Local Motors Strati 3D Printed Car

Meet Strati, the first 3D printed car in the world

By on September 14, 2014 at 10:00 AM.

Meet Strati, the first 3D printed car in the world

While some people have successfully 3D printed buildings, others have taken the same approach to the car manufacturing business, as a company has just come out with a car called the Strati that’s the first 3D-printed car in the world. Scientific American reveals that it took Local Motors only 45 hours to build the Strati, a two-seater “neighborhood” electric car that has a range of up to 120 miles and a maximum speed of 40 mph. More →

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Amazon 3D Printing Store

Amazon’s new 3D printing store lets you build customized gear

By on July 28, 2014 at 10:29 AM.

Amazon’s new 3D printing store lets you build customized gear

If for some reason Amazon’s vast selection of products from every imaginable category wasn’t quite cutting it for you, we have some good news — on Monday, Amazon opened a 3D printing store on its website, offering customizable goods to its customers for the very first time. Amazon notes that more than 200 items are already available in the new store, including earrings, bobblehead figures, phone cases and cookie cutters. More →

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Normal 3D-Printed Headphones

These 3D printed earphones are tailor-made for your ears

By on July 8, 2014 at 1:18 PM.

These 3D printed earphones are tailor-made for your ears

It’s almost impossible to find the right pair of earphones. They’re either too large, too small or just an odd fit, but Normal wants to change all that. With Normal’s 3D printed earphones, you can buy a product that contours perfectly to your weird ears, no matter the size or shape. Simply download the Normal app (available on Android and iOS), take pictures of your ears, customize your Normals and press send. More →

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Aerogels 3D Printing Process

We are a step closer to a smartphone that weighs less than a dime

By on June 24, 2014 at 4:40 PM.

We are a step closer to a smartphone that weighs less than a dime

You may not have heard of them before, but I can tell you that Aerogels are cool. They are ultra-porous materials that are whipped up from silica gel or even aluminum oxide and may weigh just 15% more than air. Because they consist of so many microscopic air pockets, they are incredibly effective insulators.  More →

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3D Printing a House

One contractor wants to build an entire house with a cement 3D printer

By on May 28, 2014 at 5:45 PM.

One contractor wants to build an entire house with a cement 3D printer

While houses of varying quality have been 3D-printed before, one contractor in Minnesota wants to build one such home by using a specially designed 3D printer that uses cement as a filament, without compromising on build quality or design, 3DPrint reports. Furthermore, the contractor’s aim isn’t to finish the house as fast as possible, but rather to 3D print it efficiently and securely. More →

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New Matter MOD-t 3D Printer

This is the cheapest 3D printer money can buy

By on May 28, 2014 at 1:26 PM.

This is the cheapest 3D printer money can buy

Following the success of the $199 Micro 3D printer on Kickstarterthe project topped its $50,000 funding goal by $3,351,000 – a new, even more affordable 3D printer project has just started raising money on Indiegogo. Called the New Matter MOD-t, the 3D printer costs just $149 for the first 500 buyers, which is $100 less than its future commercial price, and will ship in April 2015, assuming the company can raise the $375,000 it needs to build it. More →

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3D Food Printing Future

Interest in 3D food printing seems to be crashing pretty spectacularly

By on May 27, 2014 at 5:30 PM.

Interest in 3D food printing seems to be crashing pretty spectacularly

The 3D printing market has seen an explosion of creativity in recent months and it’s hard to say whether this stems from healthy demand or from a tech industry bubble that’s still inflating at a frightening pace. Either way, the latest bloom of innovation comes from Oxford-based company called Dovetailed and it has just launched a 3D printer that “extends a molecular-gastronomy technique called spherification.” To put it bluntly, the machine creates spherical blobs of jelly that adhere together forming raspberry-shaped delicacies. The company calls these concoctions “fresh and organic 3D fruits on demand,” although they do sound a lot like plain old jellies.  More →

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Apple 3D Printer

The man who said Apple would ‘disappear’ if it didn’t release an iWatch is back with another prediction

By on May 15, 2014 at 3:45 PM.

The man who said Apple would ‘disappear’ if it didn’t release an iWatch is back with another prediction

Everyone in the tech industry in waiting on pins and needles for Apple to unveil its next project. Many have predicted that Apple is preparing to enter the wearable market with an smartwatch, others have brought up the possibility of a standalone television, but Global Equities Research analyst Trip Chowdhry might have given Benzinga the most peculiar prediction of all: Apple’s next product could be a 3D printer. More →

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Cool 3D Printing Projects

Future travel: Don’t pack, just email what you need to a 3D printer

By on May 5, 2014 at 2:35 PM.

Future travel: Don’t pack, just email what you need to a 3D printer

An Amsterdam art gallery called Galerie VIVID is having an exhibition that amounts to a meditation of how 3D printing could reshape travel. The artist Janne Kyttanen has designed a collection of objects that a woman flying for a beach vacation could conceivably print out at a resort instead of packing them with her in her suitcase, including a handbag, a multi-purpose dress, sunglasses, shoes, etc.  More →

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LIX 3D Printing Pen Kickstarter

Amazing 3D printing pen raises $500,000 in a day

By on May 1, 2014 at 1:02 PM.

Amazing 3D printing pen raises $500,000 in a day

Kickstarter continues its hot streak in funding 3D printer projects. The $300 Micro has blown past $3 million, weeks after the Robo3DPrinter raised nearly $650,000 in February. Now a plucky British company is making waves with the LIX 3D Pen, an experimental new 3D printer that enables people to literally doodle in the air. More →

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M3D Micro 3D Printer

Micro, the $300 device that will bring 3D printing to the masses, tops $3M on Kickstarter

By on April 28, 2014 at 9:50 AM.

Micro, the $300 device that will bring 3D printing to the masses, tops $3M on Kickstarter

3D printing is one of precious few exciting new technologies that have the potential to dramatically change our lives. The tech has already revolutionized manufacturing, allowing businesses to build models and prototypes in mere hours instead of days or even weeks, for small companies. Now, 3D printing is on the verge of making its way into consumers’ lives as well, and M3D’s “Micro” printer is positioned to be at the front of this huge push.

With nine days left in its Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign, the company has now raised more than $3 million. More →

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micro-3d-printer

Cheap 3D printers are poised to wreck companies’ powers to enforce their IP

By on April 18, 2014 at 4:22 PM.

Cheap 3D printers are poised to wreck companies’ powers to enforce their IP

Ten days ago a 3D printer called The Micro started a Kickstarter campaign with the modest goal of raising $50,000 in a month. With 18 days to go, the project has already raised nearly $3 million. The Micro has gained more than 10,000 followers and all of the early production runs of the $199 and $299 versions of the device have sold out. New supporters will have to pick a February 2015 shipment date of pay at least $600 for very early test production runs. Obviously, the frenzy of excitement around The Micro seems to indicate that there is real fascination about the idea of owning a 3D printer priced at the level of a video game console. More →

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Staples 3D Printer Sales

Staples is about to bring 3D printing to the masses

By on April 11, 2014 at 4:36 PM.

Staples is about to bring 3D printing to the masses

We’re about to learn whether 3D printing will ever have mainstream appeal because Staples is now offering both an in-store printing service as well as actual 3D printers. The cheapest printer costs $1,300, which is fairly steep, but shipping is free. Shoppers can now also walk into stores and ask for the employees to help them to design and print objects on the spot. More →

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