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The Pope's Famous Swiss Guards Are Swapping Their Metal Helmets for 3-D Printed Plastic

(VATICAN CITY) — The world’s oldest standing army is getting some new headgear.<p>The Swiss Guards plan to replace their metal helmets with plastic PVC …

How 3D printing is spurring revolutionary advances in manufacturing and design

<b>Hari Sreenivasan:</b><p>Whether it’s with plastic, metal, or even living tissue, 3-D printing has been around since the 1980s. It’s been used mostly for …

3D

This 3-D printed electric car costs $7,500 and took three days to make

Mass production of 3-D printed cars is coming soon. The first will be from start-up XEV and Polymaker, a developer of 3-D printing materials.<p>The …

3D

New Story is a nonprofit that hopes to use 3-D printers to build homes in poor communities

Nonprofit New Story focuses on building homes for families living in impoverished conditions across the globe.<p>According to the latest report from the …

This cheap 3D-printed home is a start for the 1 billion who lack shelter

Printed by Vulcans on planet Earth<p>Food, water, and shelter are basic human needs, but 1.2 billion people in the world live without adequate housing, according to a report by the World Resources Institute’s Ross Center for Sustainable Cities. Today at SXSW, an Austin-based startup will unveil its …

22-year-old's 3-D scanner can diagnose heart diseases in 90 seconds

Peeyush Shrivastava is co-founder and CEO of Genetesis, a startup that has built an imaging platform that creates 3-D maps of the heart.

Adidas joins Carbon’s board as its 3D printed shoes finally drop

In its three and a half years of existence, Carbon has become a leading light in the industry-wide push to bring 3D printing to manufacturing. The company’s proprietary CLIP tech has sped up the process of additive manufacturing by leaps and bounds. It’s also found the perfect partner in Adidas, …

Cracking down on poaching with 3D-printed fake turtle eggs

<b>Judy Woodruff:</b><p>Sea turtles have inhabited the oceans for at least 120 million years. But they are now among the most endangered species on the …

Eggs

3D-Printed Custom-Fit Condoms Are the Future of Sex

Tech & Science Condoms Sex 3D technology 3D printing<p>A woman brings her date back to her place. Things get steamy. Clothes come off…but, you know, …

Amsterdam is Turning Plastic Trash Into 3D-Printed Furniture

The city of Amsterdam in the Netherlands is taking a unique approach to waste management, Inhabitat reports. Under the direction of The New Raw, a …

3D-printed micro-neighbourhoods give shelter to the homeless, by framlab

<b>new york city-based creative agency framlab have proposed a solution to the city’s rising population of homeless people in a series of 3D-printed</b> …

Built Environment

3D Projects for Newbies

Credit: FabricAsimf/Shutterstock<p>With all the interest in 3D printing today, you might already have a 3D printer but aren't sure where to begin. You …

Fabrication

Hela's helmet from 'Thor: Ragnarok' was 3D-printed and it's seriously cool

Turns out to get yourself an awesome villain helmet bristling with evil-looking antlers, you're gonna need a 3D-printer.<p>In the clip above, Jose …

Farewell My Concubine

Today we see the juxtaposition of the very old and traditional mixed with progressive new technology such as 3D printing. This is happening as many …

Bearing 3D Printed Jewelry by Giulio Iacchetti for Maison 203

Maison 203, the Italian design brand known for 3D printed accessories, recently unveiled Giulio Iacchetti’s new collection of jewelry, called …

The iPhone X’s Face ID can be broken with a 3D printer and a whole lot of time

Apple’s Face ID is supposed to be the most secure biometric security system ever put into a smartphone. The company claims a false-positive rate of …

Get Medieval With a 3D Printed Crossbow

There comes a time in just about everyone’s life when you realize “I could really do with a crossbow right about now.” Whether you’re trying to knock down some cans from across the room, or build up your arsenal for inter-cubicle skirmishes in the office, there’s nothing like a crossbow for cool …

High Schooler 3D Prints Her Own Spirometer to Measure Asthmatic Breathing

Hannah Edge, a student maker from Dublin, California, has asthma. “As an asthmatic,” she said, “I found it difficult to keep track of my respiratory health with only a peak flow meter. I noted that most hospital spirometers were costly and not portable.” Deciding to build her own, she developed a …

The simple hack that can instantly improve your wifi: Scientists say a 'tin foil hat' for your router boosts signal and security

Scientists have revealed a simple trick that can improve your wireless signal and even strengthen its security, all for under $40 – and, it could …

Wi-Fi

3D Printers Make Incredible Pastas Your Nonna Could Only Dream About

Hollow spheres? Blooming roses? Welcome to the future of pasta<p>If you could make anything out of pasta, what would it be? A miniature of your cat? …

3D Printed Hovercraft Takes to the Air

Instructables user [John_Hagy] and some classmates built an RC hovercraft as their final project in the Robotics Education Lab at NC State …

NASA Says 3D-Printing Robots May Construct Habitats On Mars

NASA’s 3D-Printed Habitat Challenge asked engineers to develop ways to build on the Moon, Mars or beyond. NASA’s Tony Kim said now it’s time to …

Habitats

3D printing has gone metal

The fourth industrial revolution may well be back on.<p>3D printing startup Markforged announced today that it has secured $30 million in funding from three partners (who are also customers) that see value in using its technology to speed up the prototyping and production of their products. The round …

Carbon Fiber

3D-printed stainless steel is up to 3 times tougher than alternatives

Investigators at several research institutions, including Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Ames National Laboratory, Georgia Tech University, …

Microsoft Just Made Its First 3-D Printing Investment In This Startup

Porsche and the venture capital arms of Microsoft (msft) and Siemens have invested $30 million in 3-D printing startup Markforged, highlighting how …

Finally, a Use For Candy Corn: Blasting It Out of a 3D-Printed Wrist Cannon

Do you lean more towards the “trick” side of trick-or-treating? Do you, like 98 percent of the world, wonder who actually eats candy corn? If you …

3-D-Printed Stainless Steel Just Got Three Times Stronger

A new trick that helps re-create complex microscopic structures of some stainless steel gives its 3-D-printed sibling a huge shot in the arm.<p>Most …

How 3D printing and robotics are being used to treat bone cancer

Medical technology is taking another major step in the treatment of bone cancer.<p>The tumours, known as sarcomas, often affect children, adolescents …

Cancer

iPen 3D Printing Pen Designed For Children From $49

Wincoud have designed a new 3D printing pen aptly named the iPen, which has been specifically designed for children and is a low temperature 3D …

Rolls-Royce Could Use 3D Printing to Build Future Car Bodies, CEO Says

But don't think that'll make them any cheaper.<p>Rolls-Royce<p>Will Sabel CourtneyView Will Sabel Courtney's …

Automotive Industry