Prosthetic Eyes Made Affordable

In 2010, a British company called Fripp Design and Research began a project with the Manchester Metropolitan University to develop a solution to a global healthcare problem. Together they found that people who were in need of prosthetic eyes were unable to obtain them due to its high cost. As a result, they teamed up…

Making the Impossible Possible

Science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) education are on a rise that is providing hands on experience to students. Students are not just learning what they read in their textbooks, but are learning to apply critical thinking and innovative ideas. One major organization that supports this form of education is FIRST. It stands for inspiration…

In a galaxy not that far away…

In a galaxy not that far away, there lives a young aspiring mechanical engineer named Daniel Olson who used his wits,  skills, and a little inspiration from his dad to create a motorized Star Wars AT-AT. “For a while I had wanted to make some sort of mechanical walking mechanism,” Olson said. After printing different gears, it gave…

Add a Little Color to Your World

Colors have a fascinating way of bringing just about anything to life. Jason Powell, a student from Columbia University is capable of combining twelve different colors to create and design simple yet inspiring 3D models. Taking a DIY approach to 3D printing, Powell redesigned his Rostock Max to print multi-colored pieces such as the multi-colored vases…

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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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3D printed objects are toxic

Researchers at the University of California, Riverside Bourns College of Engineering found zebrafish embryos die at alarming rates when exposed to certain 3D printed materials. The question that many public safety services may have after the result is the proper method in disposing waster materials from 3D printers. What do you think about the safety…

3D Jack-O’-Lantern for Halloween!

It’s October which means Halloween is coming soon. Check out this 3D Jack-o’-lantern created by North Shore 3D printing Club and New England Creative! Say goodbye to rotten pumpkin and hello to a 3D Jack-O’ Lantern! Tell us about your 3D design ideas for Halloween!