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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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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NTU Research Team Confirms Durability of 4D Printed Objects

Researchers from Nanyang Technological University Singapore have proven the durability of 4D printed structures. 4D printing relates to objects that can adapt over time once they have been 3D printed. These structures rely on shape memory polymers that are able to transform into a certain shape. ​In a new study, the team evaluated the performance of these structures. According to them, high shape fixity, shape recovery, and “prolonged shape memory cycle life” are desirable aspects of 4D printed parts; however, the durability […]

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New Tech Taking Away Business From Big 3D Printing Firms

“3D printing will slowly but surely transform the Asian economy,” says Anthony Schiavo from Lux Research, warning that “new challengers are increasingly taking business away from incumbents.” Schiavo made this point at the 3D Additive Manufacturing Seminar organised by SIMTech recently. “Norsk Titanium, for example, has just won a major deal with Boeing to provide printed parts from its novel plasma arc deposition process that uses wire feedstock,” says Schiavo. “This has much more attractive economics than powder-based systems.” Schiavo […]

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3D Metalforge and SIMTech to Develop Large Format LAAM Technology in Singapore

  3D Metalforge has signed a collaboration agreement with SIMTech to develop commercially Singapore’s first large format Laser Aided Additive Manufacturing (LAAM) technology for 3D printing in industrial applications. Announced at the launch of Singapore’s first end-to-end 3D Metal Additive Manufacturing Centre (AMC), this collaboration is supported and co-funded by NAMIC. The LAAM technology currently has one of the largest print beds available for metal printing, up to 3-4 times larger than the largest powder bed printers currently available on […]

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Two Professors Use Tetrahedral Installation to Light Up Marina Bay

A luminous tetrahedral mesh spanning 10 metres, (Ultra) Light Network is the latest 3D printed innovation achieved by Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD) Assistant Professors Felix Raspall and Carlos Banon. Displayed at this year’s iLight Marina Bay in Singapore, the interactive light sculpture is an exploration of how full-scale 3D printed components can create a system to “address not only structural requirements but also power transmission, and information communication within a seamless and continuous aesthetic.” The annual light […]

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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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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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Cosplay and the Dilemma of 3D Printing

The convention grounds bustle with activity. Walls of photographers form, their cameras flashing as cosplayers pose for photos, each dressed in colourful costumes from various anime, game and TV series. The cosplay industry is a fairly niche area. The intention is to replicate a specific character from a manga, anime or film. Cosplay costumes vary greatly from simple themed clothing to highly detailed costumes. Many cosplayers create their own outfits, often referencing images of the characters. The skill of a […]

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