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By Cat Distasio, Inhabitat 3D printing has opened up a new frontier for design, and the technology is progressing by leaps and bounds. Whereas the first 3D printers could only produce tiny trinkets and figurines, today's printers can produce entire buildings. Architects and designers are capitali...

June 24th 2015 at 2:25pm 0 Comments
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From clothing to food, 3D-printed consumer goods are still hit or miss at this point. Even so, that hasn't stopped companies from trying to capitalize on the novelty of it. The latest to do so is audio outfit V-Moda, which has revealed plans to use new components for customization purposes. Starti...

June 17th 2015 at 9:00am 0 Comments
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Hydrographic printing looks like a magic trick. You print a pattern on a see-through film, place that sheet on a tub of water and spray it with a chemical potion. When you immerse a bland 3D object in the tub, it bonds with the film and comes back out covered in chosen colors. This technique is hu...

May 13th 2015 at 10:14pm 0 Comments
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Please don't jump on Cleopatra if you meet her. She isn't a real life red-shelled Koopa Troopa -- she's just wearing a 3D-printed prosthesis. See, Cleo the tortoise suffers from pyramiding, which means her shell has thick, pyramid-like growths due to poor nutrition. It also has holes and broken pa...

March 30th 2015 at 2:58am 0 Comments
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Yes, people, this isn't a dream. What you see above is, indeed, a 3D-printed castle. After working on it for a few months, an architect from Minnesota has now finished building a fancy home made out of 3D printing materials. The man behind it, Andrey Rudenko, began his construction adventure back...

August 26th 2014 at 9:29pm 0 Comments
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Intel CEO brought a robotic companion named Jimmy with him on stage at Code Conference today. Jimmy is a 3D-printed robot capable of walking, talking, moving his arms, dancing and even tweeting, and it's the key to Intel's vision of the future of robotics. Starting later this year, the company wil...

May 28th 2014 at 12:13pm 0 Comments
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In the year 3000, surgeons should be able to graft animal body parts onto our willing flesh. But, let's be real, aside from a reanimated Walt Disney (ok, not really), most of us won't live to see that scifi horror-filled day. Filling in, for the time being, is a nifty Arduino hack from the mind o...

November 19th 2011 at 8:29pm 0 Comments
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Is your Matter Compiler broken? Well, step on down to the local .MGX for all your 3D printed needs! Materialise's .MGX brand has just opened its very own flagship store in Brussels, and it professes to be the first physical store solely dedicated to 3D printed wares. It's primarily high design baub...

December 29th 2010 at 12:48am 0 Comments