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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…

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…

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…

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…

Weekly Roundup: Ten 3D Printable Things – Nerdy Christmas Tree Ornaments

This is truly a great time to be a nerd–what with comic book movies, TV shows and new Star Wars adventures all around us we’ve officially gone mainstream. While most…

Weekly Roundup: Ten 3D Printable Things – 3D Printable Star Wars Gifts

After nearly 40 years you would think that Star Wars stuff would get a bit stale. But as theaters ready themselves for the seventh film in the iconic science fiction series…

3D Model Marketplace Pinshape Launches New Feed Feature

Pinshape is one of the newer 3D model marketplaces and online communities that have popped up in the last few years, but they have been working hard set themselves apart…

OpenRC Project Debuts new 2015 OpenRC F1 Car on Pinshape

When industrial designer and engineer Daniel Norée launched the OpenRC project back in 2012 the intent was to show how useful 3D printing technology could be to RC hobbyists. His…

3D Crash Course: Free, Entertaining Videos Take 3D Printing Novices from A to Z

Most of the world is very excited about learning how to 3D print. With the enormous and far-reaching benefits being offered through this technology, there are an infinite number of…

This 3D Printed Destiny SUROS Regime Exotic Rifle is Uncannily Similar to the In-Game Rifle

When those early groups of tinkerers, makers and engineers got together all those years ago, building 3D printers was just a hobby that let them make objects that they would…

Weekly Roundup: Ten 3D Printable Things – Cool Fallout 4 Models That Anyone Can Print

The highly anticipated game Fallout 4 was released yesterday, so the internet should be relatively quiet for a few days while nerds all over the world sink into a self-induced…

Weekly Roundup: Ten 3D Printable Things – Spooky Halloween Decorations

Halloween, aka All Hallows’ Eve, aka Goth Christmas. It’s the one day of the year that we inexplicably encourage our children to take candy from strangers, dress our babies up…

Enter the Pinshape/Madesolid October 3D Printing Contest, Share on Social Media–Win!

Pinshape and Madesolid have teamed up to make this Halloween month even more fun than usual with a 3D printing contest that offers a lot of fun competition for creating…

Women Makers Still a Minority, but Still Making 3D Printed Robotics Like this Beetle Bot

Back in January I wrote an article reporting on a survey taken by the online 3D printing service and web community Pinshape. The survey was attempting to find out who is…

MakerTron Design Contest: Pinshape & Mold3D Invite Designers to Build Open Source 3D Printable Robot

Pinshape likes to keep the energy in the 3D industry pumping, and the creative juices flowing, motivating the community with countless dynamic challenges, offering chances to win everything from 3D…

Designer 3D Prints a Class II Power Loader from the Movie ‘Aliens’ After 30 Year Search Turns up Empty

3D modeling and 3D printing have led to the creation of all sorts of unique movie props, scaled down movie replicas and various cosplay designs over the past couple of…

Tim Trzepacz Rolls Out 3D Printable Modular Synthesizer Controller in Entry for Hackaday Prize

Tim Trzepacz is the owner of SoftEgg and a computer games consultant in the Los Angeles area. Though he got his primary education from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University in…

Pinshape Seeks $500,000 via Equity Crowdfunding Site Fundable for Expansion of 3D Printable Model Repository

There are few industries, if any, which have seen as many startups emerge over the last two years as that of the 3D printing industry. Each week it seems as…

3D-Printed Couture — 2015 Shining3D Fashion Show Design Contest Winners Announced

Without question, there’s often an element of the unpractical if not absurd when it comes to haute couture. Models sporting sometimes outrageous albeit unquestionably artful garments, head- and footwear seem…

Pinshape Data: How Designers Can Boost Sales of 3D Printable Models

I’ve been a university professor for the last decade and so just a mention of data collection still excites me. The crunching of numbers, tabulations of columns, the wind in…

Pinshape & 3DPrinterOS Partner for Click & Stream to 3D Print & More

The simplicity–and ramifications–of what a new partnership between Pinshape and 3DPrinterOS offers are absolute genius. With this partnership, they are setting not only the tone for the future of 3D printing…

Nepal Earthquake — Pinshape & MiniWorld Offer 3D Printable Model of Boudhanath Stupa For a Donation

On April 25th, the tiny Asian nation of Nepal, situated between India and China, experienced its worst disaster in over 80 years. At approximately 11:56 NST, a 7.8 magnitude earthquake…

International Shining 3D Fashion Contest Beckons to Innovative Fashion Designers

3D printing and fashion is not only a winning combination, but also one of the most exciting media to explore as we watch the new technology of 3D design and…

Pinshape Launches First Ever Student 3D Design and Printing Contest in India

An April 15th article on MarketWatch reported on the key role 3D printing will be playing India in the next five years. According to the extensive report, 3D printing in…