Ultra-strong 3D printed material inspired by natural herringbone pattern on mantis shrimp

May.31, 2016 - Researchers at the University of California, Riverside and Purdue University have used the mantis shrimp as inspiration for a new 3D printed material. The crustacean's club-like appendage, used to beat prey, consists of an unusual herringbone pattern, which the researchers synthetically replicated. More

UK university to offer Additive Manufacturing postgrad course this September

May.31, 2016 - Anglia Ruskin has become the first university in the UK to offer a dedicated Additive Manufacturing postgraduate course. The MSc, available to graduates from a range of STEM backgrounds, is being supported by a grant from the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE). More

3D design pioneer Janne Kyttanen launches new design tech venture capital firm

May.31, 2016 - Finnish designer and pioneer of 3D printing design, Janne Kyttanen, has announced that he will be leaving the 3D printing industry to launch WTFVC, a new venture capital firm that will effectively conceive of and launch new design tech startups. More

Hexcel invests in OPM to advance carbon-fiber reinforced 3D printed parts

May.31, 2016 - Stamford, Connecticut-based materials company Hexcel has recently announced that it has made a significant and strategic investment into Oxford Performance Materials (OPM). The investment marks a new partnership between Hexcel and OPM, a leader in advanced materials and additive manufacturing. More

Onshape's FeatureScript lets 3D CAD users create their own built-in parametric features

May.31, 2016 - Onshape, the collaborative, cloud-based 3D CAD system, has released FeatureScript, a new open programming language that lets users create and modify parametric features. The language can be used to create 3D printing-specific functions, such as internal geometry modifiers. More

TNO and TUe launch 3D printing research centre for smart electronics, medical devices and more

May.31, 2016 - The TNO and Eindhoven Technological University are opening a 3D printing research center to develop smart and personalized 3D printed electronics, medical devices, pills, and other marketable products. More

3D printed walking robot expresses human-like movement and moods

May.31, 2016 - A robotics designer has created a 3D printed walking robot that mimics human gait and can express distinct moods, from confidence to depression, via it's body language. More

3D printed antiquities with Autodesk and Freer Sackler Museum?

May.31, 2016 - In their latest project, along with help from the Smithsonian's Digitization Program Office, the Freer|Sackler Museum employed Autodesk Remake (previously Autodesk Memento) to create a highly detailed digital replica of a life-size limestone figure of the Cosmic Buddha. More

Chinese doctors used 3D printing to successfully treat 8-month old with craniosynostosis

May.31, 2016 - A team of surgeons from the Shanghai Children's Medical Center have used a 3D printed surgical guide to help them successfully operate on 8-month-old Jia Jia, who suffered from craniosynostosis. Now, a week after the surgery, the child has a round shaped head which will allow his brain to develop normally. More

nScrypt and NovaCentrix hybrid 3D printer named winner of 2016 Innovations Auditions

May.31, 2016 - nScrypt and NovaCentrix's novel 3D printing system for creating complex electronics has been awarded top prize at this year's RAPID Innovations Auditions competition. More

€3M grant to fund oil extraction and water safety won thanks to 3D printed sensor rich smart rock

May.31, 2016 - The study of the porous tendencies of rock formations is being enhanced by the introduction of 3D printed smart rocks thanks in part to a '3 million research grant. With it, the team hopes to mimic natural rock with 3D printed, sensor rich replications. More

Nottingham Uni to establish '3D printing materials libraries' with £3.5m EPSRC grant

May.31, 2016 - Researchers at Nottingham University in Great Britain have been awarded a £3.5m grant by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) to establish a series of 3D printing materials libraries. The project will involve investigating the formulation of new materials. More

3D concrete printing market worth $56.4M by 2021

May.30, 2016 - According to a report published by MarketsandMarkets, the 3D concrete printing market could grow from $24.5m in 2015 to $56.4m by 2021, at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 15.02%. The report suggests that concrete printing can be cheaper and faster than other construction methods. More

KPMG manufacturing report: 25% already invested in 3D printing, 31% 'definitely will' over next 2 years

May.30, 2016 - According to KPMG International's 2016 Global Manufacturing Outlook (GMO), a quarter of manufacturers have invested in 3D printing, with a further 31% certain to invest over the next two years. The report showed that manufacturers are generally adopting aggressive strategies to achieve growth. More

Tinkerine Studios loses $311,223 in fiscal Q1 2016

May.30, 2016 - Desktop 3D printer manufacturer Tinkerine Studios has today released its financial results for the fiscal period ending March 31, 2016. More

Hello Kitty 3D printing concept store opens in Shanghai, China

May.30, 2016 - Hello Kitty, the iconic and ubiquitous character developed by Japanese company Sanrio in the 1970s, has gone through many decades of merchandising and media representations. To keep up with the latest trend of 3D printing technologies, the company has launched a Hello Kitty 3D Print Concept Store at Shanghai Mart in Shanghai, China. More

SugarCUB3D, the food 3D printer that is helping kids learn basic programming

May.30, 2016 - 3D printing technologies have been used in a number of innovative ways to get kids excited about STEM education. Recently, a team of students from the University of Illinois have found another, dare I say delicious, way of teaching kids about 3D printing and basic programming concepts through their Computer Science senior project, SugarCUB3D.' More

DJI and Shapeways launch 'Search and Rescue 3D Printing Design Contest'

May.30, 2016 - Shapeways and drone manufacturer DJI have partnered to launch a maker challenge that has the potential to save lives. The challenge, called the Search and Rescue 3D Printing Design Contest, is asking makers and designers everywhere to create 3D printed accessories for DJI's Phantom 4 drone to optimize its search and rescue capabilities. More

All aboard the FabBus! Aachen Center for 3D Printing installs 12 printers on converted double-decker

May.30, 2016 - The Aachen Center for 3D Printing has transformed an old Berlin city bus into the 'FabBus', a mobile 3D printing classroom containing 8 workstations and 12 3D printers. The Center drives the FabBus to both schools and businesses, allowing students and employees get hands-on 3D printing experience. More

HanseYachts builds first 10-meter long 3D printed hull

May.30, 2016 - German yacht and motor boat manufacturer HanseYachts AG has announced that it has integrated 3D printing technologies into its yacht design and production by 3D printing a 10-meter hull for its Hanse 3D15 yacht. More

Chinese doctors use 3D printed grafts in two successful ankle joint deformity surgeries

May.29, 2016 - Chinese surgeons from the Southwest Hospital of the Third Military Medical University have developed a new treatment method for ankle joint deformity surgeries that relies on 3D printed grafts and is far more efficient than conventional methods. More

Meet 'Shellmo', the modular 3D printable robot with a heart

May.29, 2016 - Sho Yoshida, a Japanese engineer, has designed a 3D printable robot called 'Shellmo'. The machine consists of four technical 'layers', and is entirely open source, enabling makers to build, hack, and even sell the 3D printed bot as they please. More

INPRO FIRST unveils INCUBE3D Start DLP 3D printer, available for €899

May.29, 2016 - INPRO FIRST has unveiled its first open-source DLP 3D printer, the INCUBE3D Start. The printer, which has a build volume of 140mm x 80mm x 170mm, is available both as a kit (€899 - €1,499) and a finished unit (€1,899, starting August). More

Create a 3D avatar for Steven Spielberg's 'Ready Player One'

May.28, 2016 - It's your opportunity to submit your 3D printed art to be presented within an upcoming blockbuster ovie directed by Steven Spielberg. More

Dutch Design Studio 3D prints a stunning scaled-down replica of 17th century warship from Rotterdam

May.28, 2016 - Rotterdam-based Design Studio '& designshop' collaborate with a varied collective of skillsets to 3D print a stunning scale model of 17th century galleon ship. More

3D printed wind turbine could power cell towers in rural India, say student competition hopefuls

May.28, 2016 - A team of students from the University of Wisconsin-Madison has used 3D printing to create blades for a wind turbine which could be used to power cell towers in rural India. The team is building the turbine for a national competition run by the American Wind Energy Association. More

Haruka Misawa's 3D printed aquascapes will make you wish you were a fish

May.28, 2016 - Japanese artist Haruka Misawa has created a series of truly stunning aquarium aquascapes with the help of 3D printing technologies. With her designs, the artist is bringing the craft of aquascaping to a new, more technological level. More

Lawrence Livermore researchers discover what causes tiny flaws in metal 3D printing

May.27, 2016 - Researchers from the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory have discovered that microscopic flaws in metal parts made with laser powder-bed fusion 3D printing are caused by a denudation process caused by the laser's movement and heat. More

Open source wifi enabled 3D printer controller Franklin speeds up with new release

May.27, 2016 - The increasing accessibility of 3D printing has much to do with open-source strides. Michigan researchers have developed a cutting edge open-source wireless controller worth checking out. More

Autodesk & UC Berkeley reveal three approaches to more biofriendly SLA 3D printing materials

May.27, 2016 - A team of Autodesk and UC Berkeley researchers have determined three biologically-based solutions to improving the safety and sustainability of SLA 3D printing resins. More

European Parliament calls for common and competitive 3D printing strategy

May.27, 2016 - The European Parliament met this week for the second Additive Manufacturing and 3D Printing European Conference, where it highlighted the pressing need for a common 3D printing strategy. More

BCN3D Technologies releases open source files for BCN3D Sigma 3D printer

May.27, 2016 - Recently, Barcelona based 3D printer developer BCN3D Technologies decided to further embrace the additive manufacturing open-source philosophy with their latest initiative, Open Source 360º. As part of the initiative, the company has announced that it will share all of its engineering, design, and fabrication information used in the manufacturing of their flagship product, the BCN3D Sigma 3D printer. More

Printable Scenery launches modular, 3D printable table-top terrains on Kickstarter

May.27, 2016 - NZ-based company Printable Scenery launch Kickstarter Campaign to deliever an exciting new range of 3D printed, modular terrains for table-top gaming. More

Repurposing Portland Stone Waste with the Novi 3D Printer

May.27, 2016 - Jack Biltcliffe, in collaboration with ASTUDIO and the Portland Sculpture and Quarry Trust, developed Novi, a 3D printing mechanism designed from the ground up to work with the extrusion of limestone slurry. The project is an effort to repurpose limestone quarry waste. More

BioInspiration releases 2.85mm version of eco-friendly WillowFlex 3D printing filament

May.27, 2016 - BioInspiration, a Berlin-based startup specializing in environmentally friendly 3D printing materials, has announced that its WillowFlex premium eco-filament is now available in 2.85mm format. The larger filament will initially come in three colors: Charcoal, Engine Red, and Natural. More

GE Oil & Gas opens new additive manufacturing line at plant in Talamona, Italy

May.27, 2016 - General Electric has opened a new additive manufacturing line, which will use laser technology to 3D print end burners for gas turbine combustion chambers, at the GE Oil & Gas plant in Talamona, Italy. An automated nozzle production line has also been opened. More

Take a look inside China's largest 3D printing innovation center

May.26, 2016 - Chinese 3D printing company SHINING 3D opens its new headquarters in the Zhejiang 3D Industrial Zone in Hangzhou, China. The big opening ceremony, which took place yesterday (May 25, 2016), revealed what is expected to be China's largest existing 3D printing innovation center. More

Stratasys Appoints IBM Veteran, Tim Bohling as Chief Marketing Officer

May.26, 2016 - Industrial 3D printer manufacturer Stratasys today named IBM veteran Tim Bohling as its Chief Marketing Officer. Bohling joins the company's leadership team and will lead Stratasys worldwide marketing strategies. More

3D printed titanium suffers from porosity that can cause breakage, CMU study reveals

May.26, 2016 - A new study from Carnegie Mellon University has revealed that 3D printed titanium alloy parts suffer from porosity that decreases a part's strength and cannot be avoided by changing the 3D printer's settings. More

Formlabs updates Castable Resin for 3D printing jewelry and partners with Gesswein

May.26, 2016 - Formlabs, the Somerville, Massachusetts-based 3D printer manufacturer and SLA specialist, has launched an updated version of its Castable Resin 3D printing material, a material suited to 3D printed jewelry, and announced a partnership with Gesswein, a global supplier of jewelry making tools. More

Materialise and Microsoft partner to launch cloud-based 3D printing solution

May.26, 2016 - 3D printing company Materialise NV has just announced a partnership with Microsoft Corp. through which users of Microsoft's 3D printing platform will directly gain access to i.materialise's cloud-based platform. The collaboration will allow makers using applications such as 3D Builder to order 3D prints of their models directly through the app.' More

Wear your favorite moments with 3D printed Windswept jewelry by Love & Robots

May.26, 2016 - Everyone's favorite moments in life are linked to various factors, like what you were doing, who was there, where you were, whether the sun was shining. Love & Robots, a Dublin based jewelry tech brand, has found a unique and elegant way of capturing those moments through their most recent 3D printed jewelry collection, Windswept. More

Students successfully launch Vulcan-1 rocket with fully 3D printed engine

May.26, 2016 - A team of students from UC San Diego's Students for the Exploration and Development of Space (SEDS UCSD) program successfully launched their Vulcan-1 rocket this past Saturday, making it the first rocket with a fully 3D printed engine to be launched by a university research group. More

REALview introduces augmented reality into 3D modeling for optimal prints

May.26, 2016 - Danish 3D printing company Create it REAL has just announced the launch of their new product, REALview, a feature which integrates augmented reality into the company's 3D printing platform. The innovative slicer program was unveiled earlier today in Paris at the Inside 3D Printing exhibition and is receiving much buzz. More

Australia: Senior Mongol bikie arrested after 3D printer and firearm equipment found at home

May.26, 2016 - Australian bikie Shane Middleton, believed to be a senior member of the outlawed Mongol gang, has just been arrested after a 3D printer, firearm equipment and drugs were found at his home near Melbourne. More

Singapore researchers unveil 3D-printed customised pills

May.26, 2016 - Researchers from the National University of Singapore have developed new 3D printed drugs that can be completely customized in terms of dosage and release rates to suit each and every patient. More

Zortrax's latest promo offers 5 spools of free filament with the purchase of the M200 3D printer

May.26, 2016 - In celebration of having reached an impressive 100k fans on Facebook, Polish 3D printer company Zortrax has launched a hard to beat promotion through its online store. The promo, which will go on until May 31st, offers customers the chance to buy the Zortrax M200 3D Printer and receive 5 spools of 3d printing filament and worldwide shipping for free. More

Norsk Titanium announces $10M investment from Harbert European Growth Capital Fund

May.26, 2016 - Norwegian metal 3D printing pioneer Norsk Titanium AS today announced it has closed a $10 million growth debt facility with Harbert European Growth Capital Fund I (HEGCF) as part of the company's current aerospace production financing round. More

Airbus files patent to 3D print entire exterior of its next-generation aircrafts

May.26, 2016 - 3D printing has been used by the aerospace industry for years now. From prototyping to end-use seat trays, they have adopted the technology with much enthusiasm. Airbus plans to go one step further by patenting a process to 3D print the entire exterior of their planes. More

Irina Tosheva's latest collection flaunts 3D printed pieces made on a Zortrax 3D printer

May.25, 2016 - Macedonian fashion designer Irina Tosheva has used 3D printing to create unique pieces for her latest collection, 'Riza", which has been showcased at events in Kosovo and Macedonia. The designer worked with MK3D, a Macedonian 3D printing service provider, to print the pieces on a Zortrax 3D printer. More

Artist Amy Karle is growing a human hand with 3D printed scaffolds and stem cells

May.25, 2016 - Artist Amy Karle has dedicated her work to exploring the relationship between the human body and technologies like 3D printing. Her most recent project, called 'Regenerative Reliquary', continues this exploration with a special focus on how the body and human cells can live outside the body through the creation of a human hand. More

Fuel3D secures €1.7M EU Horizon 2020 funding for 3D scanning eyewear solution

May.25, 2016 - Fuel3D, a 3D capture and imaging company based in Oxford, UK, has been awarded €1.7 million in funding from the SME instrument branch of the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation program. The funds will be used to support Fuel3D's face-scanning system for customized eyewear. More

3D printed surgical model used for first time in British NHS, aids removal of prostate tumor

May.25, 2016 - In a milestone moment for the British National Health Service (NHS), surgeons have used a 3D printed replica of a patient's cancerous prostate to aid surgery on the gland. The procedure was carried out at Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust in London. More

Autodesk Memento 3D mesh developer becomes official product as Autodesk ReMake

May.25, 2016 - Autodesk has just revealed that Memento, their 3D mesh developing beta program, has graduated and has become an official Autodesk product called ReMake, packed with automated tools for generating high resolution 3D images. More

Nano Dimension and Accellta partner to create high-speed 3D printer for stem cells

May.25, 2016 - 3D printing electronics company Nano Dimension has partnered with biotech firm Accellta to create a high-speed, high-precision 3D bioprinter for stem cells. The companies have just announced they have successfully lab-tested a proof of concept for the 3D bioprinter, which could have a big impact on the industry. More

Arkema and HP reveal material development collaboration for Multi Jet Fusion 3D printer

May.25, 2016 - HP has just revealed that they will be working together with Arkema through their Open Platform to develop new 3D printable materials for their groundbreaking Multi Jet Fusion 3D printer. More

How 3D printing helped create Parrot's Bebop 2 drone

May.25, 2016 - With 3D printing and drone technologies steadily advancing, the two fields are becoming increasingly entwined as drone makers find 3D printing to be a useful way of developing UAVs. Here again, we see the two technologies coming together in a collaborative effort by CRP Technology and Parrot to create the Bebop 2, a high performance leisure drone. More

Cancer breakthrough: Scottish scientists to 3D print brain tumors for the first time

May.25, 2016 - A team of Scottish scientists from the Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh are working on a 3D bioprinting project to realize lab-grown brain tumors, which can be used during laboratory testing of new medicines and treatment methods. More

Stratasys sets up first MakerBot Innovation Center in Asia Pacific

May.25, 2016 - Stratasys has just set up the very first MakerBot Innovation Center in the Asia Pacific region, which is attached to PolyU in Hong Kong and will provide students with all the knowledge and skillsets they need to prepare for future careers. More

Gartner names top five 'Cool Vendors in 3D printing 2016'

May.24, 2016 - Research and advisory firm Gartner has been key in the predictions of the 3D printing industry market, often publishing reports that lay out expectations of growth and impact. Recently, the firm also released its 'Cool Vendors in 3D Printing 2016' list, which draws attention to five companies which are paving the way for the future of 3D printing. More

Leapfrog XceL 3D printer jumps higher than most with 530 x 500 x 2300mm build area

May.24, 2016 - Leapfrog, a Netherlands-based 3D printer manufacturer, has launched its XceL 3D printer, a large-format machine with a build area of up to 530 x 500 x 2300mm. The XceL features a closed environment and dual extrusion system, and can be controlled via smartphone. More

This huge 3D printed tardigrade is Barbie's latest accessory

May.24, 2016 - Maker Jim Rodda (aka Zheng3) has designed a whole new set of seriously awesome accessories for Barbie, ranging from armor, to chariots, and most recently to a 3D printed battle tardigrade, which can easily be made on your own printer at home. More

SHINING 3D opens new 25,000m2 3D printing HQ in Hangzhou, China

May.24, 2016 - SHINING 3D, a Chinese 3D printer manufacturer and 3D printing service provider, is holding an opening ceremony for its new headquarters in the Zhejiang 3D Industrial Zone in Hangzhou, China. The 25,000-square-meter premises are set to become China's 'largest 3D printing innovation center'. More

CUHK and HKU researchers use 3D printing for safer and more precise cardiac surgeries

May.24, 2016 - A collaborative research team from The Chinese University of Hong Kong and the University of Hong Kong has introduced 3D printing technologies into complex cardiac procedures and has effectively enhanced both the procedural precision and safety of the operation. More

Zucchetti takes majority share in Italian 3D printing specialist FABtotum

May.24, 2016 - Italian 3D printing specialist FABtotum has just received a huge boost through an agreement with Italian software giants Zucchetti, which will become majority shareholder and is aiming to greatly expand the company's reach in the 3D printing market. More

Rocket Lab moves closer to rocket launch after second successful 3D printed engine test

May.24, 2016 - The New Zealand-based aerospace innovator Rocket Lab is edging closer to the launch date for their Electron, after successfully testing the second stage of their 3D printed Rutherford rocket engine. More

Michigan Tech students develop 3D printing 'Superior Filament' made from recycled plastic

May.24, 2016 - A team of students from Michigan Tech are making their mark on the 3D printing industry by developing a brand of recycled 3D printing filaments called Superior Filament, made from recycled soda bottles, water bottles, milk jugs, and other consumer plastics. More

British archeologists use 3D printing to recreate two shipwreck sites

May.24, 2016 - The British archeological institute Wessex Archaeology has used 3D printing and 3D sonar technology to recreate two enigmatic shipwreck sites, enabling them to study the sites more closely. More

Dubai opens world's first 3D printed 'Office of the Future', completed in just 17 days

May.24, 2016 - As part of Dubai's ambitious national 3D printing strategy that was announced a month ago, the country has just unveiled their remarkable 250 square meter 'Office of the Future', which was 3D printed in just 17 days. More

4D printed models can improve surgical planning, says Monash plastic surgeon

May.23, 2016 - Doctor Michael Chae, a plastic surgery resident and PhD candidate at Monash University, has conducted research which shows that '4D printing', 3D printing a succession of haptic models which represent bodily movement as well as appearance, could be the future of surgical planning. More

Fiber-Reinforced Nylon lets you 3D print parts with metal strength for the cost of plastic

May.23, 2016 - 3D Hubs and Markforged have partnered to release a set of new Fiber-Reinforced Nylon Materials. The new materials, Carbon, Kevlar, and Fiberglass reinforced nylon, offer the strength of metal 3D printed parts for the cost of plastic. The new materials will be available through 3D Hubs printing service. More

First ever 3D printed video necklace, Memento, launches on Kickstarter

May.23, 2016 - Ohio-based fashion tech company Mode++ has just launched a Kickstarter campaign for their first product, a 3D printed customizable video jewelry piece. The product, fittingly called Memento, is meant to function as a video-keepsake that you can wear, or as a way to showcase your own designs to others. More

Dubai Electricity and Water Authority launches tender for $136M 3D printed laboratories to test drones

May.23, 2016 - Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) has released a tender for the construction of new 3D printed laboratories at the Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park. The 3D printed laboratories, which would require $136M USD investment, would be used to research drones and 3D printing technology. More

Exoskin lets you 3D print jewelry directly onto your skin

May.23, 2016 - A team of researchers from Autodesk Research and Carnegie Mellon University have developed Exoskin, a hybrid technology capable of 3D printing skin-safe clay directly onto skin. The technology could have applications in 3D printing jewelry, wearables, smart eyewear, and even medical devices such as braces or casts. More

South Korea explores fast-track approval options for 3D printed medical devices

May.23, 2016 - The South Korean Ministry of Food and Drug Safety has revealed that they are hoping to greatly expand the use of 3D printed medical devices through a fast-track approval procedure in which 3D prints gain one-use approval for emergencies. More

Photocentric brings down resin 3D printing costs with LCD-powered Liquid Crystal 3D printer

May.23, 2016 - UK-based Photocentric has developed a new resin 3D printing technology called Daylight Polymer Printing, which uses LCD screens as light sources to keep hardware costs as low as possible. More

Dubai Health Authority reveals initiative for $100 3D printed artificial limbs

May.23, 2016 - The Dubai Health Authority has just revealed plans for a huge (bio)medical 3D printing initiative that is expected to be worth $350 million by 2025 and encompasses everything from 3D bioprinted tissue, dentures and even 3D printed artificial limbs that cost just $100. More

Microsoft adds network 3D printing support with Windows 10 IoT Core app for Raspberry Pi 3

May.23, 2016 - Microsoft has just added very accessible network 3D printing support options to their expanding plug-and-play 3D printing platform, through the Network 3D Printer app for Windows 10 IoT Core devices. More

Texas students use 3D printed otoscope to fight hearing loss in developing world

May.22, 2016 - Student members of Texas A&M University's chapter of Engineering World Health have just completed a 3D printed otoscope smartphone attachment, which can help third world doctors diagnose preventable hearing loss. More

Maker invents a clever ultrasonic approach to smoothing ABS based 3D prints

May.22, 2016 - Acetone vapor based 3D print smoothing has been around for a while. A lack of control and fear of working with dangerous solvents has prevents most 3D print enthusiasts from giving it a shot. This clever approach may change that. More

3D Printed Bicycle BoosterPack gives you the ability for pedal free riding for under $300

May.22, 2016 - Electric bikes provides the ultimate choice in being active or merely a convenient way to get around. A recent Instructables shows us how to build a low-cost booster pack with the help of 3D printing and a little bit of know-how. More

Adorable 3D printed vertical planter, Livi, running on Kickstarter

May.22, 2016 - A team of architects and designers has launched their latest product, Livi, on Kickstarter. The adorable 3D printed vertical planter, which can be placed on windows or vertical surfaces, is seeking to reimagine interior plants and their display in a playful way. More

DriveMyPhone: 3D printed, smartphone-controlled concept vehicle that can drive, swim, and fly

May.21, 2016 - Aldric Negrier, a 3D designer based in Portugal, has published his latest Instructables project: DriveMyPhone, a smartphone-controlled, 3D printed concept vehicle. DriveMyPhone, first conceived of 6 years ago, could be capable of navigating over land, water, and air. More

Canadian frostbite victim to get 3D printed bionic hands from World of 3D Printing

May.21, 2016 - A young Canadian chef will receive two custom 3D printed bionic hands from World of 3D Printing, after losing both hands to frostbite after being lost in a terrible storm. More

Making a custom phone case with a 3D printing pen

May.21, 2016 - 3D printing pens have opened up creative possibilities for making art and custom objects. Among some of the more popular 3Doodled objects are phone and tablet cases, which can be easily customized. Now, you can make your own 3Doodled phone or tablet case by following the tutorial below, which was explained by 3Doodler-enthusiast Anna Kelly. More

Get your own mini 3D printed Drake for only $29.99

May.21, 2016 - This past Saturday, Drake hosted Saturday Night Live and jokingly bemoaned the number of memes made about him in his opening monologue song 'More than a Meme'. Now, seemingly in response to this and an ingenious move by what was surely one of Drake's biggest fans, not only has the rapper been turned into an internet meme, but also a 3D printed figurine! More

Top 12 free 3D printable Game of Thrones props

May.20, 2016 - With season six of Game of Thrones in full swing, and everyone excited about their favorite characters and on edge about their most hated, we decided to put together a list of our top free Game of Thrones themed 3D prints. From props, to wearables, to games - all the Game of Thrones memorabilia you need can be printed on your very own trusty 3D printer. More

Plane it cool! 3D printed nylon attachments mimic ice in Global Hawk UAV testing

May.20, 2016 - Staff at the Edwards Air Force Base in California have used 3D printing to test the Global Hawk, an unmanned surveillance aircraft operated by the U.S. Air Force. By attaching 3D printed nylon attachments to the plane's wings, staff managed to replicate the effect of icing caused by cloud decks. More

Airbus APWorks unveils 35kg 3D printed 'Light Rider' electric motorcycle, yours for €50K

May.20, 2016 - APWorks, a subsidiary of Airbus Group, has built a fully functional 3D printed motorcycle. The vehicle, which has been dubbed the 'Light Rider', is made from APWorks' Scalmalloy material and weighs just 35kg. More

Magic Candy Factory 3D printer to make US debut at Dylan's Candy Bar stores this month

May.20, 2016 - Katjes Fassin, the confectionary supplier behind the Magic Candy Factory 3D printer, is bringing its candy-printing box of tricks to American shores. Katjes has teamed up with Dylan's Candy Bar, which will set up the candy 3D printer in select stores this month. Online sales will commence in June. More

3D printed skull replica guides narrow cranial disease surgery for one-year-old Chinese boy

May.20, 2016 - The one-year-old Chen Chen from Yongzhou City, China, has just become the first Chinese patient to successfully undergo narrow cranial disease surgery involving a 3D printed skull model. More

Arcam unveils two new industrial 3D printers, plans to build powder plant in Montreal

May.20, 2016 - Arcam, the Swedish pioneers Electron Beam Melting 3D printing platforms, have just revealed their new industrial Q10plus and Q20plus 3D printers and announced plans to open up a new metal powder plant in Montreal to help them cope with growing demand. More

Maker completes amazing Embers of War cosplay with 11 3D printers & 1700 print hours

May.20, 2016 - Prop maker Bindi Smalls has just showcased an amazing project at PAX in Boston, a 3D printed Gwen suit from the forthcoming Embers of War that required eleven 3D printers and 1700 print hours to complete. More

Local Motors unveils 3D printed Strati car packed with autonomous driving, IoT tech

May.20, 2016 - At a tech forum in Austin Texas, 3D printed car pioneers Local Motors have unveiled the world's first 3D printed car packed with autonomous driving and IoT technology, provided by NXP Seminconductors. More

Saltwater Brewery launches 3D printed edible six-pack rings that are safe for animals to eat

May.20, 2016 - The Florida-based Saltwater Brewery has started packaging their flagship IPA beer cans with 3D printed edible six-pack rings, which are fully biodegradable and won't harm marine life at all. More

University of Maryland researchers develop micron-scale graphene based 3D printed furance

May.20, 2016 - Heating elements have traditionally been large or difficult to sustain a focus when dealing in the nano-scale. Researchers from the University of Maryland have developed a way to generate up to 3000K worth of stable heat on the micron level using 3D printing. More

3D printed couplers enable upscaling of radical new concrete casting method

May.19, 2016 - Designers Ron Culver and Joseph Sarafian have developed a new construction method which involves casting concrete in sleeves of Lycra fabric, which are then stretched into position using programmed robotic arms. 3D printed couplers are then used to connect sections of the shaped concrete together. More

ZMorph demonstrates 3D printer, CNC mill, laser cutter abilities with Star Wars-themed 'sample pack'

May.19, 2016 - To demonstrate the capabilities of its ZMorph 2.0 SX Multitool 3D Printer, ZMorph has created a special 'sample pack', consisting of a multi-headed Star Wars wine stopper and wooden display box. 3D printing, CNC milling, and laser cutting techniques were all used to create the contents of the pack. More

Prodways forms 'Les Créations', new 3D printing division for luxury, design, art, architecture sectors

May.19, 2016 - Prodways Group, an international 3D printing company, has today launched 'Les Créations', its new luxury, design, art, and architecture division. Les Cr'ations will 3D print prototypes, molds, unique parts, and both series and pre-series parts, with an emphasis on a 'Made in France' label. More

3D printed life-size 'DOOM BFG' replica took 1000 hours and 20kg of filament to print

May.19, 2016 - Last week, DOOM, a reboot of the first person shooter video game series Doom which was first released in 1993, was officially released. In celebration of the new video game's launch, MyMiniFactory teamed up with DOOM's publishing company Bethesda Softworks to 3D print a massive, life-size BFG, the video game's iconic weapon. More

LUXeXcel 3D prints lens for 'Flens' smartphone flashlight booster

May.19, 2016 - Flens is a flashlight enhancer for smartphones that can boost the regular flash's power by as much as 10x thanks to 3D printed optic lenses from Dutch 3D printing innovator LUXeXcel. More

Long-awaited Printrbot Simple v2 3D printer now available for pre-order, shipping in July

May.19, 2016 - Printrbot's Brook Drumm has just shared a sneak preview of the forthcoming Printrbot Simple v2 3D printer, which is now available for pre-order with shipping set to start in July. More

Student Amos Dudley hired by Formlabs after amazing 3D printed braces success

May.19, 2016 - New Jersey Amos Dudley, who took the internet by storm with his very successful and impressive custom 3D printed braces project, has been offered a job at Formlabs after impressing them with his DIY ingenuity. More

Additive Industries reopens MetalFAB1 3D printer Beta program for automotive parts developer GKN

May.19, 2016 - Dutch metal 3D printing pioneer Additive Industries has just revealed that they are re-opening their MetalFAB1 3D printer's Beta program for the opportunity to work with automotive parts developer GKN Powder Metallurgy. More

3D bioprinted placenta model could be the key to treating preeclampsia

May.19, 2016 - Preeclampsia is one of the leading causes of both maternal and perinatal morbidity and mortality today. Fortunately, we may be closer to finding a treatment thanks to scientists at the Sheikh Zayed Institute for Pediatric Surgical Innovation at Children's National Health System who 3D bioprinted a placenta model. More

Fake 3D printed security seals are helping thieves steal cargo, warns G4S

May.19, 2016 - G4S, a British multinational security services company, has warned that an increasing number of criminals are using 3D printed security devices in order to disguise cargo thefts. G4S advises that companies improve their supply chain security to protect themselves from this new threat. More

3D printed model lets visually impaired woman see face of boyfriend as baby

May.19, 2016 - Zortrax, a Polish 3D printer manufacturer, has shared the heartwarming story of Miki, a visually impaired woman, and her boyfriend Domenico, both from Como, Italy. 3DP s.r.l., a 3D printer supplier, gave Miki a 3D printed model of Domenico's face as a baby, based on a 40-year-old photograph. More

US Navy plans to fly a Boeing V-22 Osprey aircraft with 3D printed part in June

May.18, 2016 - The US Navy has just announced that their Naval Air Systems Command (NavAir) will be hosting a test flight for a Boeing V-22 Osprey aircraft with a crucial 3D printed part next month. More

BMW to use new HP Jet Fusion 3D printer for 'serial part production & personal customization'

May.18, 2016 - BMW has partnered with HP to become one of the first users of the new HP Jet Fusion 3D Printing Solution, which was made commercially available yesterday. The German luxury car manufacturer will use the new 3D printing system for serial part production and customized parts. More

Type A Machines redefines 3D printing infill with Absolute Dimensions and 3D Internal Structures

May.18, 2016 - All makers are well acquainted with the infill setting, which could quite literally make or break your 3D printed model. To improve on internal structures, 3D printing solutions company Type A Machines announced the launch of new system that will effectively redefine settings for the functional internal geometry of 3D printed parts. More

HP Inc. shifts focus to 3D printing, CEO Dion Weisler reveals

May.18, 2016 - HP Inc.'s CEO Dion Weisler has revealed that 3D printing has become one of the company's key priorities, and argued that their new HP Jet Fusion 3D printer has the power to further industrialize additive manufacturing. More

EnvisionTEC reveals SLCOM 1 for 3D printing woven fiber composite parts

May.18, 2016 - EnvisionTEC announced the launch of the SLCOM 1 industrial composite 3D printer for industrial manufacturing of composite materials, employing a new patent pending process known as Selective Lamination Composite Object Manufacturing (SLCOM). More

101Hero, world's cheapest 3D printer on Kickstarter for $49

May.18, 2016 - What could be the cheapest 3D printer on the market, the 101Hero, has just launched on Kickstarter. The campaign, which has already reached over 80% of its funding in one day, is offering the 101Hero 3D printer for as little as $49. More

Amazing 3D printed electric violin, 3Dvarius, launches on Kickstarter

May.18, 2016 - One of our favorite 3D printed instruments, a futuristic looking 3D printed electric violin designed and perfected over the years by French violinist and engineer Laurent Bernadac, has just launched on Kickstarter. You can get the 3Dvarius for a pledge of '6,229. More

Nike partners with HP to make 3D printed footwear

May.18, 2016 - Following up on yesterday's unveiling of the HP Jet Fusion 3D Printer, Nike has just revealed that they will be using HP's revolutionary 3D printing platform to develop more revolutionary footwear options. More

Siemens partners with HP to elevate 3D printing from prototyping to full production

May.18, 2016 - Siemens, the global electronics and industrial conglomerate, has just announced an important partnership with HP Inc., which just yesterday unveiled its Jet Fusion 3D Printer. Together, the companies will work towards transforming additive manufacturing from a prototyping technology to a viable option for full production utilization. More

UPS teams with SAP to set up US-wide on-demand 3D printing network

May.18, 2016 - UPS, the world's largest package delivery company, has just announced plans to integrate a nationwide on-demand 3D printing network into their services through a collaboration with software provider SAP. More

Sculpteo's patent-pending 3D print Smoothing Beautifier readies itself for beta phase

May.18, 2016 - Surface lines on any 3D print are a casualty of how the technology function. Sculpteo 3D print service provider has come up with a new way to smooth out the roughness of SLS 3D prints and you're free to sign up as a beta tester. More

Josef Prusa unveils $699 Original Prusa i3 MK2 3D printer

May.17, 2016 - Prusa Research, the Czech 3D printer manufacturer behind the Prusa line of RepRap 3D printers, has unveiled its latest model: the Original Prusa i3 MK2. The kit is available for preorder at $699, with shipping due to begin May 18. More

Indiegogo campaign launches for Kanèsis' 3D printing HempBioPlastic filament

May.17, 2016 - Sicilian startup Kan'sis has just launched a crowdfunding campaign for its latest innovative 3D printing filament: HempBioPlastic. The recycled and eco-friendly filament is reportedly 30% stronger and 20% lighter than standard PLA filaments. More

Sketchfab lets you explore 750,000 3D models using any VR headsets

May.17, 2016 - Sketchfab, the popular 3D model sharing platform, recently expanded its VR capabilities meaning that you can now view your 3D models using any VR headsets. The 3D model website announced the launch of a series of apps for VR which are compatible with the Oculus Rift, the HTC Vive, Gear VR, Cardboard, as well as its WebVR support. More

HP begins selling Jet Fusion 3D printer, 'ten times faster, half the cost' of current systems

May.17, 2016 - HP, the legal successor of printing giant Hewlett-Packard, today unveiled its first ever 3D printing system, the HP Jet Fusion 3D Printing Solution. The new machine can purportedly create parts up to 10 times faster than current 3D printing systems, and at half the cost. More

High speed, high accuracy Integrator DLP 3D printer by CRAFT3D hits Kickstarter

May.17, 2016 - South Korean-American startup CRAFT3D has just launched their very appealing Integrator DLP 3D printer on Kickstarter, a high-speed SLA-DLP model capable of realizing a 25 micron X and Y resolution. More

Prodways unveils ProMaker P1000, first industrial laser sintering 3D printer at under €100K

May.17, 2016 - Prodways, ProMaker P1000, Groupe Gorgé, industrial laser sintering 3D printer, PA6 laser sintering powder More

Singapore launches $42 million 3D Printing Centre at NTU

May.17, 2016 - Singapore has just launched its first 3D Printing Centre at the Nanyan Technological University (NTU). The S$42 million centre is aimed at furthering the research and development of additive manufacturing and precision engineering technologies as well as establishing industry standards for the 3D printing. More

Ricoh's first branded high-end 3D printer AM S5500P now available in Europe

May.17, 2016 - Ricoh's first branded high-end 3D printer is available now in Europe. As announced by Ricoh last year, the powerful RICOH AM S5500P 3D printer is capable of working with a wide range of polymers and powders and has been especially designed to manufacture large, highly detailed and functional objects in a single piece. More

New Harvard laser 3D printer prints metal structures in mid-air by lasering nanoparticles

May.17, 2016 - Harvard researchers have just published a paper detailing a revolutionary new laser-DIW metal 3D printing technique, which allows the creation of complex microscopic and conductive free-form metal structures in mid-air. More

Stratasys streamlines 3D Print workflow with its multi-printer compatible GrabCAD Print

May.17, 2016 - The process of turning a 3D model file into a 3D print can be cumbersome at the best of times. The upcoming release of GrabCAD Print by Stratasys hopes to streamline things in a very convincing way. More

MIT researchers 3D print programmable 50 micron Cilllia hair that can act as sensors

May.16, 2016 - A team of researchers from the MIT Media Lab have just showcased their Cilllia 3D printing platform, which enables the creation of functional and programmable hair structures that can act as sensors and actuators. More

OTHR unveils stunning first collection of 3D printed household items at NY Design Week

May.16, 2016 - New York based design studio OTHR recently debuted its first series of 3D printed household items at New York Design Week. Consisting of 12 pieces, the collection was created in collaboration with a number of accomplished designers and design studios from around the world. More

Simone Fontana makes 3D printed penny boards, opens €240 Formfutura filament giveaway

May.16, 2016 - YouTuber and 3D printing expert Simone Fontana, better known by his online handle 'FNTSMN', has made a pair of 3D printed 3DNA penny boards using two new 3D printing filaments from Formfutura. As part of the unveiling, the maker is also running a giveaway for 3x €80 Formfutura gift vouchers. More

Delta force: SeeMeCNC ERIS Delta 3D printer available for $549

May.16, 2016 - SeeMeCNC, a 3D printing startup based in Goshen, Indiana, has announced that its new ERIS Delta 3D printer is in production and available to order in limited quantities. The FFF machine, first seen at CES 2015, is currently available at a reduced price of $549. More

3D printed Billycart impresses at Bangalow Billycart Derby in Australia

May.16, 2016 - A couple weeks ago we covered a story about Steve Rosewell who made a 3D printed Billycart. The impressive 3D printed propulsion-free cart raced this past weekend at the 23rd annual Bangalow Billycart Derby in northern New South Wales and the results of its performance are now in! More

Leapfrog shares sneak preview of forthcoming dual-headed Bolt 3D printer

May.16, 2016 - Dutch 3D printer manufacturers Leapfrog have just shared an exciting sneak preview for the forthcoming Bolt Leapfrog 3D printer, featuring a dual 3D print heads, a very large build space and a custom software platform. More

Polymaker unveils PC-Max, their strongest 3D printing filament for load-bearing parts

May.16, 2016 - The Chinese 3D printable filament specialists from Polymaker have just unveiled PC-Max, their strongest 3D filament so far and perfect for engineering projects and load-bearing components. More

McFarlane Aviation wants to get 3D printing off the ground for entire aerospace industry

May.16, 2016 - McFarlane Aviation, a Kansas-based manufacturer of replacement aircraft parts, is looking to open a new additive manufacturing facility. By working closely with the FAA, McFarlane hopes to force the approval of certain 3D printed aircraft parts'a feat that would affect the entire industry. More

Van Gogh's painting 'The Starry Night' has been replicated with 3D printing

May.16, 2016 - Van Gogh's The Starry Night has to this day remained one of the Dutch painter's most famous works. In an effort to pay homage to the artist as well as to show the artistic capabilities of contemporary 3D printing technologies, Toronto-based 3D printing company Custom Prototypes Inc. has produced an impressive 3D printed replica of The Starry Night. More

E3D combines the best of PLA and ABS in new Edge PET 3D printer filament

May.16, 2016 - The British hot-end specialists E3D have just unveiled Edge, a potentially game-changing PET filament that is very easy to 3D print, but stronger, stiffer and tougher than ABS. More

Stunning 3D printed sundial changes shape with solar data

May.15, 2016 - Amsterdam based urban design and architectural firm prescription. teamed up with sustainable engineering firm Arup to modernize the sundial by creating a stunning 3D printed installation for the city of Amsterdam. The design is based off of site-specific solar path data. More

Sleek XOCO 3D chocolate printer lets you see your chocolate as it prints

May.15, 2016 - Dutch design studio Michiel Cornelissen Ontwerp has developed a concept chocolate 3D printer called the XOCO. The confectionary 3D printer was designed to fit seamlessly and stylishly into kitchen and food spaces. More

Revisit your favorite places with LOGIPLACES 3D concrete puzzles

May.15, 2016 - LOGIPLACES is a series of concrete 3D puzzles of world-famous locations, made from geographically-accurate 3D printed molds. More

Blade Runner inspired 3D printed emotion detector raises questions about future of dating

May.15, 2016 - A group of researchers from the Centre for Spatial Analysis (CASA) at UCL have designed and 3D printed an emotion detector inspired by Blade Runner's Voight-Kampff machine to draw attention and raise questions about our world becoming one in which we use machines and computers to monitor and gauge people's emotions. More

Quadriplegic Patrick Joyce creates 3D printed bionic arm for 9-year-old Raimi

May.14, 2016 - Inspiring maker Patrick Joyce, who suffers from MND/ALS, is creating a functioning below the elbow 3D printed bionic arm for 9-year-old Raimi. The 3D printed hand prosthetic, which is operated by three servo motors, recently won $1,000 in the first round of HackadayPrize2016. More

Adafruit's 3D printed PiGRRL Zero puts retro gaming in your pocket

May.14, 2016 - Adafruit's Ruiz Brothers have posted a tutorial for the PiGRRL Zero, their latest Gameboy-style, 3D printed emulator. The PiGRRL Zero, which packs 14 buttons and a 2.2' color display into its tiny landscape casing, is built around the $5 Raspberry Pi Zero. More

Indian startup EmbroS develops 3D printed wearable travel aid for the visually impaired

May.14, 2016 - Indian startup EmbroS is making a difference in the visually impaired community with 3D printing through their innovative product, Live Braille, a 3D printed wearable device that effectively replaces the walking cane for the blind. More

$25 3D printed vein finder could assist nurses in developing countries

May.14, 2016 - Alex Stanciu, a military automotive engineer, has designed a 3D printable vein finder. Stanciu believes that the $25 DIY device, which is around 5 times cheaper than the leading market alternative, could be used by nurses and medical staff in developing countries. More

Everything is illuminated: the benefits of 3D printing in the lighting industry

May.13, 2016 - The well-known advantages of additive manufacturing are perfectly accentuated in the lighting industry, where most materials are already 3D printer-friendly, and where speed and customization can open entirely new lighting possibilities. More

Kanèsis to launch Indiegogo campaign for hemp 3D printing filament '30% stronger than PLA'

May.13, 2016 - Kanèsis, a thermoplastic composites startup based in Sicily, is launching an Indiegogo campaign for its HempBioPlastic 3D printing filament. The company recently filed its first patent application for the eco-friendly 3D printing material. More

Parsee 3D printed smart glasses help the blind to identify objects, text, faces, colors

May.13, 2016 - Parsee, a Polish non-profit organization, has designed a pair of 3D printed Smart Glasses for blind and visually impaired people. The technology, currently the subject of an Indiegogo campaign, uses text, face, shape, and color recognition to provide audio information to the wearer via a headphone. More

Twitter-powered 3D printed horse brooch steals show at the Kentucky Derby

May.13, 2016 - To add a playful touch to last week's Kentucky Derby, NBC Sports reporter Johnny Weir wore an amazing 3D printed social brooch, featuring a horse that galloped whenever a specific hashtag was used on Twitter. More

3D printing listed as a top at-risk emerging technology in CERT report

May.13, 2016 - The Computer Emergency Readiness Team (CERT) has recently published a study that lays out the top 10 at-risk emerging technologies. The report includes 3D printing, augmented reality, smart medical devices, and autonomous machines among others. More

Polish students prepare for spacewalk on Mars with 3D printed Ares 2 Rover

May.13, 2016 - Polish students from the Technical University of Warsaw have used 3D printing to build their entry into the University Rover Challenge, the Ares 2 Mars Rover. More

HK Productivity Council launches Hong Kong's first 3D printed ring measurement tech

May.13, 2016 - A new wedding shop called Forever Couple has just opened its doors in Hong Kong, and offers 3D scanning and 3D printing services to provide clients with perfectly fitting sample wedding rings. More

The Allforge 3D Mold Making machine smashes its campaign goal within days

May.13, 2016 - Mold making has always been the faster, albeit more expensive option over 3D printing when it comes to mass production. The Allforge, a 3D mold making machine that cleverly utilizes 3D printing, has easily surpassed their crowd funding goal with time to spare. More

Gold-leafed 3D printed 'Freedom of Flight' sculptures push the limits of 3D printing

May.13, 2016 - Renowned artists Eileen Borgeson and Russ Ogi have just revealed the fruits of a fantastic collaboration: two gorgeous 3D printed gold-leafed 'Freedom of Flight' sculptures that defy the limits of 3D printing. More

Formfutura's new 3D printing filaments TitanX, ApolloX and Atlas Support offer optimized adhesion

May.13, 2016 - Formfutura, a Netherlands-based manufacturer of 3D printing materials, has launched three new 3D printing filaments: TitanX, ApolloX, and Atlas Support. The three FDM-optimized materials promise optimized adhesion properties and a finish comparable to that of injection-molded parts. More

Taulman3D launches guidel!ne, a high-strength, PETG based filament for medical 3D printing

May.12, 2016 - 3D printing filament manufacturer Taulman3D has launched guidel!ne, a high-strength, FDA-registered PETG material for 3D printing medical and clinical devices. More

Warwick students to race 'Godiva 2' submarine, the 'most 3D printed vessel on the grid'

May.12, 2016 - A team of engineering students from the University of Warwick in the UK will be debuting their functional 3D printed submarine at the European International Submarine Races in Gosport, England this July. The 3D printed submarine, called the Godiva 2, is being heralded as the 'most 3D printed vessel on the grid'. More

H.C. Starck to offer specialized refractory metal powders for additive manufacturing

May.12, 2016 - H.C. Starck, a global supplier of metals and ceramics, has invested in new powder processing technology for additive manufacturing. The technology will enable the company to offer 'spheroidized' refractory metal powders with controlled chemistry and distribution of particle sizes. More

Life-size 3D printed ox statue installed in Hong Kong as tribute to local cattle

May.12, 2016 - A 3D printed statue of an ox by artist Edmond Wong has just been installed in Hong Kong. The art installation serves as tribute to local cattle and to remind people of the crucial role today's stray cattle used to have for local agriculture. More

UK government invests £4.5 million in 3D printing funding competition

May.12, 2016 - The UK government is launching a funding competition to promote development in the fields of additive manufacturing and connected digital manufacturing. The competition, part of Innovate UK, is offering up to £4.5 million in funding to businesses with both novel and applicable 3D printing business proposals. More

New 3D printed shock-absorbing bio-glass could be used for cartilage implants

May.12, 2016 - Researchers from the Imperial College London have discovered a new 3D printed shock-absorbing bio-glass that could be a fantastic alternative for cartilage implants. More

Tips to prevent your 3D printed models from falling apart or printing with gaps

May.12, 2016 - 3D design marketplace Gambody is offering makers some key tips to help successfully 3D print models without any problems such as gaps or holes. More

Pope Francis blesses 3D printer factories headed towards Africa to make prosthetics

May.12, 2016 - During a General Audience at St. Peter's Square in Rome, Pope Francis blessed two 3D printer mini-factories that are heading towards Uganda and the Congo to make prosthetics for local amputees. More

Chemson Pacific announces 3DVinyl, the first 3D printable PVC filament

May.12, 2016 - Australian PVC specialist Chemson Pacific has just announced the completion of 3DVinyl PVC filament, which is very durable, very resistant to the elements, fire retardant and uses comparatively little fossil fuels to make. More

Dry and feed 3D printing filaments while printing with $79 PrintDry device

May.11, 2016 - PrintDry has introduced an in-line filament dryer for 3D printing. Designed to work with both 1.75mm and 3mm filaments, the PrintDry filament dryer helps prevent moisture buildup, reducing the possibility of moisture-related defects such as nozzle clogs and weak inter-layer bonding. More

Texas researchers re-engineer vintage toy to walk right out of 3D printer

May.11, 2016 - Using UTSA's Roadrunner mascot as a model, a team of Texas researchers has re-engineered a 1930's-era 'ramp walker' toy so that it can be 3D printed in a single assembly and practically walk off of the 3D print bed. More

3D printed GoPro STABYLIZR takes Kickstarter by storm

May.11, 2016 - An Austrian startup has taken Kickstarter by storm with its new product STABYLIZR, a 3D printed GoPro camera stabilizer. The campaign, which launched just a week ago, has already surpassed its '30,000 crowdfunding goal and the startup announced that it has already begun production of their GoPro accessory to fill backers' orders. More

Nia Technologies receives $1.5M CAD to develop '3D PrintAbility' 3D printed prosthesis project

May.11, 2016 - Nia Technologies, a Canadian nonprofit established by cbm Canada to provide '3D PrintAbility' orthopedic solutions in developing countries, has been awarded over $1.5M CAD ($1.16M USD) by Grand Challenges Canada, Google.org, Autodesk Foundation, and Stronger Philanthropy. More

Dremel releases 3D printing app to round out Dremel 3D Education program

May.11, 2016 - 3D printer manufacturer Dremel has been at the fore of STEM promotion through its development of a series of kid-friendly products. In an effort to further integrate 3D printing technologies into the classroom for children, the manufacturing company has released its newest product, the Dremel 3D mobile app. More

Peachy Printer owner embezzles 50% of Kickstarter funds to build himself a house

May.11, 2016 - Peachy Printer, the world's first $100 3D printer, has announced that nearly 50% of its $650,000 Kickstarter funds were stolen by the company's financial manager and used to build a house in Canada. More

Stratasys to increase Australian market presence through new Fuji Xerox partnership

May.11, 2016 - 3D printing pioneers Stratasys have just announced a new partnership with Fuji Xerox Australia, through which they hope to increase the availability and adoption rates of their 3D printing solutions in the Australian market. More

Polysher gives 3D printable Nikoss' Toys the perfect finish

May.11, 2016 - The excellent layer removal power of Polymaker's new Polysher cleaning unit has again been showcased by a range of perfectly smooth toys by startup Nikoss Toys. More

As simple as Legos: truly user-friendly $199 Anvil 3D printer hits Kickstarter

May.11, 2016 - The Shanghai-based startup Anvil Electronic Technology has just brought the truly user-friendly and accessible Anvil 3D printer to Kickstarter, complete with automatic filament loading system and design software that is as simple as playing with Legos. More

MIT unveils Materiable, a 3D printed shape shifting interface that can mimic sand, rubber and water

May.11, 2016 - MIT has been responsible for some impressive projects and advancements within the field of 3D printing. Their latest project, a shape changing interface made of 3D printed blocks called Materiable, does not disappoint as it can mimic such physical reactions as flexibility, elasticity, and viscosity. More

3D printing and robotic surgery could revolutionize prostate cancer treatment

May.11, 2016 - Prostate cancer, one of the most common types of cancer among males' affects 1 in 7 men worldwide. Fortunately, a new prostate cancer treatment method developed in the UK, involving 3D printed surgical models and robotic arms, could potentially advance the treatment process significantly, helping to save lives. More

TU Wien researchers combine laser and DLP tech in new high-viscosity polymer 3D printer

May.10, 2016 - Researchers from the Technical University of Vienna (TU Wien) have just revealed an interesting new 3D printing platform that can 3D print high-viscosity polymers with excellent material properties, and that combines the efficiency of DLP 3D printing with laser precision for an optimal resolution. More

Preparing files for 3D printing: i.Materialise explains all

May.10, 2016 - i.materialise, the consumer 3D printing service and marketplace of Materialise, has published a guide to preparing files for 3D printing. The guide, coming in the form of a blog post, tackles file-fixing terminology and provides an essential model-fixing checklist. More

Czech pilot is back with fantastic 3D printable RC Messerschmitt Bf 109T airplane

May.10, 2016 - Czech pilot Štepán Dokoupil has just unveiled the latest addition to his collection of WWII 3D printable RC airplanes with the Messerschmitt Bf 109T, a lightweight model that can be 3D printed on any desktop 3D printer. More

GuardLab ships first batch of 3D printed mouthguards protected by VerifyMe anti-counterfeit tech

May.10, 2016 - VerifyMe, a provider of embedded anti-counterfeit technology, today announced the'first'shipment of VerifyMe-protected, 3D printed mouthguards from GuardLab, with whom VerifyMe formed a partnership back'in March.'The shipment consisted of approximately 1,600 digitally authenticated products. More

HP launches Tech Ventures VC to invest in 3D printing, virtual reality and Internet of Things

May.10, 2016 - HP Inc. has launched HP Tech Ventures, a venture capital arm that will invest in early-stage tech startups in the areas of 3D printing, augmented reality, artificial intelligence robots, and the Internet of Things. More

On-The-Fly Print by Cornell team 3D prints high speed wireframe prototypes while you design

May.10, 2016 - Cornell PhD students Huaishu Peng and Rundong Wu have developed the revolutionary On-The-Fly Print setup, which allows for parallel prototyping during CAD design and puts wireframe 3D prints in your hands in a matter of seconds. More

Autodesk's ChronoFab creates the illusion of motion to 3D printing

May.10, 2016 - Inspired by movement based lines found in 2D comic books, Autodesk Research has developed way to create motion-based patterns onto your 3D prints using a novel, dynamic coding approach. More

FDA releases long-awaited draft guidance for 3D printed medical devices

May.10, 2016 - In an effort to make approval processes for 3D printed medical devices easier for all parties, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has just released a long-awaited draft guidance. More

3D printed figurine of deceased daughter brings solace to bereaved Japanese father

May.10, 2016 - A Japanese father who lost his eleven-year-old daughter in a tragic car accident has been able to find solace in a 3D printed figurine of his daughter made with just a few 2D photos. More

3D printed frog skeletons make learning anatomy more accessible

May.10, 2016 - To help students learn anatomy and to make the field of study more accessible to both students and teachers, a team of scientists from New Zealand's Massey University have developed a method to easily 3D scan and print replicas of small animal skeletons, including a cane toad and a spiny dogfish. More

Stunning 3D printed 'water curtain' makes waves at Temps de Flors flower show in Girona, Spain

May.9, 2016 - Base42, a creative technology nonprofit based in Vilablareix, Spain, has used a custom FFF 3D printer to create a visually stunning 'water curtain'. The installation, on display in Girona until May 15, uses 128 3D printed nozzles and 64 3D printed valves to dispense water in patterns. More

All primary schools should have 3D printers & design software, says former education secretary Lord Baker

May.9, 2016 - In a report published today, former British education secretary Lord Kenneth Baker has said that every UK primary school should have a 3D printer. The demand forms part of an eight-point plan concerning education on digital technology and the prevention of future unemployment. More

New Disney software lets users create responsive 3D printed toys and game controllers

May.9, 2016 - Disney Research and ETH Zurich have developed a software tool that lets users of all skill levels design and create flexible 3D printed toys with embedded piezoresistive wires that can sense when they are being bent or deformed. More

Italian design studio Ushak 3D prints stunning ornamentals to replace ivory

May.9, 2016 - Ivory, a material made from animal tusks continues to be, despite being illegal, associated with luxury. In an effort to match the sought after aesthetic of ivory without sourcing the material from animals, Italian design studio Ushak is creating design items inspired by the ornamentation of the past but created using 3D printing technologies. More

3D printing industry to reach $21 billion by 2020, UPS and CTA report shows

May.9, 2016 - UPS recently teamed up with the Consumer Technology Association (CTA) to release a report detailing how the 3D printing industry is expected to grow over the next four years. The report has found that in 2016 the 3D printing industry will reach $7.3 billion, and by 2020 it is expected to grow to $21 billion. More

Meet HoloFlex, a 3D printed smartphone with flexible screen and a holographic display

May.9, 2016 - Canadian researchers from Queen's University have just unveiled the world's first 3D printed holographic flexible smartphone, complete with a bendable screen and intuitive 3D imaging capabilities. More

Pinball fan uses 3D printed parts to customize pinball machines

May.9, 2016 - New Mexico-based startup Mezel Mods is working hard to breathe new life into the pinball hobby, and are currently providing dozens of 3D printed modifications for existing pinball machines. More

3D printed vagina artist Megumi Igarashi convicted for obscenity in Japan, fined 400,000 yen

May.9, 2016 - Japanese feminist artist Megumi Igarashi, who in 2014 was arrested for selling 3D printable data of her genitals and who has since been fighting Japanese courts for her innocence, was found guilty on charges of obscenity, while was acquitted on a separate charge of displaying obscene materials. More

Researchers use titanium-tantalum alloy to improve stress absorption of 3D printed implants

May.9, 2016 - By mixing titanium and tantalum powders together, Singapore researchers have developed a new biocompatible alloy that is perfect for 3D printing stress-resistant implants. More

Met Gala 2016: is 3D printing the future of fashion?

May.8, 2016 - At this year's Met Gala, celebrities graced the red carpet inspired by the theme Fashion in an Age of Technology, in line with the Costume Institute's recently launched exhibition Manus x Machina. The question on everyone's lips after the event and in seeing the exhibition was "could 3D printing be the future of fashion?" More

Sensitive Ceramics: 3D printed ceramics that explore the body and digital design

May.8, 2016 - A group of designers from the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts are exploring the relationship between the body and the digital through their stunning 3D printed ceramics project, 'Sensitive Ceramics'. More

WY-TO architects explore 3D printed furniture and flat-pack housing for disaster relief

May.8, 2016 - Living Shelter is a prototype solution for disaster relief in Southeast Asia. The flat-pack housing structures are affordable and easy to assemble, and provide security, clean water, energy, and even 3D printed foldable furniture for practical daily use. More

Low-cost 3D printed braille reader aims to increase literacy rates for the blind

May.8, 2016 - Access to resources have long been a hindrance to further adoption of braille for the blind. Newly announced low-cost innovations in the 3D printing community hope to change all of that. More

MakerBot 3D Printer makes TIME Magazine's list of most influential tech gadgets of all time

May.7, 2016 - 3D printing technology, as represented by the MakerBot Replicator, has made TIME Magazine's list of the most influential gadgets of all time. Yet what this says about the state of consumer 3D printing goes beyond MakerBot alone. More

Top 10 3D printed Mother's Day gift ideas

May.7, 2016 - In celebration of this upcoming Mother's Day we've compiled a list of 3D printable gift ideas that will show your mother just how much you love and appreciate her. More

Under Armour receives A' Design Award for 3D printed 'Architech' training shoe

May.7, 2016 - Sportwear company Under Armour has received the A' Design Award in the Footwear, Shoes and Boots category for its 3D printed Architech training shoe. The shoe was released in a limited batch of 96 pairs, selling out in 19 minutes. More

Turn your smartphone into the Bat Signal with 3D printed light blaster

May.7, 2016 - With the help of a fun and easy 3D printed light blaster that is held against your flash projector, you can transform your smartphone into a Bat Signal at a moment's notice. More

Xerox developing 3D printed electronics for smart devices

May.6, 2016 - Xerox, the American business and technology corporation, is developing 3D printed circuit board technology for 'smart devices' that can sense and interact with their environment. Janos Veres of Palo Alto Research Center (PARC), A Xerox Company, just gave an update on the company's progress. More

ORNL and Boeing perform first successful autoclave testing of 100% 3D printed tools

May.6, 2016 - Oak Ridge National Laboratory has successfully 3D printed and tested four thermoplastic molds in Boeing's industrial autoclave, which was designed for curing aerospace-grade parts. Additive manufacturing reduced the lead time from 14 weeks to 5 hours. More

Audi revs up 3D printing initiative with purchase of SLM 280 HL 3D printer by SLM Solutions

May.6, 2016 - German car manufacturer Audi has purchased an all-in-one SLM 280HL 3D printer from SLM Solutions after an 'extensive exchange of information' at SLM's Lübeck HQ. The printer will be used to create aluminum parts at Audi's Department for Technical Development in Gießen. More

3D printed animals raise awareness for endangered species through ad campaign

May.6, 2016 - To remind people of the importance of animal life the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) launched an ad campaign in collaboration with French ad agency Young & Rubicam. The eye catching campaign, which uses 3D printing as a motif, is hoping to highlight the irreversibility of killing wildlife, and the difficulty in restoring it. More

Local Motors buys two BAAM 3D printers; set to open 100 automotive microfactories within 10 years

May.6, 2016 - Local Motors has purchased two BAAM large-format 3D printers, which will be the centerpieces of its 3D printed car factory set-up. More

3D Systems 3D prints 140 parts for P51 Combat Fighter motorcycle by Confederate Motors

May.6, 2016 - 3D Systems has 3D printed a complete assembly kit that includes more than 140 different parts for Confederate Motors' exclusive P51 Combat Fighter motorcycle. More

Guinness World Record for tallest 3D printed human broken with 2.05m sculpture

May.6, 2016 - British 3D scanning and 3D printing startup Backface has just broken the Guinness World Record for tallest 3D printed human broken with 2.05m sculpture, made especially for Channel 5's The Gadget Show. More

Eat Cambridge food festival to serve five-course 3D printed meal with Nufood 3D food printer

May.6, 2016 - It isn't surprising that 3D printed foods are popping up at more and more gastronomic festivals, as there are even conferences dedicated to 3D printed food. With Eat Cambridge, a local food and drink festival in the UK, starting this week, more 3D printed edibles will be showcased as design studio Dovetailed will be there with the Nufood 3D food printer. More

New A$3.7M 3D bioprinting center to open doors in Australia

May.6, 2016 - The Australian government has just announced that they will set up the $3.7 million ARC Training Centre in Additive Biomanufacturing for the development and practical application of new 3D bioprinting innovations. More

WNLO unveils China's largest SLM 3D printer for production of metal parts

May.6, 2016 - Wuhan National Laboratory for Optoelectronics recently unveiled its large-scale selective laser melting 3D printer. The company has also announced that its breakthrough machine has been certified by the Achievements Identification of Science and Technology Department of Hubei Province. More

Gambody unveils a 490mm 3D printable Soviet T-62 Tank with 62 highly detailed parts

May.6, 2016 - 3D printing marketplace Gambody has released its latest 3D model: a 490mm scale model of a T-62 tank, a vehicle once used by the Soviet and Russian armies. The 3D printable tank consists of 62 parts, and can be purchased for $39.99. More

Caresto Arkham Knight car receives exclusive 3D printed parts by Palmiga

May.6, 2016 - Thomas Palm of Palmiga Innovation has provided three exclusive 3D printed parts for the one-of-a-kind, Batman-inspired Arkham Car by Caresto. More

Materialise CEO calls for evidence-based approach to medical 3D printing

May.5, 2016 - 3D printing software and solutions provider Materialise is calling on industry stakeholders to establish a unified, evidence-based approach to measuring the clinical, economical and patient benefits of medical 3D printing. More

3D Systems revenue declines in Q1 financial report, shares down 6%

May.5, 2016 - 3D Systems revenue has dropped 5.1% in the first quarter of 2016. CEO Vyomesh Joshi has outlined the company's strategy to focus on industrial and healthcare 3D printing solutions, as well as software and materials development. More

For $30K Groupon will send your mom a life-sized 3D printed replica of you for Mother's Day

May.5, 2016 - This Mother's Day, Groupon and 3D printing company Swigro are offering one lucky client the chance to have themselves replicated as a life-size 3D printed model. The 3D printed you, which costs a hefty $30,000, will be shipped to your mom in case you can't make it home for the holiday. More

3D Systems completes GE aircraft bracket challenge with metal 3D printing solution

May.5, 2016 - 3D Systems and software developer Frustum have just completed GE's Aircraft Engine Bracket design challenge by 3D printing an optimized, single-part bracket that meets all structural requirements and weighs 70 percent less than existing parts. More

3D printing companies request Supreme Court clarification over cheerleader uniform copyright case

May.5, 2016 - 3D printing companies Formlabs, Shapeways and Matter and Form have sent an amicus brief to the US Supreme Court, seeking clarification over a copyright ruling on cheerleader uniforms, which could fundamentally change the way designs are copyrighted. More

Branch Technology to begin construction of 3D printed house this July

May.5, 2016 - Chattanooga, Tennessee startup Branch Technology recently announced the winner of its Freeform Home Design Challenge. The winning design, WATG Chicago's 'Curve Appeal', will be constructed using the company's C-Fab 3D printing technique. Construction will begin this July. More

Computergate Australia launches 3D printer support program to address service shortcomings

May.5, 2016 - In an attempt to support the Australian 3D printer community that is largely dependent on resellers, electronics reseller Computergate Australia has just announced the launch of a 3D printer support service to offer helpdesk assistance and warranty guarantees. More

3D printed prosthesis could propel German paralympic cyclist Denise Schindler to Rio glory

May.5, 2016 - Autodesk has teamed up with Denise Schindler, a German paralympic cyclist, to design her a 3D printed prosthetic leg. Schindler will put the 3D printed device to use at the 2016 Paralympic Games, which take place in September in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. More

AutoCAD 2017 now fully integrated into 3D printing ecosystem with Print Studio

May.5, 2016 - Autodesk's AutoCAD 2017 showcases the company's commitment to 3D printing thanks to one-click 3D print service provider integration and direct printing via Print Studio. More

3D printed bones: Blend of natural and man-made materials works best, study in mice shows

May.4, 2016 - A study carried out at Johns Hopkins University has shown that pulverized bone can be combined with polycaprolactone to create viable 3D printed cell scaffolds for bone replacement procedures. Mixtures with more bone powder encouraged bone formation better, but those with more PCL were stronger. More

3D printed talus replacement surgery helps patients regain up to 75% normal ankle function

May.4, 2016 - Dr. Mark Myerson, a surgeon at the Mercy Medical Center in Baltimore, Maryland, is pioneering a' 'life-changing' new kind of ankle surgery, using 3D printing to create cobalt and chrome talus replacements. Patients undergoing the procedure have regained up to 75% normal ankle function. More

Lund University develops easy-to-follow process for custom 3D printed prosthetic sockets

May.4, 2016 - A student at Lund University in Sweden has developed a streamlined, step-by-step process for designing and 3D printing custom prosthetic sockets. The easy-to-follow process uses low-cost 3D scanning technology and can be used by prosthetists with no previous 3D design experience. More

Japan's first 5-axis hybrid 3D printer could do away with supports

May.4, 2016 - Japanese company, ENOMOTO Kogyo, has developed what is reported to be Japan's first 5-axis hybrid 3D printer, capable of not only 3D printing objects in many directions, but also CNC milling them for a smooth finish. The hybrid 3D printer has a projected release date for 2017. More

3D printing breakthrough makes low-cost flexible carbon nanotube sensors for wearables possible

May.4, 2016 - At a tech convention at Hebrew University last week, Israeli researchers showcased a new inkjet-based 3D printing technique that enables the production of low-cost flexible carbon nanotube sensors, which can be integrated into hybrid machine elements and wearable biosensors. More

World's first 3D printed supercar wins 2016 North American Technology Innovation Award

May.4, 2016 - Consulting and market research firm Frost & Sullivan has named Divergent 3D, the manufacturing company responsible for Blade, the world's first 3D printed modular supercar, the winner of the 2016 North American Technology Innovation Award. More

Rock out to the world's first 3D printed aluminum guitar by Olaf Diegel

May.4, 2016 - 3D printed instrument pioneer Olaf Diegel has just finished work on the gorgeous Heavy Metal guitar, the world's first 3D printed aluminum guitar. More

Benjamin Hubert designs first 3D printed consumer wheelchair to be mass produced

May.4, 2016 - Benjamin Hubert's design agency Layer has recently unveiled the plans for its 3D printed customizable Go Wheelchair. The prototype for the wheelchair will be presented at the Clerkenwell Design Week from May 24th to 26th, 2016. More

Reflow turns plastic waste into 3D print filament to lift waste pickers out of poverty

May.4, 2016 - Dutch startup Reflow has launched a Kickstarter campaign for its first batch of recycled PET filament. The filament was sourced from plastic waste in Tanzania and is providing local waste pickers with a living wage. More

3D printed customized surfboard fins will help surfers optimize performance and catch extra waves

May.4, 2016 - Researchers from the University of Wollongong in Australia are working to optimize surfboard performance and have turned to 3D printing to rethink design and material conventions for surfboard fins. More

Scientists 3D print martian rover claw based on pacific ocean sea urchins' teeth

May.4, 2016 - Humans have mimicked nature in all forms to better understand the world we live in. University of California, San Diego researchers have stepped up their game by studying the mouth of the pink sea urchin to create a 3D printed prototype for a martian grabbing claw. More

3D Food Printing: VTT Finland to explore 3D printed snacks packed with nutrients

May.4, 2016 - Researchers from the VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland have just announced that they are exploring the development of custom 3D printed snacks with appealing textures that are packed with nutrients. More

Full color 3D models made faster and cheaper with computational thermoforming

May.3, 2016 - ETH Zurich has developed Computational Thermoforming, a method for producing complex, full color 3D models faster and cheaper than color 3D printing. More

New 3Doodler Create 3D printing pen promises versatility and style for $99

May.3, 2016 - WobbleWorks, the company behind the 3Doodler'3D printing pen, has released its latest and most versatile model: the 3Doodler Create. The new 3D printing pen incorporates 'hundreds of refinements' and replaces the 3Doodler 2.0. More

Finland's Planmeca launches Creo 3D printer for dental professionals

May.3, 2016 - Finnish healthcare firm Planmeca has launched the Planmeca Creo, a DLP 3D printer designed for dental professionals to create custom, high-quality implants, molds and surgical guides. More

Aleph Objects unveils $2,500 LulzBot TAZ 6 3D printer

May.3, 2016 - Popular 3D printer manufacturer Aleph Objects has unveiled its latest machine in the LulzBot product line: the LulzBot TAZ 6. The TAZ 6 features a large build volume of 280mm x 280mm x 250mm (11.02' x 11.02' x 9.8') and a layer thickness of 0.05mm - 0.5mm (0.002' - 0.02'). More

Finger amputee shares 3D printed partial finger replacement device 'Knick Finger'

May.3, 2016 - Nick Brookins, a media services engineer at Akamai Technologies, has designed a 3D printable partial finger prosthesis called the 'Knick Finger'. Brookins, whose design was recently shared by eNABLE, lost his own finger in 2014 after a motorcycle accident. More

3D printed buildings can improve the planet, says Google's Eric Schmidt

May.3, 2016 - During the Milken 2016 Global Conference in Beverly Hills, CEO of Google's parent company Alphabet Eric Schmidt listed 3D printed buildings as one of six moonshot initiatives that could potentially change the world. More

Formlabs acquires 3D printing marketplace Pinshape in recent deal

May.3, 2016 - 3D printer company Formlabs, known for its advanced SLA desktop 3D printers, has recently acquired 3D printing community and online marketplace Pinshape. The deal marks Formlabs' first acquistion. More

Thingiverse bot, Shiv Integer, stirs up controversy with its bizarre 3D models

May.3, 2016 - Shiv Integer is not your ordinary Thingiverse maker, as the profile is actually a bot which has been programmed to create strange 3D object models based off of existing Thingiverse designs. The bot, which has been active now for several months, has stirred up much controversy amongst the Thingiverse community. More

3D printed cart, made from recycled ABS, to race at Billy Cart Derby in Bangalow, Australia

May.3, 2016 - Local prop maker Steve Rosewell is working on a 3D printed aerodynamic cart for the annual Billy Cart Derby in Bangalow, New South Wales. WIth it, he hopes to showcase the dynamic recycling power offered by 3D printing technology. More

United Sciences' 3D printed Aware earbuds huge hit on Kickstarter

May.3, 2016 - 3D scanning specialists United Sciences have found immense Kickstarter success for their 3D printed Aware earbuds, which not only fit perfectly but are also packed with brain-scanning sensor technology. More

Student run 3D Printing Repair Cafe opens at TU Berlin

May.3, 2016 - Students from the Technical University of Berlin (TU) have recently opened the first 3D Printing Repair Cafe, a space which will offer students and non students a space for creative innovation and access to 3D printing technologies. More

Mayku FormBox plastics factory brings mold making to the masses through Kickstarter

May.3, 2016 - British startup Mayku has just launched the FormBox, their first desktop mini factory, which can produce high quality molds of any 3D printed item in a matter of seconds. More

3D printed PrecogNation masks monitor and predict sustainable development through Twitter

May.2, 2016 - Denver student Chadwick John Friedman has successfully harnessed the power of Twitter data in his 3D printed PrecogNation masks, allowing him to survey the state of sustainable development through keyword analysis. More

The first Additive Manufacturing Facility in Space is now taking orders from Earth

May.2, 2016 - The Additive Manufacturing Facility (AMF), a 3D printer built by Made In Space that was last week installed on the International Space Station (ISS), is now open for business. The AMF is available to research and commercial entities for in-space experimentation, manufacture, and research. More

Graphene 3D Lab's latest quarterly report shows revenue increase of 354%

May.2, 2016 - New York based 3D printing materials manufacturer Graphene 3D Lab, Inc. has recently released its quarterly report which shows an increase in revenue of 354% from the period ending on February 29, 2016 from their previous quarter. The company's increase in revenue this last quarter demonstrates the rising applicability of 3D printing technologies. More

Inspired by Science: Iris van Herpen's latest dress is made with dragon skin and 3D printing

May.2, 2016 - Innovative fashion designer Iris van Herpen has been a pioneer in the way of 3D printed, technological fashions, though she still views herself as part of the tradition of handcrafted couture. Her most recent piece, a dress made from dragon skin, was made using 3D printing and laser cutting technologies. More

3D printing technologies help Pfizer scientists to streamline arthritis research

May.2, 2016 - Pfizer scientists researching osteo and rheumatoid arthritis drug treatments have integrated 3D printing technologies into their experimentation process, which has allowed them to streamline and continue their research more efficiently than before. More

Dubai Holding launches International Centre for 3D Printing as part of Dubai 3D Printing Strategy

May.2, 2016 - Dubai Holding, a global investment holding company, has launched an 'International Centre for 3D Printing' at Dubai Industrial City. The project follows the directives of the Dubai 3D Printing Strategy, a citywide initiative to make Dubai an international destination for 3D printing by 2030. More

Endurance giving away 3D printable DIY SelfieBot to schools and universities

May.2, 2016 - Robotics startup Endurance is offering a free, 3D printable DIY SelfieBot to interested educational institutions. The stationary telepresence system enables users to create professional recordings of themselves with a mobile device'ideal for Skype video conferencing, recording lectures, and more. More

Admatec unveils ADMAFLEX 130 high performance ceramic 3D printer

May.2, 2016 - Dutch ceramic 3D printing experts Admatec have just announced that their first flagship 3D printer, the ADMAFLEX 130 high performance ceramic 3D printer, is set to be released in September 2016. More

3D printed Formula One RC car pays homage to racing legend Ayrton Senna

May.2, 2016 - Maker Brett Turnage has created a 3D printed model of Ayrton Senna's 1993 McLaren MP4/8 Formula RC-Car to pay homage to the legendary racer who died 22 years ago. The RC model can be found on Thingiverse. More

3BEE: Sleek, stylish and 3D printable urban bike aiming to make bicycles fully customizable

May.2, 2016 - Hungarian design student Tamás Túri has just been awarded the prestigious A' International Design Award in the Vehicle, Mobility and Transportation category for his remarkable 3bee bicycle that has been inspired by a cyclist's body. More

Revolutionary 3D printed oil-skimmer can safely fight oil spills, Chinese researchers say

May.2, 2016 - Researchers from the Lanzhou Institute of Chemical Physics, part of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, have developed 3D printed oil-skimmers that can safely and quickly clean up oil spills thanks to a groundbreaking filtration system. More

3D printer helps create aBioBot, an open source pipetting robot designed to speed up science

May.1, 2016 - BioTech startup aBioBot has designed a liquid handling robot based on a modified 3D printer that can intelligently automate and adapt lab processes. By eliminating repetition and errors, aBioBot hopes to shorten the time between scientific discoveries. More

How to address safety concerns with metal 3D printing

May.1, 2016 - With AM being increasingly integrated into manufacturing sectors, many questions of safety have arisen. To address these questions surrounding metal 3D printing, Ed Tackett, the director of education programs at the UL Additive Manufacturing Competency Center, has laid out some guidelines which could reduce certain risks posed by the technology. More

Airbnb partners with Matterport to launch 3D virtual tour pilot project

May.1, 2016 - Airbnb has reportedly partnered with immersive media company Matterport to launch a new pilot project called Sonoma Select. The pilot project will have the added feature of experiencing 3D virtual tours of the selected properties. More

3D print your own 'Pirakeet' Pi Zero game console

May.1, 2016 - Thingiverse user Ampersands has remixed Adafruit's popular 3D printed Pocket PiGrrl to create the Pirakeet, a new Gameboy-style retro game console running Retropie. The console was designed to be printable on smaller 3D printers (80 x 104 mm) whilst still being easy to assemble. More

Canadian artist Brendon McNaughton is a miner for a 3D printed heart of gold

May.1, 2016 - Toronto-based artist Brendon McNaughton's recent project Heart of Gold, an actual heart made of gold, was made using 3D scanning and 3D printing technologies and is raising questions about the inequalities that exist in the gold industry, as well as within wealth at large. More

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