Design of the Week: Crater Lake

This week’s selection is the brilliantly finished Crater Lake topographical model by Australia’s Conor O’Kane. 


Another 3D Printing Use Case: Land Models

Along with prosthetics, prototypes, jewelry and other increasingly common usage scenarios for 3D printing is one that was discovered years ago but hasn’t seem to grow as much: land models.


3D Print ANY Landscape. Right Now!

Some people like to 3D print landscapes. You know, mountains, rivers, lakes and the rest. But where do you get the 3D data for it? We found a service that can do so. 


The Society for Printable Geography

There have been many attempts to print landscapes with 3D printers, but here’s a whole service dedicated to that pursuit: The Society for Printable Geography.


Dam Building With a 3D Printer

Of course you can’t *actually* build a dam with a 3D printer. Not yet, anyway. But for now you can build rather nice models of


Replicating The Volcano

Students at Clevedon School in North Somerset made a volcano. A tiny one – based on NASA 3D data they downloaded and converted into a

Developments in 3D Geographic Printing

RapidToday has a great article exploring several developments in the ability to print geographic scenes in three dimensions. We’ve written about this before, as a



  You always wanted a piece of land you can call your own, right? Now you can do that – and carry it with you,

Actual Town 3D Printed

Well, not the town itself, but a complete 3D model of a new town was created for a new market town outside of Plymouth, UK.


Land Printing

  Yet another niche 3D printing service: LandPrint.com, who can “create a 3D model of Any Place on Earth!” To use the system, you must

3D Landscapes

PrintWeek reports on a printing company in Wales who have used a 3D printer to produce an accurate model of the Teign Estuary in Devon,

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