Scientists Are 3D Printing Whole Cancer Tumors From Scratch

We've seen 3D-printed cells, organs, and even body parts over the last few years. But in Philadelphia, a team of scientists is printing cancerous tumors—modeling the very things that are threatening to kill patients in order to understand how to quell them. » 4/17/14 12:20pm Yesterday 12:20pm

The Best of Toy Fair 2014

Imagine walking into the world's biggest toy store except that everything you see is completely brand new—and you can't buy any of it just yet. That's exactly what covering Toy Fair—the toy industry's annual tradeshow—is like. It's a tantalizing glimpse into what kids will be begging their parents for over the upcoming … » 2/19/14 2:40pm 2/19/14 2:40pm

The DohVinci Is the First Handheld 3D Play-Doh Printer For Kids

The 3Doodler was the first handheld 3D printer to hit the market, but its use of heating elements and hot plastic meant that it couldn't be used by kids—arguably one of its main demographics—without parental supervision. So Hasbro's come up with a much safer alernative called the DohVinci that uses a new kind of… » 2/19/14 1:40pm 2/19/14 1:40pm

9 Amazing Pieces of Art Sculpted Entirely by 3D Printer

This week, Gizmodo got a peek at some seriously awesome sculptures made entirely by 3D printer at the 3D Printshow. The exhibit, hosted by Adobe and Shapeways, shows how you can create stunning art with nothing more than Photoshop and a 3D printer. And maybe a whole lot of talent, but we're not sure where you can buy… » 2/17/14 9:00am 2/17/14 9:00am

Hack a 3D Printer Into a Surprisingly Skilled Air Hockey Robot

Good news for anyone who dropped a small fortune on a 3D printer and found themselves bored of creating novelty keychains and meme-based figurines. Jose Julio successfully turned the parts needed to build a RepRap 3D printer into an air hockey-playing robot that looks pretty tough to beat. » 2/09/14 3:00pm 2/09/14 3:00pm

Hands On With the 3Doodler 3D Printing Pen: Patience Is a Virtue

CES 2014 is flush with 3D printers this year, and while they're getting cheaper and easier to use, you still need to either buy 3D models online to print, or design your own which requires know-how of 3D modelling software. But we all know how to use a crayon or magic marker to draw, and the folks behind the 3Doodler » 1/07/14 2:15pm 1/07/14 2:15pm

MakerBot Mini: A Smaller 3D Printer You Can Maybe Actually Afford

If a tiny workshop has prevented you from adding one of MakerBot's Replicator 3D printers to your toolkit, today is your lucky day. The company has announced a smaller version of its Replicator 3D printer—aptly called the Replicator Mini—with a smaller footprint, easy one-touch printing, and even a networked camera… » 1/06/14 7:27pm 1/06/14 7:27pm

You Could Build This Metal 3D Printer For $1,500

One of the limitations of 3D printing is in the materials—plastic might be the most affordable and widely available, but it's also cheap and brittle. So some students at Michigan Tech University have made a relatively cheap metal 3D printer, and they're releasing the plans to the masses. » 12/03/13 12:20pm 12/03/13 12:20pm

Full-Color 3D Printing Is Here, and It's Marvelous

Everything from photography, to television, to printers made the eventual evolution from black and white to full color. And following in those technological footsteps is the 3D printer, with 3D Systems recently announcing what it's claiming is the world's first continuous-tone full color plastic printer called the » 12/02/13 9:20am 12/02/13 9:20am

Whoa, This Handheld Router Only Cuts Where Needed To Reveal 3D Models

Researchers at MIT have developed a handheld milling machine that turns anyone into a skilled sculptor. Like with a 3D printer, users start with a 3D model on a computer, but instead of a machine laying down layers of plastic, the handheld mill removes only what's needed from a solid block of material to eventually… » 11/21/13 6:30pm 11/21/13 6:30pm

Building Sand Castles Is Less Frustrating When You Let a Robot Do It

What if there was a way to enjoy a day at the beach no matter the season or weather outside? California-born artist Jonathan Schipper may have just come up with the perfect solution: An art installation inside a gallery featuring a hot tub standing in for the ocean, and tons of salt doubling as sand. » 10/21/13 9:40am 10/21/13 9:40am

This Insane Six-Axis 3D Printer Even Works On Curved Surfaces

Still upset about breaking the handle on your favorite mug? A 3D printer can make it as good as new, and thanks to researchers at the University of Southern California, the process is even easier now since they've developed a printer that can build directly on curved surfaces. » 10/15/13 9:40am 10/15/13 9:40am