Google Uses Lego Bricks For a New 3D Modeling App

Remember 3D builder? Last year's November, Windows announced it to be the first 3D printing app for the mass market. Right now, Google comes up with a new 3D app for the masses where people can use Lego bricks to create their own 3D models. The team calls it "the largest LEGO set the world has ever seen." This app is not just an app, it's clearly also a tool for Google to promote it's own provider Chrome, as you can only use it on Chrome - they even have called it "Build With Chrome". … [Read more...]

We Print You a Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas! Looking back at 2013, we have to conclude it was a great year for 3D printing. We've seen many interesting 3D printing start-ups as well as big, growing companies, in a wide variety of working fields. It appears that in almost every imaginable field some-one is doing something with 3D printing. So also in the Christmas field. Right now we print a way into Christmas 2013 and introduce you to some great 3D printing tutorials for Christmas. Image: Christmas decoration. … [Read more...]

How to Make Your Own 3D Printed Christmas Gifts

Tomorrow it will be Christmas and if you still haven't succeeded in doing your holiday shopping, maybe a 3D printer could help you out. Such a printer easily prints out lots of little, nice Christmas presents, so you don't have to go to a shop anymore to buy something. If you're running out of time to do your Christmas shopping, we have found a video that could be very useful to you. A 3D Printed Christmas star. Credits: Madkite, … [Read more...]

Man Designs 3D Printed Christmas Ornaments

Only just a couple more days and it will be Christmas. Do you already have a Christmas tree decorating your living room? Zach Burhop, an engineer, designer and television personality for National Geographic, has come up with something very modern: a Christmas tree with 3D printed ornaments and flickering LED-lights. Regular Christmas trees didn't fit his taste, as he told Solidoodle: "my birthday is Christmas day, so I wanted to try to do something different this year. I was very … [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...]

U.S. Extends Plastic Firearm Ban, While 3D Printing Guns Remains Unregulated

The United States of America have officially extended the Undetectable Firearms Act, which forbids the production of guns that can't pass a metal detector, such as 3D printed plastic guns. The United States House of Representatives has voted overwhelmingly in favor of this law, which was due to expire on December 9th. However, the Undetectable Firearms Act appears to be a dated law and it fails to ban all 3D printed plastic guns. Image: a 3D printed gun. Image by Dan0nator, … [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...]

Windows Creates First 3D Printing App for the Mass Market

Windows has built a free app that has the ability to bring 3D printing to the mass market. With '3D Builder' for Windows 8.1 users can make modifications to 3D models and print them out with their own 3D printer. The program is very simple and even has some similarities with Windows's regular 2D printing program. The objects included in this program are inter alia, household items, miniatures, seasonal objects and toys. 3D Builder enables users to scale, rotate and adjust those objects … [Read more...]