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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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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3D Printing Makes it Easier to Customise Jewellery

Manufacturing jewellery by 3D printing is a trend on the rise. By 2020, the market for 3D printed jewellery is expected to reach US$11 billion. However, it is still a small fraction of the US$316 billion industry of 2016[i]. Not all jewellers are embracing 3D printing’s potential with similar levels of enthusiasm. Some have a misconception that technology will take away their jobs, which are based on traditional jewellery crafting. The design world is using 3D printing to create everything […]

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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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Darius Foo: Restless, Hands-On, Trainer-Entrepreneur

Entrepreneur, maker, 3DP trainer and avid gamer, Darius Foo believes in sustainable learning via the hands-on approach. He has a strong desire to continuously adopt and absorb new knowledge to sustain his restlessness and creativity. As a trainer, Darius has conducted 3D modelling and printing classes in schools and in the private sector. His Farnix Technologies offers modular design and prototyping services, including traditional tooling and 3D printing. Self-taught in engineering, he also works on hush-hush projects for a government-linked […]

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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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Silvia Weidenbach Captures Best Design Award at Goldsmiths Fair

28 September 2015 – Silvia Weidenbach has just won the award for Best New Design at the Goldsmiths’ Fair (Part 1) in London. Her collection of brooches called called Granny’s Chips: Reloaded, combining 3D printing and traditional hand-set gems, won her the £1,000/= prize at one of Britain’s premier events for designer jewellery and silverware. The name of Silvia’s collection is a humorous take on the chippings of the Cullinan Diamond, a gift to the British Royals from South Africa, and […]

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First Designers Day Goes Beyond FDM Printing

Ginkgo3D’s first Designers Day got off to a flying start with an intimate gathering of industry specialists, evangelisers and selected designers with different levels of proficiency. The theme of the gathering: “Going Beyond FDM Printing”. G3D Publisher and Chief Evangeliser Andrew Loh kicked off the event in low key, introducing the Ginkgo3D portal and unveiling the logo to the public for the first time. “You will remember our portal for three things,” said Andrew. “It is a news place, a […]

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