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  • Jun 5, 2014
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    3D printing filaments better and cheaper and greener every day

    As we know, 3D printers make objects but eliminate the waste and high tooling costs of traditional manufacturing. Because the machines print parts off of CAD files, even weird or impossible-to-find parts are more affordable. The one catch: The filament used in the common mode of 3D printing — selective laser sintering (SLS) — can be expensive and limited in its ability to offer good material properties once fused into a part. But there's improvement....More
  • May 30, 2014
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    $1,500 Foodini 3D prints food with normal kitchen ingredients

    Over the past several months, we’ve seen machines that 3D print food go from silly to intriguingly promising. One of the best we’ve seen so far is Foodini, a kitchen appliance made by ironically named Natural Machines, Barcelona. It will go on sale soon for about $1,400....More
  • May 12, 2014
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    3D printing's fate according to a Technology Futurist 4

    I recently had an exchange with Jordan Brandt, a Technology Futurist at Autodesk, about 3D printing. "3D printing is for the last mile of factory automation — so in the next couple of years, expect additive mass-production methods to increase factory automation and product customization," predicts Brandt....More
  • Dec 20, 2013
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    How I 3D printed my face onto a sphinx, and how you can too 2

    Our office just got our grubby little collective hands on an Afinia H-Series 3D printer. Naturally, the only choice I had was to immediately stop editing articles and monkey around with it to create a goofy statue of myself....More
  • Nov 19, 2013
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    Does this $59 3D-printed figurine make me look fat?

    Artec Group now offers an online service at the website that lets you make accurate figurines of yourself and others. It uses a commercial 3D body sensor sold for use with the popular Xbox 360 gaming console to scope out your body and make a virtual 3D model of you....More
  • Oct 31, 2013
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    How Maker Geeks celebrate Halloween

    What do 100 Maker Geeks do on Oct. 31?...More
  • Oct 25, 2013
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    Cali dreamin' of 3D printing

    Now at one of the few independent architecture schools in the U.S., a new Robot House equipped with four robots is giving students and researchers an environment to emulate, simulate, and animate designs with computational geometry and fabrication logistics....More
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