What is the implication of 3D printers on the World Bank’s mission of poverty reduction and boosting of shared prosperity? While figuring out the...

A congenital birth defect left Leon McCarthy without fingers on his left hand. A very expensive custom-designed prosthetic was out of the question, but 3D printing allowed them to create one for about $5 in materials. Go to Source Tags: Prosthesis, Industrial design, 3D printing, Solid freeform fabrication ...

3D Systems and Motorola have signed a multi-year deal that will provide highly customizable 3D-printed phone parts, giving owners a way to make functional and aesthetic choices about their device. Go to Source Tags: 3D printing, Technology_Internet ...

African innovators need access to the best technology. We now have the most inexpensive 3D Printer in the world and if you buy from Africa, We will deliver it personally in February during our African Geeks Gone Global Trip. http://geekheaven.co/gadgets/makibox.html Tags: africa, 3D printing, Technology_Internet ...

As three-dimensional (3D) printers, which make objects layer by layer, have fallen in price, their use has expanded beyond industry. A number of artists now also employ the technology. One of them, Ioan Florea—Romanian-born but now based in America—used a 3D printer to customise his classic 1971 Ford Torino for a recent exhibition. Mr Florea prints parts in plastic,...

Researchers at the University of Colorado Boulder have successfully added a fourth dimension to their printing technology, opening up exciting possibilities for the creation and use of adaptive, composite materials in manufacturing, packaging and biomedical applications. A team led by H. Jerry Qi, associate professor of mechanical engineering at CU-Boulder, and his collaborator...

We’re pleased to announce BioCoder, a newsletter on the rapidly expanding field of biology. We’re focusing on DIY bio and synthetic biology, but we’re open to anything that’s interesting. Why biology? Why now? Biology is currently going through a revolution as radical as the personal computer revolution. Up until the mid-70s, computing was dominated by large,...