Skylar Tibbits is shaping the next development, which he calls 4D printing, where the fourth dimension is time. This emerging technology will allow us to print objects that then reshape themselves or self-assemble over time. Think: a printed cube that folds before your eyes, or a printed pipe able to sense the need to expand […]
This 3D Printer has no walls and no boundaries. So you can print a toy, a statue, even an airplane wing
The Science Fiction book 21st Century Robot explores the fictional world of Jimmy the Robot and his human, Simon Egerton. Future release of the book will contain open source design files for you to modify your very own 3D printable Jimmy the Robot! You can be a part of designing and building 21st Century Robots. […]
This tool allows you to design and print at the same time. Shown this week at the 3D Printing Conference
3D printing is getting hyped right now, with a front page story in The Economist and a long article in the Times, but we actually think it is underhyped. Even if it fails to meet some of the expectations of its boosters (and that’s not a foregone conclusion), 3D printing will still probably become an […]
A Dog 3D Printed? Well, not yet anyway. But this working toy dog with moving arms and legs came right out of the 3D Printer. It’s an example of what can be done when real arms and legs are needed also.
For the first time, Rice University and the people from RepRap established a summer fellowship program that took place this August. The program, initiated by RepRap developer Jordan Miller, is called the Advanced Manufacturing Research Institute (AMRI), enabling a select few students the opportunity to get their hands on RepRap’s 3D printing technology, as a […]
Imagine how much easier it would be to manufacture a car if you could prototype small-scale, physical car parts? The video below shows how Bentley uses Stratasys 3D Printing to model small versions of designs for hubcaps, tires and their treads, auto bodies, interiors, and more. Bentley can efficiently prototype and design top-of-the-line automobiles for […]
This heart shaped box was printed in an hour and worked immediately. It’s not only a box, but also a puzzle!
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This stick figure was printed and all the parts can move. It was done working and moving after a single print. No assembly requires. You can print it and play with it immediately. 3D printing can get a toy into a child’s hand right away!
Ivan Owen and Richard Van As have been steadily producing more and more Robohands, now at over 170 people helped, since they created its design in 2011. At first, the hand was a conglomeration of cables, screws, and metal. Now, much of its production has been replaced with more efficient and more contemporary 3D printing […]
This is an actual working wrench, done in a single print. It can work on bicycles, bolts, toys, and even cars. Imagine if you were on a boat somewhere in the ocean and needed a wrench. You could 3D Print one in an hour
We can soon expect a “working prototype with limited efficiency” of 3D-printed pizza from the N.C. State College of Agriculture and Life Sciences and an engineering company from Texas. Having a 3D printer able to 3D print hot food in zero-gravity will reduce waste and optimize storage. The challenge engineers are facing now is making […]
Can you guess the uses for this 3D Printed attachment? It was 3D Printed right in front of us!
How Bioprinting Can Help Wounded Veterans Returning Home Researchers at the Wake Forest Institute of Regenerative Medicine (WFIRM) have been working to implement bioprinting to aid soldiers returning home with significant injuries. They helped form the Armed Forces Institute of Regenerative Medicine (AFIRM), an $85 million dollar project focusing primarily on those wounded defending our […]
Here are dressed from the Paris Fashion Show. 3D Printed Dresses will change everything!
Imagine losing a lens cap and being able to 3D print one in a half hour? Fully functional, custom size, and less than $1 worth of materials?
This was printed in an hour. A single print from a single file. Look at how complex and integrated this object is. It has many layers and was done quickly for a client’s demand
Here you can see something printed in an hour. It doesn’t break. And it has a complex honeycomb structure.
Imagine a world where any product you buy (as an end-consumer or as a business) can be 3D-printed on the spot and in your hands or your warehouse in hours, 3D-printed before your eyes. Oh, wait, that is our world! Does that mean consumers and orderers of things can say goodbye to shipping? Well, in […]
Here is a single print. Translucent. Useable and done quickly with 3D Printing. It was perfectly built to match a product specification Get more 3D Printing Videos
3D Printed Tools. This was done in a single print, is an actual working 3D Part. Because this can be printed at home, there is no need to go to the hardware store or wait for ecommerce deliveries.
This chain was printed in a single print. It took about an hour, and it came out of the 3D Printer already linked! It shows how 3D Printing can really save time and money while producing quality products. This chain is plastic, but 3D Printers can do glass, metal, food, wood, even human tissue!