Step into the fantasy world of Guido Mandorf : a mini world full of scaled models. Since it’s ‘ prime gray month’ at i.materialise, Guido is the perfect designer to feature on the blog. For his models he 3D prints in this material and paints the models afterwards
3D-printing studio Shapeways unveiled a new app Wednesday that allows customers to create their own 3D-printed rings without the need for sophisticated 3D-modeling software.
No, you can’t 3D print gunpowder, as far as we know, but you can actually make fireworks. Christophe Hermanns of Belgian-based Vigo Universal used 3D printing to create several devices used to hold live fireworks in Les Orryflammes’ pyrotechnic shows.
Kyle and Liz von Hasseln aren’t your typical designers. Initially focused on architecture, the pair stumbled upon an interesting business idea when they wanted to make a special cake for a friend’s birthday: the Sugar Lab . “It was our friend Chelsea’s birthday, and we didn’t have an oven to bake her a cake, so we decided to try to 3D print a cake for her, instead.
A real-life version of Star Trek’s replicator may soon churn out spare parts and chocolate bars on the International Space Station. By next year, the Star Trek replicator will no longer be the stuff of science fiction.
They made the 3D printer, now they send it into space. Made In Space, the startup who have designed a compact 3D printer suitable for use in the weightless environment in space, now have a flight date for their machine. In August 2014 their 3D printer will be carried aloft to the International Space Station on one of SpaceX’s Dragon supply missions.