Contour Crafting

Contour Crafting Will Develop Concrete 3D Printer for Disaster Relief, Thanks to DoD Contract

One of the very first methods of large-scale 3D printing that the world witnessed was the technology of Contour Crafting Corporation, which uses large but lightweight robotic 3D printers to quickly put down…

3D Printing News Briefs: August 10, 2018

We’ve got some business news to start things off with in today’s 3D Printing News Briefs, followed by a little research and a really cool 3D printed costume. The Department…

2017 Built a Bridge to Innovation: Year in Construction 3D Printing

Taking a look back at the previous year in the 3D printing world as 2018 rapidly approaches, one of several major themes that emerged was innovation in construction 3D printing….

3D Printing News Briefs: November 3, 2017

For this month’s first edition of 3D Printing News Briefs, we’re starting with some 3D printing education news, then moving on to business and an aerospace industry announcement. MakerBot technology…

Contour Crafting Prepares for Series Production of Robotic Construction 3D Printers

According to scientific forecasts, there will be 11 billion people living on Earth by the year 2100. That’s a big population boom in a relatively short period of time, and…

Entrepreneur and Startup Advisor Andrew Weinreich Focuses on 3D Printing in Future Homebuilding for Podcast Episode

It took me an embarrassingly long time to finally try listening to a podcast: I’m a fairly visual person, and I didn’t think I would enjoy just sitting and listening…

NASA Innovative Advanced Concepts Program Seeks Submissions for Visionary Concepts

On Sunday, I attended Star Trek: Mission New York at the Jacob Javits Convention Center. One of the many celebratory events commemorating the 50th anniversary of the seminal science fiction…

Selective Separation Sintering: NASA Challenge Leads to an Entirely New 3D Printing Technology for the Moon and Mars

While there are many reasons to push for the development of 3D printing technology in space, the biggest reason is that shipping things to outer space is expensive – really…

Solar Crafting 3D Prints Martian Habitats with Sand and a Huge Balloon

Last May when NASA announced their new Centennial Challenge and tasked entrants to design a system for developing 3D printable habitats on the surface of Mars everyone knew that the…

When? Predictions as to When 3D Printed Cars, Homes, Organs & More Will Be Readily Available

If you are a frequent reader of 3DPrint.com, then you are probably pretty excited about what this technology will eventually mean for society as a whole. While the phrase ‘Third…

MoonRay, The UV DLP 3D Printer is Launched on Kickstarter by SprintRay

Last October we reported on a startup company called SprintRay and the launch of their StarRay SLA 3D printer. Since then I have had the opportunity of meeting with Amir…

Exclusive: How Winsun Stole IP from Contour Crafting and Is “Faking” Their 3D Printed Homes & Apartments

Probably the story we receive the most emails about and residual traffic from is the one we did about a Chinese company called Winsun. Winsun made major headlines twice over…

Contour Crafting Inventor Dr. Khoshnevis: Widespread 3D Printed Homes in 5 Years, High-Rises in 10 Years

Exclusive interview with Dr. Behrokh Khoshnevis: Contour Crafting machines will be available starting at around $200,000 within a couple of years.  Machine is now capable of printing concrete walls, insulation and…

3D Printing Houses Via Contour Crafting – Winner of ‘Create the Future’ Competition

In 2002, the publishers of the magazine NASA Tech Briefs began a contest titled “Create the Future” as a way to push forward and recognize outstanding innovation in engineering. It…