The latest news of 3D printing, with resources and inspiration on that topic.
Taku Omura is a Japanese designer who runs oodesign. One of his most recent personal projects involves famous logos and 3D printing. He digitalized the logos in 3D, then tried to find a way to give them a real-life use (other than their original branding purpose).
Somewhere between architecture and art, this project by Michael Hansmeyer and Benjamin Dillenburger takes advantage of both 3D printing and algorithms. This Grotto was commissionned by the Centre Pompidou in Paris for an exhibition about 3D printing. It displays an interesting look at the type of new architectural structures that 3D printing could bring to […]
Until now, I refrained from purchasing a 3D printer primarily for one reason: all you could print was plastic. Of course, I’m talking about consumer 3D printers, it’s been possible to print on metal or ceramics for a while already, but purchasing one of these printers was out of budget. ClayXYZ is the first 3D […]
Coming from Switzerland, I’m a bit of a traditionnalist when it comes to chocolate. I tend to like my chocolate any shade of brown, depending on the mood. Despite all this, I try to keep an open mind and appreciate the efforts of people who try to be creative with chocolate, which is exactly what […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]