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Prince Harry David Cameron Makie Dolls

Prince Harry and UK Prime Minister Cameron Receive Personalized 3D Printed Makie Dolls

| News, Toy Making | May 16, 2013

The Brits have invaded NYC to promote their country with the GREAT Britain / Innovation is GREAT campaign to drum up interest in British companies and products. MakieLabs were the only British tech company invited and they handed out Makie Dolls to attendees including HRH Prince Harry and UK Prime Minister David Cameron. Makie dolls…more »

3D Printed Nixie Tube Clock Case

If you like clocks and older technologies then this 3D printed Nixie tube clock is for you. Nixie tubes are filled with neon and glow when current is passed through a digit shaped filament. Thingiverse user mouserunner decided to 3D print his own case for the Nixie clock kit he bought off eBay rather than…more »

3D Printed Zelda Items

A Legend of Zelda fan has modeled the game’s quest items from the original game so they can be 3D printed using the Shapeways service. 3D printers are ideal for these types of custom products which have a limited production run and would also be difficult to bring to market with other manufacturing methods. The…more »

Buccaneer Pirate3D Printer

There seems to be a new low-cost 3D printer launched every week, most aiming for funding on Kickstarter, but this project sets itself apart from the rest with its high-tech almost Apple-like design. The Buccaneer 3D printer is being developed by Pirate3D as an easy-to-use, affordable and stylish machine. It’s touted as “the world’s most…more »

Stratasys for A 3D World

3D printer manufacturer Stratasys reported its first-quarter 2013 results before markets opened yesterday with an increase in revenue from $44.96 million to $97.21 million compared to Q1 2012. Adjusted diluted earnings per share (EPS) were $0.43 compared to $0.32 in Q1 2012, which compared to the Thomson Reuters estimates for EPS of $0.38 and $98.07…more »

Kim Dotcom Mega File Sharing Site

Kim Dotcom, founder of the file-sharing website Mega has┬ávoluntarily┬átaken down the design files for Defense Distributed’s 3D printed gun. This is only days after Defcad.org complied with a government request to remove the 3D design files from their own site. Since the “Liberator” 3D printed gun was unleashed on the world last week after being…more »

Matterform Photon 3D Scanner

The Matterform Photon 3D scanner Indiegogo crowdsourcing project has become the highest funded Canadian project with total funding of $471,000. Initially seeking $81,000 to build and sell their cheap 3D scanner the Toronto based company now has enough money to make 5 times as many scanners as initially planned. When we initally wrote about this…more »

Stratasys for A 3D World

3D printer company Stratasys has announced that they are collaborating with German company Scheu Dental GmbH to offer orthodontic labs a complete digital solution. 3D printing has proved useful in the dental orthodontics field as part of a complete digital solution and is becoming the industry standard way to operate. A digital system allows orthodontist…more »

3D Printed Gun Eurostar

Only a week after the first 3D printed gun was fired two reporters from the UK’s Mail on Sunday newspaper have demonstrated the security concerns of the weapon by smuggling it through metal detectors onto a Paris bound Eurostar train from London. The 3D files for the Liberator gun were downloaded over 100,000 times before…more »

Disney Carbon-Freeze Me 3D Printed Carbonite

Disney’s Hollywood Studios are bringing back their Carbon-Freeze Me experience to their Star Wars Weekends during May and June this year. The Star Wars franchise is all about the merchandizing, and now that Disney have taken over they have added a personalized touch for the film’s fans that can only be achieved with 3D printing….more »

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