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May 24, 2022

The Future is Now: Share a Sense with Cyborgs

For its 175th Anniversary the Smithsonian Arts and Industries Building is showcasing an immersive exhibit called FUTURES, welcoming “all dreamers, makers, and changers of tomorrow to imagine a more exciting, equitable, and sustainable future.” Featured in the exhibit are the 3D printed sculptures of Neil Harbisson and Moon Ribas designed, created and produced in collaboration with Budmen Industries.

November 29, 2021

A New World of Opportunity

This Op-Ed was originally published on, read it here. The contentious debate between keeping controversial statues or removing them has reached a boiling point. In Syracuse, NY our discussion centers around a landmark of downtown, the Columbus Monument. Where a towering 11-foot bronze statue of Christopher Columbus stands on top of a large pedestal. […]

October 12, 2021

Amber Grant Finalist

Founder and owner of Budmen Industries, Stephanie Budmen, was named a WomensNet Amber Grant Finalist.

July 26, 2020

Extraordinary Citizenship: Todd & Patti Duffett

Meet Todd & Patti Duffett who went above and beyond the role of citizenship to do the impossible.

July 19, 2020

Masterclass in Problem Solving: Josh Burker

Meet Josh Burker. The penultimate problem solver, he is a teacher and author who stepped up to do the impossible by developing solutions for communities in dire need.

July 12, 2020

Youth: The Hope and Future of Our Planet

Meet the Livingston Robotics Club, a group of students who stepped up to apply their learning and skills to do the impossible.

July 6, 2020

Leaping into the Unknown: Skyler Holobach

Meet Skyler Holobach who fearlessly and selflessly jumped into learning new skills to help others when they needed it most during COVID-19.

June 27, 2020

Beyond Civic Responsibility: Katie Hollenback

Meet Katie Hollenback, a teacher from one of the pandemic epicenters who stepped up to do the impossible in her actions to help her community, family, and students.

June 21, 2020

Leadership in Action: John Umekubo

When the COVID-19 pandemic hit many individuals were paralyzed with fear and uncertainty, but John Umekubo lept into action to help his community and hasn't stopped since.

March 9, 2020

2020: A Patent Odyssey

While designing and engineering our large-scale industrial 3D printer, we created some technology worth protecting.

March 2, 2020

Where the Furniture Grows

3D Printers give us the ability to make almost anything. Working with this technology is an incredible opportunity to explore imagination. At Budmen Industries that means creating unique, custom, and futuristic furniture. For us, it is our passion and mission to explore the frontier of 3D printed furniture. We take great pride in how we […]

February 24, 2020

The Honey in the Cubby

Furniture comes in all shapes and sizes, and yet whenever you need that perfect thingamabob or exact whatchamacallit, you can never seem to find it. Here at Budmen Industries, we challenged ourselves to create a piece of furniture that can be customized and easily manufactured to meet a variety of different needs, we call it […]

February 17, 2020

A Buildini On The Line Saves Wine

Scout Vineyards had trouble sourcing a part to use a custom wine bottle on their bottling line. Discover how they saved money, time and wine with a Buildini.

February 10, 2020

Chef’s Adventures in Cloudland

It's a universal pastime to raise your eyes to the sky and let your imagination summersault through the clouds. But what do clouds taste like? Are they wispy and airy like a meringue? Are they sweet, sour, crunchy, or soft? Creating and designing a Cloud Cake is daunting: how do you capture a floating dream in the form of a delicious dessert? The challenge: create a […]

February 3, 2020

Brave Nom World

What if your computer created a dessert? What would it look like? Here at Budmen Industries, our computers and 3D printers put on their chef jackets to create show-stopping pastries.  We call these computational confections Neon Nom Noms, the phenomenon you can nom on! These mouthwatering treats start the same way as most of our projects, as […]

January 20, 2020

The Great BAPE-sby

Lister X Budmen Sculpture at BAPE® in Tokyo Budmen Industries and the supremely talented artist Adam Lister have been collaborating for almost a decade now. Adam's watercolor paintings are truly abstract. Inspired by the 8-bit graphics of Atari and Nintendo, Adam pixelates famous paintings and cultural figures. To say Adam is prolific is an understatement, as evidenced […]

January 13, 2020

Of Cyborgs and Sculpture

The 3D Printed cyborg sculptures of Neil Harbisson created by the Budmen Studio are in museum collections in Germany, Singapore, Barcelona and Ireland.

January 6, 2020

The Printing Tree

3D Printing Trees from Recycled Plastic Bottles

December 30, 2019

Everyone Prints

Budmen Industries is all about the 3D printed plastic possibilities but have you found yourself wondering: How does 3D printing actually work? Don't worry! You are not alone. We get this question all the time. So often in fact, that we have created a 3D Printing Crash Course. It is chock full of everything you need to […]

December 23, 2019

For Whom the Buildini Draws

The Buildini™ 3D Printer was created for experimenting. In our workshop, we keep pushing it to see what new creative possibilities exist within its' gears and sprockets. We love to swap the extruder on the Buildini for a pen, pencil, or marker and then send it doodling away. The result is an amalgamation of the precision from a machine and the warmth and texture […]

December 16, 2019

The Batchbuilder’s Guide to Printing

When it comes to making parts for your latest creative project, it is rare to need just one. Chances are you will need a whole batch of parts. Perhaps you need many of one part or one of many parts! The large build volume of the Buildini has more than enough room to print dozens […]

December 2, 2019

The Sculpture Games

Discover the otherworldly sculptures of Jacolby Satterwhite printed on a Budmen Buildini 3D Printer at the Fabric Workshop and Museum in Philadelphia.

Gone With The Small

Build bigger. Build better.The Buildini™ 3D Printer has a massive build size for printing big ideas and pushing your designs to new heights. Print stunning detailed props at full scale for your latest studio production. Create that pièce de résistance for your up coming art show that will capture the hearts and minds of attendees. […]

November 25, 2019

The Color Yellow

Not that long ago in a workshop not so far away... We built the Buildini™ as a reliable large format 3D printer for our own use in our creative studio. In our studio, experimentation is the name of the game. It is common to find 3D printers printing everything from pastry to fabric to furniture. Needless […]

November 18, 2019

Curious Case of Budmen Industries

It can be a little complicated to explain exactly what Budmen Industries does. So to make it simple, we boiled it down to this: We are one part creative studio + one part machine shop. In the creative studio, we craft unique and handcrafted furniture and art. In the machine shop, we create small-batch high-tech tools for […]

May 22, 2019

Designing the Stop Motion City

The city was designed to personify that image you get when close your eyes and imagine a vast urban landscape. We started designing this city with a massive 10ft x 2.5ft mural on paper with good old fashioned crayons. Few tools capture the feeling of childhood wonder like crayons and as we set out to […]

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