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The tissue can be used to test if early-stage pharmaceutical drugs are toxic. Organovo is interested in eventually printing entire organs that could be implanted in humans.
The Taiwan-based company is planning a range of printers that span many different 3D printing technologies. If its food printer follows the same trends, it will be inexpensive and on the market fairly soon.
The recently announced HP 3D printer prints high quality objects quickly by using an inkjet head as wide as a piece of paper. The company’s inkjet lead said that can’t be done in a smaller machine.
3D printing startup Type A Machines moved to the East Bay and decided to bring as many other startups along as possible. The result is a former Chrysler plant that has quickly adapted to the 21st century.
The long-awaited printer will be available to everyone in 2016, with more advanced features like full-color and conductive material printing planned farther out. In the meantime, partners like Shapeways will be able to test it.
The Solidoodle Press is the first machine from the startup that’s meant to be simple to use. But now buyers will have to wait until at least December.
The Carvey is a desktop CNC machine that can help spruce up your home or build you a new pair of glasses. It blew past its Kickstarter goal today.
Structur3D’s paste extruder is looking more and more polished as the startup approaches the ship date for its Kickstarter backers.
3D printing may be the future — but it’s just not ready for the average consumer.
Bold Machines, a new workshop in Brooklyn headed by MakerBot founder Bre Pettis and owned by Stratasys, is an entrepreneurial garage which plans to give gives architects, designers, and artists access to 3D-printing tools and expertise.
Two companies are working on selective laser sintering 3D printers that cost less than $35,000, including one desktop option that costs $8,300, after several important patents expired this year.
A 3D printer can easily set you back hundreds, if not a few thousand dollars, so wouldn’t it be nice to print things that can recoup that investment? AirEnergy 3D is one example: It’s a printable and mobile wind turbine to create electricity.
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3D printing can be used for everything from printing food to clothing to weapons, and the Army is taking notice.
The partnership centers around using bioprinted tissue to discover new drugs. The announcement comes ahead of Organovo’s commercial launch later this year.
The study also suggested that postal processing plants could be used as local 3D printing centers to make product shipping faster.
The recently launched startup has reinvented the stereolithographic 3D printer with a design that cuts out the need for a break between printing layers, allowing it to print constantly. It will go on sale in 2015.
The printer is going for less than $2000 on Kickstarter and incorporates an unusual tilting resin vat.
The pen uses SLA technology, which makes use of a light to cure its “ink.” The ink is cool to the touch and comes in unusual varieties like magnetic and glittery.
The printer uses a laser that is four times as powerful as the laser in the previous model to print up to 50 percent faster. The startup is also offering a new resin color and expanding sales in Europe.
The SLA 3D printer maker has a big event planned for Tuesday, and has been dropping other hints that something big is in the works.
The sub-division of Taiwanese electronics giant Kinpo Group has been moving aggressively to release a full lineup of printer options at low prices.
The printer uses fewer parts than current options on the market, which its creators say allowed them to keep the price low. They also have a thorough plan for a clean user experience.
The device prints electronic ink, among other materials, to help bring connectivity to projects. RepRap owners can add the device to their existing 3D printer.
The Micro is tiny both in size and price, and its creators are pitching it as a friendly, consumer-oriented 3D printer.
The U.S. isn’t the only country with a thriving 3D printing ecosystem. Asia has been pouring millions into research and development, and companies there are already releasing printers in the U.S.
The two companies will be combined with Stratasys’ RedEye service, which 3D prints custom parts for customers. Stratasys will pay up to $295 million for Solid Concepts.
Lixpen will launch via an upcoming Kickstarter campaign. It could make hand-drawn 3D printing much easier, though details are still slim.
Altergaze pairs a set of lenses with Android or Apple devices to create a virtual reality experience. The goggles are available at a discounted price if you choose to 3D print the frames.
CEO Meg Whitman said the company will make a big announcement about its first 3D printer in June. She said it’s fast and prints at a higher quality.
The new H480 prints faster and is easier to calibrate. But will it be enough to compete in a fast-changing industry?
Printing in full color is generally a privilege limited to professional and high-end consumer 3D printers. Spectrom could change that.
Depending on if you live in an urban or rural location, recycling plastic into filament could save 3 to 80 percent of the energy it would take to send it to a traditional recycling center.
Bad vision plus Google Glass typically means spending $225 on special Glass frames. Or you could just spend a buck and custom 3-D print clips to attach Google Glass to your existing glasses.
Oak Ridge National Laboratory’s deal will adapt a laser cutting machine made by Cincinnati Inc. to print polymer objects.
Using the 3Doodler left my hand achy and tired. The Dim3W has a slimmer profile, which could make it significantly easier to use.
Sixense designed MakeVR with simple CAD modeling in mind. The software is promising, but the STEM platform is what completes the experience.
The move challenges rival 3D printer manufacturer 3D Systems, which has been the leader in the full-color space.
The home 3D printing movement has part of its roots in a machine that could print food, electronics and other unusual materials. Structur3D is considering a standalone printer or retrofit for RepRaps.
3D printing isn’t just for tiny trinkets. The 3D printed house will be printed on a 20-foot-tall printer and open to the public.
Stereolithography and digital light processing are coming out of the shadows and appearing alongside fused deposition modeling 3D printers as legitimate options. This year will see an even bigger boom in options.
Consumer options for printers are growing, and not just from the big established players. A $500 printer that uses filament cartridges and a $99 chocolate printer were among the surprises.
Priced $5,000 to $10,000, the four new printers will offer relatively affordable options for artisans, bakers, businesses and the advanced hobbyist.
The printers will retail for around $1,000 and $5,000. Both are attractively designed and appear to be solid additions to 3D System’s consumer lines.
The smaller 3D printer maker says Stratasys’ four patents either do not cover their machines or were invalid in the first place due to preexisting inventions.
The printer will be available to the public in early 2014 for about $1,400. CEL CEO Chris Elsworthy said the machine could someday be used to 3D scan an object or ice a cake.
Startup Spotscale claims its service — which uses drones, software, 3D printers — will generate photo-realistic models of buildings or landscapes.
I started the process of making custom pawns on a 3D scanner, which allowed me to 3D print a replica of a small train. Then I created a silicone mold to replicate the pieces even faster.
The companies have been partners for 15 years and plan to continue working together. 3D Systems plans to ramp up research and development by 75 to 100 percent.
The famously sturdy machines are assembled in Brooklyn, where a stable of printers crank out plastic parts to build the new generation.
At less than $1,000, the printer competes with a new wave of relatively affordable 3D printers. Its big plus is that it can print objects up to a foot tall.
Current law bans guns that can’t be detected by X-Ray machines. But that law is about to expire, forcing Congress to debate whether to address the rise of plastic gun printing.
A family member asked me to make a custom part for a costume. The process was relatively easy, with one major snag.
Architect Gordon LaPlante wanted a large, easily modifiable printer. So he built his own. In the process, he’s learned what it takes to go from inventor to business person.
Shapeways plans to double the 3D printers operating at its New York factory by January. While the industry is changing fast, CEO Peter Weijmarshausen is looking forward with excitement.
The company is a go-to resource for people who don’t own a 3D printer or are looking for a higher-quality print. Here’s a look at the process each order goes through as it is turned into a physical object.
Metal printers aren’t ready to enter the average home, but a new printer on Indiegogo offers a workaround at a fairly affordable price.
The EX¹ printer can print on materials like paper and fabric, making it an interesting tool for creating wearable electronics.
When Cody Wilson 3D printed a plastic gun earlier this year, people freaked out. But metal 3D printed guns aren’t going to be printable by the average person anytime soon.
The pen is noisy, smelly and sometimes difficult to control. But it is simple and addicting to use.
At long last, I 3D print my water bottle cap. But is the finished product something I would actually put on a water bottle?
3D printing isn’t just going to bleed into the public consciousness through positive things — this sort of raid will leave a lasting impression. Embarrassingly though, the seized components appear to be spare parts for a 3D printer.
The funding will go toward expanding manufacturing, R&D and customer service for the unusual Form 1 printer.
The company hasn’t revealed what kind of product it is working on, but its CEO said affordability and speed are big focuses.
For $2,295, Type A Machines’ newest printer provides a huge build volume and a sturdier aluminum frame.
After weeks of struggling with an older MakerBot 3D printer, I learned how to use Noisebridge’s Ultimaker. I finished the day with two printed objects and enough knowledge to use the machine independently.
Users can drag their finger across the screen of an iPhone or iPad to create rows and stacks of blocks.
The long strings of plastic 3D printers print with are expensive. A machine coming onto the market would allow users to print with recycled plastic.
Traditional wood furniture is expensive and a dying craft. One company wants to give it the 3D printing treatment.
Frustrated by my failures with the MakerBot Thing-O-Matic, I turned to Noisebridge’s resident expert to learn about another 3D printer the hackerspace keeps around.
Until this year, a 3D printer below $1,000 was pretty much unheard of. But more and more affordable options put a 3D printer within reach of the average person.
I have my 3D design file, and now I want to 3D print it. Things don’t go very smoothly.
3D printing has been around for decades now, whether the general public was aware of it or not. Experts from Stratasys, 3D Systems and Structured Polymers filled a crowd at Inside 3D Printing in on their earliest forays into the industry.
Software may be eating the words, but good hardware still matters. As more products get connected the lines between the two are blurring, but hardware still matters.
Every week, I’m spending some time at Noisebridge and making something. This week, I spent 4.5 hours designing a replacement cap for my water bottle. Next time, I’ll attempt to 3D print it.
The printer goes for $2,499, though the first backers were able to nab it for $1,999. It has some interesting features, such as auto-print bed leveling.
Despite its small size, the truck is packed with a laser cutter, a 3D printer, hand tools and much more. Two members of the crew weighed in on what it’s like to work with young makers.
Users can access the site’s services once 20 printers are listed in a city.
The new Series 1 Pro, set to be released in September, will make it easier than ever to swap in upgraded parts.
In a traditional CAD program, the designer starts with a blank slate. Sculpt will feel a little more familiar to the average user.
The site allows people to post 3D print jobs to a marketplace, where 3D printer owners can bid on printing it for them.
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For less than $1,000, Fuel3D owners will be able to generate realistic 3D models of faces, flowers and any other object around them.
Oskar van Deventer and George Miller make puzzles. After George bought a 3D printer in 2003, they started producing puzzles that they could previously only dream of.
The coded tags could improve how 3D printed goods are sold, help robots communicate with objects and expand interactive gaming.
Layer by Layer protects designers’ original files, giving them more confidence to offer new creations to people with 3D printers.
Costing less than $350, the Buccaneer is an affordable option for people looking to get into 3D printing.
Eventually, their technique could be applied to print bones for medical use, plane components and even buildings.
The U.S. State Department got Defense Distributed to take down its gun designs, but they’re already widely shared online. Now would be a good time to discuss a more workable approach to regulation.
Got a great design idea? If you’re a student at Virginia Tech, you can create it using the DreamVendor: a free-to-use kiosk that houses four 3-D printing units.
While 3D printers are coming down in price, the plastic used as “ink” in them can still be pricey. What if you could create your own 3D printing material by recycling home plastics?
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MakerBot Industries’ Replicator 3-D printer has taken off after launching in January, quadrupling sales of the previous model. Now, CEO and co-founder Bre Pettis wants to encourage entrepreneurs to use Replicators to build businesses off the 3-D printer.
The house of the future will be outfitted with hundreds of products created on 3-D printers, everything from jewelry and home decor items to eventually more complex items like furniture or digital devices. It’s coming sooner than people think, said Peter Weijmarshausen, the CEO of Shapeways.
Amazon opened AmazonSupply Monday, a store dedicated to the bits and pieces associated with running an office, building garage robots or a manufacturing facility. All I could think after seeing this story was, “Just wait until Amazon gets its hands on industrial-grade 3-D printers.”
It sounds like something out of science fiction, but 3D printing is becoming a reality. Shapeways, which makes objects out of plastic, metal and even glass, just closed a round of financing and some companies plan to make limbs and even entire houses using the process.