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The Future of Innovation Involves Vision, Democratization - and 3D Printing, Notes Experienced Executive George Blankenship

The Future of Innovation Involves Vision, Democratization - and 3D Printing, Notes Experienced Executive George Blankenship

We have to know where we’ve been to know where we’re going; such lessons from high school history class are more applicable than they might seem to a teenager as the real world ensures ongoing education for everyone willing to be a student of life. While some may say that those who don’t understand history […]

We have to know where we’ve been to know where we’re going; such lessons from high school history class are more applicable than they might seem to a teenager as the real world ensures ongoing education for everyone willing to be a student of life. While...
Morphi 3.0 Introduces New Interface and Features, Including Integration with Apple ARKit for Enhanced Augmented Reality

Morphi 3.0 Introduces New Interface and Features, Including Integration with Apple ARKit for Enhanced Augmented Reality

As 3D printing has become more accessible, it is becoming increasingly important to lower the barriers of entry into 3D design. You don’t have to be a trained 3D modeler or engineer anymore to design your own products. Artists don’t need to immerse themselves in confusing and expensive software. There are even powerful, yet easy-to-use […]

As 3D printing has become more accessible, it is becoming increasingly important to lower the barriers of entry into 3D design. You don’t have to be a trained 3D modeler or engineer anymore to design your own products. Artists don’t need to immerse...
Apple Granted US Patent for 3D Printer that Can Work with Augmented Reality and AR Glasses

Apple Granted US Patent for 3D Printer that Can Work with Augmented Reality and AR Glasses

Silicon Valley tech giant Apple jumped headfirst into the virtual reality field over the last two years, when it hired a top VR researcher in 2016 and acquired some small startups in 2015, including augmented reality and computer vision company Metaio. More recently, Apple has been looking into augmented reality applications, though the company is keeping […]

Silicon Valley tech giant Apple jumped headfirst into the virtual reality field over the last two years, when it hired a top VR researcher in 2016 and acquired some small startups in 2015, including augmented reality and computer vision company Metaio. More recently,...
Researchers Turn Apple Waste into Biomaterials to Make 3D Matrices for Tissue Regeneration

Researchers Turn Apple Waste into Biomaterials to Make 3D Matrices for Tissue Regeneration

Nearly every day, 3D printing technology is helping to advance the medical field in leaps and bounds, from 3D printed medical implements and medical models, to 3D printed prosthetics and even 3D printed organs. But 3D printing is also having a positive effect on another area of the medical field: tissue and bone regeneration. Researchers in […]

Nearly every day, 3D printing technology is helping to advance the medical field in leaps and bounds, from 3D printed medical implements and medical models, to 3D printed prosthetics and even 3D printed organs. But 3D printing is also having a positive effect on...
Apple: Possible 3D Laser Scanner for iPhone 8, with Facial Recognition, Augmented Reality, 3D Printing Potential

Apple: Possible 3D Laser Scanner for iPhone 8, with Facial Recognition, Augmented Reality, 3D Printing Potential

As Apple’s plans for breaking into the 3D industry continue to confound, small bits and pieces have been thrown out to tease us over the past few years. We’ve tried to imagine what an Apple 3D printer might look like, along with getting all excited about their in-house use of 3D printing and recent foray […]

As Apple’s plans for breaking into the 3D industry continue to confound, small bits and pieces have been thrown out to tease us over the past few years. We’ve tried to imagine what an Apple 3D printer might look like, along with getting all excited about their...
In Just Seconds, Microsoft Users Can Order 3D Prints through i.materialise

In Just Seconds, Microsoft Users Can Order 3D Prints through i.materialise

With the technological prowess we have today worldwide, most of us now feel somewhat put out upon encountering processes that are still dusty and outdated and perhaps take an inordinate amount of steps—and time out of our busy day—to reach a desired result. Customers appreciate it when businesses take the effort to make life easier […]

With the technological prowess we have today worldwide, most of us now feel somewhat put out upon encountering processes that are still dusty and outdated and perhaps take an inordinate amount of steps—and time out of our busy day—to reach a desired result. Customers...
3D Printing and Diversity: It’s Time to Start Taking It Seriously

3D Printing and Diversity: It’s Time to Start Taking It Seriously

Because most of the quickly growing companies and startups that tend to dominate it emerged from the maker community, the 3D printing industry often seems to find itself a little sequestered from the rest of the tech industry. Part of the reason is that very few of the industry’s largest companies started or are even […]

Because most of the quickly growing companies and startups that tend to dominate it emerged from the maker community, the 3D printing industry often seems to find itself a little sequestered from the rest of the tech industry. Part of the reason is that very few of...
Now You Can Run Android on your iPhone Using this 3D Printed Case and Hacked Battery Pack

Now You Can Run Android on your iPhone Using this 3D Printed Case and Hacked Battery Pack

Which is the better phone, Apple’s iPhone or devices that run Android? It is a philosophical battle that is as old as time itself, well at least as old as smartphones. Personally, I have never understood why anyone would care what type of phone another person has in their pocket. I mean, unless you’re being […]

Which is the better phone, Apple’s iPhone or devices that run Android? It is a philosophical battle that is as old as time itself, well at least as old as smartphones. Personally, I have never understood why anyone would care what type of phone another person has in...
New Technique Takes Multicolor 3D Printing to New Heights

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 capabilities. Though we likely have a long way to go before addressing all of these obstacles, there have been some valiant efforts by major companies […]

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 capabilities. Though we likely have a long way to go before...
The New Easy-to-Use Gravity Sketch 3D Modelling App for the iPad is Now Available

The New Easy-to-Use Gravity Sketch 3D Modelling App for the iPad is Now Available

One of the barriers to a wider adoption of 3D technology is the difficulty of creating 3D printable models. For many people who may be interested in creating 3D models, using most CAD software packages often makes that difficult or impossible. While there are several 3D modelling software options that have tailored themselves for beginners […]

One of the barriers to a wider adoption of 3D technology is the difficulty of creating 3D printable models. For many people who may be interested in creating 3D models, using most CAD software packages often makes that difficult or impossible. While there are several...
New Patent Application Reaffirms that Apple Really Likes 3D Printing

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 ether somewhere, as are their prior 3D printing-related patent applications. They seem to be enjoying stirring the rumor pot just long enough to get people […]

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 ether somewhere, as are their prior 3D printing-related patent applications. They seem to...
Met Gala and Costume Institute Will Examine 3D Printing and Other Technology in Fashion

Met Gala and Costume Institute Will Examine 3D Printing and Other Technology in Fashion

The Met Gala might be as close as America gets to a royal ball. Formally known as the Costume Institute Gala, the fundraiser for the New York Metropolitan Museum of Art’s expansive Costume Institute has been held every year since 1946. The exclusive event is attended by the biggest names in fashion, arts, and entertainment – everyone […]

The Met Gala might be as close as America gets to a royal ball. Formally known as the Costume Institute Gala, the fundraiser for the New York Metropolitan Museum of Art’s expansive Costume Institute has been held every year since 1946. The exclusive event is...
It Looks Like Apple is Finally Jumping into the Virtual Reality Market

It Looks Like Apple is Finally Jumping into the Virtual Reality Market

While Apple has always been notoriously tight-lipped when it comes to ongoing projects and technology development, it seemed a little off that we haven’t heard much from them concerning virtual reality. Many of Apple’s fellow global tech companies like Facebook, Google, Microsoft and Samsung have been very openly developing virtual reality technology for years. But […]

While Apple has always been notoriously tight-lipped when it comes to ongoing projects and technology development, it seemed a little off that we haven’t heard much from them concerning virtual reality. Many of Apple’s fellow global tech companies like Facebook,...
Samsung Just Granted Patent for Holographic 3D Printer & Driver

Samsung Just Granted Patent for Holographic 3D Printer & Driver

For a company that has emphasized they are not entering the 3D printing arena, Samsung sure does like applying for patents. We’ve covered similar stories on Apple and their patent applications as well, with mum being the general and concise word on their particular end. Often, while we can see what these mega-companies have going on […]

For a company that has emphasized they are not entering the 3D printing arena, Samsung sure does like applying for patents. We’ve covered similar stories on Apple and their patent applications as well, with mum being the general and concise word on their particular...
Wondering What Apple’s 3D Printer Might Look Like? Check Out Martin Hajek’s iPrinter Concept

Wondering What Apple’s 3D Printer Might Look Like? Check Out Martin Hajek’s iPrinter Concept

While some wonder skeptically why Apple would want to make an entry into the 3D printing market and how they would pull it off full-force, we’ve just been waiting patiently, assuming they have some great secret stuff all hush hush and under wraps as usual. It would certainly seem that they have the potential for taking […]

While some wonder skeptically why Apple would want to make an entry into the 3D printing market and how they would pull it off full-force, we’ve just been waiting patiently, assuming they have some great secret stuff all hush hush and under wraps as usual. It would...
New Cloud-Based 3D Design App uMake is Looking to Take on Autodesk

New Cloud-Based 3D Design App uMake is Looking to Take on Autodesk

Traditionally CAD software was usually something that only design professionals and students learned to use. But in the last few years the rise of virtual reality and 3D printing technology has started to inspire a whole new generation of amateurs and hobbyist 3D designers. Unfortunately for them, most advanced CAD software is prohibitively expensive for […]

Traditionally CAD software was usually something that only design professionals and students learned to use. But in the last few years the rise of virtual reality and 3D printing technology has started to inspire a whole new generation of amateurs and hobbyist 3D...
Apple's Patent Application Could Potentially Revolutionize Multicolor 3D Printing

Apple's Patent Application Could Potentially Revolutionize Multicolor 3D Printing

The Apple rumor mill continues to churn! Last year, murmurs that the mega-corporation may be planning to enter the 3D printing market began to circulate after Apple filed for several patents related to 3D printing. Today, a new patent application was published; if it comes to fruition, it could result in something completely new for 3D […]

The Apple rumor mill continues to churn! Last year, murmurs that the mega-corporation may be planning to enter the 3D printing market began to circulate after Apple filed for several patents related to 3D printing. Today, a new patent application was published; if it...
Now iOS Device Users Can Upload 3D Files Directly to i.materialise Using Dropbox

Now iOS Device Users Can Upload 3D Files Directly to i.materialise Using Dropbox

The service Dropbox is an excellent way to back up and store all of your files in existence, from any device. You can access these files and share them from anywhere, right? What’s not to like about this convenient service? Well, there has been a glitch until now, but it’s been fixed. Until recently, iOS users, especially of […]

The service Dropbox is an excellent way to back up and store all of your files in existence, from any device. You can access these files and share them from anywhere, right? What’s not to like about this convenient service? Well, there has been a glitch until...
i.materialise and Rhino Launch Apple Accessory 3D Printing Challenge

i.materialise and Rhino Launch Apple Accessory 3D Printing Challenge

Apple products have a great friend in 3D printing.  Whenever a new Apple product is released 3D designers are right there, making accessories to augment or complement the product. Examples of these kinds of designs can be found on many of the 3D model marketplace sites, including i.materialise. And for this reason alone, hosting an Apple Accessory […]

Apple products have a great friend in 3D printing.  Whenever a new Apple product is released 3D designers are right there, making accessories to augment or complement the product. Examples of these kinds of designs can be found on many of the 3D model marketplace...
3D Printing Plays an Important Role in Apple’s Test Lab

3D Printing Plays an Important Role in Apple’s Test Lab

Apple is, and probably will always remain, a very controversial tech company that people either loathe, or absolutely adore. But regardless of how anyone feels about them, Apple is still one of the most successful companies in the world, and one of the most recognizable brands in history. That certainly wasn’t always the case, as […]

Apple is, and probably will always remain, a very controversial tech company that people either loathe, or absolutely adore. But regardless of how anyone feels about them, Apple is still one of the most successful companies in the world, and one of the most...
3D Printing Will Play a Central Role in the 2016 Met Gala and Fashion Exhibition

3D Printing Will Play a Central Role in the 2016 Met Gala and Fashion Exhibition

Every year New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute throws a gala to raise money for the museum’s benefit. And while that may sound like a stuffy party for rich old people, it is actually a stuffy party for rich old people that happens to be also be attended by a bunch of celebrities […]

Every year New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute throws a gala to raise money for the museum’s benefit. And while that may sound like a stuffy party for rich old people, it is actually a stuffy party for rich old people that...
Designer Takes the Wait Out of Apple Pencil, 3D Prints Replica Available on MyMiniFactory

Designer Takes the Wait Out of Apple Pencil, 3D Prints Replica Available on MyMiniFactory

So while it’s exciting anytime Apple releases a new product–and we’re all ready to get out our camping gear and sleep overnight on a city block to be first at it–the Apple pencil was ironically unveiled to the public with the shadow of Steve Jobs and his edict that the stylus equals death hanging over […]

So while it’s exciting anytime Apple releases a new product–and we’re all ready to get out our camping gear and sleep overnight on a city block to be first at it–the Apple pencil was ironically unveiled to the public with the shadow of Steve Jobs and his...
The Stories We Didn't Cover This Week -- September 5

The Stories We Didn't Cover This Week -- September 5

This week’s 3D printing stories include some examples of the cool things you can make if you have access to a 3D printer, like a Transformer birthday cake and a 3D printed hairbrush that is really easy to clean. The stories also include news about 3D printing’s expansions in Eastern Europe (Hungary) and the Asia-Pacific. Shapecloud, an online 3D printing […]

This week’s 3D printing stories include some examples of the cool things you can make if you have access to a 3D printer, like a Transformer birthday cake and a 3D printed hairbrush that is really easy to clean. The stories also include news about 3D...
Back to 1984: 3D Print Your Own Retro Mini Apple Computer, or Purchase One on Etsy

Back to 1984: 3D Print Your Own Retro Mini Apple Computer, or Purchase One on Etsy

Charles Mangin is too cool for school, taking us back to the computer science lab of the ’80s when Apple was infiltrating secondary schools and higher learning institutions, much like a number of the innovative 3D printing companies such as Stratasys, 3DS, and Tinkerine — amongst many others — are doing today. The Apple remains […]

Charles Mangin is too cool for school, taking us back to the computer science lab of the ’80s when Apple was infiltrating secondary schools and higher learning institutions, much like a number of the innovative 3D printing companies such as Stratasys, 3DS, and...