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3D Printing News Briefs: February 9, 2018

We’re starting off your Friday edition of 3D Printing News Briefs with some 3D printing business news, then moving on to some pretty cool 3D printed projects to get you…

3D Printing to Celebrate the Total Solar Eclipse

In case you had somehow missed the reports that have been flooding the news and social media all over the United States, the solar eclipse that’s happening this Monday, August…

Sur3D Launches ‘Decoded Heart’ 3D Printed Jewelry Design Beta

3D technologies, from 3D scanning to modeling and 3D printing, is changing the way a lot of objects are manufactured, from consumer products and medical devices to airplane components and…

3D Printed Map of Legend of Zelda’s Hyrule Draws Internet-Wide Attention, Helps Creator Launch Business

It’s been a great month for gamer children of the 1980s and ’90s. First Nintendo released the NES Classic Edition, sending many people I know racing to the nearest department…

Design Company HUSH Creates Web-Based Tool ‘TopoTopo,’ Users Can Create and Print 3D Topographical Puzzles

Yesterday was my ninth wedding anniversary, which means that nine years ago today, my husband and I were flying to Florida, hoping we’d make it to our honeymoon cruise on…

Physicists Create 3D Printable Map of the Oldest Light in the Universe

One of primary obstacles standing in the way of innovation in the 3D printing industry is limitations in production size. Though this is still an issue for many applications here…

3D Printed Sculpture Showcases the Detrimental Nature of San Francisco’s Rising Housing Prices

While the Bay Area’s continuously growing tech bubble has led to a plethora of innovations for both San Francisco and the rest of the world, this boom has also caused…

Want to Create Your Own 3D Printed Topographical Map? It’s Surprisingly Easy

For many people, the use of maps has been reduced to chatty, often obnoxious GPS applications, and while I’ve gotten lost far less often with my GPS than I ever…

Beautiful Map of Ireland Is 3D Printed Using Digital Topographic Data

Conor O’Kane (“Cokane”) seems like a bit of a Renaissance man when it comes to the interests he lists on his blog: “game development, graphics, music and shmups” — but he…

Rutgers Engineers 3D Print Tablet-Sized Campus Maps for Joseph Kohn Training Center Students

There are many organizations, individuals, and family members who are engaged in helping those with physical challenges on a daily basis, making an incredibly positive impact and offering the most…

Hold a 3D Printed Historical Japanese Battle in the Palm of your Hand

With historical records of major military battles dating back to Japan’s early Jomon Period (10,000–300 BC), the Japanese Archipelago has been home to a rich and complex history of warfare….

Students Create 3D Printed Tactile Map of Campus for Visually Impaired

While 3D printing has most definitely blasted open a new world for designers and hobbyists, specific areas like cartography have received a real boon in progress. Because a map is…

Espoo, Finland: Versoteq Installs 3D Printed, Full Color Mall Maps

Finland may be a small country, but it has a big reputation as an awesome and widely coveted place to live—and that’s not just because it boasts the most heavy metal bands…

Oahu, Hawaii in 3D Print: Eric Pavey Highlights Another Favorite Locale Topographically

While Oahu may be the third largest of the Hawaiian islands, 3D printing enthusiast Eric Pavey has made a copy that you can hold in your hands, once again expressing…

The Entire Country of Bahrain has Been 3D Printed in a Huge 1:10,000-scale Model

When it comes to 3D printing, we are used to seeing the technology used on a small scale. It isn’t too often that we see it utilized in creating anything…

UK Company 3D Prints Largest Map Ever of England’s Northwest

Digital printing company Hobs Studio has 3D-printed the largest map of England’s Northwest, known to date. The map, which is 3.4 meters by 1.6 meters (about 11 feet by 5…