3D Design

3DPOD Episode 94: 3D Printing Generative Design with Hyperganic CEO Lin Kayser

Hyperganic is a stealthy startup that wants to replace how things are currently designed and made. The company aims to disrupt CAD with a very different design paradigm using artificial…

New Self-Healing Plastic for 3D Printing Epitomizes Plastic Conundrum

Plastic is a bit reminiscent of the opening lines to A Tale of Two Cities: it’s the best of materials; it’s the worst of materials. Used for just about everything, and…

US Navy to Develop Novel 3D Printing Tech via Six New Contracts

The Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWC)—one of the two main components of the Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA), the other being the Naval Undersea Warfare Center (NUWC)—has awarded contracts to…

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Australian Dr. Death Wants You to Kill Yourself with 3D Printed Suicide Pod

Switzerland has not yet legally approved the Sarco capsule, a 3D-printed “pod” designed for use in assisted-suicides. It is not a new invention: Philip Nitschke, who co-created the device with…

Design for Disruption: Design for Reuse & Resilience

If we are looking to industrialize 3D printing across the board, we will need to deploy new ideas and new strategies. Faced with a new technology, we’re using old thinking…

Office Brand’s 3D Printed Desk Accessories Made from Recycled Food Packaging

Pearson Lloyd, a design studio headquartered in east London, recently teamed up with Amsterdam- and London-based startup Batch.Works — which specializes in 3D-printed, distributed manufacturing of consumer goods from recycled…

3D Printed Farmhouse Unveiled in China Ahead of 2022 Winter Olympics

Back in September, we covered a story about the world’s first 3D printed park in Shenzhen, China, constructed under the auspices of Tshingua University’s Xu Weiguo, a professor at the…

3D Printing News Briefs, December 1st, 2021: Filaments, Funding, & More

In today’s 3D Printing News Briefs, BASF has made two of its Ultrafuse filaments available for the Zortrax M300 Dual 3D printer. Moving to business, a consortium led by Authentise…

COBOD Customers Receive Grants to 3D Print Houses in U.S.

COBOD International A/S, the Danish additive construction company, has entered the U.S. residential housing market. COBOD has previously made news in Europe for 3D printing the continent’s first one-, two-,…

The 3D Printed Cat that’s Bound to Steal Your Heart

When I think of robotic animals, I generally think of robot dogs. Sony had a line of robot dogs in the late 1990s and early 2000’s called Aibo. They were…

Fraunhofer ILT to Develop Intelligent 3D Printed Sensors for Railway Systems

This past summer, the Fraunhofer Institute for Manufacturing Engineering and Automation (IPA) announced the success of an 18-month project that used ARBURG’s Freeformer 3D printer to produce an inductive proximity…

The New Raw’s 3D Printed Chair Highlights the Potential for Infinitely Recyclable Materials

The New Raw is a Dutch research and design studio started by two architects, Panos Sakkas and Foteini Sataki, specializing in using waste plastics to create housewares and furniture with…

Porsche Already Delivering On Its Concept For Partially 3D Printed Seats

In March 2020, German automaker Porsche announced that it would begin testing a new production concept: partially 3D printed bodyform bucket seats. Now, it appears that the trajectory from the…

High School Student 3D Prints Large-Scale Brain Using AI SpaceFactory’s Robot

It’s fair to say the pandemic changed everything we knew, from how we work to how we communicate to how we learn. However, it didn’t stop the need for any…

What Are the Advantages of Using Grasshopper for 3D Printing?

Grasshopper is a visual scripting tool for creating 3D models. It breaks with traditional CAD software in that geometry is coded rather than directly created and manipulated in the viewport….

Researchers Explore Collaborative Learning Potential of 3D Printing Pens

As a result of the pandemic, children have seen their lives upended more than probably any other demographic category. Granted that it has, of course, changed everyone’s lives dramatically, nonetheless,…

UNICEF 3D Printed Busts on Display in Paris Raise Awareness of Mental Health

The scientific landscape of the field has gotten such significant advances so quickly; it’s easy to forget sometimes that the current era of commercialized 3D printing was initiated just as…

PrintParts and 3D Control Systems Partner to Integrate End-to-End Traceability in AM Industry

A development partnership agreement has been announced between 3D Control Systems, a San Francisco-based software company specializing in workflow management platforms for additive manufacturing, and PrintParts Inc., an AM technologies…

3D Printed “Forest of Intelligence” Takes Center Stage at Expo Dubai’s Spanish Pavillion

During the next six months, visitors at Expo Dubai 2020 can step into a 3D printed artificial forest at the Spain pavilion. Conceived by Barcelona-based studios Onionlab and External Reference,…

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First Lunar E-Bike Concept Has 3D Printed “Balloon” Wheels 

German moto think tank Hookie has created the first Moon motorcycle concept, hoping NASA will take notice. Imagined for exploring the moon’s surface, the futuristic motorcycle dubbed Tardigrade has a…

Hexagon & Stratasys Announce Partnership to Integrate Digimat Software with ULTEM 9805

One of the world’s most prominent intelligent manufacturing software firms, Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence, has announced a new partnership with Stratasys, an industry leader in producing 3D printers and solutions for…

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Honda and WASP Partner for Sustainable 3D Printed Motorcycle Models

After delivering highly publicized 3D printed habitats, helping create commercial drones, and even providing technology for the Italian police to solve crimes, 3D printer manufacturer WASP announced the results of…

Design for Disruption: 3D Printing Design for Maintenance

In the first part of this series, we looked at the example of a building facade, that may be comparatively expensive to 3D print, and placed it in the context…

Design for Disruption: 3D Printing Design for Installation

With 3D printing we have the ability to redesign existing parts. We can do this to get them to work in a 3D printed form, or to optimize for cost….