It was inevitable. A technology like 3D printing that essentially puts cheap labor, manufacturing, and retail all in the same place – upon one’s desktop – spells the absolute, utter and permanent end to the monopolies and unwarranted power and influe
The 3D printing revolution has arrived, and it’s freaking out governments around the world because distributed, non-centralized fabrication technology threatens their monopolistic controls over physical objects.
“I think information will be free, and it wants to be.”
Defense Distributed was forced to take down the blueprint for its 3D gun from the internet. The State Dept. cannot 'recall' the 100,000+ copies already downloaded. If you wish to add to that number, then the 3D gun blueprint is still available at....
Despite worries about the dangers of 3D printed firearms, there's little chance of anyone with a MakerBot gunning people down. Even gun-control advocates think the hype is too much.
How do you ban the coupling of a digital file and a legal technology?
#DEFCAD has gone dark at the request of the Department of Defense Trade Controls. Take it up with the Secretary of State. (Publisher - Can you smell their fear?... That's when they are the most dangerous),
The Defense Department is pioneering the idea that posting a file on the internet is "exporting" and subject to all government regulatory authority over "trade".
The Liberator, a gun created via 3D printing, fired its first shots this week and sparked a controversy about how to deal with the idea of anyone being able to print a lethal weapon at home.
The march of robotic progress is something of an unstoppable force. And while some people out there consider this interesting, others among us view things a little differently. Especially when the marching progress is of a literal sort.
A handgun made almost entirely using a consumer-grade 3D printer fired a bullet over the weekend for the first time in the history of the infant technology. If some lawmakers have their way, it will also be the last.
If gun control advocates hoped to prevent blueprints for the world’s first fully 3D-printable gun from spreading online, that horse has now left the barn about a hundred thousand times.
While a lot of the focus on 3D printing these days is on how it can be used to take lives, the technology can be used to improve them as well.
What happens to anti-gun legislation when people can just make weapons in their homes?
Defense Distributed creates a fully functional gun, with 3-D printed plastic parts.
With 3-D printing poised to go mainstream, will we soon all be able to print a gun?
Texas-based Defense Distributed released images it claims shows the world's first entirely 3D-printed firearm.
Scientists at Princeton University announced Wednesday that they have created a “bionic ear” that has abilities beyond the normal human range of hearing.
Nanotechnology engineers from Princeton have 3-D printed an ear from calf cells and silver nanoparticles that picks up radio signals at frequencies beyond human capacity.
Nanoparticle antennae are woven right into the organic tissue of the ear!
MIT Professor Daniela Rus leads an effort to perfect specialized robot designs that anyone could easily adapt and quickly print locally almost anywhere. Currently, it takes years and many resources to produce, program and design a functioning robot.
The ProDesk3D uses a multi-cartridge system to create full-color objects at home.
If you could make anything you want, what would it be? That's the challenge 3D printing poses to consumers.
It wouldn’t be an exaggeration to say that we are at the cusp of 3D printing revolution.
Consumer 3D printers, most notably those from Brooklyn-based MakerBot, are in large part limited only by the imagination technical inclination of their owners.
A lack of accessible design tools is holding back 3-D printing.
Lab-grown livers have come a step closer to reality thanks to a 3D printer loaded with cells (see video above). Created by Organovo in San Diego, California, future versions of the system could produce chunks of liver for transplant.
GE, the world’s largest manufacturer, is on the verge of using 3-D printing to make jet parts.
Venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz plays the investing game different from much of its VC cohort. Rather than scattering its money around a relatively large number of startups
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