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Features, interviews, comments, and exciting stories about 3D printing, CAD and more.

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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Comment
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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Column
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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Stackable Menagerie
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 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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Comment from Rachel Park
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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Safety First
3D Printing and Toxic Emissions: Everything You Need to Know

It’s time to take a cold, hard look at an important question that's bouncing around the Internet. Is your 3D printer going to kill you with toxic fumes?

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.

Jan 26, 2016
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3D Printing Know-how
3D Printing Speed: How Fast Can 3D Printers Go?

What's the fastest 3D printing speed? And what impact does the 3D printer's speed have on the duration of the print process?

Jan 26, 2016
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Living the Internet of Things
Casa Jasmina: Where Arts and Arduinos Meet

Many companies are talking about the Internet of Things. Casa Jasmina, the brainchild of artists, activists and Arduino, makes the fully connected open home become a reality.