Custom Body Parts

The applications of 3D printing is simply mind-blowing. Let your imagination go wild and just think of some of the things that could happen. A good example of this is in the movie The Fifth Element which shows a fantastic 3D printer repairing the body of a crash victim with only the hand as a reference – far-fetched but amazing in concept. Continue reading

The 3D Modeling Gallery

The 3D Modeling Gallery, the place where you download your favorite 3D models for 3D printing or Upload your favorite 3D models for others to download or buy. The market place is really heating up, there is new functions, new products new ways of downloading, cloud slicing and new ways of selling your digital content.  Continue reading

3D Scanning and 3D Printing

3D Scanning is going to propel the 3D printing industry into main stream retail for one reason. That reason is, the easier it is to scan, the easier it is to make custom products – and you can make a lot of custom products with 3D printing. It is definitely a 3D marriage. Continue reading

Nepal needs 3D Printing

The question is – how can 3D printing help the people of Nepal?

With the awful disaster in Nepal, it made me think, how we can use 3D printing to help those people, to help anyone in an emergency.  The first solution that comes to mind is the 3D printed buildings, in China they 3D printed 10 houses in 24 hours, that would help solve some of the building issues in Nepal right now. The temporary secure structures that could be printed include hospitals, shelters, offices, storage and docks. It may even be possible for the construction material to be harvested from the collapsed buildings. Continue reading

The 3D Printing .STL War

3D printing gets a lot of press and that’s because the things you can make with a 3D printer can be remarkable. 3D printed bones, ears, corneas, pizzas, houses, space stations, solar panels, planes, cars, jewellery, tech accessories, cats its almost limitless what can be printed but we aren’t actually creating them on the 3D printer we are creating them on 3D modeling software. Continue reading

3D Printing Fails

Got a 3D printer? If so, you have likely experienced 3D Printing Fails. A 3D printing fail is the point that you’re beautifully crafted 3D model turns into a blob of molten plastic or if you’re lucky a piece of 3D printed abstract art. 3D printing fails are part of the experience of 3D printing, typically the more detail you have in a model the higher the chance of failure, 3D printer maintenance and material can also effect this. As the 3D printing industry continues to grow what will we do with all of these 3D printing fails? Continue reading