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Transformer Model Car Made from 3D Printed Parts

| 3D Printers, RepRap, Toy Making | December 4, 2012

This has got to be the coolest “toy” ever created. In this video we can see that it’s a fully working 1/12 scale “Transformer” remote control model car. This Transforer car has been in development for over 10 years and BraveRobotics in Japan have created around 8 previous different development versions before reaching the current…more »

Apollo Moon Missions Brought Back Rocks

Recent research at Washington State University has shown that it should be possible to use a 3D printer to create objects from melted lunar rock material. The Moon is currently seen as a stepping stone for other long range space missions to Mars, even though President Obama canceled Nasa’s project to return to the Moon…more »

Formlabs Form1 3D Printer

A 3D printer project developed by researchers at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) which raised funds through a Kickstarter project is being sued by 3D Systems. The Formlabs Form 1 3D printer raised almost $3million from 2,000 Kickstarter users which promised a Form 1 printer to all those who pledged more than $2,299. Both Formlabs…more »

3D Printed James Bond Aston DB5

One of the most famous cars in movie history is James Bond’s Aston Martin DB5. It made its first appearance in Goldfinger released in 1964 and has made cameo appearances in several Bond films since. For the latest instalment in the franchise, Skyfall, the DB5 was to appear in several scenes, including one where it…more »

3D Printed Guitar

The 3D Print Show, held in London England last month, showcased some of the latest applications for 3D printing. One of the most interesting projects there was a band who performed using 3D printed musical instruments. The guitarists played lead and bass guitars that had their bodies 3D printed and the drummer used 3D printed…more »

3D Printer Creates Ceramic Bricks

The Building Bytes project led by Brian Peters, co-founder of Amsterdam-based Design Lab Workshop, aims to develop new methods of fabrication for use in architecture. One of these new technologies is using 3D-printers to print bricks from ceramic materials. Peters has been working with 3D printers for the past few yeas and wanted to develop…more »

Shapeways New York 3D Printing Lab

Shapeways is a 3D printing startup founded in 2007 by several Phillips Electronics employees and allows users to upload their designs that are then printed in a variety of materials. On October 19th they opened their new 3D printing factory in Long Island City New York with future plans to house 50 printers for their…more »

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