Articles about 3d printer

Portable 3D Printer Can Directly Print Skin On A Person
Imagine being able to cover and heal wounds using a 3D printer. That’s the idea that researchers at the University of Toronto when they developed a portable, handheld 3D skin printer. The machine is capable of applying 3D-printed skin on a person. They say that this is the first device that’s capable of forming skin directly on top of a wound in under two minutes. The applications of this technology […]

Mattel ThingMaker 3D Printer Unveiled
3D printing has not quite made it to the mainstream market despite being around for some years, targeting enthusiasts and those who have a wee bit more disposable income than the rest. Having said that, Mattel might be looking to change things as they revealed the ThingMaker, which relies on modern day 3D printing technology to get the job done. In fact, it will be able to let one come […]

Robox Desktop 3D Printer Works Well At Home Or At The Office
[CEATEC 2015] 3D printers have been starting to catch on pretty well in recent times, as it gets more and more affordable and folks end up with more unique designs and creations. Having said that, here is one particular desktop 3D printer that might just interest you – where it is known as the Robox desktop 3D printer. What kind of advantage does Robox bring to the table – literally […]

3D Printed Gummy Now A Reality
3D printing has definitely taken off in a big way in recent times, where we have seen the likes of a 3D printed gun being smuggled into the Israeli Parliament undetected, while FabCafe has the facilities to let you print a 3D gummy of yourself – you know, to stoke that ego and all that. Well, it seems that there are other advancements in which 3D printers will be able […]

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Master Key For TSA Locks Can Be 3D Printed Now
TSA locks used to be a feature that I looked out for whenever I purchased a piece of luggage, but now all of that “investment” seems to have gone down the drain with this bit of news that has just filtered through – apparently, someone with a 3D printer will be able to make their very own TSA master luggage key which translates to the possibility of your luggage being […]

Combo Breaker Can Crack Combo Locks In Half A Minute
What can you do in 30 seconds? While I can think of some really casual stunts like picking my nose, this unique and diminutive 3D printed robot, known as the Combo Breaker, would have been a whole lo more productive as it claims to be able to crack a combination lock in that allocated amount of time.

Amazon Patents 3D Printers In Trucks To Speed Up Deliveries
Much of our world now is the science fiction of the past. Lately, to add to the proprietor of technology, Amazon has been experimenting with a new shipping methods; by installing 3D printers into their delivery trucks. Soon, customer would just have to wait a moment passes, as the Amazon’s truck parked onto homes’ curb would print the items that they have ordered online.This could rapidly change the outlook of […]

WASP 3D Printer Could Build Cheap Housing Using Mud
Affordable housing – this is one of the major issues that are facing highly congested cities, where the cost of living is high, and while all of the modern day amenities are there, life can be difficult for the man on the street who lives from month to month. Even more so for displaced and indigenous communities, whose livelihood can be affected by just one flood – wiping out their […]

InMoov Explorer Allows Hospitalized Children To “Travel”
When a child is hospitalized, there are many different reasons for being there in the first place. However, there are always solutions out there to make sure that said child can be entertained, and instead of being glued to the TV all day long, how about engaging the help of InMoov Explorer, which so happens to be a wheel-mounted 3D printed robot that is capable of “bringing” hospitalized children to […]

3D Printer Delivers Music Score
3D printers do seem to be able to deliver its fair share of surprises from time to time, thanks to the creativity of the people who make use of it. Well, the University of Wisconsin’s Mechanical Engineering department happens to be making good use of their advanced selective laser sintering printer in order to churn out a fair number of rather intricate projects, where among them include 3D music scores […]

XFAB Offers Prosumer Level 3D Printing Option
[CES 2015] 3D printing is a growing industry that is moving out of its niche and into mainstream consciousness, and Digital Wax Systems (or DWS in short) happens to be a leading manufacturer of 3D printers for industrial, dental and biomedical, and jewelry industries, has decided to introduce their XFAB 3D printer. The XFAB has been touted to be the first affordable, high-end 3D printer, which will be made available […]

LulzBot Mini 3D Printer Targets The Masses
[CES 2015] Aleph Objects sees plenty of potential in the 3D printing market, which is why they have taken advantage of CES 2015 to be the platform to introduce the LulzBot Mini 3D printer. The LulzBot Mini would have had a wealth of experience behind its construction, having been built on community-proven technology. In fact, the LulzBot Mini lays claim to be one of the most “open” consumer electronics products […]

XYZprinting da Vinci Junior 3D Printer Said To Be Highly Affordable
[CES 2015] 3D printing isn’t really all that expensive, you know, as XYZprinting intends to bring 3D printing to the masses without requiring them to break the bank, so to speak, in the form of the da Vinci Junior 3D printer. The da Vinci Junior has been self-proclaimed to be the “world’s most affordable 3D printer” – and they might very well be right, especially when you take into consideration […]

Derby The Dog Relies On 3D Printed Prosthetics To Get Around
While we have seen the power of the mind demonstrate the ability to control bionic parts such as hands and arms, things are not all that complex when it comes to our four legged friends, or furry kids as some people use for their term of endearment when it comes to our canine buddies. Derby happened to be born with deformations in both of his front legs, which in turn […]

3D Printer In Space Gets To Work
The folks over at NASA are certainly knee deep in research and development as well, and they have been working on the possibility of 3D printed food before. Well, it seems that there is yet another milestone achieved this week where human spaceflight is concerned – a 3D printer was turned on in space, which in turn resulted in the first official 3D print on the International Space Station (ISS).

FLUX Is A Modular 3D Printer, Scanner And Laser Engraver
3D printers have been around for a while now so they’re not likely to wow anybody that keeps on top of whatever is happening in the world of technology, but FLUX is something that might catch their attention. It is a modular 3D printer, the makers describe it as the “world’s first modular 3D printer,” which means it can do a lot more. FLUX can also be used as a 3D […]

HP Multi Jet Fusion 3D Printer Revealed
HP did try to make their way into the world of 3D printing at the turn of the decade, where they rebranded a Stratasys desktop 3D printer. However, that particular effort of theirs failed to be impress, and hence, it must have taken them all this while to regroup and think over their strategy. Basically, HP handed over the task of being a 3D printing vendor to its scientists, so […]

3D Printed Mac Pi Is Worth Checking Out
While I am quite sure that many of us have come up with our very own computer building projects in the past, how many of us have actually thought about printing a computer that we can call our own? Enter the 3D Printed Mac Pi, where this unique 3D printing project will actually be able to hold a Raspberry Pi as well as carry a 2.8” TFT display. Such a […]

Nintendo Copyright Stops Pokemon Fan Project In Its Tracks
So, you’ve gotten yourself a 3D printer recently and cannot wait to get started on your own project. So did Claudia Ng, where one of her first projects happened to be creating a Pokémon-themed planter for a friend, as you can see above. After that, she also placed this design on Shapeways, which proved to be extremely popular, although there was nothing quite like it in the official merchandise line […]

Mota 3D Printer Costs Just $99, Pulled From Kickstarter
3D printers do seem to be dime a dozen these days, but how many of them are actually affordable to the masses? Well, here is something that you can afford for just a single Benjamin – and we are talking about the Mota 3D printer which costs all of just $99 a pop. The Mota 3D, as it is called, hails from a Kickstarter campaign, and many had hoped that […]