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...]

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...]

This Urn Has a 3D Printed Imitation of Your Loved One’s Face

While most of the 3D printing projects we discuss on 3dprinting.com are innovating, we have also reported about a variety of odd projects. What to think of this Chinese project that turns peoples's ashes into sculptures? Or a company called 3D Babies, which 3D prints the fetus of a yet unborn child and delivers the object in some sort of a 'baby coffin'? Can it get any weirder than that? Oh, bloody hell, of course it can! Meet 3D printing company Cremation Solutions, which 3D prints urns in the … [Read more...]

Adrian Gögl Steps Into the World of 3D Printed Eyewear

3D printing has definitely entered the eyewear market; we've seen the technique hitting the spectacles market before when it was used by companies such as CAS Design and Soda Concept to create better sunglasses. The benefits of this way of producing spectacles is that it enables users to buy personalized glasses. New in the game is Adrian Gögl, a Swiss industrial designer who recently started his Oak and Dust 3D printed eyewear. He noticed some problems in the way most glasses are … [Read more...]

This Company 3D Prints Your Pets

Are you an animal lover? Do you own pets? PetPrints 3D is a website that 3D prints figurines of your pets. We've been looking at some of their figurines, and they look funny, but the team still has some steps to take in order to create an even more realistic product. However, the concept that lies behind these 3D pets is an interesting one: immortalize your pet by getting a figurine. The company can make you a 3D printed object using all sorts of colors. It works as follows: first you … [Read more...]

V3RS 3D Printed Design Lighting

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...]

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...]