15 major milestones along the brief history of 3D printing

3D printing is one of the most revolutionary technologies of the 21st century. Giving everyone from engineers and doctors to DIY enthusiasts and small business owners the ability to transform...

Implantable 3D printed organs could be coming sooner than you think

At MBC Biolabs, an incubator for biotech startups in San Francisco’s Dogpatch neighborhood, a team of scientists and interns working for the small startup Prellis Biologics have just taken a...

What is 3D printing? Here’s everything you need to know

What is 3D printing? This fast, efficient object printing process has become a core part of multiple industries, and plenty of at-home hobbies. But what exactly is it, and how...

3D-printed mini-submarine can move in water without a motor

Researchers have created a motorless mini-submarine. The 3D-printed vessel moves using a new propulsion concept designed for swimming robots, enabling it to paddle without requiring engine power. The post 3D-printed mini-submarine...

World’s first 3D-printed cornea made from algae and human stem cells

Researchers have 3D printed artificial cornea using bio-ink. The research is currently just a proof-of-concept but lays the groundwork for future techniques to create low-cost, easy-to-produce bionic eyes. The post World’s...

Carbon fiber bikes may become a whole lot cheaper with 3D-printed frames

A company backed by the CIA that calls itself Arevo is hoping to lead a revolution in manufacturing that uses 3D printing to build products in a more efficient and cost-effective manner....

Here’s a 3D-printed bicycle tire that will never go flat

For cyclists, there are few things worse than getting a puncture halfway through a ride. OK, getting hit by a truck would obviously be a lot more problematic, but as...

Prototype handheld skin printer is like a magic wand for healing flesh wounds

Imagine a version of the kind of duct tape dispenser you can buy from Home Depot, only instead of rolling out pieces of tape it can produce a sheet of...

The best 3D printers you can buy for under $1,000 right now

Looking for a decent 3D printer that won't break the bank? Check out our regularly-updated list of the best 3D printers under $1,000 The post The best 3D printers you can...

Nike’s 3D-printed uppers create super lightweight, custom shoes

Nike is no stranger to innovation when it comes to crafting the perfect shoe. Now, it's taken its quest to a new level when the athletic company introduced Flyprint, a 3D-printed textile...

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Sensor-filled Guardian S snakebot can even slither vertically up walls

Sarcos' Guardian S snakebot is a rugged, sensor-filled $60,000 robot that can crawl practically anywhere, even vertically up walls. Here's why it's so...