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How Sexy Does 3D Printing Need To Be?

How Sexy Does 3D Printing Need To Be?

A fast-growing industry is appealing, from a business sense, of course; investors, inventors, and customers alike all flock to get in on the Next Big Thing. With several 3D printing startups now valued at more than a billion dollars — unicorns! — as well as billion dollar partnerships, billion dollar acquisitions, and billion dollar contracts, […]

A fast-growing industry is appealing, from a business sense, of course; investors, inventors, and customers alike all flock to get in on the Next Big Thing. With several 3D printing startups now valued at more than a billion dollars — unicorns! — as well...
IST Austria Researchers Develop CurveUps: Self-Actuating 3D Printed Objects

IST Austria Researchers Develop CurveUps: Self-Actuating 3D Printed Objects

We’ve heard of 3D printers being used to draw in 2D, but what about taking a 3D model and transforming it into a 2D template? That’s what a group of researchers with the Institute of Science and Technology (IST) Austria are attempting to do in their research on self-actuating objects, which are essentially flat materials […]

We’ve heard of 3D printers being used to draw in 2D, but what about taking a 3D model and transforming it into a 2D template? That’s what a group of researchers with the Institute of Science and Technology (IST) Austria are attempting to do in their...
3D Printing Spotlight On: Poppy Lyttle, Former Education Specialist at MakerBot, Educational Advisor for 3DPrint.com's Design Courses

3D Printing Spotlight On: Poppy Lyttle, Former Education Specialist at MakerBot, Educational Advisor for 3DPrint.com's Design Courses

If you took our month-long, Formlabs-sponsored Beginner Design for 3D Printing course in March, it’s likely that you remember 3D printing educator Poppy Lyttle, the educational advisor for 3DPrint.com’s design courses. The session she taught was called “3D Printing Engineering Principles in Fusion 360,” and she started off by answering questions about Tinkercad, and then moving into a demo […]

If you took our month-long, Formlabs-sponsored Beginner Design for 3D Printing course in March, it’s likely that you remember 3D printing educator Poppy Lyttle, the educational advisor for 3DPrint.com’s design courses. The session she taught was called...
YSoft Unveils eDee 3D Printer & New Release of YSoft SafeQ Platform

YSoft Unveils eDee 3D Printer & New Release of YSoft SafeQ Platform

I remember when I was in middle school and we received our first computer. Cloistered away in a special room, students were treated to short introductory sessions. I’m not sure what that late ’70s PC actually did, but we were subjected to grueling flowcharts and beginning programming exercises. As time went on and I entered […]

I remember when I was in middle school and we received our first computer. Cloistered away in a special room, students were treated to short introductory sessions. I’m not sure what that late ’70s PC actually did, but we were subjected to grueling flowcharts and...
Give your 3D Printer a Drawing Lesson with this Instructables Project

Give your 3D Printer a Drawing Lesson with this Instructables Project

Instructables contributor Luke Rodley shared a 3D printing project that’s as much a course in 3D design as it is a 3D print job. Rodley’s step-by-step instructions for getting your 3D printer to draw nearly any image puts those willing to take this project on through the rigors. The results are pretty fun and could be […]

Instructables contributor Luke Rodley shared a 3D printing project that’s as much a course in 3D design as it is a 3D print job. Rodley’s step-by-step instructions for getting your 3D printer to draw nearly any image puts those willing to take this project on through...
Printder -- Amazing New System Promises to Turn Your 2D Printer into a 3D Printer

Printder -- Amazing New System Promises to Turn Your 2D Printer into a 3D Printer

Those who play video games are familiar with the concept of backward compatibility, hardware or software systems that can successfully use interfaces and data from earlier versions of the system or with other systems. This type of capability allows you to play classic games on new consoles, extending the life of older games and awarding […]

Those who play video games are familiar with the concept of backward compatibility, hardware or software systems that can successfully use interfaces and data from earlier versions of the system or with other systems. This type of capability allows you to play classic...
Nike Files Patent for Printing onto 3D Objects with Unique 3D Printer

Nike Files Patent for Printing onto 3D Objects with Unique 3D Printer

We have known for some time now that Nike has been using 3D printing in the creation of several unique products. They aren’t the only apparel company doing so, and they certainly will be joined by many others in the months and years ahead. Back in February, we reported on a couple 3D printing related […]

We have known for some time now that Nike has been using 3D printing in the creation of several unique products. They aren’t the only apparel company doing so, and they certainly will be joined by many others in the months and years ahead. Back in February, we...
3D to 2D: Using a 3D Printer to Draw in 2D

3D to 2D: Using a 3D Printer to Draw in 2D

Over the summer, my fiancé and I joined my family on vacation and spent a beautiful day on Mackinac Island, Michigan. While we were there, we had a caricature drawn to commemorate our visit. A crowd gathered as the artist worked away, and over the course of that half-hour we quickly became accustomed to passers-by looking […]

Over the summer, my fiancé and I joined my family on vacation and spent a beautiful day on Mackinac Island, Michigan. While we were there, we had a caricature drawn to commemorate our visit. A crowd gathered as the artist worked away, and over the course of that...

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