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Jewelry Inspired by Art is the Focus of New 3D Design Challenge by Shapeways and the National Gallery of Denmark

I don’t usually wear earrings unless I’m attending a formal event, and I have only a few necklaces that are in regular rotation, but I love wearing unique rings. One…

3D Printing News Briefs: May 26, 2017

There’s a lot going on in the 3D printing world this week! In today’s 3D Printing News Briefs, we’ll cover everything from 3D printed clothing to 3D printing materials and 3D…

Creative England Invests in Whispering Gibbon, Supporting the Launch of Its Patent-Pending 3D Software

British 3D content generation and software development startup Whispering Gibbon, which specializes in freezing and 3D printing video game action with its innovative RenderFab technology, has just received a six-figure…

3D Printing News Briefs: April 28, 2017

In this week’s second edition of 3D Printing News Briefs, we’ve got information about the latest partnerships in the additive manufacturing business world, a company launching a new branding identity, and…

The Where and the Who in 3D Printing

A lot of progress has been made in 3D printing over the last five years. But much of that has been focused on the “what.” What printing technology? What materials?…

3D Printing Spotlight On: Vicky Somma, Maker and Software Developer

If you’re inexperienced with 3D printing but want to learn, there are plenty of courses, both online and in-person, that you can take – or, if you’re anything like Vicky…

3D Printing at Easter: Here Comes Peter Cottontail, Hopping Down the… 3D Printed Trail

The other day, we heard about Belgium-based La Miam Factory, and its 3D printed chocolate Easter confections, and beer bottles, and Easter has been on my brain ever since. There are…

Delicate 3D Printed Lampshades are Based on Traditional Oil Lamp Design

At 3DPrint.com, we love lamps. And lampshades, and lighting, and we’re not afraid to admit it. We especially love them if they’re 3D printed, so the work of architect and…

Guardian at Your Gate: 3D Printed Dragon Lets Visitors Ring Your Doorbell in Style

I like more personalized household items. I know it’s probably cheaper to get a standard bottle opener that’s not in the shape of the Enterprise NCC 1701-D from Star Trek:…

3D Printing World Firsts Announced Today: 3D Print with Incredible New Materials, Meet a Voice-Controlled 3D Printer

For some reason, this time of year is always rife with 3D printing announcements of an unbelievable caliber. The latest, utterly incredible 3D printing materials come center stage alongside 3D…

3D Printing News Briefs: March 28, 2017

In this Tuesday edition of 3D Printing News Briefs, we’re covering everything from 3D printers, printing materials, 3D scanning software, and virtual reality to business partnerships and future flight technologies….

3D Printing News Briefs: March 24, 2017

For this Friday edition of 3D Printing News Briefs, we’ll take a look at copyright law, a 3D printer, new 3D printing products, a prestigious award and a group meeting, and…

3D Printing: The Stories We Missed — March 18, 2017

Sláinte! In this week’s St. Patrick’s Day edition of Stories We Missed, we’re talking about partnerships, 3D printing materials, and 3D printers themselves. Concept Laser and GoEngineer are supporting each…

NASA’s Massive James Webb Space Telescope Inspires Out-of-This-World 3D Printed Art

Art is always inspired by something – a feeling, an event, a muse. So what can artists come up with when their given muse is a large, technologically advanced telescope?…

Shapeways and Other User-Generated Content Sites Submit Latest Round of Input to US Copyright Office

Time for everyone’s favorite topic – intellectual property law! It’s a big part of the creation of a smoothly functioning 3D printing economy, especially with the rise of sites that rely…

Shapeways Shows You How to Create Your Best Self in 3D Print

While the 3D printed selfie is still a novelty for most, we’ve seen it emerging in many forms lately from that of candy to superheroes to selfie action footage—just to…

Michael Weinberg Leads Us Through 3 Steps for Licensing 3D Printed Things

As more and more people become involved in 3D printing, more and more awesome stuff is being created. The question that naturally arises after any particularly amazing print, or after a…

Shapeways Community Member Part of the Team Nominated for Academy Award for ‘Passengers’ Spaceship Design

Designer Igor Knezevic named his business well, in my opinion. His Los Angeles-based design studio and consultancy, Alienology, is full of otherworldly, surreal-looking items that could have been excavated from…

Kickstarter Drama: Supporters of NexD1 3D Printer Withdrawing Pledges After Company Evasiveness, Allegations of Copyright Infringement

Last month, German startup Next Dynamics introduced an exciting-sounding new printer: the NexD1, a multi-color, multi-material 3D printer capable of printing electronics with a conductive resin. The Kickstarter campaign has been…

Shapeways Announces Shorter Lead Times to Get Your 3D Prints to You Even Faster

Yesterday, Shapeways announced that they have shortened their lead times for printing production, which will certainly be welcome news for both designers and shoppers alike. The turnaround times for some…

Shapeways and New York Public Library Honor Graduates of the Make it, Print it, Sell it Program

Back in June, we reported that Shapeways EDU, the educational department of the 3D printing service bureau, was partnering with the New York Public Library’s TechConnect Program to provide 3D…

Out of the Abyss: Miguel Zavala Unveils New Dungeons & Dragons 3D Printable Model Collection

Miguel Zavala, a US Army vet, 3D designer, and Dungeons & Dragons player, was the focus of 3DPrint.com’s most heavily trafficked and shared article of 2016…or rather, the impressively detailed…

Dexterity Problems? Lace Your Shoes with 3D Printed Magnetic Closures Thanks to the Ruiz Brothers

Noe and Pedro Ruiz, or as they’re collectively known at Adafruit, the Ruiz Brothers, never disappoint when putting together their weird, wonderful, and innovative 3D printing and electronics projects. Starting…

Best CAD Software for Kid Creators

It’s always a struggle around birthdays and holidays to figure out what the kids should give friends and family. Generally, we resort to handmade items; I have a couple of…