3D Design

Fictiv’s Global Manufacturing Network Now Includes Sheet Metal, Die Casting, and Compression Molding

Fictiv, the San Francisco-based, digital manufacturing network, has added three new manufacturing capabilities to its repertoire: sheet metal forming, die casting, and compression molding. This brings Fictiv’s total number of…

Massive 3D Printed Sand Wall Lines Dubai’s Museum of the Future

Dubai’s Museum of the Future introduced a new addition to its collection: a six-metre-long wall uniquely crafted using 3D printing and sand. Showcased at the museum entrance, this innovative piece,…

Lighting the Way with Potato Starch: Sustainable Polish ECO Lamps Use 3D Printing

Lighting that meets the essence of nature: this is the reality brought to life by ECO Lamps, which introduces a fresh perspective to sustainable lighting design using potato starch. These…

Del Toro’s Pinocchio Achieves Stop-Motion First with Metal 3D Printed Metal Puppets

Did you know that the stop-motion puppetry featured in Guillermo del Toro’s 2022 film Pinocchio was accomplished through the use of metal 3D printing? Our story begins in the year…

Taking on Metallic Glasses 3D Printing with AMAZEMET’s Lukasz Zrodowski

Metallic glasses (MGs), or amorphous metals, are materials with a disordered atomic structure, unlike the ordered crystal lattice found in traditional metals. This unique structure provides them with superior strength,…

BASF, Farsoon, and Hyperganic Collaborate on Lattice 3D Printing Software

Ahead of Formnext 2023, Farsoon Technologies, Hyperganic, and BASF Forward AM announced a partnership dedicated to developing an integrated solution aimed at simplifying the creation of high-performance lattice structures for…

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3D Printing for Halloween: Whatever Happened to My Transylvanian Twist?

Happy Halloween! This is my absolute favorite holiday—as a longtime theatre volunteer, it should come as no surprise that I enjoy dressing up to become a different person. Plus, when…

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Mighty Buildings to 3D Print Visitors Center alongside Buckminster Fuller’s Dome Home

Mighty Buildings, the Oakland-based additive construction (AC) firm specializing in prefabricated, climate-resilient homes, has partnered with the R. Buckminster Fuller Dome Home Not-For-Profit to 3D print a visitors center and…

GLAMOUR’s “Women of the Year Awards” Gives Out 3D Printed Trophies from HP

Condé Nast’s GLAMOUR recently hosted its 17th Women of the Year Awards at One Marylebone in London, an event sponsored by Samsung to honor feminist heroes. HP’s Personalization & 3D…

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Weeding Out Fake Parts: the Dark Horse of Killer 3D Printing Apps

After decades of slow accumulation, the killer apps for 3D printing have started to proliferate more quickly, with the technology’s evolution hitting its stride as the macro conditions of the…

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Amplifying Additive Manufacturing with Artificial Intelligence

Additive manufacturing (AM) continues to evolve in the dynamic manufacturing landscape, and integrating Artificial Intelligence (AI) has proven to be transformative. Both have independently made waves, redefining what’s possible in…

3D Printing Platinum in the Jewelry Sector: Interview with Michela Ferraro

Michela Ferraro is a jewelry expert and educator with over 30 years of passion and international experience in the industry. She specializes in luxury, innovation, sustainability, and precious metal additive…

Swedish Hypercar Maker Koenigsegg Adopts 3DPrinterOS for Workflow Management

San Francisco-based additive manufacturing (AM) software firm 3D Control Systems announced that its 3DPrinterOS software has been chosen by Koenigsegg Automotive for AM workflow optimization. Established in 1994 and based…

UPPGRADERA: Upgrading IKEA Products with 3D Printing

Hacking IKEA products has been a hobby for numerous people, shared on various platforms for over a decade. From these endeavors, tens of thousands of enthusiasts have printed hundreds of…

3D Printing News Briefs, August 23, 2023: Sales & Distribution, Parametric Modeling, & More

In business news today, nano3Dprint announced its latest strategic distribution partnership in Asia, Snowbird Technologies is Meltio’s newest sales partner, and EOS North America launched its AMTurnkey Service. Continuing with…

Cubee: A Record Label for 3D Printing Designers

Israel-based Cubee has launched what it calls a “record label” for 3D designers, “CubeeRecords.” The firm describes it as “the first-ever record label for 3D printing designers, a full talent…

ASICS and LuxCreo Reimagine Footwear with New 3D Printed Sandal

Building on their collaborative journey, renowned sports footwear brand ASICS and 3D printing solutions innovator LuxCreo have released the Actibreeze Hybrid Sandal, available at a retail price of $80. Designed…

Open Source Everything: Potential Success Areas

In this series, we previously explored how people use open-source hardware to develop unique tools, solutions, and projects. We also identified key elements for a successful open-source hardware initiative. Now,…

3D Printing News Briefs, July 13, 2023: Tungsten Powder, Car Interior Design, & More

In today’s 3D Printing News Briefs, we’ll tell you about the awards a 3D printing company won, a partnership for tungsten powder, 3D printed interior car design, and 3D printed…

Airbus Exploring All Possible Manufacturing Technologies in Lightweighting Race Against Boeing

On July 4, aerospace giant Airbus opened a new R&D facility in Filton, England: the Wing Technology Development Centre. In the latest sign that the UK government is serious about…

Leading Packaging Supplier Omni-Pac Uses HP to 3D Print Molded Fiber Tooling

Hewlett-Packard (HP) recently announced that Omni-Pac Group, a leading European supplier of molded fiber packaging, is purchasing 3D printed fiber packaging tools from HP. Molded fiber is also known as…

Free Patriotic 3D Prints to Celebrate the Fourth of July

In just a few days, people across the United States will be celebrating Independence Day, perhaps better known as the Fourth of July. In addition to fireworks, parades, backyard barbecues,…

LatticeRobot Launches a Home for Lattices, Metamaterials, and Textures

At the CDFAM computational design (+DfAM) symposium this week, a startup dedicated to lattice software, LatticeRobot, was launched. LatticeRobot is also the first Gradient Control Labs, an incubator that facilitates…

Rice University Teams with Carbon and TyRex to Amplify Campus 3D Printing

Rice University‘s Office of Innovation has partnered with Carbon and tech firm TyRex Group to strengthen its additive manufacturing (AM) capabilities. In addition, to facilitate widespread access to 3D printing…