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3D Printing

Local Motors Strati 3D Printed Car

Meet Strati, the first 3D printed car in the world

September 14th, 2014

While some people have successfully 3D printed buildings, others have taken the same approach to the car manufacturing business, as a company has just come out with a car called the Strati that’s the first 3D-printed car in the world. Scientific American reveals that it took Local Motors only 45 hours to build the Strati, a …

Amazon 3D Printing Store

Amazon’s new 3D printing store lets you build customized gear

July 28th, 2014

If for some reason Amazon’s vast selection of products from every imaginable category wasn’t quite cutting it for you, we have some good news — on Monday, Amazon opened a 3D printing store on its website, offering customizable goods to its customers for the very first time. Amazon notes that more than 200 items are already available in the …

Normal 3D-Printed Headphones

These 3D printed earphones are tailor-made for your ears

July 8th, 2014

It’s almost impossible to find the right pair of earphones. They’re either too large, too small or just an odd fit, but Normal wants to change all that. With Normal’s 3D printed earphones, you can buy a product that contours perfectly to your weird ears, no matter the size or shape. Simply download the Normal app …

Aerogels 3D Printing Process

We are a step closer to a smartphone that weighs less than a dime

June 24th, 2014

You may not have heard of them before, but I can tell you that Aerogels are cool. They are ultra-porous materials that are whipped up from silica gel or even aluminum oxide and may weigh just 15% more than air. Because they consist of so many microscopic air pockets, they are incredibly effective insulators. 

3D Printing a House

One contractor wants to build an entire house with a cement 3D printer

May 28th, 2014

While houses of varying quality have been 3D-printed before, one contractor in Minnesota wants to build one such home by using a specially designed 3D printer that uses cement as a filament, without compromising on build quality or design, 3DPrint reports. Furthermore, the contractor’s aim isn’t to finish the house as fast as possible, but rather …

New Matter MOD-t 3D Printer

This is the cheapest 3D printer money can buy

May 28th, 2014

Following the success of the $199 Micro 3D printer on Kickstarter – the project topped its $50,000 funding goal by $3,351,000 – a new, even more affordable 3D printer project has just started raising money on Indiegogo. Called the New Matter MOD-t, the 3D printer costs just $149 for the first 500 buyers, which is $100 …

3D Food Printing Future

Interest in 3D food printing seems to be crashing pretty spectacularly

May 27th, 2014

The 3D printing market has seen an explosion of creativity in recent months and it’s hard to say whether this stems from healthy demand or from a tech industry bubble that’s still inflating at a frightening pace. Either way, the latest bloom of innovation comes from Oxford-based company called Dovetailed and it has just launched a 3D …

Cool 3D Printing Projects

Future travel: Don’t pack, just email what you need to a 3D printer

May 5th, 2014

An Amsterdam art gallery called Galerie VIVID is having an exhibition that amounts to a meditation of how 3D printing could reshape travel. The artist Janne Kyttanen has designed a collection of objects that a woman flying for a beach vacation could conceivably print out at a resort instead of packing them with her in her …

LIX 3D Printing Pen Kickstarter

Amazing 3D printing pen raises $500,000 in a day

May 1st, 2014

Kickstarter continues its hot streak in funding 3D printer projects. The $300 Micro has blown past $3 million, weeks after the Robo3DPrinter raised nearly $650,000 in February. Now a plucky British company is making waves with the LIX 3D Pen, an experimental new 3D printer that enables people to literally doodle in the air.