This Company 3D Prints Wooden Watches

One thing that amazed us earlier this year when we were visiting the 3D Print Canal House project, was the project's section of 3D printed wood. More and more companies are experimenting with the technique, which combines PLA and wood. Despite its not purely natural wood, it looks and smells a lot like wood - we can tell. Right now, a new company is going for 3D printed wood, and prints not just wood, but wooden watches. Polish 3D printing company Jelwek is currently working on these … [Read more...]

3D Printed Art: 500 3D Prints of Coco Rocha

We have been writing lots of times about 3D printed figurines: the ability to 3D scan a person and turn the scan into a 3D print. Companies such as Hema have been experimenting with the system and Will.i.am even thinks 3D scanning artists during concerts and selling 3D printed figurines for merchandise could one day become a facet of pop music's future. The technique could also be used for art projects and New York-based photographer Steven Sebring knows it. For his new project Study of Pose: … [Read more...]

This Is What 3D Printed Space Garments Look Like

It has fascinated mankind for thousands of years: being able to live on other planets. With rapidly developing techniques leading to possible future human settlement on Mars, interplanetary travelers need to be equipped with the right kind of garments to make them survive on other planets. Neri Oxman and a team at MIT Media Lab, a research department at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, have designed four kinds of 3D printed garments that look more spacey than your worst galaxy … [Read more...]

3D Printed Drones Could Save Endangered Animals

Aren't we all skeptical about drones? The Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV's) can take off from any place and once they're in the air they can easily make detailed videos of what happens on earth. Of course there's regulation, but still there is a lot of - rightful - skepticism going on about drones versus privacy. However, some people could use a bit less privacy: 3D printed drones could fight illegal animal poachers. In South Africa, more than a thousand rhinos and elephants living in … [Read more...]

Is Apple Working on 3D Mapping for iPhone?

Is Apple experimenting with 3D mapping techniques? It seems like it, as the company patented a special laser mapping system on December 4. The technology could be used in new iPads, MacBooks and its upcoming iWatch, reports Patently Apple, the media organization which came up with the scoop. Other media, such as 3Ders, International Business Times AppleInsider are talking about implementation in Apple TV as well as iPhones. What it basically is all about: Apple is probably working on its own … [Read more...]

Royal Mail to Add 3D Printing Services

Last week, we posted a story about UPS's involvement in shipping 3D printed items. It now seems like the British are following the example of the American mail company, as Royal Mail today starts to run a test service in shipping 3D printed products. Customers can choose among a variety of 3D printable items from an online list, and get their products printed. They can go to Royal Mail's central office on London's Oxford Street or get them delivered by post. The mail service tests this project … [Read more...]

Swedish Company to 3D Print Neighborhood On the Water

A Swedish company is about to start a 3D printed housing project on the water. The company is called Belatchew Arkitekter, and its studio Belatchew Labs wants to create a 3D printed neighborhood on the water. The water offers many benefits for housing projects, as it's a useful energy source. The company wants to use the water for power and heat pumps. Young people are the company's target group; the project's goal is to increase housing possibilities for young Swedish people. Moreover, the … [Read more...]

Is 3D Printed Light Paper the Future of Lighting?

Most of the lights in our homes come from light bulbs, but that will probably not be the case anymore in the future. You might have already heard about OLED, an ultra-slim object that companies use to power flatscreen televisions. Well, it can even get thinner than that. Coeur d'Alene, Idaho-based startup Rohinni 3D prints light bulbs in the shape of paper. This technology could change lots of devices and products, such as cars, smartphones as well as lamps. Rohinni's LightPaper can be 3D … [Read more...]

Scientists 3D Print Life-Size Models of Patient’s Heads

You probably already know that 3D printing technology is being used to reconstruct faces of patients who have suffered from accidents or rare diseases. But according to a presented study at a Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) meeting yesterday, 3D printing as well as computed tomography (CT) is also being used to create life-size models of patient's heads. Scientist print out these face models in order to guide their personnel during face transplantation surgeries. The patients … [Read more...]

UPS 3D Prints Sex Toys to Compete With Internet Companies

The sex industry has discovered 3D printing technology and logistics company UPS knows all about it. The Daily Dot did an interesting inquiry about which products are being 3D printed at UPS and which aren't. As it turns out, the company has put a ban on 3D printing weapons and drones, but 3D printed sex toys are possible print items for the American giant. The company started implementing 3D printing services some months ago, and as for today already about a 100 3D printing stores are using the … [Read more...]