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Etsy Shop Offers Custom 3D Printed LEGO Jewelry to Accessorize Your Every Mood

Christmas is right around the corner, which mean it’s high time to start buying all of your gifts…unless you’re one of those people who doesn’t procrastinate and already has all…

Google’s New Poly Platform is Home to Free 3D Objects to Build AR and VR Apps

Google is a veritable technology titan, coming out with 3D creations like the Smart Bathroom, Jump for VR, and Google Tilt Brush, and providing high-profile funding to big-name 3D printing…

Researchers Create 3D Printed Model to Better Understand a Binary Star System Explosion

A team of researchers from the Palermo Astronomical Observatory, the University of Palermo, and the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics wanted to get a better understanding of what happens between two stars in…

Ten 3D Printable Things: Very Hairy 3D Models

Welcome to Ten 3D Printable Things. Every week I’ll be showcasing ten fantastic and FREE 3D printable projects, designs and models from all over the web.  This week I’ll be…

First Time 3D Printing User Creates Highly Detailed Models of SpaceX Rockets with Form 2 3D Printer

These days, it seems like nearly every part and component found on a rocket bound for space is 3D printed, from the thrust chamber assembly of an engine and rocket engine…

3Dkolla Has High Standards for 3D Printable Models, Put Together with an AR App

3Dkolla, a Greek endeavor with a love for advanced technology, has just launched its first Indiegogo campaign for its high-quality, 3D printable Kolla 3D models. The company offers a small…

NASA Researchers Use 3D Modeling Software to Run Asteroid Impact Scenarios, Give First Responders a Way to Identify and Defend Against Asteroid Strikes

If you were at all conscious in the year 1998, then you remember the major end-of-the-world asteroid movie that came out that year, Armageddon; not to be confused with the major…

British Designer Loubie Adds 3D Printed Sorceress to Her Portfolio

The 3D Models of Loubie vary to offer everything from grinning pumpkins to knighted pigs to singing serpents, frog dolls and far more. The British 3D artist (also known as…

Body Labs Launches Human-Aware Artificial Intelligence Platform SOMA

Manhattan-based Body Labs was founded in 2013, and in early 2015 introduced the beta version of BodyKit, a set of APIs for virtualizing and simulating the human body. Body Labs is…

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3D Ninja Launches IFind3D, a Massive Search Engine for 3D Printable Models

There are a lot of 3D printing marketplaces, platforms and model repositories online. A lot. That’s great if you’re looking for a particular model to 3D print; it’s pretty likely…

Creative England Invests in Whispering Gibbon, Supporting the Launch of Its Patent-Pending 3D Software

British 3D content generation and software development startup Whispering Gibbon, which specializes in freezing and 3D printing video game action with its innovative RenderFab technology, has just received a six-figure…

3D Printing Spotlight On: Chelsey Kearney, 3D Model Finisher, Chaos Core Tech

Chelsey Kearney’s husband Garrett, a Pinshape Ambassador who recently judged the Cosplay Design Contest, runs the fun, and informative, 3D design, modeling, and 3D printing Chaos Core Tech YouTube channel, which…

Gambody’s New Website Feature: Download Free Samples of STL Files to Test a Model’s Printability Before Purchase

We always enjoy writing about popular 3D printing marketplace Gambody, which specializes in buying and selling models from popular video and computer games, as well as the occasional Star Wars…

Why Are Trending 3D Printable Models So Popular?

When you first google and research 3D printing you are introduced into a world of innovation and engineering. A place where people are pushing the limits of the technology to…

British Museum Finally Reveals 3D Printed Face of the 9,500-Year-Old Man Behind the Ancient Jericho Skull

One of the really cool applications of 3D printing is when it’s used in such a way as to shine a light into the dusty corners of history. It can be…

Weekly Roundup: Ten 3D Printable Kitchen Things

There are a million and one uses for a 3D printer in the home. From decorations to utensils to toys, a 3D printer in the home can help you make…

The Arc/k Project: Creating 3D Models to Preserve Threatened Landmarks for Future Generations – and for Hollywood

In March, Syrian troops retook Palmyra Castle from ISIS, who had taken over the city in May of 2015. The castle, also known as Fakhr-al-Din al-Ma’ani Castle, dates back to the…

Downloads from LayerTrove: Make 3D Printing Disappointment a Thing of the Past—From the Space Shuttle to the Hulk

The world of design is vibrant and vast, and ever growing in this futuristic 3D age. It is, however, undeniably overshadowed in many cases by the intrinsic and powerful magic…

Gambody Launches Online Workshop for Painting 3D Printed Models

Thanks to 3D printing marketplaces like Gambody and—to some extent— MyMiniFactory, gamers from all around the world have been able to 3D print replica models of their favorite video game…

Congrats in Order: CGTrader is Now the Largest 3D Model Marketplace in the World, with 500,000 Designs

It would seem the general consensus is that the world loves 3D printing. Whether you are a novice, a manufacturer, or perhaps someone who just received a 3D printed prosthetic or…

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…

Good News: It Looks Like Pinshape Isn’t as Shut Down as We Thought

Earlier in the week the online 3D printing community got some bad news in the form of 3D model marketplace PInshape announcing that they would be shutting down operations at…