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3D Printing, Raspberry Pi, and Fruit Flies: Low-Cost Custom Lab Equipment Helps in Study of Behavior

3D Printing, Raspberry Pi, and Fruit Flies: Low-Cost Custom Lab Equipment Helps in Study of Behavior

Thanks to 3D printing, it can cost far less money to produce necessary, customized laboratory equipment and tools than it used to. There are plenty of 3D printed microscopes, and we’ve also seen a 3D printed smartphone device that tests antibiotic drugs for antimicrobial susceptibility, as well as a small, DIY laboratory system. Now, researchers at […]

Thanks to 3D printing, it can cost far less money to produce necessary, customized laboratory equipment and tools than it used to. There are plenty of 3D printed microscopes, and we’ve also seen a 3D printed smartphone device that tests antibiotic drugs for...
Additive Manufacturing and CAD in Focus in MIT Professional Education Course: Instructors Tell Us About New Offerings

Additive Manufacturing and CAD in Focus in MIT Professional Education Course: Instructors Tell Us About New Offerings

Summer doesn’t always mean a break in educational offerings; while school may be out for the summer, through a new course offering at MIT, professionals can enter the classroom for a one-week intensive course focusing on 3D design for manufacturing. Advances in Computer-Aided Design for Manufacturing, the new course, is set to introduce participants to the […]

Summer doesn’t always mean a break in educational offerings; while school may be out for the summer, through a new course offering at MIT, professionals can enter the classroom for a one-week intensive course focusing on 3D design for manufacturing. Advances in...
Formlabs Engineer Models, 3D Prints 1:25 Scale Model of New Apartment

Formlabs Engineer Models, 3D Prints 1:25 Scale Model of New Apartment

My husband and I moved into our first house about eight years ago, on an abnormally rainy July weekend. Since everything got wet bringing it into the house, all of the furniture was placed on top of old sheets so it could dry without staining the floors. While we sat there, waiting for our tables […]

My husband and I moved into our first house about eight years ago, on an abnormally rainy July weekend. Since everything got wet bringing it into the house, all of the furniture was placed on top of old sheets so it could dry without staining the floors. While we sat...
MaherSoft 3D Prints Marble Machine with Indie Desktop, Soon to Launch on Indiegogo

MaherSoft 3D Prints Marble Machine with Indie Desktop, Soon to Launch on Indiegogo

In June, we showed you just what MaherSoft’s soon-to-be-released Indie Desktop dual nozzle printer was capable of: they completed a 3D printed scale model of a 115-meter-long trailer for a leading transport services company. The model was a little over four feet long, and the body of the trailer had to be printed in 14 […]

In June, we showed you just what MaherSoft’s soon-to-be-released Indie Desktop dual nozzle printer was capable of: they completed a 3D printed scale model of a 115-meter-long trailer for a leading transport services company. The model was a little over four feet...
For the 3D Printing Novice: Shapeways Offers Insights into CAD & 3D Modeling

For the 3D Printing Novice: Shapeways Offers Insights into CAD & 3D Modeling

For those just beginning to try their hand at 3D printing, often it’s easy to jump in with only the end goal in sight as you imagine that sophisticated looking machine pumping out your 3D models. Whether you are downloading a file from Thingiverse and printing it out as is, customizing open source files to […]

For those just beginning to try their hand at 3D printing, often it’s easy to jump in with only the end goal in sight as you imagine that sophisticated looking machine pumping out your 3D models. Whether you are downloading a file from Thingiverse and printing it out...
i.materialise Launches Help Center to Answer Questions About Their 3D Printing Services

i.materialise Launches Help Center to Answer Questions About Their 3D Printing Services

Throughout the world, 3D printing service bureaus have helped make professional-grade additive manufacturing accessible and affordable for everyone. They’ve brought many 3D designs and ideas to life, granting their customers high quality production that would be unobtainable or too expensive otherwise. Though these service providers take care of a bulk of the dirty work, the […]

Throughout the world, 3D printing service bureaus have helped make professional-grade additive manufacturing accessible and affordable for everyone. They’ve brought many 3D designs and ideas to life, granting their customers high quality production that would be...
3D Printed Lithophane Tutorial from Stratasys Shows How to Turn Multiple Images into One Luminous Work of Art

3D Printed Lithophane Tutorial from Stratasys Shows How to Turn Multiple Images into One Luminous Work of Art

There’s so much that can be done to manipulate images these days; with the amount and variety of digital technology out there, there’s practically no visual effect that can’t be created. Some of the most striking images, however, are the result of centuries-old techniques. Lithophanes have been around since the early 1800s, and producing them […]

There’s so much that can be done to manipulate images these days; with the amount and variety of digital technology out there, there’s practically no visual effect that can’t be created. Some of the most striking images, however, are the result of...
3D Printing: The Stories We Missed This Week — September 3, 2016

3D Printing: The Stories We Missed This Week — September 3, 2016

From major business acquisitions to exploding rockets, it’s been quite a wild and bumpy ride into the weekend. Here’s a look back at some of the news that we didn’t manage to cover in full this week. For starters, Autodesk 3D printed a new high-performance prosthetic limb for German Paralympian Denise Schindler. A research team from […]

From major business acquisitions to exploding rockets, it’s been quite a wild and bumpy ride into the weekend. Here’s a look back at some of the news that we didn’t manage to cover in full this week. For starters, Autodesk 3D printed a new high-performance prosthetic...
Math from the Past: Software Developer Creates 3D Printed Curta Calculator

Math from the Past: Software Developer Creates 3D Printed Curta Calculator

Back in 1938, an Austrian engineer named Curt Herzstark patented his idea for the Curta, an elegantly mechanical pocket calculator that—to this day—has remained quite popular with collectors from around the world. Basically, the Curta works by inputting numbers using the slides on the side of the device, while the revolution counter and result counter […]

Back in 1938, an Austrian engineer named Curt Herzstark patented his idea for the Curta, an elegantly mechanical pocket calculator that—to this day—has remained quite popular with collectors from around the world. Basically, the Curta works by inputting numbers using...
Affordable, Open Source, 3D Printable CNC Machine is Now on Kickstarter

Affordable, Open Source, 3D Printable CNC Machine is Now on Kickstarter

The appeals of Kickstarter campaigns are many. There are the rewards for backers, frequently taking the form of either deep discounts on the final product or unusual items that can’t be found anywhere else. Pledging to support any crowdfunding campaign is a gamble, but it’s an exciting gamble; just browsing Kickstarter is pretty exciting, in […]

The appeals of Kickstarter campaigns are many. There are the rewards for backers, frequently taking the form of either deep discounts on the final product or unusual items that can’t be found anywhere else. Pledging to support any crowdfunding campaign is a...
New i.materialise Plugin Gives Onshape Users Direct Access to 3D Printing Platform

New i.materialise Plugin Gives Onshape Users Direct Access to 3D Printing Platform

Cloud design services are becoming highly desirable to many consumers, particularly companies and design teams. One of the most popular right now is Onshape, a young company formed by several former SOLIDWORKS employees. It’s a CAD platform based entirely in the cloud and accessible by computer, tablet or phone, meaning that it makes it much easier […]

Cloud design services are becoming highly desirable to many consumers, particularly companies and design teams. One of the most popular right now is Onshape, a young company formed by several former SOLIDWORKS employees. It’s a CAD platform based entirely in the...
In the Mood for Some Music? Check Out This 3D Printed Formlabs Violin & New Rhett Price Video!

In the Mood for Some Music? Check Out This 3D Printed Formlabs Violin & New Rhett Price Video!

While we have had our great writers, painters, and a multitude of famous artists throughout history to inspire and allow us to appreciate so many mediums, sometimes it seems nothing can compare to the delight of listening to a musician, with the notes taking us straight up, back down, and on an inimitable journey of […]

While we have had our great writers, painters, and a multitude of famous artists throughout history to inspire and allow us to appreciate so many mediums, sometimes it seems nothing can compare to the delight of listening to a musician, with the notes taking us...
3DPrinterOS Announces Integrations With Most Popular CAD Design Tools, Further Simplifying Workflow

3DPrinterOS Announces Integrations With Most Popular CAD Design Tools, Further Simplifying Workflow

Just recently, 3DPrinterOS completed a transfer to the Microsoft Azure cloud platform to accommodate their rapidly expanding user base. The young company, which fully launched only a little over a year ago, has grown at an astonishing rate, now counting their users at over 12,000. That number should only continue to rise, particularly as 3DPrinterOS has just […]

Just recently, 3DPrinterOS completed a transfer to the Microsoft Azure cloud platform to accommodate their rapidly expanding user base. The young company, which fully launched only a little over a year ago, has grown at an astonishing rate, now counting their users at...
The San Diego Model Railroad Museum Thinks 3D Printing Can Revive the Model Railroading Hobby

The San Diego Model Railroad Museum Thinks 3D Printing Can Revive the Model Railroading Hobby

Model railroading has always had a reputation for being a hobby for old men, but i’m not really sure that’s exactly true. I certainly don’t have any statistics to back it up other than my own experiences, but I think that as with any modelling hobby the range of ages of hobbyists is going to be […]

Model railroading has always had a reputation for being a hobby for old men, but i’m not really sure that’s exactly true. I certainly don’t have any statistics to back it up other than my own experiences, but I think that as with any modelling hobby the range of ages...
3D Printing: The Stories We Didn't Cover This Week--December 19

3D Printing: The Stories We Didn't Cover This Week--December 19

This week’s news covers a range of topics, from a shoe midsole 3D printed with material from ocean trash, to Onshape’s new app store that includes apps from both Pinshape and Materialise’s 3DPrintCloud. These apps step up the game on providing easier routes from designing in a cloud to printing an object. In other industry news, ScanSource Inc. […]

This week’s news covers a range of topics, from a shoe midsole 3D printed with material from ocean trash, to Onshape’s new app store that includes apps from both Pinshape and Materialise’s 3DPrintCloud. These apps step up the game on providing easier...
This 3D Printed Ultrasonic Floating Lily Pad Repels Bugs

This 3D Printed Ultrasonic Floating Lily Pad Repels Bugs

As I write this, in addition to wearing long pants, a long sleeve shirt, and socks, I am covered in a cocktail of mosquito repelling liquids, sprays, and creams. However, if there is a millimeter of exposed skin that I have somehow managed to miss, one of the ravenous local mosquitoes will find it and make […]

As I write this, in addition to wearing long pants, a long sleeve shirt, and socks, I am covered in a cocktail of mosquito repelling liquids, sprays, and creams. However, if there is a millimeter of exposed skin that I have somehow managed to miss, one of the ravenous...
New Zealand Man 3D Prints the World's Smallest Working Drill -- Just 7.5mm Wide

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 house or car. The technology, unlike that of more traditional means of manufacturing, is an affordable way of creating one-of-a-kind products, and is one of […]

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 house or car. The technology, unlike that of more traditional means of manufacturing, is an affordable way...
3D Printing: The Stories We Didn't Cover This Week -- March 14, 2015

3D Printing: The Stories We Didn't Cover This Week -- March 14, 2015

This week brings us some exciting news in 3D software, hardware, materials, designs, and printed objects. We have a printed melodica, an improved quadcopter design, a printed classic zoetrope animation device, new state of the art cycling pulleys, a fab lab project at a Syrian refugee camp, a new printer that prints recycled plastics, software […]

This week brings us some exciting news in 3D software, hardware, materials, designs, and printed objects. We have a printed melodica, an improved quadcopter design, a printed classic zoetrope animation device, new state of the art cycling pulleys, a fab lab project at...