3D Print Fail of the Month

3D Print Fail of the Month

By Michael Molitch-Hou

You may know it as the ship that “made the Kessel Run in less than 12 parsecs”, but flughafen, on Flickr, knows it as something his printer just couldn’t handle. flughafen posted this photo to the popular “The Art of 3D Print Failure” group on Flickr. What’s your least successful print? Let us know at news@3dprintingindustry.com.…

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3D Print Fail of the Month

Free 3D Printable of the Week: A Voronoi Heart

Free 3D Printable of the Week: A Voronoi Heart

By Michael Molitch-Hou

A perfect gift for lovers of 3D printing, designer Esteban Pacheco has created a heart ornament with the indistinguishable mark of 3D printed design. Pacheco’s heart has that Voronoi style that can only be made easily with 3D printing and can only be loved the way a 3D printing enthusiast would. Print it out with soluble supports or, if you can stomach the wait, through a 3D printing service bureau with SLS. Happy Valentine’s Day!…

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Free 3D Printable of the Week: A Voronoi Heart

Polymaker’s PC-Plus 3D Printing Filament Lifts 480 Kg of Concrete

Polymaker’s PC-Plus 3D Printing Filament Lifts 480 Kg of Concrete

By Michael Molitch-Hou

After rebranding and new financing, Chinese filament manufacturer Polymaker has quickly become one of the leading materials providers in the world, releasing new functional and exotic filaments on a regular basis and partnering with some important players.  The latest big line from the company is its polycarbonate material Polymaker PC, developed in partnership with Covestro (formerly known as Bayer Material Science). To demonstrate just how powerful their new PC-Plus material is, Aussie reseller 3D Printing Solutions has shown off the polycarbonate filament in some pretty impressive strength tests.…

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Polymaker’s PC-Plus 3D Printing Filament Lifts 480 Kg of Concrete

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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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

CHROMAT Projects NYFW into Your Home with VR & 3D Scanning

CHROMAT Projects NYFW into Your Home with VR & 3D Scanning

By Michael Molitch-Hou

Last year, we covered exciting work by tech-fashion studio CHROMAT, which featured some really cutting edge and great looking designs. The looks from that night not only featured 3D printing, but responsive apparel that relied on Intel technology. And all of the looks were captured as 3D scans by Intel RealSense and published to Sketchfab.  For CHROMAT’s Fall/Winter ’16 show, the runway show had its own 21st century appeal, this time because the looks were not just captured using the all new version of RealSense from Intel, but also because the show was live-streamed in VR.…

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CHROMAT Projects NYFW into Your Home with VR & 3D Scanning

Nintendo Classic ‘Duck Hunt’ Rebooted in VR

Nintendo Classic ‘Duck Hunt’ Rebooted in VR

By Tyler Koslow

One of the most iconic and popular video games of all time, Nintendo’s 1984 NES title Duck Hunt, might be a bit outdated, but who is to say that the classics can’t be reborn with a little help from emerging 3D technology? After attending this year’s Global Game Jam event, one 21-year-old developer from New Jersey named Joesph Delgado became inspired to take Duck Hunt, now over 30-years-old by the way, and reformat it for Virtual Reality.

I’m sure there were a lot of elements of both VR and Duck Hunt for Delgado to consider, implementing the classic Nintendo gun controller, tracking hand motions and ducks, and just making the VR experience as enjoyable as possible, for instance.…

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Nintendo Classic ‘Duck Hunt’ Rebooted in VR

Autodesk & Mattel Release New $299 3D Printer for Families

Autodesk & Mattel Release New 9 3D Printer for Families

By Michael Molitch-Hou

In April of last year, Autodesk first announced its partnership with legendary toy manufacturer Mattel, saying that they would be powering the toy company’s design apps.  We are now seeing the biggest result of that partnership as Mattel reboots its classic ThingMaker product.  While in the 60s and 90s the ThingMaker was a desktop molding machine, the 21st century version is a desktop 3D printer.
Introduced in the 1960s and then resurrected in the 1990’s, the ThingMaker was a device that allowed kids to fabricate squishy toys, like bugs and flowers, by pouring liquid resin into metal molds, which were then baked within the device’s scalding hot oven. …

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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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