3D News for 10 December, 2014

3D Printed Rose


Happy hump day! Today, I bring to you 3 articles that I hope you will find as interesting as I did! Our first newsworthy item is a claim to the first ever 3D printed inflatable flower. Sound strange? Well, after you review the article you will understand what can be accomplished with the synergistic effects of different materials.  Make sure to watch the videos, they are quite entertaining.


Next, let’s move our attention to a great company that is doing great things for our youth and our hobby! Autodesk, one of today’s leading 3D software design companies, has announced that it will provide free access to its software for over half a billion students and instructors across the globe. Autodesk’s software suite includes Fusion 360, Autodesk3D Design, and BIM 360 Glue, and they offer project learning with Digital STEAM Workshop and Design Academy. If you would like to learn more you can find the full article here.

Apple iPhone 3D Scanner

Lastly, Apple may be moving the iPhone in a direction which may one day allow applications to 3D scan your home, work, or shopping malls and create 3D printable files! The new technology uses a laser to measure distances and creates a map of the object of interest. You can read more, here .

That wraps up this weeks look at some of the more interesting news within the 3D printing world.  Until next time, happy printing!

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