The Designer, The Droid and Star Wars

Ginkgo3D’s Designer-For-Hire Jason Loo is a guy in a hurry. After spending more than 500 hours printing 3D parts – and countless hours in designing, researching and post-processing – he has built a life-sized BB-8 droid, a new character from the movie Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Now, to complete his masterpiece, Jason is waiting for parts to arrive from America that will enable the droid to move. It all began when he was nine, when he saw his first […]

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Call for Entries to 2016 3D Printing Competitions

Singapore’s premier 3D printing competitions are back – and ready to accept entries. “We are excited to launch the 4th Singapore International 3D Printing Competitions with the themes of Eyewear and Shoes!” says Prof Chua Chee Kai on behalf of the organizers the Singapore Centre for 3D Printing, SC3DP. Launched in 2013 to promote awareness and adoption of 3D printing technologies, the competition pays out a top prize of S$10,000 in the Open Category, and S$5,000 each for tertiary and secondary […]

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Young Heart Patients Saved With 3D Printing Help

Dr Mahesh Kappanyil of AIMS, with the 3D printed hearts of his three young patients. Three patients with complex heart problems have just been given a new lease of life, thanks to the technology of 3D printing. Hari Krishna, 19, Izam Azeez, 15, and 2-month old Ram suffered from heart problems that were so complicated and severe that they were reaching life-threatening levels. Yet, conventional scanning methods were unable to yield the details needed for doctors to operate with confidence. […]

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