design

CGTrader Sets the Challenge: Pimp Your 3D Printable Gadget to Win!

Lithuania-based CGTrader is a design-driven 3D model marketplace serving both computer graphics and 3D printing uses. Artists share and sell designs through this community, and customers can either browse the…

MakerBot and Thingiverse Invite You to Their Second Annual Make-a-Thon

Are you interested in 3D design and hobnobbing with the best in the biz? Looking to share your 3D printing enthusiasm, talent, and designs, and to get some tips? MakerBot,…

3D to 2D: Using a 3D Printer to Draw in 2D

Over the summer, my fiancé and I joined my family on vacation and spent a beautiful day on Mackinac Island, Michigan. While we were there, we had a caricature drawn to…

Rethinking Time Telling with the Time-IT 3D Printed Watch

Their mission is nothing short of the heroic: to redefine time through original quality timepieces. Whether or not Time-IT® has the power to do so is clearly questionable, but it’s…

Selfies Come to Life Via 3D-Printing App, Insta3D

Taiwan-based 3D design firm, Speed 3D released its mobile phone application Insta3D in late June. Insta3D allows its users to take selfies and create realistic 3D-imaged avatars. Once a user creates…

3D Printing in Sand: An Examination of Land and Conflict in Israel

Curators Ori Scialom, Roy Brand, Keren Yeala-Golan, and Edith Kofsky, have turned the Israeli Pavilion at the Venice Architecture Biennale into a sandy construction site. Rather than building up in…

MXd3D Now Has a Template Marketplace – Thanks to multiple acquisitions

MXd3D, a 3D printing startup now based in California, begun as a web-based software that allowed 3D designers to upload their work and verify that their design would come out…

It’s All Man Made: Pre-Historic Technology Meets 3D Printing

In any show, exhibit, or book about pre-historic life you’ve seen the tear drop shaped hand axes that people used as an all purpose tool. Made from flint or other…

Florea, Designer of the 3D Printed House & Gran Torino, Has More Up His Sleeve – Is a Submarine Next?

Ioan Florea is becoming quite the celebrity lately. He is probably most famous for his 3D printed liquid metal Ford Gran Torino, which was recently on display at the 2014…

Oklahoma State University Engineering Semester Ends With Students Creating Phenomenal 3D Printed Objects

3D printing in education is finally starting to gain some ground. Elementary schools to Universities around the world are beginning to recognize the great influence that 3D printing can have…

Aztec Scenic Design Creates Custom 3D Printed Arabian-Inspired Ceiling and it’s Amazing!

Ceiling design can be one of the more expensive aspects in a home. Detailed ceilings can cost upwards of $30,000+ to design and build. Up until now, ceiling design and…

Man Creates an Air Hockey Robot Using Parts from a 3D Printer

Building 3D printers has become a hobby for many tech hackers lately. With the price of these printers still hovering over $1000, the next best thing is to build your…