Futuristic Tennis Racket 3D Printed by CRP To Jumpstart Italian Creativity

The objects of the future will have increasingly complex shapes that will give them superior properties through their design and the materials they will be made from. Articles such as a “simple” tennis racket – which would seem to have reached the peak of its technological development – will be revolutionized by the new possibilities offered by the science of materials and additive manufacturing. Continue reading “Futuristic Tennis Racket 3D Printed by CRP To Jumpstart Italian Creativity”

3D Printed ‘Dangerous Popsicles’ Let You Chill Out This Halloween Season

So as Halloween nears, you crazy kids are trying to think up some fun ideas for party favors and food, right? Instructables user, wei wei, shares her design and instructions for ‘Dangerous Popsicles‘—which she made in a variety of shapes, including spiky cacti and a whole family of different ideas for molds you may or may not dare to try! Continue reading “3D Printed ‘Dangerous Popsicles’ Let You Chill Out This Halloween Season”

Entrepreneurs pitch ideas for 3D printing businesses

Most people are surprised when Lucy Beard tells them about her startup, Feetz. The 3D printing company uses pictures of a person’s feet to create 3D printed shoes that are customized to exactly fit that person’s feet. After a customer uses the app to upload photos of his feet and pick a design for his shoes, Feetz prints the pair and ships it within seven days. Continue reading “Entrepreneurs pitch ideas for 3D printing businesses”

Light Up the Night with Your 3D Printer (VIDEO)

Here’s a good weekend project for RepRap 3D printer owners, specifically owners of a Prusa i3 with an acrylic frame. If you’ve seen some of these newer 3D printers outfitted with slick blue lights and have gotten a little jealous, Aldric Negrier on Instructables has some detailed instructions for you so that your Prusa i3 3D printer can light up like the best. Continue reading “Light Up the Night with Your 3D Printer (VIDEO)”

Picture books for visually impaired kids go 3D thanks to CU-Boulder research team

A children’s classic that already is a candidate for the all-time best feel-good book, “Goodnight Moon,” has gotten a boost: A University of Colorado Boulder team printed the first 3D version of it, allowing visually impaired children and their families to touch objects in the story — like the cow jumping over the moon — as it is read aloud. Continue reading “Picture books for visually impaired kids go 3D thanks to CU-Boulder research team”