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MIT's mobile 3D printer built the largest structure to date

Your next house could be built by a robot. Following the recent success of San Francisco-based startup Apis Cor, a team of MIT researchers have created a mobile autonomous 3D printer of their own. And to prove that the prototype works, the team had it build a 12-foot tall, 50-foot-wide igloo out of …

Mobile

This 3D-Printed V8 Engine Works Just Like the Real Thing

With the plans, you can print one too.<p>Remember the guy we featured a few months ago who 3D printed a functional scale model of a Subaru EJ20 flat-four? Well, he's got another creation, and this one's even better. It's a replica of the LS3 V8 found in the last-gen Chevrolet Camaro, and aside from a …

Trucks

How I Used 3D Printing to Design My Future Apartment

“Hey, wouldn’t it be cool if you modeled and 3D printed your apartment to figure out where all the furniture will go?”A tongue-in-cheek question from …

3D Printing

How A 3D Printing Welding Robot Works

Here's an explanation.<p>This amazing robot is 3D printing in steel. Thanks to Autodesk we get a chance to see how the most complex machines in the game are currently working to create the future, using the most advanced robotics technology available today. It's humbling stuff--we are far from the …

Robots

Fab Lab teaches children everything from coding to design and 3D printing

Educating and motivating young people aged 12- to 18-year-olds with talks, workshops and hands-on product demonstrations<p><i>WIRED 2016: Next Generation</i> …

3D printed shoes: has this designer found the perfect model for making, marketing, and selling them?

Nov 18, 2016 | By Tess<p>With companies like <b>Adidas</b> and <b>Nike</b> getting on board with 3D printing, it is difficult to deny that additive technology has an …

3D Printering: Smartphone Resin Printers Actually Work

Last spring, the world saw something <i>amazing.</i> It was a device that would revolutionize the planet, save the world, and turn your smartphone into a 3D …

3D Printing

Microsoft's Paint 3D app arrives on Windows 10 preview

Microsoft has incorporated its revamped Paint 3D app into the latest Windows 10 Insider Preview build. First announced as part of the Windows 10 Creators update, it has nothing to do with the crude raster tool that has been the butt of jokes since Windows 1.0. Rather, it's more of a 3D app for the …

Microsoft

Standard Products Offers 3 Different Ways to Do 3D Printed Furniture

3D printing is definitely making design more democratic. But what if you're not a CAD expert? Standard Objects gives you three ways to bring home …

Sweden's highest court thinks camera drones are basically CCTV cameras

Okay folks. Time for a pop quiz. First question: What’s the difference between a camera-equipped drone, and a CCTV camera? If you’re Sweden’s highest court, the answer is “nothing”.<p>It just ruled that camera drones should be treated as surveillance cameras, and therefore require the user to possess …

Drones

Plug and 3D-Print With the Makerbot Replicator+

You'll be printing in minutes.<p>Despite all the hype over the past several years, 3D printing has yet to become a must-have household item. The new Replicator+ from Makerbot is a step in the right direction, introducing 3D printing to newbies and satisfying the technical demands of …

3D Printing

Not Many Know That HP Launched Desktop 3D Printer Months Back

Earlier in the year, we reported about how HP was planning on launching two industrial 3D printers, Jet Fusion 3200 and 4200, that would be capable …

Virtual reality helps Germany catch last Nazi war criminals

Lack of knowledge no longer an excuse as precise 3D model of Auschwitz, showing gas chambers and crematoria, helps address atrocities<p>German prosecutors and police have developed 3D technology to help them catch the last living Nazi war criminals with a highly precise model of Auschwitz.<p>The virtual …

European History

Here's how to 3D print your own graphic directly onto T-shirts

Sep 18, 2016 | By Tess<p>While we’ve written a ton about 3D printed garments and fashion, most actual wearables have remained somewhat outside the realm …

General Electric Acquires 3D Printing Firms for $1.4 Billion

The Connecticut-based conglomerate announced the acquisition of two European 3-D printing companies Tuesday.<p>WASHINGTON (AP) -- General Electric is continuing its push into the digital realm, spending $1.4 billion to acquire two European 3-D printing companies.<p>At the same time, it's upping its …

Manufacturing

Here's an On-Foot Look at the 3D-Printed adidas Futurecraft

Last October, adidas unveiled the future of performance footwear, the Futurecraft, showcasing a 3D-printed midsole that's essentially a carbon copy …

3D Printed Clothes Are Hitting the Runway, and Then Your Closet

Designer Danit Peleg wants to make sure wearing 3D printed clothes isn’t just for celebrities<p>Fashion student Danit Peleg was always drawn to the latest gadgets. Laser cutting, screen printing—if it's cutting edge, she's cutting it and stitching it together. So she said it seemed natural that she'd …

3D Printing

See the inspiration behind Björk's custom 3D printed mask

Aug 16, 2016 | By Tess<p>​<p>Recently we wrote about Icelandic superstar Björk’s amazing virtual reality performance in Tokyo, where she debuted a custom …

Where Will 3D Systems Be in 10 Years?

The last decade has not been kind to investors in three-dimensional printer manufacturer <b>3D Systems</b> (NYSE: DDD). Will the next 10 years be any kinder?<p>From August 2006 to August 2016, 3D Systems' stock almost madea complete (short) circuit, rising from a single-digit stock price to approach $100 a …

Stocks

Can 3D Printing Save the World? A Look at 3D Printing and the Environment

Environmental experts have made some very dire predictions about what will happen to our planet and, consequently, to us, if we don’t start making …

3D Printing

Lost Greek statue of Zeus remade with 3D printing

<b>An ancient Greek statue of Zeus has been recreated using 3D printing, after it was lost in the 5th Century.</b><p>One of the seven wonders of the ancient world, the statue of Zeus at Olympia was recorded only in descriptions and illustrations on coins.<p>3D printing firms Stratasys and 3DPTree made the …

Ancient History

3D Worlds of the Future: An Interview with Digital Artist Gohmn

From high school street artist, to musician, to talented 3D creator, Andrew Williams—“Gohmn” to his online community – has dabbled in a lot of …

Illustration

BMW's robots create 3D models of its cars with insane accuracy

It's able to scan a car with an accuracy of less than 100 micrometers.<p>It's incredibly complicated to build a car. With facilities around the world, most automakers need to ensure everyone is on the same page. BMW is taking a novel approach to this issue, using optical scanners to create accurate 3D …

3D Modeling

This brick-laying 3D printer robot can build a house four times faster than a human bricklayer

Jul 28, 2016 | By Tess<p>The variety of 3D printing materials available to makers and industries is constantly growing, with all types of non and …

Police 3D print murder victim's finger to unlock his phone

Mobile phones hold a trove of personal information that can be valuable to law enforcement investigating serious crimes, but they are notoriously hard to get into without a passcode or the owner's fingerprint.<p>Police in the US found a way around this difficulty by 3D printing a murder victim's …

Tattoos to 3D printing: five inventions that will revolutionise healthcare

People know more about their car than their own health. With these technologies, that is about to change<p>Most people know they are sick or their health is at risk because of symptoms – pain, temperature, swelling, rash etc. These are the alarm bells that drive people to doctors. However, new …

Contact Lenses

See 3D printable models come to life in Treatstock's new '3D Glasses' mode

Jul 11, 2016 | By Benedict<p><b>Treatstock</b>, an online 3D model marketplace, has introduced a new “3D view” for desktop, tablet, and mobile devices, …

Houses of the Future: An Era of Space-Saving Solutions?

72shares<p><b>Smaller and self-sufficient, that’s how houses of the future are currently being described in the wake of the predictions of futurists. 3D</b> …

World's First 3D-Printed Food Restaurant Pops Up

Billing itself as the world's first 3D-printing restaurant, the traveling event known as Food Ink is hoping to bring a kind of fast-forward dining …