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July 12, 2013
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Maplin brings £700 3D printer to high street

Electronic retailer Maplin has become the first high street store in the UK to start selling 3D printers that can be used in the home for printing objects like mobile phone cases and chess pieces.

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How 3D printing has led to a revolution in furniture design

Additive manufacturing, popularly known as 3D printing, is transforming the way designers create, produce and manufacture furniture. The technique – which “prints” objects from digital files by depositing material in layers – also signals an exciting change for consumers: from the array of products available, to how much control we have over customising our furniture.

Here are 5 3D-printed objects for your July 4th celebrations

The Fourth of July is fun. Who doesn’t love snacks, warm weather, fireworks, beer, and being patriotic outside with friends and family? But all of these things could be made just a little bit better, obviously, with 3D printers.

Behind the Scenes of the World's First 3D-Printed Room

Architects Michael Hansmeyer and Benjamin Dillenburger built a prototype for the first 3D-printed room, which they are calling Digital Grotesque. It's more of a grotto than a room; from the outside, it looks like a cube, and the inside is a work of art replete with intricate columns.

The 3D Printing Revolution You Have Not Heard About

From bones to guns, 3D printing’s route to mainstream consciousness (and media notoriety) has largely consisted of fantastic objects made using the technology. Not many, however, have reported of a prosaic, medical object made using this technology. If you wear a hearing aid, chances that you are already part of the 3D printing revolution. This is because your hearing aid was, probably, 3D-printed.

Fresh 3D printing report says industry to be worth $4b by 2025

A fresh report on the state of the 3D printing industry, its associated technologies, markets and key players has claimed the industry will be worth $4 billion (£2.6 billion, €3 billion) by 2025.

Products and Designs

[Product] Hyphae lamp

The Hyphae lamp is a series of organic table lamps based on how veins form in leaves. Each lamp is a completely one-of-a-kind design 3D-printed in nylon plastic. The lamps are lit by eco-friendly LED's and cast dramatic branching shadows on the wall and ceiling.

[Design] Citrus Juicer

Citrus reamer for juicing oranges, lemons, limes, etc. Two versions are included, a solid version and a hollow one with internal ribs.

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