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3D-printed TSA master keys put travellers’ luggage at risk

A group of lock-picking and security enthusiasts have published a set of CAD files to Github that anyone can use to 3-D print a precisely measured set of the TSA¿s master keys for its ‘approved’ locks. Lock picker uses 3D printer to recreate TSA master luggage key that can open locks used by millions of…

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3D Printing Could Help Save Avocado and Landscape Trees

The polyphagous shothole borer is a beetle that has a symbiotic relationship with a fungus (Fusarium euwallaceae). The beetle-fungus complex causes severe damage to avocado and landscape trees. As this video shows, researchers at the University of California, Riverside are using 3D printing technology to accelerate their study of the beetle-fungus complex. Produced by UCR’s…

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Meet Travis Teetor

3D Printing at the UA Libraries from University of Arizona Libraries on Vimeo. After watching University of Arizona’s Library’s video on 3D printing, we immediately contacted the narrator of the video, Travis Teetor. Travis is the operations manager of University of Arizona’s library. Read further to find out more about him and his advice on starting your own 3D printing community!…

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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!…

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3D Printing Basics

What is 3D Printing? 3D Printing (often called rapid prototyping or additive manufacturing) is a manufacturing process that allows computer generated 3D models to be transformed into physical objects through a layered printing process. How did it start? 3D printing was initially devised in the 90s as a means to produce relatively inexpensive prototype parts…

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Welcome to Spyder 3D World!

Welcome to Spyder 3D World: Join our 3D Design Community! Spyder 3D World is a new 3D printing community on the web – a place to dream, design, discover, share and sell 3D printing innovations. We’re dedicated to exploring the limitless possibilities of imaging, and taking designs to the next dimension. Showcase Your Designs: It’s…