# 1 – A project to 3D scan artworks
all over the world
Cosmo launched a new original and
ambitious campaign on kickstarter with
the aim to 3D scan a wide variety of
artwork displayed in museums all over
The scans are then used to 3D print
Cosmo explain : “3D scan a selection
of plaster casts of
important, archetypal sculptures at the
Skulpturhalle and publish the scans
and 3D printable files into the public
domain, copyright-free, so that
anyone, anywhere, can
download, alter, adapt, or 3D print
them for themselves.”
# 2 – Get the toy of a Kinder Surprise
without even breaking the egg !
Thanks to Laura North, an engineering
postgrad from Swansea University
(United Kingdom), it’s now possible to
get the Kinder Surprise toy without
breaking the chocolate egg.
The student attempted to modelize and
then make the toy inside a Kinder
Surprise without even touching the
wrapping of the egg.
To make it possible, Laura used an X-
Ray CT scan and then 3d printed the
scan on a MakerBot Replicator 2.
# 3 – Personalize Samsung Galaxy
SIII mini and Galaxy Ace
With our online 3DP Case
application, you can personalize your
We just integrated new cases!
Starting today, you can now
personalize and order cases from
Sculpteo for your Samsung Galaxy
SIII mini and Galaxy Ace.
And there are more coming!
# 4 – Transform DNA
into 3D printed portraits
Heather Dewey-Hagborgextracts DNA
from the collected items and generate
3D visualisation of it through a software
that she created.
The program translate the DNA
informations into shapes, which are then
used to create a 3D view of the face.
Doing this, she is able to determine
datas like ethnicity, gender, skin
tone, hair color, eye and nose width, etc.
She tested her solution on herself. After
displaying it during an exhibition in
Chelsea, she received diverging
opinions. In the end, her portraits hold as
much truth as imagination. The portraits
can then be 3D printed.
# 5 – Mecube
Mecube is a voxel based mobile design
app that offers an easy way to design 3D
models. By adding and removing little
cubes from a square base, you can
imagine almost all the models you want.
All in all, Mecube’s using two modeling
tools and eight colors. You can either
chose the “add/remove cube” function,
or the “deviate cube direction” function.
With these two functionalities, you can
generate an infinity of models.
# 6 – The first 3D printer in space
In case you didn’t hear the
news, NASA plans to deploy the
first autonomous manufacturing
unit in space. In other words, the
space agency will send a 3D
printer to the International Space
Station (ISS) next year. While
earthlings are speculating on how
fast 3D printers will enter
everyone’s home, the team in
charge at Made In Space is
creating a 3D printer for outer
# 7 – Designer’s Day
For the 13th edition of Designer’s
Days, Le Lab by Legrand reached out
to Victoria Wilmotte to imagine the
future of its products. The theme of
this year’s edition is “Et demain…”.
Under these two words, artists and
designers must create objects of that
evolve around the notion of
progress, innovation and everyday life.
Victoria Wilmotte twisted Legrand
industrial product range and
redesign, at the same time, the whole
showroom. The french artist delivers
her sharp vision of aesthetism
claiming that “Demain…” (“Tomorrow”)
stands for physical products brought
to life through a digital 3D rendering
and 3D printing.
# 8 – 3D printed finger splint
A high school student in New
Jersey, Ian McHale, just created a
finger splint that can be produced with
a 3D printer. The goal behind this
initiative is to show that 3D printing
can help solve concrete problems with
The high school student, designed the
splint on a CAD program, and made it
so it can be printed in about 10
minutes for about 2 cents of recycled
# 9 – The life-saving
3D printed device
The University of Michigan
announced that two members of
its staff had just saved the life of a
baby using 3D printing related
Thanks to the use of 3D modeling
software, the doctors were able to
design a splint fitting exactly
Kaiba’s trachea. The 3D printing
process then allowed them to
product the design very quickly.
See you next month !