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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 …

This 3D Printed Robot Can Flatten Itself This 3D Printed Robot Can Flatten Itself
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What’s up with 3D printed robots being based on bugs? Our last 3D printed robot was a creepy spider, and now the University of California, Berkeley has created a 3D printed insect robot that can flatten itself to fit under …

UPS Store To Offer 3D Printing Services To Small Businesses UPS Store To Offer 3D Printing Services To Small Businesses

UPS is all about delivering packages and then refusing to leave them on your doorstep even when you politely request that they do so. Now the package delivery company is expanding its service into a surprising area – 3D printers. …

Microsoft Details Native 3D Printer Support In Windows 8.1 Microsoft Details Native 3D Printer Support In Windows 8.1
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Did you hear? Windows 8.1 will feature native support for 3D printing. It’s the first time any of the major operating systems have integrated support directly into the OS for the emerging technology, and 3D printer fans are excited. Well, …

Disney Research Makes 3D Models From 2D Photographs Disney Research Makes 3D Models From 2D Photographs

Photographs are a lovely way to remember that trip to the beach. It would be even lovelier if we could make a physical model to remember that trip by. You may soon be able to thanks to Disney Research. The …

Artist Uses 3D Printer To Make Awesome Homes For Her Hermit Crabs Artist Uses 3D Printer To Make Awesome Homes For Her Hermit Crabs
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Hermit crabs aren’t especially interesting on their own, but it can be fun to see what kind of things the tiny crustaceans decide to call home next. One Japanese artist decided to make custom homes for her hermit crabs and …

Here’s The World’s First Fully 3D Printed Rifle Here’s The World’s First Fully 3D Printed Rifle

Defense Distributed made a lot of lawmakers very nervous – and Second Amendment defenders very happy – earlier this year when it revealed The Liberator. The single shot handgun was the first gun to be made entirely by a 3D …

3D Printing Can Now Be Used To Make Kryptonite 3D Printing Can Now Be Used To Make Kryptonite
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3D printers have proven to be incredibly versatile over the last year. What other machine can go from making a ship in a bottle one minute to a working gun the next? Now 3D printers are making fictional elements. The …

3D Printers Might Be Slowly Killing You 3D Printers Might Be Slowly Killing You
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3D printers are hardly dangerous. Sure, they can make things that could kill you, but the actual 3D printer itself isn’t dangerous, right? Well, that’s what all of us thought until a recent study published in Atmospheric Environment called into …

You’re Going To See Cheaper 3D Printers In 2014 You’re Going To See Cheaper 3D Printers In 2014

3D printers are expensive. There have been some valiant efforts to bring down prices, but the professional grade SLS desktop 3D printers still cost a couple thousand dollars. That all may change next year. Quartz reports that most of the …

Disney’s New Tech Will One Day Let You Feel Holograms

Holograms have remained firmly in the realm of sci-fi for years. It was only recently that scientists have been able to crudely replicate what we’ve been seeing in film for over 60 years. Now researchers at Disney have made another …

Realize Your Dream Of Being Killed By A Predator Thanks To 3D Printers Realize Your Dream Of Being Killed By A Predator Thanks To 3D Printers

When a Predator kills something, it rips the head out along with the poor creature’s spine. It’s easily one of the coolest kills in movie history, and now you can be a part of that history this weekend at San …

The Japanese Are Still 3D Printing Fetuses The Japanese Are Still 3D Printing Fetuses
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We all thought it was over. The nightmares brought upon by 3D printed fetuses had just subsided last month, but Fasotec had to force its way into the news cycle once again with another story of how it 3D prints …

University Of Chicago Explores Physics With 3D Printing
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Chicago has caught the 3D printing bug. The city’s public library just recently opened a maker space for citizens to experiment and create, and now its university is exploring what’s possible in physics with the technology. The Stratasys blog reports …

These Are The 3D Printers You Can Use For Free At The Chicago Library These Are The 3D Printers You Can Use For Free At The Chicago Library
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The Chicago Public Library revealed in June that it was opening a maker space at its Harold Washington Library Center. The space officially opened on July 8, but we now only just got a good look at the kind of …

Here’s A 3D Printer Made Almost Entirely Out Of LEGO Here’s A 3D Printer Made Almost Entirely Out Of LEGO

3D printers are becoming cheaper by the day, but the relatively high prices still keep the technology out of the hands of aspiring engineers. So, what’s an engineering student to do? Build one out of an old LEGO set, of …

Researchers Invent Liquid Metal That Can Be Used In 3D Printers

Creating metal objects with 3D printers isn’t new, but researchers have devised a new type of material that could change how we create metal objects with 3D printers. NewScientist reports that researchers at North Carolina State University have created a …

This Studio Workshop Will Show You How To Use 3D Printers This Studio Workshop Will Show You How To Use 3D Printers

More and more people are wanting to learn about 3D printing as the technology becomes cheaper and more accessible. Libraries are just starting to open up public maker spaces, but there’s plenty of dedicated private maker spaces for those who …

Here’s The 3D Printed Robot Spider Of Your Nightmares Here’s The 3D Printed Robot Spider Of Your Nightmares
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It was really only a matter of time, right? Robugtix has revealed the newest member of its robot bug family – the T8. It’s a robot spider that features realistic movement thanks to its finely 3D printed parts. T8 is …