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3D Printed Drug: FDA Approves Its First, an Epilepsy Medication

3D Printed Drug: FDA Approves Its First, an Epilepsy Medication

Medical tech is a huge market where 3D printing is attempting to make a splash, and now we have another first for the industry. The US Food and Drug Administration has approved its first-ever 3D-printed medication. The drug is called Spritam, and it’s used in the treatment of seizures. Spritam is a “prescription adjunctive therapy in the treatment of partial …

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HP 3D Printers: Multi Jet Fusion Coming in 2016

Like many PC manufacturers HP has been struggling in recent years. As consumers began to embrace portable computing devices such as smartphones and tablets, PC makers have seen sales of desktop and notebook PCs dwindle. When HP’s mobile device initiatives failed to have a significant impact on sales the company put its focus on the enterprise solutions market and big …

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More UPS Stores Are Getting 3D Printers

UPS says its 3D printing pilot program has gone swimmingly, and because of that it’ll soon introduce 3D printing in 100 additional UPS stores nationwide. “We are committed to offering small business owners, entrepreneurs and consumers high-tech solutions in order to assist with all of their business needs,” said Michelle Van Slyke, vice president of marketing and sales at The …

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Netflix’s 3D Printing Doc ‘Print the Legend’ Lands Sept. 26

Netflix’s has finally given its new original documentary on the exploding 3D printing industry a definite release date. Print the Legend, which Netflix will release both in theaters and on its streaming platform, will be available on September 26th. Here’s Netflix’s official description of the documentary: The Netflix original documentary goes behind-the-scenes of the top American 3D printing brands as …

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Amazon Launches 3D Printed Products Store

Amazon just announced the launch of its new 3D Printed Products store, offering a marketplace containing over 200 print on-demand products that can be customized to consumers’ needs – including by material, size, styles, colors, text, and image imprints. According to the company’s it’s one of the largest such stores available online. It certainly has the biggest name in online …

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ROKIT Announces Three New 3D Printers

ROKIT may not be as instantly identifiable as MakerBot or 3D Systems, but the Korean 3D printer manufacturer should definitely be on your radar. The company launched the 3DISON+ 3D printer in 2013 and sold 4,300 units in a year. Now the company is prepping three more 3D printers for launch in 2014. ROKIT announced over the weekend that it …

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The Micro Gets Affordable 3D Printing Right

Making 3D printers more affordable has been an arduous task to say the least. The manufacturer of these devices either has to make them smaller, build them out of low quality components or even ship them in a kit that the buyer has to build themselves. Now a new 3D printer has arrived on Kickstarter that wants to solve most …

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3D Systems Gets Into Medicine With Acquisition Of Medical Modeling

3D printing is going to change the face of medicine. That’s at least what some people will tell you. It’s hard not to believe them either as there have already been amazing success stories of lives restored thanks to 3D printing. Now 3D Systems thinks it’s going to be a big business going forward and wants a piece of the …

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Tiles Wants To Make 3D Printed Design As Easy As LEGO

A kid’s imagination combined with LEGO is a powerful thing. With just some simple plastic bricks, kids can build complex contraptions that put the world’s engineers to shame. Now a startup is hoping to accomplish the same thing with 3D design and 3D printers. Cadigo took to Kickstarter this week looking to fund Tiles – a new software program that …

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3D Printer Revenue to Accelerate in Coming Years

The 3D printer market has now emerged from garages and is quickly becoming an industry to watch. Newer 3D printing technologies have now been used to create every thing from houses to dresses. As the market for 3D-printed goods begins to grow and evolve, the money being invested into the industry will soon begin to grow at an impressive rate. …

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Netflix Acquires 3D Printing Documentary ‘Print The Legend’

Netflix announced today that it has acquired 3D printing documentary Print the Legend, which won the Special Jury Recognition Award for Editing & Storytelling in the Documentary Feature Competition at SXSW this year. Netflix describes the film: The Netflix original documentary goes behind-the-scenes of the top American 3D printing brands as they fight for dominance in the rapidly developing, groundbreaking …

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Mamba3D May Just Raise The Bar For Open Source 3D Printers

The success of 3D printing over the last few years can be greatly attributed to the open source community. By taking expired patents and open source designs, anybody can build their own 3D printer and share it with the world. As with any open source project, some of the 3D printers to come out of the movement haven’t been that …

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MakerBot Helped To Make A 3D Printed Dress

The 3D printed dress is nothing new, but they’re still certainly wild. The versatility of 3D printing has tapped into the wildest imaginations of fashion designers and we end up with dresses that defy reality. The latest comes from Francis Bitonti Studio and MakerBot. The dress, called the 3D Printed Bristle Dress, is a white gown that features an almost …

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Roboy Is Back And He’s Still Dangerously Cute

In early 2013, the University of Zurich’s Artificial Intelligence Lab started work on the next generation of robotics. Its vision was to create a small robot boy that perfectly replicated how the human body works by creating joints that more accurately mimic muscles through springs instead of expensive hydraulic motors. Well, Roboy is now mostly finished and is making the …

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Heavy Duty 3D Printer Takes To Kickstarter

Crowdfunding is arguably the best thing to happen to 3D printing in years. Instead of just having a number of big manufacturers making all the 3D printers, we now have an explosion of open source and inexpensive printers hitting the market thanks to Kickstarter and Indiegogo. Speaking of which, another 3D printer looking for your consideration has just hit Kickstarter …

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Amazon Partners With 3DLT To Sell 3D Printed Objects

Last year, Amazon gave some legitimacy to 3D printing when it began to sell 3D printers and filament. Now the online retailer is taking the next step – selling 3D printed objects. 3DLT, an online retailer that specializes in 3D printing as as service, announced this week that its products will now be sold on Amazon. Its products range from …

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Here’s A TEDx Talk On 3D Bioprinting

You could say that 2013 was the year of bioprinting. Researchers and private companies alike made huge strides in printing live human tissue, from ears to livers. From 2014 onward, we’re going to see some amazing advancements made in the field of bioprinting. Ben Harrison, a proponent of 3D printers, recently gave a TEDx talk in which he proclaims 3D …

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XYZprinting To Launch Da Vinci 2.0 3D Printer In April

Taiwan-based XYZprinting shook up the 3D printing industry earlier this year when it announced it would be a launching a hobbyist 3D printer for only $500. The Da Vinci sported performance on the level of a MakerBot Replicator 2 at a quarter of the price. Now the company has an even better 3D printer set to launch next month. XYZprinting …

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The Government Is Making A Super Fast 3D Printer

3D printing is the future of manufacturing, or at least that’s what some proponents will tell you. One of the major roadblocks standing in the way of that vision is print speed of current 3D printers. It takes a long time to even print small objects so large scale production would take months when traditional manufacturing only takes days. The …

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Smithsonian 3D Prints Whale Fossils Because Science

It’s generally accepted that a lot of the earth was covered in water millions of years ago allowing all sorts of sea creatures to travel to places that are landlocked today. That’s why we can find fossils of sea creatures in the mid-West. Now scientists at the Smithsonian are trying to figure out how a bunch of whales ended up …

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ProDesk3D 3D Printer Emerges From The Shadows

3D printers can generally only print in one or two colors thanks to the limitations of the technology. Stratasys announced last month that it had broken through those limitations with its Objet500 Connex3 3D printer that can incorporate 46 colors into a single print. Before the Connex3, however, there was the ProDesk3D. 3ders reports that BotObjects revealed the ProDesk3D – …

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MakerBot Opens Pre-Orders For Its Replicator Mini 3D Printer

At CES 2014, MakerBot unveiled three new 3D printers – the Replicator, the Replicator Mini and the Replicator Z18. The Replicator Desktop 3D printer is already available, but the other two would launch later in the year. 3ders reports that MakerBot Replicator Mini will presumably be available soon as the order page went live today. Those who are interested in …

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Microsoft’s 3D Printed Xylophone Player Performs The Windows XP Jingle

It’s common knowledge by now that Microsoft has a maker space on its campus called the Microsoft Garage. Employees use the facility to explore new ideas and the company even holds an internal “science fair” for employees to show off their latest creations. Recently, Microsoft decided to show off one of the projects that came out of its makerspace – …

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Trimaker Unveils Its Latest 3D Printer

One of the most amazing things about the 3D printing industry is that it’s not restricted to just one part of the world like so many other industries. There are dozens of manufacturers all over the world creating new 3D printers today that offer a little something for everyone. Today’s 3D printer comes from Trimaker – a manufacturer based out …

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Here’s What May Be The First 3D Printed Music Video

Using stop motion in a music video is nothing new. The White Stripes, The Birthday Massacre and more have all utilized the animation style for their music videos. These videos, however, always used puppets or legos for the dolls. One band from Australia may be the first to have used 3D printed figurines for their music video. 3ders reports that …

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3D Systems Buys Digital PlaySpace To Further Its 3D Printed Toy Ambitions

3D Systems really wants to be in the toy business. In early January, the company purchased Gentle Giant Studios – a company that makes toys based on popular films and other media. Now the 3D printing giant is going after another side of the toy industry – dollhouses. 3D Systems announced today that it has acquired Digital PlaySpace for an …

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BigRep One Makes 3D Printed Furniture A Reality

3D printers are generally pretty small. The gold standard – the Makerbot Replicator 2 – has a build volume of 285x153x155mm. If you wanted to go big, the Objet1000 is there for you with its massive 1000x800x500mm build volume. If you wanted to go even bigger, it wasn’t really possible until now. BigRep unveiled its latest 3D printer – the …

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Shoes That Perfectly Fit Are Coming Soon Via 3D Printers

Finding shoes that perfectly fit is a chore. There are plenty of shoes in your size, but a lot of them just feel a little off. With help from 3D printers, one company is aiming to solve this problem by making shoes custom designed for your feet. CNBC reports that feetZ, a startup formed out of the idea that shoes …

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Stratasys Made Some 3D Printed Skis

With the Winter Olympics still going on, interest in skiing must surely be mounting. After watching some of the world best skiers tackle the slopes, you may feel inclined to finally take up skiing. If you happen to have yourself a 3D printer, you might even want to try your hand at making your own. Stratasys updated their blog this …

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Ford 3D Printed A Chocolate Mustang For Valentine’s Day

Ford is known for embracing new technologies before other automakers do. It’s already been working with 3D printers for a while to produce prototypes for testing. Now the company is having a little fun on Valentine’s Day by experimenting with 3D printed chocolate. Ford recently teamed up with 3D Systems and its Sugar Lab to produce a 3D printed Mustang …

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