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Check out our latest features, interviews, comments, and exciting stories about 3D printing, CAD and more.

Mar 7, 2016
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3dprintmaterials.guru Aims to Solve Your Filament Needs

Newcomer 3dprintmaterials.guru wants to offer better test results for 3D printing filament. They do this by crowdsourcing reviews to dedicated and independent filament testers.

Mar 1, 2016
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eBay-Gate
Makers in Uproar over Thingiverse Models on eBay

eBayer just3dprint has taken over 2,000 files from Thingiverse and sells them for profit, disregarding Creative Commons licenses for non-commercial use.

Feb 26, 2016
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The Stuff of Dreams
Why Pay Millions for a Maltese Falcon? Just 3D Print It

Are you familiar with classic film noir The Maltese Falcon? The famous prop still remains a mystery -- but 3D scanning and printing may provide a solution.

Feb 22, 2016
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Bioprinting Research is Significant But Keep it in Proportion!

All3DP’s columnist Rachel Park’s comments on the hype on bioprinting: Are we really entering an age of the “plug-and-play human body”?

Feb 16, 2016
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Fabulous Beasts is Jenga for the Maker Generation

Sensible Object’s balancing game Fabulous Beasts offers a test of dexterity, buckets of character, and the chance for makers to tinker with its design.

Feb 14, 2016
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Open Source
3D Bioprinting For Just $1000

DIY Bioprinting is a great, cost-effective way for smaller labs get started in Biotech. Here’s an overview of what’s happening in the open source 3D bioprinting scene.

Feb 10, 2016
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Master Chef
24 Examples of 3D Printed Food from Tomorrow’s Kitchen

Made with natural, fresh ingredients, 3D printed food can be nutritious and delicious. Not convinced? Let's take a look at what's on the menu.

Feb 9, 2016
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Health & Safety
3D Printing & Air Quality: An Interview with Dr. Brent Stephens

Concerned about harmful emissions from 3D printing? Rachel Spieczny interviews Dr. Brent Stephens, author of the paper whose findings startled the industry.

Feb 8, 2016
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Will 2D Printing Giants Succeed in 3D Printing Business?

The 2D printing industry transitions into the next dimension with 3D Printing. Columnist Rachel Park takes a look at the evolving new 3D printers from companies like HP, Canon, Kodak and Ricoh.

Feb 5, 2016
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Education Revolution
Zortrax Driving 3D Printing Education in Poland

Zortrax are going strong in Poland with the opening of a store in Warsaw, and their 3D printers adopted by academic instituions throughout the country.

Feb 1, 2016
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Facts versus Myths
The 3 Most Common 3D Printing Misconceptions

Journalist Rachel Park knows Additive Manufacturing for more than 20 years. In her weekly column, she talks about the three most common misconceptions of 3D printing.

Jan 29, 2016
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Amazing Superhero Cyborg Kids with 3D Printed Superpowers

KIDmob is helping kids 3D print their own prosthetics and become... SUPERHERO CYBORGS! Here are five of our favorite new superheroes.

Jan 27, 2016
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3D Printing Markets And Myths
3D Printing is a Big Deal But Comparing it to The Internet Is Not Helpful

3D printing does have a relationship with the internet but it’s not analogous, thinks All3DP’s columnist Rachel Park. Here’s why.

Jan 21, 2016
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Birdhouse
Beautiful 3D Printed Aviary is Not Just for the Birds

Graduating from hobbyist to entrepreneur, Vicky Somma uses Simplify3D and her MakerGear M2 to create and sell beautiful 3D printed aviary designs.

Jan 19, 2016
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SCOFF3D Wants to Open a 3D Printed Food Cafe

What's on the menu today? How about food entirely produced on a 3D printer? SCOFF3D is a Kickstarter campaign to bring 3D printed food to the mainstream.