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3-D Printing Spurs a Manufacturing Revolution

May 2, 2011

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SAN FRANCISCO — Businesses in the South Park district of San Francisco generally sell either Web technology or sandwiches and burritos. Bespoke Innovations plans to sell designer body parts. The company is using advances in a technology known as 3-D printing to create prosthetic limb casings wrapped in embroidered leather, shimmering metal or whatever else […]

The next Napster? Copyright questions as 3D printing comes of age

May 1, 2011

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The Penrose Triangle is as elegant as it is impossible—much like M.C. Escher’s drawings, it presents a two-dimensional illusion that the eye interprets as three-dimensional. The task of effectively creating this illusion in three dimensions, without resorting to hidden openings or gimmicky twists, seemed daunting until a Netherlands-based designer named Ulrich Schwanitz succeeded in printing […]

Rapid Prototyping Improves Fuel Efficiency

May 1, 2011

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In their pursuit of efficiency, automakers and major auto suppliers are increasingly turning to tech savvy partners to help them turn innovative ideas into reality. by 3-Dimensional Services Automotive companies today are constantly seeking to improve vehicle operating efficiency and thus improve fuel efficiency, especially in light of the ongoing upward climb in gas prices. […]

iPhone App Takes a 3D Scan of Your Face, Prints a 3D Model

April 20, 2011

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iPhone App Takes a 3D Scan of Your Face, Prints a 3D Model By Audrey Watters / April 14, 2011 9:31 AM / 3 Comments Hacker News Share & Save Whenever you hear someone pronounce “Print is dead,” point to the growing number of 3D printing options and remind them that, in fact, printing – […]

Clarks Strides into New Era of Innovation with ZPrinting

April 10, 2011

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Click here to link to original article Z Corporation 3D Printing Helps Company More Quickly and Affordably Move New Shoe Styles to Market BURLINGTON, Mass., April 5, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — Clarks, a world leader in footwear for men, women and children, has transformed its development process to release better, more stylish shoes earlier in the fashion life […]

Will 3D Printing End Mass Manufacturing?

April 10, 2011

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Click here to link to article on Mashable.com Dictionary.com has 17 definitions of the verb “to print,” but none of them conjure up images like the metal cross you see on your right, or other objects such as glass figurines, iPad covers or even shoes — all of which can now be printed with the […]

Can You Patent a Shape? 3D Printing on Collision Course With Intellectual Property Law

April 7, 2011

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A uPrint 3D printer in action What’s the News: Earlier this year, designer Ulrich Schwanitz, a Dutch designer, made a real model of an “impossible” object—the  Penrose triangle—using a 3D printer; he then started selling these models, through a company that printed them, for $70 apiece. When another designer figured out how to make a 3D […]