Bringing a Game Character to Life with 3D Printing: Interview with James W. Cain

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When James W. Cain tweeted a picture of a 3D Printed sculpture portraying Ubin, a character from The Banner Saga, it simply blew our mind. As one of the comments so succinctly stated, “Beautiful work! Really impressed with quality of the printout. Looks so crisp”, it was easy to fall in love with this impressive piece of 3D Printed art. Recently, I had a chance to interview the designer himself and get the story behind this magnificent 3D Printed sculpture. Read more…

LIX: The Smallest 3D Printing Pen in the World

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Big things occasionally come in small packages. Earlier this month we blogged about Spor, a pocket-sized solar charger in a 3D-printed case, but there are plenty of other Kickstarter campaigns that bring innovative 3D printing technologies into reality. If you have a passing interest in 3D printing, then you’ve most certainly read about the smallest 3D printing pen in the world, LIX.

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3D Print Your Way to the Finish Line

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Slot car racing has been popular among hobbyists since the 1960s; however, customizing slot cars with 3D Printing is quite a modern approach. Today we’re featuring four miniature 3D Printed cars that competed in the 2014 Slot Car Championships in Detroit as part of the RAPID Conference.

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i.materialise Is Getting into the World Cup Spirit!

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The long-awaited FIFA World Cup 2014 kicks off tonight in Sao Paolo, Brazil with a game between Brazil and Croatia. Soccer fans’ eyes will probably be glued to the TV from tonight through July 13th, but we thought we’d celebrate this festival in a more unique way this time: a soccer board game with 3D Printed players! Read more…

Thank You for Joining Us at the June 6th Meet-Up!

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The sunny Friday afternoon of June 6th was the perfect setting for a casual gathering of our 3D printing fans! As an online 3D printing service provider, we don’t get to see our customers, 3D printing enthusiasts, makers and designers in person everyday; that is why we’re particularly excited every time we host a meet-up. Feeling your passion for 3D printing is definitely what motivates us to achieve excellence in our service. A big thank you goes out to all the attendees who visited our headquarters! Read more…

Spor on Kickstarter: A Pocket-Sized Solar Charger in a 3D Printed Shell

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Many of you must know how depressing it can feel to be in a boring class or meeting with no outlet for distraction because your phone is at 2%. Or the frustration of travelling somewhere with limited access to a charge point and your phone is again at 2%. Spor, a handy solar battery charger in a 3D Printed shell, can solve both problems. Plus, how cool is it to carry the power of the sun in your pocket?

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Spotlight on Lou Keppler

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Lou Keppler is a significant part of the team at Materialise, our parent company.  As Product Development Principal, he has his hands in many projects and plays several roles in the evolution of the 3D printing process. 

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3D Printed Shoes, Inside and Out

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With 3D Printing technologies advancing day-by-day, creating a one-of-a-kind wearable product has become easier than ever. Today we’d like to introduce you to some perfectly personalized 3D Printed items made for walking. Read more to find out about the “next step” in 3D Printing.
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Yuri Pattison Challenges the Representation of Time and Space in ‘Colocation, Time Displacement’

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Have you ever wondered how digital media is changing our understanding of reality? If so, the latest exhibit at Minibar Artist Space in Stockholm might just be for you! Artist Yuri Pattison has created a new exhibit featuring 3D Printed replicas of meteorites to look at the distortions in our understanding of physical reality in the age of digital media. Read on to find out more details about this ambitious show!

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A Beginner’s Guide to 3D Printing

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In the world of standardization, 3D printing is a breath of fresh air because it provides a unique way to create finished products that stand out from the rest. If you have an eye for design and a passion to create, let this beginner’s 3D printing guide be the first step in your journey to self-expression.  Read more…