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Tim Giles' 3D printed Robotic Third Hand could be worker's helper | 3D Printer News & 3D Printing News

Mar. 27, 2015 | By Alec

It might be that I’m just not the handiest of guys out there, but surely I can’t be the only one out there that could’ve used …

3D Printing

Tiny 3D-printed retro TV set plays B-movies for your Barbies

The Philco Predicta television is a 1950s design icon and one of the most easily recognizable television models in history, what with its detached picture tube and nearly flat screen. Unfortunately, finding a working example these days is nearly impossible -- that is, unless you 3D-print one …


Russia's 3D Bioprinting Solutions makes breakthrough in creating first ever 3D printed thyroid gland | 3D Printer News & 3D Printing News

Mar. 27, 2015 | By Simon

It’s no secret that while additive manufacturing has afforded many different industries with cheaper and faster ways of …

Fab Lab

Iris van Herpen Teams with 3D Systems to Create Mesmorizing Crystal

3D printing and fashion have slowly been converging to create some really breathtaking and fascinating works of art. It seems as though it was just a …

Fashion Design

Festo's 3D printed giant bionic ants communicate wirelessly to get things done

Those of you interested in next-generation robots will have doubtlessly heard of German automation company Festo, that seems to have a patent on …


Man 3D Prints Highly Functional Metal Scissors on a $1,500 3D Printer

Earlier this month we reported on a company called Mini Metal Maker, which had launched their second Indiegogo campaign to raise additional funding …

3D Printing

Great, now 3D printed rifles can fire 7.62mm NATO rounds

In 2013, Defense Distributed created the world's first 3D printed handgun, the .38-caliber Liberator. The following year, they unveiled an AR-15 receiver capable of firing hundreds of 5.56mm rounds without fail. This year, the team has been outdone by a group of fabricators at Printed Firearm who …


Nervous System Envisions a Future of 4D Printed Structures Which Adapt to the Environment

You may have read the title of this story and thought to yourself, “4D Printing? I’m only just starting to understand what 3D printing is all about.” …

Nervous System

Autodesk CEO Carl Bass Talks 3D Printing and Parametric Design at London’s Makerversity

By Davide SherCarl Bass is an unconventional CEO. Exactly how unconventional he is fully emerged during the Q&A session for the event that Autodesk …


The Printrbot Team Assembles 154 Simple Metal 3D Printers in Just 7 Hours

If you are at all interested in 3D printing, then it’s nearly impossible not to be a fan of Printrbot’s Brook Drumm. Just listening to the man talk …


New Balance uses 3D printing to make custom spiked running shoes | 3D Printer News & 3D Printing News

Mar. 26, 2015 | By Alec

While several attempts have been made at 3D printing footwear, most of these had strictly noble intentions such as reducing …

Running Shoes

Cleopatra The Tortoise Receives a New 3D Printed Shell In Order to Alleviate Painful Condition

It’s truly incredible what 3D printing is doing, not only for human beings, but for the animal kingdom as well. Every month here at 3DPrint.com we …


Chinese scientists successfully tested biodegradable 3D printed artificial bone on rabbits | 3D Printer News & 3D Printing News

Mar. 25, 2015 | By Alec

Medical applications of 3D printing technology have been widely successful in recent months. While most bioprinting …


Dutch Company VormVrij Releases the LUTUM Dual Extrusion Clay 3D Printer

Desktop 3D printing is starting to make its way out of the ordinary and into the extraordinary. This is seen in the massive amount of new composite …

3D Printing

Vader molten metal 3d printer

You probably know that high-end industrial 3d printers can print metal objects by using laser or electron beams on fine metallic powder but Vader is …


First Chinese 3D printed car hits the road in Sanya, Hainan | 3D Printer News & 3D Printing News

Mar. 25, 2015 | By Alec

While almost countless applications can be named for FDM 3D printing technology, cars usually don't top the list. But that is …


i3D Creatives and John Bokla Want to Teach Kids 3D Printing Technology

John Bokla says it was during the time he was studying architectural engineering – and struggling with the design courses – that he came up with the …


German Designer 3D Prints Customized, Affordable Children’s Prostheses

One of the most challenging things to happen to a child is to be born without a limb — or to lose one later in life due to an accident or illness.

All …


Robox’s CEO Chris Elsworthy Says the Time for Mass 3D Printing is Now

UK-based CEL, the company behind the Robox desktop 3D printer, has been focusing on making its platform available to all users by lowering the access …

3D Printing

New startup Trove offers in-browser customized jewelry design for 3D printing | 3D Printer News & 3D Printing News

Mar. 24, 2015 | By Simon

For those who are interested in 3d printing but don’t have access to CAD tools, creating their own custom content for their …

3D Printing

Exclusive Interview with 3D Character Artist Ben De Angelis on 3D Printing’s Future & His Designs

One of the great things about 3D printing is that 3D designers don’t really need to learn an entirely new trade in order to get into the swing of …


TreeD’s Exotic 3D Printing Filaments Designed with Trees in Mind

A few days ago, I participated as a speaker and moderator at a conference on 3D printing, held inside a very interesting fair on eco-sustainability …

3D Printing

Fast bioprinting of human cartilage implants

At ETH Zürich’s Cartilage Engineering and Regeneration laboratory they have made some notable speed advancements in 3D printing of human cartilage …


Researchers embed sensors into 3D printed casts to measure the efficacy of the treatment | 3D Printer News & 3D Printing News

Mar. 24, 2015 | By Simon

As quickly as people have learned to leverage additive manufacturing, it should come with little surprise that those who are …

3D Printing

UK Product Designer Reimagines the Keychain Using 3D Modeling & Printing

3D printing isn’t merely revolutionizing production — from the way we make cars and rockets to the way we prepare food or construct homes or put …

3D Modeling

3D Printed Algae Provides Oxygen Source for Growing Bioprinted Human Cells

Bioprinting promises to change the way we look at the field of medicine forever. As several companies are already printing living human tissue, it’s …


BoXZY brings additive and subtractive manufacturing hybrid to your desktop

Home 3d printers are incredible machines but they have some limitations. Sometimes you just need some extra tools and capabilities to finish your …


Jasper Menger unveils his Robot-Arm 3D Printer with an eight meter reach | 3D Printer News & 3D Printing News

Mar. 23, 2015 | By Alec

Every 3D printing convention reveals something new and interesting to the public, and Rapidpro 2015, which was held from 3 to …


Designer Janne Kyttanen’s 3D Printed “Butterfly Effect” Collection Now Available on Cubify

Butterflies are a universal symbol of springtime, and Finnish 3D printing designer and artist, Janne Kyttanen, has released a collection of 3D …

Butterfly Effect