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