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3D Printing News Briefs: May 22, 2019

RAPID + TCT is going on this week in Detroit, Michigan, so we’re fittingly kicking off today’s abbreviated 3D Printing News Briefs with some news from the show. Henkel is…

3D Scanning and 3D Printing Bring Artifacts from the Past into the Present

In April 1942, the English city of Exeter was the first to be bombed during the Baedeker Blitz. Two nights of air raids led to more than 80 fatalities and…

Calgary Photographer Uses 60-Camera Scanning System, Creates 3D Printed Replicas of Dogs

If you are a dog lover, then you know how special such pets can make nearly every part of your day, whether you have one or a whole pack of…

Twindom and Kodak Introduce Full Body 3D Scanner Together at CES 2018

Everyone who’s anyone in the 3D printing technology world is at CES 2018 in Las Vegas this week. We’ve been following the pre-show announcements for weeks, and now that the…

Mixed Dimensions Offers New Plugins for Cura and Daz 3D for More Accessibility in 3D Printing

Last week, Ultimaker released Ultimaker Cura 3.0, the latest version of the company’s popular open source software. The newest iteration of the software came with several new features, including an…

Hauke Scheer Presents a 3D Printed Horseshoe Crab That Turns Into a Person

Horseshoe crabs are, interestingly, sometimes called living fossils, as they’re one of the oldest species on the planet. The invertebrates originated 450 million years ago and live in oceans around…

Chinese Studio Replicates Ancient Art Through 3D Printing

It’s really quite remarkable what 3D printing is capable of in the art world. Talented artists are using the technology to create works of art the likes of which have…

Meet Your Soul Mate in 3D Printed Miniature, Courtesy of Match.com

I know several people who use online dating websites like Match.com and OkCupid, and the results of their adventures have been…mixed. I’ve heard plenty of hilarious horror stories from some,…

3D Printed Selfies Drum Up Business as Fast Food and Bank Customers are 3D Scanned with Twinstant Mobile System

When I was a kid, I was wild for Beanie Babies. So when McDonald’s announced that the new Happy Meal toy at the time would be the mini Beanie Babies,…

Porcelain “Peoples of Russia” Preserved and Replicated via 3D Scanning and 3D Printing

In Saint Petersburg, Russia, the history and culture of the country is preserved in delicate porcelain at the Museum of the Imperial Porcelain Factory. Maintained by the State Hermitage Museum, the…

Twindom Announces Updates to Twinstant Mobile Full-Body 3D Scanner, App User Interface, and Scanning Software

I’ve been to a few weddings over the last few years where there was a photo booth. This is a pretty fun option for a number of reasons: it gives…

Furever3D Will 3D Print Miniature Replicas of Your Furry Friends Using Your Photos

I am a lifelong animal lover. It started with Felix the goldfish when I was five years old, and continued with our family parakeets, Chip and Dale. I had a…

Sainsbury’s Uses 3D Printing to Produce Characters for Stop Motion Christmas Ad

$19 billion supermarket chain Sainsbury’s Christmas advertisement entitled “The Greatest Gift” is trending to be one of the most popular ads from major retailers and supermarkets globally this year, with over…

From Baseball Hall of Famers to That Triple Crown: Moddler’s 3D Printing Talents are in High Demand Today

You can almost hear the sharp crack of the bat, smell hot dogs and popcorn—and taste a sip of delicious but slightly warming beer. The excitement on the baseball field…

3D Printed Cosplaying French Bulldogs are Un-Leashed into the Raw Legends Collaborations Shapeways Shop

Whenever social media marketing guru and NYC-based artist Eric Ho unveils a new 3D printable design, there’s a decent chance that the product will involve a short, stout, and unfathomably…

Japan: Roice Entertainment Offers 3D Printed Replicas of the Dearly Departed, Doubling as Urns

There’s simply nothing more difficult in life than losing a loved one. Still years after they’ve passed away, we often yearn to see them again whether in a dream, or…

Little Ink & Eva: Blokko Offers New Campaign Platform for Storytellers & 3D Modelers

3D printing and the world of toys are closely tied these days. While the next manufacturing revolution is affecting many sectors, this particular area of transformation is one that demonstrates…

Australian Charity Uses 3D Printed Molds to Create Monster Crayons, Benefiting Abused & Neglected Children

While we all hopefully agree that it’s important to work to offer whatever type of support possible to anyone going through an emotional or physical challenge, most have a true…

Come on Everybody, Let’s Go! Select Toy Stores Offering On-Site 3D Printing of Nickelodeon Characters via PieceMaker

Let’s speak the truth when it comes to ordering items–especially toys–with our darling little miracles in tow. We all try to preach patience (and maintain a little of our own as…

3D Petshop Offers Pet Owners Around the World Highly Customized 3D Printed Miniature Versions of Their Cats and Dogs

There are few niche markets more successful or lucrative than the one directed at pet owners. According to the ASPCA, an estimated 70-80 million dogs and 74-96 million cats are owned…

Meet Bit Figs: 3D Printed, Pixel-Style Mini Figurines Built with the LEBLOX App

I have experience working with and caring for children, and recently observed children’s attraction to a particular suitcase that sits on a high shelf in a childcare/play room. The room is…

3D Printing for Posterity: TechMind Creates Yearbooks & Technology Project for Blind Guadalajara Students

Many of us remember the excitement of the day that yearbooks arrive. It signals the very end of the school year and the long days of summer approaching, with everyone…

Shapify Booth Allows Houstonians to 3D Print Themselves

It’s hard to get a lot done in 12 seconds or less. If you are Michael Phelps, you can swim about 80 feet and if you are a Vine fan,…

ZVerse Finding Big Success with 3D Printing Selfie Kiosks in Stadiums, Williams-Brice Next

3D printing has offered a lot to the wide world of sports–from allowing a versatile range of equipment to be 3D printed to unleashing enormous opportunity in retail markets for…