Features

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

Apr 6, 2016
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Millennials Pave the Way for Normalising 3D Technologies

3D printing is still in its early decades. It’s the millennial generation that will be “normalizing” 3D technologies. And here’s what this has to do with Minecraft.

Mar 22, 2016
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Picsima Patent for 3D Printing Silicone Granted

If you want to manufacture a silicon object, you usually need a mould. This will most likely change thanks to a UK patent: Picsima can now 3D print silicon parts without further tooling.

Mar 18, 2016
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Your Perfect Lookalike
Makies Dolls: Frequently Asked Questions

3D printed Makies are the dolls of the future. Here's everything you always wanted to know about Makies Dolls (but were afraid to ask).

Mar 17, 2016
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Elementary, Dear Watson
Fighting Crime and Healing Victims with 3D Printing

3D printing technology is sometimes misused to create guns and other weapons. But it can also be used to help solve crimes and heal victims.

Mar 9, 2016
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Law and Order
Legal 3D Printing Eagle: Interview with Michael Weinberg

In the wake of the Thingiverse "Sad Face" controversy, ALL3DP spoke to Michael Weinberg, a leading authority on 3D printing and copyright law.

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 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.

Jan 29, 2016
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GLITTER BOMBS GO!
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.