Last Minute Valentine’s Day 3D Prints

Last Minute Valentine’s Day 3D Prints

By Michael Molitch-Hou

If, like a selfish husband in a stale sitcom, you’ve forgotten to grab your “sweetie” a present for Veterans Valentine’s Day, but you happen to own a 3D printer and know how to use it, then you’ll be happy to know that there are plenty of gifts you can make yourself – without macaroni and glue.  MyMiniFactory has curated a list of some 73 models that you can whip up on your desktop printer. Slap on a bow and maybe you won’t get dumped this year.…

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Last Minute Valentine’s Day 3D Prints

PieceMaker Brings Ford, Nickelodeon, & Metal 3D Printing to a Retail Store Near You

PieceMaker Brings Ford, Nickelodeon, & Metal 3D Printing to a Retail Store Near You

By Michael Molitch-Hou

Just when you thought that the biggest 3D printing news from Toy Fair 2016 was a 3D printer from Mattel and Autodesk, PieceMaker comes in with a whole swath of big news that includes its own set of big names. As PieceMaker works to bring 3D printing into the retail space, including metal 3D printing with ExOne, they’ve also partnered with huge companies Ford and Nickelodeon, which is carrying a lot of important licensed brands. And they’re showing it off at Toy Fair tomorrow.…

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PieceMaker Brings Ford, Nickelodeon, & Metal 3D Printing to a Retail Store Near You

This Might Be the Strongest AND Lightest Material Ever Seen in 3D Printing

This Might Be the Strongest AND Lightest Material Ever Seen in 3D Printing

By Tyler Koslow

One of the most scientifically mind-blowing materials ever discovered, graphene (an allotrope of carbon) has been praised for having an unbelievable combination of material characteristics, including low density, top-notch mechanical properties, thermal stability, and even electrical conductivity. In fact, graphene aerogel is one of the lightest materials ever discovered, reportedly weighing seven times less than air…But these great qualities only really hold true in graphene’s original 2D material composition, which are greatly diminished when graphene is made three-dimensional. That is until now.…

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This Might Be the Strongest AND Lightest Material Ever Seen in 3D Printing

Drupa 2016 is Approaching; and Here’s What to Expect

Drupa 2016 is Approaching; and Here’s What to Expect

By Amy Watson

The legendary print equipment exhibition is back again, traditionally four years since the previous one held in 2012. The Drupa Print Media Fair 2016 will be held in Düsseldorf, Germany from 31st May to 10th June, 2016. And just like Drupa 2012, which attracted over 300,000 visitors from over 100 countries, Drupa 2016 is envisaged to attract a similar, if not larger number of participants. The exhibition will be held from 10:00am to 6:00pm on weekdays; and 10:00am to 5:00pm on weekends.…

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Drupa 2016 is Approaching; and Here’s What to Expect

How to 3D Print in Full Color: DIY Style

How to 3D Print in Full Color: DIY Style

By Tyler Koslow

From Taiwan to Ireland, 3D printing enthusiasts around the world are preparing for the next big thing in additive manufacturing: full color 3D printing. 3D printing companies such as 3D Systems previously dominated the full color 3D printing race with the ColorJet Printing, but their hefty price tag of around $40k is discouraging for your average Maker and 3D printing enthusiasts. One user from Instructables.com named Jason Powell has just come up with a DIY path to bring full-color 3D printing to his redesigned Rostock Max, the popular delta 3D printer with a mere $1,000 price tag, making for a much more affordable color printer than any other company on the market.…

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3Doodler Releases 3D Printing Pen Just For Kids

3Doodler Releases 3D Printing Pen Just For Kids

By Tyler Koslow

Since successfully funding the first model of their 3D printing pen on Kickstarter back in 2013, 3Doodler has been trying to put the power of 3D printing technology directly into our hands. 3Doodler has been aiming at artists and Makers alike with their unique, handheld plastic extruding devices, encouraging those who may not have the means for a 3D printer to use their mind as CAD software and their hand as the printer. Now, 3Doodler has announced a 3D printing pen for a younger audience, the 3Doodler Start, a more affordable and colorful version of their original 3D printing pen.…

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Source3 & U.S. Army Make Licensing Agreement for 3D Printed Goods

Source3 & U.S. Army Make Licensing Agreement for 3D Printed Goods

By Michael Molitch-Hou

Source3 is capable of roping in some pretty big names for its licensed 3D printables platform. Before, it was Capcom and CD Baby. Now, it’s the U.S. Army. The startup, founded by 3D printing and music licensing experts, has just made a licensing agreement with the Army to offer 3D printed personalized ornaments for U.S. Army service members, family, and friends.

The agreement, facilitated by brand extension agency Beanstalk, will see customizable 3D printed keepsakes sold on the MyKeepsake website. The products, which so far include prints of vintage Army memorabilia and personal photographs of U.S.…

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Made In Space to Send 3D Printed Laughter into Space

Made In Space to Send 3D Printed Laughter into Space

By Michael Molitch-Hou

While Made In Space is hard at work accomplishing a number of herculean tasks, like 3D printing satellites in space and building a 3D printed spacecraft with Enterprise In Space, the company does have the opportunity to laugh a little.  Or, more accurately, work with laughter, as long as it has something to with 3D printing and space.  For instance, they will play a vital role in sending the first sculpture into space, a 3D printed work of art titled “#Laugh”, by artist Eyal Gever.…

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Singapore Makes Plans to 3D Print Public Housing

Singapore Makes Plans to 3D Print Public Housing

By Michael Molitch-Hou

In a world of economic scarcity, public housing has become essential for sheltering our species’ most vulnerable populations. Interestingly, the island city-state of Sinagpore having a unique approach to public housing, with 80% of the resident population living in government buildings and, more than that, the small nation implemented some housing practices that the United States has sometimes been too afraid to tackle when it comes to public housing: socioeconomically integrated public developments. Now, Singapore is moving beyond these important strategies to novel methods of construction, namely 3D printing.…

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3D Printing Ceramics with the Sound of Some Solid Vibes

3D Printing Ceramics with the Sound of Some Solid Vibes

By Tyler Koslow

We’ve seen how 3D printing technology has been used to artistically represent the physical world, but only few, like Reify and artist Gilles Azzaro, have explored the ways that sound can also be manifested by 3D printing, too. But what if you were able to own your favorite song or album in the form of ceramic pottery? Well, two artists based in the Netherlands, spatial sound designer Ricky van Broekhoven and designer Olivier van Herpt, have teamed up to make this intriguing idea of evoking sound in 3D a reality.…

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