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This summer, you can learn Linux free & online from Harvard & MIT

Want to learn Linux? The Linux Foundation announced today that it will be offering its $2,400 “Introduction to Linux” course for free through edX, the Harvard/MIT online learning platform that supports massive enrollment.<p>“EdX is a natural partner,” Linux Foundation vice president Amanda McPherson …

New resin 3D printer prints faster in multiple materials

A major drawback for 3D printers is how slow they print. A medium-sized cup can take hours, potentially making it faster and more convenient to just …

Freeformer industrial 3D printer creates complex items in batches, can combine soft and hard parts

Regular 3D printers (from pens to desktop models) debut quite frequently these days, but a new machine named Freeformer was created with industrial-grade manufacturing in mind. The device was designed by German company ARBURG and employs a proprietary process called ARBURG Plastic Freeforming or -- …

3D Systems announces Sculpt, software that makes your 3D-printed dreams a reality (video)

There's been a fundamental disconnect for as long as desktop 3D printers have been an affordable reality: how can consumers easily create 3D models to be printed? At the moment, the best solutions for finding objects to 3D print are databases like Thingiverse -- places where you can search for and …

Volumental's browser-based 3D scanning project brings your work to the cloud

These days, it seems like everyone and their dog is running a Kickstarter campaign to fund their very own 3D printer, and the market's quickly become saturated with a plethora of models to choose from. Not quite as popular are crowd-funded 3D scanning solutions. Volumental, a Stockholm-based …

What Is The Thinking Behind Microsoft's 3D Printed Future?

In further proof that consumer 3D printers are approaching mainstream acceptance, Microsoft recently announced native support for 3D printers. This means that users will be able to 3D print objects in a similar fashion to paper-based printing. All you would need to do is hit the <b>Print</b> button on your …

Bye bye Codecademy, MIT shows off a way to program using natural language

What if you could learn to code just by learning a few commands that match the way we speak or write?<p>Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute for …

Maplin to sell first 3D printer for use in the home

Maplin is to be the first high street retailer to sell 3D printers for use in the home.<p>Priced at £700, the <b>Velleman K8200</b> will allow customers to print anything they want, provided it is below 20cm³. For example, if you want a new mobile phone case or lose a chess piece, you can simply print another …

3D printable Drone It Yourself kit turns mundane objects into flying machines (video)

These days, drones are all the rage. Now, you can make your own with this handy Drone It Yourself kit from designer Jasper van Loenen. Droneifying (it's a word now) your belongings is a relatively straightforward procedure; all you need is a 3D printer and the ability to follow simple instructions. …

New marketplace for 3D printing aims to make it easier to buy and sell printable designs

If Shapeways is the Etsy of the 3D printing world, Layer by Layer is the iTunes. The brand new online marketplace provides a place for designers to …

Buccaneer 3D printer closes Kickstarter campaign with hefty $1.4M in funding

The Buccaneer 3D printer closed its Kickstarter campaign over the weekend, having raised $1,438,765 in 30 days. That’s nearly 15 times the original …

Planetary Resources‘ plan to scour the heavens & find asteroids to mine may seem a little out there, but that hasn’t stopped some big names from backing the company - http://tcrn.ch/16Abn3H

Power shift

CONSOLIDATION in the 3D-printing business continues as the big companies in the industry aim to provide services and products that cover the entire …

Stratasys Acquiring MakerBot 3D Printing For $403 Million In Stock

Stratasys US the manufacturer of 3D printers and 3D production systems for rapid prototyping has this week announced that they will be acquiring …

Stratasys is acquiring MakerBot in a $403M deal. The combined company will likely dominate the 3D printing industry - http://tcrn.ch/15kQk2z

Stratasys to acquire 3D printing company MakerBot for $403 million in stock

Stratasys, an Israeli-based 3D printer and additive manufacturer has just agreed to acquire 3D printing company MakerBot for a proposed amount of $403 million in stock. They've announced a "definitive merger agreement" where MakerBot would converge with a subsidiary of Stratasys in a …

Want to 3D print your next home? It’ll take you 220 years to finish

These days, 3D printing is everywhere. From charms and <i>tchotchkes</i> to guns and even body parts, the automagical thing-maker is opening up programmers …

MakerBot's Replicator 2 joins Amazon's newly launched 3D printer store

Granted, it's not a 3D printer in every home, but it's surely a step in the right direction. MakerBot announced today that its Replicator 2 will be joining Amazon's new 3D Printer Store, a central location on the site for devices, accessories, books and the like. The store features a number of …

Makerbot 3D Printing Now Easier With Software And Firmware Update

Owners of Makerbot 3D printers or those of you looking to purchase one in the near future, will be pleased to learn that this week Makerbot has now …

Makerbot Updates Their Design Software And Firmware To Make 3D Printing Easier

Makerbot, besides making a darn nice printer, offers some amazing software for laying out and printing objects. Their product, Makerware, is free to download and use and supports some other 3D printers including the FlashForge. The new software adds some interesting features to the package …

The Evil Within gameplay trailer is bloody, disgusting

'Butcher can't start an E3 demo strung upside down in some kind of dark, blood soaked slaughter house,' you might say - well clearly in Shinji …

Amazon Creates A 3D Printing Store, Vaulting The Technology Into The Mainstream

If you thought you and your RepRap were safe from posers, you’re sunk: Amazon has just opened a store for 3D printers and printer accessories that seems to, at the very least, allow smaller manufacturers to get a foothold in an increasingly tight market.<p>Available on the “pop up web store” or …

Why Google's Chrome OS will be a success

The statistics for Chrome OS adoption don't make pretty reading, and we're three years down the line from its launch. However, if Google is patient …

Software

3D Printer Manufacturer Stratasys In Acquisition Talks With Makerbot

Makerbot, the Brooklyn-based 3D printing company, is in talks with Minneapolis/Israel-based Stratasys regarding a possible acquisition by the latter, according to a source close to the matter. While Makerbot founder and CEO Bre Pettis refused to comment on speculation, and in fact told reporters …

Researchers Discover Method of Turning Concrete into Metal/Glass

In the future, your smartphone might be made out of concrete, no seriously. A group of researchers working together from the US, Finland, Germany, …

MATAERIAL 3D printer draws anti-gravity objects in midair

3D printing is beginning to take off – scary DIY guns and all – but MATAERIAL wants to take it one step further, “defying gravity” with its …

NASA grant to fund 3D-printed food system prototype

We’ve heard about 3D-printed guns and a 3D-printed implant, but a new project is taking the use of these printing machines to a whole new level: …