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3D-printed splint saves infant's life

Half a millennium after Johannes Gutenberg printed the bible, researchers printed a 3D splint that saved the life of an infant born with severe tracheobronchomalacia, a birth defect that causes the airway to collapse.

Posted: Jul 11th, 2013

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Invention transforms plain surfaces into low-cost touch screens

Imagine turning a whiteboard, glass window or even a wooden table top into a responsive, touch sensitive surface. A low cost system developed by Nanyang Technological University, based on the principles of vibration and imaging that is able to track the movements of multiple fingers and of objects, can do just that.

Posted: Jul 10th, 2013

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Underwater propulsion from a 3D printer

Nature inspires creativity: in building a silent propulsion system for boats and water sport devices, researchers used the octopus as their role model. The system can be produced at a low cost and in a single step with a 3D printer.

Posted: Jul 1st, 2013

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botObjects' full color 3D desktop printer

botObjects who recently announced the ProDesk3D, the world's first Full Color 3D Desktop Printer, are taking another leap ahead of expectation, opening for early orders as of today.

Posted: May 23rd, 2013

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3D print your own headphones, including the audio jack (w/video)

The Low Fi Hi Tech headphones is a research Project to find out a way to create a fully functional pair of audio headphones without any manufactured part, this means all the parts of this headset are raw materials, such as wire, tape, solder, magnets and of course 3D printed parts.

Posted: Apr 16th, 2013

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Concrete jewellery wins 'Red Dot Award'

Still think concrete is a lumpy, coarse and dreary material? It's time to think again. Viennese jeweller Thomas Hauser uses a special sprayed concrete mix to make his ornate jewellery.

Posted: Mar 21st, 2013

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The future of clothing: 3D printing your own clothes

A project by industrial designer Joshua Harris, the clothing printer takes the whole 3D printing thing to a whole new level. This concept would bring clothing production into the home, potentially eliminating the need for closets, washing machines and dryers.

Posted: Mar 19th, 2013

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3Doodler - the world's first 3D printing pen

3Doodler is the world's first and only 3D Printing Pen. Using ABS plastic (the material used by many 3D printers), 3Doodler draws in the air or on surfaces. It's compact and easy to use, and requires no software or computers.

Posted: Feb 20th, 2013

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