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Winners of Create to Educate Contest Teach Important Lessons Through 3D Printing

Winners of Create to Educate Contest Teach Important Lessons Through 3D Printing

There’s nothing like a good 3D printing competition to really bring out the creativity that exists in such abundance in this field. There are plenty of 3D printing competitions going on at any moment, but our favorites are those that are put on for a greater purpose, such as creating curricula for use in the […]

There’s nothing like a good 3D printing competition to really bring out the creativity that exists in such abundance in this field. There are plenty of 3D printing competitions going on at any moment, but our favorites are those that are put on for a greater...
Pinshape and Partners Invite Educators to Create 3D Printing Lesson Plans for a Chance to Win an Ultimaker 3

Pinshape and Partners Invite Educators to Create 3D Printing Lesson Plans for a Chance to Win an Ultimaker 3

As the school year gets underway once again, many 3D printing companies are sharpening their focus on education – and are launching contests focused on education, as well. Many 3D printing contests, especially those centered on education, serve a larger purpose than just finding a winner. Of course everyone enters a contest hoping to win, […]

As the school year gets underway once again, many 3D printing companies are sharpening their focus on education – and are launching contests focused on education, as well. Many 3D printing contests, especially those centered on education, serve a larger purpose...
Pinshape Announces Winners of Latest 3D Design Contest – Design Your Future Avatar

Pinshape Announces Winners of Latest 3D Design Contest – Design Your Future Avatar

In July, 3D printing community and marketplace Pinshape partnered with Mold3D Academy for a contest centered around virtual sculpting. In the Design Your Future Avatar Contest, sponsored by Formlabs, Oculus, ZBrush, and 3D Artist Magazine, contestants were tasked with designing an original avatar character that represented their spirit and personality, whether the avatar resembled them personally, or […]

In July, 3D printing community and marketplace Pinshape partnered with Mold3D Academy for a contest centered around virtual sculpting. In the Design Your Future Avatar Contest, sponsored by Formlabs, Oculus, ZBrush, and 3D Artist Magazine, contestants were tasked...
The R&D Tax Credit Aspects of 3D Printing Doughnuts

The R&D Tax Credit Aspects of 3D Printing Doughnuts

Doughnuts are the popular dessert snack that people cannot resist. In fact, Americans consume 2 billion dollars worth of doughnuts per year at the retail level. 3D printing will soon change the way doughnuts are made, allowing manufacturers to produce them at lower costs. Additionally, 3D printed doughnut making tools provide a fun way for […]

Doughnuts are the popular dessert snack that people cannot resist. In fact, Americans consume 2 billion dollars worth of doughnuts per year at the retail level. 3D printing will soon change the way doughnuts are made, allowing manufacturers to produce them at lower...
Pinshape Partners with Mold3D Academy, Turns to Virtual Sculpting for Avatar 3D Design Contest

Pinshape Partners with Mold3D Academy, Turns to Virtual Sculpting for Avatar 3D Design Contest

It’s high time for another unique 3D design contest from 3D printing community and marketplace Pinshape, which has just announced the winners in its Mechanical Design Challenge. This time around, Pinshape has partnered up with Mold3D Academy, which offers 3D printing and modeling classes, for a design challenge that’s inspired by virtual sculpting. The Design […]

It’s high time for another unique 3D design contest from 3D printing community and marketplace Pinshape, which has just announced the winners in its Mechanical Design Challenge. This time around, Pinshape has partnered up with Mold3D Academy, which offers 3D...
Pinshape Releases Its 2017 3D Printer Guide, With Top Options in the Professional, Prosumer, and Hobbyist Categories

Pinshape Releases Its 2017 3D Printer Guide, With Top Options in the Professional, Prosumer, and Hobbyist Categories

So – you’ve decided to take the leap and purchase a 3D printer. But which one is right for you? Thankfully, there are all sorts of 3D Printer Buying Guides out there to help guide you in this important and potentially confusing decision-making process. 3D Hubs published its 2017 guide to 3D printers in November, […]

So – you’ve decided to take the leap and purchase a 3D printer. But which one is right for you? Thankfully, there are all sorts of 3D Printer Buying Guides out there to help guide you in this important and potentially confusing decision-making process. 3D...
3D Scanner Buying Guide 2017

3D Scanner Buying Guide 2017

3D scanning is no simple trick. I know it; I designed a full-body 3D scanning system for iMakr’s New York store in 2014, and though it wasn’t my first foray into 3D printing, it led to many other opportunities. I detailed my system in an Instructable, which was very popular, I’m sure in large part […]

3D scanning is no simple trick. I know it; I designed a full-body 3D scanning system for iMakr’s New York store in 2014, and though it wasn’t my first foray into 3D printing, it led to many other opportunities. I detailed my system in an Instructable,...
British Designer Loubie Adds 3D Printed Sorceress to Her Portfolio

British Designer Loubie Adds 3D Printed Sorceress to Her Portfolio

The 3D Models of Loubie vary to offer everything from grinning pumpkins to knighted pigs to singing serpents, frog dolls and far more. The British 3D artist (also known as Louise Driggers), now hailing from Texas, owns several open source 3D printers and loves to share her designs. The Sorceress is her latest, and would […]

The 3D Models of Loubie vary to offer everything from grinning pumpkins to knighted pigs to singing serpents, frog dolls and far more. The British 3D artist (also known as Louise Driggers), now hailing from Texas, owns several open source 3D printers and loves to...
Two 3D Printing and RC Enthusiasts Release Exclusive Model Designs on Pinshape

Two 3D Printing and RC Enthusiasts Release Exclusive Model Designs on Pinshape

From design contests to helpful guides, there’s always something new and interesting to be found on 3D printable model marketplace Pinshape, which was acquired by Formlabs about a year ago.  There are all sorts of models on the site, including this cool quadcopter by engineer and designer Daniel Norée, of OpenRC Project fame. The project, which […]

From design contests to helpful guides, there’s always something new and interesting to be found on 3D printable model marketplace Pinshape, which was acquired by Formlabs about a year ago.  There are all sorts of models on the site, including this cool...
3D Printing to Learn: Winners Announced for Envision the Future Design Challenge

3D Printing to Learn: Winners Announced for Envision the Future Design Challenge

After the stunning success of the Within Reach 3D Design Challenge brought about impressive winning designs in 2016, e-NABLE, MatterHackers, and Pinshape wanted to keep going, and see what would happen with new challenges that pushed the maker community to find ways to improve the lives of others. The three teamed up with LulzBot, and launched the […]

After the stunning success of the Within Reach 3D Design Challenge brought about impressive winning designs in 2016, e-NABLE, MatterHackers, and Pinshape wanted to keep going, and see what would happen with new challenges that pushed the maker community to find ways...
Win a Form 2 3D Printer in Pinshape’s First Mechanical 3D Design Challenge

Win a Form 2 3D Printer in Pinshape’s First Mechanical 3D Design Challenge

It’s been a few months since the last Pinshape design contest we talked about, but the wait is over! The popular online marketplace for 3D printable models is announcing a new contest, the Mechanical Design Challenge, sponsored by Formlabs, 3D Hubs, Prusa Research, and Adafruit. Pinshape has held all sorts of 3D design challenges, from cosplay and superheroes […]

It’s been a few months since the last Pinshape design contest we talked about, but the wait is over! The popular online marketplace for 3D printable models is announcing a new contest, the Mechanical Design Challenge, sponsored by Formlabs, 3D Hubs, Prusa...
3D Printing at Easter: Here Comes Peter Cottontail, Hopping Down the… 3D Printed Trail

3D Printing at Easter: Here Comes Peter Cottontail, Hopping Down the… 3D Printed Trail

The other day, we heard about Belgium-based La Miam Factory, and its 3D printed chocolate Easter confections, and beer bottles, and Easter has been on my brain ever since. There are all sorts of 3D printable Easter designs out there as 3D printing makes its mark on another holiday. On Pinshape, you can find this 3D […]

The other day, we heard about Belgium-based La Miam Factory, and its 3D printed chocolate Easter confections, and beer bottles, and Easter has been on my brain ever since. There are all sorts of 3D printable Easter designs out there as 3D printing makes its mark on...
Ilios 3D: Back from the Edge with Photon 2 3D Printer Testing and New Firmware Resume Function

Ilios 3D: Back from the Edge with Photon 2 3D Printer Testing and New Firmware Resume Function

On the brink of closing its doors forever just a few months ago, Cyprus-based 3D printing company Ilios 3D came back from the edge soon after with a renewed sense of purpose, and its new Ilios Photon 2 DLP 3D printer. Ilios 3D’s founder, CEO, and lead developer Demetris Ruslan Zavorotnitsienko told us last month that the […]

On the brink of closing its doors forever just a few months ago, Cyprus-based 3D printing company Ilios 3D came back from the edge soon after with a renewed sense of purpose, and its new Ilios Photon 2 DLP 3D printer. Ilios 3D’s founder, CEO, and lead developer...
Envision the Future: Design a 3D Printed Educational Model for the Visually Impaired

Envision the Future: Design a 3D Printed Educational Model for the Visually Impaired

Last year, a large team effort was launched by the 3D printing community to help one woman. The Within Reach 3D Design Challenge, led by MatterHackers, e-NABLE, Pinshape and Ultimaker, challenged participants to create 3D printable assisitve devices for Brandy Leigh Scott, a woman with a crippling hand condition called Dupuytrens Contracture. Of course, the contest ended […]

Last year, a large team effort was launched by the 3D printing community to help one woman. The Within Reach 3D Design Challenge, led by MatterHackers, e-NABLE, Pinshape and Ultimaker, challenged participants to create 3D printable assisitve devices for Brandy Leigh...
e-NABLE Works to Create New Fundraising Opportunities and Design Challenges for Growing Community of Global Volunteers

e-NABLE Works to Create New Fundraising Opportunities and Design Challenges for Growing Community of Global Volunteers

We always enjoy writing about the vast network of volunteers that make up the global e-NABLE community, who collaborate to make free 3D printed prosthetic hands available to the people who need them, whether they’re donating money and supplies through the MatterHackers community sponsorship program, or learning how to create and build 3D printable prosthetics […]

We always enjoy writing about the vast network of volunteers that make up the global e-NABLE community, who collaborate to make free 3D printed prosthetic hands available to the people who need them, whether they’re donating money and supplies through the...
3D Printed Ducati and Suzuki RC Motorcycles, with Realistic 3D Printed Rider, are Ready to Race!

3D Printed Ducati and Suzuki RC Motorcycles, with Realistic 3D Printed Rider, are Ready to Race!

One of my very dear friends is a complete motorcycle enthusiast; I think he has two in his garage at the moment. He lives in a state that doesn’t have the kind of cold, snowy winter that I am currently suffering through in Ohio, so he probably gets to hit the open road a lot. We […]

One of my very dear friends is a complete motorcycle enthusiast; I think he has two in his garage at the moment. He lives in a state that doesn’t have the kind of cold, snowy winter that I am currently suffering through in Ohio, so he probably gets to hit the...
Ring In the New Year and Say Good Riddance to 2016 with Fun, Imaginative 3D Printable Designs for 2017

Ring In the New Year and Say Good Riddance to 2016 with Fun, Imaginative 3D Printable Designs for 2017

I have always enjoyed New Year’s Eve. I usually end up at a friend’s house wearing glittery nail polish and fun pajamas, playing Cards Against Humanity or Rock Band or Mario Kart, eating potato chips, and drinking champagne out of plastic flutes. To be honest, I’m one of those annoying people who love counting down […]

I have always enjoyed New Year’s Eve. I usually end up at a friend’s house wearing glittery nail polish and fun pajamas, playing Cards Against Humanity or Rock Band or Mario Kart, eating potato chips, and drinking champagne out of plastic flutes. To be...
Dexterity Problems? Lace Your Shoes with 3D Printed Magnetic Closures Thanks to the Ruiz Brothers

Dexterity Problems? Lace Your Shoes with 3D Printed Magnetic Closures Thanks to the Ruiz Brothers

Noe and Pedro Ruiz, or as they’re collectively known at Adafruit, the Ruiz Brothers, never disappoint when putting together their weird, wonderful, and innovative 3D printing and electronics projects. Starting out selling their own 3D printed products on Etsy, and growing to include a Shapeways shop, a YouTube channel with 3D printing video tutorials, and […]

Noe and Pedro Ruiz, or as they’re collectively known at Adafruit, the Ruiz Brothers, never disappoint when putting together their weird, wonderful, and innovative 3D printing and electronics projects. Starting out selling their own 3D printed products on Etsy,...
Pinshape and Made In Space Announce Space Design Contest

Pinshape and Made In Space Announce Space Design Contest

My husband and I own the first seven seasons of The Big Bang Theory on DVD, and earlier this week we were watching the episodes where engineer Howard Wolowitz travels to the International Space Station (ISS) as a payload specialist. If you’re not familiar, he goes a little stir-crazy at the end of his time […]

My husband and I own the first seven seasons of The Big Bang Theory on DVD, and earlier this week we were watching the episodes where engineer Howard Wolowitz travels to the International Space Station (ISS) as a payload specialist. If you’re not familiar, he...
Warhammer 40K Fans! Check Out 3D Printed Weapons Celebrating Impending Release of Space Hulk – Deathwing 

Warhammer 40K Fans! Check Out 3D Printed Weapons Celebrating Impending Release of Space Hulk – Deathwing 

3D printing has lent an altogether new element to gaming as figurines, replicas, and one prop after another can be fabricated and brought to life—and in the case of detailed weaponry that can be exciting indeed as gamers can take a break from the controllers for a while and delve into other technologies that still […]

3D printing has lent an altogether new element to gaming as figurines, replicas, and one prop after another can be fabricated and brought to life—and in the case of detailed weaponry that can be exciting indeed as gamers can take a break from the controllers for a...
Pinshape Releases “3D Printer Materials Guide” for Desktop 3D Printing

Pinshape Releases “3D Printer Materials Guide” for Desktop 3D Printing

In the increasingly expansive 3D printing industry, new printers and materials seem to be flooding the market on a daily basis. While the creation of new and enhanced materials are critical to the advancement of the industry, it’s just as important that we know how the best utilize the materials we already have at our […]

In the increasingly expansive 3D printing industry, new printers and materials seem to be flooding the market on a daily basis. While the creation of new and enhanced materials are critical to the advancement of the industry, it’s just as important that we know...
Weekly Roundup: Ten 3D Printable Christmas Cookie Cutters

Weekly Roundup: Ten 3D Printable Christmas Cookie Cutters

The day after Thanksgiving, while most people are sleeping off turkey comas or fighting unruly crowds for deals on televisions, is what I call Christmas cookie day. Every Cookie Friday, as I call it, I go through my bin of cookie cutters and decide on my theme for the year and make up a list […]

The day after Thanksgiving, while most people are sleeping off turkey comas or fighting unruly crowds for deals on televisions, is what I call Christmas cookie day. Every Cookie Friday, as I call it, I go through my bin of cookie cutters and decide on my theme for the...
3D Printing: The Stories We Missed This Week — November 5, 2016

3D Printing: The Stories We Missed This Week — November 5, 2016

In our latest edition of “The Stories We Missed This Week”, we’ve got everything from new breakthrough materials to innovative platform features. First, the French 3D printing service bureau Sculpteo is now offering prints in Carbon’s Elastomeric Polyurethane CLIP Resin (EPU) material. The laser modules and electronics manufacturer Opt Lasers have unveiled two laser heads from […]

In our latest edition of “The Stories We Missed This Week”, we’ve got everything from new breakthrough materials to innovative platform features. First, the French 3D printing service bureau Sculpteo is now offering prints in Carbon’s Elastomeric Polyurethane CLIP...
Put Your Cosplay Design Skills to the Test in Pinshape’s Latest Contest — First Prize Wins an Ultimaker 3!

Put Your Cosplay Design Skills to the Test in Pinshape’s Latest Contest — First Prize Wins an Ultimaker 3!

I’m a closet cosplayer; most of the cosplays I’ve put together have been from my own closet and/or thrift shops. This works for me, though, as most of my fandoms tend to incorporate characters wearing street clothes. For a local con last week, a group of friends and I dressed as gender-bent characters from Sherlock (I […]

I’m a closet cosplayer; most of the cosplays I’ve put together have been from my own closet and/or thrift shops. This works for me, though, as most of my fandoms tend to incorporate characters wearing street clothes. For a local con last week, a group of...
Weekly Roundup: Ten Last-Minute 3D Printable Halloween Costumes

Weekly Roundup: Ten Last-Minute 3D Printable Halloween Costumes

There is nothing more annoying than trying to come up with a last-minute Halloween costume that doesn’t make you look like your costume is last minute. I’ve managed to come up with a few silly costumes over the years that worked out (one year I pinned a bunch of clothes to myself and said that I […]

There is nothing more annoying than trying to come up with a last-minute Halloween costume that doesn’t make you look like your costume is last minute. I’ve managed to come up with a few silly costumes over the years that worked out (one year I pinned a bunch of...
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