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Swiss Design Duo Stuns Again with 3D Printed Shadow Clouds

Using shadows as sources of entertainment is something we’re all familiar with. Whether it’s making the dog face with your hands on the projection screen when your teacher’s back is…

Digital Fabrication in Architecture and 3D Printing Materials in Focus at AAAS Annual Meeting

The use of 3D printing in the construction field is not a new thing – there are 3D printed office buildings and laboratories, a 9-foot-tall 3D printed pavilion, 3D printed…

3D Printing Helps to Bring Custom Titanium Hearing Aid to Market

Swiss company Phonak, a provider of wireless communication solutions and hearing aids and owned by hearing aid producer Sonova, has come to our attention before – like when it turned…

Business Leaders at Davos Put Job Loss Blame on Technology

World leaders, business and otherwise, are gathered for a top tier economic forum in Davos, Switerzland, bringing the Swiss town’s population from a mere 11,000 to over 30,000. This forum,…

UrbanAlps Releases Stealth Key System: Metal 3D Printed Key Safe from Duplication

Back in 2015, high-tech startup UrbanAlps, based in Switzerland, created a 3D printed security key, called the Stealth Key, that the co-founders say is the new standard of high-security cylinder-locks and…

Researchers Win Swiss Technology Award for Work in 3D Printing and Reverse Engineering with Concrete

Reverse engineering is one of those methods that is fascinating to many because it means you have to think about a project—in reverse. Even if we have no idea how…

New Technique Takes Multicolor 3D Printing to New Heights

There are quite a few limitations that are still keeping 3D printing technology from reaching its full potential, including build size constraints, material restrictions, and the lack of multicolor printing…

Using Materialise Mimics Software to Predict Thyroplasty Success in Trans Women

While a trans person should not be expected or feel pressured to be surgically altered in order to have their gender identity respected, many trans people do elect to have…

This 3D Printed Sentry Rubber Band Gun Can Find Targets and Fire on Them Automatically

Here at 3DPrint.com, we’ve covered our fair share of 3D printed rubber band guns over the course of the past couple of years. It seems as though each and every…

3D Print Your Chanter for More Convenient Bagpipe Practice

The Great Highland Bagpipes are not among the world’s easiest to manage instruments. Unlike walking around with a harmonica in your pocket or with a guitar slung over your shoulder,…

3D Printed Covers Dress Up Absolut Vodka Bottles for Swiss Campaign Event

One of my go-to drinks is a dirty vodka martini (extra dirty, extra blue cheese olives), so I’m always on the lookout for the best one around. The key, obviously, to…

Mark Bern Takes His 2-Dimensional Pixel Art and Prints it in 3D

When most of us speak of visual art, we usually get a picture of a painting or a sculpture in our heads. Perhaps we visualize Michelangelo’s paintings that cover the…

Solidscape Announces 2015 Baselworld Design Competition Winners in Jewelry and Fine Art

Solidscape®, Inc., a subsidiary of Stratasys, Inc., leads the 3D printer market in high precision, direct manufacturing applications — such as jewelry. Solidscape’s high standards in accuracy, surface finish, and…

3D Printing: The Stories We Didn’t Cover This Week — March 21, 2015

This week’s news we didn’t cover kicks off with a topic that so many printing enthusiasts love: printable figures inspired by artistic characters. We have printable robot files included with a…

Swiss Engineer 3D Prints an Incredible Laser Projection Clock

Writing about 3D printing day in and day out I find myself always stumbling upon projects which really do show off the power that a 3D printer can place into…

DKSH to Distribute EnvisionTEC 3D Printing Solutions Throughout Asia

Today comes an announcement from Zurich regarding a dynamic new agreement and partnership between two European companies with their sights set on lighting Asia up with their 3D printing solutions…

Swiss Maker and Teacher 3D Prints Scale Model of the Eiffel Tower in 100 Pieces

It took Gustave Eiffel and company a little over two years to complete the iconic Eiffel Tower in Paris. During the fundraising that preceded the construction of the then very…

Microscopic 3D Printing May Allow Micro-Robots to Deliver Medicine Inside Your Body

I didn’t really see this one coming, and if you did, I am duly impressed. With 3D printing technology, it’s not all about the external. Many medical breakthroughs due to 3D…

3D Printed ‘Down Up’ Tap Designed to Avoid Contortions at the Drinking Fountain

We’ve all been there. You’re in a public building (a school, say) and you’re thirsty. Suddenly in the hallway, there it is! Your best bet for a quick quench: the…