Category: Consumer Goods


3D Printing Vending Machine in Moscow, Idaho

Moscow, Idaho-based entrepreneur Chris Walker is making 3D printing more accessible, and is giving a whole new meaning to the concept of vending machines. Walker’s startup company, Element Robot Inc., has created a vending machine…


3D Printed Titanium Alloy Bicycle Frame: Empire MX-6

According to 3Ders, UK-based design company Empire Cycles, along with metal-based additive manufacturer Renishaw, have teamed up to create a 3D printed titanium alloy mountain bike frame: the Empire MX-6. The companies announced the completion…


Plastic is Recycled Into Ink for 3D Printers

Netherlands-based 3D printing project, “Perpetual Plastic,” is using plastic cups and other garbage to create recycled ink for 3D printing. According to, the project’s focus is on recycling plastics on a local level, as…


3D Printed Custom Jewelry in Time for Valentine’s Day

Just in time for Valentine’s Day, MIT has launched a new company that allows anyone to design custom 3D printed jewelry. Engineers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and Cornell University have launched Dyo,…


3D Printing Ramps up Accessibility

Raul Krauthausen purchased a MakerBot Replicator 2, and set out to 3D print some standard items like key chains and trinkets. It wasn’t until he had used the 3D printer technology to print a wheelchair…


3D Print Customizable Clothes On-Demand

3D printing may soon be changing the way we look at clothes. While still very much in the planning stages, the Electroloom 3D printer is predicted to be printing clothes by the end of 2014….