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New Super Strong Material Created Using 3D Printing

3D printed materials got a huge boost late last month when MarkForged announced that it had created a carbon fiber 3D printer. It’s not only 3D printed materials that are getting stronger though as material scientists are now using the technology to create new super strong materials that may be used one day in building lightweight, yet powerful, structures. Germany’s …

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White House To Host Maker Faire This Year

Every year, Make magazine hosts Maker Faires in San Francisco, Detroit and New York. The events attract people from all over the world to show off their latest engineering and artistic creations. For those who can’t make it to the three main Maker Faires, local groups host their own in places like Luxembourg, Rome and Tokyo. Starting this year, the …

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AT&T Adds A 3D Printer To Its Online Store

As 3D printers continue to become more popular, more and more retail outlets are beginning to carry the devices. Staples became the first major retailer to carry 3D Systems’ Cube 3D printer in retail stores, and Office Depot offers in-store demonstrations for those who want to buy the 3D printer from their Web site. Now a wireless carrier is getting …

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Stratasys Unveils The Objet500 Connex3 3D Printer

Stratasys nabbed one of the best 3D printer manufacturers in the world when it acquired Objet back in late 2012. Since then, the two companies have been working together on some new impressive printers, including its multi-material Connex line. This week, Stratasys finally unveiled the fruits of Objet’s labor over the past few months. At SolidWorks 2014, Stratasys unveiled the …

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3D Printed Organs May Cause Moral Quandaries In The Future

One of the most promising uses of 3D printing is the creation of human tissue and organs. Proponents of the technology believe that we may one day be able to grow transplantable organs in the lab bypassing the lengthy donor process. It seems like a win-win situation for everybody, but Gartner thinks somebody will spoil the fun sooner or later. …

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There’s Now A Carbon Fiber 3D Printer

3D printers can create objects in a variety of materials, but plastic is still the most common. While metal 3D printers have been around for years, it’s still pretty uncommon to see them being used outside of a professional capacity. The first 3D printer from MarkForged gives hobbyists and professionals alike a material with the strength of metal. MarkForged announced …

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Here’s A Better Look At NASA’s 3D Pizza Printer

NASA wants to send a few brave men and women to Mars in the future. To do that, they’re going to need to stock up on supplies for the estimated 250 day trip. Despite my love for dehydrated ice cream, it’s unlikely that astronauts could survive on the flavored styrofoam for the full trip. That’s where 3D printers come in. …

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You May Be 3D Printing Your Own Clothes By The End Of 2014

In early 2013, Objet partnered with fashion designer Iris Van Herpen to create a 3D printed dress. It was certainly a perfect fit for the world of high fashion where functionality means nothing and art is everything. For those who want 3D printed clothing that’s not an art statement, your day may come in 2014. Fast Company reports that entrepreneur …

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3D Babies Appears To Be In Business, Will 3D Print Your Fetus For $600

In October of last year, 3D Babies wanted to prove that Japan wasn’t the only country producing creepy 1:1 scale 3D printed fetuses. It needed help in its quest though and took to Indiegogo to raise $15,000. It only managed to bring in $1,225, however, and all was thought lost. While a failed Indiegogo campaign may spell death for many …

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The First 3D Printed House Will Be Built In Amsterdam

Back in 2012, two technologies emerged that promised to build homes in less than 24 hours using a 3D printer. Since then, both Contour Crafting and 3D concrete printing have made progress, but not enough to print a house in a day. Now the Netherlands is going to take a crack at it with a publicly funded project called 3D …

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3D Systems, Hershey Team Up To Develop 3D Printed Food

At CES, 3D Systems announced its intention to enter the new 3D printed food market with the ChefJet and ChefJet Pro 3D printers. Both printers can layer sugar to create 3D printed candy, cake toppers and other sugar sculptures. Now the company is partnering with one of the biggest chocolate producers in the world to advance 3D printed food technology. …

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Here’s A Better Look At MakerBot’s New 3D Printers

At CES 2014, 3D printers were generating some of the biggest buzz at the show. The two big guys – 3D Systems and MakerBot – were both showing off the new 3D printers that will define 2014. While 3D Systems has already given us a good look at its new products, MakerBot has yet to do so. That’s where Microsoft …

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