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A local detour

I was getting impatient waiting for my second print from Shapeways to arrive and was starting to feel that the service was a bit problematic on two fronts: it’s fairly expensive given the low Canadian dollar; and, while time to print seems reasonable, delivery was a total of ten days for my first order (four of which were stuck in customs).  445 more words

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GrabCAD ~ Golden Gear Award

I received a very nice email today from Ben at GrabCAD.com informing they are sending me one of their 2015 Golden Gear Awards for the category of ‘ 266 more words


3D Printed Graffiti - Let's Keep Building

I’d previously read this article back when it came out in 2012 and I repeatedly think about it and how it is still relevant and remains a minimally explored method of artistic expression in the graffiti world. 255 more words

Mattel Is Using 3D Printing to Resurrect An Old Hit

Mattel kicked off New York Toy Fair with a big announcement: the world’s largest toy maker is embracing the still-evolving 3D printing technology.

The Barbie and Hot Wheels maker gave… 384 more words


Practical Magic: Dual Extrusion

You’ve heard the talk: Ada’s the new printer in town and she came packing two extruders.  But what exactly does that mean?

First, the basics: 514 more words

5 Examples of the Revolution of 3D Printing in the Sciences

Here is a quick list re-visiting some of the more innovative and thought-provoking applications or ideas surrounding 3D printing in the sciences over the past few years: 410 more words


Singapore wants to 3D print skyscrapers

In the future, constructing skyscrapers may be as simple as following the instructions on a Lego model—albeit on a much grander scale.

The city-state of Singapore has invested S$150 million (roughly $100 million) into the Singapore Centre for 3D Printing at Nanyang Technological University to test out 3D printing concrete blocks on a large scale. 196 more words