From 2D to 3D – There And Back Again

Geargina Tan of PrintStone has a unique shop. Unlike normal 3D printing bureaus, PrintStone sells 3D as well as traditional 2D printing services, and combines them for better results. Ginkgo3D catches hold of this busy lady to share her views – before she dashes off to her next appointment. Q: What influenced you to try out 3D Printing as a venture? A: My father already owns a traditional 2D printing and copying service. When he first introduced me to 3D […]

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Desmond Chan: The Romance of 3D Printed Jewellery

He couldn’t get a special present for the love of his life, so he made one for her, marrying his 3D modelling skills with 3D printing. From a single star pendant to an entire collection of jewellery for luck and love, Desmond Chan has come a long way.   Q: Your recently – launched Kinetic Ring seems like a precious but playful ring. Are your designs generally playful? A: My intention is to create a fun and playful ring that […]

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Will Inside 3D Printing Return to Singapore in 2017?

Singapore: The news came as a shock to the close-knit fraternity of visitors and exhibitors of the Inside 3D Printing Conference and Expo. The owner of the event MecklerMedia was undergoing liquidation just one month before the Singapore show in January 2016. Uncertainty set in as nervous exhibitors waited to see if the show was on or off – but within one week, the US shows had been bought over by Rising Media, who went on to form a joint […]

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Gerald Chin: Rushing Against Time

Gerald Chin lives and breathes 3D printing. Studying Product Design in Nanyang Technological University ADM, 3D modelling and printing for projects are part of his life. His latest assignment, Chrono Rush, features an interesting concept based on the classic Snakes & Ladders game. The Rush Against Time A tabletop board game for four players, Chrono Rush is a race against each other to reach the end point in the center of the board. As the name suggests, time is of essence […]

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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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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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Andrew Lam – Outstanding Jewellery With a Cultural Twist

Andrew’s jewellery designs are based on animal, mythical and religious themes. “Jewellery needs to stand out,” says Andrew Lam of Altejewellers, citing the conservative approach to jewellery design in Singapore. “You cannot compete if you’re designing the same things as others. Jewellery is more than just silver and gold.” Much of his jewellery are inspired by religious and cultural themes, which cater to the majority of his clients. Besides precious metal, he has also experimented with cheaper metals such as […]

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Lu Zhen: Student, Teacher, 3D Printing Evangelist

3D printing proponent Lu Zhen aims to bring the technology into the daily lives of everyone. “We wish to bring 3DP products to real life, where everyone can easily customise their belongings with affordable high-end machines at home,” says Lu Zhen, as an intern in Singapore Centre for 3D Printing (SC3DP). He believes that “3DP is the tool that links the physical world and digital world”. The ability to turn a digital design into real, physical items almost without any […]

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