Shapeways CEO On 3D Printing Gold, Generation Minecraft And Bringing Memes To Life

peter-weijmarshausen-shapeways3 What’s the future of additive manufacturing?  In a wide-ranging talk here at TechCrunch Disrupt NY with John Biggs, Shapeways CEO Peter Weijmarshausen, discussed the current state of play for the 3D printing services business which was founded back in 2007 — and recently added gold to its playbook of maker materials. The business, which can turn out about […]

Tinkercad Raises $1 Million, Aims To Popularize 3D Printing

tinkercad-plane-small-window Tinkercad, a startup that aims to introduce browser-based 3D printing CAD to the masses, has landed $1M in seed funding from True Ventures, Jaiku founder Jyri Engestrom, Delicious founder Joschua Schachter, Eghosa Omogui and Taher Haveliwala. The company’s mission is to ‘reach and teach’ a wide audience on the use of CAD software and creating ‘fun and meaningful’ […]

These Kids Are 3D-Printing Their Education

These Kids Are 3D-Printing Their Education A group of junior high and high school students in Cambridge, Mass., are part of an experimental education program that aims to prove they’re capable of solving real-world problems early with the help of 3D printers, Arduino and group collaboration. Co-founders Saeed Arida, David Wang and Saba Ghole started NuVu Studio as a way to apply their dissertation theory, which claims that […]

Mink Is A 3D Printer For Makeup

mink21 3D printing is all the rage these days, but for now, it’s mostly centered around little plastic doo-dads. The Mink, launching today on the Disrupt NY stage, is a bit different. The little printer lets users choose any color on the web, or in the real world, and using simple already-existing software, print that color into […]