3-D printing

3-D Printing & the NonProfit Sector

3-D Printing & the NonProfit Sector

Much of the discussion about 3-D printing focuses on the impact it is having (and will have) on manufacturing.  The “Future Tech” column at the Nonprofit Times argues that the impact of this technology will extend far beyond manufacturing into even the nonprofit sector.  The potential uses identified include: Education working in the classroom. 3D […]

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Another Milestone for 3-D Printing

Another Milestone for 3-D Printing

3-D printing is one of our favorite topics.  This latest story about the technology comes with a local flavor and a human touch. Joseph Gilbert, a 6-year-old who lives in Chester [NY], was born without any fingers on his left hand. It’s a condition that affects one in every 10,000 births, said his mother, Dori. […]

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The Next Frontier for 3-D Printing:  Human Organs?

The Next Frontier for 3-D Printing: Human Organs?

For several years now, we’ve been following the potential for 3-D printing to change the economy.  The implications for boutique manufacturing and on-demand design and production are pretty impressive.  But here’s something we hadn’t anticipated:  using the technology to create replacement parts for humans.  CNN has the story:  

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Is 3-D Printing REALLY Such a Big Deal?

Is 3-D Printing REALLY Such a Big Deal?

3-D printing has gotten a lot of hype in the media and is something we’ve followed pretty closely.  But, is it turning out to be mostly sizzle with very little bacon?  The folks at McKinsey & Company would beg to differ.  In a recent post, Daniel Cohen, Matthew Sargeant, and Ken Somers argue that we’re […]

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Did you know that 3D Printers can Fax Physical Objects?

Did you know that 3D Printers can Fax Physical Objects?

How cool.  And brought to you by Kickstarter.  Check out the promotional video posted at Springwise:  

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Staples Introduces 3-D Printing Service

Staples Introduces 3-D Printing Service

The Economist reports that office big box store Staples has introduced a new 3-D printing service that dramatically reduces the cost of the technology: . . . .[The]  layers their machine prints are made of a substance that Staples has in abundance: A4 sheets of paper. The process was invented by Conor MacCormack, an Irish […]

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