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Havenlabs' Open Source 3D Printed Utility Band Offers Simple Functionality for Amputees

Havenlabs' Open Source 3D Printed Utility Band Offers Simple Functionality for Amputees

From 3D printed walking sticks to prosthetic arms and robotic braces, 3D printing technology has often offered a helping hand to those who need assistive devices. We first heard about 3D printing non-profit organization Havenlabs in 2016. It was a busy time for the organization, which is made up of engineers and 3D prints prostheses […]

From 3D printed walking sticks to prosthetic arms and robotic braces, 3D printing technology has often offered a helping hand to those who need assistive devices. We first heard about 3D printing non-profit organization Havenlabs in 2016. It was a busy time for the...
The Top 10 Most Significant 3D Printed Things

The Top 10 Most Significant 3D Printed Things

The definitive, totally unsurpassable Top 10 3D Printed Things, as selected with exceeding unparalleled rigor by me. You could disagree with this list, but then you would be wrong. These things have all inspired us, are emblematic of major steps forward in 3D printing, are very important designs, are some of the most popular 3D […]

The definitive, totally unsurpassable Top 10 3D Printed Things, as selected with exceeding unparalleled rigor by me. You could disagree with this list, but then you would be wrong. These things have all inspired us, are emblematic of major steps forward in 3D...
3D Printing Educator Spotlight On: Jeffry Turnmire, Engineer and Educator, Tennessee

3D Printing Educator Spotlight On: Jeffry Turnmire, Engineer and Educator, Tennessee

A few weeks ago, the entire United States got excited about the solar eclipse that would appear across the country, with the sun becoming fully blocked by the moon in several states. Events were held around the country to observe and celebrate the eclipse, and one of those events was led by Jeffry Turnmire, an […]

A few weeks ago, the entire United States got excited about the solar eclipse that would appear across the country, with the sun becoming fully blocked by the moon in several states. Events were held around the country to observe and celebrate the eclipse, and one of...
Raspberry UMPC & Nano Pi2 UMPC: French Designer Goes On to Create 3D Printed Bluetooth Switches

Raspberry UMPC & Nano Pi2 UMPC: French Designer Goes On to Create 3D Printed Bluetooth Switches

Guy Ehretsmann is a maker who possesses not only an enviable talent in 3D printing and electronics, but also a continued direction that is highly inspirational. As an occupational therapist at Pôle-Ergo in Lyon, France (as well as a technological consultant—no surprise!), Ehretsmann has been behind multiple projects helping to enable users all around the […]

Guy Ehretsmann is a maker who possesses not only an enviable talent in 3D printing and electronics, but also a continued direction that is highly inspirational. As an occupational therapist at Pôle-Ergo in Lyon, France (as well as a technological consultant—no...
Ten 3D Printable Things: More Dragons

Ten 3D Printable Things: More Dragons

Welcome to Ten 3D Printable Things. Every week I’ll be showcasing 10 fantastic and FREE 3D printable projects, designs and models from all over the web. Dragons are big, fearsome and unstoppable village-destroying mythical creatures that have been popping up in stories for generations. I’m pretty sure almost everyone thinks dragons are cool, and the […]

Welcome to Ten 3D Printable Things. Every week I’ll be showcasing 10 fantastic and FREE 3D printable projects, designs and models from all over the web. Dragons are big, fearsome and unstoppable village-destroying mythical creatures that have been popping up in...
Just3DPrint Loses Defamation Lawsuit Against 3DPrint.com, But IP Piracy in the 3D Printing Industry Remains

Just3DPrint Loses Defamation Lawsuit Against 3DPrint.com, But IP Piracy in the 3D Printing Industry Remains

Beleaguered 3D printing startup Just3DPrint (Just Print It Inc.) lost its long shot defamation lawsuit against 3DPrint.com parent company 3DR Holdings this month, the last of three legal battles that they filed in a Philadelphia court in February of this year. The case was filed by Just3DPrint CEO Ryan Simms in response to our coverage […]

Beleaguered 3D printing startup Just3DPrint (Just Print It Inc.) lost its long shot defamation lawsuit against 3DPrint.com parent company 3DR Holdings this month, the last of three legal battles that they filed in a Philadelphia court in February of this year. The...
Engineer Develops 3D Printed Nintendo Switch Adapters So Disabled Friend Can Still Play 'The Legend of Zelda'

Engineer Develops 3D Printed Nintendo Switch Adapters So Disabled Friend Can Still Play 'The Legend of Zelda'

We talk a lot about 3D printed prosthetics here at 3DPrint.com, whether it’s the work of heartwarming volunteer organization e-NABLE, redefining what ‘prosthetic’ really means, or patient-specific prosthetics. By using 3D printing technology, physicians have the ability to make prosthetics with the necessary fit and function for specific patients. Additionally, there are many 3D printed prosthetic […]

We talk a lot about 3D printed prosthetics here at 3DPrint.com, whether it’s the work of heartwarming volunteer organization e-NABLE, redefining what ‘prosthetic’ really means, or patient-specific prosthetics. By using 3D printing technology,...
German Researchers Publish Paper That Shows Us Just What's in a Thingiverse 3D Design Remix

German Researchers Publish Paper That Shows Us Just What's in a Thingiverse 3D Design Remix

The first time I ever 3D printed something was when 3DPrint.com’s editor-in-chief Sarah Goehrke and I visited Proto BuildBar together in 2015. We each chose designs from popular 3D printing platform Thingiverse – she went with a dragon design, and I printed out a small, black raven, which sits on my desk next to my […]

The first time I ever 3D printed something was when 3DPrint.com’s editor-in-chief Sarah Goehrke and I visited Proto BuildBar together in 2015. We each chose designs from popular 3D printing platform Thingiverse – she went with a dragon design, and I...
3D Printing to Celebrate the Total Solar Eclipse

3D Printing to Celebrate the Total Solar Eclipse

In case you had somehow missed the reports that have been flooding the news and social media all over the United States, the solar eclipse that’s happening this Monday, August 21st, will be observable within a band across 2,400 miles of the US. The 12 million people who live in the path of totality, and […]

In case you had somehow missed the reports that have been flooding the news and social media all over the United States, the solar eclipse that’s happening this Monday, August 21st, will be observable within a band across 2,400 miles of the US. The 12 million...
Ten 3D Printable Things: Very Hairy 3D Models

Ten 3D Printable Things: Very Hairy 3D Models

Welcome to Ten 3D Printable Things. Every week I’ll be showcasing ten fantastic and FREE 3D printable projects, designs and models from all over the web.  This week I’ll be showcasing what I think is the most entertaining new trend in 3D model design, “hairy” 3D printable models! Late last year an enterprising 3D modeller […]

Welcome to Ten 3D Printable Things. Every week I’ll be showcasing ten fantastic and FREE 3D printable projects, designs and models from all over the web.  This week I’ll be showcasing what I think is the most entertaining new trend in 3D model design,...
Artist Offers a Clever 3D Printed Sign to Designate Gender-Neutral Bathrooms

Artist Offers a Clever 3D Printed Sign to Designate Gender-Neutral Bathrooms

Bathrooms have been a controversial topic lately, especially in the United States. There’s a sharp and often angry divide between those who believe that a person should be able to use whichever public restroom corresponds to their gender identity, and those who believe that people should have to use the restroom that corresponds to the […]

Bathrooms have been a controversial topic lately, especially in the United States. There’s a sharp and often angry divide between those who believe that a person should be able to use whichever public restroom corresponds to their gender identity, and those who...
The R&D Tax Aspects of Ramen Noodles and 3D Printing

The R&D Tax Aspects of Ramen Noodles and 3D Printing

Cups of noodles are one of the most popular food items among children and college students. From a quick meal in between play dates to some extra fuel on those long nights of endless studying, noodles have proven to be a fast, cost efficient, and effortless meal. Among popular brands are Maruchan’s Ramen Noodles and […]

Cups of noodles are one of the most popular food items among children and college students. From a quick meal in between play dates to some extra fuel on those long nights of endless studying, noodles have proven to be a fast, cost efficient, and effortless meal....
Fourth Grade School Project Takes on Another Dimension as Dad Helps with 3D Printing Historic California Mission

Fourth Grade School Project Takes on Another Dimension as Dad Helps with 3D Printing Historic California Mission

In elementary school, we all had to make a diorama in a shoebox that depicted a scene from one of our favorite books; for the life of me I can’t remember which book I chose. That was the big project of the year, the one that all the students took home and begged their parents […]

In elementary school, we all had to make a diorama in a shoebox that depicted a scene from one of our favorite books; for the life of me I can’t remember which book I chose. That was the big project of the year, the one that all the students took home and begged...
3D Printing 4 the 4th of July

3D Printing 4 the 4th of July

It feels like it was just the New Year, but it’s already almost the Fourth of July, aka Independence Day, aka an excuse to eat and drink a lot and blow things up! And just like any other holiday, it’s an excuse to 3D print some cool stuff. Whether you’re throwing a party, attending a […]

It feels like it was just the New Year, but it’s already almost the Fourth of July, aka Independence Day, aka an excuse to eat and drink a lot and blow things up! And just like any other holiday, it’s an excuse to 3D print some cool stuff. Whether...
The Torlo: Clock Designer Releases New 3D Printed Model With Simple Oscillating Motor

The Torlo: Clock Designer Releases New 3D Printed Model With Simple Oscillating Motor

Born in India but now working in Beijing, Ekaggrat Singh Kalsi is an architect and designer who also meets the very definitions of maker and tinkerer—as well as clockmaker. We have been following his 3D printable designs for several years now, to include such marvels as the Doodle Clock and the HOLO clock. His work […]

Born in India but now working in Beijing, Ekaggrat Singh Kalsi is an architect and designer who also meets the very definitions of maker and tinkerer—as well as clockmaker. We have been following his 3D printable designs for several years now, to include such marvels...
British Designer Loubie Adds 3D Printed Sorceress to Her Portfolio

British Designer Loubie Adds 3D Printed Sorceress to Her Portfolio

The 3D Models of Loubie vary to offer everything from grinning pumpkins to knighted pigs to singing serpents, frog dolls and far more. The British 3D artist (also known as Louise Driggers), now hailing from Texas, owns several open source 3D printers and loves to share her designs. The Sorceress is her latest, and would […]

The 3D Models of Loubie vary to offer everything from grinning pumpkins to knighted pigs to singing serpents, frog dolls and far more. The British 3D artist (also known as Louise Driggers), now hailing from Texas, owns several open source 3D printers and loves to...
3D Printing Spotlight On: Poppy Lyttle, Former Education Specialist at MakerBot, Educational Advisor for 3DPrint.com's Design Courses

3D Printing Spotlight On: Poppy Lyttle, Former Education Specialist at MakerBot, Educational Advisor for 3DPrint.com's Design Courses

If you took our month-long, Formlabs-sponsored Beginner Design for 3D Printing course in March, it’s likely that you remember 3D printing educator Poppy Lyttle, the educational advisor for 3DPrint.com’s design courses. The session she taught was called “3D Printing Engineering Principles in Fusion 360,” and she started off by answering questions about Tinkercad, and then moving into a demo […]

If you took our month-long, Formlabs-sponsored Beginner Design for 3D Printing course in March, it’s likely that you remember 3D printing educator Poppy Lyttle, the educational advisor for 3DPrint.com’s design courses. The session she taught was called...
Italian Maker Giuseppe Finizia Refines PCB Workstation with 3D Printing

Italian Maker Giuseppe Finizia Refines PCB Workstation with 3D Printing

One Italian police officer is very no-nonsense about his job—as many are—but he’s even more so as a maker. Searching for greater efficiency while working in the lab, Giuseppe Finizia has created a new iteration of his PCB workstation, putting the power of 3D printing further to work. We followed his original project a couple […]

One Italian police officer is very no-nonsense about his job—as many are—but he’s even more so as a maker. Searching for greater efficiency while working in the lab, Giuseppe Finizia has created a new iteration of his PCB workstation, putting the power of 3D printing...
Sound Designer Develops 3D Printed Modular Synthesizer: All Open Source, Open Hardware

Sound Designer Develops 3D Printed Modular Synthesizer: All Open Source, Open Hardware

Musician and sound designer José Luis González Castro has a lot of experience with video game sound effects and creation, which paved the way for his current project. Castro is working to develop an 8-bit, reprogrammable modular synthesizer, which he dubbed the miniMO, that’s almost entirely 3D printed. Every piece of the synthesizer, even the breadboard, was […]

Musician and sound designer José Luis González Castro has a lot of experience with video game sound effects and creation, which paved the way for his current project. Castro is working to develop an 8-bit, reprogrammable modular synthesizer, which he dubbed the...
ClayXYZ 3D Printer and Clay Extrusion Device Introduce User-Friendly Ceramic 3D Printing

ClayXYZ 3D Printer and Clay Extrusion Device Introduce User-Friendly Ceramic 3D Printing

There have been many clay 3D printers over the years, from the EXtrace and the LUTUM to the 3D PotterBot and the WASP delta style clay 3D printer. But I bet they don’t all come with their own 3D model library, like the user-friendly, desktop ClayXYZ 3D Clay Printer that just launched on Kickstarter. The ClayXYZ printer, named […]

There have been many clay 3D printers over the years, from the EXtrace and the LUTUM to the 3D PotterBot and the WASP delta style clay 3D printer. But I bet they don’t all come with their own 3D model library, like the user-friendly, desktop ClayXYZ 3D Clay...
South African Maker's New Year's Resolution: Create a New 3D Print Every Day in 2017

South African Maker's New Year's Resolution: Create a New 3D Print Every Day in 2017

Do you ever make New Year’s resolutions? While I love New Year’s Eve, I’ve never been a fan of making a big resolution once midnight has come and gone; I think the last one I made was in the fourth grade, when I swore that I would write in my diary every single day that […]

Do you ever make New Year’s resolutions? While I love New Year’s Eve, I’ve never been a fan of making a big resolution once midnight has come and gone; I think the last one I made was in the fourth grade, when I swore that I would write in my diary...
3D Printing at Easter: Here Comes Peter Cottontail, Hopping Down the... 3D Printed Trail

3D Printing at Easter: Here Comes Peter Cottontail, Hopping Down the... 3D Printed Trail

The other day, we heard about Belgium-based La Miam Factory, and its 3D printed chocolate Easter confections, and beer bottles, and Easter has been on my brain ever since. There are all sorts of 3D printable Easter designs out there as 3D printing makes its mark on another holiday. On Pinshape, you can find this 3D […]

The other day, we heard about Belgium-based La Miam Factory, and its 3D printed chocolate Easter confections, and beer bottles, and Easter has been on my brain ever since. There are all sorts of 3D printable Easter designs out there as 3D printing makes its mark on...
MakerBot Presents New Grant Resource Guide for Educators Looking to Add 3D Printing Technology to the Classroom

MakerBot Presents New Grant Resource Guide for Educators Looking to Add 3D Printing Technology to the Classroom

I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again: teachers work really hard every single day for their students, to foster a learning environment that is safe, interesting, and educational. From elementary school all the way up through college and university, schools around the world need to invest in the education of their students, and […]

I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again: teachers work really hard every single day for their students, to foster a learning environment that is safe, interesting, and educational. From elementary school all the way up through college and university,...
Thanks to Local 3D Printing, Traveler's Photography Drone Back in the Air While Abroad

Thanks to Local 3D Printing, Traveler's Photography Drone Back in the Air While Abroad

The Indian government’s flagship Start-Up India initiative, which was launched last January, aims to build a strong ecosystem to nurture and empower innovation and startups across India. The 3DEXPERIENCE platform by Dassault Systèmes played a part in the initiative, and startups that register with the program can enjoy a number of benefits, including public procurement, […]

The Indian government’s flagship Start-Up India initiative, which was launched last January, aims to build a strong ecosystem to nurture and empower innovation and startups across India. The 3DEXPERIENCE platform by Dassault Systèmes played a part in the...
3D Printer Review: MakerBot Replicator+

3D Printer Review: MakerBot Replicator+

It never ceases to amaze me all things that 3D printing is capable of creating and just how far the industry has come over the past several years. I recently wrote about how easy-to-use 3D modeling software, like Morphi, has made 3D modeling more accessible. The current crop of 3D printers are making 3D printing […]

It never ceases to amaze me all things that 3D printing is capable of creating and just how far the industry has come over the past several years. I recently wrote about how easy-to-use 3D modeling software, like Morphi, has made 3D modeling more accessible. The...

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