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NASA to Launch 3D Printer to ISS in 2014 and this Video Shows Us How it Will Be Used

| 3D Printers, News | November 14, 2013

After NASA certified that the Made in Space 3D printer is ready to be shot into space to live aboard the ISS they are showing us how it will be used by astronauts. After passing a battery of tests, including micro-gravity zero-g demonstrations, the new 3D printer will launch to the ISS next year and…more »

World' s First Metal 3D Printed Gun

U.S 3D printing company Solid Concepts has produced the world’s first 3D printed metal gun, made using a laser sintering process. After initial testing the gun has successfully fired over 500 bullets without failure and according to the manufacturers proves that 3D printing is suitable for manufacturing critical parts. The 33 parts of the gun,…more »

Blizzident 3D Printed Toothbrush

For many people brushing their teeth in a morning can feel like a bit of a chore, even though it only takes a few minutes. If you’re one of those people then the Blizzident 3D printed toothbrush is for you. It only takes 6 seconds for a complete clean. This new toothbrush takes advantage of…more »

3D Printing Fine Art Tim Zaman

Dutch researcher Tim Zaman is working with Canon’s OcĂ© Group to accurately duplicate famous paintings. Their technique is able to reproduce the texture of the artist’s brush strokes using a process that involves 3D scanning and 3D printing. Zaman has developed a photographic scanning system that not only captures a high resolution image of the…more »

Deltaprintr Large Format 3D Printer

There are many open-source 3D printers being developed around the world, but what separates one printer from another? The Deltaprintr aims to differentiate itself from the crowd by the ease it can be expanded to produce large format prints. This $400 3D printer is being developed by students Shai Schechter, Andrey Kovalev, Yasick Nemenov and…more »

3D Printing Failures

3D printing promises a lot, but often doesn’t deliver. Enthusiast Richard Horne is celebrating 3D printing failures on a Flikr gallery. There’s nothing worse than starting a print, leaving it overnight, only for you to return to it in the morning to find a plastic filament spaghetti mess where your beautiful model should be. The…more »

Colin MacFuff 3D Printed Prosthetic Finger

War veteran Colin MacDuff, 41, lost most of the middle finger on his right hand in a hunting accident in 2010 and has been working towards creating a usable 3D printed prosthetic finger. Colin, who lives in Olympia, Washington, started creating a replacement finger out of old bicycle parts in his garage, including a rear…more »

Regenovo Bio 3D Printer

Researchers at Hangzhou Dianzi University in China have invented a biomaterial 3D printer called “Regenovo” which can print out human tissue cells. Xu Ming'en and his team have demonstrated the 3D printing of liver lobule (liver cells) in their lab which takes around 40 minutes to one hour. To start the printing process the Regenovo…more »

3D Systems Cubify Sculpt

3D Systems have announced a new piece of software which should make it a lot easier to make models for 3D printing. Cubify Sculpt lets you work a piece of virtual clay which starts it’s life as a box, sphere or cylinder. One of the main stumbling blocks for 3D printers taking hold for the…more »

Bloodhound SSC

The Bloodhound SSC will attempt to claim a new world land speed record in 2015 by being the first car to break the 1000mph barrier. The first part of the car which will break the record will be the titanium 3D printed nose tip. The Bloodhound SSC is a UK project led by Richard Noble,…more »

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