3d printing

Scientists Are 3D Printing Whole Cancer Tumours From Scratch

We’ve seen 3D-printed cells, organs and even body parts over the last few years. But now a team of scientists is printing cancerous tumours — modelling the very things that are threatening to kill patients in order to understand how to quell them.


This Intricate Creature Skitters Across Your Desk On 3D-Printed Legs

As a genre, “desk toys” are usually pretty corny, from Newton’s Cradle sculptures to creepy meditation balls. But these tiny creatures — which are miniatures of the giant self-propelled sculptures designed by Dutch artist Theo Jansen — are anything but.


An Army Of 3D-Printed Bears Went Into This Adorable Animation

Well, shucks: This Bears on Stairs stop-motion clip is just adorable, and, whaddya know, it’s as impressive as it is cute. London-based creative agency DBLG 3D-printed a different figurine for each and every frame of the clip, resulting in surprisingly realistic movement for an angular white mammal.


The CSIRO 3D-Printed A Gorgeous Titanium Bike

Getting about on a bike has never been more popular in Australia, with a new resurgence of cyclists taking to two wheels for their morning commute or just for a bit of a lark. One designer from Melbourne, however, wanted something special in his two-wheeler, so he spent a year designing a titanium bike that was 3D printed by the CSIRO.


This Bike Ride Filmed As A 360-Degree Panorama Is Amazing

Do you feel like you’re on top of the world when you’re biking? Well, you’re definitely on top of a mini-world at least, in this awesome video version of those familiar 360-degree panorama planets. Six GoPro cameras were used to turn biking on an ordinary trail into this trippy ride.


How A Chinese Company 3D-Printed 10 Houses In A Single Day

This month, architects in Amsterdam started work on the world’s first completely 3D-printed house. It will take three years and quite a bit of money to finish. Meanwhile, in Shanghai, a company claims to have printed 10 houses with inexpensive industrial scraps in less than a day. What’s the difference?


Join The Debate: 3D-Printed Guns Or Government Regulation?

Here’s the question: in a world where the design of a 3D printed gun is freely available on the internet, can we — or should we — regulate open source design? Or are limits impossible in a world of anonymous file sharing? Does any attempt at control go against the whole spirit of open source, decentralised innovation?


How 3D Printing Will Create On-Demand Swarms Of Disposable Drones

New advances in 3D printing are making it not only possible but also viable to manufacture cheap, print-on-demand, disposable drones designed simply to soar off over the horizon and never come back. Some British engineers did just that, and this is only the beginning.


3D-Printed Adaptor Turns Bamboo Skewers Into An Easy-Clean Whisk

If there’s one tool that’s a necessary evil in your kitchen it’s the whisk. Its ability to blend and whip is matched only by its resistance to being cleaned. But if you have access to a 3D printer and a bag of bamboo skewers, this simple adaptor could mean you’ll never have to clean out the nook and crannies on a whisk ever again.


Watch A Woman Get A New 3D-Printed Skull

It’s not news that we can 3D print bones or even successfully implant 3D-printed skull fragments. But a team of Dutch brain surgeons has taken things to the next level by replacing the bulk of a woman’s skull with a 3D-printed dome. It’s a little bit gnarly to watch.