Mar 17, 2018 | By Tess

It’s not every week that 3D printing news hits the mainstream, but thanks to a ton of innovative projects and initiatives being showcased at SXSW in Austin this past week, that’s exactly what happened. From new 3D printed housing solutions, to edible video-game sushi, check out some of this week’s top stories.

A 3D printed house for $4,000? Silicon Valley's New Story can build it

New Story, a Silicon Valley-based nonprofit, says it has developed the “Vulcan,” a construction 3D printer that can fabricate a four-room house in less than a day for just $4,000. The massive 3D printer is being demonstrated at SXSW. [Read more]

2018 Hackaday Prize design and 3D printing challenge kicks off

Attention, makers: Hackaday has launched the 2018 edition of its Hackaday Prize, a competition that invites designers, engineers, and makers from all over the world to design and build innovative projects that “Build Hope.” The challenge encourages participants to use innovative technologies at their disposal such as 3D printing and electronics. [Read more]

Diamonds now a 3D printer's best friend as Carbodeon & Tiamet 3D announce new filaments

Finnish nanodiamond manufacturer Carbodeon and Dutch 3D printing specialist Tiamet 3D have announced an exciting 3D printing innovation: the first nanodiamond-enhanced FDM 3D printer filaments for additive manufacturing. [Read more]

Bombyx Prod: French company puts 10 print heads on a single 3D printer

French 3D printing company Bombyx Prod has developed a serial additive manufacturing service capable of printing “thousands” of parts per order. One of its 3D printers uses 10 print heads for printing identical parts simultaneously. [Read more]

Open Meals 3D prints 8-bit sushi that you can eat

SXSW in Austin, Texas has been a hotbed for 3D printing innovations this week, with non-profit organization New Story presenting its Vulcan construction 3D printer (capable of producing a low-cost house in less than a day) and Bose unveiling a 3D printed prototype of its audio AR sunglasses. [Read more]



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