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Office Depot Latest Retailer to Sell 3D Printers

| 3D Systems, Consumer Electronics, News | August 14, 2013

Office Depot have become the latest retailer to offer 3D printers to their customers, which may show that the 3D printer could be the next must have business tool. Office Depot are a worldwide office supplies and printing provider, but they are not the first to offer 3D printing solutions in this sector. Staples have…more »

Easton LaChappelle 3D Printed Arm President Obama

17-year old Colorado student, Easton LaChappelle, has created a 3D printed prosthetic arm which may provide amputees in developing countries with a vastly cheaper alternative to existing designs. After building a robotic hand out of Lego when he was 14 which earned him third place at the 2011 Colorado State science fair, he met a…more »

Titanium 3D Printed Spinal Implant

Doctors at Peking University are using custom 3D printed titanium implants to help improve spinal surgery outcomes for patients. Over the last four years Dr. Liu Zhonggjun has been using spinal implants that are printed using an Electron Beam Melting (EBM) 3D printer which are custom designed to fit the patients body. Traditional orthopedic surgery…more »

3D Printed Mummified Cat

Egyptologists are using 3D printers to recreate the contents of mummies to help them with their research at the National Museum in Rio. Scientists have used CT and X-ray scans to see inside a mummies for a number of years as this preserves the artifact in it’s mummified state. Before this type of technology existed…more »

NASA Made in Space 3D Printer

NASA has been working with Made in Space to build a 3D printer that will be sent to the International Space Station (ISS) in June next year. To help us understand the obstacles that have to be overcome for a 3D printer to work in zero gravity NASA have released a video. Astronaut Timothy “TJ”…more »

Stratasys 3D Printed Multi Material Bull

To mark their Investors and Analyst Day at NASDAQ Stratasys 3D printed a bull, the symbol of a healthy economy. The bull was printed using a multi-material Objet Connex 3D printer and is based on the “Charging Bull” sculpture that sits in Wall Street. The bull’s horns and tail are printed in VeroWhite and the…more »

iMakr Yaya 3D Printing Pen

iMakr.com has started selling the world’s first 3D printing pen that is available in the market, the YAYA 3D. The 3DYaya is basically a copy of the 3Doodler which raised well over $2million in its Kickstarter campaign. This sort of success does sometimes lead to copycats producing their own product and this seems to be…more »

Pirate Bay 10 Years

The world’s most popular, and most famous, file sharing site is celebrating its 10th birthday, with Pirate Bay’s founder predicting that 3D printing will revolutionize the way we get physical products in the same way file sharing changed how we get music and movies. The Pirate Bay was started in 2003 and since then has…more »

3D Systems Team Platform

3D Sytems have been on a bit of a spending spree recently and have now announced that they have acquired TramPlatform, a cloud-based, collaborative design and project management platform. After buying Phenix Systems and RPDG this latest buy provides product design, engineering services and manufacturing companies the ability to share data and collaborate on 3D…more »

Schlage 3D Printed Key

Two MIT students, David Lawrence and Eric Van Albert, showed at the Def Con hacker conference last week how to create a 3D printed copy of any Schlage Primus key, and plan to release the software that helped them do it. After scanning a key using a flatbed scanner their software tool creates the 3D…more »

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