Space travel to startups, 3D printing without limits – PHX Startup Week

Photo contribution Thomas Hawthorne While the majority of us won’t become astronauts, we can certainly learn to 3D print like one. In December 2014, NASA emailed a design file of a ratchet wrench to the International Space Station where the astronauts 3D printed the first tool in space. Back here on Earth, if you want to … Read more

Hand-held 3D printing pen brings out the creative kid in you – set to retail in 2014

Forget spending thousands of dollars to get started with 3D printing, the 3Doodler, by WobbleWorks, is the world’s first 3D drawing pen that allows you to create amazing objects without the need for software. [youtube]http://youtu.be/DQWyhezIze4[/youtube]   The co-founder and CEO of WobbleWorks Max Bogue said, “We wanted to create something that didn’t require technical knowledge … Read more

3D Printing cos. roll out compact and consumer-friendly models- CES 2014

At the 2014 Consumer Electronics Show the big 3D printing companies, MakerBot, 3D Systems and XYZ Printing came out in force to showcase the awesome of what a novice to professional can do with a 3D printer. For the startups vying for attention in this sector, they were certainly overshadowed and had to fight for … Read more

Printed Food, a Tracheal Splint and Guns. What Does the Future Hold for 3D Printing?

3D printing or “making” has received a lot of attention in the press recently based on some new developments in the technology. But, is 3D printing a good thing for our future? What do experts say? On May 22, 2013, Drs. Glenn Green and Scott Hollister used 3D printing to design and make an absorbable … Read more

The Rise of 3D printing

The growth of 3D printing in the Valley is accelerating and innovators are doing what they can to make sure the country’s 13th largest metropolitan area does not miss out on what some are calling the new industrial revolution. When Wired magazine editor Chris Anderson stepped down to become the CEO of his company, 3DRobotics, … Read more

3D printed objects rising out of a pool of dark liquid

A large figure rises out from the darkness of the swamp and turns into this humanoid/plant elemental creature – it was the vision I had when a 3D printed sphere ascended into the light out of a pool of midnight colored liquid resin. NewPro3D, a Vancover-based company, showcased their 3D printer with Intelligent Liquid Interface (ILI) … Read more

Phoenix Fashion Week struts 3D printed monocles, laser cut jackets and new app for fashionistas

Tech is increasingly becoming a bigger part of the fashion industry — from apps, to 3D printing. At Phoenix Fashion Week this year, designer Azmara Asefa showcased her clothing designs. Models strutted down the runway with her laser cut jackets and 3D printed jewelry and monocles.   For the runway, Azmara created laser cut eye … Read more

Local Motors unveils new 3D printed car design

Video contribution from Austin Paetow We’ve seen 3D printed wood, chocolate, and even pizza, but the future of 3D printing includes something bigger and more powerful — cars. Manufacturing technology company Local Motors announced their winning 3D-printed car design as part of Project Redacted Tuesday. The 3D car designed by Kevin Lo will be highway … Read more

Weird and wild things you can 3D print with new filaments

CES came with its fair share of crazy 3D printing projects. One of the trends for this industry are the new filaments hitting the marketplace such as carbon fiber, wood, metal, stone, chocolate and more. For some of the larger companies, MakerBot and 3D Systems, there was a significant emphasis on the educational programs and printing projects to … Read more

Army MREs have a new ally, the 3D printed pizza

Imagine a chicken fajita tortilla dinner having a shelf life of over three years, and once it’s time to eat it, that mexi-dish tastes like the best meal you’ve had in a long time. For our United States Armed Forces, those dishes are known as Meals Ready-to-Eat (MREs) and are the main operational food ration … Read more

3D print a house, car… or a heart

The evolution of 3D printing has been accelerating, from faster print times to more precise detail in finished pieces. With footprints forming in medical breakthroughs, innovative and sustainable home construction, and even printable treats, the once niche craft is also becoming more widespread and available for use. Amazon joined onto a trend set by other … Read more

Chocolate, lipstick and a bedroom – 3D printers are lovestruck

The 3D printing industry has grown vastly over the past few years, with advancements in the food, beauty, and housing industries-and now you can impress your date with a few printed items. Here are a few 3D printing innovations that might spice up your romantic relationship. Food Can it really be done…3D printed food? The … Read more

ASU and Phoenix Children's Hospital build 3D printed hearts for pre-op strategies

Arizona State University and Phoenix Children’s Heart Center at Phoenix Children’s Hospital, which is the premier regional referral center in the Southwest and is the fifth-largest program of its kind in the country, have teamed up to perform what is believed to be the first virtual implantation of a pioneering artificial heart. Physicians and ASU engineers are … Read more

3D Hubs – find your community of local 3D printers

What does networking, Do It Yourself (DIY) and 3D printing all have in common? 3D Hubs! 3D Hubs is an online network focused solely on the maker community and uniting like-minded individuals who love to imagine, create, and produce 3D printed objects. 3D Hubs’ vision is to provide consumers easy access to nearby owners of … Read more

3D Systems and Hershey's partner up to print chocolate

As if 3D printed candy wasn’t enough to satisfy your sweet tooth, 3D Systems has announced a multi-year joint development agreement with Hershey, the largest producer of chocolate in North America and global leader in chocolate, sweets and refreshments. The dynamic duo will come together to explore and develop innovative opportunities for using 3D printing … Read more

3D printed sugar cubes for your coffee

What could be better than regular 3D printing? Printing something that you can eat! CES visitors were the first to get a taste of edible goodies produced by 3D Systems’ ChefJet series of 3D printers. The company launched an entirely new, kitchen-ready 3D printer category for edibles. These printers are the perfect addition to any … Read more