Ho Yimin Turns HDB Blocks Into Model Sets

2D Designer Uses 3D Designs to Re-Experience Living Spaces Like building Lego kits? Then you will surely like to play with 3D-printed architectural sets of HDB blocks, the mainstay of Singaporeans’ housing. Ho Yimin, a visual communication graduate of Nanyang Technological University’s School of Art, Design and Media, designed ‘Re:encounter’, using pervasive HDB architecture in the form of miniature structural panels for people to build. Yimin wanted people to re-encounter their living spaces, to look at them in a different light […]

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Singapore Poly Shows Unlimited Designs

Final year students at Singapore Polytechnic (SP) tapped into their creativity to exhibit experimental works in different forms and materials. At the Unlimited Design Show, final year projects by students from the SP School of Design were displayed at the polytechnic’s newly renovated campus. Unlimited is one of the events under Singapore Design Week and SingaPlural that showcased students’ designs in different disciplines ranging from architecture to furniture and fashion design. One of the projects was a chic redesign of the traditional Chinese […]

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Fresh 3D-Prints at Nanyang Poly Event

167 Nanyang Polytechnic graduands showcased their design portfolios at the National Library Plaza in March. Danial Kasim 3D-printed his design, ‘breathe’, an apparatus that helps regulate oxygen level in the workplace for a cleaner indoor environment. “Coming up with a final 3D-printed prototype was definitely a challenge”, said Danial.   He sketched out the conceptual form and evolved it into a 3D model by computer aided design, constantly ensuring that the 3D model was free from glitches which could hamper the […]

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Stars Snap Up $40,000 Prizes at Singapore’s Top 3DP Competition

Young stars dazzled at Singapore’s largest 3D Printing competition – and walked away with $40,000 in prize money. It was a gruelling race among 119 entries from seven countries held over four months. Announced in January this year, the Singapore International 3D Printing Competitions opened the arena to 3D printing enthusiasts on two platforms: Vintage Toys and a Functional Logo for its organiser, the Singapore Centre for 3D Printing (SC3DP). Ginkgo3D obtained some quotes from some the participants recently. “My […]

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S$8 million Global AMC Opens in Singapore

Underwriters Laboratories’ new 3D printing facility will offer the additive manufacturing industry advanced training, validation programmes, advisory services and research. American safety and certification company Underwriters Laboratories (UL) has invested S$8 million on a new Global Additive Manufacturing Center of Excellence in Singapore. The four key areas the new facility is focusing on are – advanced training for a ready AM workforce; validating to qualify materials and processes; advising on best practices in accepting AM in production; and conducting research […]

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Students Shine at ADM Show

Inspired by nature’s inclination towards the sun, Product Designer Jin Suhuan conceived Tess, a modular light installation project that tessellates – covers a surface with a pattern – in response to sunlight. Tess is one of the 3D printed creative works that shines at the ADM Show 2015, an exhibition by this year’s 165 graduating students from the School of Art, Design & Media at Nanyang Technological University (NTU). Designed to be fixed on clear glass windows to harvest solar […]

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ITE College East Team Wins 3D-tronics Challenge

Team CE beat 85 teams with its 3D-printed robot to emerge overall champion of the inaugural 3D-tronics Challenge 2015. Over 250 contestants from schools, ITEs, polytechnics, community groups, and young adults participated in this challenge which pitted their skills in 3D printing and robotics. Jointly created and organised by Zenitant Holdings  and Materialiseit, with the support of Institute of Technical Education (ITE) College East and Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore (IDA) Labs, iDigix 3D-tronics Challenge @ Labs 2015 let students try […]

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Shawn Ng: The Guy With The 3DP Bionic Leg

Shawn Ng overcame personal challenges and printing problems to complete his graduation project successfully. Top Product and Industrial Design graduate Shawn Ng spoke eagerly of his love for 3D printing (3DP) and even bought a 3D printer earlier, to explore the technology. For his graduation project at Temasek Polytechnic’s School of Design, he 3D-printed ‘SecondSkin’, a prosthetic leg. Shawn’s ‘SecondSkin’ came about from a TED talk inspiration and from a personal connection to an amputee. He believes amputees should live […]

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Kenny Hong’s First Foray into 3D-Printed Furniture

Singaporean furniture designer incorporates 3D-printed parts in his designs. Designer Kenny Hong made his first foray into 3D-printed furniture with his display at the 2015 International Furniture Fair Singapore. At the Asian STAR Showcase, he exhibited two original designs – ‘The Sheep Mirror’ and ‘The Burning Bush Telephone Pod’ – both having 3D-printed parts, which is a first for him in his 20 years of designing. Ginkgo3D met with Kenny for a chat at his eclectically furnished studio at Alexandra […]

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New 3MF File Format for 3D Printing

Technology leaders release new open specification for printing 3D models In April this year, seven leading technology companies in the 3D printing industry launched the 3MF Consortium, which released the first version of the 3D Manufacturing Format (3MF) for free download. This new 3D printing file format allows design software to send full-fidelity 3D models to other applications, platforms, services and printers. Existing formats, such as STL that was designed in 1989, are limited in capturing the full information range […]

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