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Fan releases schematic for 3D-printed Pip-Boy

If you couldn’t get your hands on the Fallout 4 Pip-Boy Edition, then all hope is not lost as a fan of the series has gone ahead and created a schematic to 3D print a pip-boy from scratch. The specific model is the Pip-Boy 3000 Mark IV. Just as Bethesda’s …

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New 3D printer works up to 100 times faster

3D printing is a technology in its infancy. While it has gotten smaller in the past few years, the quality can be a little dubious and it’s far from fast or cost effective when it comes to traditional manufacturing techniques. However, that may be about to change as a new …

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3D printed stone, metal and wood are here

MakerBot PLA Composite Filaments

MakerBot, the desktop 3D printing company, has revealed four new materials that you can now use to print your creations with. A little more exciting than the plastic that’s been used so far, they’re actually composites that contain real metal, stone and wood making this all the more impressive. These materials are mixed …

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Royal Mail to offer 3D printing services

Of all the ways you could have envisaged the Royal Mail postal delivery service being revamped to be more competitive with the likes of international courier firms, who’d have thought 3D printing would be the way to go? But that’s exactly what’s happening, with the national postal service set to …

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Man arrested in Japan for 3D printing guns

Just over a year and a half on from the first fallout surrounding the creation of blueprints for a 3D printed gun and a man in Japan has been given a two year prison sentence for using his three dimensional printer to put out quite a little arsenal of firearms. …

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3D printed gun folds and shoots paper airplanes

Whether you think that 3D printing guns should be allowed or not, I think we can all agree that paper airplanes are generally harmless and a gun that folds and shoots them for you is a pretty cool invention. Michael Krone, a Düsseldorf-based mechanical engineer, appears to have a passion …

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You can 3D print a lightsaber with these free files

Star Wars day was two days ago so this might seem a bit late but Ultimaker has released some free files to allow anyone to 3D print their own lightsaber which is modeled after Obi Wan Kenobi’s from the movies. The finished product looks awesome, complete with Lightsaber glow: A lot …

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Kickstarter launched for pocket sized robot printer

While 3D printers are getting smaller and cheaper, traditional printers are going mobile, but more expensive. A group of students from the Jerusalem College of Technology have created a pocket sized printer that rolls around on top of your paper like a robot vacuum, eliminating the need for huge, bulky printers. The …

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Who needs bone when you can have a 3D printed skull?

3D printing might have started off as a potential game changer for the war gaming miniature industry, but as time has gone on its become apparent that making 3D objects out of plastic without a mould, isn’t only awesome, but very versatile too. Case in point, a Dutch woman has …

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Giant 3D printer can build a house in 24 hours

3D printing has come along way in recent years and now it has been pushed even further as Professor Behrokh Khoshnevis, from the University of Southern California, claims to have developed a 3D printer capable of constructing a house in just a single day. The machine manages to replace construction …

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Mcdonalds wants 3D printers in-store

Do you remember being a kid and getting a little toy in your Happy Meal? Sometimes there would be something cool from a recent movie but usually they were quite bad, but what if you could create your own?. Mcdonalds is looking in to having 3D printers in store to …

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