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Who said that you had to paint light by waving an arm around? Certainly not Ekaggrat Singh Kalsi and Daniel Canogar, both of whom have created art using some decidedly unusual tech. Kalsi's project generates floating color portraits thanks to a modified 3D printer -- as you'll see in the clip be...

July 5th 2015 at 11:53pm 0 Comments
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One day, you might not have to spend ages waiting for broken bones to heal. Researchers have developed a 3D-printed, dough-like biomaterial that could fill large bone fractures while aiding the recovery process. The porous chemical blend can withstand the same abuse as the spongy parts of your lon...

July 5th 2015 at 6:59pm 0 Comments
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Whether in-ear 'phones cost £10 or £1000, nearly all come with the same three sizes of rubbery buds you use to wedge them in your trophy handles. UK company Snugs, however, offers a more personalised approach, measuring the unique curves of your ear canals to tailor bespoke buds that p...

July 2nd 2015 at 8:40am 0 Comments
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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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3D printing technology has already revolutionized the aeronautics industry. Manufacturers can create lighter, stronger components at a fraction of the time and cost of traditional production methods. Now a San Francisco-based startup called Divergent Microfactories is trying to do the same in the...

June 24th 2015 at 2:03pm 0 Comments

By Laura Entis, Entrepreneur Staff As the co-founder and CEO of SOLS, a startup that manufactures custom 3D printed orthotic insoles using scans of customers' feet, Kegan Schouwenburg is frustrated that consumer 3D printing's most popular application is turning Internet memes into printed models.

June 17th 2015 at 2:21pm 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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Conventional metal detectors -- like those employed nearly universally to courthouses and (sigh) schools -- are useless against 3D-printed plastic guns. And in light of how comically inept the TSA is, these homebrew weapons pose a real and significant security concern to airports as well. Which is...

June 11th 2015 at 2:09pm 0 Comments
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Just as steel's physical properties change depending on how it's produced, so too do 3D printed materials. However, unlike steel, we don't yet fully understand how different these newfound techniques affect the resulting printed item. Sometimes a printed item -- even if it's made from something co...

May 31st 2015 at 3:56am 0 Comments
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Researchers are one step closer to reducing the effects of type-1 diabetes after developing a way to implant insulin-generating cells into the pancreas. According to publisher IOP, this method was previously unsuccessful, but has begun to work now that scientists can "3D-print" a structure to prot...

May 28th 2015 at 5:33pm 0 Comments
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Unless the technology, somehow, proves to be drastically limited, 3D printing is likely to the genesis of a manufacturing revolution. Now, a team in San Francisco believes that it has taken another leap towards our utopian future by building a "3D printer" for our clothes. The team behind Electrol...

May 20th 2015 at 2:47pm 0 Comments