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ACCIONA and a Multidisciplinary Approach to Concrete 3D Printing

In our most recent roundup of 3D printing webinars and events, we told you about the free “Let’s Talk Concrete 3D Printing: A Multidisciplinary Approach” webinar by Spanish company ACCIONA….

Additive Flow Adds Additive Awareness to Generative Design

A new startup has emerged from stealth mode, promising a software capable of aiding designers in enhancing their parts for additive manufacturing (AM) in ways that go beyond generative design…

Coding for 3D Part 4: Rhino, Grasshopper and Weaverbird Setup

This is a brief introduction to the build environment we will be employing within the creation of objects for our parametric design process.

Democratizing the Design of 3D Printed Functional Components

In a paper entitled “Democratising the design of 3D printed functional components through a hybrid virtual-physical design methodology,” a group of researchers discusses the need to better democratize 3D design…

NOWLab Creates Smart Concrete Through 3D Printing

If you’ve ever been told you are as a dumb as a brick, you know (unless the accusation is true) that building materials aren’t renowned for their intelligence. However, while…

MIT CSAIL Introduces InstantCAD, a Plug-In to Make 3D Design Faster and Easier

A lot of fascinating research goes on at MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab (CSAIL). Just recently, we learned about the group’s work on the development of glasses-free 3D TV,…

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…

Polish Design Students Use ZMorph 2.0 SX Multitool 3D Printer to Create Eco-Friendly Shoe Prototype

People have used 3D printer manufacturer ZMorph‘s multitool machines to make all sorts of interesting objects, from jewelry molds, neon signs, and wine corks with interchangeable Star Wars heads, to prosthetics,…

Salone del Mobile Pushes Boundaries of Generative Design in 3D Print

Milan is now hosting the 56th iteration of its yearly Salone del Mobile, a furniture fair writ large both celebrating the primacy of Milan in the furniture world and demonstrating…

Jamiroquai Music Video Features Pangolin-Inspired 3D Printed Light-Up Helmet

I didn’t grow up watching music videos on MTV, but sometimes I’d see them at a friend’s house, and I was always fascinated by that method of storytelling. It’s not…

Free 3D Modeling Tool and Platform VECTARY Launches First Public Beta

Early in 2016, we were first introduced to the innovative and intuitive online 3D modeling tool VECTARY. Both a platform and a tool, VECTARY was designed so that anyone, regardless…

The Alfie Edition: Team UnLimbited Releases First Fully Parametric, 3D Printed e-NABLE Prosthetic Arm

The world news today is certainly flooded with plenty of darkness, so when the clouds part for the sunshine to peek through, we’re grateful. And we always know something wonderful is…

Stratasys to Showcase Zaha Hadid’s Visionary Parametrically Designed 3D Printed Chair Prototype

While there are plenty of successful and gainfully employed architects and designers working today, there really aren’t as many “super star” designers as there used to be. But Zaha Hadid…