Who needs a cartoon character pez dispenser when you can have a custom, 3D-printed one of your own face?
An innovative promotion currently being offered in Tokyo lets anyone create a scan of their face and turn it into a chocolate treat for Valentine's Day.
A French sculptor has released his files for creating a 3D-printed humanoid robot in the wild as an open source project.
Dutch architecture firm Universe Architecture is planning to build a house with 3D printed materials in the shape of a Möbius strip.
Nokia has announced a new initiative that looks to cater to smartphone owners who are truly on the cutting-edge by offering a 3D printing option for cases.
The holidays tend to sneak up on most of us, which is interesting given the proliferation of holiday-themed stuff that surrounds us this time of year. Nonetheless, we'd be remiss to pretend like it doesn't. It most noticeably sneaks up on our bank accounts, as we scramble to get everyone from our boss to our brother the perfect gift. This year, though, why not take advantage of the whole DIY craze that's taking our country by storm. Instead of buying a gift, just print one. Heck, if that's not what 3D printers are for, then I've haven't the slightest idea why we've got them.
Earlier this year, amateur gunsmiths got together to see if they could print out some parts that could be used to construct a fully functional AR-15 semi-automatic rifle. Last weekend, a 3D-printed lower receiver was tested to failure shooting real bullets, and made it through six shots before suffering what you could legitimately call a catastrophic structural failure.
It wasn't but about 11 days ago that our writer Adario Strange reported on the DreamVendor 3D printing kiosk. He postulated we might see machines like this in OfficeMax and/or Staples. He was right. Staples announced today it will have a 3D printing service in-house.
Around here, 3D printing is a pretty popular topic, but most of us are presumably financially far from being able to have one installed in the living room. An exhibition space in Japan brings 3D printing to you with a 3D printing photo booth.
Perhaps inspired by the possibility of endless bacon (because who wouldn't be?), the United States Army is hard at work developing their own brand of 3D printer. Claiming the high price tags of commercial ones, the army has thus far produced much cheaper versions.