3d printing

How 3D printing is revolutionizing the housing industry 

If you build it, they will come. And if you 3D-print it, they will come faster, cheaper and more sustainably.

Glowforge opens public orders for its desktop 3D laser cutter

Hardware startup Glowforge, which makes a desktop laser cutter and engraver for home or office use, has finally opened up sales to the general public. The maker-targeted device, which can ‘pri

Formlabs scores another $30 million in funding

Formlabs announced this morning that it’s raised another $30 million in a Series C led by Tyche Partners. This latest round puts the Somerville, Massachusetts-based 3D-printing company’s total fun

3D-printing marketplace Shapeways raises a $30 million Series E

Investors, it seems, aren’t entirely soured on the world of 3D printing. The technology is still making progress in the enterprise sector, and Shapeways is certainly continuing to make a case for it

The Army is building 3D-printed soft robots

The U.S. Army Research Laboratory has teamed up with the University of Minnesota to explore the wonders of soft robots. The teams have published a study describing their findings as they look to build

NASA’s Orion spacecraft contains more than 100 3D-printed parts

It probably goes without saying that 3D printing is going to be a mainstay for the next generation of spacecrafts. The technology has already made its way onto extraterrestrial objects, and this morni

Amazon isn’t to blame for the Postal Service’s woes, but it will need to innovate to survive

Cyrus Radfar Contributor Cyrus Radfar is a founding engineer of AddThis, which was acquired by Oracle. More posts by this contributor Dear United: Autonomous cars will pull you out of your seat With a

How 3D printing is revolutionizing healthcare as we know it

In 1983, Chuck Hall, the father of 3D printing, created something that was equal parts simple and earth-shattering. He manufactured the world’s first-ever 3D printer and used it to print a tiny eye

These hackers put together a prosthetic Nerf gun

How can you participate in a Nerf gun fight if you’re missing a hand? The ingenious Hackerloop collective of tinkerers solved that problem by putting together a prosthetic Nerf gun that you can cont

3D-printing marketplace Shapeways names a new CEO

After months of searching, Shapeways announced today the appointment of Gregory Kress as CEO of the 3D printing marketplace. Kress, the former president and COO of online learning service Open Educati

This autonomous 3D scanner figures out where it needs to look

If you need to make a 3D model of an object, there are plenty of ways to do so, but most are only automated to the extent that they know how to spin in circles around that object and put together a me

How Team USA used 3D printing to build a better luge

The quest for Olympic gold is the search for the slightest leg up — small changes that could ultimately shave fractions of a second off of one’s time. It’s an ideal platform for a technology lik

An MIT team has created color-changing 3D prints

Here’s another cool project out of MIT’s CSAIL labs. Researchers are looking to bring color-changing properties to the 3D-printing process in an attempt to help reduce material waste in the future

Adidas joins Carbon’s board as its 3D printed shoes finally drop

In its three and a half years of existence, Carbon has become a leading light in the industry-wide push to bring 3D printing to manufacturing. The company’s proprietary CLIP tech has sped up the pro

XYZprinting adds voice control to its color 3D printers

XYZprinting wants users to talk to its 3D printers. Say, print an apple and it will print an apple. Say, calibrate the printer and the printer will calibrate. This feature is available on its new $380

The tech industry needs to move towards responsible innovation in 2018

It is incumbent for us, the technology community, to reach out to the regulators and legislators to help them better understand the wider impact of the things we’re working on. And it’s our respon

Carbon is raising a $200 million Series D to scale 3D printing for manufacturing

It’s hard to get a much better poster child for your 3D printing company than Futurecraft 4D. Adidas’s line of custom 3D sneakers are all you really need to know when it comes to 3D printing’s p

Holography-based 3D printing produces objects in seconds instead of hours

3D printers are useful devices for all kinds of reasons, but most have a critical weakness: they simply take a long time to actually make anything. That's because additive manufacturing generally work

MIT’s new desktop 3D printer technology increases speeds up to 10x

There are plenty of reasons desktop 3D printing never really took off with consumers. Speed isn’t the main one, but it’s certainly up there. Mind you, this research is still probably a few years a

Divergent 3D taps a Chinese-led investment syndicate for up to $107 million in new funding

On a lonely stretch of road just off the highway in Torrance, Calif. employees at Divergent 3D are hard at work plotting a revolution in vehicle manufacturing. Inside the nondescript office building,
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