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The latest news of 3D printing, with resources and inspiration on that topic.

June 22, 2016
A 3D printed wheelchair made to your measure
A 3D printed wheelchair made to your measure

3D topic is at the center of plenty of innovation in the medical field. We have seen prosthetics, shoes, bones, or teeth being printed, among other things. A recent example is showing that the industry might change a lot in the coming years. Materialise designed and prototyped a3D printed wheelchair that is designed to perfectly fit […]

January 7, 2016
It’s now possible to 3D print lego heads with your face
It’s now possible to 3D print lego heads with your face

If you have children, you already have a good excuse for playing with Legos as an adult. If you don’t, you can now invoke technology and the cool 3D printing services Funky 3D Faces offer. The company’s innovative service allows you to send them two pictures so they can build you a Lego face that […]

January 6, 2016
This wave city coffee cable was inspired by the movie Inception
This wave city coffee cable was inspired by the movie Inception

Cyprus-based designer Stelios Mousarris runs his own company from his wonderful island, and it seems to really inspire him to create cool things. On his homepage, you can see some of his chairs, benches, or sofas. Some are more creative than truly functional, but who cares, right? Actually I know who cares about functionality, designers usually […]

December 25, 2015
A 3D printed shoe made from collected ocean plastic waste
A 3D printed shoe made from collected ocean plastic waste

The fact that you don’t see ocean plastic waste on a daily basis doesn’t make it less of a terrifying problem for the future of the planet’s ecosystem. If you are not convinced, just do yourself a little Google Images search about it. The amount of plastic waste in the ocean is just gigantic, and […]

November 28, 2015
Classical paintings 3D printed to let blind people feel famous art
Classical paintings 3D printed to let blind people feel famous art

Marc Dillon is a designer who lives and work in Helsinki, Finland. He initiated an ambitious project called Unseen Art. The idea is simple; Dillon wants to recreate famous classic artworks and do 3D printed reproductions of it, so blind people who didn’t get the chance to appreciate these artworks can touch it to experience […]

November 12, 2015
With Eora, create high-quality 3D scans with your smartphone
With Eora, create high-quality 3D scans with your smartphone

At the time of writing this article, I’m 35 years old. That means that I’m just old enough to remember life before the Internet, and still can be amazed at the emerging 3D printing market. Like in the traditional printing industry, one of the crucial things that must happen for 3D printers to really develop […]

October 23, 2015
A 3D printed chess set with pieces inspired by Milano’s skyline
A 3D printed chess set with pieces inspired by Milano’s skyline

With the current state of 3D printing for the masses, a chess set is probably one of the best ways to experiment and design cool stuff. Designer David Chiesa did just that and took the liberty of turning the classic pieces into familiar buildings of modern-day Milano skyline. During the six months of the EXPO in […]

September 21, 2015
Build gardens of any shape with this 3D grass printer
Build gardens of any shape with this 3D grass printer

3D printing finds its way in pretty much every field. Construction, medicine, fashion,… there aren’t much places where 3D printing didn’t bring innovation. Now a team of students at the University of Maribor in Slovenia found a way to print an earthly mixture that you can grow grass on. The printer is named PrintGreen. It […]

August 5, 2015
A chess board that uses 3D printed micro-planters as pieces
A chess board that uses 3D printed micro-planters as pieces

Elena Low and her husband Kae Woei Lim run together a XYZ Workshop, a creative online hub for makers who enjoy tinkering with desktop manufacturing. They published all kinds of cool 3D printing projects, but this chess board where pieces are small 3D printed planters is just the cutest. The Micro Planter Chess Set, as […]

July 23, 2015
3DXL: large scale experiments with 3D printing
3DXL: large scale experiments with 3D printing

Among the new technologies artists use to experiment with, 3D printing is in my opinion the most interesting. If you can take the experiments one step further than just playing with consumer 3D printers, it becomes amazing for the artist. At the time of writing this article, the DX | design exchange in Toronto is holding […]

June 10, 2015
Beautiful 3D printed faucets by American Standard
Beautiful 3D printed faucets by American Standard

Another project that gives us a preview of what 3D printing’s use could be in the future. American Standard recently showed a set of spectacular 3D printed faucet with beautiful designs, made possible by the use of metal 3D printing. The technology used for these is called laser sintering, it uses a laser beam with […]

May 21, 2015
3D printed books by Tim Burtonwood
3D printed books by Tim Burtonwood

Although 3D printing is gaining ground on a larger scale at quick speed, most of the 3D printing projects you’ll see are still experimental. Tim Burtonwood is one of these experimenting 3D artists who took on publishing with a whole new angle. The Chicago-based artist has become a 3D printing evangelist who works with the […]

March 13, 2015
Cool illustrated stamps inspired by 3D printing
Cool illustrated stamps inspired by 3D printing

Anything related to 3D printing is usually presented as edgy, highly-technological stuff that will bring the next industrial revolution. While this is probably true, it means that visuals that relate to 3D printing are often designed to give a technological, cold look-and-feel. The illustrations created for San Marino stamps by Andy Rementer look somewhat naive, […]

January 25, 2015
3D printed tableware to reinvent the eating experience
3D printed tableware to reinvent the eating experience

The people of TourDeFork are… culinary creative consultants! They try to find new ideas for making the stuff you use at the table more cool. Their work in general is good, but the best is probably their recent experiments with 3D printing. Under the title “The Future of DIY“, they released a series of cool […]

January 20, 2015
Cityscapes extruded from 3D printed texts
Cityscapes extruded from 3D printed texts

It’s rare to see a project that satisfies both typography-lovers and 3D printing afficionados. I remember being extremely happy when I first discovered the 3D printed letterpress font, I had the same feeling when stumbling upon Hongtao Zhou’s 3D printed textscapes. The Chinese, US-based, designer started to experiment with 3D printeres and played with characters […]