product design

Make All the Things Part 2: Ring Creation and Casting a Wax Ring, Part 2

This is the conclusion of the ring project I have been working on. It has taught me various new skills that I will be looking to build upon and improve in the future.

Make All the Things Part 2: DIY Products

This is a short intro article to different resources a maker has for creating. DIY is a great thing with the amount of resources the internet provides for us. It is crucial to point others in the right direction.

Wikifactory Launches Beta: Social Platform for Collaborative Product Development

Rapid prototyping was the first really big application for 3D printing, as it allows product developers to quickly get a realistic representation of their idea at the earliest stages of…

3D Printing News Briefs: September 29, 2018

We’ve got some 3D printing event news to share with you in today’s 3D Printing News Briefs, along with some business news and a story about a cool 3D printed…

3D Printing News Briefs: April 13, 2018

Reading our 3D Printing News Briefs won’t bring you any bad luck this Friday the 13th – just the latest goings-on in the 3D printing industry. We’ve got news on…

3D Printing Technology Offers New Zealand Researchers the Design Freedom to Develop Better Heat Exchangers

3D printing technology has made its way into many fields over the years, including the heating and cooling industry. Typically, a heat exchanger, which is designed to efficiently transfer heat from…

3D Printing Speeds Product Development Cycle for Tuberculosis Diagnostic Device

Sometimes projects don’t work the way you want or need them to the first time, and as the saying goes, if at first you don’t succeed, try, try again. The…

Etsy Shop Offers Custom 3D Printed LEGO Jewelry to Accessorize Your Every Mood

Christmas is right around the corner, which mean it’s high time to start buying all of your gifts…unless you’re one of those people who doesn’t procrastinate and already has all…

3D Printing News Briefs: October 31, 2017

Happy Halloween! To celebrate, check out our 3D Printing News Briefs – we’re starting with some virtual reality research, then moving right along with all sorts of new innovations and…

atum3D to Debut New 3D Printer, Software, Industry Excellence Packs at formnext

One of the biggest annual events in additive manufacturing is formnext, which begins in Frankfurt, Germany in just two weeks. With all of the international attention the conference garners, many…

3D Printing News Briefs: October 6, 2017

Happy Friday! In today’s 3D Printing News Briefs, we’ll start off with a little business news, and then move on to filaments and 3D printers. Precision ADM has received an…

To Slash Product Design Cycles by 50%, Hyundai Opens New Design Studio Equipped with 3D Printing Technology

Three years ago, the government of South Korea formed a 3D Printing Industry Development Council and unveiled a plan to expand the country’s 3D printing infrastructure on a national scale….

3D Printing Educator Spotlight On: Phil Hall, Product Design Teacher, UK

3D printing is making its way into educational curricula around the world. As more students gain access to technological training early in their educations, the younger generations will be more…

Toy Company Fidgetbase Takes Fidget Spinners Back to Basics with 3D Printing and Affordable STL Files

As the school year starts wrapping up, it’s time to talk a little more about the year’s hottest toy – or is it a stress reliever and a way to…

Designer Phillippe Malouin Unveils 3D Printed Bowl on the Homeware Design Shop Othr

Last month, during New York City’s widely celebrated and prestigious Design Week, a new collaboration was formed to bring emerging technologies and an artistic touch to the realm of homeware…

Siemens: 3D Printing Spider Bots are Able to Collaborate in Smart Printing Teams, Covering Ground Autonomously

While arachnophobia may invoke the unrealistic yet all too common fear and anticipation of hordes of black, hairy, killer spiders, the world may soon have a new take on the…

Students 3D Print Fractal Growth in a Bounded Shape to Create Bespoke Designs

The ability provided by computer software to quickly ‘grow’ fractals and other complex structures without the need for engaging in endless complex mathematics has made them very popular grounds for…

Retinal Imaging Made Easier With 3D Printed Adaptor

It all started, as so many good things do, with a box full of fake eyeballs. A curious student doing a diploma in Ophthalmic Science in Auckland, New Zealand, was…

Toy Product Design Class Hosts ‘Playsentations’ at University of Minnesota – 3D Printing Plays Major Role

The value of play as an educational tool is often underrated. This can be especially true sometimes in the disciplines where you least expect it to be, such as design….