Jeff Bezos has already transformed one traditional print business — books — into a digital one. The experience provides a blueprint for how the billionaire technology executive is now poised to overhaul newspapers following his US$250 million acquisition of the Washington … Continued
Born with a backwards left foot last November, Buttercup the duck had never been able to walk normally. But that was until Sunday, when thanks to 3D printing technology, Buttercup was fitted with a custom-designed silicone foot that has him … Continued
3D printer manufacturer MakerBot will be acquired by Stratasys, a company specializing in professional-grade 3D printing. MakerBot is famous in hobbyist and tinkerer circles for its easy-to-use 3D printers. The acquisition is a stock-for-stock transaction valued at $403 million. Here … Continued
Material prints free form shapes with plastic that solidifies instantly. Mataerial is a robotic printer that can create free form shapes extending from any surface and without the need for any support structures. The machine prints with plastic that sticks … Continued
Given the low costs and extensive applications that could be possible with flexible paper circuit boards, we’ve seen many ideas for their production, from printing with silver ink to embedding chips within paper. Now, however, scientists have developed an elegant method for selectively changing … Continued
There are plenty of reasons for pessimism about the state of the media and journalism, including repeated layoffs, bankruptcies and so on. But there are also many reasons to be optimistic about the current environment. tweet this If you’re convinced … Continued
If your business isn’t already investing in 3D printing, it should be. And if you have a 3D printer, you should buy another one, recommends Gartner research director Pete Basiliere.
Defense Distributed, a project for open-sourced 3D-printable guns, obtained a federal license to manufacture and sell firearms. The organization made the announcement on its Facebook page Saturday with a picture of the license and a caption saying, “Th…
Having recently been voted as Fast Company’s Most Innovative Company of 2013, Nike is keeping the bar raised high with the announcement of their (SLS) 3D printed football cleat today. 3D printers have been used for years in the development … Continued
What’s next for robots? They’re becoming smarter, more personalized, more adaptive. But at the same time they’re becoming more complex and capable, they’re also becoming more basic. One MIT scientist, for instance, is trying to program physical…
The 3Doodler isn’t just a small pen-like device that’s “the most affordable way to 3D print” – it’s also a Kickstarter smash. The pen reached its $30,000 goal in just a few hours, and, at the time of publication, has earned $555,301.
In case you were wondering why newspapers like the New York Times continue to cut costs and fire people, here are some stats for you. They come from former newspaper veteran Alan D. Mutter, who fled the industry years ago. (Mutter … Continued
News: advances in 3D printing could allow people to “print ammunition for an army”, according to Ronen Kadushin (pictured above), one of the pioneers of the open design movement. Kadushin spoke to Dezeen following the news that a pro-gun group in America is developing … Continued
After being shot in the face by a poacher seven years ago, Beauty the bald eagle lost most of her beak. Without it, she couldn’t feed herself, and likely would have died in the wild. But now, Beauty’s getting a … Continued
“PRINT is dead” was a common refrain a couple of years ago. The costly print advertisements that kept magazines and newspapers alive were migrating to the web, where they earned only pennies on the dollar. To publishers, it felt as … Continued