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Study Shows Benefit of 3D Printing to Indigenous People

Study Shows Benefit of 3D Printing to Indigenous People

Remote communities often face challenges in obtaining the supplies necessary for daily life, for the obvious reason of being isolated from traditional supply chains and manufacturing facilities. 3D printing has been proposed as a solution to this issue, allowing the people in these communities to manufacture their own goods and supplies and lessen their reliance […]

Remote communities often face challenges in obtaining the supplies necessary for daily life, for the obvious reason of being isolated from traditional supply chains and manufacturing facilities. 3D printing has been proposed as a solution to this issue, allowing the...
17,000% Cost Reduction with Open Source 3D Printing: Michigan Tech Study Showcases Parametric 3D Printed Slot Die System

17,000% Cost Reduction with Open Source 3D Printing: Michigan Tech Study Showcases Parametric 3D Printed Slot Die System

We often cover the work of prolific Dr. Joshua Pearce, an Associate Professor of Materials Science & Engineering and Electrical & Computer Engineering at Michigan Technological University (Michigan Tech); he also runs the university’s Open Sustainability Technology (MOST) Research Group. Dr. Pearce, a major proponent for sustainability and open source technology, has previously taught an undergraduate engineering course on how to build […]

We often cover the work of prolific Dr. Joshua Pearce, an Associate Professor of Materials Science & Engineering and Electrical & Computer Engineering at Michigan Technological University (Michigan Tech); he also runs the university’s Open Sustainability...
Can a Custom 3D Printed Card Reader Actually Slow Down Card Skimmers?

Can a Custom 3D Printed Card Reader Actually Slow Down Card Skimmers?

You are warned about them in the news all the time – card skimmers, devices that are attached to ATMs and other machines to steal the information on credit and debit cards, through methods like hidden cameras and magnetic stripe readers hidden inside fake ATM coverings. Tom Nardi, a blogger for the popular Hackaday site, has been […]

You are warned about them in the news all the time – card skimmers, devices that are attached to ATMs and other machines to steal the information on credit and debit cards, through methods like hidden cameras and magnetic stripe readers hidden inside fake ATM...
3D Printing of Matzoh and R&D Tax Credits

3D Printing of Matzoh and R&D Tax Credits

Matzoh is a symbol of faith has been eaten for many years and is a food that is eaten amongst the Jewish population and enjoyed by many others. Matzoh is a flat brittle piece of unleavened bread typically eaten during Pesach or Passover holiday. Bakers and restaurants are looking for new ways to make and […]

Matzoh is a symbol of faith has been eaten for many years and is a food that is eaten amongst the Jewish population and enjoyed by many others. Matzoh is a flat brittle piece of unleavened bread typically eaten during Pesach or Passover holiday. Bakers and restaurants...
Ten 3D Printable Things: More Dragons

Ten 3D Printable Things: More Dragons

Welcome to Ten 3D Printable Things. Every week I’ll be showcasing 10 fantastic and FREE 3D printable projects, designs and models from all over the web. Dragons are big, fearsome and unstoppable village-destroying mythical creatures that have been popping up in stories for generations. I’m pretty sure almost everyone thinks dragons are cool, and the […]

Welcome to Ten 3D Printable Things. Every week I’ll be showcasing 10 fantastic and FREE 3D printable projects, designs and models from all over the web. Dragons are big, fearsome and unstoppable village-destroying mythical creatures that have been popping up in...
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...
Ten 3D Printable Things: Very Hairy 3D Models

Ten 3D Printable Things: Very Hairy 3D Models

Welcome to Ten 3D Printable Things. Every week I’ll be showcasing ten fantastic and FREE 3D printable projects, designs and models from all over the web.  This week I’ll be showcasing what I think is the most entertaining new trend in 3D model design, “hairy” 3D printable models! Late last year an enterprising 3D modeller […]

Welcome to Ten 3D Printable Things. Every week I’ll be showcasing ten fantastic and FREE 3D printable projects, designs and models from all over the web.  This week I’ll be showcasing what I think is the most entertaining new trend in 3D model design,...
There’s Still Time to Hone Your 3D Printing Design Skills This Summer

There’s Still Time to Hone Your 3D Printing Design Skills This Summer

If you thought you missed the boat to sign up for one of our 3D Print design courses, you’re in luck. Though our Beginner Design course has already begun, there’s still time to register for our Advanced Design for 3D Printing course, a fantastic learning opportunity for those who already have experience as a maker, […]

If you thought you missed the boat to sign up for one of our 3D Print design courses, you’re in luck. Though our Beginner Design course has already begun, there’s still time to register for our Advanced Design for 3D Printing course, a fantastic learning opportunity...
Learn Design for 3D Printing with 3DPrint.com Online Courses This Summer

Learn Design for 3D Printing with 3DPrint.com Online Courses This Summer

If you’ve been waiting for an opportunity to take your interest in 3D print design to the next level, wait no longer: right now is the perfect time to sign up for one of our summer session 3D Print Design courses, which started on June 20. The class is underway, but It’s not too late to […]

If you’ve been waiting for an opportunity to take your interest in 3D print design to the next level, wait no longer: right now is the perfect time to sign up for one of our summer session 3D Print Design courses, which started on June 20. The class is underway, but...
Design for 3D Printing Course Overview: Last Chance to Register with Our Early Bird Special

Design for 3D Printing Course Overview: Last Chance to Register with Our Early Bird Special

Set goals this summer and become a 3D print design expert with our two online courses. The first two-week intensive, Beginner Design for 3D Printing, starts June 20, and you’ll learn design principles, 3D modeling tools and programs, and how to prep your models for print. You’ll hear from industry experts in live webcasts, have […]

Set goals this summer and become a 3D print design expert with our two online courses. The first two-week intensive, Beginner Design for 3D Printing, starts June 20, and you’ll learn design principles, 3D modeling tools and programs, and how to prep your models for...
3D Printing Spotlight On: Vicky Somma, Maker and Software Developer

3D Printing Spotlight On: Vicky Somma, Maker and Software Developer

If you’re inexperienced with 3D printing but want to learn, there are plenty of courses, both online and in-person, that you can take – or, if you’re anything like Vicky Somma, you can just teach yourself. The software developer taught herself how to use 3D software and a 3D printer a few years ago, and has […]

If you’re inexperienced with 3D printing but want to learn, there are plenty of courses, both online and in-person, that you can take – or, if you’re anything like Vicky Somma, you can just teach yourself. The software developer taught herself how to...
Learn How to Use OpenSCAD Software with Helpful i.materialise Tutorial and How-To Videos

Learn How to Use OpenSCAD Software with Helpful i.materialise Tutorial and How-To Videos

If you prefer creating your own 3D models, instead of downloading and printing open-source designs, the most important aspect, when choosing your preferred 3D modeling software, is how easy the process is. You can’t create successful 3D prints if you’re spending more time trying to decipher the program than you are modeling. While we all have […]

If you prefer creating your own 3D models, instead of downloading and printing open-source designs, the most important aspect, when choosing your preferred 3D modeling software, is how easy the process is. You can’t create successful 3D prints if you’re...
M3D’s New 3D Printed “Air’rings” Are Both Functional and Stylish

M3D’s New 3D Printed “Air’rings” Are Both Functional and Stylish

I have pierced ears, like so many people do. I don’t wear earrings much anymore, but when I wore them every day, I had a lot to choose from. Earrings shaped like little cats, pearl earrings, (fake) diamond earrings, dangly earrings, stud earrings in every color under the sun. However, I never had earrings that […]

I have pierced ears, like so many people do. I don’t wear earrings much anymore, but when I wore them every day, I had a lot to choose from. Earrings shaped like little cats, pearl earrings, (fake) diamond earrings, dangly earrings, stud earrings in every color...
Weekly Roundup: Ten 3D Printable LEGO Things

Weekly Roundup: Ten 3D Printable LEGO Things

This week I wanted to do something a little different with the Ten 3D Printable Things column. Instead of finding amazing objects for you to 3D print I wanted to find amazing LEGO parts that you could 3D print and then build even more amazing things with them. I have found a ton of great […]

This week I wanted to do something a little different with the Ten 3D Printable Things column. Instead of finding amazing objects for you to 3D print I wanted to find amazing LEGO parts that you could 3D print and then build even more amazing things with them. I have...
Serious About 3D Modeling Software? Take a Look at ImplicitCAD—Powerful, Open Source, & Centered Around 3D Printing

Serious About 3D Modeling Software? Take a Look at ImplicitCAD—Powerful, Open Source, & Centered Around 3D Printing

3D printing has certainly emerged as one of the most exciting tools for hobbyists, designers, engineers, and more—and over the past few years, has become such a mainstream technology that most everyone has at least a glimmer of what the technology is about and usually a wondrous attitude regarding the latest amazing or outrageous thing […]

3D printing has certainly emerged as one of the most exciting tools for hobbyists, designers, engineers, and more—and over the past few years, has become such a mainstream technology that most everyone has at least a glimmer of what the technology is about and usually...
3D Printing Revitalizes Montessori School’s Hands-On Alphabet Set

3D Printing Revitalizes Montessori School’s Hands-On Alphabet Set

Danish expat, Washington, D.C.-area resident, and maker Mathias Hansen put his many tech-related skills to work in the interest of making learning the alphabet more fun for young Montessori school students. Montessori schools are all about hands-on learning. Hansen, an accomplished software engineer at VideoBlocks, an online company that provides creative content–graphics, video, and audio–at affordable […]

Danish expat, Washington, D.C.-area resident, and maker Mathias Hansen put his many tech-related skills to work in the interest of making learning the alphabet more fun for young Montessori school students. Montessori schools are all about hands-on learning. Hansen,...
Sculpteo is Now Accepting Over 30 File Formats for 3D Printing

Sculpteo is Now Accepting Over 30 File Formats for 3D Printing

Options are a great thing to have, but in 3D printing, as in everything, too many choices can be problematic. If you’ve experimented with 3D printing at all, you’ll likely have experienced file format frustration. There is a massive amount of 3D software out there, and many of them use their own, proprietary file formats. […]

Options are a great thing to have, but in 3D printing, as in everything, too many choices can be problematic. If you’ve experimented with 3D printing at all, you’ll likely have experienced file format frustration. There is a massive amount of 3D software...
It’s Easy to Make a 3D Printed Stamp, or Even a Whole Stamp Collection

It’s Easy to Make a 3D Printed Stamp, or Even a Whole Stamp Collection

As a nostalgic craving for the simpler life has been enticing many people to return to earlier technologies like the typewriter, another trend is on the increase for those who want to work with traditional publication technologies, like letterpress and relief printing. 3D printing accommodates this trend nicely, as it has become easier to create movable type, customized printing plates, and–the subject of this article–cool stamps! […]

As a nostalgic craving for the simpler life has been enticing many people to return to earlier technologies like the typewriter, another trend is on the increase for those who want to work with traditional publication technologies, like letterpress and relief...
3D Printed Bagatelle Defies Its Name

3D Printed Bagatelle Defies Its Name

The “bagatelle” means something of little importance, a mere trifle. This is the unassuming name of the game that British designer Tony Jones decided to recreate using 3D printing.  While Jones has only been engaged in 3D printing for less than two years, this is already the second creation of his to garner sufficient interest […]

The “bagatelle” means something of little importance, a mere trifle. This is the unassuming name of the game that British designer Tony Jones decided to recreate using 3D printing.  While Jones has only been engaged in 3D printing for less than two years,...
Husband and Wife Team Up to Create Hovalin, the Open Source 3D Printed Violin

Husband and Wife Team Up to Create Hovalin, the Open Source 3D Printed Violin

One of the many advantages of inventing something is that you get to name it. Even better if your name and the thing you have created have some sort of phonetic connection – it just seems right then that the creators of an entirely 3D printed violin, Matt and Kaitlyn Hova, combined their name with […]

One of the many advantages of inventing something is that you get to name it. Even better if your name and the thing you have created have some sort of phonetic connection – it just seems right then that the creators of an entirely 3D printed violin, Matt and...
An Open Source 3D Printed Sundial That Reads Digital Time

An Open Source 3D Printed Sundial That Reads Digital Time

Do you remember the first time you grasped the concept of a sundial, the idea that we can tell general time from observing the shadow cast by the sun via an object designed for this purpose? It seemed like a pretty magical concept, and it also introduces basic concepts about math and astronomy in an […]

Do you remember the first time you grasped the concept of a sundial, the idea that we can tell general time from observing the shadow cast by the sun via an object designed for this purpose? It seemed like a pretty magical concept, and it also introduces basic...
Can You 3D Print a Laser? In Fact, You Can! Sort of.

Can You 3D Print a Laser? In Fact, You Can! Sort of.

It is getting to the point where I’m pretty comfortable in saying that there really isn’t much that 3D printing can’t be used for these days. In the past few years I’ve seen far too many projects incorporate or be made possible by 3D printing that I never would have guessed could have been accomplished […]

It is getting to the point where I’m pretty comfortable in saying that there really isn’t much that 3D printing can’t be used for these days. In the past few years I’ve seen far too many projects incorporate or be made possible by 3D printing that I...
Sometimes You 3D Print a Nut, Sometimes You Don’t… Now You Can 3D Print Any Nut or Washer You Choose

Sometimes You 3D Print a Nut, Sometimes You Don’t… Now You Can 3D Print Any Nut or Washer You Choose

We’ve all seen the 3D printed nut and bolt file that 3D printer manufacturers like to show off as an example of their printers’ resolution capabilities. It is a sufficiently impressive way to showcase the level of detail a potential user can expect with a new machine. But unfortunately the 3D printed nuts and bolts […]

We’ve all seen the 3D printed nut and bolt file that 3D printer manufacturers like to show off as an example of their printers’ resolution capabilities. It is a sufficiently impressive way to showcase the level of detail a potential user can expect with a...
What’s Your Wedding Ring Really Worth? BTCRing Can Tell You With Bitcoin

What’s Your Wedding Ring Really Worth? BTCRing Can Tell You With Bitcoin

So what value does a wedding ring actually have? Is it about the sentiment attached to it? The design elements? The dollar value of the precious stones? While the history of the wedding ring may go back 4000 years to Egypt, it took Alexander the Great to export the practice, and finally, the Romans to […]

So what value does a wedding ring actually have? Is it about the sentiment attached to it? The design elements? The dollar value of the precious stones? While the history of the wedding ring may go back 4000 years to Egypt, it took Alexander the Great to export the...
This 3D Printed Pachinko Dice Tower Makes Rolling the Dice Fun and Random

This 3D Printed Pachinko Dice Tower Makes Rolling the Dice Fun and Random

I remember watching the game show “The Price is Right” when I was younger, and my favorite part of the show was when contestants would have the opportunity to drop chips in the Plinko game, similar to a Pachinko device. Sometimes they would win big, while other times they would walk away a loser. Regardless, it […]

I remember watching the game show “The Price is Right” when I was younger, and my favorite part of the show was when contestants would have the opportunity to drop chips in the Plinko game, similar to a Pachinko device. Sometimes they would win big, while...
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