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This Designer Quit Architecture To Make Incredibly Cool Pastry

Dinara Kasko uses 3D printing and 3DSMax. But she's making cake, not buildings.<p>Dinara Kasko spent her entire adult life studying to be an architect. But when it came time for her to actually start designing buildings, something about it left her cold. So she improvised. Now, the 27-year-old …

Design

MakerBot unveils first new 3D printers since 2014

BROOKLYN - MakerBot is back in the 3D printing hardware game, but it's shifting away from consumers.<p>Almost a decade after inventing the home 3D printing market, MakerBot is now focused squarely on professional product prototyping and the education markets.<p>"It's part of an overall re-positioning," …

3D Printing

Can This Startup Take 3D Printing From Plastic Gimmick To Design Sophistication?

Othr collaborates with world-class designers to 3D-print home goods in bronze, porcelain, and steel.<p>Four years ago, on a whim, Joe Doucet decided to 3D-print a steel fork.<p>A designer and entrepreneur, Doucet was regularly sending designs to 3D printing companies so they could test his prototypes. …

Design

Lowe's Home Improvement 3D service expands 3D metal printing options with ExOne collaboration

Aug 25, 2016 | By Alec<p>In a few years from now, 3D printing could be so accessible and so widely used that people just go to their local hardware …

Collaboration

See how artist Heather Kegel creates stunning 3D printed porcelain ceramics

Aug 29, 2016 | By Tess<p>While we have written about a number of 3D printed ceramics projects, it is not often that we get an in depth glimpse at the …

Ceramics

A prescription for preventing 3D printing piracy

In the year 2000, the music business was still strong. Record companies produced albums and shipped these physical objects to the stores that sold them. The internet was slowly becoming a system of mass consumption and distribution, but most consumers still purchased physical media. And while the …

3D Printing

New Method of 3D Printing Electronics Transforms Electric Properties with a Flash of Light

The 3D printing industry never gets old – not yet, anyway. There’s too much that’s new every day, and I hope it stays that way. One particular …

3D Printing

One professor’s quest to 3D scan every fish in the sea

If you were wondering what a mottled sculpin looks like, there are plenty of pictures available online. But while they may satisfy a curious tidepooler, the discerning ichthyologist demands more. That’s why a professor at the University of Washington is getting full 3D scans of every fish in the …

Fish

These 3D-Printed Cameras Are So Tiny They Can Be Injected Into Your Brain

The medical and surveillance applications are enormous.<p>This teeny little camera lens from the University of Stuttgart is so small it can be slipped over the tip of a strand of fiber optic. The three-lens camera, which can focus as close as 3 millimeters, is so tiny that it can be injected—complete …

The Brain

This Artist Is Biohacking The Body To 3D-Print Fantastical Human Bones

The Regenerative Reliquary project aims to find new ways to grow missing bones—or let people reshape their own.<p>Synthetic bone grafts—made of calcium phosphate ceramics, or from bone harvested from patients or cadavers—are nothing new. But that's just the most simple vision of what artificial bone …

The 3D Printing Era is Here

Rapid prototyping services over the years has proven itself in the product development environment. It has allowed companies, irrespective of their …

3D Printing

How 3D printed coral structures could help save our coral reef ecosystems

For those who still doubt the effects of global warming and climate change, a quick look at the state of the world’s coral reefs should convince …

Environment

Multi-material 3D printer aimed squarely at professionals

3D printers capable of churning out multi-material, multi-colored objects in a single print run can take up quite a bit of office space, and can also …

Pollen

Björk performs first ever VR live stream show wearing 3D printed mask by Neri Oxman

Jun 30, 2016 | By Tess<p>Icelandic singer-songwriter Björk is no stranger to forward thinking fashions and provocative performances, having been a …

Virtual Reality

The slow, sad, and ultimately predictable decline of 3D printing

It all started with a Saab cupholder.<p>I happen to own a 2004 model, a family car with a turbo (don't ask). Way back in December, before everyone started wondering whether 3D printing was on the deadpool, I tested out a MakerBot Replicator Mini for a few weeks. It was a heady time printing out Darth …

3D Printing

Living tissue 3D printing: Breakthrough could lead to creation of new organs

UNIVERSITY OF BRISTOLResearchers at the University of Bristol have developed the bio-ink from stem cells<p>Researchers at the University of Bristol have …

3D Printing

Researchers create 3D printed robotic muscles using electroactive polymer

In a National Science Foundation-backed project, researchers from American, Japanese, and Korean universities are pioneering a technique for creating …

3D Printing

Ceramic art meets 3D printing

[fusion_text]A couple of weeks ago, I had the chance to interview Diego Gomez Garcia-Carpintero. Diego graduated in Fine Arts from Complutense …

3D Printing

Researchers in Abu Dhabi file patent for 3D printing lightweight architectured foam structures

Researchers from the Masdar Institute of Science and Technology in Abu Dhabi have just filed a remarkable 3D printing patent for a new method for 3D …

Patents

Introducing Mercury: worlds first universal camera made with 3D printing

For those who have not given up their high quality SLR cameras or their vintage camera lenses for more compact smartphone cameras, you know how much …

3D Printing

NASA funded project RAMA could transform asteroids into mining spaceships with 3D printing by 2030

Made In Space, the developer of zero-gravity 3D printing, is not exactly resting on its laurels. Back in March, the company sent its second version …

Space

Airbus Officially Unveils Thor, the Fully 3D Printed Plane that Flies Beautifully

The first 3D printed plane is making its debut, and nope, it’s not another one that’s been made in miniature by a hobbyist. And while it’s not …

Airplanes

3D printed house wins design challenge

WATG Urban Architecture have designed the world’s first freeform 3D-printed house, and the proposal won first prize in the recent Freeform Home …

3D Printing

Successfully lab-tested 3D Bioprinter for stem cells.

NESS ZIONA, Israel, May 25, 2016 - Nano Dimension Ltd. (NASDAQ, TASE: NNDM), a leader in the area of 3D Printed Electronics, today announced it ...

Stem Cells

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

Stamford, Connecticut-based materials company Hexcel has just announced that it has made a significant and strategic investment into Oxford …

Manufacturing

MIT brushes up on 3D-printing hair

Researchers at MIT's Media Lab have developed a method for 3D printing hair structures with a diameter as small as 50 micrometers each. With the …

MIT

World's first 3D-printed office opens in Dubai

And it was built in under three weeks.<p>The world's first 3D-printed office building opened this week in Dubai, <i>Reuters</i> reports. The 2,700-square-foot, single-story building was built in just 17 days using a gigantic, 20-foot tall 3D printer and a special mix of concrete, fiber reinforced plastic and …

Dubai

Lasers and nanoparticles combine to allow metallic 3D printing in midair

Traditional 3D printing has limits that have negatively impacted its usefulness. For one, almost all 3D printers use plastic as the medium, and that …

3D Printing

Could we print our medicine at home?

15shares<p>Can you imagine a world where you print your own pharmaceutical drugs at home? It’s a long way off, but a paper published in the …

Medicine

Rapid Prototyping and the Food Industry

Rapid Prototyping Food With ever decreasing prices for 3d printers, more and more sophisticated CAD software and the endless increase of hardware …

Food