The 3D printed home is an accomplishment which many architects and designers have at least been contemplating for a few years now. We have seen numerous companies as well as individuals jump into the space recently, with design concepts which take home building well into the 21st century. Although China has been lagging behind the U.S and Europe in terms of consumer and manufacturing-based 3D printing, one China-based company seems to be leading globally when it comes to the 3D printing of large-scale structures such as homes.
It’s unsurprising to see 3D printing entering the world of sports. After all, its mixture of deep customisation, precision manufacturing and design flexibility makes it perfect for the creation of personalised equipment, as we saw with the titanium horseshoes that may, one day, allow racehorses reach greater speeds.
What makes the sports-focused project developed in collaboration between Dundee University and St. Andrews Golf Club different, however, is that it is focussed on preserving sporting history rather than crafting sporting future. This week, the team unveiled two 3D printed replicas of historically important iron clubs. Though, these days, golf clubs are manufactured utilising mass production methods, in the early days of the game every single one was handmade.
There are quite a few apps out there that can help unexperienced designers to make their first steps into 3D printable design, but not all are as useful or intuitive as the rest. While some are free, others seem pointless to purchase and make you wonder what these add to the possibilities of 3D design. Fortunately, a new free 3D design app has just gone into its beta phase that indisputably adds a fun and useful dimension to the world of digital design: the Minecraft-esque UNTITLED Creator app.
As you can see in these screenshots, the new and free UNTITLED Creator app is perfect for making wild and original pixelated designs in a style that unavoidably takes users back to all those hours spent in your Minecraft world or even all the way back to NES-era Mario adventures. Designed by the Thailand-based 3D printing web-app and marketplace Treebuild, its perfect for quickly and easily making pixelated artworks.
The Rome Maker Faire is kicking off in the Italian capital today and, over the weekend, there’s sure to be some pretty interesting machines, programmes and inventions on show. One product that garnered plenty of attention and, indeed, bagged an award at last year’s event was a bottle opener designed to help disabled people do a daily task that would otherwise be impossible.
Bruce Mui is a 3D Printer hobbies, 4 years experience in DIY set 3D printer printing and repair service.