Netherlands

Let the Beta Testing Begin: APWorks Officially in Receipt of MetalFAB1 Industrial 3D Printing System

Well, it’s official—but certainly this won’t be the last you hear of APWorks and the new mega MetalFAB1 system, which they are now formally in receipt of. This impending beta…

The Next Rembrandt: Reaching Toward the Human Soul with 3D Printed Data

The technical world of 3D printing is an absolute wonder of precision and possibility. It has become clear that there is an as yet unlimited potential for improvement of the…

Pixelstone: A Unique Brick 3D Printer That Could Change the Face of Construction

I’ve always loved the look of brick, whether on buildings or streets. There are still a few brick roads in my area, which I love – the color, the feel,…

The Ultimaker 2 Goes On Quite the Adventure—Making a Perfect 3D Printed Trumpet in Transit

Musicians are a picky, picky group when it comes to their instruments. And indeed they like to make innumerable changes and customizations to pickups, pegs, bows, strings, valves, mouthpieces, and…

Cagey, Lovely & Strong! Amsterdam Designer Perfects New Es-Cage Method in 3D Printing, Offers Tutorials

Erik Es of Amsterdam is really onto something. In a world that’s growing ever more full of knickknacks and tchotchkes thanks to a multitude of different manufacturing processes and crafts—as…

3Dealise Brings to Life Rinus Roelofs’ Giant Cylindrical Knot Sculpture

There is an increasing realization that the divide between art and mathematics is an artificial one. One person who has known this all along is digital sculptor and mathematician Rinus…

Finalists Announced for Additive Industries’ Metal 3D Printing Design Contest

Additive Industries, the Dutch company that has recently launched one of the most advanced and automated SLM-based, production-grade 3D printers on the market, organized a global contest asking both students…

This Week’s 3D Hubs Events Take Place at a Makerspace, a Sports Bar, and Even a Gold Mine!

This week’s 3D Hubs events reveal that people are getting more and more creative about event locations. The week kicks off in Graz, Austria with the Community’s regularly scheduled meetup at Makerspace…

3D Hubs Rings in the New Year: Events in Bend, Melbourne, Breda, and Paris

It’s that time of the week to update our readers on 3D printing events sponsored by 3D Hubs. The holidays have passed, and whether you took time off from your…

Netherlands Leads the Council of the European Union from a 3D Printed, Recyclable Building

As humanity becomes more aware of the damage we’re doing to the environment, we are scrambling to find ways to fix it. There are more recycling options than ever before;…

DigiVita is Using Blender to Teach Young Girls How to Code

While gender parity in the tech industry as a whole is still a long way off for many sectors, there have been some (minor) successes in bring more women into…

The Netherlands: Zazzy Expands 3D Printed Merchandise, Lauching Shopify to Empower Designers

As 3D printing does its duty with mass disruption, speeding along far more steadily than many imagined or can even fathom today, innovations that would not have been possible otherwise are…

Combining 3D Printing & Ancient Crafting: Make Your Own Embossed Leather Book Cover

For years now, many have predicted the death of the book in physical form, but from peeking into the lives of many of my bookworm friends and their children, I’d…

This Week’s 3D Hubs Pre-Holiday Festivities: Celebrate with 3D Printing Events Around the World

As we get closer to the upcoming Holidays, 3D Hubs events are picking up steam again this week as so many cities recover from the Global #3DPrintingDay. There are holiday…

ESCARGOT Serves Up Simplified 3D Printing of Intricate Microfluidic Devices for Chip Technology

ESGARGOT. For some of us, this brings to mind a pricey appetizer in the form of a land snail usually spiced up with garlic, herbs, and butter. While many may…

Kickstarter Campaign Launched for Personalized 3D Printed Keychains from MOOGUE

Dutch startup company MOOGUE wants to help people design their own products on whichever device they choose: phone, tablet, laptop, or PC. They will print them for you on their 3D…

3D Printed Models Help Doctors to Treat Brain Tumors–and Patients to Understand Them

The brain is perhaps the most complicated bodily organ to conduct surgery on, because of both how dense the tissue is and how uniquely formed each individual’s brain is. Also,…

3D Hubs Events Calendar: Riyadh, San José, Sydney… and More!

In the US there’s nothing planned for 3D Hubs Events this coming week–probably because Americans will be busy stuffing themselves with holiday turkey and starting the month of festivities that…

Potentially Revolutionary Spina Bifida Treatment That Uses 3D Printing Wins Major STW Grant

Researchers from Leiden University and Erasmus medical centers recently received the prestigious €50,000 Open Mind grant from science and tech foundation STW to continue developing their early term surgical procedure to…

Dutch Startup Printr Receives $820,000 in Seed Funding, to Launch Formide 3D Printing Platform Soon

There’s barely a place on the planet that is untouched by 3D printing these days, with even the most remote areas in consideration as innovators work on one 3D prototype…

Dutch Startup Threeate is the Newest Online 3D Printing Marketplace

Whether you’re a professional maker or just a casual 3D printing enthusiast, you’re almost certainly familiar with Shapeways, which has become the go-to online maker platform and marketplace for just about…

The 3D Printed Soft Robotics Hand Will Respond to Human Grip

Robots have already become an indispensable part of our lives. Everything from a Roomba to the automatic drink machine at McDonald’s and even the 3D printers that I write about…

Netherlands: Eindhoven University of Technology Embarks on Extended Project in Concrete 3D Printing

3D printing, no matter the purpose, has showstopping appeal. Just about everything one can produce with a 3D printer is amazing–and it’s no secret that makers love to show off what…

The Bike Project is Creating the First 3D Printable Open Source Bike called OBI

A pair of Dutch industrial design students named Stef de Groot and Paul De Medeiros have started developing the Bike Project, a completely open sourced 3D printable bike called OBI…