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3D Printing Helps Ford Cut Production Time on Some Parts by 25%

Companies are continuing to reap the benefits of 3D printing, a decades-old technology that has increased in popularity over the past few years as …

The World’s First 3D-Printing Vending Machine

<b>A team</b> of innovative recent graduates from UC Berkeley have created “Dreambox”, the world’s first 3D-printing vending machine that aims to …

10 Incredible Things You Can Make With 3D Printers

Near the end of the movie “Skyfall”, there’s a scene in which James Bond and M drive out of the city in a classic 1960 Aston Martin DB5, the …

The Zortrax Is A 3D Printer From The Polish Motherland

Zortrax! Drukarko moja! Ty jesteś jak zdrowie. The Zortrax (yeah, really) M200 is a $1,899 3D printer made in Poland that will be shipped internationally by a team of crack Polish engineers and designers. It has a 7×8 inch build plate and can print objects of up to 488 cubic inches. It prints ABS …

Officials: Stopping 3D-Printed Guns Could Be Impossible

As the world's first 3D-printed handgun starts to be replicated, authorities are scrambling to react to a technological advancement that only a few …

Homeland Security Reportedly Warns 3D-Printed Guns Are “Impossible” To Contain

A new bulletin from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security warns that lethal, undetectable 3D-printed firearms may be “impossible” to contain, Fox News reports After a Texas law student designed and released digital blueprints for the world’s first fully printable gun, the files have allegedly …

Beyond 3D Printing: The 3 Horsemen of Small Manufacturing at Maker Faire

The bland-looking machines that lined the east wall of the Makerspace at Maker Faire did a good job of being entertaining throughout Maker Faire. They were constantly surrounded by kids watching them do all sorts of etching and inscribing tricks.<p>But the three machines — from ShopBot, Epilog, and …

This Newer, Stronger 3-D Printed Gun Costs Just $25

A Wisconsin engineer has produced a cheaper, more durable version of Defense Distributed's 3-D printed pistol on an inexpensive, consumer-grade printer.<p>Defense Distributed's plastic, 3-D printed "Liberator" single-shot handgun was here for a moment and then it was gone in more than one sense. For …

Glasgow Riverside Museum wins top European award

THE Riverside Museum in Glasgow has become the first Scottish recipient of a prestigious European award in Belgium.<p><b>• Glasgow’s Riverside Museum wins</b> …

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Why 3D Printing Is Overhyped (I Should Know, I Do It For a Living)

Everyone's now aware of 3D printing — they’ve read about it in the papers, on blogs or seen it on TV. The mentality now seems to be that, in the …

Will guns doom 3-D printing? | Salon.com

A University of Texas at Austin law student has demonstrated to the world that any ambitious tinkerer can make a handgun almost entirely out of 3-D printed parts. Cody Wilson’s revelation is not likely to lead to an arsenal of plastic zip guns anytime soon, but it does raise a number of hairy …

Defense Distributed's Cody Wilson On Being Told To Remove 3-D Printed Gun Plans: "We Win"

100,000 downloads just might prove him right.<p>Earlier today we reported that Defense Distributed, an organization that recently released open-source plans for a 3-D printed gun, received a letter from the U.S. State Department to remove the plans.<p>Defense Distributed Founder Cody Wilson's reaction: …

Who's Liable for Crimes Committed With 3D-Printed Guns?

With the announcement this week that a handgun made from a 3D printer fired successfully, 3D manufacturers may soon find themselves in a gray area …