3D printing might be bad for your health, according to a new study by the Illinois Institute of Technology. Imagine that.
Buy it in a store, laser-scan it at home, upload it to the web, print it anywhere. 3D printing is poised for the mainstream, but what happens when one person’s finely hand-crafted designs can be pirated and reproduced by anyone? Will 3D-printing-piracy social networks arise?
Did you like the latest Iris van Herpen dress with the strong and flexibe material? Then we have some good news for you: we’re doing tests to offer you the same material! IMAGINE Wasn’t it lovely to see the first flexible 3D printed dress on a model? Designers and engineers have been challenging Materialise to come up with a flexible 3D Printing material that is durable enough to withstand the wear and tear of an end-use product, and TPU is their response. Materialise launched it ten days ago and now i.materialise is doing research and tests to provide you with this material as well
Nokia and MakerBot are in Barcelona this week for the Mobile World Congress. The companies have teamed up to offer what it calls the “first live social 3D printing experience.” In short, MakerBot is creating custom Nokia Lumia 820 cases on the show floor for attendees. As you can imagine, this isn’t the first time 3D printers have been used to make smartphone cases.
You know something is getting close to popular culture when it enters the world of satire. 3D Printing did just that on a recent post from The Daily Mash, “a satirical website covering national and international news with spoof stories and opinion”.
3D printing is an exciting prospect. Being able to turn literally anything you can imagine into a physical object is truly the stuff of the future, but the days of everyone having a 3D printer in their home is still a ways off. Even so, perhaps it’s not quite as far as many imagine