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Office Depot Expands 3D Printer Demonstrations To 150 Stores Office Depot Expands 3D Printer Demonstrations To 150 Stores

Earlier this year, Office Depot began to offer in-store demonstrations of the Cube 3D printer from 3D Systems. It was apparently a hit as the retailer is now expanding the “3D printing experience” to more stores. Office Depot announced this …

3D Printers Add A Personal Touch To Christmas Gifts 3D Printers Add A Personal Touch To Christmas Gifts
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Christmas is quickly approaching, and many of us are still struggling to get those last minute gifts. While some may turn to gift cards or the ever popular Christmas sweater, those who own a 3D printer can give something that’s …

Porsche Wants You To 3D Print A Cayman S Porsche Wants You To 3D Print A Cayman S

The 3D printed car is closer to reality now than it ever was. That doesn’t mean we’ll start seeing them pop up on the streets anytime soon though. What we will see, however, is more auto manufacturers encouraging the use …

MakerBot Now Offers 3D Printer Services At Its Retail Stores MakerBot Now Offers 3D Printer Services At Its Retail Stores

MakerBot, one of the most successful 3D printing startups of all time, has three retail stores in the Northeast from which it peddles its wares. Not everybody can afford a Replicator 2, however, so MakerBot is now going to let …

UK Bans The Manufacture, Sale Of 3D Printed Guns UK Bans The Manufacture, Sale Of 3D Printed Guns
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In late November, the Philadelphia City Council became the first government to ban the manufacture and sale of 3D printed guns. I predicted at the time that the passing of such a law would lead other cities to pass laws …

These Are The Top 10 Trending 3D Printers Of December These Are The Top 10 Trending 3D Printers Of December

3D printers are starting to pop up all over the place, but not everybody has access to their own just yet. 3D Hubs seeks to rectify that by creating a place where 3D printer owners can list their own printers, …

Here’s A Tour Of Stratasys’ Booth At EuroMold 2013 Here’s A Tour Of Stratasys’ Booth At EuroMold 2013

EuroMold is one of the largest product development trade shows in the world. Companies from all over the globe gather in Frankfurt for four days to show off the latest developments in a variety of industries. In recent years, 3D …

Philadelphia Is The First City To Ban 3D Printed Guns Philadelphia Is The First City To Ban 3D Printed Guns
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The emergence of a 3D printed gun earlier this year added another layer of complexity to the gun control debate that’s embroiled the country since the Sandy Hook shooting. While some have called for the ban of 3D printed guns, …

Stratasys’ New 3D Printing Material Is Super Thin Stratasys’ New 3D Printing Material Is Super Thin
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When Stratasys merged with Objet in late 2012, it didn’t just get a new range of 3D printers to sell to professionals and hobbyists. It also got a company that has continuously innovated in the realm of 3D printer materials. …

We’re Less Than A Decade Away From A 3D Printed Heart
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3D printing and medicine have been best buds as of late with researchers using the technology to print everything from blood vessels to working organs. Now one group of researchers wants to use 3D printers to replicate the heart. A …

GE Wants You To Improve Santa’s Sleigh With 3D Printers GE Wants You To Improve Santa’s Sleigh With 3D Printers

Christmas is just around the corner, and department stores are already ignoring Thanksgiving in favor of throwing Christmas decorations in your face. GE is getting into the spirit as well with a 3D printing challenge inspired by Santa’s sleigh. Over …

Smithsonian Opens Its Collection To 3D Printers Everywhere Smithsonian Opens Its Collection To 3D Printers Everywhere

The Smithsonian, like most museums, have a strict “Do Not Touch” policy. It goes without saying that many of the objects in the museum’s collection are very old and very fragile. Merely touching them could do immeasurable damage to the …

An Affordable Metal 3D Printer Looks For Funding On Indiegogo An Affordable Metal 3D Printer Looks For Funding On Indiegogo
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The cost of plastic-based 3D printers have gone down tremendously over the years thanks in part to innovations in construction and the expiration of key patents. That will continue to be the case as desktop 3D printers continue to become …

Here’s The First 3D Printed Metal Gun Here’s The First 3D Printed Metal Gun
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Earlier this year, Defense Distributed proved it was possible to 3D print a gun with the Liberator. It was a single-shot handgun that was made almost entirely out of plastic. Since then, a number of 3D printer aficionados have tweaked …

McDonalds Thinks About Using In-Store 3D Printers McDonalds Thinks About Using In-Store 3D Printers

Tell me if you’ve been in this scenario before. You rush out to McDonalds because you hear the Happy Meals contain My Little Pony toys and you really need that Rainbow Dash to complete your collection. Upon getting there, you …

3D Printed Chocolate Service Looks To Kickstarter For Funding 3D Printed Chocolate Service Looks To Kickstarter For Funding
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Chocolate is one of the few foods on the planet that works incredibly well with 3D printers. You just have to melt it and the extruder can take care of the rest as it lays layer upon layer of delicious …

Maker Documentary Pulls In Over $30K On Kickstarter Maker Documentary Pulls In Over $30K On Kickstarter

The Maker community is vast, varied and growing at an extraordinary rate. While it’s been around for years, it only started to grow as quickly as it did thanks to open source and affordable 3D printers. Now a documentary chronicling …

Microsoft Opens A Maker Space On Its Campus Microsoft Opens A Maker Space On Its Campus
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If you have a 3D printer, you can create a maker space. Private entities and public institutions are opening them all over the country to encourage others to express their creativity through 3D printing and other rapid prototyping tools. Now …

Asterid Open Source 3D Printer Hits Kickstarter Asterid Open Source 3D Printer Hits Kickstarter
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This has been a crazy week for 3D printers on Kickstarter. First we got the super affordable DIY QU-BD One Up and then yesterday came the professional grade Helix. The next 3D printer to hit Kickstarter sits comfortably in between …

Helix Brings A Professional 3D Printer To Kickstarter Helix Brings A Professional 3D Printer To Kickstarter
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Kickstarter has been a great place to support affordable 3D printers, but most of those projects are intended for hobbyists and consumers. The professional 3D printer market is still largely made up of the big players like Stratasys and MakerBot, …

QU-BD One Up Is The Latest Affordable 3D Printer To Hit Kickstarter QU-BD One Up Is The Latest Affordable 3D Printer To Hit Kickstarter
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Kickstarter is quickly becoming the go to place to buy a 3D printer anymore. Why spend all the money on a MakerBot Replicator 2 when you can buy an open source 3D printer for just a few hundred dollars, right? …