3d design

Exclusive Interview: Designer Francis Bitonti Talks New Direction for Studio, Product Design, and the 3D Printing Industry

It may not be Silicon Valley, but residing in New York City certainly has its perks for a tech reporter, especially for one with a keen enjoyment for design and fashion. When…

Soar Overhead Smoothly: Deck Out Your Drone With This 3D Printed Camera Mount/Dampener

Outdoor enthusiasts love their cameras. We’ve noted this perhaps a time or two (or plenty more), whether users are wearing their devices, swinging them wildly while skiing, or holding them…

Murray State University Incorporates 3D Printing into Their Annual Summer Art Workshop

As the education system starts to catch up to our evolving labor force, there has been an increased focus on STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) education all over the…

Studio Bitonti: Francis Bitonti Studio Gets New Name Ahead of Expansion

The work of New York City-based designer Francis Bitonti is truly one of a kind. Whether the designer is creating a limited edition 3D printed silverware collection for Milan-based MƎTHESIS…

Shapeways Explains What Happens When a Design Patent is Infringed

When it comes to copyright law involving 3D design work, no one seems to grasp the perplexing and unhinged infringement rules quite like the 3D printing and law expert Michael…

Software Developer Launches Kickstarter Campaign to Help Provide 3D Design Courses to Beginners

As the number of real life applications that involve the use of 3D design and 3D printing continues to increase, so does the need to educate the world—particularly the younger…

3D Printed Cosplaying French Bulldogs are Un-Leashed into the Raw Legends Collaborations Shapeways Shop

Whenever social media marketing guru and NYC-based artist Eric Ho unveils a new 3D printable design, there’s a decent chance that the product will involve a short, stout, and unfathomably…

When You Hire a Designer from Shapeways, Who Exactly Gets the 3D Files When the Job is Complete?

Who gets the file? That is, without a doubt, one of the most important questions that any 3D designer for hire, or anyone creating something digitally for someone else really, needs…

Video Copilot Releases Free Pack of Star Wars 3D Models for ‘May the 4th’ Celebration

Although May the Fourth has already zipped past us like a Millennium Falcon in hyperdrive, that doesn’t mean the force of the unofficial holiday for the classic sci-fi film franchise Star…

Shapeways Overhauls Its Designer For Hire Program with a New Marketplace Style Platform

While several software companies are working on creating easier to use CAD programs that will simplify and streamline the 3D design to 3D printing workflow, unfortunately the learning curve for…

Photoshop CC Allows Editing of 3D Models and 3D Printing with i.materialise

You know that old time-tested program, Photoshop, that many of us have used for perhaps decades? Well, now Photoshop has updated its functions to fully accommodate 3D printing with i.materialise…

The New Easy-to-Use Gravity Sketch 3D Modelling App for the iPad is Now Available

One of the barriers to a wider adoption of 3D technology is the difficulty of creating 3D printable models. For many people who may be interested in creating 3D models,…

Generate Code and 3D Printable Products Using Shapeways’ New Software Upgrade: ShapeJS 2.0

Does the above graphic scare you off? Well, it’s designed to do the opposite! Based on JavaScript, Shapeways’ ShapeJS is a software program targeting makers and designers who want to create 3D printable…

Watch Artist Melissa Ng Create Stunning Fantasy-Inspired Dreamer Regalia 3D Printed Cosplay Armor for Felicia Day

As an artist myself I struggle with the inner turmoil of having a career as a creative while many of the people in my life have more conventional jobs. Many…

MyMiniFactory Launches Alpha Version of New Collaborative 3D Design Platform WeDesign.Live

I don’t think any of the dozens of 3D model marketplaces put nearly as much effort into curating and developing a stable of highly talented and prolific 3D artists and…

Hungary’s Leopoly Wins Two Startup Awards and Has Holiday Apps Available Now

On November 18-19, 2015, Webit’s DIGIT.EMEA took place in Sisil, Istanbul, where digital and technology company executives and founders from 110 countries gathered.  The gathering acknowledged an emerging startup with a promising future in…

i.materialise: Designer of the Year Award for 2015 Goes to…?

One of the great things about 3D printing is how it inspires the imagination to make previously unthinkable objects. In fact, some 3D designers say they would not be able to even conceive of certain…

Design Share Make Wants to Give Your 3D Printer the Designs It Deserves

There is no shortage of online 3D printing design platforms these days. If you’re new to 3D printing, choosing a design platform involves wading through a whole lot of websites,…

Parallel Goods Launches Line of Products for Printing on Consumer Desktop 3D Printers

A couple months ago, we were so impressed by a 3D printed self-watering planter that we thought we would share it with our readers. While talking with the planter’s designers, they…

3D Printed Children’s Orthotic Exoskeleton Maker, Magic Arms, Crowdfunds for Improved Care

Half a million children worldwide suffer from arm-related medical conditions, and 3D printing has already provided children and adults with customized 3D prostheses and orthotics for support. In the U.S. approximately…

Japanese Company Allows You to Generate 3D Printable Models from Animated Videos

There are plenty of ways to obtain 3D printable models. You can use a 3D scanner to capture exactly what you want, you can download them from websites like 3DShare,…

3D Printed Covers Dress Up Absolut Vodka Bottles for Swiss Campaign Event

One of my go-to drinks is a dirty vodka martini (extra dirty, extra blue cheese olives), so I’m always on the lookout for the best one around. The key, obviously, to…

Autodesk Reveals Spark and Ember Integration with Fusion 360 at SolidCon 2015

CAD and 3D printing software developer Autodesk was very clear when they announced their new Spark 3D printing platform and Ember 3D printer almost a year ago, noting that the…

What is 3D Printing’s Role in Combating Climate Change?

We already have heard enough about climate change that I don’t have to drag you through the litany of weather-related changes we have already seen or the futuristic scenarios that anticipate rising…