Defying the Wind: This 3D Printed Wind-Propelled Car Astonishingly Drives Straight into the Source

Defying the Wind: This 3D Printed Wind-Propelled Car Astonishingly Drives Straight into the Source

MakerBot has come up with some brilliant ideas for their lineup of Thingiverse Summer S.T.E.A.M. Challenges, all of which have enticed some really incredible creations on behalf of makers, designers, engineers and students from around the world. One of this year’s challenges, which I took a keen interest in following, was the Catch The Wind challenge, one which […]

MakerBot has come up with some brilliant ideas for their lineup of Thingiverse Summer S.T.E.A.M. Challenges, all of which have enticed some really incredible creations on behalf of makers, designers, engineers and students from around the world. One of this...
Mixtrument: A 3D Printable 'Mixable' Wind Instrument Designed by a Nuclear Engineer

Mixtrument: A 3D Printable 'Mixable' Wind Instrument Designed by a Nuclear Engineer

While 3D printing has been touted for its tremendous advantage over other manufacturing techniques, when it comes customization, not everyone is utilizing the technology to its fullest potential. Over the past few years, we have seen our fair share of 3D printed musical instruments, many featuring custom designs, and even custom elements for unique sounds. […]

While 3D printing has been touted for its tremendous advantage over other manufacturing techniques, when it comes customization, not everyone is utilizing the technology to its fullest potential. Over the past few years, we have seen our fair share of 3D printed...
Ira3D: Creating in the Future

Ira3D: Creating in the Future

2015’s Record-Breaking 3D Printer is Italian Created by a Young Team of Under 30s Over the last few decades, doing business has become increasingly harder, thanks to a negative economy and a crisis in production where everything has already been invented. It is becoming easier to talk of technology as an indispensable tool for rapid and efficient progress, […]

2015’s Record-Breaking 3D Printer is Italian Created by a Young Team of Under 30s Over the last few decades, doing business has become increasingly harder, thanks to a negative economy and a crisis in production where everything has already been invented. It is...
30 Parts & 100 Print Hours Later, Trinpy Founder Successfully 3D Prints a Monster Truck

30 Parts & 100 Print Hours Later, Trinpy Founder Successfully 3D Prints a Monster Truck

For those of you who love watching large metal pieces of machinery defy gravity and exhibit speed, then Monster Jam may be just the thing for you. For those of you who haven’t ever had the opportunity to attend or watch a Monster Jam event on TV, it’s basically a competition for monster truck drivers, consisting […]

For those of you who love watching large metal pieces of machinery defy gravity and exhibit speed, then Monster Jam may be just the thing for you. For those of you who haven’t ever had the opportunity to attend or watch a Monster Jam event on TV, it’s...
3D Printed Dubai: Huge 3 x 2 Meter Model of the City is 3D Printed by Generation 3D

3D Printed Dubai: Huge 3 x 2 Meter Model of the City is 3D Printed by Generation 3D

Dubai is a modern-day city which has been built up over the past several decades, thanks to the discovery of oil in the region in the late 1960s. Since then, the UAE city has become not only a major tourist attraction, but also a business hub and architectural wonderland. Because of the region’s great establishment […]

Dubai is a modern-day city which has been built up over the past several decades, thanks to the discovery of oil in the region in the late 1960s. Since then, the UAE city has become not only a major tourist attraction, but also a business hub and architectural...
3D Printed Kinematoscope Allows You to Turn Images into Movies

3D Printed Kinematoscope Allows You to Turn Images into Movies

Back in 1861, a Philadelphia man by the name of Coleman Sellers II filed a patent for one of his many inventions. The patent was for a device that he called the kinematoscope, which was able to take chronologically ordered photos and turn them into movies. By “movies” I don’t refer to the big screen, […]

Back in 1861, a Philadelphia man by the name of Coleman Sellers II filed a patent for one of his many inventions. The patent was for a device that he called the kinematoscope, which was able to take chronologically ordered photos and turn them into movies. By...
AeroCharge - A 3D Printed Wind-Powered Smartphone Charger for Cyclists is Unveiled

AeroCharge - A 3D Printed Wind-Powered Smartphone Charger for Cyclists is Unveiled

It really amazes me that with today’s technology, we still haven’t found a way to create a more efficient, longer-lasting solution for powering our mobile devices. While most of us own sophisticated smarthphones which have the ability to do so much for us on a daily basis, we still don’t have the technology to keep these […]

It really amazes me that with today’s technology, we still haven’t found a way to create a more efficient, longer-lasting solution for powering our mobile devices. While most of us own sophisticated smarthphones which have the ability to do so much for us...
EXCLUSIVE: Lewis Grand Hotel Erects World's First 3D Printed Hotel, Plans to Print Thousands of Homes in the Philippines Next

EXCLUSIVE: Lewis Grand Hotel Erects World's First 3D Printed Hotel, Plans to Print Thousands of Homes in the Philippines Next

Over the past couple of years, we have really begun to see 3D printing make its way into the construction industry. While the technology has proven itself in the fabrication of small buildings, we have yet to see 3D printed buildings actually be put to everyday use. We’ve seen Andrey Rudenko’s 3D printed castle, we’ve […]

Over the past couple of years, we have really begun to see 3D printing make its way into the construction industry. While the technology has proven itself in the fabrication of small buildings, we have yet to see 3D printed buildings actually be put to everyday use....
Deltaprintr Unveils Their Upcoming Mini Hotend - Reaches Temperatures Up to 700°C

Deltaprintr Unveils Their Upcoming Mini Hotend - Reaches Temperatures Up to 700°C

There is little argument that one of the most important parts on a 3D printer is the machine’s hotend. The device that heats up and extrudes molten plastic onto a print bed, building up 3D printed objects one layer at a time, is vital to a successful print job on an FFF/FDM-based 3D printer. There […]

There is little argument that one of the most important parts on a 3D printer is the machine’s hotend. The device that heats up and extrudes molten plastic onto a print bed, building up 3D printed objects one layer at a time, is vital to a successful print job...
WASP Unveils the World's Largest Delta 3D Printer - 12 Meters Tall & Set to Print Houses

WASP Unveils the World's Largest Delta 3D Printer - 12 Meters Tall & Set to Print Houses

Over the past couple of years, we have seen our fair share of mammoth sized 3D printers, but perhaps none quite as intriguing as the one which WASP plans to present at an upcoming show in Massa Lombarda, Italy next weekend (September 18 – 20). WASP (World’s Advanced Saving Project), a company which we have […]

Over the past couple of years, we have seen our fair share of mammoth sized 3D printers, but perhaps none quite as intriguing as the one which WASP plans to present at an upcoming show in Massa Lombarda, Italy next weekend (September 18 – 20). WASP...
MIT Researchers Create 'Fab Forms' - Software That May Make 3D Modeling & Printing Easy for All

MIT Researchers Create 'Fab Forms' - Software That May Make 3D Modeling & Printing Easy for All

I must admit that, while I have been covering the 3D printing space for nearly two years now, and have had an interest in the technology long before that, when it comes to modeling designs that I can print at home on my 3D printer, I’m just an amateur. CAD software, although it lends itself […]

I must admit that, while I have been covering the 3D printing space for nearly two years now, and have had an interest in the technology long before that, when it comes to modeling designs that I can print at home on my 3D printer, I’m just an amateur. CAD...
This New 3D Printed Stepper Motor Uses LEDs to Show Exactly How It Works

This New 3D Printed Stepper Motor Uses LEDs to Show Exactly How It Works

When you think about it, most of us use electronics on a daily basis without fully understanding how they actually work. In fact, the majority of us are probably clueless about how a computer is able to compute, a TV is able to display a moving picture, or a motor is able to spin. Truth […]

When you think about it, most of us use electronics on a daily basis without fully understanding how they actually work. In fact, the majority of us are probably clueless about how a computer is able to compute, a TV is able to display a moving picture, or a motor is...
Russian 3D Printer, The VolgoBot 1.0 is Unveiled & Beta Version is Released

Russian 3D Printer, The VolgoBot 1.0 is Unveiled & Beta Version is Released

Russia is a country which has really been breaking ground within the 3D printing space as of late. More and more manufacturers of 3D printers and 3D printing materials are coming about, as are retailers who resell these machines. For one company, called VolgoBot, which has been around since 2014, their first 3D printer, the […]

Russia is a country which has really been breaking ground within the 3D printing space as of late. More and more manufacturers of 3D printers and 3D printing materials are coming about, as are retailers who resell these machines. For one company, called VolgoBot,...
An Oldie but a Goodie Returns: Deltaprintr 3D Printer Is Available Again After 1 Year Hiatus

An Oldie but a Goodie Returns: Deltaprintr 3D Printer Is Available Again After 1 Year Hiatus

The 3D printing space is a growing industry that sees a consistent change on a daily basis. Every week we see new 3D printers come to market, and new companies entering an already seemingly crowded marketplace. New design ideas are brought to life, and new iterations of old products bring more potential uses to a […]

The 3D printing space is a growing industry that sees a consistent change on a daily basis. Every week we see new 3D printers come to market, and new companies entering an already seemingly crowded marketplace. New design ideas are brought to life, and new iterations...
Mutoh Unveils Breakthrough 'Value 3D Resinoid MR-5000' 3D Printer--Prints With Entirely New Materials

Mutoh Unveils Breakthrough 'Value 3D Resinoid MR-5000' 3D Printer--Prints With Entirely New Materials

Back in July, we reported on a new metal arc welding 3D printer released by a Japanese company, Mutoh Industries Ltd. The printer was a very unique, yet quite affordable machine when compared to printers of similar technology. Now Mutoh apparently as done it again, with the unveiling of yet another new, relatively affordable, and very […]

Back in July, we reported on a new metal arc welding 3D printer released by a Japanese company, Mutoh Industries Ltd. The printer was a very unique, yet quite affordable machine when compared to printers of similar technology. Now Mutoh apparently as done it again,...
From Captain America to the Incredible Hulk, This Pancake 3D Printer Can do it All!

From Captain America to the Incredible Hulk, This Pancake 3D Printer Can do it All!

What is it about 3D printing and pancakes? There are so many things out there that could conceivable be 3D printed, like houses, cars, and medical devices, but for some reason there seems to be a disproportionate amount of interest in 3D printed pancakes. Maybe its its the fact that pancakes simply taste great or that that they have […]

What is it about 3D printing and pancakes? There are so many things out there that could conceivable be 3D printed, like houses, cars, and medical devices, but for some reason there seems to be a disproportionate amount of interest in 3D printed pancakes. Maybe its...
These 12-Year-Old Kids 3D Print a Horrendous Stink Grenade

These 12-Year-Old Kids 3D Print a Horrendous Stink Grenade

I remember back when I was a freshman in high school, it seemed as though every other day there would be another stink bomb being set off by a rebellious student. These sulfur smelling devices would send other students running, and if caught detonating one of these bombs, it would result in a certain suspension. I never fully […]

I remember back when I was a freshman in high school, it seemed as though every other day there would be another stink bomb being set off by a rebellious student. These sulfur smelling devices would send other students running, and if caught detonating one of these...
College Student Designs & 3D Prints a Working Semi-Automatic Revolver

College Student Designs & 3D Prints a Working Semi-Automatic Revolver

A lot has been made about the 3D printing of firearms. Whether you are for or against the rights to own and operate a gun, there is no denying that 3D printing has created a bit of problem for those interested in controlling the distribution and availability of these potential weapons. We’ve seen several versions […]

A lot has been made about the 3D printing of firearms. Whether you are for or against the rights to own and operate a gun, there is no denying that 3D printing has created a bit of problem for those interested in controlling the distribution and availability of these...
China Food & Drug Administration Approves 3D Printed Hip Implants for Use

China Food & Drug Administration Approves 3D Printed Hip Implants for Use

Early last month, we reported on a groundbreaking story in which the FDA had officially approved the first 3D printed drug. The ZipDose tablets were designed to make administering the drug easier, both by providing for a precise dosage as well as making consumption simpler. The fact that the Food and Drug Administration in the United States approved […]

Early last month, we reported on a groundbreaking story in which the FDA had officially approved the first 3D printed drug. The ZipDose tablets were designed to make administering the drug easier, both by providing for a precise dosage as well as making...
Entire 3D Printed Star Wars Episode VII Stormtrooper Suit Shown off at PAX Prime By Barnacules

Entire 3D Printed Star Wars Episode VII Stormtrooper Suit Shown off at PAX Prime By Barnacules

What’s the most highly anticipated movie the year? Of course it’s Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens, the first movie in the series after Disney’s purchase of the rights to Star Wars from George Lucas in 2012. While Star Wars fans are certainly excited for the next episode, many are wondering just how well […]

What’s the most highly anticipated movie the year? Of course it’s Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens, the first movie in the series after Disney’s purchase of the rights to Star Wars from George Lucas in 2012. While Star Wars fans are certainly...
BLTouch Coming to Indiegogo Tomorrow - A Bed Leveling Sensor for 3D Printers

BLTouch Coming to Indiegogo Tomorrow - A Bed Leveling Sensor for 3D Printers

Perhaps the greatest pet peeve I have when it comes to FDM/FFF based 3D printers are those machines which don’t come with automatic bed leveling technology. The printers which require that you manually level your bed, ensuring that the bed is not only perfectly level for straight prints but also that the print nozzle is at the […]

Perhaps the greatest pet peeve I have when it comes to FDM/FFF based 3D printers are those machines which don’t come with automatic bed leveling technology. The printers which require that you manually level your bed, ensuring that the bed is not only perfectly...
This Fascinating 3D Printed Strandbeest Robot Takes Theo Jansen's Ideas One Step Further

This Fascinating 3D Printed Strandbeest Robot Takes Theo Jansen's Ideas One Step Further

The year is 2015 and 3D printed robots have begun to evolve to a point where they are taking over the world! OK, maybe we aren’t quite there yet. We are not living in a world that is similar to The Terminator films, but we have seen an ever-increasing use of 3D printing in creating […]

The year is 2015 and 3D printed robots have begun to evolve to a point where they are taking over the world! OK, maybe we aren’t quite there yet. We are not living in a world that is similar to The Terminator films, but we have seen an ever-increasing use of 3D...
The Magic Candy Factory is Unveiled - 3D Print Custom Gummy Candies

The Magic Candy Factory is Unveiled - 3D Print Custom Gummy Candies

By now, the world has come to the realization that 3D printing is here, and it is here to stay. While certainly there are still those people who ask the question, “What can 3D printing be used for?”, a simple Google search will turn up plenty of answers to that once much more popular inquiry. […]

By now, the world has come to the realization that 3D printing is here, and it is here to stay. While certainly there are still those people who ask the question, “What can 3D printing be used for?”, a simple Google search will turn up plenty of answers to...
Reinventing the Printing Press:  Man 3D Prints a Working Business Card-Sized Printing Press

Reinventing the Printing Press: Man 3D Prints a Working Business Card-Sized Printing Press

When I was in the 3rd grade, I recall doing a report on a man named Johannes Gutenberg. Gutenberg, for those of you who are unaware, was the inventor of the first moveable-type printing press in early 15th century. While to some, this may not seem like all that big of a deal, Gutenberg’s invention ended […]

When I was in the 3rd grade, I recall doing a report on a man named Johannes Gutenberg. Gutenberg, for those of you who are unaware, was the inventor of the first moveable-type printing press in early 15th century. While to some, this may not seem like all that big of...
This 3D Printed Jeep Tank is Controlled by an Android Smartphone

This 3D Printed Jeep Tank is Controlled by an Android Smartphone

When I was about 8 years old, I went through a phase where I was obsessed with RC vehicles. As soon as I would get home from school, I would run to my toy box, take out one of my favorites and race it around my backyard. While this provided me with endless entertainment, at […]

When I was about 8 years old, I went through a phase where I was obsessed with RC vehicles. As soon as I would get home from school, I would run to my toy box, take out one of my favorites and race it around my backyard. While this provided me with endless...

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