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Bristol Researchers Create Handheld 3D Printed Robots That Assist & Correct Users

Many of us are incredibly reliant on our electronics to do everything for us. If we could have personal robots brushing our teeth (probably not a …

Robotics

BigRep's ONE can 3D print full-sized pieces of furniture

While consumer 3D printers are cheaper and more efficient than ever before, their small size often means designers are limited to creating hand-sized models and figurines. With the launch of its open-source ONE printer, German studio BigRep is looking to expand things quite significantly, by …

Low-cost metal 3D printer could be the next step in home manufacturing revolution

A common criticism of 3D printers is that whilst they can easily replicate any number of shapes and objects, they can only do so in plastic. This …

Printing porous and flexible 3D objects with new filament line, PORO-LAY

Dec.22, 2013<p>German Engineer Kai Parthy introduced his Filament <b>Laywoo-D3</b> more than a year ago. "This is a year in my life which I will not soon …

MakerBot Unleashes Giant 3D Printer That Prints 10 Items at Once

LAS VEGAS — 3D printing company MakerBot announced at the 2014 International CES show on Monday a collection of new 3D printers, including one that …

Photoshop adds 3D-printing support, with MakerBot and Shapeways integration

Adobe is stepping into 3D printing today with a new update to Photoshop CC. It's adding in a new 3D-printing tool meant to make it easy for anyone to take a model, put some finishing touches on it, and get it printed. That's exactly how Adobe sees Photoshop being used for 3D printing too — less as …

This awesome 'replicator' combines industrial machining with laser 3D printing to create just about anything - ExtremeTech

This awesome ‘replicator’ combines industrial machining with laser 3D printing to create just about anything<p>By on January 23, 2014 at 12:30 pm<p>This …

Cheap Laser-Sintering Printers Are Coming Thanks To The Expiration Of A Key Patent

Today is a big day for 3D printing: Patent #US5597589 is set to expire and will open up the possibility for makers to use laser sintering — shooting a laser at a layer of nylon powder — in cheaper devices, essentially opening the technology to the small maker.<p>The patent is fairly clear on what …

Fuel3D Scanner: 3D Scanning in Seconds

Shares 12<p>This weekend during the 3D Printer World Expo at Burbank, California, British company Fuel3D will present its new Fuel3D Scanner: a 3D …

You can 3D print these free Honda concept car models at home

We can't print repair parts at home—yet. But we can make and customize model cars.<p>The day when we can skip a trip to the parts store and just download and 3D-print what we need to fix our cars is probably still many years in the future. Until that time arrives, we'll have to satisfy ourselves with …

New vending machine aims to democratize 3D printing

There's a new vending machine on the UC Berkeley campus, but it'll be of no use to students during a midnight snack attack. The Dreambox is a 3D-printing vending machine, the first of its kind. Conceived and created by three Berkeley graduates, the machine is intended to democratize 3D printing, …

Windows 8.1 to support 3D printing through native API

As quickly as 3D printers have taken off, they haven't had true OS-level support. Microsoft is fixing that with Windows 8.1: a built-in API will let developers weave 3D printing into their own apps. While the experience will be slightly more complicated than firing up an old-fashioned inkjet, it …

UK kids to be taught 3D printing and robotics from age of 5

Jul.7, 2013<p>The new curriculum in UK, which will be announced this week, will give pupils the skills to design and make their own products.<p>An earlier …

Chinese look to dominate 3D printing

Stratasys Ltd. and 3D Systems Inc. are among the American companies that are household names in additive manufacturing. Less well known are Beijing …

10 New Ways to Print in 3D

Extra, extra, read all about it! We rounded up a month’s worth of 3D printing news. And boy, has a lot of 3D printing excitingness happened since June! From a portable printer to one made of legos, from surfboards to rocket engines, the 3D printing space is really taking off! We’re just glad to be …

Microsoft working on barcode-like ID tags for tracking 3D printed objects

The list of materials you can 3D print grows everyday. As the technology improves, researchers are working toward printing ever-more complex objects …

New MIT software makes it easier to design complex 3D printed objects

Most consumer 3D printers print in hard plastic. That’s suitable for creating cups and little figurines, but many objects can’t be printed because …

83-Year-Old Inventor Designs Inexpensive Open-Source Filament Extruder to Cut the Cost of 3D Printing

Hugh Lyman, an 83-year-old retiree from Enumclaw, Washington, won The Desktop Factory Competition with his design for a low-cost, open-source machine …

Inventions