One of the limitations of 3D printing is in the materials—plastic might be the most affordable and widely available, but it’s also cheap and brittle. So some students at Michigan Tech University have made a relatively cheap metal 3D printer, and they’re releasing the plans to the masses.
Batch-made plastic eyes could be much cheaper than traditional prostheses, and could benefit those in need in developing countries. [Read more]
Jewish holidays follow a lunar calendar, and the first day of Hanukkah lands on Thanksgiving this year. It happened only once before, in 1888, but nobody called it Thanksgivukkah back then, and nobody lit a Menurkey. Menorah + Turkey = Menurkey A Menurkey is a mashup of a menorah, the candelabra Jews use to mark the eight nights of Hanukkah, and a turkey, the centerpiece of the Thanksgiving meal.
Researchers at CSIRO, the Australian science agency, have created hot-pink horseshoes that are custom made for each of a horse’s four hooves using lightweight titanium and 3D printing technology.
3D printing might be exciting and all, but it’s only really good for making new items from scratch; what if you want to reapir something instead? Enter 3D painting, GE’s new baby which could be used to fix up anything that’s made of metal. Read more…
Scanning and 3D printing is a match made in heaven. Character artist, Matt Bagshaw, shows how you can make your own head bust combining our 3D printing technology with Autodesks 123D Catch app
As the Hatch Live Competition continues to heat up, hear more from our eight semi-finalists and get ready for a head to head knockout challenge in our full scale Rhino3D Design-off! The first design challenges start this weekend with product categories including tables, ottomans, pitchers and storage units. “Hatch Live was set up to be different than most competition—to build a community at the same time as being an exciting design competition,” explains Founder and CEO of Hatch Hub, Matthew Sargeant
It’s not new but we just bumped into an interesting video of a project that took place in 2011 in Barcelona, Spain. The “Be Your Own Souvenir: A Take-Away Experience” project by blablabLAB won Honorary Mention in the Prix Electronica 2011.