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 12:17pm Yesterday 12:17pm

A 3-D Printer Saved This Poor Underfed Tortoise

3-D printing is going to put humans out of work and make shopping obsolete, if you believe the evangelists. But before it does all of that, it has poor sickly animals to save, like Cleopatra the tortoise. » 3/29/15 11:00pm Sunday 11:00pm

This 3D-Printed Predicta Will Transport You to the 1950's

Once upon a time, long before Twitter or Xbox live, you could turn on a TV that looked a lot like this and watch spacemen valiantly defeat their enemies with rayguns and plutonium-powered rockets. We can't travel back to that simpler age, but we can re-create the experience using 3D printing. » 3/28/15 9:00am Saturday 9:00am

New Super-Fast 3D Printer Builds Inch-Deep Objects in 6 Minutes

Last week, Carbon3D announced a 3D printing system that's 25 times faster than traditional 3D printers. Now, a company called Gizmo 3D has revealed that it's developing a system that can also achieve incredible speeds. » 3/25/15 6:38am Wednesday 6:38am

Ask An Astronaut All Your Questions About Life Aboard the Space Station

Last week, Astronaut Butch Wilmore was on the International Space Station. This afternoon, he's right here answering your questions. He and Niki Werkheiser, head of NASA's 3D printing project, can talk about 3D printers in space, life aboard the ISS, and anything else you want to know! » 3/19/15 4:00pm 3/19/15 4:00pm

New Liquid 3D Printing System Is 25 Times Faster Than Its Competitors

3D printing isn't short of advocates in the design and engineering world, because of its ability to easily produce prototypes—but it can be slow. A new company called Carbon3D hopes to change that, though, with a new 3D printing method that claims to be 25-100 times faster than other resin printing techniques. » 3/17/15 4:45am 3/17/15 4:45am

This Lego-Modded Glue Gun is A Handheld 3D Printer

Tired of the same old, boring laminated pattern that's in all of your 3D printed stuff? Industrial design student Vimal Patel was, and so he decided to fashion himself a 3D doodler, out of a hot glue gun which he modded with a custom Lego extruder. You know, obviously. » 3/15/15 10:00am 3/15/15 10:00am

These Terrifyingly Real Teeth Were Made By a New Dental 3D Printer

The world is still trying to figure out why every home would need a 3D printer, but in the professional world they continue to thrive. At the International Dental Show currently going on in Germany, Stratasys announced a new 3D printer that uses multiple materials at once to create startlingly realistic dental models… » 3/10/15 12:09pm 3/10/15 12:09pm

Watch This Mesmerizing Zoetrope Grow

This GIF is mesmerizing, but what the hell is it? It's one of many bio-inspired designs created by Nervous System, a design studio that uses 3D printing to recreate patterns found in nature, including corals, cellular colonies, and this technicolor fungus looking thing. » 3/08/15 6:30pm 3/08/15 6:30pm

Will.i.am Really Wants You to Stop and Think Before You 3D-Print a Human

In an interview with Dezeen, perhaps that best interview that I have ever read, Will.i.am boldly pushes a new agenda calling for new laws to stop an uprising of 3D printing humans from sowing the seeds of our society's moral collapse. » 3/06/15 12:30pm 3/06/15 12:30pm

Animation recreated frame-by-frame in real life with 3D printing 

This clever art installation shows a CGI animation that's been converted into a real life frame-by-frame depiction of the animation with 3D printing. As in, the artists took the digital animation they had in a video and showed what every frame would look like (all at once) with actual figures. It gets pretty trippy. » 3/05/15 11:35pm 3/05/15 11:35pm

The CIA Is Investing In 3D Printers That Can Build Electronics

The 3D printing industry is still very much in its infancy. But that could change if the CIA has its way. The intelligence agency's venture capital firm just invested in Voxel8, the company behind the first multi-material, 3D electronics printer. » 3/05/15 1:25pm 3/05/15 1:25pm

You Can 3D-Print This Kid-Friendly Rubik's Bear Puzzle For Free

If there's one surefire way to make a Rubik's Cube less frustrating for kids—or less-gifted adults—it's to make it in the shape of a loveable bear that no one could possibly get angry with. Just look at Emmanuel Carrillo's adorable Ozobear, even when it's all mixed up it's impossible to want it to smash it against a… » 3/04/15 8:50am 3/04/15 8:50am

Recreate Your Favorite Calvin and Hobbes Comics With Tiny Snowman Molds

In the comics world, a little kid like Calvin can churn out a small army of miniature snowmen in a single afternoon. In reality, it takes a lot longer, and you'll end up with a pair of freezing soaking wet gloves well before you're finished. But if you have access to a 3D printer, you can make the process of building… » 2/24/15 12:40pm 2/24/15 12:40pm

This Incredible Robotic Arm Prints Plastic Like a Spider Makes Silk

Robotic arms have been around for years, 3D printers have been around for decades, and we've even seen 3D printers attached to robotic arms before. But this... is different. » 2/12/15 10:45am 2/12/15 10:45am

Inverted Skyscrapers Hang Like Glowing Stalactites From Your LED Bulbs

LED bulbs are not only more energy-efficient than the incandescents they're slowly making extinct, they also run cool to the touch. Which means if you're bored by their uninspired shape, you can snap on these wonderful 3D-printed hanging skyscrapers that glow like stalactites, turning your living room into an art-deco… » 1/27/15 5:00pm 1/27/15 5:00pm

A 16-Foot Elastic Band Powers This Sleek 3D-Printed RC Car

Elastic-powered toys don't sound particularly exciting these days when you can get a buy a flying toy helicopter that fits in the palm of your hand. But three students at the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena created this stunning RC car, made from 3D-printed plastic and carbon fiber, that's propelled using a… » 1/26/15 9:21am 1/26/15 9:21am

This Destructive 3D Printer Is the Closest We've Come to Teleportation

Many equate the 3D printer as being the earliest form of a real-life teleporter—or transporter, if you prefer to get your science from Star Trek. The only problem is that you're not actually moving an object from point A to point B, you're just creating a duplicate somewhere else. So "Scotty" might actually be the… » 1/22/15 8:32am 1/22/15 8:32am