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Custom Prototypes Reclaims AMUG Gold with Stunning Metal 3D Printed Roman Helmet

Custom Prototypes Reclaims AMUG Gold with Stunning Metal 3D Printed Roman Helmet

Last week, the Additive Manufacturing Users Group (AMUG) held its annual conference in St. Louis, Missouri. Many 3D printing announcements came out of the show, but the one I’m most excited about is the news that Custom Prototypes, a Toronto-based 3D printing company that always produces enjoyable work, has taken first place in the Advanced […]

Last week, the Additive Manufacturing Users Group (AMUG) held its annual conference in St. Louis, Missouri. Many 3D printing announcements came out of the show, but the one I’m most excited about is the news that Custom Prototypes, a Toronto-based 3D printing...
Researchers Develop Painless 3D Printed Microneedles that Dissolve and Deliver Drugs Under Human Skin

Researchers Develop Painless 3D Printed Microneedles that Dissolve and Deliver Drugs Under Human Skin

I hate getting shots more than almost anything, except maybe going to the dentist. Really, it’s seeing the needle puncture my skin that bothers me more than anything – I can’t even look at people getting shots on TV, it totally freaks me out. I need to be distracted, and always warn the nurse or […]

I hate getting shots more than almost anything, except maybe going to the dentist. Really, it’s seeing the needle puncture my skin that bothers me more than anything – I can’t even look at people getting shots on TV, it totally freaks me out. I need...
3D Printed Reflector Improves WiFi Signal and Security in Interior Spaces

3D Printed Reflector Improves WiFi Signal and Security in Interior Spaces

Have you ever been stuck waiting somewhere, like a doctor’s office, and really just wanted to check your email while you were sitting there, but the WiFi signal was just too weak? It can be a frustrating situation, especially when the alternative is flipping through really old magazines – they never seem to have current […]

Have you ever been stuck waiting somewhere, like a doctor’s office, and really just wanted to check your email while you were sitting there, but the WiFi signal was just too weak? It can be a frustrating situation, especially when the alternative is flipping...
What About 3D CAD?

What About 3D CAD?

The first rule for printing in 3D is the presence of a 3D file. The next article will lead you through basic computer-aided design (CAD) terms, will review the market players and will guide you to the best options to start design for free with a robust 3D CAD. There is one common principle today […]

The first rule for printing in 3D is the presence of a 3D file. The next article will lead you through basic computer-aided design (CAD) terms, will review the market players and will guide you to the best options to start design for free with a robust 3D CAD. There...
System76 Uses LulzBot TAZ 3D Printer to Create 26 Guy Tux Masks for July 4th

System76 Uses LulzBot TAZ 3D Printer to Create 26 Guy Tux Masks for July 4th

Marketing makes the world go ’round. And when coupled with innovative technology like 3D printing, the sky is the limit. The busy team at System76 discovered this recently as a promotional deadline loomed ahead for July 4th—and required some major volume in production. With that in mind, they put their 3D printer to use. “This […]

Marketing makes the world go ’round. And when coupled with innovative technology like 3D printing, the sky is the limit. The busy team at System76 discovered this recently as a promotional deadline loomed ahead for July 4th—and required some major volume in...
3D Printing Spotlight On: Vicky Somma, Maker and Software Developer

3D Printing Spotlight On: Vicky Somma, Maker and Software Developer

If you’re inexperienced with 3D printing but want to learn, there are plenty of courses, both online and in-person, that you can take – or, if you’re anything like Vicky Somma, you can just teach yourself. The software developer taught herself how to use 3D software and a 3D printer a few years ago, and has […]

If you’re inexperienced with 3D printing but want to learn, there are plenty of courses, both online and in-person, that you can take – or, if you’re anything like Vicky Somma, you can just teach yourself. The software developer taught herself how to...
Springboro STEMfest: Ohio Students Learn About 3D Printing, STEAM Education, and Rocket Launchers

Springboro STEMfest: Ohio Students Learn About 3D Printing, STEAM Education, and Rocket Launchers

Science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics are picking up steam lately – which is handy, as they fall into a curriculum of the same name, as STEAM education takes its place in schools around the world. Also called STEM education, these curricula focus students’ attention on growing fields in the 21st century. In Dayton, Ohio, […]

Science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics are picking up steam lately – which is handy, as they fall into a curriculum of the same name, as STEAM education takes its place in schools around the world. Also called STEM education, these curricula...
Medical Student Creates Patient-Specific 3D Printed Liver Model for Less Than $150

Medical Student Creates Patient-Specific 3D Printed Liver Model for Less Than $150

While researchers continue working hard to make readily available 3D printed organs a reality, we know that it likely won’t happen, at least not on a massively available and low-cost scale, for quite some time. However, 3D printing technology is often used in surgery these days, from surgical guides to implants to patient-specific medical models. Recently, a team developed […]

While researchers continue working hard to make readily available 3D printed organs a reality, we know that it likely won’t happen, at least not on a massively available and low-cost scale, for quite some time. However, 3D printing technology is often used in...
The Ancient and the Advanced Come Together in 3D Printed Primal Crafts Jewelry

The Ancient and the Advanced Come Together in 3D Printed Primal Crafts Jewelry

Kristoffer Rønn-Andersen recently graduated with a Master’s degree in engineering, but he found that he just couldn’t resist the call of the creative. Having started out by designing a few gifts for his girlfriend, he soon found himself unable to turn away from the maker’s siren song and now works full time creating, promoting, and running […]

Kristoffer Rønn-Andersen recently graduated with a Master’s degree in engineering, but he found that he just couldn’t resist the call of the creative. Having started out by designing a few gifts for his girlfriend, he soon found himself unable to turn away...
Software Updates, Partnerships, a New President and the MOARstruder: Big News from Aleph Objects and LulzBot at CES 2017

Software Updates, Partnerships, a New President and the MOARstruder: Big News from Aleph Objects and LulzBot at CES 2017

While CES 2017 previews and special events have been going on all week, the largest technology trade show in the US didn’t officially open until today – and now that it has, the news floodgates are open. Companies are unveiling new hardware, software, business news, or, in the case of Aleph Objects, creator of the popular LulzBot 3D […]

While CES 2017 previews and special events have been going on all week, the largest technology trade show in the US didn’t officially open until today – and now that it has, the news floodgates are open. Companies are unveiling new hardware, software,...
Out of the Abyss: Miguel Zavala Unveils New Dungeons & Dragons 3D Printable Model Collection

Out of the Abyss: Miguel Zavala Unveils New Dungeons & Dragons 3D Printable Model Collection

Miguel Zavala, a US Army vet, 3D designer, and Dungeons & Dragons player, was the focus of 3DPrint.com’s most heavily trafficked and shared article of 2016…or rather, the impressively detailed collection of 300 3D printed D&D monster models he created was the focus. He began this massive undertaking in 2015, and released the last of […]

Miguel Zavala, a US Army vet, 3D designer, and Dungeons & Dragons player, was the focus of 3DPrint.com’s most heavily trafficked and shared article of 2016…or rather, the impressively detailed collection of 300 3D printed D&D monster models he...
The Spirit of a Dreamer Spurs 3D Design & 3D Printing Innovation -- A Few Questions For: Melissa Ng

The Spirit of a Dreamer Spurs 3D Design & 3D Printing Innovation -- A Few Questions For: Melissa Ng

 With great technology comes great innovation. Designers, makers, builders, modelers – the 3D printing community is full of astonishing talent, and the pool is deep. We often speak with participants in the field who deserve to have the spotlight shone on them, and 3DPrint.com will continue to highlight the best and brightest across the board. In […]

 With great technology comes great innovation. Designers, makers, builders, modelers – the 3D printing community is full of astonishing talent, and the pool is deep. We often speak with participants in the field who deserve to have the spotlight shone on them, and...
The Blender Institute Uses a LulzBot Mini 3D Printer to Facilitate Open Source Creativity

The Blender Institute Uses a LulzBot Mini 3D Printer to Facilitate Open Source Creativity

One of the most popular 3D creation software programs is Blender, for a multitude of reasons. First of all, it’s free. Secondly, it’s open source, relying on the collaborative creativity of people around the world for its continued development. Thirdly, it supports every aspect of 3D creation, from modeling to simulation to rendering to video game […]

One of the most popular 3D creation software programs is Blender, for a multitude of reasons. First of all, it’s free. Secondly, it’s open source, relying on the collaborative creativity of people around the world for its continued development. Thirdly, it...
For the 3D Printing Novice: Shapeways Offers Insights into CAD & 3D Modeling

For the 3D Printing Novice: Shapeways Offers Insights into CAD & 3D Modeling

For those just beginning to try their hand at 3D printing, often it’s easy to jump in with only the end goal in sight as you imagine that sophisticated looking machine pumping out your 3D models. Whether you are downloading a file from Thingiverse and printing it out as is, customizing open source files to […]

For those just beginning to try their hand at 3D printing, often it’s easy to jump in with only the end goal in sight as you imagine that sophisticated looking machine pumping out your 3D models. Whether you are downloading a file from Thingiverse and printing it out...
The Lord of Sipán: 3D Scanning and Modeling Recreate the Face of Ancient Peruvian Royal

The Lord of Sipán: 3D Scanning and Modeling Recreate the Face of Ancient Peruvian Royal

No one really knows what happened to the Moche civilization, which populated Peru between the years 1 and 800 CE. They were artistically and architecturally advanced, with several monuments and even pyramids still standing today as a testament to the culture’s skill and talent. They were also a rather violent people, as archaeologists have discovered […]

No one really knows what happened to the Moche civilization, which populated Peru between the years 1 and 800 CE. They were artistically and architecturally advanced, with several monuments and even pyramids still standing today as a testament to the culture’s...
Humans and Technology Flirt at the Rio Paralympics Opening Ceremony, Featuring Amy Purdy in a 3D Printed Dress by Danit Peleg

Humans and Technology Flirt at the Rio Paralympics Opening Ceremony, Featuring Amy Purdy in a 3D Printed Dress by Danit Peleg

Fashion has certainly come a long way today, thanks to a much more open-minded consumer base that’s willing to express personality and a unique, independent spirit. New technology, tools, and materials also allow us a glimpse into the future of apparel as we see powerful new trends coming from younger students, as well as on the runway. […]

Fashion has certainly come a long way today, thanks to a much more open-minded consumer base that’s willing to express personality and a unique, independent spirit. New technology, tools, and materials also allow us a glimpse into the future of apparel as we see...
Sovereign Armor in 3D Print: Melissa Ng's Power Grows as She Unleashes the Artist’s Warrior Within

Sovereign Armor in 3D Print: Melissa Ng's Power Grows as She Unleashes the Artist’s Warrior Within

“It’s easy to critique, judge, and assume. It’s not easy to keep creating the things that can only come from you.”  Fearless (in 3D printing). Vulnerable (as a human, and an artist). Brave (in the face of criticism). Driven (as a creator). She’s bold yet humble, and experienced—yet still a beginner. Melissa Ng is quite simply…very complex. Bringing new […]

“It’s easy to critique, judge, and assume. It’s not easy to keep creating the things that can only come from you.”  Fearless (in 3D printing). Vulnerable (as a human, and an artist). Brave (in the face of criticism). Driven (as a creator). She’s bold yet humble, and...
Check Out This i.materialise Tutorial on Making A 3D Printed Action Figure

Check Out This i.materialise Tutorial on Making A 3D Printed Action Figure

There appears to be quite a distinctive overlap between 3D printing and action figures. For example, DC Comics has signed deals to 3D print some of its more popular action figures — including the world’s first official 3D printed Batman. This is awesome news for Europe’s Batman fans, who now have the option to 3D print their own […]

There appears to be quite a distinctive overlap between 3D printing and action figures. For example, DC Comics has signed deals to 3D print some of its more popular action figures — including the world’s first official 3D printed Batman. This is awesome...
Software Developer Launches Kickstarter Campaign to Help Provide 3D Design Courses to Beginners

Software Developer Launches Kickstarter Campaign to Help Provide 3D Design Courses to Beginners

As the number of real life applications that involve the use of 3D design and 3D printing continues to increase, so does the need to educate the world—particularly the younger generations—on the ins and outs of 3D technology. Educational fields involving science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) are becoming more and more relevant in our society, and we’ve seen […]

As the number of real life applications that involve the use of 3D design and 3D printing continues to increase, so does the need to educate the world—particularly the younger generations—on the ins and outs of 3D technology. Educational fields involving science,...
Serious About 3D Modeling Software? Take a Look at ImplicitCAD—Powerful, Open Source, & Centered Around 3D Printing

Serious About 3D Modeling Software? Take a Look at ImplicitCAD—Powerful, Open Source, & Centered Around 3D Printing

3D printing has certainly emerged as one of the most exciting tools for hobbyists, designers, engineers, and more—and over the past few years, has become such a mainstream technology that most everyone has at least a glimmer of what the technology is about and usually a wondrous attitude regarding the latest amazing or outrageous thing […]

3D printing has certainly emerged as one of the most exciting tools for hobbyists, designers, engineers, and more—and over the past few years, has become such a mainstream technology that most everyone has at least a glimmer of what the technology is about and usually...
The Free Library of 3D Printable Dungeons & Dragons Miniatures Grows Even Bigger

The Free Library of 3D Printable Dungeons & Dragons Miniatures Grows Even Bigger

A few months ago I spoke with avid D&D player and Shapeways user Miguel Zavala who had just uploaded a huge library of two hundred 3D printable Dungeons & Dragons miniature models. He created the library of figures from existing designs that he either heavily modified or for many of them simply designed himself from […]

A few months ago I spoke with avid D&D player and Shapeways user Miguel Zavala who had just uploaded a huge library of two hundred 3D printable Dungeons & Dragons miniature models. He created the library of figures from existing designs that he either heavily...
Sculpteo Answers Everything You Always Wanted to Know about 3D Printing Gear Sets!

Sculpteo Answers Everything You Always Wanted to Know about 3D Printing Gear Sets!

If you are into developing complex mechanical systems, then you already know that it can be quite a challenge to design working gear sets. Maybe you were lucky to receive an introduction to gears through a Lego set, or maybe you were fortunate to be able to tinker around a mechanically-minded family member who already knew a […]

If you are into developing complex mechanical systems, then you already know that it can be quite a challenge to design working gear sets. Maybe you were lucky to receive an introduction to gears through a Lego set, or maybe you were fortunate to be able to tinker...
Inside the Making of a 3D Printed Stone Age Computer Mouse

Inside the Making of a 3D Printed Stone Age Computer Mouse

Have you ever wondered how a 3D printed object moves through the process from simple concept to end result? Each object, depending on factors such as material, size, finishing, and color, will be different, so it’s important to show all of the steps involved in the making of a 3D printed object. Why? This is to […]

Have you ever wondered how a 3D printed object moves through the process from simple concept to end result? Each object, depending on factors such as material, size, finishing, and color, will be different, so it’s important to show all of the steps involved in...
Did You Know You Can Turn a 2D Photo into a Printable 3D Model?

Did You Know You Can Turn a 2D Photo into a Printable 3D Model?

Do you have a favorite photo of a beloved pet or a special person that you’d like to see as a printable 3D model? This is certainly possible, as we’ve seen time and time again — and as explored in a recent Sculpteo blog post. It seems like 3D printing keeps offering more and more options […]

Do you have a favorite photo of a beloved pet or a special person that you’d like to see as a printable 3D model? This is certainly possible, as we’ve seen time and time again — and as explored in a recent Sculpteo blog post. It seems like 3D...
i.materialise Announces New Plugin for Blender 3D Modeling Software

i.materialise Announces New Plugin for Blender 3D Modeling Software

If you are into 3D modeling, it’s possible that you have experimented with more than one modeling program. In order to make your software selection process easier, last summer i.materialise went ahead and ranked the top 25 most popular 3D design programs. Using criteria ranging from social media, webpage search engines, 3D printing community forums (including […]

If you are into 3D modeling, it’s possible that you have experimented with more than one modeling program. In order to make your software selection process easier, last summer i.materialise went ahead and ranked the top 25 most popular 3D design programs. Using...
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