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

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 […]

July 15, 2014
3D printed medieval armor for Barbie dolls
3D printed medieval armor for Barbie dolls

If you find Barbie to be transmitting the worst kind of stereotypes about women, you may enjoy this project. Lao Zheng has been creating detailed 3D printed medieval armors for Barbie dolls. The Kickstarter project, named Faire Play, was funded a while ago, so the backers will be getting brand new armors for their Barbie […]

July 8, 2014
Amazing 3D printed sugar “cubes”
Amazing 3D printed sugar “cubes”

I never put sugar cubes in my coffee or tea, I find it tastes to sweet. It’s also not too good for health to abuse sugar, so I never took the time to rethink my tea or coffee drinking habits. However, these sugar “cubes” by The Sugar Lab of 3D Systems could change this. I […]

June 10, 2014
10 websites to find free models for 3D printing
10 websites to find free models for 3D printing

3D printers are the hottest topic in the marketplace as more consumers warm up to and adopt the idea of 3D printing. It’s going mainstream, and ‘The Micro’ is a kick starter project for a 3D printer project for your consumers. But it doesn’t mean once you have 3D printer you can start right away. […]

May 27, 2014
3D flowers printing
3D flowers printing

With the evolving technologies and trends, 3D printing – the process of making three dimensional solid objects from a digital model – has gained special attention and market hit. This technology is used in several fields including jewellery, industrial designs, architecture, education, engineering, and to your surprise it is now used in floral as well. […]

April 23, 2014
A 3D printed shelter for hermit crabs
A 3D printed shelter for hermit crabs

Japanese artist Aki Inomata decided it was time to give a shelter to hermit crabs. For that purpose, she designed cool transparent shells that she printed with 3D printers.

April 15, 2014
3D ice cubes on the rock
3D ice cubes on the rock

Some 3D milled ice cubes created for an advertising campaign for Suntori. These are real pieces of art designed to last only a few minutes.

April 8, 2014
The Micro: the 3D printer that raised $1M on Kickstarter in just one day
The Micro: the 3D printer that raised $1M on Kickstarter in just one day

If you had doubts about the demand for cheap 3D printers, this Kickstarter project‘s success should answer all your doubts. In just 24 hours, the self-proclaimed “first truly consumer 3D printer” raised over $1 million.