3D Printing

U.S. Navy Installs 3D Printer On Their First Ship, The USS Essex

For years now the U.S. Army has been working with 3D printers, mostly from an experimental point of view, but in some cases using them in actual combat zones, to…

3D Systems Teams With Urban Hubs For Innovative Recycling Network

The basic concept of nationwide recycling started in the 1980’s when towns began offering curbside recyclable pickup. Since then, the number of individuals that recycle has grown substantially, but at…

3D Print Expo to Have 2nd Show of Year in Moscow This October

As the 3d printing market expands, so do the conferences and expos around the up and coming technology. Earlier this month we covered what was probably one of the largest…

Architect Plans to 3D Print a 2-story Home in Minnesota Using a Homemade Cement Printer

When it comes to the 3D printing of homes, the industry is still in the very premature stages. We have heard of the company in China that has constructed small…

MagicBox KickStarter Project Promises to Polish Your 3D Prints

Last week I hosted a small, yet very successful meetup in my home, in which I invited friends, family, and colleagues over for a few drinks and some snacks. The…

High School Students Use 3D Printer to Invent a Solution to The ‘Watery Ketchup’ Problem

Ketchup.  It may be one of the most popular condiments used in the United States, but don’t you just hate it when you go to squirt some on your burger…

Should The Established 3D Printing Giants Worry About Hewlett Packard’s Entrance into the Industry?

There has been a tremendous amount of speculation as to just what Hewlett Packard has been up to these last few months. They clearly are going to be making an…

Legacy Filament Extruder – Open Source Kickstarter Project Turns Trash into 3D Printer Filament

One of the biggest concerns about the expanding consumer based 3D printing market, seems to be with the large amounts of plastic filament being purchased, used, and then likely thrown…

Man Compares His $42k Prosthetic Hand to a $50 3D Printed Cyborg Beast

Over the last several months, some of the more inspiring stories around 3D printing have had to do with the printing of prosthetic devices, particularly hands. From war torn Sudan,…

Why 3D Printing and other Technologies Could Lead to an Economically Utopian Society?

Without a doubt, their is a tremendous amount of suffering in this world. People are starving to death every day, many lack a warm shelter to come home to, and…

The Most Astonishing ‘Must Have’ 3D Printable Easter Memorabilia & Decor Available This Year

With Easter only a couple of days away, we have seen an enormous amount of 3D printable designs that relate to the holiday, become available online. There is no need…

SCADPad: Tiny High Tech, Tablet Controlled, Partially 3D Printed Homes For $40k

A lack of housing is a major concern in many large cities here in the United States. Jobs may be available in San Francisco, New York, and Los Angeles, but…

BeeVeryCreative Launches “3D Print World Challenge,” Giving Away Three BEETHEFIRST 3D Printers

It seems as though this is a popular time of the year for companies within the 3D printing space, to launch contests, giving away all sorts of awesome prizes. If…

Ynvisible’s Printoo, Paper-Thin Boards for 3D Printed Objects Launches on Kickstarter

In the future almost everything will be connected to the internet in some way or another, collecting data, and functioning off of commands received from the cloud, via mobile devices…

CGTrader’s Easter 3D Printing Challenge Looks to Award Thousands of Dollars in Prizes

Easter is just three days away, and that means lots of fun, Easter candy, and best of all, the creativity centered around kids making their own unique Easter eggs and…

OxSyBio Raises £1 Million to Develop Synthetic 3D Printed Tissues For Organ and Skin Repairs

The 3D bioprinting space is certainly beginning to get the attention of investors. There are now several companies with the funding needed to develop techniques which could one day lead…

Patent Filing Indicates that Gillette is Considering 3D Printing Their Razors

There are literally dozens of new patents filed on a weekly basis that have something to do with 3D printing. However, one company, that most people probably wouldn’t expect to…

Organovo 3D Bioprinting and Potential Stock Manipulation From Short Sellers

If you trade stocks at all, than you know that it’s possible to go long a stock (buy shares in that company), or short a stock (sell shares that you…

Local Motors Announces 3D Printed Car Design Challenge

Local Motors is one of those futuristic companies that comes along every so often, in order to redefine an entire method of manufacturing. The company has garnered a ton of…

Surgeons 3D Print a Cancerous Kidney Model To Simulate Surgery

Every day it seems as if there is another amazing use for 3D printing, which emerges within the medical community. Today we hear about a 3D printed kidney.  No, scientists…

Brightwake’s Hemosep Blood Collection Device Produced With the Help of Stratasys 3D Printers

Every year thousands of people die on the operating table from the loss of blood. These people, who have certain religious beliefs which prevent them from have having other people’s…

3D Printing, Robotics, and the New Powerful “Supervisor and Software” Economy

There is no doubt that the last decade has been the fastest changing decade in history, from a technological standpoint. Things are changing so quickly, impacting virtually every aspect of…

Entirely New 3D Printing Paradigm, Light-Directed Electrophoretic Deposition

If you thought that the current 3D printing technologies, such as FDM, SLS, SLA, and Jetting were advancing rapidly, then wait until you hear about this new technology. Researchers at…

3D Systems Expands Their Business in Japan, Thanks to Canon Marketing

Their stock price may be in a state of free fall, but that doesn’t stop 3D Systems from continuing their rapid growth into new markets. As competition heats up it’s…