Planetary Resources 3D Print An Alien Material

3D printing is capable of some incredible things, from creating huge bridges, prosthetics for amputees, and even human hearts using biological ink. Jumping on this bandwagon, the asteroid mining company Planetary Resources hasbeen flaunting their own attempts at 3D printing at the Consumer Electronics Show Read More …

Could Your Office Use This Lower Cost 3D Printer?

You might have heard of 3D printing and wondered what exactly it is. The concept of printing typically brings to mind a paper-printer spitting out documents stamped with ink. A 3D printer works like this: Designers create images of models on their computers and print Read More …

Watch a 3D-Printed Handgun Fire 9 Rounds

Just a couple of weeks after Cody Wilson and Defense Distributed released the files for the world’s first 3D-printed handgun, imitators have already replicated and improved upon it. Two gunsmiths from Wisconsin successfully fired their own Liberator nine times, without the gun showing any damage. Read More …

3 Ways 3D Printing Will Improve Your Business

By adding efficiency and innovation to the prototyping process — transforming the way businesses manufacture and distribute goods, and creating a whole new market for custom products — 3D printers have the potential to revolutionize the way you do business. Prototyping Many businesses start with Read More …

Nature’s 3D Printers: Using Honeybees to Create Art

The importance of bees cannot be understated. In the US alone, the Department of Agriculture estimated that bees pollinate about 80% of flowering crops, constituting about 1/3 of everything Americans eat. Their ability to pollinate has a tremendous environmental and economic impact on the entire Read More …

Home Depot Shopping List: Shelving? Check. 3D Printers? Check.

MakerBot Replicator 2X 3D desktop printer is on display at the MakeBot booth at the International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Thursday, Jan. 10, 2013. Image: Jae C. Hong/Associated Press For those with ambitions of 3D-printing utensils, figurines or other objects for the home, Read More …

MakerBot Opening Bigger Factory, Hiring More Employees

3D-printing company MakerBot announced Monday it’s opening a new factory in Brooklyn, N.Y., and is hiring more than 50 new employees in the coming months. MakerBot, which is already based in Brooklyn, will open its new 50,000 square foot Sunset Park factory Friday. The new Read More …