Here’s what’s holding back 3D printing, the technology that’s supposed to revolutionize manufacturing and countless other industries: patents. In February 2014, key patents that currently prevent competition
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This gun is just a few improvements away from being terrifying. Just a few months after the first 3-D printed gun caused plastic panic around the globe, there is now a 3-D printed rifle, revealed this
Cameras, guitars, RC aircraft and more! One survey of the 3-D printing landscape will quickly show you that it's brimming with novelty items and useless junk. But don't let that overwhelm you! We sorted
They aim to determine whether 3-D printed firearms present a real threat—and whether they can use the weapons for their own purposes. German federal police forces are getting into the 3-D printing business.
Plus, 3-D printed rocket parts are looking pretty good these days. You knew it would happen. NASA is planning to send a 3-D printer aboard the International Space Station next year, The Guardian reports.
A thought experiment Lauren Wolf, an associate editor at Chemical & Engineering News and self-described ocean-urinator, recently took it upon herself to find out the scientific truth about what really
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Routine questions for the makers of desktop 3-D printers: "what do you do with this thing?" and "why would you want one?" A study from Michigan Technical University answered that with some math: the researchers