3D printing

Fujifilm 3D printing kiosks might become reality

Fujifilm 3D printing kiosks might become reality

So what does a company that was built around the market of film cameras do when the very basis of its founding is now completely irrelevant? In some cases (read: Kodak) you go into chapter 11 bankruptcy. But in other cases, you turn to the latest explosive trend in emerging technology - enter Fujifilm and the idea of 3D printer kiosks.

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Bukobot $42,000 3D printing Kickstarter hits $167,000+

Bukobot $42,000 3D printing Kickstarter hits $167,000+

3D printing may still seem like a science fiction concept to the uninitiated, but to those who are willing to open their eyes, it is very apparent that it is here, it is now, and it is exploding in popularity. Don't take my word for it. 3D printer projects are among the most happening things on social venture capital platform Kickstarter. Case in point - Bukobot, an open-source 3D printer. Startup Deezmaker was seeking just $42,000 in funding.

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RepRap 3D printer can print a RepRap 3D printer, sort of

RepRap 3D printer can print a RepRap 3D printer, sort of

A student at Virginia Commonwealth University wants to bring the reality an idea that 3D printing enthusiasts have so far only dreamed about - printing all the necessary parts for a 3D printer, with a 3D printer. Of course we are not talking about various electronics and hardware needed to actually give the thing its power, but if a few electronic components are the only things you have to buy, 3D printing could be much more accessible.

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3D-printed bikini proves they’ve thought of everything

3D-printed bikini proves they’ve thought of everything

Revealing swimwear isn't usually the topic of conversation at RAPID, an annual trade show for the market of "additive manufacturing." The industrial tech show is usually more focused on manufacturing processes and how to reduce bottlenecks in large-scale plants. If you see someone in a bikini, you're probably at the wrong show. At least, we could safely say that about past years.

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B9Creator 3D printer uses light to create stuff

B9Creator 3D printer uses light to create stuff

When it comes to emerging technology trends, one could very easily argue there is nothing cooler than 3D printers. The idea of using a "printer" to create things as mundane as keychains and mugs to objects as important as artificial limbs is something with which absolutely anyone can find some sort of fascination. So any new road that a company wants to pave in this emerging space is exciting, which is probably why B9Creator hit its Kickstarter funding goal in one day.

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Stratasys unveils sub-$10,000 professional 3D printer

Stratasys unveils sub-$10,000 professional 3D printer

There has been a lot of movement in the world of consumer 3D printers this year - attractive price points like $2,000, and even going as low as $500 for a very limited model - are making 3D printing accessible to the consumer market for the first time. But there are also a lot of developments going on in the market of professional-grade 3D printers, and those are coming down in price point as well, relative to the rest of thast segment of the industry.

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Solidoodle 3D printer is just $500

Solidoodle 3D printer is just $500

It’s hard not to be amazed by the advancements that have come to the niche 3D printing market in the last year or so. But until now, even if you were fascinated by the subject, chances are you don't have enough money to buy one. It was incredible when MakerBot created a $2,000 3D printer, a drastically cheaper option than other printers out there, but that's still a good chunk of change.

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Stratasys and Objet solidify a new 3D printing merger

Stratasys and Objet solidify a new 3D printing merger

The 3-D printing market is growing all the time. 3-D printing is becoming more and more common as a way for companies prototype parts before moving into mass production. 3-D printing generally involves the use of some sort of resin material and lasers. As the laser shines on the resin material it hardens allowing a solid object to be built layer by layer.

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MIT project envisions custom 3D-printed robots

MIT project envisions custom 3D-printed robots

A new project led by MIT researchers envisions a future where you can three-dimensionally print your own custom robot at a "Robot Kinkos." These robots could help with household tasks or be great for keeping pets or children busy. And you don't need to be a robotics expert to make your own. A program with templates and task categories would help you design a robot to suit your needs.

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