3D printing

MakerBot Replicator 2 headed to Microsoft stores for “MakerBot Experience”

MakerBot Replicator 2 headed to Microsoft stores for “MakerBot Experience”

This summer the folks at MakerBot are pushing for the public to see how simple it can be to work with a desktop 3D printer by dropping by Microsoft stores throughout the USA. This move will have the "MakerBot Experience" expand beyond the few and far-between chances the public has had to see and use a MakerBot Replicator 2 to 15 "additional" Microsoft Stores across the country.

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Xbox One prototypes show Microsoft’s outlandish 3D printing journey

Xbox One prototypes show Microsoft’s outlandish 3D printing journey

Microsoft has shown off the handiwork of its 3D prototyping for the Xbox One, revealing the stack of rapid-prototyping samples the company went through as it refined the next-gen console's design. Showing off the 3D prints at the Worldwide Partner Conference 2013 this week, Microsoft discussed its more than 200 mock-ups of the Xbox One controller and "dozens and dozens" of core hardware ideas, as it turned to the latest in prototyping to streamline the process.

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3D-printed foot helps disabled duck walk again

3D-printed foot helps disabled duck walk again

We see a lot of cool things in the 3D printing world, but this is definitely a first. A software engineer 3D-printed a duck foot that allowed one disabled duck to begin walking properly after the little creature suffered from a backward foot that made getting around painful and difficult. The duck was born with the backward foot, but after being given to Feathered Angels Waterfowl Sanctuary, Buttercup (as he's called) is able to walk freely.

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