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Tutorial Tuesday 6: Making Your Designs Customizable with CustomMaker
Tutorial Tuesday 6: Making Your Designs Customizable with CustomMaker

One of the most powerful things about 3D printing is the ability to create customized, one-of-a-kind objects. You could choose to make many different personalized jewelry pieces from one ring or pendant design by making modifications on a case-by-case basis in your own design software...

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Trendspotting at Capsule
Trendspotting at Capsule

This past weekend, the team took a field trip to Capsule, a fashion and accessories trade show that’s more like a curated collection of incredible accessory microbrands. It’s basically a trendspotter’s mecca, and a great indicator of what accessories are making a splash this season and next...

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The Week in 3D Printing
The Week in 3D Printing

This week, we learned what it will take to 3D print homes for humans on distant planets, how 3D modeling of your head and face can give you new hair — or just perfectly fitted sunglasses — plus, we found out how to turn used analog sound equipment into smartphone-connected wizardry...

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Is There Anything This Designer CAN'T Make?
Is There Anything This Designer CAN'T Make?

Fashion has always been a rich breeding ground for design innovation, and 3D printing has ushered in new ways of creating for designers from every discipline. Rarely, however, do we see a single designer whose work spans fashion, industrial design, miniatures, and much more...

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How to Turn Your Hobby into 7000 Items Sold
How to Turn Your Hobby into 7000 Items Sold

What do you doodle on the margins of your notes? Stay up late reading about online? Build communities around? Whatever it is, chances are you have something 3-dimensional to contribute to it. For Stony Smith, who just sold his 7,000th scale model railroad accessory on Shapeways (!!), the seeds of that hobby were planted early on...

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Designer Spotlight: Jin Kyeom – VITAMIN-IMAGINATION
Designer Spotlight: Jin Kyeom – VITAMIN-IMAGINATION

When I was a child, I wanted to be a paleontologist (a scientist who studies fossils) because I thought dinosaurs were absolutely incredible. My parents took me to the Museum of Natural History here in New York, where I discovered that paleontologists slept in tents during their digs — and promptly changed my mind on that career...

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