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3D Printing & Laser Cutting: New Approaches for Fabrication of Shape-Changing Displays

Aluna Everitt recently submitted her thesis, ‘Digital Fabrication Approaches for the Design and Development of Shape-Changing Displays,’ to the Faculty of Science and Technology at Lancaster University. To achieve better…

3D Printing & the Circular Economy Part 2: Classical Manufacturing

This is an indepth dive into various tools within the traditional manufacturing cycle. We briefly mention the importance of these tools along with waste created by them as well. This is part two of this series on 3D Printing and the circular economy.

Greek Refugees Using Mass Portal 3D Printer, Donated by Materialise, to Design and Print Their Own Models

We often hear heartwarming stories of how 3D printing is being used to make the world a better place in all sorts of ways. In 2016, German NGO Soup & Socks…

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Recently, 3DPrint.com held a giveaway offering a free 5.6W laser cutter/engraver attachment that can be installed on any FFF 3D printer or CNC mill. While that giveaway has officially ended…

Celebrate Festive 3D Printing and More with Kitronik’s 12 Makes of Christmas

I have always found the song “The 12 Days of Christmas” to be maddening. All that repetition drives me nuts, and it sticks in my head and refuses to get…

3D Printed Robot Prototype Inspired by Hitchhiker Fish Can Cling to Underwater Surfaces

These days, you don’t often see a person standing alone on the side of the highway with their arm out and their thumb up, looking to hitch a ride –…

Making, Learning, Collaborating, and 3D Printing in the Community: Dayton Mini Maker Faire

Back in March, when I visited Dayton, Ohio’s resident 3D printing bar, Proto BuildBar, I was told that its employees would be exhibiting at a local school’s STEMfest later that…

Making a Difference: Mumbai Students Design, Develop, and 3D Print a Sanitary Pad Dispenser for School Project

We’re going to talk about something that makes lots of people pretty uncomfortable, even though in my opinion it really shouldn’t. Take a deep breath – are you ready? Menstrual…

Teenage Fashion Designer Utilizes Laser Cutting and 3D Printing to Make Colorful Collections

If anyone thinks that a teenager can’t run their own business, they clearly haven’t met Florida fashion designer Ariel Swedroe. The 13-year-old from Miami has been sewing since she was 8…

NYU Tandon Students Utilize Digital Fabrication and 3D Printing to Design Winning Concrete Canoe

From simple PLA to glass and metal, there are all sorts of interesting 3D printing materials being used these days. I find concrete to be one of the more interesting…

Smart Gastronomy Lab Spinoff 3D Prints Chocolate Easter Shapes and Beer Bottles

Easter is in just a few days, and this particular holiday brings with it one of my favorite candies: Brach’s jelly beans. I’m not one for Cadbury cream eggs at…

MakerOS 1.0 Release Adds Inventory Tracking to Its AutoQuoter and Other Improvements

MakerOS launched their Public Beta in late 2015. This month saw the release of MakerOS 1.0. This marks a huge milestone for the startup, which was founded in Detroit, Michigan in…

Naval Research Shows 3D Printing Makes JPADS More Accurate and Cost-Effective

The United States Army, Air Force, and Marines have been using aerial delivery systems (ADS) since WWII, so obviously 3D printed drones have major applications in the military – they’re…

Sculpteo Was Everywhere I Wanted to Be at CES 2017

The guy I had a crush on my freshman year of college seemed to be everywhere I went on campus. I’d see him daily in the dining hall, at parties,…

Formlabs Engineer Models, 3D Prints 1:25 Scale Model of New Apartment

My husband and I moved into our first house about eight years ago, on an abnormally rainy July weekend. Since everything got wet bringing it into the house, all of…

Let’s Get Ghouling on Halloween Already! Check out Kitronik’s 3D Printing & Laser Cutting Projects, from Flickering Lights to Horns for Your Head

While Halloween brings out the ghosty ghoulish gobliness in many of us, no matter the age, have you ever noticed the level of competition that often arises as well? This…

Connecting Technology with Customers—ToolHubs Portal Allows for 3D Printing, CNC Machining, Laser Cutting & More

The ToolHubs team has been very smart when it comes to providing for their users. While 3D printing is definitely offering benefits over many traditional processes, it certainly has not…

Calling All Makers in the OC: The Newest Build Shop Hosts Opening Event, April 16

The 3D printing industry currently has momentum that shows no signs of slowing. Wowed by one innovation after another, we are continually seeing new products and materials springing up thanks…

Barclays Offers Eagle Labs MakerSpaces & Incubators for Startups—Encouraging Makers in the Community

When banks start getting in on a new technology or trend, you can be certain it’s a fairly good bet, and one that they see yielding a pile of green…

Attention, Makers & Tinkerers! Set Up Your Own Reach 3D All-in-One Printer Kit for Under $200

The question is: how do you feel about putting your 3D printer together? If you’ve gone to the trouble to read this article, chances are you walk in that technogeek…

An Incredible Custom Mechanical Clock Made with a ZMorph Hybrid 3D Printer

Matt Olczyk has designed, printed, milled and cut a pretty incredible looking Custom Mechanical Clock. But his trick was that he was able to use the same machine to do it,…

3D Printing: The Stories We Didn’t Cover This Week: August 1, 2015

This week’s news includes some 3D printing challenge winners for Thingiverse’s “Make It Float” challenge and MakerBot’s “Kids Make It” challenge as well. And 3D Hubs has announced a photo…

Thingiverse User Brings You Open-Source 3D Printed Laser Cutter and Engraver

Thingiverse user villamany, of Spain, used the open-source inspiration of the RepRap community, and parts from his own RepRap 3D printer, to create his 3DP Laser Cutter and Engraver, the…