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3D Printing is Behind Miniature Malaysian Wonderland

3D Printing is Behind Miniature Malaysian Wonderland

Today it seems that 3D printing is making the world go ‘round in so many ways—even those created in miniature. While we see the technology making substantial impacts in industry, many other fields are being affected positively too. Both architecture and construction are great examples of this, allowing for prototypes and models to be created […]

Today it seems that 3D printing is making the world go ‘round in so many ways—even those created in miniature. While we see the technology making substantial impacts in industry, many other fields are being affected positively too. Both architecture and construction...
Hong Kong: Cultural Festival to Feature Traditional Religious Art as Well as 3D Printed Models of Temples

Hong Kong: Cultural Festival to Feature Traditional Religious Art as Well as 3D Printed Models of Temples

As they say, beauty is in the eye of the beholder, and that certainly rings true in the world of art. Much of Asia is famous for its traditional and often very delicate pieces of art made by artisans who are treasured themselves, but they will also now be showing their interest in mixing the […]

As they say, beauty is in the eye of the beholder, and that certainly rings true in the world of art. Much of Asia is famous for its traditional and often very delicate pieces of art made by artisans who are treasured themselves, but they will also now be showing...
The 30 Under 30 Put a Whole New Spin on Manufacturing, Excelling in 3D Printing, Robotics & More

The 30 Under 30 Put a Whole New Spin on Manufacturing, Excelling in 3D Printing, Robotics & More

As the STEAM agenda has definitely picked up locomotion around the world, albeit with a bit of ease considering the allure of technology and science involved in aspects like 3D design and 3D printing, it’s apparent also that if students are going to be enticed to go into areas like math, science, and technology—and if […]

As the STEAM agenda has definitely picked up locomotion around the world, albeit with a bit of ease considering the allure of technology and science involved in aspects like 3D design and 3D printing, it’s apparent also that if students are going to be enticed to go...
For the Love of Succulents! Tinkercad Designer 3D Prints Middle Eastern Villa Planters

For the Love of Succulents! Tinkercad Designer 3D Prints Middle Eastern Villa Planters

Most of us enjoy and admire art whether we are actually engaged in the process ourselves or not. And while so often all the rest of us get to do is take a look and enjoy beauty and originality without hearing from the artist, yet another unique and wonderful facet of 3D printing is the element […]

Most of us enjoy and admire art whether we are actually engaged in the process ourselves or not. And while so often all the rest of us get to do is take a look and enjoy beauty and originality without hearing from the artist, yet another unique and wonderful facet of...
Generation 3D Takes on the Dream Hotel & Spa in Phuket, Pushing the Boundaries of 3D Printing

Generation 3D Takes on the Dream Hotel & Spa in Phuket, Pushing the Boundaries of 3D Printing

The Generation 3D team, as we’ve gotten to know them, is undeniably diverse in their undertaking of projects, versatile, and limitless in their enthusiasm for 3D printing. We’ve seen evidence of this from an enormous 3D printed model of Dubai to a recent and amazing (and generous) project working with special needs children to make […]

The Generation 3D team, as we’ve gotten to know them, is undeniably diverse in their undertaking of projects, versatile, and limitless in their enthusiasm for 3D printing. We’ve seen evidence of this from an enormous 3D printed model of Dubai to a recent and amazing...
Qatar University Prepares for 2022 World Cup with 3D Printed Stadium Models

Qatar University Prepares for 2022 World Cup with 3D Printed Stadium Models

We’ve seen, and written about, many cases of architects turning to 3D printing to generate models of planned buildings. The benefits are numerous – 3D printing produces models much faster and more cheaply than traditional handcrafting; changes and revisions can easily be made; and the level of detail that’s possible with 3D printing far surpasses […]

We’ve seen, and written about, many cases of architects turning to 3D printing to generate models of planned buildings. The benefits are numerous – 3D printing produces models much faster and more cheaply than traditional handcrafting; changes and...
Doctors Without Borders Uses Virtual Reality and 3D Printing Technology to Build Better Hospitals

Doctors Without Borders Uses Virtual Reality and 3D Printing Technology to Build Better Hospitals

Most of the world knows the French organization that we call Doctors Without Borders as Médecins Sans Frontières, or just MSF. But whatever you call it, MSF is one of the most prolific and important charitable medical aid groups in the world and regularly ventures into dangerous situations simply to give those in need the […]

Most of the world knows the French organization that we call Doctors Without Borders as Médecins Sans Frontières, or just MSF. But whatever you call it, MSF is one of the most prolific and important charitable medical aid groups in the world and regularly ventures...
Get 3D Printable Architectural Models Using Materialise's Magics Software

Get 3D Printable Architectural Models Using Materialise's Magics Software

I grew up in Middle America watching The Brady Bunch. Yes, it’s true. And besides all that the show taught me about growing up in a multiple-sibling household, The Brady Bunch also taught me some peripheral lessons about architecture. From watching the show — Mike Brady, the father, was the architect — I learned that architects’ jobs […]

I grew up in Middle America watching The Brady Bunch. Yes, it’s true. And besides all that the show taught me about growing up in a multiple-sibling household, The Brady Bunch also taught me some peripheral lessons about architecture. From watching the show...
Ultimaker's Olsson Block Enables Architectural Firm to 3D Print a City in No Time

Ultimaker's Olsson Block Enables Architectural Firm to 3D Print a City in No Time

One of the really neat things about 3D printing, in my opinion, is how its development has been such a collaborative effort. The technology has advanced so rapidly largely because we live in the era of hacking and crowdsourcing. The RepRap project is an obvious example, and we frequently cover stories of individuals coming up with […]

One of the really neat things about 3D printing, in my opinion, is how its development has been such a collaborative effort. The technology has advanced so rapidly largely because we live in the era of hacking and crowdsourcing. The RepRap project is an obvious...
Tiny 3D Printed Amsterdam from Ittyblox on Kickstarter

Tiny 3D Printed Amsterdam from Ittyblox on Kickstarter

Dutch design and architecture enthusiast Stef de Vos is the man behind Ittyblox, a set of brilliant, miniature, 3D printed cityscapes he sells through his Shapeways shop. He first caught our eye last summer, and then again in March. These amazingly detailed and fantastically crafted small buildings epitomize the capabilities of modern 3D printing technology. […]

Dutch design and architecture enthusiast Stef de Vos is the man behind Ittyblox, a set of brilliant, miniature, 3D printed cityscapes he sells through his Shapeways shop. He first caught our eye last summer, and then again in March. These amazingly detailed and...
The Future of London Visualized with this Massive, Interactive 3D Printed Model

The Future of London Visualized with this Massive, Interactive 3D Printed Model

Have you ever returned to a neighborhood or town that you moved away from years earlier and started to feel discombobulated when the small changes start to jump out at you? Certainly the major landmarks remain, but the old grocery store is now a thrift shop, the donut shop on the corner is now a […]

Have you ever returned to a neighborhood or town that you moved away from years earlier and started to feel discombobulated when the small changes start to jump out at you? Certainly the major landmarks remain, but the old grocery store is now a thrift shop, the donut...
Casa Fortunata – WhiteClouds' Most Detailed Home Architectural 3D Print Ever at 2015 CES

Casa Fortunata – WhiteClouds' Most Detailed Home Architectural 3D Print Ever at 2015 CES

WhiteClouds will feature architectural models, as well as debuting a new porcelain-like product finish, at the International CES Trade Show, and the prime piece they’re featuring is the largest, most detail-oriented 3D printed architectural model they’ve ever created. Located in the foothills of the Wasatch Front in Ogden, Utah, WhiteClouds print their detailed creations at their […]

WhiteClouds will feature architectural models, as well as debuting a new porcelain-like product finish, at the International CES Trade Show, and the prime piece they’re featuring is the largest, most detail-oriented 3D printed architectural model they’ve...
Ball State University Students Recreate 3D Model of Demolished Landmark with 3D Printing Technology

Ball State University Students Recreate 3D Model of Demolished Landmark with 3D Printing Technology

3D printing is gradually making its way into educational institutions including high schools and universities throughout the world. Whether it is a high school biology class, a computer graphics course, or a university architecture project, 3D printing definitely provides a new hands-on approach to educating our future workforce. At Ball State University, 3D printing is being used […]

3D printing is gradually making its way into educational institutions including high schools and universities throughout the world. Whether it is a high school biology class, a computer graphics course, or a university architecture project, 3D printing definitely...
Students Break Architectural Design Barriers Using 3D Printing Robots at Bartlett School of Architecture’s RC4

Students Break Architectural Design Barriers Using 3D Printing Robots at Bartlett School of Architecture’s RC4

In London, Bartlett School of Architecture’s RC4 offers masters-level courses, and is composed of a research cluster which is taking on the challenges of architectural design in 3D printing through the use of 3D printing industrial robots. Their goal is to turn these design challenges into opportunities — and to incorporate them into their designs. […]

In London, Bartlett School of Architecture’s RC4 offers masters-level courses, and is composed of a research cluster which is taking on the challenges of architectural design in 3D printing through the use of 3D printing industrial robots. Their goal is to turn these...
London Architect Finally Embraces 3D Printing of Swedish Building Project Model

London Architect Finally Embraces 3D Printing of Swedish Building Project Model

London-based architect, David Weatherhead of Weatherhead Architecture, Ltd., was formerly a skeptic of the benefits of 3D printing in the architectural design process. He regarded model-making as a necessary step but one typically outsourced to professional model makers to save time. When Weatherhead began running his own practice, he admits he had to rethink his […]

London-based architect, David Weatherhead of Weatherhead Architecture, Ltd., was formerly a skeptic of the benefits of 3D printing in the architectural design process. He regarded model-making as a necessary step but one typically outsourced to professional model...

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