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Staples Becomes The First Major Retail Store To Sell 3D Printers Staples Becomes The First Major Retail Store To Sell 3D Printers
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3D printers are still very much intended for industry professionals or hobbyists. That’s going to change within the next five years though, and Staples has decided to get a head start. 3ders reports that Staples will start offering 3D Systems’ …

Here’s Everything You Need To Know About 4D Printing Here’s Everything You Need To Know About 4D Printing
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Back in February, Skylar Tibbits revealed that he was working on a project called 4D printing. In essence, the technology would allow for 3D printed parts to assemble themselves into usable objects. It’s a concept straight out of futurism fiction, …

Printcraft Brings Minecraft Creations To Life With 3D Printing

People are obviously proud of their elaborate Minecraft creations. Some may even want to create physical versions of their buildings to display for all to see. One company – FigurePrints – uses 3D printers to turn Minecraft creations into reality, …

Check Out Hasbro’s Toy Workshop Complete With 3D Printers Check Out Hasbro’s Toy Workshop Complete With 3D Printers

Hasbro is in the business of making toys. Some of the most beloved franchises of our youth – Transformers, G.I. Joe, Star Wars, and others – all come out of the behemoth toy maker. These toys are generally made in …

3D Printed Organs Are Here, And They’re Very Tiny
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Growing organs in a lab is no longer science fiction. Universities have already proven that you can grow tissue or blood vessels with 3D printers. One company has now taken it a step further, however, by combining the two. NewScientist …

This 3D Printer Plays And Prints Music This 3D Printer Plays And Prints Music

3D printers can be used for a lot of things, but a music player never seemed like one of them. One inventor at Art Hack Day 2013 in Stockholm proved that assumption wrong with his own unique 3D printer that …

Doodle3D Brings Your Drawings To Life Via 3D Printers Doodle3D Brings Your Drawings To Life Via 3D Printers

3D printers are getting cheaper and cheaper all the time. Soon enough, we’ll start seeing more than just hobbyists and industrial designers working with the technology. Unfortunately, the CAD software designers use to make 3D models is still expensive and/or …

3D Printers One Step Closer To Creating Human Tissue

3D printing has performed some miraculous feats in the field of medicine. Researchers are already playing around with the idea of growing organs with 3D printers, and now one university has proven that you can make human-like tissue with the …

This Custom Chocolate Mold Was Made With A 3D Printer This Custom Chocolate Mold Was Made With A 3D Printer
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Easter has come and gone, but there’s always a reason to make some custom molded chocolates. Unfortunately, you’re usually limited to whatever shapes the local stores sells molds in. With the help of a 3D printer, however, you can make …

Play-Doh Enters The World Of 3D Printing Play-Doh Enters The World Of 3D Printing
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The Play-Doh playsets of my childhood were kind of like 3D printers. You would put the Play-Doh into the machine, turn a crank, and shapes would come out. It’s this very same idea that has inspired Think Geek’s latest fake, …

Make Your Own Ouya Console Case With A 3D Printer

One of the more interesting things about the Ouya game console is that its completely open source, including its design. To help things along, 3D printer owners will soon be able to print their own console cases. At the Game …

3D Printed Goldeneye 007 Remote Mine Is Your Nostalgia Prop of the Day

If you’ve ever wanted to have you very own, functioning (minus the boom, of course), remote mine prop from GoldenEye 007 (the movie or the game, take your pick) – now is your chance…if you’re a 3D printer. This is …

3D Printing Is Fueling Innovation In Cosmetics 3D Printing Is Fueling Innovation In Cosmetics
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3D printers are usually thrust into the spotlight only when something controversial happens. It makes it easy to forget how the technology is improving established industries all around the world. Stratasys has the story of Collcap Packaging, and how the …

Don’t Understand The 3D Printed Gun Controversy? Watch This Documentary Don’t Understand The 3D Printed Gun Controversy? Watch This Documentary
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3D printed guns were viewed as more or less a curiosity when they first started to gain mainstream exposure last year. It wasn’t until the tragedies at Aurora and Sandy Hook that 3D printed firearms became a full blown controversy …

New Material Brings More Flexibility To 3D Printing New Material Brings More Flexibility To 3D Printing

Most 3D printed objects are made out of hard plastic. While its great for some projects, others require a material with more elasticity. There’s already a few flexible materials on the market, but one 3D printing company thinks it has …

3D Printer That Makes Microscale Models Is Now Commercially Available 3D Printer That Makes Microscale Models Is Now Commercially Available

3D printer hobbyists are often impressed with machines that are able to print large objects. What’s even more amazing, however, is when a 3D printer is able to create micro and nano-scale objects. Nanoscribe, a newly founded Germany 3D printing …

Defense Distributed Now Has A License To Manufacture And Sell 3D Printed Firearms Defense Distributed Now Has A License To Manufacture And Sell 3D Printed Firearms

Defense Distributed was never on the wrong side of the law with its 3D printed gun project. They were safe as long as they didn’t sell any of the parts. That being said, the team did want to become a …

This 3D Printer May One Day Print Functioning Organs This 3D Printer May One Day Print Functioning Organs
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3D printers are making waves in the world of medicine as researchers continue to advance the technology’s ability to create parts of the human body. The latest 3D printer – coming from the University of Iowa’s Mechanical and Industrial Engineering …

Stratasys Built A 3D Printer Exclusively For Dental Labs Stratasys Built A 3D Printer Exclusively For Dental Labs

We’ve already seen how 3D printers are revolutionizing dentistry, but the technology is still out of reach for many smaller clinics. Stratasys is hoping to remedy that with a new 3D printer built just for orthodontic labs. Say hell to …

Defense Distributed Plans To Launch A Censorship-Free Thingiverse Rival Defense Distributed Plans To Launch A Censorship-Free Thingiverse Rival

Defense Distributed is best known as the team behind the 3D printed gun parts that have inspired controversy around the country. Now the team is ready to offer something to the entire 3D printing community – not just those interested …

Gigabot Makes Large-Format 3D Printing Cheap Gigabot Makes Large-Format 3D Printing Cheap
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3D printers are becoming increasingly cheaper, but these cheap printers have a limited build volume There’s no inexpensive option for large-format 3D printers just yet. Well, there might just be one option if a recent Kickstarter project becomes successful. Meet …