3D Printing Archive

  • Form 2 3D Printer: Or, How to Win Christmas

    The world of 3D Printing is moving fast, folks. Extruder-based models and spools of plastic filament are so–uhh…2014? Just in the past few years, breakthroughs in SLA (stereo lithography) photosensitive resin-based printers have you printing high-res models at anywhere from twenty-five to a hundred times the speed of a filament-based machine. Instead of depositing strands of plastic downwards to create a model, a resin-based printer will literally pull your creation from a pool of resin, using light and oxygen to cure it to a perfect shape. The results are incredible. These beasts (like the ones developed by Carbon3D, shown above)

  • The 3DSimo Mini: Interchangeable Parts for Endless Creativity

    3DSimo, the company that created the similarly named 3D pen, are back with a new Kickstarter.  The “3DSimo Mini” is yet another 3D Printer pen.  However, with detachable mix and match attachments, the 3DSimo Mini also acts a soldering iron, burning tool, and foam cutter. It seems like a bunch of things about the pen are controlled with a smart-phone app, still in development. The 3D printing attachment claims to be hotter than any other pen on the market – allegedly, it can even use metal filament. The soldering iron goes to up to 490 degrees C (914 degrees F). It

  • The Phonograph is Back with Sonic 3D Models

    Blair Neal, a Brooklyn based artist, has created an application called “Sound Structures”.  The product? Exactly what it sounds like. You probably already know sound is measured in waves.  Just import a sound into editing software and watch the peaks and valleys of the noise as you play it back. According to Make Magazine, the software isn’t perfect yet, but will work with most songs.  “’s been working on this software since May 2013 as a study in how music occupies physical space and how it can be translated from intangible sounds to physical structures.” The software can turn your

  • LEGO Engineered 3D Printing Glue Gun

    Vimal Patel, a university student, was tasked with making something from biodegradable 3D printing filament. By using this material, students could engineer objects that are both easily made and easily recycled.  Patel, who was particularly interested in constructing a helmet, realized that the single-plane dimensions of traditional 3D printers wasn’t going to be ideal. He’d need something that could extrude filament on multiple axes. And while a sophisticated and expensive robotic arm would to the trick, Patel thought of a slightly more utilitarian solution. Using LEGO parts, Patel constructed a 3D Printer-Pen that continuously feeds filament into the back of

  • Carbon3D Unveils New Printer

    Consider our minds blown. We all know that 3D printing is far from perfected technology.  Even small prints take hours, and they’re usually full of inconsistencies. CLIP by Carbon3D plans to change all that.  The resin-based printer can print 25-100 times faster than a traditional 3D printer, and allows for a wide range of polymeric materials. CLIP uses light and oxygen to create its prints from a pool of resin.  “By carefully balancing the interaction of UV light, which triggers photo polymerization, and oxygen, which inhibits the reaction, CLIP continuously grows objects…” Carbon3D feels as if 3D Printing has yet

  • This 3D Printer Mimics Spiderwebs and is Absolutely Gorgeous

    Right now, 3D Printers rely on gravity, which makes printing with absolute freedom slightly impossible. This project, entitled “Robotic Extrusion”, aims to expand the possibilities of 3D fabrication with a 6-axis printer that uses Arduino and intense and inspiring mechanical engineering. The creators behind the project realize that most 3D printing attempts to be utilitarian – to take the place of human labor more or less.  It’s true that most things one makes with a 3d Printer are things which could be made by other means (albeit not as cheaply or skillfully as with a printer).  But this project attempts something

  • 3D Printing Innovations, or The Future is Totally Terrifying

    Curious about some of the craziest, scariest, and most exciting thing a 3D Printer can make?  Popular Science magazine has an infographic of some of the most cutting edge 3D printed innovations to come about. Some things to worry about? Sure. 3D printed keys can be crafted just from images of a keyhole. Plans for 3D printed handguns have been uploaded to the internet. Space Food may be 3D printed, but it will probably remain disgusting. Some things to have hope for?  What about bionic ears, or new skin for burn victims?  Scientists may be able to 3D print using STEM cells

  • Colleged-Aged Kitchen Master 3D Prints Dishwasher

    If you despise doing dishes just as much as we do, this 3D-printed innovation might just make your day. According to 3Dprint.com, 22-year-old Filip Sjöö used his brand new 3D printer to build himself a fully functional dishwasher (attached to the spout, not plugged into the wall, for the record.)  It’s fully powered by water, and is a pretty awesome piece of engineering. For more details on the story, head over to 3Dprint.com.  OR watch the most epic dishwashing video ever uploaded to Youtube: (We personally love the part where he goes “WWWOOOOOO”!)

  • Pratt Hosts High Fashion-High Tech Mashup Show

    This week only, Pratt Institute in Brooklyn will be hosting a high-tech fashion exhibit entitled “Cloud Couture: The Intimate Connection Between Fashion and Technology.” Amongst the designers is Billie Whithouse who was featured in The Times this week for her funky 3D printed wearable tech. Read more on Billie Whitehouse here. And for information on attending the Pratt show, click here. The Brooklyn Fashion + Design Accelerator (BF+DA), a vibrant hub of commerce and entrepreneurship launched by Pratt Institute, will present a forward-looking exhibition in advance of New York Fashion Week titled Cloud Couture: The Intimate Connection Between Fashion and Technology. The