3D printing 'will change the world'
From replacement kidneys to guns, cars, prosthetics and works of art, 3D printing is predicted to transform our lives in the coming decades as dramatically as the Internet did before it.
From knee to neuron, offspring of Yale's 3D printers multiply
(Phys.org) —Yale neuroscientist Gordon Shepherd has studied neurons for decades. But until recently he'd never had a neuron he could grasp with his own two hands: Neurons are much too small.
Solid Concepts 3D prints world's first metal gun (w/ Video)
The shape of things to come
In his State of the Union address in February, President Obama told the American people that 3-D printing has the "potential to revolutionize the way we make almost everything."
Georgia Tech develops inkjet-based circuits at fraction of time and cost
(Phys.org) —Researchers from Georgia Tech, the University of Tokyo and Microsoft Research have developed a novel method to rapidly and cheaply make electrical circuits by printing them with commodity inkjet ...
Amazon to team with independent booksellers on Kindles
Amazon announced plans Wednesday to work with independent booksellers and other retailers on sales of its Kindle tablets, offering the merchants a share of e-book revenues.
Anti-fraud lasers and inks for transparent electronics
(Phys.org) —Two prototypes – a detection device which users lasers to fight fraud, and a piano which demonstrates the potential of printed electronics – have been unveiled by Cambridge researchers.
Organic lights and solar cells straight from the printer
Flickering façades, curved monitors, flashing clothing, fluorescent wallpaper, flexible solar cells – and all printable. This is no make-believe vision of the future; it will soon be possible using a new ...
Newspaper web ads not to blame for print advertising decline, research says
An open question as the newspaper industry struggles with declining revenues and profits is whether online ads cannibalize print advertising.
Study finds natural compound can be used for 3-D printing of medical implants
(Phys.org) —Researchers from North Carolina State University, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Laser Zentrum Hannover have discovered that a naturally-occurring compound can be incorporated ...
Researchers develop 4D printing technology for composite materials
(Phys.org) —Researchers at the University of Colorado Boulder have successfully added a fourth dimension to their printing technology, opening up exciting possibilities for the creation and use of adaptive, composite materials ...
The ultimate iron chef: When 3-D printers invade the kitchen
Printing food seems more like an idea based in Star Trek rather than in the average home. But recent advances in 3D printing (known formally as additive manufacturing) are driving the concept closer to reality. ...
3-D printer Voxeljet's shares soars in debut
Shares of Voxeljet AG doubled Friday after the 3-D printing company raised $84.5 million in its initial public offering.
Amazing future for 3D printing with ESA
3D printing is getting ready to revolutionise space travel. ESA is paving the way for 3D-printed metals to build high-quality, intricate shapes with massive cost savings.