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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 …

3D Printed Fashion Is Back With These Wild Shoes 3D Printed Fashion Is Back With These Wild Shoes

Fashion shows are weird. Half of the clothing shown at the events are never commercialized, but are rather just an excuse for a designer to get all post-modern on some fabric. We haven’t seen anything quite like that in the …

3D Printing Let This Duck Walk Again 3D Printing Let This Duck Walk Again

3D printing is doing some amazing things in the world of prosthetics. A little boy born without a hand was recently given one through an open-source 3D printer project, and now a duck born with a foot deformity is back …

Stop 3D Printed Guns Before They’re Even Made With This Software Stop 3D Printed Guns Before They’re Even Made With This Software
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Regulating 3D printed guns is going to be tricky. You can take down the files from one Web site, and hundreds more will pop up across the Web. You can bar people with a criminal record from buying a 3D …

Microsoft Adds Native 3D Printer API To Windows 8.1 Microsoft Adds Native 3D Printer API To Windows 8.1
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Windows 8.1 is fixing a lot of the problems people had with Microsoft’s newest operating system last November, but it’s also adding a lot of really cool features. Case in point – a native 3D printing API. So, how big …

Chicago Public Library To Open 3D Printer Space Chicago Public Library To Open 3D Printer Space
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I think we can all agree that libraries are pretty awesome. Now one library in Chicago is becoming even more awesome by offering 3D printing to the public. The Chicago Public Library is opening what it calls the CPL Innovation …

Stratasys And MakerBot Team Up To Make 3D Printing Even More Mainstream Stratasys And MakerBot Team Up To Make 3D Printing Even More Mainstream

There were some rumors floating around earlier this month that 3D printer company MakerBot was interested in selling. Those rumors came to fruition Wednesday afternoon when Stratasys announced that it had acquired the company. Stratasys announced that it will merge …

Harvard 3D Prints Tiny Batteries For All Your Nanomachine Needs Harvard 3D Prints Tiny Batteries For All Your Nanomachine Needs

What’s the one thing standing in the way between ourselves and a future ruled by nanomachines? Well, actually a lot of things are standing in the way, but one of the most prominent is a lack of tiny batteries to …

This Google Tech Talk Is All About 3D Printing This Google Tech Talk Is All About 3D Printing
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3D printing is going to change the world. That’s at least what some people will tell you. Those who are a bit more realistic will tell you that there are many challenges the technology must overcome before it becomes the …

New York City Wants To Regulate 3D Printed Guns New York City Wants To Regulate 3D Printed Guns
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New York City has some of the toughest gun laws in the entire nation. It’s not surprising then to see lawmakers pushing for new laws regulating the creation of 3D printed firearms. The New York Daily News reports that New …

The Cheapest 3D Printer Yet Is A Kickstarter Success The Cheapest 3D Printer Yet Is A Kickstarter Success
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3D printers tend to do extraordinarily well on Kickstarter, even more so when the 3D printer in question is ridiculously cheap. The latest to do so is the cheapest 3D printer to shoot for crowdfunding success. Pirate3D Inc took their …

Google Glass Gets Its Own “Privacy Cover” Google Glass Gets Its Own “Privacy Cover”
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A lot of people are concerned about Google Glass. Most feel that those who use the wearable computers will be infringing on their privacy with the device’s camera. There’s a simple solution though – just put a box over it. …

This 3D Printer Creates Anti-Gravity Objects This 3D Printer Creates Anti-Gravity Objects

3D printers are all about layers. Extruders pour plastic layer after layer until an object is complete. A new type of 3D printer out of the Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia has completely rethought that process. Say hello to …

Homeland Security: 3D Printed Guns May Be Impossible To Stop Homeland Security: 3D Printed Guns May Be Impossible To Stop
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The government is concerned about the proliferation of 3D printed guns. That much was obvious when the State Department demanded Defense Distributed remove the blueprints for the first 3D printed gun – The Liberator – from its Web site. Now …

NASA Is Funding A 3D Food Printer, May Be Used In Future Space Missions NASA Is Funding A 3D Food Printer, May Be Used In Future Space Missions
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Making food with 3D printers is not a new concept, but it is still largely in the realm of science fiction. NASA wants to make science fiction into reality sooner than later, however, and it’s throwing plenty of money towards …

It Was Only A Matter Of Time Before We Got 3D Printed Bullets It Was Only A Matter Of Time Before We Got 3D Printed Bullets
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We now live in a world where a 3D printed gun is not out of the realm of possibility. In fact, it’s very real, and people are improving the design in minor ways every day. Now one 3D printing enthusiast …

This 3D Printed Gun Can Fire Nine Shots This 3D Printed Gun Can Fire Nine Shots

The very first fully 3D printed gun – The Liberator – is now out on the Internet despite the State Department having the original files removed. So naturally, people are going to start making their own variations of the 3D …

This Company 3D Prints Bicycles In Titanium This Company 3D Prints Bicycles In Titanium

3D printing usually evokes images of plastic materials, but the truth is that any number of materials can be used in the rapid prototyping process. SLM, or selective laser melting, is one such method used to essentially 3D print items …

Disney Uses Face Scanners And 3D Printers To Turn Guests Into Stormtroopers Disney Uses Face Scanners And 3D Printers To Turn Guests Into Stormtroopers
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I would never want to be a Stormtrooper. They seem to die far too much for my liking. Now, I wouldn’t mind having my face put onto a custom Stormtrooper figurine. If you feel the same way, you might want …

British Journalists Sneak 3D Printed Gun On Board A Train Without Being Caught British Journalists Sneak 3D Printed Gun On Board A Train Without Being Caught
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Early last week, Cody Wilson of Defense Distributed realized his dream of a fully 3D printed gun with the Liberator – a handgun that can fire a single bullet. The blueprints for the Liberator were taken down by the government …

Government Pulls 3D Printed Gun From Defcad, Says It May Violate ITAR Government Pulls 3D Printed Gun From Defcad, Says It May Violate ITAR
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It was really only a matter of time. The United States Department of Defense Trade Controls has demanded that Cody Wilson of Defense Distributed pull the blueprints for the first fully 3D printed gun from Defcad. Wanting to stay on …