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Nature and Technology Come Together in Giant 3D Printed Bird's Nest

Nature and Technology Come Together in Giant 3D Printed Bird's Nest

When asked to picture a bird’s nest, most people will immediately go to the same image: a small, round structure, created from twigs, grass and other scavenged bits, with an indentation in the middle for birds and eggs to rest. Not all nests look the same, however, and weavers’ nests are quite different than most […]

When asked to picture a bird’s nest, most people will immediately go to the same image: a small, round structure, created from twigs, grass and other scavenged bits, with an indentation in the middle for birds and eggs to rest. Not all nests look the same,...
Powerful Yet Painless: 3D Printed MucoJet Administers Oral Vaccines

Powerful Yet Painless: 3D Printed MucoJet Administers Oral Vaccines

3D printing is often associated with the DIY world, as well as the medical field—and it’s interesting today how the two sometimes meet in surprising ways from orthodontics to prosthetics and casts. In both areas, we’ve seen a continual flow of surprising innovation, allowed by a technology that offers a host of enticing benefits from […]

3D printing is often associated with the DIY world, as well as the medical field—and it’s interesting today how the two sometimes meet in surprising ways from orthodontics to prosthetics and casts. In both areas, we’ve seen a continual flow of surprising innovation,...
NASA's PUFFER Microbot Has 3D Printed Wheels to Climb Up Martian Slopes

NASA's PUFFER Microbot Has 3D Printed Wheels to Climb Up Martian Slopes

The rovers that could be used to explore the moon, or other planets in our galaxy, are increasingly being designed and built using 3D printing technology, like Part Time Scientists’ Audi-sponsored 3D printed moon rover and 3D printed Mars Rover components by Ogle Models & Prototypes. Scientists at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in California have […]

The rovers that could be used to explore the moon, or other planets in our galaxy, are increasingly being designed and built using 3D printing technology, like Part Time Scientists’ Audi-sponsored 3D printed moon rover and 3D printed Mars Rover components by...
Digital Fabrication in Architecture and 3D Printing Materials in Focus at AAAS Annual Meeting

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 houses, and for the Game of Thrones fans who wish they could really live in Westeros, there’s even a 3D printed life-sized version of the Stark family’s Winterfell. […]

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 houses, and for the Game of Thrones fans who wish they could really live in Westeros,...
UC Berkeley Students Develop Campus-Wide 3D Printing Filament Recycling Program

UC Berkeley Students Develop Campus-Wide 3D Printing Filament Recycling Program

At the University of California Berkeley, nearly 600 pounds of plastic trash is generated every year – and while there are many contributing factors like plastic bottles, the school’s more than 100 3D printers have definitely raised the amount. While the university has done some wonderful things with its printers, the unfortunate flip side is that the garbage […]

At the University of California Berkeley, nearly 600 pounds of plastic trash is generated every year – and while there are many contributing factors like plastic bottles, the school’s more than 100 3D printers have definitely raised the amount. While the...
Castles in the Sand: Adam Kushner Discusses 3D Printing Architecture at Inside 3D Printing New York

Castles in the Sand: Adam Kushner Discusses 3D Printing Architecture at Inside 3D Printing New York

One of my great passions is my love of architecture. My father had his own architectural practice for nearly 40 years and my grandfather had his own architectural firm, too. You could say that architecture is in the blood. My father took me to his shopping center, supermarket and office building projects while they were […]

One of my great passions is my love of architecture. My father had his own architectural practice for nearly 40 years and my grandfather had his own architectural firm, too. You could say that architecture is in the blood. My father took me to his shopping center,...
Design Challenge's Student Winner Donates 3D Printer Prize to UC Berkeley's Maker Space

Design Challenge's Student Winner Donates 3D Printer Prize to UC Berkeley's Maker Space

Casey Rogers is a UC Berkeley student and the Co-President of the university’s student-run makerspace, the 3D Modeling Club. He’s also the recent winner of the 2015 Make the Unmakeable Global 3D Printing Challenge. This challenge, sponsored by both FATHOM and GrabCAD, had hundreds of submissions from 19 countries and 4 continents. In order to […]

Casey Rogers is a UC Berkeley student and the Co-President of the university’s student-run makerspace, the 3D Modeling Club. He’s also the recent winner of the 2015 Make the Unmakeable Global 3D Printing Challenge. This challenge, sponsored by both FATHOM...
3D Printing: The News We Didn't Cover This Week -- April 9

3D Printing: The News We Didn't Cover This Week -- April 9

This week’s news covers 3D printed prostheses and e-bike parts, an additive manufacturing business partnership, and two stories with 3D Systems at the center. The first is about the SLAbot-2 from 3D Systems, and the next one covers an intellectual property-focused partnership between 3D Systems’ Source3 and an entertainment data source. This endeavor will track and record copyrighted television and film-related digital content. In […]

This week’s news covers 3D printed prostheses and e-bike parts, an additive manufacturing business partnership, and two stories with 3D Systems at the center. The first is about the SLAbot-2 from 3D Systems, and the next one covers an intellectual...
Enjoy Your Own 3D Printed Viper, Anaconda, or Cobra from Elite Dangerous Game

Enjoy Your Own 3D Printed Viper, Anaconda, or Cobra from Elite Dangerous Game

If you live outside the realm of gaming, you may not quite have an understanding of how connecting it is to bring a character, creature, or vehicle from a video game into the physical world. Gamers are deeply in tune with the alternate realities created in the games they play, and having mementoes to mark […]

If you live outside the realm of gaming, you may not quite have an understanding of how connecting it is to bring a character, creature, or vehicle from a video game into the physical world. Gamers are deeply in tune with the alternate realities created in the games...
Autodesk Team Seeks Inspiration from Nature to Find Safe Materials for Sustaining the Future of 3D Printing

Autodesk Team Seeks Inspiration from Nature to Find Safe Materials for Sustaining the Future of 3D Printing

There’s very little about the 3D printing industry that fails to be interesting, and as Autodesk enters the scene beyond the AutoCAD scope, things should heat up further–and especially considering what has caught their attention: safe materials for the future. Already responsible for a software revolution in technology, Autodesk has made a new and recent […]

There’s very little about the 3D printing industry that fails to be interesting, and as Autodesk enters the scene beyond the AutoCAD scope, things should heat up further–and especially considering what has caught their attention: safe materials for the future....
3D Printed Assistive Technology Gets Boost from UC Berkeley Designathon

3D Printed Assistive Technology Gets Boost from UC Berkeley Designathon

If you haven’t heard the phrase “assistive technology,” it’s a term referring to any technology-driven devices designed to assist people facing mental or physical challenges. In our swirling world of 3D printed plastic knick-knacks and doo-dads that sit idly on shelves, the intersection of 3D printing with the design of assistive devices is humbling indeed. We have […]

If you haven’t heard the phrase “assistive technology,” it’s a term referring to any technology-driven devices designed to assist people facing mental or physical challenges. In our swirling world of 3D printed plastic knick-knacks and doo-dads...
World's Fastest Robotic Roach is Created Using 3D Printed Parts by Team at UC Berkeley

World's Fastest Robotic Roach is Created Using 3D Printed Parts by Team at UC Berkeley

Don’t blink or you’ll miss it – and if you feel your skin crawl at just the thought of the darting of insects, you might be happy that you did. However, what we’re showing you here is not the super sized cockroach of your worst nightmares, but rather the X2-VelociRoACH! Weighing in at 54 grams, […]

Don’t blink or you’ll miss it – and if you feel your skin crawl at just the thought of the darting of insects, you might be happy that you did. However, what we’re showing you here is not the super sized cockroach of your worst nightmares, but...
Breakthrough 3D Printed Video Microscope Might Help Defeat the African Eye Worm

Breakthrough 3D Printed Video Microscope Might Help Defeat the African Eye Worm

Lymphatic filariasis is a nasty condition caused by the parasitic African Eye Worm, a microscopic thready creature which, as an adult, can can only live within the human lymph system. The condition affects more than 120 million people in the tropics and sub-tropics of Africa, Asia and parts of Central and South America. It spreads […]

Lymphatic filariasis is a nasty condition caused by the parasitic African Eye Worm, a microscopic thready creature which, as an adult, can can only live within the human lymph system. The condition affects more than 120 million people in the tropics and sub-tropics of...
UC Berkeley Unveils 9-Foot-Tall Pavilion, the Largest Powder-Based 3D Printed Structure Ever

UC Berkeley Unveils 9-Foot-Tall Pavilion, the Largest Powder-Based 3D Printed Structure Ever

3D printing has been contributing to the fabrication of a lot of large objects as of late. Just a few years ago, if you could 3D print something the size of a large screen television set, you were on to something groundbreaking. Today, it seems as though every week we are uncovering another ‘groundbreaking’ object […]

3D printing has been contributing to the fabrication of a lot of large objects as of late. Just a few years ago, if you could 3D print something the size of a large screen television set, you were on to something groundbreaking. Today, it seems as though every week we...