3D Printing Allows Visually Impaired to Experience Museums in a New Way

While there are thousands of people who have benefited from 3D printing technology, some of those who have benefited the most are those with disabilities. My favorite stories are the…

3D Printed “Linespace” Allows Visually Impaired People to Read and Interact with Maps, Diagrams and More

The woman stands at a drafting table, her hands resting lightly on the surface. “Berlin center,” she says clearly. A voice responds, “Drawing central Berlin,” and a 3D print head…

3D Printed Tactile Books Allow Visually Impaired Children to Experience Stories

Braille has been around since 1824, when blind Frenchman Louis Braille invented the system of raised dots that would allow blind people to read with their fingertips. In the beginning, writing…

Editor’s Choice: 15 of the Coolest 3D Printing Stories of 2015

2015 has been quite a year. Personally, I’ve loved it; I got married, bought a house, hit a milestone birthday, and became editor-in-chief of this great site. I’m almost sad…

Kickstarter: 3DPhotoWorks Fills in the Gaps Left by Art Museums with 3D Tactile Fine Art Prints & Audio

If you have a visually impaired friend or relative, you are probably well aware of their challenges, but more so of their strengths in other areas that can simply blow…

Crowdfunding Campaign to Support Ambitious Plans to 3D Print the Universe

Crowdfunding Campaign to Support Ambitious Plans to 3D Print the Universe

October 27, 2015

It sounds like exactly the kind of evil plan that would be dreamed up by a comically inept super villain with only a limited understanding of exactly what it is that…

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…

3DPhotoWorks Turns Art & Photography into a 3D Printed, Multi-Sensory Experience

3D printing has great purpose in this world. Many important things are happening. Lives are being saved. We are exploring space and taking 3D printers with us. The manufacturing world…

Texas A&M’s 3D Braille Printer Can Print on Any Curved or Flat Plastic Surface

As technology improves, so do the lives of those individuals living with disabilities all around the world. 3D printing has become one of those technologies aiding in creating custom devices,…

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