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The Top 10 Most Significant 3D Printed Things

The Top 10 Most Significant 3D Printed Things

The definitive, totally unsurpassable Top 10 3D Printed Things, as selected with exceeding unparalleled rigor by me. You could disagree with this list, but then you would be wrong. These things have all inspired us, are emblematic of major steps forward in 3D printing, are very important designs, are some of the most popular 3D […]

The definitive, totally unsurpassable Top 10 3D Printed Things, as selected with exceeding unparalleled rigor by me. You could disagree with this list, but then you would be wrong. These things have all inspired us, are emblematic of major steps forward in 3D...
Four Fierce Female Designers Using Coding to Create

Four Fierce Female Designers Using Coding to Create

This article originally appeared on Shapeways Magazine. It’s been A WEEK, so we thought it would be nice, at this particular moment, to introduce you to some female designers who use 3D printing to combine a sophisticated use of coding with a stunning artistic aesthetic. Though that might seem contradictory to some (ahem), these women are creating groundbreaking […]

This article originally appeared on Shapeways Magazine. It’s been A WEEK, so we thought it would be nice, at this particular moment, to introduce you to some female designers who use 3D printing to combine a sophisticated use of coding with a stunning artistic...
Dutch TV Host Designs, Customizes & Watches Her Own Kinematics Dress Being 3D Printed

Dutch TV Host Designs, Customizes & Watches Her Own Kinematics Dress Being 3D Printed

We’ve followed Nervous System for two years now, with their stunning introduction of 4D printed apparel. Based in Somerville, MA, the design team has since offered numerous projects to the world, featuring their 3D printed Kinematics dress on more than one instance from the first one now permanently ensconced in MOMA to debuting their last […]

We’ve followed Nervous System for two years now, with their stunning introduction of 4D printed apparel. Based in Somerville, MA, the design team has since offered numerous projects to the world, featuring their 3D printed Kinematics dress on more than one instance...
The Second 3D Printed Nervous System Petal Dress Debuts in Sydney Museum

The Second 3D Printed Nervous System Petal Dress Debuts in Sydney Museum

You’d be amazed at how inspiring it can be to write about the 3D printing industry. As one innovation after another floods in, each usually relevant to a different industry, it’s like having a continual—and completely fascinating—mini-education in every field, from medicine to space travel. And while nothing could be more uplifting than ending the […]

You’d be amazed at how inspiring it can be to write about the 3D printing industry. As one innovation after another floods in, each usually relevant to a different industry, it’s like having a continual—and completely fascinating—mini-education in every field, from...
Fashion Student's Dissertation Includes a Beautiful 3D Printed Dress Created with Help from Materialise

Fashion Student's Dissertation Includes a Beautiful 3D Printed Dress Created with Help from Materialise

I love 3D printed fashion. Not only has the medium allowed for incredible geometries and textures that would be impossible to create by other means, but it also gives designers more freedom to incorporate smart materials, kinetic elements and other high technology directly into clothing and jewelry. I love seeing the creativity of emerging designers in the […]

I love 3D printed fashion. Not only has the medium allowed for incredible geometries and textures that would be impossible to create by other means, but it also gives designers more freedom to incorporate smart materials, kinetic elements and other high technology...
Nervous System Tries New Porcelite Material: Some Troubleshooting Required, but a Beautiful End Product

Nervous System Tries New Porcelite Material: Some Troubleshooting Required, but a Beautiful End Product

As the 3D printing materials market continues to expand, one material that tends to be less talked-about is porcelain. While the material itself is ancient, it’s still very new, and relatively rare, to 3D printing. Porcelain has an odd reputation, actually – the term is often used as a metaphor for people and things that […]

As the 3D printing materials market continues to expand, one material that tends to be less talked-about is porcelain. While the material itself is ancient, it’s still very new, and relatively rare, to 3D printing. Porcelain has an odd reputation, actually...
Nervous System Unveils New 3D Printed Kinematics Petal Dress

Nervous System Unveils New 3D Printed Kinematics Petal Dress

3D printed fashion seems to be everywhere these days. There certainly were a number of 3D printed dresses shown recently during New York Fashion Week. Now Nervous System, the design group that created the first Kinematics Dress in 2014, is at it again. Like the original Kinematics Dress, the Kinematics Petal Dress is printed in a […]

3D printed fashion seems to be everywhere these days. There certainly were a number of 3D printed dresses shown recently during New York Fashion Week. Now Nervous System, the design group that created the first Kinematics Dress in 2014, is at it again. Like the...
'Designers, Makers, and Users: 3D Printing the Future' Exhibit Opens at Museum of Design Atlanta

'Designers, Makers, and Users: 3D Printing the Future' Exhibit Opens at Museum of Design Atlanta

The museum once known as the Atlanta International Museum of Art & Design changed its name in 2003 to the Museum of Design Atlanta, allowing itself the clever acronym of MODA (which means ‘fashion’ in several romance languages). In keeping with their eagle eye on the fashionable, they are hosting an exhibit to celebrate the […]

The museum once known as the Atlanta International Museum of Art & Design changed its name in 2003 to the Museum of Design Atlanta, allowing itself the clever acronym of MODA (which means ‘fashion’ in several romance languages). In keeping with their...
3D Printing: The Stories We Didn't Cover This Week -- July 4, 2015

3D Printing: The Stories We Didn't Cover This Week -- July 4, 2015

This week’s 3D printing news takes us from 3D printed penny boards to human organs and a Hyphae-based plant leaf structure. Also, a Norwegian man has discovered how to convert a 3D printer into an etching machine. Leapfrog and CGTrader are sponsoring a “3D printed spare parts” challenge in which you could be the winner of a […]

This week’s 3D printing news takes us from 3D printed penny boards to human organs and a Hyphae-based plant leaf structure. Also, a Norwegian man has discovered how to convert a 3D printer into an etching machine. Leapfrog and CGTrader are sponsoring a “3D...
Nervous System "Grows" 3D Printed Floraform Jewelry

Nervous System "Grows" 3D Printed Floraform Jewelry

Creating man made objects that resemble something that would be grown in nature isn’t the easiest of tasks, even for the most skilled artist. The way that a flower blooms for instance, isn’t based on something that is really quantifiable or predictable, and is often dependent on entirely unrelated types of stimuli like wind, orientation […]

Creating man made objects that resemble something that would be grown in nature isn’t the easiest of tasks, even for the most skilled artist. The way that a flower blooms for instance, isn’t based on something that is really quantifiable or predictable, and is often...
Nervous System Design Studio Offers Up 4D Printed Kinematics Textile Samples

Nervous System Design Studio Offers Up 4D Printed Kinematics Textile Samples

When it comes to contemporary design and technology, don’t get too comfortable. Just as 3D printing is sweeping the world with one wave of innovation after another, it seems 4D printing is here to stay too, and if you find yourself starting to get to used to that, be assured something new is on the way to […]

When it comes to contemporary design and technology, don’t get too comfortable. Just as 3D printing is sweeping the world with one wave of innovation after another, it seems 4D printing is here to stay too, and if you find yourself starting to get to used to that, be...
Nervous System Envisions a Future of 4D Printed Structures Which Adapt to the Environment

Nervous System Envisions a Future of 4D Printed Structures Which Adapt to the Environment

You may have read the title of this story and thought to yourself, “4D Printing? I’m only just starting to understand what 3D printing is all about.” Well, if you are a regular reader of our site than you likely have at least heard of 4D printing before. Nervous System, a design studio founded in […]

You may have read the title of this story and thought to yourself, “4D Printing? I’m only just starting to understand what 3D printing is all about.” Well, if you are a regular reader of our site than you likely have at least heard of 4D printing...
Nervous System's Radiolaria Generative App -- Build Bio-Inspired 3D Printable Items

Nervous System's Radiolaria Generative App -- Build Bio-Inspired 3D Printable Items

Jessica Rosenkrantz and Jesse Louis-Rosenberg founded their digital design studio, Nervous System, back in 2007, and their Radiolaria is a co-creation app built alongside their 3D printed designs from their Cell Cycle and Kinematics apps. Nervous System recently made a splash with their 3D printed Kinematics Dress, and the overall process includes a number of different fashion items such as […]

Jessica Rosenkrantz and Jesse Louis-Rosenberg founded their digital design studio, Nervous System, back in 2007, and their Radiolaria is a co-creation app built alongside their 3D printed designs from their Cell Cycle and Kinematics apps. Nervous System recently made...
Nervous System and Shapeways Team to 4D Print an Incredible Dress in One Single Piece

Nervous System and Shapeways Team to 4D Print an Incredible Dress in One Single Piece

There are some manufacturing realms which seem resistant, at least for now, to 3D printing solutions. The creation of clothing has yet to truly benefit from 3D printing – that is, unless you’re a fashion designer trying to jump on the additive manufacturing bandwagon to grind out some extra publicity. For the most part 3D printed […]

There are some manufacturing realms which seem resistant, at least for now, to 3D printing solutions. The creation of clothing has yet to truly benefit from 3D printing – that is, unless you’re a fashion designer trying to jump on the additive...