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The Power of NinjaFlex: French Occupational Therapists Create 3D Printed Joystick for Wheelchair

3D printing has affected manufacturing and designing to the point that nearly everything that can be made is either now rolling off of a 3D printer or will be soon–and…

3D Hubs Kicks Off October with Events in Eastern and Western Europe

The 3D Hubs Events calendar for the first week of October features three events, all meetups, that are spread all over Europe. The first meetup is in Arnhem, the Netherlands; the second…

Jurassic Park 3D Printed Chess Set Pits T-Rex Against Stegosaurus

The popularization of 3D printing has led to the development of a vast number of chess sets with all sorts of figures from the abstract to the adorable. Recently, Guilhem Cano contributed…

BeAM’s CLAD 3D Printing Technology — Metal 3D Printing Evolved for Repairs & Manufacturing

The 3D printing of metal promises to change the face of manufacturing worldwide over the next decade. While the technology is still only very young, the rapid acceleration and innovation…

This Week’s 3D Hubs Events Celebrate a NavLab in Nice and Offer a ColorFabb Workshop in Toronto

In the past 2 years, 3D Hubs has become well known in the 3D printing scene with (currently) 19,895 registered hubs. Internationally, almost all cities have a hub.  What exactly is a “hub”?…

3D Drucker… Imprimante 3D…Impresión 3D — ‘3D Printing’ Around the Globe

While we are an English speaking media source, we cover numerous stories each day from around the globe, many in places where the primary language is not English. The 3D…

Coming Soon! French Built DOM Pro 3D Printer That Prints at 300mm/s

Recently when I was in France, I had the opportunity to visit some FabLabs and Makerspaces located within Paris and the surrounding area. What I learned is that 3D printing…

FabZat to Accelerate In-App Merchandising & 3D Printing for Video Game Brands Via $800,000 in Series A Funding

The toy and gaming market, traditionally known as a difficult multi-billion dollar industry to break into, is seeing some transformation as new companies are creating different ways to create revenue–and…

3DMS Launches Kickstarter for Modular 3D Printers, Allowing You to Upsize or Downsize

The whole concept of a modular design is geared around a combination of minimalism and quality, as well as economics, and often includes the inclination to leave as small a footprint…

‘Drawn’ — 3D Printed Designer Furniture Arrives Via Kickstarter

Galatéa is much more than just a statuesque mechanical arm–she is responsible for bringing an entire furniture factory and boutique to life in vivid color and modern shape. And not…

Meet Gilbert300, the 3D Printed Arduino-Based Hexapod

Only a few years ago makers needed to build most of their home projects almost entirely from scratch, which could often become cost prohibitive as well as requiring a very steep…

3D Printing Group Prodways Receives €10 Million Cash Infusion from FIMALAC Group

Prodways is an important player in the European 3D printing market that produces the ProMaker series of printers. Prodways was acquired by Group Gorgé in 2013 to add to their…

3D Printed Dior Eyes: French Fashion House Allows Fans Behind the Scenes With This Device

Lights, cameras–and, don your 3D printed headsets, please! As many of us look to cutting edge fashion designers to see what the next trends are, it’s fascinating to see them…

EasyWelder Tool Allows You to Make More & Waste Less, Linking 3D Printing Filament Pieces 

EasyWelder is, quite simply, an exceptional idea for making larger 3D prints and other projects without wasting extra filament, as well as being able to fulfill other functions. By being…

Alain Le Méhauté, The Man Who Submitted Patent For SLA 3D Printing Before Chuck Hull

If I weren’t already happily married, I might be inclined to express my undying love for Alain Le Méhauté who demonstrated his quick wit, broad perception, and fiery personality in…

EasyFix by I3D Innovations Aimed at Simplifying Goliath Extruder Use

I3D Innovation was formed by a group of DIY enthusiasts in Le Hézo, France, who are particularly interested in 3D printing equipment and processes. The developers at I3D say that many…

Spartacus3D & CTIF Teaming Up to Blend Company Expertise in 3D Printing Metal Components

3D printing is indeed causing a transformation in manufacturing from aerospace to automotive, and far beyond, as well as offering previously unheard of independence for solo designers who can now…

French Jeweler and Professor Antoine Boulay Launching Modzart Design and Sharing Site

Antoine Boulay is a CAD professor who teaches at École Boulle Paris. He’s also a jeweler who has worked with luxury brands such as Chanel, Swarowski, and Baccarat for more…

French Teen Creates a Functioning, Completely 3D Printed Vise

When it comes to 3D printed objects, most people immediately envision little trinkets and toys cluttering up a coffee table or desk. This is far from the whole story, however….

French Project Lab-REV to Set Sale on 6-Month-Long Expedition with a 3D Printer On-Board

I’m always amazed by how quickly 3D printing seems to be spreading around the world throughout just about every industry and discipline out there. The technology is being used for…

Emmanuel Touraine’s and Ventury Paris’ Eiffel Tower-Inspired 3D Printable Chairs & More

Furniture is not exactly something that immediately pops into one’s head when they are considering what to 3D print next. With that said, the design capabilities inherent in this technology…

Create Flexible 3D Prints by Embedding Steel Rods for Modular 3D Models

One enormously appealing — and refreshing — element of 3D printing is that there are few rules and no limits. While technically, yes, here and there some copyrighting and legal squabbles…

Kiwatch & Sculpteo are Creating Custom Costumes for Security Cameras via 3D Printing

Leaving aside for a moment arguments regarding the ethical implications of being part of a surveillance society, Kiwatch is helping cameras to blend into their backgrounds by making a wide variety…

3D Slash Software is Aimed at Non-Designer Users

Sylvain Huet is a French engineer and entrepreneur who invents, produces, and disseminates innovative technologies. He’s participated in the creation of a dozen tech startups, and his latest invention, 3D…