A Defining Moment & Show of Force at NAMIC Emerging Applications Summit

The Singapore Army turned up in force at NAMIC’s Additive Manufacturing (AM) Summit recently, adding a dash of colour and vitality to the event and stealing the show from luminaries from around the world with their signing of an MOU with the hosts. “The MOU will allow SAF to leverage on NAMIC’s 3D printing technology for rapid in-house prototyping of parts for military use, as well as gain access to its extensive network of research and industry partners. We will […]

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Pets Getting Miniaturised as 3D Printed Figurines

Pet lovers – you may have seen the trend of pet owners in US, Europe and Japan posting pictures of their miniature pet figurines on social media. Now you can rejoice and get a 3D printed figurine of your beloved pet for yourself. Animal Arts Academy is bringing this trend to Singapore. For some time, the figurine of a toy poodle on display in their Academy has attracted much attention from their customers, who found it interesting and expressed interest […]

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3D Printing Makes Customisable Jewellery More Affordable and Appealing in Singapore

Singapore: Amidst a shrinking global jewellery market, growth will be fuelled by new product developments, with companies likely to launch more customisable jewellery for consumers to express their individual styles. According to Euromonitor’s recent report, this is set to increase interest among consumers looking for unique and innovative designs. At the same time, traditional jewellery producers are facing new challenges, especially in marketing to millennials, who are breaking away from jewellery-buying traditions. Ginkgo3D made some enquiries regarding 3D printed offerings […]

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Jamela Law: Using 3D Printing to Create Fashion Inspired by Nature

The theme for Harper’s Bazaar Art Prize 2017 was “Fashion Meets Art”. Fashion artist Jamela Law took an inspiration from nature, transformed it into fashion and produced it using 3D printing. For that, she was named one of the finalists in the prestigious competition. “My inspiration is the honeycomb, a structure unique to the creative power of bees, says Jamela. “They build strong, systematic and nurturing honeycombed hives, similar to the way humans construct objects for protection, be it clothing […]

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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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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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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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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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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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