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Review: The CraftBot Plus is a 3D printer worth having (+ video)

While the CraftBot Plus has some drawbacks and is in need of a few operational tweaks, this is among the best small desktop 3D printers around.

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Stratasys' new 3D printer can make virtually any shelf-ready product in a single process

Stratasys announced a 3D printer capable of building product-ready prototypes in a single printing because it's able to use hard, soft, clear and opaque materials with up to 360K color variations.

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This is the first 3D-printed drug to win FDA approval

A drug to treat epilepsy has become the first one created using 3D printing that's wonFDA approval.

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Turn your smartphone into a 3D printer for $99

A new stereolithography 3D printer from OLO uses the light from a smartphone to harden resin and build objects shown on the phone's screen.

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HP's industrial 3D printer on track to ship this year

Since announcing its industrial 3D printer two years ago, HP has mostly been quiet. But the company plans to talk up its MultiJet Fusion 3D Printer at the SXSW Conference next week as it prepares for shipments later this year.

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Review: MakerBot Replicator 3D printer adds its new Smart Extruder+

MakerBot recently launched a new and improved extruder head for its flagship desktop 3D printers, the Replicator and Replicator Mini. But while the Smart Extruder+ may be more reliable, there are few if any differences in the quality...

Computerworld Podcast: Mingis on Tech

Mingis on Tech: Of 3D printers (and Eiffel Towers)

Executive News Editor Ken Mingis talks with Senior Reporter Lucas Mearian about the nitty gritty details of 3D printing, MakerBot printers -- and why he prints up so many Eiffel Towers. (Hint: The devil's in the details.)

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Mattel remakes '60s ThingMaker toy as an easy-to-use $300 3D printer

Mattel's ThingMaker 3D Printer is modeled after the iconic ThingMaker at-home device from the 1960s that produced Creepy Crawlers. The new device, however, isn't limited in what types of models it can make.

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Stratasys enables more than 1,000 colors via Photoshop on 3D printers

3D printer maker Stratasys today announced that users can now design and print objects with more than 1,000 colors through Photoshop.

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Virtual reality meets 3D printing with HP's Sprout Pro

HP's Sprout Pro is a souped up version of the original Sprout PC that shipped in late 2014.

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Review: The da Vinci 1.0 Pro 3D printer reaches for the higher end

The da Vinci 1.0 Pro is marketed as a high-performance printer for designers, engineers and architects. What it does provide is a large build area, some decent features and the ability to create serviceable objects for a relatively...

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Review: M3D's Micro 3D Printer fits in a backpack, quiet as a mouse

When it comes to 3D printers, you'll be hard-pressed to find good ones for under $500. The Micro 3D Printer from M3D started as a wildly successful crowdsourcing project, and I can see why. This adorable printer, which will just...

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User reviews from 5,000 people tapped for 3D printer buyer's guide

The world's largest online community of 3D printer owners has compiled its annual list of user reviews to create a detailed buyer's guide that uses a simple "1-10" rating system.

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3D printing can re-create your vascular system for pre-op practice

Physicians and researchers in Buffalo, working with 3D printer maker Stratasys, have developed a method of printing out anatomically correct models of a patient's vascular system to allow surgeons preoperative practice in order to...

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The top 3D printers according to Make magazine

The DIY publication released its top 3D printers and also included a list of CNC machines and laser cutting machines.

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MakerBot boosts desktop 3D printer speed by 30%

MakerBot today announced an upgrade to its machine management and CAD software that will enable objects to print 30% faster.

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Canon aims to make impact in 3D printer market

Forget waiting overnight for your 3D printer to finish: Canon has a job on the go that may take it a couple of years -- building its own 3D printer.

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Adidas to 3D print custom insoles in sneakers

Adidas has announced Futurecraft 3D, a 3D-printed running shoe midsole that can be tailored to the cushioning needs of an individual’s foot.

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Low-cost 3D printers driving massive growth

3D printer shipments are forecast to more than double every year between 2016 and 2019, by which time worldwide shipments are expected to reach more than 5.6 million, according to new research from Gartner.

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Researchers can use MRIs to print a model heart in 3 hours

MIT and Boston Children’s Hospital have developed a system that uses MRI scans of a patient’s heart to print out a physical model, which can be used to practice surgery.

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