Category Archives: Design

Nagami, Zaha Hadid rethinking chair design with 3D printing at Milan Design Week

Spanish design group Nagami is collaborating with designers and architects, including Zaha Hadid Architects, as part of a new project, “Brave New World: Re-thinking Design in the New Age of Technology.” Nagami will launch the project at Milan Design Week, April 17-22, with four 3D printed chairs. In last year’s Milan Design Week Zaha Hadid exhibited […]

Protolabs 2018 3D Printing Industry Awards design challenge update

The 2018 3D Printing Industry Awards trophy design challenge is sponsored by Protolabs. The design challenge is held to find a trophy to award the leaders of the 3D Printing Industry at our May 17th gala dinner. You can enter the design competition here. To showcase the possibilities of additive manufacturing, we prepared a brief […]

Protolabs 2018 3D Printing Industry Awards design challenge update

The 2018 3D Printing Industry Awards trophy design challenge is sponsored by Protolabs. The design challenge is held to find a trophy to award the leaders of the 3D Printing Industry at our May 17th gala dinner. You can enter the design competition here. To showcase the possibilities of additive manufacturing, we prepared a brief […]

Enter this year’s #TinkercadEaster competition and win an M3D Crane Quad 3D printer

Tinkercad, the popular web-based CAD tool, and MyMiniFactory have teamed up to launch the 2018 #TinkercadEaster design competition, sponsored by M3D. Put your 3D design skills to the test by having a crack at this year’s “Surprise Egg” themed challenge. The winner will receive M3D’s latest 3D printer the Crane Quad as well as a years […]

Interview with Emerging Objects: makers of the 3D printed Cabin of Curiosities

San Francisco Bay Area 3D printing “MAKE-tank” Emerging Objects is exploring the use of alternative materials in architecture. Founded in 2012 by Ronald Rael and Virginia San Fratello, professors at the University of California Berkeley and San Jose State University, the aim of Emerging Objects (according to the website) is to “design and 3D print environments for […]

HKU’s pavilion of 1000 3D printed clay structures goes on display

Designers from the University of Hong Kong (HKU) combined traditional Chinese clay craft with 3D printed architecture to create the CeramicINformation pavilion, a 3m² structure made up of 1000 interconnected clay structures. The CeramicInformation project, led by Christian J. Lange and Donn Holohan from the HKU Faculty of Architecture, examines the role of digital design and fabrication in emerging economies. The pavilion […]

Protolabs launches 3D design competition for the 2018 3D Printing Industry Awards

The 3D Printing Industry Awards returns to London on May 17th 2018. This gala event recognizes the leaders and innovators across the additive manufacturing ecosystem, from materials, academic advances and hardware. This year, our annual 3D Printing Industry Awards trophy design challenge is hosted by MyMiniFactory and advanced digital manufacturing enterprise Protolabs. Design brief 2017 3D […]

Northwestern’s 3D printer auto generates designs for future Wi-Fi

How can 3D printing give you faster internet? Form-fitting health trackers for sneakers? Or even an invisibility cloak? Scientists in photonics (the study of light) have been working on projects touching these ideas for some time. At the base level, such products rely on the manipulation of light, through waveguides designed to channel/block specific wavelengths. […]

Northwestern’s 3D printer auto generates designs for future Wi-Fi

How can 3D printing give you faster internet? Form-fitting health trackers for sneakers? Or even an invisibility cloak? Scientists in photonics (the study of light) have been working on projects touching these ideas for some time. At the base level, such products rely on the manipulation of light, through waveguides designed to channel/block specific wavelengths. […]

Budmen Industries exhibition mixes 3D printing with art

3D printed design is slowly starting to enter the homes of those outside the 3D printing community with a range from Ikea and the much hyped Carbon x adidas futurecraft 4D shoe. Budmen Industries is a design house that brings together creativity, technology, and industry. Founded in Philadelphia by artists Isaac Budmen and Stephanie Keefe, Budmen […]