Questions Raised Over Home-3D Printed Wrist Brace

Two questions came to mind when I saw reports of a home-3D printed brace to support a broken wrist.

Shapeways Hacked! But It Could Have Been Far Worse

Popular 3D print service Shapeways announced today they’ve experienced a possibly major security incident. 

ORD’s Full Color 3D Printer Now on Kickstarter

Canada-based ORD has been developing plastic mixing technology for some time now and the result is the very unusual RoVa4D Full Color Blender.

Holly Craig – “The Women I Meet in My Profession Are Typically Top Notch Since They Have Had to Excel Higher to Achieve Their Position”

Holly is the co-founder and CEO of Stratonics. She is an engineer but also knows all about business and operations. 

Yet Another Criminal Application of 3D Printing: Physical Theft

I’m always impressed with unique applications of 3D printing, but according to G4S, a global security firm, there’s a new, darker application being used. 

Arcam Releases 2015Q1-2 Results: Mixed Results

Sweden-based Arcam, maker of powerful metal 3D printing gear, released interim financial results for the first half of the year, and there’s good and bad news. 

Carbon’s True Focus: Materials

Carbon’s new M1 3D printer has been announced, but I feel the more interesting part of the Carbon story is the materials they’re offering - and will offer for the machine. 

Please Make It Stop: “3D printers are never going to be a thing”

A piece yesterday in Mashable made myself and no doubt many others in the 3D print world upset. 

And After You Learn 3D CAD…

I’m reading an interesting post on GrabCAD by Khadija Ouajjani that discusses the testing of a 3D design.

Can You 3D Print a Superconductor?

Selective laser melting process in action. Credit: Tim Sercombe/University of Western Australia
Researchers have been investigating whether it’s possible to 3D print an object that acts as a superconductor. 

Design of the Week: Two Green Foxes

This week’s selection is the Two Green Foxes project by Nicholas Syiu and Alina Wong. 

3D Print Stocks “Cratering”? “Entire Industry Appears to Be Falling Apart”? No, No, No

I’m reading some recent pieces analyzing the stock prices of publicly traded 3D printing companies and I’m having a hard time believing what I’m reading. 

Large Scale 3D Printed Nanostructures Possible

A newly invented process could enable large-scale use of nano-printed metal materials. 

Need a Custom 3D Print Material? Call ADVANC3D Materials!

There are many companies producing materials for 3D printing applications, but this one has an interesting speciality: custom materials. 

Another Massive 3D Printer: The Box

Sweden-based BLB Industries has produced a massive 3D printer to join the growing ranks of meter-sized devices on the market. 

Sigma Labs Introduces Much-Needed In-Process Quality Assurance to Metal 3D Printing

Metal 3D printing enables the production of new, more efficient and intricate geometries, with the potential to reduce costs and increase the performance of a given product. 

The Versa3D is at a Different Level

A few 3D printer manufacturers have integrated different making tools into their devices, but the new Versa3D from CreateAll seems to go a lot farther. 

BEEVERYCREATIVE is also Working on a Space 3D Printer

While much of the world watches the 3D printer testing by NASA, there’s another space 3D printer in the works. 

A Look Inside the ZMorph 2.0 SX

Our team got a chance to take a close look at the ZMorph Multitool 3D printer. 

The Top 5 Digital Platforms for Design Thinking

When it comes to designing that next great product – be it the latest device for a major client or your first side project