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How 3D Printing Will Change Our World Forever

How 3D Printing Will Change Our World Forever

Hailed as the third industrial revolution, 3D printing technology can produce life-saving prosthetics, durable furnishings, and fully functional automobiles. As 3D printer costs plummet from the tens of

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West African Inventor Makes a $100 3D Printer From E-Waste

West African Inventor Makes a $100 3D Printer From E-Waste

Kodjo Afate Gnikou, a resourceful inventor from Togo in West Africa, has made a $100 3D printer which he constructed from parts he scrounged from broken scanners, computers, printers and other e-waste.

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NASA Speeds Towards the First 3D-Printed Creations Made in Space

NASA Speeds Towards the First 3D-Printed Creations Made in Space

The dream of 3D printing in space is speeding ever closer to reality. Last year, word that NASA intended to send a 3D printer to space smacked of a lofty dream machine. But just a few weeks ago, Made in

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The Mebotics Microfactory is a One-Stop Shop for Fabricating Anything

The Mebotics Microfactory is a One-Stop Shop for Fabricating Anything

3D printing technology holds the amazing potential to change the way we make things - however most 3D printers are limited to creating objects out of plastic. Enter the Mebotics Microfactory, which it

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Designer David Grass 3D-Prints Light Bulbs in the Shape of Modern Cityscapes

Designer David Grass 3D-Prints Light Bulbs in the Shape of Modern Cityscapes

Dutch Designer David Graas created 3D-Printed LED bulbs in the shape of modern cityscapes! Named “Huddle”, these miniature pieces of 3D-printed design celebrate and are inspired by the phenomenon of

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ZA Architects Propose an Underground Colony on Mars

ZA Architects Propose an Underground Colony on Mars

While ZA Architects acknowledges that current technologies are not sufficient to carry out their plans, they believe that robotics will advance enough by 2023 to fabricate the underground dwellings. In

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Echoviren: World’s First 3D Printed Architectural Structure Built in California

Echoviren: World’s First 3D Printed Architectural Structure Built in California

Echoviren 3D-printed pavilion by Smith|Allen from Dezeen on Vimeo. Architects across the world have been racing to build the world’s first 3D printed architectural structure. Many of the designs,

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MakerBot and Stratasys Complete Merger to Form 3D Printing Super-Company

MakerBot and Stratasys Complete Merger to Form 3D Printing Super-Company

Back in June, desktop 3D printing leader MakerBot announced plans to merge with the Israeli company Stratasys, which specializes in industrial-level 3D printing and prototyping. Yesterday, the two

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Emerging Objects Plans to 3D-Print Entire Rooms and Buildings

Emerging Objects Plans to 3D-Print Entire Rooms and Buildings

Emerging Objects has already 3D-printed some spectacular objects, ranging from twisting slug-like benches to jewelry, vases and toys, but now they are looking to use the technology to create architectural

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Study Shows Desktop 3D Printers Can Save Households Up to $2,000 Each Year

Study Shows Desktop 3D Printers Can Save Households Up to $2,000 Each Year

3d printing is commonly viewed as an expensive emerging technology - however a new study by Michigan Technological University (MTU) shows that purchasing a 3d printer may actually make sound financial

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UPS Store Becomes First National Retailer to Offer 3D Printing Services

UPS Store Becomes First National Retailer to Offer 3D Printing Services

Next time you head to the UPS Store to make some copies for your small business, why not get a few 3D-printed models while you are at it? That's the idea behind UPS' new 3D printing initiative, which

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The MakerPlane is an Open-Source Two-Seater Aircraft That Costs Only $15,000

The MakerPlane is an Open-Source Two-Seater Aircraft That Costs Only $15,000

If you are a model plane aficionado or simply got bored on tinkering away on an old junker in the garage, the MakerPlane might be the perfect project. Able to be made for $15,000, the two-seater airplane

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Scientists Find That Nanoparticles from 3D Printers Can Be Harmful to Your Health

Scientists Find That Nanoparticles from 3D Printers Can Be Harmful to Your Health

3D printers can create amazing things, but new research show that they may have a dark side - at least when it comes to our health. Scientists found that the printing process involved in creating those

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LEGObot: A Working 3D Printer Made From LEGO Bricks!

LEGObot: A Working 3D Printer Made From LEGO Bricks!

As the 3D printer revolution picks up speed, the price of the machines is beginning to drop—but shelling out several hundred bucks for a desktop printer is still out of the reach of many would-be

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3D-Printed SLR Camera Can Be Made For Just $30

3D-Printed SLR Camera Can Be Made For Just $30

Ever find yourself longing for your old analog 35mm SLR camera? If you own or have access to a 3D printer, you have the ability to make one for $30 thanks to the OpenReflex Camera project by Leo Marius.

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Pirate 3D’s New Buccaneer 3D Printer Will be Available for Just $347

Pirate 3D’s New Buccaneer 3D Printer Will be Available for Just $347

Right now, the cost of a desktop 3D printer is out of reach for many consumers, which prevents the technology from reaching widespread saturation. But for those waiting on the sidelines for 3D printers

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Biomimicry 3.8 Founder Janine Benyus Says Biomimicry is the Key to a Green 3D Printing Revolution

Biomimicry 3.8 Founder Janine Benyus Says Biomimicry is the Key to a Green 3D Printing Revolution

Sunflower photo from Shutterstock 3D printing is one of today's most exciting emerging technologies - few other developments have as much potential to shape the way we make things and the world as we

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MakerBot Acquired by 3D Printing Company Stratasys in $403 Million Stock Deal

MakerBot Acquired by 3D Printing Company Stratasys in $403 Million Stock Deal

Desktop 3D printing is about to get very popular thanks to a new merger between leading 3D printing company MakerBot and Israeli 3D printer and additive manufacturer Stratasys. MakerBot, which recently

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Mataerial is an Anti-Gravity 3D Printer That Can Function in Space

Mataerial is an Anti-Gravity 3D Printer That Can Function in Space

Full color 3D printers not high-tech enough for you? How about one that can work in the anti-gravity conditions of space? Meet Mataerial, designed by Petr Novikov and Saša Jokić. Instead of extruding

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The Sugar Lab 3D Prints Sweet Geometric Sculptures From Sugar

The Sugar Lab 3D Prints Sweet Geometric Sculptures From Sugar

Founded by husband and wife team in Silver Lake, California, the Sugar Lab began as a novel way to produce a birthday cake for a friend that did not have to be baked in an oven. With a background in

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Beautiful Wood Records Created Using a Laser Cutter

Beautiful Wood Records Created Using a Laser Cutter

Forget vinyl - engineer Amanda Ghassaei has developed a technique for cutting records into wood! Using a Epilog 120 Watt Legend EXT laser cutter, she was able to create digital waveform files from MP3s,

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Blueprints for 3D-Printed Liberator Gun Have Been Downloaded 100,000 Times in Just Two Days

Blueprints for 3D-Printed Liberator Gun Have Been Downloaded 100,000 Times in Just Two Days

There are those who will only let their firearms be taken away from their cold, dead 3D printers. Defense Distributed, a group of IT professionals, students, and engineers located in the US and Germany,

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Duke Researchers Create a DIY Invisibility Cloak Using a 3D Printer

Duke Researchers Create a DIY Invisibility Cloak Using a 3D Printer

Until recently, invisibility cloaks were the stuff of private laboratories or fantasy novels. Now, engineers from Duke University have taken advantage of 3D printing technology to fabricate an obscuring

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Princeton University Scientists Use a 3D Printer to Create a Bionic Ear

Princeton University Scientists Use a 3D Printer to Create a Bionic Ear

Princeton University scientists have invented a new medical device that would have Ridley Scott nodding in recognition. By using live cells and metal nanoparticles, the researchers were able to use a 3D

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BotObjects Unveils the World’s First Full-Color Desktop 3D Printer

BotObjects Unveils the World’s First Full-Color Desktop 3D Printer

BotObjects just unveiled the world's first full-color desktop 3D printer - the ProDesk3D. Instead of producing monochromatic objects with a single piece of filament, the new ProDesk3D allows designers to

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3D-Printed Aqueduct Planters Have a Built-in Trickle-Down Irrigation System

3D-Printed Aqueduct Planters Have a Built-in Trickle-Down Irrigation System

Aqueduct is a new 3D printed mini planter system that can be set up in an amazing array of configurations. The modular system utilizes the connections between each planter as a method of transferring

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Super Precise Panther 3D Printer is Made from High-Grade CNC Components

Super Precise Panther 3D Printer is Made from High-Grade CNC Components

The Singapore-based team behind the Portabee 3D printer recently launched a new personal Panther 3D printer made from parts of CNC machines. Touted as a “personal 3D printer that takes personal 3D

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Play-Doh 3D Printer Would Bring iPad Designs to Life

Play-Doh 3D Printer Would Bring iPad Designs to Life

April Fools was almost a week ago, but we couldn't resist sharing one of our favorite fake news stories of the week. ThinkGeek announced the release of a newPlay-Doh 3D printer that works in tandem with

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Scientists Successfully 3D Print the Skeleton of a Live Animal

Scientists Successfully 3D Print the Skeleton of a Live Animal

3D printing is already capable of fabricating a beak for an injured bald eagle and three-quarters of a prosthetic human skull. Now, scientists at the University of Notre Dame have successfully recreated

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Signal Creates the World’s First 3D Printed Snowboard

Signal Creates the World’s First 3D Printed Snowboard

We've seen 3D printers fabricate vehicles ready to for the open road - and now California-based Signal Snowboards has shown that printers can produce quality boards for the slopes! Working with GROWit 3D,

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