Hanna is a freelance journalist and writer from a dead-end county in deepest England who has come to Berlin to seek her fortune and write about the future (see:3D printing). Avid internet enthusiast and night owl.
Japanese creator Human Controller has built a self-solving Rubik's Cube to the dimensions of the original toy using 3D printing, an Arduino and servo motors.
Nam Le, a student from California Polytechnic State University, reverse engineered a Nintendo 64 joystick system from scratch using upcycled controllers. His redesign is sturdier, more durable and longer-lasting than current joysticks.
For this year's Oktoberfest, GE Additive’s Customer Experience Center in Munich wondered what would happen if you combined the annual festival with stainless steel and titanium 3D printing? The result is a pretty cool German beer stein and a happy boss.
Eindhoven-based Studio Plott showcased their Open Rugs at last week's London Design Festival. No need to worry if you missed it -- the studio will launch six brand new patterns at next month's Dutch Design Week.
Thought3D, the Malta-based chemical and materials startup, is releasing new specialty mixes of its 3D printing adhesive Magigoo. Each product is specially engineered to handle advanced materials, such as Polypropylene, Polycarbonate, and Nylon.
Researchers from Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory have developed a means to detect in real time whether a metal 3D printed part will be of good quality. Using machine learning algorithms (called convolutional neural networks) and a live video feed the team can spot defects in a piece as it's printing.
Evolve Additive Solutions, a spin-off company from Stratasys, has announced the completion of an equity investment of $19 million led by LEGO Brand Group.
WASP, the Italian 3D printer manufacturer, has finished developing its 3D printer which can print on an architectural scale. They call it the "Infinity 3D printer" and it'll be presented next month in Massa Lombarda.
Researchers from the University of Bath and the University of Bristol, UK, have developed a sustainable and cost-effective responsive ink for 4D printing. Inspired by the pine cone, it has a high cellulose content.
Josef Průša, CEO and founder of Prusa Research, has released new major firmware for the MK3/MK2.5 3D printer, a new Slic3r PE 1.41.0, and the Multi Material Upgrade 2.0 is shipping now.
Researchers from ETH Zurich, Switzerland have used an FDM 3D printer and liquid-crystal-polymers to create lightweight structures tough enough to rival purpose-built fiber-reinforced materials. The method is inspired by natural materials such as bone and spider's silk, relying upon the orientation of elements of the material at the molecular level for its strength.
MatterHackers has launched a new advanced, engineering-grade material to join its catalog. This material is called NylonG - a glass-fiber infused Nylon that provides high tensile strength and resistance.
Volkswagen has announced that it will use the new HP Metal Jet system to simplify and speed up production with metal 3D printing. Compared to other metal 3D printing methods, the company claims that this new process will improve productivity by up to fifty times.
Moritz Simon Geist uses sonic robots to compose robotic electronic music meaning his music relies on hardware, not software, to create beats. This October, his EP "The Material Turn" will debut.
Noah Williamson has been making models for around four years. He's certainly mastered the craft as his latest design is a 3D printed Terminator skull with working eyes, jaw "and more".
Researchers appear to have found a simpler method for 3D printing metal by using bulk metallic glasses (BMGs). The process is still theoretical, but the researchers believe it may soon become commercially usable.
OctoPrint, the open-source control software for 3D printers, has issued a reminder to its users to invest time to properly secure internal services and configure settings after a report from the Internet Storm Center (ISC) which shows the dangers of unsecured interfaces.