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3D printing is not only entering the consumer space these days, but it also is finding application in the filmmaking industry.
3D printing is all the rage this holiday season. One company wants to make it easier to recreate objects using a 3D scanner.
Federal firearms agents testing all-plastic guns made by 3D printers say the weapons can explode in users' hands.
Rolls-Royce is evaluating using 3D printing technology to create lighter components for its jet engines, the company's head of technology strategy said.
Microsoft's 3D Builder app will allow users to print 3D objects, either from an included library or elsewhere on the Web. But calling it a "builder" is somewhat of a misnomer.
Users will be able to print documents at remote locations, but the cost and volume of the printing will be monitored by managed-print service administrators.
The pistol is a 3D-printed replica of the storied .45-caliber, M1911 semi-automatic that served as the U.S. military’s standard-issue sidearm for more than 70 years.
A new encryption tool promises to help users skirt some of the legal and copyright taboos of 3D printing.
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