3d printed molds

Aston Martin to Use 3D Printing for Its Most Powerful Engine Yet

Grainger & Worrall (GW), an engineering company and automotive castings specialist, has secured a contract with luxury car manufacturer Aston Martin to manufacture engine blocks of Aston Martin’s DB11 using…

Recreating Iron Age Jewelry with 3D Printing

The Orkney Islands are an archipelago off the northern coast of Scotland. Comprised of 70 islands, about 20 of which are inhabited, it has a rich and storied history and…

Baby, it’s Hot Outside! Dream Pops 3D Prints the Ultimate Cool Down with Superfood- or Tequila-Infused Popsicles

Lights, camera, action! In full swing during a recent Vogue photo shoot, you might be expecting that the photogs were aiming at posing, wan models showing off the latest modern…

3D Printed Molds Save the Department of Energy Time and Money on Wind Energy

It’s funny how often it seems that when you begin researching or exploring a particular idea, that idea or element suddenly seems to show up everywhere, whether you’re looking for…

Photographer Henry Reichhold Uses 3D Photogrammetry and 3D Printing to Capture London in Bronze

As with most advanced technology, photography used to be something that only the wealthy could afford; however the 20th century is when that would change. Eventually the prices of cameras…

Eco Concrete Creates This Amazing Bench Using Highcon Rapid Layer Manufacturing Technology

Concrete is one of the oldest methods of producing custom shaped stones or walkways, and it remains one of the most efficient and durable. The process has been used for…

J-CAD Uses Virtual Reality and 3D Printing to Help Design Origami-Inspired Face Masks

In recent years – particularly if you live in certain cities – you may have noticed an increasingly popular accessory worn by people around you, on the streets, on the subway,…

Making the Mold: Baker Perkins Among Confectioners Embracing 3D Technologies for Candy Making

Whimsy can be a very serious business, just ask anyone in the confectionery industry. While many people casually enjoy lollipops and gummy candies, few realize the depths that go into…

The Injection Molding Industry Turns to 3D Printing to Accelerate Product Development Cycles

Of all the industries that will at some point be disrupted by 3D printing technology, it is the injection molding and high-volume manufacturing market that will probably take the largest…

New Technique Takes Multicolor 3D Printing to New Heights

There are quite a few limitations that are still keeping 3D printing technology from reaching its full potential, including build size constraints, material restrictions, and the lack of multicolor printing…

The FormBox + Your Vacuum Cleaner = Blowing Up Kickstarter

“As Mayku’s desktop machines get sold and begin to produce parts in customers’ bedrooms, workshops and classrooms, there’s a chance here, finally, that the reputation of manufacturing skills will rise from the basement with…

New Patent Application Reaffirms that Apple Really Likes 3D Printing

Regarding their entry into the 3D printing market, Apple continues to maintain an air of mystery. Their recent patent application for a color 3D printer is still floating in the…

Eat Yourself! Eclectical Engineering Shows You How to Make a 3D Printed Jello Mold of Your Own Head

As a whole, humans seem to have an odd and disturbing desire to eat our own faces and those of our loved ones. Ever since screen-printed cakes became a thing,…

These Custom-Sized Wingnuts are Made By Sand Casting 3D Printed Parts

The term “sand casting” refers to exactly what it sounds like. It is a very common way of casting metal parts, using sand as the mold. This is a very…

3D Printed PLA Mold for Pewter Casting is Surprisingly Effective

If you’re looking for a great 3D printing-related winter project — specifically wintry as it involves creating something marvelous with molten metal — then we may have found the ideal…

3D Printing Helps RPG Fan and Maker Design Unique Résumé in Fake Stone

If you find drafting a résumé an impossibly arduous task, then imagine producing one in stone. While Mr. Deep Immersion, surely a candidate for some kind of Maker of the…

Build Yourself a Castable, 3D Printed Set of Crystal Glow Knuckles

Matthew Borgatti is a maker, designer, and engineer, and he’s also the founder and lead scientist at Super-Releaser, the open source soft robotics company. Borgatti, and his collaborator at Adafruit…

Repairing Orbital Eye Socket Fractures with 3D Printed Molds

An orbital fracture is a traumatic injury to the bone of the eye socket, usually occurring as a result of blunt force trauma to the area surrounding the eye. Orbital…

3D Printing Meets Glass Making – College Student Casts Custom Glass Objects with 3D Printer

One of the greatest benefits of 3D printing is the ability to use the technology in order to create custom objects. If you can design it in CAD, you can…

voxeljet Teams Up with Altair, Click2Cast, & HBM nCode in New 3D Printed Mold Casting

3D printing is revolutionizing manufacturing as we’ve come to know it — but a revolution doesn’t always mean a sea change with completely new techniques. Innovation is built on established…