Industrial designer Nicole Hone has created a collection of 'Hydrophytes', which are futuristic, aquatic plants that are made with multi-material 4D printing technology.
KW Heritage, a restoration service from engineering firm KW Special Projects, used 3D scanning and 3D printing to restore the engine cover of a rare Alfa Romeo Tipo 33/3 racing car, which will be on display at the Goodwood Revival motor racing festival.
A British engineer, programmer, and maker recently took to YouTube to display his upcycling creation. Using 3D printing and electronics, Robin Hartley turned an empty Cadbury's hot chocolate tin into a portable speaker.
Using a promising, patent-pending combination of complementary scanning technologies, the Scoobe3D simplifies scanning for 3D printing. Read on to learn more about this new and revolutionary device.
Not content with offering a competitively priced array of desktop 3D printers for home use, it would appear that US electronics giant Monoprice is readying a batch of education and business-minded printers, too.
Dazz 3D, a Chinese technology company has launched a Kickstarter campaign for the Dazz 3D LCD 3D printer. Promising high-quality resin 3D printing, a safe air purification system and an automatic refilling system, the campaign has already smashed its funding goal of $30,000 with over $100,000 raised.
Engineers from MIT developed a new technique called the direct-write colloidal assembly process. It can build centimeter-high crystals made from billions of individual colloids. They did this by uniting the principles of 3D printing and self-assembly.
University of Calgary students are working on a project which could provide astronauts with 3D printed plastic tools made from feces and genetically engineered bacteria. The students recently tested the tools out during a flight on the "Vomit Comet".
Researchers at the University of Minnesota have 3D printed an image sensing array on a hemisphere: in essence, a bionic eye. It is the first-of-its-kind and, hopefully, will be used to help blind people see.
Attempting to circumvent a recent court order blocking 3D printable gun blueprints from being shared online, Defense Distributed is now selling the files to customers in states that have not imposed a ban.
Material scientists from the US Army Research Laboratory are using an atom probe to explore the structure of metal and ceramic specimens at the atomic-level and creating 3D models of the results.
3D printable gun blueprints will remain offline after a federal judge from Washington State extends a court order to block Defense Distributed from sharing firearm designs on its website.
When a German designer, Studio 7.5 collaborated with a French 3D printing company, XtreeE, the result was an interesting 3D printed bench with a woven pattern.
Luxury car maker Bugatti has unveiled the Divo, the latest in a short line of modern superlative supercars. In addition to better handling than its predecessors, the Divo features a showstopping 3D printed rear grille and brake lights.
Researchers from Virginia Tech University and the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) have developed a novel 3D printing process that produces objects from graphene – one of the world's strongest materials.
Addressing the increasing demand for affordably priced carbon composite manufacturing systems, Stratasys has commenced shipping the $70,000 Fortus 380mc Carbon Fiber Edition printer.
A Waikato University masters student is using 3D bioprinting to grow life-size tumor cells in 3D which may help improve treatments. Eventually, it may be possible to take cells from a patient, grow a tumor and see which treatments work best on it in a laboratory.