3D Design

Reno Man 3D Prints Himself a Prosthetic Fingertip using an UP! Mini Printer

We have heard more and more recently about prosthetics being made using 3D printers. We’ve heard about arms, legs, hands, and even ears that have been printed using this latest…

Chinese Students in Italy Create Unique 3D Designs As Part of Class Project

3D printing is a way for people of all kinds of backgrounds, and educational levels to design a product and then actually manufacture it without the typical high costs that…

Designer Offers Chris Christie 3D Printed “BridgeGate” Figurine on Shapeways

One of the great things about 3D printing is its ability to practically transfer whatever creation the mind can come up with into a real physical object. Time and time…

Intel Capital & Practica Capital Invest in 3D Marketplace CGTrader

It looks like Intel wants a piece of the 3D printing industry, as today it has been announced that they have invested into 3D model marketplace CGTrader. CGTrader is a…

MakerBot CEO Bree Pettis is Named to the Board of Directors at Local Motors

Local Motors, a company that strives to improve on automotive design through many unique methods, has just named MakerBot CEO Bree Pettis to its Board of Directors. The assignment of…

Company Seeks Ideas for 3D Printing of Cotton

3D Printers are currently capable of printing in a variety of materials, including plastics, metals, glass, ceramics, wood based agents, and most recently carbon fiber.  However, no one has yet…

IAM3D Challenge 2014 Gives Mechanical Engineering Students a Chance to Win Cash

The inaugural American Society of Mechanical Engineers Innovative Additive Manufacturing 3D (IAM3d) Challenge has officially launched.  The contest, which is designed to provide mechanical engineering and multidisciplinary/engineering technology undergraduate students…

3D Printing a City, An Architect’s Dream

Every day, more and more companies, spanning almost every area of business adopt 3D printing as a method of increased productivity. Take for example an architecture and design firm named…

Created with 3D Printing, The Gesture Box Reinvents ‘Getting Service’ at a Restaurant

What is one thing that people despise about eating out at restaurants?  More than likely, you would say, “waiting for service”. A company called Cynergy Systems has set out to…

Belgium 3D Printing Company Materialise Acquires Poland’s Leading Prototyping Firm, e-Prototypy

Over the past few months we have seen several significant mergers and acquisitions take place within the 3D printing industry. Today comes yet another rather important acquisition. Materialise, a Belgium…

MakerBot Digital Store Releases Dragons of Glastonbury Chess Set & Chunky Trucks Collection

The MakerBot Digital Store launched a little over a month ago, with 4 different figurine collections.  These collection are designs made by MakerBot, and they can be purchased for $0.99…

MakeVR To Revolutionize 3D Design and Printing With Virtual Reality Interface – Kickstarter Launches Tomorrow

One of the biggest obstacles to the mass adoption of consumer based 3D printers is the lack of a simple user interface, which allows even the most novice 3D printing…

MakerBot Puts Their Digitizer 3D Scanner on Sale – Almost 50% Off Original Price

If you are someone that loves using your 3D Printer, but hates to spend days on end perfecting your designs, it might be time to add an additional gadget to…

3D Printing is Helping the Handicapped in More Ways Than One

With 3D Printing catching on so quickly all throughout the world, more and more people are getting creative with their ideas.  Not only are designers coming up with ideas that…

Zecotek’s 3D Displays Will Allow Designers to View their Final Product in 3D Before Printing it

What is the main complaint that many 3D designers have when using 3D printers? Most likely, it would be the fact that it usually takes several prototypes before perfecting the…

Pebble Steel 3D Print Files Released

The smartwatch, which raised over $10 million on Kickstarter back in 2012 began shipping it’s latest version on Tuesday, the Pebble Steel. Priced at $249, it is $100 more than…

Forget the Rubik’s Cube – This Puzzle Designer Has Taken Shapeways by Storm

Shapeways has become the go to marketplace for designers who wish to create a 3D design and have it brought to market.  Over the past couple years, the site has…

Honda Releases 3D Data for Past Concept Vehicles, Fans Can 3D Print

Today, Honda Motors Co., Ltd. announced that they have released the 3D data of several past concept vehicles which were popular among car enthusiasts over the last two decades. All…

Leapfrog 3D Finishes a Massive Model of ‘The Forbidden City’ Using 3D Printers

Who knew that it would take only a few months to 3D print an entire city? OK, we never said it was a real city, but it’s still a huge…

Objectifiers Looks to Remove the Toughest Parts of 3D Printing & Design

3D Printing has caught on at a staggering rate just in this past year.  There are websites like ShapeWays that allow designers to sell their printed designs, without having to…

Local Motors and US Department of Energy Sign Deal to Produce First 3D Printed Vehicle

If you were to think about all the crazy things a 3D printer may one day be able to print, one of the craziest ideas is a 3D printed car….

MIT Launches Dyo.co for 3D Printed Jewelry – Just in time for Valentines Day

With Valentine’s Day just about 3 weeks away, Massachusetts Institute of Technology has launched a new website called Dyo. This new site allows visitors to create their own jewelry, customize…