Australian Entrepreneur Using 3D Printing to Help the Environment by Ridding Oceans of Plastic Waste

34-year-old Perth native Darren Lomman began his first venture when he was just 19, while studying mechanical engineering at the University of Western Australia (UWA). He launched a not-for-profit called Dreamfit,…

Researchers Make Kinetic Structures Out of Plastic Bottles, Linear Actuators, and 3D Printed Connectors

Last spring, we heard about an intriguing research project out of Germany’s Hasso-Plattner Institute (HPI), called TrussFab. The integrated, end-to-end 3D software system made it possible to design sturdy, large-scale structures, and then…

HPI Researchers Develop TrussFab 3D Software to Design Strong Structures Using Plastic Bottles and 3D Printed Truss Connectors

When I was in high school, I spent most Saturday nights in the gymnasium with my fellow band friends, playing in the pep band for the basketball games. Since we…

Industrial Design Student Creates Simple, Ingenious Soft Drink Bottle Carrying Device

Up-and-coming industrial designer Sunny Su is part of a new generation of creators who use 3D printing to take product designs from concept to reality faster than ever before. In…

These 3D Printed Bottles & Cans Make Recycling a Bit Simpler

I remember back in grade school, when recycling first started catching on. This was a good 25 years ago, and we were at a time where people finally were beginning…


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