Researchers Make Kinetic Structures Out of Plastic Bottles, Linear Actuators, and 3D Printed Connectors

Last spring, we heard about an intriguing research project out of Germany’s Hasso-Plattner Institute (HPI), called TrussFab. The integrated, end-to-end 3D software system made it possible to design sturdy, large-scale structures, and then…

Unique 3D Printed Connectors Help You Create Versatile Pieces of Furniture

While it is absolutely possible to 3D print custom furniture today, I think we can all agree that doing so is generally not as easy as just heading out to IKEA,…

BotFactory Tests Out New PCB 3D Printer with DIY Edge Detector Project

Four years ago, Brooklyn-based startup BotFactory successfully crowdfunded its desktop PCB factory, the interestingly named Squink, that lets users 3D print working circuit boards with conductive inks, and even fabricate circuit traces on…

3D Printing of Plumbing and R&D Tax Credits

Just as buildings come in all shapes and sizes, the plumbing system required for human occupants comes in all shapes and sizes. The plumbing of a building includes the supply…

3D Printed Connectors Make This Startup’s Sustainable Indoor Garden Grow

The first time we planted a garden in our backyard, I couldn’t get enough of watching the vegetables grow. I would go out in the yard and gently move aside…

Fraunhofer ILT Debuting New Process That Combines Welding, 3D Printing, and Robotics

How often do you combine welding, 3D printing, and robotics? We typically see variations of two of these three things paired together, but not often all three in the same…

HPI Researchers Develop TrussFab 3D Software to Design Strong Structures Using Plastic Bottles and 3D Printed Truss Connectors

When I was in high school, I spent most Saturday nights in the gymnasium with my fellow band friends, playing in the pep band for the basketball games. Since we…

Never Miss a Connection Again with 3D Printed Connectors from Disney Research

On a road trip last year, I relied on my friend’s GPS to get me through the eight-hour drive. It was working just fine, until the suction cup mounting the…

QalamSila Launches Kickstarter to Fund Mobile App for 3D Printed Toy Kit

The team at QalamSila–creator Guillaume Crédoz, Nicolas Reeves, Roy Massaad, Chady Karlitch, and Ragheed Abi Hassan–say QalamSila 2.0 will be a mobile-device-enabled 3D construction app aimed at letting creative users…


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