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Anti-Copying Technology for 3D Printing: A Survey

Co-author John Hornick has written and spoken extensively about the unique ability of 3D printing to democratize manufacturing and about how 3D printing could render the concept of “genuine products”…

3D Printing News Briefs: December 27, 2017

Just because Christmas was two days ago doesn’t mean that the 3D printing industry has been taking a break. In today’s 3D Printing News Briefs, we’ll be covering the latest…

Disney Files Patent Application for “Anti-Scanning” Material that Would Make Figurines Harder to Scan and 3D Print

While consumers use 3D printers for a wide variety of reasons, one thing that many people love to do is to 3D print figurines of characters from their favorite movies,…

Disney 3D Prints Prototype for Humanoid Robot, Files Patent Application

“It’s kind of fun to do the impossible.” – Walt Disney For decades, Disney has been behind progressive technology not meant just to please visitors to their parks, but also…

3D Printing: The Stories We Missed — February 25, 2017

Fabrisonic has received another patent for Ultrasonic Additive Manufacturing. ‘Design your own 3D printed dolls’ startup MakieLab has been acquired by Disney. Cura, Ultimaker’s open source slicing software, has gotten a…

Lucasfilms Launches Highly Detailed Authentic Line of 3D Printed Star Wars Prop Replicas

“I felt a great disturbance in the Force, as if millions of nerdwallets suddenly cried out in terror, and were suddenly emptied. I fear something expensive has happened.” Yes, the…

Is Disney Getting into the 3D Printing Business? They Just Filed for Three New Related Patents

When you hear Disney you usually think theme parks, big budget movies, animated fairy tales and merchandise licensing deals that just won’t quit. But Disney didn’t become one of the…

Weekly Roundup: Ten 3D Printable Things – The Coolest 3D Printed Swords

Having fallen down what I call the “Halo Hole” thanks to recently acquiring the Master Chief collection that was included with my recent acquisition of an Xbox One, I was wondering…

How 3D Printing Helped Star Wars: The Force Awakens Zoom into Theaters

3D printing has been one of Hollywood’s prop making secrets for a few years now, and the technology has been heavily deployed in everything from The Lord of the Rings:…

3D Printed Bionic Arm Takes Center Stage at the Star Wars: The Force Awakens Fashion Show

From the communicators from Star Trek evolving into modern flip phones to the robotics and bionic limbs that were regularly used in the Star Wars films, science fiction has always…

Disney, Marvel and Star Wars Themed 3D Printed Bionic Hands are Here

Open Bionics is teaming up with Disney to offer three new 3D printed bionic arms for young amputees. The arms are the first officially developed bionic hands developed by Open…

Two 3D Printing Companies Among Those Selected for Disney Accelerator Program

To say that Disney adores technology would be an understatement. In addition to regularly incorporating every new gadget, technique, process, and possibility provided through technology into their creations, they also…

Disney is Researching Variable Activation 3D Printed Controls

Like many others in the millennial generation, some of my fondest childhood memories involve a Disney character, story, or toy in some way. I remember spending hours playing the Toy…

Disney Research Develops New Fabric 3D Printer

As a kid, I loved going to the Disney Store at the local mall, usually with my grandma. At the back of those iconic stores was a bin of stuffed…

3D Printed Mash-Up: Imperial Storm Mickey & Minnie Mouse from Designer Philippe Disse

When it comes to designing objects for 3D printing, there are those designers who are just getting started with the idea that they can actually turn virtual 3D models into…

3D Printing Technology Helps Disney Research Design Realistic Human Eye Model

There’s an old saying that the eyes are the “windows to the soul” because they are very individuated and play a big part in establishing our unique appearances. Not only…

3Denovo Designs Unique 3D Printed Lamp of Baymax from Big Hero 6

One of the most anticipated movies this year was Disney’s animated film Big Hero 6, which opened on November 7. The movie — which follows an inflatable, plus-size robot named…

Disney Fan Turns Himself into Big Hero 6’s Hiro Hamada with 3D Printed Costume

If you are a fan of Disney movies, then you are likely psyched for the November 7th release of Big Hero 6. The story is about a bond that forms…

Super Awesome Me – 3D Scan & Print Super Hero Booths Open at 12 Walmart/Sam’s Club Stores Tomorrow

The toy industry seems to be adopting 3D printing at an ever increasing rate. Hasbro, Inc., in particular, has embraced the technology quite swiftly. Instead shunning 3D printing as a threat…

Disney’s D-Tech Me: 3D Print Yourself As a Star Wars Stormtrooper and More

Growing up I was obsessed with Star Wars. I had Star Wars action figures, Star Wars models, and even Star Wars undies, but nothing can compare to what Disney is…