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January 25, 2013
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Nokia releases 3D case printing files for Lumia 820

Nokia has released the 3D printing files for its Lumia 820 interchangeable casings, allowing owners to create their own custom shells for the Windows Phone. The free 3D-printing Development Kit (or 3DK, as Nokia is calling it) comes with not only the raw files for 3D printers, but guidance on what materials could be used, tips on what to look out for in creating a unique case, and more.

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A 3D-Printed Hamburger Would Cost You $300,000

Making fake meat in a lab sure isn't easy, but 3D printing promises to revolutionize the process. The only downside: a 3D-printed hamburger will set you back $300,000.

Nokia 3D Printing Innovation, Make Your Own Phone Some Time Soon?

Nokia’s release of specs for 3D printing of the Lumia phone-shell comes with a promise of more. The phone maker envisages a time when phones will be considerably more customizable – throwing down a challenge to Apple and Samsung to move beyond the current design and production paradigm.

3D Printing and the Future of Shopping: Shapeways CEO Peter Weijmarshausen

"What we not to be about 3D printing, but to be about empowering people to get what they want," said Peter Weijmarshausen, CEO of the New York based 3D printing company Shapeways. "We enable people to be involved in the products, and I think they like that."

3D Printable Guns: 150,000 Patterns Have Been Downloaded Since Obama’s Speech

It is illegal to print an entire gun. But parts necessary for gun assembly can be printed with relative ease. The file for high-capacity magazines has been downloaded more than 150,000 times since President Obama’s gun control executive orders.

Dutch architect to build ‘endless’ 3D printed house

A Dutch architect hopes to be able to build a 3D printed house by the end of next year that can support “endless” additions.

3D-printed dresses make it onto Paris Fashion Week catwalk

Stratasys' 3D printing technology has made into everything from prototype drone wings to robot exoskeletons for children, but the latest implementation is somewhat more... refined.

Products and Designs

[Product] Polyhedron Ring Size 7

This silver ring is topped by a unique polyhedron that has both inner and outer facets to give the ring some depth. The wire frame around the facets is glossy, while the facets themselves are a nice contrasting matte texture. Silver is the only material to capture this detailed design.

[Design] Tube roller

A 3D printable tuble roller to extract the last dregs of the tooth paste or paint from your tube. Hooray!

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