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

December 3, 2018
3D printed chocolate that looks too cool to eat
3D printed chocolate that looks too cool to eat

As a Swiss, anything related to chocolate will catch my attention. If it’s a design project and it happens to also include 3D printing, then I will by focused 100% on what you have to tell me. We already published about interesting 3D printed chocolate projects on Designer Daily, but this one takes a different […]

November 27, 2018
5 websites to find free 3D models for 3D printing
5 websites to find free 3D models for 3D printing

With the diffusion and popularisation of 3D printing, the online world got flooded with pages that offer a large number of free 3D models in .stl format. If you are a newbie to 3D printing, know that you don’t have to start building your model from a scratch – there are many websites full of […]

August 9, 2018
Famous logos brought to life using 3D printing
Famous logos brought to life using 3D printing

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).

July 16, 2017
A 3D printed grotto generated with an algorithm
A 3D printed grotto generated with an algorithm

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 […]

May 14, 2017
ClayXYZ: a desktop 3D printer for ceramics
ClayXYZ: a desktop 3D printer for ceramics

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 […]

December 30, 2016
Complements: 3D printed modular chocolate
Complements: 3D printed modular chocolate

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 […]

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 […]