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Meet 'Blade', the world's first 3D-printed hypercar

At first glance, any motorhead would be head over heels for Blade — a sleek sportscar with shimmery deep magenta facade. The aerodynamicity of the car is obvious from its low, curved volume. Yet, this isn’t just any supercar that has just hit the market. Created by San Francisco-based startup Divergent Microfactories, Blade’s chassis was entirely 3-D printed. 3D printing is already revolutionizing the manufacturing process around the world. Printing in 3D makes products such as furniture, jewe...
Tags: Design, San Francisco, Architecture, Automotive, Gallery, 3d Printing, Innovation, Electric Cars, Sustainable Design, 3d Printed Car, Car Design, Kevin Czinger, Blade, Divergent 3D, Cars Of The Future, 3d Printed Designs

This one single desktop device can 3D Print, laser engrave, and CNC machine.

Practically every prototyping tool you’d ever need exists within the realm of the Snapmaker 2.0. In its second, more expansive, open, and fine-tuned iteration, the guys at Snapmaker have put together an absolute prototyping powerhouse that literally takes up not more than a square that measures 3×3 feet. The modular device can be built to run as a 3D Printer, a Laser Engraver/Cutter, and even a 3 or even 4 Axis CNC Machine. The Snapmaker 2.0 isn’t a product as much as it’s an eco-system… a set...
Tags: Deals, Design, Technology, 3d Printing, 3d Printer, Popular, Product Design, Random, Wi Fi, MDF, CNC, Collet, Laser Engraving, CNC carving, Snapmaker 2.0, Snapmaker

NASA Mars Habitat Challenge winner is a 3D-printed pod made of biodegradable materials

Multi-planetary architectural firm AI Space Factory has been awarded first place in the NASA Centennial Challenge with its innovative 3D-printed design, MARSHA. The 15-foot-tall, pod-like design was digitally printed using a base of biodegradable and recyclable basalt composite derived from natural materials found on Mars. Not only does the concept envision a sustainable and resilient design that could meet all the demands of a Mars mission, but the interior living space would be modern and bri...
Tags: Space, New York, Design, Nasa, Gallery, 3d Printing, Innovation, Biodegradable, Mars, Sustainable Design, Recyclable, Marsha, Malott, AI Space Factory, NASA Centennial Challenge, Mars MARSHA

The First 3D-Printed Neighborhood Will Be Built This Summer

In partnership with Austin–based construction technologies company ICON, and nonprofit New Story, Yves Béhar has revealed plans to build the world's first 3D-printed community this summer in a yet-to-be-disclosed, semi-rural location in Latin America. The ambitious project plans to provide homes for over 50 families. Images of ICON's proof of concept home in Austin (courtesy of ICON)The project adapted ICON's $4,000 3D-printed home—which debuted during SXSW in 2018—through a variety of community...
Tags: Design, Austin, Architecture, 3d Printing, Latin America, Sxsw, Behar, New Story Yves Béhar

What are Elastomers, and How Can They Improve Your Manufacturing Process?

Elastomers: what you need to know With 3D printing came a revolution in manufacturing and industrial design, underpinned by dramatic developments in printing materials. One material that has provided proved material innovation is the elastomer, which gives users the ability to 3D print flexible parts to meet their prototyping needs. What is elastomer? The name elastomer comes from the term 'elastic polymer'. An elastomer is a rubbery material composed of long chainlike molecules—polymers. Elast...
Tags: Design, Tech, Materials, 3d Printing, Manufacturing, Stratasys, Elastomers

Link About It: This Week’s Picks

Designing an Italian icon, a mirrored hot air ballon, 3D-printed organs and plenty more inspiration and oddities The Impending Death of the Password Thanks to companies like MobileIron, device passwords (believed to date back to the 1960s, thanks to an MIT time-shared computer) may be on their way out once and for all. Since most people use weak passwords for the majority of their logins …
Tags: Psychology, Coffee, Art, Music, Science, Design, Technology, Internet, Cars, Tech, Computers, Architecture, 3d Printing, Italy, Public Art, Linkaboutit

Reader Submitted: Dancing into Design: Vancouver Product Designers Release 3D Printed Light Inspired by Ballet

Figure turns heads and shifts narratives with its ingenious modular design. When placed upright, Figure’s light is elegantly focused downward, toward your work surface. Unscrew the weighted cap and attach it to the other side, and light soars upward to dramatize ambient or spacial moods—all with no moving parts. Figure was inspired by William Forsythe’s “Enemy In The Figure,” a ballet that explores the boundaries of dance via the simple relationship between a single light and shadow. Through it...
Tags: Design, 3d Printing, Lighting, Furniture Design, Reader Projects

3D-Printed Organ Capable of “Breathing”

Bioengineers at Rice University and the University of Washington crafted a first-ever 3D-printed “breathing” organ. Developing an organ that can maintain (aka breathe and transmit oxygen) has proven to be the most difficult part of the research: growing living cells is simple, researchers argue, but keeping them alive is much more difficult. This lung is 3D-printed from soft gels which allow it to expand and …
Tags: Science, Design, Medicine, Tech, Medical Research, 3d Printing, Linkaboutit, University of Washington, Rice University, Organs, Organ Transplants

Second Nature transforms abandoned fishing nets into 3D-printed seashells and bowls

Did you know that ghost nets are considered among the deadliest ocean debris in the world? The term refers not to haunting specters in the water, but discarded synthetic fishing nets that pollute the seabed and trap fish, mammals and other sea creatures. To raise awareness about these abandoned fishing nets and marine plastic pollution, Rotterdam-based research and design studio The New Raw has launched a new initiative called Second Nature that’s transforming the deadly ghost nets into 3D-prin...
Tags: Design, 3d Printing, Circular Economy, Mediterranean, Recycled Materials, Plastic Waste, Ocean Pollution, Waste Disposal, Water Issues, Rotterdam, Seashells, Fishing Net, Galaxidi, Second Nature, Daphne Matziaraki, Marine Plastic Pollution

Link About It: This Week’s Picks

The future according to Stanley Kubrick, rock musical podcasts, the landscape at our Earth's core and more from around the internet 24 Covers for the Washington Post’s Climate Change Issue For 21 April’s issue of the Washington Post Magazine, their staff took a look back at the past year’s most important climate change-related stories and republished them with well-designed, poignant covers. Counting 24 in total, …
Tags: Science, Design, Musicals, Internet, Future, Tech, History, Earth, Nature, Magazines, 3d Printing, Stanley Kubrick, Notre Dame, Publications, Linkaboutit, Link About It

3D-Printing Could Rebuild Notre-Dame Cathedral

Dutch-based Concr3de has proposed an innovative plan to rebuild Notre-Dame Cathedral: combine 3D-printing and the ashes and rubble from the site. Essentially the debris resulting from the fire would be used to create new materials to rebuild the landmark. The concept would certainly be the among the most high-profile applications of 3D-printing tech and Concr3de has already built a gargoyle as proof of concept, using …
Tags: Design, France, Materials, Architecture, 3d Printing, Paris, Notre Dame, Linkaboutit, Concr3de

One-of-a-kind Wilhelm Lamp is 3D-printed from recycled polycarbonate

Challenged by Milanese design gallerist Rossana Orlandi to “give plastic a second life,” Italian architect Tiziano Vudafieri has created the Wilhelm Lamp, a unique light fixture and tribute to the renowned German industrial designer Wilhelm Wagenfeld. Presented at Rossana Orlandi’s exhibition Guitlessplastic – Master’s Pieces during Milan Design Week, the Wilhelm Lamp reinterprets the Wagenfeld’s modernist glass vase as an enlarged pendant lamp that is 3D-printed from recycled polycarbonate. F...
Tags: Art, Design, Milan, Lamp, 3d Printing, Recycling, Recycled Materials, Green Interiors, Milan Design Week, Recycled Plastic, Modernist, Rossana Orlandi, Wilhelm Wagenfeld, Recyclable Plastic, Tiziano Vudafieri, Guiltless Plastic

Artist designs a machine-learning assisted sculpture, then casts it in the powdered remains of the computer used to design it

Ben Snell's sculpture Dio was created by training a machine learning system on a corpus of 1,000+ sculptures, tweaked in some unspecified way by Snell, who then 3D printed a mold based on the final shape: he filled the mold with a resin impregnated with the computer that ran the algorithm, which Snell had ground to powder. “I consider myself, not the computer, to be the artist,” he says. But he also talks enthusiastically about the agency of his algorithms, saying that “Dio began by tryin...
Tags: Art, Post, News, 3d Printing, Sculpture, Machine Learning, Ai, Dio, Snell, ML, James Vincent The Verge, Ben Snell

3D-printed jewelry company uses plants, not fossil fuels, to make its beautiful designs

Traditionally, most jewelry has always been made out of some type of metal: silver, gold, bronze or copper. Mining for precious metals and gemstones often causes environmental damage, ranging from water pollution to greenhouse gas emissions to soil erosion. Today, however, those looking to decorate themselves with shiny baubles have a new option —  eco-friendly, 3D-printed jewelry. Based in Somerville, Massachusetts, Winter Hill Jewelry is an innovative, family-run company that makes beautiful ...
Tags: Design, Gallery, 3d Printing, Innovation, Elle, PLA, Green Design, Accessories And Fashion, Templeman, Sustainable Jewelry, Bioplastic, Eco Jewelry, 3d Printed Accessories, Eco Friendly Accessories, Eco Friendly Plastic, 3d Printed Jewelry

SEArch+ Imagines the Future of Life on Mars

Just as NASA announced plans to send astronauts to Mars by 2033, they released the Phase 3 winners of NASA's 3D-Printed Habitat Challenge, a multi-part challenge imagining what architecture might look like on the Red Planet that launched back in 2015. SEArch+ was awarded first place for their proposed Mars X House, created in collaboration with robotics company Apis Cor, the first company to develop specialized equipment for 3D-printing entire buildings directly on site. Led by SEArch+ co-fou...
Tags: Design, Future, Nasa, Earth, Architecture, Arkansas, 3d Printing, House, Connecticut, Mars, Yashar, Melodie Yashar Mars X House, Mars Ice House Team Zopherus

A look at the finalists for the NASA ‘3D-Printed Habitat Challenge’

We’re just years away from colonizing our first extraterrestrial planet, and NASA’s plans aren’t limited to humans shifting to Mars. Their 3D-Printed Habitat Challenge aims to look at how to develop a printable, easy to set-up home for space-travelers on the Moon, Mars, or even further into the universe. The multi-million dollar competition was designed to challenge teams to build complex habitat setups that could be assembled easily on site, giving astronauts/voyagers a place more permanent t...
Tags: Design, Nasa, Challenge, Competition, 3d Printing, Team, Mars, Illinois, Product Design, Habitat, HDPE, Moon Mars

Your very own robot arm for laser engraving, 3D printing and more!

Every so often a product pops up that we can’t quite believe exists… and the incredible Hexbot is one of them! Hexbot is an all-in-one robot arm that is fit for anyone’s desktop. This interchangeable device can assist makers and designers in bringing their creations to life… and with insane precision! The modules satisfyingly clip onto the end of the arm, each offering a unique and usable function; from laser engraving, which allows for the creations of mesmerizing pieces of art or personalize...
Tags: Deals, Design, Technology, 3d Printing, Product Design, Laser Engraving, Hexbot, Hexbot Control

You can now 3D print your own iconic Bladeless fan

If you never had the money to spring for one of Dyson’s bladeless fans, know that you could pretty much print a similar one for yourself. Designed by Daniel Mitchell, a 3-D printing enthusiast from South Africa, this bladeless fan uses an airfoil shape to suck and capture additional air, creating a cool, un-buffeted breeze. It also features a rather neat looking triangular shape that’s cool enough to grab eyes but different enough to keep Dyson’s copyright lawyers at bay.The fan is almost entire...
Tags: Design, South Africa, 3d Printing, Thingiverse, Dyson, Product Design, Daniel, Daniel Mitchell, Bladeless Fan, Daniel MitchellClick

This Norwegian alpine cabin fits together like a 3D timber puzzle

A new treat awaits hikers in Hammerfest, Norway — perched high on a mountain is a contemporary hiking cabin engineered to provide comfort, views and architectural beauty above the Arctic Circle. Designed by Norwegian design studio SPINN Arkitekter and U.K.-based FORMAT Engineers, the recently completed cabin on the mountain Storfjellet is one of two Hammerfest Hiking Cabins—the second will be built on Tyven in 2019 — created to promote hiking in the mountains around the region. The wooden struc...
Tags: Design, Architecture, Gallery, 3d Printing, Norway, Cabin, Carousel Showcase, Cross Laminated Timber, Prefab Architecture, Alpine Architecture, Prefab Cabin, CLT, Norwegian Trekking Association, Hammerfest Norway, Prefabrication, Hammerfest Hiking Cabins

Studio Roosegaarde wants to turn space waste into shooting stars and 3D-printed housing

At the Space Waste Lab Symposium in Almere, Netherlands, artist and innovator Daan Roosegaarde of Studio Roosegaarde announced his creative new solutions for reducing space waste. The main project of his ambitious proposals will be Shooting Stars, a collaborative effort between Studio Roosegaarde and the European Space Agency that will pull floating space waste through the Earth’s atmosphere to create a sustainable alternative to traditional fireworks. The second solution will explore repurposi...
Tags: Design, Earth, Gallery, 3d Printing, Netherlands, European Space Agency, Luxembourg, Shooting Stars, The Netherlands, Daan Roosegaarde, Carousel Showcase, Upcycling, Space Junk, Space Debris, Studio Roosegaarde, KAF

3D-printed vegan steak could aid world hunger relief efforts

3D-printed food has arrived. With options coming to the marketplace from a variety of companies, those high-capacity printers from a few years ago that took eight hours to produce a small, basic shape have evolved into a viable, mass-produced food option. Giuseppe Scionti, Italian bioengineer with a PhD in biomedicine, has further advanced printed technology with the invention of a plant-based meat substitute. With this innovation in hand, he created Novameat, a company intent on commercializa...
Tags: Design, Conservation, 3d Printing, 3d Printer, Vegan, Eat & Drink, Giuseppe, World Hunger, 3D printed food, Elzelinde van Doleweerd, Novameat, Giuseppe Scionti, Scionti, Hunger Relief

Every Mickey: a chimera made by combining every available online 3D model of Mickey Mouse

Matthew Plummer Fernandez's Every Mickey is a 3D printable STL file consisting of "Every model of Mickey Mouse found online, compiled as one." Plummer Fernandez instantiated this one at 50.688 x 23.858 x 49.376 cm and enhanced it with acrylic paint. (via Waxy)
Tags: Art, Post, Happy Mutants, News, 3d Printing, Sculpture, Themepunks, Mickey Mouse, Mickey, Matthew Plummer Fernandez, Mouse Liberation Front, Plummer Fernandez

Give the Gift of Perspective: 3D Cityscapes by Chisel & Mouse

I'm writing this from window seat 37A of Delta flight DL2288—nonstop service from New York City to San Diego, California. Up here, with Manhattan pinched between an index finger and thumb, one remembers forgotten perspectives.Down there, Chisel & Mouse do something important; they digitize and 3D print our favorite architecture. They handcraft with moulding and plaster-casting the cities that we hold close to our hearts. Scaled to the nearest meter at 1:5000, Chisel & Mouse develops elegant shri...
Tags: New York, Design, London, New York City, Architecture, 3d Printing, Amsterdam, Delta, Zimbabwe, Manhattan, Venice, Boeing, San Diego California, Paris New York, Zayd, London Manhattan

Behold, the world’s first fully 3D printed motorbike!

Apart from the electronics, and the rider, every ounce of the BigRep Nexa is 3D printed. From the handlebars, to the body, to the seat, suspension, and even the tires, the Nexa is an absolutely stunning feat of design and engineering melded together to show how far additive 3D printing has come. The e-bike’s body comes with an edgy, chiseled design that gives it character and strength, and even includes a flexible bumper underneath the seat to absorb shock. Even the airless tires are made from...
Tags: Design, Automotive, 3d Printing, Product Design, Motorcycle, TPU, Nexa, BigRep, Pro Flex, E bike

Midair 3D Printing: Making Coil Springs Without Support

This article was originally published on Makefast Workshop's blog. Check out the original article here.  Note: If you just want to make some midair springs, skip ahead to the G-code generator. Most 3D printable parts are designed to limit overhangs to 45 degrees or less. That's because maker-style 3D printers (technically FDM) build each layer from the bottom up, fusing the current layer onto the previous, and if there's nothing below a layer, the plastic will sag (or worse yet, form a glob...
Tags: Design, 3d Printing

The Zortrax Apoller safely smooths 3D prints

The Zortrax Apoller, a Smart Vapor Smoothing device that uses solvents to smooth the surface of 3D-printed objects. The resulting products look like they are injection molded and all of the little lines associated with FDM printing will disappear. The system uses a microwave-like chamber that can hold multiple parts at once. The chamber atomizes the solvent, covering the parts, and lets the solvent do its work. Once its done it then sucks the excess vapor back into a collection chamber. The sys...
Tags: Startups, TC, Gadgets, Design, Economy, Industrial Design, 3d Printing, Printing, Microwave, Emerging-technologies, Zortrax

Dutch couple to drive a solar-powered, 3D-printed vehicle to the South Pole

In a bid to promote zero-waste lifestyles, Edwin and Liesbeth ter Velde of Clean2Antarctica will soon embark on a thrilling adventure to one of the coldest places on Earth — Antarctica. The Dutch couple will drive from their base camp on the southernmost continent to the South Pole in a solar-powered vehicle — called the Solar Voyager — built from upcycled, 3D-printed plastic components. The expedition is expected to take 30 days and will kick off in less than a month on Nov. 28, 2018. Weighin...
Tags: Pet, Design, Earth, Architecture, Gallery, 3d Printing, Antarctica, Solar Panels, Solar Power, Zero Waste, Union Glacier, Carousel Showcase, South Pole, Watt, Recycled Plastic, Edwin

These New Photos of the World's First 3D-Printed Steel Bridge Are Stunning

The creators of the world’s first 3D-printed steel bridge, a 40-foot stainless steel structure titled simply “The Bridge” that looks tantalizingly otherworldly thanks to its unique construction methods, say it is now ready for installation in Amsterdam following its ongoing week on show at the Dutch Design Week from…Read more...
Tags: Art, Science, Design, Technology, 3d Printing, Netherlands, Amsterdam, Construction, Additive Manufacturing, Mx3d

Researchers discover a new way to identify 3D printed guns

Researchers at the University at Buffalo have found that 3D printers have fingerprints, essentially slight differences in design that can be used to identify prints. This means investigators can examine the layers of a 3D printed object and pinpoint exactly which machine produced the parts. “3D printing has many wonderful uses, but it’s also a counterfeiter’s dream. Even more concerning, it has the potential to make firearms more readily available to people who are not allowed to possess them...
Tags: TC, Gadgets, Design, Technology, Tech, Industrial Design, 3d Printing, Printer, Makerbot, Buffalo, Printing, Fingerprint, Emerging-technologies, University at Buffalo, Wenyao Xu

“UPPRINTING FOOD” at Beijing Design Week 2018

Exploring the future of food analysis and 3D-printed meals in China and beyond Human-centered design and sustainability have rightly become global priorities. In China, more often known for its megacities and high-speed urbanization, these were core themes at this year’s Beijing Design Week (BDW). As global resources shrink and climate change will soon impact the way we eat, food becomes a key aspect of sustainable development—especially in …
Tags: Food, Design, Climate Change, China, Environment, Beijing, 3d Printing, Food Waste, Food Technology, Beijing Design Week, Elzelinde van Doleweerd, Beijing Design Week BDW

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