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...]

This 3D Printed Column Can Withstand an Earthquake

A California-based company claims it created a column that can withstand an earthquake without being damaged. The company, called Emerging Objects used 3D printing technology to create this pillar, and the structure is the essence of its strength. The pillar was 3D printed in different parts, and each part is hollow, therefore creating a high strength-to-weight ratio. Creating an object that was earthquare-resistant was not the initial plan of the team, but they found out that the column … [Read more...]

Iris van Herpen 3D Printed an Ice-Like Dress

During Iris van Herpen's spring 2015 show in Paris there was one dress that particularly attracted our attention: an almost transparant ice-like dress, which was worn by Dutch model Iekeliene Stange. This strapless dress was fully made by a 3D printer, using so-called SLA technology. For this project, Van Herpen worked together with 3D Systems, the natural mother of this technique, as it's founder Chuck Hull invented the technique in 1983. SLA technology is a form of 3D printing that has … [Read more...]

Bendgate? Just Get Yourself a Bent Case!

'Bendgate' has been quite a problem for Apple during the launch of its new iPhone 6 Plus. After people were finally able to buy their new iPhone, Twitter rapidly became flooded with pictures of bent iPhones. Apparently, some phones were not meant to put in yout back pocket and sit on. Of course, it's not too smart to sit on your brand new phone, but on the other hand: the devices costs more than some 3D printers do. In other words: quality should be guaranteed, isn't it? For all the ones … [Read more...]

Israeli Company 3D Printed a Marijuana Inhaler

Earlier this year, professor Lee Cronin at Glasgow University explained what the benefits of 3D printed drugs could be, but then for a long time we didn't hear anything about the - highly interesting - field of 3D drugs. Until today. Well, although today's subject is still not technically  a 3D printed drugs topic, it is in fact an interesting development in the world where drugs and 3D printing meet. An Israeli company is using 3D printing technology to design marijuana inhalers. Their inhalers … [Read more...]

3D Printing Pioneers Strike Back With SmartRing

It was supposed to become the cheapest 3D printer in history: the MOTA 3D desktop printer. This year's July, it entered Kickstarter where the company offered their 3D printers for only 99 dollars - for the first 50 backers. The Micro by M3D, which had been the cheapest 3D printer until then, was offered to the first group of backers for still double as much; 199 dollars. However, just as spectacular as their pricing, the company decided to leave Kickstarter after a single day. After some months … [Read more...]

3D Printed Headdress Reflects the States of Your Brain

In what state is your brain currently? Probably you don't know the answer to that one, but that could change while wearing a certain headdress called NEUROTiQ. Fashion designer Kristin Neidlinger came up with this dress that lights up when a certain area of your brain is functioning. It doesn't just look arty, it's also an interesting social experiment. Neidlinger got offered help from company MACHINIQ and colleagues Grant Patterson and Nathan Tucker. They created a headdress with 14 … [Read more...]

American Company 3D Printed an Entire Car in 44 Hours

3D printers really seem to be able to do anything. Earlier on this year, a Chinese company managed to 3D print an entire house in just 24 hours. Now, during the International Manufacturing Technology Show 2014 in Chicago, an Arizona-based company called Local Motors managed to top up the wow effect, by creating a working car in 44 hours. The car, Strati, costed 18,000 dollars to produce and it's an ecologically approached vehicle as well: the vehicle uses battery-power to speed up. It has … [Read more...]

This Designer Created Wearable 3D Printed Clothes

Fashion often embraces new techniques, and 3D printing definitely is one of them. Designer Bradley Rothenberg has debuted a series of 3D printed textiles at the New York Fashion Week. The series was a collaboration between Rothenberg and Katie Gallagher and Katya Leonovich. They officially debuted it on September 9. The striking thing about this ‘3D printing meets fashion’ project is that the clothes actually seem to be wearable. Most often, 3D printed fashion projects end up being interesting … [Read more...]

This 3D Printed Cast Uses Social Media Messages

Having to wear a cast is not the best possible scenario you could think of for your arm. Nevertheless, what 'kind of' makes this still a funny experience is casts's ability to not just be a cast, but a scrapbook as well. We mean: whenever someone needs to wear a cast, friends can write their own supportive messages on it. 3D printing has proven its ability to be a proper way to create personalized casts, but the problem with those plastic ones is that you can't write on them. Well, meet #CAST … [Read more...]