Weekly Roundup: Ten 3D Printable Christmas Cookie Cutters

Weekly Roundup: Ten 3D Printable Christmas Cookie Cutters

The day after Thanksgiving, while most people are sleeping off turkey comas or fighting unruly crowds for deals on televisions, is what I call Christmas cookie day. Every Cookie Friday, as I call it, I go through my bin of cookie cutters and decide on my theme for the year and make up a list […]

The day after Thanksgiving, while most people are sleeping off turkey comas or fighting unruly crowds for deals on televisions, is what I call Christmas cookie day. Every Cookie Friday, as I call it, I go through my bin of cookie cutters and decide on my theme for the...
Weekly Roundup: Ten 3D Printable Bookends & Book Stands

Weekly Roundup: Ten 3D Printable Bookends & Book Stands

I’ve been rearranging the books and collectables on the bookshelves in my living room this month and was looking for some way to keep some of my nicer books standing upright. I decided to go looking for some 3D printable options and as with just about anything that you can think of, I had tons […]

I’ve been rearranging the books and collectables on the bookshelves in my living room this month and was looking for some way to keep some of my nicer books standing upright. I decided to go looking for some 3D printable options and as with just about anything that...
Weekly Roundup: Ten Awesome 3D Printable Birdhouses

Weekly Roundup: Ten Awesome 3D Printable Birdhouses

A few weeks ago I reorganized my office and ended up with a nice, unobstructed view out of my window and into the backyard. I noticed that we tended to have a lot of birds passing through, so in an effort to get them to stop so I could get a good look at them […]

A few weeks ago I reorganized my office and ended up with a nice, unobstructed view out of my window and into the backyard. I noticed that we tended to have a lot of birds passing through, so in an effort to get them to stop so I could get a good look at them I...
Weekly Roundup: Ten 3D Printable Articulated Toy Robots

Weekly Roundup: Ten 3D Printable Articulated Toy Robots

This week I was looking for a cool toy to 3D print for my nephew and settled on looking for a fun robot action figure. I knew that there were already several great designs, but I ended up coming across so many great options that I had to share the ten best. So this week […]

This week I was looking for a cool toy to 3D print for my nephew and settled on looking for a fun robot action figure. I knew that there were already several great designs, but I ended up coming across so many great options that I had to share the ten best. So this...
Weekly Roundup: Ten Last-Minute 3D Printable Halloween Costumes

Weekly Roundup: Ten Last-Minute 3D Printable Halloween Costumes

There is nothing more annoying than trying to come up with a last-minute Halloween costume that doesn’t make you look like your costume is last minute. I’ve managed to come up with a few silly costumes over the years that worked out (one year I pinned a bunch of clothes to myself and said that I […]

There is nothing more annoying than trying to come up with a last-minute Halloween costume that doesn’t make you look like your costume is last minute. I’ve managed to come up with a few silly costumes over the years that worked out (one year I pinned a bunch of...
Weekly Roundup: Ten 3D Printable Light Up Halloween Things

Weekly Roundup: Ten 3D Printable Light Up Halloween Things

Is that a coat rack in the corner, or is there a murderous superhuman in a hockey mask about ready to gut you? Is that the flicker of a candle flame, or a ghost crossing over to our world? Whether you’re creating a haunted house, decorating for a party, trying to spook trick or treaters […]

Is that a coat rack in the corner, or is there a murderous superhuman in a hockey mask about ready to gut you? Is that the flicker of a candle flame, or a ghost crossing over to our world? Whether you’re creating a haunted house, decorating for a party, trying to...
Weekly Roundup: Ten 3D Printable Halloween Trick or Treat Things

Weekly Roundup: Ten 3D Printable Halloween Trick or Treat Things

With things like peanut and other food allergies being so much more common than they used to be there are a lot of reasons to avoid giving out candy as Halloween treats. Obviously no one is going to like the house that gives out pennies or travel soaps, there is no faster way to get […]

With things like peanut and other food allergies being so much more common than they used to be there are a lot of reasons to avoid giving out candy as Halloween treats. Obviously no one is going to like the house that gives out pennies or travel soaps, there is no...
Visionsforge Set to Launch Their Sub-$1000 Forge 1 Desktop SLA 3D Printer

Visionsforge Set to Launch Their Sub-$1000 Forge 1 Desktop SLA 3D Printer

Currently FDM technology still dominates the home and small business 3D printing industry, though in the last few years we’ve seen desktop stereolithography (SLA) and direct light projection (DLP) printers start to slowly carve themselves an ever-growing niche. Rather than 3D printing with thermoplastics, SLA and DLP printers use liquid resin materials that are cured with […]

Currently FDM technology still dominates the home and small business 3D printing industry, though in the last few years we’ve seen desktop stereolithography (SLA) and direct light projection (DLP) printers start to slowly carve themselves an ever-growing niche. Rather...
3D Printed Kidney Helps Researchers Prove Riding a Roller Coaster May Help Pass Small Kidney Stones

3D Printed Kidney Helps Researchers Prove Riding a Roller Coaster May Help Pass Small Kidney Stones

About 11% of men and 7% of women will deal with kidney stones in their lifetime, and for many of these people they will be an ongoing health issue throughout their lives. Passing a kidney stone is often extremely painful, and if a blockage occurs, it can even be life threatening. Just in the United […]

About 11% of men and 7% of women will deal with kidney stones in their lifetime, and for many of these people they will be an ongoing health issue throughout their lives. Passing a kidney stone is often extremely painful, and if a blockage occurs, it can even be life...
Weekly Roundup: Ten 3D Printable Halloween Decorations for Your Home

Weekly Roundup: Ten 3D Printable Halloween Decorations for Your Home

It’s October, and you know what that means: department stores start setting up their Christmas decorations and we all brace ourselves of three months of terrible holiday music. But October also means Halloween, the best holiday ever. Not only is it an excuse to dress up in a costume and go beg your neighbors for […]

It’s October, and you know what that means: department stores start setting up their Christmas decorations and we all brace ourselves of three months of terrible holiday music. But October also means Halloween, the best holiday ever. Not only is it an excuse to dress...
Weekly Roundup: Ten 3D Printable Easy To Build Car Kits

Weekly Roundup: Ten 3D Printable Easy To Build Car Kits

One of my most popular Ten 3D Printable Things columns was my Model Car Kits column from a few months back, and I’ve gotten a ton of requests for more. You all have spoken, and you love 3D printable model kits, and I’m happy to find them for you. There are a ton of great […]

One of my most popular Ten 3D Printable Things columns was my Model Car Kits column from a few months back, and I’ve gotten a ton of requests for more. You all have spoken, and you love 3D printable model kits, and I’m happy to find them for you. There are a ton of...
Oberg Industries and Swanson School of Engineering Team Up to Advance Additive Manufacturing Problem-Solving

Oberg Industries and Swanson School of Engineering Team Up to Advance Additive Manufacturing Problem-Solving

While many industries and businesses have been using 3D printing technology for years, it was usually a process reserved for prototyping or R&D departments. But over the last few years a growing number of companies have started to see the value in modern additive manufacturing technology and applications, and they are becoming far more commonly […]

While many industries and businesses have been using 3D printing technology for years, it was usually a process reserved for prototyping or R&D departments. But over the last few years a growing number of companies have started to see the value in modern additive...
Directa Plus and FILOALFA Launch Graphene-Enhanced GRAFYLON 3D PLA 3D Printing Filament

Directa Plus and FILOALFA Launch Graphene-Enhanced GRAFYLON 3D PLA 3D Printing Filament

Graphene is more than 100 times stronger than the strongest steel, it is capable of conducting heat and electricity and it is virtually transparent. The number of applications for a material like this is limitless, and it is already being used to make the next generation of smart phones, solar panels and batteries. Graphene’s strength […]

Graphene is more than 100 times stronger than the strongest steel, it is capable of conducting heat and electricity and it is virtually transparent. The number of applications for a material like this is limitless, and it is already being used to make the next...
Weekly Roundup: Ten 3D Printable Kitchen Things

Weekly Roundup: Ten 3D Printable Kitchen Things

There are a million and one uses for a 3D printer in the home. From decorations to utensils to toys, a 3D printer in the home can help you make all kinds of unique items that you just can’t get anywhere else. Your kitchen is no exception; in fact, there are tons of amazing kitchen […]

There are a million and one uses for a 3D printer in the home. From decorations to utensils to toys, a 3D printer in the home can help you make all kinds of unique items that you just can’t get anywhere else. Your kitchen is no exception; in fact, there are tons of...
Nano Dimension Just Successfully 3D Printed Conductive Properties into Fabric

Nano Dimension Just Successfully 3D Printed Conductive Properties into Fabric

The next generation of electronics are going to be more connected than ever before thanks to the development of inexpensive materials and the Internet of Things. Everything from our homes to our televisions to our refrigerators to our toasters are all being manufactured with the capability to communicate with each other via the Internet. Many […]

The next generation of electronics are going to be more connected than ever before thanks to the development of inexpensive materials and the Internet of Things. Everything from our homes to our televisions to our refrigerators to our toasters are all being...
Weekly Roundup: Ten More 3D Printable Nerdy Model Kits

Weekly Roundup: Ten More 3D Printable Nerdy Model Kits

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, a 3D printer is a nerd’s best friend. You know that dream toy that you want more than you want oxygen but isn’t popular enough for anyone to manufacture? Well, with a desktop 3D printer you can just make all of the obscure, barely known nerdy […]

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, a 3D printer is a nerd’s best friend. You know that dream toy that you want more than you want oxygen but isn’t popular enough for anyone to manufacture? Well, with a desktop 3D printer you can just make all of the obscure,...
Where is Lewis Yakich? The Man Behind the World’s First 3D Printed Hotel Suite Vanished a Year Ago Without a Trace

Where is Lewis Yakich? The Man Behind the World’s First 3D Printed Hotel Suite Vanished a Year Ago Without a Trace

On November 6th, 2015 an entrepreneur, hotel owner and American expat living in the Philippines named Lewis Yakich left the Penthouse Hotel where he was living with his girlfriend to meet with a potential investor. He was meeting with a man named Skipper Pineda, a retired United States Marine, about a loan to help him […]

On November 6th, 2015 an entrepreneur, hotel owner and American expat living in the Philippines named Lewis Yakich left the Penthouse Hotel where he was living with his girlfriend to meet with a potential investor. He was meeting with a man named Skipper Pineda, a...
EnvisionTEC Files Patent Infringement Lawsuit Against Formlabs

EnvisionTEC Files Patent Infringement Lawsuit Against Formlabs

This week Michigan-based industrial 3D printer manufacturer EnvisionTEC filed a lawsuit in a California federal court accusing MIT spinoff Formlabs of patent infringement. According to the lawsuit, Formlabs’ desktop Stereolithography (SLA) 3D printers include technology that they believe is too similar to two patents held by EnvisionTEC. In addition to seeking unspecified monetary damages, EnvisionTEC […]

This week Michigan-based industrial 3D printer manufacturer EnvisionTEC filed a lawsuit in a California federal court accusing MIT spinoff Formlabs of patent infringement. According to the lawsuit, Formlabs’ desktop Stereolithography (SLA) 3D printers include...
Weekly Roundup: Ten 3D Printable Doll & Action Figure Playsets

Weekly Roundup: Ten 3D Printable Doll & Action Figure Playsets

When I was a kid, like any child from the ’80s, I played with a lot of action figures. Toys like Star Wars figures, GI Joe and Transformers were all things that I grew up with and were significant parts of my childhood. And while there were plenty of playsets available for those toys, the playsets […]

When I was a kid, like any child from the ’80s, I played with a lot of action figures. Toys like Star Wars figures, GI Joe and Transformers were all things that I grew up with and were significant parts of my childhood. And while there were plenty of playsets...
Weekly Roundup: Ten 3D Printable Unique Desk and Tabletop Lamps

Weekly Roundup: Ten 3D Printable Unique Desk and Tabletop Lamps

If you read this column regularly then my, let’s call it 3D printable lighting fixation, is probably well-known. And it is true, there has never been a 3D printable lamp that I didn’t take a liking to. But in reality I tend to post so many lighting options because they are so readily available, and […]

If you read this column regularly then my, let’s call it 3D printable lighting fixation, is probably well-known. And it is true, there has never been a 3D printable lamp that I didn’t take a liking to. But in reality I tend to post so many lighting options because...
Laika Used 3D Printing to Create a 16-Foot-Tall Skeleton Puppet for Stop Motion Film ‘Kubo and The Two Strings’

Laika Used 3D Printing to Create a 16-Foot-Tall Skeleton Puppet for Stop Motion Film ‘Kubo and The Two Strings’

Portland, Oregon-based animation studio Laika has made some of the most critically acclaimed stop motion animated films in the last few years. Their first film, Coraline, was one of the first feature-length animated films to feature 3D printed puppets and it is a technology that they have returned to on all of their projects since […]

Portland, Oregon-based animation studio Laika has made some of the most critically acclaimed stop motion animated films in the last few years. Their first film, Coraline, was one of the first feature-length animated films to feature 3D printed puppets and it is a...
Weekly Roundup: Ten 3D Printable Articulated Animals

Weekly Roundup: Ten 3D Printable Articulated Animals

3D printing a good looking model is always satisfying, but for me nothing beats a good project print. I just like the process of printing out all of the parts and putting them together, especially when they can be played with once the parts have all been assembled. After all, a big part of the […]

3D printing a good looking model is always satisfying, but for me nothing beats a good project print. I just like the process of printing out all of the parts and putting them together, especially when they can be played with once the parts have all been assembled....
Instructables’ and Shapeways’ New Drone Contest is Giving Away iPads, GoPros and Bionic Birds. Oh My.

Instructables’ and Shapeways’ New Drone Contest is Giving Away iPads, GoPros and Bionic Birds. Oh My.

Online educational maker project repository Instructables is teaming up with 3D printing service provider Shapeways for yet another design contest. This time around Instructables users are being asked to create step-by-step drone-related projects that will impress the judges and wow the Instructables community. The contest is open to brand new projects or existing drone projects […]

Online educational maker project repository Instructables is teaming up with 3D printing service provider Shapeways for yet another design contest. This time around Instructables users are being asked to create step-by-step drone-related projects that will impress the...
Weekly Roundup: Ten 3D Printable Things – Raspberry Pi Cases & Projects

Weekly Roundup: Ten 3D Printable Things – Raspberry Pi Cases & Projects

It used to be extremely difficult to build your own electronics projects. Most components would need to be heavily modified, the software would need to be programmed from scratch and any finished product probably wouldn’t be very pretty. But with the proliferation of 3D printing and simple, pre-made computer components like the Raspberry Pi, it […]

It used to be extremely difficult to build your own electronics projects. Most components would need to be heavily modified, the software would need to be programmed from scratch and any finished product probably wouldn’t be very pretty. But with the proliferation of...
IDC: 3D Printing Industry Revenues to Double to $35 Billion by 2020, Desktop 3D Printing Market Expected to Slow

IDC: 3D Printing Industry Revenues to Double to $35 Billion by 2020, Desktop 3D Printing Market Expected to Slow

Recent updates to the International Data Corporation (IDC) Worldwide Semiannual 3D Printing Spending Guide is predicting that the rapid expansion of the 3D printing industry is expected to continue without slowing down. The research used for the updated spending guide was collected from more than 20 3D printing use cases in 20 industries throughout 8 […]

Recent updates to the International Data Corporation (IDC) Worldwide Semiannual 3D Printing Spending Guide is predicting that the rapid expansion of the 3D printing industry is expected to continue without slowing down. The research used for the updated spending guide...
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