Summit Mowers' Monster Lawnmowers Rely on 3D Printed Parts From i.materialise

Summit Mowers' Monster Lawnmowers Rely on 3D Printed Parts From i.materialise

Summer is almost here, so it is likely that mowing the lawn is on many homeowners’ minds. For most of us, lawnmowers are just functional machines that help us keep the yard tidy. However, lawnmowers used for larger areas like cities and national parks, for example, require more power and a remote-controlled capacity so they can […]

Summer is almost here, so it is likely that mowing the lawn is on many homeowners’ minds. For most of us, lawnmowers are just functional machines that help us keep the yard tidy. However, lawnmowers used for larger areas like cities and national parks, for...
Five Children Receive Hands 3D Printed by Delaware Cub Scout Troop

Five Children Receive Hands 3D Printed by Delaware Cub Scout Troop

One of the most popular applications for 3D printing technology turns out to be in the field of prosthetics and orthotics, where people can have artificial limbs custom-designed and 3D printed to fit their exact specifications. As the technology gets more popular, there are more opportunities to have more people outfitted with relatively inexpensive prosthetic devices, […]

One of the most popular applications for 3D printing technology turns out to be in the field of prosthetics and orthotics, where people can have artificial limbs custom-designed and 3D printed to fit their exact specifications. As the technology gets more popular,...
MakerBot Opens First Asia Pacific Innovation Center at Hong Kong Polytechnic University

MakerBot Opens First Asia Pacific Innovation Center at Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Asia Pacific is a region of immense economic growth, and 3D printing is included as a significant technology fueling growth sectors in businesses, industries, and higher education. Recently, MakerBot announced the first MakerBot Innovation Center in the Asia Pacific region, to be located at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU). This Innovation Center will allow the campus to create a […]

Asia Pacific is a region of immense economic growth, and 3D printing is included as a significant technology fueling growth sectors in businesses, industries, and higher education. Recently, MakerBot announced the first MakerBot Innovation Center in the Asia Pacific...
3D Printing: The Stories We Didn't Cover This Week -- June 4, 2016

3D Printing: The Stories We Didn't Cover This Week -- June 4, 2016

This week’s 3D printing news covers a new board appointment at Graphene 3D Lab, Inc. Also, a new 3D printing Master’s level course in the UK has been added at Anglia Ruskin University. Voxel8 is now shipping the Voxel8 Developer’s Kit, and Nano Dimension has filed for a US patent for the 3D printing of […]

This week’s 3D printing news covers a new board appointment at Graphene 3D Lab, Inc. Also, a new 3D printing Master’s level course in the UK has been added at Anglia Ruskin University. Voxel8 is now shipping the Voxel8 Developer’s Kit, and Nano...
Search and Rescue: Shapeways and DJI Introduce Phantom 4 Drone Accessory 3D Design Challenge

Search and Rescue: Shapeways and DJI Introduce Phantom 4 Drone Accessory 3D Design Challenge

DJI’s Phantom 4 is a drone that has received much attention for its integrated camera, sleek design, and long flying range. Now, DJI has teamed up with 3D printing services company Shapeways to sponsor a 3D drone design competition that will hopefully save some lives in the process. This drone — which is marketed as having “visionary […]

DJI’s Phantom 4 is a drone that has received much attention for its integrated camera, sleek design, and long flying range. Now, DJI has teamed up with 3D printing services company Shapeways to sponsor a 3D drone design competition that will hopefully save some...
3D Printing: The Stories We Didn't Cover This Week -- May 28

3D Printing: The Stories We Didn't Cover This Week -- May 28

This week’s news reports that Hong Kong researchers are using 3D printing to aid in heart surgeries, Minnesota students 3D printed a violin, and Magma Global Ltd. has 3D printed the longest-ever PEEK subsea pipe. Sculpteo has been 100% successful with its new Express Production Mode, and Nano Dimension has received recognition as a very […]

This week’s news reports that Hong Kong researchers are using 3D printing to aid in heart surgeries, Minnesota students 3D printed a violin, and Magma Global Ltd. has 3D printed the longest-ever PEEK subsea pipe. Sculpteo has been 100% successful with its new...
Check Out This i.materialise Tutorial on Making A 3D Printed Action Figure

Check Out This i.materialise Tutorial on Making A 3D Printed Action Figure

There appears to be quite a distinctive overlap between 3D printing and action figures. For example, DC Comics has signed deals to 3D print some of its more popular action figures — including the world’s first official 3D printed Batman. This is awesome news for Europe’s Batman fans, who now have the option to 3D print their own […]

There appears to be quite a distinctive overlap between 3D printing and action figures. For example, DC Comics has signed deals to 3D print some of its more popular action figures — including the world’s first official 3D printed Batman. This is awesome...
From Moscow's Cathedral to India's Taj Mahal with 3Doodler Artist Eduardo Pires

From Moscow's Cathedral to India's Taj Mahal with 3Doodler Artist Eduardo Pires

We just can’t get enough of artist stories from 3Doodler, and here’s another one as 3Doodler spotlights the Doodle of the Year Runner-Up in the recent 2015 3Doodler Awards. These awards were 3Doodler’s way of recognizing how innovative people are when they get their hands on a 3Doodler pen. This spotlight takes a look at Eduardo Pires, […]

We just can’t get enough of artist stories from 3Doodler, and here’s another one as 3Doodler spotlights the Doodle of the Year Runner-Up in the recent 2015 3Doodler Awards. These awards were 3Doodler’s way of recognizing how innovative people are...
3Doodle Your Own Swirly iPhone Case with Fun Tutorial from Anna Kelly

3Doodle Your Own Swirly iPhone Case with Fun Tutorial from Anna Kelly

3Doodler is constantly thinking of fun little competitions to highlight 3Doodling talent among the Doodling Public. For example, the company recently sponsored a 3D printing pen design competition for Mother’s Day. The winner was Anna Kelly, who made an adorable panda bear and cub. This quickly put her on the 3Doodler radar as another creative and skilled designer/Doodler, and […]

3Doodler is constantly thinking of fun little competitions to highlight 3Doodling talent among the Doodling Public. For example, the company recently sponsored a 3D printing pen design competition for Mother’s Day. The winner was Anna Kelly, who made an adorable...
Materialise Helps Redesign and 3D Print Children's Programming Toy--The Cubetto Playset

Materialise Helps Redesign and 3D Print Children's Programming Toy--The Cubetto Playset

More and more often we see efforts to teach children coding at a young age by virtue of introducing fun programming languages to them. Part of this development is the far reach that the STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Mathematics) initiative is having on K-12 curricula. Parents and educators want children ready for a technologically […]

More and more often we see efforts to teach children coding at a young age by virtue of introducing fun programming languages to them. Part of this development is the far reach that the STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Mathematics) initiative is...
India's ShaperJet Wants Every Student to Have Access to 3D Printing

India's ShaperJet Wants Every Student to Have Access to 3D Printing

As desktop 3D printers get more affordable and easier to make, it’s easy to imagine a vision in which each school-aged student has access to one. Shaperjet is just one of many new 3D printer manufacturers that is especially focused on the education market. Delhi, India-based ShaperJet was founded by Raman Sachdev, an expert in […]

As desktop 3D printers get more affordable and easier to make, it’s easy to imagine a vision in which each school-aged student has access to one. Shaperjet is just one of many new 3D printer manufacturers that is especially focused on the education market....
3D Printing: The Stories We Didn't Cover This Week -- May 21

3D Printing: The Stories We Didn't Cover This Week -- May 21

This week’s news includes much about the business side of 3D printing. Alexander Daniels, a Birmingham, England-based recruiting firm, has added a new division focused on 3D printing, and PostProcess Technologies and Alevo have botha nnounced new CEOs to help expand their 3D printing services. The Navy is testing a 3D printed flight critical part, which is […]

This week’s news includes much about the business side of 3D printing. Alexander Daniels, a Birmingham, England-based recruiting firm, has added a new division focused on 3D printing, and PostProcess Technologies and Alevo have botha nnounced new CEOs to help...
A 3D Virtual Tour is Underway for Recently Discovered Sunken Ship

A 3D Virtual Tour is Underway for Recently Discovered Sunken Ship

In 2008, an Australian ship called the HMAS Sydney was discovered in the Indian Ocean, about 200 km off Australia’s west coast. Why is this important? Well, of course, sunken ships always evoke images of found treasure chests and other loot. But in this case, some answers to a longtime mystery are coming closer to being solved. The HMAS […]

In 2008, an Australian ship called the HMAS Sydney was discovered in the Indian Ocean, about 200 km off Australia’s west coast. Why is this important? Well, of course, sunken ships always evoke images of found treasure chests and other loot. But in this case,...
Swindon, England Upgrades a Small Hackspace to a Larger Makerspace Open 24 Hours a Day

Swindon, England Upgrades a Small Hackspace to a Larger Makerspace Open 24 Hours a Day

About 70 miles west of London, England lies the town of Swindon. This town, located in a borough that had 185,609 people populating it during the 2011 census, has a pleasant maritime climate with mild winters and cool summers. Considering how close it is to London, without the hectic pace of the big city, you can imagine […]

About 70 miles west of London, England lies the town of Swindon. This town, located in a borough that had 185,609 people populating it during the 2011 census, has a pleasant maritime climate with mild winters and cool summers. Considering how close it is to London,...
Singapore's Nanyang Technological University Opens New 3D Printing Research Centre

Singapore's Nanyang Technological University Opens New 3D Printing Research Centre

3D printing is growing all around the world. As business, education, and political leaders see the kinds of manufacturing changes that the technology ushers in, it opens up more opportunities for people who want to learn all about it and contribute to the technology’s rapid international growth. One recent example of this growth is in the Asia Pacific, […]

3D printing is growing all around the world. As business, education, and political leaders see the kinds of manufacturing changes that the technology ushers in, it opens up more opportunities for people who want to learn all about it and contribute to the...
3D Printed Wedding Bands: Shapeways Shows How to Ring It In

3D Printed Wedding Bands: Shapeways Shows How to Ring It In

If you are interested in giving your prospective fiancée a ring with a customized style and size, one that symbolizes the idea of having a “future together,” then of course we recommend considering a 3D printed engagement ring or wedding bands. The subject of a series of recent Shapeways blog posts, 3D printed wedding and engagement rings are becoming more common, […]

If you are interested in giving your prospective fiancée a ring with a customized style and size, one that symbolizes the idea of having a “future together,” then of course we recommend considering a 3D printed engagement ring or wedding bands. The subject...
3D Printing: The Stories We Didn't Cover This Week -- May 14

3D Printing: The Stories We Didn't Cover This Week -- May 14

This week’s news includes a couple of stories about Stratasys, including a partnership with Fuji Xerox to promote 3D printing in Australia, but these aren’t the only companies with their sights on 3D printing Down Under. Konica Minolta has also hired someone to focus on the Australian 3D printing market, so we will be seeing much more from […]

This week’s news includes a couple of stories about Stratasys, including a partnership with Fuji Xerox to promote 3D printing in Australia, but these aren’t the only companies with their sights on 3D printing Down Under. Konica Minolta has also hired...
i.materialise's Top 10 3D Printed Jewelry Pieces for 2016

i.materialise's Top 10 3D Printed Jewelry Pieces for 2016

i.materialise has released a Top 10 3D Printed Jewelry design list for 2016. The company is noticing that 3D printing is becoming more essential for jewelry designers, and it reports continuing to receive jewelry orders in “bronze, brass, sterling silver, or even 14k/18k gold and steel.” Here, we review i.materialise’s recently released Top 10 list, which includes two […]

i.materialise has released a Top 10 3D Printed Jewelry design list for 2016. The company is noticing that 3D printing is becoming more essential for jewelry designers, and it reports continuing to receive jewelry orders in “bronze, brass, sterling silver, or...
New York's Dimension Learning Hosts Student Challenge to 3D Print Robot Tools for Mystery Obstacle Course

New York's Dimension Learning Hosts Student Challenge to 3D Print Robot Tools for Mystery Obstacle Course

STEAM education approaches Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics subjects to provide hands-on and engaging lessons for school kids of all ages. Increasingly, we see evidence that educators view 3D printing technologies as an integral part of growing STEAM lesson plans. They seek innovative educational activities that bring STEAM subjects alive in the classroom and form a spirit […]

STEAM education approaches Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics subjects to provide hands-on and engaging lessons for school kids of all ages. Increasingly, we see evidence that educators view 3D printing technologies as an integral part of growing...
SketchUp & i.materialise 3D Printed Jewelry Challenge Winners Inspired by the Cosmos and Diamonds

SketchUp & i.materialise 3D Printed Jewelry Challenge Winners Inspired by the Cosmos and Diamonds

Advertised as “the easiest way to draw in 3D,” SketchUp is user-friendly 3D modeling software. Perhaps it is so user-friendly because you start by drawing lines and shapes — the way you would on paper. Then, according to the SketchUp website, you “push and pull surfaces to turn them into 3D forms. Stretch, copy, rotate […]

Advertised as “the easiest way to draw in 3D,” SketchUp is user-friendly 3D modeling software. Perhaps it is so user-friendly because you start by drawing lines and shapes — the way you would on paper. Then, according to the SketchUp website, you...
Precious Plastic's Incredible Machines Recycle Plastic, Make Filament, and More

Precious Plastic's Incredible Machines Recycle Plastic, Make Filament, and More

One of our greatest ecological challenges, in my estimate, is tackling the problem of plastic waste. The Earth simply can not sustain the levels of pollution generated by a material that can take anywhere from 80 (plastic cup) to one million (plastic jug) years to decompose. The stats are so grim for plastic waste that whenever I refresh on […]

One of our greatest ecological challenges, in my estimate, is tackling the problem of plastic waste. The Earth simply can not sustain the levels of pollution generated by a material that can take anywhere from 80 (plastic cup) to one million (plastic jug) years to...
3D Printing: The Stories We Didn't Cover This Week -- May 7

3D Printing: The Stories We Didn't Cover This Week -- May 7

This week’s news covers awards, appointments, new 3D printing facilities and services, and a shoutout to 3D printing from a Google parent company executive. Divergent 3D has received a tech award for its innovative Manufacturing Platform, and Proto Labs has appointed a new CTO, while Optomec has added a new Board Member. Computergate Australia is now offering […]

This week’s news covers awards, appointments, new 3D printing facilities and services, and a shoutout to 3D printing from a Google parent company executive. Divergent 3D has received a tech award for its innovative Manufacturing Platform, and Proto Labs has...
3D Print A Handy Hydroponics Gadget for Your Garden

3D Print A Handy Hydroponics Gadget for Your Garden

I started a vegetable garden for the first time in years this spring, and I have to admit, it is not going well. Don’t get me wrong: I know how to grow plants, and even pride myself in having a green thumb. But for some reason, this time around things just aren’t growing as I […]

I started a vegetable garden for the first time in years this spring, and I have to admit, it is not going well. Don’t get me wrong: I know how to grow plants, and even pride myself in having a green thumb. But for some reason, this time around things just...
Next Phase of Development Begins for The Hovalin, An Open Source 3D Printed Violin

Next Phase of Development Begins for The Hovalin, An Open Source 3D Printed Violin

The Hovalin, developed by Matt and Kaitlyn Hova, is a open source 3D printed violin that has received much attention since the first version was released. Now the next phase of development has begun for the Hovalin 3.0, and Matt Hova has posted a blog entry and started a Reddit thread about the project that always keeps improving in […]

The Hovalin, developed by Matt and Kaitlyn Hova, is a open source 3D printed violin that has received much attention since the first version was released. Now the next phase of development has begun for the Hovalin 3.0, and Matt Hova has posted a blog entry and...
Five Tips About 3D Printed Wearables From Materialise

Five Tips About 3D Printed Wearables From Materialise

Given that we are so particular about the things that we wear on our bodies, it makes sense that “wearables” is such a growing category in the 3D printing industry. What are wearables? Anything you wear on your body: clothing, jewelry, accessories — including eyewear. Materialise has announced five major eyewear projects in the past year, […]

Given that we are so particular about the things that we wear on our bodies, it makes sense that “wearables” is such a growing category in the 3D printing industry. What are wearables? Anything you wear on your body: clothing, jewelry, accessories —...