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AstroPrint Platform to Begin Live Video Streaming—Watch Your 3D Printer from Anywhere!

Even the most artistic of spirits are sometimes forced into the confines of this fast-paced world with a premium based on time, and the ticking time bomb that the daily…

3D Printing: The Stories We Didn’t Cover This Week — May 7

This week’s news covers awards, appointments, new 3D printing facilities and services, and a shoutout to 3D printing from a Google parent company executive. Divergent 3D has received a tech award…

NY TechCrunch Hackathon Will Emphasize AR/VR for Developers, via Scandy & pmd

The world of 3D printing delivers excitement for makers on every level. Whether you are just discovering what 3D printing means and how the process works, or are in the…

AstroPrint Offers the ‘Ultimate’ Cheat-Sheet Buffet of 3D Printing Tips You’ll Want to Save

We’re hard pressed today to find someone, anyone, who doesn’t know at least a little bit about how 3D printing is changing the world in so many areas like manufacturing,…

The Future of Protected IP and 3D Printing: Is Source3 and Their Licensed 3D Printed Album Covers a Model for New Media Distribution?

While the internet has changed the world in more ways than one could easily list, that doesn’t mean that all of those changes have been good for everyone. One of…

Pittsburgh: GE Celebrates Grand Opening of $40 Million Center for Additive Technology Advancement (CATA)

While many are aware of the big names in 3D printing, it still often comes as a surprise to some to find out that General Electric has had their hands…

How 3D Printing Becomes Normal and Ordinary

I thought I’d start this article with a quote from one of my absolute favorite science fiction writers ever (Kurt Vonnegut is a very close second!) “I’ve come up with…

Depth-Sensing Cameras Will Soon Turn Every Smartphone into a High-Quality 3D Scanner

It looks like the depth-sensing time-of-flight camera technology that was developed and popularized for projects like the Xbox Kinect and the ZCam are already showing up in the next generation…

3D Printed Robotics Company MakerClub is Named One of the Most Creative Businesses in the UK

Brighton-based 3D printed robotics company MakerClub develops educational products and robotics projects that help people learn how to work with electronics and technology and to design and code their own…

It Looks Like Apple is Finally Jumping into the Virtual Reality Market

While Apple has always been notoriously tight-lipped when it comes to ongoing projects and technology development, it seemed a little off that we haven’t heard much from them concerning virtual…

3D Technology-Powered Self-Driving Cars Will Be a Personal Privacy Nightmare

With virtually every car manufacturer on the planet heavily investing in the development or research of self-driving or assistive driving technology, driverless cars are virtually guaranteed to play a huge…

Crowdsourcing 3D Printing Prototype Testing and Development with Bhold Labs

The prototyping process for developing new products, while necessary, is still a long, expensive and often laborious process. When you think about how often a product needs to be redesigned…

Focus on Virtual Reality: HP to Release Sprout Pro in February, Retailing at $2199

While it may seem to many that it was just yesterday HP was announcing their entry into the 3D market, as well as promoting their immersive new desktop PC called…

Ford Testing New Driverless Cars in Blizzard Conditions Using 3D Imaging and LiDar

Would you trust your car to drive itself? That is a question that hangs over the auto and tech industries’ efforts to build fleets of autonomous cars like a dark…

3D Printing Was the Most Important Technology of 2015

I’m open to the suggestion that I may be a little biased on the subject, but I think this past year no other technology has proven that it will completely…

Glowforge, A Subtractive Laser Printer, Is Now Accepting Pre-Orders At Half Price

We’ve heard much about additive manufacturing technologies, but what about subtractive technology? Seattle-based Glowforge, which has received over $9 million from True Ventures, Foundry Group, MakerBot, and Google, is just…

MakerBot Partners in Bay Area Makeathon to Create 3D Printed Products for Disabled

MakerBot, a company known for their down-to-earth focus on their users and the community, is diving into a collaboration that will use the art and technology of 3D printing to…

Google Ventures Leads Massive $100 Million Funding Round of Carbon3D

Carbon3D, which emerged from stealth mode earlier this year to stun us all with news of their remarkable Continuous Liquid Interface Production (CLIP) technology that prints incredibly quickly (a staggering…

Google’s Boston Dynamics Is 3D Printing Streamlined Legs For Their Humanoid Robot, Atlas

We are approaching an age where robots will transform virtually every part of our society. Over the next decade or two the robotics industry will flourish as man looks towards…

e-NABLE Joins Autodesk Foundation as ‘Impact Designer’ for 3D Printed Prosthetic Hands

There’s ongoing talk about industry being transformed by 3D printing. Manufacturing is in the middle of the next revolution. We’re going to build luxurious 3D printed eco-communities on the water,…

BBC’s Micro Bits Computer For Kids, Featuring 3D Printable Cover, Given to 1 Million UK Students

While many are quick to jump on the bandwagon against giving children access to technology despite their obvious wishes to grab on to as much of it as possible, that’s…

e-NABLE Divulges Plans for $600,000 Google Grant: Aims to Bring 3D Printed Prostheses to 6,000 More People in 2 Years

Late last month, we reported on a $600,000 grant that Google had awarded to e-NABLE, in order to help them more efficiently develop, share, and distribute 3D printed prosthetic hands…

Google Awards e-NABLE With a $600,000 Grant to 3D Print Prosthetic Hands

If there is one sub-category within the 3D printing space that we have covered the most over the past year and a half, it would probably be the 3D printing…

Sinterit Unveils Their Remarkable $5,000 SLS 3D Printer

Although FFF/FDM technology gets all the attention within the desktop 3D printing space, there are so many other technologies out there which may also come down in price and appeal…