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Making the Holiday Season Merry and Bright with 3D Printing

While the official first day of winter isn’t actually until next Friday, December 21st, it’s certainly felt like winter here in southwest Ohio recently. For me, this means drinking hot…

Morphi Rings in the New Year With New Materials Tool

Morphi, the 3D design app for education, has become increasingly versatile. Over the past year, the Morphi team has integrated AR and VR into the program and integrated it into…

Lithuania 3D Prints the Pope a Nanoscale Nativity Scene

Telling someone you’ve just given them an invisible Christmas present sounds like a pretty bold cop-out of buying someone a gift, but in rare cases it’s a legitimate statement, and…

10 Things to 3D Print for the Holidays

Merry Christmas Eve! It’s the most holiday-filled time of the year – the whole month has been filled with celebrations of one kind or another, and celebrations mean decorations. Decorations,…

Celebrate Festive 3D Printing and More with Kitronik’s 12 Makes of Christmas

I have always found the song “The 12 Days of Christmas” to be maddening. All that repetition drives me nuts, and it sticks in my head and refuses to get…

3D Printing News Briefs: December 12, 2017

Today’s 3D Printing News Briefs features some of the latest happenings in medical, business, and education 3D printing news. Nanoscribe is celebrating its 10 year anniversary, while an industry expert…

Christmas of the Future Includes 3D Printed Food, Virtual Christmas Trees, and Social Media for Pets

As Christmas approaches, many people are getting ready for the same traditions they celebrate every year. It’s a holiday of tradition, after all – whether that means the fairly universal…

Custom Prototypes Turns Cartoon Image into 3D Printed Figurine, Brings a Smile to Disabled Girl’s Face for Christmas

Christmas is over – the delicious decorated cookies are (almost) gone, the tags have been removed from your new clothes, and you’re completely out of Scotch tape and tissue paper. When…

Weekly Roundup: Ten 3D Printable Christmas Gifts for the Person Who Has Everything

We all have that one difficult person on our holiday shopping list who either buys themselves everything that they need or they are impossible to please, making them really difficult to…

Asheville Area Habitat for Humanity, Spectra3D Technologies Announce the Winner of 3rd Annual 3D Printed Ornament Design Challenge

Right before Thanksgiving, we told you about the third annual Habitat for the Holidays: 3D Printed Ornament Contest in North Carolina, which we have enjoyed seeing in years past. The contest…

Weekly Roundup: Ten 3D Printable Nerdy Christmas Things

It seems like I just got done wishing you a very nerdy Christmas, but it’s been a whole year already! But while the season may change, the one thing that…

Sainsbury’s Uses 3D Printing to Produce Characters for Stop Motion Christmas Ad

$19 billion supermarket chain Sainsbury’s Christmas advertisement entitled “The Greatest Gift” is trending to be one of the most popular ads from major retailers and supermarkets globally this year, with over…

Artist Melissa Ng Creates 3D Printed Mana Potion Pendant to Raise Money and Send Good Vibes

By now, you should be fairly familiar with the name Melissa Ng, especially if you’re into cosplay and other 3D printed creative works of art. If you’re not, I highly…

Weekly Roundup: Ten 3D Printable Christmas Cookie Cutters

The day after Thanksgiving, while most people are sleeping off turkey comas or fighting unruly crowds for deals on televisions, is what I call Christmas cookie day. Every Cookie Friday,…

Deck the Halls with 3D Printed Ornaments: 3D Design Contest from Asheville Area Habitat for Humanity and Spectra3D Technologies

The Halloween candy is mostly gone, and next week is that big turkey dinner with our loved ones for Thanksgiving. Christmas will be here before you know it! It’s almost time…

Santa Claus Visits Shapeways, Considers 3D Printing as Alternative to Traditional Toymaking Methods

I’m not sure how old I was when I stopped believing in Santa Claus. My parents put a lot of effort into manufacturing evidence that he had been to my…

Make a 3D Printed Christmas Tree That Twinkles and Plays Music!

It’s that time of year again when you need to make some last minute 3D printed gifts, and this might be the project just for you. I have always enjoyed giving homemade gifts…

3D Printed Christmas Tree Ornament on Display at Governor’s Mansion in Virginia

If you are able to tear yourself away from the raging Starbucks holiday to-go cup debate for even a moment (are we still talking about that?), you might be reminded that…

3D Printing Enthusiasts Celebrate Christmas Early at iMakr’s Annual Holiday Showcase

Most of us have probably attended some sort of Christmas market or showcase at one time or another. From pop-up markets featuring gifts from local artisans, or walk-through displays of lights…

CGTrader’s 3D Printing Christmas Challenge Lets Elves Everywhere Get 3D-Creative

Online shopping has taken some of the pain out of Christmas shopping and gift-giving. Why bundle up, shovel the car out, and trudge around from shop to shop or through…

Merry 3D Printed Meme Christmas – From Grumpy Cat Santa to the Twerking Ornament

The internet and memes go together like Santa Claus and Christmas, and 3D printing has created a way of fabricating our favorite memes in 3-dimensions. Without this technology, we would…

3D Printed Christmas Crackers — 3D Printed Gifts Which are Already Wrapped

The UK tradition of celebrating the holiday season with Christmas crackers is gradually spreading to the US. It’s also making its way into the sphere of 3D printing with a…

Reindeer 3D Printed from Aluminum ‘Santa’ Superalloy for Christmas

Author Washington Irving once wrote about St. Nicholas “riding over the tops of the trees, in that self-same wagon wherein he brings his yearly presents to children.” But any mention…

All I Want for Christmas Is My Brain on My Christmas Tree: Doctor 3D prints ornaments of his brain

I remember as a kid, going over to my aunt’s house every winter to help her decorate her Christmas tree. Each and every year she would have new little ornaments…