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 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 … [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

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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...]

This Suitcase is a Portable 3D Printer

Have you ever thought about taking a 3D printer with you when you're traveling? Probably not, because most printers are still relatively large and non-portable. However, brand new project 3Dbyflow by Dutch company By Flow wants to break the pattern by bringing a 3D printer as a suitcase to the market. The printer still seems to be in its test phase and the company has not set a release date yet, but the form of the printer is already worth mentioning. The machine basically is a suitcase, … [Read more...]

‘Sound City Project’ is Like Google Maps With Sound

Google Maps enabled us to take online tours through lots of places on earth. Suddenly we we're able to take a walk through the streets of New York or Amsterdam without actually having to be there. It's a very useful tool when you want to find out how to get to the hotel you just booked online. However, what's still missing for the full experience is the addition of sound. A new Project called Sound City Project uses panoramic views taken from points in different world cities and combines them … [Read more...]