3D printers are everywhere! They've been around for a little while now, of course, with favorites from MakerBot, Formlabs, and others for home use, but now they're also popping up from established manufacturers of inkjet printers — like HP —
Chinese Doctors 3D Print a Titanium Pelvic Prosthesis for Cancer Survivor Afflicted with Bone Metastases.
As 3-D printed guns have evolved over the past 18 months from a science-fictional experiment into a subculture, they've faced a fundamental limitation: Cheap plastic isn't the best material to contain an explosive blast.
Cheap plastic isn't the best material to contain an explosive blast. Now an amateur gunsmith has instead found a way to transfer that stress to a component that's actually made of metal—the ammunition.
Low-cost 3-D printing has given designers and engineers tremendous freedom—as long as they only need to design products made of plastic.
Its creator, Eric Mutchler, alas informs me today the name of his new metal 3D printed handgun is not a deliberate shout-out to Reason, despite our early and often coverage of the world of 3D printed weapons in both plastic and metal.
Othermills work like the opposite of 3-D printers, cutting material away instead of building it up.
The rise of 3D printing in consumer and enterprise will usher in a new era of locked-in materials that may offend some early adopters.
Technology is sexy. Orthotics, those inserts you put in your shoes to fix your hurting feet, aren't even close to being sexy. But what happens when you bring in a wicked-smart woman, an iPad and a 3D printer to solve the problem of design versus co
A need to address a lack of housing for the globe's growing population has turned up some eye-catching efforts, blending creative architecture with new, sustainable technologies.
3D printers are the appliance of choice for a new generation of makers keen to rapidly prototype straight from their computer.
Two years for six shooters.
Furniture made with 3-D printers is often fashionable, but rarely comfortable. Dutch designer Lilian van Daal hopes to change that with a 3-D printed "soft seat" that arrays thousands of flexible plastic strands to create a plush pad for your pos
Back in April, we first heard about a 3D-printed UAV airframe that could be fabricated within 24 hours.
The assembly line isn't going away, but 3-D printing is going to reshape how we make cars. The EDAG Genesis points the way, with an beautifully crafted frame made from a range of materials and inspired by a turtle's skeleton.
We've been hearing some crazy stories of 3D printers changing lives lately, but this story might just top it all.
Amid concerns about 3D printed guns, one man has made a prototype of a weapon everyone can agree on: a 3D printed machine gun that shoots paper airplanes.
Sometimes, a person accomplishes something so great, so revolutionary, that all they can do is smile as wide as humanly possible and show off the thing. This paper airplane gun, crafted by a 3-D printing and paper airplane enthusiast, is such a devic
Americans want guns without serial numbers. And apparently, they want to make them at home.
When Cody Wilson revealed the world's first fully 3-D printed gun last year, he showed that the "maker" movement has enabled anyone to create a working, lethal firearm with a click in the privacy of his or her garage. Now he's moved on to a n
You don't have to become an astronaut to use the International Space Station's new 3D printer.
While most are familiar with the potential for 3D printers to pump out plastic odds and ends for around the home, the technology also has far-reaching applications in the medical field.
West African inventor Kodjo Afate Gnikou made a $100 3-D printer from leftover parts scavenged from old scanners, computers and printers.
3D printing is revolutionizing the way we manufacturer products in all sorts of industries, including retail and automotive.
The UpTake: Intel may be best known for powering up PCs and tablets, but as consumers look to bring the power of computers everywhere, it is also working with makers and entrepreneurs
Just like his beloved grandfather, Avi Reichental is a maker of things.
The acceleration of 3D printing means that even cars can be now printed. The Local Motors Strati 3D car was printed live at the International Manufacturing Technology Show (IMTS) 2014 last week. The printing process took just 44 hours.
Dremel, the company best known for its rotary power tool that's used for everything from routing and sanding to carving and engraving, has announced that it's taking a leap into the 21st century with its first consumer 3D printer – the Dremel 3D Id
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