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Global engineering firm Arup usually tackles massively complex projects like designing tracks for the Second Avenue subway in Manhattan or turning Zaha Hadid's soaring sketches into reality.
The first ever 3D Printed Car Design Challenge has been run and won with Strati, a design by Michele Anoé of Italy, chosen from a field of over 200 entries submitted by contestants from more than 30 countries.
If you're looking for an excuse to buy a 3D printer, how about the ability to print your own RoboCop?
Back in 2012, Boston-based Formlabs managed to attract almost US$3 million in crowdfunding for the launch of its original Form 1 SLA (stereolithographic) 3D printer, which shipped in May of the following year.
Arup says it has developed a 3D printing technique for creating structural steel elements to be used in construction.
3D printing might be awesome, but so far it's mostly been the realm of design geeks and passionate tinkerers.
While in Maine, WeAreChangeCT met Derrick Slopey from the Maine Hacker Club who revealed his homemade UAV (unmanned aerial vehicle) which he had pieced together using their 3D printer and schematics from DIY Drones website
Automobiles had been around for decades when the first Model T arrived in 1908. The reason we remember Henry Ford’s creation is because it was the first car that made sense for the masses.
By now we're all quite used to seeing blended fruit juices such as banana-strawberry or apple-lime, but what about solid three-dimensional hybrid fruits that are made to order?
A burgeoning subculture of 3-D printed gun enthusiasts dreams of the day when a lethal firearm can be downloaded or copied by anyone, anywhere, as easily as a pirated episode of Game of Thrones.
What if you could 3D print small devices that mimicked some of the functions of human organs, to address specific issues?
If you’ve played Fallout 3 or Fallout: New Vegas, you’ll know it’s a device that you would not travel across the wasteland without.
The swiftlet may not look much different than other little birds, but it has one unique ability – it builds its nest out of its own saliva. Inspired by the swiftlet, scientists at Imperial College London's Aerial Robotics Lab have created a robotic q
Cody Wilson (3D Gun printer/Defense Distributed; Dark Wallet) will be live on Adam vs the Man (Adam Kokesh) this afternoon. They will be talking about Bitcoin, Anonymity, and Yoshitomo Imura (A twenty-seven year old Japanese man was arrested on suspi
Imura had apparently uploaded videos to YouTube in which he fired off what looks to be a 3D printed pistol. Last month, police seized five 3D printed guns from Imura's Kawasaki City home.
Like most women, Grace Choi, the mind behind Mink, realized that finding decent makeup colors only seems to come at a higher price. This is frustrating because almost all makeup is made of the same ingredients, regardless of where it’s sold. Choi dec
The future of space travel requires new technologies and additive manufacturing, more commonly known as 3D printing, may hold the key.
Inks made from different types of materials, precisely applied, are greatly expanding the kinds of things that can be printed.
The condiment game has changed
Thanks to advances in technology and drops in price, it’s become possible to imagine a 3-D printer in every home. What’s less clear is what we’ll do with these wondrous machines.
3D printers are building some pretty amazing stuff lately: working speakers, wooden furniture, prosthetic limbs, and even foods like pizza and pasta — but WinSun Decoration Design Engineering Co. of Shanghai, China is thinking much, much bigger.
The 21st century has seen the growth of 3-D printing, with well-known applications in architecture, manufacturing, engineering, and now increasingly in medicine.
Sharks have looked more or less the same for hundreds of millions of years. But a newly discovered fossil suggests that under the hood, a modern shark is very different from its ancient ancestors.
Researchers in Germany have developed a lightweight, high-strength material inspired by the framework structure of bones and wood and the shell structure of bees' honeycombs.
Here’s an innovative use for your 3-D printer: moviemaking.
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When you're designing something as massive and complex as a city meant to usher in the next age of human habitation, your chance of seeing your designs become reality are usually slim to none. But with the advent of 3D printing, however, those archit