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AI to Enhance Rider Experience and Accessibility for 3D Printed Olli Shuttle

Local Motors continues to revamp its Olli 2.0 shuttle, which features a chassis made from 80 percent 3D printed parts. After receiving a $15 million infusion in fall 2020, the…

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What Needs to Happen for Consumer 3D Printing to Become Viable

Desktop 3D printing was supposed to be the next big thing. Due to over-claim and a response from the media that was far too enthusiastic, we were propelled to fill…

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Accessibility: 3D Printed Tactile Pregnancy Test for Visually Impaired Women

Taking a pregnancy test, and learning the results, is an incredibly private, personal moment, no matter what result you’re hoping to get. Unfortunately, this isn’t the case if you’re visually…

Hey Model! 3D Printed Interactive & Modular Models Assist Blind & Limited Vision Users

Australian researchers Samuel Reinders, Matthew Butler, and Kim Marriott are exploring ways to improve 3D printed tools for individuals who are blind or have low vision (BLV). Releasing the details…

The Rise of Compact Industrial Metal 3D Printers

Metal additive manufacturing continues to be one of the most influential next-generation technologies. While metal 3D printing is a hot topic in the industry, most of the focus has been…

Custom 3D Printed Wheelchair Racing Gloves Propel Australian Triathlete Across the Finish Line

3D printing has had a major impact in the athletic world, particularly for disabled athletes, and we’ve seen 3D printed prosthetics and braces helping athletes get to the finish line in…

3D Printed Camera Rig Lets Disabled Photographer Continue to Create

There’s a lot more to taking a beautiful photograph than simply pushing a button on a nice camera. But, if you can’t push that button at all, it’s extremely difficult to…

The Belvedere Museum Presents ‘The Kiss’ in 3D Print

Gustav Klimt’s The Kiss is one of the most popular works of art in the Western world. The original painting, created at the beginning of the 20th century, was executed as…

Weekly Roundup: Ten 3D Printable Things — Assistive & Accessibility Devices for the Disabled

How many times have you watched a ridiculous late night infomercial for something like a Snuggie and make a joke about how stupid of a product it was? I mean,…

Supporting the Mind’s Eye Through 3D Printed Tactile Learning Objects – For the Blind & Sighted Alike

Among the many contributions that 3D printing has made to enriching people’s lives, the benefits to those with vision impairments or blindness are some of the most exciting. A new…