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Hasbro recently opened up its toy universe by letting you sell fan fiction; now, it's giving you a chance to make some officially-sanctioned toys of your own. The company has just teamed up with Shapeways to launch SuperFanArt, a site that lets you both buy and sell 3D-printed designs based on Has...

July 21st 2014 at 6:00am 0 Comments
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Oh, the many faces of Keepon -- well, one face, really, in a variety of different shades and textures. Various iterations of the beloved dancing robot smiled (or whatever the closest approximation is for their mouthless sort) for the camera on our recent visit to BeatBots in San Francisco. Picture...

November 18th 2012 at 2:04pm 0 Comments
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Sure, those gigantic tributes to Italian plumbers look great on your PC screen, but sometimes you want something a little more tangible. That's exactly what Mineways lets you do. Yep, it's another demonstration of why we all need a 3D printer in our life, although this Minecraft-friendly softwa...

January 3rd 2012 at 11:03am 0 Comments
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We've seen them spit out fancy glass vases and tiny white strandbeests, and now the 3D thingy makers are pumping out cutesy salt and pepper shakers. Those hyper-glossy white rabbits pictured above are some of the first spawns of Glazed Ceramics, the newly minted food-safe material available from...

May 13th 2011 at 2:43pm 0 Comments
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While designer Theo Jansen's dreams of a race of independently multiplying Strandbeests is more than just a little bit out there, it seems he has found a way to streamline production of the rather fascinating self-propelled creatures. In language that is unique to Jansen's relationship with the thi...

May 3rd 2011 at 8:02am 0 Comments
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Who says pottery will never be trumped? As 3D printing becomes an increasingly viable solution to producing -- well, just about anything -- Shapeways has introduced a glass vase that would look just lovely on your mum's kitchen table. Oh, in case you missed the whole "putting two and two together b...

November 25th 2010 at 6:39am 0 Comments
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[Update: The contest is closed! Keep an eye on your email to see if you've won.]Shapeways uses 3D printing technology to fabricate items based on submitted 3D models -- like the custom Nintendo-themed DS styli we've featured. The site has graciously offered to activate its futuristic alien technolog...

July 20th 2009 at 11:59am 0 Comments