MIT silicon photonics research breakthrough for 3D scanning

Work by MIT researchers may make drones, robots and self-driving cars both more affordable and also improve their performance. Successful commercialization of a new lidar-on-a-chip [...]

Building with robots and recycled plastic

Future construction sites could use recycled plastic and combine pre-fabricated elements with tailored on-site work with robots, according to a new paper from the AA School of Arch [...]

Celica saved by 3D printed part

A car enthusiast turned to her local robotics club, after finding out that a spare part for her car would cost much more than simply making a new one. Yellowknife resident Jan Full [...]

3D Printing DENIED – Patents and Copyright Law

One massive step forward in development in the world of making, and a law sends the creative world back a step. You could argue that relying on expired patents and copyright to mak [...]

Iran calls for domestic companies to help rebuild historic monuments

In some inspiring news, Iran has recently announced that its advanced manufacturing and material technologies development headquarters is planning to restore and create exact repli [...]

Is that the sound of 3D printed IP infringement?

I have written and spoken extensively about 3D printing away from control, which means the ability to 3D print a part or product without anyone knowing about it or being able to co [...]

North Korea claims their 3D printer can make bones

Doctors in North Korea say they are working with a new 3D printer that can reproduce bone for cosmetic surgery and dentistry. Footage on a news segment on KCTV showed several docto [...]

SLM report 105% increase in 3D printing sales, “faster rate” than market

SLM Solutions Group AG (ETR:AM3D) joins the growing list of 3D printing companies enjoying a positive earnings season. Results for the first half of 2016 show sales have increased [...]

We can print moon rock now

Stanford University has found a way to use 3D scanning and printing to study rocks that we cannot possibly hold in our hands. Their research has been published in the journal, Scie [...]

Renegade: a recycled material pen on Kickstarter

The Renegade 3D pen isn't the best, or the cheapest, or the lightest 3D pen on the market. But it is the one that will impact the environment the least. On Kickstarter, they have a [...]