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RadioShack's SuperBowl ad has Jason Voorhees interested in 3D printer

Feb.4, 2014<p>Apparently, RadioShack still exists. Last Sunday, RadioShack - once a go-to destination for household electronics - used a couple of the …

The 3D printing revolution explained in 20 minutes

Feb.1, 2014<p><b>Biomimicry 3.8</b> Co-Founder Janine Benyus gives one of her always educational and inspiring talks at The Circular Economy 100 Annual Summit …

3D printers gain popularity in Japanese SMEs as prices fall

Jan.31, 2014<p>As the 3D printing market grows in Japan the technology is being adopted by more and more small and medium enterprises around the country …

3D printed drones swarm into military and mainstream

Jan.29, 2014<p>At first, the idea of swarms of 3D printed drones may seem terrifying, but experts of many stripes see the advantages offered by …

Small-scale 3D Printing Businesses Cut Themselves a Slice of the Cake

Oxfordshire in the UK isn’t exactly where one would expect a new trend to start, but this home 3D printed wedding cake topper selfie may just start …

MarkForged Mark One, world's first carbon fiber 3D printer

Jan.28, 2014<p>Designed to overcome the strength limitations of other 3D printed materials, the MarkForged Mark One 3D printer is the world's first 3D …

Robots and Drones Use Brushed DC motors, So Why Not 3D Printers?

In the magical — or rather, technical — world of makers and 3D printing everyone can use his or her own expertise to improve on the design, …

ABS Plastic On The Way Out?

Low cost Uncia DLP 3D printer under $1000, offering discount coupons

Jan.26, 2014<p>Chinese company QSQM Corporation has launched a new DLP 3D printer crowd-funding campaign on Indiegogo. DLP Projector based printers have …

3D Printing

Plastic garbage becomes 'ink' for 3D printers

Jan.24, 2014<p>It is a hopeful development when innovation, community, and environmental improvement dovetail; the project <b>Perpetual Plastic</b> which uses …

The World’s “First” 3D-Printed House Begins Construction

In March of last year, Ari gave an in-depth review of the 3D Print Canal House, what is projected to be the “first” 3D printed house. At that point …

Microsoft built 75 3D printed console designs for Xbox One

Jan.22, 2014<p><b>Microsoft</b>'s senior lead Industrial Designer for Xbox, Carl Ledbetter <b>revealed</b> that his team had to make <b>75 3D printed prototypes</b> before …

Rhino 3D Review

Rhino, or Rhinoceros 3D, is a 3D modeling software that uses “NURBS” to allow users to generate complex and unique 3D shapes. Although one of the …

Birdhouse Bauble by Gyrobot

Auto-magically prepare your 3D models for 3D printing. A cloud based 3D models Preparing and Healing solution for 3D Printing, MakePrintable provides …

Is 3D Printing GermanRepRap’s Food Safe Filament Food Safe?

If you’ve been 3D printing colourful flatware for your kids, has anyone ever told you what a bad parent you are? ABS isn’t a particularly …

Print in 3D from your Windows Phone 8 with RepRap Phone Host

Jan.14, 2014<p>Gerhard de Clercq and Pieter Scholz from <b>Bananna3D</b> in South Africa has released RepRap Phone Host app this week.<p>You may remember …

Research into Light and Durable 3D Printed Fractal Structures

We have seen quite a few examples of 3D printed objects being tweaked with different structural software and algorithms – for example by hollowing …

Heated bed for ABS printing with the Printrbot Simple XL

Jan.12, 2014<p>Brent Rubell has launched an indiegogo campaign this week for crowd funding for the development of heated beds for the Printrbot Simple …

t-glase: A Clear Plastic for your 3D Printer

Matter and Form - 3D Scanning Hardware & Software

The World’s First Snap Together 3D Printer

Designed in 2011 at a local machine shop in Fullerton, California, the modular Snap 3D printer has come a long way in the past few years.<p>Originally …

Printing Batteries - MIT Technology Review

By making the basic building blocks of batteries out of ink, Harvard materials scientist Jennifer Lewis is laying the groundwork for lithium-ion …

Live from the Engadget CES Stage: MakerBot CEO Bre Pettis

We were calling CES 2013 the year of 3D printing. It's pretty clear this year, however, that the 3D printing explosion hadn't even began. The number of companies representing the technology has increased by enough to justify a standalone 3D printing area, and as usual MakerBot is helping to lead …

3D Systems unveils a $499 iSense 3D scanner for iPad

Jan.8, 2014<p>3D Systems unveils its iSense 3D scanner, a new consumer scanner for iPad with 3D printing optimization on Tuesday. Users simply attach …

It’s a Triple Whammy for Makerbot — Not a Rep 3 but 3 New 3D Printers

Makerbot hosted its traditional effusive press conference ahead of the opening day of International CES at 4pm yesterday afternoon, unveiling its new …

Here are MakerBot's three — yes, three — new devices

LAS VEGAS — I am second in line for the MakerBot press conference at CES.<p>For those of you unfamiliar with the territory, there are three things you do on Press Day at CES: kvetch incessantly with your “competitors” in the press room (4-5 hours); attend press conferences (2-3 hours); and wait in …

The simplest way to siphon liquid is with a 3D printed Wave

Jan.3, 2014<p>Using a siphon is an easy way to move liquid from place to place without using a pump. It relies on the assumption that the liquid you …

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Block-based Blokify, free and easy 3D modeling app for kids

Jan.3, 2014<p>At World Maker Faire New York in September 2013, Jenny Kortina and Brett Cupta demonstrated their <b>Blokify</b>, a simplified 3d modeling iOS …