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3D printing could herald the Age of Open Source Stuff

3D printing is set to disrupt multiple industries thanks to its unique position at the intersection of three important trends in technology: the …

3D Printing

Get a life-size 3D-printed figurine of your unborn baby

Parents who just can't wait until after the birth to hold their baby now have a solution: get their fetus 3D-printed. Japan has had this service for …

Celebrity Babies

A 3D printed house rises in Amsterdam

It’s been well-established that 3D printers can make jewelry, cups and other trinkets. But labs and individuals are also venturing into larger items: …

3D-Printed Gun Creator Cody Wilson Lands Quarter Million Dollar Book Deal

When Cody Wilson published the blueprint for the first fully 3D-printable gun on the web last spring, the controversy around that digital weapon led to its being downloaded 100,000 times in two days. Now Simon & Schuster is hoping the same sort of buzz can sell books.<p>Wilson, who leads the …

Skyforge, a vending machine for your 3D-printed dreams

Remember when vending machines distributed premade goods like candy, Super Balls, and sausages? Yawn. A new kind of vending machine called SkyForge makes use of a 3D printer to sell plastic items that are only limited by the imaginations of the machine's users.<p>The invention came about when …

World's First 3D Scanner for iPad Triples Kickstarter Goal in One Day

Yesterday morning San Francisco-based Occipital launched Structure Sensor—the world’s first 3D scanner for iPad—on Kickstarter with a fundraising …

Here's The Hilarious And Brutal Chart That Whitney Tilson Sent Out To Explain The Crash In A Big 3D Printing Company

A month ago, hedge fund manager Whitney Tilson sent out a note saying that he thought the rise of 3-D Systems' stock "would end very badly." Tilson, who runs Kase Capital, is short the 3-D printer-maker's stock.<p>Today, 3-D Systems' stock is cratering after the company said it was increasing …

Beetles into Bread with 3D Printing and Other Fascinating Scientific Discoveries

Scientists have developed a way to turn ground insects into food by grinding them into flour and using a 3D printer to turn them into cooked goods, …

Jolla Release 3D Files So Hackers Can Print 'The Other Half' Of Their Jolla Smartphone

Alongside the regular monthly update to the Sailfish OS, Finnish smartphone manufacturer Jolla today released two replacement back covers for the Jolla smartphone. ‘The Other Half‘ system is a ‘quick-change’ system that allows users to customise their Jolla smartphone. The ‘Keira Black‘ and ‘Aloe‘ …

Empire Cycles Unveils the World's First 3D-Printed Titanium Bike Frame

Bike manufacturer Empire Cycles just unveiled the world’s first 3D-printed titanium bike frame! According to it’s manufacturers, the super light MX-6 …

Exploring Echoviren, the First-Ever 3D-Printed Architecture

There's endless chatter these days about creating functional architecture from 3D printing, the voguish construction method prime to create bizarre, baroque, otherworldly—in some cases, <i>actually</i> otherworldly, as in relating to the world of Mars. So just for the sake of simplicity let's go with …

3D-Printed Human Cells Will Replace Animal Testing in Five Years, Says Bioengineer Expert

<i>Photo via Yurchyks/Shutterstock</i><p>3D-printing could soon bring about an end to animal abuse in drug testing, according to bioengineering expert Alan …

Animal Abuse

Scientists Could Develop 3D-Printed Hearts Within 10 Years

There is a revolution underway, but it has nothing to do with politics. Stuart Williams, a researcher from the Cardiovascular Innovation Institute, …

A new way to print cells could make it easier to 3D print organs

If you think 3D printing plastic is advancing quickly, take a look at bioprinting, a technology that uses inkjet-style printers to create living …

'Genesis' 3D Printed Concept Car Can Assemble Itself!

Royal College of Art graduate student Nir Seigel recently unveiled plans for a 3D printed concept car that actually assembles itself! Seigel’s …

Bruce Willis

Ten top science books for February: Print your own computer and how to tell your friends are lying

<b>Kalani Kirk Hausman and Richard Horne</b><p>This accessible guide covers everything from how 3D printing works to the transformative impact it could have on our lives.<p><b>David Hand</b><p>Examining coincidence, probability and randomness, Hands argues that the "improbability principle" underpins much of how the …

INTERVIEW: Inhabitat Talks to botObjects Founders About ProDesk3D, The World's First Full-Color 3D Printer

Just over a month ago, we showcased a product with the potential to revolutionize the still-new 3D printing industry: the ProDesk3D by botObjects. …

3D Printing

3D Printed Glitch Art: When 3D Printing Fails

When 3D printing doesn't work it ends up looking weird, really weird.<p><i>Image: fredini</i><p>3D printing is constantly in the news these days and how can it not be when even NASA are stoking the flames with talk of sending a machine to the ISS so they can create replacement parts for the station. But while …

Van Gogh's Flowers Brought To Life With 3D Printer

From canvas to bronze bouquet.<p>Vincent Van Gogh's iconic <i>Sunflowers</i> painting from 1888 is so lurid (and, well, famous) that it's fun to imagine what it would be like to pick the flowers from the frame and put them in a vase in our kitchen.<p>Artist duo Rob and Nick Carter have made that fantasy a …

Fuel3D is an Affordable 3D Scanner that Works Like a Point and Shoot Camera

As 3D printing technology becomes affordable for the at-home user, the developers behind the Fuel3D want to make 3D scanning available to everyone. …

MIT Scientists 3D Print Tiny LEGO-Like Building Blocks for Creating Large Modular Designs

3D printing is all the rage, and designers around the world are competing to see how they can create the biggest, most jaw-dropping stuff. Here at …

Engineering

Just Press Print

The hype surrounding 3D printing has consumers and manufacturers buzzing. There have been discussions of printing everything from guns to steaks to …

3D Printing

3D-Printed Jewelry Collection Takes Inspiration From Arthropods

Artist Dorry Hsu's <i>The Aesthetic of Fears</i> is a beautiful jewelry collection based upon her fear of insects.<p>Everyone's got an irrational fear of something: flying, breathing, insects. That last one you can pretty much include most people in—there's possibly some deeply ingrained reason why we …

2015 Ford Mustang Gets 3D Printed in Chocolate for Valentine’s Day

Whether you celebrate Valentine’s Day or not, one way or another you can expect to be bombarded with news and social media posts revolving around the holiday. This is one such example. Ford has 3D printed its very first chocolate Mustang.<p>The blue oval brand teamed up with 3D Systems, specifically …