See how Paul Braddock created Eddie, the amazing 3D printed steampunk robot

3D printing has proven itself as a fantastic custom toy-making solution over and over again, but many beginning users and toy-expert children have expressed disappointment over the final results. In fact, most of us will have worked on projects that do not always live up to aesthetic expectations due to visible layers or poor paint jobs. However, systematic post-print processing and a careful paintjob can turn 3D printed toys into unparalleled and unique works of art – as visual artist Paul Braddock has just proved with the truly inspiring Eddie the steampunk robot. Through careful planning and meticulous airbrushing, he has created an absolutely spectacular robotic toy, complete with movable limbs. The twelve-year old me would kill to have one of these.

See how Paul Braddock created Eddie, the amazing 3D printed steampunk robot

3D printing has proven itself as a fantastic custom toy-making solution over and over again, but many beginning users and toy-expert children have expressed disappointment over the final results. In fact, most of us will have worked on projects that do not always live up to aesthetic expectations due to visible layers or poor paint jobs. However, systematic post-print processing and a careful paintjob can turn 3D printed toys into unparalleled and unique works of art – as visual artist Paul Braddock has just proved with the truly inspiring Eddie the steampunk robot. Through careful planning and meticulous airbrushing, he has created an absolutely spectacular robotic toy, complete with movable limbs. The twelve-year old me would kill to have one of these.

Dubai set to build worlds first 3D printed laboratory for 3D printing and drone research

There is little question that Dubai is coming up in the world as a city ripe with 3D printing innovations. Not only has the United Arab Emirates city unveiled the world’s very first 3D printed office building, but it has also devised an ambitious 3D Printing Strategy through which it will seek to further integrate 3D printing into construction, medical products, and consumer products. Most recently, the Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) announced that it has awarded Convrgnt Value Engineering with the contract to design and construct the UAE’s first building fully 3D printed onsite, as well as the first ever 3D printed laboratory. The upcoming projects will further reinforce Dubai’s growing prominence in the 3D printing world.

European industrial 3D printing in its infancy and needs extensive collaboration, new EU report says

The industrial 3D printing revolution is often talked about, especially as something that is going to be huge in the near future. And the numbers certainly don’t lie; Gartner polls have shown that 65 percent of supply chain professionals intend to invest in 3D printing within the next five years. But industrial 3D printing can refer to anything from prototypes for car interiors to surgical implants and actual spacecraft components, and it’s very difficult to see how the industrial 3D printing revolution is doing at this very moment – new technological breakthroughs or one-off surgical solutions can’t speak for entire multi-billion dollar sectors.