A Michigan baby’s life was saved by the insertion of a 3-D printed trachea at two months old.
Either 3D printing has totally jumped the shark, or it’s hitting the mainstream.
At Paris Fashion Week, technology and fashion collided when a model walked down the runway in a striking 3D printed dress.
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For gadget lovers, 3D printing can design life-saving medical equipment, spare parts, even planes. But, as with all new technology, some folk push the limits. This summer, a hobbyist used an at-home thermoplastic machine to fashion a .22-caliber rifle.
After 3-D printing more than one million objects, Shapeways announced the close of a $6.2 million second round of funding, reports the New York Times. Keeping up with the growing interest in three-dimensional printing, the company helps you design and print nearly any object of your dreams.
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Is there anything more American than a robot that can create anything you want out of little more than a spool of wire and some electricity? It’s only a slight exaggeration to say that the MakerBot offers levels of Jeffersonian self-reliance that our founding fathers only dreamed of.
Shapeways allows users to design and print objects using a 3D printer. The company just added silver to its range of materials. Objects could previously be printed in glass, steel, plastic and a high-performance composite that hardens like a cement to produce full-color objects. To print an object, users either use 3D modeling software and upload a model to the site or customize a pre-designed object. The model is then printed and shipped.