Nanoscribe 3D printers used by five of top ten universities in the world

Nov.30, 2015 - Nanoscribe, a leader in 3D printing technologies on the nano-, micro-, and mesoscale, has revealed that five out of the top ten universities in the world, including Harvard, Oxford, and Caltech, use their Nanoscribe 3D printing systems for research and innovation. More

3D printed PETIT En SUITE portable potty lets toddlers go in private, anywhere

Nov.30, 2015 - A 37-year-old woman from Dalton, Great Britain has invented a 3D printed pop-up potty tent after noting her son's reluctance to go to the toilet in public. The 3D printed bowl is surrounded by a foldable pop up tent, which acts as a miniature Port-a-Potty for shy children. More

Dubai bets on 3D printing to help become most sustainable city in the world

Nov.30, 2015 - The city of Dubai has has just revealed its Clean Energy Strategy 2050, an ambitious plan to become the most sustainable city in the world by 2050. The strategy includes using 3D printing technology to construct a new Innovation Center, among other key steps. More

Open Bionics designs 3D printed Star Wars prosthetic arm for charity fashion collection

Nov.30, 2015 - Open Bionics has designed a 3D printed, Star Wars themed prosthetic arm. The fully functional 3D printed prosthesis was part of 'Fashion Finds the Force', a Star Wars themed fashion collection whose 20 pieces will be auctioned off for charity. More

Nano Dimension files patent for oxidation-resistant conductive copper ink

Nov.30, 2015 - PCB 3D printer manufacturer Nano Dimension has filed a patent application for a proprietary copper nanoparticle-based ink that provides improved oxidation resistance, resulting in an innovative breakthrough that offers the ability to print copper with industrial 3D digital printers. More

This 'cyberpunk' 3D printed chorded keyboard covers A-Z in just seven keys

Nov.30, 2015 - 24 Hour Engineer has released an Instructables guide for building a fully functional, 3D printed chorded keyboard. The 3D printed device, initially designed as a Halloween costume prop, is Arduino powered and features Bluetooth connectivity. More

Vi glass dome with 3D printed synth modules lets deaf children see and touch sound

Nov.30, 2015 - A UK-based product designer and DJ has designed and developed a unique glass dome with LEGO-like 3D printed synthesizer modules that transforms sound into visual and haptic feedback. The product, called Vi, gives deaf or hearing-impaired children the chance to experience music differently, by seeing and even 'touching' sounds that they control. More

Lidewij van Twillert develops perfect fit Mesh Lingerie bras with body scans and 3D printing

Nov.30, 2015 - Called the Mesh Lingerie bra and designed by Lidewij van Twillert, this concept relies on body scans and 3D printing to make perfectly fitting and stylish bras for women everywhere. More

Kai Parthy develops low-bondage warp index for 3D printing filaments

Nov.30, 2015 - 'Filament Wizard' and inventor Kai Parthy has developed a repeatable, standardized test for measuring warp across various 3D printing filaments that requires nothing more than an FDM 3D printer and a flatbed scanner. More

Disney teams up with 3D printed doll company MakieLab to make Disney themed doll clothing

Nov.30, 2015 - Walt Disney Co. continues to make forays into the world of 3D printing, this time by selecting 3D printed doll company MakieLab as part of their Disney Accelerator program. More

3D printed Beest hand cranked power generator is capable of generating 30 watts of power

Nov.30, 2015 - In an effort to save a little on electricity bills, Norwegian designer Even Erichsen has recently built a truly spectacular 3D printed generator. Called the Beest, this hand cranked machine can generate 30 watts ' not enough to boil water, but plenty to power some lights. More

What are the legal aspects of 3D printing? A European law firm weighs in.

Nov.30, 2015 - Dutch law firm De Clercq Advocaten Notarissen has just issued a brief yet educational white paper that discusses the legal aspects of intellectual property law, copyright law, product liability, and more, all within the new reality of 3D printing. More

3D printed 'Drinkable Book' turns dirty water clean for millions

Nov.29, 2015 - With more than 3 billion people dying of water-related disease each year, Charity Water is Life has come up with a fantastic innovation: The Drinkable Book, featuring pages that act as a bacteria-killing water purifiers, all kept in a 3D printed container that doubles as a filter holder. More

Branch Technology's 3D printed movable panel system mimics topology of Southern Tennessee

Nov.29, 2015 - Branch Technology has built a 100 square foot 3D printed movable panel system, whose surface imitates the topology of Southern Tennessee. Shawn Thorne, the company's materials science expert, has written a blog post detailing the ideas behind the 3D printed creation. More

Bring a Star Wars style Christmas into your home with this 3D printed BB-8 tree ornament

Nov.29, 2015 - With thanksgiving over, it's time to prepare for the next major festive occasion: the release of Star Wars: The Force Awakens. But as Christmas follows a week after the movie release, you can now combine the two with this very cool 3D printable BB-8 droid tree ornament by Martin Hajek. More

GM builds special $30 million wind tunnel for testing smaller partially 3D printed vehicles

Nov.29, 2015 - With the purpose of optimizing car aerodynamics and fuel efficiency, General Motors has invested $30 million in a small scale wind tunnel facility, in which partially 3D printed scale model vehicles will be tested and studied. More

Bouroullec Brothers incorporate 3D printing into their recent project 17 Screens

Nov.29, 2015 - Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec's exhibition 17 Screens, which includes 3D printed elements, will be on until March 2016 at the Tel Aviv Museum of Art. The partitions or screens are made from a variety of materials, effectively combining more traditional craft materials such as ceramics, aluminium, glass, wood, and textile, with 3D printed plastic materials. More

New 3D printed, energy absorbing material could help make football helmets safer

Nov.28, 2015 - Researchers at Purdue University have teamed up with General Motors to develop a new kind of 3D printed, energy absorbing material. The material could have a range of applications, from earthquake engineering to safer football helmets. More

Now you can make your own DIY Remote Controlled 3D Printed Rover

Nov.28, 2015 - DIY Remote Controlled 3D Printed Rover is now on Instructables for anybody to make. Instructables user dgrermain1 shared his Makecourse project with the world and I really recommend checking it out. More

LucidCam: A Crowd-sourced 3D VR Camera that allows you to share your experiences like Never Before

Nov.28, 2015 - LucidCam: A Crowd-sourced 3D VR Camera that allows you to share your experiences via portable stereographic cameras is currently funding on Indiegogo. More

3D printing pioneer Joris Laarman opens first major solo show at Groninger Museum

Nov.28, 2015 - Creator of the MX3D metal 3D printer and one of the most prominent and influential 3D printing artists Joris Laarman this week opened his first ever major solo show at the Groninger Museum. More

3D print from your iOS device with Dropbox to i.materialise integration

Nov.27, 2015 - The new Dropbox to i.materialise integration tool allows iPad, iPhone or iPod users to upload 3D models from Dropbox directly to i.materialise's 3D print lab in order to view instant price quotes and order their 3D prints. More

Reitlinger Engineering uses 3D printer to reduce costs of labeling machine

Nov.27, 2015 - Design engineering firm ReitlingerEngineering has reduced the development costs for one of its labeling machines by using a German RepRap 3D printer to produce special 3D printed clamps. The precisely measured 3D printed clamps are designed to hold a product in place for labeling. More

EOS and Williams Engineering bring 3D printing to Formula One and beyond

Nov.27, 2015 - EOS has entered into a three-year technical partnership with Williams Grand Prix Engineering and Williams Advanced Engineering to provide Williams with direct and high-level additive manufacturing technologies for the world of Formula One, as well as the automotive, defense, aerospace and energy sectors. More

Build a 3D printed enclosure for the $5 Raspberry Pi Zero

Nov.27, 2015 - Adafruit's latest Layer by Layer tutorial shows makers how to design a 3D printed enclosure for the new Raspberry Pi Zero, due to hit stores in a few weeks. The 3D printed enclosure is fully customizable and therefore suitable for a range of projects. More

Artist Joaquin Baldwin combines math and organics in beautiful 3D printed air planters

Nov.27, 2015 - Artist, animator, award-winning filmmaker and 3D designer Joaquin Baldwin has just released two complete series of 3D printed floating planters, the Bulophyllum Series and Radiolaria Series, that are part mathematics, part organic structures, and entirely works of art. More

World's third largest OEM manufacturer New Kinpo Group transitions into 3D printing market leader

Nov.27, 2015 - Already the world's third largest original equipment manufacturer (OEM) in the world, the Taiwan-based New Kinpo Group is now also becoming the 3D printing market leader through its XYZPrinting brand, and is entering the robotics industry, says CEO Simon Shen. More

Aoyama Optical France launches We DDD 3D printed eyewear collection

Nov.27, 2015 - French optical company Aoyama has just announced their first collection of entirely 3D printed eyewear, We DDD, which uses clean SLS 3D printing technology to manufacture stylish, high-quality and customizable frames. More

Man suffering from motor neurone disease receives $196K prize for 3D printed wheelchair invention

Nov.27, 2015 - Patrick Joyce, who suffers from motor neurone disease, has received a $196,000 prize from Hackaday after inventing a unique 3D printed mobility device. The Eyedrivomatic technology, developed in collaboration with Steve Evans and David Hopkinson, facilitates unprecedented eye-controlled wheelchair movement. More

Ditch the threaded rod in your RepRap 3D printer and upgrade to a lead screw z-axis

Nov.27, 2015 - A maker named Daniel has provided 3D printable files and a detailed walkthrough for upgrading the Z-axis of a Prusa i3 RepRap 3D printer with a lead screw. The tinkerer has detailed the procedure in a blog post, whilst sharing the files on Thingiverse. More

3D Printing Pen Meets Paint: Artist Barbara Taylor Harris uses the 3Doodler on her canvases

Nov.27, 2015 - One contemporary artist, UK based Barbara Taylor Harris, known for her mixed media pieces, has recently developed an innovative style of her own, which incorporates 3Doodler's 3D printing pen into more classical mediums such as painting or sculpture. More

3D printing powder market expected to reach $639.9M by 2020

Nov.27, 2015 - Independent market research firm MarketsandMarkets has released a report which forecasts significant growth in the 3D printing powder market, with North America remaining the most dominant region for 3D printing powder production. More

The 2015 Guide to Black Friday and Cyber Monday 3D Printer Deals

Nov.26, 2015 - 3D printer enthusiasts rejoice: for Black Friday and Cyber Monday 2015, 3D printer manufacturers and retailers are offering loads of great deals on 3D printers, filaments and accessories, with hundreds of dollars in savings in-store and online. More

Attempt to build world's biggest 3D printed Rubik's Cube ends in disaster on livestream

Nov.26, 2015 - Though a very impressive attempt and a garguantan and complex 3D printing endeavor, the gigantic 22 x 22 Rubik's Cube puzzle by CorenPuzzle unfortunately ended in entertaining disaster on a livestream earlier this week. More

Skriware 3D printer and Skrimarket enable one-click 3D printing

Nov.26, 2015 - The Stockholm, Sweden based startup Skriware has recently launched a Kickstarter campaign for its new 3D printer, named the Skriware, and its 3D printing marketplace, Skrimarket. More

UC Berkeley and Autodesk explore biofriendly materials for SLA 3D printing

Nov.26, 2015 - Students at UC Berkeley's Center for Green Chemistry are using biomimicry as a lens to explore and eventually develop sustainable SLA 3D printing resins. Autodesk has signed up to support this research. More

It's Alive: 3D Bioprinting market to reach $1.82 billion by 2022

Nov.26, 2015 - A new report by Grand View Research Inc. has revelead that the global 3D bioprinting market is set to be worth a staggering $1.82 billion within less than 10 years. The report includes key technology, application and regional insights into the use of 3D bioprinting technology. More

Prodways Group launches Aerospace Division for 3D printing aerospace solutions

Nov.26, 2015 - An integrated industrial team comprised of Prodways, ECA Group and Initial has today launched the Prodways Group Aerospace Division, which will offer a full range of additive manufacturing products dedicated to the aerospace sector. More

South Korean air force incorporates 3D printed metal parts into fighter jet engines

Nov.26, 2015 - While the South Korean military has already adopted 3D printing to manufacture a few components, new reports reveal that several active F-15k fighter jets have already been repaired with 3D printed engine turbine parts this year as cost saving measures. More

Renishaw introduces two new metal 3D printer models and its QuantAM preparation software

Nov.26, 2015 - UK based company Renishaw has unveiled two new metal 3D printing systems as well as a new preparation software package QuantAM at Formnext 2015 in Frankfurt, Germany. More

Lilly the goat given chance at normal life with 3D printed wheelchair

Nov.26, 2015 - As part of a heartwarming and very educational project for a class of high school students from the William Byrd High School in Roanoke County, Virginia, Lilly the two legged goat is given a chance at a normal, unassisted life with a custom made 3D printed wheelchair. More

This is an open call to design your own 3D printed tower to be exhibited in New York

Nov.26, 2015 - Wide Open Arts, in collaboration with 3D printing studio Voodoo Manufacturing, will be exhibiting a city of user-designed 3D printed towers at the Outsider Art Fair. Designers can submit their designs from now until December 15th. More

REshape improves doctor-patient communication with 3D printed medical models

Nov.25, 2015 - Researchers at the Radmoud UMC Hospital in The Netherlands have developed the REshape program to help doctors and patients communicate through the use of 3D printed anatomical models, made on an Ultimaker 3D printer. More

NASA awards Aerojet $1.6B contract to 3D print improved RS-25 rocket engines

Nov.25, 2015 - NASA and Aerojet Rocketdyne have put pen to paper on a nine year contract to re-start production of the RS-25 engine for NASA's Space Launch System (SLS). 3D printing technology will be used to reduce the total part count of the rocket engine. More

Global 3D printing market hits 500K units milestone

Nov.25, 2015 - In mid-2015, the global 3D printing industry passed a major milestone with more than 500K 3D printer units shipped worldwide. Despite a few slowdowns in Q3, the industry is on track to continue growing thanks to new entrants, with one million 3D printers expected to be shipped every year by 2019. More

Rebecca Minkoff and Normal produce exclusive 3D printed 14K rose gold earphones

Nov.25, 2015 - New York-based fashion designer Rebecca Minkoff has teamed up with high-end earphone manufacturer Normal to produce a limited run of custom-fit 3D printed earphones cast in 14K rose gold. Customers can get fitted for the 3D printed accessories at a handful of U.S. stores. More

Aruban students custom 3D print an e-NABLE prosthetic for Zizi, a girl with missing fingers

Nov.25, 2015 - Aruban students custom 3D print an e-NABLE prosthetic for Zizi, a girl with missing fingers on her right hand. The prosthetic was 3D printed using a Makerbot Replicator 2 3D printer. More

MolToys turns a series of 3D printed amino acid beads into scientific jewelry

Nov.25, 2015 - Molecular model company MolToys has designed a series of 3D printed amino acid beads that can be turned into jewelry. More

New FARO Focus3D X 30 3D Scanner ideal for complex, short-range 3D scans

Nov.25, 2015 - FARO has just launched their latest 3D laser scanner, the ultra-portable Focus3D X 30, which offers a 30-meter scanning range for the accurate and high-speed 3D scanning of complex, short-range projects. More

Screen Mutations: a 3D printed tableware set perfect for a virtual tea party

Nov.25, 2015 - Designer Louisa Zahareas has created a tableware set that only appears normal through the perspective of her webcam for her project Screen Mutations. The collection consists of a percolator, which in person appears sliced in half, a slanted teacup, a melted looking cereal bowl, and a teapot which has two lids and two spouts. More

ISS astronauts can now smell their espresso thanks to 3D printed cups

Nov.25, 2015 - While astronauts usually drink liquids from airtight containers to avoid filling the ISS with hot coffee, a new set of 3D printed open-topped cups take advantage of liquid dynamics to enable astronauts to drink and smell their coffee like they would on earth. More

Kabuku secures $6.1M in funds for increasing 3D printing service Rinkak's global presence

Nov.25, 2015 - Kabuku, the company behind the Japanese cloud-based 3D printing marketplace Rinkak, has just secured $6.1 million in funds for increasing their market presence worldwide. This follows a previous series A funding round a few months ago, when they raised $3.3 million. More

Introducing nGen: colorFabb's newest copolyester 3D printing filament

Nov.25, 2015 - colorFabb has today launched their newest copolyester-based 3D printing filament, nGen, a low-odor, styrene-free material with excellent functional properties that are suited to a wide range of applications, from home appliances to electronics to medical prosthetics. More

Free online beginners course on 3D bioprinting kicks off at University of Wollongong

Nov.25, 2015 - As much of 3D bioprinting technology is shrouded in mystery for regular people, the University of Wollongong in Australia has organized a free online course taught by professor Gordon Wallace that will discuss all basic principles surrounding this revolutionary medical innovation. More

Toshiba to unveil metal 3D printer that is 10 times faster than competitors

Nov.25, 2015 - While we mostly know Toshiba from manufacturing household electronics, they are working on a revolutionary metal 3D printer that is set to reach the market in 2017. Featuring a revolutionary laser metal deposition technique, it is up to ten times faster than current metal printers. More

Polymaker conquers animatronics world with cool 3D printed eye mechanism project

Nov.25, 2015 - With a fun new Eye Mechanism project, 3D printer filament expert Polymaker proves that even detailed and functional animatronic robots are not beyond our reach, with just the help of off-the-shelf parts and optimal use of a variety of filaments. More

Watch a 6'5 tall rocket with 3D printed nose cone launch 1,200 feet into the air

Nov.25, 2015 - Makers Jake Veilleux and Mark Fuller created a 6.5' tall rocket with a 16' tall 3D printed nose cone that they were able to successfully launch roughly 1,200 feet (365 meters) into the air, using little more than standard mailing tubes, plywood, a G40-7 rocket engine, and three 3D printed parts for the nose. More

India's pediatric surgeons turn to 3D printing for complex cardiac operations

Nov.24, 2015 - Mumbai-based 3D printing company Sahas Softech LLP's healthcare branch OCTE Technologies Pvt. Ltd. has been assisting hospitals in complicated surgical cases where 3D printing could provide much needed help, including in the case of a two-month-old boy born with a severe heart defect. More

Make a beautiful Tiffany-style candle holder using a 3Doodler 3D printing pen

Nov.24, 2015 - 3D printing pen manufacturer 3Doodler has released a cool tutorial which shows makers how to build a 3D printed Tiffany-style candle holder using only their famous 3D printing pen and a few other regular household items. More

Artist Rosalie Yu explores human intimacy through 3D scanning and 3D printing

Nov.24, 2015 - Embrace in Progress is New York-based artist Rosalie Yu's most recent project which uses 3D scanning and 3D printing techniques to explore and represent the movement and temporal elements of human intimacy through an embrace. More

TekLab launches Indiegogo campaign for $214 TekBot portable 3D printer

Nov.24, 2015 - German control panel and 3D printing specialist TekLab has launched an Indiegogo campaign for its TekBot portable 3D printer. The 3D printer can print in a wide range of materials, and the first 15 machines are available for a special price of $214. More

Revolutionary 'ReForm' hybrid clay design process combines 3D printing with manual sculpting

Nov.24, 2015 - Computer scientists from Lancaster University have developed a hybrid design process which allows creators to make clay objects using both 3D printing and manual sculpting techniques. The 'ReForm' process was the subject of an academic paper presented earlier this month. More

Elevate your cup of joe with this 3D printed six-flask cold coffee brewer

Nov.24, 2015 - Jonathan Odom of the Instructables Design Studio has created a beautifully crafted, radial, six-flask cold coffee brewer, made from 39 different 3D printed parts. The machine can brew up to six different types of coffee beans at a time, and will surely perk up users in more way than one. More

Stratasys 3D printed vascular model assists life-saving brain aneurysm surgery

Nov.24, 2015 - An exact 3D printed replica of a patient's vascular system helped surgeons in New York plan and execute a complicated, life-threatening brain aneurysm surgery. The model was 3D printed using Stratasys PolyJet 3D Printing Solutions. More

3D printed plastic car jack revealed by Fouche 3D Printing

Nov.24, 2015 - To coincide with the launch of the Cheetah 2 3D printer, South African 3D printing developer Fouche 3D printing has created the first 3D printed plastic car jack capable of lifting an actual car off the ground. More

Fantastic Lego-compatible 3D printable meeperBOTS smart toy on wheels now on Kickstarter

Nov.24, 2015 - Featuring a 3D printable and fully customizable body, meeperBOTS are fantastic smart toys on wheels that can take any Lego project to the next level while also teaching your kids a thing or two. More

Want a 3D printed model of your house? Check out Spotscale's Life of Spotnik 3D printing campaign

Nov.24, 2015 - With the fun Spotnik 3D printing competition, Swedish engineers Spotscale are seeking to raise positive awareness about drone technology. To do so, they will visit the campaign winners and scan their homes or cool locations with a drone and make a 3D printed replica while you wait. More

Save money and the planet with Koguma: a piggybank made with 3D printing

Nov.24, 2015 - Koguma is an innovative and ethically-made piggybank and augmented reality app that teaches kids to save more than just money, it teaches them to save the planet. Designed with 3D printing, the Koguma is a beautifully and responsibly crafted product that can be appreciated by users of all ages. More

Archinaut: NASA selects Made in Space to 3D print large structures in space

Nov.24, 2015 - For the development of an autonomous and space-bound 3D printing/assembly factory program called Archinaut, NASA has tapped in-space 3D printing experts Made In Space, who will be working alongside Northrop Grumman and Oceaneering Space Systems. More

World's first fully 3D printed revolver can fire up to 8 bullets between reloads

Nov.24, 2015 - While most 3D guns seen before either featured a lot of non-printed parts or were easily damaged with every shot, mechanical engineering student James Patrick has just shared 3D printable designs for an almost fully 3D printed revolver that has been successfully fired repeatedly. More

3DMakery opens up Africa's first 3D scanning booth with an exciting launch

Nov.24, 2015 - 3DMakery opens up Africa's first 3D scanning booth using Artec Group's Shapify technology to much fanfare. An important technological step for the region. Regional celebrities like Juliet Ibrahim and Bryan Okwara, along with a host of others, were present at their 3D Shapify unveiling at the Ikeja City Mall. More

Multistation presents Biocerawax, new bioceramics 3D printing process

Nov.23, 2015 - French additive manufacturing firm Multistation has unveiled Biocerawax, a new manufacturing process for bioceramics which can be used for the precise 3D printing of a wide range of custom architectures. More

Formbytes wins €8,000 to market accessible and affordable '3D printer for everyone'

Nov.23, 2015 - 3D printing startup Formbyte has won an 8,000 euro award for technology and innovation in Spain, and is ready to bring their portable, inexpensive and user-friendly Formbyte 3D printer and educational KIT to the market. More

Johnson & Johnson recruits UNF students to develop 3D printed materials for biomedicine and implants

Nov.23, 2015 - Healthcare company Johnson & Johnson has provided a set of 3D printers for the University of North Florida to encourage students to undertake research in 3D printing technology. The seven new machines signaled the opening of the university's new 3D printing lab. More

Paleobiologist creates 3D printed replica of 170-million-year-old mammal jaw fossil

Nov.23, 2015 - Dr. Roger Close from the University of Oxford has used 3D scanning and 3D printing techniques to create scaled-up 3D prints of a 170-million-year-old fossilized mammal jaw, which have been used for close inspection and easy sharing of the ancient specimen. More

Hueway Technology exports over 31,500 3D printers in 2015, unveils new 3D-160 'Small Panda' 3D printer

Nov.23, 2015 - Chinese 3D printer manufacturer Hueway Technology has announced that in 2015 alone, they have exported over 31,500 3D printers. The company has also unveiled their latest 3D printer model, the Hueway 3D-160. More

Thomas Palm releases new 'No Screw' 3D printable wheels for OpenR/C project

Nov.23, 2015 - A member of Daniel Nor'e's OpenR/C Project, Thomas Palm has today released several new 3D printable files for three different open source remote control car projects, including a set of tires for the highly anticipated 3D printable Formula 1 racecar. More

3Ders Monday Warm-Up: Top Twelve 3D Printed Watches and Clocks

Nov.23, 2015 - Time flies when you're 3D printing, so this week we've rounded up some of the top designs for 3D printed watches and clocks. They will at the very least make excellent conversation starters, whether displayed in your office, home, or on your very wrist. More

Uvero 3D printed earbuds by MIT-spawned Lantos are made to fit your ear perfectly

Nov.23, 2015 - Called Uverno earbuds and developed through MIT technology by Lantos Technologies, these earphones are made with 3D scanning and 3D printing technology to ensure a perfect fit each time. More

Artist Erica Gray uses 3Doodler 3D printing pen to create amazing wearable art

Nov.23, 2015 - Queensland, Australia based artist Erica Gray has used the 3Doodler 3D printed pen to create amazing and unique wearable art pieces featured in the World of WearableArt Show. More

Fantastic Leonardo da Vinci board game with 3D printed figures huge hit on Kickstarter

Nov.23, 2015 - Featuring gorgeous 3D printed game pieces, inspiring artwork and challenging gameplay, the board game Leonardo | The Game of Art and Death | Plague Edition seems to have it all and is already a huge hit on Kickstarter. More

NSW citizens face jail for possessing blueprints for 3D printable guns

Nov.23, 2015 - Through an amendment to existing gun legislation, the government of New South Wales in Australia has made it illegal to even own a digital copy of blueprints for a 3D printed gun. Owning a 3D printed gun was already illegal, but owners of just the schematics can now go to jail for up to 14 years. More

Build your own functional 3D printed robot with this easy Instructables guide

Nov.23, 2015 - An experienced software engineer and part-time maker named J.R. B'dard has built a pair of 3D printed robots, one animated and one stationary, sharing the build procedure on Instructables. More

Colombia's first 3D printed guitar is tribute to national culture

Nov.22, 2015 - Inspired by Olaf Deigel's 3D printed Americana guitar, maker Javier Mu'oz has created Colombia's first 3D printed guitar, inspired by the nation's rich history, culture, and the great Randy Rhoads. More

Latex Pixels: Interactive 3D printed wall packed with 37 individually moving modules

Nov.22, 2015 - Called the Latex Pixels project, New York-based designers Seiya Kobayashi and David Tracy have ventured into the fascinating concept of living architecture with a 3D printed wall packed with 37 individually moving modules. More

Drzach & Suchy uses 3D printed grates for cool shadow haiku art

Nov.21, 2015 - Creative collective Drzach & Suchy has unveiled its latest project: 3D printed shadow haikus. The Swiss artists have created a set of 3D printed mesh boards, which, when placed on water, spell out the words to a famous haiku in the shadows below. More

Full Circle Textiles uses shopping bag made from recycled filament to remind us of 3D printing's impact on our oceans

Nov.21, 2015 - Australian based initiative Full Circle Textiles has designed a shopping bag made from recycled filament to remind consumers of the impact of their choices and to educate them on impact 3D printing practices have on our oceans. More

Behnaz Farahi's details how to create dynamic 3D printed wearables using SMA actuators

Nov.21, 2015 - If you've been wracking your brain to figure out how artist Behnaz Farahi designed her recent 3D printed wearables project "Caress the Gaze," you'll be excited to hear that she has released an Instructables detailing how she created the piece using SMA actuators. More

GUTS Labs gets ahead of the curve with 3D printed curved LEGO bricks

Nov.20, 2015 - Montreal, Canada based GUTS Labs has developed a set of 3D printed prototypes for their special curved LEGO bricks, which allow keen builders to experiment with entirely new structures. The company has launched a Kickstarter campaign to get the project off the ground. More

3D printed Winter Wonderland stop-motion captures the spirit of the holidays

Nov.20, 2015 - Motion graphics designer Maciej Gorski and his team at MTG Creative used 3D printing to create a cheerful and lively stop-motion animation that perfectly captures the spirit of the holidays. Everything on the Winter Wonderland set save the fake snow and trees was 3D printed on an Ultimaker 2. More

Gym teacher raising funds for 3D printed wheelchair recreation device for disabled children

Nov.20, 2015 - A New York based gym teacher is raising funds to build a 3D printed prototype of a recreational device for disabled schoolchildren. The device is intended to facilitate sport and play, and can attach to a wheelchair and other apparatus. More

5-year-old boy is first burn victim in China to receive 3D printed hand

Nov.20, 2015 - After a tragic accident two years ago that left 45 percent of his body severely burned, a five-year-old boy in China has become the first burn victim to receive a 3D printed prosthetic hand, once again letting him laugh, play and ride his bike just like any other kid. More

Children's 3D printed VR viewer the NEODiVRjr to be used as therapy in children's hospitals

Nov.20, 2015 - Mike Balzer of slo 3D Creators has developed a 3D printed Virtual Reality viewer for children that will be donated to children's hospitals throughout the US. More

Occipital acquires Lynx to make portable 3D scanning even more precise

Nov.20, 2015 - Occipital, the 3D scanner developer known for the excellent Structure Sensor, has just acquired 3D mapping experts Lynx Laboratories and has announced that they will be incorporating their algorithms into the Structure Sensor to reduce mapping errors. More

Nexa3D develops fast LSPc resin NX1 3D printer – prints up to a centimeter per minute

Nov.20, 2015 - Just launched on Kickstarter by Italian startup Nexa3D, the NX1 resin 3D printer is changing the rules of high quality 3D printing with extremely fast LSPc technology capable of manufacturing objects at speeds of 1 cm per minute ' up to forty times faster than existing machines. More

Maker is back with Mindstorms EV3 Lego glue 3D Printer 3.0

Nov.20, 2015 - Instructables user William is back for the latest version of one of the most impressive Lego builds we've ever seen: an actually functioning glue 3D printer that utilizes nothing more than a Mindstorms kit, a glue gun, and a paper clip. More

Have a drink with partially 3D printed Russian Alkomat bartending machine

Nov.20, 2015 - Using a pile of recycled electronics and assorted parts, Russian hacker Strn has recently built the fantastic partially 3D printed Alkomat bartending machine, capable of making up to four different beverage in an instant. More

RMIT and Anatomics join forces to produce Australia's first 3D printed spine implant

Nov.20, 2015 - Researchers at RMIT University have joined forces with medical device specialist Anatomics to produce a 3D printed vertebral cage for a patient with severe back pain. The medical device is Australia's first 3D printed spine implant. More

ITC cannot police 3D printing data transmission in ClearCorrect case

Nov.19, 2015 - The Federal Circuit has recently ruled that the International Trade Commission cannot police 3D printing or other digital data being transmitted from outside the US, a decision that could significantly impact American IP holders and international 3D printing industries. More

CultLab3D's 3D scanning conveyor belt allows high-speed digitization of historic artifacts

Nov.19, 2015 - Researchers at Fraunhofer IGD have developed CultLab3D: a streamlined, 6-meter-long 3D scanning system for the quick and easy digitization of 3D objects. The project aims to facilitate the mass digitization, annotation and storage of historical artifacts in museums and other places of preservation. More

BMW celebrates 25 years of additive manufacturing, outlines future 3D printing projects

Nov.19, 2015 - German automobile company BMW is celebrating 25 years of additive manufacturing. The car giant first introduced 3D printing technology to its Rapid Technologies Center in 1990, before building its first 3D printed prototype parts on a stereolithography machine in 1991. More

Eat your face as a cookie with these 3D printed customized cookie cutters

Nov.19, 2015 - Hungary based Copypastry is offering a service that turns your face into a personalized 3D printed cookie cutter! Kriszti Bozzai, the owner of Copypastry and the name behind the custom selfie cookies, is making and selling cookies cutters that can look just like you on her Etsy page. More

New Balance's 3D printed shoes to arrive by April 2016

Nov.19, 2015 - New Balance today announced their newest running shoe model that includes the company's first 3D printed midsole. Hoping to beat competitors Nike and Adidas to the finish line, their first consumer-oriented 3D printed shoe will be available as early as April 2016. More

Ban on 3D printable gun schematics among French security suggestions in wake of Paris attack

Nov.19, 2015 - In the wake of the dreadful jihadist attacks on Paris last week France will reportedly present a series of security suggestions to a meeting of EU interior ministers on Friday. Among the suggestions is to make ownership of 3D printable gun schematics illegal. More

Formlabs takes 3D printing to the streets with quality GoPro skateboard mount

Nov.19, 2015 - With the help of Formlab's high quality Tough Resin material, avid skater and Formlabs videographer Josh Foisey has created a 3D printable GoPro skateboard mount that is tough enough to withstand the pressures of use and brings a unique view at skateboarding action. More

Nervous System presents limited edition Hyphae lamps you can 3D print at home

Nov.19, 2015 - As part of their new Nervous Labs workshop, design studio Nervous System has released their first line of products that can be 3D printed on desktop printers. The Hyphae-designed Calyx and Bromeliad lamps can be purchased as 3D printable files or finished products, but only until December 15th. More

Micronesian boy given chance at normal life with 3D printed nose

Nov.19, 2015 - The fourteen year old Dalan Jennet from the Marshall Islands in the Pacific has been given a new lease on life by surgeons from the New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mt. Sinai, who implanted a 3D bioprinted functional nose after Dalan lost his own in a terrible accident. More

Cameraman Jaymis Loveday shares trade secrets with 3D printed follow-focus gears

Nov.19, 2015 - Sharing designs for a wide range of 3D printable follow-focus gears, cameraman Jaymis Loveday is helping hobbyists everywhere to get higher quality camera results without spending thousands on equipment. More

Oregon's Metal Technology and NASA collaborate to 3D print alloy rocket parts

Nov.19, 2015 - Metal Technology, an Albany, Oregon based custom manufacturing firm, has announced that it is working with the NASA Johnson Space Centre to develop 3D printed rocket engine components out of durable Inconel 718 alloy. More

NOWlab T 1000 3D printed stool inspired by nature, algorithms and Terminator

Nov.18, 2015 - NOWlab, the design company responsible for the 3D printed glacier stool, has unveiled their most recent design: a stool made from a 3D printed algorithmic method that combines digital manufacturing with traditional manufacturing techniques. More

Versoteq displays 3D printed tactile maps at Slush 2015

Nov.18, 2015 - Finnish 3D printing firm Versoteq has completed a pilot 3D printed map project in collaboration with Slush 2015, in which the additive experts 3D printed a set of tactile maps to help Slush attendees navigate the huge tech startup event. More

Love is the Answer: 3D printed sound wave pendant represents uplifting message for humanity

Nov.18, 2015 - French artist and voice sculptor Gilles Azzaro has created a piece of 3D printed jewelry based off the 3D layout of the stereophonic sound waveforms for the phrase: LOVE IS THE ANSWER. The 3D printed pendant is now available for purchase on Shapeways. More

Printelize releases subscription based sales automation platform for 3D printing bureaus

Nov.18, 2015 - Printelize has developed an online sales platform for 3D printing businesses, providing automatic quoting and sales handling. The services aims to cut out the waiting time involved in manual price quoting. More

Artist Doctor Octoroc is 3D printing the city of Philadelphia, block by block

Nov.18, 2015 - Philadelphia based artist Doctor Octoroc has decided to 3D print his beloved city block by block in his new project called 3D Printedelphia. The project, appropriately called 3D Printedelphia, seemed to be the natural next step for Octoroc who had previously built a miniature model of Philadelphia out of Lego pieces. More

China to invest $313 million in 3D Printing R&D

Nov.18, 2015 - In a push to modernize the Chinese economy, the Chinese Ministry of Science and Technology among other state authorities will see 2 billion RMB, roughly 313 million USD, invested in 3D printing technology over a three-year period. More

3D print your Halo 5 Spartan through Sandboxr as of this Friday

Nov.18, 2015 - As of this Friday, fans of Halo 5: Guardians will be able to customize and order 3D printed models of their in-game Spartans directly through the Halo Waypoint website thanks to Sandboxr's 3D printing services. More

The City of Lights will shine brighter with LeFabShop's 3D printed Paris Lamp

Nov.18, 2015 - Paris based 3D printing startup LeFabShop have released the files for their 3D printed Paris Lamp to stand in solidarity with their city in light of the recent attacks. More

TRUMPF showcases four metal 3D printers using LMF, LMD 3D printing technology at formnext

Nov.18, 2015 - At the Formnext trade fair in Frankfurt, German laser experts TRUMPF are showcasing four exciting 3D printers, two of which use laser metal fusion (LMF) 3D printing technology, with the other two relying on laser metal deposition (LMD). More

Opel adopts 3D printing to slash assembly tool production costs by 90 percent

Nov.18, 2015 - While the automobile industry is increasingly adopting 3D printing as a prototyping tool, German car giants Opel is already using 3D printed assembly tools on the factory floor. 3D printed using Stratasys technology, they are saving up to 90 percent in assembly tool production costs already. More

ABB and Materialise showcase groundbreaking 3D printed robotic grippers 'YuMi'

Nov.18, 2015 - With the help of the little-used TPU 92A-1 plastic, ABB and Materialise were able to design and 3D print functional, easily customizable and flexible robotic grippers that can be used for any purpose ' from delicate pieces of fruit to costly electronic components. More

Bio-inspired 3D printed Row-Bot cleans water surface as it 'eats' water bacteria

Nov.18, 2015 - Researchers at the University of Bristol have created a 3D printed robot that can 'row' along the surface of lakes or ponds, consuming microbes as it goes. As an autonomous artificial organism, this row-bot has potential to be used in environmental monitoring and water clean-up systems. More

Amazing SUPERLOCAL hairdryer is made entirely out of local materials, thanks to 3D printing

Nov.18, 2015 - With his SuperLocal project, Andrea de Chirico calls on all of us to make production sustainable with the help of locally produced and recycled materials. With the help of 3D printing, junk can be turned into the most amazing products, he says. More

Batter Up! World's first 3D printed smartBAT launches on Kickstarter

Nov.17, 2015 - Rip-It Sports has launched a Kickstarter campaign for the smartBAT, a partially 3D printed bat that can measure swing speed, and compile contact analytics. More

3D printers to be put through their paces as 3DKitbash plans release of 3D Printer Test Kit 2.0

Nov.17, 2015 - Florida based 3DKitbash, provider of 3D printable toys and 3D printer test kits, is developing its 3D Printer Test Kit 2.0, which will include eight 3D printable models of fast-printing challenge chips. More

Ascent Aerosystems receives Proto Labs Cool Idea! Award for formerly 3D printed Sprite drone

Nov.17, 2015 - Arizona based Ascent Aerosystems has been presented with this year's Proto Labs Cool Idea! Award for its Sprite drone, a compact and rugged aircraft built with 3D printed prototype parts which will soon be taken into production thanks to a successful Kickstarter campaign. More

Firefighter Patrick Hardison receives world's most extensive face transplant thanks to 3D printed guides

Nov.17, 2015 - A volunteer firefighter from Mississippi whose face was burned off has received a full face transplant. With the aid of 3D printed surgical models, a team of 150 medical professionals were able to pull of what has been described as the most extensive face transplant ever. More

Michigan Tech and Eric Friesen help bring RepRap open source 3D printing to Nicaragua

Nov.17, 2015 - Noticing the number of children in Nicaragua who lacked assistive devices, Eric Friesen teamed up with Michigan Tech professor Joshua Pearce and student Jill Poliskey to create an open-source RepRap 3D printer that uses accessible materials as filament to bring the benefits of 3D printing to developing countries. More

Materialise 3D prints flight-ready parts for Airbus; unveils Magics20 AM software

Nov.17, 2015 - During the first day of the Formnext conference in Frankfurt, Materialise has announced that it will be manufacturing 3D printed, flight-ready plastic parts for Airbus' A350 XWB aircraft, and that it has released the 20th edition of its 3D printing and AM software, Magics20. More

Chinese surgical first as 3D printed model used for successful liver transplant in ten yr old boy

Nov.17, 2015 - For the first time in China's history, a 3D printed model assisted in a high-risk liver transplant surgery between a mother (the donor) and her 10-year-old son. More than two weeks later, both patients are recovering very well. More

Simone Fontana 3D prints 1.3 meter-long, light-up Fiora Sword from League of Legends

Nov.17, 2015 - 3D designer Simone Fontana has created a 1.3 meter-long 3D printed replica of Fiora's sword from the online battle game League of Legends, completed with a simple LED light strip to bring the duel-worthy prop to life. More

'The Next Big Thing: From 3D Printing to Mining the Moon' -- interview with Futurist Christopher Barnatt

Nov.17, 2015 - Futurist Christopher Barnatt is the author of two 3D printing books, and is well known in the 3D printing community. His latest book -- 'The Next Big Thing: From 3D Printing to Mining the Moon' -- covers far more than additive manufacturing. More

EOS' new M100 metal 3D printing solution offers high quality in small batches

Nov.17, 2015 - EOS today presents its M100 metal additive manufacturing system, which offers a smaller build volume and proven DMLS quality, making it a cost-effective solution for new entrants to the metal 3D printing market. More

Introducing HU-GO, an accessible and affordable 3D printed wheelchair

Nov.17, 2015 - Australian based maker Hugo Riveros has designed a 3D printed wheelchair in the hopes that it will one day become accessible to anyone with a disability. More

Collaboration of BASF, Farsoon and LSS results in high strength PA6 powder for SLS 3D printing

Nov.17, 2015 - As the first results of a new collaboration, German chemical giant BASF and 3D printing specialists Farsoon and Laser-Sinter Service are now offering a high strength PA6 powder for SLS 3D printing through LSS's 3D printing service. More

Deltabots takes ceramic 3D printing to next level with four new Potterbot 3D printers

Nov.17, 2015 - Though their first edition Potterbot ceramic 3D printer isn't even a year old, Deltabots is already back for more with four new editions of the same excellent printing system, featuring different build plates and extrusion capacities to ensure that there's always the right machine for you. More

Stratasys introduces hands-free SUP706 PolyJet soluble support material for high volume 3D printing

Nov.17, 2015 - Stratasys, the 3D printing and additive manufacturing solutions company, introduced a new soluble support material called SUP706 for PolyJet triple-jetting 3D printers. More

EnvisionTEC unveils new Vector 3SP 3D Printer

Nov.17, 2015 - EnvisionTEC, a global manufacturer of professional grade 3D printers and materials, will be unveiling their newest 3D printing solution, the Vector 3SP, today at formnext in Frankfurt, Germany. More

MetalFAB1 Metal 3D printer unveiled with '10X reproducibility, productivity and flexibility'

Nov.17, 2015 - In a small preview, Dutch metal 3D printing experts Additive Industries have revealed what they believe is the next generation of industrial 3D printing: the room-filling MetalFAB1 Metal 3D printer, that is up to ten times more efficient than existing systems. More

CIPRES shows its true colors with Sm@rt E-coloring system for SLS 3D printing

Nov.16, 2015 - Laser sintering specialist CIPRES has introduced its industrial 'sm@rt e-coloring' system for 3D printed plastic parts. The system is a new, fully automatic system, developed in response to the rising demand for small series production of colored laser sintered parts. More

Naked Prosthetics unveils 3D printed MCPDriver prosthesis for finger amputees

Nov.16, 2015 - Washington-based Naked Prosthetics has today unveiled the MCPDriver, its latest 3D printed prosthetic device. Built for finger amputations distal to the MCP joint (first knuckle), the MCPDriver makes use of a double-articulating linkage system for a realistic feel and supreme dexterity. More

Make a 3D printer for under $100 using a hacked 3D printing pen

Nov.16, 2015 - Daniel from Tinkernut has posted a guide to building a very basic, extremely affordable 3D printer using a 3D printing pen and CNC mill made from old CD ROM drives, which can be built for under $100. More

'Really Make' your own 3D printed ceramic artwork with ReallyMake Pottery App

Nov.16, 2015 - ReallyMake's new Pottery app for Android smartphones and tablets lets users create unique ceramic, porcelain or stoneware pieces, and then send them to a 3D printer or certified artisan to bring the physical models to life. More

Arevo Labs' 6-axis Robotic Additive Manufacturing Platform enhances 3D printing of composite parts

Nov.16, 2015 - Arevo Labs' Robotic Additive Manufacturing Platform is a novel solution that enables the 3D Printing of complex composite parts made from high-performance carbon fiber-reinforced thermoplastic filaments. More

Chinese scientists harness bacterial power in 3D printed microscopic pumps

Nov.16, 2015 - By combining basic bacterial movement with microscopic 3D printed structures, a team of Chinese scientists led by Hepeng Zhang have successfully created efficient, natural and widely applicable microscopic pumps. More

3Ders Monday Warm-Up: Ten 3D Prints to be Thankful for this Thanksgiving

Nov.16, 2015 - This week, we've rounded up some sweet Thanksgiving-themed 3D printed decorations, wearables and tabletop accessories to spruce up your weekend celebrations. More

3D printed rib cage used to assist surgery on 25-year-old man with seven destroyed ribs

Nov.16, 2015 - After a horrendous construction injury left a 25-year-old man with seven destroyed ribs, Chinese doctors from the Hunan Provincial People's Hospital developed a 3D printed rib cage model that helped them prepare the complex surgery. More

3D printing is innovation-driven development tool, says Chinese president Xi JinPing at G20 summit

Nov.16, 2015 - At the G20 summit in Turkey, which concludes today, the Chinese president Xi Jinping has given as speech that called for transforming the Chinese economy into a smart manufacturing economy with the help of 3D printing and Internet+. More

3D printing allows researchers to discover how we smell and taste our food

Nov.16, 2015 - Researchers from Penn State have discovered how exactly we are able to smell and taste our food without choking thanks to a 3D printed model of a human airway system. More

3DPhotoWorks brings art & photography to the visually impaired thru 3D Tactile Fine Art Printing

Nov.16, 2015 - 3DPhotoWorks, founded by the above mentioned photographer John Olson, hopes to give the visually impaired an opportunity to feel art & photography through 3D Tactile Fine Art Printing. More

Polymaker demonstrates professional post processing techniques with 3D printed Iron Man bust

Nov.16, 2015 - Luke Taylor of 3D printing filament company Polymaker has published an article in which he demonstrates some effective methods for joining, sanding and painting 3D printed parts, using a 3D printed Iron Man bust as an example. More

Don Foley's 3D printed antique lock

Nov.16, 2015 - While getting a key made at a local locksmith, 3D Designer Don Foley saw a display of antique locks in a cabinet. The locksmith let Don open the cabinet and take some photographs of a cool antique lock. It would be a perfect subject for a 3D print. More

3D printed Twin Blade 360 utility knife can be used as a spear, scythe and axe

Nov.16, 2015 - Mutant Design, an Australian company specialising in miniature 3D printed products, has produced a visually impressive prototype for its Twin Blade 360 utility knife and multi-tool. The 3D printed device can be used for a wide range of applications. More

The EEZYbotARM: very cool 3D printed robotic arm to learn the basics of robotics

Nov.15, 2015 - While most 3D printed robotic projects out there are needlessly complicated and packed full of parts, this EEZYbotARM by Carlo Franciscone looks fantastic, is relatively easy to build and can be easily modified with parts you have laying around. More

PhD student's project 3D Print En Plein Air allows you to 3D print in nature

Nov.15, 2015 - PhD student Laura Devendorf has created 3D Print En Plein Air, an exploration of digital fabrication in relation to its environments, which allows makers to additively manufacture in nature. More

Stunning 3D printed marbles let you hold the universe in the palm of your hand

Nov.14, 2015 - Artist Noa P. Kaplan has created an Instructable that details how you can 3D print suspended particles in a clear marble using AutoDesk Maya and Objet Connex 500 3D printer, giving the illusion that you are holding the entire universe in the palm of your hand. More

Alex Le Roux builds concrete 3D printer version 2 with huge 10'x10'x10' build area

Nov.14, 2015 - Alex Le Roux, a mechanical engineering student who built his own concrete-printing 3D printer earlier this year, has returned with a new version of his unique machine, boasting a larger build area and superior electronic hardware. More

Tumbles, adorable two-legged puppy, gets moving thanks to 3D printed wheelchair

Nov.14, 2015 - A team of makers at the Ohio University Innovation Centre has built a 3D printed wheelchair for a disabled puppy named Tumbles, who was rescued earlier this fall by Friends of the Shelter Dogs. More

3D printed housing company ZhuoDa comes under fire for high-interest financial 'innovation'

Nov.14, 2015 - Chinese company ZhuoDa, developer of 3D printed modular houses that can be assembled in mere hours, is facing concerns from investors over a high-interest financial strategy and a contract signed with Russia claimed to be worth over $94 billion a year. More

This 3D printed hot plastic extruder gun is capable of extruding large numbers of plastic pellets

Nov.14, 2015 - An Instructables user has built his own partially CNC milled, partially 3D printed hot plastic extruder. The machine, which looks incredible, can be used to manually extrude large numbers of plastic pellets. More

Dubai has ordered 20 3D printed jetpacks for firefighters to tackle high-rise fires

Nov.13, 2015 - Dubai's civil defense force has ordered 20 partially 3D printed jetpacks from New Zealand based Martin Aircraft Company, each worth $250,000, to assist its firefighting department. More

SpaceX completes development testing of SuperDraco 3D printed Rocket Engines

Nov.13, 2015 - SpaceX has completed the development testing of its 3D printed SuperDraco rocket engines, which would play a key role in the Launch Abort System (LAS) designed to safely abort astronauts in the event of a launch failure. More

Artist Jonty Hurwitz 3D prints elephant in nanoscale to highlight huge poaching problem

Nov.13, 2015 - Using state of the art techniques from quantum physics field, artist Jonty Hurwitz has 3D printed a truly spectacular nanoscale elephant to send a powerful message. If we can make something this small, then we should be able to stop the poaching of thousands of elephants every year. More

Mad Catz unveils $30 modular R.A.T.1 gaming mouse with 3D printable palm rest

Nov.13, 2015 - Mad Catz's new R.A.T.1 performance gaming mouse for PC offers an innovative modular and unique 3D printing and personalization options. Available for pre-order today for just $30, the R.A.T.1 has received the CES 2016 Innovations Award Honoree for Outstanding Design. More

Michigan Tech 3D printer recycling plan wins $25K Ford grant

Nov.13, 2015 - With the help of a Ford research Grant, a student team from Michigan Tech will set out to make recycled No. 1 and 2 plastics 'which are often used for water bottles and toys' 3D printable. The team is intending to modify a RecycleBot to do so. More

Audi to use 3D printed metal parts in production cars

Nov.13, 2015 - German auto manufacturer Audi is planning to use geometrically complex steel and aluminium 3D printed parts as end-use pieces in their production cars. More

Concrete 3D Printer: San Francisco students 3D print concrete on a small scale

Nov.13, 2015 - While concrete is usually 3D printed on a huge industrial scale with robotic arms, San Francisco-based students Clayton Muhleman and Alan Cation just shared designs for a very impressive small scale concrete 3D printer. Made from a CNC machine, it is perfect for objects a few foot in size. More

B-code 100% natural 3D printer: Jennifer Berry harnesses bees to make objects

Nov.13, 2015 - With her B-code 3D printer project biologist/artist Jennifer Berry draws our attention to the world's first and 100% natural 3D printers: bees, that build entire colonies with the help of wax extrusion glands, following evolutionarily determined instructions. More

3D printing helps plastic surgeon to perform groundbreaking scar-free facial reconstruction

Nov.13, 2015 - A young man has had his face totally reconstructed after an altercation left his cheekbone and lower eye socket completely crushed. A 3D printed model of the patient's skull was used by plastic surgeon Daniel Borsuk to help carve a cheek implant from the patient's hip bone. More

Dazzle 3D shares interesting preview of upcoming desktop SLA 3D printer

Nov.13, 2015 - With so many budget FDM 3D printer coming out of China, Beijing Dazzle 3D Printing Technology offers something new: the high quality desktop Little Rectangle SLA 3D printer that features excellent quality results and a good build area. More

Air Force awarded Johns Hopkins University $545K to develop 3D printed rocket engine coolers

Nov.13, 2015 - Johns Hopkins University's Whiting School of Engineering has been given over half a million dollars by the U.S. Air Force in order to produce 3D printed engine components. More

Artist Miguel Quintero 3D prints his way to a career in architecture

Nov.13, 2015 - Artist Miguel Quintero bought a ROBO 3D printer five months ago, and after teaching himself how to model with CAD, 3D printed an entire scale-model building. He now says he can add skilled 3D designer and, potentially, architect to the list. More

3D modeling comes to Raspberry Pi with 3D Slash and Pi-Top

Nov.13, 2015 - 3D Slash, in collaboration with Pi-Top, is launching a free version of their app for Raspberry Pi, introducing ultra user-friendly 3D modelling to the low-cost computing platform. More

Star Wars superfan 3D prints a functional, full-size Dejarik Holochess Table

Nov.12, 2015 - Maker Ian Martin has created a full-size, functional Dejarik holochess table based on the game featured in Star Wars: Episode IV. The game features a 3D printed table with working electronics and handsculpted monsters. More

Diyouware releases TwinTeeth Plus, metal upgrade for their open source PCB mini-factory/3D printer

Nov.12, 2015 - While the original TwinTeeth was already a very impressive open source minifactory with lots of toolhead options, the Spanish developers behind Diyouware.com have now released a sturdier and cooler metal upgrade called the TwinTeeth Plus. More

Student makes hockey safer with 3D printed antimicrobial hockey glove

Nov.12, 2015 - With an eye on making hockey equipment safer, industrial designer Ryan Fackelman has created an antimicrobial glove that has been 3D printed in NinjaFlex filament. Filled with antimicrobials that inhibit bacterial growth, this glove is completely safe to use while reducing the risk of infection. More

Mythic Articulations brings fabled creatures & cryptids into reality with fantastic 3D printed skeletons

Nov.12, 2015 - Brian Richardson creates incredibly detailed and realistic 3D skeletal models of fantastical creatures, beasts and cryptids for his website Mythic Articulations. We spoke with him to find out how he uses 3D printing to reach into the depths of his imagination and create what nature won't. More

Unseen Art open source platform allows visually impaired to enjoy 3D printed art

Nov.12, 2015 - Unseen Art seeks to make global art more accessible to the blind and visually impaired. Through their free, open source software, 3D artists could upload 3D models of paintings such as the Mona Lisa, which could be 3D printed and then experienced by the visually impaired around the world. More

Aortica developing life-saving aneurysm treatment with customized 3D printed models

Nov.12, 2015 - Aortica is preparing to commercialize a novel treatment for abdominal aortic aneurysms that uses patient-specific 3D scans and proprietary software to create a 3D model of the patient's unique aortic anatomy. More

WIPO report: Japan and US lead in patent filings in 3D printing, nanotechnology & robotics

Nov.12, 2015 - The new WIPO report, which looks at original mapping of patents in the fields of 3D printing, nanotechnology and robotics has shown that since 1995 more than 75 percent of the patent filings in these areas have been made by a small group of developed nations. More

Startup KiraKira uses 3D printing & jewelry design to introduce young girls to engineering

Nov.12, 2015 - Startup company KiraKira has launched a kickstarter campaign to fund its new program that utilizes a combination of jewelry design and 3D printing to introduce young girls to the technology of engineering practices. More

Iris van Herpen's astonishing 3D printed fashion arrives at the High Museum of Art

Nov.12, 2015 - Dutch fashion designer Iris van Herpen is known for using 3D printing in her designs. Just last week, Atlanta's High Museum of Art debuted an exhibition dedicated to van Herpen's designs called Iris van Herpen: Transforming Fashion. More

3D printed 'PlayDog' game uses Pavlovian conditioning to teach (and feed) your dog

Nov.12, 2015 - Roboplan Technologies, a Tel Aviv based 3D printing and coding firm, has unveiled PlayDog, a 3D printed training game for dogs, designed specifically for stay-at-home canines. More

Ultimaker's Olsson Block enables Sweco to quickly 3D print 280 hectare Sri Lankan building project

Nov.12, 2015 - While architectural models are usually made of cardboard by hand, major architecture firm Sweco used Ultimaker 3D printers and their Olsson Block add-on to 3D print a gigantic scale model of a 280 hectare building project in Columbo, Sri Lanka. More

Deltaprintr unveils $399 Delta Go 3D printer aimed at teachers and students

Nov.12, 2015 - New York based 3D printing firm Deltaprintr has unveiled its new and affordable Delta Go 3D printer. Aimed at teachers and students, the Delta Go succeeds the company's Deltaprintr model of 2013, subject of a successful Kickstarter campaign. More

NASA reveals latest 'Tron' inspired spacesuit with 3D printed parts for Mars-bound astronauts

Nov.11, 2015 - NASA has unveiled images of the latest Z-2 spacesuit, designed for Mars-bound astronauts. With Tron-inspired lights, 3D printed parts tailored to each astronauts bodies, as well as a range of new accessibility features. More

ROBO 3D brings eye-catching 3D printing kiosks to Best Buy retail stores

Nov.11, 2015 - 3D printer manufacturer ROBO 3D has broken into the mainstream retail sphere with a series of eye-catching kiosk displays, now available at select Best Buy locations. More

Minimally invasive spina bifida treatment using 3D printing wins €50K grant

Nov.11, 2015 - Researchers from Leiden University in the Netherlands and Erasmus medical centres are developing a novel, minimally invasive surgery technique that uses 3D printing in utero to treat one of the most common birth defects, spina bifida--which can cause lifelong paralysis--before the child is even born. More

German RepRap unveils new X350pro dual extruder 3D printer

Nov.11, 2015 - Feldkirchen, Munich based company German RepRap has released an updated version of its X350 3D printer. The X350pro, available for shipping in six weeks' time, promises improved quality and exciting new features, such as a USB interface and dual extruder. More

3D printing objects as thin as a hair with new MIT tool Cilllia

Nov.11, 2015 - With the 3D printing quality of industrial level machines reaching new heights, a team of MIT researchers have now developed the Cilllia software tool that can be used to easily generate hair structures that can actually be 3D printed as well. More

Canadian surgeon uses 3D printed realistic brain model to assist complex brain surgery

Nov.11, 2015 - While we've seen impressive 3D printed surgical models before, from joints to hearts, Canadian surgeon Ivar Mendez has successfully taken on the most organ of all. With a team of specialists, he has 3D printed a transparent brain replica based on MRI scans that even mirrors texture. More

BigRep, producer of massive BigRep One 3D printer raises over €7M in Series A financing

Nov.11, 2015 - Berlin tech startup BigRep today announced that it has closed a Series A financing round with over €7 million, which it will use for fund product development and global expansion. BigRep is known as the producer of the massive FFF 3D printer, the BigRep One. More

3D printing on a nano-scale opens the doors for medical breakthroughs

Nov.11, 2015 - Researchers at London's Imperial Hamlyn Centre have found a way to use micro-scale 3D printing technology to make breakthroughs in various medical applications. More

GE develops miniaturized 3D printed steam turbine to help treat salty water at low cost

Nov.11, 2015 - A team of GE scientists have stumbled onto an interesting concept for desalination technology: by miniaturizing gigantic steam turbines through 3D printing technology, they can develop affordable handheld machines that separate salt and water and make it drinkable. More

NiceBot, a twitter robot with a 3D printed mascot will fight cyberbullying by sending friendly tweets

Nov.11, 2015 - Advertising agency Deutsch and Champions Against Bullying have teamed up to introduce the NiceBot, a twitter account that sends out friendly tweets to random Twitter users. More

Sensible Object introduces Fabulous Beasts: 3D printed board game and virtual world

Nov.11, 2015 - British startup Sensible Object has unveiled Fabulous Beasts, a 3D printed board game which combines the physical stacking of unique 3D printed objects with a virtual world played out on a tablet screen. More

G Printer, Gooo3D's UV DLP 3D printer can function without a PC or network

Nov.11, 2015 - Korean 3D printing company Gooo3D has unveiled its 'G Printer' UV DLP 3D printer, which can print directly without a computer or network. Created specifically for home and small business use, the G Printer is currently the subject of a crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo. More

Interview with Appropriate Audiences, the studio that hacked a 3D printer into a tattooing machine

Nov.10, 2015 - 3Ders.org spoke with Pierre Emm of Appropriate Audiences, a studio in France that hacked a 3D printer into a tattooing machine that can replicate designs with more accuracy and detail than the human hand. More

New Roboze One+400 3D printer supports PEEK, ULTEM and other high-performance materials

Nov.10, 2015 - Italian 3D printer manufacturer Roboze is aligning itself with the needs to small to medium-sized enterprises by creating a 3D printer capable of supporting PEEK, ULTEM and other high-performance materials thanks to its high-temperature double-extrusion system. More

Just in Time for Fallout 4: 3D print your own Fallout 4 Pip-Boy

Nov.10, 2015 - 3D Hubs has come up with a simple method for obtaining a 3D printed Fallout 4 'Pip-Boy' wrist-computer / smartphone holder, designed by Yvo de Haas. Customers can have the device 3D printed at their local hub, before collecting it or having it shipped. More

New Capricate platform enables users to embed sensors during 3D printing

Nov.10, 2015 - Developed by a team of German researchers from the Technische Universit't Darmstadt, Capricate is an exciting design platform that enables users to embed sensors into the surface of objects during 3D printing on regular desktop machines, with the help of carbon-filled ABS filament. More

Ultra-authentic 3D printed StarCraft Nova cosplay armour took over 500 hours to make

Nov.10, 2015 - Cosplayer Natasha Spokish spent over 500 hours modelling, 3D printing, and finishing the pieces for this incredible Nova Terra suit of armour. The results are incredible, and Spokish uploaded a full series of progress photos with descriptions for fellow fans to admire. More

FLEKS3D is back with more build plates to make removing 3D prints easier than ever

Nov.10, 2015 - After a successful campaign a year ago, FLEKS3D is back on Kickstarter with different sizes of their fantastic FLEKS plates: durable and flexible plates that can be placed on top of your printbed and make removing prints successful every single time. More

'Prodways powered by Farsoon' launches ProMaker P series of Industrial 3D Printers

Nov.10, 2015 - Prodways today announced the launch of the new 'Prodways powered by Farsoon' ProMaker P series, their first range of industrial SLS 3D printers. The company will also be launching a complimentary range of premium PA12 powders developed in partnership with Farsoon. More

3D printed simulator models by Fractured FX allow surgeons to practice operations for sick kids

Nov.10, 2015 - Special effects company Fractured FX, who have worked on such films as Watchmen and Tron: Legacy, have partnered with the Simulator Program at the Boston Children's Hospital to create realistic models of patients for surgeon training. More

Lego, 3D print & art: Oliver Griem proves that 3D printed toys can be artistic

Nov.10, 2015 - With an installation in Savina Museum in Seoul, German designer Oliver Griem reminds us that even 3D printed toys can be artistic. Called 'simple rules for the complex world', the installation is packed with simple Lego designs from Thingiverse but focused on serious themes affecting mankind. More

Custom Voltera V-One 3D Circuit Board Printer wins 2015 James Dyson Award

Nov.10, 2015 - In a hugely successful year for the Voltera V-One custom circuit board 3D printer, in which they also gathered half a million in Kickstarter pledges, this Canadian machine has now also won the first prize in the prestigious 2015 James Dyson Award competition. More

Xjet to develop world's first direct 3D metal jetting system for custom metal manufacturing

Nov.10, 2015 - Israel startup Xjet has unveiled plans to develop a unique injket 3D printing technology for liquid metal that will make the large scale manufacturing of custom metal parts cheaper and more efficient than ever before. More

HP opens R&D center for 3D and 4D printing innovation in Spain; will create up to 100 new jobs

Nov.10, 2015 - HP has expanded its facilities in Le'n, Spain, by opening an R&D division focused on 3D and 4D printing innovation. With this, both the company and city hope to boost technological development, create up to 100 new jobs, and ultimately lead the fourth industrial revolution. More

BLOCKS, the 'World's First Modular Smartwatch' announces 3D printable customisable shells

Nov.10, 2015 - BLOCKS Wearables has unveiled an open design feature for its hugely popular BLOCKS Modular Smartwatch: removable 3D printable covers for customising and re-customising individual Modules of the watch. More

Idaho State University 3D prints giant 'Bigfoot' skeleton for History Channel show

Nov.9, 2015 - Academics at the Idaho State University Robotics and Communication Systems Engineering Technology program have built an 8-foot-tall, 3D printed model of Bigfoot's skeleton for a History Channel documentary. More

Slurpee turns sound into cups using 3D printing for BYO Cup Day

Nov.9, 2015 - For Slurpee BYO Cup Day, Leo Burnett Melbourne used 3D modelling to transform three unique soundscapes into physical, 3D printed cups. Slurpee's BYO Cup Day is an annual event that invites Slurpee-lovers to bring their own cups to their local 7-Eleven, and fill them with their favorite Slurpee flavors. More

Disney Research makes 3D printable robotic design easier than ever with interactive design tool

Nov.9, 2015 - With an exciting new creation tool, Disney's Research Department has successfully and easily generated a variety of 3D printable robotic creatures without the need for extensive knowledge of engineering and CAD systems. More

LUXeXceL teams with software vendor OPTIS to provide 3D printed optics

Nov.9, 2015 - Dutch 3D printed optics firm LUXeXceL has announced a collaboration with OPTIS, a software whose products provide scientific simulation of light, human vision and physically correct visualisation. More

Canadian researchers create physical holograms with 3D printed BitDrone swarm

Nov.9, 2015 - At a symposium in Charlotte, NC, a team of Canadian researchers from Queens University will debut a remarkable virtual reality project. Called BitDrone, it consists of a smarm of physical 3D printed drones that can be given a series of commands to form holograms in the open space in front of you. More

Printr receives $820K in seed funding; to launch Formide 3D printing platform in December

Nov.9, 2015 - Dutch startup Printr today announced that they have received $820,000 in seed funding, and will be launching their cloud-based Formide 3D printing ecosystem and Element USB 3D printing device in December. More

3Ders Monday Warm-Up: The Top 20 3D Bioprinters

Nov.9, 2015 - This week, we've rounded up a comprehensive list of existing and upcoming 3D BioPrinters, including how they work, and the life-saving applications they can be used for. More

DuPont & taulman 3D develop 'T-lyne', durable and flexible crystal clear for 3D printing

Nov.9, 2015 - Through a collaborative effort with American chemical giants DuPont, taulman3D is now ready to release an exciting new filament called T-Lyne. Combining the properties of durable Surlyn with 3D printing, this filament is very durable, very flexible and easy to 3D print on just about any surface. More

3D printed Tactile Stave Notation helps visually impaired to better read music notations

Nov.9, 2015 - The Polymer Engineering Center (PEC) at the University of Wisconsin have collaborated with doctoral student Yeaji Kim to develop a universal system for helping the blind and visually impaired to better read music notations. More

Partially 3D printed, most powerful Rolls-Royce engine ever takes to the skies

Nov.9, 2015 - Developed to be the most powerful Rolls-Royce engine ever, the Trent XWB-97 is capable of producing 97,000 lbs of thrust and is expected to be used on Airbus planes in 2017. Featuring a number of 3D printed parts, the engine has just completed a successful test flight in France. More

World's first jet-powered 3D printed UAV debuts at Dubai Airshow: reaching speeds of 150mph

Nov.9, 2015 - Developed by engineers and 3D printing experts from Aurora Flight Sciences and Stratasys, the world's first jet-powered 3D printed drone has just made its debut at the Dubai Airshow. Capable of reaching speeds of 150mph, this is the fastest and most complex 3D printed UAV ever produced. More

Modified 3D printer add-on can patch existing objects to extend their lifespan

Nov.9, 2015 - Students in Germany have created a modified 3D printer add-on that allows users to patch an existing object to reflect new design iterations or perform repairs rather than reprinting the object from scratch. This method not only saves material, but reduces plastic waste, making 3D printing more sustainable. More

Diving instructor looks to 3D printing to help reconstruct her skull after surgery on five brain tumours

Nov.8, 2015 - After undergoing life-saving brain surgery to remove five tumours, including one cancerous growth, a British diving instructor has turned to 3D printing to help reconstruct part of her skull. More

Greek teen becomes youngest creator of 3D printed life-size humanoid robot 'InMoov'

Nov.8, 2015 - 15-year-old Dmitris Hatzis, hailing from Kavala, Greece, has become the youngest person to build a 3D printed, life-size humanoid robot. His year-long build was part of 'InMoov', an open-source project created by Gael Langevin. More

Athena all-in-one 3D printer can make circuit boards, plot, print pastes and cut vinyl

Nov.8, 2015 - Phidias, LLC, a Michigan based open-source hardware and software firm specialising in personal manufacturing technology, has unveiled its Athena 3D printer, an open-source RepRap device capable of performing a variety of functions. More

The Future of Music: Monad Studio's 3D Printed MULTI Instruments

Nov.8, 2015 - Florida based design studio Monad have designed a set of 5 stunning 3D printed musical instruments. Entitled MULTI, these five 3D printed musical instruments made in collaboration with musician and luthier Scott F. Hall, has also brought sound and music into the mix of technology and design in an explicit way. More

UAU project uses 3D printing to create stylish homeware and toys

Nov.7, 2015 - UAU project has produced a range of stylish 3D printed products for the home, including a miniature greenhouse, a minimalist floor lamp and a trendy watering can. Several of the designs are downloadable in STL format for home 3D printing. More

Doctors use 3D printed trabecular metal tibial prosthesis to save teen's leg

Nov.7, 2015 - Dr Tu Chong Qi and his team from the orthopaedic department at the West China Hospital were able to successfully use a 3D printed metal prosthesis in a lower limb knee surgery, marking the first time 3D printing has been used for this type of load-bearing surgery. More

B.A.M. and TRINDO launch Pindung, the first-ever 3D printed ski boot binding

Nov.7, 2015 - A 3D printed ski boot binding called Pindung is being developed and is currently the subject of a crowd-funding campaign. The 3D printed binding was the product of a collaboration between two German companies, Bavarian Alpine Manifest (B.A.M.) and Trindo Digitalmanufaktur GmbH. More

Make your own 1500W 3D-printed electric skateboard

Nov.7, 2015 - An ambitious maker named Saral Tayal has built a 3D-printed electric skateboard packing 1500W of power. Compared to the $1500 price tag on commercially available electric skateboards, Tayal's partially 3D-printed board costs just 10% of that price. More

New user-friendly budget miniOne Home 3D printer to debut on Nov 11

Nov.6, 2015 - In an attempt to bring 3D printing technology to a larger audience, Chinese developers Longer3D Technology are about to launch a budget and very user friendly desktop 3D printer through JD Online Shopping Mall, one of China's largest online markets. More

Protect your toilet paper from cat attacks with this 3D printed toilet paper guard

Nov.6, 2015 - If your cat is also eager to test his claws on your precious toilet rolls, then Johnny Lawrence's Kitten Proof Toilet Paper Guard is exactly what you need: a 3D printed container with a sliding door that keeps the paper safe and sound. More

Groundbreaking 3D printed freeform telescope mirror planned by NASA optical engineers

Nov.6, 2015 - With the help of 3D printing technology, NASA optical engineers Joseph Howard and Garrett West are planning to build a next-generation telescope that is smaller, compacter and more powerful. The plan is to send these into space on satellites for the imaging of exoplanets. More

iBox Printers launches Macro, a low-cost resin 3D printer that prints in carbon fiber

Nov.6, 2015 - iBox Printers has launched a Kickstarter campaign for its new iBox Macro 3D Resin Printer, which the company claims is the world's first carbon fibre resin 3D printer. More

ETH Zürich researchers achieve 3D printing of complex structures within '5D' space

Nov.6, 2015 - Accessing 'five-dimensional' design space, researchers of Complex Materias at ETH Zürich have devised a 3D printing technique to produce composites with unparalleled microstructural features never before seen outside of biologically grown materials. More

Plastic Fantastic: Australian indigenous community 3D prints plastic waste to encourage school attendance

Nov.6, 2015 - The ALPA in Australia's Northern Territory has put together an initiative called Plastic Fantastic which utilizes 3D printing technology to promote school attendance for local children. More

New 'RevoMaker' creates functioning products straight from 3D printer

Nov.6, 2015 - Researchers at Purdue University, Indiana have developed a new system for 3D printing functioning products with electronic and motorised components enclosed within. The system, dubbed 'RevoMaker', allows users to print on a rotational axis rather than a standard printing bed. More

South Korean military adopts 3D printing to manufacture vehicle parts and more

Nov.6, 2015 - While no military institution happily shares its secrets with the world, reports are now surfacing that the South Korean Ministry of Defense has adopted 3D printing to produce vehicle parts and more for the Air Force and the Army. More

Preview of Zhuhai CTC Electronic's Riverside 2 SLA 3D printer & operating system RiverOS 1.0

Nov.6, 2015 - Though its previous model is still young, Chinese SLA 3D printing innovators Zhuhai CTC Electronic is already previewing its upcoming Riverside 2 SLA 3D printer. Simultaneously, there are developing their RiverOS to make 3D printing on a variety of models easier than ever before. More

Audi 3D prints a 1:2-scale 1936 Auto Union Type C race car

Nov.5, 2015 - Audi Toolmaking, a division of the German automobile manufacturer, has produced a 3D printed replica of the Auto Union Type C, a Grand Prix racing car made by Auto Union in 1936. More

Basque researchers unveil Add + Process, the most advanced industrial hybrid 3D printer

Nov.5, 2015 - Unveiled in Basque Country, the Add + Process is one of the most advanced and largest industrial 3D printers in the world, and the first to combine 3D printing technology with precision machining into a single, autonomous and hybrid manufacturing machine. More

South Korean researchers develop user-friendly, handheld 3D scanner and $18 scanner tool for smartphone

Nov.5, 2015 - Though 3D scanning for 3D printing purposes is still far too expensive, South Korean research institute ETRI has announced a low cost user friendly handheld scanner and an even cheaper smartphone attachment scanner that quickly generates 3D printable files. More

MIT's bioLogic: Bacteria-powered 3D printed biofabric opens and contracts as you sweat

Nov.5, 2015 - Researchers at MIT's Media Lab have created a 3D printed 'bio-skin' material out of an ancient bacteria that can open and close in response to your body's temperature. More

OpenBionics adds NFC ready fingers to 3D printed hand prosthetics for 2015 Hackaday Prize finals

Nov.5, 2015 - Already known for their excellent and very flexible hand prosthetics, the Greek OpenBionics team has now taken things to the next level for the 2015 Hackaday Prize finals by adding NFC ready fingers that can be programmed with various functions like interacting with smartphones. More

Rocket launch failure on Hawaii destroys MSU's 3D printed PrintSat satellite

Nov.5, 2015 - The PrintSat, a 3D printed satellite made by Montana State University team to test aerospace applications of 3D printing technology, was unfortunately destroyed alongside 12 other research satellites when a military rocket failed to launch. More

3D printed 'Living Screen' from algae offers an alternative to standard water pump systems

Nov.5, 2015 - Part of a movement in architecture that seeks to make structures more responsive and connected to nature, student Irina Shaklova has created a remarkable 3D printed screen for her thesis project: the huge Living Screen, a 3D printed structure filled with living and growing algae. More

Pieter Husmann introduces Hélo, customized, 3D printed wireless earphones

Nov.5, 2015 - 3Ders catches up with Pieter Husmann to talk about his recent project Helo. For Helo, Husmann has combined 3D printing, electronic, and hearing aid technology to create both practical and aesthetically impressive wireless 3D printed earphones. More

3D printed knitwear start-up Unmade wins Pitch@Palace event backed by Prince Andrew

Nov.5, 2015 - Unmade, a London based 3D printed knitwear company has combined new technologies and traditional knitting practices to promote more conscious fashion consumption. More

Felix Printers introduce their latest 3D printer: the Pro 1

Nov.5, 2015 - Dutch 3D printing firm Felix Printers has launched its latest printer, the Pro 1, which boasts fully automatic levelling, smart sensors and a detachable print bed. More

Custom-made Olsson Block lets Ultimaker users switch hot-end nozzles on the fly

Nov.5, 2015 - Anders Olsson has designed a custom-made replacement for his Ultimaker 2's heater block that allows users remove and switch-in new nozzles within seconds. The design has become extremely popular amongst Ultimaker users. More

Study sheds light on worrying toxicity levels of some 3D printed parts

Nov.4, 2015 - A study carried out by researchers at the University of California, Riverside, in which researchers used zebrafish embryos to test the toxicity of the 3D printed objects, has revealed that embryos die at alarming rates when exposed to certain 3D printed materials. More

CD Baby and Source3 join forces for on-demand 3D printed band merchandise

Nov.4, 2015 - 3D licensing and distribution platform Source3 has announced a partnership with independent music distributor CD Baby. The collaboration opens up the possibility for artists to produce short runs of 3D printed merchandise, without the upfront investment typically required for such a campaign. More

Stratasys announces $938M loss in third quarter; predicts long-term growth

Nov.4, 2015 - Stratasys today released their financial results for the third quarter of 2015. During the period, the company earned revenue of $167.6 million, with a GAAP net loss of $983 million, attributed primarily to a $910 million write-off of MakerBot, and an increasingly hesitant consumer-base. More

3D Printing helps Tazo, the handicapped dog, regain his mobility

Nov.4, 2015 - TurboRoo, The 3D Printing Store and MarkForged team up to create a 3D printed prosthetic dog cart for Tazo the dog. The dogcart was 3D printed by MarkForged using a 10% nylon infill without a composite reinforcement. More

Uniform 3D printed embryonic stem cells could as used 'building blocks' of life

Nov.4, 2015 - Scientists have developed a 3D bioprinting method for producing highly uniform 'blocks' of embryonic stem cells, highly desirable for their ability to differentiate into nearly any cell type in the human body. These 3D printed cells are considered the 'lego blocks of life'. More

PCB 3D printer maker Nano Dimension raises additional $2.2M in financing round

Nov.4, 2015 - PCB 3D printer manufacturer Nano Dimension has raised an additional $2.2 million, closing its financing round with a grand total of $13.1 million. The company develops advanced 3D printed electronics systems, including the multi-layer PCB inkjet 3D printer, Dragonfly 2020. More

Customizable, open-source 3D printable EEG headset from OpenBCI now on Kickstarter

Nov.4, 2015 - OpenBCI (brain-computer interface) has launched a Kickstarter campaign for a low-cost, high-performance biosensing kit, comprised of an Arduino-compatible board and 3D printable headset. The company has set a target $80,000, with the campaign running until December 19th. More

Jason Loo 3D prints amazing life-sized BB-8 droid from upcoming Star Wars movie

Nov.4, 2015 - With the help of open source community BB8BuildersClub, Jason Loo has created a truly amazing 3D printed, life-sized version of the already iconic BB-8 droid from the upcoming Star Wars: The Force Awakens movie. More

Polymaker ships PC-Plus Polycarbonate 3D printer filament, redesigns all packaging

Nov.4, 2015 - Polymaker's super strong and high quality polycarbonate 3D printer filament PC-Plus is now available in additional colors True Black and True White, while the Chinese company has further developed informative packaging to make lives of customers easier. More

Seiko Optical Europe, Materialise to introduce 3D printed sports eyewear collection

Nov.4, 2015 - Belgium based 3D printing service and company Materialise NV has recently collaborated with Seiko Optical Europe in designing and manufacturing an additively manufactured collection of sports eyewear. More

QingDao Unique unveils first-ever prosthetic 3D printer

Nov.4, 2015 - QingDao Unique Technology unveiled a large multi-material 3D printer designed specifically for the production of complex, functional and high quality prosthetics, such as complete limbs and even wheelchairs. More

Make a 'fake' colour 3D print out of paper

Nov.4, 2015 - Artist and engineer Michael Koehleart has found a cool method for 'faking' a colour 3D print using paper, a printer and a laser cutter. His clever technique involves four main steps: creating a projection image, slicing the model, slicing the image, and printing/assembling. More

Make: Magazine's 2016 Buyers Guide names top 3D printer performers of the year

Nov.4, 2015 - Make: Magazine has just released their Ultimate Guide to Desktop Fabrication, ranking the to performing 3D printers. In terms of the Overall Top 3 Scores, TAZ 5, Zotrax M200 and Rostock Max filled out the winner's circle. More

Local Motors' LM3D Swim 3D printed car to be on sale for $53K next year

Nov.3, 2015 - Local Motors today unveiled the LM3D Swim, the first highway-ready 3D printed consumer car, at the SEMA show in Las Vegas. The company also announced that pre-sales will be starting early 2016 at the projected cost of $53,000 More

The Dura-Gem jewel-tipped 3D printing nozzle is designed to last a lifetime

Nov.3, 2015 - Developed by Jonny Hurst, the Dura-Gem nozzle with a sapphire jewel at the tip doesn't suffer from wear and tear and will guarantee successful 3D printing for a lifetime. Coming to Kickstarter within the next two months, it will even cost less than $100. More

MIT's Self-Assembly Lab 3D prints shape-shifting shoe

Nov.3, 2015 - Using a 3D printing technique to create active textiles, industrial designers at MIT's Self-Assembly Lab have designed the Minimal Shoe, which can contract and morph to the exact shape of your foot. More

Body Labs receives $8M in Series A funding to expand 3D human modeling space

Nov.3, 2015 - Body Labs, which captures the most sophisticated and advanced 3D body models through their software, hardware and APIs, today announced that they have received $8 million in Series A funding led by Intel Capital. More

8-bit video games inspire 3D printed fashion accessories by Katty Xiomara and BEEVERYCREATIVE

Nov.3, 2015 - Portuguese fashion designer Katty Xiomara teamed up with 3D printing company BEEVERYCREATIVE to create fashion accessories inspired by the two-dimensional pixel-filled universe of 8-bit video games. The accessories are part of her collection, revealed at Portugal Fashion 2015, titled 8 Bit Flashback. More

Large and incredibly complex forms created through cell division simulation & multimaterial 3D printing

Nov.3, 2015 - With the help of GPU supercomputing & multimaterial 3D printing, a team of researchers from the UCL Bartlett School of Architecture led by designer Daghan Cam has given physical shape to the complex process of cellular division. More

3D printed Shotgun shells made from bronze-filled PLA successfully tested

Nov.3, 2015 - Using bronze-filled PLA filament, American designers Jeff and Darren have developed a series of interesting 3D printed custom shotgun shells that work remarkably well. More

Researchers create implantable blood vessels using sugar, silicone and a 3D printer

Nov.3, 2015 - Using sugar glass and silicone, a bioengineering team from Rice and Pennsylvania Universities has successfully created a basic system of 3D printed implantable blood vessels that could lead the way to 3D printed transplantable organs and tissue. More

New 3D printing technique creates complex micro-objects smaller than a human hair

Nov.3, 2015 - A team of UCLA Bioengineers has devised a novel 3D printing method that, for the first time, allows for the production of complex 3D printed micro-objects that are smaller in size than the width of a human hair. More

Joshua Pearce creates new algorithm for obviousness to prevent 3D printing material patents

Nov.3, 2015 - Materials scientist and engineer Joshua Pearce has developed an algorithm for determining prior art for 3D printed materials, making it difficult, if not impossible, to file patents on new 3D printing materials. More

Russian scientists use first-ever 3D printed thyroid gland in successful transplant surgery

Nov.3, 2015 - After creating the world's first 3D printed thyroid gland, Professor Mironov of Russia's 3D BioPrinting Solutions has successfully transplanted the thyroid into a living mouse and found it to be completely functional. More

Next-generation electron beam device could vastly improve metal 3D printers

Nov.3, 2015 - Photo Electron Soul Inc., a Japanese startup affiliated to Nagoya University, has developed a next-generation electron beam device which could make the 3D printing of metals quicker and more precise. More

Xtouch is the first smartphone to use 3D printing tech says Bluboo

Nov.3, 2015 - The Xtouch is the latest device to be made by Chinese smartphone manufacturer Bluboo. The handset boasts a range of impressive technical specs, and features a curved, 3D printed rear panel, making it the world's first smartphone to be made using 3D printing techniques. More

3Ders Monday Warm-up: The Top 3D Food Printers that will Feed the Future

Nov.2, 2015 - This week, we've put together a comprehensive list of the most exciting 3D food printers available now and in the very near future and how they're letting professional and at-home chefs unleash their culinary creativity like never before. More

Turn your cat into a fearsome warrior with 3D printed cat armor

Nov.2, 2015 - Jwall, the talented designer and maker behind the Print That Thing YouTube channel, has unveiled his latest 3D printed creation: a fully 3D printed suit of cat armor. More

Architect Louis H. Sullivan's early work commemorated through impressive 3D printed book

Nov.2, 2015 - Thanks to the efforts of a group of architecture academics and enthusiasts it is now possible to peruse elements of American architect Louis H. Sullivan's work in an open-sourcce 3D printed book. More

Royal Perth Hospital in Australia to regrow patient skull tissue by 3D printing stem cells

Nov.2, 2015 - Being one of nine projects to receive a grant from the state government, a procedure for regrowing skull fragments using 3D printed stem cells will be implemented in the Royal Perth Hospital in Western Australia. Clinical trials on patients with damaged skulls are set to begin next year. More

Maker creates an amazing full size, 3D printed Master Chief armor from Halo

Nov.2, 2015 - 3D printed Halloween accessories are commonplace this year, but few creations are as impressive as the full size Master Chief armor suit that Redditor profezzorn built. Featuring more than 15 kg of plastic and countless small pieces, the most impressive 3D printed suits we've seen in a long time. More

Breathe easier with Sendinaden's 3D printed Pattern Breathe mask

Nov.2, 2015 - Sendinaden has created a 3D printed facemask and accompanying app that encourages users, particularly those living in highly polluted urban areas, to improve their breathing quality by tracking their breathing habits. More

NNRGY Crops to 3D print houses with bio-concrete made from giant Chinese silver grass

Nov.2, 2015 - In a building project in collaboration with TU Eindhoven, Cybe and Concrete Valley, Dutch bio entrepreneurs NNRGY Crops will be using locally grown Miscanthus Giganteus to make 3D printable bio-concrete. More

Australia Post announces US$14M fund for drone delivery, 3D printer services

Nov.2, 2015 - The CEO of the Australia Post Ahmed Fahour has just revealed that they have set up a $20 million AUD fund for investing in new digital services, including eCommerce initiatives, drone package delivery services, and even 3D printers installed in post offices for public use. More

MobileODT diagnoses cervical cancer with a smartphone and a 3D printed case

Nov.1, 2015 - Cervical cancer is one of the most lethal cancers in women, but can be easily prevented through accurate screening. Israeli startup MobileODT has now developed a 3D printed smartphone accessory that can make cervix selfies and make diagnosis possible in developing countries. More

Edmond Wong & Stratasys create stunning B+ stool using 3D printing and salvaged bamboo

Nov.1, 2015 - Hong Kong based designer Edmond Wong has collaborated with Stratasys to produce a visually stunning 3D printed stool, made with both 3D printed components and salvaged bamboo. The partially 3D printed seat, called the "B+", was designed for "Create Outside the Grid", a Hong Kong exhibition. More

Introducing three super cool 3D printable tank thread projects

Nov.1, 2015 - To inspire makers and roboticists, we've taken a closer look at three fascinating projects that open up specialism for 3D printed robots: 3D printable tank threads that make your creations capable of traversing any kind of terrain. More

Earthworm-inspired 3D printed biomimetic Worm-Bot could be used in pipe inspection, burrowing

Nov.1, 2015 - In an attempt to recreate the very flexible peristalsis movement patterns of earthworms, a team of researchers from Case Western University have developed a 3D printed biomimetic soft robot that can crawl through pipes. More

Qingdao Unique unveils $399 MagiCube 3D Printer for use in classrooms

Nov.1, 2015 - Specifically designed for use in the educational field, Qingdao Unique Products has developed an interesting and easy to use budget 3D printer called the MagiCube 3D Printer. Compact, good looking and user-friendly, this could be the future of science classes. More

   

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