National Voter Registration Day! Free #Vote 3D Printed STL file!

Today, September 22nd, is National Voter Registration Day! As we’re a 3D printing site and not a political site we wanted to be sure to have a 3D printing angle. We created this nifty little 3D file that is great as a keychain, ornament or earrings. You can download the STL file here!

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3D Printed Toy Train Track Adapters with TrainLab

TrainLab 3D Printed Track Adapter (pictures by Doug Mancosky)

My son is loves his toy trains, mostly used with his Thomas the Train toys. He has so many types of track, some wood and some plastic, but of the same “gauge” or width. However, there are many different types of connectors in the different iterations of track so you can’t link them together. TrainLab

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Get a 3D Printed Tardigrade Sculpture by Eric Ho at Shapeways

Have you ever heard of a tardigrade or “water bear” before?  These are some of the most resilient creatures on earth and nearly immortal.  According to National Geographic:

“Tardigrades can go up to 30 years without food or water. They can also live at temperatures as cold as absolute zero or above boiling, at pressures six times that of the ocean’s deepest trenches, and in the vacuum of space.”

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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 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