3D Printing

Shapeways Teams with Google to Allow Girls to Design and 3D Print Bracelets for Free

When most people think of computer programmers, they probably picture a bearded young man with nerdy glasses sitting at a desk wearing a ‘Super Mario Brothers’ t-shirt. At least that’s…

Tekma3D TM1 3D Printer Seeks Funding on Kickstarter

It seems like every week we see at least one or two new 3D printers launch crowdfunding campaigns on Indiegogo or Kickstarter. It’s a true sign of a booming industry,…

Details Emerge on BAAM 3D Printer – 200X Faster – Prints 10 lbs Plastic/Hour

Back in February the U.S. Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), and Cincinnati Inc. set quite a goal for themselves within the 3D printing space. They set out…

How Green Is My 3D Printer? Scientists Warn Of Heavy Metal Pollution

Some of the materials used in 3D printing can leech toxins that could have environmental and health implications, say researchers in the US. The team has focused their attention on…

Barack Obama Has Become the First President to be 3D Scanned and Printed

The United States’ Presidents – few groupings of individuals, if any, have the historical air about them that these 44 special men do. From presidential history buffs, to first graders…

Revolutionary New 3D Printing Filaments? Liquid Plastics, Graphene, and Graphite Conductive Filament, Coming Soon

If you were to ask most 3D printer users what their largest qualms are with current FDM 3D printing technology, one answer would likely be the large layer widths and heights, while the…

GeckoTek’s New Coated Build Plate Takes Hassle Out of 3D Printing

If you have a 3D printer at home, you know that though 3D printing is fun and convenient, it is not hassle-free. One of the big issues that those who…

Modern Meadow Raises $10 Million from Horizons Ventures in Order to 3D Print Meat and Leather

Imagine going to the store, buying a pair or boots, a leather jacket, or a a pair of sneakers, and not having the guilt of knowing where that leather came…

GE Partners with MakerBot in Attempt to Crowd-Source Future Smart Appliances

Back in March, General Electric and Local Motors announced a new crowd-sourcing platform, called FirstBuild, which was created in order to utilize the talents of designers, makers, engineers and students around…

3D Printing Ears – Student Aims to Fix Congenital Deformity Via 3D Printers

When it comes to 3D printing in medicine, it’s one of those technologies which is only starting to break the surface. Only in the past year have we really begun…

World’s First Analog 3D Printer – Requires no computers, software or electricity

In today’s society, we tend to focus a lot more on creating perfect looking objects, in a way that is the most affordable, and quickest to produce. This is evident…

Australia Senate Establishes Inquiry to Investigate 3D Printed Firearms

When is a gun not a gun? When parts of it are 3D printed…or at least that’s what loopholes in legislation can effectively mean in terms of their abilities to…

2015 International CES to Double Its 3D Printing Footprint From Last Year’s Event

Every January, the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) produces what is probably the most anticipated trade show within the technology industry, the International CES. This year’s show was a continued success,…

3D Printed Auto Parts Marketplace Seeks Funding On Indiegogo

A man from Boone, North Carolina wants to create a marketplace for 3D printed car parts and is using Indiegogo as a way to crowdfund his grand idea. Landon Crist recently…

British Designer Uses 3Doodler, 3D Printing Pen to Build Remote Control Airplane and Car

When the world’s very first 3D printing pen, the 3Doodler raised over $2.3 million on Kickstarter in March of 2013, I didn’t really know what to think. My first thoughts…

The Squizmo: 3D Printing and Dental Hygiene

If others have been warned not to “get you started” on the difficulties of getting the last bit of toothpaste out of the bottle or, if you have ever found…

Patient in Argentina Receives 3D Printed Titanium Skull Implant

3D printing is really beginning to make a huge mark in the medical field. Whether it is bioprinting of living tissue, 3D printing of models for surgeons and doctors to…

Researchers Develop Minibuilders, Tiny Robots Capable of 3D Printing Large Buildings

It is amazing how quickly the technologies around 3D printing have been developing over the last couple of years. Not only are we seeing Moore’s Law-like increases in the speeds…

3D Systems Reveals Details of 3D Printing Assembly Line, 50X Faster Than Other Printers

One of the only factors holding back 3D printing within the mass manufacturing space, is speed. Even though only recently, has 3D printing become a useful means of manufacturing, 3D…

3D Systems, Coke & will.i.am Team up For EKOCYCLE Cube 3D Printer – Uses Recycled Bottles

This year has certainly been the year in which 3D printing has inched its way into the mainstream. Another trend which has emerged this year seems to be one which…

MakerBot Replicator Z18 Begins Shipping Today

Back in January, at the Consumer Electronics Show, Makerbot wowed the crowds as they unveiled a series of three different 5th Generation 3D printers, the Replicator, the Replicator Mini, and…

3D Systems: A Look Into The Company’s Future Strategies

Last week we briefly touched on 3D Systems’ 2014 Investor & Analyst Day, where they revealed, in more detail, some of the racetrack architecture which will power their recent partnership…

Made In Space Will Soon Allow Individuals And Businesses to 3D Print From Outer Space

Last week we got the huge news that Made In Space would be launching the very first 3D printer to the International Space Station in August, months ahead of schedule,…

3D Printing in Sand: An Examination of Land and Conflict in Israel

Curators Ori Scialom, Roy Brand, Keren Yeala-Golan, and Edith Kofsky, have turned the Israeli Pavilion at the Venice Architecture Biennale into a sandy construction site. Rather than building up in…