To the moon and beyond!

NASA is wanting to get to Mars and they need the publics’ help. They recently launched their latest Centennial Challenge and the goal this year is devise a way to construct a habitable structure on the planet Mars using 3D-printed material. $2 million in prize money is up for grabs so there will be no […]

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3D Printed Geneva Drive

A Geneva drive is a two-geared mechanism which turns a continuous rotation into an intermittent rotary motion, thus producing very precise ticks forward. It was developed by Swiss watchmakers, and is still used today in movie projectors, the machines that banks use to count money, and even this cool 3D printed Stargate mechanism. But now, bioengineers […]

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Drawing People

A few months ago we did an article on 3Doodler Pens, a cool little device that allowed the users to “draw in 3D using thermoplastics. But how far can you take the device? Since its inception in 2013 we have seen wallets, or clothes, and even small complex vehicles, but our robotic friend aptly dubbed […]

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3D Printed Bandaid

Students at Taiwan’s National University have recently used 3D-printing to make a digital “band-aid”. This technological “band-aid” is actually a device that monitors a patient’s vital signs, collects, stores, and reports data for the doctors to better assess their patient’s condition in different environments and conditions (physical exertion, stress, etc.). Most patients undergoing in-patient wound-care […]

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The Mysticism of 3D

In the spirit of All Hallow’s Eve and Dia de Los Muertos (translating into “Day of The Dead”, a Mexican celebration of the cycle of life), 3D printing produces a wide variety of festive décor. Innovation takes as many forms as it does inspiration. Functional prototypes are ingenuity of 3D; art and design are the […]

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3D Printing On and of Glass

HP is looking to expand their printing product lines to include 3D printing- on glass. HP is set to launch its first 3D printer in October. Although the technology to print on glass is not yet polished for market, HP continues their attempt to integrate glass into 3D printed shapes usually comprised of metal and/or […]

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