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3D Printed Room Takes Inspiration from Alien World

| 3D Printer Material, Model Making | June 20, 2013

If you could imagine a room that’s fit for an Alien queen then this might be it. Designers Benjamin Dillenburger and Michael Hansmeyer have previewed their 1:3 scale model of this ornate 3D printed room at the Materializing Exhibition in Tokyo and the Swiss Arts Awards in Basel, Switzerland. The project is called Digital Grotesque…more »

3D Printed Lithium-Ion Mmicrobattery

Researchers at Harvard University and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have 3D printed Lithium-Ion microbatteries which are the size of a grain of sand. These tiny batteries could provide power to micro-devices for use in medicine and communications or for any miniaturized device where a tiny battery is needed. The battery consists of stacks…more »

MakerBot Replicator 2

In a widely anticipated move Stratasys has acquired MakerBot in a stock deal worth around $403 million based on the current share value of Stratasys. This deal brings together one of the leaders in industrial 3D printing with the emerging leader in pro-sumer desktop 3D printing. MakerBot has agreed to merge with a subsidiary of…more »

Ipsen Furnace

3D printer manufacturer ExOne has announced a partnership with Ipsen, a company that designs and manufactures industrial vacuum furnaces, atmosphere furnaces and supervisory control systems. ExOne and Ipsen aim to streamline production in the field of additive manufacturing and offering a complete printer-furnace package. Ipsen has extensive expertize in the heat treatment of metals and…more »

Japanese 3D Printed Bride

How did you remember your wedding day? With professional photographs, or a video perhaps. If you’re a Japanese bride your might decide to have a 3D printed clone of yourself produced as they appear on their special day. The Clone Factory in Tokyo’s tech mad Akhibara Electric Town district offer this service for $1,500 (138,000…more »

Richard II Skull 3D Print Hi-Res

A highly accurate 3D printed replica of King Richard III’s skull has been produced at Loughborough University which will be placed in an exhibition charting his life. King Richard III’s remains were discovered last year buried under a parking lot in Leicester, UK. Since then archaeologists have been piecing together his skeleton using 3D scanners…more »

Human Ear Scaffold 3D Model

Recently there have been groundbreaking advances in regenerative medicine, thanks in part to 3D printers. Bioengineers are close to being able to 3D print new body parts such as ears and noses. Up until now scientists were only able to print simple structures, such as blood vessels or an airway scaffold to aid breathing. But…more »

Mary Rose Archers Skull 3D Modeled

British scientists have reconstructed the face of one of Henry VIII’s elite archers using 3D printing and a forensic expert. The archer died in 1545 when the Mary Rose sank in the Solent, the strait between the Isle of Wight and the south coast of England, along with over 500 men who were also on…more »


Makerbot Factory from Gizmodo on Vimeo. Makerbot launched the Replicator 2 a little while ago and to cater for customer demand they have just opened their new factory last week. Gizmondo managed to snag a guided tour of the south Brooklyn facility. The 50,000 square-feet factory is staffed by one hundred “productors” who assemble each…more »

Amazon 3D Printer Store

Amazon have just launched a store for 3D printers, consumables and accessories which may bring the technology to more homes and businesses. There’s a selection of 3D printers from Makerbot, FlashForge, Afinia and fabbster with prices ranging from $1,099 to over $2,300 and there’s even some used 3D printers for sale. These entry-level machines are…more »

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