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How 4D printing is now saving lives

Physicians and 3D printing manufacturers are successfully using biomaterials to print splints, tissue scaffolds and other devices that grow and bend with a patient, and in some cases are even saving lives.

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Digital manufacturing could eliminate warehouses, create on-demand production

As manufacturers move to turn more products into digital files that can be transmitted to 3D printers awaiting orders, warehouses and excess inventory could be eliminated.

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HP begins selling its Jet Fusion 3D printer; says it's 50% cheaper, 10X faster than others

HP today began taking orders for its new Jet Fusion 3D printer, which it said will revolutionize manufacturing by increasing the speed of parts manufacturing 10-fold while halving costs compared to other 3D printing technologies.

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3D printing industry to triple in four years to $21B

The 3D printing industry is expected to triple its revenue mainly through the consumer electronics and automotive industries, each of which will contribute 20% of total revenue.

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Disney files patent for near instantaneous 3D printing

Disney has filed a patent for a new 3D printing technique that uses high-intensity light to harden resin into a shape in a single process, unlike traditional 3D printing that uses a layer-by-layer approach.

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This 3D printer can rival standard manufacturing on the factory floor

A Silicon Valley start-up has launched a 3D printer that is capable of manufacturing limited product runs of up to 45,000 units, making it one of the first machines of its kind on a factory floor.

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Sales of desktop 3D printers explode, growing nearly 70%

The 3D printing industry topped $5.1 billion in sales last year, a 26% uptick over the previous year, much of it due to a marked increase in industrial machines.

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Uniz Technology touts its Slash 3D printer as 50X faster than others

A new 3D printer that's earned more than four times its original $50K Kickstarter crowdfunding goal in just seven days is 50 times faster than rivals, according to the startup backing the new device.

Review: The CraftBot Plus is a 3D printer worth having (+ video)

While the CraftBot Plus has some drawbacks and is in need of a few operational tweaks, this is among the best small desktop 3D printers around.

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Stratasys' new 3D printer can make virtually any shelf-ready product in a single process

Stratasys announced a 3D printer capable of building product-ready prototypes in a single printing because it's able to use hard, soft, clear and opaque materials with up to 360K color variations.

The Innovation Institute hosts Global Healthcare Innovations Alliance

A meeting of minds for the sake of collaboration for acceleration of health care solutions.

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This is the first 3D-printed drug to win FDA approval

A drug to treat epilepsy has become the first one created using 3D printing that's wonFDA approval.

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Turn your smartphone into a 3D printer for $99

A new Kickstarter project -- from OLO -- uses the light from a smartphone to harden resin and build objects in small stereolithography 3D printer.

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HP's industrial 3D printer on track to ship this year

Since announcing its industrial 3D printer two years ago, HP has mostly been quiet. But the company plans to talk up its MultiJet Fusion 3D Printer at the SXSW Conference next week as it prepares for shipments later this year.


3D Robotics means business with its new enterprise drone system

3D Robotics has teamed up with Sony and Autodesk to build an enterprise drone platform for capturing data about work sites.

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Review: MakerBot Replicator 3D printer adds its new Smart Extruder+

MakerBot recently launched a new and improved extruder head for its flagship desktop 3D printers, the Replicator and Replicator Mini. But while the Smart Extruder+ may be more reliable, there are few if any differences in the quality...

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Mattel remakes '60s ThingMaker toy as an easy-to-use $300 3D printer

Mattel's ThingMaker 3D Printer is modeled after the iconic ThingMaker at-home device from the 1960s that produced Creepy Crawlers. The new device, however, isn't limited in what types of models it can make.

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Stratasys enables more than 1,000 colors via Photoshop on 3D printers

3D printer maker Stratasys today announced that users can now design and print objects with more than 1,000 colors through Photoshop.

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Review: The da Vinci 1.0 Pro 3D printer reaches for the higher end

The da Vinci 1.0 Pro is marketed as a high-performance printer for designers, engineers and architects. What it does provide is a large build area, some decent features and the ability to create serviceable objects for a relatively...

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Review: M3D's Micro 3D Printer fits in a backpack, quiet as a mouse

When it comes to 3D printers, you'll be hard-pressed to find good ones for under $500. The Micro 3D Printer from M3D started as a wildly successful crowdsourcing project, and I can see why. This adorable printer, which will just...

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