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Get Digical with the Playstation 3D Print Design Competition

By Michael Molitch-Hou

As Playstation preps for the launch of Sony VR, I know that there will be plenty of gamers looking to bring virtual characters and props into the physical world with 3D printing. We’ve already seen plenty of 3D printable designs from Playstation games, like the Call of Duty Ray Gun and Power Armour from Fallout. So, we’re only going to see even more where that came from and, now, MyMiniFactory is encouraging you to be a part of the fun with their new Playstation 3D Print Design Competition.…

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Startup Your Engines: REAL 2016 Kicks Off with First-Ever Startup Competition

By Tyler Koslow

REAL 2016 has officially begun, and though the conference is sponsored by the 3D tech pioneers at Autodesk, much of the excitement here is revolving around startup companies who are vying for more solid footing in the realm of 3D technology. For the first time at the REAL event, this year will feature “The REAL Deal Startup Competition”, which will allow four startup companies to present their business model to both the audience and an experienced panel of VC judges, featuring Zack Schildhorn (Lux Capital), Sven Strohband (Khosla Ventures), and Trae Vassallo (Independent Investor/Consultant).…

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REAL 2016: There’s More to 3D Printing than Just 3D Printing

By Tyler Koslow

3D printing technology has certainly become a steady rock in both the manufacturing and Maker worlds, but it is far from an island. In fact, 3D printing is heavily intertwined with and dependent on an ecosystem that Autodesk calls “Reality Computing”, coined by the software developer to address an umbrella of 3D (and other related technologies) in general. This includes 3D image capturing, 3D modeling, and, of course, 3D printing, each of which has become increasingly dependent on the others as the digital world continues to blend with the physical.…

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Winning with Printing: 3D Hubs Launches Star Wars 3D Design and Print Competition

By Tyler Koslow

From 3D printed figurines to the controversial cross-guarded lightsaber from The Force Awakens, Star Wars and 3D printing technology go together like Han Solo and Chewy. Props and figures from the Star Wars films have flooded 3D printing marketplaces, and now, 3D Hubs is hosting the Star Wars 3D Design and Print Competition, a challenge to see who can design the “best 3D printable Star Wars props” in the galaxy. This isn’t just a challenge to see who the biggest Star Wars fan is, 3D Hubs is on the look for an innovative and fresh design of a never-before-seen 3D printable Star Wars gadget.…

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SunSat & Enterprise In Space Join for Space-Based Solar Power & 3D Printed Spacecraft

By Michael Molitch-Hou

At the beginning of the year, I published an in-depth interview with Shawn Case, founder of Enterprise In Space. This massive endeavor, an international project of the National Space Society, will send a recoverable spacecraft, to be partially 3D printed by Made In Space, into Earth orbit, carrying over 100 active and passive experiments from students all over the world as well as a link to an AI program back on Terra.  In the process, EIS has been partnering with a list of industrial partners that just keeps growing.…

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3D Printed Drone Accessories See Parrot “GoDigical” with MyMiniFactory

By Michael Molitch-Hou

Well, the entries for MyMiniFactory’s contest for 3D printable drone accessories are now in.  That means that voting has begun so that you can design which of these accessories will become official products of Parrot. This is the world famous drone manufacturer’s first effort to create what MyMiniFactory describes as “digical” products; that is, products that blend the physical and digital worlds.

After reaching out to its community of talented designers, the contest now has a number of 3D printable physical apps for Parrot’s range of drones, from their Minidrone to Jumping drones, giving you plenty of options to vote for.…

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