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Category: 3D Thursday

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How-To: 3D Print a Video Game Figurine

Creating figurines of your favorite video games characters can be easy. In-game models are ripe for full-color 3D printing. A lot of 3D printing companies offer that serivce. All you have to do is package the files correctly. Check out how.Read more on…

How to Make a Customized (and Removable) Wrist Cast

Thousands of years ago, ancient cultures (Egyptians, Greeks, Hindus) used wooden splints wrapped with linen to secure broken bones. Hardened casts started popping up in different forms around 30 AD, incorporating anything from wax and resin, to seashel…

Prototypes That Last: Simple Tips for Making Durable Parts, Part 2

In the previous installment of Prototypes that Last, we investigated several simple, powerful ways of predicting and improving the load limits of the parts you make. That’s pretty cool, but we have conveniently overlooked the fact that the elastic de…

Extraterrestrial 3D Printing

In partnership with NASA, Made in Space, Inc. recently announced that they’ll be sending one of their custom 3D printers to the International Space Station in August of 2014. The benefits of being able to print in space are clear: envision the potentia…

Prototypes That Last: Simple Tips for Making Durable Parts, Part 1

Advances in low-cost 3D Printing and CNC Machining have made it easy for a growing number of hobbyists to design and manufacture complex parts in the privacy of their homes. But prototypes made out of PLA or machined out of HDPE often prove to have sur…

The Emergence of 4D Printing

MIT researcher Skylar Tibbits recently revealed some of his fascinating work in the field of self-assembling structures, coined “4D Printing”. The four dimensions in question here aren’t all spacial — the “4D” aspect utilizes three spacial dimensions,…

3D Printing a Functional Boat with Post-Consumer Milk Jugs

Last summer a student organization based out of the University of Washington, WOOF (Washington Open Object Fabricators), successfully created the world’s first 3D Printed Boat. The boat was printed on a large-format FDM printer, which was hacked togeth…

Lost PLA Casting from 3D Prints

Jeshua Lacock recounted his experience of casting metal parts directly from 3D Printed PLA with a fantastic photo-filled writeup and video. He prints the part with his Ultimaker and pours mold material around it before letting it set. After the mold ha…

Mind the Gap – How 3D Printers Will Make the Jump to Consumer Products

Mechanical Engineer Jeff Landrum examines the future of 3D Printing and how the recent rapid developments in the industry could lead to a new “killer product”. There’s a countless number of game-changing developments that could arise and lead to a trul…

How to Dye Your 3D Prints

Why pay more for colored prints when you can use off-the-shelf dyes to make them any color you want? Atlanta-based designer Colleen Jordan walks us through the simple process of dying 3D Printed parts from Shapeways, or a similar service, in just a few…