Category Archives: Entertainment

LAIKA uses Cuttlefish software from Fraunhofer IGD to 3D print facial expressions for Missing Link film

Missing Link, the latest film from American stop-motion animation studio LAIKA, will be hitting U.S cinemas this week, and it features 3D printed models made using Cuttlefish software, a 3D printer driver from the Germany-based Fraunhofer Institute for Computer Graphics Research (Fraunhofer IGD). The studio used Cuttlefish to maintain the consistency of its 3D printed […]

3D printed props and costumes at Comic Con 2018

The 2018 Comic Con International in San Diego, concluded two days ago. In recent years, 3D printing has added a new flair to the Comic Con events. The adoption of 3D printed props mirrors the increasingly widespread use of the technology in the film and television world. In this article, we take a look at […]

3D printing and 3D scanning experts crack the Ocean’s 8 diamond necklace heist

Ocean’s 8, the latest in the line of star-studded line of Hollywood heist movies, recently made its UK debut yesterday with a 3D printer in a starring role. Sitting on a desktop in the back of the gang’s workshop, a MakerBot Replicator Z18 seamlessly creates a Cartier diamond necklace that convinces an unwitting Anne Hathaway […]

Protolabs helps PepsiCo bring Black Panther to life with 3D printing

Protolabs, a global 3D printing service provider, headquartered in Minnesota, U.S., recently worked with PepsiCo to explore innovative and creative ways to generate publicity for Marvel’s Black Panther. In the run-up to the movie’s release, a collector’s kit for the movie was 3D printed. Protolabs played a key role in the design, prototyping and eventual […]

April Fools’ round-up: the best 3D printing jokes

April Fools’ has come and gone, but not without companies from across the 3D printing industry celebrating the day with their best attempts at 3D printing related pranks and jokes. Below is a round-up of some of the best (or worst?). 3D printing, as invented by the Mayans Sculpteo announced the discovery of 3D printers […]

When making monsters for the screen, Stranger Things are 3D printed

Hit Netflix show Stranger Things has been celebrated for its both its engaging plot and its homage to science fiction pop culture from 1980s. One futuristic feature which goes as far back as the 1980s is a technology that was also a key asset behind the scenes of the show. That technology is Stereolithography (SLA) […]

WASP 3D printing takes center stage in backdrop at the opera in Rome

For one of its latest set designs, the prestigious Teatro dell’Opera di Roma in Italy has enlisted the help of large-scale 3D printer manufacturer WASP. The set has been made for a production of Daniel Auber’s 1830 opera Fra Diavolo (Brother Devil). A story of thwarted love and intrigue, scenes play out in front of an arrangement of warped […]

3D printing now in Minecraft’s beta update ‘Better Together’

Microsoft has updated Minecraft and now 3D printing is part of the blocky world. ‘Better Together’ is the name of the beta release that works with Remix 3D, a Microsoft community where users can share their work. Minecraft players can now export their creations to Remix 3D.  The integration of Remix 3D 3D printing Minecraft […]