3d printed models

3D Printing Brings Modena Cathedral to Fingertips of Visually Impaired

3D printing has proved time and again to be an excellent resource for sharing visual material with people who cannot see it. Printing 3D versions of paintings, providing sculptural versions…

Tennessee Veterinarians Use 3D Printed Models for Pre-Surgical Planning and Practice

As owners of two cats and two fairly rambunctious dogs, my husband and I have paid our fair share of visits to the veterinarian. Most of the time, it’s only…

voxeljet Announces New 3D Printing Process for Making PMMA Investment Casting Patterns

Large-format 3D printer manufacturer voxeljet, which recently introduced its production-level high-speed sintering process, has announced the release of another new 3D printing process, a modified version of its existing PolyPor…

3D Printed Vertebrae Models that Simulate Human Bone Used to Train Spinal Surgeons

Bone grafts have long been used to help patients suffering from broken or damaged bones heal, and implants, or scaffolds, are used to surgically hold all of the damaged fragments…

Saving a 3D Printed Titanic Model from the Original’s Fate

The Titanic features large in the mind of the public. This is partly due to the blockbuster film of the same name featuring a young, handsome Leonardo DiCaprio and schmaltzy…

3D Printing and Scanning Technology Used to Restore Rare 1954 Jaguar XK120 SE

We’ve seen many big name automakers incorporate 3D printing technology into their design and manufacturing processes, from Ford, Hyundai, and Toyota to Audi, Mercedes-Benz, and Jaguar Land Rover. But the technology can also be…

New Study Results Show That 3D Printed Surgical Models Can Equal Major Cost and Time Savings

Having personal experience with the typically agonizing time spent in a waiting room while a loved one undergoes surgery, I am a big fan of anything that safely reduces the…

First Time 3D Printing User Creates Highly Detailed Models of SpaceX Rockets with Form 2 3D Printer

These days, it seems like nearly every part and component found on a rocket bound for space is 3D printed, from the thrust chamber assembly of an engine and rocket engine…

Disney Research Uses 3D Printing to Bring Animated Characters to Life

As one would expect, the team at Disney Research is very familiar with 3D printing, and has of course used the technology for countless innovations. They have been behind the…

3D Printed Nose Models Show What to Expect from a Rhinoplasty

Each year, several hundred thousand people in the United States undergo rhinoplasties, or, as they’re more commonly known, nose jobs. Why are these procedures so common? It’s understandable, in a…

CP Glass Turns to 3D Printing to Expand Their Glass Packaging Designs

3D printing has such a long reach in industry today that it is impossible to predict what will happen next. All you can do is sit back and enjoy the…

Hong Kong Celebrates an Anniversary with a 3D Printing World Record

For over a century, Hong Kong was ruled by Britain, until in 1997 the island was finally returned to China. This month, the 20th anniversary of Hong Kong’s return to…

MIT 3D Scanning Solution Uses Low-Cost Kinect to Produce High-Resolution Imaging of a Tyrannosaurus Rex Called Sue

Anyone who thinks that the lion is king of the beasts obviously hasn’t taken a good luck at a Tyrannosaurus rex lately. However, since the T. rex has been extinct for…

3D Printed Metamaterials Used for Patient-Specific Heart Valve Models May Help Cardiac Patients

Every year, tens of thousands of people are diagnosed with heart valve disease, and of these people, transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) is considered a good option for those considered…

3D Printing the 1952 Porsche 356 Engine

The Porsche is an automobile that most of us only dream of, attention riveted when that rare sports car passes us on the road or highway, always managing to fascinate—no…

Hobs Studio 3D Prints a Giant Master Plan for a Giant Housing Development

East London will eventually be home to over 10,800 new homes, thanks to a massive development known as Barking Riverside. The former Barking Power Station site is to become a…

Tiny 3D Printed Worlds Unveiled in New York City’s Gulliver’s Gate Exhibit

New York is one of the biggest cities in the world, and it contains such a variety of cultures that it can be seen as something of a microcosm of…

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,…

3D Printed Models Aid in Sex Education for Visually Impaired Students

My sixth-grader just went through a round of sex education at his middle school. The first thing I learned from him is that he had no idea that I knew…

3DPrinTravel: World Traveler Brings Every Destination a 3D Printed Piece of Itself

Italian engineer Angelo D’Angelo has two big obsessions: travel and 3D printing. Worthy obsessions indeed, even on their own, but the creative D’Angelo has come up with a way to…

Fifth Grader Spends Summer Vacation Designing and 3D Printing a Model of His School

The other day, I was talking to a friend about the arts and crafts projects we were assigned back in elementary school. It seems that some types of projects are…

Enjoying all the Benefits of 3D Printing: Maher Soft & Drona Aviation Partner to Make High Quality DIY Drone Kits

As with many other aspects of the DIY community and those who enjoy building a variety of models for fun, 3D printing is making a big impact. For hobbyists who enjoy…

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…

The San Diego Model Railroad Museum Thinks 3D Printing Can Revive the Model Railroading Hobby

Model railroading has always had a reputation for being a hobby for old men, but i’m not really sure that’s exactly true. I certainly don’t have any statistics to back…