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An Interview With A 3D Pen Artist

Katherine Bialek is an accomplished 3D pen artist. We learned her secrets of how to efficiently build complex 3D designs with only a 3D pen.


An Update on Sandhelden

Sandhelden just split their company into two different divisions to allow their sand-stabilization 3D printing technology to be used in both construction and household applications.


Counterpoint: Nobody Owns Their Ideas

We recently published an article based on a well-known artist’s experience in seeing her work stolen and sold without permission; now we’ve heard from another well-known artist who essentially says there’s no such thing as design theft.

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It Should Be Obvious: Don’t Steal 3D Files

Designer Melissa Ng of Lumecluster recently saw her own design files for sale on a 3D design repository. The problem was she has never sold her files.

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Recent Trends in 3D Printing Glass

Charles Goulding and Andressa Bonafe of R&D Tax Savers discuss innovations in 3D printing with glass.


Source3’s Fascinating 3D Content Management System

We’ve been watching Source3 for a while now, and it’s been a bit of a mystery, but now we seem to have figured out what they’re actually doing and it’s pretty amazing.


Six Questions With Joshua Harker

One of the most well-known 3D print artists is Joshua Harker, who has produced a number of incredible 3D prints that we’re sure you’ve seen. 


WI3DP: Darlene Farris LaBar

Darlene Farris-LaBar is both an associate professor of art at East Stroudsburg University and an internationally known artist who makes art about the natural environment. 


Bitoni Says 3D Printing Is Stagnant?

World-famous 3D designer Francis Bitoni declared in an interview with Dezeen that he believes the current state of 3D printing is stagnant. Is this true? 


Capcom Moves to 3D Printing for New Cover Art

Capcom, makers of many notable video games over the past 32 years, now makes use of 3D printing to bring a spotlight on their new game, Street Fighter V. 


Solidscape Awards Design Winners

An amazing set of jewelry designs were selected for awards at the recent Baselworld Design Competition. 


3D Printed Art Engages Children

An art exhibition at a K-12 school in India converted imaginary objects from the minds of children to become real objects. 


The Unfortunate End of a 3D Print

An unfortunate incident occurred at the 3D Printshow last week. While browsing the incredible artistic 3D prints in the gallery, a massive shattering noise was heard. 

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The World’s Largest 3D Print Gallery

In retrospect, we hadn’t realized what we were looking at, when, at the 3D Printshow we stumbled into the covertly-located 3D print gallery. The large


Analyzing Rembrandt and Van Gogh in 3D

Most of us have only see society’s most important paintings through 2D reproductions. Unfortunately, painting is actually a 3D art that layers color atop color


Follow the White Rabbit, the 3D Printed One

In the classic movie, The Matrix, Neo is challenged by a mysterious online message to “Follow the White Rabbit”. Such a rabbit appears before Neo


You Can Help Make 3D-Rex

A new Kickstarter project from Namisu proposes to produce a series of geometric mesh Tyrannosaurus Rex heads using 3D printing. The Namisu project team behind


Intricate 3D Printed Mobiles

Everyone loves mobiles – those delicately balanced sculptures that hang and swing. Artist Marco Mahler, in collaboration with fellow artist Henry Segerman, has released a


Diving Deep into Art with 3D Technology

A detailed interview with Liz Neely, Director of Digital Information & Access at the Art Institute of Chicago by Fresh & New reveals some very


A Showcase of Influential 3D Print Artists

Editor’s note: This guest post comes from 3D printing aficionado Chris Waldo, who has compiled a very impressive list of some very impressive folks pushing


3D Printed Typography

This is an interesting design: designer Luca Ionescu used typography as the foundation for this piece, which is not surprising, since Ionescu is also a


3D Printing a Pulsar

A pulsar is a very strange astronomical object that is the result of a collapsing star. The conservation of angular momentum means the small collapsed


Scream A 3D Print, Literally

A truly amazing installation of what’s called “Production Art” is now open for viewing – and screaming – at Rabobank HQ in Utrecht, Netherlands. Screaming,


Hilldrup’s Fragments in Time

We caught news of an interesting artistic application of 3D printing, on display this past week in Munich at the 84Ghz exhibition. Artist Daniel Hilldrup


3D Printing For Graphic Artists

Graphics.com, a publication dedicated to the 3D arts recently posted “Fundamentals: 3D Printing of Digital Models”. In this piece they take the reader through a


Create Your Own Museum With 3D Printing

There was quite a bit of media buzz the other week when it was revealed that the venerable Smithsonian of Washington DC has been digitizing


The 3D Printed Art of Robert Geshlider

Artists have begun leveraging 3D printing technology to produce wondrous creations. This week we encountered an artist who is pushing the technology to its limit


Video: Using Haptic Tech for 3D Design

Artist Farah Bandookwala describes her experience using a haptic input device to design wonderful 3D sculptures. Haptic technology is the ability to “touch” a model


Tangles From Joshua

He may not be the first, and certainly won’t be the last, but Josh Harker is another artist leveraging 3D printing as a way to


Capture That Onion!

Last year artist David Bowen produced a fantastic kinetic artwork entitled “growth modeling device” in which a live onion plant is 3D scanned once every


3D Printed Art

There’s always a stream of magnificent artwork emerging from 3D printers. Here’s a round up of some interesting pieces we’ve seen recently: A 3D printed


Making an Artist’s Living by 3D Printing

There’s a wonderful article by 3D printing artist Bathsheba Grossman over at Say Something, where she describes her journey from student to world-renowned 3D artist.


The Photoshaper

  Shapeways continues to innovate, and this time it’s The Photoshaper. What is it? It’s a cross between 3D and 2D mediums in which you


Dining Room Table Printed

  It’s really just a model, but the concept was developed by Swiss Designer Phillippe Cramer. Interestingly, Philippe’s model is entitled, “Stalactite Table”, which mirrors


What To Do With A 3D Printer?

That’s the question being both asked and answered by Lee Byron, who is developing a rather interesting 3D typographic model of our favorite planet, Earth



Another specialized 3D print service is open for business. This time it’s 3DArtToPart.com, a artist-oriented service that specializes in printing small works of art. In


Geometric 3D Art

Bathsheba Grossman is an artist that specializes in that geometric zone where art, science and mathematics link together. She produces very unique designs, and many


There’s Cuteness in RFIDs

Actually, it’s the other way around. Lisa Smith, Masters of Design student at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago / Designed objects, has


Design and the Elastic Mind

Design and the Elastic Mind is the name of a new exhibit to open in February at New York City’s MOMA. The exhibit will feature



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