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3D Printed Crack Cocaine on Display in San Francisco: Artist KATSU, Pushes Material Boundaries

San Francisco is known for many things, and being a buttoned-up, conservative city just isn’t one of them. As the same can be said of the art world in general,…

Shapeways and Others Partner with Meta for Augmented Reality Hackathon This Weekend in San Francisco

3D printing and its reality ‘cousins,’ both virtual and augmented, run in the same scientific community circles, with paths often intersecting — and products sometimes becoming combined. As innovations in the…

3D Printing Meets Lollipop Design to Allow You to Create Custom Candy on a Stick

One of the greatest benefits of 3D printing technology is its ability to allow for complete customization. If you want a toy with your name on it, you can design…

3D Printing: The Stories We Didn’t Cover This Week — January 31

Valentine’s Day is right around the corner and it’s best you start thinking about what you will give to that special someone this year. This week’s 3D printing news provides some…

San Francisco Bay Depicted in 3D Printed Topographical Map by Area Resident

Being able to visualize our terrain is a very important detail in life, whether you do it on a GPS, paper map, drawing, or often — as in our hometowns…

‘Space Weaver’ — 3D Weaving Machine Invented by California College of Art Students

One of the pivotal catalysts of the industrial revolution was the automation of textile manufacturing. Power looms in weaving sheds plus cotton and cheap labor equaled widespread availability and variety…

3D Printed Lightswarm Transforms Yerba Buena Center: Swarm of lights respond to ambient noises

Something is changing at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts (YBCA) in San Francisco, California. In fact, it’s perpetually changing — a light installation by Future Cities Lab (FCL)…

San Francisco-based Artist Creates a 3D Printed Model of the City’s Sewer System

The city of San Francisco is known for many things–its steep hills, its exquisite view of the bay, its landmark Golden Gate Bridge, its trolley cars, its rich, lively culture….

San Francisco as You’ve Never Seen it Before… 3D Printed

Possibly the world’s largest 3D printed cityscape has been unveiled in San Francisco, showing the potential that 3D printed models offer city planners, architects, and real estate developers. The model…