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Researchers Develop 3D Printed Soft Robotic Mechanism, Inspired by Origami Tower, For Use on the Assembly Line

Researchers Develop 3D Printed Soft Robotic Mechanism, Inspired by Origami Tower, For Use on the Assembly Line

3D printed robots come in all shapes and sizes – we’ve seen cute robots, robots that can crawl, or walk on 3D printed legs, robots that resemble eels, and humans, and even biohybrid robots based on sea slugs. This last robot was the result of a project at the Cleveland, Ohio-based Case Western Reserve University (CWRU). […]

3D printed robots come in all shapes and sizes – we’ve seen cute robots, robots that can crawl, or walk on 3D printed legs, robots that resemble eels, and humans, and even biohybrid robots based on sea slugs. This last robot was the result of a project at...
Mammoth Makes 3D Printing Smoother: Mixed Dimensions Introduces Next-Generation 3D File Repair Technology

Mammoth Makes 3D Printing Smoother: Mixed Dimensions Introduces Next-Generation 3D File Repair Technology

In 2014, San Francisco-based startup Mixed Dimensions introduced its MakePrintable service, which quickly and easily fixes common 3D printing problems. The service’s free analysis tool checks users’ files for printability, and makes flawed 3D models printable through automated file fixing. Users can also optimize files for specific 3D printers, and the 3D file repair cloud […]

In 2014, San Francisco-based startup Mixed Dimensions introduced its MakePrintable service, which quickly and easily fixes common 3D printing problems. The service’s free analysis tool checks users’ files for printability, and makes flawed 3D models...
Ten 3D Printable Things: Very Hairy 3D Models

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 showcasing what I think is the most entertaining new trend in 3D model design, “hairy” 3D printable models! Late last year an enterprising 3D modeller […]

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 showcasing what I think is the most entertaining new trend in 3D model design,...
3D Printing Business News for Your Weekend: Whispering Gibbon Launches Rebranded Technology, Sigma Labs Publishes Patent

3D Printing Business News for Your Weekend: Whispering Gibbon Launches Rebranded Technology, Sigma Labs Publishes Patent

It’s officially the weekend, and we know you’re ready to kick back and relax. So, we’ve taken the liberty of putting some of the latest 3D printing business news for you here, in easily digestible, weekend-sized bites. First up is a big announcement from 3D content generation and software development startup Whispering Gibbon, which uses […]

It’s officially the weekend, and we know you’re ready to kick back and relax. So, we’ve taken the liberty of putting some of the latest 3D printing business news for you here, in easily digestible, weekend-sized bites. First up is a big announcement...
3Dkolla Has High Standards for 3D Printable Models, Put Together with an AR App

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 range of well-designed models, capable of being printed with high complexity. The service maximizes 3D printing technology by offering updated modeling, decoration, and games that […]

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 range of well-designed models, capable of being printed with high complexity....
Thanks to Local 3D Printing, Traveler's Photography Drone Back in the Air While Abroad

Thanks to Local 3D Printing, Traveler's Photography Drone Back in the Air While Abroad

The Indian government’s flagship Start-Up India initiative, which was launched last January, aims to build a strong ecosystem to nurture and empower innovation and startups across India. The 3DEXPERIENCE platform by Dassault Systèmes played a part in the initiative, and startups that register with the program can enjoy a number of benefits, including public procurement, […]

The Indian government’s flagship Start-Up India initiative, which was launched last January, aims to build a strong ecosystem to nurture and empower innovation and startups across India. The 3DEXPERIENCE platform by Dassault Systèmes played a part in the...
Gambody's New Website Feature: Download Free Samples of STL Files to Test a Model's Printability Before Purchase

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 and sexy Harley Quinn model from time to time. This summer, the customizable, ever-expanding Gambody platform launched an online workshop on its own YouTube channel to […]

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 and sexy Harley Quinn model from time to time. This summer, the...
MakePrintable Graduates from Beta; Full Version of 3D File Repair Service is Now Available

MakePrintable Graduates from Beta; Full Version of 3D File Repair Service is Now Available

At the end of 2014, San Francisco startup Mixed Dimensions introduced a new service that immediately got 3D printing enthusiasts excited. MakePrintable offered easy, automated file fixing that would take your flawed 3D models and make them, well, printable, without the time, frustration and effort of manual file repair. All that users needed to do was upload […]

At the end of 2014, San Francisco startup Mixed Dimensions introduced a new service that immediately got 3D printing enthusiasts excited. MakePrintable offered easy, automated file fixing that would take your flawed 3D models and make them, well, printable, without...
MemeMesh Lets You Create and Convert Your Memes into 3D Printable STL Files

MemeMesh Lets You Create and Convert Your Memes into 3D Printable STL Files

We do love our Internet memes. From Grumpy Cat to Judgmental Kermit the Frog to the vast number of political memes, this social phenomenon has spawned a vast number of hilariously captioned photos and videos, designed to make you laugh (though some may tick you off), traveling quickly through the avenues of social media. One […]

We do love our Internet memes. From Grumpy Cat to Judgmental Kermit the Frog to the vast number of political memes, this social phenomenon has spawned a vast number of hilariously captioned photos and videos, designed to make you laugh (though some may tick you off),...
Weekly Roundup: Ten More 3D Printable Nerdy Model Kits

Weekly Roundup: Ten More 3D Printable Nerdy Model Kits

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, a 3D printer is a nerd’s best friend. You know that dream toy that you want more than you want oxygen but isn’t popular enough for anyone to manufacture? Well, with a desktop 3D printer you can just make all of the obscure, barely known nerdy […]

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, a 3D printer is a nerd’s best friend. You know that dream toy that you want more than you want oxygen but isn’t popular enough for anyone to manufacture? Well, with a desktop 3D printer you can just make all of the obscure,...
NASA Catalog of 3D Printable Models Continues to Grow, Now Includes Easy to Assemble Model Kits

NASA Catalog of 3D Printable Models Continues to Grow, Now Includes Easy to Assemble Model Kits

While NASA is primarily known as the United States civilian government agency that launches spacecraft, explores space and conducts research aboard the International Space Station, they actually wear quite a few different hats. As part of their role in exploring the galaxy, NASA collects a tremendous amount of data that is often used to further […]

While NASA is primarily known as the United States civilian government agency that launches spacecraft, explores space and conducts research aboard the International Space Station, they actually wear quite a few different hats. As part of their role in exploring the...
Weekly Roundup: Ten 3D Printable World of Warcraft Things

Weekly Roundup: Ten 3D Printable World of Warcraft Things

Without a doubt there isn’t a massively multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG) that even comes close to the size of World of Warcraft. At its peak, more than 12 million people subscribed to the game, and even now it still has over 5 million active users. But World of Warcraft is actually the fourth video […]

Without a doubt there isn’t a massively multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG) that even comes close to the size of World of Warcraft. At its peak, more than 12 million people subscribed to the game, and even now it still has over 5 million active users. But...
Thingiverse to Release New, Enhanced and Expanded Developer Tools

Thingiverse to Release New, Enhanced and Expanded Developer Tools

While there are several 3D printable model marketplaces vying for the top spot, at the end of the day no one has ever really come close to matching the ubiquity of MakerBot’s Thingiverse. It probably isn’t very fair considering other marketplaces need to be able to generate revenue, while Thingiverse being tied to a major […]

While there are several 3D printable model marketplaces vying for the top spot, at the end of the day no one has ever really come close to matching the ubiquity of MakerBot’s Thingiverse. It probably isn’t very fair considering other marketplaces need to be able to...
3D Model Marketplace Pinshape Launches New Feed Feature

3D Model Marketplace Pinshape Launches New Feed Feature

Pinshape is one of the newer 3D model marketplaces and online communities that have popped up in the last few years, but they have been working hard set themselves apart from their competition–as we’ve been following. Not only does Pinshape allow their 3D designers to sell 3D printable files, they also encourage sharing and free […]

Pinshape is one of the newer 3D model marketplaces and online communities that have popped up in the last few years, but they have been working hard set themselves apart from their competition–as we’ve been following. Not only does Pinshape allow their 3D...
Japanese Company Allows You to Generate 3D Printable Models from Animated Videos

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, Thingiverse, or one of the many other 3D printing repositories out there, or you can model your own from scratch. Most of these methods are […]

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, Thingiverse, or one of the many other 3D printing repositories out there, or you can model your own...
Top 3D Printable 3DShare Models This Week -- Nude Polly, Egg Lampshade, Wine Bottle Hooks & More

Top 3D Printable 3DShare Models This Week -- Nude Polly, Egg Lampshade, Wine Bottle Hooks & More

3DSha.re is a repository for anything under the sun when it comes to 3D printable models. And for this reason, it is nonetheless controversial because you are privy to the imaginations of so many — for better and for worse. The up side is you can find almost anything to print: things you wouldn’t have […]

3DSha.re is a repository for anything under the sun when it comes to 3D printable models. And for this reason, it is nonetheless controversial because you are privy to the imaginations of so many — for better and for worse. The up side is you can find almost...
Top 3D Printable 3DShare Models for March 22-28, 2015 -- Kim Kardashian Exposed, Nunchucks, & More!

Top 3D Printable 3DShare Models for March 22-28, 2015 -- Kim Kardashian Exposed, Nunchucks, & More!

Over the course of the last few weeks, 3DSha.re has seen tremendous growth, as new designers make their way to the platform providing both free and paid content to the 3D printing community. While there are plenty of 3D printing repositories out there, 3DShare is unique in that they cater to those looking to earn […]

Over the course of the last few weeks, 3DSha.re has seen tremendous growth, as new designers make their way to the platform providing both free and paid content to the 3D printing community. While there are plenty of 3D printing repositories out there, 3DShare is...
CGTrader's Top 3D Printable Models of the Month: Includes Several Paris-Inspired Designs

CGTrader's Top 3D Printable Models of the Month: Includes Several Paris-Inspired Designs

CGTrader allows 3D printing designers to share models to modify, download, or print with a service such as 3D Hubs, and for the past few months they have provided us with a Top Ten list that includes “Top Downloaded” and “Top Viewed” 3D models. If the theme of last month’s list was hands, this month’s list includes […]

CGTrader allows 3D printing designers to share models to modify, download, or print with a service such as 3D Hubs, and for the past few months they have provided us with a Top Ten list that includes “Top Downloaded” and “Top Viewed” 3D models....
CGTrader's Top 3D Printable Models of the Month:  Includes Incredible Hand-cranked Power Generator

CGTrader's Top 3D Printable Models of the Month: Includes Incredible Hand-cranked Power Generator

CGTrader has once again provided us with a list of its top five most viewed models and its top five most downloaded models. We took looks at their top viewed and downloaded models back in November and December, and are happy to see again this month what the most popular models were on the site. […]

CGTrader has once again provided us with a list of its top five most viewed models and its top five most downloaded models. We took looks at their top viewed and downloaded models back in November and December, and are happy to see again this month what the most...
CGTrader’s Top 3D Printable Models of the Month: From Nudists to Dinosaurs

CGTrader’s Top 3D Printable Models of the Month: From Nudists to Dinosaurs

CGTrader is to 3D models as Autotrader is to cars. It’s a one stop destination for looking for, posting, and downloading 3-dimensional models. Many of these models are made specifically for 3D printing, as these are the ones that we are interested in. Last month we covered the top viewed and top downloaded 3D printable […]

CGTrader is to 3D models as Autotrader is to cars. It’s a one stop destination for looking for, posting, and downloading 3-dimensional models. Many of these models are made specifically for 3D printing, as these are the ones that we are interested in. Last month...
Sketchfab's Top 5 3D Printable Model Downloads for This Month

Sketchfab's Top 5 3D Printable Model Downloads for This Month

3D modeling has become quite popular, with both hobbyists and professionals from around the world realizing that there are suddenly more and more uses for this artistic talent. 3D models can be used in various professions for a plethora of different purposes, whether it be architectural modeling, medical modeling, or even creating characters for 3D films. […]

3D modeling has become quite popular, with both hobbyists and professionals from around the world realizing that there are suddenly more and more uses for this artistic talent. 3D models can be used in various professions for a plethora of different purposes, whether...
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