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Garamond Cookies? Helvetica Cookies? Printmeneer 3D Prints Cookie Cutters in Your Favorite Font

If you’re the sort who has to spell out words in your spoon as you eat alphabet soup, you’ll find that this innovation lands right in your wheelhouse.  Yep: 3D…

3D Printed Replica of 4,500-Year-Old Jōmon Venus Draws Visitors to Japanese Museum

Yamagata Prefecture in the southwest corner of Tōhoku faces the East Sea/Sea of Japan in an area bounded by magnificent mountain vistas. It’s home to the Yamagata Prefectural Museum, which holds…

Printrbot Learn Living Document Picks Up Steam: First Draft of Curriculum Released

It looks like Printrbot’s educational initiative, Printrbot Learn, is generating a serious buzz among the educators and students it’s aimed at for its newly introduced curriculum initiative. We wrote about…

Dark Matter – Artist Morehshin Allahyari Tweaks Iranian Government With 3D Printing

Morehshin Allahyari, born and raised in Iran,  moved to the United States in 2007, and that move spurred her to begin a virtual, and often critical, examination of her native…

3D Printing and Industrial Espionage: Former United Technologies Corp. employee arrested

The full extent of industrial espionage is surely more prevalent than reports indicate, and the advent of additive manufacturing with its electronic file-based design processes is a frontier in an…

Researchers Create Stunning 3D Printed, Programmable, Bio-Inspired Architectural Materials

Biological systems often have the ability to adapt to their environments. They harness external atmospheric stimuli, and as a result, triggers are activated which might result in kinematic shape or…

Breaking New Ground with Used 3D Printer and Scanner Marketplaces

Renowned business information gurus  Gartner Inc. recently conducted a worldwide survey which asked organizations how 3D printing technologies are impacting their operations. The survey, which polled 330 individuals employed by organizations…

DIY Metal 3D Printing Coming to Your Garage Soon With No Warping & Easy Removal From Print Bed

Metal printing in 3D has been, and for the most part still is, the bailiwick of brilliant technicians working with the bleeding edge in technology, devices, and materials. We’re talking…

iRobot Now Allows Users to Hack the Roomba With 3D Printing, Via Their ‘Create 2’ Robot

With the Create 2, iRobot has thrown open the guts of the Roomba floor cleaning robot to students, developers, and DIY-types. The Create 2 robot, made from re-manufactured Roomba 600…

Graphene 3D Lab to Purchase Canadian 3D Printer Maker ‘Boots Industries’

Graphene 3D Lab Inc. has inked a deal to acquire Boots Industries Inc., a Canadian 3D printer manufacturer. Graphene 3D says that they intend to purchase all Boots Industries’ assets —…

Simplify3D Expands Their 3D Printing Software Suite

There are at least 150 manufacturers of 3D printers and as many different formats, firmware sets, file types, and sequences in the bargain; that’s where Simplify3D enters the picture as…

taulman3D Hacks Their Clear t-glase 3D Printing Material to Achieve a More Glass-Like Appearance

taulman3D, with their background in developing large scale optics, wanted to create a material which was capable of creating FFF parts with a glassy, transparent look. As they worked on…

3D Printed Nanostructures so Cheap They Could be Done in Your Garage

It’s called ‘nanolithography,’ and researchers say it’s a process which takes advantage of transparent nanoscale spheres to build three-dimensional structures aimed at creating pieces for electronic, biomedical, and perhaps even…

Artist Plans To Crush His Father’s Skull And 3D Print Replica of His Own Skull With The Dust

British artist Lee Wagstaff had a “difficult” time relating to his father. His distant relationship with his dad has led him to the point where he plans to crush his…

Chinese Say Patents On the Way For Laser Metal 3D Printing In Space

The process of exploring space brings with it a rigorous set of limitations and requirements. Among them is the fact that anything you’ll need on the trip had better be…