Another week, another round of LinkBits: your source for brief bits of news from the 3D printing industry. The industry is booming and so are we, so here is a list of stories that we couldn’t quite fit into our complete article schedule for the week. Bon Appéprint!
Experimental Creations at Milan Design Week
Rinkak 3D printing marketplace will be heading to Milan Design Week next week and they’re bringing with them some fresh, Japanese talent. Organized by Experimental Creations, a showcase of eight young, Japanese designers will demonstrate a series of unique products, using new materials, processes, and 3D printing. If you’ll be in Milan, the show will be at Ventura Lambrate 2015 from April 14th-18th.
BioPrint Workshops in Bmore
The Baltimore-based biotech non-profit BUGSS is hosting a three-part bioprinting workshop starting today and continuing for the proceeding two weekends. This week begins with a look at bioprinting hardware, while session 2 focuses on software, and the final BioPrint Breakout will be a much larger event devoted to the technology, including lectures and workshops by experts in the field. If you’re in Bmore, check it out! Learn more or purchase tickets here.
Z-Unlimited Now Compatible with Ultimaker 2
Not too long ago, artist and engineer Joris van Tubergen launched his Kickstarter for the Z-Unlimited, a tool that allows an Ultimaker 3D printer to have a vastly extended z-axis. Now, Joris has announced that the device will also work with the Ultimaker 2. He’s also added a stretch goal to the campaign so that, if it reaches above €30.000, backers will also receive an XXL spool of Colorfabb filament.
ZenXTen Inc’s 3D Printed Prosthetic Hand
Hank from ZenXTen Inc. sent in some info about a 3D printed bionic hand that he’s created that he believes is easier to assemble. The hand consists of one motor, a 9 volt battery, a switch, and some 3D printed parts. He writes that because the hand has flexible joints, they retract to a neutral position and collect less dirt.
#SOLSOnBowery Pop-Up Shop
3D printing footwear start-up SOLS has launched its first pop-up shop, #SOLSOnBowery. From now until the end of May, you can stop by the New York shop every Monday – Friday, from 11 am to 7 pm, and Saturday – Sunday, from 10 am to 6 pm, to learn more about the possibilities of 3D printed footwear, while partying with the SOLS team. Head over to to do some yoga, get a massage, or listen to DJ Tristan Pendyck 2.
Welp! That’s it for LinkBits this week! As they say in the picture shows: