This week’s selection is a custom AirPod repair and upgrade by Ken Pillonel of the “Exploring the Simulation” YouTube channel.
I was surprised to see Stratasys appear on a major new show from Apple TV+.
The Blender Foundation announced that Apple has joined their development fund.
The first app able to use Apple’s new Object Capture API has appeared: PhotoCatch.
We managed to do an initial test of Apple’s new Object Capture feature.
Apple surprised with the announcement of a new feature that could allow any iOS device to easily capture 3D models.
This week’s selection is the Apple AirTag Keyring and Enclosure Mount by Thingiverse contributor AnonymousHermit.
With the release of new hardware from Apple, it seems millions will have a LIDAR 3D scanner in their pockets or purses, but can it really be used for 3D scanning?
There’s now at least one new app that takes advantage of Apple’s new LIDAR capability.
Charles R. Goulding and Preeti Sulibhavi consider the visionary Jony Ive and who might next offer a compelling future for product design.
iFixit tore down a brand new iPad Pro to find out more about the mysterious LiDAR sensor. The result was quite surprising.
Apple has surprisingly introduced a new iPad that includes a LiDAR depth sensor, potentially allowing the introdution of new, inexpensive mobile 3D scanning systems.
A report suggests that upcoming Apple iPhone designs may include powerful 3D scanning capabilities.
We’re giving a new 3D scanning app a quick test today.
The current craze for intelligent voice commands is getting more sophisticated, but what happens when it works with your 3D printer?
I’m reading a story on a new patent Apple just received and I can’t figure out what they will do with it.
I’ve been contemplating the implications of a world in which anyone can 3D scan anything and print out a replica.
I’m now thinking Apple might create a 3D printer – but not in the way you suspect.
There’s been speculation for years now about whether giant Apple would ever sell a 3D printer. Turns out they have been for a while.
Rumors suggest that the upcoming iPhone 7 may include a feature that could enable it to be a 3D scanner.
We’re testing Morphi on one of our lab iPads, and it seems to be a very good introductory 3D modeling tool.
The big buzz this week was the discovery that Apple applied for a patent for 3D printing. But when the details are examined, it’s not really a 3D printer.
As we described yesterday, Apple last week applied for a US patent for 3D print coloration technology. But what does this mean?
Rumors of an improved iPhone camera could lead to a widespread ability for 3D scanning.
It’s April and Apple has released their new Apple Watch. Did the 3D printing world notice? Apparently it did.
Rumors echo through the interwebs suggesting that Google AND Apple are developing 3D printers. But are they really?
Reports this week that Apple has purchased 3D sensor maker Primesense got us thinking about what this might mean in the future. But first, what happened? An Israeli news site broke the story of Israel-based Primesense in negotiations with Apple for an acquisition said to be in the more-than-USD$300M range. Primesense produces 3D sensors… Continue reading Apple Takes a Big Step Towards 3D Printing
Shortly after we suggested Apple won’t be 3D printing anytime soon, they took a teeny tiny step in that direction. According to a report on AppleInsider, Apple has patented a system for accepting 3D input. As you can see in the diagram (and much more available at AppleInsider), hand gestures would capture 3D movements… Continue reading Apple’s Tiny Step into 3D
We think no. Apple will not get into 3D printing anytime soon. There’s several reasons we take this view. First, remember that Apple’s mantra is to produce “insanely great” products, products that have an ease of use that is significantly better than previous offerings from competitors. Can Apple achieve this goal in 3D… Continue reading Will Apple Get Into 3D Printing?
3D print service Sculpteo adds to the ever-increasing set of 3D model-generating apps by creating a custom iPhone design service. It’s similar to most other apps: a basic model is display and limited customization capability is provided. Sculpteo first requires you to download their 3DPcase iPhone app. Within the app you’re presented with several… Continue reading Sculpteo’s iPhone Case Maker
Mere hours after Apple’s iPhone 5 announcement, custom case vendor Freshfiber announced they now offer cases for said device. In all, Freshfiber announced six different case styles, all of which are quite interesting, uniquely functional and offered in several cool colors. The cases include one that doubles as a business card holder; another… Continue reading Freshfiber Offers 3D Printed iPhone 5 Cases
This is interesting – Shapeways has teamed up with online Sound sharing site SoundCloud to produce “The Vibe” a very unique 3D model creator. From your SoundCloud account you can select your favorite sound, perhaps a song or yourself speaking. This sound’s waveform is automatically transformed into a visible representation of the wave as the… Continue reading Hear and Feel Your Favorite Sounds
Popular 3D print service Shapeways often runs contests to stimulate creativity – and increase their print volume. This past week saw the conclusion of a rather interesting competition to answer the abstract question, “What Does Siri Look Like?” Siri, of course, is Apple’s voice-powered omnipotent assistant. There were multiple entries to the contest, each… Continue reading Shapeways’ Peek Into Imagination: Finds Apple’s Siri
You’ve no doubt seen those squarish iPod Nano’s in the Apple Store. They’re so square that someone long ago thought they’d be easily transformed into a Dick Tracy-style watch by merely adding a band. And so it went, until Fernando Sosa decided to improve the design using 3D printing. Sosa has produced an Instructable… Continue reading The Useful iPod Nano Watchband
If it’s in the Apple Store it’s got to be good, right? That might be debated, but regardless Freshfiber has landed their custom-printed iPhone covers in US and Canadian Apple Stores. At this point only two models are offered (the “Weave” and the digital-like “Double Mesh”), but you can check out large quantities of… Continue reading 3D Prints Hit The Apple Store