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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United Nudes joins the 3D printing fashion revolution with new line of Float shoes
Aug08

United Nudes joins the 3D printing fashion revolution with new line of Float shoes

Another week, another big name clothing brand declaring its love for all things 3D printing. Just seven days ago we were talking about Japanese firm Kabuku’s mOments range of 3D printable fashion accessories, which was only the most recent in a long, long line of cutting edge brands that have adopted the technology to manufacture their products. Now it’s the turn of ultra-hip clothing brand United Nudes to adopt additive...

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