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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…

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 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,…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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,…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Apple & U.S. Dep. of Defense Partner to Develop Flexible 3D Printed Wearables for Military & Beyond

The 3D printing industry is exploding, ripe with opportunity, a garden just waiting to be sown with innovation. Nearly all of the big guns are getting in on it from…

Apple Issued Patent for 3D Scanning Stylus

In my opinion it’s only a matter of time before tech goliath Apple enters the 3D printing and scanning space. Once this takes place there really is no telling how…

Australia’s Redstack Opens New eStore, Broadening Design Technology & 3D Printing Availability

Formerly known as IMAGINiT Technologies, Australia-based Redstack has been providing design technology and services to those in the engineering and architecture fields for two decades, bringing design technology to all…

MIT Technology Review: Voxel8 & 3D Systems Make the Cut in List of ‘50 Smartest Companies’

In our line of work, the MIT Technology Review’s 50 Smartest Companies is one of those delicious lists we get to take a little breather for, to immerse ourselves in,…

Kwambio Will Allow You to Repurpose that Old iPhone, Turning it Into a 3D Printed Desk Lamp

Just think for a second how many smartphones are disposed of each and every day. In fact, in a recent report, Gartner estimated that in 2014 there were over 1…

NEODiVR Environment-sensing VR System – 3D Printing, iPhone 6 & Structure Sensor Come Together

As the world of 3D printing evolves and revolves, it has developed kinships with other technologies that seem to function as symbiotic cousins. Both virtual and augmented reality fit right…

Apple’s Acquisition of LinX Imaging May Lead to Thinner Cameras, 3D Imaging for Next iPhones

“Apple buys smaller technology companies from time to time, and we generally do not discuss our purpose or plans,” Apple told several tech outlets. Apple‘s leading position in the tech…