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3D printer prices will drop as sales climb, Gartner predicts

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.

MakeVR lets you design 3D-printed objects with handheld controllers

Using the new software from Sixsense is sort of like playing a video game—except the goal is to create a 3D model.

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This 3D printer uses paper (regular old paper!) instead of filament or resin

The Inside 3D Printing Conference & Expo hosted state-of-the-art hardware in San Jose last week—including printers that dished out candy confections, as well as objects made of paper.

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3D printing in the kitchen gives new meaning to fast food

3D printing comes to the kitchen, as developers experiment with printing meals to please palates and combat food waste.

MakeVR puts you in control of designing 3D objects

Take the familiarity of a joystick control and blend it with a a pro-caliber CAD engine: You'll wind up with MakeVR, which helps non-designers build complex models.

Where 3D printing is headed

What does the future hold for 3D printing? At the Inside 3D Printing Conference & Expo, we saw a 3D printed guitar, 3D printing with sugar, and a full color 3D printer that uses paper.

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3Doodler gadget makes handheld 3D modeling possible

The 3Doodler, a sort of handheld 3D modeler, extrudes heated plastic that can be shapped into a variety of objects

3Doodler puts 3D printing in your hand

3Doodler extrudes heated plastic, similar to a glue gun, allowing users to make a variety of objects.

New 3D printing DRM copies Netflix's moves to blockade physical pirates

Now that 3D printing's becoming more popular, the rush to curtail copyright infringement begins.

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Windows 3D workflow

Microsoft details 3D printing in Windows 8.1

Window's new 3D printing integrations points to Microsoft betting that 3D printers will become a ubiquitous desktop accessory.

MakerBot Digitzer turns real objects to digital models

We've already seen 3D printers, so why not 3D scanners as well? MakerBot's new $1400 Digitizer lets you scan 3D objects, converting them into digital models you can manipulate and then print on your 3D printer.

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MakerBot 3D printers expand to more Microsoft Stores

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.

Running Nose

That nifty 3D printer may be slowly poisoning you

It's only one study, but perhaps you should use your fancy new toy in a well ventilated environment.