Life sized human wax replica 3D printer hits China
Jul10

Life sized human wax replica 3D printer hits China

Chinese company Qingdao Unique Products Develop Co. Ltd is quickly becoming one of the most excitingly innovative names in 3D printing. After unveiling the world’s largest 3D printer, a device that can construct a house in a single print, and the Regenovo bio-printer that extrudes living tissue, this week the team from Qingdao have launched a device capable of printing a life sized human replica in wax. While the modern wax sculptures...

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Want earphones personalised to your very own ears? Say hello to Normal
Jul09

Want earphones personalised to your very own ears? Say hello to Normal

Nikki Kaufman was suffering from a pretty prevalent modern problem. Like many of us, the founder of consumer-designed product company Quirky was having trouble finding earphones that would sit securely in her ears. Determined to locate a listening device that would lay cozily in her lugs without falling out, Kaufman concocted a plan. She headed down to the doctor’s office to get a silicon mould of her ears to manufacture made-to-order...

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3D printed chess exhibition opens in New Zealand
Jul07

3D printed chess exhibition opens in New Zealand

One of the most interesting 3D printed art exhibitions to come to our attention this week is Orthogonal/ Diagonal, which just opened in the Enjoy Public Art Gallery in Wellington, New Zealand. It comprises the work of LA-based, Kiwi-raised and Chinese-born artist Nova Jiang, who has 3D printed eight different versions of chess, each based on a different regional rulebook, including those from China, Japan, Korea, Mongolia, Myanmar and...

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Massive project sees the Liberty Bell scanned and printed
Jul03

Massive project sees the Liberty Bell scanned and printed

Back in 2006, American artist Jeff Koons had an idea. Famous for his controversial, ground-breaking body of work dealing with celebrity culture, advertising and commerce in modern America, he decided he wanted to try something rather different for his next project. Koons planned to make a precisely rendered model of the Liberty Bell, the famous and famously cracked Philadelphia landmark. Quickly, he realised 3D scan and print...

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EXCIDIUM: Stunning new 3D printed shoe collection hits Amsterdam Fashion Week
Jul02

EXCIDIUM: Stunning new 3D printed shoe collection hits Amsterdam Fashion Week

Of all industries, fashion seems to be the one that has most merrily embraced 3D printing. The technology’s combination of customisability and creative freedom makes it a perfect fit for those seeking more inventive ways to dress the human body. This week’s most captivating catwalk creation comes from Dutch designers, Chris van den Elzen and Judith van Vliet. EXCIDIUM is a shoe collection inspired by abandoned buildings that have been...

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Extremely ambitious 3D printed brain exhibited in Philadelphia
Jul01

Extremely ambitious 3D printed brain exhibited in Philadelphia

Your Brain is a fascinating new exhibition in Philadelphia’s Franklin Institute, focussed on all things cranial. An interactive experience that encourages visitors to discover the truth behind why they truly think their innermost thoughts, it’s a multisensory journey to the bottom of the human brain. As you walk through Your Brain, the environment reacts to your movements, your footsteps triggering shifts in sound and light, each step...

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RS Components hosts interesting 3D print talk and exhibition in London
Jun27

RS Components hosts interesting 3D print talk and exhibition in London

Last night in North London, assorted press and tech opinion formers converged on the Kings Place conference centre to hear talks from two of the UK 3D print industry’s most dynamic figures and see some of the latest machines in action. Hosted by RS Components, the global distributor for engineers, the event saw RepRap founder Adrian Bowyer and 3D Systems’ Education Coordinator Iain Major on stage, while various devices, including the...

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The Choc Creator Version 2 launches in China
Jun27

The Choc Creator Version 2 launches in China

Good news for sweet tooth geeks everywhere: Choc Edge has launched the second version of its Choc Creator contraption, the delicious device that hit the shelves around Christmastime 2012 allowing hungry makers to craft completely customised, sophisticatedly saccharine designs at the push of a button. Bad news for sweet tooth geeks everywhere but China: Though Choc Edge was founded by Dr. Liang Hao in the University of Exeter, the Choc...

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The world’s largest 3D printer builds houses in a single print
Jun26

The world’s largest 3D printer builds houses in a single print

Back on 1st April, we printed an article that many took as far-fetched foolery appropriate to the date. WinSun Decoration and Design Engineering Company, a Chinese firm, 3D printed ten houses, each one taking just an hour to make. Amazingly, the story was 100% true and, three months later, another Chinese company is aiming to refine the technology even further. Qingdao Unique Product have spent the last six months developing and...

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Check out Drawn ultra-customised furniture built with a massive, robotic 3D printing arm
Jun25

Check out Drawn ultra-customised furniture built with a massive, robotic 3D printing arm

Sylvain Charpiot and Samuel Javelle met at a campus FabLab project in Lyon and united in a common goal. They wanted to utilise cutting edge manufacturing technologies to make locally built, ultra-customised furniture. A few years later, we see the launch of Drawn, the duo’s concept made reality. In order to build their unique furniture designs, Charpiot and Javelle have developed a highly innovative device – Galatea, a gigantic,...

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Gulliver’s Gate: The incredible 3D printed miniature world set to become one of New York’s most exciting tourist attractions
Jun24

Gulliver’s Gate: The incredible 3D printed miniature world set to become one of New York’s most exciting tourist attractions

This week’s most exciting Kickstarter campaign comes from Gulliver’s Gate LLC. The plan is to create a miniature, interactive world, complete with fully-functioning trains, planes, cars, trucks and spaceships, housed in a 40,000 square foot space right in the middle of Manhattan. Not only that, nearly every piece of this advanced Lilliputian landscape will be 3D printed. The brainchild of Eiran Gazit, the CEO of Mini Israel, a 14 acre...

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These £15 chocolate treats are here to destroy capitalism
Jun20

These £15 chocolate treats are here to destroy capitalism

Slovenian artist Saso Sedlacek has a long history of creating sculpture, installation and video art pieces with a radically anti-capitalist slant. His latest project, Docle Far Niente (Delicious Idleness) incorporates 3D printing into the mix, though Sedlacek’s adoption of the technology is not meant as a ringing endorsement of its creative possibilities. The centre of the project is a collection of chocolate pieces, each one shaped...

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Barack Obama: The first 3D printed president
Jun19

Barack Obama: The first 3D printed president

Yesterday in Washington DC, the White House hosted its first ever Maker Faire. Claiming to celebrate “every maker – from the students learning STEM skills to entrepreneurs launching new business to innovators powering the renaissance in American manufacturing”, President Obama opened the festivities. And one of the headline attractions of the day was a 3D printed likeness of the large-lugged leader of the free world himself, which...

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The remote control plane drawn with a 3Doodler
Jun18

The remote control plane drawn with a 3Doodler

Matthew Butchard is the Research and Development Lead Designer at SAS International, one of the UK”s major manufacturers of interior products. Towards the back-end of last year, he got his hands on the 3Doodler, the world’s most preeminent and popular 3D printing pen. While most of the 3Doodled designs we have so far seen have been pretty but, practically-speaking, pointless, Butchard has taken things up a level. For the last...

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The Bloodhound: How 3D printing could help break the land speed record
Jun17

The Bloodhound: How 3D printing could help break the land speed record

The current land speed record, which stands at 763 miles per hour, was set back in 1997 by driver Andy Green. Green took the Thrust SSC, a car specially designed and manufactured by Scottish entrepreneur Richard Noble and his team, to supersonic speeds, the first time an automobile had done so. Now, Green and Noble are trying to beat their own personal best and 3D printing is a paramount part of the process. The Bloodhound...

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The Printeer, a 3D printer for kids, launches on Kickstarter
Jun13

The Printeer, a 3D printer for kids, launches on Kickstarter

The most interesting 3D print–related crowdfunding campaign to kick off this week is that of the Printeer from Mission Street Manufacturing. A consumer additive manufacturing device designed specifically for children, if successful it could be one of the most important steps in the 3D printer’s journey into the classroom. We’ve already seen 3D print applications that aimed to make the process more child-friendly, such as...

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The week in getting drunk: The SambaCan and the Zero Gravity Cocktail Project
Jun12

The week in getting drunk: The SambaCan and the Zero Gravity Cocktail Project

As we’ve already mentioned, nothing causes more joy at Top 4 3D Printing then when somebody uses additive manufacturing to make the process of getting plastered more pleasurable. This week, therefore, has brought much merriment to the cramped confines of our usually unhappy headquarters, as two projects involving booze and 3D printing have been brought to our attention: the World Cup inspired SambaCan and a project that will allow the...

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The 3D printed dress that renders you increasingly naked as your personal data is revealed online
Jun11

The 3D printed dress that renders you increasingly naked as your personal data is revealed online

X.pose is a startling piece of wearable technology that investigates our paradoxical attitude towards privacy in the digital age. Designed and manufactured by Pedro Oliveira and Xuedi Chen for their NYU Interactive Telecommunications Program thesis show, the corset-style dress connects to the wearer’s Smartphone. As they use social media platforms, such as Facebook and Twitter, it reacts to the amount of personal information they are,...

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Top 3D printers of the week: PrintM3, Precious Plastic and Discov3ry’s paste extruder
Jun10

Top 3D printers of the week: PrintM3, Precious Plastic and Discov3ry’s paste extruder

The top three 3D printers, scanners or other whatsits that have come to our attention over the last seven days. The Discov3ry universal paste extruder launches on Kickstarter The best crowd-funding campaign to come our way this week is that of Discover3ry, a plug-in-and-play add-on extruder that makes paste printing possible on just about any desktop 3D printer. With this handy device you are no longer limited to plastic on your...

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