UK Designers Develop Miniature Phone Charger with 3D Printing (Video)

When considering that nearly everybody carries a smartphone these days – in addition to their keys and wallet – it makes perfect sense why so many designers and manufacturers have been actively designing accessories ranging from speakers and cases to stands and sleeves for the mobile devices.  However, the one problem that everybody runs into is also among one of the most difficult to solve: battery life.   Continue reading “UK Designers Develop Miniature Phone Charger with 3D Printing (Video)”

Google Ventures Raises $100mn Funding to Develop 3D Printing Startup

Carbon3D Inc., a Silicon Valley based 3D printing company working at the intersection of hardware, software and molecular science, today announced it has secured a $100 million funding round led by Google Ventures. The financing will support Carbon3D as it continues to develop technology and materials that will enable customers to address the fundamental limitations of conventional 3D printing as they move toward a flexible 3D manufacturing solution. Continue reading “Google Ventures Raises $100mn Funding to Develop 3D Printing Startup”

Gizmo 3D Printer Capable of Printing Objects in 6 Minutes (Video)

Active members of the 3D printing community will doubtlessly recall the uproar caused a few months ago, when the Australian-made Gizmo 3D DLP printer was unveiled – the machine that could become the world’s fastest high quality 3D printer. It hit the web with force with a video illustrating its ‘Continous 3D printing’ DLP technique, and its crowdfunding debut in the fall of 2015 is still eagerly awaited. Continue reading “Gizmo 3D Printer Capable of Printing Objects in 6 Minutes (Video)”

3D-Printed Bricks Can Be Filled with Water to Bring Down Temperatures

We’ve previously seen designers use the presence of swimming pools or take advantage of prevailing winds to help passively cool homes. But what if every brick used to build a house could cool it down? Design studio Emerging Objects has come out with 3D-printed porous bricks called Cool Bricks that can be filled with water to bring down temperatures. Continue reading “3D-Printed Bricks Can Be Filled with Water to Bring Down Temperatures”

French Company Designs Fully Playable Electric Violin Using 3D Printing

With the help of musical artist and violinist Laurent Bernadac, French company 3Dvarius designed a fully playable electric violin using the most advanced 3D printing technology and based on the traditional Stradivarius. Printed as a single piece, the process combines the precision of computer renderings and the time honored skills of violin making. Continue reading “French Company Designs Fully Playable Electric Violin Using 3D Printing”