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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…

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…

Weekly Roundup: Ten 3D Printable Halloween Trick or Treat Things

With things like peanut and other food allergies being so much more common than they used to be there are a lot of reasons to avoid giving out candy as…

Let the 3D Printing Sparks Fly! Pinshape Announces ‘Design for Electronics’ Challenge

Get into gear and power up, makers! With so many different mediums and materials being combined today in the world of 3D technology, the field is ripe for exciting and…

Weekly Roundup: Ten More 3D Printable Nerdy Model Kits

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, a 3D printer is a nerd’s best friend. You know that dream toy that you want more than you want oxygen…

Winners of all Ages Announced for Within Reach 3D Design Challenge

The results of one inspirational spark can be staggering when you consider it. Within the 3D printing realm, we’ve seen a technology that was created for prototyping in engineering that…

From Shutter to Lens, This 35mm Camera is Entirely 3D Printed

I’ve noticed that a lot of makers harbor a love for older methods of creation, such as traditional photography, alongside newer ones like 3D printing. For some creative individuals, the…

Pinshape Announces Print to Win Proto-pasta Filament Contest

It was just several months ago when Pinshape announced that they were closing due to lack of finances, only to be rescued in the 11th hour by Formlabs. Since then, the…

Pôle-Ergo Creates Universal Wireless Switch to Improve Computer Access for the Disabled

Of all the areas that 3D printing has had an immediate effect on, the medical field seems to have benefited immensely from the emerging technology in a number of ways….

Weekly Roundup: Ten 3D Printable Unique Desk and Tabletop Lamps

If you read this column regularly then my, let’s call it 3D printable lighting fixation, is probably well-known. And it is true, there has never been a 3D printable lamp…

Weekly Roundup: Ten 3D Printable Things – Model Car Kits

When I was younger I used to love buying model car and airplane kits and assembling them. That kid would have loved having a 3D printer and being able to…

MatterHackers, e-NABLE, Pinshape and Ultimaker Team Up for Within Reach 3D Design Challenge

I wish it was possible to know exactly how many people with disabilities have been helped with 3D printing technology. It’s impossible, of course, to obtain an exact count, but…

Win a Form 2 in Pinshape’s Newly Launched Bike Accessory Design Contest

It wasn’t too long ago when we were preparing a farewell to the Canadian-based online 3D printing community and marketplace Pinshape, which announced that they would be shutting down operations back…

Weekly Roundup: Ten 3D Printable Minecraft Things

If you haven’t heard of Minecraft, then you probably don’t have kids, know anyone who plays video games and I have doubts that you’re even reading this because you’ve probably never…

Batmobile Rolls Through Europe – With Some Nice 3D Printed Touches

At this moment, some seriously tricked-out cars are cruising across Europe in the annual 3,000-mile celebrity motor rally known as Gumball 3000. Started in 1999 by British entrepreneur and racing enthusiast Maximillion…

And, Pinshape is Saved! Formlabs Acquires Popular 3D Model Marketplace, to Operate as Standalone Business

Thankfully, it would seem that recent turbulence and instability—to say the least—is over for Pinshape, as hints that the Canadian-born company may have found a safe haven and a very…

Remembering Formula One Great Ayrton Senna with 3D Printed 1993 McLaren MP4/8

When Brazilian race car driver Ayrton Senna died in 1994 as a result of a crash at that year’s 1994 San Marino Grand Prix, it was acknowledged as a very…

Weekly Roundup: Ten 3D Printable Super Mario Bros. Things

For me, there are two types of people in this world. There are the people who can hum the Super Mario Bros. theme song, even if they haven’t actually played…

Good News: It Looks Like Pinshape Isn’t as Shut Down as We Thought

Earlier in the week the online 3D printing community got some bad news in the form of 3D model marketplace PInshape announcing that they would be shutting down operations at…

Treatstock Says That it’s Time to Stop Giving Your 3D Models Away for Free, But is That Really the Answer?

Quite a few 3D designers found themselves out of a home this week as 3D model marketplace Pinshape unceremoniously announced that they were going to be shutting down at the…

3D Model Marketplace Pinshape Will Be Shutting Down on March 31st

Just as 3D printer manufacturer Solidoodle announces that they are closing shop another promising 3D printing company has made the decision to cease operations. Downloadable 3D model marketplace Pinshape announced…

Pinshape Announces Batman v Superman 3D Design Contest (Who Will Win??)

So far, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice has gotten mixed reviews, but when superheroes are involved, do the critics really matter? The kids and the nerds are going to go anyway,…

Weekly Roundup: Ten 3D Printable Things – Geeky Lamps

When I was a kid I had an alarm clock and table lamp combination that was shaped like the Mystery Machine from Scooby Doo, and at the time it was…

Pinshape 3D Printing Design Guide: Learn How to Sell Your Models

Sometimes the world of 3D printing still feels a bit like the wild, wild west. The rules are being made up as we go, and it’s still a fairly lawless…