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.
Using the new software from Sixsense is sort of like playing a video game—except the goal is to create a 3D model.
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.
3D printing comes to the kitchen, as developers experiment with printing meals to please palates and combat food waste.
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.
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.
The 3Doodler, a sort of handheld 3D modeler, extrudes heated plastic that can be shapped into a variety of objects
3Doodler extrudes heated plastic, similar to a glue gun, allowing users to make 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.
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.
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 only one study, but perhaps you should use your fancy new toy in a well ventilated environment.