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In the wake of one of worst shooting incidents in American history, the 3D-printing firm Makerbot has deleted a collection of blueprints for gun components from Thingiverse, its popular user-generated content website that hosts 3D-printable files.
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Dane Christianson, an enterprising creator at the Illinois Institute of Technology’s Idea Shop, used a 3D printer to create what he calls the “X-Cube,” a 3-by-3-by-3 Rubik’s cube and what is arguably the hardest Rubik’s cube ever.
Amanda Ghassaei has been working on a rather specific use of 3D printing: using it to help turn digital audio files into albums you can play on your record player.
The new Portabee 3D printer is an attractive option because it’s reasonably priced at $480 unassembled. Add $200 to that price if you aren’t up to the task of assembling it on your own.
A team in the UK has developed the Choc Creator V1, a 3D printer that uses chocolate to create intricate designs instead of plastic, like most 3D printers.
A company called Parabon Nanolabs has recently developed a suite of CAD tools and technologies to design and print biomolecules and body tissues.
A medieval inn where England's King Richard III spent the night before going off to die in battle has undergone minor resurrection through 3D printing technology.
When Andy Muldowney created the Kickstarter campaign for mPrinter, "an analog printer for a digital world," he posted a goal of $10,000. Seventy-two hours later, the campaign raised $20,000 in pledges. Within a few months time, the small thermal printer that prints dynamic snippets of information (called "mPrints") has crowdfunded more than $88,000 from 704 people.
The world's largest manufacturer is looking to locally-developed 3D printing tech to help improve efficiency among domestic production houses, but R&D and application efforts need to accelerate.
Software giant Autodesk is partnering with biomedical startup Organovo to create 3D design tools for printing tissue. The project, will result in software that works with Organovo's NovoGen MMX bioprinter, currently one of the only commercial systems for printing biological materials.
Products and Designs
SNAKE Necklace is a part of an entire jewellery set including armband and ring. It is produced with the strongest nylon material so it has a good heat resistance and flexibility.
Yet another earbud holder. Not like we have enough of those here on Thingiverse, right?