The best 3D printer is this Easy Cheese 3D printer

I've seen the future and it's not 3D printing, it's 3D Easy Cheese printing. That is, an Easy Cheese canister is taken and made to splooge out the golden orange yellow scientific miracle substance that is Easy Cheese like a 3D printer would print out objects. It fails spectacularly and hilariously and satirically… »3/30/15 1:35pm3/30/15 1:35pm

Could These Modular Print Heads Be What 3D Printing Really Needs?

Bringing 3D fabrication tools directly to the consumer has been fraught with challenges; these at-home printers are either insanely expensive or limited in scope. A new concept called FLUX claims that it's solved all those conundrums with an all-in-one 3D printer that offers modular extruders for ultimate… »11/11/14 9:50pm11/11/14 9:50pm

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 8:34pm11/04/13 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 9:11am5/17/13 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 8:00pm3/25/13 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 4:45am10/17/08 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…