The 3D Printed Wedding of Erin Winick

As a subscriber to MIT Technology Review I was thrilled to see this article by Erin Winick about how she 3D printed her entire wedding.  I thought it was cool years ago when a buddy designed and printed his wife’s ring, but Erin took things to another level.  Continue reading

3D Scanning 10,000 Women to Make a Better Swimsuit with Summersalt

Adidas used 3D scanning to help make better fitting suits for elite athletes years ago.  Now Summersalt is using it to help make better fitting suits for everyone.  This is described and demonstrated in a great article in Business Insider:

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3D Bioprinting Slaughter-Free Meat in Space with @AlephFarms

Have you tried the Impossible Whopper at Burger King yet? In my opinion it’s pretty impressive and these products are popping up everywhere.  You don’t see slaughter-free ribeye on the market though.  This is because the texture of ground meat products are relatively easy to mimic as compared to fully-textured meat such as a steak. The company Aleph Farms is trying to change this and if that wasn’t hard enough they’re doing it in space! Continue reading

Happy Halloween!

Today is Halloween and hope you can find some way to incorporate 3D printing. Etsy is full of things to buy and of course you can come up with your own too. Note the picture up above is from a video rental store on my way to work. Yep, they still exist.

A 3D Printed Rocket from Relativity Space

As a kid I didn’t have too many hobbies other than sports and video games, but one I did love was model rocketry.  I remember riding my bike over to the local hobby store to get the latest Estes rocket to put together and launch (probably losing to a roof, tree or just in short order).  From childhood rockets have always been a thing for me, so when I saw Relativity Space marrying together rockets and 3D printing I was thrilled.  Other companies have 3D printed select components, but Relativity Space is essentially 3D printing the whole darn thing. Continue reading

Buzzed Lets You 3D Print With Beer

In the brewing process there are several waste products.  One of those is distillers grain which is the leftover malted barely after the sugar/starch (which will become the alcohol through fermentation) has been extracted.  Typically this waste is sold to farmers as feed for livestock as it’s rich in protein, but it also has the ability to be transformed into plastic and that means you could turn it into 3D printing filament. Continue reading