3D printing and additive manufacturing may be destined to change how we make and acquire objects forever. But it’s also spurring a shadow revolution—one that focuses on how to stop us from replicating.
3D printing offers some phenomenal opportunities to advance medical care , and not just for humans. At Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine, doctors are using a MakerBot 3D printer to make delicate doggie surgery possible.
Up until now, most of the popular 3D printing hype has swirled around plastic 3D printers, which have been used to make everything from clothing to art.
It’s been three years since a massive earthquake ravaged Haiti, and the island nation is still recovering. One large and pervasive obstacle is a lack of supplies—specifically, medical supplies. So iLab Haiti is exploring how 3D printing can be used to just make them on the spot.
The wonders of 3D printing have thrilled entrepreneurs, government officials and the business community. But a few skeptics have warned that there’s a dark side to 3D printing — particularly the ease with which people could make their own 3D weapons.
Printing with a MakerBot ® Desktop 3D Printer on Windows 8.1 is now as simple as clicking a button. We’ve built a robust MakerBot 3D Printer Driver for Windows 8.1 so that anyone can 3D print directly from any 3D modeling application that supports the Windows 8.1 3D print pipeline
Everyone loves talking about 3D printing , but now it’s really hitting the big time: Rolls-Royce has decided that it’s going to use the technology to help make its airplane engines. Read more…