3D printer creates transformative device for heart treatment

Using an inexpensive 3-D printer, biomedical engineers have developed a custom-fitted, implantable device with embedded sensors that could transform treatment and prediction of cardiac disorders.

3D Printers too Pricey? Build a LEGO one.

While the price of 3D printers continues to plummet, for some the cost is still too high.To help solve this problem, Instructables author Matthew Krueger, also known as Mastermind, created a 3D printer from LEGOs he found lying around his house.Krueger’s project started as a practical exercise. During ...

Microsoft to sell MakerBot 3D printers in USA stores

Microsoft has become the first US retailer to sell MakerBot's desktop 3D printers on the shop floor for customers to take home on the same day.Microsoft has partnered with 3D printing manufacturer MakerBot to offer customers the chance to buy their own MakerBot Replicator 2 Desktop 3D Printer ...

NASA certifies first 3D printer for use in space

News: a 3D printer approved by NASA will be flown to the International Space Station next year so astronauts can print components, tools and equipment on-demand in space. Manufactured by Made in Space in collaboration with NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center, the machine is the first 3D printer ...

Blocking Guns From Your 3D Printer

JJ Abrams, who we all know as the current mastermind behind Star Trek and Lost, recently mentioned to Howard Stern that he has a 3D printer in his office, and considering you can practically make anything short of a real human being with a 3D printer, it seems like it would be really cool to have one.

This 3D printer builds synthetic human tissue

Oxford University scientists have demonstrated that a custom-built programmable 3D printer can create materials with several of the properties of living tissues.

3D Printer Wants to Print Human Organs

The 3D-Bioplotter takes computer aided designs from a PC and build biomaterials. Anxious geeks building girlfriends in AutoCAD as we speak.