Tech company HeyGears to open $148M 3D printing R&D facility in China

Tech company HeyGears to open $148M 3D printing R&D facility in China

Chinese tech company HeyGears Technology will reportedly be spending one billion RMB (~$148M) to establish a new 3D printing research facility. The new 3D printing center, ultimately aimed at advancing China’s national 3D printing industry, will be located in Foshan, a city in China’s Guangdong province. Since its founding in 2015, Guangzhou-based company HeyGears Technology […]

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China’s first 3D Printing Cultural Museum opens in Baoshan, Shanghai

China's first 3D Printing Cultural Museum opens in Baoshan, Shanghai

China is sending a clear message that it’s taking its national 3D printing culture very seriously, with the opening of the country’s first ever 3D Printing Cultural Museum earlier this week in Shanghai. Since opening festivities kicked off in the Wisdom Bay Industrial Park of Baoshan, Shanghai, the impressive cultural institute has already proved itself […]

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Microsoft and Shawn Hunt team up to create Transformation Mask, a 3D printed robotic HoloLens art piece

Microsoft and Shawn Hunt team up to create Transformation Mask, a 3D printed robotic HoloLens art piece

Vancouver-based artist Shawn Hunt has collaborated with Microsoft’s local maker space The Garage to develop an experiential sculpture at the crossroads of 3D printing, robotics, and holographs. Drawing on Indigenous imagery, ‘Transformation Mask’ functions both as a personal artistic expression of Hunt’s identity, and an exciting new showcase of what’s possible with Microsoft’s wearable augmented […]

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3D printing brings 1940s Curta calculator back to life

3D printing brings 1940s Curta calculator back to life

Maker Marcus Wu has built a 3D printed Curta calculator, a mechanical calculator that can make calculations with the turn of a handle. The device was originally developed by concentration camp survivor Curt Herzstark in the 1940s. Most of us grew up with electronic calculators in school. But those bulky, solar-powered devices that could be […]

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Zortrax 3D prints Photon robot for kids

Zortrax 3D prints Photon robot for kids

Polish 3D printing company Zortrax has revealed its role in the development of the Photon educational robot. In Photon’s early stages of development, Zortrax 3D printed 25 versions to help refine the design. The head of the Photon robot printing on a Zortrax M200. Photo via Zortrax. Teaching kids programming The purpose of the Photon […]

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