The Race to Space

Millions of people tuned in to watch American astronauts Neil Armstrong, Michael Collins, and Edwin Aldrin make a ground breaking journey to the moon. The spacecraft launched from Cape Kennedy on July 16, 1969 and landed on the moon on July 20, 1969. Cindy Jory, a 3D printing hobbyist, was one of those millions of people…

Surf’s Up on the Streets

“When life gives you lemons, make lemonade”, is a common phrase that many people use to explain that whenever you face something challenging, you should try to make the most out of it. Austin Otto, a mechanical engineer at the University of St. Thomas, has the ability to turn a problem into a solution. When…

When Two Worlds Collide

What if a board game could come to life, where the pieces became reality? Robbie Cochran, a computer-aided design (CAD) drafter for a telecommunications company, uses his talents to transform a one dimensional game into a 3 dimensional one. One of his favorite games that he has designed was Settlers of Catan game pieces. He…

Save Our Wildlife

Not a day goes by that an elephant is hunted for its tusks, a tiger for its fur, a rhino for its horn, or a sea turtle for its meat, eggs, and shell. Even though it may be illegal in some countries to kill these animals, it sadly isn’t illegal in every country. There are…

The City of Waters

Surrounded by various lakes and rivers is the beautiful city of Minneapolis. Its name derives from the Greek word “mini” and “polis”, which means the “city of waters”. With some of the tallest skyscrapers and skylines in the United States, Minneapolis is a place with breathtaking views. Mikhail Tikh, an aspiring design engineer and maker,…

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3D Printer Fixes Printing Mistakes

Personal fabrication is currently a one-way process: Once an object has been fabricated with a 3D printer, it cannot be changed anymore; any change requires printing a new version from scratch. In this paper, we propose a different approach: instead of re-printing the entire object from scratch, we suggest patching the existing object and replacing…

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Imagine That 3D

Imagine That 3D offers a range of services from sketching your design to sculpting and printing. Imagine That 3D harnesses the power of 3D printing to help customers produce and share designs with the world, making product design more accessible, personal and inspiring. Imagine That 3D’s main goal is to become more than just a…

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Turn your 3D printer into a cash register!

Make Your Directory Listing Stand Out. Get listed on the Spyder 3D World commission-free printer directory. Customers will contact you directly, and you keep whatever you charge. Follow this guide to create an effective directory listing. Table of Contents: Are you registered and logged in? Enter your essential info. Add pics, pics and more pics!…