3D Printer

Major technological advancement yields a printer that could change the face of 3D printing

By on August 25, 2015 at 8:35 AM.

Major technological advancement yields a printer that could change the face of 3D printing

While the technology has certainly generated plenty of buzz over the past few years, 3D printing is still quite a young space. Advancements in 3D printing are coming hot and heavy — just think about how affordable this technology is now, for example. Nearly anyone with a need for a 3D printer can now purchase one for just a few hundred dollars.

But affordability is hardly the only area where huge advancements are being made in 3D printing. More →

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3D Printing Glass Video

Watching glass get 3D printed is absolutely mesmerizing

By on August 21, 2015 at 5:00 PM.

Watching glass get 3D printed is absolutely mesmerizing

Advanced 3D printing technology lets us quickly create various objects, including real buildings and cars, but one of the most unusual uses for 3D printing might be creating glass objects by using a unique 3D printer model. Scientists from MIT have already figured out how to put molten glass through a 3D printer and have released a video that shows the mesmerizing process of creating objects using this particular material. More →

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3D Printed Chef's Knife

3D Printing Creates High-Tech Chef’s Knife

By on June 25, 2015 at 7:30 PM.

3D Printing Creates High-Tech Chef’s Knife

The knife is a chef’s most important tool, yet it hasn’t changed much over the centuries.

Knife specialist NextGen believes that it’s time for knives to get a high-tech design upgrade. Ask almost any chef to show you their hand, for example, and you’ll see a callus on their index finger. Somerville, Massachusetts-based NextGen has designed a knife that aims to correct this problem.  More →

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Robotic 3D printer will ‘print’ steel bridge over Amsterdam canal

By on June 15, 2015 at 5:00 PM.

Robotic 3D printer will ‘print’ steel bridge over Amsterdam canal

There have been 3D-printed apartment complexes and cremation urns, and now one company out of The Netherlands is planning to “print” a bridge. MX3D, a 3D printing company, developed a robotic 3D printer to construct a steel bridge over a canal in Amsterdam, reports CNET. More →

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L'Oreal 3D-Printing Human Skin

How L’Oreal wants to let you 3D print your own skin

By on May 20, 2015 at 5:37 PM.

How L’Oreal wants to let you 3D print your own skin

Have you ever just wanted to order a new batch of skin tissue on a whim? That’s apparently something that might happen in the not-too-distant future, as at least one company is researching technology that would allow it to grow human skin using 3D-printing techniques. The company in question is French cosmetics company L’Oreal, which partnered with bio-engineering start-up Organovo for the gig. More →

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3D Printing Ice Cubes

Everyone should drink whisky on the rocks with 3D printed ice cube sculptures at least once

By on April 1, 2015 at 5:55 PM.

Everyone should drink whisky on the rocks with 3D printed ice cube sculptures at least once

If whiskey on the rocks is your favorite drink and you’re trying to figure out ways of making it more interesting, then you simply have to see this awesome “rocks” trick that was especially crafted for a TV commercial with help of amazing 3D printing technology. More →

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Will.i.am 3D Printing People

Will.i.am’s take on ‘3D printed people’ will make you stupider than you were yesterday

By on March 9, 2015 at 9:15 PM.

Will.i.am’s take on ‘3D printed people’ will make you stupider than you were yesterday

I’m going to totally sound like a hipster here but… I liked the Black Eyed Peas before they were cool. I was playing “Joints & Jams” on my college radio station in the early 2000s just a couple of years before “Where Is The Love?” blew up and made them household names. But unlike actual hipsters, I didn’t begrudge the BEP when they “sold out” and found massive success — I’m just not a hater like that. More →

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Local Motors 3D Printed Car

What it’s like to ride in a 3D-printed car

By on January 13, 2015 at 10:15 PM.

What it’s like to ride in a 3D-printed car

As always, there was a huge focus on motor vehicle innovations at CES this year, from hydrogen fuel cells to dashboard operating systems. But here’s one thing you probably didn’t see: a 3D-printed car.

Chris Ziegler at The Verge had a chance to ride around in the Local Motors Strati at the North American International Auto Show this week and found that a 3D-printed vehicle shares a surprising  More →

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Lightpaper 3D Printed Lighting

Meet Lightpaper, the coolest way to turn on the lights yet

By on December 29, 2014 at 10:45 PM.

Meet Lightpaper, the coolest way to turn on the lights yet

In addition helping us print out our own toys, food, and even houses, 3D printing can also be used to print new ways to light your house. A company called Rohinni has come up with Lightpaper, which is a printable, paper-thin lighting solution that can be applied to any surface.

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Ingenious digital wristband records what you’re watching when you fall asleep on the couch

By on December 18, 2014 at 10:00 PM.

Ingenious digital wristband records what you’re watching when you fall asleep on the couch

We’ve all wanted to watch a show or movie late at night and missed the end of it because we were just so exhausted and fell asleep… but it doesn’t have to be that way for long. 3ders informs us that there’s a new 3D printed digital wristband that’s able to tell when you’ve fallen asleep and then instruct your DVR to start recording whatever you’re watching. More →

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3D Printed Prosthetic Limbs Video

Heartwarming video shows a disabled dog walking for the first time thanks to 3D printed legs

By on December 16, 2014 at 4:20 PM.

Heartwarming video shows a disabled dog walking for the first time thanks to 3D printed legs

3D printers may not be an everyday household item just yet but there’s no doubt that 3D printing technology is leading to some incredible technological breakthroughs. If you want evidence, look no further than a heartwarming video posted by 3D Systems showing a disabled dog named Derby who can now walk thanks to new 3D printed prosthetic legs. More →

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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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