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3-D printing may have an image problem. It's sometimes seen as a hobbyist pursuit -- a fun way to build knickknacks from your living room desktop -- but a growing number of companies are giving serious thought to the technology to help get new ideas off the ground.
Boeing, NASA, Lockheed Martin and GE are among the large corporations that for decades have used additive manufacturing, known more popularly as 3-D printing.
Researchers at the University of Texas at Austin have created microscopic enclosures to group certain forms of bacteria together to discover how they interact to spread disease.
The number of 3D printers sold is set to double by 2015 despite hype outpacing what's technically possible, according to IT analyst firm Gartner.
Now that smartphones and tablets are essential equipment for businesses of all sizes, HP is giving part of its huge installed base a chance to keep up with its 1200w Mobile Print Accessory. It plugs into a printer's USB port and enables NFC connections with mobile devices for direct printing.
3D printing comes to the kitchen, as developers experiment with printing meals to please palates and combat food waste.
The 3Doodler, a sort of handheld 3D modeler, extrudes heated plastic that can be shapped into a variety of objects
Now that 3D printing's becoming more popular, the rush to curtail copyright infringement begins.
Window's new 3D printing integrations points to Microsoft betting that 3D printers will become a ubiquitous desktop accessory.
After showing off 3D printing capabilities at three Microsoft locations, demos of MakerBot's device are expanding to 15 other stores around the U.S. It's part of an effort to show off the 3D printer support coming with Windows 8.1.
It's all here: New chips, great phones, innovative hardware. And the year's far from over yet.
It's only one study, but perhaps you should use your fancy new toy in a well ventilated environment.
Samsung announced today two small-office color-laser products that will have near-field communication built-in for printing from mobile devices.
Google's new Cloud Print driver for Windows lets any program play nice with the company's stellar print-anywhere service.
Microsoft researchers are developing ways to hide embedded tags within 3D printed objects, as a way of identifying them. Meet "InfraStructs".