3D printing

HP 3D printers tease super-speed and quality

HP 3D printers tease super-speed and quality

HP is promising to shake up the 3D printer industry with new technology that not only makes the process faster but delivers higher-quality models, with CEO Meg Whitman teasing a reveal in June. Waiting for a current-gen 3D printer to finish is "like watching ice melt" Whitman snarked during HP's shareholder meeting this week, going on to suggest that the company had figured out a better, swifter way.

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MakerBot Replicator Z18 3D printer hits pre-order

MakerBot Replicator Z18 3D printer hits pre-order

MakerBot is one of the most popular names in 3D printers and during CES 2014 the company announced new products. One of those new products was the Replicator Z18 3D printer. This is the largest of the 3D printers that MakerBot offers.

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LEGO weighing 3D printing to stave off Minecraft

LEGO weighing 3D printing to stave off Minecraft

LEGO is exploring 3D printing as a potential way for fans to produce their own custom bricks, as a way to stave off all-virtual world building games like Minecraft. The plastic brick company - which has already worked with Google on a virtual LEGO game playable in the Chrome browser - describes its attitude toward 3D printing as one of trying to convert it into "an opportunity for us," CMO Mads Nipper suggests.

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Meta.01 wearable demos 3D printing as dev release nears

Meta.01 wearable demos 3D printing as dev release nears

Wearables start-up Meta has spilled its first demo of the latest Meta.01 developer edition augmented reality headset in action, promising shipping of the wearable computer from as early as the end of April. The wearable, which uses twin transparent displays to overlay digital graphics on top of the real-world, will come preloaded with a gesture-controlled sculpting and 3D printing app, which Meta has demonstrated in its new video: the wearer is able to indicate the shape of the required object in front of them with their fingers, and have that virtual shape automatically rendered for a 3D printer and made real.

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4 AXYZ 3D-printed wood furniture enables embedded electronics

4 AXYZ 3D-printed wood furniture enables embedded electronics

The continued exploration of 3D printing has resulted in a variety of uses and materials, some of them promising huge breakthroughs in the future, and others refining the way existing projects and technologies are approached. Regarding that latter category, the company 4 AXYZ has developed a method for 3D printing wood furniture with embedded electronics.

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3D Systems prints out a new Ford Mustang that you can eat

3D Systems prints out a new Ford Mustang that you can eat

Valentine's might be over, but who can really resist a chocolate treat any time of the year. Especially when it comes in a bite-size form of a Ford Mustang that will surely give car lovers with a sweet tooth something to drool over.

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MarkForged Mark One 3D printer prints carbon fiber objects

MarkForged Mark One 3D printer prints carbon fiber objects

When it comes to making parts for high-end racecars, many of them are made from carbon fiber. Making parts with carbon fiber is a labor-intensive process that requires lots of work by hand to create the parts. A man named Gregory Mark knows how labor intensive the process is because he owns a company that makes racecar wings using carbon fiber.

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Shapify adds a new dimension to selfies with 3D printing

Shapify adds a new dimension to selfies with 3D printing

Shapify has ushered in the new era of the selfie, making it simple for interested folks to have their own 3D-printed self for perching on a desk or as the coolest action figure ever. The service allows those with a Kinect sensor to snap a couple of selfies, upload them, and get a 3D-printed replica in the mail a short while later.

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Photoshop CC gets the ability to print directly to Mcor IRIS 3D printer

Photoshop CC gets the ability to print directly to Mcor IRIS 3D printer

Earlier this month we talked a bit about Photoshop CC getting the ability to print directly to a 3D printer. That early 3D printing capability was compatible with popular 3D printers like the Makerbot Replicator. That printer uses different plastic materials and isn’t able to print in full color.

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Roswell police dept. scores 3D printer for recreating crime scenes

Roswell police dept. scores 3D printer for recreating crime scenes

The quickly-growing world of 3D printing technology has found itself utilized in a variety of fields, serving all sorts of purposes in each of them to improve or create things ranging from bio-medicine to construction. One of the latest is the use of 3D printing to re-create crime scenes, a method now available to the Roswell Police Department.

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3D Systems teams with Hershey’s to print chocolate: here’s how

3D Systems teams with Hershey’s to print chocolate: here’s how

Today the teams at 3D Systems and The Hershey Company have announced that they'll be teaming up to bring their own special blend of 3D-printed chocolates to the universe. Lucky you, SlashGear had a bit of time with the 3D printers they'll be using to make it all happen at CES 2014. While we just saw their usage in the sugar arena, it was clear last week that chocolate was next on the docket!

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3D printer invention makes 2500sqft houses in 24 hours

3D printer invention makes 2500sqft houses in 24 hours

3D printing has grown from a fascinating novelty to the means by which dreamers will usher in the future. One such dreamer is professor Behrokh Khoshnevis of the University of Southern California who has developed a massive 3D printer that, he says, can "print" an entire house over the course of a mere 24 hours. With the invention comes the collective melancholy of all those who work in construction.

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