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This Robot Arm Can 3D-Print Molten Metal in Midair

Joris Laarman Studio's prototype software instructs a robotic arm, which debuted at Fabricate2014 in Zurich earlier this month, to recreate 3D models in midair, using molten metals of all kinds. It looks as cool as it sounds. Read More >>

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This 3D Printer is Big Enough to Make Furniture

The newly announced BigRep 3D printer lives up to its name: with a whopping 46 cubic feet of working volume, it's big enough to print furniture. Read More >>

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Nine Pieces of Art Sculpted Entirely by 3D Printing

This week, Gizmodo got a peek at some seriously awesome sculptures made entirely by 3D printers at the 3D Printshow. The exhibit, hosted by Adobe and Shapeways, shows how you can create stunning art with nothing more than Photoshop and a 3D printer. And maybe a whole lot of talent, but we're not sure where you can buy that. Read More >>

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Future Spacecraft Could Be Made From Material Just Like Human Bone

Human bones are amazing. But up until recently, it's been hard to engineer a synthetic material that replicates the super-strong structure of the real thing. Now, scientists in Germany are using a 3D printer to do just that—and it could mean a breakthrough for how we build everything from architecture to spacecraft. Read More >>

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A Simple 3D-Printed Plastic Adapter Turns Anything Into a Stool

The obvious plan of attack when you're building a stool is to just toss a round wooden seat on the top and call it a day. It's functional, for sure, but nowhere near as creative as Arthur Schmitt's Anice Stool, which is a 3D printed plastic core that lets you use whatever material you want for the seat. Read More >>

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You Could Download and Print This Titanium Bike Frame

It may look like an alien desk tidy, but you're actually looking at a bicycle frame hot off the 3D printer. Read More >>

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This Magnificently Medieval Chess Set Can be 3D Printed at Home

Everybody needs a chess set. And if you're going to have a chess set, it might as well be a fun chess set, like MakerBot's Dragons of Glastonbury chess set. That way, if you get bored playing chess, you can always just stage a huge medieval battle in your living room. Read More >>

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Teenager 3D Prints Prosthetic Hand for Adorable Nine Year Old in Need

An enterprising 16 year old in Kansas recently 3D printed at prosthetic hand for his nine year old family friend, giving the young tyke the use of fingers for the first time in his life. And he did it all at the local county library. Read More >>

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Would You Eat 3D Printed Insect Snacks to Help Lower World Hunger?

Scientists seem to agree that one way for humanity to survive the ongoing population explosion is to start getting more of its protein from insects, rather than the enormous, inefficient cows and pigs we currently grind up and fry. Problem is, no one wants to eat a beetle. But how about a beetle that's been mashed and 3D printed into a pretty sweetie shape? Read More >>

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A Closer Look at How 3D Colour Printing Could Change the World

3D printing has been largely limited to working with single-colour creations, but recently designers have started to explore more colourful results. Objet500 Connex3 is the latest along those lines, a machine that can print in 46 hues and multiple materials. Read More >>

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This is the World's First Carbon Fibre 3D Printer

Carbon fibre is a wonderful material, both strong and lightweight. But building with it is both intimidatingly complex and prohibitively expensive—which is why Mark Forged has developed this new 3D printer which can build using the stuff. Read More >>

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3D-Printed Nails are Way Crazier Than Your Typical Press-Ons

Man, I really love nail art. You might not share the same kind of enthusiasm for crazy custom manicures, but we can all agree that the Laser Girls' 3D-printed nails are decidedly cooler than your average press-on acrylics. Read More >>

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These Intricate Collars That Look Like Fish Bones are Actually 3D-Printed

These complex collars look like like they're made from freaky shark jaws or the skeleton of some crazy underwater menace, but they were actually directly produced from a 3D printer. Read More >>

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These Blossoming Flowers Are the First Inflatable 3D-Printed Object

Most objects created by 3D printers are made from hard rigid plastics, but as the hardware is continually being improved, new materials are coming into play. Believe it or not, at Victoria University of Wellington's School of Design, Richard Clarkson has succeeded in 3D printing these flowers from a soft rubber-like material that can actually be inflated. Read More >>

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Photoshop is Getting Support For 3D Printing

Adobe is updating Photoshop to let you create 3D-printable files within the program. Hooray! Read More >>

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How 3D Printing Supercharges Nike's New NFL Shoe Designs

Almost a full year ago, Nike introduced its first shoe ever built with the help of 3D printing technology. The thing was, that cleat, the Vapor Laser Talon, was built for an absurdly specific purpose and market—just the 40 yard dash, just for NFL players. Now, though, Nike is bringing what it's learned from the VLT to the consumer market—innovations that, without 3D printing, we might not have seen for years to come. Read More >>

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