3D printing continues its role as a tool for creative empowerment, as evidenced by new 3D printed fashion, 3D printed design, and 3D printed furniture offerings from Jef Montes, Klemens Schillinger, and Mathias Bengtsson.
Renowned Italian shoe institute The Footwear Polytechnic of Riviera del Brenta is ploughing ahead with its recent partnership with 3D printer manufacturer German RepRap. First announced in September 2016, the collaboration saw the launch of the Polytechnic’s state-of-the-art FFLab, a digital laboratory specializing in new 3D scanning and 3D printing technologie.
3D printing can enable the fabrication all kinds of precisely customized products, at significantly more affordable prices than would otherwise be possible. This has been incredibly useful for the treatment of medical conditions, particularly in the de…
Italy’s Youbionic has used 3D printing to create a bionic “Double Hand,” a robotic device worn on the wrist that doubles the wearer’s manual capacities. A fully assembled version of the device costs $2,100.
3D scanning and printing technology, when combined, can produce incredibly accurate replicas of all kinds of objects, and this has proven to be useful for the medical sector as well as the retail and manufacturing industries. Cultural heritage is another area where these advances are starting to have a significant impact, and the latest breakthrough in this field should demonstrate 3D technology’s capacity to preserve important artefacts in a particularly attention-grabbing way.
We’ve reported before on some of the more troubling aspects of the ongoing consumer 3D printing boom, with the potential proliferation of 3D printed firearms being one of the most worrying possibilities. Customs officials in Sweden are the latest group to go public with their worries about this new kind of digital homemade weapon.
IGUANEYE, a French startup based out of Porto, Portugal, has developed a new style of customizable 3D printed sandal which will allow people’s feet to breathe without hindering their mobility. The product, called the “IGUANEYE Jungle,” will soon be featured in an Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign.
As the holidays roll around, free flowing food and drink are the highlight for many looking to celebrate. But for those of us wanting to shave off a few pounds or go easy on the wallet, the season to be merry can present a problem: how to get into the …
We don’t hear as much about the 3D printing advances made down ol’ South America way as we do about those from other regions, but there’s nevertheless some important developments going on there, particularly in Argentina. We’ve written before about 3D bio-printing innovations in the country
Three engineers from Germany’s Saarland University have used 3D printing to develop the “Ghostbuster,” a sensor system that alerts drivers if a vehicle is driving into oncoming traffic. The system can also automatically alert the authorities, leading to safer roads.