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3D Printed Footprint Footwear Offers Form & Function, Relevant Real-World Use

3D Printed Footprint Footwear Offers Form & Function, Relevant Real-World Use

While it’s always exciting to see what’s striding down the runway next regarding 3D printing and apparel, footwear is a truly relevant area for this technology in terms of providing real-world change, functionality, and convenience. And while we love reporting on numerous artistic statements adorning the feet in 3D from high fashion to avante-garde architectures, what’s […]

While it’s always exciting to see what’s striding down the runway next regarding 3D printing and apparel, footwear is a truly relevant area for this technology in terms of providing real-world change, functionality, and convenience. And while we love reporting on...
Univ. Of Michigan & Local Motors Team For 3D Printed Autonomous Intercampus Vehicles

Univ. Of Michigan & Local Motors Team For 3D Printed Autonomous Intercampus Vehicles

We are currently undergoing a seismic shift within the automobile industry, from autonomy to electric-power to 3D printing, the vehicles we have all become familiar with over the last century will soon look and function in ways unimaginable just a couple of decades ago. Over the last three years alone, we have watched eagerly as […]

We are currently undergoing a seismic shift within the automobile industry, from autonomy to electric-power to 3D printing, the vehicles we have all become familiar with over the last century will soon look and function in ways unimaginable just a couple of decades...
Australian Design Student’s Elaborate 3D Printed Table Doubles as Cushy Seat

Australian Design Student’s Elaborate 3D Printed Table Doubles as Cushy Seat

3D printing is a serious gift for the technologically savvy artist. Allowing not only a new tool into the creative arsenal, this substantial technology offers a fresh avenue for conceptualizing, digitalizing, and even manufacturing–allowing the artist to couple entrepreneurial spirit with talent and technology–often cutting out the middleman and heading to the marketplace on their […]

3D printing is a serious gift for the technologically savvy artist. Allowing not only a new tool into the creative arsenal, this substantial technology offers a fresh avenue for conceptualizing, digitalizing, and even manufacturing–allowing the artist to couple...
3D Printing Filament Trends & Stats for June 2015

3D Printing Filament Trends & Stats for June 2015

With the desktop 3D printing hardware space continuing to evolve, it seems as though every day we are covering new unique uses for the technology. While these new uses come about due to the creativity of various designers, as well as the evolution of the hardware itself, ultimately these creations rely on the various filaments […]

With the desktop 3D printing hardware space continuing to evolve, it seems as though every day we are covering new unique uses for the technology. While these new uses come about due to the creativity of various designers, as well as the evolution of the hardware...
Local Motors 3D Prints Two Mule-Like Cars Featuring NinjaFlex Seats & Bumpers

Local Motors 3D Prints Two Mule-Like Cars Featuring NinjaFlex Seats & Bumpers

When it comes to automobile manufacturing, Phoenix, Arizona-based Local Motors is certainly ahead of their time, as they set out to build a business based around the manufacturing of 3D printed electric vehicles. Unless you have been living under a rock for the last year or so you’ve more than likely seen their first ever […]

When it comes to automobile manufacturing, Phoenix, Arizona-based Local Motors is certainly ahead of their time, as they set out to build a business based around the manufacturing of 3D printed electric vehicles. Unless you have been living under a rock for the last...
Local Motors Looks Toward NinjaFlex & SemiFlex Materials to 3D Print Elements of Their Cars

Local Motors Looks Toward NinjaFlex & SemiFlex Materials to 3D Print Elements of Their Cars

Probably one of the most impressive applications for 3D printing I have seen to date is the work being done by Phoenix-based Local Motors. Last year they surprised the world, and certainly the automobile industry, when they 3D printed the Strati car live during the International Manufacturing Technology Show in Chicago. Since then, the company […]

Probably one of the most impressive applications for 3D printing I have seen to date is the work being done by Phoenix-based Local Motors. Last year they surprised the world, and certainly the automobile industry, when they 3D printed the Strati car live during the...
3D Printing Filament Trends & Stats for May 2015

3D Printing Filament Trends & Stats for May 2015

Each and every month, we see more new filaments released by various manufacturers, some of which are more of the same, while others are something completely new to the 3D printing space. Without a doubt, the future of desktop 3D printing will rely heavily on material science which will lead us into a completely new […]

Each and every month, we see more new filaments released by various manufacturers, some of which are more of the same, while others are something completely new to the 3D printing space. Without a doubt, the future of desktop 3D printing will rely heavily on material...
EasyWelder Tool Allows You to Make More & Waste Less, Linking 3D Printing Filament Pieces 

EasyWelder Tool Allows You to Make More & Waste Less, Linking 3D Printing Filament Pieces 

EasyWelder is, quite simply, an exceptional idea for making larger 3D prints and other projects without wasting extra filament, as well as being able to fulfill other functions. By being able to connect longer pieces of filament, one–you can have some fun with this cool new gizmo–and two, you have more options, further opening the […]

EasyWelder is, quite simply, an exceptional idea for making larger 3D prints and other projects without wasting extra filament, as well as being able to fulfill other functions. By being able to connect longer pieces of filament, one–you can have some fun with...
A Very, Very Close Look at 3D Printing Filaments — Via Scanning Electron Microscope

A Very, Very Close Look at 3D Printing Filaments — Via Scanning Electron Microscope

Vic Harkness is a full-time student in Wales studying for a degree in AI and Robotics, and she also enjoys falconry, photography, and 3D printers. In fact, she sells a variety of 3D printed products through her Etsy store. “I own two 3D printers which have taught me a lot about the implications of additive manufacturing […]

Vic Harkness is a full-time student in Wales studying for a degree in AI and Robotics, and she also enjoys falconry, photography, and 3D printers. In fact, she sells a variety of 3D printed products through her Etsy store. “I own two 3D printers which have taught me a...
Modular, Flexible, 3D Printed ‘BendyBag’ is the Winner of the NinjaFlex / 3DShare Design Contest

Modular, Flexible, 3D Printed ‘BendyBag’ is the Winner of the NinjaFlex / 3DShare Design Contest

One of the great things about the ever expanding list of 3D printable materials available, is that we are constantly seeing more and more ways in which we can utilize 3D printing as a means for producing one-of-a-kind works of art.  Only a couple years ago we were basically limited to 3D printing with two […]

One of the great things about the ever expanding list of 3D printable materials available, is that we are constantly seeing more and more ways in which we can utilize 3D printing as a means for producing one-of-a-kind works of art.  Only a couple years ago we were...
Ruiz Brothers At It Again With Their 3D Printed Wooden Legend of Zelda Sword

Ruiz Brothers At It Again With Their 3D Printed Wooden Legend of Zelda Sword

Link, a character in the popular Legend of Zelda series, wields an iconic wooden sword he swings to ward off enemies, and the Ruiz Brothers have now created a tutorial to show you how to 3D print that sword using bambooFill from ColorFabb. The filament uses recycled bamboo fibers and PHA/PLA to result in a material that, […]

Link, a character in the popular Legend of Zelda series, wields an iconic wooden sword he swings to ward off enemies, and the Ruiz Brothers have now created a tutorial to show you how to 3D print that sword using bambooFill from ColorFabb. The filament uses recycled...
Chenyue Technology Company Unveils New Flexible, Transparent 3D Printer Filament

Chenyue Technology Company Unveils New Flexible, Transparent 3D Printer Filament

I recall when I first began looking into desktop 3D printers about three years ago, the material options available for most machines were either ABS or PLA, and a variety of colors. Back then I didn’t know any different, but looking back I realize how far the industry has come in a very short period […]

I recall when I first began looking into desktop 3D printers about three years ago, the material options available for most machines were either ABS or PLA, and a variety of colors. Back then I didn’t know any different, but looking back I realize how far the...
3D Printing Filament Trends & Stats Released by GlobalFSD for March 2015

3D Printing Filament Trends & Stats Released by GlobalFSD for March 2015

What are the top 3D printer filaments on the market? Which companies are receiving the most interest? These are questions that many of us would love to know the answers to, yet it is almost impossible to gather accurate information. Thanks to GlobalFSD (Global Filament Sample Depot), we get some answers. For those of you […]

What are the top 3D printer filaments on the market? Which companies are receiving the most interest? These are questions that many of us would love to know the answers to, yet it is almost impossible to gather accurate information. Thanks to GlobalFSD (Global...
NinjaFlex Teams with 3DShare For New 3D Design Competition – Enter Now!

NinjaFlex Teams with 3DShare For New 3D Design Competition – Enter Now!

The usefulness of 3D printed objects is something that has evolved through its infancy and nothing has driven this faster than the advent of new materials to print with. The material options have grown to include bronze, copper, brass, carbon fiber, wood and even cheese! However, one space that seems to have limitless potential is […]

The usefulness of 3D printed objects is something that has evolved through its infancy and nothing has driven this faster than the advent of new materials to print with. The material options have grown to include bronze, copper, brass, carbon fiber, wood and even...
Prepare to Terrorize the Citizens with These 3D Printed LED Lit Cosplay Fire Horns

Prepare to Terrorize the Citizens with These 3D Printed LED Lit Cosplay Fire Horns

Cosplay, if you’re not familiar with the practice, is a sort of performance art in which participants, referred to as cosplayers, put on costumes and accessories meant to represent a specific character or idea, most often at conventions, or cons (like the famous Comic Con events). Many of the sources for the costumes spring from […]

Cosplay, if you’re not familiar with the practice, is a sort of performance art in which participants, referred to as cosplayers, put on costumes and accessories meant to represent a specific character or idea, most often at conventions, or cons (like the famous...
Not Just for Prototyping Anymore: Student 3D Prints a Waterproof Smartphone Case

Not Just for Prototyping Anymore: Student 3D Prints a Waterproof Smartphone Case

There is really a misconception within the desktop 3D printing space that the technology only has one purpose, and that is for prototyping. While 3D printing does lend itself to being the perfect solution for prototyping products, iterating upon design ideas, and testing to see if a product is actually worth developing further, many people […]

There is really a misconception within the desktop 3D printing space that the technology only has one purpose, and that is for prototyping. While 3D printing does lend itself to being the perfect solution for prototyping products, iterating upon design ideas, and...
Design and 3D Print a Winner in NinjaFlex’s #Easter3gg Competition

Design and 3D Print a Winner in NinjaFlex’s #Easter3gg Competition

Flex your 3D creative muscles with NinjaFlex’s #Easter3gg Competition. Design the winning 3D printed Easter Egg and NinjaFlex will reward you with five spools of NinjaFlex 3D printer filament in the colors of your choice and they’ll share the love when they highlight your design in several social media venues. A UK- and US-based leader in […]

Flex your 3D creative muscles with NinjaFlex’s #Easter3gg Competition. Design the winning 3D printed Easter Egg and NinjaFlex will reward you with five spools of NinjaFlex 3D printer filament in the colors of your choice and they’ll share the love when they...
Adafruit Shows Us How To 3D Print Customized Hat Graphics

Adafruit Shows Us How To 3D Print Customized Hat Graphics

Would you like to customize your accessories, like a cap, with graphic letters? Adafruit’s latest custom 3D hat graphics is an easy small-scale 3D printing project with large scale potential to advertise you, your company, or any other message you’d like to transmit. Adafruit’s Becky Stern and the Ruiz Brothers have created custom 3D hat graphics with sew tabs to attach to any […]

Would you like to customize your accessories, like a cap, with graphic letters? Adafruit’s latest custom 3D hat graphics is an easy small-scale 3D printing project with large scale potential to advertise you, your company, or any other message you’d like...
‘Hobbes’ the Terrier to Receive 3D Printed Prosthetic Front Leg with Special Harness

‘Hobbes’ the Terrier to Receive 3D Printed Prosthetic Front Leg with Special Harness

With 3D printing affecting so many different facets of nearly every field these days — or at least garnering an interest — it’s no surprise that we humans are using it now to try and better the quality of life for our beloved pets as well. There’s something deeply fulfilling about nurturing our pets and […]

With 3D printing affecting so many different facets of nearly every field these days — or at least garnering an interest — it’s no surprise that we humans are using it now to try and better the quality of life for our beloved pets as well. There’s something deeply...
PLA Spring Powered Car: 3D Printed Fun

PLA Spring Powered Car: 3D Printed Fun

This article could just as easily have been titled “things to do with your 3D printer when you want to use it but don’t have anything that simply has to be done.” That’s exactly the state of mind that creator Jason King was in when he decided to produce his spring powered vehicle. Looking for […]

This article could just as easily have been titled “things to do with your 3D printer when you want to use it but don’t have anything that simply has to be done.” That’s exactly the state of mind that creator Jason King was in when he decided to produce his spring...
PRINTinZ Printer Plate Announces New Formulation and Texture

PRINTinZ Printer Plate Announces New Formulation and Texture

The PRINTinZ Printer Plate – once known as the Ninja Printer Plate – was developed as an alternative to the standard print surfaces being used on consumer-level 3D printers. The fused filament printing process puts extreme demands on a print surface, and while there must be enough adhesion between the filament and build platform to prevent […]

The PRINTinZ Printer Plate – once known as the Ninja Printer Plate – was developed as an alternative to the standard print surfaces being used on consumer-level 3D printers. The fused filament printing process puts extreme demands on a print surface, and while...
Fenner Drives, Makers of NinjaFlex, Release New SemiFlex 3D Printing Filament in the US and Europe

Fenner Drives, Makers of NinjaFlex, Release New SemiFlex 3D Printing Filament in the US and Europe

Fenner Drives has announced the release of their new SemiFlex 3D printing filament across the US and Europe, and they say the product will expand 3D capabilities with a unique set of properties. SemiFlex 3D Filament, which is joining the NinjaFlex filament line, is said to have flexibility, strength, and reliability for 3D printing projects. Fenner Drives says […]

Fenner Drives has announced the release of their new SemiFlex 3D printing filament across the US and Europe, and they say the product will expand 3D capabilities with a unique set of properties. SemiFlex 3D Filament, which is joining the NinjaFlex filament line, is...
Ingenious 3D Printed Egg Separator Utilizes NinjaFlex Filament in Extraordinary Fashion

Ingenious 3D Printed Egg Separator Utilizes NinjaFlex Filament in Extraordinary Fashion

Eggs, they’re what’s for breakfast…… and lunch and sometimes even dinner. Heck, I even eat them as a post-workout protein supplement. Eggs are my coffee in the morning, and my protein shake before bed. However, when it comes to cooking with eggs, I prefer to eat just the whites, while either tossing the yolk down […]

Eggs, they’re what’s for breakfast…… and lunch and sometimes even dinner. Heck, I even eat them as a post-workout protein supplement. Eggs are my coffee in the morning, and my protein shake before bed. However, when it comes to cooking with...
The Band-Aid of the Future — NTU Creates the 3D Printed BioScope

The Band-Aid of the Future — NTU Creates the 3D Printed BioScope

A team of students at the National Taiwan University have developed a “smart bandage” they call the BioScope which amps up the functionality of the Band-Aid to unheard of levels. A new entry into the field of what many are calling “wearable technology,” the BioScope takes care of much more than simply patching over a […]

A team of students at the National Taiwan University have developed a “smart bandage” they call the BioScope which amps up the functionality of the Band-Aid to unheard of levels. A new entry into the field of what many are calling “wearable technology,” the BioScope...
3D Printed Muscles Bring a Robotic Flower to Bloom

3D Printed Muscles Bring a Robotic Flower to Bloom

Before you get too excited, let me tell you that this is not an article about how to create yourself as a young Arnold Schwarzenegger through 3D printing… for now, we must all remain the shape we are. Instead, the muscles that I’m talking about are flexible 3D printed petals powered by air. This idea, […]

Before you get too excited, let me tell you that this is not an article about how to create yourself as a young Arnold Schwarzenegger through 3D printing… for now, we must all remain the shape we are. Instead, the muscles that I’m talking about are flexible 3D printed...
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