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  • Hands on with MakerBot's 3D printed wood

    3D printing has lost its novelty value a bit, but new printing materials that MakerBot plans to release will soon make it a lot more interesting again.

    Written by James Niccolai07 Jan. 15 12:00
  • China's 3D printing market to quadruple

    While still a nascent market in China, the production and sale of 3D printers are expected to quadruple over the next four years, according to a new report.

    Written by Lucas Mearian01 Oct. 14 04:00
  • 3D printing community rallies to create $5 hand for kid

    A congenital birth defect left Leon McCarthy without fingers on his left hand. A very expensive custom-designed prosthetic was out of the question, but 3D printing has allowed them to print using about $5 in materials.

    Written by Lucas Mearian22 Nov. 13 16:28
  • 3D printing adds new dimension to business innovation

    3D printing may have an image problem. It's sometimes seen as a hobbyist pursuit -- a fun way to build knickknacks from your living room desktop -- but a growing number of companies are giving serious thought to the technology to help get new ideas off the ground.

    Written by Zach Miners29 Oct. 13 07:16
  • Would a 3D-printed gun really be legal?

    Defense Distributed, the pro-gun nonprofit working to make 3D-printable gun designs freely available to everyone on the Internet, recently inched one step closer toward achieving that goal. The Austin, Texas-based group last week was granted a federal firearms license from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.

    Written by Zach Miners21 March 13 12:07
  • SXSW 2013: No new Twitter, but marketing and hardware stand out

    South by Southwest Interactive is best known as the technology festival that put such social networking mainstays as Twitter and Foursquare on the map. But if there was a "next big thing" at this year's event, finding it would be pretty hard.

    Written by Zach Miners12 March 13 19:20
  • At SXSW, 3D-printed guns get their turn in the spotlight, too

    3D printing's capabilities in art, sculpture and toys have generated considerable buzz at South by Southwest Interactive over the past few days. But one Austin, Texas-based group has a more controversial application in mind: guns.

    Written by Zach Miners12 March 13 01:36