V3RS 3D Printed Design Lightning

V3RS U-TL pendant interior

During the Dutch Design Week 2014, the lighting design brand V3RS has exhibited their design fixtures in their Eindhoven based studio in The Netherlands. V3RS designs and creates exclusive design lighting objects and also work on design projects commissioned by external parties, and in this all they use 3D printing for their amazing work. Earlier this year, V3RS introduced a line of fixtures that are greatly influenced by 3D printing; in fact it is the key part of their designs. V3RS uses … [Read more...]

Sketchfab Adds ‘Download’ Option and Goes 3D Printing

If you're a regular visitor of 3dprinting.com, you'll know that for a couple of times we've been embedding Sketchfab models into our articles. Sketchfab is an online 3D sharing service, where users can easily upload their own 3D models and share them with the world. Any 3D model can be embedded into a blog post or posted on social media. Yesterday, the website made an interesting announcement, namely that they now have a download function. In other words: you can now download and 3D print any … [Read more...]

HP Finally Unveils its 3D Printing Plans

Hewlett-Packard today reveals a new, industrial 3D printer with the Multi Jet Fusion technology. This technology is ten times faster than the current 3D printing technology and it even seems to be more affordable as well. In addition, it can produce stronger products than current 3D printers. The only 'problem' is that customers have to wait until 2016 for the product to enter the market. However, 3D printing enthousiasts are capable of waiting, as they had to wait for as long as a half year to … [Read more...]

Klaxons’s 3D Printed Tour Kicks Off, But It Could Be Their Last

British new rave band Klaxons kicked off their long-awaited 3D printed tour last weekend in Norwich. This year's June, they already made a statement about this 3D printed tour, and now the 3D printed instruments are ready to rock. The University of Sheffield's news department, however, reports that they solely got their guitars printed, and not the other instruments. Customuse, a start-up by University of Sheffield graduates Mahdi Hosseini, Sophie Findlay and Justas Cernas performed this job for … [Read more...]

Solid Concepts Announces New 3D Printed Metal Gun

While Solid Concepts has a hard time coming up with a valid reason for 3D printing guns, the company easily announces a new 3D printed metal gun, called The Reason. It is the follow-up of their first gun, the 1911. They created the gun by melting metal powder with a laser, a technique called 'sintering'. Their new gun is much more detailed than the 1911 and the word 'reason' is printed onto the gun. In addition, the gun also features an excerpt from the Declaration of Independence on its … [Read more...]

UK-Based Designer 3D Printed a Walnut Table

In an interview we did with 4 AXYZ earlier this year, we stated that 3D printed furniture sounded very futuristic to us. In only six months' time, however, lots of interesting 3D furniture projects have been passing the radar and 3D printed furniture already starts to sound like a well-known technique - within the 3D printing field, of course. And as the technique attracts the interest of more designers, more and more 3D furniture pieces of art are made. A new piece made by designer Aleksandrina … [Read more...]

Japanese 3D Printed Gun Owner Gets Two Years Prison Time

This year's May, we reported that a Japanese man got arrested for possessing two homemade 3D printed guns. Yoshitomo Imura, a 27-year-old man made a YouTube video in which he fired a 3D printed gun, which alarmed the authorities, as there are strict laws on gun possession in Japan. Now, more than five months later, we can report that Imura got sentenced to two years prison time. The Yokohama District Court gave him this sentence, but Imura defended himself by saying he didn't know this law also … [Read more...]

Edible Growth: Food Printing’s Next Big Thing?

Food printing is highly promising, but the technique is still at its developing phase. If you would like to try a 3D printed meal today, you'll probably end up eating a 3D printed chocolate figurine, a pancake or a pizza. These are all unhealthy products, and in order to become a mainstream way to produce meals, food printing needs to search for a smart way to produce more healthy meals. We've seen some interesting projects with healthy 3D printed meals recently, such as the Foodini and a fruit … [Read more...]

These Drawings Were Made By a Machine

2D-portrait

What did your notebook look like when you were in high school? Has it been full of drawings? Well, you’ve not been the only one. Whether you’ve been very good at drawing or not, one thing is for certain: machines will always defeat you. A user at Lulzbot called ‘bam’, recently came up with an interesting forum thread, in which the user showed what kinds of drawings a 3D printer can produce. The results are astonishing. The general idea is that if you put a pen on a 3D printer and give the … [Read more...]

French Artist 3D Printed 85 Figures for a Film

A French artist called Julien Maire, has 3D printed 85 figures and used them for a film, which he calls 'Relief'. All figures show a digging man, but they are all printed in a slightly different way, in order to create a stop-motion effect. He put the figurines on a moving belt, and placed a light behind the belt. When belt starts moving, the 85 figures make the digger come to life and he starts to move well. Maire's work can be seen at the iMAL Centre for Digital Cultures and Technology in … [Read more...]