3D-printed cityscape and more: Vinyl records, reinvented by designers and artists

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Design on Tuesday 28 October 2014

What? An entire cityscape conjured from a vinyl record and 3D-printed acrylonitrile-butadiene-styrene? Singapore-based media artist Brandon Tay did just that with his artwork for Singled Out, a joint exhibition with 49 other designers and artists who all took inspiration from songs that positively impacted their lives to create these pretty cool art pieces out of vinyl records.

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Chinese company uses 3D printing to build ten houses in one day

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By Kenny Ong in Architecture on Friday 11 July 2014

3D printing is fast changing the way we manufacture objects, from tools and toys, to clothing, and even body parts. Recently, giant 3D printers in China were able to produce ten houses in just one day, and at a cost of less than US$5,000 per house, proving just how time and cost efficient 3D printing […]

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3D printed sculpture of an elderly Popeye the Sailor Man

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By Inigo del Castillo in Tech on Tuesday 18 February 2014

Okay, I did not expect my childhood idol and number one spinach endorser, Popeye, to be this… old. Multi-awarded special effects makeup artist Rick Baker printed out this realistic – and menacing – rendition of Popeye using a 3D printer he bought at a charity event auction. Using a digital model he made back in 2007, he was able to achieve surprising results given the price of the machine.

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Microsoft’s ad campaign for The Hobbit allows viewers to download a 3D blueprint

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By Rebekah Rhoden in New Trends on Tuesday 17 December 2013

Everyone is excited about The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug hitting theaters … even Microsoft. In celebration of the film’s release, Microsoft has launched a series of unique ad campaigns that will appear on Windows 8 apps, MSN, and Xbox 360. The ads have all the standard content you’d expect, but in addition, the ad […]

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3D printed lingerie hits the runway at the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Fashion on Monday 16 December 2013

The ladies weren’t the only ones that made headlines at the 2013 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show. A Swarovski-encrusted, 3D-printed lingerie made its way onto the runway via supermodel Lindsay Ellingson and amazed both fashion and industrial designers alike. In order to create the lingerie, the designers had to scan Ellingson’s body to get the exact […]

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Engagement ring that can attach LEGOs instead of diamonds

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Fashion on Thursday 7 November 2013

True love shouldn’t cost a thing. True love comes from the heart. And what better way to express your undying love and devotion to your soul mate than a ring where you can possibly build a LEGO Death Star or LEGO pirate ship? Starting at $41 (read: savings for every male in the world), you […]

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New Zealand man 3D printing 1961 Aston Martin replica

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By Annie Churdar in New Art on Wednesday 30 October 2013

One man in New Zealand is taking 3D printing to the next level. Ivan Sentch is printing a full sized, 1961 Aston Martin DB4 replica with his Solidoodle 3D printer. According to the Aukland man’s blog, he started the project back around last Christmas and plans to create a fiber-glass mold of the print when he finally finishes.

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Geometric 3D-printed sugar sculptures

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By Low Lai Chow in New Art on Thursday 29 August 2013

Liz and Kyle von Hasseln, who started the Sugar Lab when they were both students in architecture school, made these meticulously 3D-printed sugar sculptures out of a mixture of water and alcohol through a process that dampens and hardens the sugar substrate simultaneously.So, yes. Sugar. Wow.

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Exoskeletal 3D-printed cast

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By Low Lai Chow in New Products on Wednesday 3 July 2013

Wow, Victoria University of Wellington graduate Jake Evill has created a 3D-printed lightweight and ventilated cast that can be customized to fit the wearer based on X-rays of the fractured bone, with added support near the fracture. The concept design looks so cool, that, if it were to ever get made, would at least give […]

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A full-fledged 3D printer for just $347

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in Tech on Wednesday 5 June 2013

This has been the breakout kid in the world of 3D printing recently. Pirate3D wants to make 3D printing affordable and easy to use for all home consumers. Their solution is the Buccaneer, which allows you to do cloud printing and choose between working from a PC or mobile device.

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The story behind Dita Von Teese’s 3D printed dress

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By Annie Churdar in New Fashion on Thursday 30 May 2013

3D printed clothing is a very nifty idea. But let’s face it, it usually ends up bearing an unfortunate resemblance to a science fair project. But throw in Dita Von Teese and 3D printed fashion becomes the sexiest thing around. Designed on an iPad and printed as 3,000 tiny individual parts, this dress is the first fluid, curve hugging 3D printed dress to grace a woman’s body.

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What you eat in future may be 3D-printed

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By Low Lai Chow in New Food and Packaging on Saturday 25 May 2013

We’ve been going on and on about 3D-printing, but we still didn’t see this coming: yes, of all things, a 3D food printer. Er, why not just eat food? Mechanical engineer Anjan Contractor, who designed the printer, sees a future in printing out customized meals to help us all address nutrient deficiencies unique to us, and also minimalize food waste since the food cartridges used to print these layers of sugars, complex carbohydrates, protein or others can last up to 30 years.

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3D printing for every single one of us

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in Tech on Tuesday 23 April 2013

Looks like we’re all going completely potty about 3D printing. Recently, our celebrity crush Dita Von Teese donned the world’s first completely 3D-printed dress, and even an entire building is slated to be made from 3D printing in the next year or so. What’s left? Well, accessibility to the rest of us plebeians, that’s what. […]

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Dita Von Teese wears the first completely 3D printed dress

Rebekah Rhoden Contributor

By Rebekah Rhoden in New Fashion on Monday 11 March 2013

Burlesque performer Dita Von Teese unveiled the world’s first completely 3D printed dress at the Ace Hotel in NYC. The dress was fully designed on an iPad by designer Michael Schmidt and architect Francis Bitonti, consisting of 17 individually-moving pieces that are held together by 3,000 joints. Designed expressly to fit Von Teese’s body, this […]

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3Doodler: the world’s first 3D Pen

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By Rebekah Rhoden in Tech on Friday 22 February 2013

This looks like a whole lot of fun. The 3Doodler lets you draw anything you want, on and off the paper. You can actually draw your creations in the air. Using special technology that allows plastic to be heated and cooled within the pen, the 3Doodler makes it simple for anyone over the age of […]

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