Autodesk Launches Project Ignite: A 3D Design, Printing & Maker’s Learning Platform For All Ages

Autodesk, whose 3D design software is used within thousands of schools and maker communities nationwide, has taken a keen interest in 3D printing as of late, as they, along with many others, see the technology not only as a transformative one for manufacturing, but also an essential tool for learning. Continue reading “Autodesk Launches Project Ignite: A 3D Design, Printing & Maker’s Learning Platform For All Ages”

PhD Student Designs 3D Printable Wind Turbines to Bring Cheap Power to Remote Locations

When most people imagine wind turbines, they think of huge wind farms dominating the landscape with pristine, sleek, white towers, or perhaps instead think about old-fashioned windmills in an idyllic Dutch landscape. While there is a place for both these large-scale types of wind harvesting in the world, it’s well worth a look at smaller wind turbines as well, particularly those that could be used in remote locations. Continue reading “PhD Student Designs 3D Printable Wind Turbines to Bring Cheap Power to Remote Locations”

3D Systems Receives Over $1 Million for Defense & Aerospace 3D Printing Projects

3D Systems’ growing relationship with the US government has led to a big pay off. Through the US’s national 3D printing institute, America Makes (NAMII), the 3D printing industry leader has been awarded two research contracts to develop advanced 3D printing capabilities for aerospace and defense applications.  Continue reading “3D Systems Receives Over $1 Million for Defense & Aerospace 3D Printing Projects”

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”

Engineer builds a 3D-printed castle in his back garden

3D printing enthusiast Andrey Rudenko has just put the finishing touches to a project he can be proud of: a custom-made castle erected in his back garden. The contractor from Minnesota has been working on the structure for the past two years, and while there’s not quite enough room for a court and stables it’s a remarkable feat of engineering. Continue reading “Engineer builds a 3D-printed castle in his back garden”

Disney Conquers Physics, Uses 3D Printing To Create Impossible Spinning Tops

Have you ever been sitting around bored and found yourself trying to get some random household object — a battery, a pen, whatever — to spin around like a top? Disney has taken that idea to a pretty grand extreme. Combining the power of 3D printing and some damned clever physics work, they’ve worked out a way to make just about any shape spin for ages. Continue reading “Disney Conquers Physics, Uses 3D Printing To Create Impossible Spinning Tops”

Rabbit Proto makes it easier to get circuits into 3D printed objects (VIDEO)

Circuit printers and 3D printers are relatively accessible these days. Rabbit Proto, an open source project based out of Stanford University, wants to make it a little bit simpler to put the two together with a set of kits it is offering that make it easier to print 3D objects that are electronics compatible from the start. Continue reading “Rabbit Proto makes it easier to get circuits into 3D printed objects (VIDEO)”