3D Printed Bronze Pendant Creates Topographical Link Between Lovers

3D Printed Bronze Pendant Creates Topographical Link Between Lovers

One 3D designer and printer took the idiom “home is where the heart is” literally when he created a unique Valentine’s Day gift for his girlfriend earlier this month. With his photo blog on Imgur, maker “drnoog9” shared details about how he created an intricate, 3D printed pendant based on a topographical map of his […]

One 3D designer and printer took the idiom “home is where the heart is” literally when he created a unique Valentine’s Day gift for his girlfriend earlier this month. With his photo blog on Imgur, maker “drnoog9” shared details about how he created an intricate, 3D...
Ancient Gladiators in Britain? 3D Technology Sheds Light on Legendary Fighters

Ancient Gladiators in Britain? 3D Technology Sheds Light on Legendary Fighters

When you think of archaeology, you envision diligent and exceedingly patient Indiana Jones types hunched over cordoned-off patches of earth, clearing away dirt almost grain by grain with tiny brushes. Now archaeologists have added another indispensable tool to their kits: 3D technology. 3D scanning and modeling have become invaluable tools for archaeologists, who use the […]

When you think of archaeology, you envision diligent and exceedingly patient Indiana Jones types hunched over cordoned-off patches of earth, clearing away dirt almost grain by grain with tiny brushes. Now archaeologists have added another indispensable tool to their...
3D Technology Helps French Forensic Artist Reconstruct Head of 17th Century Plague Victim

3D Technology Helps French Forensic Artist Reconstruct Head of 17th Century Plague Victim

Thomas Craven wasn’t much different than most young adult children of well-to-do Londoners. He was brought up in a privileged, protected environment and his parents had high hopes for him. Thomas, who was born around 1618 and was one of five children in a family that had originated in Yorkshire but moved to London, went […]

Thomas Craven wasn’t much different than most young adult children of well-to-do Londoners. He was brought up in a privileged, protected environment and his parents had high hopes for him. Thomas, who was born around 1618 and was one of five children in a family that...
3D Technology May Be Key to Removing Tons of Explosives from WWII-Era Shipwreck

3D Technology May Be Key to Removing Tons of Explosives from WWII-Era Shipwreck

This story reads like an edge-of-your-seat Hollywood action adventure film. The best stories are always true and, better still, in this one 3D technology is the hero. In 1944, during the Second World War, the SS Richard Montgomery, an American Liberty ship built in 1943, wrecked in the Thames Estuary near Sheerness, UK not far […]

This story reads like an edge-of-your-seat Hollywood action adventure film. The best stories are always true and, better still, in this one 3D technology is the hero. In 1944, during the Second World War, the SS Richard Montgomery, an American Liberty ship built in...
3D Printed PLA Mold for Pewter Casting is Surprisingly Effective

3D Printed PLA Mold for Pewter Casting is Surprisingly Effective

If you’re looking for a great 3D printing-related winter project — specifically wintry as it involves creating something marvelous with molten metal — then we may have found the ideal one for you. With this project, you’ll create a 3D printed mold for casting in pewter. It may sound complicated, but thanks to some pretty […]

If you’re looking for a great 3D printing-related winter project — specifically wintry as it involves creating something marvelous with molten metal — then we may have found the ideal one for you. With this project, you’ll create a 3D printed mold for...
World's Tiniest 3D Printed Orchestra is a Tour de Force

World's Tiniest 3D Printed Orchestra is a Tour de Force

We’ve all heard that joke about the world’s smallest violin, right? Thanks to 3D printing, not only is there now really such a thing — along with the violinist that makes it weep — but there’s an entire, miniature orchestra that can evoke a sublimely moving, heart-wrenching concerto sublimely. The Musical Instruments Museum in Phoenix, Arizona, […]

We’ve all heard that joke about the world’s smallest violin, right? Thanks to 3D printing, not only is there now really such a thing — along with the violinist that makes it weep — but there’s an entire, miniature orchestra that can evoke a sublimely...
3D Imaging of Decapitated Woman May Help Police Solve Bizarre Crime

3D Imaging of Decapitated Woman May Help Police Solve Bizarre Crime

In one of the more bizarre and gruesome 3D printed-related stories, the 3D modeled decapitated head of an unknown woman is the most recent attempt by Pennsylvania police to determine the victim’s identity. Thanks to forensic artist and art professor Michelle Vitali, who teaches at Edinboro University in Pennsylvania, police now have an incredibly realistic, detailed […]

In one of the more bizarre and gruesome 3D printed-related stories, the 3D modeled decapitated head of an unknown woman is the most recent attempt by Pennsylvania police to determine the victim’s identity. Thanks to forensic artist and art professor Michelle Vitali,...
FabZat and Minetoys Make 3D Printing of Minecraft Avatars Easy

FabZat and Minetoys Make 3D Printing of Minecraft Avatars Easy

While most people who spend time in the virtual world of video games appreciate the freedom and satisfaction of escaping the real world and its obvious limits, there’s something affirming about having concrete evidence of that imaginary life. For players of the wildly popular video game Minecraft, 3D printing is making it possible to make material […]

While most people who spend time in the virtual world of video games appreciate the freedom and satisfaction of escaping the real world and its obvious limits, there’s something affirming about having concrete evidence of that imaginary life. For players of the wildly...
3D Printed GoLapse Timelapse Trolley Makes Videography Easier

3D Printed GoLapse Timelapse Trolley Makes Videography Easier

NYU student Joe Fabiani makes time lapse videos in his spare time, a pastime he began indulging in five years ago. He discovered fairly quickly that his chosen hobby was not an inexpensive one, so the creative young student combined ingenuity and 3D designing and printing know-how and came up with a solution to a […]

NYU student Joe Fabiani makes time lapse videos in his spare time, a pastime he began indulging in five years ago. He discovered fairly quickly that his chosen hobby was not an inexpensive one, so the creative young student combined ingenuity and 3D designing and...
Austrian Football Team SK Sturm Graz is Powerful Even in 3D Miniature

Austrian Football Team SK Sturm Graz is Powerful Even in 3D Miniature

When you hear someone talking about “football,” if you’re American you have a very different vision of what they’re discussing. An American’s “fantasy football team” looks nothing like, say, that of a fan in Chile or Burundi or Cambodia or Belgium — in short, most of the world outside of the United States. For most […]

When you hear someone talking about “football,” if you’re American you have a very different vision of what they’re discussing. An American’s “fantasy football team” looks nothing like, say, that of a fan in Chile or Burundi or Cambodia or Belgium — in short,...
CGTrader's 3D Printing Christmas Challenge Lets Elves Everywhere Get 3D-Creative

CGTrader's 3D Printing Christmas Challenge Lets Elves Everywhere Get 3D-Creative

Online shopping has taken some of the pain out of Christmas shopping and gift-giving. Why bundle up, shovel the car out, and trudge around from shop to shop or through the local mall on your annual holiday shopping quest when you can simply get online and quickly tick off gifts from your Santa list? Better […]

Online shopping has taken some of the pain out of Christmas shopping and gift-giving. Why bundle up, shovel the car out, and trudge around from shop to shop or through the local mall on your annual holiday shopping quest when you can simply get online and quickly tick...
Minnesota is Home to the World's Largest Mustache: A 3D Printed, 11.5-Foot-Wide Monument to Men's Health

Minnesota is Home to the World's Largest Mustache: A 3D Printed, 11.5-Foot-Wide Monument to Men's Health

The World’s Largest Mustache looks like it could have been made by pop artist Claes Oldenburg, famous for his colossal sculptures of everyday objects like hamburgers, shuttlecocks, and pliers. In fact, the massive mustache is the 3D printed creation of Minnesotan Matthew Udermann and, despite its whimsical character, it was conceived of as a means […]

The World’s Largest Mustache looks like it could have been made by pop artist Claes Oldenburg, famous for his colossal sculptures of everyday objects like hamburgers, shuttlecocks, and pliers. In fact, the massive mustache is the 3D printed creation of Minnesotan...
Next2future Brings 3D Printing to the Public in New Delhi

Next2future Brings 3D Printing to the Public in New Delhi

3D printing has become the hot new thing in popular culture in India. No longer is it primarily used in the industrial sector but, as an indicator of its more widespread acceptance, 3D technology is reaching the public, who is welcoming it with open arms–and smiles. Those smiles can be seen in the 3D printed […]

3D printing has become the hot new thing in popular culture in India. No longer is it primarily used in the industrial sector but, as an indicator of its more widespread acceptance, 3D technology is reaching the public, who is welcoming it with open arms–and...
3D Systems and 3D Printing Aid in the Effort to Reconstruct Young Zimbabwean Man's Face

3D Systems and 3D Printing Aid in the Effort to Reconstruct Young Zimbabwean Man's Face

Nothing can be done to erase the trauma experienced by Blessing Makwera, a native of Zimbabwe whose life was changed irrevocably when a land mine exploded in his face when he was young. The explosion caused extensive damage to Makwera’s upper and lower jaws, teeth, tongue, and lips. Despite the pain and suffering and the […]

Nothing can be done to erase the trauma experienced by Blessing Makwera, a native of Zimbabwe whose life was changed irrevocably when a land mine exploded in his face when he was young. The explosion caused extensive damage to Makwera’s upper and lower jaws, teeth,...
Materialise and threeASFOUR Set Their Sights on Revolutionizing the Fashion Industry via 3D Printing

Materialise and threeASFOUR Set Their Sights on Revolutionizing the Fashion Industry via 3D Printing

New York City-based design firm threeASFOUR‘s avant garde fashion label has earned the company international accolades not only for its supremely creative designs but also for its willingness to exploit the potential of 3D printing to revolutionize the fashion industry. Recently, threeASFOUR won the Fashion Design Award from the Cooper-Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum, an honor that carries […]

New York City-based design firm threeASFOUR‘s avant garde fashion label has earned the company international accolades not only for its supremely creative designs but also for its willingness to exploit the potential of 3D printing to revolutionize the fashion...
3D Printed Rococo Frame is an Elegant Dock for the iPhone 6 and 6s

3D Printed Rococo Frame is an Elegant Dock for the iPhone 6 and 6s

Without a doubt, people love their iPhones. The latest versions, the iPhone 6 and the iPhone 6s, were received with rave reviews. Apple has made the smartphone nothing short of an art form and to showcase the newest versions, Swedish designer Paul Palmer has created an extravagant frame to suit–let’s just call it what it […]

Without a doubt, people love their iPhones. The latest versions, the iPhone 6 and the iPhone 6s, were received with rave reviews. Apple has made the smartphone nothing short of an art form and to showcase the newest versions, Swedish designer Paul Palmer has created...
3D Printing Plays Critical Role in Solving Decades-Old Cold Cases in Florida

3D Printing Plays Critical Role in Solving Decades-Old Cold Cases in Florida

3D printing has become an invaluable tool in literally reconstructing the past. Recently, it was put to use in potentially solving the in some instances decades-old cold cases of various Florida law enforcement agencies. Instrumental in the effort was Joe Mullins, a well-known forensic imaging specialist and artist who works for the National Center for […]

3D printing has become an invaluable tool in literally reconstructing the past. Recently, it was put to use in potentially solving the in some instances decades-old cold cases of various Florida law enforcement agencies. Instrumental in the effort was Joe Mullins, a...
Ultra-Chic 3D Printed Bikini Cleans the Ocean

Ultra-Chic 3D Printed Bikini Cleans the Ocean

Mihri Ozkan and her husband, Cengiz, aren’t your typical fashion designers. In fact, they’re not fashion designers at all–but they recently created a surprisingly chic bathing suit that’s intended to do far more than complement its wearer’s body. This partly 3D printed bathing suit is designed to clean the water in which it’s immersed. The […]

Mihri Ozkan and her husband, Cengiz, aren’t your typical fashion designers. In fact, they’re not fashion designers at all–but they recently created a surprisingly chic bathing suit that’s intended to do far more than complement its wearer’s body. This partly 3D...
3D Printed Palmiga Globe Bouquet Vase Showcases Flowers for Visual Appeal

3D Printed Palmiga Globe Bouquet Vase Showcases Flowers for Visual Appeal

Swedish designer, mechanical engineer, and self-proclaimed “innovative tech nerd” Thomas Palm was tired of the vessel getting all of the attention to the detriment of the humble (or not so humble) flora held within. That’s when he decided to design a 3D printed vase that intended “to blend in…to showcase the flowers by helping to form a Globe Bouquet.” […]

Swedish designer, mechanical engineer, and self-proclaimed “innovative tech nerd” Thomas Palm was tired of the vessel getting all of the attention to the detriment of the humble (or not so humble) flora held within. That’s when he decided to design a 3D printed vase...
Solar Powered 3D Printers Create Customized Medical Devices in Remote Regions

Solar Powered 3D Printers Create Customized Medical Devices in Remote Regions

In July 2014 we reported on the innovative work of Toronto, Canada-based Dr. Julielynn Wong, the Harvard-educated physician who, along with other researchers, conducted a study of the feasibility of 3D printing surgical instruments. The underlying idea was to make it possible for the instruments to be printed only on an as-needed basis, thereby reducing […]

In July 2014 we reported on the innovative work of Toronto, Canada-based Dr. Julielynn Wong, the Harvard-educated physician who, along with other researchers, conducted a study of the feasibility of 3D printing surgical instruments. The underlying idea was to make it...
3D Systems Keeps Pace With High-Tech Cardiac Care With Patient-Specific 3D Models

3D Systems Keeps Pace With High-Tech Cardiac Care With Patient-Specific 3D Models

On Monday, 3D Systems (3DS) announced the expansion of its product lines for Cardiology Training and Surgical Planning. The company, which is a major, global provider of 3D digital design and fabrication solutions across multiple industries, including healthcare, is introducing, it says, “advanced simulation training for experienced cardiologists.” 3DS’ state-of-the-art cardiovascular anatomical modeling services now […]

On Monday, 3D Systems (3DS) announced the expansion of its product lines for Cardiology Training and Surgical Planning. The company, which is a major, global provider of 3D digital design and fabrication solutions across multiple industries, including healthcare, is...
CloneMe is Bangalore's Source for High-Quality 3D Printed Selfies

CloneMe is Bangalore's Source for High-Quality 3D Printed Selfies

Calling cards or visiting cards have been in use for at least 400 years. The footmen of aristocrats and royalty delivered elegant cards with the caller’s name and usually a design on them. In the 19th century, after photography was invented, calling or visiting cards–the French called them cartes de visite–would include a person’s portrait. […]

Calling cards or visiting cards have been in use for at least 400 years. The footmen of aristocrats and royalty delivered elegant cards with the caller’s name and usually a design on them. In the 19th century, after photography was invented, calling or visiting...
Upgrade Your Inexpensive 3D Printer with this Instructables Hack

Upgrade Your Inexpensive 3D Printer with this Instructables Hack

Instructables contributor “Deividmaxx”–real name, David–wanted a high-precision 3D printer but he didn’t want to pay an equally high price, so he decided to buy an inexpensive, build-it-yourself 3D printer kit from an online retailer who had already gone to the trouble of sourcing all of the parts, and then let the thing remake itself with […]

Instructables contributor “Deividmaxx”–real name, David–wanted a high-precision 3D printer but he didn’t want to pay an equally high price, so he decided to buy an inexpensive, build-it-yourself 3D printer kit from an online retailer who had already gone...
3DJack, A 3D Printed Version of the Perennial Halloween Favorite

3DJack, A 3D Printed Version of the Perennial Halloween Favorite

Every Halloween there’s a post-holiday period of at least a couple of weeks in which you can observe the process of decay the Jack-O-Lantern on your front porch goes through before it eventually becomes little more than a puddle of multi-colored goo. That is if you’re lucky enough to have retained your Halloween pumpkins and they […]

Every Halloween there’s a post-holiday period of at least a couple of weeks in which you can observe the process of decay the Jack-O-Lantern on your front porch goes through before it eventually becomes little more than a puddle of multi-colored goo. That is if you’re...
3D Printing a Solution to the Major Waste Disposal Crisis in Samoa

3D Printing a Solution to the Major Waste Disposal Crisis in Samoa

Design student Lionel Taito-Matamua is a problem-solver and an award-winner. The New Zealander who studies design at Wellington’s Victoria University traveled to Samoa recently and made an observation while there about that Pacific Island nation’s waste serious waste management problem. His observation flourished into a project involving 3D printing, with far-reaching consequences for the plastic […]

Design student Lionel Taito-Matamua is a problem-solver and an award-winner. The New Zealander who studies design at Wellington’s Victoria University traveled to Samoa recently and made an observation while there about that Pacific Island nation’s waste serious waste...