Loving father built a prosthetic hand for his son with a 3D printer

Kids are just the best. And dads who love their kids make them even better. Leon is a boy who was born without fingers on one of his hands. Instead of making him think he was different, his father Paul McCarthy made him believe he was special. In fact, McCarthy made a prosthetic hand with a 3D printer so his son could… » 11/04/13 8:34pm 11/04/13 8:34pm

Why 3D Printing Is Overhyped (I Should Know, I Do It For a Living)

Everyone's now aware of 3D printing — they’ve read about it in the papers, on blogs or seen it on TV. The mentality now seems to be that, in the future, we'll be able to download our products or make them ourselves with CAD programs, apps and 3D scanners, then just print them out, either at home, or in localised… » 5/17/13 9:11am 5/17/13 9:11am

Watch the Full Documentary About 3D Printed Weapons: Click. Print. Gun.

After getting teased with the trailer for Click. Print. Gun, Motherboard's documentary on the 3D printed gun movement, we finally get to watch the whole thing. The doc takes a look at Cody R. Wilson, a 25-year-old University of Texas law student, and how he's been building weapon parts with a 3D printer. » 3/25/13 8:00pm 3/25/13 8:00pm

Objet Alaris30 3D Printer Puts a Star Trek Replicator On Your Desk

3D printers are a boon to industrial designers, many of whom have been happily using ultra-expensive real-life Star Trek replicators » 10/17/08 4:45am 10/17/08 4:45am for years now. Yeah, cool, good for them, Considering the recent announcement of Objet's Alaris30 3D desktop printer, my miniature plastic battle royale may not be as far off as I…

Brain Lamp is New Gizmodo Leader, Future Galactic Emperor

When I saw this come up in my RSS feeds, I thought it said Brian Lam, and so I got rather excited. I was, however, (as I so frequently am) wrong. This lamp is the brainchild of Alexander Lervik, who had an MR scan done in Stockholm of his own grey matter, before printing up the results on a 3-D printer. "Yes," he says… » 3/27/08 6:56am 3/27/08 6:56am

Umbra Concept Store Gets a Replicator

Umbra, known for low-cost designy plastic kitchen and bathroom tchotchkes, seems like the perfect brand to start doing in-store fabrication of its less microchippy wares. Up in Toronto, Umbra's concept store features a 3D printer, and designers come to the store to work, creating models of their designs—you can see… » 12/20/07 9:17am 12/20/07 9:17am