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Medical Professionals Can 3D Print Their Own Vein Finders, Affordable Device for Developing Nations

There are certainly much more complex and terrifying medical procedures beyond giving blood or receiving an injection—or even just getting an IV—but if you or someone you know is afraid…

Next Phase of Development Begins for The Hovalin, An Open Source 3D Printed Violin

The Hovalin, developed by Matt and Kaitlyn Hova, is a open source 3D printed violin that has received much attention since the first version was released. Now the next phase of development…

Learn How to Make a Cool 3D Printed Lithophane for Mother’s Day

A lithophane is an old art form that involves a 3D image etched or molded onto porcelain. This image can only be seen when the background is lit up; when…

OctoPrint Startup Soon to Lose Funding from Sponsor BQ, Launches Patreon Campaign—Users Rally Behind Founder

One thing is for sure in the world of business: nothing is ever for sure. No matter how hard you work, there are no guarantees for success—and especially not in…

Reduce Your 3D Printer Noise with These Simple Tricks

A recent popular Reddit thread speaks to a common problem that many people who regularly use 3D printers have encountered: noise level. Of course, many 3D printers are guilty as charged…

That Nintendo NX Controller May Have Been Fake, But The 3D Printing Technology That Made It Was Very Real

You may have missed it if you’re not a hardcore gamer, but for a few days last week there was quite a bit of gnashing of teeth over what could…

Cold Casting 3D Prints in Iron: See Bearded Goodness in All Its Glory!

We talk about the finishing process quite often regarding 3D models. And while sometimes that final phase of fabrication can be a bit of a pain, mostly it’s just plain…

3D Printing: The Stories We Didn’t Cover This Week — March 19

This week’s 3D printing stories includes news from Asia, where South Korea plans a first of its kind metal 3D printing facility, while the Thailand government has started regulating 3D printing due…

Open Source Hovalin Violin is 3D Printed in Wood PLA with More Upgrades to Come!

It wasn’t too long ago that we reported here on a husband and wife team that added to the growing list of 3D printed musical instruments with their own contribution:…

Enrage Your Enemies with 3D Printers

We all have that certain someone, a special person who just gets under your skin like a fungus and does nothing but irritate you and make you ugly. Unfortunately, according…

The Best Of: Aniwaa Compiles Dedicated & Concise Data to Help You with Your Desktop 3D Printer Purchase

As the 3D printing industry has hit the big time—grabbing worldwide interest of makers of all ages and levels of expertise—the marketplace has become quite expansive. While many of us…

3D Printed Nerf Halo 5 Assault Rifle Takes Humans vs. Zombies Game to a Whole New Level

If Nerf guns — or better yet, Nerf gun battles — are your thing, there’s a new 3D printed interpretation of them just for you. In fact, a Reddit user named…

When eBay Sellers Try to Defend Their Illegal Sale of 3D Models from Thingiverse, Comedy Ensues

[Editor’s Update: Legal experts and the industry at large are certainly taking notice of this hullabaloo and weighing in — and we can’t say it looks good for the guys at just3dprint….

3D Print Your Own Mini DC Motor Driven Reduction Gear Train

The concept of a gear train is a rather simple one: there are two wheels with teeth on them that when connected can be used to drive or move a…

3D Printing Censorship Raises Important Questions…Maybe

There was a moment in my childhood when I learned of the existence of a man named Dick Buttkiss that I realized perfection existed in tiny pockets of real life….

3D Print a Toilet Paper Roll Dispenser to Solve All of Your Bathroom Paper Problems!

If you live with others, you already know that it’s not enough to keep the holder filled with one roll of toilet paper. People go through the stuff quickly, and it…

Sand Your Way to Smoother 3D Printed Parts by Following These Easy Steps

When we speak about 3D printing, we spend much time on the design, modeling, and printing of our objects. But let’s not forget that in order to optimize your print job there’s also…

This Massive 3D Printed Star Wars Star Destroyer is Two Feet Long

Ever since the first Star Wars film debuted back in the summer of 1977 the massive Star Destroyer space ships used by the evil Empire have stood as an imposing picture…

Papa John’s Has a Thingiverse Page! 3D Printing Enthusiasts Wonder if This Sets a Worrisome Precedent

For 3D printing enthusiasts, Thingiverse has become a great place to show off designs, ask for feedback, offer modifications to the designs of others, and collaboratively develop new inventions through its…

Designer’s Private Bar Features 12 Taps with 3D Printed Handles–Stormtrooper, T-Rex, and More Help Pour Beers

If you know any home brewers out there, or just people who are really into their wet bars, then the idea of customizing through extra beer paraphernalia shouldn’t shock you much. For…

Convert Your Flag Pole to a Festive Tree Using 3D Printed Parts

One of my favorite things to do during the holiday season is walk around and look at people’s home and yard decorations. I love seeing all of the inventive ideas…

Rumor Has It…Solidoodle Has Run Out of Money

As complaints of non-compliance with fully paid orders rise and the reports of unreachable customer service and tech lines mount, the tragedy that is the Solidoodle meltdown feels like the…

Using 3D Printed Custom Cartridge Mounts to Make This Legend of Zelda Tribute Pop

While there are plenty of popular video games series that continue to produce sequels and spinoffs, only a handful of them have fan bases as devoted as the Legend of…

Reddit Users Gather to 3D Print a Weightlifting Prosthesis for Recent Amputee

3D printed prostheses have been garnering a lot of attention as of late. Whether it is the hands and arms being created on a daily basis by volunteer groups like…