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Use Your 3D Printer for Easy Customized Iron-On Artwork Projects

Use Your 3D Printer for Easy Customized Iron-On Artwork Projects

It’s right that there’s no end to what you can do with a high-quality 3D printer, and we cover many of these stories here. But have you ever considered using your 3D printer to make customized artwork to be printed without the need for 3D design? “Heinzdrei” has made this a possibility by figuring out […]

It’s right that there’s no end to what you can do with a high-quality 3D printer, and we cover many of these stories here. But have you ever considered using your 3D printer to make customized artwork to be printed without the need for 3D design?...
Tenvas Introduces Online Customization Tool for 3D Printed Watches Via Indiegogo Campaign

Tenvas Introduces Online Customization Tool for 3D Printed Watches Via Indiegogo Campaign

My, how time flies. The first article I wrote for 3DPrint.com was about Tenvas’ 3D printed watches, and at the time, I was just beginning to learn everything that can be done with this new technology.  Eight months later, Singapore-based Tenvas is back in the 3D printing news now that the company has added a new […]

My, how time flies. The first article I wrote for 3DPrint.com was about Tenvas’ 3D printed watches, and at the time, I was just beginning to learn everything that can be done with this new technology.  Eight months later, Singapore-based Tenvas is back in the 3D...
‘Scope for Design’ Offers Individualized 3D Printed Smartphone Cases–more than 10,000 configurations possible

‘Scope for Design’ Offers Individualized 3D Printed Smartphone Cases–more than 10,000 configurations possible

One of the most fun and easy items available for 3D printing today is the smartphone case. While it seems a simple enough item, these days your phone case can say a lot about your personality. Are you straightforward and simple with a basic neutral monotone, or are you bedazzling, and sporting a sparkling, adorned case? […]

One of the most fun and easy items available for 3D printing today is the smartphone case. While it seems a simple enough item, these days your phone case can say a lot about your personality. Are you straightforward and simple with a basic neutral monotone, or are...
Custom Flexy-Form Insoles Are 3D Printable & Utilize Thermoforming for a Perfect Fit

Custom Flexy-Form Insoles Are 3D Printable & Utilize Thermoforming for a Perfect Fit

One of the areas in which we have begun to really see 3D printing start to infiltrate is that of custom footwear. Whether it be custom shoes, sneakers, shoe accessories, insoles, or orthotics, 3D printing has begun to show its true colors in enhancing the custom aspects available within the shoe design space. One man who […]

One of the areas in which we have begun to really see 3D printing start to infiltrate is that of custom footwear. Whether it be custom shoes, sneakers, shoe accessories, insoles, or orthotics, 3D printing has begun to show its true colors in enhancing the custom...
Fonon DMLS AM Systems Are Designed to Precisely Fit Each Customer’s Requirements

Fonon DMLS AM Systems Are Designed to Precisely Fit Each Customer’s Requirements

A fiber laser is a system that uses an optical fiber doped with rare earth elements such as dysprosium, praseodymium, erbium, ytterbium, neodymium, dysprosium, praseodymium, and thulium. Fonon Corporation says their additive manufacturing fiber laser devices feature improved laser management practices capable of fine-tuning product density and reducing build rate cycle times. Fonon’s Direct Metal Laser […]

A fiber laser is a system that uses an optical fiber doped with rare earth elements such as dysprosium, praseodymium, erbium, ytterbium, neodymium, dysprosium, praseodymium, and thulium. Fonon Corporation says their additive manufacturing fiber laser devices feature...
#ToyLikeMe Campaign Drives the Creation of Dolls with Disabilities Line of Makies Dolls

#ToyLikeMe Campaign Drives the Creation of Dolls with Disabilities Line of Makies Dolls

Almost a year ago, I wrote a story for 3Dprint.com about The Makies a line of 3D printed, personalizable dolls. The dolls, which were first introduced in 2012, captured the imagination of kids and adults alike as they marched off the production platform in endless variety. They have also recently gotten attention because of their […]

Almost a year ago, I wrote a story for 3Dprint.com about The Makies a line of 3D printed, personalizable dolls. The dolls, which were first introduced in 2012, captured the imagination of kids and adults alike as they marched off the production platform in endless...
‘Custom Control Concepts’ Will Jazz Up Your Custom VIP Aircraft With 3D Printing

‘Custom Control Concepts’ Will Jazz Up Your Custom VIP Aircraft With 3D Printing

In Seattle, WA, Custom Control Concepts practices their specialty of designing and building in-flight entertainment and cabin management systems. They’ve been at the trade for more than a decade, and they’ve installed their systems on some 150 VIP aircraft at their 80,000 sq. ft. facilities. The company installs iPad integrations and they also use 3D […]

In Seattle, WA, Custom Control Concepts practices their specialty of designing and building in-flight entertainment and cabin management systems. They’ve been at the trade for more than a decade, and they’ve installed their systems on some 150 VIP aircraft...
Light Soles, Made with 3D Printing & Light Curing Technology, Offer Runners & Cyclists Relief

Light Soles, Made with 3D Printing & Light Curing Technology, Offer Runners & Cyclists Relief

3D printing is truly a boon to the discerning consumer in an industry like that of footwear, where there are only so many styles and manufacturers of shoes—but every foot is different. Coupled with sports, where each one requires different elements in shoes, the customization allowed with 3D printing sends runners and cyclists hurtling over the […]

3D printing is truly a boon to the discerning consumer in an industry like that of footwear, where there are only so many styles and manufacturers of shoes—but every foot is different. Coupled with sports, where each one requires different elements in shoes, the...
Kiwatch & Sculpteo are Creating Custom Costumes for Security Cameras via 3D Printing

Kiwatch & Sculpteo are Creating Custom Costumes for Security Cameras via 3D Printing

Leaving aside for a moment arguments regarding the ethical implications of being part of a surveillance society, Kiwatch is helping cameras to blend into their backgrounds by making a wide variety of custom camera cases. Ranging from a natural looking aesthetic to an adorable blue hippo-monster, these 3D printed cases are helping at least the home […]

Leaving aside for a moment arguments regarding the ethical implications of being part of a surveillance society, Kiwatch is helping cameras to blend into their backgrounds by making a wide variety of custom camera cases. Ranging from a natural looking aesthetic to an...
This Pebble Watch is a Clear Example of Why 3D Printing Will Revolutionize Our Economy

This Pebble Watch is a Clear Example of Why 3D Printing Will Revolutionize Our Economy

When we decided to launch 3DPrint.com just over 13 months ago, we looked at it as a hobby, but the pace at which things have progressed, both for us and for the industry in general, has taken even us by surprise. Additive manufacturing is changing the world as we know it, and although there are […]

When we decided to launch 3DPrint.com just over 13 months ago, we looked at it as a hobby, but the pace at which things have progressed, both for us and for the industry in general, has taken even us by surprise. Additive manufacturing is changing the world as we know...
Designer Kostas Metaxas is Offering an Upscale 3D Printed Pen on Kickstarter

Designer Kostas Metaxas is Offering an Upscale 3D Printed Pen on Kickstarter

Kostas Metaxas is a designer, magazine editor and publisher, and a filmmaker and producer who covers fashion, design, gastronomy, and the arts. Metaxas has also designed Zylia Code, a line of jewelry which combines geometric, abstract curves with precious stones; Arts De La Table tableware; Oasis luxury bathroom objects; and the Totem line of furniture. […]

Kostas Metaxas is a designer, magazine editor and publisher, and a filmmaker and producer who covers fashion, design, gastronomy, and the arts. Metaxas has also designed Zylia Code, a line of jewelry which combines geometric, abstract curves with precious stones; Arts...
Made to Take a Hit — 3D Printed Glucose Monitor Case from Stratasys and R&D Technologies

Made to Take a Hit — 3D Printed Glucose Monitor Case from Stratasys and R&D Technologies

Ten-year-olds have a tendency to treat expensive objects just like they treat cheap toys; with a complete lack of respect for their ability to take a hit and keep working. When it comes to Katherine Tokarski’s son, that rule held true, so Tokarski sought a 3D printed insurance policy of sorts. Tokarski’s son was born […]

Ten-year-olds have a tendency to treat expensive objects just like they treat cheap toys; with a complete lack of respect for their ability to take a hit and keep working. When it comes to Katherine Tokarski’s son, that rule held true, so Tokarski sought a 3D printed...
High Fashion + High Tech = Bawsome 3D Printed Sunglasses

High Fashion + High Tech = Bawsome 3D Printed Sunglasses

You know how in the movies when the librarian girl gets a makeover and becomes the popular girl, she always loses her glasses in the transition? Well, that’s probably because she didn’t have access to these glasses by Bawsome. At the CES trade show in Las Vegas this year, Bawsome joined the scene by presenting […]

You know how in the movies when the librarian girl gets a makeover and becomes the popular girl, she always loses her glasses in the transition? Well, that’s probably because she didn’t have access to these glasses by Bawsome. At the CES trade show in Las Vegas this...
Dutch Company EXO-L 3D Prints Custom Ankle Supports for Athletes

Dutch Company EXO-L 3D Prints Custom Ankle Supports for Athletes

Ankle injuries such as sprains and stress fractures are common, particularly with athletes. Around 25,000 people per day — both athletes and non-athletes, adults and children — in the US alone experience sprained ankles. With proper preventive care, however, most injuries of the ankle can be avoided. Once injured, added protection can prevent subsequent injuries. One […]

Ankle injuries such as sprains and stress fractures are common, particularly with athletes. Around 25,000 people per day — both athletes and non-athletes, adults and children — in the US alone experience sprained ankles. With proper preventive care,...
PYOD Launches Kickstarter: Customize your own 3D printed sex toy

PYOD Launches Kickstarter: Customize your own 3D printed sex toy

“Nobody knows you like you do,” they say. “They,” in this case, are PYOD, a new company that is so dedicated to personalizing an already quite personal experience that they’ve named themselves for it. Print Your Own Dildo is here to do exactly that: let you design and 3D print your very own personal sex toy. […]

“Nobody knows you like you do,” they say. “They,” in this case, are PYOD, a new company that is so dedicated to personalizing an already quite personal experience that they’ve named themselves for it. Print Your Own Dildo is here to do...
3D Printed Ergonomic Keyboard Customizes the Keys for Every Individual’s Hands

3D Printed Ergonomic Keyboard Customizes the Keys for Every Individual’s Hands

One of the great benefits of 3D printing is the ability to ignore previous restrictions seen within more traditional means of manufacturing, which include expensive injection molding techniques that are great for creating multiples of the same product. That is so 2005 though, and we now live in the year 2014. This is a time […]

One of the great benefits of 3D printing is the ability to ignore previous restrictions seen within more traditional means of manufacturing, which include expensive injection molding techniques that are great for creating multiples of the same product. That is so 2005...
Australian Company Flying Machine 3D Prints Titanium Bike Lugs for Custom, Luxury Bicycles

Australian Company Flying Machine 3D Prints Titanium Bike Lugs for Custom, Luxury Bicycles

“I want to ride my bicycle,” Freddie Mercury once sang; it’s a chorus repeated through the years, as the cycling community across the world is massive. 3D printing in the bicycling world isn’t unheard of by any stretch, with additive manufacturing showing up across the board, from parts to helmets. Now, Australia-based Flying Machine has […]

“I want to ride my bicycle,” Freddie Mercury once sang; it’s a chorus repeated through the years, as the cycling community across the world is massive. 3D printing in the bicycling world isn’t unheard of by any stretch, with additive...
3D Printed Lock-Nesters Bring Puzzles Into Three Dimensions

3D Printed Lock-Nesters Bring Puzzles Into Three Dimensions

Brooklyn designer Fleet Hower has combined a longtime fascination with puzzles with his professional interest in bringing together digital design, physical production, and the latest in technology. The natural brainchild of this union is a 3D puzzle, and working with 3D Hubs, Hower has designed six 3D puzzles that are available today. “I’ve always been fascinated with […]

Brooklyn designer Fleet Hower has combined a longtime fascination with puzzles with his professional interest in bringing together digital design, physical production, and the latest in technology. The natural brainchild of this union is a 3D puzzle, and working with...
Automotive Personalization Company Uses 3D Printing to Customize Luxury Vehicles

Automotive Personalization Company Uses 3D Printing to Customize Luxury Vehicles

Most people think owning a 3D printer is like having your own factory in a box, and it is– 3D printing is extremely useful for mass production on the fly. However, 3D printing is also useful for making one-off, one-of-a-kind items. To prove it, one need not look further than Ai Design. Ai Design is a […]

Most people think owning a 3D printer is like having your own factory in a box, and it is– 3D printing is extremely useful for mass production on the fly. However, 3D printing is also useful for making one-off, one-of-a-kind items. To prove it, one need not look...
JustMake: A Platform for the Public to 3D Print, Seeks Funding on Indiegogo

JustMake: A Platform for the Public to 3D Print, Seeks Funding on Indiegogo

As 3D printing has become part of the greater public awareness, there is a great deal of interest in the production of customized objects. However, creating an object from scratch requires specialized knowledge that is not yet as ubiquitous as word processing. There may not be a 3D printer on every desk top, but it […]

As 3D printing has become part of the greater public awareness, there is a great deal of interest in the production of customized objects. However, creating an object from scratch requires specialized knowledge that is not yet as ubiquitous as word processing. There...
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