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RAPID + TCT 2021 Day 1: FormAlloy, Protolabs, Dyndrite, & More

Finally, after what felt like a very long, long time, North America’s largest, most influential additive manufacturing (AM) event got back to business! The 30th edition of RAPID + TCT…

3D Printed Plastic Geoboards Teach Visually Impaired Students about Geometry

Geometry is the branch of mathematics that relates to angles, geometric shapes, lines and line segments, and rays, and you use geometry concepts to measure lengths and areas of 2D…

Dassault Systèmes Introduces SOLIDWORKS 2020 Release, Holds Modeling & Simulation Conference

At SOLIDWORKS 2019 in Dallas, Dassault Systèmes revealed a lot of features the company was working on for its upcoming SOLIDWORKS 2020 release. Now, the day has finally arrived!  …

Industry Experts Interview Naomi Kaempfer

Naomi Kaempfer Naomi Kaempfer is the Creative Director of Art, Fashion and Design for Stratasys. She has a wide background of experience within the 3D printing and fashion realm. Kaempfer…

Frustum Releasing Latest Version of TrueSOLID Technology, the First 3D Volumetric Kernel for Generative Design

Colorado-based Frustum is best known for its flagship Generate platform, a cloud-based topology optimization solution, which Siemens began using last year with a commercial license to decrease the complexity in additive…

Industrial BlackBelt 3D Printer Uses Conveyor Belt as Build Platform to Produce Long Parts

Typically, we see things like groceries fly by on conveyor belts, or even people, if your airport features that large moving sidewalk in the middle of the terminal. In a…

Thallus: Zaha Hadid Architects Explores Robotic Assisted and Computational Design to 3D Print Experimental Structure for Milan Design Week

We’ve been wowed by the beautiful and structural design work of London-based Zaha Hadid Architects before. The Head of Computation and Design at Zaha Hadid Architects had his work displayed in…

3D Printed ‘Ivy’ and ‘Armure’ Clutches Draw Inspiration from Nature and Geometry

Odo Fioravanti is intrigued by nature and its unexpected relationship with a classic geometric form, an Archimedean solid. His new ‘Ivy’ clutch, designed for maison 203, takes the truncated icosahedral structure…

‘Spherical Creations’: Artist Dario Santacroce Creates Amazing 3D Printed Sandstone Sculptures

Traditional artists are turning to using 3D printing in their work, and making some very interesting hybrid art — that is, art made using both 3D modeling and traditional hand…

BUNKER Gallery Embraces 3D Printed Art

Despite the desire of desktop 3D printer manufacturers to put a 3D printer in every home, 3D printing is often seen as a technology that is reserved for engineers, scientist…

Exploring 3D Printed Form with Magnetic Bisymmetric Hendecahedrons

In addition to being my top choice for the name of my next band, Magnetic Bisymmetric Hendecahedrons is just one set of 3D printed magnetic manipulables created by Walter Hsiao and…

3D Printed Sandstone Tiles Open Gateway to Beautiful Possibilites for Prefabrication

Sandstone has been used in construction since ancient times. Until now, if you wanted an impressive structure created from sandstone you only had two approaches to choose between: (slow option)…

This Week’s Top 3D Printable 3D Share Models: No Naked Ladies!

This week’s top 3D Share models reveal a slightly refreshing change from the world of nude jello wrestling (see last week’s article for details.) In the category of tasteful mild nudity…

These Elegant 3D Printed Coasters Inspired by Nature are Works of Art

Romanian architect, product designer, entrepreneur, and 3DPB.com member Irina Alexandra admits that she’s “crazy in love with 3D printing!” Her most recent foray into 3D design and printing yielded an artful collection…

4th Graders in New Jersey Design and 3D Print Boats That Float in Order to Learn Geometry

I am often approached by teachers and school administrators who want to provide the best possible technology to their students. One of the first things they ask me is, “How…