3D Design

The Nexus of 3D Printing and Cosplay

If ever there was a niche for 3D printing, it would be cosplay. Cosplay (the practice of dressing up as a character from a movie, book, or video game) is…

GM Turns to HP’s MJF 3D Printing for Fast Part Production

At this week’s RAPID+TCT event, HP will be running its high volume production Jet Fusion 5200 platform, powered by Multi Jet Fusion (MJF) technology which has now printed more than…

AMCM ups the Game in 3D Printed Rockets with World’s Biggest Aerospike Engine

The leader in powder bed fusion printers, EOS and its sister company AMCM are stepping up their efforts to advance 3D printed space propulsion. Just last week, the company announced…

Japan’s Mojamoja Contest Picks Winning Art from Failed 3D Prints

One person’s trash is someone else’s art. We’ve heard that before. It’s the basis of an entire artistic genre that began in the 1950s with experimental artwork made from scrap…

Chevron Avoids Refinery Shutdown Thanks to 3D Printed Replacement Parts

Aside from the pandemic and Russia’s invasion of Ukraine — and directly related to these two crises — one of the most concerning developments over the last couple of years…

Issey Miyake Brand 3D Prints High-End Sandals with Magarimono

For more than two decades, Japanese luxury label Issey Miyake set out to weave the future of fashion with its revolutionary A-POC (A Piece of Cloth) brand, and in 2021…

Canada’s First 3D Printed House to Be Built by Habitat for Humanity

Habitat for Humanity of Windsor-Essex has announced it will be constructing what it’s billing as Canada’s first 3D printed residence, to be located in Leamington, Ontario — just across the…

Saint-Gobain & More Display 3D Printed Construction at Dutch Sustainability Expo

It’s a green city of the future at the Floriade Expo 2022. This large-scale world horticulture exhibition, which takes place once every ten years in the Netherlands, sets the stage…

3DPOD Episode 102: 3D Printing Metamaterials with METAFOLD CEO Elissa Ross

Mathematician Elissa Ross is a member of MESH Consultants, which commercializes mathematical solutions for practical industry problems. METAFOLD is a MESH spinout that aims to rid us of our meshes…

Ultimaker’s Latest Cura Update is a Huge Step Forward for User Control

Ultimaker has just announced the release of the beta version for Cura 5.0, the latest edition of its widely-used, open-source slicing software. The company revealed the new upgrade at this year’s…

French DARPA to Drive Automated 2D-to-3D 3D Printing Software

The French Defense Innovation Agency, along with Spare Parts 3D and the University for Research in Automated Production (LURPA) at the École Normale Supérieure (ENS) Paris-Sarclay, have announced that they’ve…

Medieval Italian Tower Reborn as Hotel Suite with 3D Printed Furniture and Decor

A team of architects, designers, and 3D printing experts joined forces to create a unique suite experience in an ancient Italian tower dating back to 1161. Overlooking the Ligurian Sea,…

Milk Cartons Get Second Life as 3D Printed Bench in Tuscany

As one of Italy’s “città d’arte”’ (or art towns), Lucca is encircled by its intact Renaissance-era city walls and a highly preserved historical center that makes this Tuscany location one…

3D Printer Slicer from Helio Additive Uses Physics to Perfect FFF Prints

Earlier this year, Polymaker, producer of materials used in extrusion-based 3D printing, announced it was partnering with AMESOS, a 3D printer manufacturer spun-off from motor and motion control company, Akribis…

3D Printed Car Accessories Give New Peugeot 308 High-Tech Flair

Peugeot’s car accessories will advance to new heights now that the French car brand is leveraging the technology, as well as a brand new flexible polymer, to offer customers a…

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Disney’s Upcoming Restaurant Showcases 3D Printed Flooring 

In 2019, Disney unveiled its plans for a major overhaul at Epcot, one of its most innovative and futuristic theme parks in Florida. Although the transformation will likely take a…

3D Printing, Generative Design, & CNC Harmonize to Make Electric Violin

It’s true, 3D printing and generative design can make beautiful music together…just look at the electric violin recently created by Autodesk and luthier (violin maker) Kevin Baslé! Electric violins, while…

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NASA’s Futuristic Projects: 3D Printed Spacesuits and Micro-Robot Swarms

Seeking visionary innovations that could propel space exploration, NASA has selected more than a dozen early-stage studies to evaluate technologies to support future aeronautics and off-Earth missions. Funded by the…

3D Printing News Briefs, March 10, 2022: Standards, Services, Software, & More

In today’s 3D Printing News Briefs, a proposed ASM standard will work to control how the cleanliness of metal powder feedstock. Meltio announced an official sales partner in Japan, Biohm…

Let’s Kill Disney: A 3D Printing Patent Dispute and a Manifesto

Previously we looked at if we should kill Thingiverse. Thingiverse is a site that allows you to upload and remix files. It’s a key piece of infrastructure for a 3D…

Business Development: The Worst Idea in 3D Printing Ever

One application that changed my view of 3D printing forever was Hans Boodt’s 3D printing of mannequins. The Dutch firm is a leader in high-end displays. I was flabbergasted when…

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What Could Kanye West’s Stem Player Achieve with 3D Printing?

Ye, formerly known as Kanye West, has rarely been out of the news over the past decade. The globally famous producer and artist has an apparel brand Yeezy that may…

AMS Speaker Spotlight: Laying DfAM to Rest—The Biggest Obstacle to 3D Printing Adoption

Zach Murphree, Vice President of Global Sales & Business Development at VELO3D, will be giving the topic keynote on Industrial Metal AM at Additive Manufacturing Strategies 2022, March 1-3. He…

Design for Disruption: Love and 3D Printing Redundancy

In this ongoing series, we’re looking for opportunities where 3D printing can disrupt large markets with millions of parts by applying new strategies. We’ve looked at how we can design…