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Photizo Group: 3D printing survey

18.07.2014

Tracking the progression of 3D printing through its users has become increasingly important over the last couple of years. Many of the systems, products and services being developed by 3D printing companies all over the world are really starting to pay attention to what users what and how consumers use.... View Article

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Design Reality’s Goggle Project

17.07.2014

Having an idea and then making it a reality overnight is really exciting. While people have always been able to create, there’s no denying that 3D printing has made making very easy and incredibly quick – and this ability to rapidly prototype has always been 3D printing’s key strength in... View Article

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Choc Edge: Printing with Chocolate

10.07.2014

If you’re at all partial to learning about new technology, then you’ll probably be interested in that technology’s edible products – especially when it’s a custom-shaped chocolate. 3D printing has been a medium for creation with a huge variety of different materials, and for all sorts of reasons, the media... View Article

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The Uformit Internship

09.07.2014

The 3D printing community and industry has already offered all sorts of global opportunities for a huge variety of people. From enthusiastic start-ups to established businesses trying something new, it would seem that this technology knows no bounds – both in terms of application and occupation. With this in mind,... View Article

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3D printing paintings by Prixel

03.07.2014

In all sorts of original ways, 3D print technology is managing to support and develop discourse within cultural history, art history and museum studies. The digitisation of collections has been an important issues within such areas for many years. But only now is the true potential of 3D scanning and... View Article

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Definitions: The 3D Weaver

01.07.2014

The further it’s popularity develops, the more the definition of what 3D printing actually is varies. We’ve looked into different kinds of projects before on the blog – specifically with regards to the production of textiles. However, more and more projects are getting picked up by the online press as... View Article

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IRL : Unidentified Fabulous Objects

26.06.2014

Despite being a seemingly endless (and permanently relevant) subject explored by artists across a variety of mediums, the tension between physical and digital has never looked so good. Unidentified Fabulous Objects is the name of artistic collective Pussykrew‘s blog, which focuses on their stunning 3D print projects – many of... View Article

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The 3D Printshow Global Awards 2014

25.06.2014

Creating a platform for 3D printing is one of our most important aims at 3D Printshow. Exhibiting the technology on the show floor is an essential way to illustrate the developments being made within the industry – and our feature galleries stand as areas which can inspire by demonstrating what’s... View Article

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Akemake: the design gang

25.06.2014

Sometimes, choosing your 3D printer can be easier than choosing what to print. If you’re inspired by the idea of producing your own objects – but have no idea what to actually make, then have no fear. Akemake have got you covered with a selection of beatifully designed, fully 3D... View Article

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barack obama and 3d printing

24.06.2014

Recognising the meaning behind making is an essential part of progression – and this week, the concept was wholeheartedly embraced through The White House Maker Faire, hosted by US President Barak Obama. His support of American manufacture and local industry has resulted in the opening of various high-tech production hubs... View Article

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3D Printing goes Analog

19.06.2014

Throughout our more creative, design-focused feature galleries at 3D Printshow events, similar conversations always come about. Regardless of the project or the product, an apparent tension between cutting edge technology and personal, hand-made craft is often discussed. Should traditional techniques and materials combine with 3D printing, and can the outcome... View Article

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Stratasys: our Press & Content Sponsor

18.06.2014

Content is essential to our show. In addition to our brilliant exhibitors, we research, hand select, support and curate some of our favourite 3D printing projects from around the world, with no criteria other than some impressive design and an interesting story. With this in mind, it’s essential for us... View Article

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3D Printshow at Men’s Fashion Week

17.06.2014

London is known by many as the fashion capitol of the world – and more and more recently, fashion’s collaboration with technology has resulted in some incredibly exciting projects within both fields. London Collections: Men – otherwise known as Men’s Fashion week or LC:M – has taken place over the... View Article

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Stratasys & Robocop in New York

17.06.2014

There were plenty of 3D printed outfits on show at 3D Printshow New York in February this year – but for some, the most memorable suit wasn’t to be found in the 3D Printshow Fashion House. We’ve just come across this awesome video from Stratasys, which explains the use of... View Article

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Gender issues in 3D Printing

17.06.2014

3D printed, wearable fashion is something that many people are excited about. The suggestion that garments could be completely printed to fit an exact body measurement is an amazing prospect – but in most circumstances, isn’t yet a reality. With this in mind, many of the 3D printed wearable pieces... View Article

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Structur3D: Discov3ry Extruder

12.06.2014

Making their show debut at 3D Printshow New York earlier this year, Structur3D are starting to make some pretty big waves within the world of 3D printing. Their universal paste extruder (for virtually any 3D printer) is currently smashing Kickstarter after only a few days online, and we’re convinced that... View Article

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The Rogue + The Wolf jewellery

11.06.2014

Plenty of people are working with 3D print technology to create jewellery – however, not so many of them are creating pieces that are as commercially viable as The Rogue + The Wolf’s collection. Crowns, antlers, crescent moons and bunny ears in golds and silvers make for a dreamy aesthetic,... View Article

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a Graduate Fashion Week discovery

11.06.2014

After not being able to make it to any of the MA shows at London’s exceptionally enjoyable Graduate Fashion Week this year, we felt a little bit out of the loop here at 3D Printshow. We receive a lot of emails from university level designers who are looking for ways... View Article

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Project spotlight: Strooder

06.06.2014

At 3D Printshow, what we love are the stories behind the technology – as well (of course) as the awesome things that can be done with the technology itself. We come across interesting projects on a daily basis, and whether the reported innovation has come from the leading specialists or... View Article

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3D printing with Autodesk Spark

03.06.2014

After creating some of the most popular and intuitive software programs used throughout the creative and design industries, Autodesk have finally done it: they’ve created their own 3D printer. What’s even more exciting is that this release (scheduled for later this year) will be accompanied by Spark: an open 3D... View Article

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Joshua Harker: Mazzo di Fiori

02.06.2014

Regular contributor to 3D Printshow Joshua Harker is running a project on Kickstarter – and we wanted to know more. His stunning work has been featured in both our Art Galleries and Fashion Shows in London, Paris and New York, and it’s safe to say that we’re fascinated by his... View Article

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why does Nike use 3D printing?

02.06.2014

A couple of tech and trend websites have reported today on Nike’s exclusive new 3D printed design piece. The Nike Football Rebento duffle bag integrates a 3D printed structural base with a premium leather strap and upper – beautifully juxtaposing traditional craftsmanship with innovative technology. But what impact will such... View Article

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Pancakebot: 3D printing food

30.05.2014

3D printed food: can we really do it yet? And if so, what is the benefit? Will we print food as we know it – or will a totally new way of generating edible products develop as a result of the progression in 3D printing technology? With so many questions... View Article

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fashion: michaella janse van vuuren

29.05.2014

3D printing and fashion continues to be discussed at length – but all the while, developments across the world are slowly gaining momentum. For many, the dream of a commercial model on which to implement 3D printed fashion commercially is still quite far off, but even so, new ideas, new... View Article

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3D Printshow tickets

28.05.2014

We’re thrilled to launch the sale of our 3D Printshow London 2014 tickets (as well as a slick new registration system), which are available to purchase now via the TICKETS tab of our website. Just in case you fancied a little bit more of a run-through of what’s on offer... View Article

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3D Printshow action figures

22.05.2014

Last week, some of the 3D Pritnshow team went to visit My 3D Twin in central London to explore their work. 3D scanning a person is one thing – but 3D printing a miniature version of yourself is seriously awesome. Holding your own action figure certainly feels weird the first... View Article

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3D Printing and Pop culture

21.05.2014

Something in particular that’s intriguing about 3D printing is why so many people are fascinated by it. Technologies and industries come and go, but for some reason 3D printing has captured the imaginations of people all over the world – as well as the professionals that have used the tech... View Article

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London 2014 Venue Visit

21.05.2014

Things got pretty exciting yesterday as some of the 3D Printshow team headed into central to visit this year’s London venue. We couldn’t be more excited! Old Billingsgate is an absolutely stunning building steeped in history, and is situated on the river Thames. From the outside terrace which backs on... View Article

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3D printing for lawyers

15.05.2014

We caught up with 3D Printshow speaking contributors Christopher Higgins and Vann Pearce from US law firm Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe, to ask after their experiences with 3D printing and legal. You can follow them @3DprintingIP for more updates and news, but in the mean time, have a look at... View Article

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3D printing and cosmetics

12.05.2014

As technology improves, all kinds of industries can change – including cosmetics. It might be easy to assume that 3D printing could only effect the packaging or shaping of beauty products – but a Harvard Business School alumni has developed a desktop machine that can actually 3D print personalised make-up... View Article

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