Cosplay & Gaming

3D Printing News Briefs, June 1, 2024: Sustainability, Cementitious Materials, & More

In today’s 3D Printing News Briefs, we’ll start with sustainability research on AM feedstock from AMGTA, and then on to an aluminum alloy with enhanced mechanical properties. University students built…

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Geek Juggernaut Felicia Day Teams with Thangs for 3D Printable Minis and More

3D printables repository Thangs has announced a new partnership with geek media powerhouse Felicia Day. This collaboration, FeliciaDay3D, will feature a line of STLs co-designed by Day in collaboration with…

How Desktop 3D Printing Can Help Your Small Business

“How can I make money with my 3D printer?” is probably the most common 3D printing question asked on the web after “how do I level my bed?” 3D printing…

Will There Be a Desktop Manufacturing Revolution outside of 3D Printing?

The desktop 3D printing revolution was an exciting time; additive manufacturing (AM) enthusiasts were the most interesting people at any party. Whether it was a technically inclined uncle, a classmate…

3D Printing News Briefs, March 23, 2024: AM in the US Coast Guard, Navy, & More

In today’s 3D Printing News Briefs, we’re discussing the use of 3D printing in various branches of the military, including the U.S. Coast Guard, the U.S. Navy, and the German…

So, You Want to 3D Print DnD Mini STL Files: Here’s How to Start

Whether you’re a 5th Edition D&D player, a Pathfinder stalwart, or a fan of any number of OSR games, 3D printing can offer a wealth of opportunity to up your…

“Pandemic Panic”: COVID-Inspired Board Game Made with 3D Printing

When you’re wrapping up your senior year of college, it’s not easy to pay your tuition and complete your degree, all while pursuing your passion of crafting tabletop games. But…

3D Printing News Briefs, September 23, 2023: Research Awards, Dental Veneers, Gaming, & More

In 3D Printing News Briefs, technologies developed by ORNL researchers won six R&D research awards, Rolls-Royce delivered its first of four Coach-built Droptail models with 3D printed elements, and Boston…

3D Printing News Briefs, March 25, 2023: Software Launch, Dental Ceramics, & More

We’re starting off with software in today’s 3D Printing News Briefs, as Desktop Metal launched its Live Suite for generative AI solutions for additive manufacturing 2.0. Then it’s on to…

HP’s HyperX Announces HX3D Full-Color 3D Printed Gaming Peripherals

HyperX, HP Inc’s gaming subsidiary, announced a new personalized gaming accessories and peripherals brand powered by HP’s additive manufacturing (AM) division, at Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2023 in Las Vegas…

The Women Trailblazing the Tiktok 3D Printing Scene, Part Three

3D printing was once only seen as a technology reserved only for professionals. It was difficult and expensive to obtain a system before desktop 3D printers began proliferating at the…

The Women Trailblazing the Tiktok 3D Printing Scene, Part Two

3D printing was once only seen as a technology reserved only for professionals. It was difficult and expensive to obtain a system before desktop 3D printers began proliferating at the…

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…

3D Printed Simpsons and Futurama Mini TVs Made for Mini-Bingeing

Combining Homer’s addiction to television with Professor Farnsworth’s love for outlandish gadgetry, ingenious fans are taking love for Matt Groening’s content to the next level – and well into the…

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How to Paint a 3D Print Figure from Daz Studio in 7 Steps

Once you’ve designed your custom 3D model in Daz Studio, then prepared and printed it, your figure will look far from finished. It’ll look rough, and depending on its shape,…

3D Printed Grand Theft Auto V Map Took Hundreds of Hours to Make

I’ve been 3D printing for over five years now. I started off on a small Monoprice Mini printer that has a build volume of 120 x 120 x 120mm. As…

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Epic Games Buys Sketchfab: Analysis

Epic Games has acquired Sketchfab, an online platform for displaying 3D content. The site has over 4 million files on display and 5 million members. With Sketchfab, companies, designers, and…

Mixed Dimensions Releases SDK for 3D Printed “Made with Unity” Game Figurines

Venture-backed startup Mixed Dimensions, a leader in integrated reality and digital to physical 3D printed gaming collectibles, just announced that it’s joined the popular Unity cross-platform game engine’s Verified Solutions…

3D Printing News Briefs, June 26, 2021: TU Braunschweig, Desktop Health, 9T Labs, Alfa Romeo & AM Solutions, Alquist & Virginia Tech, Creaform & USAF

In today’s 3D Printing News Briefs, we’re going over some interesting AM research, and then moving on to certifications, partnerships, military applications, and 3D printed video game characters. Read on…

Unlimited Terrain Creator Lets You Build and 3D Print Your Own Tabletop Landscape

Upon completing a successful Kickstarter campaign for a library of 3D printable Lovecraftian horrors, tabletop modeler Anthony Schilling has returned to crowdfund an even more ambitious project: a builder app…

RuPaul’s Drag Race Star A’Whora Struts Runway in 3D Printed Bone Couture

The British spinoff of RuPaul’s Drag Race is now on its second season and it is already pushing the envelope of drag. On the latest episode of the competition reality…

Predator Mask Recreated with Thermal Vision & 3D Printed Laser Cannon Mount

While maker and gadget-builder James Hobson has not yet reached Tony Stark status, he does go by another name that I think sounds just about as cool as Iron Man:…

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Tackle “New Normal” with the Wikifactory #SafeToPlay Design Challenge

Online design and collaboration community Wikifactory has initiated a design challenge, being held from the June 8 to July 5. The “Let’s make it #SafeToPlay! Design Challenge” is being run…

Interview with Sylvia Heisel on 3D Printing in Fashion Today

This is a short article on Sylvia Heisel, a designer within the 3D printing realm.