11/08/2013, 3D printing has certainly taken off over the past 12 months as we continue to see some amazing products created with the emerging technology. Since 3D printers are becoming more affordable, more everyday people are getting in on the fun, which also means 3D scanners will also be needed. Unfortunately, scanners aren’t as affordable as 3D printers, although a new scanner being manufactured by 3D Systems may finally be the […]
11/07/2013, McDonald’s Happy Meal toys have been a staple of the restaurant chain for quite a long time. But the company that has served billions upon billions of burgers to the public may be considering using 3D printers inside of its stores in order to create those very toys that children go crazy over with each visit.
11/06/2013, 3D printers, for the most part, aren’t cheap, especially if you need to link up a computer to it, but what if there was a way for you to print 3D objects without the need for a computer? We can only imagine that would be incredibly handy in places where computers are hard to access, such as in developing countries. This is where 15-year old South African students, Gerhard de […]
10/31/2013, We’ve seen stories of people creating their own prosthetics in the past, but Leon McCarthy’s story is one that certainly is one of the most interesting as he and his father have been working together to not only build him a low-cost 3D-printed prosthetic, but to also modify the original design in order to create a new one when he outgrows the previous hand.
10/11/2013, Earlier this year, we published a story regarding NASA researching the possibility of creating 3D printed food, which immediately gave us visions of what a life living in a Back to the Future 2 world might be. If you were one of those skeptics who thought this would never happen, we’ve got some bad news for you. 3D pizza is here!
10/10/2013, Last week, I met with Philippe Guglielmetti, CEO of Zeepro, the company behind the new consumer 3D printer Zim. Zeepro is successfully raising funds via Kickstarter to bring this sexy and powerful sub-$800 3D printer to market. Since Chris Anderson stated that “3D printing will be bigger than the web” when he left Wired in 2012, the desktop 3D printer battle is raging, and it feels like there is a […]
08/27/2013, 3D printing has seen a significant rise in its popularity, though they’re not as common as your average printer. The main reason behind this is that 3D printers are expensive, an average unit might cost over $1,000. So even though everyone would like to use it, they won’t be able to because of the evident problem. 3D Hubs is a new service that fixes this issue to an extent. The […]
08/27/2013, 3D printing has taken some amazing steps over the past couple of months as it’s been used to save several lives, successfully recreate memorable video game characters and could potentially be used as a source of nutrition. But would you trust 3D-printed skateboard which can be used to carry you at a high rate of speed? Sam Abbott does and Sam Abbott did. Abbott is a Dutch artist who created this 3D-printed skateboard […]
08/15/2013, 3D printing has made some amazing products ever since it’s been made available to the public a few years ago. 3D printing has made it possible to print the face of your unborn child, has saved the life of a baby as well as a duck. This time, 3D printing has gone to be used for something way more important than saving lives: printing Final Fantasy VII characters.
08/12/2013, NASA has been testing 3D printing in space, and this is an interesting development because this could eventually lead to having the space agency “print” a number of replacement parts. Clearly, when you are in the space station, getting parts shipped to you is more than problematic since a launch to space can cost half a billion dollars.
08/08/2013, 3D printing technology has certainly come a long, long way, and there are even 3D printed rifles that take approximately 14 shots before it breaks, not to mention the Liberator 3D printed gun which has been successfully smuggled into the Israeli parliament before. Well, here is yet another benefit of 3D printing – by churning out a robot which is small and agile enough to inspect power lines without involving […]
08/05/2013, I am not quite sure whether it is cause to be concerned or not, but when you hear that the Grizzly 3D printed rifle which was fired some weeks ago, will we see more and more “homebrew” firearms flood the market, especially when 3D printing technology becomes more affordable as well as accessible to the masses? Apparently, in the video above, you will see the Grizzly 2.0 3D printed rifle […]
07/31/2013, Well, this is definitely a first for the UPS Store, as they have just announced that they will hold the distinction of being the first nationwide retailer to test out 3D printing services; and this is done in-store, of course. Not all UPS Stores will offer this particular service, but only select ones, and this service is suitable for start-ups, small businesses and retail customers. It will kick off in […]
07/30/2013, We have had our fair share of run-ins with 3D printers in the past where news is concerned, and most recently, it is said that 3D printers could pose as a hazardous health risk in the home. I suppose that is not going to stop a certain Ivan Sentch of New Zealand who owns a second generation 3D printer known as Solidoodle, where he will use the Solidoodle to print […]