Category Archives: Design

Are you up to the 2017 Purmundus challenge? Push the limits to win.

Since 2012, German rapid prototyping company cirp GmbH has held the annual purmundus challenge. Open to entries from across the globe, the competition invites designers and engineers to push the limits of 3D printing. Fusion – 3D printing intelligently combined This year’s brief is “Fusion – 3D printing intelligently combined”. An excerpt from the full tender […]

Is Facebook 3D printing a modular smartphone?

A recent patent suggests Facebook is developing a modular smartphone with 3D printing. The patent refers to a ‘modular electromechanical device’ which could have many different forms with components slotting into a 3D printed frame. The patent was filed by Facebook’s Building 8 group. Building 8 is concerned with developing hardware products at scale and […]

Responding to disasters with 3D printed drones

Japanese team Yuki Ogasawara and Ryo Kumeda, known as Team ROK, have created a disaster response drone with 3D printing. Combining generative design software and a 3D printer to create the X VEIN device, the pair believe they have provided a customizable solution to disaster relief. Saving lives The drone has been designed for use in […]

Latest innovations in 3D printing design from the 3D Pioneers challenge

The winners of the 3D Pioneers design challenge (3DPC) have been announce. The challenge showcases the latest innovations in 3D printing design.

The seven different winners …