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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Ghost in the Shell Special Effects a Triumph of 3D Printing & CGI

Rebooting the ground-breaking Ghost in the Shell (GITS) anime of 1995 was so significant that it had to be done with the latest cutting edge effects technology available. The final film is a technical masterpiece of live-action, CGI, animatronics and – yes – 3D printing. The shelling sequence of Ghost in the Shell – the creation of Major – involved the filming of a full-scale 3D-printed endoskeleton plus a one-and-a-half scale head. To create the skeleton, director Rupert Sanders turned to […]

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What We Can Look Forward to at MTA 2017

Manufacturing Technology Asia 2017 (MTA 2017) is back. Come April, the manufacturing technology industry event will kick off new specialised zones at the event halls – The Optics & Photonics Innovation Hub, The Semiconductor Innovation Centre and 3D Printing @ MTA, in addition to the recurring Capabilities Hub. “The new features are designed to serve industry players looking to leverage on technology and innovation to maintain their market leadership and stay ahead of the change curve,” says Mr. William Lim, […]

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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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Is Mainstream 3D Printing Overdue?

Where is 3D Printing heading? And what does it mean for makers everywhere? For the better part of a decade, 3D printing has held the spotlight as one of the most innovative technologies set to take the world by storm. If you paid any attention to the news or social media in the early 2010s, it was very common to catch articles about it. Almost everybody would have heard about the 3D printed kidney by now. (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9RMx31GnNXY) However, since late […]

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A Special Type of Designer – Part Two

  Designer Taekyeom Lee built his own 3D printer and designed paste extruders to produce intricate 3D ceramic letterings and objects. His research reflects on the development of digital fabrication and the unconventional typographic practices in the post-digital age. In part two of his interview with Ginkgo3D, he shares with our readers his experience in perfecting his ceramic art pieces made with 3D printing. (Part Two) Ginkgo3D: After some two years, you have finally achieved success in combining 3D printing with […]

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A Special Type of Designer – Part One

Designer Taekyeom Lee uses unconventional methods to create three-dimensional type (printed characters or letters) with materials and techniques unique to type design – such as ceramics and various analogue and digital craft techniques. He built his own 3D printer and designed paste extruders to produce intricate 3D ceramic letterings and objects. His research reflects on the development of digital fabrication and the unconventional typographic practices in the post-digital age. Ginkgo3D: How did your research on type design bring you into 3D […]

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