How often do you actually get flowers and need a vase to put them in? On your birthday, maybe? When a family member passes? So why bother storing a rarely-used fancy vase when this clever 3D-printable plastic widget turns a party balloon into a decent place to keep a few flowers alive?
It makes sense to 3-D print some things. Parts for a space station, for example, or children's toys. You wouldn't really think that clothing would make that list. But that's where you'd be oh so wrong.
As fun as it would be to believe there's something supernatural about these curvaceous Ghost Tops that look like they're slowly turning invisible as they spin, the only magic involved is the 3D printing machines that create them from metal instead of flimsy plastic.
When you walk into the Shapeways headquarters in a sprawling New York City warehouse building, it doesn't feel like a factory. It's something different, somehow unforgettable, inevitably new. As it should be. This is one of the world's first full service 3D-printing factories, and it's not like any factory I've ever…
This week, Gizmodo got a peek at some seriously awesome sculptures made entirely by 3D printer at the 3D Printshow. The exhibit, hosted by Adobe and Shapeways, shows how you can create stunning art with nothing more than Photoshop and a 3D printer. And maybe a whole lot of talent, but we're not sure where you can buy…
Adobe is updating Photoshop to let you create 3D-printable files within the program. Hooray!
Anyone who's ever emptied a pool or stolen gas from a car's tank knows how a siphon works, but that doesn't make this 3D printed Wave toy seem any less magical. Seeing it in action you'd assume there was some kind of sorcery involved here, as one side of the Wave draws liquid to the other until both glasses have the…
Over at 3D printing marketplace Shapeways.com, inspired individuals are free to post their 3D-printable creations for all the world to buy. And sure, there's some more benign items like art and iPhone cases littered among the clutter, but dig a little deeper and you'll find what Shapeways' masses really want: Goatse,…
The best gifts are the ones that aren't obvious. Oh you're going to get your sister another pair of earrings? Nah. This time you should go for a set that were 3D printed instead. In order to wow your family and everyone on your list this year, here's are some magical presents that came out of a printer.
With the help of the latest in 3D printing technology, Shapeways has redefined how a factory floor works. Instead of an assembly line where workers slowly assemble a single product, a sea of 3D printers methodically build up a myriad of different objects all at the same time. And to maximize the print runs—which can…
Shapeways seller OliveBird is slowly becoming the single best endorsement for 3D printers. First, they brilliantly upgraded the lowly button with an improved design that allows it to wrangle your headphone cords, and now they've created a similarly genius attachment that turns empty milk jugs into watering cans.
Are you ready for an influx of 3D printed sandal and slip-on shoe designs? Shapeways, your one stop shop for 3D printing when you don't want to shell out for a printer of your own, is now offering a new material called Elasto Plastic, a flexible off-white elastomer. It's soft and squishy, but still returns to its…
Being afraid of the dark is nothing to be ashamed of (he keeps telling himself) and if you still need the reassurance of a nightlight to fall asleep, this clip-on ghost will let your iPhone tackle that duty as well.
You're looking at the first fully articulated 3D-printed dress. Printed off at Shapeways, the piece was designed by Michael Schmidt and Francis Bitoni specifically for burlesque star Dita Von Teese. In the future, this is the kind of clothing you might be able to get from a department store.
There should be a special Nobel Prize set aside for geniuses who find ways to improve the simplest things in life. And this year's award would go to Shapeways user OliveBird, whose Button 2.0 turns any shirt into a convenient headphone wrangler.
iPhone cases tend to be pretty generic, but if you can make a sound, you can have your own completely unique case. That's because Shapeways will turns sounds—any sound—into an iPhone case.
While this vase is probably more attractive to your granny than you, would she understand just how much technology was used in its creation? Custom 3D-printer guys Shapeways made it from glass, which is no small feat for 3D printing.
Somebody got the bright idea to shrink a Rubik's cube down to 10mm—that's less than half an inch. The cube is fully functional too, so for fat fingered dummies like me, it's that much more impossible to solve. Thanks.