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

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 […]

January 15, 2015
5 affordable 3D printers to start experimenting
5 affordable 3D printers to start experimenting

Isn’t it surprising that with 3D printers, we can actually print the necessary products for our day-to-day activity? Whether it’s your coffee mug or the flower pot, it’s incredible to see a printer, printing it like the real one! Almost everyone would like to have this printer at their home, but the sky-high price would […]

November 9, 2014
A 3D-printed lamp that will turn your room into a wonderland
A 3D-printed lamp that will turn your room into a wonderland

Created by Linlin and Pierre-Yves Jacques, a Paris-based arist couple, this lamp was designed to project some patterns on your wall and turn any room into a beautiful wonderland.

September 14, 2014
How 3D printing is rescuing Frank Lloyd Wright’s Annie Pfeiffer chapel
How 3D printing is rescuing Frank Lloyd Wright’s Annie Pfeiffer chapel

Frank Lloyd Wright is one of the most admired architects of the 20th century, and one of his masterpieces is on a Florida campus. The problem with architecture that pays attention to details is that some of those details can be very costly to repair. Creating bricks that require a lot of manpower is time […]

September 9, 2014
3D printed letterpress font created by London Design Team
3D printed letterpress font created by London Design Team

This is the kind of projects I like, using modern technology to perpetrate traditional techniques. This project, created by A2-Type and New North Press, uses 3D printing to create “plastic blocks” that can be used for printing. Apart from the “historical” interest of this project, the really cool thing is to think of all the […]

September 2, 2014
3D printed polymers for Noa Raviv’s fashion collection
3D printed polymers for Noa Raviv’s fashion collection

A spectacular fashion collection created by Israeli student Noa Raviv. She used 3D printing with polymers to bring this unusual collection to life. The results are impressive, with a strong digital look-and-feel.

August 31, 2014
What’s next with 3D printing? A concrete castle in your backyard
What’s next with 3D printing? A concrete castle in your backyard

I slowly got used to the printing small objects, but the idea of being able to print some small (or big) houses doesn’t cease to amaze me. In this project, Andrey Rudenko constructed a little castle in a yard using concrete printed in 3D. The walls and the more complicated parts like the tops of […]

August 27, 2014
For our Swiss readers: 3D printing at the Contraste Gallery
For our Swiss readers: 3D printing at the Contraste Gallery

If you are in Switzerland and not too far from the city of Fribourg, you may be interested in joining us on September 6, 2014. The Contraste Gallery, in which I contribute actively, will be hosting Fribourg’s Fablab to demonstrate how 3D printing works and answer any question you may have on the topic. Some […]

July 23, 2014
3D printing: now delivering ice-creams
3D printing: now delivering ice-creams

The 3D printing is one of the hottest tech buzz words nowadays. With several innovations in 3D from flowers to Nutella, now it’s introducing a new type of material which everyone screams for – yes, it’s an ice cream! This innovative idea was discovered by the 3 Students, Kyle Hounsell, Kristine Bunker, and David Donghyun […]