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Will.I.Am Backs Sustainable 3D Printer Project

Perhaps most famously known for his appearance on the BBC’s hit television series The Voice in the United Kingdom, Will.i.am is now venturing into the 3D printing world with an interest in 3D System’s latest creation: the Ekocycle Cube 3D Printer. This device will
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Astronauts to Install 3D Printer On International Space Station

One of the first 3D printers to be launched into outer space will be installed abroad the International Space Station towards the end of August, 2014 after the custom-built device satisfied NASA certification standards well-ahead of schedule earlier this week. The device was
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3D Printing Meets Sesame Street

3D printers and their associated technologies aren’t the newest ideas on the block, but they’ve been relatively unknown within the mainstream market and are often limited to those with considerable technical prowess or rather advanced applications like NASA building
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3D Printers Being Used to Print Fruit

Edible treats aren’t anything new to the 3D printing scene. Consumers have already seen such things as 3D-printed chocolates, sugar candies, and were even treated to the recent launch of a 3D-printed pizza. However, while the market seems to be geared towards savoury snacks
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Flying 3D Printers Protect Health and Safety of the Public

In the most recent development for 3D printed technology, engineers at the Imperial College just across the pond in London, England have built a series of unmanned drones that are being released in order to help protect the public from hazardous and nuclear waste. Preliminary
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3D Printers Replicate Rocks in Outer Space

It’s no secret to those who are following the story: there are two Rover vehicles currently treading their way along the surface of Mars in order to find out a little more about the mysterious planet. The Rovers, codenamed Curiosity and Opportunity, have been exploring
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MakerDreams’ New 3D Printer Shows Beauty is Universal

It’s unfortunate that 3D printers up to this point have been thought of as bulky and generally unappealing to the eye. Of course, there’s a certain charm about them that doesn’t fit in with conventional peripherals, but they’re far from eyesores that take
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Staples Announces 3D Printing Services in Stores

In a monumental move that shows 3D printing is here to stay, Staples, international office supply chain store based in the United States, announced that it was going to be piloting two 3D printer services in major stores across New York City and Los Angeles. This pilot will
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Seattle-Area Businessman Creates 3D Printer Ink Using Recycled Bottles

The 3D printer ethos was developed on the idea that the product should be completely self-sufficient, friendly towards the Earth, and make use of readily available materials that aren’t going to become difficult to acquire anytime soon. The main choice of printer material
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Dutch Builders Create First 3D Printed House

The Netherlands is no stranger to creative building projects and harnessing the power of 3D printing has allowed Dutch builders to create the world’s first full-sized 3D printed home. It was developed in the northern section of Amsterdam and resembled a traditional
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