Anti-Copying Technology for 3D Printing: A Survey

Co-author John Hornick has written and spoken extensively about the unique ability of 3D printing to democratize manufacturing and about how 3D printing could render the concept of “genuine products”…

3D Printing News Briefs: December 27, 2017

Just because Christmas was two days ago doesn’t mean that the 3D printing industry has been taking a break. In today’s 3D Printing News Briefs, we’ll be covering the latest…

Disney Files Patent Application for “Anti-Scanning” Material that Would Make Figurines Harder to Scan and 3D Print

While consumers use 3D printers for a wide variety of reasons, one thing that many people love to do is to 3D print figurines of characters from their favorite movies,…

Disney 3D Prints Prototype for Humanoid Robot, Files Patent Application

“It’s kind of fun to do the impossible.” – Walt Disney For decades, Disney has been behind progressive technology not meant just to please visitors to their parks, but also…

3D Printing: The Stories We Missed — February 25, 2017

Fabrisonic has received another patent for Ultrasonic Additive Manufacturing. ‘Design your own 3D printed dolls’ startup MakieLab has been acquired by Disney. Cura, Ultimaker’s open source slicing software, has gotten a…

Lucasfilms Launches Highly Detailed Authentic Line of 3D Printed Star Wars Prop Replicas

“I felt a great disturbance in the Force, as if millions of nerdwallets suddenly cried out in terror, and were suddenly emptied. I fear something expensive has happened.” Yes, the…

Is Disney Getting into the 3D Printing Business? They Just Filed for Three New Related Patents

When you hear Disney you usually think theme parks, big budget movies, animated fairy tales and merchandise licensing deals that just won’t quit. But Disney didn’t become one of the…

Weekly Roundup: Ten 3D Printable Things – The Coolest 3D Printed Swords

Having fallen down what I call the “Halo Hole” thanks to recently acquiring the Master Chief collection that was included with my recent acquisition of an Xbox One, I was wondering…

How 3D Printing Helped Star Wars: The Force Awakens Zoom into Theaters

3D printing has been one of Hollywood’s prop making secrets for a few years now, and the technology has been heavily deployed in everything from The Lord of the Rings:…

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