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Makerbot's Digitizer 3-D Scanner Is Now Available For Pre-Order

We first spied the Makerbot Digitizer, a standalone 3-D scanner, back at South by Southwest--it's a rotating platform with a depth sensor, so anything you plop onto the platform can be scanned and then reproduced, like a sci-fi replicator. And now it's officially available for pre-order, for $1,400.<p>…

Square Enix stops fan from selling 3D-printed 'Final Fantasy VII' figures

Artist Joaquin Baldwin excited countless gaming fans recently by creating and selling a set of gorgeous 3D-printed <i>Final Fantasy VII</i> figures — but those that didn't pick theirs up already are now out of luck thanks to developer Square Enix. <i>CNET</i> reports that Shapeways — the 3D-printing shop and …

How 3-D Printing Body Parts Will Revolutionize Medicine

Welcome to the age of bioprinting, where the machines we've built are building bits and pieces of us.<p>A device the size of an espresso machine quietly whirs to life. The contraption isn't filled with fresh, pungent grounds but, instead, spoonfuls of opaque, sterile goo. Its robotic arm moves …

Fuel3D looks to Kickstarter to crowdfund a sub-$1,000 full color handheld 3D scanner

The explosion of interest in 3D printing over the last couple of years is no secret, but while there are all sorts of 3D printers you can use to realize your creations, building the high-quality 3D images required to create the prints is a bit more of a challenge.<p>Enter Fuel3D, which is looking to …

UPS launches 3D printing in San Diego, expanding to more US cities soon

UPS is where you go to ship packages, but if the company has its way, it could eventually become your primary destination for making 3D prints. Only they won't be getting delivered in those signature brown trucks; you'll need to visit a participating UPS Store for the newly announced 3D printing …

The 10 Coolest Things You Can 3-D Print Right Now

Cameras, guitars, RC aircraft and more!<p>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 through the clutter to create this list of 10 projects that are both awesome and practical.<p>Don't …

Home 3D Printers Emit Some Nasty Stuff, Researchers Find

Home 3D printers – particularly FDM, Makerbot-like devices – are still in their infancy and, as such, are untested when it comes to safety. That’s why some researchers at the Built Environment Research Group at the Illinois Institute of Technology decided to test a popular model for ultrafine …

3D printing is as bad for your lungs as using a stove

Most consumer 3D printers are designed to be portable and open, meaning the user can plunk one down on their desk and reach right in to the printing …

German police to begin making 3D-printed guns to test effectiveness

The 3D-printed gun may find its most robust testing program in the German police force.<p>When asked by Germany's Left Party in parliament whether 3D-printed weapons were a legitimate concern, the Federal Criminal Police, known as the Bundeskriminalamt, or the BKA, said it had purchased a 3D printer …

3D Printing Indoors Is as Bad for You as Smoking a Cigarette Inside

3D printing might be bad for your health, according to a new study by the Illinois Institute of Technology. Imagine that. Melting plastic in your …

Faithful 3D replicas bring Van Gogh classics to life

Chances are good you'll never be able to own an original Van Gogh, but thanks to a new technique developed by Fujifilm Belgium, a faithful …

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3D printing will explode in 2014, thanks to the expiration of key patents

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 in the market for the most advanced and functional 3D printers will expire, says Duann …

3D Printing

Three things you need to understand about 3D printing to talk about it intelligently

Several of the biggest brains in 3D printing joined Quartz for a discussion about the future of the technology at General Assembly in New York City on July 16. Here are the three most interesting things we learned.<p>1. Customization is effectively free with 3D printing<p>The upsides of 3D printing are …

Why 3D Printing Will Work In Fashion

In case you haven’t heard, 3D printing has entered the mainstream, and it will disrupt every industry’s manufacturing processes slightly differently. Let’s talk about why it will work in fashion.<p>3D printing is not entirely new to the fashion industry, as jewelry designers have for years outsourced …

This Japanese company wants to 3D print your unborn baby's face

One of the biggest problems with having babies is that you have to wait nine months to see what they look like up close. 3D printing, however, is changing that.<p>Working alongside Japanese clinics, Tokyo-based medical engineering firm Fasotec has started a program that gives expecting parents 3D …