MIT’s Self-Assembly Lab Hints at the Future of 4D Design in Pneumatic Objects

MIT’s Self-Assembly Lab Hints at the Future of 4D Design in Pneumatic Objects

MIT provides a place for brilliant minds to develop in each other’s company and, not surprisingly, fascinating developments in design and technology are produced there as a result. One of the many internal organizations that create this atmosphere of experimentation and innovation is the Self-Assembly Lab. The Self-Assembly Lab is a research lab dedicated to […]

MIT provides a place for brilliant minds to develop in each other’s company and, not surprisingly, fascinating developments in design and technology are produced there as a result. One of the many internal organizations that create this atmosphere of...
Mayo Clinic Finds 3D Printing Essential Moving Medicine Forward for Complex Surgeries

Mayo Clinic Finds 3D Printing Essential Moving Medicine Forward for Complex Surgeries

The Mayo Clinic is probably the single most famous medical facility in the world. It began in 1863 as the medical practice of William Worral Mayo in Rochester, Minnesota and under the direction of his sons William James Mayo and Charles Horace Mayo it became a medical clinic that has since grown to employ nearly […]

The Mayo Clinic is probably the single most famous medical facility in the world. It began in 1863 as the medical practice of William Worral Mayo in Rochester, Minnesota and under the direction of his sons William James Mayo and Charles Horace Mayo it became a medical...
Student Creates CUDA, the 3D Printed Underwater Jet Pack

Student Creates CUDA, the 3D Printed Underwater Jet Pack

About 71% of the Earth’s surface is covered with water and while technology for traveling on dry land has developed that allows people of moderate income to cover a fair amount of ground relatively quickly, underwater exploration of a comparable sort has remained out of reach for all but a few. In terms of individual […]

About 71% of the Earth’s surface is covered with water and while technology for traveling on dry land has developed that allows people of moderate income to cover a fair amount of ground relatively quickly, underwater exploration of a comparable sort has...
Using Patient-Specific 3D Printed Surgical Guides for Total Knee Replacement

Using Patient-Specific 3D Printed Surgical Guides for Total Knee Replacement

While surgery has always, ultimately, been about the patient, it hasn’t always been patient-centered. Historically, patients have not had an easy time of understanding exactly what their surgery entails and have often been treated as if they were ancillary to the surgical problem presented. This can’t all be blamed on uncaring medical staff, as most […]

While surgery has always, ultimately, been about the patient, it hasn’t always been patient-centered. Historically, patients have not had an easy time of understanding exactly what their surgery entails and have often been treated as if they were ancillary to...
NIAID Scientists Use 3D Tech to Better Understand the 1918 Influenza Virus

NIAID Scientists Use 3D Tech to Better Understand the 1918 Influenza Virus

The flu pandemic of 1918, also known as the Spanish flu, was the first of two flu pandemics involving the H1N1 virus. It affected approximately 500 million people worldwide, reaching even remote islands and the Arctic, and resulted in the deaths of somewhere between 50 and 100 million people, fully 3-5% of the world’s population […]

The flu pandemic of 1918, also known as the Spanish flu, was the first of two flu pandemics involving the H1N1 virus. It affected approximately 500 million people worldwide, reaching even remote islands and the Arctic, and resulted in the deaths of somewhere between...
Indiana University and Lung Biotechnology Partner to Advance 3D Printing of Organs

Indiana University and Lung Biotechnology Partner to Advance 3D Printing of Organs

One of the reasons why I really enjoy writing about 3D printing is because it is a fabulous mix of the fun and the important. The stories we cover can be anything from the enjoyable experience of standing before a giant 3D printed skeleton to the very serious nature of fabricating necessary objects on a […]

One of the reasons why I really enjoy writing about 3D printing is because it is a fabulous mix of the fun and the important. The stories we cover can be anything from the enjoyable experience of standing before a giant 3D printed skeleton to the very serious nature...
3D Technologies a Vital Component of First Face Transplant Procedure in Belgium

3D Technologies a Vital Component of First Face Transplant Procedure in Belgium

Despite the fact that the 1997 movie Face Off made the transferring of a face from one person to another look as simple as going to the dentist for a routine cleaning, the procedure itself is, in fact, much newer than that and still in the early phases of its development. It was only in […]

Despite the fact that the 1997 movie Face Off made the transferring of a face from one person to another look as simple as going to the dentist for a routine cleaning, the procedure itself is, in fact, much newer than that and still in the early phases of its...
The Manacor Museum Uses 3D Printed Replicas to Encourage Visitors to Touch Its Exhibits

The Manacor Museum Uses 3D Printed Replicas to Encourage Visitors to Touch Its Exhibits

The Manacor Museum in Mallorca, Spain was founded in 1908 as an archeological museum, but has since evolved into a true historical museum, showcasing objects from across the historical spectrum. Even the building itself is of historical interest, having been constructed in the 13th century. The objects themselves are displayed behind glass cases or in […]

The Manacor Museum in Mallorca, Spain was founded in 1908 as an archeological museum, but has since evolved into a true historical museum, showcasing objects from across the historical spectrum. Even the building itself is of historical interest, having been...
Metal 3D Printing and Classic Foundry Techniques: Friends or Foes?

Metal 3D Printing and Classic Foundry Techniques: Friends or Foes?

The first question that is often asked when a new technology is introduced is: what of the old way of doing things? Sometimes the answer is that it fades into oblivion — think: fortran and floppy disks — other times it falls out of use in mainstream society but becomes the domain of a small, […]

The first question that is often asked when a new technology is introduced is: what of the old way of doing things? Sometimes the answer is that it fades into oblivion — think: fortran and floppy disks — other times it falls out of use in mainstream...
What Medical Device Regulation Might Mean for 3D Printed Patient-Specific Implants

What Medical Device Regulation Might Mean for 3D Printed Patient-Specific Implants

You would be hard pressed to find a sane member of society who would advocate for a removal of all oversight in the field of medicine. However, that doesn’t mean there is common consent regarding the who, what, when, where, why and how of regulation. A parent of a child who could benefit from an […]

You would be hard pressed to find a sane member of society who would advocate for a removal of all oversight in the field of medicine. However, that doesn’t mean there is common consent regarding the who, what, when, where, why and how of regulation. A parent of...
Sogeclair Believes 3D Printed Casting Patterns are the Key to the Airplane Door of the Future

Sogeclair Believes 3D Printed Casting Patterns are the Key to the Airplane Door of the Future

Flying can be a sublime experience, especially when the plane’s design has been carefully considered and executed. Despite our human instinct to believe that supremely heavy objects such as planes or ships should neither fly nor float, their engineering allows them to do so and to the end user, it can seem nearly effortless. The […]

Flying can be a sublime experience, especially when the plane’s design has been carefully considered and executed. Despite our human instinct to believe that supremely heavy objects such as planes or ships should neither fly nor float, their engineering allows...
NOWLab Creates Smart Concrete Through 3D Printing

NOWLab Creates Smart Concrete Through 3D Printing

If you’ve ever been told you are as a dumb as a brick, you know (unless the accusation is true) that building materials aren’t renowned for their intelligence. However, while intelligence may be out of reach, it is true that they are increasingly becoming ‘smart‘, meaning they offer the capacity to interact with their users. […]

If you’ve ever been told you are as a dumb as a brick, you know (unless the accusation is true) that building materials aren’t renowned for their intelligence. However, while intelligence may be out of reach, it is true that they are increasingly becoming...
Australian Company Mirreco to 3D Print Homes from Hemp

Australian Company Mirreco to 3D Print Homes from Hemp

The fact that there continue to be advances in the areas of green building should come as no surprise. What is fascinating to watch, however, are the ways in which those developments occur. It requires a great deal of thinking outside of the box and the consideration of a wide variety of complicated factors to […]

The fact that there continue to be advances in the areas of green building should come as no surprise. What is fascinating to watch, however, are the ways in which those developments occur. It requires a great deal of thinking outside of the box and the consideration...
3D Printing Changing Lives Through Provision of Orthopedic Devices in Togo

3D Printing Changing Lives Through Provision of Orthopedic Devices in Togo

Togo, bordered on the west by Ghana, on the east by Benin, and Burkina Faso to the north, is one of the smallest countries in Africa, with a population of only 7.6 million. But the small country is getting some big help in the form of 3D printing technology to help provide prosthetics and orthopedic […]

Togo, bordered on the west by Ghana, on the east by Benin, and Burkina Faso to the north, is one of the smallest countries in Africa, with a population of only 7.6 million. But the small country is getting some big help in the form of 3D printing technology to help...
Fuel3D Showcases 3D Facial Recognition Technology at Goodwood Festival of Speed

Fuel3D Showcases 3D Facial Recognition Technology at Goodwood Festival of Speed

The Goodwood Festival of Speed (FOS) is an annual motoring garden party held at Goodwood House in West Sussex, England, attended by over 200,000 people. The event began in 1993 and has been a notable showcase for emerging technologies combined with roaring engines and fancy cocktails. This year marks the festival’s silver jubilee and a […]

The Goodwood Festival of Speed (FOS) is an annual motoring garden party held at Goodwood House in West Sussex, England, attended by over 200,000 people. The event began in 1993 and has been a notable showcase for emerging technologies combined with roaring engines and...
[Chicken] Debbie Harry Gets New Feet Thanks to 3D Printing

[Chicken] Debbie Harry Gets New Feet Thanks to 3D Printing

You may not have previously considered 3DPrint.com as your go-to to get all the latest celebrity gossip, but you might change your mind after reading this juicy tidbit that we’ve got covered here: Debbie Harry lost her feet to frostbite and a 3D printed pair are helping her get around these days. Let that sink […]

You may not have previously considered 3DPrint.com as your go-to to get all the latest celebrity gossip, but you might change your mind after reading this juicy tidbit that we’ve got covered here: Debbie Harry lost her feet to frostbite and a 3D printed pair are...
BIOLIFE4D Successfully 3D Prints Human Heart Tissue Ahead of Schedule

BIOLIFE4D Successfully 3D Prints Human Heart Tissue Ahead of Schedule

According to the American Heart Association, heart disease, also known as cardiovascular disease, refers to a variety of different problems that affect that heart, many of which are connected to atherosclerosis, a condition in which plaque builds up in the walls of the arteries making it difficult for the heart to pump blood as needed. […]

According to the American Heart Association, heart disease, also known as cardiovascular disease, refers to a variety of different problems that affect that heart, many of which are connected to atherosclerosis, a condition in which plaque builds up in the walls of...
Sensocore Uses 3D Printing to Improve Water Quality in Fish Farms

Sensocore Uses 3D Printing to Improve Water Quality in Fish Farms

Imagine herds of fish thundering across the dusty plains, hardened fish hands sharing wild stories around a campfire, and fish rustlers sneaking into camp after dark to make off with the prize specimens. Congratulations, you have a very active imagination. But while fish farming may not have the romance that comes with nostalgic views of […]

Imagine herds of fish thundering across the dusty plains, hardened fish hands sharing wild stories around a campfire, and fish rustlers sneaking into camp after dark to make off with the prize specimens. Congratulations, you have a very active imagination. But while...
Shapeways Unveils Customizable Spring & Wonder 3D Printed Jewelry Collection

Shapeways Unveils Customizable Spring & Wonder 3D Printed Jewelry Collection

Shapeways has been at the forefront of consumer 3D printing, growing the become the largest provider of its kind. Over a million creators have used the print services to produce 10 million products ranging from bobble heads to mechanical components. Offering the ability to print in more than 40 different materials and finishes, their services […]

Shapeways has been at the forefront of consumer 3D printing, growing the become the largest provider of its kind. Over a million creators have used the print services to produce 10 million products ranging from bobble heads to mechanical components. Offering the...
Azoth and Rize Partner to Provide the Additive Indirect Supplies Crib

Azoth and Rize Partner to Provide the Additive Indirect Supplies Crib

One of 3D printing’s greatest contributions has been its ability to allow people to create in ways that have never been possible before, from small-scale productions that measure in nanometers to full-scale buildings and monumental sculpture. Somewhere in between lies the needs of industrial manufacturing, and the support that can be provided by additive manufacturing […]

One of 3D printing’s greatest contributions has been its ability to allow people to create in ways that have never been possible before, from small-scale productions that measure in nanometers to full-scale buildings and monumental sculpture. Somewhere in...
Reconstructing the Extinct Cave Lion through 3D Printing

Reconstructing the Extinct Cave Lion through 3D Printing

The Slovak National Uprising Museum (SNP) is located in Banská Bystrica in the middle of a grassy park. The unusual building holds displays and important archival materials related to the development of Slovakia, particularly from the war years of 1938 – 1945. In addition to exhibits, there is an open-air museum of heavy military equipment and […]

The Slovak National Uprising Museum (SNP) is located in Banská Bystrica in the middle of a grassy park. The unusual building holds displays and important archival materials related to the development of Slovakia, particularly from the war years of 1938 – 1945....
3D Printing Helps in Creation of Gromit Statues for Bristol Children’s Hospital Fundraising

3D Printing Helps in Creation of Gromit Statues for Bristol Children’s Hospital Fundraising

If you haven’t seen Wallace and Gromit in action, I’ll wait here so that you can catch up. Go on. There, now that you’re all caught up, you probably feel all warm and fuzzy, right? There is something incredibly appealing about Nick Park’s Gromit, and what’s wonderful is that it isn’t the normal saccharine sweet […]

If you haven’t seen Wallace and Gromit in action, I’ll wait here so that you can catch up. Go on. There, now that you’re all caught up, you probably feel all warm and fuzzy, right? There is something incredibly appealing about Nick Park’s...
3D Printed Mascara Brush from Chanel Challenges the Beauty Market

3D Printed Mascara Brush from Chanel Challenges the Beauty Market

For as long as people have understood that the reflection they see belongs to them, they have been interested in what they can do to improve upon it. That attention becomes more dominant as basic needs are met and more free time and resources can be dedicated to beautification. While the idea about what is […]

For as long as people have understood that the reflection they see belongs to them, they have been interested in what they can do to improve upon it. That attention becomes more dominant as basic needs are met and more free time and resources can be dedicated to...
Print Your Mind 3D Provides 3D Printers to Schools Through Enviromakers Initiative

Print Your Mind 3D Provides 3D Printers to Schools Through Enviromakers Initiative

Print Your Mind 3D was founded in 2014 in Calgary, Alberta by Colin Pischke to provide 3D printing services. Their first focus was on the local market, but they have since expanded to serve clients all across Canada. The company holds at their core an obligation not only to provide high quality service, but also […]

Print Your Mind 3D was founded in 2014 in Calgary, Alberta by Colin Pischke to provide 3D printing services. Their first focus was on the local market, but they have since expanded to serve clients all across Canada. The company holds at their core an obligation not...
MyMiniFactory Teams Up with Rovio to Offer 3D Printed Official Angry Birds Figurines

MyMiniFactory Teams Up with Rovio to Offer 3D Printed Official Angry Birds Figurines

In 2009, the Finnish company Rovio released an app called Angry Birds in which a serious of perturbed birds defend their eggs from a series of inexplicably aggressive porcine attackers by flinging them (the pigs) into walls or crushing them under collapsing structures. It doesn’t matter that there is no logic or sense to this, […]

In 2009, the Finnish company Rovio released an app called Angry Birds in which a serious of perturbed birds defend their eggs from a series of inexplicably aggressive porcine attackers by flinging them (the pigs) into walls or crushing them under collapsing...
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