12-Year-Old Creates His Own 3D Printer in India

12-Year-Old Creates His Own 3D Printer in India

3D printing technology is making its way into school curricula around the world. As the tech becomes more commonplace, younger students are exposed to and steeped in its possibilities. One student who was particularly captivated by the capabilities of 3D printing was 12-year-old Chinmaya Arya of Laurel High School in Delhi, India. Arya was first […]

3D printing technology is making its way into school curricula around the world. As the tech becomes more commonplace, younger students are exposed to and steeped in its possibilities. One student who was particularly captivated by the capabilities of 3D printing was...
3D Printed Fabric Could Help Keep Wearers Cooler

3D Printed Fabric Could Help Keep Wearers Cooler

If you live in a hot climate, or even one that just experiences hot periods, there are few really good arguments for putting clothes on. Trying to maintain your metaphorical cool as sweat is pouring down your back and your core temperature reaches critical overload can be nigh on impossible. In addition, poor temperature controls […]

If you live in a hot climate, or even one that just experiences hot periods, there are few really good arguments for putting clothes on. Trying to maintain your metaphorical cool as sweat is pouring down your back and your core temperature reaches critical overload...
Polish Supercar Arrinera to Get 3D Printed Front Lamps

Polish Supercar Arrinera to Get 3D Printed Front Lamps

The term supercar is one that is increasingly bandied about and, as such, is cloaked in some confusion. As there is no hard and fast definition, and it sounds like something awesome, it is getting overapplied to mean any car that is above and beyond a souped up Honda Civic. In the same way that […]

The term supercar is one that is increasingly bandied about and, as such, is cloaked in some confusion. As there is no hard and fast definition, and it sounds like something awesome, it is getting overapplied to mean any car that is above and beyond a souped up Honda...
University LightWalk at Abilene Christian Illuminates LulzBot 3D Printer Possibilities

University LightWalk at Abilene Christian Illuminates LulzBot 3D Printer Possibilities

Abiline Christian University (ACU) in Abilene Texas was looking for a way to showcase their newly renovated quad area, a place on campus that exists literally at the juncture of the arts and the sciences. To do this, they engaged the university community and created an interactive light installation that showcased both technical and artistic […]

Abiline Christian University (ACU) in Abilene Texas was looking for a way to showcase their newly renovated quad area, a place on campus that exists literally at the juncture of the arts and the sciences. To do this, they engaged the university community and created...
Ironhead Studio's 3D Printing Creates the Power of Hela's Headdress

Ironhead Studio's 3D Printing Creates the Power of Hela's Headdress

Thor: Ragnarok is out in theaters and it’s making a splash at the box office and in reviews, The Washington Post‘s Michael O’Sullivan calling it, “a delicious blend of meaty action and sublime silliness.” It’s probably not going to bump serious films like The Godfather or The Shawshank Redemption out of their spots, but it’s well […]

Thor: Ragnarok is out in theaters and it’s making a splash at the box office and in reviews, The Washington Post‘s Michael O’Sullivan calling it, “a delicious blend of meaty action and sublime silliness.” It’s probably not going to...
3D Printed Microstructures Combat Counterfeiting and Product Piracy

3D Printed Microstructures Combat Counterfeiting and Product Piracy

Fake versions of real money have been around ever since people first stopped bartering for goods and began exchanging representations of wealth for items and it remains a bigger problem than you might think. It’s estimated, for example, that over 200 million fake US dollars are currently in circulation around the globe. As a result, […]

Fake versions of real money have been around ever since people first stopped bartering for goods and began exchanging representations of wealth for items and it remains a bigger problem than you might think. It’s estimated, for example, that over 200 million...
Using Trash to 3D Print a Path to Better City Living

Using Trash to 3D Print a Path to Better City Living

At least ever since the birth of alchemy, the dream has always been to be able to turn something worthless and common into something valuable. I’ve been desperately casting about for a recipe for turning used kleenex into gold; alas, no luck so far. However, with the invention of 3D printers and their ability to […]

At least ever since the birth of alchemy, the dream has always been to be able to turn something worthless and common into something valuable. I’ve been desperately casting about for a recipe for turning used kleenex into gold; alas, no luck so far. However,...
Studying the Process: Students Design Self Balancing Scooter Using 3D Tech

Studying the Process: Students Design Self Balancing Scooter Using 3D Tech

The development and continued integration of 3D print technology into nearly every aspect of life is exciting. Every day new stories of the boundaries being pushed and innovations being realized through the application of this technology pour in. It’s important in all of this, however, to also take time to study not just the sexy […]

The development and continued integration of 3D print technology into nearly every aspect of life is exciting. Every day new stories of the boundaries being pushed and innovations being realized through the application of this technology pour in. It’s important...
Remaking Egypt: The Resurrection of the Tomb of Seti I Through 3D Scanning and 3D Printing

Remaking Egypt: The Resurrection of the Tomb of Seti I Through 3D Scanning and 3D Printing

Egypt captures the imagination like no other place on earth, rich in ancient treasures and tantalizing mysteries. The tombs of the golden faced pharaohs preserved for eternity with their impassive stares, and the carefully painted treasure troves and painstakingly created models designed to follow them into the afterlife offer a rich snapshot of the deeply […]

Egypt captures the imagination like no other place on earth, rich in ancient treasures and tantalizing mysteries. The tombs of the golden faced pharaohs preserved for eternity with their impassive stares, and the carefully painted treasure troves and painstakingly...
Enormous 3D Printed Heart to Grace Times Square This February

Enormous 3D Printed Heart to Grace Times Square This February

Times Square Arts is a public art program that provides a platform for innovators in contemporary visual and performing arts on a large scale. Given that over 300,000 people pass through Times Square on a daily basis, it provides unprecedented exposure in a high profile location. In the years since it began, it has played […]

Times Square Arts is a public art program that provides a platform for innovators in contemporary visual and performing arts on a large scale. Given that over 300,000 people pass through Times Square on a daily basis, it provides unprecedented exposure in a high...
3D Printed Skull Helps Save Baby's Life

3D Printed Skull Helps Save Baby's Life

It isn’t possible to overstate the kind of change that having a baby brings to your life. Whether it’s your first or your fifth, it’s a wonderfully terrifying experience that can leave you shaken to the core, and that’s when everything goes right. I have had a number of babies myself, and I can tell […]

It isn’t possible to overstate the kind of change that having a baby brings to your life. Whether it’s your first or your fifth, it’s a wonderfully terrifying experience that can leave you shaken to the core, and that’s when everything goes...
Paperless Parts Launches Smart Marketplace for Sourcing Custom 3D Printed Parts

Paperless Parts Launches Smart Marketplace for Sourcing Custom 3D Printed Parts

Paperless Parts is set to kick the 3D printing revolution into high gear with its new smart marketplace for sourcing custom parts. Working with a number of partners, they use proprietary technology tools to provide to their users the ability to submit requests for custom prints and receive instant quotes that are immediately actionable. Their […]

Paperless Parts is set to kick the 3D printing revolution into high gear with its new smart marketplace for sourcing custom parts. Working with a number of partners, they use proprietary technology tools to provide to their users the ability to submit requests for...
UnionTech Brings 3D Printing Innovation to 2017 formnext

UnionTech Brings 3D Printing Innovation to 2017 formnext

This week brings together thousands of exhibitors and visitors at the 2017 formnext tradeshow in Frankfurt, Germany. This event is the leading trade fair for additive manufacturing and provides a platform for both household names and up and coming innovators to showcase their products and exchange ideas. One such exhibitor, UnionTech, hopes to further reach […]

This week brings together thousands of exhibitors and visitors at the 2017 formnext tradeshow in Frankfurt, Germany. This event is the leading trade fair for additive manufacturing and provides a platform for both household names and up and coming innovators to...
Jennifer Lewis' Work on 3D Organs-on-Chips Awarded 2017 Lush Prize

Jennifer Lewis' Work on 3D Organs-on-Chips Awarded 2017 Lush Prize

Innovators and researchers the world over work to develop products that address human wants and needs. Regulatory bodies the world over also work to ensure that the products that are made available to people don’t do irreparable harm, and many require a large burden of proof that the products under development are safe for humans […]

Innovators and researchers the world over work to develop products that address human wants and needs. Regulatory bodies the world over also work to ensure that the products that are made available to people don’t do irreparable harm, and many require a large...
Polymaker Improves The Polysher for Smoother 3D Printed Surfaces

Polymaker Improves The Polysher for Smoother 3D Printed Surfaces

Polymaker burst on the scene in 2012 as a company dedicated to creating high quality materials for use in desktop 3D printers. They quickly became known for their PolyMax, PolyFlex, and PolyWood filaments, which were designed to fill the gap that the founders, Xiofan Luao, Hang Qu, and Pengyu Lu, saw in the materials available […]

Polymaker burst on the scene in 2012 as a company dedicated to creating high quality materials for use in desktop 3D printers. They quickly became known for their PolyMax, PolyFlex, and PolyWood filaments, which were designed to fill the gap that the founders, Xiofan...
Singapore's Offshore and Marine Sector Boosts Global Edge with 3D Printing

Singapore's Offshore and Marine Sector Boosts Global Edge with 3D Printing

Singapore has always been friendly to new technologies, and now they are going all out when it comes to embracing advanced manufacturing technology. This week, a quadripartite Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) was signed by Sembcorp Marine, DNV GL, A*STAR’s Singapore Institute of Manufacturing Technology (SIMTech), and the National Additive Manufacturing Innovation Cluster (NAMIC) to focus […]

Singapore has always been friendly to new technologies, and now they are going all out when it comes to embracing advanced manufacturing technology. This week, a quadripartite Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) was signed by Sembcorp Marine, DNV GL, A*STAR’s...
Working with Artec to 3D Scan the Entire Dutch Navy

Working with Artec to 3D Scan the Entire Dutch Navy

I love a good meticulous project. I once went through forty years of an academic journal creating a database of all of the references for the articles as well as any other articles that referenced the original articles. I did this for reasons which aren’t entirely clear to me now, but seemed very important at […]

I love a good meticulous project. I once went through forty years of an academic journal creating a database of all of the references for the articles as well as any other articles that referenced the original articles. I did this for reasons which aren’t...
Naveen Kumar Explores Traditional Indian Art, 3D Printing, and the Strain of Modern Life

Naveen Kumar Explores Traditional Indian Art, 3D Printing, and the Strain of Modern Life

Indian artist A Naveen Kumar has packed a thousand years of history and the latest in advanced technology into his 8 x 10 studio in Bangalore. And this month, he’s unpacked them in an exhibit entitled 81 sqft Studio, on display until September 19, at Gallery Sumukha in Wilson Garden. The work that is being […]

Indian artist A Naveen Kumar has packed a thousand years of history and the latest in advanced technology into his 8 x 10 studio in Bangalore. And this month, he’s unpacked them in an exhibit entitled 81 sqft Studio, on display until September 19, at Gallery...
Photoswitch Molecules Bring 3D Structured Light to Life

Photoswitch Molecules Bring 3D Structured Light to Life

I never get tired of 3D movies; from Sing to Planet of the Apes, I still gasp when objects fly out at me and enjoy the sensation of watching a lone figure moving through what appears to be the depth of a 3D stage. However, the sensation of 3D in movies is just that, a […]

I never get tired of 3D movies; from Sing to Planet of the Apes, I still gasp when objects fly out at me and enjoy the sensation of watching a lone figure moving through what appears to be the depth of a 3D stage. However, the sensation of 3D in movies is just that, a...
Saving a 3D Printed Titanic Model from the Original's Fate

Saving a 3D Printed Titanic Model from the Original's Fate

The Titanic features large in the mind of the public. This is partly due to the blockbuster film of the same name featuring a young, handsome Leonardo DiCaprio and schmaltzy music by Celine Dion designed to wring tears from your eyes. But even without this movie, the RMS Titanic is a boat worth remembering. It […]

The Titanic features large in the mind of the public. This is partly due to the blockbuster film of the same name featuring a young, handsome Leonardo DiCaprio and schmaltzy music by Celine Dion designed to wring tears from your eyes. But even without this movie, the...
Disaster Inspires Japanese Designers: Generative Design & 3D Printing Create Relief Effort X VEIN Drone

Disaster Inspires Japanese Designers: Generative Design & 3D Printing Create Relief Effort X VEIN Drone

The benefits of drones in efforts at disaster relief are well documented. The democratic nature of 3D printing and the growing numbers of people who have been educated, either self or through programs, means that more people than ever can contribute to the creation of such disaster relief vehicles. Such is the case with a […]

The benefits of drones in efforts at disaster relief are well documented. The democratic nature of 3D printing and the growing numbers of people who have been educated, either self or through programs, means that more people than ever can contribute to the creation of...
Seemore the Sea Turtle Gets a 3D Printed Shell Upgrade

Seemore the Sea Turtle Gets a 3D Printed Shell Upgrade

The Mall of America is more than just the Taj Mahal Mall, known for its vastness, it is also home to public aquarium called Sea Life that houses Seemore the sea turtle, who was unfortunately injured when struck by a boat. In the wild, her chances of survival were slim; her cracked shell left her […]

The Mall of America is more than just the Taj Mahal Mall, known for its vastness, it is also home to public aquarium called Sea Life that houses Seemore the sea turtle, who was unfortunately injured when struck by a boat. In the wild, her chances of survival were...
Delacroix's Liberty Leading the People Gets 3D Printed Homage

Delacroix's Liberty Leading the People Gets 3D Printed Homage

The personification of various ideas such as nationhood, liberty, and justice, to name a few, often take a feminine form. One of the most potent symbols of the United States, for example, is the Statue of Liberty, standing as a woman of epic proportions in New York Harbor. In the famous painting of Liberty Leading […]

The personification of various ideas such as nationhood, liberty, and justice, to name a few, often take a feminine form. One of the most potent symbols of the United States, for example, is the Statue of Liberty, standing as a woman of epic proportions in New York...
3D Printing May Mitigate Road Damage by Amish Buggy Drivers

3D Printing May Mitigate Road Damage by Amish Buggy Drivers

When I think of groups that add to the wear and tear on our nation’s crumbling infrastructure, I might consider truck drivers, long distance commuters, or public transportation operators. Even if I had been able to expand my list to include bungee jumpers and people who misunderstand how close their car is to the sidewalk, […]

When I think of groups that add to the wear and tear on our nation’s crumbling infrastructure, I might consider truck drivers, long distance commuters, or public transportation operators. Even if I had been able to expand my list to include bungee jumpers and...
Using 3D Technology to Recreate the Lost Faces of Herculaneum

Using 3D Technology to Recreate the Lost Faces of Herculaneum

After 800 years of silence, Mount Vesuvius came dramatically to life in August of 79 CE, belching forth deadly gas, molten rock, and searing volcanic ash onto those unfortunate enough to occupy the surrounding towns during its first day of eruption. The following night a pyroclastic surge barreled through the town of Herculaneum at speeds […]

After 800 years of silence, Mount Vesuvius came dramatically to life in August of 79 CE, belching forth deadly gas, molten rock, and searing volcanic ash onto those unfortunate enough to occupy the surrounding towns during its first day of eruption. The following...
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