DesignSpark Mechanical 3D design challenge - win £5,000 and a 3D printer

Oct.31, 2013 -   To celebrate the launch of DesignSpark Mechanical, RS Components and Allied Electronics are spurring engineers into creative combat with an invitation to pit their design skills against each other using DesignSpark Mechanical. More

Russ's home brewed filament extruder for 3D printer 

Oct.31, 2013 -  Inspired by the Lyman filament extruder for 3D printers, Russ Gries created his own version. His filament extruder is still a work in progress, but it looks promising. More 

GADGETS3D launches RepRap G3D & '3D printer in every school' project 

Oct.31, 2013 -  GADGETS3D lauches today their new RepRap printer G3D (based on Prusai3) and project "3D printer in every school". More 

Shapeways & Neiman Marcus partnered to offer 3D printed holiday collection

Oct.31, 2013 -   Neiman Marcus has teamed up with 3D printing company Shapeways to offer a limited edition collection with beautiful metal finishes. More

ROSCO: low cost, open source 3D printable DIY rover 

Oct.31, 2013 -  In order for people all over the world to develop their own telerobotic communities, Arxterra has introduced a low-cost, open source rover, Rosco (RObot SCOut).  More 

Microsoft new technology turns every smartphone into a 3D scanner 

Oct.31, 2013 -  During Innovation Day 2013 at Microsoft Research Asia on Oct. 30, researchers demonstrated how to create 3D images using a mobile phone.More 

A first glimpse of HYREL's latest 3D printer System 30 (video)

Oct.30, 2013 -   HYREL 3D is showcasing the latest 3D printer, a powerful HYREL System 30. Features: Enclosed, all metal, up to 4 extruders or accessories can be mounted on the center yoke. More

Happy Halloween: costume fun with 3D scanning and 3D printing (video)

Oct.30, 2013 -   NeoMek, a rapid prototyping and 3D digital scanning service company shared today a fun Halloween video using 3D scanning and 3D printing. More

PrintMATE 3D Printer DIY-Kit from Germany 

Oct.30, 2013 -  In collabration with Germany company "PrintMate 3D", iGo3D, the first 3D printer store releases the "Printmate 3D" 3D Printer.  More 

New 3D printing technique to eliminate the need for multiple 3D printers

Oct.30, 2013 -   Scientists have developed an initiator integrated 3D printing approach (i3DP) to enable post-printing surface modifications for various applications. More

Old school meets new: 3D-printed letterpress printer 

Oct.30, 2013 -  During the Maker Faire Rome 2013, Tecnificio and Lino's Type presented Stampomatica: two 3D printed models of analogic micro-machines to print business cards and postcards.  More 

3D scanner maker Creaform acquired by AMETEK for $120 million 

Oct.30, 2013 -  Creaform, Inc. developer and manufacturer of portable 3D scanner, has been acquired for $120 million by AMETEK, Inc. a publicly traded, global manufacturer of electronic instruments. More 

B-Robot: an open source 3D printed self balancing robot

Oct.29, 2013 -   B-Robot, designed and created by Jose, is a SegWay-like 3D printed self balancing robot with only two wheels. It can be controlled from a smartphone / tablet via WiFi. More

Customize and 3D print your own spaceships from Ender's Game 

Oct.29, 2013 -  There is an exciting news for fans of Ender's Game. Ender's Game is offering fans of all ages prop replicas created by a 3D printer.  More 

Mark34 open source 3D printer kit from Poland 

Oct.29, 2013 -  Polish start-up Jelwek company has recentlly launched their first 3D printer: MARK34. MARK34 is a compact, easy-to-build and low cost open source 3D printer kit. More 

3D printed lens hood offer stylish lens protection

Oct.29, 2013 -   Dutch studio Van Alles Wat Ontwerp wants to help you develop your personal style with 3D printed customized lens hood. More

3D Systems Q3 revenue grows by 50% on higher printer sales 

Oct.29, 2013 -  3D Systems Corp announced today that its third quarter revenue grew 50% from the prior year to $135.7 million.  More 

These 3D printed prosthetic hands can be made for just $5~$1000 

Oct.29, 2013 -  Two years ago, Paul McCarthy began searching for an inexpensive yet functional prosthetic hand for his son Leon, who was born without fingers on one of his hands. More 

3D printing materials market will be worth more than $600m by 2025

Oct.28, 2013 -   The 3D printing materials market will be worth in excess of $600m by 2025, according to a recent released report 3D Printing Materials 2014-2025: Status, Opportunities, and Market Forecasts. More

Protocow offers instant price quotation for 3D printing companies 

Oct.28, 2013 -  Dutch startup Protocow launches today an e-commerce platform for 3D printing services. This platform enables small 3D printing services to offer their website visitors online quotes and order fulfillment.  More 

Robots created with 3D printers to teach kids programming 

Oct.28, 2013 -  Sunnyvale, Calif.-based startup Play-i has just launched a crowdfunding campaign to produce Sphere-shaped robots that can help kids as young as five years old learn how to code. More 

3D Systems launches advanced modeling tool: Cubify Design

Oct.28, 2013 -   3D Systems has launched today Cubify Design, a parametric CAD tool for advanced 3D modeling projects. Cubify Design is built on the same foundational skills mastered in entry-level Cubify Invent. More

New 3D cloud funding service turns your 2D sketches into reality with 3D printing 

Oct.28, 2013 -  Japanese company Emotional Brains,Inc. launches a crowd-funding platform Okuyuki, a unique 3D cloud funding services for creating 3D printed character figures and helping designers bring idea and design to their fans. More 

Pero: beautiful 3D printed pigeon bookmarks  

Oct.28, 2013 -  Dutch design firm Studio Macura has launched Pero, a functional and decorative 3D printed bookmark in the form of a dove.  More 

Proto-Pasta adds three new materials for your desktop 3D printer

Oct.27, 2013 -   Aaron Cram, a computer scientist, and his brother Dustin Cram has developed three new materials for desktop 3D printers. Carbon Fiber Reinforced PLA, High Temperature PLA and Polycarbonate - ABS Alloy. More

3D Remind turns children's drawings into 3D printed sculptures

Oct.26, 2013 -  And now Osaka company 3D Remind has started offering a 3D printing service called Rakukuri, which will bring children's imaginations to life using 3D printing.  More 

BEETHEFIRST: A beautiful 3D printer made in Portugal 

Oct.26, 2013 -  Portuguese company Beeverycreative has developed a beautiful 3D printer BEETHEFIRST for home users. More 

Making perfect 3D print time-lapse video

Oct.26, 2013 -   if you have a printer with moving print bed, your normal timelapse videos would have the printed object blurred from moving around. More

Baboi Box: all-in-one 3D printer controller

Oct.26, 2013 -  Baboi Box Baboi board is an all-in-one 3D printer controller that allows you to fully control your 3D Printer without connecting to any other devices. More 

3DMe Horror 3D Printed figurines turns everyone into zombies 

Oct.25, 2013 -  Now you can skip shopping for the ultimate Halloween costume - 3DMe from Cubify offers 3DMe Horror Personalized 3D Printed Figurines so that everyone could have a face for horror. More 

3D printer 'gun parts' found in Manchester raid may be parts for a printer

Oct.25, 2013 -   Police have issued a new statement following earlier claims after the 3D printing community pointed out they may be harmless printer upgrade parts. More

UK police find first '3D gun-printing factory' 

Oct.25, 2013 -  British police said Friday they have seized components of a gun made from plastic on a 3D printer. The Greater Manchester Police force said officers found a plastic magazine and trigger, along with a 3-D printer.  More 

Impressively complex 3D printed Vulpes Exploration Rover Alpha 1 

Oct.25, 2013 -  At this year's NYCC, CAD Designer Brian Anderson showcased V.e.r.a.1 (Vulpes Exploration Rover Alpha 1), an adorable 3D printed cybernetic fox mounted with sensor arrays. It was an attraction at the NYCC. More 

Microsoft's 3D Printing Maker Space unveiled

Oct.25, 2013 -   On September 5th, 2013, The Maker Garage hosted their biggest Science Fair ever, showcasing grassroots innovations from hardware projects around Microsoft. More

3D printing can cut material consumption by 75%, CO2 emissions by 40% 

Oct.24, 2013 -  Additive manufacturing can reduce costs of building and operating aircraft, says EADS. EADS / EOS joint study shows material consumption cut by 75 per cent and CO2 emissions by 40 per cent. More 

First 3D printers arrive to Haiti 

Oct.24, 2013 -  Partnered with KIDmob, iLab // Haiti is teaching local Haitians 3D modeling skills and how the 3D printer works, how to repair it if it breaks down. More 

Disney sees 3D printer in every home within a decade

Oct.24, 2013 -   Andy Bird, chairman of Walt Disney International, predicted that 3D printers will be in every home within a decade on the first day of the Abu Dhabi Media Summit. More

Formlabs raises $19 million series A round led by DFJ Growth 

Oct.24, 2013 -  Formlabs, the designers and manufacturers of the Form 1 3D printer, announced $19M in Series A financing today. More 

$489 Open source Asterid 3D printer  

Oct.24, 2013 -  Plastic Scribbler has launched their Asterid Open Source 3D Printer on Kickstarter, a $489 fully assembled 3D printer with an 8"x8"x8" (203 x 203 x 203mm) build volume.  More 

Vitamin boost for 3D printing of medical implants

Oct.23, 2013 -   Researchers have discovered that a naturally-occurring compound can be incorporated into 3D printing processes to create medical implants out of non-toxic polymers. The compound is riboflavin, which is better known as vitamin B2. More

Hollywood uses 3D printing to create monsters nowadays

Oct.23, 2013 -   Hollywood is changing the way movies are made with 3D printing. Nowadays Hollywood has been using emerging technologies, including 3D printing, to turn actors into monsters and rubber and silicon into aliens and corpses. More

Soon print your own food, thanks to a Barcelona startup 

Oct.23, 2013 -  Natural Machines is developing a 3D printer that will allow you to print your own food, and it can be used to turn fresh ingredients into finished edible objects such as cakes and ravioli. More 

HP to enter 3D printing market in mid-2014

Oct.23, 2013 -   HP is working on developing 3D printing technology, announced HP CEO Meg Whitman at the Canalys Channels Forum in Bangkok. HP plans to enter the 3D printer market in the middle of 2014, said Whitman. More

3D printed "Smoke Dress" hits the Volkswagen catwalk in Frankfurt 

Oct.23, 2013 -  Dutch fashion-tech designer Anouk Wipprecht unveiled a very unique 3D printed dress at the Volkswagen booth during the lnternational Motor Show (lAA) in Frankfurt in September 2013.  More 

Researchers develop 4D printing technology for composite materials 

Oct.23, 2013 -  Researchers at the University of Colorado Boulder have successfully added a fourth dimension to their printing technology, opening up exciting possibilities for the creation and use of adaptive, composite materials in manufacturing, packaging and biomedical applications. More 

Helix: a large, dual-head, high precision 3D printer launches on Kickstarter

Oct.22, 2013 -   Missoula, Montana based Acuity Design has launched a Kickstarter campaign for their new fused filament 3D printer, Helix. Helix is crafted from high-end components and is feature-rich with a large build volume and dual print heads. More

Type A Machines' Next Generation Series 1 3D printer allows all users to modify 

Oct.22, 2013 -  San Francisco based Type A Machines revealed today the Next Generation Series 1 printer. The Next Generation Series 1 features a streamlined aluminum and acrylic body.  More 

3D printing to dominate STEM education within 3 years 

Oct.22, 2013 -  A new report from the NMC Horizon Project has identified the 12 emerging technologies will have a significant impact on STEM+ education over the next one to five years. More 

3D printed Sunshade makes Google Glass easier to see in the sunlight

Oct.22, 2013 -   Google Glass can be difficult to read outdoors in the sunlight. Chris Barrett, a PR rep who is also one of the early Glass Explorers, managed to fix this issue by creating a 3D printed sunshade for Google Glass. More

QU-BD One Up: Open source 3D printer kit on Kickstarter, only $199 

Oct.22, 2013 -  The QU-BD team announced their newest product: open source QU-BD One Up, a production ready 3D printer kit that breaks the $200 barrier.  More 

Salt, 3D printer, and hot water bathing 

Oct.21, 2013 -  California-born artist Jonathan Schipper's 'Detritus' is an artificial continuously changing environment composed of salt, 3D printer, and hot water bathing.  More 

3D printed 'Mycelium Chair' made from water, straw and fungus

Oct.21, 2013 -   In collaboration with scientists at the University of Aachen, Eric Klarenbeek develops the Mycelium Chair, a chair created using 3D printing and living organisms. More

Buccaneer 3D printer pre-orders open next month, shipping April 2014 

Oct.21, 2013 -  Pirate3D is opening preorders of the Buccaneer 3D printer on November 1, 2013 on their website Preorder units, priced at US$497, will be shipped in April 2014.  More 

3D printing with marble dusts 

Oct.21, 2013 -  The project focuses on exploring the use of the marble dust and the main advantages of 3D printing technology. More 

Poppy: Open source 3D printed humanoid robots

Oct.21, 2013 -   Poppy is an affordable and hackable humanoid robot made with robust and flexible hardware. It uses off-the-shelf components (motors and electronics) and 3D printed limbs to make it available for a large audience. More

6 super cool 3D printed Jack O' Lanterns 

Oct.20, 2013 -  Halloween is coming up soon and this year some makers are taking jack-o'-lanterns to the next level with their 3D printers.  More 

Meet Fonzie: A twerking, 3D printable robot (video) 

Oct.20, 2013 -  Limor Schweitzer, founder & director at Robosavvy, a company specialised in development and support of humanoid robot parts/kits, introduces "Fonzie" the dancing robot. More 

Vienna gets its first 3D printing store

Oct.20, 2013 -   The 3dee store opened its doors to business in Vienna, Austria on the 7th of October. The shop is the first of its kind in the city, putting the area on the cutting edge of technology. More

UK grants £500K funds to bring 3D printers to 60 schools 

Oct.19, 2013 -  Education Secretary Michael Gove revealed today that a £500,000 fund was now being established to enable up to 60 teaching schools can buy 3D printers and train teachers to use them effectively. More 

New hardware & software developments of the $100 Peachy 3D Printer 

Oct.19, 2013 -  The Peachy 3D Printer inventor Rylan Grayston released a new video that Rylan goes into detail about what changes he's been making to the Peachy's design, and Scott talks about the circuit he's been working on. More 

UPS explains its in-store 3D printing services (video)

Oct.19, 2013 -   But how exactly can 3D printing help out a small business? Fox Business reporter visited the UPS Store in New York and spoke with UPS small business technology leader Daniel Remba, who showed him how it works. More

3D printing with graphene is coming, and it will change the world 

Oct.19, 2013 -  On Friday Oct.18, 2013, American Graphite announces it has finalized the intellectual property agreement for P-600 with the project manager and National Science Centre KIPT of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine.  More 

Structure Sensor raises $1M on Kickstarter, with 13 days to go

Oct.18, 2013 -  Boulder & SF-based Occipital announced today that their Kickstarter campaign for the Structure Sensor has surpassed $1M in pledges from more than 2,700 backers worldwide.  More 

5 Color / Material 3D printer launched on Kickstarter

Oct.18, 2013 -   Canadian company ORD Solutions announced today that it is developing a unique 5 color/material 3D filament printer. More

3D printed photograph adds another dimension to treasured memories 

Oct.18, 2013 -  Many innovative use of 3D printing fall under the category of cool or creative. Dave White, owner of Studio DTW has produced some really cool 3D-printed images from nothing but 2D photographs. More 

Future: 3D print lab in every car 

Oct.18, 2013 -  In collaboration with the creative lab at renault, Bertier 'created' this future: He transforms a Renault Zoe electric car into a mobile 3D print lab.More 

ESA demonstrates complex structures made of metal using 3D printing

Oct.18, 2013 -   If you want to know the future of 3D printing, the London Science Museum is the place to be. The European Space Agency (ESA) has unveiled plans to take 3D printing into the metal age. More

Windows 8.1 arrives: Microsoft to partner with more 3D printer makers 

Oct.17, 2013 -  At its Taipei launch yesterday evening, Microsoft said it plans to collaborate with 3D printer makers, including Taiwan's New Kinpo Group. More 

MakerBot Thingiverse launches first IOS App 

Oct.17, 2013 -  3D printer company MakerBot launches today Thingiverse IOS app, the first mobile app for MakerBot Thingiverse. More 

3D printing helps cut tooling costs by 97%

Oct.17, 2013 -   German company Robert Seuffer uses Stratasys 3D printed injection molds to produce parts for functional testing in their final material. More

German 3D printer company voxeljet set for IPO

Oct.17, 2013 -   German 3D printer company voxeljet is planning to sell 6.5 million shares at a price range of $13 to $15 a share this week in its IPO. More

Portabee GO, the new $395 foldable 3D printer 

Oct.17, 2013 -  Romscraj, developer of the Portabee 3D printer, launched an Ultra portable, sleek and robust, Portabee GO 3D printer. Portabee GO 3D printer can be easily folded up for easy transport. More 

Shenzhen Sunshine and Materialise collaborate to develop 3D printed race car

Oct.17, 2013 -   Shenzhen Sunshine Laser and Electronics Technology Co., Ltd. in China has signed an agreement with 3D printing company Materialise to develop 3D printed race cars. More

MakerBot to open two new stores in Boston and Greenwich, Conn.  

Oct.16, 2013 -  3D printer manufacturer MakerBot is scheduled to open two new retail stores in Boston and Greenwich prior to the start of the holiday season. More 

Makerbot announces new Verified Prints feature on Thingiverse 

Oct.16, 2013 -  Makerbot announces today a Verified Prints program for its 3D model repositories Thingiverse. More 

MadeSolid launches line of SLA resin on indiegogo

Oct.16, 2013 -   3D printing materials startup MadeSolid announced the launch of their crowd funding campaign aimed at developing and launching a new line of resins designed specifically for consumer SLA printers. More

Australian scientists created light-weight 3D printed titanium horse shoes 

Oct.16, 2013 -  Australian scientists have created a customized set of purple titanium shoes for a Melbourne race horse using 3D printing. More 

ATOM 3D Printer launches on Taiwan's 'Kickstarter', reaches goal in 4 days 

Oct.16, 2013 -  On Oct.4, 2013 ALT Design launches its new Atom 3D printer on ZecZec crowdfunding platform, Taiwan's Kickstarter. More 

Arburg introducing unique plastic freeforming: Freeformer 3D printer

Oct.16, 2013 -   ARBURG, is presenting a unique 3D printer called "Freeformer" which allows users to take 3D CAD files and turn out functional parts made from drops of liquid plastic. More

3D Printers could change our education and economy 

Oct.15, 2013 -  Much attention has been paid to 3D Printing lately. New companies are developing cheaper and more efficient 3D printers. When you produce something yourself instead of purchasing it, that changes your relationship to it.  More 

Lockheed Martin digitalizes production with 3D printing and virtual pathfinding 

Oct.15, 2013 -  Lockheed Martin Space Systems Company introduced its next-generation digital manufacturing technologies that the company integrates into the production cycle: Digital Tapestry.  More 

ESA Amaze project to take 3D printing into the metal age

Oct.15, 2013 -   The European Space Agency (ESA, the "European NASA") has unveiled plans to "take 3D printing into the metal age" by developing the first large-scale production methods to 3D-print with metal. More

Become the coolest geek with this 3D printed oscilloscope watch 

Oct.15, 2013 -  Electrical engineer Gabriel Anzziani, the founder of Gabotronics who created the amazingly tiny Xprotolab oscilloscope is now working on the Oscilloscope Watch, a portable version of the Xprotolab with all its features. More 

3Dsimo: First multi-material 3D drawing pen 

Oct.15, 2013 -  Here comes 3Dsimo. David Paskevic from Prague, Czech Republic and his team have launched their 3Dsimo, a multimaterial 3D drawing pen on indiegogo.  More 

Jet Engine made on a 3D Printer

Oct.14, 2013 -   Building your own jet engine is a great way to challenge your mechanical skills. Gerry Hamilton from New Zealand designed and made a very cool jet engine on a 3D printer. More

French patient gets his nose and life back, thanks to 3D printing (video) 

Oct.14, 2013 -  In France, technicians restore dignity to a patient who have lost his nose using the latest technology. Surgeons worked to reconstruct his nose by 3D scanning his face. More 

Building a 1927 Miller 91 race car using four 3D printing processes 

Oct.14, 2013 -  Cideas, a Rapid Prototyping consulting company based in Crystal Lake, Illinois, has create replica of the 1927 Miller 91 race car using four major 3D printing processes. More 

Justin LeBlanc earns spot on "Project Runway" finale using 3D printing

Oct.14, 2013 -   Who would think of using 3D printing in a fashion contest? Justin LeBlanc's innovative 3D printed accessories has helped earn him a spot in Project Runway's finale last week. More

Gartner: 3D printing to result in $100 billion IP losses per year 

Oct.14, 2013 -  By 2018, 3D printing will result in the loss of at least US$100-billion per year in intellectual property globally, according to Analyst group Gartner.  More 

Pinhole: a 3D printed pinhole camera on Kickstarter 

Oct.13, 2013 -  Since O'Connor got his Solidoodle 3 printer, he has been designing and making pinhole cameras with 3D printing. I thought this would be a great way to design and build a new series of pinhole cameras. More 

Autodesk Project Miller offers 3D printing previews

Oct.13, 2013 -   Project Miller is a free software developed by Autodesk Labs that allows you to preview, Optimize and validate your design before you print it. More

SeeMeCNC starts shipping the Orion Delta 3D printer 

Oct.12, 2013 -  SeemeCNC is already shipping its ORION Delta 3D Printer, a fully assembled ready to print machine capable of ABS, PLA and most other filaments.  More 

Blokify: Simplified block-based 3D modeling iOS app for everyone 

Oct.12, 2013 -  Jenny Kortina and Brett Cupta demonstrated their Blokify, a simplified 3d modeling iOS application that allows everyone, including children, to easily build custom and 3d print anything they can imagine.  More 

3D printed 'Terminator' arm by the University of Nottingham

Oct.12, 2013 -   One of the highlights of the 600 3D-printed objects on display at a new London Science Museum exhibit is a Terminator-lookalike 3D-printed functionalised prosthetic arm. More

3D printing of continuous fiber composites within reach in 3-5 years 

Oct.11, 2013 -  Composites specialist Nathan Armstrong, formerly founder and president of Motive Industries, is leading a partnership developing a 3D printing technology that will produce composite parts with continuous fiber reinforcement. More 

Create and print out your social network in 3D 

Oct.11, 2013 -  What if you could print out your social network data on a 3D printer and hold it in your hand? Jeff Hemsley took his Twitter network data, model it in 3D and then use a 3D printer to make it real.  More 

Talpadk's review of NinjaFlex, flexible filament for 3D printers

Oct.11, 2013 -   NinjaFlex, a flexible filament for 3D printers, is specially formulated thermoplastic elastomer (TPE) that produces flexible prints with elastic properties. Talpadk from Denmark decided to try out NinjaFlex filament. More

Open source Repemaker 3D printer by Jose Gemez 

Oct.11, 2013 -  Spanish architect Jose Gemez has developed a reprap 3D printer Repemaker with similar movement as tantillus and ultimaker system. It has bowden system, heated bed and strong axis. More 

3D printing offers a new hand for 2-year-old girl  

Oct.11, 2013 -  Two-year-old Kate Berkholtz was born without a full hand on her left arm. Zero Point Frontiers is using their 3D printer to help this little girl by creating her a much needed prosthetic. More 

MakerBot signs distribution deal with Ingram Micro

Oct.10, 2013 -   3D printing company MakerBot announces today Ingram Micro Inc., a Fortune 100 company and the world's largest wholesale technology distributor is now authorized as a U.S. distribution partner for MakerBot. More

3D printing: the business opportunities (video)

Oct.10, 2013 -   Futurologist Christopher Barnatt highlights what this means for businesses, as well as offering some broader predictions. More

3D printing reality: myths about 3D printing busted (video) 

Oct.10, 2013 -  The London Science Museum invited some industrial experts to guide you around the hype of 3D printing, look into 3D printing myths in the media and reveal this technology's real-life potential.  More 

3D-printed web of plastic caps turns bottles into fancy home decor

Oct.10, 2013 -   'Screw You' is a collection of making clever use of the universal PET bottle screw top with help of 3D printing. More

Innovative 3D printer prints on complex and bent surfaces 

Oct.10, 2013 -  A new type of 3D printer with a moveable arm can now print on every surface and even on existing objects. More 

London Science Museum: '3D: Printing the Future' 

Oct.10, 2013 -  The London Science Museum opens a new exhibit on Wednesday called '3D: Printing the Future.' It features over 600 printed objects from the industries of health care, art and even cycling. More 

African inventor makes 3D printer from e-waste (video)

Oct.10, 2013 -   Using rails and belts from old scanners, the case of a discarded desktop computer and even bits of a diskette drive, Gnikou has created what is believed to be the first 3D printer made from e-waste. More

Van Gogh's 2D Sunflowers transformed into 3D with 3D printer 

Oct.9, 2013 -  Inspired by the Sunflowers painting, artist duo Rob and Nick Carter wanted to bring it to life by creating a bronze interpretation of the artwork using 3D printing. More 

NASA-funded 3D food printer prints pizza at SXSW Eco (video) 

Oct.9, 2013 -  Contractor sees a future that every kitchen has a 3D printer and people could just create food from basic powdered ingredients. At SXSW Eco Contractor showed off a 3D printed pizza made on a RepRap 3D printer. More 

Japan: OPENCUBE launches SCOOVO C170 3D Printer

Oct.9, 2013 -   Last weekend Japanese 3D printer company OPENCUBE launched SCOOVO C170 3D Printer. More

Asda is first UK supermarket to create 3D printed 'mini me' figures 

Oct.9, 2013 -  Next time when you do shopping in Supermarket chain Asda you could get yourself 3D scanned and pick up 3D-printed miniature variation of yourself as part of shoppers' next weekly shop. More 

3D printed functional designs inspired by the iconic Mobius Strip 

Oct.9, 2013 -  Inspired by the iconic Mobius Strip, Taiwanese designer Vincent Huang created incredibly beautfiul "RIBBON" series of designs that he 3D printed out of metal. More 

Awesome Mini FPV Quadcopter made on Makerbot 3D printer (video)

Oct.8, 2013 -   This awesome 3D printed mini FPV Quadcopter is designed and created by Zwcky101 in Austin, TX. It was printed on a Makerbot 3D printer and the all-up weight of this quad including all FPV gear is only 200g. More

'Britain's FBI' will fight threat of guns made on 3D printers 

Oct.8, 2013 -  Theresa May, the Home Secretary said NCA will also fight the growing threat of guns made with 3D printers. She said: "This is a matter that has become of increasing concern." More 

Disney researchers design 3D Printed curved display to eliminate distortion (video) 

Oct.8, 2013 -  Disney Research, Pittsburgh unveiled in July a new printed optics technology, "Papillion" for 3D printing highly expressive animated eyes for interactive characters, robots and toys.More 

New Single DD2 Extruder for 3D printers by German RepRap

Oct.8, 2013 -   German RepRap releases today new single DD2 extruder for 3D printers. Small and compact, the new Single DD2 Extruder offers a significantly higher torque than its predecessor. More

3D printer company voxeljet plans to raise $91 million in IPO

Oct.8, 2013 -  The Friedberg, Germany-based voxeljet, a leading provider of high-speed, large-format 3D printers and on-demand parts services announced terms for its IPO on Monday. voxeljet plans to raise $91 million by offering 6.5 million shares. More 

Aleph Objects introducing new Lulzbot TAZ 2 3D printer 

Oct.8, 2013 -  Loveland, Colorado based Aleph Objects announces today the release of its fifth generation TAZ 3D desktop printer: TAZ 2. More 

Scientists create 3D printed microscopic 'Zoos' to design bacterial communities

Oct.8, 2013 -   By caging bacteria in 3D printed microscopic houses, scientists at The University of Texas at Austin are studying how disease-causing bacteria, such as those found in the human gut and lungs, interact and develop infections. More

Filamaker: turn old plastic into new filament for your 3D printer 

Oct.7, 2013 -  At Maker Faire Rome last weekend Marek Senický showed off his latest project the FilaMaker, a personal filament producing machine that grinds old plastic and make new filament for your 3D printer.  More 

Scientist says we could soon '3D print' alien DNA from Mars 

Oct.7, 2013 -  Scientists will soon be able to design and print synthetic organisms using computer software and biological 3D printers, says J. Craig Venter, American visionary geneticist and entrepreneur. More 

Leapfrog 3D printing the Forbidden City

Oct.7, 2013 -   In collaboration with Dutch museum De Nieuwe Kerk and the Chinese Nanjing Museum, Leapfrog 3D printers will print the entire Forbidden City for the Ming exhibition at De Nieuwe Kerk in Amsterdam. More

University students successfully tested 3D printed rocket engine 

Oct.7, 2013 -  A group of students at the University of California, San Diego conducted a hot fire test for a 3D-printed metal rocket engine that they, themselves designed.  More 

Inventor uses 3D printing to design and create Bit-Blocks 

Oct.7, 2013 -  Inspired by computer game MineCraft, Lake Oswego, OR based Will Petillo wants to bring the joy of building things with blocks to real life. More 

3D printed Sarah's Jenner in memory of 5-year-old girl's battle with cancer

Oct.6, 2013 -   Valcrow, a Mechwarrior fan and the creator of 3D printed posable Atlas, and his friends at No Guts No Galaxy (NGNG) wanted to bring Sarah's Jenner into reality, and present it as a gift to Sarah's father. More

6-axis 3D Printer (video) 

Oct.6, 2013 -  Here is a video of a 6-axis 3D Printer using Parallel Kinematics driven by KFLOP that Professor Yong Chen and his students Xuan Song and Yayue Pan created over at University of Southern California. More 

Awesome 3D printed Dr Who Dalek Transformer by Andrew Lindsey 

Oct.5, 2013 -  Andrew Lindsey, who previously designed the 3D-printed Transforming Tardis, has made another awesome figure - a transforming Dalek figure with 3D printing.More 

9-year-old boy created the 'Menurkey' with 3D printer to celebrate Thanksgivukkah

Oct.5, 2013 -   Nine-year-old Asher Weintraub has designed and created a 3D-printed Thanksgivukkah symbolic piece, the Menurkey to celebrate this once in an eternity event. More

Students build low cost Atomic Force Microscope using Lego and 3D printing 

Oct.4, 2013 -  The world's first low cost Atomic Force Microscope (AFM) has been developed in Beijing by a group of PhD students using LEGO and 3D printing. More 

3D Systems to invest $10.9 million to expand facilities, adding 133 jobs 

Oct.4, 2013 -  3D Systems plans to invest $10.9 million to expand its research and production facilities in Rock Hill, reported Heraldonline. The expansion will create 133 jobs. More 

Browsing text with 3D visualization on Wikipedia

Oct.4, 2013 -   Bryan Russell at Intel Labs and colleagues at the University of Washington in Seattle have developed a computer program that could automatically create annotated 3D reconstructions of tourist sites. More

Lionhead 3D Printer Creator Shares Biggest Fears (video)

Oct.4, 2013 -  Lionhead, a 3D printer with eight extruders and built-in scanning System, is seeking funds on Kickstarter to start production of the device. More 

3D printing isn't just cheaper, it's also greener, scientist says 

Oct.3, 2013 -  3D printing isn't just cheaper, it's also greener, says Michigan Technological University's Joshua Pearce, an associate professor of materials science and engineering/electrical and computer engineering.More 

Smoothieboard: modular, powerful CNC controller for 3D printers

Oct.3, 2013 -   If you are looking for an electronics upgrade for your 3D printer, you might want to check out SmoothieBoard. SmoothieBoard is an Open Source Hardware CNC controller board. More

Olaf Diegel's spectacular Steampunk 3D printed guitar

Oct.3, 2013 -  The Steampunk 3D Printed Guitar is not just a graphical masterpiece, it is a fully functioning Steampunk Engine and amazing sounding electric guitar. The 3D Printing technology used in the Steampunk Guitar is called Selective Laser Sintering (SLS). More 

Adafruit to host Google+ Hangouts on 'Make The World: Prosthetics' 

Oct.3, 2013 -  The folks at Adafruit are hosting 4 Google+ Hangouts 'Make The World: Prosthetics', a one month program on Google+ aimed at crowdsourcing the manufacturing and delivery of the Robohand prosthetic to people in need. More 

3D Hubs sharing 3D printing trends on how 1,100+ 3D printers are being used

Oct.3, 2013 -   3D Hubs, an Amsterdam-based startup which currently boasts the largest network for 3D Printers, shares publicly today a report on 3D printing trends - how 3D printing is being used and which 3D printers, materials and colors are most popular. More

Moti: the smart motor for 3D printed robots 

Oct.2, 2013 -  A team of makers in Toronto currently Kickstarting an open-source tool that makes it easier to make things move. It's called Moti, and it consists of smart motors controlled from a a phone, tablet or any computer. More 

Cube 3D printer available in Dixons' stores PC World and Currys 

Oct.2, 2013 -  The Cube goes on sale in Britain today: Dixons' stores PC World and Currys start selling 3D Systems' Cube, a 26 x 26 x 34cm, 4.3kg 3D printer for £1,195. More 

NinjaFlex: flexible TPE filament for 3D printers

Oct.2, 2013 -   NinjaFlex, a flexible filament for 3D printers, is specially formulated thermoplastic elastomer (TPE) that produces flexible prints with elastic properties. More

Gartner says 3D printer shipments to grow 49% in 2013, set to double year over year 

Oct.2, 2013 -  Worldwide shipments of sub-$100,000 3D printers will grow 49 percent in 2013 to reach a total of 56,507 units, according to Gartner, Inc.'s latest report "Forecast: 3D Printers, Worldwide, 2013." More 

Artist using 3D Scanning & 3D Printing to mold chocolate 

Oct.2, 2013 -  Brian Begun, a visual effects artist wants also to use 3D scanning and 3D printing techniques to mold and design chocolate and he is currently raising funds on indiegogo. More 

U.S. Army grants $855K for developing 4D printing of adaptive materials

Oct.1, 2013 -   Now the U.S. Army Research Office is hoping to make this a reality by providing an $855,000 (€632,000) grant to develop 4D materials, which can exhibit behavior that changes over time. More

Shapeways partners with MAD to provide interactive 3D printing experiences 

Oct.1, 2013 -  3D printing company Shapeways is partnering with MAD and will host an educational and interactive space on the Museum's second floor where visitors will be able to experience 3D design and printing firsthand. More 

High resolution 3ntr A4 3D printer from Italy 

Oct.1, 2013 -  If you are looking for a 3D printer that makes professional quality prints but don't want to commit to the pricy custom solutions from professional 3D printing companies, then you should check out the A4 printer from 3ntr.  More 

Blizzident releases 3D printed 6 seconds toothbrush tailored to your teeth

Oct.1, 2013 -   Engineers from Blizzident have invented a new kind of toothbrush that is tailor-made to fit into a person's mouth using 3D scanning and 3D printing. More

Stratasys opens Singapore office to meet rising 3D printing demand in Asia 

Oct.1, 2013 -  Stratasys Asia Pacific today announced the opening of its local office in Singapore. The new office will enable Stratasys to meet the demands its Asean-based customers and the local 3D printing market.  More 

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