One of the first big-time winners in 3D printing Kickstarter campaigns was the Printrbot, which raised a then-record USD$830,827 (with an original goal of USD$25,000). We suspect it was Printrbot’s success that led to the explosion of subsequent 3D printer launches on the crowdfunding site.
Readers may recall the controversy earlier this year when DEFCAD produced and electronically distributed digital 3D models for the first working, 3D printable weapons. While the event was a milestone, it didn’t last long as the US Department of Defense Trade Controls seized the digital assets as they determined the digital weapons were not appropriate for export to the enemy.
3D printing literally brings another dimension to painting. Read more from the original source: Image Gallery: The Giant 3D Paintings of Ioan Florea visit
University of Swansea researchers visualized the toy surprise inside a Kinder Surprise candy egg and reproduced the plaything without ever cracking the candy shell. The technique mixed the use of x-ray computed tomography with 3D printing
In a recent article over at the Wall Street Journal, sources state that 3D printing startup MakerBot is mulling over the possibility of being acquired. In the last few years MakerBot, which is headed by 3D printing evangelist Bre Pettis, has been making remarkable advances in the development of its 3D printing technology. Currently, the company sells three different 3D printer models, the Replicator, the Replicator 2, and the Replicator 2X