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Robohand: 3D-printed open source hand replacements

Robohand: 3D-printed open source hand replacements

Supposing you’ve had several fingers chopped off in the recent past and you understand how to operate a scissors, Robohand may well have a solution for you. The company began with a fellow by the name of Richard van As, a fellow who lost his fingers in a carpentry accident in 2011. Searching for the past several years for a solution to his problem, as a good carpenter never gives up, he discovered a future partner with whom he’d eventually found Robohand.

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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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Cartesian The EX1 3D-prints circuit boards for wearables galore

Cartesian The EX1 3D-prints circuit boards for wearables galore

Supposing you were in the market for a prototype of a circuit board here in 2013 - what kind of process would you have to go through to get one? Certainly one that'd require one whole heck of a lot more work and waiting than is involved with the rather interesting creation revealed this week by Cartesian Co - a printer called "The EX1", one capable of printing circuit boards as easily as you'd be able to print a 3D object here on the tail end of 2013.

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3D Printing support for Windows 8.1 solidified: as easy as paper

3D Printing support for Windows 8.1 solidified: as easy as paper

If the Makerbot 3D scanner weren't enough to get you excited about the longevity of 3D printing this week, the Microsoft Windows 8.1 exploration of 3D printing standards might. What the team at Microsoft is doing this week is going through how users of the next-generation update of Windows 8 will be able to work with 3D printing from the core of the software. This sort of update means that Microsoft - one of the most influential technology companies in the world - has confidence enough in the future of the 3D printing universe that they're willing to dedicate real time to it for the common user.

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Canon PIXMA MG7120 and MG5520 AiO printers rolled out with wireless connectivity

Canon PIXMA MG7120 and MG5520 AiO printers rolled out with wireless connectivity

Canon has introduced two new wireless printers, the PIXMA MG7120 and the PIXMA MG5520. Both printers allow users to access documents in the cloud and print directly from various online services, among them being Photobucket, Picasa, and Dropbox. Both printers are compatible with the new PIXMA Printing Solutions app available for Android and iOS with Cloud Link credentials.

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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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Google Cloud Print arrives on Android

Google Cloud Print arrives on Android

Google's Cloud Print has landed on Android, bringing official support for the wireless printing system to smartphones and tablets. Previously supported only through third-party apps, with Google keeping official Cloud Print access for Chrome OS, the new app basically allows Android users to pick a file on their phone and push it to a compatible printer, no matter where they are.

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