3D-printing

By Bob Timroff | Articles about 3D-printing

What is 3D Printing? The definitive guide

3D Printing is an additive manufacturing process that creates a physical object from a digital design. There are different 3D printing technologies …

3D Printing

3D-printed 'hyperelastic bone' could be the future of reconstructive surgery

New material is promising, but has yet to be tested in humans<p>A new synthetic material called hyperelastic bone, or HB, could be "the next breakthrough" in reconstructive surgery, new research shows. The HB can be implanted under the skin as a scaffold for new bone to grow on, or used to replace …

Standard Products Offers 3 Different Ways to Do 3D Printed Furniture

3D printing is definitely making design more democratic. But what if you're not a CAD expert? Standard Objects gives you three ways to bring home …

Furniture

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 …

Artists

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

A Roundup of the Coolest 3D Printed Products from the A’ Design Awards

Fabulous high heels, an attachable bone healing stimulator, and a futuristic bow tie are just some of the brilliant designs from the past three …

MIT’s shape-shifting 3D-printed objects could improve medicine and solar-power

MIT and the Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD) teamed up to create a new kind of structure that can “remember” its original shape, and return to that state even after being deformed or otherwise bent out of shape. This could be hugely beneficial in applications like creating drugs …

Watch synthetic bones being 3D-printed in this amazing demo

When it comes to affordable, low-cost 3D bioprinting it’s safe to say that we’re still a few years away from being able to print out …

Carbon raises $81 million for international expansion of its rapid 3D-printing tech

Large manufacturers of high-tech products, from luxury vehicles to elastomers and resins, have lined up to invest in and partner with Carbon (formerly known as Carbon 3D) the Redwood City, Calif. company known for its rapid, 3D-printing technologies.<p>The three-year-old startup added $81 million in …

From Audio, To 3D Printed Sculpture, And Back Again

Have you ever wondered what a song looks like? What it feels like in your hands?<p>Those odd questions have an answer that has taken shape over at …

Classical Music

MakerBot's Replicator+ promises bigger, faster 3D prints

MakerBot has had its fair share of woes lately, but the company isn't slowing down. It's launching a slew of new products, including a printer, revamped software and new materials. The Replicator+ is available beginning today, for $1,999, which is cheaper than the company's fifth-generation …

3D Printing

Makerbot doubles-down on its sure bets, professionals and teachers

The promise of premium home 3D printing hasn’t panned out. Hobbyist printers are common and cheap these days – there are plenty of models at around $500, the price of a really good laser printer – but the original vision of a 3D printer on every desk didn’t quite pan out. And Makerbot learned that …

Rize teaches 3D printing some long-awaited new tricks

Boston-based Rize Inc has developed a new type of 3D printing which eliminates the need for lengthy post-printing clean-up processes.<p>Using a patented technology the company calls Augmented Polymer Deposition, its printers are able to imbue plastics with features they didn’t usually have. For …

This mummy's skull was recreated via 3D printer

Using a mummified head found in the collections of the University of Melbourne, scientists were able to reconstruct the skull of a deceased 25-year-old woman from via 3D printer.<p>The head and face, which were brought back to life with forensic science and 3D printing, were determined to have …

University of Melbourne

3D printed casts to treat fractures?

A fracture is something nobody wants. It leaves us in pain, we're made to take multiple x-rays, undergo physiotherapy for recovery and most …

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 …

Engineering

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 …

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 …

Home Improvement

Tinkercad Beta – Launching Tomorrow

Hello Tinkercad Community! We are extremely pleased to share some exciting news. When you open the Tinkercad site on Tuesday August 16th you will …

Software

Yes, you can totally use beer, coffee and hemp for 3D printing

Sure, 3D printing is cool, but a startup in Fargo, North Dakota, is taking it to the next level.<p>3DomFuel is recycling a collection of unusual products and turning them into material called filament that can be used for 3D printing.<p>"You can 3D print products made from beer, coffee and hemp," said …

Beer

TVF Home

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 …

3D Printing

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

Jul 9, 2016 | By Tess<p>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 …

Oceans

Up Restaurant Food Ink.

3D printing is that exciting new toy that everybody wants to play with because it looks so good in the commercials. There’s just about no area of …

3D Printing

The 3D Printing Era is Here

315shares<p>Rapid prototyping services over the years has proven itself in the product development environment. It has allowed companies, irrespective …

Manufacturing

Centuries-old shipwreck recreated with 3D printing

The seabed holds some fascinating historical secrets, but unlike monuments on land, they’re largely hidden from view. Now, archaeologists in the United Kingdom are using 3D printing to bring two historical shipwrecks to life for history enthusiasts and experts alike.<p>Using data from photogrammetry …

3D Printing

Skateboard Hackers Trick on 3D Printed Wheels

The team over at [Braille Skateboarding] is willing to ride just about anything. This week they’re testing out 3D printed skateboard wheels. We’re …

Cool Stuff

This Sculpture Was Designed And 3D Printed By An A.I. Artist

And it only took 2.5 million tries<p>Can computers make art? That's one of the questions animating the field of computational creativity, which seeks to design artificial intelligence that can replicate human creativity.<p>We wrote recently about a Google effort to create algorithms that make original …