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3D Printing at the Design Academy Graduation During Dutch Design Week

3D Printing at the Design Academy Graduation During Dutch Design Week

In an old Philips factory in the center of Eindhoven the Netherlands lies the Eindhoven Design Academy. In the heart of a city built by manufacturing and the first consumer electronics boom, some of the world’s best designers are educated. Across the street in a tiny building is Philips’ first factory. Here over a century […]

In an old Philips factory in the center of Eindhoven the Netherlands lies the Eindhoven Design Academy. In the heart of a city built by manufacturing and the first consumer electronics boom, some of the world’s best designers are educated. Across the street in a tiny...
A 20th Century Bullring Reimagined as a 21st Century Drone Station

A 20th Century Bullring Reimagined as a 21st Century Drone Station

Bullfights arouse strong feelings on both sides. Their aficionados see them as a place of near reverence, where animal and man engage in an athletic dance summoning the shadows of mankind’s struggles for both dominance over and stewardship of his natural counterparts. Opponents of the sport decry its violence and bloodshed, the unnecessary cruelty of […]

Bullfights arouse strong feelings on both sides. Their aficionados see them as a place of near reverence, where animal and man engage in an athletic dance summoning the shadows of mankind’s struggles for both dominance over and stewardship of his natural...
3D Printed Supermodels of Real Life Super Yachts

3D Printed Supermodels of Real Life Super Yachts

I have to admit that I have never been yacht shopping and, so, I had imagined it to be very much like car shopping: going to a watery lot, walking among the available yachts and negotiating with a salesman to find out how far the sticker price can be dropped. And that still may be the […]

I have to admit that I have never been yacht shopping and, so, I had imagined it to be very much like car shopping: going to a watery lot, walking among the available yachts and negotiating with a salesman to find out how far the sticker price can be dropped. And that...
3D Printing Plays Role in CBS Drama and at Phoenix Children's Hospital

3D Printing Plays Role in CBS Drama and at Phoenix Children's Hospital

3D printing has been warmly welcomed into show business. The possibilities that it provides for the creation of props and costumes made it a natural member of the theatrical team. Now, in the new CBS drama ‘Pure Genius’ it’s moving from backstage to an onscreen role. The technology participated in the debut show, aired October […]

3D printing has been warmly welcomed into show business. The possibilities that it provides for the creation of props and costumes made it a natural member of the theatrical team. Now, in the new CBS drama ‘Pure Genius’ it’s moving from backstage to...
3D Printing Helps Reimagine Relationships with Industry

3D Printing Helps Reimagine Relationships with Industry

Before the rise of mass industry, the urban centers were desirable locations for shop keeps and wealthy citizens who could afford to be, and greatly desired to be, near the cultural life of the city. In the 19th century, with the industrial revolution and the introduction of train travel, those who could moved farther away […]

Before the rise of mass industry, the urban centers were desirable locations for shop keeps and wealthy citizens who could afford to be, and greatly desired to be, near the cultural life of the city. In the 19th century, with the industrial revolution and the...
Safilo and the Stratasys J750 3D Printer: Making Beautiful Eyewear Together

Safilo and the Stratasys J750 3D Printer: Making Beautiful Eyewear Together

Glasses are often more than just an aid for those of us with poor eyesight; they also make a fashion statement. Whether with that opportunity we want to emphasize pure practicality or lead others to believe our lives are a walk on the wild side, there are no shortage of designers and designer options for eyewear. […]

Glasses are often more than just an aid for those of us with poor eyesight; they also make a fashion statement. Whether with that opportunity we want to emphasize pure practicality or lead others to believe our lives are a walk on the wild side, there are no shortage...
The Digital Hand: Using Kinect to Create 3D Printed Furniture and Objects

The Digital Hand: Using Kinect to Create 3D Printed Furniture and Objects

Parametric is a favorite word among the digital design community. In fact, one of my colleagues at the university and a good friend of ours used it so often that six years ago, my two-year-old daughter would walk around calling everything parametric. It’s a fancy way of saying ‘something that exists in relation to a […]

Parametric is a favorite word among the digital design community. In fact, one of my colleagues at the university and a good friend of ours used it so often that six years ago, my two-year-old daughter would walk around calling everything parametric. It’s a...
MƎTHESIS: Metal 3D Printing Is Ready for New Applications in the World of End-Use Product Design

MƎTHESIS: Metal 3D Printing Is Ready for New Applications in the World of End-Use Product Design

The recent MƎTHESIS exhibit on metal 3D printed products (which I organized in collaboration with Autodesk, Lenovo and Laser Metal Fusion 3D printer manufacturer Sisma) for the recent Milan Design Week, helped me and those involved understand that the use of metal 3D printing in commercial product design is not as far as initially thought. The […]

The recent MƎTHESIS exhibit on metal 3D printed products (which I organized in collaboration with Autodesk, Lenovo and Laser Metal Fusion 3D printer manufacturer Sisma) for the recent Milan Design Week, helped me and those involved understand that the use of metal 3D...
MƎTHESIS Event Takes Metal 3D Printing to Milan Design Week

MƎTHESIS Event Takes Metal 3D Printing to Milan Design Week

Exploring the new possibilities of generative software and additive manufacturing is a job for product designers. That is what ten of the best known designer in 3D printing are going to do, using Autodesk software and a Sisma MySint100 Laser Metal Fusion 3D printer, for the MƎTHESIS event set to take place during Milan Design Week next […]

Exploring the new possibilities of generative software and additive manufacturing is a job for product designers. That is what ten of the best known designer in 3D printing are going to do, using Autodesk software and a Sisma MySint100 Laser Metal Fusion 3D printer,...
MyLocal3DPrinting Works to Bring 3D Printing of Anything to Anyone, Anywhere through Crowdsourcing

MyLocal3DPrinting Works to Bring 3D Printing of Anything to Anyone, Anywhere through Crowdsourcing

It seems these days that everyone is either involved in 3D printing or has some idea they would like to explore with the technology. For as much noise as has been made about how 3D printing democratizes production, it is still not truly accessible to everyone, everywhere. Partly this is because 3D printers are still reasonably […]

It seems these days that everyone is either involved in 3D printing or has some idea they would like to explore with the technology. For as much noise as has been made about how 3D printing democratizes production, it is still not truly accessible to everyone,...
Parallel Goods Launches Line of Products for Printing on Consumer Desktop 3D Printers

Parallel Goods Launches Line of Products for Printing on Consumer Desktop 3D Printers

A couple months ago, we were so impressed by a 3D printed self-watering planter that we thought we would share it with our readers. While talking with the planter’s designers, they piqued our interest by letting us in on their plans to open a company that would offer a range of products for 3D printing. Now, […]

A couple months ago, we were so impressed by a 3D printed self-watering planter that we thought we would share it with our readers. While talking with the planter’s designers, they piqued our interest by letting us in on their plans to open a company that would...
The 3D Printed LawnFixer Takes Care of Those Problem Areas in Your Lawn This Summer

The 3D Printed LawnFixer Takes Care of Those Problem Areas in Your Lawn This Summer

3D printing has gone from a technology which has drawn crowds merely for the spectacle itself, to a technology that now garners attention for what it can actually create. No longer is it the “wow” factor of simply watching a 3D printer in action that draws the attention of the typical onlooker, but instead it […]

3D printing has gone from a technology which has drawn crowds merely for the spectacle itself, to a technology that now garners attention for what it can actually create. No longer is it the “wow” factor of simply watching a 3D printer in action that draws...
Aztec Scenic Design Exhibits New Intricate 3D Printed Ceilings

Aztec Scenic Design Exhibits New Intricate 3D Printed Ceilings

We have already covered Aztec Scenic Design’s incredible design work that captures ancient Islamic aesthetics using modern technology design and production through 3D printing. And for anyone who is a fan of the company’s intricate design patterns, there’s good news. They continue to grow and expand their repertoire of incredible patterns, while also growing more […]

We have already covered Aztec Scenic Design’s incredible design work that captures ancient Islamic aesthetics using modern technology design and production through 3D printing. And for anyone who is a fan of the company’s intricate design patterns,...
Grace Du Prez's 3D Printed Vases Show the Magic Possible with the 3Doodler Pen

Grace Du Prez's 3D Printed Vases Show the Magic Possible with the 3Doodler Pen

I did not think it was possible to make it any more difficult for me to wait patiently for the arrival of my 3Doodler 2, but that was before I saw Grace Du Prez’s series of vases that were created using the printing pen. In fact, I had to get up just now to check […]

I did not think it was possible to make it any more difficult for me to wait patiently for the arrival of my 3Doodler 2, but that was before I saw Grace Du Prez’s series of vases that were created using the printing pen. In fact, I had to get up just now to check my...
Decorating With 3D Printing & Home Décor

Decorating With 3D Printing & Home Décor

I’ve heard it said that some coffee shops are torture for indecisive people who can’t make a decision. The large number of choices and selections become so overwhelming that a thirsty patron falls into a sort of glazed loop of endless possibilities. Meanwhile everyone else in line could have ordered ten drinks in the same […]

I’ve heard it said that some coffee shops are torture for indecisive people who can’t make a decision. The large number of choices and selections become so overwhelming that a thirsty patron falls into a sort of glazed loop of endless possibilities. Meanwhile everyone...
Pinshape Data: How Designers Can Boost Sales of 3D Printable Models

Pinshape Data: How Designers Can Boost Sales of 3D Printable Models

I’ve been a university professor for the last decade and so just a mention of data collection still excites me. The crunching of numbers, tabulations of columns, the wind in my hair…well, you get the idea. That’s why when I saw that Pinshape had released the results of their 3D Printing Trends report, I knew […]

I’ve been a university professor for the last decade and so just a mention of data collection still excites me. The crunching of numbers, tabulations of columns, the wind in my hair…well, you get the idea. That’s why when I saw that Pinshape had released the results...
Give your 3D Printer a Drawing Lesson with this Instructables Project

Give your 3D Printer a Drawing Lesson with this Instructables Project

Instructables contributor Luke Rodley shared a 3D printing project that’s as much a course in 3D design as it is a 3D print job. Rodley’s step-by-step instructions for getting your 3D printer to draw nearly any image puts those willing to take this project on through the rigors. The results are pretty fun and could be […]

Instructables contributor Luke Rodley shared a 3D printing project that’s as much a course in 3D design as it is a 3D print job. Rodley’s step-by-step instructions for getting your 3D printer to draw nearly any image puts those willing to take this project on through...
KAZbrella -- Using 3D Printing to Reinvent the Umbrella

KAZbrella -- Using 3D Printing to Reinvent the Umbrella

Given that most human beings lack the natural oil coating that allows ducks to weather a rainstorm without turning into soaking, bedraggled versions of their former selves, we, as humans, have to put a great deal more effort into staying dry when the weather turns against us. The most surefire way to do so is […]

Given that most human beings lack the natural oil coating that allows ducks to weather a rainstorm without turning into soaking, bedraggled versions of their former selves, we, as humans, have to put a great deal more effort into staying dry when the weather turns...
3D Printed Lightswarm Transforms Yerba Buena Center: Swarm of lights respond to ambient noises

3D Printed Lightswarm Transforms Yerba Buena Center: Swarm of lights respond to ambient noises

Something is changing at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts (YBCA) in San Francisco, California. In fact, it’s perpetually changing — a light installation by Future Cities Lab (FCL) called Lightswarm is continually modified in relation to auditory data collected from the lobby of the YBCA and the city beyond. The individual modules that […]

Something is changing at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts (YBCA) in San Francisco, California. In fact, it’s perpetually changing — a light installation by Future Cities Lab (FCL) called Lightswarm is continually modified in relation to auditory data...
Maker's Empire 3D Printing and Design Program Trial to Take Place in 20-30 New York Schools

Maker's Empire 3D Printing and Design Program Trial to Take Place in 20-30 New York Schools

3D printing is everywhere and, as with any new technology, some of the quickest learners are found in the youngest users. They can’t, however, do it on their own. Adelaide, Australia-based startup Maker’s Empire is geared toward kids, bringing the technology behind 3D printing and designing into schools and homes. Their program is created for […]

3D printing is everywhere and, as with any new technology, some of the quickest learners are found in the youngest users. They can’t, however, do it on their own. Adelaide, Australia-based startup Maker’s Empire is geared toward kids, bringing the...
CGTrader Presents Marketplace Tips and Ideas (InfoGraph) for Ambitious 3D Designers

CGTrader Presents Marketplace Tips and Ideas (InfoGraph) for Ambitious 3D Designers

Take heed, 3D designers — competition in your marketplace is heating up! CGTrader wants to light a fire in you for developing the best strategy in selling your 3D designs. They have some great information if you are weighing out the pros and cons of starting a business or maybe thinking of launching a crowdfunding campaign on a […]

Take heed, 3D designers — competition in your marketplace is heating up! CGTrader wants to light a fire in you for developing the best strategy in selling your 3D designs. They have some great information if you are weighing out the pros and cons of starting a...
Former AutoDesk Team Launches Beta Testing for Intuitive Design Software: UMake

Former AutoDesk Team Launches Beta Testing for Intuitive Design Software: UMake

It’s not always easy to communicate new concepts to others, and often it’s challenging just to translate them from brain to paper — or design software. While often our minds get into a rut just trying to think up new ideas, sometimes getting them out and into development is even more difficult. The tools developed […]

It’s not always easy to communicate new concepts to others, and often it’s challenging just to translate them from brain to paper — or design software. While often our minds get into a rut just trying to think up new ideas, sometimes getting them out and into...
3D Printed 'Down Up' Tap Designed to Avoid Contortions at the Drinking Fountain

3D Printed 'Down Up' Tap Designed to Avoid Contortions at the Drinking Fountain

We’ve all been there. You’re in a public building (a school, say) and you’re thirsty. Suddenly in the hallway, there it is! Your best bet for a quick quench: the water fountain. But then… suddenly it all goes awry, and you’re either still thirsty or wearing more water than you were able to slurp up. […]

We’ve all been there. You’re in a public building (a school, say) and you’re thirsty. Suddenly in the hallway, there it is! Your best bet for a quick quench: the water fountain. But then… suddenly it all goes awry, and you’re either still...
Medical Innovation Labs Introduces 3D Printing Lab to Austin’s Medical Research Scene

Medical Innovation Labs Introduces 3D Printing Lab to Austin’s Medical Research Scene

Recognizing the great benefits that 3D printing brings to the medical industry both in the end products that can be created and in its contribution as a tool for research and development, Medical Innovation Labs in Austin, TX has built a 3D printing lab dedicated to such efforts. Medical Innovation Labs, a center for innovation […]

Recognizing the great benefits that 3D printing brings to the medical industry both in the end products that can be created and in its contribution as a tool for research and development, Medical Innovation Labs in Austin, TX has built a 3D printing lab dedicated to...
Sketchfab Will Now Allow for the Download and 3D Printing of Their 3D Models

Sketchfab Will Now Allow for the Download and 3D Printing of Their 3D Models

Earlier this morning we touched on an announcement from CGTrader, one of the leaders in the 3D modelling space. As we mentioned in that article, it will be the 3D printable models which drive the market for 3D printers, as content is king. It turns out that CGTrader is not the only rapidly growing model […]

Earlier this morning we touched on an announcement from CGTrader, one of the leaders in the 3D modelling space. As we mentioned in that article, it will be the 3D printable models which drive the market for 3D printers, as content is king. It turns out that CGTrader...

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