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We Could See A 3D Printed Liver By Next Year

One of the most ambitious uses of 3D printers today is the creation of working organs. Researchers have already come a long way in making organ tissue with 3D printers, but getting it to work is the hard part. One company claims to have overcome this last hurdle. In what could become one of the biggest scientific breakthroughs of 2014, …

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3D Printers Help Create Art That Would Have Been Impossible Otherwise

Over the last year, 3D printers have proven that they are versatile enough to meet the demands of both industry and design. In fact, fashion designers have already been pushing the limits of 3D printed design with shoes and dresses. Now fine art is taking a crack at what 3D printers can do and are already surpassing their wildest dreams. …

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3D Printers Had A Great Year In 2013

3D printing has been around for over two decades now, but it has really come into its own these past few years. You could even argue that 2013 was the year that 3D printing went mainstream with the release of several affordable 3D printers that greatly expanded the hobbyist movement. It’s that expansion that led Shapeways to have a rosy …

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Snap 3D Printer Brings Modular Design To 3D Printers

When buying 3D printers, you have two options – you can either buy a kit or a pre-assembled printer. If you don’t have much experience with building electronics, you might want to go with the pre-assembled unit. Unfortunately, pre-assembled units still cost a lot more than kits. That’s why the Kickstarter hopeful has designed a 3D printer kit that doesn’t …

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3D Systems Buys A Chunk Of Xerox For $32.5 Million

3D Systems has been on a roll over the past few years with it acquiring a number of 3D printer startups and technologies to bolster its own offerings. Now the company is going after a piece of one of the oldest technology firms around. 3D Systems announced today that it has purchased Xerox’ Wilsonville, Oregon product design, engineering and chemistry …

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Teach Your Kid About 3D Printing With This Children’s Book

Generally speaking, children books are intended to teach a lesson of some sort. They can also be used to inspire our children to follow their dreams. A new book from Carla Diana does both. A new children’s book called Leo the Maker Prince is the first book about 3D printing that’s targeted towards children. The plot follows a young girl …

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The Cheap Asian 3D Printer Rivals Are Here

Over the last few years, we’ve seen the price of 3D printers drop dramatically as key patents expire or the cost of components decrease. They still cost quite a bit of money, however, as much of the manufacturing and labor takes place in the U.S. Now Asian rivals, complete with cheaper labor costs, are trying to muscle their way into …

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Formlabs Introduces New 3D Printer Resin Just In Time For Christmas

Last year, Formlabs broke all kinds of Kickstarter records when its Form 1 3D printer pulled in almost $3 million. Since then, the company has been busy making more Form 1 3D printers for its customers all over the world while also experimenting with new resin types. In fact, it has a new resin available just in time for Christmas. …

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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 morning that the 3D Systems Cube 3D printing experience will soon be available in 150 retail locations across the country. …

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3D Printers Add A Personal Touch To Christmas Gifts

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 a little more personal. Dan Toth recently uploaded a new video called “A Very 3D Printed Christmas” that looks into …

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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 of 3D printing for prototyping and promotions. Porsche announced this week that it’s getting into the realm of 3D printing …

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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 you use the printers they have in store for a small fee. MakerBot announced this week that its three retail …

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