Monthly Archives: August 2014

3D Pioneer Systems Launches Appaloza Dev Kit Allowing In-Game 3D Printable Purchases

By Scott J Grunewald

The Appaloza API kit connects to an e-commerce marketplace that allows 3D designers to sell models on a secure, cloud-based virtual store. Players who purchase models from the in-game Appaloza marketplace will then be able to edit and 3D print them directly from the web. Appaloza and the API kit will be launched on September 1st.

3D Pioneer Systems cloud platform will allow users to upload, store and print their own 3D model library or sell their own designs to other users.…

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Most Read Articles from Last Week – August 31

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3DP4E(veryone!) Delivers 3DP Knowledge-Resources 4E(veryone!) 4 Free 2 Educ8 ALL
Voila: the “3D Printing and Digital Fabrication Resource eBook!” We’re in a new industry. (Well, okay, we know it’s actually more than 30 years old…but, 3DP still didn’t get much respect — if you…

New 3D Printing Cafe For London
Makers in London had reason to celebrate last week during the launch party of Makers|CAFE, which featured live music, free drinks and 3D printers in action. The new 3D printing themed cafe is a…

Afiniac eBook Details 3D Printing Projects of Afinia Users
Ah, the weekend!…

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First 3D printed Lord Ganesha displayed at Bangalore Metro Station in India

Starting today, citizens of Bangalore can treat themselves to a very distinctive display of Lord Ganesha. For the first time in India, a 3D printed AshtaVinayaka idols are being displayed at M.G Road Metro Station’s “Rangoli – Metro Art Centre”. The display will be available for public viewing from 28th Aug to 7th Sept 2014.

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Design a Part of Anouck Wipprecht’s Open Source Dress!

One of our favorite designers, Anouk Wipprecht is starting this cool new collaborative project that we at Materialise are really thrilled to tell you about. We already absolutely love her “Smoke Dress” and Cirque du Soleil pieces that she’s printed with Materialise, and are excited to see the final result of her next project: a dress that will be made by parts designed by YOU.

Read on for details.

Anouk Wipprecht has teamed up with Austrian creative network Polaire to invent a dress that will be created through a worldwide collaboration of anybody who has a bit of inspiration and who has an interest (whether old or new) of CAD design and 3D printing. What they’ll do is join together all your submitted design-elements into one dress with one uniform connecting mechanism during the weekend of September 13 and 14, 2014.

Anouk Wipprecht + Polaire + Martin Svododa Dress Challenge

Dress by Anouk Wipprecht and Polaire. Photo by Martin Svododa.

Interested in designing a part for an internationally-celebrated designer? Just download this base file of a simple element and get started!

For free design software, check out our Creation Corner. Also check out:

What happens next is up to you! Remodel the element, add some extras on top, create a whole new feature for the dress consisting of several elements or just print it in another color.

I’m already dreaming up possibilities. What are you envisioning?


Anouk Wipprecht Smoke Dress

Anouk Wipprecht designed this smoke dress in 2012, and has also designed an outfit worn by Fergie during the singer’s 2011 Superbowl performance with the Black Eyed Peas.

Here are some of the more logistical details:

What to include?

Submit your part of the dress, along with some info about yourself:

  • name
  • date of birth
  • country
  • email (to stay updated)
  • personal comment

Anouk and Polaire will gather all the parts and connect them. The result will be a collective collaborative design, unconstrained by geographical separation – a dress telling countless stories from all around the world.


Where to send the elements?


Anouk Wipprecht x Polaire

Schottenfeldgasse 72/8c

1070 Wien, Austria

Anouk Wipprecht

Anouk Wipprecht herself.

What happens during September 13 and 14th in Vienna, Austria?

The first version of the dress will be demonstrated and constantly modified during the “Open Day in the 25 hours Hotel beim MuseumsQuartier Vienna”. The event kicks off on Saturday, September 13th at 18:00 with a party and continues on until Sunday, September 14th from 10:00-17:00. You are welcome to drop by. Bring us your element to connect it to the dress on the spot or 3D print it on location. Another option is to bring your own 3D printer and demonstrate it live on Sunday!


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News from the 3D printing world

3D printing is an exciting world for sure. Every week, innovations are devised, 3D designers get creative: there’s always something to discover when it comes to additive manufacturing.
Here is some cool and interesting news of the week.


The first 3D printed castle

3D printed castle SculpteoSeveral months ago, everyone was talking about it. A chinese company created its own technology to 3D print 10 houses in a day. Andrey Rudenko had even bigger schemes in mind. This american engineer designed his own 3D printer, which allowed him to build a 12 feet high castle in Minnesota. “A new era of architecture is inevitable, and I’m excited to see where the next few years will lead in terms of construction and design” Rudenko says on his website. Can’t wait to see the evolution of this great technology.

Build your own 90’s Macintosh with a Raspberry Pi and 3D printing

Macintosh Pi

It’s well known now: 3D printing and Raspberry Pi are two of the best tools to make makers from all over the world thrilled, with all of the great projects that come to life. Adafruit’s Mini Mac Pi is one of those. They created a really simple, but brilliant nonetheless tutorial to 3D print, build and assemble its own Mac Pi – a 90’s Macintosh made from Raspberry Pi, 3D printing, and DIY electronics. Discover this exciting project.

Chinese doctors use 3D printing to rebuild half of a man’s skull

3D printed skull

Ten months ago, Hu, a 46 years old chinese worker, fell from the third floor of a building. The fell severly damaged his head, skull and brain. Because of this accident, he’s now suffering post traumatic skull defect, and has serious troubles with his vision and speech. The best solution surgeons came up with is a 3D printed titanium mesh which would cover Hu’s brain, and help his skull look normal again. Another example of how 3D printing is becoming crucial in the medical field.

Get even more social with the noPhone


This amazing phone is not only entirely 3D printed, but it is also revolutionary in the way it makes you closer to your relatives and friends. It doesn’t need any update, no battery recharge, it is totally shatterproof, and waterproof. Actually, this incredible device is so great, because it’s not real: noPhone is just a surrogate smart mobile. Take a look at this cool initiative.


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3DPI.TV – Sols’ 3D Printed Insoles Get Running


Sols Systems, manufacturer of 3D printed orthotics, is set to be a leading player in the 3D printed footwear market. Co-founded by Kegan Schouwenburg, the company is already rolling in investment capital. In addition to a seed round of funding totalling $1.75 million, in December, the company recently announced a total of $6.4 million in funding from Lux Capital.
Orthopedic doctors can run Sols in their offices, using an iPad app to scan the feet of their patients. The company, then, 3D prints a custom insole, reducing the time and the price seen by traditional insoles.…

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Vortex VR launches first 3D printed consumer mobile VR headset for LG G3 Quad HD

The most excited field in the wearable market is virtual reality. Weeks ago the photos of the Gear VR, Samsung’s first virtual reality headset have leaked. Samsung is preparing an entry of its own in early September 2014, but it seems that its tech rival LG is also looking to expand into this fledgling industry and has beaten the company to the punch with a consumer VR headset for the LG G3.

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3D-Druck ermöglicht funktionale Nasen Prothese

Zach Challies ein Industrie Design Student von der Victoria University of Wellington stellt ein neues Projekt vor. Die funktionale Prothese wurde mittels 3D-Scan erstellt und spart zu einer handelsüblichen Prothese 90% der Kosten ein. Das Projekt wurde beim James Dyson Award für dieses Jahr eingereicht. Die Entscheidung über die Gewinner des diesjährigen Awards fällt am […]

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