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3D Printing

Somebody Made 3D Printed Cat Armor!

By | Nov 4, 2015 at 6:00 pm

Print That Thing maker, and designer, Jwall recently showed us that the boundaries of what we can 3D-print are only limited by our imaginations. You see, he wanted to do something special for his cat on Halloween this year, so he got to designing a…


M3D Pro 3D Printer Will Finally Ignite Consumer Use

By | Jun 21, 2016 at 11:47 am

3D printers have been the tech industry’s white whale. While the uses seem endless and the technology seems revolutionary, no one has been able to market these products correctly to everyday consumers. Whether it be the awkward design, the complicated software, or the fact…


Does 3D Printing Have a Future for Consumers?

By | Jun 18, 2016 at 6:00 pm

Last Christmas, there were a number of 3D printing kits for kids that were popular gift purchases. Using a “blueprint” and different colors of plastic blocks, kids could print replicas of the Eiffel Tower or the U.S. Capitol. And of course they could order…


3D Printers: All of the Hype Hasn’t Panned Out

By | Jun 9, 2016 at 7:00 pm

Printing your own dishes, lamps, and furniture. That was the “hype” when 3D printers were first introduced back in 2012. This new technology had obvious implications for manufacturing and medicine, and that has actually panned out somewhat. Printing medical devices and certain car parts,…


The Evolution of Learning Technologies [INFOGRAPHIC]

By | May 29, 2015 at 11:00 am

Have you ever thought about what the future of education will hold for us? The first thing that may come to your mind when you think about education technologies is teachers and other education professionals using more innovative technology to make the learning process…

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San Francisco

Ease of Use is the Biggest Barrier to Entry for 3D Printing

By | May 14, 2015 at 10:00 am

What do you think the biggest problem for mass adoption of 3D printers is these days? Surprisingly, it’s not cost. Rather, the biggest issue is ease of use. And, according to John Dogru CEO of 3DPrinterOS, the 3D printer market is facing the same…

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CES 2015: Where Does a 3D Printer Fit in Your Home?

By | Jan 6, 2015 at 3:30 pm

This week in Las Vegas, the International Consumer Electronics Show debuted a space dedicated uniquely to 3D printing. In the last few years, 3D printing is taking over the country with hobbyist and makers gathering in various MakerFaire and Meetups to exchange ideas. So the…

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8 Unbelievable Ideas 3D Printing is Already Being Used For

By | Dec 28, 2014 at 12:00 pm

If 3D printers don’t already fall somewhere on your list of the top ten coolest things ever, then you really need to take some time to rethink your priorities. The following list of eight unbelievably awesome things that 3D printing is already being used…

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The Legal Ambiguity of the 3D Printer That Builds Guns

By | Oct 13, 2014 at 12:00 pm

You know the old saying gun control advocates use when someone suggests the world would be better off if firearms were completely outlawed? It usually goes something like: “If owning a gun is illegal, then only criminals will have guns.” Well, pretty soon that…



MakerBot’s Bre Pettis Talks about The New “Digitizer” [VIDEO]

By | Mar 18, 2013 at 4:45 pm

At his opening remarks at SXSW Interactive last week, MakerBot cofounder and CEO Bre Pettis announced the 3D printing company’s latest product: the Digitizer, a desktop 3D scanner. The Digitizer is still in the prototyping phase, but it will ultimately be able to scan…



SXSW From 1998 To 2012: A Local Perspective

By | Mar 20, 2012 at 12:04 pm

I went to my first SXSW when I was 17, using my sister’s badge to catch a glimpse of Janeane Garofolo at Emos in Austin. You can watch that SXSW described by then-musician Fred Armisen here. The conference has come a very long way since…