3D printer

US Marines create 3D-printed concrete barracks hut in 40 hours

US Marines create 3D-printed concrete barracks hut in 40 hours

The US Marine Corps is testing the use a large concrete-based 3D printer to rapidly create barracks. The project has taken place at the US Army Engineer Research and Development Center in Illinois, where the I Marine Expeditionary Force used the printer to create a 500-sqft barracks hut in only 40 hours. Such technology could be used following natural disasters, among other things.

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3Doodler Create+ makes creativity easier and safer

3Doodler Create+ makes creativity easier and safer

3D printing has revolutionized and democratized the way we produce things, allowing small companies, groups, and even individuals to manufacture objects and designs previously only possible with expensive equipment. That said, 3D printers aren't exactly cheap and their bulky, boxy forms don't lend themselves easily to the way some creative people work. They aren't child-friendly either. 3Doodler is to 3D printing what 3D printing was to traditional manufacturing and its new Create+ pen is promising to change the way you see and do 3D printing.

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Porsche Classic is 3D printing hard to find parts

Porsche Classic is 3D printing hard to find parts

One of the challenges when it comes to restoring an old or rare car is finding the parts you need to complete the restoration. This is particularly difficult for the type of restorations that aim to make the car 100% original and need hard to find parts. Porsche Classic is an arm of the sports car maker that produces parts for classic Porsche cars.

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3D printer used to synthesize drugs paves way for on-demand medicine

3D printer used to synthesize drugs paves way for on-demand medicine

The idea of printing a 3D object was utterly bizarre many years ago when the idea first became popularized. Now that the technology has become commonly available, printing a small item like a statue or DIY gadget shell isn't unusual. However, the technology holds promise for applications beyond that, ones that sound almost magical: printing organs ("bioprinting"), for example, or synthesizing on-demand pharmaceutical drugs.

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Researchers create 3D printed objects that connect to WiFi with no electronics

Researchers create 3D printed objects that connect to WiFi with no electronics

The internet of things just got a big boost from researchers from the University of Washington. Researchers from that university have announced the creation of the first 3D printed plastic objects and sensors able to collect useful data and communicate with other WiFi devices on their own. The team behind the project is offering the CAD models to the public so people with access to 3D printers can create their own devices.

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Casio Mofrel 2.5D printer makes realistic fabric and leather samples

Casio Mofrel 2.5D printer makes realistic fabric and leather samples

Casio is the latest company to showcase a cool new technology at Japan's CEATEC event. The company recently demonstrated Mofrel 2.5D printing, an almost-3D printer that can produce materials with a texture like that of leather or fabrics. With this technology, sheets of textured 'leather' and 'fabrics' can be printed on-demand with various designs, then colored through a separate printing process.

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This Galaxy Note 8 3D print video raises release questions

This Galaxy Note 8 3D print video raises release questions

This week a video has appeared with a 3D print of a Samsung Galaxy Note 8 3D print. It is believed that this print was made using plans for a real-deal Galaxy Note 8 which would normally be seen by the eyes of a 3rd-party accessory manufacturer. With these plans, a user such as "Concept Creator" is able to get a handle on what the Galaxy Note 8 will feel like and generally look like, too.

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Snapmaker is a 3D printer that can also do engraving and CNC carving

Snapmaker is a 3D printer that can also do engraving and CNC carving

There's a device known as Snapmaker coming to home creator workshops that'll allow several sorts of DIY creating in one place. The device is known as Snapmaker, and it'll allow the user to do three things: 3D printing, laser engraving, and CNC carving. All of this is included in the device that's made with an "all metal" design that's made to be easy-to-use for beginners and expandable for more experienced "makers."

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Yeehaw is a 3D printer ideal for kids (priced that way, too)

Yeehaw is a 3D printer ideal for kids (priced that way, too)

Yeehaw is a 3D printer made specifically with kids in mind - made to be safe, simple to use, and inexpensive. This printer was built to allow kids to print their own toys, and tools, and all manner of tiny oddities. It does so with an always-expanding library of 3D objects available for download as well as an app that allows kids to create 3D objects with big pixels in 3D space.

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Ultimaker 3 printer lets you create more complex shapes

Ultimaker 3 printer lets you create more complex shapes

3D printing started out as a movement that democratized the production process away from big businesses and into small groups and even individuals. Naturally, over time, the benefits and savings of 3D printing found its way back to groups and businesses that can afford to throw more cash at a problem. Ultimaker is one of the biggest names in the 3D printing industry catering to professionals. And after more than three years, it is launching its next gen flagship box, the Ultimaker 3D.

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Makerbot Replicator+ and Mini+ get larger build volumes

Makerbot Replicator+ and Mini+ get larger build volumes

Makerbot has announced some new 3D printing hardware and software that are designed to make it easier for professionals and educators to more quickly and effectively develop ideas and to offer educators a way to integrate 3D printing into the classroom. The Makerbot Print and mobile applications are designed to easily integrated Makerbot into their workflow and to help teachers introduce students to 3D printing.

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M3D Pro 3D printer can print up to 7.5-inches tall

M3D Pro 3D printer can print up to 7.5-inches tall

Typically, the less costly 3D printers aimed at consumers can only build smaller objects and they typically need to be tethered to a computer full time. A new 3D printer has landed on Kickstarter and has already blown its $100,000 goal out of the water by raising over $377,000 with 33 days to go on the project.

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