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Got a Kinect and a laptop? Get ready to 3D print

Got a Kinect and a laptop? Get ready to 3D print | 3rd Industrial Revolution | Scoop.it
Scanning and 3D printing an object could become much simpler if 3D printing company Volumental is successful in crowdfunding the development of a web app wh...
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Design News - Engineering Materials - 3D Printing With Iron & Tungsten

Design News - Engineering Materials - 3D Printing With Iron & Tungsten | 3rd Industrial Revolution | Scoop.it
The range of metals that can be 3D printed is increasing. ExOne has added iron infiltrated with bronze, and bonded tungsten, to the range of metal and ceramic powders that can be used with its multi-material M-Flex machines.
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Watch This $200 3-D-Printed Robot Crack Your iPhone

This robot can beat your smartphones passcode in a matter of hours just by tapping on the screen. As maker technology improves physical input is...
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Move like an octopus: Underwater propulsion from a 3-D printer

Move like an octopus: Underwater propulsion from a 3-D printer | 3rd Industrial Revolution | Scoop.it
Octopods, which are also known as octopuses or squid, generally move along the ocean floor with their eight arms, they flee by swimming head-first, in line with the principles of propulsion.
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NC State News :: NC State News and Information » Researchers Build 3-D Structures Out of Liquid Metal

NC State News :: NC State News and Information » Researchers Build 3-D Structures Out of Liquid Metal | 3rd Industrial Revolution | Scoop.it
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Design News - Engineering Materials - NASA Builds 3D Printer for Space

Design News - Engineering Materials - NASA Builds 3D Printer for Space | 3rd Industrial Revolution | Scoop.it
After nearly two years of R&D and testing several different commercial 3D printers in zero gravity, NASA has partnered with Made in Space to develop a 3D printer.
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3-D printing goes from sci-fi fantasy to reality

3-D printing goes from sci-fi fantasy to reality | 3rd Industrial Revolution | Scoop.it
Invisalign, a San Jose company, uses 3-D printing to make each mouthful of customized, transparent braces.
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How MIT Is Hacking Thousands Of Worms To Print Buildings

How MIT Is Hacking Thousands Of Worms To Print Buildings | 3rd Industrial Revolution | Scoop.it
We think of 3-D printers as desktop machines, stagnant workhorses used to generate piecemeal shapes for humans to relocate in the real world.
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Design News - News - CAD Maker Works to Smooth 3D Printing Process

Design News - News - CAD Maker Works to Smooth 3D Printing Process | 3rd Industrial Revolution | Scoop.it
For 3D printing to make the jump from rapid prototyping to manufacturing, engineers will need to find easier ways to move products from their CAD screens to their printers.
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Design News - CAD/CAM Corner - 3D Printing With Sugar

Design News - CAD/CAM Corner - 3D Printing With Sugar | 3rd Industrial Revolution | Scoop.it
A California-based couple has found a way to use a 3D printer and granulated sugar to make intricate, edible geometrical decorations.
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California duo create "world's first 3D-printed architecture"

California duo create "world's first 3D-printed architecture" | 3rd Industrial Revolution | Scoop.it
California studio Smith|Allen has completed the world's first 3D-printed inhabitable architectural structure using standard desktop printers.
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Printing in gel takes 3D printing freeform and enables an undo function

Printing in gel takes 3D printing freeform and enables an undo function | 3rd Industrial Revolution | Scoop.it
The LA-based NSTRMNT team led by Brian Harms, has created a 3D printing process called suspended disposition that gets around gravity by printing objects wi...
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Design News - Blog - 3D Print Your Own Analog Camera

Design News - Blog - 3D Print Your Own Analog Camera | 3rd Industrial Revolution | Scoop.it
Recently graduated design student Leo Marius has made an open-source working 35 mm analog camera with a 3D printer, and so can you -- he's posted all the files and instructions online.
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Is 3D printing an environmental win?

Is 3D printing an environmental win? | 3rd Industrial Revolution | Scoop.it
The 3D printing revolution promises to eliminate waste in manufacturing. Let's take a closer look.
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EBay Uses 3-D Printing Technology to Expand The Ways That Things on its Site Can Be Made | MIT Technology Review

EBay Uses 3-D Printing Technology to Expand The Ways That Things on its Site Can Be Made | MIT Technology Review | 3rd Industrial Revolution | Scoop.it
EBay dips its toes into the 3-D printing pool with an iPhone app that lets users customize accessories.
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Meet Robot Carp, a robot fish with autonomous 3-D movement

Meet Robot Carp, a robot fish with autonomous 3-D movement | 3rd Industrial Revolution | Scoop.it
Meet Robot Carp, a robot fish with autonomous 3-D movement
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A Battery and a “Bionic” Ear: a Hint of 3-D Printing's Promise | MIT Technology Review

A Battery and a “Bionic” Ear: a Hint of 3-D Printing's Promise | MIT Technology Review | 3rd Industrial Revolution | Scoop.it
Laboratory advances hint at how additive manufacturing technology could change the way some electronic devices are made.
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Worried about accidentally 3D printing a gun? New software will prevent it

Worried about accidentally 3D printing a gun? New software will prevent it | 3rd Industrial Revolution | Scoop.it
Danish firm selling to printer makers will include firearm detection capability.
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Design News - Engineering Materials - Metals 3D Printer Gets a Smaller Footprint

Design News - Engineering Materials - Metals 3D Printer Gets a Smaller Footprint | 3rd Industrial Revolution | Scoop.it
Optomec has downsized its highly sophisticated 3D printing process for metals and made it available in a smaller machine -- the new 450.
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How About 3-D Printing Huge Objects?

How About 3-D Printing Huge Objects? | 3rd Industrial Revolution | Scoop.it
A real estate blog has created an online calculator to estimate 3D printing time for a whole house. Which begs the question: What could we do with...
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Leading 3-D printer firms to merge in $403M deal

Leading 3-D printer firms to merge in $403M deal
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Can “Infinite Variation” Be Mass-Produced Using 3-D Printing? | MIT Technology Review

Can “Infinite Variation” Be Mass-Produced Using 3-D Printing? | MIT Technology Review | 3rd Industrial Revolution | Scoop.it
Shapeways looks to software to bring down production costs and time to market in its 3-D printing factory in New York City.
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