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Machines Room

In this article, I detail my brief visit to Machines Room and how it is closing down. This does not deter the essence of making though. There are interesting things occurring that will lead to future social change within London maker culture.

3D Printing News Briefs: April 12, 2019

We’ve got news about a contest to start off today’s 3D Printing News Briefs, followed by some business news and 3D printed jewelry. Weerg has announced the second edition of…

New GrabCAD Groups Feature Allows for Connection and Discussion on 3D Printing and More

The GrabCAD Community, launched by Stratasys, is currently the largest online community for professional engineers, designers, manufacturers, students and others interested in learning and sharing engineering skills. The community is…

Hawk 3D Proto Closing Its Doors as CEO Moves On To New Opportunities

In 2013, the doors officially opened at Hawk 3D Proto, the 3D printing division of parent company Cutwel Limited, which supplies engineering cutting tools. The Yorkshire 3D printer retailer has…

Facebook Now Supports Standard glTF 2.0 File Format for 3D Posts

I must have missed the fact that this is Online Platform 3D Announcement Week – on the same day that media file repository Wikimedia Commons announced that it is allowing…

Starbucks Opens Coffee Megastore in Shanghai, Complete with 3D Printed Tea Bar and Augmented Reality Experience

There’s nothing like that first sip of coffee in the morning to give you a much-needed boost of energy…and in my opinion, there’s no better place to get that first…

e-NABLE Turkey: 5 dakika Set Up Robotel Türkiye Project, Now With Over 200 Volunteers

We’ve written a lot about e-NABLE, a vast and inspiring network of volunteers who provide free 3D printed hands to people with missing fingers, hands, or partial lower limb loss….

Looking to Meet Some Like-Minded People? Try PatternSpace, a New Social Network for 3D Printing Enthusiasts

I can’t think of another industry that is so built on networking and sharing as 3D printing. It really is the technology of the 21st century, lending itself perfectly to…

Dremel’s Holiday #LearnMakeGive Contest: Up To 50 Winning Schools Will Each Receive Two Dremel 3D Idea Builder 3D20 3D Printers

Not all companies understand just how important 3D printing can be for the classroom quite like Dremel. Although they’re well-known for their successful handheld rotary tools, they were one of…

3D Print Icon MyMiniFactory Releases Social Feed

It is hard to imagine that we need more platforms through which we can share our work or follow the work of others. Between Instagram, DeviantArt, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Google+,…

3D Printed Tinder Profiles? Dating Gets Complicated with ‘Tinder Gems’

Back in May of 2008, I ventured onto a social networking site that many of you may recall, called MySpace. This was well before Justin Timberlake bought the social networking…

Share Your Emotional State With That Special Someone Using The 3D Printed FEELix

How many social media profiles do you have? If you are like most people you use at least two or three, and many people have more like five or six…

3D Printing May Help Legless Puppy Become Mobile in “Legs for Nimble” GoFundMe Campaign

Mr. Pond, my dog, is a rescue, part Chihuahua, part something else; in a rare moment of stillness, he’s actually sitting on my lap right now as I write this article, but he’s…

Scandy 3D Printing Service: Scan with Your Phone, Upload, and Receive 3D Prints for $20

Recently, looking through my grandmother’s old photo albums, with curling pictures from the ’40s and ’50s displaying happy faces that could not possibly have imagined the emergence and impact of 3D…

Rob Elford’s 3D Printed Designs Explore Tensions Through Jewelry

My Florida neighborhood celebrates Mardi Gras this weekend, and I can hear the festive sounds of marching bands warming up as everyone prepares for the afternoon parade. So many things…

Pinshape Announces 3D Printed Men’s Fashion Contest, First Prize a Flux 3D Printer

Do you have some great 3D printable designs, falling under the category of men’s fashion, that you’ve just been itching to release — but you need some motivation? Pinshape has…

3D Printed DATA-MASKS Challenge Social Media Surveillance Technologies

“Computer systems built to represent human identities have contained with them many ontological assumptions about what it is to be an individual and what personal identity is. These systems define…

It’s All Thumbs Up For The 3D Printed Facebook Like Counter, Fliike

We cover 3D printing concepts, entrepreneurs, and companies every day that are very inspiring, but this 3D printed product takes likability to a new level in a genius, lighthearted, very socially necessary…