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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