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Local Motors Takes Their Single-Print 3D Printed Car for a Test Drive

20 hours ago

Whether or not 3D printing an actual car makes absolute sense, somebody had to be the first do it properly. Naturally, that would be Local Motors, the crowdsourced automotive design…

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Make Laser Cut Helical Springs (Increase Your Cool Quotient 100x)

7 days ago

We’ve all grown up to playing with Slinky for endless hours, and if as a zesty DIY-er you think you’ve outgrown them – think again. Adam Watters has upped his…

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Bre Pettis Steps Down as CEO of MakerBot

1 week ago

When MakerBot Industries was founded by Adam Mayer, Bre Pettis and Zach “Hoeken” Smith in early 2009, few (especially Adam, Bre and Zach) could have ever expected that the company…

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Are Robots Here For Jobs?

2 weeks ago

Someone rightly stated that ‘if we don’t want a generation of robots, someone should fund the arts!’ No matter how good a read the article on Scott Eckert and the…

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Distress Key – How 3D Printing Makes It Easy To Break Into Homes

4 weeks ago

As they say, there are two sides to the same coin; one side allows us to unleash our creative instincts and tap into the limitless possibilities of 3D printing and…

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Toymaker Hasbro Expands Licensed 3D Printed Toy Platform to Feature Monopoly, Scrabble, Transformers and More…

4 weeks ago

Almost exactly a month ago, SolidSmack reported that popular toymaker Hasbro would be teaming up with Shapeways to offer My Little Pony fans (AKA Bronies) the option to 3D print…

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Pixologic Announces New ZBrush 4R7 With Luxion KeyShot Bridge Integration for $249

1 month ago

For the ZBrush fanatics out there with a penchant for ooey-gooey digital clay modeling, this past weekend was an exciting one if you happened to be in Hollywood, California for…

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Micro-Fabrication: Watch These Tiny Watch Parts Get Machined on a Tornos SwissNano

1 month ago

As if handling tiny watch screws wasn’t hard enough, has anybody taken a second to think about how much precision goes into making the dang things? Touted as having ‘the…

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Solidoodle Takes on Mainstream Appeal and MakerBot with the $349 Solidoodle Press and a Revamped Lineup

1 month ago

Being touted as “a revolution in consumer 3D printing”, the newly-announced Solidoodle Press is Solidoodle’s answer for those seeking a true plug-and-play machine in a sleek and space-saving enclosed package….