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Melissa Ng Puts Her Own 3D Printed Spin on Hela’s Headdress from Thor: Ragnarok

Melissa Ng Puts Her Own 3D Printed Spin on Hela’s Headdress from Thor: Ragnarok

3D printing is a wonderful tool when it comes to making elaborate costumes and props – for both professional movie studios and cosplayers alike. When Thor: Ragnarok came out last year, it owed a lot to 3D printing, in that the glorious headdress worn by the wicked Hela was created using the technology. As it turns […]

3D printing is a wonderful tool when it comes to making elaborate costumes and props – for both professional movie studios and cosplayers alike. When Thor: Ragnarok came out last year, it owed a lot to 3D printing, in that the glorious headdress worn by the...
Melissa Ng on Designing and 3D Printing Her Cosplay Interpretation of Ironheart’s Armor for Marvel Commission

Melissa Ng on Designing and 3D Printing Her Cosplay Interpretation of Ironheart’s Armor for Marvel Commission

Self-taught 3D artist, designer, and dreamer Melissa Ng sells and showcases her amazing designs on her Lumecluster blog, often impressing us with her style. Though Ng has been drawing for years, she 3D printed her first mask back in 2014, and continued 3D modeling and printing masks, including a set for a music video, and had the […]

Self-taught 3D artist, designer, and dreamer Melissa Ng sells and showcases her amazing designs on her Lumecluster blog, often impressing us with her style. Though Ng has been drawing for years, she 3D printed her first mask back in 2014, and continued 3D modeling and...
After Finishing a Full Iron Man Suit, Military Veteran Tim O’Sullivan 3D Prints the War Machine Mark III Suit

After Finishing a Full Iron Man Suit, Military Veteran Tim O’Sullivan 3D Prints the War Machine Mark III Suit

3D printing has found a home in the world of superheroes – the technology has been used to make superhero prosthetics, costumes, Legos, and models. One of the more popular choices is Iron Man, who’s something of a maker himself. We’ve seen 3D printed Iron Man prosthetic hands and arms, an action figure, a boot prototype, Iron […]

3D printing has found a home in the world of superheroes – the technology has been used to make superhero prosthetics, costumes, Legos, and models. One of the more popular choices is Iron Man, who’s something of a maker himself. We’ve seen 3D printed...
Creativity and Pragmatism in 3D Printing Come Together at IC3D

Creativity and Pragmatism in 3D Printing Come Together at IC3D

“A lot of people get 3D printers now, but not the applications for them,” Michael Cao, CEO of IC3D, told me this week. “It’s like a computer now; what can you do with it? What can’t you do with it?” When computers first rolled onto the scene, no one was entirely sure what to make […]

“A lot of people get 3D printers now, but not the applications for them,” Michael Cao, CEO of IC3D, told me this week. “It’s like a computer now; what can you do with it? What can’t you do with it?” When computers first rolled onto...
Here’s What a Full Year of 3D Printing in the Cosplay World Looks Like

Here’s What a Full Year of 3D Printing in the Cosplay World Looks Like

3D printing is being used every day to make positive changes all over the world, in varied fields from aerospace to medical to education. Then, there’s what I like to call the “nerd factor.” This is a good thing: sometimes it’s just fun to play using 3D printers and scanners, creating 3D printed Death Stars, 3D […]

3D printing is being used every day to make positive changes all over the world, in varied fields from aerospace to medical to education. Then, there’s what I like to call the “nerd factor.” This is a good thing: sometimes it’s just fun to play...
Military Veteran Completes Ambitious Project to 3D Print Life-Sized Iron Man Suit

Military Veteran Completes Ambitious Project to 3D Print Life-Sized Iron Man Suit

Although the full potential of 3D printing has yet to be uncovered, this rapidly emerging technology has already made it possible to recreate our favorite superheroes, whether it be in the form of a miniature or wearable component. In fact, both children and adults have found immense pleasure in these 3D printed comic book character […]

Although the full potential of 3D printing has yet to be uncovered, this rapidly emerging technology has already made it possible to recreate our favorite superheroes, whether it be in the form of a miniature or wearable component. In fact, both children and adults...
Dragon Con 2016: Cosplayers Including Bindi Smalls 3D Print Incredible Costumes & Props

Dragon Con 2016: Cosplayers Including Bindi Smalls 3D Print Incredible Costumes & Props

[if referrer=”www.facebook.com”][/if] It’s here: Dragon Con 2016. Running this weekend, September 2-5 in Atlanta, Georgia, this cosplayers’ paradise is offering enthusiasts of any number of fandoms a gathering place to show off their craftsmanship, meet fellow fans, check out panels and meet some of those behind their favorite shows and games, and generally indulge in […]

[if referrer=”www.facebook.com”][/if] It’s here: Dragon Con 2016. Running this weekend, September 2-5 in Atlanta, Georgia, this cosplayers’ paradise is offering enthusiasts of any number of fandoms a gathering place to show off their...
Sovereign Armor in 3D Print: Melissa Ng’s Power Grows as She Unleashes the Artist’s Warrior Within

Sovereign Armor in 3D Print: Melissa Ng’s Power Grows as She Unleashes the Artist’s Warrior Within

“It’s easy to critique, judge, and assume. It’s not easy to keep creating the things that can only come from you.”  Fearless (in 3D printing). Vulnerable (as a human, and an artist). Brave (in the face of criticism). Driven (as a creator). She’s bold yet humble, and experienced—yet still a beginner. Melissa Ng is quite simply…very complex. Bringing new […]

“It’s easy to critique, judge, and assume. It’s not easy to keep creating the things that can only come from you.”  Fearless (in 3D printing). Vulnerable (as a human, and an artist). Brave (in the face of criticism). Driven (as a creator). She’s bold yet humble, and...
Alex Czech’s Sci-Fi 3D Printed Exoskeleton Continues to Grow—Download to Don Legs & Feet Now Too!

Alex Czech’s Sci-Fi 3D Printed Exoskeleton Continues to Grow—Download to Don Legs & Feet Now Too!

While many projects are indeed one-hit wonders, innovations with a clear beginning and end, we see some that just keep building upon brilliant momentum—with one continual step after another. Clearly, that’s the case with a 3D printed exoskeleton that just continues to grow, thanks to the creative spirit of one Alex Czech, an Aussie designer […]

While many projects are indeed one-hit wonders, innovations with a clear beginning and end, we see some that just keep building upon brilliant momentum—with one continual step after another. Clearly, that’s the case with a 3D printed exoskeleton that just continues to...
Bethesda and MyMiniFactory Collaborate to 3D Print Replica Gun from DOOM Video Game

Bethesda and MyMiniFactory Collaborate to 3D Print Replica Gun from DOOM Video Game

When it comes to creating role-playing video games that place the player smack-dab in the middle of a realistically fantastical or frightening world, no gaming publisher currently does it better than the Maryland-based Bethesda. Whether it’s battling through the post-apocalyptic world in Fallout 4 or looting medieval towns in Skyrim, the video games created by […]

When it comes to creating role-playing video games that place the player smack-dab in the middle of a realistically fantastical or frightening world, no gaming publisher currently does it better than the Maryland-based Bethesda. Whether it’s battling through the...
Lucasfilms Launches Highly Detailed Authentic Line of 3D Printed Star Wars Prop Replicas

Lucasfilms Launches Highly Detailed Authentic Line of 3D Printed Star Wars Prop Replicas

“I felt a great disturbance in the Force, as if millions of nerdwallets suddenly cried out in terror, and were suddenly emptied. I fear something expensive has happened.” Yes, the money printing machine called Star Wars has once again found a way to separate nerds from their money. This week Disney and Lucasfilm launched Star […]

“I felt a great disturbance in the Force, as if millions of nerdwallets suddenly cried out in terror, and were suddenly emptied. I fear something expensive has happened.” Yes, the money printing machine called Star Wars has once again found a way to...
Incredible 3D Printed Cosplay Took One Month, 11 Printers and 1700 Print Hours

Incredible 3D Printed Cosplay Took One Month, 11 Printers and 1700 Print Hours

My circle of friends is full of nerdy, artistic and theatrical types, which means I’ve seen a lot of brilliant costumes over the years: for productions, for Halloween, and just for the sake of looking fantastic at a convention. (I’ve also created a few, not to brag.) I’ve worked at Renaissance faires and have been […]

My circle of friends is full of nerdy, artistic and theatrical types, which means I’ve seen a lot of brilliant costumes over the years: for productions, for Halloween, and just for the sake of looking fantastic at a convention. (I’ve also created a few,...
Weekly Roundup: Ten More 3D Printable Star Wars Things

Weekly Roundup: Ten More 3D Printable Star Wars Things

Star Wars has long been a favorite subject for 3D model designers, and it is really easy to see why. The films and all of the associated books and comics have created an unbelievably rich world that creators can draw plenty of inspiration from. Additionally, most of us grew up on the original trilogy of […]

Star Wars has long been a favorite subject for 3D model designers, and it is really easy to see why. The films and all of the associated books and comics have created an unbelievably rich world that creators can draw plenty of inspiration from. Additionally, most of...
Weekly Roundup: Ten 3D Printable Things – Captain America: Civil War

Weekly Roundup: Ten 3D Printable Things – Captain America: Civil War

Spoilers from the Captain America: Civil War trailer, so stop reading if you’re a weirdo who doesn’t want to get spoiled about a trailer. Weirdo. I think the only people who didn’t feel the Earth move yesterday when the new Captain America: Civil War trailer was released was the crew of the International Space Station. […]

Spoilers from the Captain America: Civil War trailer, so stop reading if you’re a weirdo who doesn’t want to get spoiled about a trailer. Weirdo. I think the only people who didn’t feel the Earth move yesterday when the new Captain America: Civil War trailer was...
Check Out this Awesome Full-Sized Working 3D Printed Warhammer 40K Chainsword

Check Out this Awesome Full-Sized Working 3D Printed Warhammer 40K Chainsword

The world of Warhammer 40,000 is a pretty brutal place. It is a galaxy full of alien races, genetically programmed humans and horrors from other dimensions that have been locked in perpetual war with each other for thousands of years, with no end in sight. Warhammer 40,000 has been turned into successful video games, novels […]

The world of Warhammer 40,000 is a pretty brutal place. It is a galaxy full of alien races, genetically programmed humans and horrors from other dimensions that have been locked in perpetual war with each other for thousands of years, with no end in sight. Warhammer...
Tracer Cosplay: Simone Fontana 3D Prints Iconic Pistols from Upcoming Game, Overwatch

Tracer Cosplay: Simone Fontana 3D Prints Iconic Pistols from Upcoming Game, Overwatch

From delighting my own LoL-obsessed teenagers with his 3D printed League of Legends Ekko Sword (what could be better than a bludgeoning tool come to life?) to challenging us all with his series of mini sports games (like Finger Rugby), for us the name Simone Fontana is synonymous with fun. And while technically this 20-something […]

From delighting my own LoL-obsessed teenagers with his 3D printed League of Legends Ekko Sword (what could be better than a bludgeoning tool come to life?) to challenging us all with his series of mini sports games (like Finger Rugby), for us the name Simone Fontana...
Weekly Roundup: Ten 3D Printable Things – Game of Thrones Models

Weekly Roundup: Ten 3D Printable Things – Game of Thrones Models

With the unexpected release of a bleak new teaser for season six of Game of Thrones came the nagging question: which character that we love are the producers and George RR Martin going to mercilessly kill this time? Watching the Game of Thrones TV series is about as close to emotional abuse as you can […]

With the unexpected release of a bleak new teaser for season six of Game of Thrones came the nagging question: which character that we love are the producers and George RR Martin going to mercilessly kill this time? Watching the Game of Thrones TV series is about as...
Watch Artist Melissa Ng Create Stunning Fantasy-Inspired Dreamer Regalia 3D Printed Cosplay Armor for Felicia Day

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 of my friends believe that because I work out of my home very little of my job involves actual work and that I have endless […]

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 of my friends believe that because I work out of my home very little of my job involves actual work and that I...
Weekly Roundup: Ten 3D Printable Things – The Coolest 3D Printed Swords

Weekly Roundup: Ten 3D Printable Things – The Coolest 3D Printed Swords

Having fallen down what I call the “Halo Hole” thanks to recently acquiring the Master Chief collection that was included with my recent acquisition of an Xbox One, I was wondering what sort of options were available for 3D printed Halo weapons. After stumbling onto the great Halo energy sword (that I included on my list […]

Having fallen down what I call the “Halo Hole” thanks to recently acquiring the Master Chief collection that was included with my recent acquisition of an Xbox One, I was wondering what sort of options were available for 3D printed Halo weapons. After stumbling onto...
Check Out This Amazing 3D Printed Fallout 4 Furious Power Fist Working Replica

Check Out This Amazing 3D Printed Fallout 4 Furious Power Fist Working Replica

MyMiniFactory has a stable of 3D designers and 3D artists who are unquestionably some of the most talented 3D printed prop and toy makers around. When 3D printer reseller and service provider iMakr launched the 3D printable model marketplace back in 2012 there was plenty of skepticism directed at their business plan of only offering […]

MyMiniFactory has a stable of 3D designers and 3D artists who are unquestionably some of the most talented 3D printed prop and toy makers around. When 3D printer reseller and service provider iMakr launched the 3D printable model marketplace back in 2012 there was...
This Amazing 3D Printed Star Wars: The Force Awakens Stormtrooper Was the Hit of CES 2016

This Amazing 3D Printed Star Wars: The Force Awakens Stormtrooper Was the Hit of CES 2016

While it was never in doubt that the latest Star Wars movie would be a massive global success, while last week’s 2016 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas was going on the movie officially became the highest grossing film of all time. Naturally since the film opened in late December Star Wars fever has been […]

While it was never in doubt that the latest Star Wars movie would be a massive global success, while last week’s 2016 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas was going on the movie officially became the highest grossing film of all time. Naturally since the film opened...
Editor’s Choice: 15 of the Coolest 3D Printing Stories of 2015

Editor’s Choice: 15 of the Coolest 3D Printing Stories of 2015

2015 has been quite a year. Personally, I’ve loved it; I got married, bought a house, hit a milestone birthday, and became editor-in-chief of this great site. I’m almost sad to see 2015 winding down (only a few hours left!) but I’m hopeful that the momentum that this year has provided will propel 2016 right […]

2015 has been quite a year. Personally, I’ve loved it; I got married, bought a house, hit a milestone birthday, and became editor-in-chief of this great site. I’m almost sad to see 2015 winding down (only a few hours left!) but I’m hopeful that the...
Come Admire Bindi Smalls’ 3D Printed Nova Terra Cosplay Armor

Come Admire Bindi Smalls’ 3D Printed Nova Terra Cosplay Armor

What modern woman can’t use a coat of incredibly strong and resistant armor as she navigates her way though the daily battles of life, while still seeking to look stylish all the while? Trust me, I have my days when some armor seems adequate to the task of my own survival. Thankfully, there are 3D […]

What modern woman can’t use a coat of incredibly strong and resistant armor as she navigates her way though the daily battles of life, while still seeking to look stylish all the while? Trust me, I have my days when some armor seems adequate to the task of my...
How 3D Printing Helped Star Wars: The Force Awakens Zoom into Theaters

How 3D Printing Helped Star Wars: The Force Awakens Zoom into Theaters

3D printing has been one of Hollywood’s prop making secrets for a few years now, and the technology has been heavily deployed in everything from The Lord of the Rings: The Hobbit trilogy to Iron Man and all of the subsequent Marvel films to the Star Trek reboot series. But it isn’t only props that are getting the […]

3D printing has been one of Hollywood’s prop making secrets for a few years now, and the technology has been heavily deployed in everything from The Lord of the Rings: The Hobbit trilogy to Iron Man and all of the subsequent Marvel films to the Star Trek reboot...
MyMiniFactory 3D Designer Kirby Downey on Video Games, Cosplay and 3D Printing

MyMiniFactory 3D Designer Kirby Downey on Video Games, Cosplay and 3D Printing

If you’ve seen a 3D printed video game weapon replica go viral in the last few years then chances are that it was created by MyMiniFactory Lead Designer Kirby Downey. Just taking a look through his profile over at 3D model marketplace and design community MyMiniFactory will reveal tons of replica video game weapons and […]

If you’ve seen a 3D printed video game weapon replica go viral in the last few years then chances are that it was created by MyMiniFactory Lead Designer Kirby Downey. Just taking a look through his profile over at 3D model marketplace and design community...
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