Strati, The World’s First 3D Printed Car, Took Only 44 Hours to Print

Strati[1] One day, in the not-too-distant future, you’ll be able to walk into a car dealership, choose a design — including the number of seats — and have a 3D printed car by the end of the day. This is Jay Rogers’ vision. Rogers is the CEO of Local Motors, the company that just built the […]

Print an iPhone 6

iPhone_6_Plus_v03_preview_featured As soon as Apple announced the new, larger iPhones, cries went up, prompted by the sheer size of the new devices. “Will it fit in the pocket of my skinny jeans?” “How will it sit in my small hands?” “Can it double as a cheeseboard?” These valid questions are hard to answer without a tangible […]

3D-Printed Bump Key Can Open Almost Any Lock

3D-Printed Bump Key Bump keys are primitive tools used by locksmiths (and HAXoRZ) to knock open simple locks. Until now, many locks were secure simply because they were too complex to be bumped and, as a result, you had a bit of security by obscurity. That’s all changing. Created by Jos Weyers and Christian Holler, these keys are […]

Architect 3D Print an Entire Castle

Architect 3D Print an Entire Castle A Minnesota architect has built a 3D printed castle in just under 4 months. Whether he used the world’s largest MakerBot or something else to print it is unclear. All we know is that whatever he used was capable of extruding layer upon layer of smooth concrete. Andy Rudenko wanted to 3D print a castle […]

TurboRoo, The Chihuahua With No Front Legs, Can Walk Again

TurboRoo Is there any cute animal 3D printing can’t save? Just look at TurboRoo, a tiny Chihuahua born without front legs, who has been given a new “leash” on life thanks to a Makerbot and a 3D designer from 3dyn. Mark Deadrick, president of 3dyn, saw TurboRoo’s call for wheels on the Internet and designed a small wheeled cart, estimating […]

Disney Conquers Physics, Creates Impossible Spinning Tops

Disney Conquers Physics, Creates Impossible Spinning Tops Have you ever been sitting around bored and found yourself trying to get some random household object — a battery, a pen, whatever — to spin around like a top? Disney has taken that idea to a pretty grand extreme. Combining the power of 3D printing and some damned clever physics work, they’ve worked out a […]