star wars

Grant Imahara Uses Digital Modeling & 3D Printing to Make Adorable Animatronic Baby Yoda

I do love a good Star Wars 3D print, and I know many others do as well. A popular character in the Star Wars universe is obviously Jedi Master Yoda,…

A Star Wars Fan Receives an R2-D2 3D Printed Bionic Arm And A Call From Mark Hamill

Open Bionics is a company located in Bristol, United Kingdom, that develops affordable and assistive devices to enhance the human body. Founded by Samantha Payne and Joel Gibbard in 2014,…

Maker and Veteran Tim O’Sullivan Completes Third Life-Size 3D Printed Movie Character Suit

A project that began as an ambitious therapeutic task for military veteran Tim O’Sullivan after he returned home wounded from combat has evolved into something so much greater. In 2016,…

3D Printing News Briefs: August 10, 2018

We’ve got some business news to start things off with in today’s 3D Printing News Briefs, followed by a little research and a really cool 3D printed costume. The Department…

3D Printing News Briefs: July 24, 2018

For today’s 3D Printing News Briefs, we’re starting with business as usual, and then moving on to some pretty interesting 3D printing projects from around the world. First up, Ultimaker…

Nissan Unveils New Nissan Rogue Show Car, Complete with 3D Printed Inserts, Ahead of New Star Wars Movie

I’ve lately been feeling conflicted over something I never thought I would – my beloved Star Wars. The question I’ve been asking myself is, when do we cross the line into…

May the 4th Be with You…and 3D Printing

It’s May 4th, which means that the internet is full of Star Wars fans wishing each other “May the 4th be with you!” Before this unofficial holiday ends and we find ourselves…

High School Student 3D Prints Prosthetic Hand for Fifth Grade Buddy

There is no doubt that 3D printing has made an enormous impact in the provision of prosthetics. Whether for Paralympians or fifth graders or even turtles, the rise in availability…

Ten 3D Printable Things: Chocolate, Ice Cube and Jello Molds

This week I found ten fantastic 3D printable molds that can be used to make all sort of fun treats, including chocolates, ice cubes and Jello bites. A few of…

University Students Get a Lesson in 3D Printing and the Force

Learning how to 3D design and 3D print is important for all ages; there’s no real argument against that. But what is the best way to go about teaching young…

GE Global Research Developing Cold Spray Technology, Speeding Up Laser 3D Printing Processes

Cold spray technology involves metal powder fed through a supersonic nozzle, attached to a robotic arm, at high pressure and into a heated nitrogen or helium gas stream. Then, many…

3D Technology Provides Musician with Skywalker Hand

Spoiler alert: Luke Skywalker loses his right hand during a duel with Darth Vader (who is also his father, which, in case you’ve lived under a rock, might also be…

3D Printed Props Revolutionize the Film Industry Landscape

The moviemaking industry is facing radical changes as a result of the recent growth in Netflix, Amazon, and other online streaming services. At the same time, movie production costs are…

Photoswitch Molecules Bring 3D Structured Light to Life

I never get tired of 3D movies; from Sing to Planet of the Apes, I still gasp when objects fly out at me and enjoy the sensation of watching a…

Ten 3D Printable Things: Very Hairy 3D Models

Welcome to Ten 3D Printable Things. Every week I’ll be showcasing ten fantastic and FREE 3D printable projects, designs and models from all over the web.  This week I’ll be…

World’s First Clinical Trial of 3D Printed Bionic Hands for Children Begins in UK

When Tilly Lockey was 17 months old, she developed meningitis. She recovered, but she lost both of her hands – but the UK girl, now 11, refuses to see that…

Why Are Trending 3D Printable Models So Popular?

When you first google and research 3D printing you are introduced into a world of innovation and engineering. A place where people are pushing the limits of the technology to…

Looking For a New Car? The Limited Edition Nissan Rogue One Comes with a 3D Printed Death Trooper Helmet, Courtesy of Gentle Giant Studios

Sometimes reboots of our favorite television shows and movies work out okay, like Fuller House on Netflix – I don’t find it amazing, but it gives me a warm, nostalgic…

Gambody Reveals Surprise 3D Printed AT-AT Walker in Time for “Rogue One” Movie Release

Gambody has done it again! The online 3D printing marketplace, which is dedicated to the designing, buying, and selling of 3D printed game models, and who we’ve also enjoyed writing…

ErectorBot is 3D Printing a 2-Meter Death Star in Madrid, Just In Time for “Rogue One”

3D printing has many important applications – it is helping to revolutionize the medical field, to innovate manufacturing, and to teach kids real world problem solving and technology through the use of…

That’s No Moon – It’s a Giant 3D Printed Death Star

The new Star Wars movie premiers in less than a week, so I know what my plans are for next weekend. Unlike last year’s The Force Awakens, Rogue One is…

Weekly Roundup: Ten 3D Printable Nerdy Christmas Things

It seems like I just got done wishing you a very nerdy Christmas, but it’s been a whole year already! But while the season may change, the one thing that…

Weekly Roundup: Ten Awesome 3D Printable Birdhouses

A few weeks ago I reorganized my office and ended up with a nice, unobstructed view out of my window and into the backyard. I noticed that we tended to…

Weekly Roundup: Ten 3D Printable Things – Raspberry Pi Cases & Projects

It used to be extremely difficult to build your own electronics projects. Most components would need to be heavily modified, the software would need to be programmed from scratch and…