This All-In-One Printer Churns Out Completely Functional Circuit Boards

Prototyping a new device without a factory at your disposal is as time consuming as it is expensive. Unless the crowd-funded Squink printer manages to become a reality. It lets hobbyists and aspiring Wozniaks print their own functional circuit boards using conductive ink and glue, for almost immediate turnarounds when… » 7/21/14 1:48pm 7/21/14 1:48pm

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

Mcor Matrix 3D Printer Replicates Objects on the Cheap With Simple…

3D printers are awesome. Feed them a computer model, and out comes a real object-often with complexity that is impossible to conjure into reality via any other means. Still blows my mind nearly every time I see one in action. Especially cool, then, is the Mcor Matrix, a 3D Printer that aims to keep cost of ownership… » 11/07/08 10:40am 11/07/08 10:40am