High-schoolers in Hong Kong set Guinness World Record for biggest 3D printed sculpture display

Lately, a new week also means a new World Record for 3D printing! At least a week ago, 1,236 students from 123 different secondary schools across Hong Kong set the World Record Guinness for the biggest 3D printed sculpture display. The giant model, which represents Hong Kong’s harbour side in miniature, consist of 1,214 3D […]

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Urn for Garden of Innocence Project, Part 1; 3D Printing Urns for Unknown Children

Garden of Innocence (GOI) provides dignified burials and cremation urn for abandoned or unidentified children. Every year GOI works with woodworkers who donate handmade caskets and cremation urns to properly bury these children. After watching the video by April Wilkerson about the urn she made, I was inspired to put my 3D printer to use for […]

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11 3D Prints for your Household

There is a public misconception that 3D prints are for toys and trinkets, not for household use. While I’ll admit it is tempting to 3D print trinkets like Baby Groot and fidget spinners , I actually have utilized my 3D printers for household use. In the 2 years I have use 3D printers, I have […]

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University to develop 3D printed water treatment for contaminated drinking water

Researches at University of Bath, UK, hope to develop a 3D printed household water treatment (HWT) system for people who don’t have access to a centralized water supply in developing countries. The water supply system would cost $6.50 USD and be able to produce up to 35 liters of clean drinking water a day. 650 […]

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3D printing for kids: Top 11 fun and useful files to 3D Print for your Toddler

Hi everybody! a couple of days after launching the  Top 10 3D Printing Projects for Kids I was asked by many people to find more age-appropriate things for their little ones, so here it is! funny but also useful tools specially designed for children under 5. This is what we call 3D printing for toddlers: 3D […]

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French Design studio combines technology + craft to manufacture colorful 3D printed watch collection

Who wouldn’t love to use 3D printed accessories in a normal basis? Lyon-based design studio notaroberto-boldrini just launched a new project after the acquisition of the Zortrax M200 3D printer. Dubbed under the name of .STEP, this is a 3D printed watch collection that combines technology and craft process. About the creation of Watch.Step 3D […]

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Top 5 3D Printers Under $300

There’s an age old question in 3D printing: What’s the best 3D Printer I can get for under $300 USD? It’s a question that makes even the most seasoned 3D printing expert shake with frustration. The worst part is that everyone has their own opinions on what 3D printers under $300 should be. Should it […]

Top 5 3D printers under $300 USD

Add full color graphics to 3D Printed parts with Hydro Dipping guide by Adafruit

Learn how to Add full color graphics to 3D Printed parts using Hydro Dipping technique! Hey guys! guess what? I just found that, a few weeks ago, Adafruit published a full guide to hydro dipping your 3D prints and it is definitely a good option if you want to give a nice finish to all your projects […]

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Honest Joy Filament Review: Solid Economy PLA, HIPS and Nylon Filament

Feiyang Group (Honest Joy) contacted 3D-PT recently to review their production line of 3D printing filaments. Honest Joy sent me a generous sample of 14 different colors and types of filament to test. This sample had a mix of colorful PLA’s, HIPS, and Nylons. Color Change PLA’s Honest Joy currently sells filaments in 1.75 mm […]

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Students from Mexico use a 3D printer to create synthetic bone implants

Mexican students create bone implants from a third-generation material that promotes bone growth Students from Benemérita Universidad Autónoma de Puebla (BUAP) in Puebla, Mexico, made use of a 3D printing machine to create biocompatible bone implants from special material; this method is capable of regenerating bone tissue and could actually replace the use of existing alternatives. […]

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Ultrafine Particles and Fumes From 3D Printers: How Dangerous are They?

What You May Have Heard Anyone that’s been active in the 3D printing community for very long has heard the stories. Children having trouble breathing or an asthma attack occurring after prolonged exposure to “toxic fumes” from a 3D printer. There are always alarmists surrounding new technology and 3D printers are not exempt. But how […]

Printrbot and Polar3D introduce Printrbelt; a new conveyor belt 3D printer

Printrbot and Polar3D develop a new conveyor belt 3D printer While it isn’t a new concept, the conveyor belt 3D printer idea is gaining more and more popularity this year. Prove of this ‘trend’ popping up is the recent launching of the Printrbelt 3D printer, which just debuted last week after its successful development by […]

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