British rock group Klaxons have announced that the world's first 3D-printed tour will kick off in October. The band claims everything used on stage will have been created by way of 3D printing, though a quick viewing of their promo video reveals the announcement to be a joke.
Because Petri dishes are so 20th-century: University of Texas scientists have created microscopic habitats for bacteria using layers of protein and a high-precision laser. They mimic the natural environments found in human organs.
Custom-made from a dental scan and designed to fit over the teeth, the Blizzident claims to do the job of a regular toothbrush in only six seconds.
Scheduled to arrive late next year for testing, the printer will enable astronauts to make replacement parts quickly and easily, saving money as well as stress.
Early versions of Defense Distributed's Liberator will be on display during the Victoria and Albert Museum's Design Festival as proof of the institution's "responding quickly to world events when they touch our areas of expertise."
Yes, say Michigan Tech researchers, who compared the costs of purchasing certain common inexpensive household items against the costs of printing them at home. The savings was significant.
Not literally: For an upcoming exhibit, the Museum of London will display detailed 3D-printed replicas that people can hold. From them, researchers also hope to learn jewelry-making techniques that are all but lost.
Forget about gift shop miniatures: A San Diego man is taking pictures of the world’s great sculptures and converting them into files that he is offering for free to anyone with a 3D printer.
Create It Real, which also manufactures 3D printer components, says its software -- which currently only works on its hardware -- is able to detect a gun schematic and prevent it from printing.
Researchers at Harvard and the University of Chicago used "electrochemically active ink" and a custom 3D printer to print microbatteries smaller than a single grain of sand.
Researchers at MIT modeled the inside of a bone and used software to create a design that could be read by a 3D printer. The resulting lightweight composite could be used in several different applications.
MIT designers laid 6,500 silkworms on top of a specially constructed framework and let them do what they do. Such "biological swarms" could someday be used to "print" structures organically.
Amid the controversy surrounding 3D printed firearms, writer Cory Doctorow fears that the larger discussions regarding regulation of new and potentially problematic technologies will be clouded over by arguments over gun rights.
The power to make living creatures is something that we humans, and quite rightly so, tend to hold sacred.
Of all of the applications for additive manufacturing, or 3D printing, food tends to be the most universally popular.