3D Printing Ceramics With a Self-Built 3D Printer and Clay Extruder

Interdisciplinary artist Taekyeom Lee shares his quest to build a better ceramic printer. Since the summer of 2015, I have been interested in the possibility of combining typography, ceramic and 3D printing. Especially, desktop 3D printing drew my attention because it does not need a space and equipment for a clay studio. My self-built ceramic 3D printer was based on a Delta style 3D printer. There are several different types of 3D printers and RepRap is one of the famous open source […]

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Adidas Racing For Market Supremacy with 3D-Printed Shoes

Sportswear giant Adidas has just released a salvo of 5,000 pairs of 3D-printed Futurecraft 4D shoes into the market, igniting a race to lead the next trend of customised and personalised sports shoes for everyone. Using the Carbon 3D printing DLS technology, each pair of shoes is individually customised to conform to the unique characteristics of the user’s feet. From collaborations involving big-name shoe manufacturers such as Nike and New Balance to crowdfunded footwear from Wiivv and OLT Footcare, 3D […]

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Limb-loss Patients Get a Helping Hand with 3D Printed Prosthetics

Widespread 3D printing and innovations in prosthetic design, manufacturing and distribution now offer a viable solution for the millions of people living with limb loss around the world. 3D printed prosthetics are gaining wider availability via open-source initiatives such as The E-Nable Community Foundation. E-Nable is a global network of passionate volunteers that let anyone with a 3D printer customise and create a prosthetic hand. Advantages of using 3D printed prosthetics Cost, Speed and Versatility: On average, a prosthetic has a […]

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