3D Printing Optical Illusions at the Nanoscale

Cytosurge is a spin-off company from ETH Zurich, and it has become known for its FluidFM 3D printing technology, which was commercialized and made consumer-friendly via the FluidFM 3D printer. FluidFM…

3D Printed Optical Illusion Skews Perception – Is It A Cube Or Not?

Surely you remember the infamous blue and black dress (or was it white and gold) that spawned a thousand online arguments and 3D printed miniature versions back in 2015. Thanks…

Popular 3D Printing Channel Hits Major Milestone: A Few Minutes with Devin from Make Anything

Last week I had the privilege of meeting and sharing a few beers with Devin Montes from the YouTube channel Make Anything, in the city of angels during SOLIDWORKS World 2017….

Artist Shane Griffin Creates 3D Printed Sculpture of Glitched Yeezy Boost 350 Shoe

The idea of 3D printed shoes is definitely not a concept for the future, but for the present. As we’re seeing increasingly, 3D printed shoes can actually be stylish and…

Akinori Goto Creates the Illusion of Dance with 3D Printed Zoetrope

Way back before production companies like Pixar flashed heart-warming animated movies before our eyes, and Saturday mornings became synonymous for cartoons, was a bedazzling pre-film animation device called the zoetrope….

Using 3D Printing to Explain the Mind-Bending Optical Illusion That Broke the Internet

Last week an entry for the Best Illusion of the Year Contest called the Ambiguous Cylinder Illusion from Japan’s Kokichi Sugihara confused and delighted viewers all over the world. The…

Swiss Designers Drzach & Suchy Play with Shadows and Light and Win i.materialise’s Designer of the Year Award 2015

In November, we wrote about how i.materialise was sponsoring a Designer of the Year Award for 2015. This competition has been going on annually since 2013, and in the past it has…

Water Bugs in Japan: Designers are Inspired to Make 3D Printed Haiku, Visible Only in Water

For years I lived on the beautiful Outer Banks of North Carolina, on a tiny island jutting out into the Atlantic Ocean. My drive to work was so mesmerizing in…

German Designer 3D Prints an Amazing Optical Illusion That Will Drive You Insane!

The idea that 3D printing can open up avenues that previously have not been available via other art forms, is something that makes this technology so incredibly appealing for artists…

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