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3D Printing News Briefs, May 29, 2021: KINGS 3D, GKN Aerospace, Bastion Cycles, Tufts University, Apple

We’re starting with a little business in today’s 3D Printing News Briefs, and then moving on to modes of transportation, before some materials news and a 3D printed Apple accessory….

3D Printing News Briefs: February 23, 2018

We’ve got plenty of business and 3D printer news for you in today’s 3D Printing News Briefs, followed by a research project involving additive manufacturing technology and a 3D printed…

Just3DPrint Loses Defamation Lawsuit Against 3DPrint.com, But IP Piracy in the 3D Printing Industry Remains

Beleaguered 3D printing startup Just3DPrint (Just Print It Inc.) lost its long shot defamation lawsuit against 3DPrint.com parent company 3DR Holdings this month, the last of three legal battles that…

How the 3D Design Community Can Better Protect Its Intellectual Property

3D printing has, in the scope of a just a few years, moved from a technology on the periphery—primarily used by large companies for industrial manufacturing—to the mainstream—a technology on…

Shapeways and Other User-Generated Content Sites Submit Latest Round of Input to US Copyright Office

Time for everyone’s favorite topic – intellectual property law! It’s a big part of the creation of a smoothly functioning 3D printing economy, especially with the rise of sites that rely…

Retail Therapy Patients: Try Taking It to the Next Level With Virtual & Augmented Reality

Whether you are building a new home and buying all new furniture, remodeling, or just adding a new couch and chair to spruce up the living room, adding to your…

Attention Shoppers! Enjoy 3D Retail Therapy From Your Couch at eBay’s Virtual Reality Department Store

“What if you could enter a department store that is just for you, one that has learned about you, adapted to what you like to shop for, and in time…

Turn That Frown Upside Down: Thingiverse Users Win Against Shady eBay Seller

Remember that eBay seller that was bulk downloading Thingiverse 3D models and images and selling them in their store in violation of many of the designers’ creative commons licences? Well…

3D Printed Orthoprints: Sticking it to the Orthodontics Industry with a Smile

3D printing for the common folks just keeps getting better and better. While it’s been a boon to the thriving dental industry with 3D printers capable of helping professionals fabricate…

Changing Technologies Wants to 3D Print Replacement LEGO Parts

When I was growing up I was extremely protective of my toys, specifically my large collection of LEGO building sets. Obviously there were many small parts that could easily get…

MakerBot Responds to Shady eBay Store Selling Thingiverse Users’ 3D Models

In case you missed it, at the end of last week Thingiverse designer Loubie discovered that a store on eBay was selling 3D printed copies of one of her 3D…

When eBay Sellers Try to Defend Their Illegal Sale of 3D Models from Thingiverse, Comedy Ensues

[Editor’s Update: Legal experts and the industry at large are certainly taking notice of this hullabaloo and weighing in — and we can’t say it looks good for the guys at just3dprint….

eBay Australia is Looking for This Year’s Hottest Tech

A company like eBay that is typically dependent on user-generated products and services is considerably more adaptable to changing markets and trends than most retail outlets. However it is still…

Easy Cheese 3D Printer Gets Upgraded — Leap Motion Gesture Controls & More

At the end of last month we, along with just about every other tech news site on the planet, were captivated by the somewhat disasterful (yes, I made that word…

Designer Creates a DIY SLA 3D Printer for Under $30 (Minus the Projector)

Most of us are aware of the KISS principle: Keep it simple, stupid! And while simplicity is certainly a theme in many 3D printers, they are anything but stupid—and created…