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

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 challenging contests. Often it seems as soon as one ends, several more are beginning. With the latest from Pinshape, however, many creative individuals are going […]

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 challenging contests. Often it seems as soon as one ends, several more are beginning. With the...
Weekly Roundup: Ten More 3D Printable Nerdy Model Kits

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 but isn’t popular enough for anyone to manufacture? Well, with a desktop 3D printer you can just make all of the obscure, barely known nerdy […]

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 but isn’t popular enough for anyone to manufacture? Well, with a desktop 3D printer you can just make all of the obscure,...
Winners of all Ages Announced for Within Reach 3D Design Challenge

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 has now developed in a full-blown industry, offering innovations like 3D printed prosthetics —and thanks to volunteers like those associated with e-NABLE, we’re seeing children all […]

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 has now developed in a full-blown industry, offering innovations like 3D...
From Shutter to Lens, This 35mm Camera is Entirely 3D Printed

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 two technologies complement each other nicely. Film cameras may be getting replaced by digital technology and smartphone cameras, but they haven’t disappeared altogether – thanks […]

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 two technologies complement each other nicely. Film cameras may be getting...
Pinshape Announces Print to Win Proto-pasta Filament Contest

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 popular online marketplace for 3D printable models has hosted a number of contests including the current Within Reach 3D Design Challenge sponsored by Ultimaker, MatterHackers and e-NABLE. […]

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 popular online marketplace for 3D printable models has hosted a number of contests including the...
Pôle-Ergo Creates Universal Wireless Switch to Improve Computer Access for the Disabled

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. Although certain innovations like bioprinting will certainly take some more development before becoming a widely adapted medical tool, one application that has found 3D printing […]

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. Although certain innovations like bioprinting will certainly take some more development before...
Weekly Roundup: Ten 3D Printable Unique Desk and Tabletop Lamps

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 that I didn’t take a liking to. But in reality I tend to post so many lighting options because they are so readily available, and […]

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 that I didn’t take a liking to. But in reality I tend to post so many lighting options because...
Weekly Roundup: Ten 3D Printable Things – Model Car Kits

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 print out all sorts of great model car and vehicle kits, and thankfully there are a ton online that are available for free or very […]

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 print out all sorts of great model car and vehicle kits, and thankfully there are a ton online that are available...
MatterHackers, e-NABLE, Pinshape and Ultimaker Team Up for Within Reach 3D Design Challenge

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 the number would undoubtedly be overwhelming. Part of the reason that 3D printed prosthetics and assistive devices are now so easy to obtain is that […]

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 the number would undoubtedly be overwhelming. Part of the reason that 3D printed...
Win a Form 2 in Pinshape’s Newly Launched Bike Accessory Design Contest

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 in March 2016. Luckily, the faltering company was saved right in the nick of time by Formlabs, which decided to acquire the online 3D model […]

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 in March 2016. Luckily, the faltering company was saved right in the...
Weekly Roundup: Ten 3D Printable Minecraft Things

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 been on the Internet. The simple, open world video game was launched in beta in 2011 and before it had even been advertised, it had […]

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 been on the Internet. The simple, open world video game was launched in beta in...
Batmobile Rolls Through Europe – With Some Nice 3D Printed Touches

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 Cooper as a sort of celebrity-studded party/road trip across Europe, it’s grown into a massive yearly event that attracts high-end sponsors and driving teams striving […]

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 Cooper as a sort of celebrity-studded party/road...
Remembering Formula One Great Ayrton Senna with 3D Printed 1993 McLaren MP4/8

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 dark day in the history of the sport, and one that is still sadly and well-remembered. Millions grieved 22 years ago, from his many fans […]

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 dark day in the history of the sport, and one that is still sadly and well-remembered. Millions grieved 22 years...
Weekly Roundup: Ten 3D Printable Super Mario Bros. Things

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 the game in a decade or more, and then there are the people who cannot. It probably won’t surprise anyone reading this that I’m clearly […]

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 the game in a decade or more, and then there are the people who cannot. It probably won’t surprise anyone...
Good News: It Looks Like Pinshape Isn’t as Shut Down as We Thought

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 the end of March. Pinshape had been one of the better alternative marketplaces to the big two, Thingiverse and MyMiniFactory, and had a growing and […]

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 the end of March. Pinshape had been one of the better alternative marketplaces to the big two,...
Treatstock Says That it’s Time to Stop Giving Your 3D Models Away for Free, But is That Really the Answer?

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 end of March. While there are obviously plenty of other options for 3D designers to settle down and share their work, it is never fun […]

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 end of March. While there are obviously plenty of other options for 3D designers to settle down...
3D Model Marketplace Pinshape Will Be Shutting Down on March 31st

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 on their website today that they would be shutting down the platform effective March 31, 2016. The announcement came as a shock to a lot […]

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 on their website today that they would be shutting...
Pinshape Announces Batman v Superman 3D Design Contest (Who Will Win??)

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, and the money is going to roll in, and Warner Bros. will continue rolling along towards 2017 and their Justice League (!!) and Wonder Woman […]

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, and the money is going to roll in, and Warner Bros. will continue rolling along towards...
Weekly Roundup: Ten 3D Printable Things – Geeky Lamps

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 probably my favorite thing in the entire world. I was, as most kids my age, a huge fan of the cartoon, and I felt like […]

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 probably my favorite thing in the entire world. I was, as most kids my age, a huge fan of the cartoon, and I felt like a...
Pinshape 3D Printing Design Guide: Learn How to Sell Your Models

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 frontier, as well as one where you, well, sometimes just have no idea how to pull off a particular concept, or no earthly idea why […]

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 frontier, as well as one where you, well, sometimes just have no idea how to pull off a particular concept, or no...
Weekly Roundup: Ten 3D Printable Things – The Best 3D Printing IKEA Hacks

Weekly Roundup: Ten 3D Printable Things – The Best 3D Printing IKEA Hacks

I have a confession to make. I have a bit of an obsession with inexpensive, flatpacked, self-assembly furnishings manufacturer IKEA. And only part of it is the nonsensical Scandinavian names of their products, which I’m convinced are actually dirty words in Swedish. I am lucky enough to live only a few miles from a location, […]

I have a confession to make. I have a bit of an obsession with inexpensive, flatpacked, self-assembly furnishings manufacturer IKEA. And only part of it is the nonsensical Scandinavian names of their products, which I’m convinced are actually dirty words in Swedish. I...
The OpenRC Project, Pinshape and MagicFirm Europe Announce First-Ever OpenRC Design Competition

The OpenRC Project, Pinshape and MagicFirm Europe Announce First-Ever OpenRC Design Competition

The OpenRC Project started in 2012, when engineer and designer Daniel Norée started tinkering with 3D printing as a way to design and build RC cars. Since then, the project has turned into a community of several thousand members, who share their ideas within an online forum. The community has spawned lots of creative designs and […]

The OpenRC Project started in 2012, when engineer and designer Daniel Norée started tinkering with 3D printing as a way to design and build RC cars. Since then, the project has turned into a community of several thousand members, who share their ideas within an online...
Weekly Roundup: Ten 3D Printable Things – Cool and Unique Planters & Flower Pots

Weekly Roundup: Ten 3D Printable Things – Cool and Unique Planters & Flower Pots

As the delayed winter weather finally starts to kick in all over the country, it is going to be pretty easy to get the seasonal blues this year. Especially after that extended summer that we had. Despite enjoying the chillier weather myself, I’m not really a fan of it getting dark at 4:30 in the […]

As the delayed winter weather finally starts to kick in all over the country, it is going to be pretty easy to get the seasonal blues this year. Especially after that extended summer that we had. Despite enjoying the chillier weather myself, I’m not really a fan of it...
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...
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