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With the media all gung-ho about covering the worst news, sometimes it can be easy to lose sight of the good things that are accomplished with various kinds of tech. For example, 3D printing technology has been rampantly covered lately thanks to an increase in plans for 3D printed weapons.[...]Read More »
I don’t know about you, but I’m getting awfully tired of hearing about the latest 3D-printed guns. That’s why the news that NASA is funding research into a 3D printer with the goal of printing food is probably the best thing I’ve heard all week.
A mechanical engineer by the [...]Read More »
When the Liberator first made its way onto the internet, many people bemoaned the fact that a dangerous weapon could be easily made using a 3D printer. What they didn’t realize was that the 3D printer that was used to create the original Liberator costs around $8,000 — well out [...]Read More »
After revealing the world’s first 3D-printed gun, it was only a matter of time before the authorities got involved. Now the files that Defense Distributed has been hosting on its site for anyone to download and print out have been taken down due to a request by the US State [...]Read More »
The Liberator is like any other gun out there — except for the fact that you can download it off the internet and print it out using a 3D printer. Defense Distributed revealed the 3D-printed gun last week, and has now released a video showing its first test-fire. Doing the [...]Read More »
Princeton University team develops a 3D-printed cybernetic ear, makes a bionic future closer than ever
You know all those silly movies and cartoons about bionic humans with cybernetic body parts? Yeah well, apparently it wasn’t too far off from the truth.
A team at Princeton University has created a unique ear that can “hear” various radio frequencies, which means the technology could add to our [...]Read More »
3D printing has been in the headlines a lot recently, due to its increasing popularity and people’s general interest in being able to create whatever they want with a printer. Cody Wilson, a second year 25-year-old law student in the great state of Texas, has decided to utilize 3D printing [...]Read More »
Want to do some 3D printing with spending thousands of dollars it would take to purchase a 3D printer? Then Dreambox has you covered.
Dreambox is a 3D printing kiosk developed by three students at UC Berkeley. Slated to go into operation later this year at UC Berkeley, Dreambox allows [...]Read More »
In a surgical procedure earlier this week, a man was fitted with the first ever 3D-printed skull replacement. A whole 75 percent of his skull was replaced with the replica, which is made out of polyetherketoneketone. (Say that ten times fast.)
It is unclear why this particular man had 75% [...]Read More »
Makerbot announces 3D Digitizer that allows you to scan objects and print out replicas with 3D printer
Today, Makerbot unveiled their Digitizer Desktop 3D Scanner that it will sell along with its 3D printers.
What makes the scanner so cool is that you don’t actually need modeling or 3D printing skills to make use of it — just scan any object (up to 8 inches by 8 [...]Read More »
3D printing is still in its early stages, and most of us probably won’t be getting one anytime soon. Despite how awesome (and cheap) some of them may be. But science waits for no one, and in a recent TED appearance, Skylar Tibbits of MIT showed off what scientists have [...]Read More »