Eindhoven designer Olivier van Herpt has developed a machine that uses a piston-based extruder to 3D-print complex functional objects using clay (+ slideshow). (more...)
A rather unusual project hopes to raise awareness of elephant mistreatment through 3D printing.
Israeli fashion designer Noa Raviv has integrated 3D-printed elements into ruffled garments influenced by distorted digital drawings. (more...)
Years ago Isaac Asimov developed the “Three Laws of Robotics” to govern the behavior of robots. Do we need something similar for 3D printing? But first, what the heck are the “Three Laws of Robotics”?
Since we launched MakerBot Academy, our education initiative to put a MakerBot Desktop 3D Printer in every school in America, we’ve been keeping track of all the MakerBot projects going up on DonorsChoose.org.
Although the popularity of 3D printing is growing in certain niches, mainstream consumer adoption is five to 10 years away, says research firm Gartner. Go here to see the original: 3D printing still years away for most consumers — Gartner
Whether you’re new to the guitar or a seasoned git-fiddler, chances are that the shape, color and hardware of your go-to axe have been determined by the company that produces it. The cost of having an instrument made to your exact specifications can cause the heart to skip more than a few beats, and the bank manager to question your sanity. 3D printing technology has the potential to help create your dream guitar for a fraction of the cost of a Custom Shop model, and that’s precisely what’s on offer from the UK’s Customuse
Renderings during the TRIG design process Creative artist Daniel Hilldrup is hard at work putting the Objet500 Connex 3 Color Multi-material 3D Printer by Stratasys through its paces with TRIG – a fully 3D printed, multi-color lampshade in the style of Gaudi. Hilldrup is unusually gifted at pushing the envelope of 3D printed art applications.
If humans successfully colonize Mars in the future, what kind of homes will they inhabit? NASA and MakerBot recently hosted a competition which tasked people with making a 3D-printed model home suitable for the Red Planet