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UK Government 3D-Prints Gun to Assess Threat Level

UK Government 3D-Prints Gun to Assess Threat Level

The UK government has experimented with 3D-printing guns to understand any potential threat the technology holds in that capacity, the New Scientist reports in an online publication dated June 3, 2014.

Researchers at the home office’s Center for Applied Science and Technology (CAST), which advises the government on scientific issues dealing with crime prevention, undertook

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Student Creates 3D-Printed Medical Cast That can Heal Bones up to 80 Times Faster

Student Creates 3D-Printed Medical Cast That can Heal Bones up to 80 Times Faster

 Deniz Karashasin, a Turkish student, has created Osteoid, a cast that helps improve the overall healing of broken or fractured limbs. The cast uses ultrasonic vibrations to speed up the healing process, and is a new application of for creating a custom 3D-printed cast.

“For single 20-minute daily sessions, this system promises to reduce the

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Japanese Company Creates Program to Prevent 3D printers from Making Guns

Japanese Company Creates Program to Prevent 3D printers from Making Guns

Dai-Nippon Printing, a Japan-based printing company, has developed a security program that prevents 3D printers from producing firearms and copyrighted objects, the company said in a news release. The program, which is capable of cross-checking the blueprint data of an object inserted in a 3D printer with a database of items that require legal permission

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Singapore Commits to 3D Printing With Launch of $30 Million Research Center

Singapore Commits to 3D Printing With Launch of $30 Million Research Center

3D printing offers more customizable options that were not possible or cheaply replicable in the past. Nanyang Technological Institute (NTU) based in Singapore is contributing to the improvement in this field through the launch of its new $30 million 3D printing center.

The Singapore Senior Minister of State for Trade and Industry and National Development

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Print Your Own Fruit With 3D Printer

Print Your Own Fruit With 3D Printer

Are you ready for this? It is the advent of a 3D printer that can actually print fruit – not so surprising considering the giant strides in 3D printing technology. We already talked about the 3D printer that can print pancakes, desert and chocolate; now it is a 3D printer that can print fruit.

Dovetailed,

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QU-BD Moves Forward with Production of “World’s Cheapest 3D Printer”

QU-BD Moves Forward with Production of “World’s Cheapest 3D Printer”

QU-BD carried out a successful Kickstarter launch for their $199 QU-BD One Up, with the aim of providing very affordable 3D printers that do not look like they were made out of clay dough. More than 1,400 backers contributed a little over $400,000 to the crowdfunding campaign that had set out with the very modest

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3D Printing Industry About to Explode!

3D Printing Industry About to Explode!

Entrepreneurs and consumers around the world are starting to sit up and take notice of the nascent possibilities in 3D printing. In Japan, Junichiro Asami, a former management consultant at Deloitte, gave up his stable job to follow up his instincts about the gains in 3D printing. He joined a group of Japanese entrepreneurs who

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Microsoft Launches 3D Printer App, 3D Builder

Microsoft Launches 3D Printer App, 3D Builder

 

Microsoft has released its 3D Builder app, specifically targeted toward Windows 8.1 users. The application allows users who have the Windows 8.1 OS print basic 3D objects. It also allows them import files from storage places, such as SkyDive. The app is pretty primitive in relation to the degree of its usefulness, since it

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