Happy 3D Printing Week! In celebration, we partnered with our friends at GE and MakerBot to bring the Gizmodo logo to life. Take a look.
Earlier this week our design of the week featured Icarus Had a Sister , by Masters & Munn. While we’re certain you’ll agree the work is astonishing, we also must tell the incredible story of how it came to be, as revealed during a long conversation at the close of the 2013 3D Printshow
We’ve been 3D printing in metal, gold, and even sugar for years now—so it seems only natural that we’d also be able to print in glow-in-the-dark plastic. This week, MakerBot announced a limited-edition run of PLA filament that glows in the dark, just in time for Halloween. Read more…
Another week, another acquisition for 3D Systems. While last week they picked up TeamPlatform, a service for aiding 3D model projects, this week they’ve acquired CDRM, a 3D print service bureau located in the UK.
A 3D-printed injector plate delivers 20,000 lbs of thrust in a hot-fire test on August 22.
In order to ensure that all incoming students are comfortable (at comparable levels of proficiency) with the skills, processes, and facilities they’ll be engaging from day one of their first semester, the Designed Objects program at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) recently created the first classroom in the world equipped with a class-count of individual 3D printers with support from Printrbot , Taulman 3D and Simplify 3D . The 11 students were encouraged to 3D print output by proposing textiles, printing intelligence and a future that celebrates the immediate, provisional, and transient. The course is action-oriented and exhibition-driven, and is more about experiencing fast and complete cycles of realization (with idea development de-emphasized in favor of range of exposure)