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Coding for 3D Part 7: Doodlebug

This is a brief update of tool utilization within Rhino and how I plan to pivot a bit of my focus in this series.

Coding for 3D Part 4: Rhino, Grasshopper and Weaverbird Setup

This is a brief introduction to the build environment we will be employing within the creation of objects for our parametric design process.

Coding for 3D Part 3: Tools of Choice

This is an in-depth article explaining the plan of attack for learning parametric design through code. I will be consulting various online resources as well as books to strengthen my knowledge base.

Penn State: 4D Printing with Wood Composites for Architectural Applications

In ‘Designing for Shape Change: A Case study on 3D Printing Composite Materials for Responsive Architectures,’ Elena Vazquez, Benay Gursoy, and Jose Duarte present details on customizing parts to optimize…

Caterpillar Is a Powerful Rhino Grasshopper Plug-in for Greater Customization in 3D Printing

Whether you are a serious 3D printing user or not, you have probably heard of Grasshopper, a popular add on of 3D modeling software Rhino. Grasshopper lets you use scripts…

Mexico: Researchers Test 3D Printed Alginate/Gelatin Hydrogels

Alginate, often used in research as it can be molded into stable structures, now plays a part in a study performed by scientists in Mexico, creating porous networks with hydrogels…

Seoul National University: Researchers Use FDM 3D Printing to Explore Limitations in Creating Fashion

While 3D printing is certainly playing a noble role in numerous industries today—from the creation of medical devices that help babies survive to rocket engines nozzles built by NASA—most of…

Thermosetting Composite Materials: Atropos Creates New Relationship Between 3D Printing & Robotics

Most of us are aware, if only vaguely, of the story of the Three Fates in Greek mythology. Also known as the moirai, the three goddesses (and sisters) played quite…

xPrint System to Offer 3D Printing ToolKit of the Future for Computer Human Interaction Researchers

The brilliant minds have been working overtime at MIT again, much to our benefit. Coming from Tangible Media Group of the MIT Media Lab, which we just reported on recently regarding…

Computational Design Student Creates 3D Printed Spider Joints

Nazmul Azim Khan is a second-year student in the Computational Design program at the University of New South Wales. While taking a digital fabrication course he was assigned a project to…

Incredible ‘Love Lamps’ by Georgian Product Designer 3D-Printed With Transparent Resin

So, what happens when two lamps become one? The answer is, “More light!” (if not, “More lamps!”). Product designer Sandro Lominashvili of Tblisi, Georgia, used 3D-printed components in the most…

New 3D Printed Eyewear Collection, Biz Eyes, Uses Eye-Catching Exchangeable Rings

Has anyone else noticed that eyeglasses have become the new must-have fashion accessory?  It used to be that even a decade ago most people who wore eyeglasses needed them, or…

UK Product Designer Reimagines the Keychain Using 3D Modeling & Printing

3D printing isn’t merely revolutionizing production — from the way we make cars and rockets to the way we prepare food or construct homes or put together a chic new…

‘Space Weaver’ — 3D Weaving Machine Invented by California College of Art Students

One of the pivotal catalysts of the industrial revolution was the automation of textile manufacturing. Power looms in weaving sheds plus cotton and cheap labor equaled widespread availability and variety…

Bacteria And 3D Printing Collide to Form Art

While bacteria most likely won’t have their own Saturday morning cartoon any time soon, they have received quite a lot of attention over the years, not all of which has…

You Can Now 3D Print Love

You have heard about 3D printing orthotics, 3D printed shells for hermit crabs, and 3D printed beaks for Penguins, but now the LOVE PROJECT is 3-D printing love. This project…