Amazon Launches Online Store for 3D-Printed Items

July 29, 2014 by  
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3D-printing just officially went mainstream as Amazon announced the launch of an online store for 3D-printed items. With more than 250 products (including pendants, toys, nylon wallets, cookie cutters and bobbleheads), the new store aims to shift online retail towards a more dynamic and personalized selection of items. Read the rest of Amazon Launches Online Store for 3D-Printed Items Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: 3D printing , 3d printing technology , 3d-printed objects , Amazon 3d printed store , Amazon online store , Amazon store , green technology , Mixee Labs , Sculpteo

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Could Bees 3D-Print Concrete Structures in the Cities of the Future?

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Bees already pollinate the great majority of our fruits and veggies – but could they build our buildings as well? Former Gizmodo Editor-in-Chief Geoff Manaugh , and designer John Becker came up a plan to use bees to 3D print architectural structures using geometric formwork. In the plan bees serve as 3D printer printheads, and their honey-making glands would produce concrete instead of honey. Read the rest of Could Bees 3D-Print Concrete Structures in the Cities of the Future? Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: 3d printer , 3d printing bees , 3d printing technology , bees technology , Geoff Manaugh bees , John Becker bees , MIT pavilion , silkworms architecture , Tomáš Libertíny , vase-shaped hive

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MIT Unveils 4D-Printed Objects that ‘Make Themselves’

February 28, 2013 by  
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As if the rise of 3D printing in the past few years wasn’t cool enough, MIT’s Skylar Tibbits just unveiled the future of 4D printing in a TED talk this week . It may sound unbelievable, but the new technology combines 3D printing with shape-shifting design. Tibbits explained that the process involves a 3D-printed object that is capable of self-assembling or changing into another shape when exposed to an outside factor like heat, water, light or sound. Read the rest of MIT Unveils 4D-Printed Objects that ‘Make Themselves’ Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: 3D printing , 4d printing , eco design , green design , MIT’s Self Assembly Lab , Skylar Tibbits , sustainable design , TED talks

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