Robert O'Donoghue

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Taiwan's XYZprinting launches $800 all-in-one 3D printer and scanner

XYZprinting announced it has created an all-in-one 3D printer and scanner for sale starting today at $800.<p>The Da Vinci 1.0 all-in-one 3D printer allows just about anyone to create a 3D-printed object, and that’s one of the requirements for mass adoption of the new technology. By adding a scanner to …

More than 2m 3D printers will be sold in 2018, analysts

3D-printer shipments will grow exponentially until 2018, according to analysts at Gartner.<p>But even with that growth rate, 3D printing is likely to remain a niche pursuit for many years to come, as the firm predicts worldwide shipments of 3D printers to be just 2.3m in 2018.<p>“As radical as the …

3D-Printed Graphene Batteries Are a Step Towards Printing Gadgets

Printing working parts means making functional filaments, like the graphene composite that makes up this battery.<p>3D printing and graphene are two engineering buzzwords that seem to be at a similar stage in fulfilling their technological promises: They're both really cool, but they're both not quite …

See The World Cup As 3D-Printed Statistics

Interaction designer Brendan Oliver wrote an algorithm that visualizes the highs and lows of soccer matches as mountainous 3D data maps.<p><i>Images via</i><p>It's a well-known fact that for years, Americans have argued over the merits of soccer. But with record American viewership for this year's World Cup, …

Roundup Of 3D Printing Market Forecasts And Estimates, 2014

3D printing’s potential to revolutionize manufacturing is quickly becoming a reality. From relatively simple make-to-stock to complex, engineer-to-order production strategies in aerospace, defense, discrete and industrial production, 3D printing technologies are redefining the manufacturing value …