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The mainstreaming of additive manufacturing in bicycle production

In 2011 Bristol engineers announced the creation of 3-D printing bicycle made from nylon. In 2012, UK bike brand, Charge Bikes announced the …

MatterFab Launches To Make Metal 3D Printing Affordable

When most people think of 3D printing, they usually think of the plastic trinkets that come out of Makerbot machines. But increasingly, there’s interest in being able to 3D print items out of metal, which allows for more heavy-duty industrial applications of the technology.<p>Metal 3D printers exist …

This 3D Printing Pen Prints Fabric to Mend Clothes On the Go

Who would have thought that the answer to ripped or faded clothing could be as nifty as a 3D printing pen that’s small enough to fit in your bag? Known as the Fabric Pen, this little device might be the simplest way to repair fabric snags when you’re on the go. You don’t even need a needle and …

3D-Printed Mycelium Chair Sprouts Living Mushrooms!

Dutch designer Eric Klarenbeek’s new Mycelium Chair is an amazing mushroom-sprouting seat that fuses organic materials with modern 3D printing …

FUTURIUM - European Commission

The European Committee of the Regions will discuss a draft of the opinion on "Boosting Growth and Cohesion in EU border regions" on 27 April in its …

Europe

3D Systems' Revolutionary Mass Manufacturing 3D Printing System is on its Way

Earlier this week we published a very interesting article about the intentions of Google and 3D Systems to print “millions, and hopefully billions” …

Manufacturing

3D Printing Is Comfortably Correcting How We Heal

On a scale from 1-10, the hype about the potential of 3D printing has reached a fevered mark deserving a Spinal Tap-ian “11”. But where the …

The world's first 3D-printed shoe collection – in pictures

Continuum Fashion's 3D-printed shoe line, called Myth, is a collection of high-heeled, high-tech wonders that bring new meaning to the term ready-to-wear. Their designer, Mary Huang, calls them ‘computational couture’, and says 3D-printing could greatly diminish fashion’s environmental footprint. …

BigRep 3D printer can print entire pieces of furniture

A brand new 3D printer has arrived on the scene with the biggest print bed of any consumer model — large enough to print small pieces of furniture.<p><b>A brand new 3D printer has arrived on the scene with the biggest print bed of any consumer model — large enough to print small pieces of furniture.</b><p>The …

Furniture

BMW factory workers given 3D-printed 'super-thumbs'

<b>Workers at a BMW plant in Germany have been given 3D-printed "super-thumbs" to reduce stress on their joints when they are assembling car parts.</b><p>Each bespoke thermoplastic polyurethane thumb protector is created individually by measuring the worker's hand in a mobile scanner.<p>It fits like a second …

3D Printing

3D-printed splints may make life better for arthritis sufferers

New software could create better looking, cheaper-to-produce splints for all.<p>If you've ever had to wear a splint on any part of your body, you'll …

Why Your Next Airplane Might Be 3D Printed

By 2020, GE Aviation will produce more than 100,000 manufactured components for its line of commercial and military engines. These parts are vital for aircraft, ranging from Boeing’s new 737 MAX to Black Hawk and Apache helicopters.<p>What is astonishing is that these components will be produced using …

3D print your own chess set designed by Marcel Duchamp

A group of creators on Thingiverse have been 3D printing their own interpretations of a chess set designed by conceptual artist Marcel Duchamp.<p>When most people think of Marcel Duchamp, it's his art that comes to mind. Nude Descending a Staircase No. 2 from 1912, for example -- one of the early …

Art

Researchers Now Able To 3D Print Working Blood Vessels

One of the biggest problems with printing human meat was the creation of blood vessels and ventricles. Making a solid mass of flesh was easy but adding a way to pump blood and other nutrients through the flesh was more difficult. Now researchers at the University of Sydney, Harvard, Stanford and …

These 3D-Printed Bio-Bots Are Powered By Real Muscle Cells

With a few more additions, you have something starting to resemble a living biological machine.<p>Image: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign/Graphic by Janet Sinn-Hanlon, Design Group@VetMed<p>How could you build an artificial joint that can do work on its own, but doesn't require a tethered power …

Researchers successfully 3D print blood vessels, a 'game changer' for artificial organs

Hundreds of thousands of people die annually because the demand for organs far exceeds the donor supply. Artificial organs could save those lives — and scientists just made a huge breakthrough in the field by “bio-printing” artificial vascular networks.<p>Researchers from the University of Sydney, …

Makerbot's 3D-Printed “Flexible Filament” Dress Wows NY Fashion Week Audience

Calvin Klein, Ralph Lauren, Oscar De La Renta…these are the names we expect to hear at New York Fashion Week, the annual event where top designers …

United Earth Builders are 3D Printing Earthbag Houses

Over the last year and a half we have seen several different methods of 3D printing large structures, such as homes. We have seen both plastic and …

3D Printing

Mmmm Chocolate

3D Printing of food has become quite the story as of late. We have seen 3D Systems’ ChefJet sugar printer, as well as the Foodini food printer create …

The Moore's Law of 3D Printing... Yes it Does Exist, And Could Have Staggering Implications

For those who follow technology, there isn’t a single concept which embodies the incredible progress we have made over the last several decades, than …

3D Printing

14 Ways 3D Printing Has Changed The Art World

A 3D-printed portrait of President Obama dominated a few headlines last week, as the Smithsonian Institution welcomed the three-dimensional sculpture like no other into its presidential collection. The boom in additive art has been building for several years, capped off now by a major art museum's …

Which Big Brands Are Courting the Maker Movement, and Why

To pack more wallop among the denim-and-leather set, Levi's is turning to people like Alice Saunders, a 29-year-old designer and history buff in …

If 3D-printed carbon fiber is the future, it's already here

3D printing is transforming manufacturing. Can it work for cars?<p>At the 2013 Tokyo Motor Show, Nissan suggested an idea at once futuristic and intuitive: Automotive components should be quickly and easily replaceable with the help of a 3D printer. The IDx NISMO concept featured removable fenders …

A Harvard Woman Is Blowing Up The $55 Billion Beauty Industry With 3D Printed Makeup

Grace Choi is a 30-year-old serial inventor who is taking on the $55 billion makeup industry by giving women the power to have what they want, when they want it. Picture this: you snap a photo of a tropical purple flower and in less than two minutes you can print a lipstick in that exact color. And …

17 Websites That Will Make You Smarter

This story originally appeared on Business Insider<p>Tired of wasting your time watching cat videos or scrolling through your Facebook newsfeed? Want to be more productive next time you go online?<p>Here's a list of websites that will actually make you smarter:<p><b>1. Digital Photography School —</b> Read through …

How the Innovation Economy is Turning Makers Into Manufacturers

Chris Anderson, the former editor-in-chief of Wired, is the cofounder of 3D Robotics, which sells small UAVs. How did he make the jump from editor to entrepreneur? These are the three factors lowering the barriers of entry.<p><b>Four years ago, when I was a magazine</b> editor, I bought one of the first …

A 3D-printed car is coming that stretches the boundaries of design

Local Motors has been building cars with the help of community-submitted part designs for years now, but this September, it has far more ambitious plans: creating a working, 3D-printed electric vehicle, also based on a design by someone from its community. The contest ran during May, and a winner — …

Chinese Create Huge 40x40 Foot Graphene / Fiberglass 3D Printer - Planning on Constructing Homes

“Bigger is better,” as the old adage goes. When it comes to a juicy steak, or a diamond ring, these words always hold true. When it comes to 3D …

MakerBot 3D Desktop Printers to Be Sold in Microsoft Retail Stores Across the US

MakerBot just announced plans to begin selling their Replicator 2 desktop model in Microsoft retail stores across the United States. The move makes …

3D Printing

Nestle Wants to Meet Dietary Needs with 3D Food Printing

After its largest competitor, Hershey, teamed up with 3D Systems to develop 3D printed chocolate and non-chocolate products, Nestle has decided to up …