With 3D Printing, Fvauz Breaks Free from Design Restrictions

Fauzan Baharudin believes in making a difference to lives. It stems from his constant interest in solving problems and to design solutions with practical and aesthetic value. For this, he turns to 3D printing as “it saves time, money, and effort which he could use to design”. Proud of his First Design Having a creative mind and no background in 3D design, he scoured the internet for easy-to-learn software. His to-go 3D modelling software are Google Sketchup and 123D Design […]

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Oh, What a Lovely, 3D-Printing, Messy Crowd That Was, at the Singapore Maker Faire!

A remote-controlled 3D Printed BB-8 Star Wars robot. Light sabers and alien creatures. A fully-animatronic talking parrot. 3D printed dresses and hoverboards in an online game. These were some of the crowd-drawing exhibits at this year’s Maker Faire Singapore, part of the Singapore Science Festival. Drawing some 15,000 visitors, the four-day event included Maker Faire, the Singapore Maker Extravaganza, the inaugural Maker Conference and Maker Summit, a platform to discuss topics like entrepreneurship, community and technology. For Ginkgo3D, this was […]

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Mystique & Magnificence in a 3D Architectural Model Workshop

Entering Eric Tan’s architectural model workshop is like entering into a fantasy world of mystique and magnificence. All around the worktables are mosques, mosques and more mosques in various stages of completion. Next to these sculptural pieces, the other models of flats, condominiums and urban planning projects seem to pale in comparison. The reason for all this activity is that his company AnneSing Pte Ltd is preparing models for an Islamic museum in a nearby country that will open in […]

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Virtual Reality, Hoverboards & All That Pizzazz

Project Hex – Gerald Chin’s Final Year Project combines a Personal Mobility Device and a virtual reality game into a sleek and stylish package. The Ginkgo3D team met Gerald Chin in 2015 when he was a third year Product Design undergraduate at NTU. Even then, he displayed an infectious enthusiasm in the design of games and artifacts printed in 3D. (See http://blog.ginkgo3d.com/gerald-chin-rushing-against-time/). We immediately recruited Gerald to be our Designer-For-Hire. Fast forward two years later, and here he is, displaying his […]

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Designed in Shenzhen: An Insight Into a 3D Printing Studio in China

Hello Shenzhen participant Laura Elvira, resident at Pineprint, writes about her experience as a guest designer in Shenzhen In my practice as a material and surface designer, I often use a combination of digital and analogue tools and processes. I am particularly interested in 3D printing for textiles and traditional textile craft. I have been involved with 3D printing for over seven years now, and despite the market´s continuous growth, the reality is that I have seen many companies struggling […]

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Renata Ferrari & Will Figueira: Saving the Great Barrier Reef, One 3D Print at a Time

Australia’s Great Barrier Reef is in trouble. Two consecutive years of mass coral bleaching is bad news for conservationists because there is no time for the coral to regenerate between bleaching events. However, this has led to heightened awareness and efforts to prevent the death of what is known as the earth’s greatest living organism. At The University of Sydney, researchers Associate Professor Willam Figueira and Dr Renata Ferrari are stepping up efforts to create virtual 3D maps of the […]

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Shape Your Model Using SOLIDWORKS Apps For Kids

SOLIDWORKS recently launched a new collection of apps for kids. The aim is to get them involved in design and art with Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) by teaching them how to design, create models and solve problems in a fun, exciting way. Apps for Kids aims to make the concept of CAD and product design simpler, without being intimidated by the complexities of engineering CAD. These six new apps have compartmentalised the functionality and simplified the graphical user […]

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Duct Tape and 3D Printing The Most Portable Electric Vehicle in The World

Toh Wei De and Ho Hung Yi are great believers in 3D printing and duct tape. After all, that’s what they used to produce the Arc Board, labelled “The Most Portable Electric Vehicle in the World.” Prototypes of this electric skateboard were made with available materials, including 3D printed parts and sourced materials, often held together by duct tape. The final product is a combination of locally and overseas sourced materials, including a special maple plywood for the deck. Co-founder […]

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HOW TO MAKE SURE YOUR DESIGNS ARE PRINTABLE

If you are genuinely interested in 3D printing but do not care too much about technical details – such as the in-depth specs of various 3D printers – this guide is for you. What is 3D printing? You may have heard of 3D printing, or additive manufacturing. 3D printing refers to the process of making a physical object from a three-dimensional digital model. This is typically done by laying down many thin layers of a material in succession to produce an […]

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Wearing The Charm of Astrology

There is no scientific proof that the planets influence our behaviour, or how our birthdates influence our personalities. Why then, do we still believe in astrology? In a way, astrology gives us a sense of meaning that we cannot find anywhere else. Astrology offers things which many of us find very desirable: information and assurance about the future, a way to be absolved of their current situation and future decisions, and a way to feel connected to the entire cosmos. […]

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