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Engineering student develops large 8'x8'x8' concrete 3D printer in his garage

August 1, 2015 | By Simon

Having led a team of 6 engineers to first place in a semester-long group competition that resulted in a fully-built robotic …

Concrete

Apple’s Open Source Printing System, CUPS Version 2.1, Adds 3D Printer Support

As 3D printing technology inches into the mainstream, users of various devices are requiring easy compatibility between their PCs, laptops, and …

3D Printing

Fashion designer adds a third dimension to apparel design with '3D weaving'

July 31, 2015 | By Simon

As we continue to learn how additive manufacturing processes can be applied to existing manufacturing processes in industries …

Fashion Design

Apple patents a crazy stylus that senses texture to make 3D files

Steve Jobs may have hated the stylus, but Apple sure has a lot of patents for awesome styli floating around the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office …

Patents

Olympic Athletes May Soon Wear These Ridiculously ‘Cool’ Face Masks – Thanks to Nike, 3D Printing & Aston Eaton

When it comes gaining an edge in sports, athletes stop at no end in order to run a little faster, hit a little harder, and jump a little higher. No …

Nike

Chinese researchers make breakthrough in SLA 3D printing, soon be able to 3D print porcelain teeth in minutes

While 3D printed medical applications are slowly invading hospitals all over the globe, a remarkable number of Chinese hospitals, surgeons and …

Asia

Are You Ready to 3D Print Your Own Clothes?

Danit Peleg’s final design project at Shenkar College of Engineering and Design in Israel was a 100% 3D printed fashion line inspired by Eugene …

Clothing

Aleph Objects Partners with ProtoPlant to Offer Proto-pasta Line of Premium, Specialty Filaments

When it comes to makers of quality 3D printers that are capable of printing with a variety of innovative materials, there is no company that we have …

3D Printing

Kickstarter success story Coolest Cooler is realized through 3D printed iteration

July 29, 2015 | By Alec

Product developers often dream of Kickstarter success, but few stories are as inspiring as that of the Coolest Cooler. Started …

Kickstarter

3D Printed Models Helped Surgeons Prepare for World’s First Pediatric Bilateral Hand Transplant

As many 8-year-old boys do, Zion Harvey wanted to swing on the monkey bars and to pick up his little sister and swing her around as they played. …

Prosthetics

Stefan Kneip designs fantastic 3D printed Anti-Gravitator device, capable of stable levitation

3D printing is known as a futuristic manufacturing technology, but we rarely come across 3D printed creations that are as futuristic themselves as …

Occult

Branch Technology is 3D Printing the Future of Construction One Wall at a Time

“Did you know,” Platt Boyd asks me, “that the way we construct buildings hasn’t really changed for 10,000 years? The oldest extant structures are

3D Printing

3dChef Jumps onto 3D Hubs to Offer Sugar 3D Printing

Julian Sing, aka 3dChef, runs, as far as I know, the only independent firm for 3D printing sugar objects. As a product designer, Maker, and pastry …

Fab Lab

Doctors use 3D Printing to Straighten Severely Bent Legs & Perform Double Knee Replacement Surgery

Whether it is through the use of 3D printed medical models, 3D printed titanium implants, or other cutting edge technology, doctors and surgeons in …

Medicine

Rebuilding the Rare Extinct Quagga with 3D Printing & Scanning

Jack Ashby and the rare quagga skeletonA quagga looked like a cross between a zebra and a horse, and though there’s debate over whether a quagga was …

3D Printing

3D Printed MOOD Glasses Provide Trippy Visuals without the Trip

Hungarian artist Bence Agoston’s MOOD specs probably won’t help you trip so hard you see the ultimate nature of the Universe, but they will replicate …

LSD

Joerg Torhoff’s $50 Rock Tumbler Amazingly Polishes Metal Composite 3D Printed Objects

The idea of 3D printing with metal composite filaments is an interesting one. In fact, these metal composites have been all the rage as of late as …

DIY

Concept artist Jun Huang uses 3D printing to create impressive anatomical reference models

July 24, 2015 | By Simon

Ask any dedicated artist what helped them learn their skill and many are likely to mention something along the lines of …

3D Printing

FDA Clears OPM’s 3D Printed Spinal Implants

By Michael Molitch-HouOxford Performance Materials was the first company to receive FDA approval for a polymer implant for their unique skull …

FDA

UC Berkeley's smart cap can detect spoiled milk

Researchers at UC Berkeley and Taiwan's National Chio Tung University have created a low-cost electronic sensor that's able to wirelessly monitor the …

Milk

Voxel8 raises $12M to launch their electronics 3D printer by end of 2015

July 24, 2015 | By Simon

Although having the ability to create literally any shape of a plastic or metal part on-demand using a 3D printer has …

3D Printing

German engineers develop 3D printed bionic hand with muscles made from smart wires

While 3D printing has already proved itself in the field of mechanical hand prostheses with very basic or no functions, the field of bionics has …

Engineering

WASP Launches Extruder for Precision Ceramics 3D Printing

As Davide has made clear in previous posts on the company, Italian 3D printer manufacturer WASP has a unique business plan of saving the world and …

3D Printing

3D printed houses a reality in the next five to ten years

The technology to 3D print entire homes is on its way, and Australian researchers believe it will bring unique advantages to the housing market, such …

3D Printing

Glance of Death: A Collection of Unique 3D Printed Sculptures

Given the proliferation of zombie movies that flood the cinema and late night television every year, you shouldn’t be surprised that there is …

Human Anatomy

Binghamton University develops 3D printing process to cure diabetes and other preventable diseases

July 21, 2015 | By Alec

Medical applications of 3D printing applications are, in a single word, revolutionary. However, all existing applications are …

3D Printing

3DNA Printing: Researchers Program DNA to Automatically Fold into 3D Objects

If physics is a printer management software and the Universe is the printer, you might say that creation itself is the act of 3D printing. Would that …

DNA

German RepRap announces new Carbon20 carbon fiber reinforced filament

July 20, 2015 | By Simon

Considering how large the market is for multiple material types in multiple manufacturing scenarios ranging from automotive …

3D Printing

3D Printed Covers Dress Up Absolut Vodka Bottles for Swiss Campaign Event

One of my go-to drinks is a dirty vodka martini (extra dirty, extra blue cheese olives), so I’m always on the lookout for the best one around. The …

Switzerland