Mini-Doc Gives the Back Story on Life-Size 3D Printed Elephant (VIDEO)

Last august, 3D printing designer and engineer Joris van Tubergen thought up a clever method for drawing attention to the plight of endangered elephants for World Elephant Day. Using five ingeniously-modified Ultimaker 3D printers, van Tubergen was able to 3D print a life-size elephant live at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol. Continue reading “Mini-Doc Gives the Back Story on Life-Size 3D Printed Elephant (VIDEO)”

Artist is 3D Printing a 26 Foot Long Boat in 100,000 Separate Pieces on 30 3D Printers

Over the past year, we have seen many incredible 3D printing projects take place. There have been houses, cars, boats, and prosthetic hands that have all been created on 3D printers. However, one artist, named Hung-Chih Peng, may have them all beat, at least when it comes to creativity and time involved. Continue reading “Artist is 3D Printing a 26 Foot Long Boat in 100,000 Separate Pieces on 30 3D Printers”

This professor turns mathematics into 3D printed artwork

When your day job involves using mathematics to solve everyday problems, you’re bound to create the impossible once you get your hands on a 3D printer. Or at least try. Professor Craig Kaplan doesn’t disappoint. He turned his fascination with Islamic geometric patterns and background in computer science into a collection of 3D printed artwork that’s as mathematically fascinating as it is functional. Continue reading “This professor turns mathematics into 3D printed artwork”

3D-Printing the Band

The beauty of music is often associated with handcrafted instruments made by experienced individuals accustomed with the craft and fine art of stringing. But as a couple tests have recently revealed, even highly trained ears have difficulty differentiating between violins crafted by famous artisans and more affordable mass produced ones. I can hear you asking, well why not just 3D print instruments? As it turns out, several digital artists and musicians have done just that. There are enough 3D printed instruments to equip a whole band and send them on a tour. Have a look: Continue reading “3D-Printing the Band”

Shapeways Partners with Museum of Arts and Design to Provide Interactive 3D Printing Experiences in Conjunction with Out of Hand: Materializing the Postdigital

Out of Hand: Materializing the Postdigital at the Museum of Arts and Design (MAD) is the first in-depth museum survey dedicated to exploring the impact of computer-assisted methods of production on contemporary art, architecture, and design. Shapeways, the 3D printing marketplace and community, is partnering with MAD for the exhibition and will host ‘OUT OF HAND/HANDS ON,’ an educational and interactive space on the Museum’s second floor where visitors will be able to experience 3D design and printing firsthand. Continue reading “Shapeways Partners with Museum of Arts and Design to Provide Interactive 3D Printing Experiences in Conjunction with Out of Hand: Materializing the Postdigital”