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MakerBot aims to put a 3D printer in every US K-12 school

MakerBot aims to put a 3D printer in every US K-12 school

The future of 3D printing has been the subject of much speculation, and to ensure that students have the opportunity to be on the forefront of whatever will arise from the industry, MakerBot has announced a new initiative to get a 3D printer into every public school in the United States. The mission is called MakerBot Academy, and it has been launched in conjunction with American Makes.

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UK police discover 3-D gun printing factory

UK police discover 3-D gun printing factory

Police officers in Manchester conducted a raid recently on what they call the first 3-D printed gun factory. During the raid, officers discovered a 3-D printer they believe criminals were using to try and make a 3-D printed gun. The raid was conducted Thursday and the officers seized the printer and other components they believe was being used in the manufacture of firearms.

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MakerBot Digitizer Desktop 3D Scanners ship while new filaments flow

MakerBot Digitizer Desktop 3D Scanners ship while new filaments flow

This week the folks at MakerBot have begun shipping the new Digitizer Desktop 3D Scanner while - at the same time - they're introducing new filaments and an update to MakerWare. This Desktop 3D Scanner is the first working with the brand with the ability to capture 3D objects from a user's desk, then transforming them into 3D models which can then be worked on, adjusted, and improved in the 3D modeling software of the user's choice. Then the printing can begin anew!

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MakerBot Digitizer 3D scanner arrives for reverse 3D printing

MakerBot Digitizer 3D scanner arrives for reverse 3D printing

MakerBot is best known for its 3D printers, turning virtual products into real ones, but the company's latest hardware to go on sale, the MakerBot Digitizer, takes things in the opposite direction. Announced back in March, and on sale from today for $1,400, the Digitizer takes a real-world object and, by spinning it on a rotating platform in front of a camera, maps out a digital model that can then be saved, shared, modified, and even 3D printed itself.

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