3d printing technology

Earth Home Builder Machine “3D Prints” Entire Homes from Bags of Earth

Earth Home Builder Machine “3D Prints” Entire Homes from Bags of Earth

The low-tech practice of building homes using earth bags seems to be keeping pace with the most up-to-date 3D printing technologies. The Earth Home Builder is a skid-operated machine that can “3D

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Sand Babel: Solar-Powered Twisting Skyscrapers 3D-Printed with Desert Sands

Sand Babel: Solar-Powered Twisting Skyscrapers 3D-Printed with Desert Sands

Conceived by Chinese designers Qiu Song, Kang Pengfei, Bai Ying, Ren Nuoya, Guo Shen, the project envisions an intelligent network of skyscrapers distributed across a desert landscape. The towers would be

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LIX: The World’s Smallest 3D Printing Pen Draws Designs in Thin Air

LIX: The World’s Smallest 3D Printing Pen Draws Designs in Thin Air

LIX is the world’s smallest 3D printing pen powered by the electricity from a USB port and guided by nothing but your artistic instinct. Unlike 3D printers, LIX doesn’t require a program to guide the

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3D-Printed Osteoid Cast Could Speed Up Bone Healing by Nearly 40%

3D-Printed Osteoid Cast Could Speed Up Bone Healing by Nearly 40%

We’ve seen 3D-printed lamps, chairs, houses and even self-replicating 3D printers, but Deniz Karahasin’s mindbending Osteoid cast looks like something from a sci-fi movie. The designer has created a

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ORNL Developing Ultra Quick 3D Printer That Could Create Objects 500 Times Faster

ORNL Developing Ultra Quick 3D Printer That Could Create Objects 500 Times Faster

The U.S Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) has partnered with machine tool manufacturer Cincinnati Incorporated to speed up 3D printing. The joint project aims not only to make

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MX3D-Metal 3D Printer Creates Complex Metal Objects in Thin Air

MX3D-Metal 3D Printer Creates Complex Metal Objects in Thin Air

Amsterdam-based Joris Laarman Lab teamed up with the Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia (IAAC) to design a 3D printer that can produce complex metal objects in thin air. MX3D-Metal is a

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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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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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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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The World’s First 3D-Printed Chair Goes to Amsterdam

The World’s First 3D-Printed Chair Goes to Amsterdam

The Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam has acquired the world’s first furnishing to be 3D-printed in a single piece. The Solid C2 Chair by French designer Patrick Jouin was made using a special SLS

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Swiss Researchers 3D-Print Self-Assembling Helicopter Drones

Swiss Researchers 3D-Print Self-Assembling Helicopter Drones

Drones are a subject of hot debate, but a research team from Switzerland recently developed hovering plastic robots that are not only 3D-printed, but can also assemble themselves into a single unit. The

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Aki Inomata’s Crystalline 3D Printed Hermit Crab Shells are Inspired by the World’s Architectural Wonders

Aki Inomata’s Crystalline 3D Printed Hermit Crab Shells are Inspired by the World’s Architectural Wonders

Inomata starting thinking about the transitory habits of hermit crabs and their shells when the French Embassy moved in Tokyo and its land transitioned from French to Japanese ownership and then back

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Emerging Objects Creates Eco-Friendly 3D Printing Materials

Emerging Objects Creates Eco-Friendly 3D Printing Materials

These days, 3D printers can create just about anything - from human organs to deadly weapons. But one innovation we haven't previously seen in 3D printing? Printer filament made from of planet-friendly

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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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J.C. Karich’s 3D-Printed Headphones Are Music to Our Ears

J.C. Karich’s 3D-Printed Headphones Are Music to Our Ears

If you've always had trouble finding the perfect pair of headphones, this new 3D-printed iteration just might be music to your ears. Made with just a few simple elements, they combine 3D-printed parts

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Man Given Second Chance at Life Thanks to 3D-Printed Prosthetic Face

Man Given Second Chance at Life Thanks to 3D-Printed Prosthetic Face

Image courtesy of Geoff Pugh The extraordinary development of 3D printing technology has given one British man his life back.  Thanks to the incredible advancements of 3D printing in the medical

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Matterform’s Desktop 3D Scanner is Cheaper than a Tablet

Matterform’s Desktop 3D Scanner is Cheaper than a Tablet

Tech lovers have already been 3D printing everything from ornaments to their own faces with small desktop 3D printers. But now the technology is even more accessible, as low-cost 3D scanners make their

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83-Year-Old Inventor Designs Inexpensive Open-Source Filament Extruder to Cut the Cost of 3D Printing

83-Year-Old Inventor Designs Inexpensive Open-Source Filament Extruder to Cut the Cost of 3D Printing

Hugh Lyman, an 83-year-old retiree from Enumclaw, Washington, won The Desktop Factory Competition with his design for a low-cost, open-source machine capable of turning resin pellets

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3D-Printing Technology Creates Complex Legal Issues, Expert Warns

3D-Printing Technology Creates Complex Legal Issues, Expert Warns

Speaking at It’s Nice That: In Progress conference last Friday, technology journalist Adrian Mars addressed questions of liability, safety and intellectual property rights. “What if you 3D print a car

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Formlabs Creates Low-Cost, High-Quality 3D Printer that Fits on a Desktop

Formlabs Creates Low-Cost, High-Quality 3D Printer that Fits on a Desktop

Up until now, high-quality 3D printers have been incredibly expensive, making them an unrealistic option for the average creator. But Formlabs is about to change all that with Form 1 - an affordable 3D

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Makerbot’s 3D Printed Hermit Crab Shells are a Fresh Solution to an Environmental Shortage

Makerbot’s 3D Printed Hermit Crab Shells are a Fresh Solution to an Environmental Shortage

Meet Paris Shellton - a classy crustacean who recently received a colorful new 3D printed shell thanks to Markerbot's Project Shellter! Last year, Makerbot called out to the 3D printing world for

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Scientists to Create 3D Printed Dinosaur Robots

Scientists to Create 3D Printed Dinosaur Robots

Researchers at Drexel University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania have been hard at work on a mission to create 3D-printed dinosaur robots. It may sound crazy, but 3D printing will allow the researchers to

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3D Printed Robot Spider Can Save Lives and Analyze Hazardous Surroundings

3D Printed Robot Spider Can Save Lives and Analyze Hazardous Surroundings

Researchers at Fraunhofer Institute for Manufacturing Engineering and Automation IPA are developing a mobile spider robot that will bring a new type of aid in disasters and hazardous events. The spider

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3D Printed Bones Are Saving a UK Hospital Thousands in Fees

3D Printed Bones Are Saving a UK Hospital Thousands in Fees

A trainee surgeon in the UK has developed a program that will save his hospital thousands of dollars - and potentially many lives as well - by 3D printing bones. Traditionally, bone models were not made

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Freedom of Creation 3-D Prints Wood-Like Designs From Sawdust

Freedom of Creation 3-D Prints Wood-Like Designs From Sawdust

Freedom of Creation (FOC) recently announced a new 3-D printing technique that transforms sawdust into objects that look and feel (almost) like wood. It's a bit less bizarre than printing human veins, or

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Artist Uses 3D Printer to Turn Human Ashes into Objects

Artist Uses 3D Printer to Turn Human Ashes into Objects

Photo by Designboom Dutch Designer Wieki Somers just might have found the next new renewable building material -- human ashes. For the Grand Hornu Images gallery exhibit “In Progress,” she used a

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