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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…