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Top 3D Printing Headlines Last Week: Lunar Base, Futuristic, Patents

No Limit 3D Printing Future

A roundup of the top news On 3D Printing brought you from December 11 to December 16.

Video: Think You Can Solve Rubik’s Cube? Try 3D Printed X-Cube

3D Printed Rubiks Cube

Dane Christianson, a student at the Illinois Institute of Technology, used CAD and 3D printing to create X-Cube, a version of Rubik’s Cube for serious puzzle experts. Dane comments on his creation.

I created this using CAD and 3D printing. It’s a Rubik’s type puzzle with fully functional additional layers on four of the faces of a typical Rubik’s Cube.

This project was completed through the Idea Shop at the Illinois Institute of Technology.

Watch the video below to see the mega-puzzle in motion.

Objet 3D Printing: 16 Micron Puzzle Piece for RAPID 2012 Attendees

3D Printed Puzzle

At the RAPID 2012 show in Atlanta, attendees were given a 3D printed puzzle piece from Objet. Once fit together, the puzzle pieces formed a solid cube.

Objet featured this design on their blog:

For those new to 3D printing, there are 2 things about the Objet model that make it truly unique: ONE is that it features various opaque 3D printed objects suspended within a clear, smooth 3D printed transparent body – yet the entire part is printed in a single step. This is the only technology in the world capable of jetting and segregating different materials within a homogenously grown part.

And TWO is the incredible fine detail resolution achieved!! Check out that micro-scaled skeletal hand, spring coil and Eiffel Tower in relation to the size of the lines on my fingers…


This 3D print was achieved on a Objet Connex using a combination of 16 micron resolution and simultaneous multiple material jetting.


Via Objet blog.

Shapeways’ Friday Finds: 3D Design Showcase from the Shapeways Community

Combo Razor Stand by Lightbringer

Looking for some unique and innovative examples of 3D printing? Check out Shapeways’ Friday Finds, a curated collection of designs from the Shapeways community. Pictured above is a Combo Razor Stand by Lightbringer, designed for safety and functionality.

Sharkfin Ring in Silver by The Rogue and the Wolf

Sharkfin Ring in Silver, by The Rogue and the Wolf

Concentric Cube by Oskar van Deventer


More from Shapeways blog.