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The Zeus 3-In-1 3D Printer Is Now On Kickstarter The Zeus 3-In-1 3D Printer Is Now On Kickstarter

Late last month, AIO Robotics announced a really ambitious 3D printer called the Zeus. It combined a 3D printer with a 3D scanner and a 3D design fax machine. They promised that the machine would go up on Kickstarter soon …

The FABtotum Is More Than Just A 3D Printer The FABtotum Is More Than Just A 3D Printer
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Last week, I said that Zeus from AIO Robotics may be the new god of 3D printers. That’s because it could print, scan and fax 3D printed designs all in the confines of one machine. It’s going to hit Kickstarter …

Startup Invents 3D Printed Design DRM Startup Invents 3D Printed Design DRM
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DRM isn’t consumer friendly in the least, but it manages to weasel its way into pretty much every consumer application and good available. Now it has its sights set on 3D printing. Authentise, a start up focused on 3D printing, …

NASA Continues To Test That 3D Printed Rocket Injector NASA Continues To Test That 3D Printed Rocket Injector

Earlier this month, NASA impressed the lot of us with a test firing of a 3D printed rocket injector. The test went swimmingly and compelled the agency to take it up a notch in future tests. NASA’s latest test saw …

The gMax 3D Printer Asks For Your Consideration On Kickstarter The gMax 3D Printer Asks For Your Consideration On Kickstarter
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Kickstarter has been an excellent platform for aspiring 3D printer manufacturers to find funding. Over the past year, a variety of 3D printers of all shapes and sizes have been funded on the site. Now another challenger has come forward …

Say Aloha To This 3D Printed Ukulele Say Aloha To This 3D Printed Ukulele

The ukulele is a majestic instrument that has become synonymous with Hawaii’s musical heritage. It’s also that annoying “mini-guitar” that your drunk friend thinks he can play at 2 a.m. Now it’s become another major accomplishment in the world of …

MakerBot Digitizer Goes On Sale For $1,400 MakerBot Digitizer Goes On Sale For $1,400

So, you bought a MakerBot Replicator 2 and you’re already printing out stuff that you find on Thingiverse. Now you want to start printing things that you find around the house. You can either painstakingly recreate the objects in 3D …

Zeus May Just Be The New God Of 3D Printers Zeus May Just Be The New God Of 3D Printers

3D printers up until this point have all been able to do one thing – 3D printing. You would need a separate computer and some scanning hardware to turn physical objects into digital design files. Now one company wants to …

This 3D Printed Prosthetic Arm Can Be Made For $500 This 3D Printed Prosthetic Arm Can Be Made For $500

3D printing is quickly proving that it will revolutionize the world of prosthetic limbs. Now we have one more inspiring story of a teen that has used the technology to make prosthetics cheaper and more accessible. Easton LaChappelle, a 17-year-old …

The Japanese Are Now Using 3D Printers To Catch Terrorists The Japanese Are Now Using 3D Printers To Catch Terrorists

The Japanese have come up with some ingenious (and terrifying) uses for 3D printers since the technology became largely mainstream last year. It’s latest use of the technology is once again an entirely new take on 3D printing that will …

Square Enix Shuts Down Final Fantasy VII Figures From Shapeways Square Enix Shuts Down Final Fantasy VII Figures From Shapeways

The Shapeways business model is smart one in that it gives people who may normally have it access to 3D printing technology. It also allows these creative types a showcase to sell these creations, essentially positioning itself as something of …

Stratasys Shows Off Some Of Its New 3D Printing Materials Stratasys Shows Off Some Of Its New 3D Printing Materials

3D printers can use more than just boring ol’ plastic when creating objects. There are a variety of materials available to creators. Stratasys has one of the most impressive material portfolios with over 130 different types, and it’s creating more …

Get A 3D Print Of Yourself In Texas Get A 3D Print Of Yourself In Texas
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In 3D printing, there’s a slowly growing market for companies that turn a 3D scan of a person into a plastic model. Most of these companies have been based outside of the U.S., but now Americans with $445 to burn …

NASA Reveals Its Zero Gravity 3D Printer NASA Reveals Its Zero Gravity 3D Printer
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It’s no secret that NASA wants to take 3D printers into space. The technology would be immensely useful to the men and women on the International Space Station as they would be able to quickly repair components with plastic replacements. …

Stratasys Makes A 3D Printed Wall Street Bull Stratasys Makes A 3D Printed Wall Street Bull

The bull is a noble creature defined by two massive horns that will gore you if the animal is given the chance. It’s also the symbol of a healthy economy. To that end, Stratasys has made a bull on a …

3D Printers Are Helping Researchers Recreate Mummies 3D Printers Are Helping Researchers Recreate Mummies

Mummies are one of the most fascinating relics of human history because they give us an idea of what the human body was like thousands of years ago. Unfortunately, many have been damaged over the last 100 years thanks to …

NASA Made A Working 3D Printed Rocket Injector NASA Made A Working 3D Printed Rocket Injector
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NASA has a vested interest in 3D printing. It’s already investigating food-based 3D printers, and the idea of building satellites in space with the technology. Now it’s working on 3D printed rocket parts. Over the summer, NASA has been testing …

MakerBot To Bring 3D Printers To More Microsoft Stores MakerBot To Bring 3D Printers To More Microsoft Stores

Microsoft made waves earlier this summer when it announced that it would include native 3D printer support in Windows 8.1. The 3D printer hobbyists were obviously excited, but it’s a little harder to get the layman excited about the future …

Researchers Use 3D Printers To Make Cartilage Researchers Use 3D Printers To Make Cartilage

Cartilage is an incredibly vital component of our bodies. Unfortunately, it can be easily damaged by a variety of diseases and injuries. To replace it, researchers have turned to 3D printers. The Herald Sun reports that researchers at St. Vincent’s …

UPS Explains How 3D Printing Can Help Your Small Business UPS Explains How 3D Printing Can Help Your Small Business
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Last week, UPS announced that it would be bringing 3D printers to its retail stores. It’s the first retailer to do so, and it thinks that small businesses will get plenty of use out of it. So, how exactly can …

That 3D Printed Rifle Can Now Fire More Rounds That 3D Printed Rifle Can Now Fire More Rounds

Late last month, a YouTube channel belonging to ThreeD Ukelele uploaded a video with footage of what appeared to be the very first 3D printed rifle. It was able to fire one shot before breaking. Now the creator is back …