Folium: the 3D printed book that houses some of the history’s most famous artwork
Sep17

Folium: the 3D printed book that houses some of the history’s most famous artwork

Folium is a profoundly impressive 3D printed project from the innovative artist Tom Burtonwood. The Chicago-based innovator has previously put the technology to use in projects such as The Rabbit in a Hat Trick (21 sculptures that show the gradual disintegration of the Stanford Bunny) and The Orihon accordion book. Folium, however, represents his most ambitious project yet. It’s a twelve page book, entirely 3D printed, collecting nine...

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3D printed textiles star on the runway at New York Fashion Week
Sep12

3D printed textiles star on the runway at New York Fashion Week

3D printing’s colonisation of the fashion industry continued this week, as designer Bradley Rothenberg debuted a new series of textiles at New York Fashion Week. The American designer, who places himself ‘at the intersection of design and technology’, has collaborated with designers Katie Gallagher and Katya Leonovich, to create wearable 3D printed textiles. The end-product of this collaboration strutted down the catwalk on...

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3D printing being used to restore one of Frank Lloyd Wright’s iconic buildings
Sep10

3D printing being used to restore one of Frank Lloyd Wright’s iconic buildings

Known as the Child of the Sun, the twelve buildings that Frank Lloyd Wright designed for Florida State College are amongst the most famous in the American architect’s oeuvre. Wright, who pushed a new philosophy through his output, that included books and sculptures as well as buildings, spearheaded a revolution in Western architecture and changed the shape of the American home. Central to Wright’s concept for what a building should...

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Kwambio previewed at London 3D Printshow – a platform for customising 3D printable products
Sep09

Kwambio previewed at London 3D Printshow – a platform for customising 3D printable products

Kwambio is a new platform that aims to simplify the way consumers buy and customise 3D printable designs. Previewed to great reception at the 3D Printshow that hit London last weekend, it provides users with a library of product files that can be personalised before printing. Though it will be free-to-use upon its release this October, the long term plan is to charge a small fee per print. The process is simple. You browse the...

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3D printing and the fight against crime in Japan
Sep09

3D printing and the fight against crime in Japan

Japan continues to show the world the way when it comes to the usage of 3D printing in law enforcement. Last year, we published two prominent stories on the topic. First, there was the prevalent role the technology played in the arrest of one of the country’s most wanted men, the terrorist Kaysuya Takahashi. Then there was the rather less headline grabbing but equally important story about a team from the Tokyo Metropolitan Police...

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Ducati 1199 Superbike re-created in intricate 3D printed scale model by Valcrow
Sep05

Ducati 1199 Superbike re-created in intricate 3D printed scale model by Valcrow

Our favourite thing to come out of a 3D printer over the last seven days is unquestionably this: a scale-model of the Ducati 1199 superbike, designed and printed by Valcrow. Made up of 40 painstakingly detailed pieces, each individually printed via an Ultimaker device and then hand-painted prior to assembly, it is a gorgeously well-executed piece of modelling. In fact, to glance at the photo, you would not even guess it wasn’t the...

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Could this 3D printed mini-castle be a step towards the first American 3D printed house?
Sep04

Could this 3D printed mini-castle be a step towards the first American 3D printed house?

One area of 3D printing that has  come on leaps and bounds this year is construction. From the Amsterdam Canal House project by Dutch firm DUS Architects to China’s WinSun Decoration Design Engineering Company printing ten houses in a single day, 2014 has been packed with stories of ambitious designers putting additive manufacturing to use in the creation of buildings. This week, we saw another example of the trend, when Minnesotan...

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3D printed Lord Ganesha displayed at busy Bangalore Metro Station
Sep03

3D printed Lord Ganesha displayed at busy Bangalore Metro Station

Altem Technologies is one of India’s leading 3D print companies. Based in Bangalore, the country’s third largest city, it distributes hardware and software solutions in partnership with Stratasys. In order to show the general public what the technology is capable of, the team has printed off a beautifully intricate model of one of the Hindu pantheon’s most popular deities, which is now on display in one of its home town’s busiest...

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Anouk Wipprecht’s next 3D printed dress is a worldwide collaboration and you can be involved
Sep02

Anouk Wipprecht’s next 3D printed dress is a worldwide collaboration and you can be involved

Regular visitors to the site will know how much we love Anouk Wipprecht. The Dutch fashion designer creates highly innovative dresses utilising 3D printing, such as the Smoke Dress that rocked the Frankfurt International Motor Show last year and the light dress that stunned the crowd at the Cirque De Soliel LIGHT nightclub in Las Vegas. This week, Wipprecht has announced her latest project – a dress that will be made up of 150...

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Noe Ruiz’s Mini Computer available on Adafruit
Aug29

Noe Ruiz’s Mini Computer available on Adafruit

Noe Ruiz’s latest post on the Adafruit electronics shop is the ideal gift for the tech-obsessed guinea pig that has everything: a tiny 3D printable PC that runs old school Mac applications on Raspberry Pi. The prolific designer describes Mini Mac Pi as ‘the smallest and cutest Mac Classic inspired project’ and any hobbyists looking for a fun, affordable 3D print to play about with should look no further. With an estimated 8 hours of...

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MakersCafe, London’s first 3D printing cafe, opens in Shoreditch
Aug28

MakersCafe, London’s first 3D printing cafe, opens in Shoreditch

Soner Ozenc has long been interested in putting more people in touch with 3D printing. The innovative product designer and engineer, who masterminded the RazorLabs online design studios about a decade ago, realised quickly, however, that this means overcoming a pretty central problem with the technology: tangibility. As he puts it: At the moment, people keep seeing these new technologies but there isn’t much going on, on the street,...

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More 3D printed criminality: French man uses a 3D printed device to skim ATMs
Aug27

More 3D printed criminality: French man uses a 3D printed device to skim ATMs

It feels like a lifetime since we last had a spicy story involving 3D printing and crime to leer over. About a year ago, there was so much talk about the illicit potential of the technology that we had to dedicate a 1,200 word guide to the subject. Since then, however, we’ve heard little about how the criminal fraternity is making use of additive manufacturing in its unlawful endeavors. Sure, every so often there’s an alarmist flare...

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Print The Legend: Release date set for documentary about the rise of 3D printing on Netflix
Aug21

Print The Legend: Release date set for documentary about the rise of 3D printing on Netflix

One of the highlights of last March’s SXSW Film Festival was Print the Legend, which is almost certainly the world’s first feature length documentary on 3D printing. Directed by Luis Lopez and Clay Tweel, the film-making duo behind arcade game documentary epic The King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters, it follows the trials and tribulations of MakerBot and Formlabs during the time that they brought their first desktop devices to market....

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Candy, the confectionery 3D printer from 3DVentures, launches on Kickstarter today
Aug20

Candy, the confectionery 3D printer from 3DVentures, launches on Kickstarter today

3DVentures is a London-based start-up, launching its first crowd-funding campaign today. The company is looking for backing to ramp up production on Candy, which it claims is the world’s first truly affordable confectionery 3D printer. Equipped with an electrical extruder, the device allows you to print any semi-solid foodstuff, while its plug-in-and-play design and simplified usability makes it accessible to both the home and...

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XYZ Workshop team up with Ultimaker to launch open source, 3D printable Fashion Suite
Aug20

XYZ Workshop team up with Ultimaker to launch open source, 3D printable Fashion Suite

XYZ Workshop is an Australian company committed to exploring the creative possibilities of 3D printing. Since its establishment last year, it has collaborated with numerous forward-thinking designers, engineers and architects on projects at the cutting edge of modern technology. The brainchild of husband and wife team Kae Woei Lim and Elena Low, XYZ’s recent experiments include 3D printed jewellery, toys, chess sets and chocolate....

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Gartner’s Hype Cycle says widespread consumer 3D printing another 5-10 years away
Aug19

Gartner’s Hype Cycle says widespread consumer 3D printing another 5-10 years away

Gartner’s Hype Cycle is a graphical tool released by the IT research firm annually that measures the maturity, adoption and social application of various emerging technologies. Unsurprisingly, this year’s Hype Cycle features 3D printing pretty prominently and offers what must be considered a pretty realistic and measured appraisal of the technology’s present state and future prospects. It places the mainstream adoption of 3D printers...

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‘The world’s first 3D printed petition’: Life sized elephant to be printed in Amsterdam
Aug15

‘The world’s first 3D printed petition’: Life sized elephant to be printed in Amsterdam

Last Tuesday 12th August was World Elephant Day. Though it’s unlikely many of you did anything to mark the occasion, it has sparked what its organisers are calling the ‘world’s first 3D printed petition.’ As part of the ‘Get off the Elephant’s Back’ campaign, World Animal Protection is printing a life-sized replica of an elephant right in the middle of Europe’s fourth busiest airport: Schipol, Amsterdam. The WAP wants to...

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Norge Systems wants to bring SLS printing to the desktop market
Aug14

Norge Systems wants to bring SLS printing to the desktop market

For makers looking to print with greater precision, the two systems being launched by Norge Systems next Monday on Kickstarter will be of great interest. The UK-based company has spent the last two years developing two consumer level 3D printers that utilise Selective Laser Sintering techniques to create objects, as opposed to the Fused Deposition Modelling devices that dominate the market. For those that do not know, SLS prints by...

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3D printers of the week: Blacksmith Genesis, UP Mini and the kit version of the TAZ 4
Aug12

3D printers of the week: Blacksmith Genesis, UP Mini and the kit version of the TAZ 4

Bargains aplenty in our list of the top 3D printers brought to our attention in the last seven days. Blacksmith Genesis drops on Indiegogo Singapore-based 3D print manufacturer Blacksmith Group has launched this week’s most interesting crowd-funding campaign today. The company has taken to Indiegogo to raise funds and promote its Blacksmith Genesis device. This all-in-one 3D printer, scanner and copier is an FDM machine that...

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