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MakerBot Experience Now at West Coast Microsoft Retail Stores

| MakerBot, News | August 8, 2013

Microsoft and MakerBot have announced that MakerBot’s Replicator 2 3D printers will go on sale at several Microsoft Retail Store locations on the West Coast. After working with several 3d printer manufacturers, including MakerBot, Microsoft added native 3D printer support to Windows 8.1 for it’s latest update. Microsoft are pushing to make 3D printing as…more »

3D Printed Rifle Hand Firing

The Canadian who created the world’s first 3D printed rifle has improved his design after the first version failed after firing only one shot. The new version of the rifle, named the “Grizzly 2.0″, has now been shown in a Youtube video to fire 14 rounds before suffering damage to the barrel. The rifle is…more »

Solidoodle 3 3D Printer

Solidoodle have announced that 3Dörtgen will be the first 3D printer store in Turkey when it opens September 3 in Istanbul’s Camlica district. 3Dörtgen will stock a full line of Solidoodle 3D printers and filament products. The Solidoodle printers start at $499 for the 2nd Generation Solidoodle and $799 for the latest 3rd Generation model….more »

Richard Van As Robohand

The inventor of the Robohand, Richard Van As, has explained to the UK’s Daily Mail newspaper how he came to create his 3D printed prosthetic hand. Richard lost four of his fingers in a circular saw accident in 2011, but was determined to continue work as a carpenter. “I had two problems. One, finding something…more »

Fuel3D Scanner

A British company, Fuel3D, has launched the Fuel3D scanner fundraising project on Kickstarter. Fuel3D was spawned from a medical imaging project developed at Oxford University and is able to capture exceptional detail in everyday objects, such as the contours and colors of the item being scanned. The makers say that it is particularly suited to…more »

3D Printing in Paper

Doctors in Belgium are using Mcor’s Selective Deposition Lamination (SDL) paper-based 3D printing technology to produce accurate physical models of patients’ bone structures. These models serve as surgical guides for metal implants which results in surgery times being reduced by as much as an hour or more. Saving time during surgery is critical, so surgeons…more »

RepRap 3D Printers

Michigan Technological University (MTU) researchers have calculated that a RepRap could save the owner up to $2,000 in a year by printing common household products. The study, entitled “Life-cycle economic analysis of distributed manufacturing with open-source 3-D printers“, conclude that a 3D printer could pay for itself within a year if it’s used to print…more »

UPS Store 3D Printing Service

The UPS Store has announced that they will be bringing a 3D printing service to 6 of their stores within the San Diego area. If this trial is successful they will expand the service to additional cities across the United States. UPS commissioned a nationwide poll of 86 small business owners from their Small Biz…more »

Microsoft 3D Printing

Microsoft have recently announced that Windows 8.1 will natively support 3D printers which they say will make printing objects as easy as printing a Word document. Currently 3D printing applications have to support your 3D printer for it to be able to send your 3D model to be printed. With the updates to Windows 8.1…more »

3DR RepRap Delta 3D Printer

British electronics engineer “RichRap” has recently demonstrated his 3DR Delta 3D printer, which is an evolution of the RepRap design. The RepRap is an open-source 3D printer design that has been around for a few years and anyone can build and improve upon it’s design. RichRap took inspiration from the Rostock, Kossell and Tantillus 3D…more »

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