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Jigsurf – A 3D Printed Functional Surfboard Made of 48 Jigsaw-Like Pieces, Measuring 5’9″ in Length

Surfing is a sport and a hobby that has been around for centuries, with people from all around the world, all walks of life, and of both sexes taking part,…

OpthalmicDocs Releases Open Source Files for Portable Retinal Scanning Technology

We hear enough about how so many third world diseases are preventable, but people just lack the resources; preventable diseases can too easily become severely crippling, or even deadly, due…

Tanya Marriott’s 3D Printed Kakatrope Pays Tribute to Renowned Ecologist

William Horner called it a Daedalum – the Wheel of the Devil – and it was largely forgotten by the time William F. Lincoln brought the concept back and renamed…

Project3DPrint Kits: Make Your Own 3D Printed Gadgets With One-Stop Shopping

Pulling together the necessary materials for a 3D printing project can be time consuming. Often you’re ordering electrical components from multiple sources online, heading to the hardware store, and digging…

Retinal Imaging Made Easier With 3D Printed Adaptor

It all started, as so many good things do, with a box full of fake eyeballs. A curious student doing a diploma in Ophthalmic Science in Auckland, New Zealand, was…

Surfer Looks to Whales, Shark Skin, & 3D Printing to Make Surfing a Smoother Operation

Roy Stuart started surfing when he was just four years old and he built his first surfboard in the garage using his grandfather’s tools when he was nine. Stuart went…

New Zealand Man 3D Prints the World’s Smallest Working Drill — Just 7.5mm Wide

3D printing has shown that it is the perfect technology to use when wishing to create something unique, whether it is a piece of jewelry, a keepsake, or even a…

‘Monomateriality’ — Student Creates Amazing Art With Handheld Lego 3D Printer

In what is truly a statement of raw art, today we’re taking a look at a rather progressive project put together by industrial design student Vimal Patel, a New Zealander who lives…

A Father in New Zealand Creates 3D Printed ‘Smart Splints’ to Help His Son Walk Comfortably

James Wilson, a 14 year old in New Zealand, suffers from Lennox-Gastaut syndrome. It’s a form of epilepsy which left him disabled, and as a result, he needs to wear…

Dental Axess Named Stratasys Channel Partner for Australia and New Zealand

Stratasys is reaching out to expand their influence in the Australia and New Zealand dental 3D printing and manufacturing markets by appointing Dental Axess as a channel partner. The company…

VanGuard 3D — New Zealand Design Student Conceptualizes Incredible 3D Printing Robot

Design student Will Nicholson completed his final year of undergraduate studies in Industrial Design at the Massey School of Design in Wellington, New Zealand with a high-tech flourish. We have…

3D Printed Skin: New Zealand Designer Streamlines Medical Training in Sutures

While it’s certainly always preferable to practice on the real thing, or a cadaver, medical students are, after all, students. In teaching situations, sometimes patients generously have to suck it…

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…

Fully 3D Printed Working Engine Runs Completely on Hot and Cold Water — and You Can Print Your Own For Free

3D printing is fascinating, especially to those individuals who have not ever seen the technology in action previously. However, like with all new technology, this fascination subsides as time goes…

Hold Your Brain in Your Hands: New Zealand Company Will 3D Print Your Brain

Just in time for Halloween (or for those of us who just have brains on our minds), New Zealand-based Brainform is up and running! While the company and its website…

Siemens Announces a Competition for Innovative Engineering and Creativity in 3D Design and Printing

High-tech powerhouse Siemens has just announced the Siemens 3D Challenge, a contest to inspire sustainability-conscious technical creativity and innovation in 3D printing and design in Australia and New Zealand with the…

3D Printing Keeps New Zealand Competitive in the Boat Manufacturing Industry

Seafaring nation, New Zealand, has relied on its thriving marine industry to keep the country’s economy afloat. These days, however, competition is fierce. Countries like Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, and China,…

Autodesk Gives Away $25m in Free 3D Modeling Software to Students in Australia & New Zealand

Students at secondary schools and colleges in Australia and New Zealand will now be able to freely use Autodesk’s suite of software in classrooms. The development comes as part of…

A Game is A Game is A Game…Unless it’s Nova Jiang’s 3D Printed Chess

LA based artist Nova Jiang, born in China and raised in New Zealand, has been creating participatory art for the last eight years. Running through her art is the creation…

New Zealand’s Green Party: Investing in 3D Printing Industry Means Jobs, Growth

New Zealand’s Green Party thinks that 3D printing is the future for their country.  The technology which promises to add a realm of customization to traditional manufacturing techniques, is progressing…