Monthly Archives: April 2014

Androgynous Model Starts 3D Printed Jewelry Line

Australian model Andrej Pejić is surely a remarkable figure working in the fashion industry. While the industry of fashion is a place where gender roles are important, Pejić doesn’t want to hear about this at all. He is a so-called androgynous model “living in between genders”, but who prefers female pronouns. Right now, the model has found […]

EnvisionTEC Launches Educational 3D Bioprinter

By Michael Molitch-Hou

EnvisionTEC, often known for its high resolution digital light processing (DLP) 3D printers, is also in the business of manufacturing machines for 3D bioprinting.  And the company has just announced that it is releasing an upgrade to its previous 3D-Bioplotter machine in addition to a new Developer Series model.
The EnvisionTEC 3D-Bioplotter has been in existence since 2000, mainly used in the medical field.  Scientists from materials, imaging, and toxicology backgrounds have used the machine for pre-clinical trials, while, in a clinical setting, the 3D-Bioplotter is taken advantage of to generate transplant templates from CT or MRI scans.…

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3D Knitting for Wearable Technology

By Michael Molitch-Hou

3D printed wearables are shifting from the plastic pieces of questionable comfort worn by runway models to the soft sorts of materials that everyday consumers might actually have an interest in. This year, we’ve already seen a 3D knitting machine and a company working on a 3D printing loom.  And, while it hasn’t yet been used for clothing, researchers at Carnegie Mellon have developed a 3D felt printing machine. Along with the work of Dutch designer Borre Akkersdijk, 3D printed clothing may actually become an actuality this year.…

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3D Printing and the Open Engineering Revolution Detailed by GrabCAD CEO

By Michael Molitch-Hou

3D printing wouldn’t have reached its current status without the aid of CAD software, but, more than the ability to design parts for 3D printing, GrabCAD has given designers and engineers a place to share their files to pursue collaborative design. To understand the open hardware/software revolution galvanized by the file sharing site, who better to turn to than the CEO and founder of GrabCAD, Hardi Meybaum?  In a new book, titled The Art of Product Design, Meybaum discusses the role of 3D printing and the internet in the ongoing open engineering revolution.…

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3D Printing and the Open Engineering Revolution Detailed by GrabCAD CEO

By Michael Molitch-Hou

3D printing wouldn’t have reached its current status without the aid of CAD software, but, more than the ability to design parts for 3D printing, GrabCAD has given designers and engineers a place to share their files to pursue collaborative design. To understand the open hardware/software revolution galvanized by the file sharing site, who better to turn to than the CEO and founder of GrabCAD, Hardi Meybaum?  In a new book, titled The Art of Product Design, Meybaum discusses the role of 3D printing and the internet in the ongoing open engineering revolution.…

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London Based WearIT 3D Printing Jewellery Exhibition

By Shane Taylor

London, UK, sees a new exhibition focus on a number of designers who have embraced the capabilities of 3D printing technologies to achieve ‘unique and exciting pieces that push the boundaries of both material and process.’ As 3D printing bridges the gap between the conceptual and the actual, the digital and the tangible, jewellery designers are discovering a new freedom of expression that creates a platform to craft pieces with a high level of complexity and intricately fine detail. Come check in to the WearIT exhibition to check it out.…

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Art Can Coexist With Technology Just Like a Mom Can Be an Engineer

By Davide Sher

This story is not about 3D printing per se but it is just as relevant to 3D printing as any other digital creative experience. It is the story of how Mathysa, one designer featured on Florentine online marketplace MakeTank, found a way for art and technology to coexist in her creative expression. It just makes sense, because Mathysa is not just a maker and a mom but she is also an engineer.
Mathysa creates beautiful laser cut jewellery, made mainly of black acrylic satin, and just like every other designer that uses MakeTank as an online retail platform, she shared her story and described the creative processes behind all her work.…

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3D Printing Live Make-Off at CE Week

By Scott J Grunewald

CE Week, the New York cousin of CES, has announced that it is having a 3D Printing Make-Off during its week-long show at the end of June. Contestants will be required to print their entry on the convention floor — live — during the show.
The inaugural 3D Printing Make-Off will take place over the span of two days during the annual CE Week event in New York City. This year’s show will not just feature 3D printer companies exhibiting, but the show itself will feature plenty of 3D printing themed events.…

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