* Sector worth $1.7 bln worldwide in 2011* Used to make medical implants, guns, dresses* Computers can improve designsBy Ben DeightonLEUVEN, Belgium, March 6 (Reuters) - 3D printing has alreadychanged...
If you want a permanent reminder of an amazing hike, ski trip, or whatever else, here's a good idea: a new website called The Terrainator lets you select your favourite geographical features and get 'em 3D printed.
DeltaMaker, a clean and elegant 3D printer, has only two days remaining on Kickstarter. Since the 3D printer surpassed the $107,000 goal with 15 days left in the campaign, DeltaMaker has entered the production process.
The Advanced Manufacturing Technology (AMTecH) group at the University of Iowa is engaged in a variety of novel manufacturing activities that include the goal of creating a functioning human organ some 10 or 15 years from now.
3D printed church key from Gothamsmith For all the excitement about 3D printers, the number of US households that actually own one of these super-cool devices is less than the number iPads sold in the course of a day.
Michael Dunham's insight:
I agree with many of his points in this article. I think the services may drive the desire for eventual ownership.
3D Printing took another step from high-end and hobbyist applications, with the release of an iPad app for Makielab's 3D Doll Designer, and EU safety certfication - a must for toyshop distribution into the multi-billion dollar toy market.
Those with their fingers on the pulse of the hot geek trends will already know a lot about 3D printing and all it has to offer, but the expense of burning through so much costly plastic can be off-putting.