design

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…

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…

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….

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…

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…

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…

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,…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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,…

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)…

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,…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…