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MakerBot CEO Bre Pettis Talks 3D Printers, Windows 8.1

Over the past few years, MakerBot has quickly grown from a promising 3D printer startup to one of the biggest suppliers of desktop 3D printers in the world. The company’s success even led to it being acquired by Stratasys, one of the world’s largest 3D printer manufacturers, for $403 million. Now the company is making its next big move – …

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This 6-Axis 3D Printer May Be The Future Of Additive Manufacturing

There’s no denying that 3D printers are amazing. The progress made over the last few years in the field has been nothing short of phenomenal. That being said, there’s still much progress to be made, especially in how 3D printers actually, well, print. At the University of Southern California, Professor Yong Chen and students Xuan Song and Yayue Pan have …

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Here’s What People Are Using 3D Printers For

3D printers are no longer the playthings of industry. Hobbyists and regular Joes all around the world are now discovering the joys of 3D printing through the proliferation of cheap printers. That means 3D printers are now being used to create more things, but what kind of things? 3D Hubs, a 3D printer owner community, has published a study using …

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Gartner: 3D Printer Industry To See Massive Growth Over The Next Few Years

There’s no denying the cool factor that 3D printers have gained over the last few years. This has led to an increase in purchases from hobbyists and other non-industry consumers. That increase is now leading to explosive growth in the industry. In a report out of Gartner, the tech research company says that worldwide shipments of 3D printers priced under …

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3D Printers Can Now Replicate Famous Works Of Art

Of all the things 3D printers can do, I would never have thought that recreating famous works of art would be one of them. Now researchers in the Netherlands are doing just that. Researchers at Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands have come up with a novel 3D printing process that allows them to recreate famous works of art. …

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Here’s Another Cheap Resin-Based 3D Printer For Your Consideration

Resin-based 3D printers are expensive. They got cheaper last year with the Form 1 – a stereolithographic 3D printer that only costs $2,299. Now they’re getting even cheaper with printers going as low as $100. The latest isn’t that cheap, but it does make up for it in portability. Say hello to LumiFold – an open-source resin-based 3D printer. It’s …

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The Cheapest 3D Printer Ever Takes To Kickstarter

Are you in the market for a 3D printer, but find that the current asking price of a few hundred dollars is still too much? What about a 3D printer for less than $100? It may sound impossible, but one team took to Kickstarter to prove it’s not. Rinnovated Design, a team out of Saskatchewan, Canada, debuted Peachy Printer on …

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3D Printed Meat May Be The Future Of Food

One of the most exciting movements in 3D printing these days is the idea that we can create human tissue. In an equally amazing innovation, the same technology can be applied to animal tissue. As such, some researchers are now looking into how we may be able to artificially grow beef and other meats to prevent animal overpopulation. In a …

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World’s Largest 3D Print Was Just Made On A Desktop 3D Printer

Desktop 3D printers can’t print large objects. At best, they can print small toys or puzzles. Skylar Tibbits, the man behind 4D printing, just proved all of that wrong with a new 3D printing method. Tibbits recently teamed up with researchers from Brazil, the US and Israel to create a new 3D printing method called Hyperform. Taking a cue from …

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3D Printers Are Now Making Miniature Airplanes

3D printers can make everything from guns to robots. Now some university students are exploring what 3D printers can do in flight. Students at the Wright Brothers Institute have created a 3D printed airplane as part of the Disposable Miniature Air Vehicle Project. The team, consisting of three students and their project lead, Dr. Rob Williams, was tasked to create …

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3D Printers Are Fueling The Future Of Automobile Design

Car designers are some of the most creative people in the world. A quick trip to an automobile trade show will prove that point pretty quickly. With the advent of 3D printing, these creatives will be able to realize their ideas even faster than before. The Stratasys blog recently had a chance to talk with the folks at Bentley Motors …

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Zeepro Announces Affordable Dual-Head 3D Printer, Heads To Kickstarter On Friday

Dual-head 3D printers are not exactly common or affordable. The technology allows 3D printers to print in two colors at once, but it’s so far only been seen in expensive 3D printers from Stratasys and MakerBot. Now one company is hoping to bring dual-color 3D printing to the masses. Zeepro, a new company out of Stamford, CT, is set to …

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