows you how to design and print 3D objects with AutoDesk 123D Design. More 

3D Printing from racing to automotive

Mar.4, 2013 -   The CRP Group of Italy is involved as technological partner in several projects that transfer technology from motorsports to automotive. More

Rapid prototyping 3D object with 2D LaserOrigami in just a few minutes 

Mar.4, 2013 -  Researchers at Germany's Hasso Plattner Institute have come up a new rapid prototyping system that produces 3D objects using a laser cutter. It is called LaserOrigami. More 

Turn your 'Let's Create! Pottery' creations into real 3D printed models 

Mar.3, 2013 -  French 3D printing service provider Sculpteo has partnered with Polish game developer Infinite Dreams to transform users' digital pottery creation into real 3D object. More 

Creating low cost violin mold with 3D printing 

Mar.3, 2013 -  Armed with a combination of wheat paste, paper and some easy accessible materials the people at Bayesian Empiritheurgy set out to construct a true paper mache violin. More 

3D Scan with VirtuCube and David Laserscanner 3.7 

Mar.3, 2013 -  Bernhard at VirtuMake just released his prototype of the VirtuCube, a DIY 3D-scanner consisting of an Acer K11 beamer, a Logitech HD Webcam C615, an Arduino Turntable. More 

RecycleBot turns old milk jugs into 3D printer feedstock 

Mar.2, 2013 -  So Pearce and his research group decided to make their own waste plastic extruder, or RecycleBot. They cut the labels off milk jugs, washed the plastic, and shredded it. More 

3D printing brings customized, low-cost polymer implants to patients

Mar.1, 2013 -   Using a patient's actual anatomical dimensions reseachers could draw up CAD files and 3D print out customized implantable devices. More

3D printed Cellular Loop chair, design of nature without DNA 

Mar.1, 2013 -  Cellular Loop is the first cantilever chair to be 3D-printed. Besides lacking back legs, the endless ribbon shape and mysterious cell structure make the chair an attractive object rarely seen. More 

Arcam launches new 3D printer; stock gains after new U.S. aerospace order 

Mar.1, 2013 -  Arcam AB, a 3D printer manufacturer based in Gothenburg, Sweden launches Arcam Q10, a new "Electron Beam Melting" (EBM) system designed specifically for industrial production of orthopedic implants. More 

New Kevvox DLP 3D printers available for Australia and New Zealand market

Mar.1, 2013 -   3D Printing Systems unveiled a new range of professional grade DLP based 3D Printers for dentists, jewellers and for high precession engineering parts. More

Solidoodle to launch 3D printing lifestyle stores in Russia, Ukraine and Kazakhstan 

Mar.1, 2013 -  Desktop 3D printer manufacturer Solidoodle announced today that the company is set to launch 3D printing stores in Russia, Ukraine, Kazakhstan and Belarus. More 

Early version of Nike LeBron X: Z-Corp 3D printed prototype 

Mar.1, 2013 -  During the early stages of the Nike LeBron X's creation, designers printed a prototype on a Z-Corp 3D printer. More 

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