US Marine Designs 3D Printed Surveillance Drone at Fraction of Regular Cost

There are all sorts of applications for 3D printing in the military, from a submarine hull and a trauma simulator to missile components and surveillance drones. Recently, Rhet McNeal, a 26-year-old…

Motion Capture and 3D Printing Preserve the Movements of Skateboards in Action

Some of athletes’ best memories come from a record-setting run or bike ride, or, for skateboarders, a difficult-to-master trick. Those moments are ephemeral, as memories tend to be, but 3D…

3D Printing News Briefs: August 15, 2017

For today’s 3D Printing News Briefs, we’re putting our best fashion foot forward as we bring you stories of 3D printed wearables, clothing, and insoles, then move into some software…

Artist Offers a Clever 3D Printed Sign to Designate Gender-Neutral Bathrooms

Bathrooms have been a controversial topic lately, especially in the United States. There’s a sharp and often angry divide between those who believe that a person should be able to…

Combining the Old with the New: Autodesk Uses 3D Printing and Investment Casting to Create Lightweight Airplane Frame Seats

While research is ongoing to determine just how unhealthy 3D printing fumes are, there are also a lot of ways that the technology is actually environmentally friendly, from recycled filaments and…

“Tatoué” Evolves from Hacked 3D Printer to Giant Robotic Tattooing Machine

Oh, how quickly technology develops. It’s a common refrain around here, but it’s one thing to hear about the fast progression of 3D printing in general and another to watch…

German Paralympian Cyclist Hopes to Race Using 3D Printed Prosthesis in 2016 Rio Games

When the Paralympics come to Rio de Janeiro this September, German silver medal winning cyclist Denise Schindler is hoping to be the first to race in the games using a…

Artist Jennifer Berry Creates Collaborative Art With Bees, Nature’s 3D Printers

“Bees are the world’s first 3D printers,” says Jennifer Berry. An ecologist, landscape designer, artist, teacher, Berry is the founder of Berry Design Ecology, her personal consulting practice. Her work…

Autodesk Helps Kids Design Their Own Water Cannon-Equipped 3D Printed Prosthetic Arms

Bay Area not-for-profit design firm KIDmob specializes in organizing fun and exciting project based workshops for kids and students that focus on design and STEM education. The group recently held…


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