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Latest significant advancements in 3D printing. Reporting on the far-reaching impacts of improvements in 3D printing on society and humanity.

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On-Demand Robots From A 3D Printer

We’ve seen 3D printers churn out toys, bone models, chocolate, even human tissue. Now scientists at MIT want to print robots. Not the cool, stainless steel types that your kids will want to play...

3D Printer Cranks Out Exquisite Structures Smaller Than Dust Mites And Sets A New World Record

Researchers from the Vienna University of Technology have refined a 3D printing technique to make incredibly small structures at record-breaking speeds. The technique, called two-photon lithography, allows the sculpting of intricate objects with micron...

Another First For 3D Printing – Woman Receives Jaw Implant

An 83-year-old woman suffering from a lower jaw infection became the first person to receive a jaw implant manufactured with a 3D printer. Infections such as hers are normally remedied with reconstructive surgery, but...
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2012 a Big Year for MakerBot – New 3D Printer, $Millions in Funding, and Huge Growth Ahead

Three years ago they had three employees and were still trying to keep their equipment from breaking down. Now MakerBot employs 75, has millions in funding, and 7500+ of their printers in use. The...

Robotics Meets Architecture: 50 Quadcopters To Autonomously Build 20ft Tower

A new generation of architects is on the march. Leaving their rulers and compasses behind, these builders are trading in their blueprints for algorithms and putting the finer details of design in the hands...

Surgeon Uses 3D Printer To Make Models Of Bone – And Saves Hospital Bookoo Bucks

While necessity is the mother of invention, frustratingly high costs can motivate us to ask if there’s another way. Mark Frame, an orthopedic surgeon in training, came up with a new way to make...
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Origo’s 3D Printer Could Be The Last Toy Your Ten Year Old Will Ever Need

Origo may be the last toy you ever have to buy for your child. The prototype 3D printer under development by Artur Tchoukanov and Joris Peels allows children aged ten and up to design...

MakerBot Raises $10 Million in Funding! (And Sends Stephen Colbert’s Head Into Space)

Holy replicating robots, Batman! MakerBot has raised $10 million in venture funding! The New York based startup makes open source desktop scale 3D printers and is helping build a community of enthusiasts to bring...

3D Printers Are Taking Off But One in Every Home? Maybe in Another 10 Years

The 3D printer has come of age….well, almost. Let’s just say that after a tough hit from the recession, the 3D printer industry is back with a vengeance. Low-end sub-$1000 DIY projects to commercial...
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Growing Human Organs — Dr. Anthony Atala Blows the Minds of a TED Audience

If there was ever a point in your career to unleash your inner magician, it’s at a TED conference, hands down. TED has emerged as the premier global event for satiating the intelligentsia’s appetite...

Makerbot 3D Printer Replicates Itself (Kind of)

Makerbot's 3D printer is starting to clone itself. Earlier this summer, Christian Arno (aka Webca) used the CupCake CNC to print out the frame for...another CupCake CNC. Usually made of wood, Webca's printer frame...

3D Printer Creates Fully Articulate Metal Robot Figures (Video)

I knew it was only a matter of time before someone used stainless steel 3D printing to make an awesome looking robot. Little did I realize that robot would be art, not automaton. Mani...

Robot Photo Studio From Ortery Replaces Photographers

Whenever I buy things online I'll click on the little images for the product and proceed to zoom and rotate until I've seen every angle of what I'm spending my money on. It's about...

Amazing Video of 3D Printer Art in Belgium

3D Printers are changing the way we approach fabrication and design, and I've just seen proof that they're impacting art as well. The M museum in Leuven, Belgium is running an amazing exhibition of...

Stratasys and HP Will Bring 3D Printers to the Mainstream

Among the many promises of Star Trek is the ultimate manufacturing device: the replicator. Just ask for an object, and the device produces it for you out of thin air. The first baby-step towards...

Organovo Has Its First Commercial 3D Bioprinter

Need a new kidney? We'll just take some of your blood and in about six weeks grow you a new one. That's the promise of 3D bioprinting and one of the companies on the...

The Next Generation of 3D Printer: RepRapII (Video)

Innovators are rarely satisfied with the first draft, even when that draft is revolutionary. RepRap, the open source 3D printer team that hopes to one day develop fully self replicating machines, has released its...

Z Corp – The Lamborghini of 3D Color Printing and Scanning (Videos)

The Hub likes to highlight those groups that do things open source and cheap, but sometimes it's good to look at the people who at the high end of the price bracket. MakerBot can...

Cool New Vid of MakerBot Visiting Google NYC

  I'm pretty jealous of my friends at Google because they get to hear some of the most interesting people in the World give talks just for them. Luckily, the big G is friendly enough...

Makerbot is Asking You to Help Make More Makerbots

So here's a situation we've all been in. You just started a new company that builds and sells table top 3D printers. To save money, and be a badass, you use your 3D printers...

Stainless Steel Printing from Shapeways

As if 3D printing wasn't cool enough, you can now "print" objects in stainless steel. That's right, dust off your old Transformers designs, make room in the Monopoly box for a new piece, and...

3D Printing and Self Replicating Machines In Your Living Room – Seriously!

Imagine having a machine for $500 in your living room that can take your computer based specification for a 3D object and print out a plastic replica of the object in a matter of...

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