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Students Dream Up 3D Printed Parts for Self-Playing Xylophone

Robert Kennedy is often associated with the saying, “Other people see things and say why? But I dream things that never were and say, why not?” That phrase seems particularly applicable…

Incredible ‘Love Lamps’ by Georgian Product Designer 3D-Printed With Transparent Resin

So, what happens when two lamps become one? The answer is, “More light!” (if not, “More lamps!”). Product designer Sandro Lominashvili of Tblisi, Georgia, used 3D-printed components in the most…

Introducing the World’s First 3D Printed Ultra High-End CD Player

Whether you like to listen to your favorite music on an old-school record player, an iPod, or a CD player, typically you would do so on a device that you…

3D Print Your Own Mobile Bicycle-Powered Air Compressor

When he’s not working at Rusty Taco in Plano, TX, Brooks Ruhman is a student at The University of Texas at Austin. He’s also a maker with a wicked sense…

3D Printed Thin Mints, Anyone? California Girl Scout Troop Creates 3D Printed Plastic Cookies with Help From GoEngineer

What better way is there to get someone’s attention than with cookies? Not even the Girl Scouts are immune. And while cookies are awesome, as we all know (and probably…

Design Team at UT Austin 3D Prints a Reverse Engineered Cap Gun

Students studying mechanical engineering at the University of Texas at Austin are required to take a course called, not surprisingly, “Introduction to Mechanical Engineering.” As part of this course, the…

STACK: A Student Designed 3D Printed Measuring Cup Built on Universal Design

Universal design is the idea that improving our designed environment for people with disabilities isn’t a way of simply adding on something extra but rather supports the improvement of the…

His Name is Awesometron and He Came Here to Party, 3D Printed Style

3D printing has certainly come a long way in the last decade. When makers first started tinkering around with 3D printers, the idea of making a 24″ tall model on…

Detect Ghosts in Your Closet with this 3D Printed Ghostbusters Giga Meter

“Ghostbusters… If there’s somethin’ strange in your neighborhood, Who ya gonna call? Ghostbusters! If there’s somethin’ weird and it don’t look good, Who ya gonna call? Ghostbusters!” Boy, doesn’t that song…

3D Printed Cell Phone Battery Charger Lets You DIY for a Higher Quality Product

These days, it really does seem that, for every problem, there’s a DIY approach–and thanks to the growing global community of makers, tinkerers, and problem solvers, there’s a 3D printed…

3D HUBS Releases April 3D Hubs Trend Report with New Category, Some Surprises

No one can touch 3D Hubs when it comes to collecting data on 3D printing, and we look forward to the luxury of perusing their monthly 3D Hubs Trend Report to see…

Surfer Looks to Whales, Shark Skin, & 3D Printing to Make Surfing a Smoother Operation

Roy Stuart started surfing when he was just four years old and he built his first surfboard in the garage using his grandfather’s tools when he was nine. Stuart went…

Protect Your Health, Avoid Germs with the 3D Printed ‘GermAvoid Clean Touch,’ on Kickstarter

How much time do you spend worrying about the terror of disgusting, unspeakable microscopic germs swimming and crawling on everyday items? If you find yourself using your shirtsleeve to pull…

Not Just for Prototyping Anymore: Student 3D Prints a Waterproof Smartphone Case

There is really a misconception within the desktop 3D printing space that the technology only has one purpose, and that is for prototyping. While 3D printing does lend itself to…

3D Printing: The Stories We Didn’t Cover This Week — March 14, 2015

This week brings us some exciting news in 3D software, hardware, materials, designs, and printed objects. We have a printed melodica, an improved quadcopter design, a printed classic zoetrope animation…

3D Printed Molds Help Make a Better Soft Bass Fishing Lure

One of the major benefits of 3D printing is its capacity to facilitate entrepreneurship, to convert a fledgling cottage industry into a viable competitor in virtually any industry. Whereas a…

Rotor DR1 Takes Drone-Based Web Series to the Big Screen & Plans to Release 3D Printed Drones for Fans

Science fiction television series are all the hit nowadays, with shows like The Walking Dead becoming world-wide phenomena. It’s just something about science fiction that makes us think and wonder…

CADD Edge Pits Stratasys ASA vs. ABS Filament in Birdhouse Standoff During Harsh New England Weather

The engineers over at CADD Edge probably loved the science fair as kids — and each of them was probably quite a force to contend with, if their latest idea…

Swedish Student Creates the World’s First 3D Printed Fully Functional Dishwasher

If you are an engineer and you have not yet had the opportunity to tinker around with CAD software and 3D print your designs, you are severely missing out. 3D…

IRUW Watches — Anton Krish Rabindran’s Unique 3D Printed Watches are Stunning

I have a friend named Jason who must own about 30 different watches. He seems to wear a different watch every time we go out. He has casual watches, elegant…

Hawk Ridge Systems and ATR Soft Create xBOM Tool for SOLIDWORKS

Flex-X is a joint venture in creating a productivity application set for small- to medium-sized businesses that use SOLIDWORKS 3D design tools. SOLIDWORKS is solid modeling CAD produced by Dassault Systèmes…

Game of Thrones Fan 3D Prints His Very Own Replica of Oberyn Martell’s Blade

If there is a TV series that I have become obsessed with over the last four years, it would be Game of Thrones. The fantasy drama, which takes its viewers back several…

MySolidWorks Users Receive 120 New Training Modules Plus Wide Range of New Benefits and Features

SOLIDWORKS is a 3D CAD modeling software offering a foundation for inspiration, innovation, and creativity. Millions of engineers and designers worldwide use SolidWorks, with just as many students graduating each year…

AutoCAD Takes Center Stage as G2 Crowd Rates 2015 Winter CAD Software Leaders and Contenders

3D printing technology has captured the attention of many creative types, including those who endeavor to just now dip their toes into the areas of making and prototyping as well as…