Reify3D’s Solus DLP 3D printer brings the price down for super-high resolution 3D printing.
Reify3D’s Solus DLP 3D printer brings the price down for super-high resolution 3D printing.
Every once in a while, we see spectacular 3D printed fashions displayed on a runway by supermodels. But are these pieces practical?
Yes, we’re on board another airplane. The team travels to London, UK this week to participate in the 3D Printshow.
A New York City startup is leveraging 3D printing to develop unusual high-end jewelry.
A family has built a small 3D design business using only a personal 3D printer.
An amazing set of jewelry designs were selected for awards at the recent Baselworld Design Competition.
3D printed fashion nail provider CLAWZ is now selling their first product: “Phases”.
Italy-based DWS Labs is developing a desktop 3D printer with a lot of capability: the XFAB.
CLAWZ is a fashion company using 3D printing to produce radical luxury press-on nails. We spoke with them to find out more.
3D Systems released new software for their ProJet 1200, but the features indicate something deeper.
A video of Autodesk’s new high-resolution 3D printer has been released.
Kevvox has developed a lower-priced, high resolution commercial 3D printer: the K3D Mini.
This week’s selection is Nervous Systems’ startling Kinematics Dress.
3DDC’s “Metalise It” process could provide relatively strong parts for a lot less expense than printing in metal.
We’re checking out a pair of brand-new resin-based 3D printers from Way2Production: the SolFlex series.
This week’s 3D printing press releases from the majors included a number of new products from 3D Systems. 3D Systems announced new flexible materials for
Founded in 2002 in Gladbeck, Germany – EnvisionTec has created some of the most accurate and reliable additive manufacturing systems on the market.
Owners of Formlabs personal 3D printing gear rejoice! The company has announced two new materials with powerful properties.
We’re looking at a very interesting new resin-based 3D printer, the iBox Nano.
We’re looking at a new 3D scanning solution from Dynamic3D, the Ulysses 3D scanner.
This week’s selection is Jeremy Mallin’s Nautilus.
3D printers require 3D models in order to function, so it’s no surprise we see multiple startups hoping to supply great 3D models for printing. One of them is WonderLuk.
At the end of July, The Silver Institute released a report called The Outlook for New Electrical and Electronic Uses of Silver. Prepared by Metals Focus, it looks at three potential areas of growth for the white metal: flexible electronics, light-emitting diodes and interposers.
Industrial 3D printer manufacturer Solidscape’s equipment is being used to simulate the blood flow of cerebral aneurysms.
Things just got mainstream: Amazon announced a dedicated 3D print service.
Have you ever wondered how 3D printing of silver or other precious metals is done? i.Materialise explains how they do it.
FormURLife has come up with a new way to use 3D printers: printing custom hard drives.
We’re checking out a Korea-based 3D print service that’s a little different. JewelDistrict is entirely focused on producing jewelry.
This week’s selection is the Karl Hoenshell bust by none other than Karl Hoenshell himself.
Barcelona-based design firm GrowthObjects has released a set of botanically-inspired 3D printed jewelry.
We’ve all seen images of fantastic 3D printed shoes over the past couple of years, but if you were to look close and handle them, you’d find they weren’t particularly wearable. Now that’s set to change.
The iMakr retail store in London was perhaps the very first independent 3D printer store designed specifically for personal 3D printing products. Now they’ve taken a step into a new world.
This week’s selection is the St Christopher medallion by jeweler Chris Parry.
A new service jointly developed by Sculpteo and Dassault Systèmes hopes to provide lovers worldwide with a new option.
We had a peek at format’s new technology in NYC earlier this year, but now everyone can make use of it as they’ve just launched their new 3D print site.
If you’re a 3D modeler and want a chance at a big prize, you definitely should check out this contest.
As the market for personal 3D printers expands, so do your options for plastic filaments. Along with the standard ABS and PLA filaments that have
We’re starting to observe a collision between the lowering prices of commercial 3D print gear with the rising prices of increasingly more capable personal 3D
Can you 3D print in gold at home? Not exactly. But we have found an example of how you can use 3D printing technology to
3D printing giant 3D Systems isn’t standing still. At the EuroMold exhibition today they announced not one, not two, but twelve products to bolster their
Popular 3D print service Shapeways may become even more popular if a new relationship with Neiman Marcus plays out. They’ve teamed with the upscale US
We believe it’s huge and growing, but it’s always good to evidence of this, which we noticed in a comment thread on io9, where they
Last week Sculpteo announced the availability of two new materials for their 3D print service: Sterling Silver and Wax. It’s an arms race between
We’ve seen multiple examples of companies starting up that make use of 3D printing for a specific purpose, be it artificial legs, figurines or automotive
We’ve been perusing the works of UK-based artist Rob Elford, who specializes in wearable 3D printed items. Any one of his works could easily qualify
As expected, MakerBot released their newest product today: the MakerBot Digitizer. It’s an inexpensive turntable-based 3D scanner directed at consumers and professionals. MakerBot has
Some people, usually those just introduced to 3D printing, often believe the technology is capable of printing “anything”, in the manner of a Star Trek
A new startup called Fab All Things is attempting to use a new business model involving 3D printing. Here’s how it works: Every month,
While Thingiverse has long been the go-to place for free printable 3D models, there’s another option as of last month: MyMiniFactory. A branch of iMakr,
Polychemy, a Singapore-based 3D print company now offers personalized 3D printed necklaces. The company, up to now, has offered a variety of 3D printed objects
eBay, known for its auction and sales system, stepped deeply into 3D printing by launching a 3D print iOS app. The app (and service) isn’t
Canada’s OCAD University is sponsoring a juried exhibition of digitally fabricated objects between May 14-28 during the Toronto International Jewelry Festival. Specifically they’re concerned with
Ring manufacturer Tacori has just acquired a brand new 3D Systems Projet 3500 CPX Max 3D printer, a device specifically designed for production of jewelry.
MakerBot announced, but did not release, a personal 3D scanner at SXSW yesterday that could dramatically change how personal 3D printers are used and accepted
While on our recent visit to Shapeways in Queen’s, NYC, we noticed vats of color dyes. Why color dyes? It’s all in the finishing.
As interest in 3D printing grows, so does the requirement for amazing 3D prints. One interesting source is Polychemy, who market a collection of eclectic
You may not have heard about 3DLT. It’s an online “innovation hub” that attempts to provide 3D creators a web presence for marketing their designs.
Manctl’s new version of Skanect should permit easy 3D scanning by anyone with a Microsoft Kinect and a computer. However, we wondered about several aspects.
In addition to the major plastic 3D printer manufacturers appearing at Euromold 2012, quite a few metal 3D printer manufacturers also exhibited. Metal printing might
Some say that 3D printing is not useful for manufacturing due to the per unit cost of printing versus traditional mass manufacturing. That’s true, and
Core77 published a detailed interview with Michael Joyce (of Deadwood, South Dakota), the creator of the B9Creator. The B9Creator was a hugely successful Kickstarter
Artist Dolf Veenvliet is experimenting with user-designed custom 3D printed metal jewelry. His new experimental site, ShapeWright, allows anyone to pick and shape components into
Two Toronto architects have used 3D printing technology to start a new business in their own home: designing and manufacturing jewelry. Matthew Compeau and Biying
After publishing Chris Waldo’s terrific “Showcase of Influential 3D Print Artists” the other week, we received a suggestion of another artist who might have been
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
If you’ve ever been shopping for a 3D scanner, watch out for the price tag. Many commercial units providing high quality results and convenient features
They’re at it again. i.Materialise has now launched a trial of Brass 3D printing. Shortly after launching Bronze, we now see Brass on their materials
3D printer manufacturer EOS has signed an agreement with Cookson Precious Metals to jointly develop a variety of applications related to metal 3D printing. According
More developments on hobby 3D resin printers: the team at MiiCraft, which we described the other week, have launched a fundraising campaign to develop their
While much of Rapid 2012 centered on manufacturing and part development and analysis, we observed a fair bit of fashion. Here’s what we saw.
We’re always seeking new ways to create or capture 3D models and now we’d like to tell you about an unusual form of 3D scanner:
We were contacted by designer Mat Schwartz, who’s been experimenting with jewelry printing. Recently he made something unique for Valentine’s Day: a heart. He had
Have you heard of Rapidshape’s line of 3D printers? The one year old German-based company markets several units that focus on jewelry development, as they
The annual RAPID additive manufacturing conference takes place this May in Atlanta and we’re expecting to see some interesting product announcements as usual. However,
After jewelry, the most frequently 3D printed item of clothing seems to be shoes. Some of the designs we’ve seen up to now were totally
Everyone asks how big can you print, but we have a group trying to print something truly massive. JF Brandon of Vancouver, Canada wants your
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.
The ubiquitous iPad is well known because the primary interface is, well, your finger. Sometimes more than one. Nevertheless, a new iPad app promises to
3D print service i.Materialise now offers printing in Gold and Silver metals. They’re not the first service to offer this ability, but it’s wonderful to
Researchers at the Vienna University of Technology have produced what they believe to be the world’s smallest 3D printer. This device is “about the size
It seems the big guys have their corporate acquisition shopping carts in motion recently. While 3D Systems was scooping up other companies last week, this
Ponoko posted of a wonderful story about Sydney-based lighting company SandFlora’s experience designing a beautiful lamp. The interesting part was the inspiration: nature. In fact,
We re-read last week’s post on the new “What Can I Make For You?” service and had an idea. If you recall, the WCIMFY service
If you read yesterday’s post, you’ll know about the controversy regarding BfB’s attempt to address the younger female market. We pondered this situation: how to
We ran across an unusual 3D model service: 3D Marvels. The site operates as a clearinghouse for 3D artist works. In other words, you can
Phil Renato is an Associate Professor at Kendall College of Art and Design in Grand Rapids, Michigan, but he’s also an amazing designer. We admire
Crain’s New York Business reports on the fate of a New York City jewelery prototyping company, Tech-Designs, who produce one-of-a-kind jewelery models for designers far
Freedom of Creation, one of the most dynamic artistic users of 3D printing technology have recently collaborated with Alissia Melka-Teichroew to produce “Jointed Jewels”. These
A while back the Shapeways 3D Print service toyed with Gold Plating on stainless steel printed models. Evidently this trial was successful, as they have
The Columbus Idea Foundry is one of many community workshops that keep popping up all over the globe. Their mission: The “Idea Foundry” is
Shapeways is experimenting with another print material, one you’ve always wanted to have: Gold! They’ve managed to develop a process where a gold-plating step
PrintCountry proposed “5 Ways Your Grandkids will Use 3D Printers in 2050” in a whimsical post recently. We thought about their list and came up
Shoes were a hit at the recent Freedom of Creation Future of Fashion exhibition in Amsterdam. Designer student Pauline Van Dongen created several unique shoe
Earlier this week we encountered iMaterialise’s .MGX collection at the Parallellepipeda Exhibition, and we wanted to learn more. iMaterialise, as we’ve written before, is one