3D printing

Amazon Launches Online Store for 3D-Printed Items

Amazon Launches Online Store for 3D-Printed Items

3D-printing just officially went mainstream as Amazon announced the launch of an online store for 3D-printed items. With more than 250 products (including pendants, toys, nylon wallets, cookie cutters and

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KIDmob Helps Superhero Cyborg Kids Prototype Their Own Prosthetics

KIDmob Helps Superhero Cyborg Kids Prototype Their Own Prosthetics

Imagine being able to design your own super-cool body part, in whatever shape or color you could dream up. Thanks KIDmob, a group of children with a diversity of upper limb capabilities were able to

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Next Generation Membrane Pacemakers Wrap the Heart Like an Electronic Glove

Next Generation Membrane Pacemakers Wrap the Heart Like an Electronic Glove

This heart is wrapped in a special electronic membrane that keeps it beating at the perfect rate. Researchers from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and Washington University in St. Louis

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A 15-Year-Old is Developing a 3D Printer That’s 10 Times Faster Than Anything on the Market!

A 15-Year-Old is Developing a 3D Printer That’s 10 Times Faster Than Anything on the Market!

When it comes to global innovation, teenagers are leading the way. The latest teen genius to cross our radar is Thomas Suarez, a 15-year-old who claims to have designed a 3D printer that is ten times

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Swarm of Tiny ‘Minibuilder’ Robots Can 3D Print Giant Buildings On-Site

Swarm of Tiny ‘Minibuilder’ Robots Can 3D Print Giant Buildings On-Site

The Minibuilders comprise three robots, each programmed to carry out different functions for the three separate stages of the building process: Foundation, Walls and Ceilings, and Reinforcement. First,

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SPOR Solar Battery Charger Helps You Carry the Power of the Sun in Your Pocket

SPOR Solar Battery Charger Helps You Carry the Power of the Sun in Your Pocket

"Two college kids trying to save the world". That's the slogan put forth by the team who designed SPOR, and they might very well succeed in that endeavor. SPOR is a self-regenerating solar battery

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3D System’s Ekocycle Cube 3D Prints Objects From Recycled Plastic

3D System’s Ekocycle Cube 3D Prints Objects From Recycled Plastic

What if you could turn old plastic bottles into fresh new designs with the press of a button? 3D Systems’ new Ekocycle Cube uses post-consumer plastic to 3D print a variety of designs. The eco-friendly

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The Future of Plastic: A “Growing Lab Art” Exhibit that Uses Fungi as a Building and Binding Material

The Future of Plastic: A “Growing Lab Art” Exhibit that Uses Fungi as a Building and Binding Material

Artist Maurizio Montalti will be exhiting his Future of Plastic exhibit next month at the Fondazione PLART in Napoli, Italy. His exhibit embodies a vision of what plastics are going to look like in the

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World’s First Wrench 3D-Printed with Recycled Ocean Plastic Wins Innovation Award

World’s First Wrench 3D-Printed with Recycled Ocean Plastic Wins Innovation Award

Proving that ocean garbage is anything but trash, a Canadian company has built the world's first-ever 3D-printed item made entirely from recycled ocean plastic. The Recycling Council of British Columbia

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FACIT Popularizes Low-Carbon Homes Digitally Manufactured Using CNC Machines

FACIT Popularizes Low-Carbon Homes Digitally Manufactured Using CNC Machines

At the forefront of the practice of digital fabrication in the building industry, FACIT uses CNC routers to manufacture “cassettes” out of sustainably harvested plywood. These are filled with spray

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Spirula: World’s First 3D Printed Speaker Made From 100% Wood

Spirula: World’s First 3D Printed Speaker Made From 100% Wood

The 3D printing team at AKEMAKE has just unveiled Spirula, the world's first 3D printed speaker made from 100% wood. Designed in a spiral shape inspired by the deep sea Nautilus and squid, the Spirula is

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This Titan 1 3D Printer Can Make Towering Objects in Half the Time

This Titan 1 3D Printer Can Make Towering Objects in Half the Time

The 3D printing revolution has begun, and there's no shortage of hardware available - from a printer that costs just $150 to a portable printer you can carry with you on the go. But if you're looking to

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The Future of the Built Environment is 3D Printed

The Future of the Built Environment is 3D Printed

The future of the built environment is 3D printed, as California's Bot Laboratory proves with this groundbreaking piece. Showcased at the Maker Fair 2014, the m_Wall was printed in only two pieces and

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Dovetailed’s 3D Fruit Printer Creates Strange New Flavors and Experiences

Dovetailed’s 3D Fruit Printer Creates Strange New Flavors and Experiences

Well here's another first for 3D printing: Dovetailed recently launched the 3D Fruit Printer, an extraordinary new machine that combines individual droplets of liquid to create convincing fruit

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Margot Krasojević’s 3D-printed Ceramic Lamp is Powered by 100% Wind Energy

Margot Krasojević’s 3D-printed Ceramic Lamp is Powered by 100% Wind Energy

Designer Margot Krasojević has created a 3D-printed LED lamp that transforms wind energy into an electrical current. The lamp's white ceramic and fractal-inspired aerodynamic shell was designed to pick

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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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World’s First Flying 3D Printer Built to Clean Up Radioactive Nuclear Sites

World’s First Flying 3D Printer Built to Clean Up Radioactive Nuclear Sites

Scientists at the Imperial College London have developed the world’s first flying 3D printer. Using small, preprogrammed drones, Dr. Mirko Kovac and his team from the Aerial Robotics Laboratory have

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The Biomimicry Manual: What Can Paper Wasps Teach Us About 3D Printing?

The Biomimicry Manual: What Can Paper Wasps Teach Us About 3D Printing?

3D printing is the coolest thing since sliced bread, but what should we print with? This could go horribly wrong if we don't take the opportunity to stop and ask how the rest of nature would do it.

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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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South American Plastic Banks Turn Pollution into Currency

South American Plastic Banks Turn Pollution into Currency

Canadian Entrepreneurs David Katz and Shaun Frankson are on a mission to tackle poverty and plastic pollution in one fell swoop. Their startup Plastic Bank recognizes that many areas affected by plastic

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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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Minale-Maeda’s 3D Printed Connector Can be Downloaded to Make DIY Furniture

Minale-Maeda’s 3D Printed Connector Can be Downloaded to Make DIY Furniture

Italian-Japanese Studio Minale-Maeda has come up with a little clever design that allows people anywhere in the world to make their own furniture. Their versatile Keystone connectors can be used to

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Open-Source Self-Replicating FoldaRap 3D Printer Prints Objects On the Go

Open-Source Self-Replicating FoldaRap 3D Printer Prints Objects On the Go

The FoldaRap open-source 3D printer can be folded to fit into your rucksack and prints objects on the go. French designer Emmanuel Gilloz developed the 140x140x140mm device over the course of seven months

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Beth Lewis Williams’ Beautiful Lithophane Lamps Blend 3D Printing With 19th Century Craft

Beth Lewis Williams’ Beautiful Lithophane Lamps Blend 3D Printing With 19th Century Craft

Beth Lewis Williams revitalizes old design aesthetics through the use of contemporary technology. She takes inspiration from European lithophane ceramics, which draw upon techniques used in traditional

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INTERVIEW: We Talk to Natural Machine’s Lynette Kucsma About the Foodini 3D Food Printer

INTERVIEW: We Talk to Natural Machine’s Lynette Kucsma About the Foodini 3D Food Printer

Inhabitat: So to start, tell me about how the Foodini and Natural Machines came together. Lynette: It started a little bit over a year ago. There are four founders in the company and I came in around

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3M futureLAB Students Build Tiny 3D Printed Mobile House for Millennials

3M futureLAB Students Build Tiny 3D Printed Mobile House for Millennials

3M futureLAB is a UCLA Architecture and Urban Design traveling studio based in Munich, Germany. Last year, the graduate students of 3M teamed up with other students from Germany and England to explore the

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Neurosurgeons Save a Woman’s Life with the World’s First 3D-Printed Skull

Neurosurgeons Save a Woman’s Life with the World’s First 3D-Printed Skull

Last year we heard about a man that had 75 percent of his skull replaced with a 3D-printed replica. Now Wired UK reports a woman from the Netherlands has had the entire top section of her skull replaced

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INTERVIEW: Mike Chen of Made in Space Explains How 3D Printing is Going into Space

INTERVIEW: Mike Chen of Made in Space Explains How 3D Printing is Going into Space

Previously on Inhabitat we've written about Made in Space’s ambitious plans to bring 3D printing to the International Space Station. But how will such technology work when everything is floating? To

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Engineer Makes World’s First 3D-Printed Kayak for Just $500 with a Homemade 3D Printer

Engineer Makes World’s First 3D-Printed Kayak for Just $500 with a Homemade 3D Printer

An engineer for leading 3D printer manufacturer 3D Systems, Jim Smith decided to build his own large scale 3D printer at home and then used it to produce the world's first 3D-printed kayak. To print the

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