Mexico-based Company 3D Prints Shoppers at a Mall

Marketing stunt or not, what Mexico-based 3D printing shop Ideaz3D has recently done in a shopping mall is definitely bringing 3D printing to the masses. Right before the winter holidays started, the shop from Mexico City has opened a 3D scanning and printing booth at a very crowded mall in northern Mexico. People were given the opportunity to create a replica of themselves right on site. People had to pay 175 pesos, which comes down to about $13.50, to get their own figurine printed out. … [Read more...]

3D Print Your House Keys When You’re Locked Out

When you're living in Manhattan, it's probably a living hell walking around Down Town finding out you've totally forgotten your house keys. Well, every disease has a cure and Manhattan's cure is called  KeyMe. This start-up offers an emergency service where New Yorkers can print out their home keys online and have them delivered home right away; the so-called emergency lockout key delivery service at physical key cutting kiosks in 7-Eleven and Bed Bath & Beyond stores. The company is … [Read more...]

3D Print Services Added to MakerBot Stores

A new step for MakerBot: the company launches a 3D print service in each of its 3D printing stores, located in New York, Boston and Greenwich, Connecticut. All you need to have with you is a USB drive with a .STL, .OBJ or Thing file. Handle it over to the staff and you can now get your file 3D printed on a MakerBot Replicator 2. Image: MakerBot. If you have a digital file then it will be printed with a MakerBot PLA Filament, which is available in white, black, translucent red, warm gray … [Read more...]

3D Printing Could Be Used To Explain Difficult Physics

3D printing could soon help students to understand physics better. With the help of a 3D printer theoretical physics could come to life, because the printer has the ability to print out complicated systems in order to let students watch physics as a model. Image: the museum object that inspired the researchers. By WertelOberfell. This is a project by researchers from Imperial College London. The idea came up when co-author Dr Tim Evans, a theoretical physicist at Imperial, visited … [Read more...]

New: 3D Scanning Objects With Your Mobile Phone

A brand new app, developed by the Computer vision and geometry Lab of the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurick (ETHZ), is set to bring 3D scanning to the masses. With this new app any mobile phone could easily be turned into a 3D scanner. In other words: instead of taking a regular picture, users can now make a 3D photos with their phone. Everything you need to do is pick out an interesting object and move your phone around it. A 3D scanned image will appear on the screen. If … [Read more...]

EuroMold 2013: a Band Will Play On 3D Printed Instruments

Next month during the EuroMold design fair in Frankfurt, Germany a band will be playing live on 3D printed instruments. Olaf Diegel, a design engineer who recently created the Steampunk 3D printed guitar, is the man behind this project. His latest 3D printed instruments are the Ladybug Keys and the Atom Drums and he will be taking them to the design event in Germany. … [Read more...]

3 Funny Ways to Use 3D Printing For Your iPhone

3D printing can be used to create body parts, help artists to give their profound views on our lives, improve the work of fashion designers or to create weird, but funny iPhone wrap cases. Apparently, a lot of people have recently been very creative with this technique in order to create extraordinary cases and applications for their iPhones. We must admit: the results are funny. We show you the most startling ways to use 3D printing for your iPhone. … [Read more...]

Kele From Bloc Party Releases First 3D Printed Record

Kele Okereke from Bloc Party will be the first one to commercially release a 3D printed record. Together with a befriended upcoming artist called Bobbie Gordon he will be exclusively releasing the song 'Down Boy' at the first-ever 3D printing record shop in London. Image: Kele Okereke (left) and Bobbie Gordon (right). This 3D printing shop will only be opened for two days, on Friday 13 December and Saturday 14 December. Customers can choose between four different sleeves created by … [Read more...]