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Electric Eel Inspires 3D Bioprinting Research That Could Lead to Soft, Biocompatible Power Sources

Electric Eel Inspires 3D Bioprinting Research That Could Lead to Soft, Biocompatible Power Sources

Electric eels are not evil, as much as Flotsam and Jetsam from The Little Mermaid would have you believe otherwise. The electric eel is the only species in its genus, and is able to generate short bursts of electric power to defend itself from predators and to zap its prey. This is due to a phenomenon […]

Electric eels are not evil, as much as Flotsam and Jetsam from The Little Mermaid would have you believe otherwise. The electric eel is the only species in its genus, and is able to generate short bursts of electric power to defend itself from predators and to zap its...
3D Printed Connectors Make This Startup’s Sustainable Indoor Garden Grow

3D Printed Connectors Make This Startup’s Sustainable Indoor Garden Grow

The first time we planted a garden in our backyard, I couldn’t get enough of watching the vegetables grow. I would go out in the yard and gently move aside the leaves to get a glimpse of the tiny green beans that were getting bigger every day. We had an abundance of tomatoes that year […]

The first time we planted a garden in our backyard, I couldn’t get enough of watching the vegetables grow. I would go out in the yard and gently move aside the leaves to get a glimpse of the tiny green beans that were getting bigger every day. We had an...
Designer Uses Sustainable 3D Printing in Recent Exhibition Blurring the Lines Between Fashion and Art

Designer Uses Sustainable 3D Printing in Recent Exhibition Blurring the Lines Between Fashion and Art

My wedding dress was so beautiful, I was almost afraid to touch it, much less wear it. Have you ever seen a piece of clothing, or jewelry, and thought that it was so striking it was an actual work of art? Thanks to innovative 3D printing technology, it’s not uncommon these days to see unique […]

My wedding dress was so beautiful, I was almost afraid to touch it, much less wear it. Have you ever seen a piece of clothing, or jewelry, and thought that it was so striking it was an actual work of art? Thanks to innovative 3D printing technology, it’s not...
Movin’ On with Tweels: Michelin Debuts 3D Printed, Biodegradable Smart Tire at Its Sustainable Mobility Summit

Movin’ On with Tweels: Michelin Debuts 3D Printed, Biodegradable Smart Tire at Its Sustainable Mobility Summit

Renowned tire company Michelin joined the 3D printing arena in 2015 when it entered into a joint venture partnership with Fives to manufacture metal 3D printers. This week, its parent company, Groupe Michelin, is holding its global summit for sustainable mobility, Movin’ On, in Montreal, and Michelin made a big announcement at the summit: the company used […]

Renowned tire company Michelin joined the 3D printing arena in 2015 when it entered into a joint venture partnership with Fives to manufacture metal 3D printers. This week, its parent company, Groupe Michelin, is holding its global summit for sustainable mobility,...
Lowering the Costs of 3D Printing through a Marriage of Nature & Mathematics

Lowering the Costs of 3D Printing through a Marriage of Nature & Mathematics

Nature is the ultimate designer; what else can we imagine could design something that is self-replicating, converts the energy of the sun to food, creates oxygen, and can last for hundreds of years? From the incredible ability of the gecko to climb vertical surfaces to the self-cleaning capabilities of the water lily, people have been amazed and […]

Nature is the ultimate designer; what else can we imagine could design something that is self-replicating, converts the energy of the sun to food, creates oxygen, and can last for hundreds of years? From the incredible ability of the gecko to climb vertical surfaces...
Naturebytes’ 3D Printable Stealth Cam for Wildlife Enthusiasts & Citizen Scientists Launches on Kickstarter

Naturebytes’ 3D Printable Stealth Cam for Wildlife Enthusiasts & Citizen Scientists Launches on Kickstarter

Stephen Mowat, Alasdair Davies, and Jon Fidler are the team behind the Naturebytes project, a Raspberry Pi-powered wildlife camera they hope will help inspire a community of digital makers monitor wildlife activity. Mowat, a Conservation Ecologist and member of the Zoological Society of London, focuses on using new technologies to understand the ecology and behavior […]

Stephen Mowat, Alasdair Davies, and Jon Fidler are the team behind the Naturebytes project, a Raspberry Pi-powered wildlife camera they hope will help inspire a community of digital makers monitor wildlife activity. Mowat, a Conservation Ecologist and member of the...
These Elegant 3D Printed Coasters Inspired by Nature are Works of Art

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 of elegant coasters that speak to not only her creativity but also her skill as a 3D designer and printer. The collection, Geometrix Meteor, was […]

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 of elegant coasters that speak to not only her...
3D Printed BionicANTS & eMotionButterflies Work & Communicate Together

3D Printed BionicANTS & eMotionButterflies Work & Communicate Together

Taking all those sci-fi stories of robot armies to the next — and more realistic level — Festo has created one on the formicidae level with the BionicANTS, as well as their robotic, lightweight eMotionButterflies. Both creations are soon to be on display at the Hannover Fair in Germany April 13-17. Just imagine 3D printed colonies […]

Taking all those sci-fi stories of robot armies to the next — and more realistic level — Festo has created one on the formicidae level with the BionicANTS, as well as their robotic, lightweight eMotionButterflies. Both creations are soon to be on display at the...
3D Printed Fish Scales Inspire Human Armor Development

3D Printed Fish Scales Inspire Human Armor Development

Probably one of the first things that we learn about animals and insects is how adaptive they are to their environments. The animal that taught me this lesson well was the color- changing chameleon, which I understood at a very young age has a much better chance of living in the wild due to its […]

Probably one of the first things that we learn about animals and insects is how adaptive they are to their environments. The animal that taught me this lesson well was the color- changing chameleon, which I understood at a very young age has a much better chance of...
Researchers Create Stunning 3D Printed, Programmable, Bio-Inspired Architectural Materials

Researchers Create Stunning 3D Printed, Programmable, Bio-Inspired Architectural Materials

Biological systems often have the ability to adapt to their environments. They harness external atmospheric stimuli, and as a result, triggers are activated which might result in kinematic shape or chemical changes to a given system or plant. Performance challenges – when pitted against a series of resource limitations like humidity or lack of water […]

Biological systems often have the ability to adapt to their environments. They harness external atmospheric stimuli, and as a result, triggers are activated which might result in kinematic shape or chemical changes to a given system or plant. Performance challenges –...
All Natural 3D Printed Trail Markers Designed to Keep You Safe — and Smarter

All Natural 3D Printed Trail Markers Designed to Keep You Safe — and Smarter

At the risk of sounding antiquated, I have to say it: “Boy, things have really changed since I was into hiking.” Having experienced hiking and backpacking trips with directional aids consisting of maps, cairns, and some frighteningly simplistic advice and directions from rangers who were willing to send me into pure wilderness with no experience whatsoever, these […]

At the risk of sounding antiquated, I have to say it: “Boy, things have really changed since I was into hiking.” Having experienced hiking and backpacking trips with directional aids consisting of maps, cairns, and some frighteningly simplistic advice and directions...
Grad Student Uses 3D Printing of Nature and Data to Innovate Upon Architectural Design

Grad Student Uses 3D Printing of Nature and Data to Innovate Upon Architectural Design

3D Printing has plenty of uses. If you frequent this very site, you will learn of new uses on a daily basis. One of the great things about the technology is that it allows us to get a clearer picture of 3-dimensional objects, buildings and people. While it is a very useful technology in creating […]

3D Printing has plenty of uses. If you frequent this very site, you will learn of new uses on a daily basis. One of the great things about the technology is that it allows us to get a clearer picture of 3-dimensional objects, buildings and people. While it is a very...
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