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3D Printed Aston Martin DB4

Replica Aston Martin DB4 Created with a Solidoodle 3D Printer

| 3D Printers, Model Making | July 30, 2013

Ivan Sentch is a car nut from New Zealand who is no strange to making replica cars and is currently working on a project to make an Aston Martim DB4 using his Solidoodle 3D printer. Unlike the Urbee car which is fully 3D printed, Ivan is using his Solidoodle to print the ‘plug’ from which…more »

Enrico Dini 3D Printer Documentary

Enrico Dini built the world’s largest 3D printer, the D-Shape, which he is using to build houses and other buildings to show how this new construction technique can be successfully utilized. A new documentary film, called The Man Who Prints Houses, by film makers Marc Webb and Jack Wake-Walker charts the ups and downs as…more »

Yamada Denki

Japanese consumers are now able to buy a 3D printer from a high street store with the announcement that the 3D Systems Cube 3D printers are now available at Yamada Denki. Yamada Denki is one of the largest consumer retailers in Japan with 2,729 outlets across the country. “We are honored to have a leading…more »

Ford 3D Printed Shift Knob

Ford engineer Zachary Nelson has created a vibrating haptic shift knob for a Ford Mustang that vibrates at the optimum shifting point. It is made from the motor from a Microsoft Xbox 360 game controller and is controlled via Bluetooth. Shift indicators have been generally fitted to race cars to let the driver know when…more »

3D Printed Hermit Crab Home

Japanese artist Aki Inomata has 3D printed custom shelters for her hermit crabs. Her work entitled “Why Not Hand Over a ‘Shelter’ to Hermit Crabs?” is being shown at the “memento vivere/memento phantasma” exhibition which is being held at the French Embassy in Japan. She was inspired by the moving of the French Embassy, in…more »

3D Printed Fertile Watch

Researchers at Birmingham City University in the UK have digitally scanned precious antique items from the Cheapside Hoard and created 3D printed replicas, which will be shown at the Museum of London in October. Museums and artists are using 3D printing to help bring artwork and antiquities to life and give us the opportunity to…more »

CES 2014 3D Printer TechZone

The 2014 International CES show in Las Vegas will have a 4,400 square foot 3D Printing TechZone so that manufacturers can show off their latest products to the public. The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) have announced that they have sold out of space for the 3,000 sq ft space originally set aside. It has now…more »

Disney 3D Photo Software

Researchers at Disney in Zurich have developed computer software which can create high resolution 3D models from digital photographs. A specially designed algorithm is able to analyze the light and shade areas of an image to calculate the depth of the objects and creates a 3D reconstruction of the scene. This software is ideally suited…more »

3D Printed Rifle Fired

A Canadian man has successfully fired the world’s first 3D printed rifle, but the test was not a complete success as the firing caused a 2 inch crack on both sides of the barrel. After Defense Distributed posted plans for the Liberator pistol online in May they were downloaded thousands of times before being taken…more »

Shapeways Gold Plated Brass Skull

Shapeways, the 3D printing marketplace service, has launched a new Gold Plated Brass material that is perfect for those selling jewelry designs. After launching the Premium Silver material several months ago Shapeways have upped the bling factor and produces a material that looks just like solid gold. For jewelry designers 3D printing is the perfect…more »

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